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Kärcher K5 Power Control vs K5 Premium - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Kärcher K5 Premium and the Kärcher K5 Power Control.

But before checking out explanations regarding their power, design, and features here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 pressure washers:

Kärcher K5 PremiumKärcher K5 Power Control
Kärcher K5 PremiumKärcher K5 Power Control
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Lighter
  • Hose reel
  • Higher GPM
  • Telescopic handle
  • Power Control gun
  • Onboard storage
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As the K5 Premium and the K5 Power Control are both Kärcher pressure washers, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail.

Power Comparison

  • Fuel: Both units are electric pressure washers.
  • Engine & Pump: The Kärcher K5 Premium and the Kärcher K5 Power Control both use an axial-type pump to put water under pressure. The former's pump is manufactured by N-COR. In either case, the pump is powered by a 13-amp Induction motor.

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Karcher K5 Premium compare to the Karcher K5 Power Control.

  • Pressure: As the Kärcher K5 Premium and the Kärcher K5 Power Control share the same maximum attainable pressure of 2000 PSI, they should both allow you to blast off dirt with the same force.
  • Water Flow: When operating at low pressure, the K5 Power Control can generate a noticeably higher maximum volume of water than the K5 Premium. It can deliver up to 1.55 GPM (gallons per minute), whereas the K5 Premium offers a maximum water flow of 1.4 GPM. The former should thus allow you to rinse away dirt and debris with quite better efficiency and speed.
  • Cleaning Power: With its 2800 C.U., the Kärcher K5 Premium offers a much higher overall cleaning efficiency than the K5 Power Control and its 2244 C.U.

Design Comparison

  • Design: With their compact design, both units are constructed with a strong focus on portability in mind.
  • Weight: With an approximate weight of 28.7 lbs, the K5 Premium is slightly less heavy than the K5 Power Control (which weighs around 29.9 lbs).
  • Maneuverability: Both products benefit from a set of wheels, which greatly contributes to their maneuverability. The K5 Power Control has the advantage of having a telescopic handle, which allows it to take up less space when not in use.

Feature Comparison

  • Soap Addition: Both washers allow for the addition of chemical detergent solutions to the water. Whether you choose the K5 Premium or the K5 Power Control, you'll be able to store your cleaning chemicals in the unit's onboard soap tank.
  • Trigger Gun & Wand: The 2 units do not come with the same type of trigger gun. The Kärcher K5 Premium uses a fairly standard ergonomic gun, while the Kärcher K5 Power Control comes with a Power Control gun. However, they both have a similar, type of wand.
  • Nozzles: Neither of these 2 pressure washers come with nozzles. This is due to the fact that their aforementioned wands remove the need for any.
  • Storage: In contrast to the K5 Power Control, which offers convenient onboard storage to keep your accessories at hand, the K5 Premium does not have such a feature. The K5 Power Control features a set of hooks to neatly store its pressure hose. However, the K5 Premium pushes the convenience further by offering a hose reel.
  • Accessories: In addition to the standard set of included accessories, both units also come with a dirt blaster. However, the Kärcher K5 Premium also has a detergent tank, while the Kärcher K5 Power Control adds a garden hose adapter.

TL;DR

Kärcher K5 PremiumKärcher K5 Power Control
Kärcher K5 PremiumKärcher K5 Power Control
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Lighter
  • Hose reel
  • Higher GPM
  • Telescopic handle
  • Power Control gun
  • Onboard storage
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