Fast, quality cleaning has never been easier, with pressure washers you can pick for a fraction of the cost than most professional cleaning services. With modern technology at your fingertips, you will be able to clean decks, driveways, removing old or loose paint, dirt and grime on many hard surfaces like concrete, and vehicles.
When purchasing a pressure washer, several features and specifications come into play. The power is rated based on its pressure, measured in PSI. Pressure washes will either use a gas engine or an electric motor. Most pressure washers will boost water pressure from your regular garden hose by a factor of up to 60 times. Of course, most features will have accompanying drawbacks. Aside from price, faster, more powerful pressure washers tend to be noisier. Very powerful models, often gas powered, are also more dangerous to use since the higher pressure can splinter wood or other surfaces if you’re not careful. Convenient user friendly features are appreciated. These include form friendly design with portability in mind, additional tools or attachments, and dial controls for applying solutions. With all of these factors in mind, here are the top 10 pressure washers.
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- 10. Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM Electric Pressure Washer, 14.5-Amp
- 9. Simpson MSH3125-S MegaShot 3100 PSI 2.5 GPM Honda GC190 Engine Gas Pressure Washer
- 8. AR Blue Clean AR383 1,900 PSI 1.5 GPM 14 Amp Electric Pressure Washer with Hose Reel
- 7. THE FORCE 2000 – POWERHOUSE INTERNATIONAL – 1.6 GPM 2000 PSI
- 6. GreenWorks GW1501 1,500 PSI 1.2 GPM 13AMP Hand Carry Electric Pressure Washer
- 5. Ivation Electric Pressure Washer 2200 PSI 1.8 GPM
- 4. Karcher K3 Follow Me 1800 PSI 1.3 GPM Electric Pressure Washer w/ 4-Wheels
- 3. Campbell Hausfeld PW182501AV Electric Pressure Washer, 1900 psi
- 2. Generac 6602 OneWash 4-In-1 PowerDial 3,100 PSI 2.8 GPM 212cc OHV
- 1. Simpson PS3228-S PowerShot 3200 PSI 2.8 GPM Honda GX200
10. Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM Electric Pressure Washer, 14.5-Amp
The best selling pressure washer on the market right now is the SPX3000, which comes backed with a powerful 14.5 amp 1800 watt motor. Along with that it has a selection dial for attached detergents, and a trigger gun and spray wand holder. The garden hose attachment lets you connect a garden hose you already own. This tool has a PSI of 2030, and the design offers easy portability.
9. Simpson MSH3125-S MegaShot 3100 PSI 2.5 GPM Honda GC190 Engine Gas Pressure Washer
If you’re interested in a premium gas powered pressure washer, check out this one from Simpson Cleaning. It uses a maintenance-free OEM Technologies brass head pump with PowerBoost technology. This gives you higher pressure at the nozzle. The welded frame construction and pneumatic tires adds stability and durability, while the high pressure hose is built to be abrasion resistant, yet still retaining flexibility. There are 5 quick-connect nozzle tips (0, 15, 25, and 40 degrees). Finally, it has a downstream detergent injection system to add cleaning products seamlessly.
8. AR Blue Clean AR383 1,900 PSI 1.5 GPM 14 Amp Electric Pressure Washer with Hose Reel
Despite it’s relatively inexpensive cost, this electric motor powered pressure washer packs enough punch to blast away dirt and grime. It has a PSI of 1900 with its 1.5 GPM Triplex 3 axial-piston pump. It features a total stop system that powers the washer using a trigger gun. This conserves power, and more importantly makes it safer to use more freely. The 20 foot hose and reel features a hand crank to keep things organized, while the 30 foot power cord ensures you can move the washer out and about without issue.
7. THE FORCE 2000 – POWERHOUSE INTERNATIONAL – 1.6 GPM 2000 PSI
With a 1.6 GPM 2000 PSI rated motor, this pressure washer from Powerhouse International combines power and efficiency in a solid package. The total stop system means the motor will shut off whenever you release the trigger. This does two things: it prolongs your motors life and it gives you better precision and safety when using the washer. The quick connect hose reel has a foldable hand crank to save space. The brush motor has an internal thermal sensor built-in, which protects i t from overheating. And finally there are storage sections for additional accessories that are included in the package.
6. GreenWorks GW1501 1,500 PSI 1.2 GPM 13AMP Hand Carry Electric Pressure Washer
As one of the more budget friendly options on this list, Greenworks checks all the boxes with this electric pressure washer. With a great design with an emphasis on portability, washing away grit and grime is simple. The pack can be used either vertically or horizontally for stability. It has 1500 PSI and there are two tips you can attach, rated 25 and 40 degrees respectively. This model can also come with two optional accessories: a surface cleaner or turbo nozzle attachment.
5. Ivation Electric Pressure Washer 2200 PSI 1.8 GPM
With five interchangeable nozzles that are suitable for different surfaces, this pressure washer is one of the more versatile ones on this list. The easy-to-use system requires just half a minute to fully setup. The automatic total stop system helps maintain long term health of the electric motor, while the soap dispenser and optional self suction are key features that add value. It has a 2200 rated PSI and the included turbo wand is helpful for touch to clean surfaces.
4. Karcher K3 Follow Me 1800 PSI 1.3 GPM Electric Pressure Washer w/ 4-Wheels
This midrange pressure washer from Karcher features 1800 PSI 1.3 GPM of output, and features a design that is beneficial for overall maneuverability. Unlike most standup pressure washers that only feature 2 wheels in a luggage style design, this one features 4 wheels. The main trade off is that it takes up a bit more space, but it is much easier to move around. You can move it along without stopping the flow. Overall, this washer uses 80% less water than a regular garden hose, while providing up to 35 times more pressure.
3. Campbell Hausfeld PW182501AV Electric Pressure Washer, 1900 psi
With 1900 PSI 1.65 GPM output, this budget pressure washer from Campbell Hausfeld is a solid pickup if you need something to quickly and effectively wash surfaces. It has an industry standard instant start/stop feature to ensure the electric motor doesn’t overwork. The swivel hose adapter means you won’t have to re-adjust the washer’s position, and can simply walk around it to maneuver around. The hose measures 20 foot and it has an adjustable fan lance for more versatile usage.
2. Generac 6602 OneWash 4-In-1 PowerDial 3,100 PSI 2.8 GPM 212cc OHV
With versatile features, and powerful cleaning ability all at a decent higher-end price, this pressure washer is an excellent pickup. Its Generac 212c gas powered engine is the largest and most powerful engine in its class. It uses a PowerDial technology that offers variable pressure control. You can simply adjust the intensity of the spray with a turn of the dial: no additional nozzles required, meaning you spend more time cleaning and less time fiddling with tools. The control panel is all consolidated for more efficient access. The comfort grip handle and easy-to-pull trigger reduce fatigue.
1. Simpson PS3228-S PowerShot 3200 PSI 2.8 GPM Honda GX200
If you’re looking for a professional quality, high-end washer for large scale jobs, this one from Simpson Cleaning will get the job done. It uses a Honda GX200 OHV commercial series engine that features oil alert to deliver smooth, and efficient output. The AAA industrial triplex plunger pump uses ceramic coated pistons and PowerBoost technology, which offers superior nozzle pressure. If you need something with even more power, there is a 3800 PSI 3.5 GPM, and a 4200 PSI 4.0 GPM models available.