When getting ready for that spring clean, winter clean, or Saturday clean, you may have some questions before you get started. Should you use a pressure washer? Which is better, a gas-powered washer or an electric-powered washer?
You also may have questions about which pressure washers are best, and which ones you should consider buying. This article will explain which pressure washers are best for your driveway and what real customers thought of their purchase.
The first five products on the list are electric-powered washers, and the last 5 products are gas-powered.
1. Sun Joe SPX3000
The first pressure washer we will look at is the Sun Joe SPX3000. This is a perfect pressure washer to have for cleaning your home without breaking your bank in the process.
The Sun Joe SPX3000 sells for about $200 on Amazon.com. The user reviews give this product 5 stars 73% of the time. Customers thought it was easy to assemble, easy to use, and a good product for the price. This machine has a 1800W motor and a PSI (pounds per square inch) pressure of 2030 and is electric with a cord.
This product comes with different spray tip attachments, a soap nozzle, and two detergent bottles. The power cord is 20 feet long and the entire unit weighs about 31 pounds.
I love this washer. It competes with my 2200 psi gas-powered pressure washer. In fact, I sold the gas one to keep this. It doesn’t have the noisy gas engine or the heavy weight. Easy to move around lightweight and has great power. Very quiet… I’m cleaning everything, my deck, my house, the garage doors, the concrete slab. It takes off all the dirt and mold from the old concrete stairs and sidewalk.”-Tim S.
Some customers complained about the plastic fitting that attaches your hose to the water inlet, however, Sun Joe will send you a brass fitting if you have your machine under warranty.
2. GreenWorks GPW1602
The next pressure washer we will discuss is the GreenWorks GPW1602. This washer is quite a bit cheaper than the previous pressure washer. It sells on Amazon.com for $114.99.
This machine has a PSI of 1600 with a 35-foot long power cord. It has a 13A motor and 1.2 GPM (gallons per minute) of water flow. The GreenWorks pressure washer has good reviews with a 5-star rating from 69% of customers.
Great pressure washer. Very long cord with a circuit protector on the end. Hose is great quality. Comes with a soap container attachment. Has great pressure and cleaned my patio in only an hour. Just awesome!”-Ryan Swan
This product weighs 17.5 pounds, which makes it quite easy to carry around with you while you use it. Although it is small, it is still a great buy if you only need a pressure washer for maintenance cleaning. Some customers were unsatisfied with the pressure of the water.
3. Yard Force YF1600A1
The third product we will look at is the Yard Force YF1600A1. This pressure washer is very similar to the GreenWorks washer. They have the same PSI of 1600, the same 13A electric motor, and both have 1.2 GPM of water flow.
These products are also similar in size, however, the Yard Force YF1600A1 weighs even less, at 17 pounds. This pressure washer also comes with wheels, so you do not have to carry it around with you. It is $138.00 on Amazon.com.
There are fewer reviews, but overall customers like this product. 63% of customers gave this washer 5 stars. They thought that it was a good value for the money and it was easy to use.
This 1600 has more than the power we expected from a pressure washer this size. Liked that we didn’t have to put anything together when we opened it. All the storage compartments are great… Used it now 3 times and worked perfectly each time. Cleaned patio, gutters and outside furniture.”-Amazon Customer
This product comes with a two year warrenty.
4. Realm BY01-HBE
The next product on the list is the Realm BY01-HBE. This product will give you the absolute best bang for your buck. It is $109.00 on Amazon.com.
It has a PSI of 1500, and 1.5 GPM of water flow. It comes with an adjustable pressure nozzle and a soap dispenser. It also includes a TTS (total stop system) that will automatically shut down the entire system when the trigger gun is not in use. This not only saves energy but also extends the pump life. The extension cord is 35 feet long.
67% of customers gave this product 5 stars.
Amazing machine. Quick connections make it a snap to use. The multipurpose nozzle means less moving parts to mess with. Very user friendly. Cleaned my patio with the wide spray nozzle in about half the time than my old Karachi with the spinning nozzle.”-Amazon Customer
5. Karcher K1700
The fifth product we will look at is the Karcher K1700. You can buy this pressure washer for $139.00 on Amazon.com. It comes with three different nozzles: a turbo nozzle, an all-purpose nozzle, and a detergent nozzle.
It has a pressure rating of 1700 PSI and a flow rate of 1.2 GPM. It has a handle and wheels and weighs 20.7 pounds. The power cord is 35 feet long and this product has a foot-operated power switch, making it easy and convenient to use.
There are many reviews for this product, and customers gave it 5 stars 65% of the time. They thought it was easy to assemble and use, and lightweight.
The best thing about the K1700, and a major advantage over the K4 and K5, is that this unit uses industry standard M22 threads and 1/4” quick disconnects on the hose and spray gun. That means you can purchase any brand of hose, gun, attachments, nozzles, swivels, quick disconnects, etc. as you expand your setup.”-Sully
This product has a three year warrenty.
6. Simpson Cleaning MSH3125
Now that we have looked at a few electric-powered pressure washers, it is time to discuss some gas-powered ones. The first gas pressure washer on the list is the Simpson Cleaning MSH3125.
This bad boy is $398.00 on Amazon.com, but it will sure get the job done. This machine is expensive, but it is designed for the toughest jobs. The pressure is 3200 PSI and has 2.5 GMP water flow. The engine is a HONDA GC190 premium residential engine that claims to be fuel-efficient.
It comes with five different nozzle tips: 0°, 15°, 25°, 40° and a soap tip.
Customers love this product, with 77% of reviews being 5 stars.
I washed my short driveway, front and back patios, front and back sidewalks that had never been pressure washed from 1976 until June of 2020. The concrete was very dark, almost black, until I used my new pressure washer… All of the concrete looks like new.”-Barney
7. Duromax XP3100PWT
The seventh pressure washer on the list is the Duromax XP3100PWT. This machine has a PSI of 3100 and 2.5 GPM water flow. It is sold for $399.00 on Amazon.com.
The fuel tank holds 0.79 gallons, and it comes with 6 quick-connect nozzles: 0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, soap applicator, and Turbo Nozzle.
Customers give this pressure washer 5 stars 66% of the time.
Wow this 3100 PSI power washer has great power. Ten times better than my old electric power washer. It is worth the extra money to get a power washer of 3000 PSI or better. Works faster and gets the job done.”-Angelo
8. Briggs & Stratton S2200
Eighth on the list is the Briggs & Stratton S2200. This gas-powered pressure washer has a maximum PSI of 2200 and 1.9 GPM water flow. It is sold for $350.00 on Amazon.com.
It comes with three quick-connect tips: 0°, 25°, and a soap tip. The hose reaches 25 feet, and the engine is the 550e Series OHV Engine.
62% of customers gave this product a 5 star review.
I was able to clean my siding, sidewalks, and deck thanks to this item. Follow the instructions closely and you won’t be disappointed.”-Chris
9. WEN PW3100
Next, we will look at the WEN PW3100. This pressure washer has a PSI of 3100 and 2.5 GPM water flow. It is selling on Amazon.com for $445.00.
This product has a 208 cc 4-stroke OHV engine. It includes five quick-connect nozzles: 0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, and a soap tip. The 30-foot hose is reinforced, and the product comes with a two-year warranty.
Customers gave this pressure washer 5 stars 73% of the time.
I love this washer. Very powerful for residential use. Blasts away any kind of dirt. The big wheels make it very easy to roll over any kind of surface and the solid tire is so much better than pneumatic wheels.”-BNC
10. Briggs & Stratton ELITE3300
The final pressure washer we will look at is the Briggs & Stratton ELITE3300. This washer has a maximum of 3300 PSI and 2.4 GPM water flow. It has a CR950 208cc OHV engine featuring a 3.2-quart fuel tank.
You can purchase this pressure washer for $549.00 from BrandNewEngines, Inc.
70% of customers gave this product a 5 star review.
I’ve owned this for three summers. We have a very large driveway, and my daughter and I collectively have put about 75 hours on it… For cleaning a driveway, The EZ Clean AEZ 31023 Surface Cleaner is a “must-have” accessory. It cuts cleaning time by about 80% and does a more even job.-Steve McConnell