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Best Pressure Washers of December, 2018 – A Powerful Clean With The Squeeze of a Finger

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TGN Test the Best-Selling Pressure Washers

A pressure washer is a useful addition to any household. They have a multitude of uses in all seasons and come in many shapes and sizes. From tiny units with a short hose that you have to carry around, to large trolley-style machines with on-board storage for an array of cleaning accessories.

As a minimum, you’re going to need detergent, a tap connector to the hose, and a hose pipe in order to successfully run a pressure washer. However, you’ll probably want some accessories to increase its cleaning capabilities. Brushes, scrapers and angled or extension wands will allow jobs to be completed faster and with less hassle. There are also many specialized chemical cleaners designed for pressure washers, but, as always, take note of any precautions listed.

Knowing what you need a pressure washer for is going to prevent a lot of problems and frustrating errands. Pressure is measured in bars, and typical pressure washers will range from 100 up to 180 bar. Here’s a rough guide to give you an idea of which pressure bar is necessary for certain tasks:

Light Use – 100 bar

  • Garden furniture/tools
  • Motorbikes/bicycles
  • Rubbish bins

Medium Use – 110 to 130 bar

  • Car/boat/lawnmower cleaning
  • Fencing/guttering
  • Swimming pools/ hot tubs

Heavy Use – 130 bar +

  • Brickwork/patios/decking
  • Concrete driveways

With certain tasks, such as car cleaning, stick to the lower end of the bar range in order to prevent damage to your paintwork; however, for patios, or driveways the higher the better. So, it’s a case of finding a balance. You should note that the heavy-duty models tend to be noisier, and there’s a possibility that they might damage some surfaces if you’ve never used one before.

Another big consideration is gas or electric. The more heavy duty washers tend to be gas powered, but the lighter, electric models are cheaper, easier to handle, quieter, and in many cases, less risky. But, cleaning will take longer.

Finally, for practical purposes, weight and wheels should also be considered. Some machines can be heavy and if, for example, you have a lot of steps in your garden, you might want to steer clear of something that’s too troublesome to lug around or go for one with a longer hose. A longer hose could also be useful for larger gardens or when cleaning a car.

 

1) SPX3001 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5 AMP Electric Pressure Washer with Hose Reel, Green

Overview

Sun Joe is a well-known brand in the pressure washer world, developing electric pressure washers for residential use, and this model is one of their flagship designs.

It’s lightweight, has a small, neat footprint, and is collapsible for easy storage. The color is great, and despite the super price band, it seems sturdy and well made.

Very quick to set up, we were ready to pressure wash within minutes.

Features

  • 5 Quick-Connect spray tips (0º, 15º, 25º, 40º and soap) tackle light, medium and heavy duty cleaning tasks
  • Powerful 14.5-amp/1800-Watt motor generates up to 2030 PSI/1.76 GPM for maximum cleaning power
  • Onboard reel keeps 20 ft (6m) high pressure hose organized for quick and easy clean-up and storage
  • TSS (Total Stop System) – Automatically shuts off the pump when trigger is not engaged
  • CSA approved;
  • Full 2-year warranty.
  • Hose Diameter (in.) :1/4
  • Water Capability: Cold

Pros

There are plenty of useful attachments that come with the SPX 3001; five different nozzle tips are provided starting from 0-degree pencil point water flow to 40-degree wide span. The soap applicator nozzle gave our car a finish worthy of a showroom.

We found that the hose was a great length for most tasks, and large, heavy duty wheels made for easy maneuverability.

The TSS is an awesome feature that allows the motor to stop automatically when you are not using the device. This makes the lifespan of the motor and pump longer and saves energy. So, you can relax and use the washer without thinking much about the motor’s durability.

Cons

If you’re lacking in stature, you may find the carrying handle a little short.

8.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

For the money, the Sun Joe SPX3001 Electric Pressure Washer is a great addition to your cleaning arsenal, with plenty of attachments. Providing a decent amount of pressure, coupled with easy maneuvering, and storage, you can’t go too far wrong with this. We’re happy to recommend this washer.

SPX3001 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5 AMP Electric Pressure Washer with Hose Reel, Green

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2) Excell EPW1792500 2500 PSI 2.5 GPM Cold Water 179CC Gas Powered Pressure Washer

Overview

The out-of-the-box weight for the gas powered Ex Cell pressure washer is getting on for 100lbs, weightier than an electric model; however, the large pneumatic wheels make it easy to roll, and it packs a big punch that’s perfect for heavy duty cleaning.

Even though this is high quality & well-built, it’s super easy to assemble. All we had to do was attach the sturdy cage frame using the included bolts and Allen wrench, and fit the hose, leaving plenty of time for coffee.

Features

  • 179cc Excell OHV gas engine (50 state)
  • Ergonomic rust resistant wand assembly with quick connect nozzle tip with 5 quick connect nozzle tips with color coding are easy to identify and change for multiple cleaning applications
  • 25′ x 1/4″ durable high pressure hose and 10″ ‘never flat’ wheels for easy maneuverability
  • Low profile frame for convenient storage under a work Bench in your garage
  • Reversible handle for compact storage or transport and on-board hose, spray wand and nozzle storage

Pros

There are a couple of really great things about this pressure washer. Firstly, the heavy duty roll cage frame is genius; that it never rust is a bonus. This non-corroding theme extends to the brass head & ceramic plungers, too.

We really appreciated that the handle on the cage frame is collapsible, which made storage, or loading into a vehicle, super easy. Also, it’s designed so you can store your hose, spray wand and nozzles all neat and tidy on the frame. This is a really handy idea.

Finally, we love the high-quality Excell axial pump on this unit – it’s a power beast that’s built to last.

Cons

The 100 lb carry weight might be a problem for those with limited upper body strength, but this hasn’t presented an issue for us.

8.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

The Excell is built to pressure wash forever and a day, making those normally time consuming, troublesome chores super easy and quick. It’s reliable, user friendly and great value for your dollar. We’re happy to recommend this beast.

Excell GPM Cold Water 179CC Gas Powered Pressure Washer

Last update was in: December 7, 2018 9:32 am

 

3) Flagup 3000 PSI Electric Pressure Washer, High Pressure Washer, Professional Washer Cleaner Machine

Overview

The Flagup 3000 is a compact, lightweight electric pressure washer. It’s neat, well made and is perfectly designed for even the tougher cleaning tasks. The wheels are heavy duty, and as a result, it’s easily maneuverable, and can tackle most terrains.

With plenty of attachments, it’s simple to assemble and very user friendly. So far, so good!

Features

  • High Pressure Washer: Compact, upright design with axle mounted wheels allows easy roll-away mobility. Pistol style grip with trigger spray wand dispenses for efficient pressure washing; we offer 2-year Warranty
  • Powerful Motor:1800-Watt motor for maximum 3000PSI cleaning power. Powered using an air cooled industrial motor and the power will blast through grime and dirt to restore your surfaces
  • 5 Interchangeable Nozzles: From 0º, 15º, 25º, 40ºand Soap to tackle light, medium and heavy duty cleaning tasks easily. You can choose the most suitable flow to wash various surfaces
  • Multi-functional: Ideal Pressure Cleaning Solution for all Type of Vehicles, Cars, SUVs, ATV, Boats, RVs, and Homes, Driveways, Decks etc. Easily gets rid of Dirt, Grime, Gunk, Oil, Rust, Mildew and so on. It has outdoor cleaning power to make quick cleaning jobs. 20 ft High pressure hose are provided for greater reach
  • TTS (Total Stop System): Power Washer Features Safety Automatic Total Stop System (TSS), which automatically shuts off the pump when trigger is not engaged to save energy and prolong pump life.33 ft power cord with inline GFCI for use on all exterior outlets

Pros

With a whole 20ft of hose to play with, nothing is out of reach – take that, blocked guttering!

The 1800-Watt motor generates up to 3000PSI cleaning power, which allowed us to tackle all the heavy-duty jobs that we’d been putting off. The driveway and our embarrassingly green and slimy decking came good with very little effort on our part.

The TSS feature allows the pump to shut off the moment the trigger is unengaged, which is a great feature for saving energy and for the safety conscious amongst us.

Cons

We have been hard pushed to find fault with the Flagup 3000, although we did have it tip over. However, this happened only once during testing, and with a bit of care, is easily avoided.

9.2Expert Score
The Final Verdict

The Flagup is the ideal solution for cleaning duties, powerful enough to clean the filthiest decking, walls or driveways, but also great for leaving vehicles spotless, and super shiny.

Flagup 3000 PSI Electric Pressure Washer

Last update was in: December 7, 2018 9:33 am

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