Pressure washers take the strain out of washing the car, driveway or motorbike by cleaning in a much more efficient way, and in a fraction of the time.
Pressure washers blast out water at such a high speed that they obliterate grease and grime whilst using less water and typically come with a range of handy accessories.
Before buying one you should think about what you will be using it for. If you just want it for smaller jobs, such as garden furniture or push bikes then consider a basic model with a pressure of about 100 bar.
For washing fences, patios, cars, gutters, motorbikes and heavy duty cleaning, think about a machine with over 120 bar.
Other factors to consider are the weight of the machine and the size (for storage).
Here are our recommendations:
This machine has a 100 bar pressure and is ideal for light cleaning such as the driveway and push bikes. One of the quieter machines so good for early morning use.
With a 105 bar pressure, this machine will tackle the easy jobs like cleaning cars and fences with ease, and it also comes with a flexible hose of 5m so that you can reach difficult spots.
With just 70 bar of pressure, this washer is only capable of very light duty cleaning, but good for the environment as it can draw water from a filtered water butt or water tank and an outside tap. Comes with a 5m water hose and 5m cable so combined you can reach 10m.
This only has an 80 bar pressure but we like it because it is compact and still powerful. Comes with five accessories including three different nozzles and a 5m hose. Customers state it works well on windows especially.
A sturdy pressure washer from Karcher, a leading name in cleaning appliances. This one has 110 bar of pressure and cuts through grime and dirt in no time. Only gripe is the hose is a mere 4m.
A whopping 135 bar of pressure means that this washer will make light work of blasting through any grime and dirt. It also has a powerful 2000W electric motor, so if you have really tough jobs to tackle, this is a very good price for a powerful and versatile cleaner.
No messing about with this pressure washer, it is up and ready to go as soon as you remove the packaging. Comes with 130 bar pressure and a nice long hose length of 6m with cable at 5m. Best for cleaning larger areas such as driveways and patios.
Super high bar pressure of 140 from Nilfisk that is suited for cleaning big and small jobs, thanks to the array of accessories you get. What we like is the trigger gun which saves you from having to return to the washer to change the water pressure.
A semi-professional pressure washer here with 135 bar pressure that comes with a variable spray nozzle to protect fragile areas, making it really versatile. Good for storage too as the handle can be pushed down. Quite weighty to push however and a loud machine to operate.
You get a maximum bar of 145 with this Karcher but you can reduce it to 20 for delicate objects. Cleans through the toughest of grime, there is not much this pressure washer cannot shift. We like the LED lights on the handle which indicate when the right pressure is being used. Quite heavy however and a little bulky when it comes to storage.