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The Best Karcher Pressure Washer For You

Choosing the best Karcher pressure washer!


The Cleantec team can help you choose the best Karcher pressure washer for your needs.

We have options for higher quality home use including vehicle cleaning or exterior cleaning around your home and garden.

Maybe you have, or are thinking of starting, a home / mobile valeting, vehicle cleaning or car wash business?

If you are an established business, you might need a Kärcher industrial power washer for cleaning your vehicles, equipment, premises or cleaning around your yard.

With 20 years experience in the pressure washer industry, we will try to use our expertise to recommend the correct machine for your job.

 

What is a pressure washer?


 

Karcher compact pressure washer

A pressure washer uses a pump coupled to an electric motor, engine or other power source to create a high pressure, medium flow of water. This dislodges dirt quicker and more effectively than you can with a brush, sponge or garden hose on its own.

Karcher divide their power washer range into two categories:

1. Home & Garden

2. Professional

We at Cleantec focus on the professional range.

The professional range of cold water Karcher pressure washers are known as HD models. HDS models can produce hot water which greatly enhances the cleaning process but involves a greater initial purchase cost. 

 

Why choose Karcher?


 

Karcher is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of pressure washers and other related cleaning equipment.

Established 1935 in Stuttgart, Germany by Alfred Karcher, they invented the first hot water pressure washer in 1950. With constant emphasis on innovation, Karcher continue to lead the way in worldwide and groundbreaking cleaning technology.

 

What Karcher to choose?


 

Choosing the most suitable pressure washer depends on, among other factors, the cleaning task, frequency of use and available budget to meet all your cleaning needs.

Lets focus first on home users or less demanding professional users such as people who will be cleaning vehicles on the weekend and some garden/patio cleaning or light industrial cleaning.

For this, we would advise something small and compact. It needs to be moved around and stored easily but capable of more than the cheap DIY versions.

 

Karcher HD 5/11 P £509.99

Firstly, the Kärcher HD 5/11 P offers professional quality and performance in a truly portable package.

It is light weight, has compact dimensions and a built-in carry handle. This makes it very easy to transport, even up steps or ladders.

It also has features usually found on much more expensive machines - automatic pressure relief feature, the Easy Press trigger gun/lance and a hydraulic rubber hose.

It has places for accessories to be stored on-board and can be operated in a vertical or horizontal position which is safer for use at height or on uneven ground.

 

Karcher 5/11P pressure washer

 

Power Input - 2.2kW
Flow Rate - 490 Litres Per Hour
Operating Pressure - 110 Bar/1595 PSI
Weight - 20.5KG
Commercial Quality
3 Piston Axial Pump C/w Brass Inlet And Cylinder Head
Automatic Pressure Controlled Shutdown For Low Energy Consumption
Dimensions (L x W x H) - 351 x 312 x 904mm

 

 

 

 


 

Karcher HD 6/13 C Plus £642.99

A higher performance spec alternative to Kärcher’s HD 5/11 P is the Karcher HD 6/13 C Plus. Offering the same features as the HD 5/11 P but with the following;

Additional features include greater power, flow and pressure as shown below, a longer lance (840mm), a triple nozzle, chemical applicator and dirt blaster.

Karcher 6/13C pressure washer


Power Input - 2.9kW

Flow Rate - 590 Litres Per Hour
Operating Pressure - 130 Bar/1900 PSI
Weight - 26KG
Commercial Quality
3 Piston Axial Pump C/w Brass Inlet And Cylinder Head
Automatic Pressure Controlled Shutdown For Low Energy Consumption
Dimensions (L x W x H) - 380 x 360 x 930mm

 

 

 

 


 

Karcher HD 7/12-4 M Plus  £1324.99

Topping the 220/240v cold water range is the Karcher HD 7/12-4 M Plus. This cold water high-pressure cleaner is a powerful, versatile and robust machine.

Additional features include greater power, flow and pressure as shown below, longer lance (1050mm), heavier duty triple nozzle and heavier duty dirt blaster.

It also has a 2-way dosing valve for accurate and variable cleaning agent dosing/changeover linked to two onboard containers.

Karcher 7/12-4M pressure washer


Power Input 3.0kW 

Flow Rate - 700 Litres Per Hour 
Operating Pressure - 120 Bar/1600 PSI 
Weight - 49KG 
Automatic Pressure Controlled Shutdown For Low Energy Consumption 
Dimensions (L x W x H) - 400 x 455 x 700mm

 

 

 

 

 

Karcher Hot Washers


 

Despite cold water pressure washers doing what is needed for most jobs, sometimes hot water pressure washers are the correct option. Heated water is effective at lower pressure, therefore less likely to damage sensitive surfaces.

A hot water pressure washer is ideally suited to the removal of oily or adherent dirt in the shortest time possible. Depending on the type of dirt, hot water can be up to 50% more efficient than cold water and has a shorter drying time.

Hot water softens congealed oil and grease and significantly improves emulsification, making it very easy remove soiling. In the food industry, proteins and grease can be loosened extremely effectively with hot water.

Using hot water reduces the need for as much detergent which lowers chemical bills and is better for the environment.

 

 

Karcher HDS 5/11 UX £1429.99

Firstly, the Kärcher HDS 5/11 UX is the perfect machine for light-medium duty cleaning tasks where time is of the essence. With its unique compact, up-right design it is easy to move or transport and has a small storage footprint.

Simple OFF-COLD-HOT operation.

The UX model shown below has an integrated reel and 15 metre hose which enhances the user experience and assists in tidy storage.

 

Karcher HDS 5/11 UX pressure washer

 

Power Input - 2.2kW 
Flow Rate - 450 litres per hour 
Operating Pressure - 110 Bar 
Weight - 70KG 
Max Temperature - 80 Degrees 
Fuel - Diesel/Kerosene 
Fuel Tank Capacity - 6.5 Litres 
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) - 620 x 620 x 116

Automatic pressure controlled shutdown for low energy consumption 
High-performance burner is automatically switched off when the supply of water is low, preventing overheating

 

 

 


 

Karcher HDS 6/12 C  £2279.99

Secondly, for medium to heavy users - the HDS 6/12 C. A state-of-the-art compact hot water pressure washer with unique eco efficiency mode to reduce diesel consumption by 20%. 

It also features Kärcher’s unique "Machine Protector" system that prolongs component life and provides a 3 year burner coil warranty. With central one-button operation, excellent mobility and superb cleaning performance the HDS 6/12 is easy to set-up, intuitive to operate and cheap to run.

It comes with a built in chemical tank and metering system for high pressure detergent application.

 

Karcher HDS 6/12C pressure washer

Power Input - 3.0kW 
Flow Rate - 560 litres per hour 
Operating Pressure - 120 Bar 
Weight - 108.1KG 
Max Temperature - 155 Degrees 
Fuel - Diesel/Kerosene 
Fuel Tank Capacity - 15.5 Litres 
Detergent Tank Capacity - 15.5 Litres 
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) - 1060 x 650 x 920 
Automatic pressure controlled shutdown for low energy consumption 
High-performance burner is automatically switched off when the supply of water is low, preventing overheating

 

 

 


 

Karcher HDS 7/10-4M  £2949.99

Thirdly, topping the 220/240v hot water range and for demanding users -  the HDS 7/10-4 M.

Features include a 4-pole, air-cooled electric motor with long-life bearings and a 3 piston axial pump with ceramic pistons.

The Machine Protector system prolongs component life and provides a 3 year burner coil warranty.

It comes with built in, twin chemical tanks and metering system for high pressure detergent application with a 2 way dosing valve for accurate and variable cleaning agent dosing/changeover.

With water flow of up to 700 litres per hour, and up to 100 bar pressure, the HDS 7/10 4M is a great all-round machine with superb performance and full control for daily and deep cleaning jobs.

 

Karcher HDS 7/10-4M pressure washer

Power Input - 3.4kW 
Flow Rate - 700 litres per hour 
Operating Pressure - 100 Bar 
Weight - 146KG 
Max Temperature - 155 Degrees 
Fuel - Diesel/Kerosene 
Fuel Tank Capacity - 25 Litres 
Detergent Tank Capacity - 20/10 Litres 
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) - 1330 x 750 x 1060 
Automatic pressure controlled shutdown for low energy consumption 
High-performance burner is automatically switched off when the supply of water is low, preventing overheating.

 

 

Conclusion 


 

No matter what cleaning system or pressure washer you need, you will find Karcher’s product range to suit any home user and all the way up to the industrial users.

Karcher do not only supply power washers! They have an impressive vacuum cleaner, steam cleaner, scrubber drier and sweeper range too.

 

If you would like to know more about the Karcher pressure washers we have listed, or any other Karcher product, please get in touch with us and we will be glad to share our expertise to help you find the pressure washer to suit your needs.

We will be continuing the series of “Which Best Pressure Washer” in the coming weeks and our next topic will be on the Kranzle pressure washer range.