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Kärcher K1700 vs K2000 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Kärcher K2000 and the Kärcher K1700.

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 K2000Kärcher K1700
Kärcher K2000Kärcher K1700
  • Induction motor
  • Higher PSI
  • Higher GPM
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Folding handle
  • Dual soap tank system
  • More nozzles
  • Longer pressure hose
  • Hose reel
  • Lighter
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As the K2000 and the K1700 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 K2000 and the Kärcher K1700 both use an axial-type pump to put water under pressure. The latter's pump is manufactured by N-COR. Two main factors differentiate the motors used in these 2 units. To start with, the Kärcher K2000's pump is powered by a 13-amp motor, while the Kärcher K1700 uses a 14-amp one. But it should also be noted that, while the latter is a standard, universal motor, the former is an induction motor and thus, more energy-efficient, quiet and durable.

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Karcher K2000 compare to the Karcher K1700.

  • Pressure: With a maximum reachable pressure of 2000 PSI, the Kärcher K2000 provides a much higher force to blast off dirt and grime than the 1700 PSI of the Kärcher K1700.
  • Water Flow: When operating at low pressure, the K2000 can generate a higher maximum volume of water than the K1700. It can deliver up to 1.3 GPM (gallons per minute), whereas the K1700 offers a maximum water flow of 1.2 GPM. The former should thus allow you to rinse away dirt and debris with better efficiency and speed.
  • Cleaning Power: With its 2600 C.U. (Cleaning Units = PSI x GPM), the Kärcher K2000 offers a much higher overall cleaning efficiency than the K1700 and its 2040 C.U.

Design Comparison

  • Design: Both units are constructed with a hand truck design. Therefore, if either of these 2 devices should provide better mobility, it would be due to its wheels and weight (which we detail just below).
  • Weight: Weighing 20.7 lbs, the K1700 is far lighter than the 44.5 lbs of the K2000.
  • Maneuverability: Both products benefit from a set of wheels, which greatly contributes to their maneuverability. The K2000 has the advantage of having a folding 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. For that, the K2000 has an advantage over the K1700. The latter offers a single soap tank, whereas the former benefits from a dual soap tank system that lets you easily store and use 2 different cleaning solutions.
  • Trigger Gun & Wand: Each of these 2 units comes with a fairly standard ergonomic trigger gun and a classic wand.
  • Nozzles: Both pressure washers come with 15°, soap, and turbo nozzles, but the nozzle similarities stop here. The K2000 also has a 40° nozzle.
  • Reach: With its included 25 ft high-pressure hose, the Kärcher K2000 will allow you, out of the box, to move farther away from the unit than the Kärcher K1700 and its 20 ft high pressure hose. As both units feature a 35 ft power cord, their maximum allowable placement from an electrical outlet is the same.
  • Storage: The K2000 and K1700 both offer onboard storage that allows you to neatly keep the accessories you need at hand. The K1700 features a set of hooks to neatly store its pressure hose. However, the K2000 pushes the convenience further by offering a hose reel.

TL;DR

Kärcher K2000Kärcher K1700
Kärcher K2000Kärcher K1700
  • Induction motor
  • Higher PSI
  • Higher GPM
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Folding handle
  • Dual soap tank system
  • More nozzles
  • Longer pressure hose
  • Hose reel
  • Lighter
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