This is the piece of kit I was really hoping would be included in the five pieces I was to be sent over the year by Karcher for review. I have never owned an “outdoor, attach it to the hose and clean EVERYTHING” jet wash before. So when this turned up a couple of weeks ago it was a joyous day. Being the good mum I am though I left it in the box for Jonnie to unpack and test first. Him being 19 and all that. Boys and their toys, right?
Since then everything outside that could be cleaned, has been. Garage door. Check. Patio. Check. Every cobweb covered plant pot. Check. Hot tub and lid. Check. Sun dial. Check. They aren’t quiet though so I did have to rein Jonnie in a bit when he wanted to do the garage door at 8pm. By the weekend though, well it was open season and he washed the lot.
If you ever have a list of stuff that needs cleaning outside, get yourself one of these bad boys (and by that I mean the Karcher, not my son) and rent at teenager if you don’t have one. You’ll have them begging for more stuff to clean before you know.
They say a picture paints a thousand words so I am going to show you just what I mean and let you see for yourself just how awesome this machine really is:
That took no effort at all and less than five minutes.
I have had that sun dial for 13 years. It was a house warming present from my parents when I moved into my house, post divorce, and I remember making sure we found the perfect spot for it when Mr B and I moved out of that house and into this one. And as much as I love it for all that it symbolises it had never occurred to me to clean it.
Until now. And now it looks brand new.
Ditto our patio, which Jonnie actually videoed so you can see we are NOT EVEN LYING.
And then a quick jet wash to blow away the dirty water and you are left with this:
Ten years that patio has been untouched and we didn’t think it looked too bad. I know that sounds ridiculous given the difference but it just looked as we assumed a ten year old patio would. Weathered. Much like myself.
We had no idea that in less than an hour and without the need for any elbow grease it could look like that.
I could give you all the specifications of the product, or you could just read them here: Karcher K4 Compact Pressure Washer In a nutshell, it hooks up to your garden hose or even water butt, has various attachments so that it is possible to do all you would need to in the garden, from larger areas (as seen in the video above) to the nozzle for cleaning the grouting etc. Retails around £190 and is available from lots of online retailers and places such as Argos.