SIMPSON CM61083 Clean Machine
The Simpson Clean Machine gas pressure washer packs impressive 3400 PSI cleaning power in a compact, portable design. Its durable axial cam pump provides professional-grade performance for residential use. The 25ft hose and upright body maximize maneuverability around the home. It includes four nozzles for varied spray patterns. Easy to setup and operate.Pros:
When it comes to reliable home improvement tools, a quality pressure washer can significantly reduce the time and effort spent on cleaning various surfaces around your home. As a home-improvement expert with years of hands-on experience evaluating tools and gadgets that elevate your home maintenance routines, I bring a critical eye to my reviews.
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Having used numerous pressure washers, both professionally and personally, I understand the nuances that differentiate a good model from a great one. The Simpson Clean Machine 3400 stands out for delivering professional-grade cleaning power at a budget-friendly price point.
After extensive hands-on testing, here is my in-depth review of how the Simpson Clean Machine 3400 stacks up.
What I Like
- Significant 3400 PSI cleaning power
- User-friendly with simple setup
- Versatile nozzles and soap siphon feature
- Sturdy construction and durability
- Compact design for better portability
Room for Improvement
- Plastic trigger can be uncomfortable for long periods
- Nozzles occasionally require extra effort to connect properly
- Proprietary engine may affect long-term reliability
- Homeowners with space constraints
- Budget-conscious individuals seeking high performance
- Users needing a versatile tool for occasional intensive cleaning tasks
Drawing on my expertise, I evaluate the Simpson Clean Machine as a great choice for those requiring a robust, heavy-duty residential pressure washer. I highly recommend it for homeowners needing maximum cleaning power on a budget.
A few minor issues like the trigger gun and nozzle connections could be improved. But these are easy to overlook given the overall performance and durability. For anyone needing an occasional-use pressure washer for around the house, the Clean Machine is a great choice.
Performance & Durability
Equipped with a durable axial cam pump, the Simpson Clean Machine lives up to its 3400 PSI max pressure claim.
In my experience testing consumer-grade pressure washers, many models exaggerate their capabilities. But the Clean Machine consistently hits its rated cleaning power.
This level of performance rivals many commercial-duty washers costing 2-3x more. In fact, statistics show the average pro-grade washer ranges from 3000-4000 PSI.
The entire unit feels sturdy and well-built. The steel frame, welded construction, and metal components should hold up well to regular homeowner use. The 25ft high pressure hose feels durable and resisted kinks.
“This is a compact, upright pressure washer. It’s got a 3400 PSI pump, so it’s got plenty of power for most cleaning jobs around the house.” – Anthony Leone, Professional Pressure Washer
One area of concern is the trigger gun. While functional, the plastic trigger is big and bulky. It feels less comfortable than expected, especially after prolonged use, compared to higher-end models.
Also, the reason why it is budget-friendly, is that it uses a proprietary Simpson engine, CRX 210 engine, instead of a Honda engine, potentially affecting long-term reliability. Only time will tell how it holds up long-term.
Ease of Use & Storage
From my testing, Simpson designed the Clean Machine with simplicity in mind. Assembly is straightforward with only a few bolts to attach the handle and wheels. All the controls are easy to access on the front of the unit.
The upright, compact body makes the Clean Machine easy to maneuver and store. The hose reel neatly contains the high pressure line.
Additionally, including four nozzles for different spray patterns adds to its versatility, and the soap siphon feature for applying detergent is a convenient bonus. But I noticed during testing that nozzles might not seat fully at times, requiring extra attention to ensure proper connection.
Value for Money
Priced at around $370, the Clean Machine provides an unbeatable mix of power, performance, and price. In my experience, no competing washer in this range matches its cleaning capabilities.
Leading brands like Karcher, AR Blue Clean, and Sun Joe all have models around the $600 price point. But none offer the brute force and durability of the Simpson.
While it may lack some convenience features of premium models, the Clean Machine focuses your dollars on performance—the aspect that matters most.
Overall Rating: 4/5
SIMPSON Clean Machine 3400 PSI SPECS
Brand – Simpson
Power Source- Gas
Price- around $370
Weight- 64 lb.
Dimension – L: 37” x W: 30” x H: 21”
Hose Length – 25 feet
GPM – 2.5
Warranty- 2 Years for engine, 1 Year for pump, 5 Years for frame, 90 Days for accessory