Best pressure washer

Portable and high-power pressure washers for blasting grime from patios, decking, cars, and more.

Best pressure washer
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Investing in a pressure washer? Smart thinking. Your patio, car, decking, or even the outside of your house will all benefit from a high-pressure spray down. As anyone who has watched a pressure washer in action can attest, these clear dirt better than anything else. Of course, there are a lot of designs out there to choose from, so finding the right one for you can be a daunting task. That's where we come in. To help make the process that little bit easier, we've picked out some of the best you can buy. 

When looking for the right washer, you'll want to consider its PSI. What's that? The PSI is the standard metric used for pressure washers. To put it simply, the higher the PSI, the more powerful the washer. Our favorite product, the Sun Joe SPX3000 (opens in new tab),  is a versatile design offering 2030 PSI. Plus, it's reasonably priced. To learn more about this as well as some of the other great options, read on. 

Top pick

Sun Joe SPX3000

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Sun Joe SPX3000 (opens in new tab)

Lean, green, pressure washing machine

A powerful and portable pressure washer at a reasonable price.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Maximum 2030 PSI
  • With two 0.9 liter detergent tanks

Cons:

  • You can find more powerful 

The mega-popular Sun Joe SPX3000 (opens in new tab) has a maximum 2030 PSI and can be used for cleaning cars, patios, grills, decks, even boats, and trucks. This portable pressure washer weighs 31 pounds, making it one of the most portable pressure washers in our lineup. However, you'll find a higher maximum PSI if you opt for a more expensive and weightier gas-powered pressure washer. 

Sun Joe has two onboard detergent tanks (0.9 liters each) that carry different detergents to help you multitask as you go. 

Power and portability

Blue pressure washer

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Westinghouse WPX2700 (opens in new tab)

A powerful and high-end pressure washer

This gas-powered pressure washer is ready to deep-clean decks and siding. 

Pros:

  • Four nozzle tips 
  • 3.3-liter fuel capacity
  • 2700 PSI

Cons:

  • Expensive and heavy 

Gas-powered pressure washers offer the added benefit of an onboard gas container which eliminates the need for extension cables. The Westinghouse WPX2700 (opens in new tab) is a great gas option, though it's is a little expensive. With a 2700 PSI capability, you can use it to bust just about any dirt and grime. 

There's a built-in soap container and four nozzles for targeted and high-power spray. 

Great value

Karcher K2 Plus

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Karcher K2 Plus (opens in new tab)

Complete with two spray wands to choose from

An inexpensive pressure washer with a dirt blasting spray wand. 

Pros:

  • Only 16.8 pounds
  • Super affordable
  • Two spray wands

Cons:

  • Lacking in power with only 1600 PSI 

The Karcher K2 Plus (opens in new tab) is a great budget pressure washer. With a weight of 16.8 pounds and a 35-foot electric cord, it is relatively portable despite its larger dimensions. It would be hard to find a pressure washer with over 1600 PSI for this price, but it's definitely not the choice for those looking for a high-pressure and powerful machine.

The Karcher K2 Plus comes with two nozzles—a Vario Power Spray wand and a Dirtblaster spray wand. For blasting patio and decking, it will do the job just fine.

For cars

Green pressure washer

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Homdox Electric pressure washer (opens in new tab)

For household, garden, and vehicle cleaning

Suitable for light, medium, and heavy-duty cleaning tasks. 

Pros:

  • Five Quick-Connect spray tips
  • Total Stop System prolongs pump life
  • 2850 PSI

Cons:

  • Nothing

The Homdox Electric Pressure Washer (opens in new tab) is ideal for car lovers. It has five spray tips that will allow you the level of customization to get a powerful and quick clean without damaging the paintwork. Its 1800-watt motor has a maximum 2850 PSI cleaning power, which is great for an electric model. The Total Stop System works to shut off the pump when the trigger is not engaged, saving energy and prolonging the pump life. 

The pressure is on

No pressure, seriously! If you haven't quite made your mind up yet, don't sweat it. We have neatly summarized the best washers below.

Our personal favorite, the Sun Joe SPX3000 (opens in new tab), is inexpensive and powerful. Perfect, right? Looking for something that simply obliterates grime? This gas-powered beauty, the Westinghouse WPX2700 (opens in new tab), is a no-brainer.

If you're on a budget, the Karcher K2 Plus (opens in new tab) is a trusty and simple choice, although it's not the best for tougher jobs. What about something for the car? Well, it has to be the Homdox Electric pressure washer (opens in new tab)

Why trust us?

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We aim to deliver details on the products consumers are looking for, balancing objective information with subjective opinions to help consumers make the best choice for their homes and lifestyle.

Living in the desert surrounded by dust and rock, you need a good pressure washer to keep things clean. I've tested a fair amount to destruction so I can find the right one for you and me.

Millie Fender
Millie Fender

Millie joined the Real Homes team in 2021 after working at TopTenReviews as a Staff Writer. She is now the head of all things cooking, working as the Small Appliances and Cooking Editor on the Homes Ecommerce team. Millie is constantly on the hunt for the latest (and best) kitchen appliances, and reviewing these products hands-on. She has passed our five-step certification process to become a verified customer advisor on coffee machines. As a baking enthusiast, Millie’s job at Real Homes is the perfect excuse to cook up an endless supply of snacks. When she’s not in the kitchen though, she loves knitting and exploring London's top food markets. 

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