We’ve selected and compared the best 5 pressure washers that can easily clean even the dirtiest surfaces. No matter if you want to clean your car, your patio, or your garden tools, the powerful water pressure released by these washers will leave no dirt behind. Take a closer look at each of the models from our comparison table and pick the one that you like best. It’s time to leave behind all the hassle of manually cleaning the outdoor surfaces and invest in a powerful machine.
|1. Generac 7019||2. SIMPSON Cleaning MSH3125-S||3. Karcher K5 Premium||4. Sun Joe SPX3000||5. AR Blue Clean AR383|
|Manufacturer||Generac||Simpson||Karcher||Snow Joe||Annovi Reverberi|
|Maximum Pressure (PSI)||3100||3100||2000||2030||1900|
|Maximum Flow Rate (GPM)||2.4||2.5||1.4||1.76||1.5|
|Pump||Axial Cam||Axial Cam||N-Cor||Wobble-Plate Piston||Tri-Axial Pump|
|Number of Nozzle Tips||4||5||2||5||2|
|Hose Length (ft.)||25||25||25||20||20|
|Hose Diameter (in.)||0.25||0.25||0.25||0.25||0.25|
|Cord Length (ft.)||N/A||N/A||35||35||35|
|Detergent System||Onboard Detergent Tank||Detergent Siphon Tube with Filter||Onboard Detergent Tank||Onboard Dual Detergent Tanks||Detergent Bottle|
|Detergent Tank/Bottle Capacity (gal.)||0.5||N/A||N/A||0.2375||0.1093|
|Ergonomic Spray Gun with Integrated Power Dial||Ergonomic Spray Gun with Safety Lock-Out||Water Cooled Induction Motor||Total Stop System (TTS)||Adjustable Spray Lance and Turbo Lance|
|Integrated Spray Gun Holder||Pro-Style Steel Spray Wand||Adjustable Detergent Flow Dial||34-inch Extension Spray Wand||Total Stop System (TTS)|
|10-inch Never-Flat Wheels||10-inch Heavy Duty Pneumatic Tires||7.7-inch High Impact Wheels||Detergent Selection Dial|
|Steel Construction Frame||Welded Steel Construction Frame|
|Warranty||3-year limited warranty||5-year limited warranty on frame; 2-year limited warranty on consumer engine; 1-year limited warranty on pump||2-year limited warranty||2-year limited warranty||1-year limited warranty|
Pressure washers deliver pressurized water in order to help you wash away the dirt and dust from various surfaces outside your house, like paths, vehicles, gardening tool, and many others. In comparison to the pressure from the garden hose, the pressure from the washer is much higher allowing you to finish the cleaning tasks more efficiently and much faster at the same time.
Initially, such washers have been used for commercial purposes, but recently more and more machines were specially designed for private use. Therefore, in comparison to those used in all sorts of industries, the residential ones are more affordable and much easier to use.
There are four types of pressure washers available, namely, hydraulic, electric, diesel-powered, and gas-powered. The most common ones are those powered by gas and electricity, each of them having both advantages and disadvantages.
The main parts of a washer include the engine which takes water to the built-in pump, the switch which is basically a trigger and a high-pressure hose. Additionally, they are easy to maneuver and quite versatile, requiring little maintenance at the same time.
The gas models deliver more pressure which makes them more powerful in comparison to the electric ones. While the models operated by electricity can deliver a pressure of up to 2000 PSI, the gas-powered ones usually start at this pressure. Also, in what concerns the water flow, the electric models can hardly deliver more than 1.5 GPM in comparison to the gas ones that can reach up to 2.5 GPM. This means that you can use the gas washers for heavy duty jobs where a low-pressure machine can’t handle the dirt.
Due to the fact that they don’t run on electricity, the gas machines are more portable, because you can take them from one place to another with ease. Therefore, if you have to clean something that is situated at a farther distance, you won’t be limited by the power cord length. However, the gas models are heavier, so most manufacturers added durable tires to increase their mobility and ease of transportation on various terrains.
Even though the gas washers are ideal for harder jobs, most outdoor cleaning jobs need medium or low pressure to avoid damaging them. So, if you want to clean the windows, a small patio, or a driveway, the electric machines are perfect because they will gently remove the dirt without any possible incidents. Also, the electric washers are meant to help you maintain the cleaning, so there’s no need for too much pressure.
Since they don’t run on gas, the electric washers don’t emit fume, which makes them a great alternative for all those who care about the environment. Also, since there are no fumes involved, you can easily use the washer indoors for cleaning various surfaces. Additionally, they are the best alternative in what concerns noise pollution because they are very silent.