Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Under pressure!

Regrets, I've had a few. I've had a few pressure washers in my time, too. And they've often been a source of regret.

First, the hose. No matter how hard I try, I can't keep it kink or tangle-free. Then there's the wire - too short, too long, too stiff, too much of a trip-hazard. And then there's the noise. My current machine sounds like a Eurofighter Typhoon being scrambled from one of the nearby RAF bases which wouldn't matter too much if the pressure (of the washer) matched the decibel level. But it doesn't. They seldom do.

Discretion (and fear of litigation) prevents me from naming and shaming the manufacturer but suffice to say it isn't Kärcher. Maybe that's where I've been going wrong. Until now.

Because to celebrate their fifteenth birthday this week Ideal World TV, Britain’s biggest home-grown TV shopping channel (Sky channel 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747 and Freesat 812) has not only sent me a brand-spanking new Kärcher K4 to play with, they've sent the latest K4 Silent which boasts 50% noise reduction compared to standard while maintaining more-than-impressive (not to mention fully adjustable) washing pressure. Key features include:

·         130 bar of pressure
·         420 litres per/hr water flow
·         Powerful 1800w water cooled motor
·         50% noise reduction compared to standard Kärcher K4 pressure washers
·         6m anti-kink and anti-twist high pressure hose
·         An elastic hose strap for easy storage
·         Retractable trolley handle and wheels for convenient storage and easy mobility.

Having put it through its paces I can confirm it is very, very quiet. Think purring cats rather than barking dogs. And it can clean - boy, can it clean! What's more, the adjustable pressure settings mean it can clean more than might normally be pressure washable. I've used it to spruce up the rather grimy plastic roof of the decking as well (gently) on the wooden decking itself. The results are certainly sparkling.

And there's more! Because you too could be the proud owner of the Kärcher K4 Silent. It might be Ideal World TV's birthday but they're giving one away to one lucky Bringing up Charlie reader. All you do have to do to enter is choose one (or more) of the Rafflecopter options below and cross your fingers, while mentally compiling a list of all the cleaning you'll be doing once the Kärcher K4 comes your way.

The Karcher K4 Set costs £199.99 and is available from from Monday April 13th. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday April 19th. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I would wash my car as it always gets dirty

  2. give the paio some serious cleaning

  3. I'd use it for everything! Windows ... car .. patio and the awful gravel at the back of our house

  4. I'd blast my 4 year old son's playhouse - it's been sat under the flight path of some rooks for the past year & as they're nesting again now it's looking quite horrible! There's colour under there somewhere!

  5. I thought you weren't supposed to use power washers on wood? I'm sure I was told it splits the wood too much. Oh well. Wrong again. LOL (PS. If I win, I'm giving it to my mum so no worries about having it shipped to the USA.)

  6. We have a drive and patio that are wanting a much needed clean just for starters.

  7. Our patio is in desperate need of a good clean


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