If you want to purchase a top of the line electric pressure washer, the Karcher K5.540 would be your best choice. This pressure washer comes with its X-series range having a power of 2000 psi at 1.4 GPM. A special characteristic is its patented water cooled induction motor. With the help of this motor, the pressure washer can be used for longer hours and without any hassle. The product comes with two spray wands, the DirtBlaster Spray Wand helps you to increase the pressure by fifty percent and the other wand serves as an onboard soap solution storage compartment. Karcher K5.540 guarantees low pressure cleaning as well; vario power spray wand handles or VPS regulates the pressure as to how much it is needed. A garden hose with a right quick connect adapter can be connected to this pressure washer. Its multitasking feature will impress you a lot.
Ease Of Use:
Changing pressure settings is easier and so as switching from one wand to another. One wand is meant to supply a cone of high pressure and the other produces a water flow having fan shape to reduce pressure. At the first place, it made difficult for me to understand their functionality. Usually interchangeable nozzles are helpful to regulate the pressure but it isn’t the case in this pressure washer. I thought for a while if it really produces 2000 psi. Once you get used to use two wands, the cleaning becomes easier for you.
Quite easy to use, steady, compact and lightweight. To get started it hardly needs any tinkering. Contained a great power at a decent GPM.
Plastic components, Susceptible O-ring and vertical design.
The product hardly makes any noise. I remember the first time I started this over, the motor came to life further it purred slightly and afterwards settled down. I haven’t got such a feeling afterwards.
As I mentioned earlier, probably Karcher K5.540 does not provide a complete 2000 psi but in comparison to 1700 psi pressure washer, it is comparatively very powerful. You can perform cleaning of driveway, patio and furniture with a great ease. You can easily regulate the power output with two wands and with onboard storage tank you don’t need to change the nozzles and tips every time.
For daily household tasks such a powerful pressure washer is sufficient to perform everything. You can run it over consecutively for 02 minutes, it wouldn’t heat up. It can be used for commercial purposes as well.
The vertical design of this pressure washer made it low in ranks as it loses out its balance on uneven surfaces and topples over to the front. It happened twice with me and plastic female quick connect hose fitting was broken over.
Customer Support: 5/5
I believe Karcher is one of the companies in United States that doesn’t outsource its customer support. Under one year warranty coverage most of the components are covered apart from O-rings and connectors.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Overall this is a very reliable product in terms of all of its features though it lacks in durability a bit.