Updated 15 Feb 2018

Karcher

K2 Full Control Home

Snapshot: Can Karcher's entry-level waterblaster deliver the goods?

K2 Full Control Home
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$248

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Test results

Overall score
70
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Manoeuvring
?/10
Vibration
?/10

Good points

  • OK cleaning performance.
  • Very easy to use overall.
  • Lightweight unit that's easy to manoeuvre.
  • Has patio cleaner.

But

  • Short water hose.
  • Not as powerful cleaning as other units on test.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Performance (60%)
Assesses concrete-cleaning performance 1 metre above ground and away from the waterblaster.

Ease of use (40%)
Assesses manoeuvring, vibration, trigger comfort and ease of cleaning with the blaster.
Penalties apply for connection issues between lance and attachments.

Noise is measured 1 metre above ground and 1 metre away from the waterblaster.

Price is based on a February 2018 survey.

Note: We changed our test method so these results replace last year's assessment. The Nilfisk Compact Series Waterblaster C120.7-6 PCAD was tested under a different assessment method in 2017. The performance score has been adjusted.

Key data

Model

Type
Mains-electric
Avg price
$248

Specifications

Fastest cleaning speed (m²/min)
0.36
Noise (dBA)
82
Water use claimed by manufacturer (L/min)
5.5
Pressure (Bar/Psi)
74/1073
Hose length (m)
5.9
Lance length (cm)
116
Weight (includes hose and lance) (kg)
5.2

Features

Wheels
Nozzle list
Fixed (rotary action), 3 speed fan and rotary brush
Fan nozzle
Rotary nozzle
Detergent bottle
×
On-board tool storage
Telescopic/folding carry handle
Patio-cleaner head

More Info

Availability
Bunnings