My Review of the Nilfisk C110 3-5 PCA X-tra Pressure Washer
- What to Look for When Buying a Pressure Washer
- What Volt Capacity do you Need
- What are Your Watts
- What’s the Weight
- Water Flow Rate
- How Much Should You Expect to Pay
- What’s Included
- How Easy Is It To Set Up
- How Easy Is It To Use
- What Others Are Saying
- The Bad Stuff
- Where Can You Buy the Nilfisk C110 3-5 PCA X-tra Pressure Washer
This is the second Pressure Washer (Power Washer) review I’ve produced to help you decide on which is the best Pressure Washer for you. From the many Pressure Washers out there I have again chosen a Nilfisk as the specification and available features are everything you need. This time I have chosen a Nilfisk C110 3-5 PCA X-tra Pressure Washer which is compact and lightweight yet offers high performance; making this an ideal pressure washer for many cleaning tasks around the home.
Here is a quick overview of the product:
“This superb Nilfisk C110 3-5 Car and Garden Accessory Pack is a compact lightweight pressure washer with high performance and a 2 year warranty. It makes easy work of cleaning tasks around the home and garden and it is also the perfect choice for automotive cleaning tasks.”
If you are reading this review it is fair to assume you are looking to buy a pressure washer, before making your final decision there are a few basic things you will need to take into consideration including:
- Volt capacity
- Watt power
- Weight of the washer
- Water flow rate
Don’t just buy the first pressure washer you come across, or you may end up with a product that is unsuitable for the job you need it for.
If a pressure washer is going to do the job correctly, it needs to be powerful – that’s where the voltage comes in. The higher the number of volts, the more power is getting through and the faster the pump. That will give more power to the jet of water and let you get the cleaning strength you need.
This model of pressure washer, the Nilfisk C-110, has a 230 volt motor making it useful, but not excessive.
As well as the volt capacity to keep your pressure washer running well, you’ll need to take note of the wattage (units of energy); the higher the energy input, the faster and stronger your water output. The power output on this Nilfisk C-110 is 1450 watts, which is more than enough to get the job done.
A point to note when using a pressure washer is that you are dealing with a lot of water and will often be moving the machine around for long periods of time. Therefore the lighter the machine the less effort it will take to get the job done.
The Nilfisk C-110 pressure washer is only 5.5 kgs in weight, which makes this a particularly light-weight machine and the trolley which is included in the pack make it very portable and easy to use.
The flow rate is an important aspect of any pressure washer as the higher the flow rate the more water is available for cleaning. The Nilfisk C-110 has 440 litres of water output per hour! More than enough to clean your patio or car, or just about anything you want.
The Nilfisk C-110 pressure washer is available all over the internet, but I came across it Pressurewasher.co.uk for only £62.99* (usually £99.99). This is an extremely good price for a pressure washer and makes it affordable to just about everyone. This model also comes with a range of extras making it even better value.
- 110 bar pressure washer
- Detergent dosing bottle
- Foam applicator
- Powerspeed nozzle
- Water inlet filter
- Vario nozzle
- 5 metre hose
- Soft Grip Gun
- Click and Clean lance
- Compact patio cleaner
- Auto brush
- 2 year warranty
The unit arrived in two boxes taped together which wasn’t too heavy to lift.
In the main box was the body itself with integrated wheels, a handle which has to be attached by two screws using the allen key supplied, the hose, wand, nozzles and detergent container. The second box contains the patio cleaner and the car wash brush which at the time of writing I had not tested.
The hose is easily attached to the unit and the wand easily attached to the hose, then there is an extension to the wand to which the nozzles attach, the nozzles can be easily switched for different operations. The water hose connector screws into the outlet to which you can attach any “hozelock” type connector.
The wand, nozzles etc. click into place around the unit keeping everything together in one place, however some of them are very difficult to click-in, I’m hoping this will become easier over time.
The instruction manual for the set-up are diagrams only which makes it a little difficult to follow but it is quite intuitive. The box also contains a CD which contains a pdf of the instruction manual a video showing how to assemble the unit and a number of videos showing how to use the nozzles and optional extras in different circumstances.
From start to finish it took me around 20 minutes to put the unit together.
Once I had put everything together I took it out into the garden and connected it to an electric outlet and my garden hose. I attached the large of the two nozzles and turned on the unit; I was very pleased to find that it was quiet until the unit was actually in use. A slight pressure on the handle of the wand was enough to send a good strong blast of water onto the patio, cleaning it immediately.
I was very pleased with the result of the large nozzle and will gradually work my way through the other accessories and post my comments here.
Before deciding on this model from Pressurewasher.co.uk I had a look around the internet to see what people were saying about the Nilfisk C-110 pressure washer, this is just a small selection of comments I noticed:
- “The washer was surprisingly good”
- “…… this is excellent half the price, smaller, quieter and just as powerful!”
- “Very please with performance, used it to clean large drive way, blasted all weeds and residue, was running pretty much constant for about 3 hours”
- “The Nilfisk pressure washer is an excellent product for those people that need a reasonably priced washer to use around the home”
- “The patio brush in particular is very effective, really cutting through the gunk quickly.”
To be honest there weren’t many negative comments, the ones I found were mainly to do with getting used to using the product and people said they sorted it out after a little time.
There are a number of places you can buy the Nilfisk C110 3-5 PCA X-tra Pressure Washer but at the time I was looking, pressurewasher.co.uk was the cheapest.
*Price correct at time of publishing