Karcher K3 Power Control pressure washer review

The K3 is a great all-round pressure washer that has bike-specific cleaning abilities and some nifty smarts thrown in to make it effortless to use. But is it really essential for cyclists?

Karcher K3 Review
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Cyclingnews Verdict

Expensive if you just want to clean bikes but this versatile pressure washer is great for using around the home, and the Power Control gauge makes it easy to use safely


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    Easy to use

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    Power Control is a neat feature for checking pressure

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    Compact and well-built

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    Versatile — not just for cleaning bikes


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    Relatively expensive

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    No snow foam attachment included

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    The companion app is mostly for show

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The all-new Karcher K3 Power Control is a supremely versatile pressure washer that’s as good at cleaning your bike as it is your car or patio — it’s really versatile.

If you really must have a pressure washer that’s been created specifically for cleaning bikes, then you might be interested in the Muc-Off pressure washer we reviewed at the beginning of last year but it's not that much cheaper.

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