Best Power Pressure Washer for the Money in 2014

AR Blue Clean AR383 1,900 PSI 1.5 GPM 14 Amp Electric Pressure Washer with Hose ReelNeed a good power washer?

Whether you are looking for a large gas pressure washer, or affordable lightweight portable electric model, I have chosen the best power washing machines for every budget (under $1000, $500, $400, $300, under $200 and under $100), below.

I created a short list of the best pressure washers for the money, based on my experience using them around the farm. My next one will certainly have electric start.

Check out the best selling pressure washers for the money right here

So, read about the 3 top-rated bestseller lists of power washers for each price range below.


Generac 6020/5987 2,500 PSI 2.3 GPM 196cc OHV Gas Powered Pressure Washer

So you are probably aware that having a power washer for use around your home, yard and garden helps you keep things clean and tidy looking with a lot less effort the manual elbow grease.

By having the pressure washer’s gas and diesel or electric pump compress your household hose water, it can increase the pressure stream to help remove dirt, algae and cobwebs and other debris very quickly from your household tools, siding and anything else you need cleaned, with a minimum of effort. An added benefit is that you will find you do use less water cleaning things with this equipment.

These are also invaluable if you have dirt bikes, live in a muddy area for the four wheelers, vehicles, dirt bikes, and boats and trailers. Also keeping your property clean looking by pressure washing fences, and driveways is also a possibility. So here are the best pressure washers in the thousand dollar, $500, $400, $300, $200 and $100 price ranges.

Best pressure washers under 1000 Dollars

So, all the less than a thousand dollar pressure washers are gas powered which has a number of advantages. A gas motor certainly will last longer and be more powerful than electric. While these provide a faster clean, you also will not be tied down to needing an outlet or power cord extension.
These high-quality machines feature brand-name engines and brand-name pumps. You know when you’re buying a quality name that the motor or pump will be more durable, hard-working, better performing and will be easier to find parts should you ever need to.  The Honda engines are legendary for their performance and three out of the five on this list have of Honda motor.  PSI is higher than for the lower-cost models, so be careful when pressure washing smooth painted surfaces for example on vehicle paintwork.

Generac 5997 4,000 PSI 4.0 GPM 420cc OHV Gas Powered Pressure Washer

Simpson PS4240S 4,200 PSI Honda  Commercial Gas Pressure Washer

Generac 5995 3,300 PSI 3.2 GPM 302cc OHV Gas Powered Pressure Washer


Best pressure washers under 500 Dollars

Again, the less than $500 budget pressure washers also feature gas motors. As you can see the PSI is a little lower at 3000 PSI, and it seems that this price range that there are less decent quality models to be had.

These power washers have been selected for their high ratings and excellent reviews. As with the more expensive models, these heavier units usually come on a stand with wheels for easy mobility.


Power Boss 3,000 PSI Honda GC190 Gas Pressure Washer

Generac 5991 3,000 PSI Gas Pressure Washer

Karcher Pro Series 3000PSI Honda Gas Pressure Washer, G3050OH


Best pressure washers under $400

The four hundred dollar power washers also have gas powered motors and still give out a decent PSI, around 2600 to 2700 psi for fast easy cleaning of your lawn equipment and furniture.
These power cleaners are definitely more in the realm of household grade, and work well and are economical for the homeowner. These are decent machines, some with Honda motors just with a smaller output. These are a great start in outdoor cleaning equipment for any homeowner.

Simpson Megashot MSH3125-S 3,100 PSI Honda Pressure Washer

Power Boss 020453 2,600 PSI  GCV160 Gas Pressure Washer

Generac 5991 3,000 PSI 2.7 GPM Gas Pressure Washer


Best pressure washer under 300 bucks

Once the price limit gets down to around $300 or less, you will struggle to find high-quality gas pressure washer with decent PSI for the really tough outdoor cleaning jobs. As you can see with these electric models 2000 PSI is probably about as good as you’re going to do with an electric motor compressing the water.
The advantages of the electric pressure washers are they are much quieter, lighter and more portable than their gas counterparts. Electric powered units then become easier to maneuver and better for small jobs. Also having a cheaper price helps homeowners at the entry level, and makes these excellent for wedding, birthday and Father’s Day gifts.

Karcher X-Series Water Cooled  2000PSI Electric Pressure Washer K5.540

Generac 6022/5989 2,700 PSI 2.3 GPM 196cc OHV Gas Pressure Washer

Dirt Devil ND40100 Pressure 1,800 PSI Pressure Washer Wet/Dry Vacuum 


Best pressure washers under $200

Light, Electric and Portable

These are really nice light portable electric units in the $200 range. They are well reviewed, and there a lot of manufacturers and models to choose from varying from 1900psi down to 1500 psi. Some of the most popular are AR Blue Clean, Karcher, Dirt Devil and Power America.
These versatile units often have a lot of options and attachments for specialized cleaning.  A longer hose will give you a better cleaning reach, but be careful that it does not reduce performance. These small household pressure washers are excellent for pressure cleaning patio furniture, mailboxes, awnings and other slightly less durable items. With having such an easy to use system, it is more likely that these items will be cleaned more regularly as the power washer makes such easy work, saving you time.

AR Blue Clean AR383 1,900 PSI 1.5 GPM Electric Pressure Washer with Hose Reel

Powerworks 51102 1700 PSI Electric Pressure Washer 1.4GPM

All Power 2000 PSI Electric Stainless Steel Pressure Washer with Hose Reel


Best pressure washers under $100 dollars

Extremely portable electric washers for smaller jobs

These are the least expensive machines, at less than $100. These are especially good as gifts for the guy who has everything and maybe already has a bigger bulky pressure washer that is more of a chore to use. These are also excellent due to their light weight for older people who do still want to maintain their property and keep it tidy but are unable to carry heavy equipment to the work-site.
These little power washers are great for small jobs on the yard or patio. At 1300 to 1600 psi, they still have plenty of power for rapid cleaning without soap. Again, there are quite a number of manufacturers, and each manufacturer has a number looking number of models in this economy price range, so if you are looking for a small pressure washer these listed are a great option.

AR Blue Clean AR118 1,500 PSI 1.5 GPM Hand Carry Electric Pressure Washer

Karcher Modular Series 1600PSI Electric Pressure Washer & Car-Care Kit

Campbell Hausfeld PW1350 1,350 PSI, 1.3 GPM Electric Pressure Washer


Check out the Bestselling Power Washers on Amazon

Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM Electric Pressure Washer, 14.5-Amp
Simpson MSH3125-S MegaShot 3100 PSI 2.5 GPM Honda GCV190 Engine Gas Pressure Washer (Gas-Powered)
AR Blue Clean AR383 1,900 PSI 1.5 GPM 14 Amp Electric Pressure Washer with Hose Reel
Campbell Hausfeld PW182501AV Electric Pressure Washer, 1900 psi

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