Updated 20 Jan 2017

Karcher

K3 + Home-Kit

Snapshot: This German brand is a market leader in cleaning technology and its waterblasters are a stalwart of hire shops. But is its K3 + Home Kit all its cracked up to be?

K3 + Home-Kit
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$299

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Test results

Overall score
91
Performance
?/10
Patio cleaner
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Manoeuvring
?/10
Vibration
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent cleaning performance.
  • Lightweight unit that's easy to wheel around.
  • Long hose (8m).
  • Lance is a great length for a variety of cleaning tasks.
  • Trigger is easy to operate.
  • Includes rotary and adjustable fan nozzles.
  • Includes patio brush which works well.

But

  • Fair amount of gun/lance vibration.
  • Noisy.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (60%)
Ease of use (40%)

Ease of use assesses manoeuvring, vibration, trigger comfort and ease of cleaning with the blaster.

Key data

Model

Type
Mains-electric
Avg price
$299

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
82
Water use (L/min)
6.3
Pressure (Bar/Psi)
125/1813
Hose length (m)
8.0
Lance length (cm)
120
Weight (kg)
7.2

Features

Wheels
Variable-pressure jet nozzle
Fan nozzle
Adjustable
Rotary nozzle
Detergent bottle
On-board tool storage
Telescopic/folding carry handle
×
Patio-cleaner head

More Info

Availability
Bunnings.

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