• Nov 16, 2021
  • By Ebenezer Gibadi


Restore your home's outer beauty and make your vehicles shine like new with help from Kärcher!


Remember that feeling you had when your car was new and your driveway was freshly paved? That was a real WOW moment! But hey, dust, dirt and uncontrolled growth have got nothing on you and your Kärcher pressure washer. The WOW is still there. Get it back!

You and your Kärcher – combat dirt with some serious power and have fun doing it. Bring back the WOW.

Find the best electric pressure washer for your home

Kärcher is the world's largest manufacturer of pressure washers. Millions of homeowners around the globe trust our yellow power washers to keep their homes clean, and we can't wait to put our knowledge and German engineering to work for you!

Need help deciding which model is right for your home? Please scroll to our list of recommendations below.


Which Kärcher pressure washer is right for you?

Choosing an electric power washer can be a bit overwhelming with all the different brands and models available. Here are our top recommendations, based on feedback from our customers.

What can I clean with a Kärcher electric pressure washer?

Good Clean Fun: Electric pressure washers are easy to use!

Pressure washers are the most effective way to clean outdoor areas and are extremely easy to use: just connect to a water supply and a power outlet, turn on the pressure washer and let the cleaning fun begin!

You can easily adjust the water pressure up and down by rotating the spray wand on our K2 - K5 models. Encounter an area that's difficult to clean? Use the included Dirtblaster nozzle. Clean everything from vehicles to home siding to concrete driveways with ease.

High-pressure cleaner application areas

Need even more ideas of what to clean with an electric power washer?

Don't limit yourself to just cleaning your driveway and vehicles! Tackle these dirty items in your outdoor cleaning as well:

  • bicycles
  • lawn tools
  • outdoor benches and seating areas
  • walkways and paths
  • motorcycles and ATV's
  • small to large cars
  • steps and doorways
  • sport utility vehicles (SUV's)
  • brick and stone walls
  • RV's and campers
  • swimming pools
  • house power washing / home siding

Reviews: See what others are saying about Kärcher electric pressure washers

Best Reviews

K5 Premium

"Best of the Best"

"Superior performance combined with durable design. The best on the market"

"Quickly and easily blasts away dirt and grime."

Family Handyman Magazine

K3 Follow Me

Editor's Choice – Lightweight Champ

"We liked the portability of this unit so much that we had to create a special award. It’s not only small and easy to store but is less than half the weight of most electrics."

Good Housekeeping US


7 Best Pressure Washers to Buy in 2020 

"Best Pressure Washer for Home Use"

The Spruce

K5 Premium

The 8 Best Pressure Washers of 2020 – Best for Cars

"This pick has up to 40 times more pressure than a garden hose and has a built in detergent tank, making it ideal for vehicles."

Why choose Kärcher pressure washers?

Kärcher invented the high pressure cleaner – and continues to reinvent it again and again. In 1950 Kärcher developed the first hot water pressure cleaner. Then in 1984 Kärcher launched the first portable power washer for home use – a milestone in the history of cleaning. As the inventor of high pressure cleaning, we have unrivaled expertise that will help you quickly and thoroughly clean your home.

Innovation – Water Cooled Induction Motor
Karcher K3 Follow Me Four Wheels Electric Pressure Washer
Full Control Power Gun 2
Karcher K2 Follow Me Cordless Pressure Washer Hero Image
Pressure washer with service water
High-pressure cleaner removal test

Frequently Asked Questions

Karcher Rapid Exchange Program
Karcher Electric Pressure Washer Dirtblaster Cleans Sidewalk

Electric vs Gas Pressure Washers

Some advantages of electric pressure washers (compared to gas-powered) include:

  • Less expensive
  • No fumes and significantly less noise
  • No need to worry with gas or oil
  • Much easier to start - just plug in and turn on!
  • Lighter and smaller, take up less storage space

On the other hand, pros for gas-powered washers include:

  • Higher water pressure output
  • Can be operated where there's no electrical outlet
  • Durable, heavy-duty metal frames and components
  • Pro-level options like triplex pumps

Both types of pressure washers are capable of cleaning your home, the decision of which to use is an individual one – some people even choose to use both.

Most customers tell us they chose an electric model because of price, ease of use, storage and pressure (there's less chance of damaging delicate surfaces like wood when you clean with 2,000 psi or less). Electric models are also much better suited for car cleaning.

What makes a good car pressure washer?

Tired of paying for a car wash service each week? Do it yourself at home with the right tools! We recommend an electric pressure washer for the following reasons:

  • You want to clean your car without worrying about the pressure washer overheating while you're not using it. Gas-powered models run continuously and require you to release the pressure (by squeezing the trigger) every couple of minutes, or they may overheat. Our electric pressure washers only run when you press the trigger, so you don't have to worry about overheating.
  • Electric pressure washers have lower pressure (psi) output than gas models, making them a safer choice for vehicles. Using the Vario Wand on our K2 CCK or K3 Follow Me, for example, you can start at very low pressure and easily dial up the intensity by simply twisting the wand. On a gas-powered model, if you select the wrong nozzle you could quickly damage a car's exterior.
  • You probably don't want to annoy your neighbors every Saturday morning while washing your car. Our electric pressure washers are MUCH quieter than gas-powered ones. In fact, our K3 Follow Me is certified by Quiet Mark!
Karcher Electric Pressure Washer Soft Bristle Brush Cleans Car Hood

Examples of specific cleaning tasks for electric pressure washers

Mossy stones and brick

Since moss not only forms a thick layer on stones and brick, but also gets into the pores, a Dirtblaster is recommended to remove it. The Dirtblaster nozzle produces a concentrated spray that rotates at high speed. Hold the trigger gun vertical to the mossy surface and slowly clean from one edge to the other at a distance of around 8 to 12 inches.

Cleaning mossy paving slabs


Kärcher special accessories and cleaning agents ensure thorough and gentle vehicle care. To make your vehicle sparkle in just a few simple steps, and ensure that it stays that way, first use the Vario Power Spray Wand to rinse off loose dirt. Then apply detergent using either the low pressure setting on the Vario Power Spray wand, or for an even more luxurious car wash-style foam, an optional Foam Nozzle. Apply the foam from top to bottom, making sure not to let it dry. Increase the pressure on the Vario Power Spray Wand to rinse away the foam and all dirt/debris. For areas that require more attention, an optional brush can be attached to the spray wand to help loosen up bugs and dried on dirt/mud.

Karcher Electric Pressure Washer Soft Bristle Brush Cleans Vehicle Fender

Decks and Patios

Our Deck & Driveway surface cleaners ensure optimum cleaning results with a gentle action, even over large areas. With two high-pressure nozzles that spin at high speed, it creates a hovercraft effect which makes cleaning easy, quick and consistent. The outer body prevents splashback, thereby protecting both you and the walls from spray. For larger areas such as decks and driveways, you'll appreciate how much quicker you can clean, as well as the evenness of the cleaning, imparting a more professional appearance.

Cleaning terraces with Kärcher T-Racer

Garden tools

Say goodbye to scrubbing! Dirt and soil can be removed efficiently from plant and flower pots, spades, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, etc. in next to no time using a Kärcher power washer. The Vario Power Spray Wand and Dirtblaster Spray Wand are particularly suited to this task. Working in the garden has never been easier or less dirty!

Cleaning garden machines

Patio furniture

Easily tackle unsightly areas on garden furniture – as a result of pollution, weather or the previous winter – with the Kärcher Vario Power Spray Wand. An optional Kärcher wash brush and detergent are recommended for cleaning more stubborn areas of soiling.

Cleaning garden furniture


Before cleaning close the shutters. Set the spray lance to low pressure and apply Kärcher Multipurpose Cleaner. Start at the lowest section of the shutters. Allow the detergent to work in for a few minutes so that the dirt is loosened completely, but don't allow it to dry. Finally, remove the dissolved dirt with the Soft Bristle Wash Brush and rinse the detergent and dirt away with the Vario Power Spray Wand.

Cleaning shutters

Our bestselling accessories for electric pressure washers

Accessories such as a hard surface cleaner or foam cannon can help reduce your overall cleaning time and allow you to get more consistent, professional cleaning results.

Top accessories for our K2, K3, K4 and K5 models

Most popular accessories for our K1700 - K2000 models, as well as other brands that are powered by an electric motor