Top Best 10 Pressure Washers – Buyers Guide

Lawn & Garden , Patio , Pressure Washers May 17, 2017 No Comments

Sometimes simple elbow grease is not the way to go,  maybe you want to cleaning the algae off the swimming pool,  make the brick wall look as good as news, clean your car or barbecue grill without being elbow deep in grease. At times like these a pressure washer could be your best friend.

We’ve put together a list of the top 10 best selling pressure washer below, to hopefully help you make a choice on which washer would be good for your needs.

Top Best 10 Pressure Washers – Buyers Guide

10Generac 6923 3,100 PSI, 2.4 GPM, Gas Powered Pressure WasherGenerac Gas Powered Pressure Washer3,100 PSI, 2.4 GPM
9Arksen 3000 PSI 1.7 GPM Pressure Washer Power Hose Gun Turbo Wand Built in Soap Dispenser + (5) Nozzle AdapterArksen Electric Pressure Washer3000 PSI, 1.7 GPM
8Karcher K5 Premium Electric Pressure Power Washer, 2000 Psi, 1.4 GPMKarcher K5 Pressure Washer2000PSI, 1.4 GPM
7AR Blue Clean AR390SS 2000 psi Electric Pressure Washer with Spray Gun, Wand, 30' Hose & 35' Power Cord, BlueAR Blue Clean AR390SS Pressure Washer2000PSI, 1.4GPM
6Sun Joe SPX4000 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure Washer w/ Pressure-Select TechnologySun Joe SPX4000 Pressure Washer 2030 PSI, 1.76 GPM
5WEN PW31 3100 PSI Gas Pressure Washer, 208 ccWEN PW31 Gas Pressure Washer3100 PSI, 2.5 GPM
4Ivation Electric Pressure Washer 2200 PSI 1.8 GPM with Power Hose Nozzle Gun and Turbo Wand, All Parts Included, W/ Built in Soap DispenserIvation Electric Pressure Washer 2200 PSI, 1.8 GPM
3SIMPSON Cleaning MSH3125-S 3100 PSI at 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer Powered by HONDA with OEM Technologies Axial Cam PumpSIMPSON MSH3125-S Gas Pressure Washer3100 PSI, 2.5 GPM
2Sun Joe SPX3001 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5 AMP Electric Pressure Washer with Hose Reel, GreenSun Joe SPX3001 Pressure Washer2030 PSI, 1.76 GPM
1Sun Joe SPX3000 Pressure Joe 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure WasherSun Joe SPX3000 Pressure Washer2030 PSI, 1.76 GPM

10. Generac 6923 3,100 PSI, 2.4 GPM, Gas Powered Pressure Washer

Generac 6923 3,100 PSI, 2.4 GPM, Gas Powered Pressure Washer

Easy to assemble and simple to get started, the residential pressure washer Generac 692,Powered by a Generac OHV horizontal- shaft engine, it has ample power for all those home tasks like concrete and wall paint preparation.  There are 4 different nozzle tips (0, 25 and 45 degree as well as one for soap application).

Great storage for both nozzles and soap, the ability to manoeuvre with little effort due to its 10″ wheels and its cushion grip handle with adjustable pressure, make this a great purchase..

Features:

  • 3100 PSI
  • Cushion grip handle improves comfort during cleaning.
  • Easy-to-pull spray trigger
  • Integrated ½-inch gallon detergent tank for on-board storage
  • Featuring a Generac OHV horizontal-shaft engine, the pump is well above the ground at the same level as the engine, which makes hose connections a snap
  • 10” never-flat wheels, capable f moving over any terrain
  • Quick change nozzle tips 4 included (0-degree, 25-degree, 40-degree, soap)
Pros
  • Selectable pressure on gun
  • Good nozzle storage
  • Easy assembly
  • Good power
  • Easy start
  • Handles lower water pressure well
Cons
  • Suction tube can easily get in the way
  • Hose connection on muffler side, very easy to have the hose (pressure or garden) hit the muffler and melt
  • Pressure wand extension can unscrew easily

9. Arksen 3000 PSI 1.7 GPM Pressure Washer Power Hose Gun Turbo Wand Built in Soap Dispenser + (5) Nozzle Adapter

Arksen 3000 PSI 1.7 GPM Pressure Washer Power Hose Gun Turbo Wand Built in Soap Dispenser + (5) Nozzle Adapter

 

Easily transportable due to is lightweight design is the Arksen 3000 PSI 1.7 GPM Pressure Washer. Designed with home owners in mind, this pressure washer can be used more a multitude of tasks, be it: Homes, Rv’s trucks, driveways, patios, lawn equipment etc…  Includes a 120 VAC GFCI power cord and 20-foot pressure hose to allow you to reach those difficult to reach corders/edges.

Unfortunately it has been noted that the manual does seem to be lacking in information on the nozzle/ tip usage.

Features:

  • 3000 PSI
  • 5 Quick-Connect spray nozzles (0º, 15º, 25º, 40º and soap)
  • Compact, upright design with axle mounted wheels allows easy roll-away mobility
Pros
  • Compact & lightweight design
Cons
  • No manual provided for details on nozzle/tip usage

8. Karcher K5 Premium Electric Pressure Power Washer, 2000 Psi, 1.4 GPM

Karcher K5 Premium Electric Pressure Power Washer, 2000 Psi, 1.4 GPMClean. Quicker and Quietly. Tthe Karcher K5 Permium Electric Pressure Washer. The engine on this washer runs much quieter than a lot of electrical units.  The water cooled moter has been designed to increase the lifetime of this washer for up to 5 times. A detergent tank is included .

This is probably not the ideal pressure washer for tasks like driveway, patio deck and sidewalk cleaning, but its perfect for those smaller residential tasks.

Features:

  • 2000 PSI, 1.4 GPM Electric Pressure Washer –
  • 25 foot high pressure hose
  • Vario Power Spray wand – easily adjust spray right from the wand
  • Dirtblaster spray wand – tackles the hardest jobs in half the time
  • N-COR pump – durable, non-corrosive and maintenance-free
  • Water cooled induction motor – increases life by up to 5X
  • Onboard detergent tank – 7.7″ high impact wheels
  • 35 foot GFCI power cord
  • Protected by industry-leading Rapid Exchange Program warranty.
Pros
  • Quiet engine
  • Easy to connect and disconnect
Cons

Pressure lost when widening the spread on the vario wand

7. AR Blue Clean AR390SS 2000 psi Electric Pressure Washer with Spray Gun, Wand, 30′ Hose & 35′ Power Cord, Blue

AR Blue Clean AR390SS 2000 psi Electric Pressure Washer with Spray Gun, Wand, 30' Hose & 35' Power Cord, Blue

There is only a 4 step process to get going: 1. Take out of the box, 2. connect the 30 foot high press hose, to the professional style gun, 3. plug in the GFHI , 4. pull the trigger on the start washing. Great for your outdoor furniture,  lawn mowers, outdoor equipment etc… This pressure washer has a powerful 14 Amp / 1.6 HP universal motor and tri-axial pressure washer pump delivering 2000 PSI at 1.4GPM.

Features:

  • 2000 PSI.
  • Top rated Consumer Report 2016 electric pressure washer tests.
  • Professional-style pressure washer gun.
  • Pressure washer wand.
  • 30 foot high pressure hose.
  • 48 oz. detergent tank.
  • 4 different Quick Connect pressure washer nozzles.
Pros
  • The wand is metal not plasic.
  • Durable Brass/aluminum fittings
Cons
  • Comes with an extremely large plug
  • Difficult to handle power hose and reel

6. Sun Joe SPX4000 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure Washer w/ Pressure-Select Technology

Sun Joe SPX4000 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure Washer w/ Pressure-Select Technology

The SUN JOE SPX4000 Electric Pressure Washer is well equipped, generating 2030 PSI from its 14.5-amp motor although still being able to run for 10+ hours of cleaning tasks without a charge. Whether its to wash you car or you driveway the SPX4000 can tackle most tasks with aplomb:

Features:

  • 2030 PSI
  • Powerful 14.5 amp motor
  • Manoeuvres well due to easy-glide wheels
  • 2 powerful cleaning options: LOW/1450 PSI for everyday dirt, grease + grime – HIGH/2030 PSI to tackle your toughest cleaning tasks.
  • 5 Quick-Connect spray tips (0, 15, 25, 40, soap)
  • Includes an extension wand
  • 20-foot high pressure hose,
  • Power cord with GFCI protection,
  • Garden hose adapter.
  • Needle clean-out tool
Pros
  • Good pressure
  • SS (total stop system) works well and keeps pressure
  • With some hacking wall mountable.
Cons
  • Fittings are nonstandard M22
  • Motor housing is plastic
  • Pump head metal looks cheap.

5. WEN PW31 3100 PSI Gas Pressure Washer, 208 cc

WEN PW31 3100 PSI Gas Pressure Washer, 208 ccAt 3100 this gas powered pressure washer is one of the most powerful on our list. From cleaning brick walls, shingle rooftops to making sure that barbecue grill looks as good as new. This gas pressure washer is up to the challenge.

The PW31 does have a detergent tank but with this amount of high pressure at your finger tips you might not find a reason for using it. To keep the motor in good order, the 208 cc 4-stroke OHV engine on this pressure washer has a fuel shut off valve so that when finished, you can turn off the fuel and wait for it to choke before turning it off.

Easy to pack for storage and simple to get going this pressure washer is a dream to use.

Features:

  • 3100 PSI
  • Powerful 208 cc 4-stroke OHV engine pumps 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM)
  • 5 quick connect nozzles: 0 Degree, 15 Degree, 25 Degree, 40 Degree and soap
  • 12 inch wheels
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty
Pros
  • 2-year warranty
Cons
  • Can take a few tries to start the motor
  • The slightly wobbly movement of the wheels

4. Ivation Electric Pressure Washer 2200 PSI 1.8 GPM with Power Hose Nozzle Gun and Turbo Wand, All Parts Included, W/ Built in Soap Dispenser

Ivation Electric Pressure Washer 2200 PSI 1.8 GPM with Power Hose Nozzle Gun and Turbo Wand, All Parts Included, W/ Built in Soap Dispenser

The Ivation Electric Pressure Washer, is affordable a very practical for uses such as washing your driveway and cars. It has a 1/2 gallonoap tank (which is non removable), and the added turbo wand is 3 feet long so a handy addition to get to those hard to reach places. User friendly and quiet this is a great tool to add to your home improvement kit.

Features:

  • 2,200 PSI
  • 1800 Watt/14.5 amp Motor
  • 5 Nozzles (0º, 15º, 25º, 40º and soap)
  • Turbo Wand Included
  • Optional Self Suction, & Soap Dispenser
  • 1 Year Warranty
Pros
  • Small and lightweight makes it highly practical
  • 30 seconds to setup and go
  • 35 feet power cable
Cons
  • Could do with a valve to stop and start detergent whilst cleaning

3. SIMPSON Cleaning MSH3125-S 3100 PSI at 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer Powered by HONDA with OEM Technologies Axial Cam Pump

SIMPSON Cleaning MSH3125-S 3100 PSI at 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer Powered by HONDA with OEM Technologies Axial Cam PumpNeed a gas pressure washer that is both durable yet lightweight?

Sporting a welded steel construction and 10” pneumatic tires, is the SIMPSON MSH3125 gas pressure washer. Both durable and lightweight pumping out 3100 PSI at 2.5 GPM this pressure washer can be use for all your pressure washing tasks.

A small point to be wary of is that vibration from the motor can cause the nozzles to fall out of their holders.

Apart from this this is a pressure washer which excels, the high pressure hose is very well made and the hose kinking is prevented by the hose design. The MSH3125 comes already assembled, letting you get to work straight away.

Features:

  • 3100 PSI
  • Gas pressure washer
  • Kink and Abrasion resistant hose
  • 5 different nozzle tips
  • Powerful HONDA GC190 engine
  • Engine: 2 Year Limited Consumer Warranty
  • Pump: 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Frame: 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • Safety lockout on spray gun
Pros
  • Minimal assembly
  • Solid yet lightweight
  • Simple to follow instructions
  • Warranties galore
Cons
  • Vibration from the machine can cause the nozzles to fall out of their holders.

2. Sun Joe SPX3001 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5 AMP Electric Pressure Washer with Hose Reel, Green

Sun Joe SPX3001 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5 AMP Electric Pressure Washer with Hose Reel, GreenThis pressure washer has an onboard reel to keep the pressure hose organized for quick and easy clean-up and storage.  With enough power to clean vehicles, driveways and your house, the SPX 3001 is a solid performer. A 34-inch extension spray and rear wheels enable you to easily access small spaces as well as move around the object your cleaning, whether that be a grill, a trailer, an ATV or under your car.

Features:

  • 2030 PSI
  • 5 Quick-Connect spray tips (0º, 15º, 25º, 40º and soap)
  • Powerful 14.5-amp/1800-Watt motor
  • Onboard reel
  • 20 ft (6m) high pressure hose
  • TSS (Total Stop System) – Automatically shuts off the pump when trigger is not engaged to save energy and prolong pump life
  • CSA approved; Full 2-year warranty
Pros
  • Easy to setup and get washing
  • Large detergent tank
Cons
  • Lacking in quick disconnects

1. Sun Joe SPX3000 Pressure Joe 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure Washer

Sun Joe SPX3000 Pressure Joe 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure Washer

Sitting proudly at the top of the list is the Sun Joe SPX3000 electric pressure washer, with more than 3000 reviews this washer is well loved. The 35 foot power cord gives you ample length for you to move around, it comes with a Total Stop System (TSS) disabling the power to the pump when the gun trigger is not engaged. You can switch between the dual detergent tanks easily with the detergent selection dial.   This pressure would is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to buy a pressure washer.

Features:

  • 2030 PSI
  • 5 Quick-Connect spray tips (0º, 15º, 25º, 40º and soap)
  • Powerful 14.5-amp/1800-Watt motor
  • TSS (Total Stop System) – automatically shuts off the pump when trigger is not engaged to save energy and prolong pump life
  • Dual 0.9 L onboard removable detergent tanks
  • CSA approved; Full 2-year warranty
Pros
  • Quick and simple to put together
  • Powerful for an electric pressure washer
  • Long 30ft power cord
  • Metal parts where it counts
  • Two “soap” containers – one can be used for the soap and the other for wax
Cons
  • The electrical cord can get tangled up.
  • The electrical cord is heavy!
  • Wheels could be more sturdy

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