The Best Electric Pressure Washers of 2022 - Our Reviews & Ratings (2023)

updated: August 01, 2022

Alex Woodward

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You have three choices when it comes to pressure washing your grimy outdoor surfaces: hire a professional, rent a unit, or buy one. Purchasing your own top-performing electric pressure washer can save you money down the road, especially if you’ll use it more than once or twice a year. Gas pressure washers are another option, but for most homeowners, a top-rated electric power washer will perform just as well as an average gas model.

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Why Electric over Gas*? Here are the PROS:

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  • Quieter
  • Cheaper
  • Smaller and lighter
  • Easier storage
  • Can be used indoors (depends on cleaning surface)

* Like all pressure washers, they can be dangerous if not used correctly. We’ll talk about safety tips that will prevent surface damage as well as injury to you, your family, pets and plants.

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Whether you need to clean decks, patios, walkways, cars or farm equipment, you want a machine that will clean effectively. All the electric models we’ve reviewed have performed well in various tests, so take a few minutes to browse our reviews and buying guide. We’ll tell you what to look for so you get the best bang for your buck.

Alex Woodward

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In general, you want to pay attention to the following characteristics so you’ll know which pressure washer will be right for the cleaning jobs at your home. We will touch on some of these in our reviews:

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  1. Price
  2. PSI / GPM / CU (cleaning power)
  3. Warranty
  4. Weight
  5. Extra nozzles (on board storage is a big plus)
  6. Plastic or stainless wand
  7. Wheels – larger and pneumatic wheels provide the best stability and maneuverability
  8. Plastic or brass couplings for hose attachment
  9. Cord and hose length – minimum 20-foot hose and 30-foot cord
  10. Hose and cord storage

Besides those criteria, we’ll mention noise levels, which surfaces benefit most from each model, and feedback from real customer experiences. Top models include brands such as Sun Joe, Greenworks, AR Blue Clean, Karcher & Ivation.

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We understand how important it is to get a full picture of a product before purchasing it, which is why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed each model on this list for you, so you don’t have to. Model by model, washer by washer, we’ve devoted an untold number of hours ensuring you’re receiving the best information currently available online for these products.

This exhaustive testing, combined with extensive expertise, helps better inform and guide you during the tricky time of researching a significant purchase. The models mentioned on this list have proven themselves to be the very best currently available in the market today, demonstrating their exceptional cleaning power and outstanding overall reliability.

To help cover the wide variety of potential applications people may use these electric pressure washers for, we’ve made sure to include various models with different pressures and features. This broad selection allows you to choose the model that works best for you, whether you’re prioritizing power, price, features, or accessories.

The Best Electric Pressure Washers

In general, we tend to recommend electric pressure washers to most homeowners. This is because they tend to offer more straightforward operation, are more reliable, and are easier to maintain than their gas-powered counterparts. Not that there’s anything wrong with gas-powered models, but electric ones make a better starting point for newer and less experienced users.

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Electric models are easier to operate and maintain

As mentioned, the electric pressures covered on this list have demonstrated themselves to be the best in the industry. So continue reading on as we review the good, the bad, and everything in between about the best pressure washers of 2022 with our detailed Cleanup Expert reviews.

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1Best Versatile Washer

Lightweight and compact washer that’s both incredibly easy to use and tough on dirt.

The Sun Joe SPX3500 is one of the leading pressure washers on the market, and for great reason too. A powerful 2300 PSI of pressure power at a flow rate of 1.48 GPM yields an impressive CU score of 3,404. A 13-AMP/2000W brushless induction motor offers enhanced performance and cleaning capability, allowing you to handle bigger jobs than previous models.

The SPX3500 comes included with a massive 35-foot GFCI cable, a 20-foot high-pressure hose, a 34-inch spray-wand, a 40.6 oz detergent tank, 5 quick-connect nozzles, and is backed by the manufacturer’s full two-year warranty.

The Sun Joe SPX3500 offers a powerful 13-AMP brushless induction motor, which runs quieter, longer, and more efficiently than traditional units. 2300 PSI of cleaning power paired with 1.48GPM of flow handles a variety of tasks, from quick spot-cleaning to tougher tasks. The compact unit is simple to assemble, meaning you can get to cleaning quicker and store with ease.

The combination of mighty motor, powerful pressure, and compact form makes the SP3500 one of, if not, the greatest pressure washers currently available today.

While the SPX3500 offers an upgraded motor over previous iterations, thanks to a lower flow, it may not be able to handle heavy-duty jobs that would be better left to a more specialized washer. Be sure not to use any household detergents, chlorine-based soaps, or industrial-grade solutions as these may damage the device. If you’re going to use any detergent other than the manufacturers, be sure it has a similar consistency and active agents.

The lack of a cord-reel from previous models feels like more of a downgrade rather than an upgrade.

Customers love the cleaning capability of the SPX3500, and marvel at just how well it handles light-to-medium cleaning jobs. The ease-of-assembly paired with the device’s overall compact form are nice perks, and while it is heavier than previous models, it is still easy to maneuver and store.

While Sun Joe backs the SPX3500 with a full 2-year warranty, some customers have raised concerns over their support quality, with some reporting being unable to hear back at all. Some users have also reported issues with the automatic shutoff possibly malfunctioning, and may require restarting the washer.

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    Sun Joe SPX3001

    Price: Average

    The SPX3001 is a feature-rich member of the SPX family, notably featuring a hose reel. It features a 14.5-AMP/1800W motor that generates 2030 PSI of pressure at a flow rate of 1.76 GPM. The SPX3001 comes with the total stop system to automatically power down when not in use, helping to conserve energy and prolong the life of the device. Offering many of the same amenities and accessories of the SPX3500, the SPX3001 is a great cost-effective option. CU Score: 3,573. Read Our Full Review of the Sun Joe SPX3001 >>

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    Sun Joe SPX3000

    Price: Average

    The predecessor to the SPX3001 is available in a variety of colorways. It features the same 14.5-AMP/1800W motor, producing a similar 2030 PSI of pressure at a flow rate of 1.76 GPM. Dual onboard detergent tanks give you the flexibility to choose between different cleaners for different jobs. It’s both lightweight and incredibly compact, making storing and moving easier than ever. While it does lack a hose reel, it’s bottom-focused design prevents the unit from tipping over while moving or in use. CU Score: 3,573. Read Our Full Review of the Sun Joe SPX3000 >>

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    Sun Joe SPX4000-PRO

    Price: Average

    Similar to the aforementioned alternative models, the SPX4000-PRO features the same 14.5-AMP/1800W motor, providing a similar 2030 PSI of pressure at a rate of 1.76 GPM. What sets the SPX4000-PRO apart from the other alternatives is it’s compact and unique design, as well as pressure-select controls that let you choose between low and high-pressure options depending on the task at hand. It features a special turbo-connect nozzle in addition to the five quick-connect nozzles included with all SPX models, as well as a larger 54.1oz detergent tank for bigger cleaning jobs. CU Score: 3,573.

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2Best Power and Efficiency

This flagship washer offers versatile features and powerful cleaning, all at an amazing value.

The AR390SS from Annovi Reverberi is the flagship washer in the Blue Clean line of products. The 14-AMP universal motor offers a powerful 2000 PSI of pressure at a flow rate of 1.4 GPM, offering impressive cleaning capability for medium to even some heavier cleaning projects. It’s also fairly compact and is lighter than the SPX35000.

It features a 35-foot power cord, a 30-foot high-pressure hose, onboard storage, as well as a variety of adjustable nozzles for various tasks. The AR390SS is backed by a 1-year “bumper-to-bumper” warranty, as well as Annovi Reverberi’s respected customer service.

For both the size of the washer and power behind it, it runs remarkably silently and efficiently, especially compared to gas-powered alternatives. The combined generous length of the power cable and high-pressure hose offers greater reach than similar models. The rotary/turbo nozzle attachment boosts effective pressure up to 50%, making tough cleaning quicker and easier than ever.

The device comes partially assembled, making setup simple and is able to be broken down if necessary for easier storing. It’s also fairly lightweight, making maneuvering a breeze even for those with less mobility.

While the reel should be an easy way to retract your hose, it offers drawbacks such as difficult reeling and poor weight-distribution leading to an increased risk of tipping over while using. The hose itself can be quite stiff, making it more difficult to maneuver, and also has a tendency to kink.

The onboard-storage is more for storing when not in use than in general, and items may fall off as you move the washer. The limited 1-year warranty is shorter than most, although it is fairly comprehensive in its coverage.

People love the quick assembly and ease of use offered by the AR390SS, and in turn, how easy it is to break back down and store. They also love how quiet the washer runs despite its powerful cleaning capability. Customers themselves speak of how attentive and helpful Annovi Reverberi’s customer service truly is.

People are not a fan of the build quality of the hose-reel, calling it flimsy and frustrating to use. Many were frustrated with the hose itself, which tends to kink and not lay flat.

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3Quiet and Reliable

Impressively powerful washer featuring an adjustable pressure wand and water-cooled induction motor.

The K5 Premium is the most powerful pressure washer in the K-Series line of products by Karcher, and for great reason. Featuring a powerful water-cooled induction motor, it can tackle light, medium, and even some heavy-duty cleaning tasks with up to 2000 PSI of pressure flowing at a rate of 1.4 GPM.

It’s relatively lightweight at only 32 pounds and features a 25-foot hose and 35-foot power cord so you can easily take on those bigger projects. It also comes with two wands and a 2-year limited warranty. The warranty is backed by the company’s rapid exchange program, which allows for quick and free replacement of the entire machine for those requiring in-warranty repairs.

The K5 Premium was built with quality and durability in mind. The water-cooled induction motor helps to prolong motor life, not overheat even with continuous use, and operate incredibly quietly compared to competitors. It features Karcher’s patented N-COR pump that helps to protect the washer against corrosion and wear, helps to prevent leaks, and guards against freezing temperatures.

Rather than a series of easy-to-lose nozzles, the K5 Premium features two wands. The DirtBlaster turbo wand is a high-pressure wand built for tackling tougher jobs, while the Vario Power Spray adjustable wand allows you to control the pressure needed for the task at hand for all-around everyday cleaning.

The weight distribution isn’t the greatest, and the unit may tip over if the hose is pulled while extended, or even while not supporting the unit while reeling it back in. The plastic components feel a bit cheap, given the premium nature of the device, and certain components may offer questionable reliability. Proprietary parts mean you can only buy Karcher parts for repairs.

The instruction manual and diagrams don’t offer the best clarity and can be confusing. There are questions to be raised regarding the reliability of Karcher’s support, and some users may face challenges. Brand loyalists may also be disappointed to learn that while Karcher machines were once manufactured in France, they are now made exclusively in China.

Many customers were impressed with the K5’s performance in handling light-to-medium cleaning projects, such as vinyl siding, patio furniture, decks, driveways, and cars. The DirtBlaster wand works well on moss, so long as there isn’t lengthy buildup.

The poor weight distribution of the unit makes it prone to tipping, and some users reported damaging the quick-connect valve for the hose as a result. Some have had issues with weaker pressure, as well as problems with the soap dispenser.

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    Karcher K1700

    Price: Low

    Unlike the K5 Premium, the K1700 from Karcher is positioned as more of a modest budget offering. While not as powerful as the K5 Premium, the K1700 still manages to pump out 1700 PSI at a rate of 1.2 GPM. It features a removable 0.5 gallon detergent tank, making refilling easier than ever. It also features a unique large removable storage bin for easy storage of accessories and any personal articles you may have. CU Score: 2,040.

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4Wall Mounted Washer

Endlessly versatile wall-mounted unit has plenty of power for everyday use.

The Giraffe Tools Grandfalls Electric Pressure Washer is one of the best electric power washers ever built. What makes it truly a standout in the crowded power washer market is its unique wall mount. This means that, unlike most other pressure washers, it’s always connected, so you don’t need to take time out of your busy day to set the unit up.

The Giraffe has more than adequate power and a water flow rate for most everyday jobs, such as cleaning gunk from siding, crud from brick walls, and unsightly mold from decks. By adding this eminently practical machine to your arsenal of cleaning devices, you’ll keep your home from being an eyesore that neighbors complain about.

In fact, you can make your home so visually appealing with the Giraffe, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

Some people have had trouble mounting the Giraffe on their garage wall because the bolts don’t seem to be the right size for the anchors. That’s why you might need to set aside the mounting hardware that comes with the unit and find your own solution. While the Giraffe is rated at 2200, some buyers find that it’s actually closer to 1700 PSI.

Most customers love all the different ways they can deploy their Giraffe to lighten their workload.

For example, many customers are ecstatic they save time by not needing to do any strenuous scrubbing of items around their home they want to clean. Other buyers love how they save money because they’re able to clean their automobiles so much better using the Giraffe than they can at their friendly neighborhood car wash.

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5Durable and Reliable Performance

Durability meets performance in this versatile pressure washer.

The Clean Machine 61016 by Simpson, offers a durable build quality packed with powerful performance. Its 120V Simpson motor produces 2300 PSI of pressure with 1.2 GPM of flow, helping you handle a variety of light, medium, and even some heavy-duty cleaning jobs. While the unit itself has a bit of weight behind it, it features never-flat plastic wheels for easy maneuverability.

Included with the Clean Machine are three spray nozzles, including a soap and 15-degree angled quick-connect nozzles, and a turbo nozzle for quick cleaning of tough tasks.

The reliability of Simpson motors paired with a maintenance-free axial cam pump by OEM Technologies make ownership simple, needing little to no user service throughout the lifetime of the unit. The Clean Machine is easy to assemble and can be operating in as little as 5 minutes, and shouldn’t take more than 10.

A generous combination of power cord and hose length ensures you’re able to handle most projects around the home with ease.

The sturdy steel-frame design can feel offset by the plastic housing on the washer itself, although this has little bearing on the machine’s overall function. The flow of the unit could be greater, considering its overall cost. While the three included nozzles should handle a variety of tasks around the house, additional options would make this a far more versatile value.

An ability to control the flow of detergent would be a very nice and welcome addition to this otherwise solid unit.

People appreciate the ease of assembly and usage offered by the Clean Machine. Many appreciate how well this machine handles light and medium-duty tasks, comparing it to their previously-owned gas-powered units. If any issues happen to arise, users report reliable and responsive support from Simpson.

Some users have had issues with malfunctioning units, although in the same reports, mention how well Simpson customer service assisted them with their issues. Additionally, some users note there may be more feature-rich units at this price-point.

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6Quality Meets Performance

Solid build quality with consistent powerful performance.

The PW-1800 is a powerful, yet budget-conscious offering from Greenworks Tools. The 13-amp universal motor manages to deliver a solid 1800 PSI flowing at a rate of 1.1 GPM, making it a great choice for tackling pretty much any task around your property, and is even able to take on slightly tougher jobs.

It features a 20-foot high-pressure hose, 3 quick-connect nozzles, and a detergent tank, all with convenient onboard storage.

The power and performance you’re getting in this budget range is really impressive considering. It’s able to readily tackle most cleaning projects you can throw at it, including higher-duty jobs, albeit a bit slower than some more powerful premium models. The three-year limited warranty is another welcome addition.

To offer peace of mind in your decision, Greenworks’ products are backed by Pressure Washer Manufacturers’ Association certification, ensuring top quality and performance with every purchase.

Because it’s not as powerful as some more premium pressure washers, expect your tougher tasks to take a little more time to complete. A lack of a proper 0-degree nozzle is a bit of a disappointment, and would have aided greatly in tackling the tasks that are tougher for this machine.

The high-pressure hose can be tricky to deal with at times, and you may struggle a bit trying to uncoil it.

In what appears to be a theme here, people absolutely love the quality they receive for the amount they bought it for. They tend to be impressed by what this machine is able to accomplish with just a bit of patience and determination.

As with any product, there may be some occasional quality control issues with defective components. Thankfully, Greenworks’ support and warranty are there to deal with these instances as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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7Best for patio furniture

This exceptional machine’s power rivals that of gas-operated units.

If you need an electric pressure washer with the dirt-fighting power of a gasoline-powered one but without the fumes or hassles, plunk down your hard-earned money for the Ryobi 2300 PSI Electric Pressure Washer. Its forceful spray will blast away decades of filth from patio furniture, decks, and driveways.

Sometimes pressure washer is an ear-piercing undertaking that disturbs the neighbors’ carefully cultivated peace and quiet. However, the Ryobi is quieter than most gasoline-powered models.

The Ryobi 2300 PSI Electric Pressure Washer has a brushless motor, which means there are fewer moving parts and fewer chances to break down. Some electric pressure washer manufacturers cheap out by making their wands plastic. Ryobi doesn’t do that with this model.

You get a high-quality metal wand rated to 3300 PSI that’ll last a good long time. You also get extra-large wheels for the ultimate in maneuverability.

It’s challenging to wind up the hose after you’re done using it. It also has an annoying tendency to get twisted and tangled. That’s why many users recommend that you invest in a more pliable hose. There’s no way to adjust the spray unless you buy the optional attachment. This is a shame when so many other models have this feature.

It’s difficult to tighten the garden and high-pressure hose connections because they’re so close together.

Some customers say that the power that emanates from this superlative model is the best they’ve ever seen from an electrically operated pressure washer. This puts it light years ahead of comparable models.

Other users rave about its relatively quiet operation, a brushless motor that makes it virtually maintenance free, and the high-quality components which makes for exceptional durability.

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8Best Light-Duty Washer

Durable value cleaner excels at light-duty pressure washing.

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The 020681 is the latest in the S2000 line of pressure washers from Briggs & Stratton. The S2000 line earned its namesake due to a maximum output of up to 2000 PSI of pressure, and the 020681’s brushless induction motor produces this with 1.2 GPM of flow. While not the lightest, its compact form factor makes storage simple, being able to be tucked away under work-benches and other tight spaces.

The 020681 comes with four quick-connect nozzles, including a specialized turbo nozzle for even quicker cleaning. Also included is a 1-year limited warranty, which covers all included parts and accessories.

The welded-steel frame design offers a premium commercial-grade feel and greater reliability than competitors that are largely made of plastic. Its foldaway design makes storing easier than ever, folding into a form so compact you can even store it in the trunk of your car. It performs great on any light-duty job you can throw at it, especially with the included turbo nozzle.

The bottom-focused design prevents tipping, and the device has even passed a military-grade drop test, so you don’t have to worry if it does.

This is not a machine built for heavy-duty jobs but can handle lighter projects around the home with ease. If you use any third-party parts not included, and anything happens to your device, the incident may not be fully covered by the included warranty. Those with limited dexterity may grow frustrated with the layout of the hose connections, making them somewhat difficult to attach and remove.

Cord and hose management are adequate, but can certainly be improved upon in future iterations.

Customers love the device as a compact yet effective light-duty cleaning machine. Many praise the welded steel-frame construction as notably durable, helping to give the unit a more impressive build quality.

There are a number of complaints of defective, faulty, or leaky units, although as long as you act under warranty, you should be able to receive repairs or a replacement. There are mixed reviews of their customer support, with some users praising them and others facing a number of difficulties receiving service.

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    Briggs & Stratton S1800

    Price: Average

    The S1800 is a useful and compact cleaner, featuring the same foldaway design as the S2000. Unlike the S2000, the S1800 produces 1800 PSI of pressure at a rate of 1.2 GPM, but can still handle any light-duty project you can throw at it. The S1800 also features less included nozzles than its successor, although the ones that are included should cover most tasks.

    It comes included with three quick-connect nozzles, as well as a full 1-year warranty that covers all included parts and accessories.

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9Small Yet Mighty Powerhouse

Surprisingly powerful yet impressively compact cleaner.

Westinghouse is one of the most respected and renowned names in electronics and manufacturing with a legacy dating back to the late 1800s, and the ePX3050 proudly carries this legacy forward with new innovations and trusted quality.

With a unique form factor that’s only 16 inches tall and weighs only 19 pounds, this may be the easiest-to-store machine we’ve ever seen. Despite its small stature, it manages to pack plenty of power, with a core array of accessories to amplify it.

It’s uniquely tiny and lightweight form-factor is perhaps the most prominent immediate standout of this device, making maneuvering, using, and storing the easiest out of everything on this list. While you may think this would come at a sacrifice to raw power and performance, you’d actually be mistaken, with this machine standing toe-to-toe against almost any other on our list.

The shorter stature of this machine may be great for most people, but for those with more limited mobility, they may struggle needing to bend over to power on the device. While there is an onboard detergent dispenser, it would have been welcomed if they had integrated a dilution mechanism as well.

People love the ease-of-assembly and ease-of-use offered by this machine. Customers were also pleasantly surprised by the power produced by this compact cleaner, and how well it manages to readily handle pretty much any domestic project you can throw at it. People also appreciate the nozzles on offer that help amplify this cleaning capability.

Unfortunately, there are some quality control issues with this model. Users have reported missing and damaged components with their orders and various manufacturing defects that manifest within a couple of uses. Thankfully this is all covered and protected under the 3-year limited residential warranty.

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10Remarkably Powerful, and Affordable

Incredibly powerful while remaining remarkably affordable.

Powerhouse International is a respected manufacturer of quality pressure washers, and their 2022 Platinum Edition model proudly carries this tradition onward. It truly lives up to the Powerhouse name, delivering a near-unrivaled 3000 PSI at a maximum 2.2 GPM of flow.

It features five quick-connect nozzles, an array of additional accessories, and all the power needed to stand up against almost any job you can throw its way.

I think it goes without mentioning that the awe-inspiring power of this cleaning machine is the most significant standout feature on offer. With 3000 PSI coming out at 2.2 GPM, the Powerhouse 2022 Platinum Edition can tackle pretty much any task you throw at it. Pair this power with the vast array of accessories on offer, and you have a machine that can beat almost anything.

This machine has been thoroughly impressive with its pure cleaning prowess.

We have to admit, the warranty on offer from Powerhouse International could be better. While many competing units offer a two-to-three-year limited warranty against potential defects, Powerhouse only offers protection lasting a year.

It’s also worth noting that there is no detergent tank on this machine, which may undoubtedly be a negative to some prospective shoppers.

As mentioned throughout, customers are just as impressed as we are by the power on offer here, particularly at the price provided. People also really enjoy how well this pairs the array of accessories available, making this machine a must for most homeowners, thanks to its versatility.

As with any device, there may be quality control issues out of the factory. Some owners have reported instances of leaks and other possible defects. Given the sporadic nature of needing to pressure wash, some haven’t discovered these issues until their warranty expired.

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11Versatile Portability and Performance

This versatile and portable machine is perfect for cleaning smaller spaces.

The Stanley SLP2050 earned its namesake due to its pressure, delivering up to 2050 PSI at a rate of 1.4 GPM. The latest offering in the Stanley S line of pressure washers matches power with portability to deliver one of the most versatile cleaners available.

The SLP2050 is relatively lightweight at only 36 lbs and includes a 35-foot cable, a 25-foot soft, flexible hose, a 28oz detergent tank, and five nozzles for various cleaning jobs. It is also backed and protected by a 2-year limited warranty and lifetime customer service.

The Stanley SLP2050 offers a unique modular design that greatly enhances the versatility the machine can provide. Keep it on the cart for everyday cleaning around your home or property, remove it to use as a portable standalone cleaner for those hard-to-reach spaces, or even mount it on the wall of your garage for stationary projects. This design also makes storage simpler.

The professional-grade wand features 22mm connections to support professional power-washing accessories, offering even greater value than before.

If you’re looking for heavy-duty commercial-grade cleaning quality, this may not be the unit for you. While readily able to tackle any light to medium-duty cleaning job you can throw at it, the machine is not built for heavier jobs or excessive use. Overuse may lead to premature wearing and possible pump failure.

It should be noted to brand loyalists that these machines are private-label, produced by Annovi Reverberi, and using the Stanley name under license.

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Customers appreciate the lightweight build and overall versatility offered by the SLP2050. Removing the unit from the cart and easily carrying it around so they can get to those difficult-to-reach spots is a welcome feature that many appear to wish was more common.

Some customers have reported issues getting service for their purchase or even in contact with support in the first place. Your experience may vary.

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    Stanley SHP2150

    Price: Average

    The SHP2150 provides greater cleaning capability than the SLP2050, producing 2150 PSI of pressure at a rate of 1.4 GPM, and is able to tackle more medium and even some heavy-duty jobs, unlike its predecessor. The SHP2150 features the same hose, and cord length yet is notably lighter than the SLP2050 weighing only 26 pounds, albeit without the same portability.

    The 28oz detergent tank has the capacity to double as a foam cannon if desired. Included with the washer are four quick-connect nozzles, although it notably lacks a turbo/rotary nozzle. CU Score: 3,010.

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Ah the joys of owning your own pressure washer. For most homeowners, electric models like the ones we listed here are plenty powerful enough for your average cleaning tasks. If you need something that will tackle really heavy-duty tasks like paint stripping, deep stain removal, etc. you should probably consider a gas pressure washer. We have a few suggestions for those too.

What are the PROS/CONS of Gas vs. Electric

    Electric pressure washer PROS:

  • Quieter
  • Cheaper (average $150 – $250)
  • Easy storage
  • Can use indoors
  • Lighter

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    Electric pressure washer CONS:

  • Cord limits reach
  • Less power

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    Gas pressure washer PROS:

  • More power
  • Can be used anywhere outdoors, no power outlet needed

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    Gas pressure washer CONS:

  • More expensive (average $300 – $500)
  • Heavier
  • Louder
  • Cannot be used indoors

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Play it safe with pressure washers

Safety is a big concern with any pressure washer. Some people don’t understand that pressure washers can be dangerous. The very high pressure produced from the water stream can seriously injure people and some surfaces like car paint or glass. We’re talking skin lacerations, even amputations, plus kickback forces that can easily knock a person off a ladder.

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Pressure washers are a godsend for exterior cleaning, but you have to respect them. To stay safe, be sure to check out our beginner’s guide to using pressure washers safely.

Here are some basic safety tips for electric pressure washers:

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  1. Read and follow the manual!
  2. Wear protective clothing – long pants, goggles, work boots or other sturdy closed-toed footwear
  3. Start spraying surfaces about 2 feet away and gradually move closer, no closer than 6 inches
  4. Stay off ladders!
  5. Never EVER point the nozzle at any part of you, other people, pets, or plants
  6. Do NOT use extension cords for electric pressure washers
  7. Always plug into a GFCI outlet

Nozzles and other attachments

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Most pressure washers come with interchangeable nozzles that allow varying widths of water streams.

The typical types are:

  • red (0 degree)
  • yellow (15 degree)
  • green (25 degree)
  • white (40 degree)
  • black (soap)

According to Consumer Reports, as soon as you open the box, you should TOSS the red (0 degree nozzle). It’s the highest pressure nozzle and shoots a very narrow stream of water, which makes it capable of serious physical injury and property damage. You will rarely, if ever, have a cleaning job that requires a 0 degree nozzle. Just pretend it was never there…

There are other attachments and accessories you may find helpful for your pressure washer. Some of these you have to buy from the washer’s manufacturer, while some are universal. Here are a few:

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    Surface cleaner

    Spinning bar that delivers water stream over a big surface area. Good for large areas like a driveway.

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    Rotary nozzle

    Sometimes called a turbo nozzle, sometimes included as a bonus nozzle in the box. Produces a spinning narrow water spray. Good for stubborn stains and grime buildup.

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    Pressure washing broom

    Like the surface cleaner, splits single jet into two or three for cleaning large areas. Good for car or boat washing.

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    Wand extension

    Helps you reach high areas so you don’t need a ladder.

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    Hose extension

    For cleaners with shorter (20 ft or less) hoses, you may want a hose extension. Though this could lessen the pressure somewhat, it’s better than putting yourself in a dangerous position to reach an area for cleaning.


Troubleshooting Tips & Tricks

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During our research, we came across customer and manufacturer suggestions for fixing various issues that may arise with a pressure washer. With electric models, the most common complaints involve the motor not starting and pressure loss. If you’re not confident with your fix-it skills, take your machine to a local repairman or call the manufacturer to see about a replacement. But for those fix-it folks among you, try these tricks.

For motors that no longer start:

  1. Check the reset button on the plug. It’s possible to trip it while plugging it into the power outlet outside.
  2. Try a pump protector lubricant after each use, like this one from Briggs & Stratton. Leftover water in the unit can seize up the pump’s internal gaskets. You screw the plastic threads on the lubricant bottle into the threaded garden hose inlet on the pressure washer and squeeze the trigger on the bottle. It’s especially good for use before extended storage (winter, for instance) and before first startup the next season.
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  4. There could be an electrical issue within the GFCI plug of the power washer itself, especially if it’s left out in the rain or where there’s lots of humidity. With the unit unplugged, use a screwdriver to take the cover off of the cleaner’s GFCI plug. If you see lots of moisture trapped in the plug, that can prevent it from running. You can buy a replacement plug at the hardware store or one like this Leviton brand online. Just reconnect the wires to the new GFCI plug (black wire to gold connector, white to silver) and turn the screws to secure the wires. Screw down the “U” shaped stress clamps that come with the new plug. Then attach the new cover, and try starting up the machine.

For pressure loss:

  1. The nozzle may have a blockage. Turn the pressure washer off, and bleed air out of the system. Remove the nozzle. Hold the nozzle by the sides with the front of the nozzle facing you. Using the spray tip cleaning tool or a straightened paper clip, try pushing the clog back the way it came. Rinse the nozzle thoroughly front and back. Replace the nozzle and try washing with it again. If the nozzle remains clogged, remove it and repeat the process. If still clogged, try soaking the nozzle in hot water and then try washing again.
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  3. Try a different nozzle – you might not be using the right one.
  4. Look to see if the hoses are kinked and straighten them out.
  5. Check the inlet and un-loader valves. If clogged, clean them or replace with new valves.
  6. For pulsating pressure, turn off the machine and try bleeding air from the hose by squeezing the trigger.

Still having trouble? Try looking up troubleshooting videos like this one about troubleshooting a Karcher pressure washer. If all else fails, call the manufacturer if your warranty is still in effect to see if they can help. If your warranty has expired, you’ll probably just have to purchase a new one.

Final Thoughts

Well, that just about covers everything you need to know about the very best electric pressure washers of 2022. I hope that this information has been helpful for you and will better guide not only your final purchasing decision but in owning and maintaining your very own electric power washer.

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We understand the complexity and confusion that comes with making a major purchase for your home, which is precisely why the Cleanup Expert is here to help you through every step of the buying process, from researching models all the way to maintaining them.

Our comprehensive guides and helpful advice have been carefully crafted to assist you throughout your ownership of your new electric pressure washer. Now you’re prepared with all the information you need, so that you can better focus on tackling the dirt, stains, and grime around your property!

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FAQs

What is the number one electric pressure washer? ›

After more than 80 hours of research and two weeks using eight pressure washer models to clean cars, outdoor chairs, and more, we found that the best pressure washer for most homeowners is the Ryobi RY142300 2300 PSI Brushless Electric Pressure Washer.

Who makes the most powerful electric pressure washer? ›

Greenworks Pro 3000 PSI Brushless Pressure Washer

With 3000 PSI and 2.0 GPM (1.1 GPM @ 3000 PSI) and PWMA certification to back it up, the Greenworks 5110502VT is the most powerful electric pressure washer we've seen and it earns our pick as the best electric pressure washer of the year.

What is the best PSI for a home pressure washer? ›

Reliable on all the toughest jobs, pressure washers with 3,200 to 4,200 PSI offer enough power to strip away paint and remove the toughest stains. They work well on solid surfaces, especially stone and brick.

How long do electric pressure washers last? ›

When it comes to durability, gas pressure washers trump electric pressure washers. Gas-powered units can last for ten years, easy. Electric pressure washers, on the other hand, tend to only last 3 to 5 years, depending on the maintenance.

Are electric pressure washers any good? ›

Electrical pressure washers have the benefit of lower upfront costs and few additional maintenance needs. Electric pressure washers cost less on average, are easier to start and weigh less than gas models. They are also quieter than gas models, due to the lower psi.

What pressure washers do professionals? ›

Simpson PowerShot 4400 PSI 4.0 GPM Gas Pressure Washer PS60843. It's tough to beat the power and price of Simpson's PowerShot PS60843 as the best commercial pressure washer. With 4400 PSI and 4.0 GPM, it has all the power most professionals need before moving up to pull-behind pressure washers.

What PSI is good for pressure washing a driveway? ›

To clean concrete effectively, use a power washer with a pressure rating of at least 3000 psi and a flow rate of at least 4 gallons per minute (gpm).

Which electric pressure washer has the highest GPM? ›

Comparison Chart of 5 Most Powerful
Brand/ManufacturerCleaning Units (PSI x GPM)
Ultimate Washer72,500
Pressure Pro28,000
Shark/Karcher25,000
Kranzle20,900
1 more row
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What's more important in a pressure washer PSI or GPM? ›

Which is more important PSI or GPM? PSI and GPM are both equally important when choosing a pressure washer. The PSI refers to the amount of pressure and GPM refers to the flow. You must have the correct combination of PSI and GPM to have the most ideal pressure washing

pressure washing
Pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Pressure_washing
system for your needs.

What is the difference between a power washer and a pressure washer? ›

The main difference is that power washing

power washing
Pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Pressure_washing
uses highly pressurized steam to do the cleaning while pressure washing just uses unheated tap water, without the help of a heating element.

Will a 1600 psi pressure washer clean concrete? ›

Concrete and asphalt require more cleaning power. You'll want to use the turbo nozzle on the 1600 PSI for hard-to-clean driveways, sidewalks, and patios as well as brick paving. For wood decks and painted surfaces, switch to the gentler 40-degree nozzle.

What size pressure washer do I need for a 2 story house? ›

What Pressure Washer Should You Use To Clean A Home? If you need to clean a two-story house, you'll need a heavy-duty or extra heavy-duty pressure washer. This will give you a water pressure of 2,800 PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) or higher and three to four GPM (gallons per minute) of water.

How much PSI do I need to pressure wash my boat? ›

Around 1,500 to 2,000 PSI is best for general cleaning of boat hulls, which can be vulnerable to damage as they age.

What do I need to know before buying a pressure washer? ›

Find the Best Pressure Washer

That power is measured by pressure output — in pounds per square inch (PSI) — and water volume — in gallons per minute (GPM). A pressure washer rated with a higher PSI and GPM cleans better and faster but often costs more than lower-rated units.

How many gpm pressure washer do I need? ›

If you're still wondering what the best combination is, we recommend starting with something in the 3000 – 3500 PSI/2.0 – 2.5 GPM range. These pressure washers are good for most homeowners, as they tend to work very efficiently and are still affordable.

What is the PSI for house siding? ›

Gas will give you more power, but you really only need 1300 to 1600 PSI for most exterior cleaning needs, including vinyl siding. Gas pressure washers usually range from 2000 – 4000 PSI and cost more than electric.

Can I use an extension cord with an electric pressure washer? ›

Do not use an extension cord. They can drastically shorten the life of your machine. If you must use one, it must be 12 gauge wire if over 25 feet in length. Using any length of 16, 18 or lighter gauge extension cord will not supply enough power to your pressure washer and the motor will not start or run properly.

How often should you pressure wash concrete? ›

For concrete surfaces with minimal traffic, power washing

power washing
Pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Pressure_washing
might only be necessary once every two years or so. That said, most experts would recommend that you wash your concrete at least once a year just to be safe.

Can electric pressure washer clean concrete? ›

There's no doubt that electric pressure washers from 1,300 to 2,300 psi can wash a concrete driveway, but it'll take longer. If you have a large driveway with lots of stains, you'll want more power to do the job faster.

How much PSI do I need to clean my deck? ›

For cleaning a wooden deck, you'll be best served by using the lowest pressure setting that's still effective. For soft woods like cedar or pine, this is usually about 500 to 600 psi. For harder woods, it can go up to 1200 to 1500 psi. Choose the right tip to use as well.

Is 3000 PSI good for a pressure washer? ›

2,000 - 2,900 PSI: This is a moderate strength unit used heavier residential tasks. These units are commonly sold as either electric or gas pressure washers. 3,000 - 6,900 PSI: These high pressure models are what professional pressure washers and contractors usually use.

Which pressure washer has the best warranty? ›

Editor's pick: Simpson Clean Machine 61083 Gas Pressure Washer. Simpson has been making pressure washers for over 50 years. They're known as trustworthy, durable, and offer a solid two-year warranty.

Are Simpson and DeWalt pressure washers the same? ›

In 2009 they reached a deal with The Black & Decker Corp (owners of the DeWalt trademark) to manufacture and sell their washers under the DeWalt name. Yes, this does mean that DeWalt and Simpson washers are exactly the same. In fact, they are made on the exact same assembly line in Decatur, Arkansas.

What is the best pressure washer for concrete? ›

Best for Concrete: DEWALT 4400 PSI at 4.0 GPM Gas Pressure Washer Powered by Honda. For washing concrete and other surfaces that require serious power, you need a model like the DEWALT 4400 PSI Gas Pressure Washer. This tough piece of machinery is designed for professionals.

What do you spray on concrete before pressure washing? ›

Ensure proper cleaning by spraying concrete with bottle of spray degreaser, keeping a distance of 6 inches from surface. Scrub degreaser into concrete using stiff brush or pressure-washer attachment tool.

Should I seal my driveway after pressure washing? ›

Again, yes. You absolutely should. Concrete is a very porous material and sealing it makes all the difference when it comes to its maintenance and longevity. After pressure washing your concrete driveway, it is imperative that you wait until it is completely dry before sealing it.

How much PSI do you need to clean an asphalt driveway? ›

Use 3,000-4,000 PSI for concrete or asphalt, or 2,000-3,000 PSI for brick. Use a product that's made for your conditions (oil stains, moss, etc.). Use a push broom if you have one, otherwise any broom will work. Use safety glasses, work gloves, work shoes and hearing protection.

Are electric pressure washers any good? ›

Electrical pressure washers have the benefit of lower upfront costs and few additional maintenance needs. Electric pressure washers cost less on average, are easier to start and weigh less than gas models. They are also quieter than gas models, due to the lower psi.

How much PSI do I need to clean my driveway? ›

What PSI pressure washer do I need to clean concrete? To clean concrete effectively, use a power washer with a pressure rating of at least 3000 psi and a flow rate of at least 4 gallons per minute (gpm).

What is the PSI for house siding? ›

Gas will give you more power, but you really only need 1300 to 1600 PSI for most exterior cleaning needs, including vinyl siding. Gas pressure washers usually range from 2000 – 4000 PSI and cost more than electric.

What's more important in a pressure washer PSI or GPM? ›

Which is more important PSI or GPM? PSI and GPM are both equally important when choosing a pressure washer. The PSI refers to the amount of pressure and GPM refers to the flow. You must have the correct combination of PSI and GPM to have the most ideal pressure washing

pressure washing
Pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Pressure_washing
system for your needs.

What is the difference between a power washer and a pressure washer? ›

The main difference is that power washing

power washing
Pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Pressure_washing
uses highly pressurized steam to do the cleaning while pressure washing just uses unheated tap water, without the help of a heating element.

How much PSI should a pressure washer have for washing a car? ›

The appropriate PSI setting for car washing that's safe to use and won't damage your car is 1200-1900 PSI. Another feature that's necessary for a car cleaning pressure washer is the right GPM (gallons per minute), meaning the amount of water flow per minute, which is 1.4-1.6 GPM.

Can you use an extension cord with an electric power washer? ›

Do not use an extension cord. They can drastically shorten the life of your machine. If you must use one, it must be 12 gauge wire if over 25 feet in length. Using any length of 16, 18 or lighter gauge extension cord will not supply enough power to your pressure washer and the motor will not start or run properly.

What do you spray on concrete before pressure washing? ›

Ensure proper cleaning by spraying concrete with bottle of spray degreaser, keeping a distance of 6 inches from surface. Scrub degreaser into concrete using stiff brush or pressure-washer attachment tool.

Should I seal my driveway after pressure washing? ›

Again, yes. You absolutely should. Concrete is a very porous material and sealing it makes all the difference when it comes to its maintenance and longevity. After pressure washing your concrete driveway, it is imperative that you wait until it is completely dry before sealing it.

Will a 2000 PSI pressure washer clean a driveway? ›

There's no doubt that electric pressure washers from 1,300 to 2,300 psi can wash a concrete driveway, but it'll take longer. If you have a large driveway with lots of stains, you'll want more power to do the job faster.

What kind of pressure washer do professionals use? ›

Gas pressure washers, on the other hand, are gas-powered machines that are commonly used by professional pressure washing

pressure washing
Pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Pressure_washing
services. Gas pressure washers are more expensive — usually at a price point above $300 — heavier, noisier and bulkier than electric pressure washers.

What is the best exterior house cleaner? ›

  • BEST OVERALL: Mold Armor E-Z House Wash.
  • RUNNER UP: 30 SECONDS Cleaners Hose End Sprayer Outdoor Cleaner.
  • BEST FOR MILDEW: Wet & Forget Moss Mold Mildew & Algae Stain Remover.
  • ALSO CONSIDER: Jomax Mildew Remover House Siding Cleaner Concentrate.
6 Jul 2021

Should I use soap when power washing my house? ›

Should I use soap when power washing my house? It's not necessary, but you can absolutely use soap or detergent when pressure washing your house. Washing with a mixture of soap and water will ensure your siding is spotless when you're finished.

What is a good gpm for an electric pressure washer? ›

If you're still wondering what the best combination is, we recommend starting with something in the 3000 – 3500 PSI/2.0 – 2.5 GPM range. These pressure washers are good for most homeowners, as they tend to work very efficiently and are still affordable.

How much gpm do I need for a driveway? ›

Along with 3000 psi of pressure, the recommended flow rate for cleaning the driveway is 3 gallons per minute (GPM).

Is 2300 psi too much for a car? ›

You should also never set your pressure washer above 2,200 psi when washing your car. 1,500 psi is really all you need to get a good deep clean; any pressure higher than that won't make a noticeable performance difference.

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