Do you have viciously deep-rooted stains on your house, porch, or car that you can’t seem to get rid of? Maybe you’ve agreed to buy a new home “as is” and are beginning to discover the true meaning of “fixer upper” is closer to something like “cleaner upper.” If you’re in this predicament, what you really need to solve the problem is an electric pressure washer.
The problem, of course, is that there are literally thousands of them on the market. How can you know which model is quality and which one is garbage? This is where the expert testimony of an industry insider will come in handy. We’re here to give you the benefit of our several months of recent research into this important matter so that you can come to the best possible buying decision.
The dangers that come with buying an inferior product are too many to name. Not only can you damage your property, you will also put a nasty dent in your savings. This is why we found it so important to fill this list with only the highest quality models that will give you real value for your money. Without further ado, here is our handy list of the very best electric pressure washers of 2019.
Best Overall: Sun Joe SPX3000 Electric Pressure Washer
The new Sun Joe SPX3000 Electric Pressure Washer is our pick for the very best on this list. There are several reasons why we chose this particular model. It’s top rated by industry experts and home owners alike. It’s also fast acting, extremely efficient, and very up to date. Finally, it’s one of the most affordable new electric pressure washers available on the market.
If you have never before made use of an electric pressure washer, this model is an excellent one to begin with. It’s made of strong, long lasting materials but also lightweight and portable. This makes it easy to use and easy for a rookie to learn to use. This is the beauty of the electric pressure washer. It takes all of the nasty, painful drudge work out of getting a surface clean. This one does it better than most.
- Extremely powerful 14.5-amp/1800-Watt motor
- Versatile enough to handle a wide variety of surfaces from cars to houses to driveways
- Total Stop System (TSS) is specially designed to automatically shuts off the pump when the trigger is not engaged
- 5 Quick-Connect spray tips (0º, 15º, 25º, 40º and soap) for light, medium, and heavy duty cleaning jobs
- Maximum internal pressure is 2030 PSI. With a typical load, working pressure is 1450 PSI
- Total dimensions are 15.6 x 13.5 x 33.9 inches
- Total weight is 31 pounds
- Includes 34 inch extension spray wand
The Sun Joe SPX3000 Electric Pressure Washer comes equipped with a wide range of features that guarantee it the number one spot on our list. The most notable for us is the 5 included Quick-Connect spray tips that allow you to modulate the pressure for each job that you perform. This allows you to save effort, energy, and money on your water bill as you customize the spray tip to a level of low, medium, or heavy duty.
At a total weight of just over 30 pounds, it’s worth noting that the Sun Joe SPX3000 Electric Pressure Washer is also one of the most lightweight and easily portable models on this list. This counts for a lot when you have to bring it outside to start a new job. You’ll be able to easily transport this handy model in and out of the house with no strain whatsoever. This will make the job easier and more pleasant to perform.
Read our full Sun Joe SPX3000 review.
Most Powerful Electric Pressure Washer: Homdox 3500 PSI
If you’re looking for pure unadulterated power in a pressure washer, the new Homdox 3500 PSI Electric Pressure Washer will more than satisfy your needs. This is by far the most powerful unit on our list. It will give you a total power output of up to 2.6GPM and 3500 PSI. This power comes courtesy of a state of the art 1800 watt motor. For serious jobs that require heavy duty pressure washing, this is the clear choice.
Even if you aren’t necessarily looking to scrub off years’ worth of stains off a dirty building or rusty old boat, you can still use the new Homdox 3500 PSI Electric Pressure Washer to grand effect. It’s an extremely versatile machine that can be just as gentle on brittle surfaces as it is brutal on corrosive rust stains. But for its sheer gutsy power, this model earns a very special honor on our list of the best.
- Incredibly powerful 3500 PSI capability
- 4 interchangeable nozzles (0˚, 15˚, 25˚ and 40˚) for light, medium, and heavy duty cleaning tasks
- Total Stop System shuts the pump down when trigger is not in use
- power output of up to 2.6GPM and 3500 PSI
- 20 foot high pressure hose for improved reach
- 16.5ft / 5m power cord with built-in GFCI for all external outlets
With a total power output of 3500 PSI, this is the most powerful and effective machine on our list. But don’t let its sheer ferocity fool you. It’s amazingly lightweight and compact, weighing in at just over 22 pounds. It comes equipped with a wide range of extras to make the job even easier. These include a 16.5 foot power cord as well as an extra-length 20 foot high pressure hose. It also includes 4 adjustable spray nozzles.
For its sheer versatility and ease of use, this was nearly the top model on our list. It only went to second place because we feel that the top spot should go to the model that has almost all of these advantages but is still a bit more affordable. However, if you can spare a few extra bucks to guarantee a job well done, the new Homdox 3500 PSI Electric Pressure Washer is a unit that is very worthy of your time and attention.
Best Budget Choice: Greenworks 1500 PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Need a good pressure washer but find yourself on a very strict budget? The new Greenworks 1500 PSI Electric Pressure Washer may just be the perfect unit for your needs. At a list price of considerably less than the average model, this handy pressure washer packs quite a respectable punch. If you’re worried about losing quality to save money, don’t be. We can guarantee this model gets the job done well.
The list of advantages doesn’t end with its very affordable price. The new Greenworks 1500 PSI Electric Pressure Washer really gives you a lifetime’s worth of bang for your buck. It comes complete with a full 1500 PSI power output along with a set of 25° and 40° quick connect tips for quick cleaning with pinpoint accuracy. It also includes a 20 foot pressure hose, 35 foot extension cord, and a full warranty from the maker.
- Very affordable considering its size and power output
- 35 foot extension cord lets you use this model just about anywhere
- 20 foot pressure hose lets you hit those harder to reach surfaces
- Not as many options for nozzle versatility as other models
- Powerful for its size but may have trouble with jobs of extreme magnitude
- Total weight of 16.45 pounds
- Total dimensions of 11.42 x 17.13 x 9.45 in
- Corded electric power source
Also Great: Sun Joe SPX3500 Electric Pressure Washer
Another excellent new pressure washer is the Sun Joe SPX3500 Electric Pressure Washer. While not quite as instantly affordable as some of the other models on this list, this unit has more than its share of advantages to make up for it. For example, this unit contains one of the handiest Quick-Connect tip assemblies of any of the “runner ups” on this list. You have your choice of 0º, 15º, 25º, 40º, and soap.
The powerful motor cranks out a very respectable 2300 PSI. Meanwhile, you can use the included detergent dial to zero in on just the right amount of soap and pressure coming from the 40.6 fluid ounce onboard detergent tank. It’s a breeze to learn how to dial up just the correct amount in order to perform all manner of tasks from heavy pressure blasting to light touch ups on fragile surfaces. This unit does it all.
- 40.6 fl oz. onboard detergent tank
- 5 Quick-Connect spray tips including 0º, 15º, 25º, 40º, and soap
- Total Stop System saves energy by shutting off the pump when trigger is not engaged
- A bit on the pricy side
- Somewhat heavier and bulkier than other models on this list
- 2300 PSI of pressure stripping power
- Total weight of 46.5 pounds
- Total dimensions are 16.7 x 14.5 x 36 inches
Another Powerful Option: PRYMAX Electric Pressure Washer
The PRYMAX Electric Pressure Washer is another excellent model for buyers who may be on a bit of a strict budget. While this unit will definitely get the job done, it may ultimately be best for low to medium intensity jobs rather than major clean up projects. However, it is handy, compact, and definitely a powerful and very worthy choice for just about any job you may care to throw at it.
This model comes with four nozzles as well as a foam cannon. It also includes a specially designed spray wand that allows you to focus the direction of the soap. This keeps the spray oriented in one general direction so that you don’t waste soap or get the whole house or pavement wet. This level of versatility is one of the assets that powers this unit past any potential drawbacks that it may possess.
- On-board hose reel keeps the 20 foot hose in safe storage
- 1800-Watt motor generates up to 3000 PSI/1.8GPM
- 35-feet electrical cord lets you access hard to reach areas
- Nozzles are easy to use but may take some time to get the feel of compared to other models
- may require more energy output to do the most intensive jobs
- Total dimensions are 12 x 11 x 29 inches
- Total weight of 23 pounds
- Corded electric power source
Stanley SHP1600 Electric Pressure Washer
If you’ve been searching for the last word in portability, the Stanley SHP1600 Electric Pressure Washer may just be it. Weighing in at a tiny 16 pounds, this handy household unit seems to be the answer to many homeowner’s prayers for a lightweight model that they don’t have to lug around like an extra piece of furniture. But don’t mistake lack of size for lack of strength because this model really does deliver.
It’s meant expressly for household cleanup tasks, such as your interior walls as well as outside items such as cars, trucks, swimming pools, pavements, and the like. At these types of tasks this model fares admirably. It definitely isn’t meant for heavy duty jobs like cleaning off the side of your home. But if you are simply looking for a portable household appliance that keeps your furniture clean, this one is perfect.
- Super portable and lightweight
- Equipped with 20 foot pressure hose
- Excellent for using around the house
- Does tend to use quite a bit of water
- Definitely meant for light household jobs rather than heavy outside cleaning
- 1,600 PSI
- Total weight of 16 pounds
- 32 times the pressure of a 50psi garden hose
Briggs & Stratton 20680 Electric Pressure Washer
There is quite a bit to like about the new Briggs & Stratton 20680 Electric Pressure Washer. This is one extremely powerful unit, especially considering its quite small frame. If you’re looking for a handy pressure washer that can get the job done in a hurry, this one is well worth considering. It comes with a specially designed Turbo Nozzle that can reduce the time frame of most high pressure jobs by 40 percent.
Perhaps the one drawback worth noting is that this unit does tend to use quite a bit of water if you aren’t monitoring it too closely. However, if properly taken into account, its extreme high speed performance will be a positive asset in most users’ books. Its long list of handy features will be enough to outweigh any misgivings in this area. However, this may be a unit for experienced users of pressure washers.
- Backed with a 12 month limited warranty from the manufacturer
- Welded steel frame provides excellent protection
- Extremely high performance engine for its size
- Can tend to use quite a bit of water if you aren’t careful
- System is extremely powerful relative to the size of the unit and may take some getting used to
- 1/2 Gallon Integrated Detergent Tank
- 25′ High-Pressure Hose, 3 Quick-Connect Spray Tips
- Included Turbo Nozzle streamlines most jobs by an average of 40 percent
Sun Joe SPX3001 Electric Pressure Washer
The Sun Joe SPX3001 Electric Pressure Washer is an excellent medium-sized unit that works best for smaller or mid-range jobs rather than heavy duty operations. However, don’t let its relatively minuscule size fool you. There’s plenty of power to be found under the hood. The unit can generate a very respectable 2030 PSI, making it a very worthy buy for home owners who need to spruce up a few things around their property.
This is the perfect unit for relieving common nuisances found around your home. These may include tree sap, tar on your pavement or driveway, insect splatter on your vehicles, and other annoyances. For its size, the new Sun Joe SPX3001 Electric Pressure Washer has more than enough power and authority to make these irritations go away. If you just need a handy household item with a bit of kick, we recommend it.
- 14. 5-amp/1800-Watt motor generates up to 2030 PSI/1. 76 GPM
- 5 Quick-Connect spray tips (0˚, 15˚, 25˚, 40˚ and soap)
- Included reel helps you organize the 20 foot extension hose
- A bit pricier than some of the other units on this list
- Meant more for small to medium sized jobs rather than heavy duty cleaning projects
- Total weight of 32 pounds
- Total dimensions of 14.4 x 16.5 x 33.5 inches
- Total Stop System shuts the unit off when trigger is not engaged
Stanley SLP2050 Electric Power Washer
The Stanley SLP2050 Electric Power Washer comes with a very handy and innovative new design feature. This is a specially designed mobile cart that allows you to roll the unit into any situation where it will be required. The extra portability gives it a range that some of the other models listed on this page can’t hope to match. For small and medium range jobs, this is one pressure washer that is well worth your attention.
The Stanley SLP2050 Electric Power Washer also features an industrial grade brass garden hose connector, complete with 22mm connections. This ensures that the leakage from the unit on to the ground through the connectors will be minimal or nonexistent. This will be a major relief to home owners who are trying to keep their water bill down or conserve water in areas where drought or lack of rainfall is a serious issue.
- Comes with a mobile cart for increased portability
- Improved performance gives you savings of up to 80% over a standard garden hose with 40% more water pressure
- Brass garden hose connector and 22mm connections to ensure the ultimate leakproof fit
- Another smaller unit that is perfect for medium sized household jobs but not meant for major projects
- A bit pricy for its size though the list of included features tend to justify this
- Total dimensions of 24.4 x 16.4 x 17.2 inches
- Total item weight is 36 pounds
- 35 Foot Power Cord featuring an auto-reset GFCI plug
Read our full Stanley SLP2050 review.
AIPER Electric Power Washer
The AIPER Electric Power Washer comes with a specially coiled hose storage unit that keeps this machine on the list of the handiest and most easily portable devices. The included extension cord is a very generous 26 feet. This is more than enough to allow you to use the machine in just about any setting whether indoors or out. The failsafe Total Stop System will shut the machine down when the trigger is not engaged.
One possible drawback is the fact that, unlike some of the other machines on this list, the AIPER is more susceptible than normal to be damaged if it isn’t filled with water at all times. This is a simple matter to take care of but will require some extra supervision on your part. However, once filled, the machine does its job with economic efficiency. This is a pressure washer that is well worth your attention.
- Extremely versatile model for indoor or outdoor use
- 25 foot long extension cord gives you maximum range of use
- Specially designed adjustable nozzle makes the machine easy to operate
- One of the pricier models on this list
- Absolutely cannot be run without water
- Total weight is 22.4 pounds
- Total dimensions are 25 x 13.5 x 13 inches
- Power source is corded electric
Realm BY02-BIMK Electric Pressure Washer
The Realm BY02-BIMK Electric Pressure Washer packs quite a bit of punch in a relatively small space. Despite the fact that it does tend to run a bit noisy, it gets the job done in a very short amount of time and is therefore highly recommended. One other thing to take notice of is that it does tend to use quite a bit of water if you aren’t carefully monitoring its performance. All in all, it’s a very handy machine.
It comes complete with a few noteworthy extras, such as the Realm Electric Pressure Washer Brush. This is an excellent addition that allows you to add depth and detail to its usual prescribed scrubbing routine. It also comes with the A08 Electric Pressure Washer Telescoping Wand that allows you to clean glass and other somewhat brittle surfaces. This is the perfect tool to use when you have to be extra sensitive.
- Extremely powerful motor
- Comes with Realm Electric Pressure Washer Brush
- A08 Electric Pressure Washer Telescoping Wand
- Uses more than its share of water if you aren’t careful
- We found it to run a bit noisy for a fully electric motor
- Powerful 14.5 Amp induction motor generates up to 2600 PSI
- Total item weight is 55 pounds
- Total dimensions are 16 x 18 x 26 inches
Annovi Reverberi AR390SS Electric Pressure Washer
The new Annovi Reverberi AR390SS Electric Pressure Washer is an amazingly efficient machine. It can generate 2000 PSI in a very short amount of time. This is more than 30 the pressure that your average garden hose can muster. At the same time, the machine is very environmentally friendly. Using it can help to reduce your water consumption by 80 percent. For this reason, we can highly recommend it to budget-conscious shoppers.
The Annovi Reverberi AR390SS Electric Pressure Washer also comes with a set of 4 Quick Change pressure washer nozzles. You can use each of them to adjust the precise amount of spray that you want to do the job with. This will give you the needed flexibility to handle big or small jobs, indoors or out of doors, with equal aplomb. The unit also comes with a detergent tank and a special quick connect garden hose adaptor.
- Very powerful for its relatively compact size
- Easy to assemble in a short period of time
- Uses up to 80 percent less water than a standard garden hose
- Definitely pricy though well worth it for its wide range of accessories
- Meant for light or medium duty tasks, definitely not for larger jobs
- 2,000 PSI motor
- Total dimensions are 16 x 38 x 17 in
- Total item weight is 35.5 lbs
Electric Pressure Washer Buying Guide
Buying an electric pressure washer may, in some cases, be an essential part of the basic home renovation process. This will be especially true if you have bought a “fixer upper” property. In this case, it’s an excellent idea to get started cleaning the place up right away so that you can make it your home. You’ll also want to get it squared away so that you can begin working on adding to its ultimate resale value.
What Are the Best Situations to Use an Electric Pressure Washer in?
An electric pressure washer can be used in a wide variety of household and commercial situations. For example, having just moved into your home, you can use it to wipe months’ or years’ worth of grime off your walls, both inside and outside. You can likewise use it to touch up your driveway, patio, garden path, or other areas. You can also make use of it to keep your cars, boats, or motorcycles sparkling clean.
Why Choose an Electric Pressure Washer?
There are different kinds of pressure washers. Some run on gas while others are fully electric. If you want to save money, it’s always best to go with an electric pressure washer. This is because they not only cost less but also run much more quickly and quietly. An electric pressure washer can be turned on with the flip of a switch. This is in sharp contrast to a gas unit that usually has to be cranked like a chainsaw.
It is true that, in the past, electric pressure washers were a bit less powerful and less mobile than the traditional gas models. However, this is changing. In fact, the new electric pressure washers featured on our page have earned top marks from experts in the industry based on these very features. If you are looking for the ultimate low cost, high energy pressure washer, an electric model should be your premier choice.
An Electric Pressure Washer Will Require a Cord
One thing to keep in mind about electric pressure washers is that the vast majority of them do require to be corded. This means that you will need to either buy a model with the longest possible cord or simply invest a few dollars in a long extension cord. This is only a minor inconvenience compared to all of the energy and money you will be saving as well as the air and noise pollution you will be sparing your neighbors from.
What Level of Power Should You Be Looking for?
Electric pressure washers are not a “one size fits all” type of item. There are different power levels that you will need to be aware of. By choosing the electric pressure washer model that is right for your needs, you can use your washer to concentrate on the surfaces that are most in need of cleaning and refurbishing.
Light duty pressure washers make great models for doing small jobs around the home. They usually run from 1300 to 1900 PSI at 2 GPM. You can use them to clean up patio and living room furniture as well as electric and gas grills, decks and even your car, truck, or boat. They are basically meant for casual use around your home or patio.
Medium duty pressure washers run from 2000 to 2800 PSI at 2 to 3 GPM. These units are good for cleaning up front driveways, pavements, exterior siding, yard or back fences, and walkways. However, a heavier duty machine may be necessary when it comes to taking care of more resistant or larger-sized surfaces.
Heavy-duty pressure washers start at 2800 PSI and run up to about 3500 PSI. These are the big heavy-duty units that you should reserve for major clean up jobs. Such tasks can include washing up a multi-story home or stripping old paint or graffiti off walls. Keep in mind that the larger size model you select, the more water and energy you will be compelled to use. This will have consequences for your final energy bill.
What to Keep in Mind When Choosing the Level of Strength You Need
You can choose the type of electric pressure washer you intend to buy by taking full account of just how much clean up you need to do at your property. If your property is residential and doesn’t require much exterior renovation, you can probably make do with a light to medium duty unit. If the walls of your home or commercial property are in bad shape, it may be best to splurge for the larger heavy-duty pressure washer.
Total Water Usage is a Key Factor to Keep in Mind
It’s also important to keep your total level of water usage in mind. This will be all the more true if you live in an area that is affected by lack of rainfall or is in a declared state of drought. Many of the machines on this list have been specially chosen because they are easy on water. Some of them can deliver pressure at a level of over 30 times the average garden hose while using up to 80 percent less water.
This may also be an issue when choosing the exact model that is right for your needs. If you own a small home, chances are good that you probably won’t need to buy a large heavy-duty electric pressure washer. In this case, it’s best to stick with a small or medium-sized model, especially when you consider the amount of water that you may be using. A smaller model will use less water, thus saving you energy and money.
Should You Choose a Spray Wand or a Set of Nozzles?
Another point to keep in mind is whether you prefer to choose an electric pressure washer that comes equipped with an all-purpose spray wand or a set of specialized spray nozzles. A spray wand will simply spray soap and water in the direction that you point it in while nozzles will spray at the precise level of intensity that they are preset at in advance.
In general, if you will be using your washer only for small or medium jobs around the house, a spray wand should suffice. In most cases, you don’t really have a ton of nooks and crannies that will require special attention. However, if you find that this is no longer true in your specific situation, it may be wise to choose a model that comes equipped with specialized spray nozzles.
However, if you will be using your electric pressure washer primarily for much larger and more intensive jobs, you may want to consider opting for a unit that comes equipped with the specialized spray nozzles. This is because some parts of an affected area may respond better to a lighter, less intense flow of spray while other areas will need an all-out barrage. This diversity of action is the rule with spray nozzles.
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