Best pressure washers Thrifter 2020

Have you ever just been walking to your car one day and think "Man, this sidewalk is dirty." You don't have to live that life! Get a pressure washer. They're great for cleaning all sorts of things from your driveway to the side of your home to your car or truck. Plus, if you've never used one before, they can be rather fun. Watching dirt get pummeled into oblivion is a very satisfying feeling. Whether you want a gas-powered washer or an electric one, you're working on a budget or you just want the most power possible, we've got all the best available pressure washers right here.

Best Value: Sun Joe 2030 PSI electric pressure washer

Top Pick

Has a powerful 1800-watt motor that generates up to 2030 PSI. You can get more PSI from other pressure washers, but the value comes from the simplicity of an electric device. It's still strong enough to clean everything from your driveway to your truck. Sun Joe has great customer service as well.

$149 on Amazon

Best Flexibility: Craftsman 3000 PSI gas pressure washer

ReadyStart makes it super easy to start this pressure washer with no prime, no choke, and no need to change the oil. It's up to 40% quieter than standard pressure washers. Includes four quick connect nozzles, a 25-foot flexible hose, and 10-inch never-go-flat wheels for maneuverability. Can be used in a variety of situations, with a variety of detergents, and on a variety of terrain.

$372 on Amazon

Best Power: Simpson Cleaning PS3228 3300 PSI gas pressure washer

Built with a Honda GX200 engine that's covered by a 3-year warranty. Has a AAA individual triplex plunger pump with PowerBoost so you get consistent water flow and a pump bypass mode to protect the pump. You'll also get a welded steel construction frame with 10-inch pneumatic wheels, which means it's very durable and super maneuverable.

$529 at Amazon

Best Gas Powered: Westinghouse WPX3200 3200 PSI gas pressure washer

Has an easy-to-fill one-gallon gas tank and can produce 2.5 GPM of deep-cleaning water. Uses a 212cc 4-stroke Westinghouse OHV horizontal shaft engine. There's a half-gallon soap tank and 25-foot flexible hose with a lightweight spray gun.

$299 at Amazon

Best Electric Powered: Stanley SLP2050 electric pressure washer

The mobile cart with this pressure washer allows you to push it where you need to go then carry the washer as a stand alone. Compared to just using a garden hose, you'll end up saving water thanks to 40% more pressure. Includes a professional-grade brass connector and 22mm connections. It also comes with a lifetime of customer support.

$206 at Amazon

Best on a Budget: GreenWorks 1600 PSI pressure washer

This pressure washer can generate 1600 PSI at 1.2 GPM. Use it vertically or horizontally, and the 20 foot high pressure hose can extend your reach. The 35-foot power cord can be used on any exterior outlet and gives you plenty of maneuverability. Includes a soap applicator, two nozzle tips, and an attachable detergent bottle.

$99 at Amazon

Power Clean

Caked on dirt, left-over sludge from a night of rain or frost, grass stains after an afternoon of off-roading. These are all the things that could use a little pressure washing. You'd be surprised how little can resist the pure power of water when its pressure has been increased by 40% or more. Plus, the great thing about it is you'll actually save water compared to using a standard garden hose or trying to clean it the old-fashioned way. The Sun Joe electric pressure washer strikes that perfect compromise between power and convenience. Being electric powered means you don't have to worry about filling the gas tank and you can just put the device to work when you need it. Plus, it still generates enough power for pretty much any job.

Of course, if you've got the gas you can get something a lot more powerful. Using the Simpson Cleaning gas pressure washer is like cleaning with a small car. It's incredibly powerful, and it still has several quick nozzles that give you options for what you're cleaning and how.

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