Karcher K3 Follow-Me Review – Read The Pros and Cons Of The Electric Power Washer

Karcher K3 Follow-Me 1800 PSI 1.3 GPM Electric Power Pressure Washer

Currently, many electric pressure washers are available in the market, one of which is the Karcher K3. The unique selling point of the little machine is the four wheel base which makes it easy to maneuver around as you clean. Go through this article to find out more about its features along with some pros and cons associated with the device.

Designed for smaller jobs, it offers 1800 PSI 1.3 GPM cleaning unit. The power level is not so great. Do not expect it offers enough power to clean tough stains on concrete. Pressure washers in this class are ideal for applications such as washing cars and wooden deck.

The cleaning power is comparable with the Powerworks 51102 that offers 1700 PSI and 1.4 GPM. If you want a stronger electric unit, the Force 1800 may be the right cleaner for you. The 1800 PSI power washer offers 1.6 GPM and 2600 PSI IPB (Initial Power Burst). All of the three models come with a low profile design.

What makes the Karcher K3 stand out is that it rolls along on four wheels. At overall dimensions of 535mm × 311mm × 335mm (L x W x H), the footprint is relatively small. It can be stored almost anywhere.

Unlike many of the rivaling products that require you to switch from one nozzle to another in order to adjust pressure, with this unit, you only need to rotate the handle to adjust pressure. The washer is shipped with a Vario Power Spray (VPS) Wand that allows you to adjust water pressure level right at the wand.

The “4 legged” model also includes a dirt blaster nozzle that offers circular cleaning pattern. Designed for tougher cleaning jobs, the pinpoint nozzle puts more water pressure by up to 50%. The motor shuts off when the trigger is released. This also helps reduce noise.

The wands all store on the machine so you always have everything available in one location. Karcher also equips this model with an integrated soap dispenser which could help you speed up the cleaning process. The dispenser comes with a large opening.

A 15ft high-pressure hose is provided, shorter than the upright model. Longer hose (25ft) and other optional accessories such as extension wand, rotating wash brush, and pipe cleaning kit are available for purchase to enhance your cleaning capabilities.

The customer feedback for this product has been very positive for the most part. It currently has a review rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars. The rating seems to be lower than the stand up version.

This model comes equipped with a maintenance-free non-corrosive N-Cor pump, which is a good thing. However, a number of reviewers seem have an issue with water leakage. According to some of them, the primary source of leakage is the plastic fitting that attaches to the pump.

A number of people have also noted issues with the front wheels. Customer feedback suggects that this little pressure washer is relatively easy to assembly. However, according to some reviewers, it is not easy to put the two front wheels into place.

Obviously, some parts of the 4-wheels power washer leave something to be desired. That said, it is important to remember that most of the customer reviews have been positive.

Many people have been impressed with its ease of use and mobility. The handle on the top will make it easy to move the washer from one spot to another. Other positive comments have been made for how quietly it operates.

In terms of performance, some people wish it had a bit more pressure. However, the majority of reviewers have been pleased with the performance of this corded-electric power washer. It has plenty of power for general home cleaning.

The consumer grade unit might not be the best product available for home use. However, if all you need is a cleaner which is easy to get around, then the Karcher K3 Follow-Me may be for you.

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