Introducing The 7 Best Pressure Washers – Updated January 2018

Best Pressure Washers For Sale3,796 customers chose the 7 best pressure washers from 167 models. Here they are…

…Spend minutes not hours finding the best one for your needs – even if you’ve never used one.

First 3 are the best gas powered pressure washers. Next 4 are the best electric.

Best 3 Gas Pressure Washers

Affordable Cleaning Power and Long-lasting Honda Engine

1) Simpson MegaShot 3100 PSI 2.5 GPM Honda GCV190 Powered Gas Power Cleaner
Best Gas Pressure Washer Simpson MSH3125-S 3100 PSI

The best gas power washer for most people happens to be the most affordable gas powered on this list. At a manufacturers suggested retail price of $399 you’re getting a heavy-duty residential workhorse.

Simpson Cleaning has done an amazing job engineering a unit that will make your driveway look brand new in 1-hour with its impressive 2.5 GPM flow rate and a surface cleaner attachment.

It’ll also make your outdoor cleaning jobs fun and effortless because it’s easy to move around your yard – even with a bad back. Why? Because it’s only 65 pounds and designed with a superior wheelbarrow stance and large 10-inch tires. No more dealing with hose kinks, either… As it comes with an abrasion and kink resistant pro-quality hose. With this machine you’ll actually look forward to completing your essential cleaning chores like gutters, house siding and back patio.

It’s #1 on this list because it’s the best value for the money. The main perk is its engine. It has what Honda calls a residential-use engine… Engineered purposefully to provide reliable power to residential pressure cleaners.

If you plan on using it all-day everyday then you’ll need to upgrade to the Simpson machine listed #3 on this list because it has a commercial-grade engine. But if you plan to just do lots of pressure cleaning on the weekends then this a great unit to grab. Check out its full specs and current best price at the link below.

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Quickly Adjust Pressure With Turn of a Knob

2) Generac OneWash 2000 – 3100 PSI 2.4 GPM 196cc Gas Power Washer

Generac 7019 OneWash 3100 PSI Top Pressure Washer

The second best gas power washer for most people allows you to adjust the pressure to 4 settings between 2,000 and 3,100 PSI at the turn of a knob. This allows you to go from cleaning your car to washing your driveway instantly without having to change the nozzle.

Whether you plan on cleaning your driveways, gutters, deck, patio furniture or vehicles this pressure washer can get your job done – fast. Generac designed this unit with customer feedback in mind: It’s upright style allows for a smaller storage footprint in your garage and its orange front cover helps dampen the noise from the engine so earplugs are optional.

The reason it ranks #2 and not #1 is because of the Honda engine on the #1. Generac has put together a great value machine with a great engine and pump but we believe the Honda to be more durable and reliable. This machine can be bought at an affordable price similar to the Simpson cleaner above. If you love the idea of having the adjustable pressure feature then this is yours.

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Maximum Performance. Professional Quality. 

3) Simpson PowerShot 3200 PSI 2.8 GPM Honda GX200 Powered Gas Pressure Washer
Simpson PS3228-S 3200PSI Gas Pressure Washer

The third listed power washer is the definition of reliable and durable…

It has a commercial-grade Honda engine and AAA industrial quality triplex plunger pump to ensure your washer runs for many years to come with minimal fuss.

As you can see in the picture it has job-site tires and a heavy-duty steel carriage. It needs to because this pressure washer is a beast and weighs 81 pounds – 30% more than the #1 pick.

You should buy this unit if you plan to use it daily for big jobs…

Maybe you have a pressure washing weekend business? Maybe you plan to rent it out to friends? Or maybe you just like owning the best quality power equipment? Whatever jobs you throw at this unit – there’s one thing for sure – it will handle it with ease.

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Best 4 Electric Pressure Washers

Affordable, Portable, Medium-duty Power – The People’s Choice

1) AR Blue Clean AR383 1900 PSI 1.5 GPM Electric Washer

AR383 1900PSI Electric Pressure WasherThe best electric pressure cleaner for most people is the AR Blue Clean AR383. It’s been dominating the electric pressure washer market for years. It really hits the sweet spot in power, price and quality.

Imagine next time you need to wash your car. With this unit in your garage all you need to do is plug it in, attach the hose, point the spray gun and your car will be clean in 1/2 the time as with a garden hose while using 5x less water.

I own 2 AR’s – this one and the model up… Both are much quieter than a vacuum cleaner yet powerful enough to wash my back patio, patio furniture and BBQ grill in prep for summer and spring parties each year. A cool tool to own.

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25% More Cleaning Power, 21% More Money – The Top Pick On Paper

2) Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM Electric Pressure Cleaner

Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 PSI Electric Pressure WasherThe second best electric pressure cleaner for most people’s needs is a little more expensive but also a little more powerful. It’s the Sun Joe 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM pictured right.

You’ll notice it doesn’t have a hose reel (although it has hose holder for storing). Instead, in its place, it has dual detergent tanks to make injecting chemicals into the stream a breeze. It comes with 5 different quick connect nozzles to go from intense jet to gentle spray in seconds.

People love the Pressure Joe for its pump performance (keeps stable flow rate no matter the nozzle) and its high power for an electric unit.

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Now With Water-cooled Motor For Longer Life

3) Karcher K5 Premium X-Series 2000 PSI 1.4 GPM

Karcher k5 premium pressure washerThird on the list is this top of the line Karcher electric pressure washer. Karcher is the largest manufacturer of pressure cleaners in the world and this machine is their best home-use option.

On the Karcher page the less expensive K3.540 X-series won based on the fact it is cheaper than this one. But here this won because of its high performance. It comes with a DirtBlaster spray wand which is a rotary nozzle to get full power spray over a larger area and a Vario Power Spray wand to adjust the pressure without having to change nozzles.

If you’re in the market for the best home use pressure washer on the market this is going to be the one for you to look at.

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Affordable Medium-duty Electric 

4) Campbell Hausfeld PW1835 1900 PSI 1.75 GPM Electric Washer

Campbell Hausfeld 1900 psi Pressure WasherFourth on the list of best electric pressure cleaners is this one from Campbell Hausfeld (originally well known for their air compressors, and now a Warren Buffet held company). It looks pretty much identical to the Sun Joe, except it is more affordable (hovers around 60% the cost).

It has everything you’d expect in a medium-duty electric pressure cleaner: detergent tank, 20-foot hose, 35-foot cord and enough power to take care of most household cleaning chores.

The reason the AR Blue ranks above this one, despite this one being more affordable and about the same power, is because the AR has an aluminium pump (a better pump) and large diameter universal motor. But both units are great, and in fact, this unit is rated, on average, close to 4/5 stars.

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Best Pressure Washer Reviews 2018 – Top Rated Pressure Washer Criteria

To recap, here are the 7 best we tested (over 70+ hours) pressure washing concrete, cars, house siding, patio furniture and a wood deck:

To choose the best pressure washers for 2018, data from 3,796 customer reviews was analyzed. That data was in the form of ratings and the pressure washers here are the highest rated electric and gas pressure washers to date. The list is updated monthly and was last updated January 16, 2018.