Karcher K5.540 Electric Power Pressure Washer

The Karcher brand favors itself as the “leading provider of consumer, commercial and industrial cleaning equipment in the United States and Canada”. Karcher’s inventory consists of residential water pressure washers, commercial pressure washers, commercial floor care products, and miscellaneous other items to improves the cleanliness of the household. The company is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado and has the ability to distribute from facilities located in Colorado, New Jersey, Washington, Arizona, Arkansas and Mexico. The company has customers not only in the consumer market, but in industries ranging from transportation, farming, agriculture, manufacturing, gas and oil, and others.

The Karcher K5.540 Electric Power Pressure Washer is advertised as having superior durability and longevity compared to other washers on the market. The appliance features what is called an “innovative, patented water-cooled induction motor that delivers better performance and a longer life”.

The appliance can apparently generate 2000 PSI, which is noted as being “40 times as much pressure as the typical garden hose”. Included is the Dirtblaster spray want, which increases pressure up to 1.5x the default setting.

The washer is also noted as being quieter than a gasoline pressure washer, and is certified by CSA International for safety.

The product’s dimensions are 15.6 x 16.4 x 23.4 inches, and 82.4 pounds. The shipping weight, however, is merely 38 pounds. The origin of the product is Germany, and currently, it can only be shipped within the United States. The average customer review gives the product good reviews.

Pros

  • High pressure hose
  • Quieter than a gasoline washer, making it ideal for residential uses
  • Electrically powered, which is good for the environmentally conscious
  • 1 year limited warranty
  • Free Shipping
  • Quick connect system

 

Cons

  • Requires the separate purchase of a siphon hose to be completely functional
  • Assembly may confuse some less savvy customers

 

Read more than 3200 reviews of this product from Amazon’s Customers

Distinguishing Features

  • 25 foot pressure hose for long range
  • Quick connect trigger gun with child safety lock
  • Vario Power Spray (VPS) wand
  • Pressurized hose reel
  • Onboard detergent tank
  • Quick connect water inlet and outlet
  • Integrated accessory storage
  • Customer Qualms

 


Some customers expressed complaints that the washer was not as elite as the advertisement led them to believe. Some expressed frustration that the pressure was not up to par, and others that the device is somewhat difficult to assemble, awkward to handle, and “easy to tip over”.

Overall Assessment

The washer has a great deal more positive feedback than negative, and it seems to be geared towards those who have had prior experience with using pressure washers for an extended period of time. The customers’ experience with the washer will be largely determined by the comfort they have in handling a pressure washer in the first place, and so if one is experienced with pressure washers and wants an appliance that is passable for the price, this could be a good choice.

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