karcher K3Karcher has been a pioneer in the pressure washer industry. Since the introduction of its first pressure washer in 1950, the German company has grown exponentially. Apart from a factory in Brazil, the company also has subsidiaries in 41 countries and 40,000 service centers in 190 countries. Karcher is known for its high quality products and exceptional customer service. It also offers a wide selection of pressure washers that differ in efficiency, cleaning power, and other features. Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer is one its more popular models. It was the first model with a water-cooled engine.

Karcher 1800 PSI Cleaning Power
Cleaning power is arguably the single most important criteria while buying a pressure washer. It is determined by two important factors PSI, or pressure per square inch, and GPM, or gallons per minute.

PSI indicates the pressure with which water gushes out of the trigger gun or the spray nozzle. High pressure facilitates easy removal of sticky dirt and grime from the target surface. Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer comes with a PSI value of 1800 which is comparable to most residential electric pressure washers in the market today. This power is more than the Karcher 1600 PSI K2 X series cleaners.

The pressure washer has a GPM of 1.5. It refers to the volume of water that flows through the machine and washes the extracted dirt away. This value is slightly less than some of the gas-powered pressure washers in the market. However, it is comparable to most residential-grade electric pressure washers.

The cleaning power of Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer is ideal for occasional, mid-level cleaning at home. You can use it to wash patios, decks and small vehicles with ease. The company has added several cool features that improve the efficiency, cleaning power, and maintenance of Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer.

Features
Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer was the first pressure washer with a water-cooled induction motor. Water enters the washer through the inlet hose. It circulates through the machine and cools the engine before exiting through the gun. It lowers the temperature of the engine and improves its efficiency. Hence, the Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer does not need a fan for cooling. The washer can take up water from a regular faucet. It can also draw water from a standing source with the help of an attachment.

The pressure washer also comes with two spray wands that can handle most cleaning jobs at home. You can attach the DirtBlaster Spray Wand to increase the pressure by almost 50 percent. Its nozzle consists of a 0 degree pencil-sized jet which rotates 360 degrees to increase the pressure. It can turn your mid-level cleaner into a heavy-duty one. The Vario Power Spray (VPS) wand is perfect for simple jobs. VPS allows you to adjust the pressure according to your needs.

Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer is easy to start. The startup time is reduced by almost 50 percent. It is also equipped with Karcher’s patented self-priming N Core pump. You can connect the machine to your garden hose with the help of a quick connect adapter and eliminate the hassle of threading before every use. The pressure washer also comes with a detergent tank that comes in handy.

Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer is very quiet when compared to gas-powered pressure washers. It has been certified for safety by CSA International.

The pressure washer is connected to a 25-foot long, high-pressure hose that can reach every nook and corner of your house. The trigger gun comes with a child lock for additional safety.

Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer can be stowed away easily. Simply reel the hose around the washer handle and put it away. Regular maintenance and proper storage during cold winter months can prolong the life of the machine.

Durability
Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer 12 by 13 by 34 inches in size and weighs about 27 pounds.

The powerful, water-cooled induction motor improves the lifespan and the performance of the machine. The GFI built into the electrical plugin reduces the risk of electric shock. The N-core pump is made of non-corrosive and durable polymer.

Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer comes with one-year limited warranty. It is also eligible for Karcher’s Rapid Exchange Program which allows for complete exchange when the pressure washer breaks down during the warranty period. You do not have to wait for repairs, simply get a new one.

Price and Value
The price of Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold Water Electric High Pressure Washer will vary, depending on the vendor. However, the washer does offer value for your money. It is cheaper than some of the gas-powered pressure washers in the market. It has a decent cleaning power. Accessories such as DirtBlaster and VPS improve efficiency by almost 50 percent. It is easy to start and maneuver. You can store it effortlessly. With regular maintenance, the machine will last for a lifetime. In some cases you will need to choose between a Karcher K3 or K5. The Karcher 5 is a much better electric power washer but comes at a much higher price. When comparing a Karcher K2 vs K3, the big difference is between the Karcher 1600 psi or Karcher 1800 psi.

The Good

  • Karcher is a reliable name in the world of pressure washers. The company has been in business for decades and sells its products across the globe.
  • With 1800 PSI and 1.5 GPM, Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer is comparable to most electric pressure washers in the market today.
  • Special DirtBlaster gun nozzle improves the pressure by almost 50 percent and is great for some heavy-duty cleaning. The VPS nozzle is ideal for simple cleaning jobs around the house.
  • Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer is easy to start, maneuver and use.
  • The water-cooled induction motor improves the efficiency and the lifespan of the machine.

The Bad

  • Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer comes with a 25-foot long hose. Many of you may need to invest in an extension hose.
  • The pressure washer is not suitable for regular, heavy-duty cleaning.
  • It will require regular care, especially in winter.

Verdict
Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer is powerful and efficient. It ideal for occasional, moderate-level cleaning around the house. You can use it to accomplish a variety of jobs. However, there are other pressure washers with greater cleaning power and durability. Learn about them before investing in Karcher K 3.540 X-Series Cold-Water Electric High-Pressure Washer.

Rating
Cleaning power – 3.5 out of 5
Features – 4.5 out of 5
Durability – 4 out of 5
Price and Value – 4 out of 5