The 10 Best Pressure Washers Of 2021

Maintaining a home requires periodic washing of your outdoor space like your sidewalks, driveways, siding, windows, patio, swimming pool and so on. Dirty grills, outdoor garden equipment and even your car also require regular washing to keep them in good condition.

As you’ll come to find out or have already found out, the water pressure from your garden hose is not usually enough to do this. What you need to supply water at pressures high enough to cause the dirt on surfaces to give way is a good pressure washer.

I have a lot of experience using pressure washers, both electric and gas models and here in this article I’m going to help you choose the right one for your home. 

1.Ryobi 1,600 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer (Model RY141612)

Pressure washers can easily weigh 50 pounds or more, so if you’re looking for a product that’s a bit lighter to carry around your yard, you’ll like the Ryobi 1,600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer. This smaller unit from Ryobi weighs just 16 pounds, and it’s compact enough to store in even the most crowded garage or tool shed.

This 1,600-psi electric power washer uses 1.2 gpm, and it has a 35-foot power cord and a 20-foot hose. It includes three different nozzles, including a turbo nozzle for 50-percent faster cleaning. And despite its compact size, it’s surprisingly powerful—great for use on cars, walkways, lawn tools, and more. 

2.Sun Joe SPX3000-RED Electric Pressure Washer

Those who are not ready to invest in a pricey power washer can still get power at a great price with this model from Sun Joe. Indeed, the Sun Joe delivers up to 1.76 GPM at 2,030 psi to effectively tackle light, medium, and heavy-duty washing jobs.

The pressure washer boasts five quick-connect spray tips, a 20-foot high-pressure hose, and a 35-foot power cord. Its dual removable detergent tanks allow users to load two different types of detergents (window cleaner in one and vinyl siding cleaner in the other, for example), then switch back and forth as desired. A built-in safety feature shuts off the pump when the user is not squeezing the trigger.

3.BLUBERY 3500 PSI Gas Pressure Washer

It’s difficult to choose the best gas pressure washer for home use because needs vary. However, with its powerful 212cc motor delivering 3,500 psi and 2.6 GPM, this Blubery model can tackle tough household challenges like brickwork, fences, and driveways with ease. A selection of four angled nozzles and one for soap mean it’s not all about heavy-duty output. The Blubery also is able to clean cars or patio furniture.

At 80 pounds, it is rather heavy, but 13-inch pneumatic tires boost mobility and can handle all kinds of surfaces. Additionally, 50 feet of high-pressure hose gives it much greater reach than many rivals, so it needs to be moved less often. The generous 1-gallon soap tank can run longer between refills, too.

4.A-iPower APW2700C 7HP High Pressure Washer

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a decent pressure washer that will clean every surface in your yard, garden, garage, and home. This A-iPower model comes with a very powerful 6.5 Hp engine that will blast water as far as you need it to.

In fact, you can get as much as 6210 cleaning power with this model. It can blast 2.3 gallons of water per minute, and do so at 2700 PSI. This makes this model a great choice for domestic use. Consider that you need less than 2000 PSI for a fantastic car wash – you won’t lack power with this pressure washer, yet it comes for a very reasonable price.

When it comes to accessories, this model comes with three quick-connect nozzles, one for a strong, direct stream, one with a general use 25-degree opening, and a black soap nozzle. They are mounted in handy slots on the unit itself. The pressure washer wand has an ergonomic, easy-to-hold design, and a 25 feet long hose which makes pressure washing large areas very convenient.

5.BOSCH UNIVERSAL AQUATAK 135

There’s loads to like about the Bosch Universal Aquatak 135 including its delivery of a pretty powerful 135 bar of pressure from its strong 1900w motor, versatile 3-in-1 nozzle and easy to use high-pressure foam detergent system.

It’s also one of the most compact and easy to transport designs on the market today, with the top handle collapsing and the second allowing it to be easily picked up, and it also features a self-priming pump which means you can draw water from a container or tank rather than out of the tap.

No one could really say it is a looker in terms of design (which is very common for Bosch products), but it’s a very versatile system that can go from cleaning patios and decking one minute to blasting dirt of cars and bikes the next.

We think for all but the largest homes or most demanding owners in terms of usage, this is an excellent all-round pressure washer and it retails in for cheaper than many rival models, too.

6.Greenworks GPW1702

Cleaning the car, washing the windows, restoring the grill –– if all you’re doing is a bit of light-duty work, why lay down the money for extra power you’re never going to use? The Greenworks GPW1702 is an excellent and affordable pressure washer for simple projects around the house. 

The portable pressure washer is lightweight and easy to transport. You can stand it up vertically or horizontally as you work, whichever is the most convenient position for the task at hand. 

The compact pressure washer has a soap applicator, 25- and 40-degree nozzles, and a 35-foot power cord. Its rotating hose reel helps keep the 20-foot long hose knot-free so you can do more cleaning and less tangle patrol. 

7.PowerShot PS4240 Cold-Water Gas Pressure Washer

If what you are looking for is a powerful cold-water pressure washer, look no more. The PowerShot PS4240 4200 PSI at 4.0 GPM HONDA GX390 Cold Water Pressure Washer by Simpson is the most powerful pressure washer on our list. Its name describes itself perfectly. This is a powerful beast and a great option for commercial use when it comes to washing windows, decks, driveways, and siding. In addition, it comes with a chemical and soap injection, a large 50-foot hose, and 13-inch wheels, making it easy to move around in between projects.  

8.Rockpals Cordless Pressure Washer

If you’re working outdoors, it can be challenging to find a nearby power source. Go cordless with this battery-operated washer, which can handle light-duty jobs and run for about 30 minutes on a full charge. Capable of delivering a maximum force of 870 psi and a flow of 0.88 gpm, it works by pulling water from a bucket (or similar source) up through a tube attachment, and dispensing it through a precise nozzle with six pressure modes. Incredibly portable, this washer weighs under seven pounds and can be connected to a soap dispenser.

9.Wen PW19 Electric Pressure Washer 

Just because you want your electric pressure washer to be compact and lightweight enough to carry around doesn’t mean you have to compromise on power. The Wen PW19 gives you 2,000 PSI and weighs just 14.3 pounds. It has four direct stream spray settings for different applications and is powerful enough to strip paint. One happy shopper reported, “I bought this for portability in washing house windows, motorcycles, cars, etc…[it] gets the mud out of the wheel wells, cleans the deck, and is super small to carry around.”

10.Champion Power Equipment 4200-PSI 4-GPM Cold Water Gas Pressure Washer 100790

For washing concrete and other surfaces that require serious power, you need a model like the Champion Power Equipment Commercial Duty Gas Pressure Washer. While not everyone needs such a high level of performance, for those who do, it’s hard to beat this professional-level machine. With water blasting out at 4,200 psi and 4 gpm, thanks to the premium Champion 389 CC engine, mud, engine grease, paint, mold, and other tough substances don’t stand a chance.

The pressure washer boasts a 50-foot steel-braided hose that’s durable, non-marring, and three times more abrasion-resistant than rubber hoses. It has a AAA industrial triplex plunger pump that drives higher pressure to the nozzle for improved cleaning performance, and it’s easy to direct the ergonomic spray gun and switch out the five quick-connect nozzle tips. Plus, it has a built-in detergent tank for messes that call for more than water alone.

The solid steel frame will hold up to years of rigorous use; this pressure washer was designed for professional contractors and cleaners who face every manner of grunge and want it gone as quickly as possible. Despite its heavy-duty construction and power, it’s reasonably compact and easy to transport, however. 

Factors to consider when buying a pressure washer:

Application​

This is the most important consideration to make. However, you can only make this decision after deciding the power, portability, usage, and application. Pressure washers are rated with PSI and GPM numbers. Each variable measures a specific ability of the washer. PSI measures the pressure of water delivered by the washer and helps to determine the power output. On the other hand, GPM measures the total volume of water delivered by the washer. It tells you how fast a washer can clean and how effective it is in removing debris.

Usage

Once you have highlighted all the applications you plan for your pressure washer it is time to decide whether you will look at commercial grade or industrial grade washers. Commercial grade washers are cheap and reliable but not blessed with heavy pressure or cleaning prowess. On the other hand, Industrial washers are effective, high in efficiency and have lots of power but they cost a lot. Plus industrial washers are huge with large compressors, tanks and require specialized storage space.

Portability

Do you need lots of power or are you looking for something that you can carry around the house? Some people want the best pressure washer solely for their backyard and home exterior. Others want it to be portable so that they can clean their cars, trucks, furniture and carry it with them to camping trips and the outdoors. The more power a pressure washer has the bulkier and heavier it is. On the other hand, the lighter and portable a pressure washer is, the less power and pressure it generates.

Operation

Pressure washers operate using a simple mechanism. The pump draws water from a sump or tank by sourcing power from a motor or engine and then increases the pressure of water to the hose or outlet. Now you have to decide on many things here such as whether to go for electric or gas power, the design of the wand and hose as well as the spray pattern you need. Also, consider the necessity of interchangeable nozzles. Having this possibility helps in future to multitask.

Cleaning Power

This is the most important consideration to make. However, you can only make this decision after deciding the power, portability, usage, and application. Power washers are rated with PSI and GPM numbers. Each variable measures a specific ability of the washer. PSI measures the pressure of water delivered by the washer and helps to determine the power output. On the other hand, GPM measures the total volume of water delivered by the washer. It tells you how fast a washer can clean and how effective it is in removing debris.