Karcher K3 Follow Me Pressure Washer [Review]

Kracher has yet again surprised me with its all-new pressure cleaner, which is powerful, reliable and easily portable. I found out that karcher k3 follow me is much more powerful and durable than the normal garden hose that we all usually use.

Karcher K3 Follow Me Pressure Washer Review

Karcher Follow Me

K3 Follow Me

Although this washer is powerful enough, I believe that the water release rate isn’t that high, being only 1.3 GPM.

But here’s a catch:

Kracher has the most efficient and useful power washer wands, namely Vario Power and DirtBlaster which helps to conserve water.

Like every other karcher pressure washer, it has an N-Core pump which is resilient to corrosion. Even though I found the hose size much smaller than my expectations, it is big enough to clean a 7500 square feet area.

Here’s the deal:

The uniqueness of this electric power washer is defined by its ‘Follow-Me’ Design. This one-of-a-kind power washer uses four wheels with the front one steerable unlike the usual set of two. This eases the movement of the spray hose and results in smooth operation, which avoids running back and forth for the hose length.

I also liked the flat and compact design of the model. Due to its portable and small boxed structure, it becomes easier to store. The height only goes up to 13 inches, which make it easier to fit it into the lower shelf of your work garage. Doesn’t that sound interesting?

That’s not all…

Karcher k3 weighs only 15 LBS which made me more inclined towards the product since it is easier to store and manoeuvre.

Let us have a look at the features of Karcher K3 follow me at a glance:

K3 Follow Me Features

  • One-of-a-kind Four Wheel Base – The front casters are accompanied by the humongous rear wheels which help to move around the things. I will use this washer again for my next cleaning project.
  • DirtBlaster Spray Wand – The DirtBlaster pressure washer Wand rotates 360 degrees and can be used for cleaning hard surfaces.
  • Vario Power Spray Wand – By using the vario power spray wand, you can switch between low and high pressure to ease the cleaning process. Karcher claims that this spray wand can boost the cleaning operation upto 80%.
  • Onboard Detergent Tank – This tank ensures the easy application of soap and the biodegradable detergents. Make sure to use the Karcher biodegradable detergent.

Caution:

Never use Dirtblaster spray wand for cleaning delicate surfaces.

So the next question that might pop up in your minds – Is Karcher follow me safe?

The answer stands with a clear Yes. The Karcher electric pressure washer has GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) in the power supply cord plug which provides another layer of protection from electrical shock. It takes the security to the next level using a child safety lock in the trigger gun.

Pros 

  • Ease of portability – The 4 wheels – oversized rear ones and front mounted casters – ensure the easy movement.
  • Efficient- Do you have water conservation in your mind? Well, then K3 follow me is the ideal choice since it is known to save 80% of the water when compared to the usual garden hose.
  • Powerful – It has a powerful motor which pumps out water at 1600 PSI which helps to clean the tough dirt on the rigid surfaces.
  • Light Weight – Weighing just a mere 16.3 pounds, it is light-weight which helps in its movement.
  • Secure – The trigger gun of this equipment provides you with child safety lock to boost the security. It also has a secure storage with it to avoid any damage.
  • Easy Storage – With a weight of 16.3 pounds and dimensions of 21.7X12.8X12 inches, it is easy to store. It comes with a storage unit moulded especially for this device with makes the storage process easier.
  • Ergonomic Design – This has the three basic features – efficiency, comfort and power – in a single package. It is portable and easy to move around. The Quick Connect System makes it easier to assemble.

Cons

  • Corded Device – As it is a corded equipment, it limits the places you can reach the power supply. It would have been much better if the machine were cordless.
  • Irregularities in the water jet – The water jet of the vario power spray wand is organized only at the higher settings and not at the low ones.
  • Leakage – The plastic hose connectors consistently spurt water. You can wrap K3 water inlet thread by Teflon tape before attaching it with the adapter. You can also consider replacing the plastic connectors with the metal one for preventing leakage.

I would recommend Karcher K3 follow me pressure cleaner if you want an affordable pressure washing equipment for daily use. Even though with some of the pitfalls, it is highly reliable, easily portable and efficient and I consider it as one of the best residential pressure washers.

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