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Kärcher G2700R Spec Review

The Kärcher G2700R is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2700 PSI and flow of 2.4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Kärcher G2700R 2700PSI Gas Pressure Washer
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  • $299.00 - March 6, 2021
  • $279.99 - November 30, 2020
  • $299.00 - November 18, 2020
  • $269.99 - September 19, 2020
  • $299.99 - September 16, 2020
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Since: September 16, 2020
  • Highest Price: $299.99 - September 16, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $269.99 - September 19, 2020

Description

The G2700R portable gas pressure washer delivers 2700 PSI of TruPressure®, ensuring you get the highest level of cleaning power. It is powered by a performance driven Karcher KPS 196 cc engine with auto choke for easy starting – just pull the trigger and clean. Equipped with oversized 12" wheels, onboard accessory storage, four spray nozzles and easy-access hose connections, this pressure washer was designed with the homeowner in mind. (source: Kärcher (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Kärcher G2700R

In a nutshell, the Kärcher G2700R is a medium duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

Using a 196 cc engine, its aluminum axial cam pump delivers a pressure of up to 2700 PSI (roughly 45 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.4 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 6480 Cleaning Units.

The Kärcher KPS engine of this gas-powered pressure washer gets started by a classic pull-start mechanism.

Gasoline is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.4 gallon.

Design & Handling

The Kärcher G2700R is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D20 x W16 x H52 in. Its sturdy welded steel frame provides longevity to the assembly. The handle adds to the G2700R convenience of transport.

Weighing 60 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. A major component of its weight are its 196 cc Kärcher KPS engine and welded steel frame. However, the two 12" never-flat wheels allow the G2700R to be easily manipulated and maneuvered.

Main Features

The Kärcher G2700R comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is fed in through a siphon hose, since the device lacks a soap tank. It must be noted that the Kärcher G2700R doesn’t come with a soap dilution mechanism. Therefore, you must always make sure that your detergent is correctly diluted. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of easy-to-use straps.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its zinc-coated wand.
  • Nozzles: The following table illustrates the 4 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable for.
 

15°

25

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitable

Note: The shape of the nozzles above is for illustration purposes only and may differ.
Red cross: Not recommended. Green check: Suitable. Orange check: Use with caution.

Other Features

  • Onboard storage: The Kärcher G2700R features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Kärcher G2700R also comes with soap hose, wand, pressure hose and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Kärcher G2700R is CARB-compliant. Thus, it can be bought and sold in any of the 50 states, including California.

The Kärcher G2700R's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Kärcher G2700R compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Karcher G2700R, which can achieve a PSI of up to 2700, falls behind the other gas-powered pressure washers in the $255 to $300 price range. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Simpson MS60920-S that can reach up to 3200 PSI.
  • With a water flow of up to 2.4 GPM (gallons per minute), this washer belongs to the upper end of the above-mentioned price range, as it can deliver a high volume of water. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Powermate 7131, which can reach up to 2.5 GPM.
  • The G2700R's Cleaning Units, 6480 CU (PSI x GPM), fall into the lower end when compared to gas-powered devices of similar price. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Simpson MS60920-S with its 8000 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 6000 and 6500 Cleaning Units, the Karcher G2700R is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this pressure washer nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of cleaning power.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • CARB-compliant
  • High GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Kärcher G2700R and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (122°F max.)
PSI2700
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units6480
Engine196 cc Kärcher KPS 4-stroke OHV
PumpAxial Cam
Pump materialAluminum
Other model numbers1.107-383.0
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 20 x 16 x 52 in
Weight60 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesZinc-coated wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
EmissionsCARB
Warranty3 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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About Kärcher

Founded in 1935 by Alfred Kärcher, this family-owned business is headquartered in Winnenden, Germany. Credited with developing Europe's first hot water high-pressure washer in 1950, the company continues to pride itself on ingenuity and innovative thinking for new solutions in the cleaning industry. Kärcher also insists on being a socially- and ecologically-sustainable company. The popularity of the brand can be seen by the fact that the name Kärcher has in some European countries become a colloquial term used synonymously with pressure washers.

Warranty Information

The Kärcher G2700R is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Kärcher pressure washers, please contact the Kärcher Customer Support: 1-800-537-4129.

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