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Kärcher K2000 Spec Review

The Kärcher K2000 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2000 PSI and flow of 1.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

The K2000 was developed to offer best-in-class cleaning performance and unparalleled ease of use. This electric pressure washer delivers 2000 PSI of TruPressure™, ensuring you get the highest level of cleaning power, and is driven by a rugged induction motor. It includes convenience features such as an unique on/off foot switch, a pressurized hose reel, a handy storage bin, two removable half-gallon detergent tanks and four spray nozzles (including a turbo nozzle for intense cleaning). It is the ideal outdoor cleaning companion for demanding homeowners (source: Kärcher (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Kärcher K2000

The Kärcher K2000 is a medium duty pressure washer, and enables:

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

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

Power

The Kärcher K2000 in use

The Kärcher K2000

Its axial pump, which utilizes a 13 amp motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 2000 PSI (almost 33 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.3 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 2600 Cleaning Units.

Kärcher made starting the motor of this electric pressure washer as easy as possible, since the K2000 gets easily started by stepping on an ON/OFF pedal. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

The Kärcher K2000 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D18.3 x W22 x H35.5 in. The aluminum frame ensures the device's durability, as it will not rust. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

The unit can be very easily carried around, as it weighs just 44.5 lbs. Among other factors, the aluminum frame plays a role in this light weight. As if this lightweight wasn't enough, the device also features two 10" wheels to further improve its ease of use and of transport.

Main Features

The Kärcher K2000's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: A dual soap tank system allows you to use two different detergent solutions to match your cleaning needs. Each tank has a capacity of 0.5 gal. The Kärcher K2000 is not equipped with a soap dilution mechanism, and thus, it is up to the user to ensure the detergent’s correct dilution ratio when using it. If a soap nozzle is attached, the device will proceed to add the detergent to the water automatically.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft high-pressure hose is facilitated by a convenient hose reel, which also improves its lifespan.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a front sheath.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 4 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 

15°

40°

Soap

Turbo
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableSuitableUse with caution
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionSuitableSuitableNot recommended
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionSuitableSuitableNot recommended
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended

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

The nozzles of the Kärcher K2000

The Kärcher K2000 nozzles

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with Kärcher K2000's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Included with the Kärcher K2000 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 power cord, pressure hose, wand and spray gun.

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The Kärcher K2000's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Kärcher K2000 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Karcher K2000, with a maximum pressure output of 2000 PSI, has an average pressure output, when considering electric units in $150 to $210 price range. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX with 2800 PSI.
  • In comparison to other devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 1.3 GPM (gallons per minute), has one of the lower GPM values. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the WEN PW21, which can reach up to 1.76 GPM.
  • With 2600 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the K2000 is on the low end when compared to other similarly priced electric devices. 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 Realm BY02-BIMK and its 4550 Cleaning Units.

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Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2500 and 3000 Cleaning Units, the Karcher K2000 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
  • ON/OFF pedal
  • Aluminum frame
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Two distinct soap tanks
  • Hose reel
  • Onboard storage
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Kärcher K2000 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI2000
GPM1.3
Cleaning Units2600
Motor13 amp
PumpAxial
Other model numbers1.106-112.0
Features
FrameAluminum
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank2x 0.5 gal, removable
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles15°, 40°, Soap, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageReel
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 18.3 x 22 x 35.5 in
Weight44.5 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10"
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
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 K2000 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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