electric pressure washer

Best Electric Pressure Washer

For those that have a smaller budget and don’t need regular cleaning, an electric pressure washer is an ideal choice. Even though some units achieve 2000 PSI and more, they tend to be quiet. These power tools are lightweight, compact and versatile thanks to attachments. They’re perfect for smaller jobs like cleaning cars, bikes, grills, patios, etc.

Much like gas models, there are many electric units to choose from. To help everyone out and cover more ground, we’ve found five of the best ones in our opinion. For a quick rundown of each one, read on.

Top Rated Electric Powered Pressure Washers

PRODUCT IMAGEPRODUCT NAMEPRODUCT DIMENSIONSWATER CONSUMPTIONWEIGHT
sun-joe-spx3000-pressure-joe-2030-psiSun Joe SPX300013.5 x 15.6 x 33.9 inches1.76 Gallons Per
Minute
31 lbs
AR-Blue-Clean-AR383-1,900-PSIAR Blue Clean AR38312.25 x 11.25 x 28.5 inches1.5 Gallons Per
Minute
27 lbs
Ivation-Electric-Pressure-Washer-2200-PSI-1.8-GPMIvation Electric Pressure Washer 220032 x 12 x 12.5
inches
1.8 Gallons Per
Minute
27.7 lbs
AR-Blue-Clean-AR390SS-2000-psiAR Blue Clean AR390SS38 x 16 x 17
inches
1.4 Gallons Per
Minute
33.55 lbs
THE-FORCE-2000---POWERHOUSE-INTERNATIONAL---1.6-GPM-2000-PSIThe Force 2000 Powerhouse International11 x 12 x 33
inches
1.6 Gallons Per
Minute
24.15 lbs

Sun Joe SPX3000 – Portable and Lightweight

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Sun Joe SPX3000
  • WATER PRESSURE 89%
  • EASE OF USE 96%
  • APPEARANCE 91%

Driving this electric powered pressure washer is a 1.8 KW & 14.5 amp motor. It can reach a flow rate of 1.76 GPM with up to 2030 PSI which makes it quite versatile for many cleaning jobs.

This unit comes equipped with two removable tanks for detergents (0.9 liters each). That way can use different cleaning agents and switch between them with a dial. The main unit is powered with a 35-foot cord. Water and detergents go through a 20-foot hose designed for high pressure and a 34-inch wand. This wand comes with a trigger that turns the pump off if it’s not engaged. A feature like this saves energy and extends motor’s lifespan.

For added versatility, there is a total of five attachments that come out of the box with this machine. These are 0, 15, 25, and 40-degree quick connects tips, and a soap tip to apply cleaning chemicals.  Finally, you have a set of wheels for easy transport.

Using this model for regular clean-up jobs around the house was a breeze. We managed to make cars spotless, especially rims, and other things like patio furniture, siding, and decking.

AR Blue Clean AR383 Review – Environmentally Friendly

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AR Blue Clean AR383
  • WATER PRESSURE 86%
  • EASE OF USE 96%
  • APPEARANCE 96%

An aspect that few brands consider is the toll their products might be having on the environment. If you want to wash while conserving water and energy, then the  AR383 is a good choice.

For an output of 1,900 PSI and a volume of 1.5 GPM, this machine uses a 13 AMP and 1.5 HP motor.  Next, there’s a 20-foot long, high-pressure hose included to handle all this power. For extra reach, you get a 35-foot power cord with an automatic reset GFCI module. This attachment turns off electricity and prevents injury by electrocution in the case of a ground fault.

As far as accessories go, this model offers quite a lot, but in a different package. First of all, you get an adjustable spray wand that goes from a 0-degree spray up to a wider pattern with a simple twist. The turbo nozzle has a spinning 0-degree action ideal for the toughest of jobs. For a quick application of your favorite detergent, there’s a 14 oz twist-on bottle. For reduced energy consumption, the included washing gun disengages the pump when the trigger is released.

This electric pressure washer was lightweight and easy to use. We had no trouble cleaning wood services, vehicles and patios.

Ivation Electric Pressure Washer 2200 – Best Value for The Money

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Ivation Electric Pressure Washer 2200
  • WATER PRESSURE 89%
  • EASE OF USE 95%
  • APPEARANCE 92%

The product that everyone looks for is the best pressure washer for the money, and the Ivation 2200 is our choice. Its 1.8 kW & 14.5 amp motor is capable of an incredible 1.8 GPM flow and 2,200 PSI. This makes it the strongest model on our test in the electric category.

When it comes to attachments, you get two different wands and a spray gun. There are also quick-change nozzles for 0, 15, 25 and 40-degree cleaning, and a soap tip. The included detergent tank can store you favorite cleaning solution which helps with stubborn stains. For better coverage under max pressure, you can use the turbo nozzle.

Just like with many other models, there’s a total stop system in the trigger which shuts off the motor when you release it. A unique feature of this model is self-suction, so you’re able to clean using standing water. The hoses, cords, and add-ons all have onboard storage for easy access.

Thanks to a quick setup, we managed to clean a lot of different surfaces. Cleaning vehicles, pavers, and decks were all easy, even fun. For resistant stains, we made use of the 0-degree and turbo attachment.

AR Blue Clean AR390SS – Perfect for Driveways

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AR Blue Clean AR390SS
  • WATER PRESSURE 90%
  • EASE OF USE 92%
  • APPEARANCE 95%

For any model to achieve 2,000 PSI and flow of 1.4 GPM, it needs to have a good motor. The pump at the heart of this attractive unit is a 14 Amp & 1.6 HP one.

For people who want versatility, you get a set of four different quick connect nozzles. These are 0 and 25-degree add-ons, a rotary nozzle and a soap tip. This electric pressure washer with soap dispenser has an integrated detergent tank with a capacity of 48 oz. Each attachment is stored onboard for quick access. The included cleaning gun comes with a 30-foot hose and uses a total stop system to extend pump life.

For easier transportation, you can cart this unit around on a set of 7.5-inch wheels. For better reach of everything around a typical house, there’s a 35-foot power cord that comes in the package. With safety in mind, Anno Reverberi (AR) includes a GFIC plug.

In our opinion, this is the best pressure washer for driveway cleaning, concrete or otherwise. But, it also handled cars, bikes, and outdoor furniture. All in all, this can be a great addition to any household.

The Force 2000 Powerhouse International – Ideal for Smaller Surfaces

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The Force 2000 Powerhouse International
  • WATER PRESSURE 89%
  • EASE OF USE 95%
  • APPEARANCE 94%

For a complete package, you don’t have to look further than the Force 2000. It has a specially designed brush motor and a thermal sensor which prevents overheating. For high-efficiency cleaning, it can put out up to 2,000 PSI at 1.6 GPM. The water used for washing is pushed out through a 20-foot hose that has an integrated reel for easy storage.

Thanks to a 35-foot power cord and GFCI adapter, you will be able to reach anything and make sure you’re safe. When it comes to attachments, you get an all-in-one adjustable nozzle, and gun with the total stop system. If you want to add detergent for better cleaning, you can do so with the twist-on soap bottle. A unique attachment that comes out of the box is the spinning patio cleaner which is perfect for wood or concrete surfaces. On top of all these features, this is the best small pressure washer on our test. It is 33 x 11 x 12 inches but also under 25 pounds.

Even though this unit has a patio add-on, our tests reveal that it excels at cleaning smaller areas.

Choosing the Electric Pressure Washer

What to Look For

If you want to get the best for your money, there are a few things you should watch out for when choosing an electric pressure washer.

Power

The best way to determine the efficiency of an individual model is with Cleaning Power Units. Pounds per square inch (PSI) or gallons per minute are a good start, but it’s better to multiply these for a better grasp of each unit’s strength. The best pressure washer for home use will have about 1500-2000 PSI and up to 2 GPM flow. 

Important Safety Features

Before you buy any model, you should always make sure these crucial features are available.

  • Trigger design gun
    This lets you have total control over a washer. With the trigger released, the water should always stop flowing.
  • GFCI adapter
    A ground fault interrupter prevents electrocution by converting a regular outlet into a safety outlet. This accessory is especially useful when working with water.

Things to Avoid

With most products out there, you always have a few things that you need to avoid. We will mention the most important things to keep in mind.

  • Prevent added expenses with attachments
    When choosing a unit for you, you need to consider what it will need to do. In general, pressure washers can clean a lot of things, but with the right add-ons. For instance, if you want to wash your car, you need a 25 or 40-degree tip. In contrast, those who need to remove tough stains from concrete and the like will use a  0-degree nozzle.
  • The right tools for the right job
    If you are planning on using your unit day in and day out on large areas, then an electric model is not for you. These are best suited for intermittent use. This is because they don’t have the high-quality design necessary to put up with such frequent use.

Criteria We Used to Select the Best Product 

Choosing leading products in any category can be a daunting task. To help ourselves out, we have come up with a method that gives consistent results. This is how we determine the top 5 machines in this category:

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SPECIFICATIONS

The first step in finding some of the leading products is to review all the specifications. By doing so, we can exclude certain power tools that don’t meet our criteria. After we find a few models that look good on paper, we put the next part of our process into motion.

REAL-WORLD TESTS

The most important and final element is to try out all the machines ourselves and see how they perform. This is the extra step that many people can’t or won’t take.  Once we complete the testing, we can let people know what each electric pressure washer is good at by way of our reviews.