Electric pressure washers are useful for cleaning almost any surface. They won’t run out of fuel and make less noise than their gasoline powered competitors. You can buy them in as light, medium and high-powered versions, most are quite affordable. Check out this latest and curated (very clean!) list of the best electric pressure washers of 2019.
This K1800 from the popular brand Karcher is a 1800 PSI highpowered electric pressure washer with features such as convenient on/off, folding handle and a removable bin for items. It comes highly reviewed and appreciated by users for its efficiency and versatility. The sames series is available in a variety of versions like 1700, 1700 Cube, 1800, 1900 and 2000 PSI. It comes with 3 spray nozzles and a 3 year warranty. Another benefit of this model is that you can buy a lot of useful accessories for the Karcher brand.
The Sun Joe SPX3000 delivers 2030 PSI and is one of the most popular and bestselling electric pressures washers on the market today. It has 5 practical quick-connect tips with different spray angles and can tackle light, medium and heavy-duty tasks. It has a “total stop system” when not triggered which saves the pump. Other features are dual detergent tanks. It comes with a 2 year warranty and is perhaps the best rated electric unit by buyers. There’s also a new and modified slimmer design, the SPX3001.
Ivation Electric Pressure Washer 2200 PSI
The Ivation 2200PSI unit is an electric power washer with plenty of nice features. It has a detergent dispenser, 5 interchangeable nozzles, Turbo Wand, Total Stop System and Self Suction. You can also get Ivation washers in a smaller, very compact and affordable 1500PSI version, as well as in the old design. User reviews display a lot of impressive before-and-after pictures. This pressure washer is very efficient, yet some users complain about the build quality.
AR Blue Clean AR390SS 2000 psi Electric Pressure Washer
The AR Blue Clean is a 2000 PSI pressure washer. It comes with washer gun, washer wand, 30 foot hose with an integrated 48 oz. detergent tank. It also comes with 4 different Quick Connect pressure washer nozzles for spraying in different angles. Users praise the high build quality and friendly customer service. The hose is not that thick, which is typical for electric washers. However, no users complain about messy or breaking hoses on the AR. It also comes in lighter versions 1900, 1800, 1700 and 1500.
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What to look for in an electric pressure washer
Build quality: #1 tip: Look at negative reviews to check on build quality.
Great for cleaning: Of course, a pressure washer needs to be great at cleaning. The efficiency comes from a combination of usability, build quality, pump power and accessories.
Types of surfaces: Check reviews to learn if your type of surface is mentioned as being cleaned effectively by the washers – but most can be used for them all. This includes wood decks, pavement, driveways, windows, stone, tile, fences, patios and roof tiling. You can also use them for cleaning your RV, car, bikes and much more.
Ease of use: The design of the spray trigger and washer handle makes a big different. Read reviews to learn if users grow fatigued from using it, because most cleaning jobs (like loooong fences, phew!) take time.
Wheels and tires: Most electric powered pressure washers come with plastic wheels because they are on a lighter frame than gasoline powered units, which can have pneumatic tires. But make sure the wheels can still roll on the surface in question.
Pump power and quality: A dependable pump and sufficient power makes all the different.
Noise: A big advantage of electric pressure washers is that they make less noise.
Hose quality and resistance: The cheaper electric washers can have flimsy hoses. Make sure reviews don’t tell a bad story.
#1 tip: Look at negative reviews to check on build quality. Don’t buy something that breaks for 20% of buyers.
Spray nozzles: Specifications will tell you what types of nozzles comes with the unit. Some smaller types just have different handles, the larger ones comes with 3-5 different quick-connect nozzles tips that can lay the pressured water in different shapes and angles.
Accessories: Look for extension wands (for the roof!), multi-purpose detergent, covers, hard-surface cleaner, patio cleaners and more: The possibilities are many. If you use your pressure washer a lot, you will start to appreciate these options.
Detergent container: Most units allow you to mix detergent with the water. Some pressure washers have an integrated container, cheaper ones have a container you attach to the wand.
Total Stop System (TSS): Make sure you washer has TSS. It’s a feature that shuts off the unit when you are not using the trigger. It makes it a lot quieter than gasoline powered washers.
Warranty: Check manufacturer warranty before purchasing, because pressure washers just has a lot of moving parts. Most electric units have 1-3 years warranty. However the friendliness of customer service varies.