When we were asked to review the Karcher K7 Full Control Plus Pressure Washer I had a feeling it was going to be the solution to the majority of our outdoor cleaning problems.  This is our first time owning a pressure washer so I had no idea how to use it or if in fact it would be up to the job of cleaning things like our decking and our car.  Read our full Kärcher k7 review to see how we got on:

Karcher K7 Full Control Plus Pressure Washer Review

I thought I would have a go at setting up the Karcher K7 Pressure Washer myself, which is always a good test of how easy a new product is to use.  The pressure washer instructions were easy to follow , even for me.  I did find watching some test karcher k7 YouTube videos on how to set up the pressure washer helpful, as I just find video instructions easier to visualise.

Karcher K7 Full Control Plus Pressure Washer with hose on decking

To get the Karcher K7 Full Control Plus Pressure Washer to work it needed to be plugged into the mains.  It also needed a hose to be connected to it for the water source.  If you are new to using a pressure washer, you might not realise that they need to be connected to a hose before you being cleaning with it.  Before writing this karcher k7 full control plus review I have to confess, I didn’t realise that before I started using it!

What You Get With The Karcher K7 Full Control Plus Pressure Washer

As well as the Karcher pressure washer, the K7 Full Control Plus also comes with the following:

  • Vario Spray Lance
  • Dirtblaster Spray Lance
  • T450 Racer Patio Cleaner
  • 1L Karcher Outdoor Stone and Paving cleaner
  • High-pressure 10m hose  with reel

Karcher K7 pressure washer accessories

The K7 pressure washer is very compact and the hose, cable and lances can all be stored on the unit.  Most pressure washer reviews you read will tell you that the K7 Full Control Plus is a heavy unit.  They are absolutely right, but the pressure washer is actually very portable.

The large wheels, extendable pull handle and the kick bar mean that the karcher K7 plus pressure washer can be moved easily to where it needs to be.  The integrated 10m hose also means you can reach most areas that require cleaning without having to move the pressure washer much while it’s in use.  This was a feature we really appreciated while carrying out the karcher k7 full control review.

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Where To Use The Karcher K7 Pressure Washer

The area that needed cleaning the most outside our home was our decking.  Moss was growing in the groves and with the wet damp weather we’ve been having it was becoming slippy and dangerous to walk on.  We tried to clean the decking manually but it’s really hard work and doesn’t clean it as much as we would like.

decking needs cleaning with pressure washer

Using the decking to test the Karcher K7 Pressure Washer was so easy and effortless compared to other methods we have tried.  My husband tested out the karcher k7 plus pressure washer first and we could all see the results on the cleaned areas of the decking immediately.  He also used the kärcher k7 very successfully on the patio doors and windows.

Next it was my turn, and I had the job of finishing off cleaning the decking with the k7 karcher pressure washer while he took the kids to the park.  One of the first things I noticed was that the karcher full control k7 was a very powerful pressure washer.  I would strongly recommend wearing outdoor boots and old clothes especially if you are cleaning in a small confined area.

If you are wondering whether the karcher pressure washer will remove moss, the answer is the Karcher K7 will have no trouble at all shifting even very stubborn patches of moss with ease.  On our decking there was paint from the children’s craft activities, leaves and other garden debris to contend with and the karcher k7 full control had no trouble at all removing any of this from the decking during the cleaning.

cleaning decking with pressure washer

You might also be wondering if your karcher k7 premium full control plus will remove deck stain?  The answer is that it depends on how you use it.  In order to protect the deck stain we kept the k7 karcher pressure low and held the lance 2/3 inches away from the decking.   In all honesty the paint on our decking wasn’t great to begin with.

If anyone says to you that you can use fence paint on decking, the correct answer to that question is no, which we found out the hard way.  We actually didn’t mind losing some of the deck stain as when the warmer weather comes, the entire decking needs repainting and now we are a step closer having it prepared for the job.

before and after cleaning decking with pressure washer

Whilst I was cleaning the decking I also found that the karcher full control pressure washer had no trouble cleaning the patio chairs, bikes, outdoor toys and also paving.  I would also be happy to use this karcher k 7 full control pressure washer on our car, wheelie bins, and any other solid outdoor surface that needed cleaning.

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The karcher k7 full control plus 3 mode lance and digital display allow you to control the pressure of the water fairly easily so you can adapt the power to the area that needs cleaning, making this a very versatile machine to own for your home.

Other Karcher K7 Full Control Plus Features

The K7 pressure washer comes with a T450 outdoor patio cleaner.  This karcher k7 power washer cleaning accessory is great for cleaning wide flat surfaces quicker and without splashes.  This is perfect if you are cleaning large flat areas that are particularly dirty.

Karcher K 7 plus outdoor patio cleaner accessory

The Karcher K7 Full Control Plus Pressure Washer also boasts a water cooled motor which means that the unit is less prone to over heating if used for long periods of time.  They also tend to prolong the life expectancy of the karcher k7 pressure washer too.  The K7 pressure washer also comes with a 5 year warranty included which is a great testimony to the quality of this product.

Is it Worth Getting a Karcher k7 Premium Pressure Washer

In my opinion the karcher k7 plus is one of the best best pressure washers you can buy if you are going to be using it to clean various surfaces outside the home.  The k7 full control is easy to set up and effortless to use on a number of surfaces.  The quality and design of the product also means that the karcher k7 will be sure to provide an effective outdoor cleaning solution for many years to come.

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We were provided with the Karcher K7 Full Control Plus Pressure Washer for the purposes of this review, but all thoughts and opinions are our own.  This post contains affiliate links. 

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  1. this sounds great! we had one once (an old model though) and as soon as we put it on it started smoking and we never used it again :’) i may have to get one again!


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