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Best pressure washer to buy?

Andy1608 Jan 28, 2014

  1. Andy1608

    Andy1608 Active Member

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    Looking at buying a new pressure washer.
    what do people recommend as a good one to get or decent value for money?
    Obviously I know it boils down to budget but don't want to spend any more than £200 really.
    Any info or recommendation
    thanks
     
  2. Graemetee

    Graemetee Member

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    Have a look on the Karcher Outlet website, there's usually some really good deals on pressure washers on there.
     
  3. Welshquattro

    Welshquattro Active Member Team Mauritius quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Nilfisk are good. Seem to be the one to have at the moment.
     
  4. LukeTripod87

    LukeTripod87 Active Member

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    I have a Nilfisk C130 and it has never missed a beat and I use it pretty much every weekend. I may go for Karcher next but not sure yet.
     
  5. Point_Audi

    Point_Audi Vorsprung durch Technik Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi A5 Black Edition S-line owners group

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    I had a Nilfisk before and it was a great wee power washer until it gave some bother. I was keeping my eye out for a good deal and seen this Karcher washer, and its absolutily fantastic, best I have had. Everything packs away including my proper snow foam sprayer, only down side for me was the length of the washer hose, but easily sorted with a new 6m hose! :)

    Cleaning Equipment and Pressure Washers | Kärcher UK K 4 Premium Eco!ogic Home
     
  6. crazy88

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    Had to move away from Karcher as the model we bought in a deal from Halfords went through 2 motors!! Ended up with a Nilfisk and does just as good as a job!
     
  8. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Both Nilfisk and Karcher are good but the Nilfisk takes it in my eyes as connections are brass and not plastic like the Karcher ones. Im not saying they are like that but the majority of the low end ones are. As said by Crazy88 the Nilfisk Centennial is a good buy. I bought mine in the B&Q Xmas sale for about £75 so its not that expensive. It also has a good motor, good water pressure for doing cars (not too powerful) and a doddle to put together.
     
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  9. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    I have a Karcher but would buy a Nilfisk next as they have brass pump heads which last better.
     
  10. Oyster

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    They have aluminum pump.
     
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  11. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Doh thanks for that my bad memory.
     
  12. T3nnant

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    I have the nilfisk c130i
    brilliant in my eyes, only downside is that the pressure hose is tougher almost plastic feel and its annoying when your trying to move as it always curls up and wont freely move. Im thinking about going to get some hose made up for it.

    other than that 9/10
     
  13. Oyster

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    You're welcome.
     
  14. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    I got an aftermarket 10m hose from Ebay. The quality is much better than the original hose and I can get round the whole car easily without having to move the pressure washer.
     
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  15. Oyster

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    I have a hose reel and hose,bought it from e-bay, very robust
     
  16. Anthony566

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    I have a new Karcher this is my second one ... the first one lasted over 12 years ...... I think I got my money's worth :)
     
  17. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    If you buy Karcher buy at least a K3 model, The K1 and K2 are light duty and use air cooled universal motors. The K3 , K4 range are water cooled motors so won't blow up when you are washing the patio / car in the summer. K5 up are professional and serious money.
    I bought a K3 refurbished model about 2 years ago for £90, very similar to this from the outlet store.

    Karcher K3.575 Refurbished Pressure Washer :: Karcher Outlet

    Very happy with it, I was also looking at Nilfisk and would have had one of theirs If I had found something similar in the same price range.

    karl.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014
  18. Anthony566

    Anthony566 Active Member

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    I got my K4 from the same place :)
     
  19. Point_Audi

    Point_Audi Vorsprung durch Technik Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi A5 Black Edition S-line owners group

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    I had that model of Nilfisk before and it was a great wee washer for the money! Started giving some bother though but Nilfisk customer service was good!

    I was on the look out and found the Karcher K4 Premium Eco at a good price local and its a great washer, over year of constant use between car and work around house still going strong!:)
     
  20. Andy1608

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    Well thanks for all the info guys. Going to have a look and compare a few models now since I can't sleep
     
  21. Andy1608

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    Going with the nilfisk continental, £85 from home base plus cash back and double nectar points.
    Thanks everyone for all info and especially people who recommended nilfisk
     
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