Cleaning garden patios is hard work, especially if they are plagued with moss, dirt, algae, and other stubborn debris. But these before and after photos show how the brand new Kärcher K3 Power Control pressure washer (£ 149) can do all the hard work for you.
On Amazon, it’s clear that Kärcher is king when it comes to pressure washers. It dominates the site’s high pressure washer category, with several of its models, including the Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer (£ 199) and Kärcher K2 Full Control Pressure Washer (£ 99.99), taking the top spots, having obtained over 1,000 five-star ratings.
The K3 Power Control is cheap, compact, powerful and just the ticket if you want to clean your garden patio well before you take out your furniture and barbecue.
Buyers are obsessed with powerful cleaning gadgets, which make patios, driveways, decks, and even cars easier to work, leaving them sparkling clean using only high pressure and water.
Critics describe them as ‘powerful’, a ‘must have’ and ‘worth it’, and claim that they ‘make all those little tasks like cleaning the driveway and patio a breeze’ .
I can attest to these statements, having put the Kärcher K3 Power Control high pressure cleaner to the test by attacking my (very) neglected terrace. The results were exceptional; the pressure washer had given life to my patio.
The electric washer is easy to assemble and is equipped with a Dirt Blaster spray lance, Vario spray lance, garden hose adapter and a seven foot hose. It’s also lightweight and has wheels, so it’s easy to store and move around while you work.
The gadget boasts 1600W and a maximum pressure of 120 bar, which is a step up from previous affordable offerings from Kärcher such as the popular K2.
These before and after photos using the brand new Kärcher K3 Power Control pressure washer are too satisfying not to be shared – it does all the hard work for you
The Full Control Vario Lance gives you full control. Just turn and click to select the optimum power for the job (also comes with a Dirt blaster lance)
Its medium pressure is suitable for medium to heavy duty tasks such as cleaning fences, the interior of a wheelie bin, decks, patio furniture, decks and dirty cars.
In addition, the new model is still compatible with the range of Kärcher pressure washer accessories, including their bestseller T-Racer patio cleaners.
But most impressively, the new Power Control model lets you switch between surfaces with the Vario Lance and LCD Trigger Gun.
If you want the lowest power setting, turn the nozzle and the LCD will light up to level one so you know it’s safe to use which is great for cleaning a car. And if you need more horsepower to accomplish more difficult tasks, go for the hard setting.
After removing everything from the patio, I did a good sweep of the area to remove all the debris. Once plugged into the mains and connected to my hose, I got to work.
It is easy to apply detergent to increase your cleaning performance by using the detergent tank built into the base of the machine
I started with low pressure until I realized my patio needed more oomph. Using the Dirt Blaster Spray Wand and pointing directly over the grime, the mud immediately vanished to reveal brighter, cleaner patio slabs. It saved me hours of hard work.
The job requires patience (and a few hours or so), especially if you’re tackling a large area, but it feels less of a chore and it’s a satisfying task to watch the K3 explode through dirt and algae. .
There is a detergent tank, and in retrospect my patio may have benefited from a soapy solution, which may be purchased separately.
All in all, at £ 149, the K3 Power Control is cheap, compact, powerful, and ideal if you want to properly clean your garden patio before you take out your furniture and barbecue. You can take one on Amazon here.
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