Kärcher K 4 Compact Pressure Washer, Yellow/Black, Medium


Kärcher K 4 Compact Pressure Washer

The Kärcher K 4 Compact may be small, but it’s powerful enough to make light work of the toughest cleaning jobs, from shifting dirt from delicate car paintwork to removing stubborn patio grime.

Vario and Dirt blaster lances allow you to switch easily between surfaces, while applying detergent as you go along for fast and efficient cleaning. The 6m high-pressure hose gives you plenty of reach, and there’s on-board storage to keep the lances, trigger gun and hose neatly in one place.

Karcher K 4 Compact Pressure Washer

Easily Switch Between Surfaces

A Vario lance and Dirt blaster lance allow you to select the right pressure for cleaning any surface.


Effortlessly Apply Detergent

Easily apply detergent to any surface with the built-in detergent suction tube


Easy To Pull And Store

Select the perfect pulling height with the telescopic handle, which retracts completely to save space when you don’t need it.


Everything In One Place

Keep everything you need close to hand with on-board storage for the lances and cable.

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Pressure (bar/MPa)
20 – max. 130 max. 110 / max. 11 max. 130 / max. 13 20 – max. 145 / 2 – max. 14.5 max. 180/ max. 18.0
Flow rate (l/h)
max. 420 max. 360 max. 420 max. 500 max. 550
High Pressure Hose length (m)
6 4 6 8 10
Weight without accessories(kg)
11 3.7 11.4 12.7 17.7
Built-in hose reel
Detergent Application
Suction Tube Suction Tube Plug ‘n’ Clean Plug ‘n’ Clean Plug ‘n’ Clean
Home Kit Included

Weight: 13.5 kg
Size: Medium
Dimensions: 34.8 x 30.8 x 52 cm; 13.54 Kilograms
Model: K 4
Colour: Yellow/Black
Manufacture: Kärcher
Colour: Yellow/Black
Size: Medium

80 Responses

  1. LizetteTownsend says:

     United Kingdom

    I just upgraded my pressure washer after my old Karcher packed up,well please with the new one . quick delivery too.

  2. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Darren is a very accommodating and friendly seller, who takes the time to check on the buyers views and opinions! Would highly recommend Darren to buy from! : )

  3. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    my old k4 went bust so i ordered the new k4 compact . it arrived today so i set it up and tried it out with all my old k4 accessories worked great .i have read all the complaints about the black pressure hose storage the simple fix is to get a bungee elasticated cord place it around the middle of the machine and hook it together then making sure it is the right length .it should be tight then wind the hose up so it is in a circle then put the bungee away from the front of the body and force the hose in side the bungee cord and it will stay securely also you can tuck the power cord in there to and will make everything secure hopes this helps.

  4. FallonCowan says:

     United Kingdom

    This is a great machine for cleaning drives, patios, cars etc. Bought this to replace our old one which was left in the shed over winter period and it ruined it, only because we forgot to pump out the water before storing it. The water obviously froze and split the tank and seals. Remember to drain the machine completely if you leave it outside or in a shed over the winter period.

  5. SwineWeb News says:

     United Kingdom

    Works well when working but I had to return it for repairs after a few uses. Seems to be very fragile. Hope it lasts longer this time. Overall not a bad purchase

  6. GregorioHbf says:

     United Kingdom

    This my third Karcher pressure washer and I’ve never been disappointed always improving their products and this one is no exception in my opinion the best pressure washer on the market at an affordable price which offers the service required definitely recommend this produc

  7. Matthew S. Smith says:

     United Kingdom

    Quality product, works well, the only grouch would be the hose from machine to spray gun, I know it has to be armoured hose but this feels like a plastic material and is impossible to straighten, afraid have docked a point for that. The biggest bonus is it is not made in china.

  8. Marsh Tyler says:

     United Kingdom

    Great quality, nice and compact easy to use for washing the car, its still quite heavy but is compact so easy to move around and not bulky

  9. [email protected] Molly Gamble says:

     United Kingdom

    I had a Karcher 330MH for about 25 years and when this finally gave up the ghost I bought a Karcher K4.

    A good effective machine but with a few annoying minor design defects:

    a) The water inlet is VERY exposed and liable to damage – on the 330MH it was shielded inside the machine case, a far superior design feature.

    b) Pictures show the hose wrapped around the front of the casing. You can’t actually do this since there is a lip at the top of the casing but none at the bottom.

    c) there is no lock to keep the trigger on. There IS a lock to keep the trigger OFF – who needs that??

    These defects aside, it’s basically a good efficient machine, easy to use, easy to carry and easy to store and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another if needed.

  10. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    The only thing that lets this down is the lack of onboard storage for the hose and power cable. The hose does not sit neatly like it does in the picture! The washing capability as always with Karcher is second to none

  11. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Once connected its up to the operator how forceful the water jet that is needed. This machine is versatile and can produce power at various levels.

  12. ElmerMessier says:

     United Kingdom

    Powerful easy to use another great Karcher product. You get what you pay.

  13. Fred3633ecwnhqw says:

     United Kingdom

    Love this washer it’s tidy and powerful and way to move around

  14. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It’s all in the name, Karcher make excellent pressure washers and this one is no different.

  15. GroverHare says:

     United Kingdom

    I knew this in advance but as per most of the reviews here. The photo by the seller shows the cable wrapped round the lip but in reality this is impossible to do. Makes no difference to the quality or power of the jet wash, hence I still purchased the produc

  16. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    The Karcher Name once again stands up. This machine appears to be a robust and reliable operator. Solid construction, does mean that it is slightly heavier than my previous model, but hopefully should be even longer lasting.
    2 small gripes, firstly no clip to hold in the hose in storage, and the position of the water inlet.
    But that said, a solid performance

  17. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Competitive price on Amazon.
    It is surprisingly small but as other reviews mentioned the hose does curl up and difficult to mantle as shown on the Amazon pictures.
    However it is equally powerful to the full K4 hence it is still highly recommend ed

  18. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    The washer packs a punch and is easy to store and use. Glad I had this model as it suits all my needs.

  19. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Much more powerful than my previous K4 – earlier model – and easier/lighter to manoeuvre.

  20. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this as a gift for my husband and he is absolutely delighted with the power of the machine. We would highly recommend.

  21. Nicole says:

     United Kingdom

    This was to replace an older version that was well used and started leaking. After doing a bit of research I came to the conclusion that this would do the job and I didn’t need to pay more for all the bells and whistles!

  22. Christine McKee says:

     United Kingdom

    Compact, portable and stores easily in the garage. A little bit heavier than my previous power washer but does what is asked of it, I am very happy with the purchase.

  23. EmmettLawless says:

     United Kingdom

    Compact size, power of water cooled motor and ease of use. Not so impressed with hose supplied and gun. So use my own. But out of the box this is a quality bit of ki

    Great power for such a compact machine. Brilliant motor no strain a Best Buy

  24. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Great little unit just used it today a works well

  25. JannDejesus says:

     United Kingdom

    I had looked through the different models of karchers and went for this one based on the reviews.

    Pros – It’s easy to set up. Easy to use. Tackles dirt pretty well on the highest setting. Makes a good job of cleaning the car.

    Cons – I wanted something that would tackle weeds. This will get rid of smaller weeds but doesn’t touch thicker ones. Gives them a good wash though. Based on this alone I wish I’d gone for one of the bigger models.
    Sometimes if you put it to the higher pressure setting too fast it will start going a bit weird, as if it’s not getting enough suction – if this happens just back it off slightly and increase the pressure slowly.
    The length of hose is pretty short. I invested in a 20m hose reel to attach between the outside tap and pressure washer.

    Been using it plenty and it runs for ages no problem.

  26. VFVDeidrednjvo says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Love it loads more power than the k2 the Lance pipe is ok but I use a 10m one of eBay 27 other than that it’s fantastic be careful the spinner is very powerful will damage the clear coat on any car 10/10

  27. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Pressure washing patios.
    Big improvement in design much easier to set up .
    Very pleased with its performance.

  28. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    The best karcher washer I have bought. Powerful and easy to manoeuvre

  29. CelesteQ64 says:

     United Kingdom

    Great little pressure washer. If you don’t have much space, but want a powerful machine, get this

  30. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It was a little heavy for a small woman and the lead is too stiff so awkward. Cleans brilliantly (old brick terraces) and I like the gentleness of some of the settings and am sure with the power nozzle it will be brilliant on the concrete terrace. Thank you.

  31. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Excellent product did exactly what it says on the box very pleased.

  32. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Previously had a 12 year old K2 used mainly for cleaning patio which is fake stone paving. It is better than the K2, much quicker to finish the job (although is was rushing) and cleaned well just using the standard spray not the rotating one.
    Its heavier than it looks because its a big pressure washer in small casing but still easy enough to lug about. I’m happy.

  33. Lorraine C. Ladish says:

     United Kingdom

    As mentioned by other users the hose will not coil around the machine as pictured but can be coiled around the handle. Another issue is the twist lock lances will not come apart. I fixed mine by using a twist drill to open out the hole were they join. Make sure you use a bit that’s only a fraction bigger than the existing hole!

  34. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I liked the product just one thing i would change and that is the hose from the washer to the nozzle. It is the plastic hose always twisting up not good to get back into decent storage a rubber hose would make it perfect.

  35. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Works well and has a good range of spray fierceness. We use it to remove weed and slime from our boat before anti-fouling, clean mud off bikes etc and even clean salt and dust off our windows on its softest setting so pretty versatile. The only criticism is that the storage of the cable and hose could be improved.

  36. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It a good power washer only used for three hours so far.
    It’s just as good as the standard k4 but far easier to manoeuvre.
    However the picture of the pressure hose wrapped around the front is possibly a bit misleading. No that is wrong it’s a fantasy image.
    That is my only gripe.

  37. alessandro fillari says:

     United Kingdom

    It was bought as a present for my husband, he has used it for cleaning deck boards, paths,still waiting for my car to be washed!

  38. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 36 From Our UsersSo far the pressure seems to be working well, but…though overall smaller than its predecessor, its tangle of tubes is just as bad. I bought this model having made the mistake of believing the photo on the Amazon ad and later on the transit box. On these, the high pressure water tube wraps snuggly round the new design on the front of the unit. Excellent I thought! Wrong: it doesn’t do so at all and there is no way it can do so. This HP hose is, I guess, made of several layers of steel and plastic and is set in rigid curls. This is beyond annoying for both usage and storage. Your promotional material is quite simply MISLEADING. Comments?

  39. RoslynStreet says:

     United Kingdom

    I purchased this K4 Karcher Power Washer on Amazon after my old washer had given up. I have used the washer and I find it to be an excellent piece of kit. I use it for the yard an patio area, very good power for the cleaning. I would recommend this product.

  40. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very impressed. Purchased as an upgrade from a K2. Perfect power for car washing. As mentioned in other reviews, slight downfall is hose and cable storage (don’t expect to wrap around as shown on the pictures!). Perfect size to store in a garage or shed. Recommended.

  41. Patricia Puentes says:

     United Kingdom

    I moved from a K2 to the K4. Good power and enjoy washing my motor. Only issues are manoeuvring is not that easy so I lift it most times. Also there is no cable tidy for the power socket. So I just wrap it around the washer. Can be annoying. Otherwise a good pressure washe

  42. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersI use the Karcher for car washing and decided to buy because of the storage of the hose, however, because the hose material is so robust, I can’t wrap it around the front of the machine as shown on the pictures.

  43. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Been on the fence about getting one for ages but took the plunge. Why did I debate so long?!?

    Compact and with all the functionality I could want. Transformed washing the car and made a big difference to the colour of my paving stones.

    Heartily recommended

  44. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    My husband is absolutely delighted with this power washer. He has been using a Karcher K2 for years with great success but after using this K4 compact he can’t believe how powerful and versatile this little machine is; the results are unbelievable. Five star purchase.

  45. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    has soon has I began using it, it felt like this is an exceptional good pressure washer. well made strong and after doing the patios (3) then the car then the front concrete. WHAT a machine. LOVE IT LOVE IT

  46. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Not much to dislike. Enjoyed using and hope to contuse enjoying i

  47. NormandWarburto says:

     United Kingdom

    Very good for all garden cleaning on paths and all concrete surfaces. Car cleaning around the wheel’s and removing mud from sides.
    Outside house walls that are painted and plastic down pipes are cleaned quickly and easily

  48. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    good little machine does what i need it to do

  49. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    A Great powerful small and compact pressure washer can also use a separate water source instead of a hose pipe, yet you need to purchase a separate hose with filter from karcher not cheap at 25 but worth i

  50. Arrow says:

     United Kingdom

    The handle is too short making it cumbersome to move. Excellent for clearing debris and cleaning.

  51. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Great product only issue is with the suction hose and how to maximise the flow of cleaning liquid

  52. Melissa Lavitt says:

     United Kingdom

    Yep, this rips. Wayyyyyy better than my old Karcher (which was actually pretty good too but now very old). Turned a 2 hour job into 30 min.

  53. ShereeSinger says:

     United Kingdom

    Easy to move about and folds well to store. Does as it says!!

  54. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Excellent compact pressure watcher – will probably need an extension lead for most outdoor work.

  55. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Previous jet washer (different make) was good but did not last very long – only used max 10 times before problems started.
    Very pleased with new Karcher (K2) – bought at a fairly good price and so far only used once. However very pleased with results on a very dirty back garden – brought up the slabs much better than previous washer. So Far so good

  56. Josh Brown says:

     United Kingdom

    With occasional tools like pressure washers, lawnmowers etc I tend to overspec the tool and get the one that will do everything…… they tend to be overly large and then I need to store them. I already have the K4 full home pressure washer and this is that little bit smaller but does everything I need just as well. Personally I would get this rather than the larger version in future and save my money.

  57. Joerg Colberg says:

     United Kingdom

    Been very good so far , now had for three months. Easy to set up and use . Patio cleaning nozzle works well.

  58. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very satisfied with this pressure washer I’ve had a couple of cheap ones over the years and thought I would try a mid range one.
    Easy to use if a little heavier than my old one but it does the job well!

  59. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Did the job as described, pleased though only used twice so far. Only problem is fighting the high pressure hose that is wound tightly for transit. Just store the unit with the hose loose or straight if you can. Hooks on the unit to wind the cable would be nice.

  60. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Had an older model so knew the product passed that one on to our son still in perfect working order just needed a lighter model

  61. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Good compact power washer. Used to disinfect then power wash large wooden greenhouse, also to clean cars.
    Kevan C

  62. Culture Editor says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Golden Review Award: 13 From Our UsersI would not bother getting full size k4 for home use if you have a smaller house but baby size is spot. I use my jet wash to deep clean changing rooms and poolside in a fitness club and found after 5-6 hours the motor on the k2 burns out, full size k4 is just a big thing to carry around the baby k4 you can carry in hand as your doing your bits and its built well so if it falls off a bench you don’t straight away brake something off

  63. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    The only negative, is that the photos show the hose stored around the front of the machine, but in fact it doesn’t stay in place there, there is no lip on the bottom of the storage to hold the hose, it just keeps coming off.

  64. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Had the k2 but this is much more powerful and better build. The hose can be wrapped around the hand as can the electrical cable. Heavy but that proves it is well built.

  65. MarisaQIFV says:

     United Kingdom

    This neat machine is more than capable of tackling very dirty paving. It comes with two lances and a generous 6m hose that are quickly push-fitted. The hose easily wraps around the machine for storage. There’s an excellent facility that allows you to draw water from a bucket or water tank if you don’t have an outside tap. Easy to move as it has wheels and suitcase style handle (telescopic). Highly recommended

  66. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    A vast improvement on the previous twenty year old model.

  67. Rennie Bradshaw says:

     United Kingdom

    Very pleased with this. Have had larger machines before and this is as good if not bette

  68. Child Products Research Center says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Golden Review Award: 18 From Our UsersA very high pressure, capable pressure washer. It’s a good compact size, easy to put away and maneuver. I use it to wash my car mostly but it’s very good at removing dirt from paving stones also.

    It’s the perfect machine to use snow foam on your car with the additional snow foam lance you can buy.

    It’s worth paying the extra money to get this rather than a cheaper unit in my opinion. And the compact version is cheaper than the full size k4 whilst offering the same power.

    5.0 out of 5 stars A very capable pressure washer worthy of the money

  69. XSKSerenacq says:

     United Kingdom

    Need a hose with this. Had to purchase separately which delayed being able to use it.

  70. WinfredLombard says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 12 From Our UsersI’ve been using Karcher pressure washers for a long time and have used quite a few different models of my own and other family members. This one is the compact version of the K4 which places it in the middle of their range. I had expected there to be some assembly necessary on delivery but was pleasantly surprised to find that it was very, very easy and didn’t even require tools. The telescopic handle needs to be fitted and that simply slips into place, and apart from that you just have to screw on the tap adaptor by hand. Once that’s done you attach the hose and the whichever tool you want to use, as well as your hosepipe.

    Despite being called ‘compact’ it isn’t actually much smaller than its full-size counterpart. It still has the same capabilities, but it’s built a little smaller and could be a better choice if your storage space is limited. There is still space to store the lances on board the machine and even rubberised lugs at the bottom to hold them in pace. The hose can be stored on the front of the device but I find it best to loop it in my hand and then place it over the holder, and not to try to loop it around the machine itself. The electrical cable hasn’t got a storage position so I’ve just got it looped over the top. I’ve attached some photos so that you can see how a stored item looks in the real world.

    The complete machine is lightweight compared to some pressure washers but still very sturdy, with a solid feel to it. I like that it is easy to manoeuvre thanks to its wheels, but it is still stable enough not to topple over when the hose is pulled during use. It is more powerful than I’d expected too, being easily capable of great results. As well as using the lances which are supplied (a general-purpose lance and a dirt-buster) I’ve been using it with the Karcher T 350 Wide Area Surface Cleaner which is the big patio cleaning tool. Using my snowfoam lance with it gives great results too, making car washing a doddle. This machine has surprised me with how capable it is. I didn’t expect it to be so powerful, nor so easy to use and I can certainly Say that it has impressed me.

    More powerful than you would think

  71. VeloNews.com says:

     United Kingdom

    The Krcher K 4 Compact Pressure Washer is a really easy to use and effective pressure washer.

    I used it to clean an extensive patio area and some staining to a rendered wall. The two wands that are included make for light work albeit time consuming when covering a large area. I cleaned up the patio really easily and a few passes of the strained wall also cleaned it up. It easily shifts muck and moss.

    The K4 is not the most powerful but it worked really well for me, no problems at all. You might want to consider a more powerful model if you want to use it frequently and for lots of tough jobs; no doubt the K6 and K7 models would make for an even quicker job.

    I did use the instructions to set up the washer but it was really quite easy and intuitive. Having had a cheaper washer in the past I can see the quality difference with Krcher and do think that it would be a false economy to go for a lesser model.

    It almost makes cleaning enjoyable! It was certainly satisfying to see the results.

  72. MandyWooten says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve used Karcher for a long time and was delighted with this new light weight portable version. I say light weight and portable but it’s only a little smaller than a full sized one and only a little lighter, but if you are strapped for space this is a great alternative.
    It is missing some of the features my old Karcher had like the liquid soap bottle dispenser you could plug directly into the machine but to be perfectly honest that system never worked very well. Kept going everywhere and the machine sometimes wouldn’t allow the soap into the mix. This one has a little suction pipe and to be frank is a better system. Just don’t knock the bottle over.
    You get the basic lance and triggers but all the other attachments like the patio cleaner etc. work just as well on the portable system so don’t worry it’s fully backwards compatible.
    Everything fits where it’s supposed to and is neatly stored and due to it’s size you will find it’s the attachments you’re looking for places to store them not the machine.

  73. David Nield says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 13 From Our UsersWe always keep a powerful pressure washer on the farm for the heavy equipment but I bought this pressure washer to wash the road muck off my car and quads. I took it out of its box and assembled it in under one minute. In another two minutes all of the mud and muck had gone from my dirty farmer’s car! Truly a miracle – no-one will recognise me in future! Well pleased with it.

  74. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersI have successfully used a few Karcher pressure washers over the years and actually have the previous model full size K4. I like the old K4 but, despite it having wheels, the full size unit is sometimes not the easiest to manoeuvre and store.

    Any scepticism over a compact K4’s performance compared to a full size machine. was however eliminated by comparing the specifications ( no difference in power or cleaning ability) and actual use. The new compact K4 is quite simply a great washer in a compact body. It is light enough to carry (or pull) easily and the retracting handle makes storage so much easier.

    Drawbacks? Missing the larger plastic body of the full size version means that if you use supplemental cleaning fluids, they have to be accessed from the fluid’s container sitting on the ground into which via the K4’s siphon tube is dipped. If you do regularly use additives, this will be much more inconvenient if you need to move the washer around. In such a case, I would recommend the full size K4. Wrapping the hose around the front of the body is okay and is meant to keep the overall system size compact. If you take your time, it is possible to wrap the hose correctly….rush it and I found I was left with too much hose sticking out…..note to self, more patience.

    Comes with the two standard lances as per the full size K4 and a found both to be very effective. In terms of noise, I think no pressure washer could be described as quiet but I think the water cooled compact K4 is about what you would expect…certainly have heard much worse.

    If, however, you rarely use additives, the compact K4 will I think meet the average domestic user’s needs without any significant issues. Certainly now my favoured pressure washer and easily recommended.

  75. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersThis is a fantastic pressure washer, which provides nearly effortless leaning for a decent price….it’s quite satisfying to see the years of dirt dripped away in seconds by the extreme water pressure that it puts out.

    The compact nature, makes it easy to store and the built in wheels and expandable handle allow for easy maneuverability . The only drawback in this respect is the weight of the product, which is substantial, but I think this is the nature of the beast as all pressure washer are pretty weighty. Being able to keep the attachments directly on the unit is also a great bonus as it makes it harder to misplace things.

    The quality seems to be very good, with everything appearing very solid and well made, it’s pretty much built like a tank, so I expect it to last a long time.

    Overall, I can’t find anything to complain about with this pressure washer and have no problems recommending it to anyone.

  76. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersWe have had Karcher jet washes before but this is the best so far! Its pretty powerful and we have cleaned our patio amazingly well with it and it was very much in need of a clean. The jet cuts through the dirt like a knife through butter its oddly satisfying using this machine! We also cleaned our conservatory with it too and it made a super job. Excellent on car washing (as they always are to be fair). This machine is on wheels so is very easy to work with and there was little hassle in using it.

  77. Donovan Farnham says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 5 From Our UsersI’ve used Krcher pressure washers for some years now and they certainly have a good range of models. This is the K4, a nice compact model. It has a water-cooled motor which should assist in the life of the machine (there’s a three year guarantee anyway) and a quick connect system. I’m used to pressure washers where the hose is not disconnected and ends up all over the place but this easily disconnects and gets wrapped around the housing guide. The unit comes with two lances giving the user a range of outcomes for different textures.

    There is a suction tube which can be used to interact with a bottle of detergent to give you more power and the layout of the model is ergonomically good. My only gripe is that the detergent bottle is free standing and it would be good if Krcher could think of something foldable to secure the bottle to the washer body.

    It’s lightweight and easy to put away with everything in the right place. The tools supplied are basic but sufficient for most jobs (2 lances and a pistol type gun). With this Compact model the bar pressure has been improved to 130 (it was 110 on previous models) and the high pressure hose has been lengthened from 4 to 6 metres (larger models go up to 10). However, I don’t see that as a problem. It’s horses for courses and you buy the model for the type of job you want to do. Every device has pros and cons. This is for lightweight, low level pressure washing, not industrial scale work. It is compact and can be packed away easily and it’s an improvement on the previous models. That’s it.

  78. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 102 From Our UsersKrcher seem to be renewing their pressure-washer range, or at least their compact models. This version replaces the 2013 Krcher K4 Home Compact model. This K4 Compact model’s specifications are fairly similar to the full-sized K4 model except this one is cheaper, easier to store, and not as heavy.

    In the pack you get the K4 compact, a trigger gun, and two lances – a ‘power’ lance and a dirt blaster plus around a 6 metre hose and a detergent suction tube. You also get some brief instructions, and some even briefer instructions! In terms of power the K4 produces 130 bar which is exactly the same as the larger full-sized K4. In addition Krcher suggest that both models can clean the same area in the same time. This model, as with the larger Krcher models comes with a three-year guarantee.

    On the face of it therefore this model has a lot going for it. It is certainly more manoeuvrable and easier to carry around. It also occupies a lot less space. This will be less case if you need to buy a full range of accessories which include a car washing brush, power scrubber, a range of patio cleaners etc etc. There is one significant let down compared to the full-sized K4 – detergent in the large model plugs in to a receptacle in the machine making it easy to use. The smaller machine only has a tube which connects to a bottle detergent on the ground so as you move about you need to move the detergent as well although this is mitigated a little by the 6 metre pressure hose. Otherwise I see no significant issues in selecting the compact K4 compared to the full sized one.

    So a machine as powerful as its larger model, with the same accessories available, and a little less expensive. Despite the detergent issue this is a five star machine.

  79. EddyBarger says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersThis is like your old Krcher put on a trolly, meaning it never pulls over and lands face down, ever when you are working on the limits of its reach.
    The water pressure is powerful enough to allow you to write your name in the dirt on your patio- the dirt you didn’t even realise was there in most cases and still gentle enough to wash your car quickly and effectively.
    From the box to up and running takes 5 minutes, using it is child’s play and actually pretty fun, the only additional items you need are a pair of wellies and you good to go.

    Having made light work of my decking, swing bench and flag stones I have only good things to say about this Krcher and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a pressure washer.

  80. Denny Arar says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 9 From Our UsersI’ve had a few Karcher Pressure Washers over the years and they all give excellent performance and durability. This should be no exception. It has a long life water cooled motor which allows for longer running times which is great when cleaning large driveways etc.
    This K4 Compact also comes with the brilliant vario power lance which allows you to regulate the pressure right up to 130 bar so you can use it for heavy cleaning duties and also for tasks such as rinsing off a car whilst cleaning, and also watering flower beds. It also comes with the extremely powerful dirt blaster lance which just blows away just about anything it hits. The detergent suction tube is a handy feature to have even though I don’t use it because I have a foam gun attachment.

    Given it’s compact size and relatively light weight I can see me using this more often than my larger K4 Full Control Pressure Washer.

    A really great design from Karcher. Love it!