Norse SK90 Review – Pressure Washer

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Norse SK90

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Performance

8.6/10

Accessories/Features

9.2/10

Durability

8.8/10

Value

9.4/10

Warranty/Support

8.8/10

Pros

  • Huge range of pre-included accessories
  • 24 Month Warranty on all Norse Products - Free to call UK based technical support line
  • Draw from either hosepipe or standing water supply.
  • Great bar pressure and flow output for size + price

Cons

  • Only 3 metre hose length
  • Does not include Patio cleaner as standard.
  • Non- Wheeled
  • No hose reel

Summary

Norse SK90 Pressure Washer Review

The Norse SK90 is a budget friendly pressure washer which has compact dimensions of 430 x 290 x 320 mm. This pressure washer has an adjustable bar pressure between 90 – 131 bar and has a 435 l/h flow rate, which is very impressive for such a small and compact pressure washer. The Norse SK90 includes numerous accessories as standard which include but are not limited to a lance, rotary brush, triangle brush, spray gun and detergent bottle, providing excellent cleaning results and a wide range of uses. The hose is slightly on the short side at only 3 metres in length, but is compensated for by the lightweight nature of the pressure washer unit.

Main Features

  • Pressure (bar): 90 – 131 bar
  • Flow rate (l/h): 435
  • Noise at Operator: 93 dB
  • Power Rating (watts): 1800
  • Area Performance (m²/h): 28
  • Weight (kg): 7 Gross
  • Dimensions – L x W x H (mm): 430 x 290 x 320

Weight

As mentioned above, one of the key benefits of this Norse SK90 pressure washer is the lightweight and compact design. Weighing in at only 7kg really does ensure that the pressure washer is easy to lift and move around when carrying out all of your pressure washing tasks. This lightweight nature is key especially in a pressure washer like this without a trolley / wheeled system, which is commonly supplied with larger and heavier pressure washers.

Another advantage of this pressure washer being so compact is that it will take up much less space in the garage / shed, a very important feature – especially for those of us who do not have an abundance of shed space and always seem to be struggling for space. This makes the Norse SK90 pressure washer perfect for someone looking to maximise space efficiency, but does not want to compromise on performance and functionality.

Power / Bar Pressure

Norse SK90 Bar Pressure

The Norse SK90 pressure washer utilises a 1800 Watt motor which produces a perfectly adequate maximum pressure of 131 bar. This makes the pressure washer ideal for medium duty work such as cleaning the patio, decking and revealing your cars shiny paintwork. Yes, this bar pressure is a little lower when compared to its bigger brother the Norse SK125, but we need to remember this pressure washer weighs just under half compared to the bigger brother.

If you as a buyer can compromise on a small decrease in bar pressure, in order for the significantly lighter and more compact nature of the Norse SK90, than this pressure washer is perfect for you.

Hose Flow Rate

The Norse SK90 pressure washer comes with only a 3 metre hose length, which in my opinion is a little on the short side when compared to other branded pressure washers. For the majority of users a 3 metre hose length is perfectly sufficient for everyday garden tasks, but for those users who have very large gardens, I would perhaps recommend one of the bigger brothers. This would include either the Norse SK125, which has a 6 metre hose length, or for those with really large gardens the Norse SK155, which has a staggering 18 metre hose length.

The Norse SK90 delivers a flow rate of up to 435 l/hr which is very impressive for the compact size and portability of this pressure washer. Norse really have done well here to maintain a great flow rate in such a small pressure washer unit, without compromising any performance, which is a real benefit of this pressure washer. Having a sufficient flow rate is imperative as it ensures effective and efficient cleaning, reducing both the time and effort spent by the operator to get that sparkly clean garden furniture which we all so desire. This further helps to remove ground in dirt and grime from those hard to reach areas.

Noise

This pressure washer emits 93dB of sound during operation. This is roughly around the standard noise emitted from the majority of pressure washers. Although the sound level emitted is not too excessive, as with all pressure washers ear protection is always recommended. This is especially important during periods of prolonged use, when the garden patio, decking and car are in need of a good clean. The average sound range between most pressure washers varies from 75 – 105 dB, hence this Norse SK90 sits right in the middle.

Accessories and Use

Norse SK90 Accessories

Unlike some other well known brands, Norse offers a huge range of pre-included accessories with this Norse SK90 model including:

  • Pressure washer unit.
  • Extension Lance.
  • Rotary Brush.
  • Triangle Brush.
  • Spray Gun.
  • Various nozzles (fixed spray nozzle + 90 degree turbo nozzle).
  • Nozzle Cleaning tool.
  • Detergent bottle.
  • 3-metre-high pressure hose.
  • Handle (aiding in transport as non-wheeled unit).

Practicalities and Design

Norse SK90 Practicalities

A great thing about the Norse SK90 pressure washer is that it gives you the varied ability and choice to not only draw water from the mains hosepipe, but also to draw from a standing water supply. This means the SK90 pressure washer can draw water from various water sources which include but are not limited to ponds, water-butts or buckets. Having this ability will appeal greatly to the more environmentally conscious people who prefer to use a more sustainable source of water for all of their pressure washing needs.

This ability along with the rapid “7 second priming system” not only ensures that there is adequate pressure when drawing water from a standing water supply, but also ensures this process is speedy allowing you to get on with the task at hand.

Another great feature of buying a Norse branded pressure washer is they (unlike many other brands of pressure washer) include numerous accessories as standard. This is a real benefit as it allows you to maximise the use of this Norse SK90 pressure washer straight out of the box by being able to use various different attachments for various different tasks. This includes the rotary brush which rotates 180 degrees on its rotary axis, making it perfect for cleaning smooth surfaces, restoring them back to their original shiny beauty at a lower pressure. In addition, having a rotary brush significantly reduces the effort needed by the operator to achieve the same desired outcome.

Another aspect which cannot be ignored with the Norse SK90 pressure washer is the impressive and ergonomic design. The smaller dimensions of 430 x 290 x 320 mm not only aid in keeping the pressure washer unit compact, but also help to reduce the weight. This weight reduction is ideal for lifting and also acts as a safety measure by helping to reduce / prevent the risk of potential injury or extubating a pre-existing back injury.

This design is not only compact but is further complimented by the effective accessory storage capabilities on the unit itself. The pressure washer unit not only gives you the ability to conveniently store both the lance and the spray gun securely, but also a provides  location to easily and tidily store the 3-metre hose and power cord. This is really good feature provided by Norse as we all know the difficulties and struggles of untangling power cables, which to no fault of our own cannot be stored properly and lead to masses of frustration.

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Norse Pressure Washer – User Manual

Click here to access the Norse Sk90 Pressure Washer User Manual

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • 24 month warranty on all Norse products – Free to call UK based technical support line.
  • Huge range of pre-included accessories.
  • Compact and small size allowing for effective storage.
  • Lightweight design.
  • Draw from either hosepipe or standing water supply.
  • Good bar pressure and flow output, in small package.
  • Comprehensive package which is great value for money.
Cons
  • Shorter 3 metre hose length.
  • Does not include Patio cleaner as standard.
  • Non- Wheeled.

 

Norse – Pressure Washer Comparison 

To help you decide which Norse washer will best suit your needs, I have created this handy table comparing the main features and functions:

SK25i
Norse SK25i Portable Electric Pressure Washer 363 PSI / 25 Bar
SK90
Norse SK90 Compact Electric Pressure Washer 1900 PSI / 131 Bar
SK125
Norse SK125 High Powered Electric Pressure Washer 2350PSI/160Bar
Model
Norse SK25i Portable Electric Pressure Washer 363 PSI / 25 Bar
Norse SK90 Compact Electric Pressure Washer 1900 PSI / 131 Bar
Norse SK125 High Powered Electric Pressure Washer 2350PSI/160Bar
Max Bar Pressure
333 PSI / 25 Bar Max Pressure
1900 PSI / 131 Bar Max Pressure
1900 PSI / 160 Bar Max Pressure
Max Flow Rate
180 l/hr
435 l/hr
460 l/hr
Power (watts)
250W
1800W
2200W
Power Type
Lithium Ion Battery (included with charger)
Electric
Electric
High Pressure Hose Length
None
3 Metres
6 Metres
Weight
1.5 Kg
7kg
11.5 kg
Hose Storage
N/A
On Board Storage - (No Hose Reel)
On Board Storage & Hose Reel
Detergent Application
Detergent Bottle
Detergent Bottle
Detergent Bottle
Hose Pressure Spray Gun
Patio Cleaner
Rotary Brush for Car Cleaning
Triangle Brush
Spray Gun
Fixed Spray + 90 Degree Turbo Nozzle
Water Suction (external)
Price
Price not available
£75.00
£129.00
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SK25i
Norse SK25i Portable Electric Pressure Washer 363 PSI / 25 Bar
Model
Norse SK25i Portable Electric Pressure Washer 363 PSI / 25 Bar
Max Bar Pressure
333 PSI / 25 Bar Max Pressure
Max Flow Rate
180 l/hr
Power (watts)
250W
Power Type
Lithium Ion Battery (included with charger)
High Pressure Hose Length
None
Weight
1.5 Kg
Hose Storage
N/A
Detergent Application
Detergent Bottle
Hose Pressure Spray Gun
Patio Cleaner
Rotary Brush for Car Cleaning
Triangle Brush
Spray Gun
Fixed Spray + 90 Degree Turbo Nozzle
Water Suction (external)
Price
Price not available
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SK90
Norse SK90 Compact Electric Pressure Washer 1900 PSI / 131 Bar
Model
Norse SK90 Compact Electric Pressure Washer 1900 PSI / 131 Bar
Max Bar Pressure
1900 PSI / 131 Bar Max Pressure
Max Flow Rate
435 l/hr
Power (watts)
1800W
Power Type
Electric
High Pressure Hose Length
3 Metres
Weight
7kg
Hose Storage
On Board Storage - (No Hose Reel)
Detergent Application
Detergent Bottle
Hose Pressure Spray Gun
Patio Cleaner
Rotary Brush for Car Cleaning
Triangle Brush
Spray Gun
Fixed Spray + 90 Degree Turbo Nozzle
Water Suction (external)
Price
£75.00
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SK125
Norse SK125 High Powered Electric Pressure Washer 2350PSI/160Bar
Model
Norse SK125 High Powered Electric Pressure Washer 2350PSI/160Bar
Max Bar Pressure
1900 PSI / 160 Bar Max Pressure
Max Flow Rate
460 l/hr
Power (watts)
2200W
Power Type
Electric
High Pressure Hose Length
6 Metres
Weight
11.5 kg
Hose Storage
On Board Storage & Hose Reel
Detergent Application
Detergent Bottle
Hose Pressure Spray Gun
Patio Cleaner
Rotary Brush for Car Cleaning
Triangle Brush
Spray Gun
Fixed Spray + 90 Degree Turbo Nozzle
Water Suction (external)
Price
£129.00
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What’s Included in the Box?

  • 1 x Norse pressure washer unit
  • 1 x Extension lance
  • 1 x Spray gun
  • 1 x Carry handle (allowing ease of transport, as non wheeled)
  • 1 x Fixed spray nozzle
  • 1 x 90 degree turbo nozzle
  • 1 x Nozzle cleaner
  • 1 x Detergent bottle
  • 1 x 3 metre high pressure hose
  • 1 x Rotary brush
  • 1 x Triangle brush
  • 1 x Quick hose connector
  • 1 x Screw packet
  • 1 x Quick connector filter
  • 1 x User manual

Should You Buy This Model?

Norse SK90 Conclusion

The Norse SK90 pressure washer sits towards the lower end of the Norse pressure washer range when compared to its larger, more costly bigger brothers. Although this is the case, this pressure washer still delivers on many different aspects including performance, usability, versatility and also on cost effectiveness.

This pressure washer despite its small and compact size still delivers adequate power and flow output from its high-quality copper bound brushless motor, which is more than enough for the majority of domestic pressure washer cleaning needs.

If you are looking for a great performance low-cost pressure washer which you can easily store, transport and use for multiple different tasks (due to the numerous included attachments), than this really is a great pressure washer for you.

Conclusion

The Norse SK90 is a great budget friendly pressure washer which has a small size and weight, but maintains the same quality and a very similar performance to other pressure washers which are much larger in size, heavier in weight and cost a lot more money.

In my opinion, this pressure washer would make a great addition to anyone’s household, especially those looking for a reasonably priced, versatile and well built pressure washer, which just gets the task at hand done quickly and effectively.

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Norse SK90 Compact Electric Pressure Washer 1900 PSI / 131 Bar
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Norse SK90 Compact Electric Pressure Washer 1900 PSI / 131 Bar
  • 24 Month Warranty - Free to call UK based technical support line
  • Visibly Superior - Designed by a team of Norwegian engineers, combining traditional quality with contemporary design
  • All Accessories Included - Rotary brush, triangle brush, multi-jet nozzle, 90° turbo nozzle and quick hose connector
  • Beyond Expectations - Impressive 131 Bar (max) output from a compact and lightweight unit
  • Any Water Source - Supply your washer with water from a hose or any standing water source such as a bucket or barrel with the rapid auto self-priming feature

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FAQs

Can you draw from a standing water source?

Yes - can draw from either a standing water source or from mains hosepipe.

Can this pressure washer run off a battery or mains only?

Can only run off of mains electricity.

Does this product come with warrenty and support?

Yes - free 24 month warranty and helpline.

Does this come with a wheeled system?

No - as is lightweight so can easily be carried via the handle provided.

How long is the hose on the Norse SK90?

3 Metres

What is the capacity of the detergent bottle?

Approx 0.3 litres.

How do I fit the pressure washer hose to my outdoor hose?

Quick hose connector is provided in the box.

What brushes are included in the box?

Rotary brush and triangle brush.

What other attachments are included in the box?

Foam gun, extension lance and detergent bottle.

What nozzles are provided in the box?

Fixed nozzle and 90 degree turbo nozzle.

 

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