Kärcher K2 Power Control - 1700 PSI 1.45 GPM Electric Pressure Washer

The Kärcher K2 Power Control is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1700 PSI and flow of 1.45 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $129.99 - July 16, 2024
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Since: March 23, 2024
  • Highest Price: $159.99 - April 11, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $129.99 - May 5, 2024

Features and Specifications

WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI (max/rated)1700/1450
GPM (max/rated)1.45/1.24
Cleaning Units1798
Motor13 amp, universal
PumpAxial Cam
Other model numbers1.673-609.0
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Onboard storageYes
Hose26 ft, ⌀3/8
Hose storageNone
(D x W x H)
Approx. 9.7 x 11 x 23.1 in
Weight11.4 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, never flat
Included accessoriesVPS wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, dirt blaster, utility brush, 35 ft GFCI power cord
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years

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Zoom on the Kärcher K2 Power Control

In summary, the Kärcher K2 Power Control is a light duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • targeted spot cleaning for hard, unpainted surfaces, reaching elevated areas, and thoroughly removing stubborn stains
  • soft cleaning of delicate surfaces, and gentle cleaning for larger areas with low pressure
  • using cleaning solutions, and rinsing surfaces to remove residue

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


The Kärcher K2 Power Control in use

The Kärcher K2 Power Control

The Kärcher K2 Power Control's axial cam pump, powered by a 13-amp universal motor, can provide a pressure of up to 1700 PSI (approximately 28 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.45 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). While these PSI and GPM values represent the maximum capabilities of the washer under specific conditions, it's important to note that under typical usage, the working pressure is 1450 PSI and the flow rate is 1.24 GPM. Thus, the Kärcher K2 Power Control achieves a cleaning power of 1798 Cleaning Units.

As an electric pressure washer, the K2 Power Control's motor is effortlessly activated with a simple ON/OFF switch, ensuring convenient operation. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

Emphasizing mobility as a core feature, the Kärcher K2 Power Control boasts a portable design and approximate dimensions of D9.7 x W11 x H23.1 in. The telescopic handle further eases storage and offers a convenient pulling height, allowing effortless transportation.

This unit's low weight of 11.4 lbs ensures easy maneuverability, allowing you to tackle cleaning projects with minimal effort. The use of an plastic frame helps maintain its lightweight build. Further enhancing its lightweight design, the unit features two never-flat wheels, streamlining transportation and maneuverability.

Main Features

The Kärcher K2 Power Control in use

The Kärcher K2 Power Control

Along with the Kärcher K2 Power Control itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Despite the absence of a soap tank, detergent supply is facilitated through the use of a siphon hose. Detergent is automatically dispensed when the VPS wand is in "MIX" mode.
  • Pressure hose: The unit features a 26 ft ⌀3/8" high-pressure hose that easily connects to ensure hassle-free setup. However, it doesn't feature any proper storage solution for it (no reel, strap or hook).
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its VPS wand. The Vario Power Spray (VPS) wand allows you to conveniently switch between 4 pressure settings, while you clean. The 4 settings are "MIX", "SOFT", "MEDIUM", and "HARD".

Home & Garden Mobile App

Home & Garden App Advisor

Kärcher's Home & Garden Mobile App

Kärcher Home & Garden app is available for Android (opens in a new tab) and iOS (opens in a new tab) devices. Even though this unit does not have Bluetooth connectivity, the app promises to turn you into a cleaning expert, by offering you access to Kärcher's extensive cleaning knowledge. It will enable you to:

  • Get step-by-step help on installation and initial startup
  • Consult its built-in advisor for instructions to achieve the best cleaning result in model scenarios (e.g. cleaning your bike)
  • Read tips & tricks on how to get the most out of your washer
  • Browse FAQ items and detailed troubleshooting guides
  • Easily connect to the Kärcher service center to order accessories, detergents, etc.

Other Features

Some of the accessories of the Kärcher K2 Power Control

Some of the included accessories

  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Included with the Kärcher K2 Power Control are also the owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as utility brush, power cord, wand, pressure hose, soap hose, DirtBlaster turbo spray wand (which is especially useful on stubborn dirt) and spray gun.

The Kärcher K2 Power Control's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Kärcher K2 Power Control compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With 1700 PSI, the Kärcher K2 Power Control achieves a lower pressure when compared to similarly priced electric pressure washers within the $120-150 range. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Westinghouse ePX3100 with 2300 PSI.
  • Featuring a water flow of up to 1.45 GPM, this washer sits at the upper echelon of the aforementioned price range, providing a generous volume of water. If your priority is efficient debris removal, consider one of the products with the highest GPM in this price range, such as the Westinghouse ePX3100, boasting 1.76 GPM.
  • The K2 Power Control's Cleaning Units, 1798 CU, fall into the lower end when compared to electric devices of similar price. When considering the importance of superior cleaning power, the Pulsar PWE2001V stands out with its 3200 Cleaning Units, boasting one of the highest cleaning efficiencies among similarly priced units.
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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other electric washers between 1500 and 2000 Cleaning Units, the Karcher K2 Power Control 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

  • In the expected price range
  • Portable
  • High GPM for the price
  • No soap tank
  • No pressure hose storage
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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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 K2 Power Control is covered under a warranty for up to 2 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 consult Kärcher's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-537-4129.

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