Best Pressure Washer 2016

Top 7 Pressure Washers You Can Buy

Best Rated
Kärcher K5 Premium Full Control
Best Seller
Kärcher K5 Compact Home
Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus
Nilfisk C120 6-6 PCA X-Tra
Kärcher K2 Compact Home
Nilfisk C110 4-5 X-Tra
Best Deal
Makita HW101
ModellKärcher K5 Premium Full ControlKärcher K5 Compact HomeBosch AQT 37-13 PlusNilfisk C120 6-6 PCA X-TraKärcher K2 Compact HomeNilfisk C110 4-5 X-TraMakita HW101
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Rating1.6GOOD
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Rating1.8GOOD
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Rating1.9GOOD
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Rating2.0GOOD
Pressure145 bar145 bar130 bar120 bar110 bar110 bar100 bar
Wattage2100 W2100 W1700 W1400 W1400 W1400 W1300 W
Flow Rate500 L/hr500 L/hr370 L/hr440 L/hr360 L/hr440 L/hr360 L/hr
Hose Lenght8 m8 m6 m6 m4 m5 m3 m
Weight13.1 kg11.5 kg6.5 kg6.7 kg6 kg6.5 kg6.3 kg
High Pressure Gun
Dirt Blaster
Water Filter
(Special) Features
  • High Performance Water-Cooled Motor
  • LED Display Trigger Gun
  • Plug n Clean Detergent System
  • Quick Connect System
  • Accessory Storage
  • Energy Efficient
  • No Assembly Required
  • Ergonomic Spray Handle
  • Click and Clean Extension Lance
  • Automatic Motor
  • Compact Design
  • Lightweight
  • Best Value for Money
  • Total Stop System
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Best Rated
Kärcher K5 Premium Full Control
Kärcher K5 Premium Full Control
  • High Performance Water-Cooled Motor
  • LED Display Trigger Gun
  • Plug n Clean Detergent System
321,75 €
Best Seller
Kärcher K5 Compact Home
Kärcher K5 Compact Home
  • Quick Connect System
  • Accessory Storage
239,00 €
Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus
Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus
  • Energy Efficient
  • No Assembly Required
125,90 €
Nilfisk C120 6-6 PCA X-Tra
Nilfisk C120 6-6 PCA X-Tra
  • Ergonomic Spray Handle
  • Click and Clean Extension Lance
95,00 €
Kärcher K2 Compact Home
Kärcher K2 Compact Home
  • Automatic Motor
  • Compact Design
78,98 €
Nilfisk C110 4-5 X-Tra
Nilfisk C110 4-5 X-Tra
  • Lightweight
  • Best Value for Money
62,34 €
Best Deal

All You Need To Know For Our Pressure Washer Reviews

Keeping the outside of your home clean with our 2016 review.

The Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer with patio cleaner.

If you are the proud owner of your own house then you will certainly be accustomed to the time and effort that needs to be invested in order to keep it clean. To get rid of dirt and grit on your footpaths, stones, walls, patios, roofs and gutters you’ll sometimes have to give it a special treatment.

This is exactly where a pressure washer or power/ jet washer comes in to use. They work with high water pressure to clean all kinds of surfaces.
Though before buying a pressure washer be sure to gather as much information about these handy devices as possible in order to buy the best pressure washer.

That’s why we have collected all the data and facts. Everything you’ll need to know when buying a pressure washer can be found in the best pressure washer reviews 2016 we’ve provided here.

Types of pressure washers

As its name suggests a pressure washer works with high water pressure. Sometimes it’ll be called “jet washer” or “power washer”. The reason it is more suitable for cleaning outside than a normal water hose is that a pressure washer will achieve up to 500 bar of water pressure meaning it will simply spray away any dirt with ease.

In our best pressure washer reviews 2016 we have looked at the 3 main types of being entry level, mid range and premium models.

Pressure Washer type Best for cleaning
Entry Models Small areas of lightly soiled paving, bicycles, small cars and garden furniture.
Mid Range Models Cleaning domestic garden paved areas and decking, and cars.
Premium Models Cleaning extensive areas of paving, commercial vehicles and caravans along with most other dirty surfaces around the house.

Here are some advantages and disadvantages of all types to consider before buying.

Pro’s Entry Models Con’s Entry Models
  • cheap pressure washers
  • good for light cleaning tasks
  • mobile and easy to store
  • short hoses/ low power
  • less accessories
  • limited on board storage
Pro’s Mid Range Models Con’s Mid Range Models
  • quick and easy to use
  • thorough cleaning
  • good range of accessories
  • hard to store
  • noisy motors
Pro’s Premium Models Con’s Premium Models
  • best cleaning results
  • quick cleaning with high power
  • highest flow rates
  • expensive
  • large and heavy
  • often overpowered, can damage surfaces

Which pressure washer is suitable for me?

The Nilfisk P150 2-10 X-Tra Professional Pressure Washer.

To find out which is the best pressure washer for you we have answered a couple of questions that may arise whilst searching.

Do you want maximum power?
Obviously entry models have a low water pressure, ranging from 80 to 100 bar. For the best results on various areas around the house try starting by 200 bar. The best pressure washers in industrial and commercial use have up to 1,000 bar though this can often be so strong that it’ll also damage some vulnerable surfaces.

Do you want to save water?
Water consumption amongst pressure washers is generally high. This is what determines a jet washer and after all they clean thoroughly without having to use chemicals most of the time. The best pressure washers will use up to 500 litres per hour so if you want to save water try going for a mid range or entry model.

Do you want adjustable water pressure?
If you’re looking for a high performance washer but don’t always want to use the full power look for adjustable water pressure functions. The best pressure washers offer this function to regulate water pressure and adapt to current situation.

Do you want a cheap pressure washer?
Of course you could simply pick the cheapest model out of all reviewed washers or buy a used machine but we generally recommend making a one time, quality orientated investment, especially as you must consider using a pressure washer reliably over a long period of time.
Though with that said our best pressure washer reviews have shown that it’s possible to grab a high quality washer for sale. You’ll most likely find the best pressure washer deals online and often these include top label manufactures.

Useful Accessories

Some of Kärchers best pressure washers come with their own “Vario Lance” which offers adjustable water pressure.

The pressure washer itself won’t necessarily be suitable for every situation as sometimes you will need other extensions or gadgets to complete the cleaning job. The best pressure washers come with a range of attachments that will give you all the possibilities for washing whatever surface you choose.
We’ve listed a couple of recommended attachments below.

  • Dirt Blaster: Should there be any dirt or moss on your paving slabs then you’ll need a dirt blaster attachment which produces a pin-point water jet that accurately removes it with ease.
  • Fan Nozzle: This is used on surfaces that can be vulnerable to damage like glass or on a car. A horizontal spray ensures that it cleans a larger area and distributing the water pressure enough so not to damage anything.
  • Brush: This is often used for pre-treating your car with shampoo. A useful extra also for cleaning other areas like a conservatory or greenhouse.
  • Patio Cleaner: These will make cleaning a wide range of exterior surfaces quick, efficient and spray free.
Many manufacturers supply an adjustable lance that allows the user to vary the pressure by twisting the barrel until the desired level is selected, which we highly recommend.

Safety

Pressure washers aren’t exactly heavy machinery but can be quite dangerous if used recklessly. We recommend to always read the safety instructions before usage. Also make sure you keep the pressure washer under control and away from any electrical outputs and devices.

The best pressure washer brands

Real Deals
If you want to find a cheap pressure washer try looking for one with less accessories and less flow rate/ water pressure.

There are many different devices for keeping your driveway and house clean and neat. These can be found online as well as in your local building supply store. Though many retailers (like Tesco, Sainsbury’s) and Discounters (Aldi, Lidl) often have good pressure washers for sale.

Our pressure washer reviews have shown that some online shops (like amazon) have great, best buy pressure washer deals almost constantly, making it a great place to check for fantastic offers.

The following brands are currently the UK’s most popular, some of which are for sale.

  • Kärcher Pressure Wahser (K4,K5 Premium Home, K2 Compact)
  • Bosch Pressure Washer (Bosch AQT 45-14X, Bosch AQT 37-13+)
  • Nilfisk Pressure Washer (C120 6-6 PCA X-Tra)
  • Makita Pressure Washer
  • VAX Pressure Washer
  • Kranzle Pressure Washer

Our pressure washer reviews have shown that you don’t need to opt for the most expensive and well known model. The best pressure washer scores with a strong but suitable performance, a high quality finish and a variety of useful accessories. This is the case with Bosch and Kärcher pressure washers but also for many others.