There can be no better way to clean just about anything than using a pressure washer or if you prefer, a power washer. These machines are found in most professional auto shops and many other commercial settings. Power washers are also very popular amongst homeowners. For cleaning your car, getting rid of stubborn dirt and oil stains from your driveway, deck, roof, drain or cleaning sidings and other exterior walls you can’t beat a pressure washer. They clean about five times faster than using a hosepipe and use about five times less water.
This article is going to help you understand these machines better and provide a review of the best pressure washers on the market. Whether it’s an electric pressure washer or gas-powered model you’re looking for, we’ve done some in-depth research to find the best options in a variety of price categories. I have no doubt that you should find the best option for needs and your budget amongst the power washers in this review.
To help you make an informed decision, let’s first cover some of the terminology and technical details concerning pressure washers.
Deciding between a gas pressure washer and one that’s powered by an electric motor isn’t too difficult. Like most equipment, using a gas engine means more power. Of course, gas has its disadvantages. These engines can be quite noisy and they require maintenance. Not to mention that starting an electric power washer is effortless – it starts with the touch of a button. In a nutshell, electric pressure washers are the ideal choice for most homeowners and small auto shops. Farmers and large-scale commercial enterprises might prefer the extra water volume and pressure that you’ll get from a gas-powered machine.
A pressure washer uses a specialized pump to generate a high-pressure water stream that is then sent through a pipe to the wand which is held by the operator. The wand has a nozzle that controls the aperture of the water feed. Basically, the width of the water stream is controlled by the nozzle. This means that you can choose a lower water volume with higher pressure for removing particularly stubborn dirt or a higher volume with less pressure for surfaces that may become damaged by the intense pressure of a narrow nozzle. At extremely high pressure, painted surfaces can easily be damaged.
There are two types of pumps that are commonly used in a power washer. Axial cam pumps are the cheaper option, running directly off the pump motor or engine. These are considered to be light to medium duty pumps and are very common in the pressure washers used by homeowners. A triplex pump uses three pistons and are known as reciprocating positive-displacement pumps. This gives them a much smoother water flow, as well as increasing the water flow. Because of their heavier duty application, triplex pumps have stronger components and bearings.
When distinguishing the power and, therefore, the cleaning capabilities of a pressure washer, three units of measurement are used.
- Gallons per Minute (GPM) indicates the water flow rate. In other words, how much water the pressure washer uses per minute. Generally, a power washer will have a flow rate of 1-5 GPM. A higher flow rate will enable you to clean a larger area in the shortest time. European manufacturers will often express this in liters per minute, 1 gallon is equivalent to 3.79 liters.
- Pounds per Square Inch (PSI) is the standard US measurement for pressure. European manufacturers may make use of (Kilo-Pascal) KPA or Bar to indicate pressure – 1 PSI = 6.89 KPA or 0.069 Bar. Pressure washers can have a pressure rating of between 1000 and 3500 PSI. The pressure indicates the force with which the water cleans. A high pressure will remove more stubborn dirt and dislodge heavier material.
- Cleaning Power (CP) can also be referred to as cleaning units. This is simply the combined power of the water flow and its pressure, giving us an idea of the basic cleaning power of one pressure washer when compared to another. The formula for calculating cleaning power is GPM X PSI.
Best Electric Pressure Washers and Best Gas Powered Pressure Washers
Having covered the basics, it’s time to move onto our review of the best pressure washers. To keep things easy for you, we’ve separated this into two sections:
These machines are generally more popular among home users. This is both because of their lower cost and the fact that they are compact portable machines. There are a few simple safety aspects to remember when using an electric pressure washer. Most importantly, electricity and water are not friends – we all know this. Electric pressure washers will be GFCI protected to prevent injury from contact between the electric current and the ground through the water. It’s still advisable to keep your electric socket elevated so that there is no chance of it becoming submerged in water as you use the power washer. They are, none the less, very easy and safe machines to use. In most cases, an electric pressure pump will use an axial cam pump – they’re not intended for heavy-duty work. The pumps specs are seldom given for these, smaller, power washers. Unless otherwise specified, we can assume that an electric pressure washer uses an axial cam pump.
1. Sun Joe SPX3000 Pressure Joe 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure Washer
The Sun Joe brand is synonymous with affordable, good quality outdoor equipment for the domestic user. So we can’t call the Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer an industrial machine – you’d have to pay a lot more if that’s what you’re looking for. If you want an excellent power washer to use around the home without paying too much, this one will make your day.
With a very powerful 14.5A (1800W) motor, the Sun Joe SPX3000 will blast away any dirt and grime with 2030 PSI pressure at 1.76 GPM. It’s built to be user-friendly and very safe with a Total Stop System (TSS) that will switch the power washer off completely when the trigger is released.
A selection of 5 quick-connect spray tips come with the pressure washer. A 0-degree nozzle gives you very high-pressure pin spray for removing heavy dirt like from underneath your car’s engine. You can step up the angle of the spray nozzle incrementally: 15; 25 and 40-degrees. There’s also a soap nozzle for applying detergent. Two detergent bottles, each holding 0.9L (30.4 Oz) make this pressure washer really convenient. The detergent reservoirs unclip easily and you can switch between them with a simple dial. The 20-Ft high-pressure hose gives you a really good working area and a 34” extendable wand helps you reach all sorts of places easily. You’ll have no problem reaching the second story of your home or underneath your car. It has a 20-Ft power cord which is a really convenient length. It weighs only 31 LBS and has a good carrying handle for easy portability.
Storage is effortless and tidy with a hanger for the hose and power cord, as well as a convenient position for stowing the wand. There is a great selection of optional extras for the Sun Joe SPX3000 which include extension high-pressure hoses, a rotary brush and patio cleaning attachment.
After following up on customer reviews, I found that there have been some complaints about the plastic fitting that connects the water inlet to your garden hose. The plastic fitting that comes with pressure washer doesn’t seem to be all that great. Sun Joe will replace this with a brass fitting under warranty. This leaves me wondering why they don’t just supply the brass fitting as standard. Perhaps this is only a problem in areas that have a higher water pressure from the utility company. Either way, this is a minor problem and is easily rectified.
When it comes down to it, the Sun Joe SPX3000 is a really fantastic power washer at a great price and comes with a 2-year warranty.
2. GreenWorks GPW1602 13 amp 1600 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer
Another brand that has won the hearts of homeowners everywhere is GreenWorks. The GreenWorks GPW1602 is a good deal cheaper than the Sun Joe SPX3000. It is, however, slightly limited when compared to the Sun Joe, both in terms of power and functionality.
The 13A motor provides 1600 PSI pressure and 1.2 GPM of water flow. So it’s a fairly light-duty pressure washer, though it’s powerful enough for car cleaning and most other home DIY purposes. It’s also limited to two quick-change nozzles (15 & 45-degrees). The detergent bottle is an in-line design, meaning that it fits onto the high-pressure hose at the wand. There are mixed feelings as to whether the detergent should be supplied at the pump or at the hose. Personally, I don’t feel too strongly about this – both system work just fine. Having the bottle at the wand can mean that it gets in the way sometimes whilst working, though it isn’t really a big inconvenience.
One thing that makes the GreenWorks GPW1602 really easy to use is the very compact and lightweight design. It weighs only 17.5 LBS. This means that it’s super easy to carry in one hand while you’re working. Being able to carry it with you as you move means that you won’t be snagging the high-pressure hose too easily. The pressure hose is still conveniently long at 20-Ft and the power cord is longer than many others at 35-FT. It’s a very versatile little power washer for moving about.
For convenience and compact storage, you really can’t beat the GreenWorks GPW1602. Even though it’s not the most powerful machine, I can see why many people rate this as one of the best small electric pressure washers. It’s a great little machine and comes with a 1-year warranty.
3. Yard Force 1600 PSI 1.2 GPM All-in-1 Electric Power Pressure Washer
In many ways, the Yard Force 1600 PSI pressure washer compares very closely to the GreenWorks model that we’ve just reviewed. Both power washers have the same power, using a 13A electric motor, they cost almost the same and are equally lightweight and compact.
The Yard Force weighs half a pound less than the GreenWorks model at 17 LBS. It’s a very different shape and offers better storage solutions for the high-pressure hose and wand. There are two small wheels that allow you to pull it around like a cart. Though with such a low weight, I wonder how important these wheels are. With 1600 PSI pressure and 1.2 GPM water flow, the Yard Force has the same cleaning power as the GreenWorks GPW1062. It has two standard quick-connect nozzles – a 25-degree and soap nozzle. It also has a high-pressure turbo nozzle, which is basically a low angle nozzle – I guess somewhere around 5-degrees or less which is great for high-pressure intensive cleaning.
The Yard Force 1600 PSI pressure cleaner has a large built-in detergent bottle, holding 32-OZ. The 19-Ft quick connect pressure hose is convenient and easy to use as is the trigger control wand.
Easily the best power washer when it comes all-in-one convenience. The Yard Force 1600 PSI pressure washer has really easy storage options and is in compact square shape, making it easy to store anywhere. This is as good as any of the best smaller pressure washers when it comes to quality and has a 2-year warranty.
4. Powerhouse International – The Force 2000 – 1.6 GPM 2000 PSI Electric Pressure Washer
If you want more power from a compact electric pressure washer, the Powerhouse International Force 2000 is going to blow yo away. It costs a little more than the previous two but offers you quite a lot more, making it worth the extra dollars. The Powerhouse deserves its name with 2000 PSI pressure (3000 PSI initial boost pressure) and 1.6 GP water flow.
Apart from being a powerful machine, you’re also getting a lot of extras when you buy the Powerhouse International. You’ll get a rotating brush patio cleaner and a spinning turbo nozzle. Of course, there’s an adjustable multifunction nozzle which adjusts from a wide to narrow angle. It has the inclusion of TSS, like most electric power washers and you get a reasonably sized soap dispensing bottle that attaches to the wand.
The Powerhouse weighs only 23.8-pounds, has large wheels and an easy-grip handle. It’s a great machine as far portability goes and all your pipes and accessories store perfectly on the pressure washer. This includes a storage drum for the high-pressure hose which has a retractable handle. The 30FT power cord gives a good range for working and the power socket is GFCI protected.
The powerhouse International Force 2000 offers you a lot for your money and has been met much praise from countless customers. As one of the best pressure washers in its class, this machine is really worth considering.
5. Realm BY01-HBE 1500 PSI Electric Pressure Washer, 1.50 GPM/11 Amp
The Realm BY01-HBE can be seen as the best budget pressure washer. It’s also incredibly compact and easy to use. Being a cheaper power washer than most, it doesn’t have the best power but this shouldn’t a big sacrifice for most users as it’s still a reasonably powerful machine with 1500 PSI and 1.5 GPM flow.
Weighing only 17.45-pounds with a design that resembles a small canister vacuum cleaner with large wheels, the Realm is a really easy power cleaner to use and just as convenient when it comes to storage. From the multi-piston 1600W pump to the 19 FT high-pressure hose, this pressure washer shows a high level of quality. This is great to see on a power washer that costs less than most.
The trigger wand has an adjustable nozzle for wide angle gentle cleaning and narrow-angle intensive blasting. A 15.2 OZ detergent bottle comes with the pressure washer and there’s a whole bunch of optional extras which includes a turbo brush patio cleaner and an extension wand. As to be expected, the Realm also has TSS auto shutoff.
Bargain hunters who don’t want to sacrifice on quality or customer service will be rushing to get their hands the Realm BY01-HBE. For a small sacrifice as far as power goes, you’re getting a great power washer at a magnificent price.
6. Karcher K1700 Electric Power Pressure Washer 1700 PSI TruPressure
If you know anything about power washers, you’ll know that we can’t give a review of the best electric pressure washers without including a Karcher model. We’ve chosen the Karcher K1700 which is one of their cheaper models and isn’t the most powerful in their range of electric power washers. Even though Karcher supplies more powerful machines, the K1700 compares well with the others in this review. It has an excellent pressure rating of 1700 PSI and the flow rate is perfectly acceptable at 1.2 GPM.
The Karcher K1700 simply smacks of quality. The metal (looks like aluminum) frame is tough, lightweight and very well constructed. It has a great handle and large wheels, so moving the 20.7-pound Karcher K1700 is a breeze. The quality of this power washer carries through into the details, like the brass quick connect fittings that are made to last. It comes with three standard nozzles – Turbo for high-pressure cleaning; a 15-degree all-purpose nozzle and a soap nozzle.
It has a 0.5-gallon detergent tank with a large filler cap and is really convenient and easy to use. The standard 20Ft hose is standard for a power washer this size, but there’s an optional 50Ft pressure hose available for those who require a longer one. The power cord is 35Ft, which is a good length. A removable bin provides storage for the pipes, wand and any other accessories and it has a neat position on the handle for storing the power cord. The foot operated on-off switch is a really useful feature, this is a very convenient and easy pressure washer to use and store.
Many of us have come to trust Karcher as one of the best brands when it comes to pressure washers. The Karcher K1700 is very reasonably priced for such a quality piece of equipment. It’s powerful, user-friendly, incredibly durable, and has a 3-year warranty.
7. Stanley SLP2050 2050 psi 2-in-1 Electric Pressure Washer
The Stanley SLP2050 may cost more than some of the others in its class, but it does have some outstanding features. The build quality is excellent with a sturdy metal frame and large wheels for easy portability. It provides above average pressure for a power washer of this size – 2050 PSI. Water flow is also good at 1.4 GPM. It’s nice to see that Stanley has chosen to use high-quality brass quick connect fittings. Looking at all the components of this pressure washer, it seems to be a very durable machine.
It comes with five interchangeable nozzles: a 0-degree high-pressure nozzle; 15-degree nozzle; 25-degree nozzle; a rotary (turbo) nozzle for extra cleaning power and a low-pressure soap nozzle. The 25 Ft high-pressure hose should be long enough for most people and, like most others, this power washer has the option of extending the hose if needed. The power cord is 35-feet long and it has a 28 OZ detergent tank.
The design of the Stanley gives you the best versatility with onboard storage and really cool frame design. The pressure washer can be detached from the frame in seconds. This means that you can choose to wheel it around or carry it in one hand whilst working. Though it’s not the best for carrying as it’s heavier than many others at just over 36 LBS. Of course, a few of these pounds make up the weight of the frame, so you won’t be carrying all this weigh when it’s detached from the frame. There’s also an optional wall-mount kit for those who prefer to keep it permanently installed. The 28 OZ soap tank is easily accessible and you won’t have any problem filling it.
The Stanley SLP2050 certainly ranks highly amongst the best pressure washers. It’s a well-made piece of machinery and has one of the most versatile designs, excellent for all kinds of jobs around the yard. Stanley has a long-standing reputation for quality and this power washer comes with a 2-year warranty.
8. Ford FPWEF2.1-1800 1800PSI Electric Pressure Washer
The Ford FPWEF2.1-1800 comes at a very reasonable price and you get a full spectrum of accessories with your purchase. It’s a nicely designed power washer and is built to an excellent quality standard, using aluminum and durable plastic.
The 13.5A motor provides a good deal of power, giving you 1800 PSI pressure with a rated flow of 1.6 GPM. The adjustable nozzle on the wand has four positions providing for a turbo wash, a high-pressure spray, wide fan spray, and low-pressure soap setting. It has an onboard soap tank which is easy to remove. The 25-foot high-pressure hose stores neatly onto a caddy with a handle for rolling it up and the 35-foot power cord also has a well-placed storage solution at the back of the handle. All the bits and pieces have been thought about and have excellent storage compartments. Over and above the usual pressure washer items, you also get a rotating brush attachment as well as a wheel-detailing brush. It’s always nice to get a few extras for your money and these attachments will come handy.
At 24.5-pounds, the Ford FPWEF2.1 is an easy machine to move around and an excellent handle along with large wheels make this a pleasure to use anywhere. A great combination of affordability and some really handy extras make this a fantastic deal. The Ford FPWEF2.1 is certainly one of the best value pressure washers in its price bracket.
9. AR Blue Clean AR390SS 2000 psi Electric Pressure Washer
Annovi Reverberi is an Italian company that has been manufacturing world-class high-pressure pumps for every type of application for over half a century. Considering the design and build of this remarkable machine, it’s exceptionally cheap. In my opinion, the AR Blue Clean AR390SS is the best pressure washer in that it offers an excellent machine at a very affordable price.
Using a 14A motor to drive the really efficient tri-axial (three pistons), the AR390SS has some of the best power specs – 2000 PSI with 1.4 GPM water flow. The standard 30 FT high-pressure hose is longer than most and has a really convenient storage drum on the handle. Like most of the best pressure washers, there’s great onboard storage for all the components. The 35 FT power cord also stores away neatly.
The professional wand is super cool and you get a full selection of quick-change nozzles: 0-degrees; 25-degrees; a turbo nozzle and a soap nozzle. A large onboard 48 OZ detergent tank also makes things easy. For this class of power washer, the AR Blue AR390SS is heavier than most. It weighs 40-pounds which may be on the heavy side for some, but this also gives one an indication that this pressure washer probably uses some heavy-duty components which really isn’t a bad thing.
There’s no need to be concerned about customer service. Even though AR is an Italian company they have service centers in the US and their reputation for customer service is known to be great. Possibly the best combination of quality, power and price, the AR390SS is a remarkable pressure washer with a 1-year warranty. I can wholly recommend this as my personal choice amongst the best electric pressure washers.
You’re going to be paying more for a gas-powered pressure washer than you would for an electric one. Then you also have some maintenance costs that you wouldn’t have with an electric machine. So you’d expect to get more from a gas-powered pressure washer.
Using a gas engine generally means that the machine has more power and you can expect higher water pressure and GPM flow rates from a gas power washer. Because gas pressure washers are intended for heavy-duty use, they are usually more robust than electric equivalents. Some will use a triplex pump as opposed to the axial cam pumps used in most electric machines. Though, this doesn’t mean that all gas-powered pressure washers use triplex pumps. Even when an axial cam pump is fitted to a gas engine, it will be larger and tougher than those used in cheaper electric machines.
So for commercial use, like auto shops and factories, a gas-powered pressure washer is the machine for the job. While most home users prefer the convenience and affordability of electric pressure washers, there are those may require more pressure or simply want a more robust machine for doing more than just the odd cleaning job or weekly car wash.
10. SIMPSON Cleaning MSH3125-S 3100 PSI at 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer
Between the best gas-powered pressure washers that we’ll be reviewing, the Simpson MSH3125-S is the most expensive. It’s one of the most powerful and there are several reasons why I fell it’s the best of the gas models that we’ll be reviewing. A big reason why I say this is the fact that they use a Honda engine, though there are a few more aspects to the Simpson that seems to suggest that this is a very robust machine.
The Honda GC190, 187cc, OHV engine that powers the Simpson MSH3125-S is a magnificent beast. It is very fuel efficient, as well as being both EPA and CARB certified – good news for Californians. This is certainly one of the best small engines ever built. In my experience, Honda engines last for decades and parts are always easy to get. When you take your first look at the Simpson MHS125-S, it’s clear that this power washer is built to work. It has an incredibly strong steel frame with a front end that bends upward to protect the engine and pump. Then there are those huge 10” pneumatic tires, fitted to tough steel rims. It’s clear that there’s been no compromise when it comes to durability and quality.
The OEM axial cam pump is bigger and more robust than most and uses solid brass fittings. It produces 3100 PSI pressure and 2.5 GPM flow rate. The 25 Ft Moreflex high-pressure hose is yet another example of no expense being spared on quality components. This is a strong hose that will not kink easily and wraps neatly around a hose hanger on the handle. The professional grade wand has a safety lock-out and you get 5 nozzles with the pressure washer: 0; 15, 25 and 40-degrees as well as a soap nozzle. The nozzles are color-coded for quick selection and store on a dashboard that’s quick and easy to access.
Despite being a heavy-duty power washer with a very solid frame, the Simpson MHS125-S is refreshingly light, weighing only 74 LBS. One thing that might concern some users is that the Simpson doesn’t have a detergent tank. It has a siphon pipe for using detergent, so this is not really a big deal. It means that when using soap, you’ll need to place the detergent pipe into the bottle or use any container that works for you.
If you’re looking for a tough powerful gas-powered pressure washer, the Simpson MHS125-S is easily the best that you’ll find. When compared to other heavy-duty gas power washers, the Simpson really isn’t too expensive. The engine is warrantied for 2 years, the pump for 1-year and the frame carries a 5-year warranty.
11. Karcher G2200 Performance Series Gas Power
The Karcher G2200 gas-powered pressure washer isn’t much more expensive than a lot of electric power washers. Then again, it isn’t much more powerful either. Being a Karcher, you can bet that it’s a quality robust pressure washer. Though I wouldn’t say it’s of the same heavy-duty quality as the mighty Simpson MHS125-S. The powder coated frame seems durable enough but pales in comparison to that of the Simpson. Likewise, the solid rubber wheels aren’t as impressive and more like the standard wheels you’ll find on most equipment of this nature.
The Karcher KPS 159cc engine is a good unit and works perfectly, delivering 2200 PSI and 2 GPM from an axial cam pump. Although this is not a triplex pump (neither is the Simpson), it’s a tough piece of machinery with an aluminum head and quality brass fittings. The engine is both CARB and EPA certified. It comes with four professional-style nozzles, 0; 25 and 40-degrees, as well as a 65-degree soap nozzle. Like the Simpson, the Karcher has no detergent tank, only a siphon pipe that works in the way as the Simpson. All the pipes, the wand, and nozzles have excellent storage on the pressure washer.
At a weight of 60-pounds, this is no heavyweight. It’s really easy to move and the handle folds down for compact storage. The PVC high-pressure hose 25 FT long and seems to be of a high quality standard.
Whether for home or professional use, the Karcher G2200 Performance series is an excellent power washer at a price that makes it more than worthwhile. The Karcher reputation for building some the best pressure washers is undisputed and you’ll get a 3-year general warranty with a 2-year warranty on the pump.
12. Briggs & Stratton 20545 2200-PSI Gas Pressure Washer
Comparing the Karcher G2200 to Briggs & Stratton 20545 leaves one wondering a little. The Briggs & Stratton is noticeably more expensive, yet has a very similar power spec to the Karcher. By the looks of things, the Briggs & Stratton has a frame and wheels that are of a better quality standard than that of the Karcher. So it may be a better machine, there’s no real way of saying this for sure.
The 550e 140cc OHV engine is one of the best that Briggs & Stratton has come up with. In recent years, the company has come a long way in producing truly excellent engines. A far cry the spluttering clunkers of years gone by. The maintenance-free axial cam pump performs well, giving you 2200 PSI of pressure and 1.9 GPM water flow.
Nozzles are a little limited, being 0-degree power spray, 25-degree general purpose, and a soap nozzle. This pressure washer also uses only a suction pipe instead of having a soap tank fitted to the machine. The wand is as good as the best you’ll find and it has a 25 Ft high-pressure hose. The wand, pipe, and nozzles all have storage places on the power washer and are conveniently stored with easy access.
As a brand, Briggs & Stratton has a stellar reputation and are known for great customer service. You can be very confident about your purchase and they provide a 2-year warranty for domestic use and 90-days for commercial use.
13. WEN PW31 3100 PSI Gas Pressure Washer, 208 cc
WEN is a brand that has grown on me for the incredible value that they offer. The WEN PW31 pressure washer is much cheaper than the Simpson MSH3125-S and has very similar specs with identical pressure and a GPM flow rating that comes very close (3100 PSI and 2.5 GPM). Admittedly, the WEN doesn’t have the oversized tubing frame and steel-rimmed pneumatic wheels like you’ll find on the Simpson, but WEN equipment is by no means a joke. They offer a level of quality and durability to rival the best brands and are way cheaper. In my opinion, the WEN PW31 is the best budget gas-powered pressure washer out of the models in this review. Though many may feel that the Excell EPW2123100 (which we’ll be reviewing next) is the best. It’s a really close call, they cost almost the same and have very similar specs.
The 208cc, OHV engine is a solid workhorse and is certainly up to the task of driving the axial cam pump. It’s mounted to a good frame with large 12” solid rubber wheels. These wheels are certainly big, but my only complaint is that they may be a little flimsy if you’re going to be moving the WEN over a rough surface. Though my general opinion is that this is a well-built machine.
It’s one of the few gas power washers to have a soap tank. So if using a separate detergent container bothers you, the WEN PW31 is going to appeal to you. The rust-free wand is top grade and comes with 5 nozzles, you get the full range: 0; 15; 25 and 40-degrees along with a soap nozzle. This wand also provides you with plenty of working length – 42 inches gives a lot of versatility when using the wand. The high-quality flexible hose is really great and is an impressive 30 FT long. At 67 LBS, it’s also no problem to transport.
The WEN PW31 pressure washer is a real winner in every category, especially the price. It will hold up to the challenges of a professional shop and be equally as versatile at home. Great quality at a fantastic price with a 2-year warranty is tough to beat.
14. Excell EPW2123100 3100 PSI 2.8 GPM Cold Water 212CC Gas Powered Pressure Washer
Choosing between the WEN PW31 and the Excell EPW2123100 power washers might come down to flipping a coin, they are the same in most aspects. The low profile design of the Excell EPW2123100 can be seen as an advantage for storage, it will fit under many workbenches which could work better for some people.
The Excell pressure washer uses a 212cc OHV engine driving an impressive axial cam pump with stainless steel pistons and a brass head. This should mean that this pump will outlast many. The frame is great and encloses the pump at the front, protecting it from bumps. It has 5-nozzles, just like the WEN and has onboard storage for these, the pipe and wand. The high-pressure hose is 25 FT long and, like most, it has a soap suction pipe without a detergent tank. The Excell weighs 76 LBS so it’s pretty much as portable as any.
As one of the two best gas power washers for people buying on a budget, the Excell EPW2123100 is a worthy contender. It’s been met with great praise by satisfied customers everywhere and has a standard 2-year warranty (90-days for commercial use).