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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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  • $135.99 - April 8, 2024
  • $156.43 - April 1, 2024
  • $159.99 - March 17, 2024
  • $156.43 - March 15, 2024
  • $159.99 - March 14, 2024
  • $156.43 - March 12, 2024
  • $157.65 - March 11, 2024
  • $156.43 - February 15, 2024
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Since: November 2, 2023
  • Highest Price: $159.99 - November 16, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $135.99 - November 2, 2023

Features and Specifications

FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
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
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
NozzlesN/A
Onboard storageYes
Hose26 ft, ⌀3/8
Hose storageNone
Dimensions
(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
UPC886622044222

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Description

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In a nutshell, the Kärcher K2 Power Control is a light duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

The Kärcher K2 Power Control in use

The Kärcher K2 Power Control

Its axial cam pump, which utilizes a 13 amp universal motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 1700 PSI (almost 28 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.45 GPM. These are the maximum values that the washer can reach only under specific conditions. Under typical load, working pressure is 1450 PSI and rated flow is 1.24 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 1798 Cleaning Units.

The K2 Power Control is an electric pressure washer and thus, can be easily started by an ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

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

With a weight of only 11.4 lbs, the unit is very easy to carry around. This is, in part, thanks to its plastic frame, which allows it to remain as lightweight as possible. To further improve its transportability and ease of use, the unit also features a set of two never-flat wheels.

Main Features

The Kärcher K2 Power Control in use

The Kärcher K2 Power Control

The Kärcher K2 Power Control comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Even though the device doesn't have a soap tank, detergent is supplied by a siphon hose. Detergent is automatically dispensed when the VPS wand is in "MIX" mode.
  • Pressure hose: An easy-to-connect 26 ft ⌀3/8" high-pressure hose is included with the unit. But, there is no proper storage solution designed for it (no reel, strap or hook).
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store 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: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Kärcher K2 Power Control comes with utility brush, pressure hose, DirtBlaster turbo spray wand (which is especially useful on stubborn dirt), wand, power cord, spray gun and soap hose.

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.

  • The Kärcher K2 Power Control and its 1700 PSI, ranks amongst electric pressure washers with a comparably low pressure output, considering the units that cost between $120 and $150. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Westinghouse ePX3500, which reaches up to 2500 PSI.
  • Considering its water flow, this washer, with a GPM (gallons per minute) of 1.45 is in the average compared to other devices in its price range. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Westinghouse ePX3500, which can reach up to 1.76 GPM.
  • The K2 Power Control has 1798 Cleaning Units, which can be considered low in comparison to other electric devices of this price. When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the Pulsar PWE2001V and its 3200 Cleaning Units.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Kärcher K2 Power Control vs Kärcher K2 Compact.

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

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Portable
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • 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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