Motor oil stains in the driveway. Slippery mildew on the deck. Carbonized cookout detritus on the grill. All you see ahead is hours of backbreaking labor using plenty of elbow grease.
You just want the gunk gone. A pressure washer can effectively exile the grime in a fraction of the time it takes using a brush and bucket of water. It transforms your humble garden hose into a dirt-demolishing, deep-cleaning machine.
Top 10 Power Washers
- Powerful: 14.5-Amp/1800-watt motor generates up to 2030 psi/1.76 GPM for maximum cleaning power and water inlet temperature (max) is 104 degrees...
- Versatile: tackle a variety of cleaning tasks: homes, buildings, RV's, cars, Trucks, boats, decks, driveways, patios, lawn equipment, and more. With...
- Tss (total stop system): automatically shuts off pump when trigger is not engaged to save energy and prolong pump life.
- POWERFUL MOTOR: Incredible professional clean power output of up to 1800 PSI is produced by an 1700 watt motor for maximum cleaning and scrubbing...
- FILTER IMPURITIES: High-pressure water outlet and quick installing, can be completed in 1 second, while capable of filtering water impurities...
- HIGH & LOW PRESSURE OPERATION: It has two modes of pressure to choose. You don't need to change nozzles when you want to change mode, it can be...
- HONDA GC190 premium residential engine
- Maintenance-free OEM Technologies axial cam pump
- Note : Keep Maximum Fuel level 1/2 Inch(12.7 mm) below bottom of filler neck to avoid fuel spillage
- [ELECTRIC POWER WASHER]: Packed with a powerful 1800 Watt motor, our Paxcess pressure washer generates up to 2150 PSI of water pressure and 1.85 GPM...
- [All-in-ONE ADJUSTABLE NOZZLE]: This high pressure cleaner with an adjustable spray nozzle (like the nozzle on your garden hose) that allows your to...
- [TOTAL STOP SYSTEM(TSS)]: The portable pressure washer features automatic total stop system which switches the motor on and off when the lance trigger...
- Powerful 208 cc 4-stroke OHV engine pumps 2.5 gallons per minute
- Includes five quick connect nozzles: 0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, and soap
- Axial cam pump provides a reliable spray while maximizing the lifespan of the unit
- COMES WITH MOBILE CART: Push this pressure washer to the cleaning job or detach and carry it as a stand alone pressure washer anywhere.
- POWERFUL CLEANING FORCE: Perfect for siding, decks, cement, pavement, pools, outdoor furniture, cars, trucks, RVs, ATVs, garbage cans, animal cages...
- SAVE WATER OVER A GARDEN HOSE: Up to 80% over a standard garden hose with 40% more water pressure.
- Powerful Motor---1800-watt motor generates up to 3800 psi/2.8 GPM for maximum cleaning power and water inlet temperature (max) is 104 degrees...
- 5 Nozzles---0º, 15º, 25º, 40º and SOAP. Suitable for almost all cleaning. Please select the most suitable nozzle according to your specific...
- TSS (TOTAL STOP SYSTEM)---Automatically shuts off pump when trigger is not engaged to save energy and prolong pump life. Tackle a variety of cleaning...
- Powerful motor: powerful 14.5-Amp motor generates up to 2030 psi/1.76 GPM for maximum cleaning power
- Pressure select technology: choose from two powerful cleaning options - low/1450 psi for everyday dirt, grease + grime, and high/2030 psi to tackle...
- Detergent tank: onboard 54.1 fl oz. Detergent tank lets you dial-in just the right amount of detergent to give your cleaning blast a boost!
- 1800 Max PSI at 1.1 GPM, 1.2 Max GPM at 900 PSI electric pressure washer
- Be Ready for whatever unexpected impact comes Your way with a tough welded steel frame that gives you added Protection
- Upgrade Your cleaning potential in seconds by simply adding soap to the integrated detergent tank
- 【3500 PSI HIGH PRESSURE CLEANER】Powerful 1800 Watt universal motor generates max 3500 PSI water pressure at 2.0 GPM water flow for max cleaning...
- 【ADJUSTABLE PRESSURE NOZZEL & REMOVABLE DETERGENT TANK】4 quick-connect spray tips (0º, 15°,25º and 45°) for low to high pressure to wash...
- 【HIGH PRESSURE WASHER HOSE REEL】: A 26ft high pressure hose is long enough for the projects you need it for, the built in on-board hose reel to...
Pressure Washers 101
How They Work
Pressure washers use a gas engine or electric motor to power a pump, which forces water at high pressure through a concentrating nozzle to quickly blast away accumulated grime on surfaces such as decks, driveways, and patios. They also let you clean outdoor chairs, siding, and other items in the time it would take to fill a bucket of soapy water and find a scrub brush.
The reality is that pressure washers are not merely garden hoses on steroids. Their nozzles shoot water at 30 to 80 times more pressure and have surprisingly strong cutting capabilities no matter which sprays setting you to use. Use all pressure washers with caution. When the adjustable wand tip is set at its narrowest spray setting or you’re using the narrowest tip, a misplaced jet of water could land you or a bystander in the emergency room.
First thing’s first: Renting a pressure washer, rather than buying, is an option that allows you to skip the hassle of upkeep and storage. Buying a unit will pay for itself in a few years, as long as you take care of it. If you need to use soaps, solvents or other additives, consider a pressure washer that has a built-in soap tank. Tool and cord storage is a plus, as are wheels for heavier models.
All About Nozzles
The main danger with pressure washers involves the angle and focused the intensity of the water being sprayed. This is controlled by the nozzle located at the tip of the pressure washer wand. Pressure washers vary from brand to brand. They are sold with either a set of color-coded interchangeable nozzles or an all-in-one adjustable nozzle; both types (pictured below) allow you to change the angle (or spray vertex) of water, depending on the task.
Adjustable nozzles are more convenient than replaceable ones; a twist is all it takes to change spray width or pattern. But replaceable nozzles let you customize the spray pattern with specific spray angles. To reduce the risk of injury, never use either the red, zero-degree replaceable nozzle or the zero-degree setting of an all-in-one (adjustable) nozzle.
In our interactive video below, you can skip to chapters on pressure washer types, proper use, and features.
Pressure Washer Safety
An estimated 6,057 people ended up in the emergency room in 2014 with injuries related to pressure-washer use. Trust us: Don’t be curious about what it feels like to spray your hand or foot. The velocity of the water can actually tear through the skin and the tissue beneath and may result in a bacterial infection.
While all pressure washers are noisy, gas-powered units are significantly louder. We recommend hearing protection if you are working near the washer unit. But if you stretch out the hose and work at a distance from the washer itself, the noise should not be hazardous. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind:
• Read the manufacturer’s manual.
• Wear goggles, long pants, and sturdy footwear (no flip flops), and take extra care on wet surfaces, which can quickly get slippery.
• Always start with the widest spray angle. Begin by working with the nozzle 2 feet away from the surface and move closer as needed.
• If your washer uses replaceable spray tips, turn off the engine and press the trigger to drain excess water before changing tips.
• Test-wash a surface patch in a less-noticeable area until you get the hang of the machine.
• Take care if washing or rinsing your car. A garden hose would be more gentle on your car’s paint job.
• Don’t get closer than 6 inches to whatever you’re cleaning. You could damage paint, pockmark the asphalt of your driveway, puncture your car’s tires, and gouge holes in deck wood.
• Don’t let the engine run for long on a gas pressure washer without pressing the trigger to prevent the pump from overheating.
• Don’t use a pressure washer while standing on a ladder. Pulling the trigger could cause recoil and throw you off balance.
• Don’t point the nozzle toward yourself, other people, or pets.
• Don’t use an extension cord with an electric-powered model.