Summer is the perfect time of year to give everything a good clean up, whether it is your dusty siding, your patio stone is getting discolored or you want to have a sleek clean car, boat or ATV, a new power washer is a great investment.
Choosing a new power washer to buy can be tricky, but the main thing to consider is whether you want it to plug into an outlet outside, and run with slightly less power or you want a bit more get up and go and are willing to run a gas engine and take care of it.
Best Electric Pressure Washer under $300
Getting 4 out of 5 stars, the Karcher K 5.540 X-Series goes for around $270. It comes with a one year limited warranty, and reviewers loved how quiet it was while maintaining its power, easy to use, and thought it performed better than some gas powered models.
It comes standard with a 35 foot high pressure hose, a trigger gun for control, and various spray wands to maximize the efficiency of this high-powered machine. The VPS wand is perfect for multitasking with an adjustable pressure switch directly on the wand itself. For tough jobs, the DirtBlaster spray wand makes cleaning with your pressure washer a breeze.
Water comes out at approximately 2,000 psi in this machine, and, since it’s so powerful, the quick-connect trigger features a child safety lock to keep your loved ones safe. It features Karcher’s patented water-cooled induction motor for a more efficient use.
The K 5.540 also has its own on-board detergent tank with an adjustable flow valve, as well as a pressurized hose reel attached to the machine, making clean up easier in all ways.
Best Gas Pressure Washer for the Money
The Generac 6020/5987 Pressure Washer comes with 4 out of 5 stars and retails for just under $300. Reviewers loved its easy assembly, sturdy construction, and easy start-up.
This model is a residential grade washer and puts out a standard 2,500 psi to suit all of your tough washing needs. It has an ergonomic gun and an easy pull trigger to make it easier for you to use for longer, making sure you get the job done without fatigue.
The 6020/5987 is a gas powered model, and runs off of a 196 cc OHV engine. The engine itself features a low oil shut down feature, both for safety of the user and to keep your engine in top condition – if a gas powered engine ever runs out of oil, after all, the engine seizes and that’s all she wrote.
It also comes with an easy access axial cam pump, making it easier than ever on you to hook up any hose connections, without needing to kneel down or sit on the floor to find them. It also comes with an easy startup pull and a built in gun holster.
This model weighs approximately 82 pounds and comes with a 2 year limited warranty.
Best Electric Pressure Washer to Buy
At just over $200, the AR390 comes with 4.6 out of 5 stars. The AR North America AR390 has up to 1,800 psi. It offers you variable spray angles between 0 and 40 degrees, as well as multiple spray nozzles, letting you clean nearly any kind of surface with this machine (it even boasts being safe on windows and patio furniture).
It also has a fully adjustable spray head and detergent tank. What’s more, there is also a water filter to make sure to get you excellent quality water so that particulates don’t build up in your machine.
The AR390 comes standard with an electric, universal 120V 60Hz long-lasting induction motor with 1.51 horsepower, and multiple settings, to get the job done. It comes with an automatic shut off feature, so that when the trigger is not being used, the machine turns off for added safety around the home and family.
Reviewers loved this model’s excellent quality attachment guns and lances for the machine, as well as how quick and easy it is to use, and its automatic shut off feature for safety.
Best Gas Powered Pressure Washer under $300
The Generac 6022/5989 comes with 4.1 out of 5 stars and costs about $297. It is a step up from the 6020/5987 model, and reviewers love its easy startup, quick and easy assembly, and how wonderful it performs even with stuck-on, overdue jobs.
The 6022/5989 is a residential grade, gas powered pressure washer with a 196 cc gas engine, complete with Generac’s low oil shutdown feature to keep your motor from seizing should the oil run low. It puts out up to 2,700 psi to make even the long overdue jobs easy to handle.
Its ergonomic spray gun and easy pull trigger make using it easier on you and your hands, so you can last through the tough jobs too. The 6022 also comes with an easy access camp pump to make hose connections easier than ever.
This model also has an anti-tilt feature, so that if the unit is ever sent off balance while in use, it will automatically shut off, making it not only an easy machine, but a safe one.
Best Gas Power Washer under $400
The MSV2623-S Megashot includes a powerful Honda GCV160 gas engine, sure to get the job done in no time. It features a “maintenance free” aluminum axial cam pump for a reliable, easy hook up to your hose, and has an ergonomic spray gun handle for your convenience.
At just under $350, reviewers loved its sturdy build, excellent power, and how easily it started right out of the box.
The quick-connect steel lance makes set up a breeze, and when you’re done, there is built-in gun and hose storage right there on the unit. It also comes with four quick connect nozzles, to take on any job. For stability, this model also comes with 10-inch premium pneumatic tires.
It also puts out up to 2,600 PSI, for easy, convenient pressure washing throughout your outside needs.