Published: 10th of March 2020
A pressure washer (also known as a power washer, pressure cleaner and jet wash) is one of those products for the home that you simply can't live without once you have one. Pressure washers are perfect for cleaning the car, driveways and garage floors, wood and concrete patios and yes even the BBQ! For most people a powerful pressure washer is perfect for the washing the car and cleaning the garden and everything in it.
In this article we're going to give you a brief overview of the best pressure washers, pressure washer prices and the best places to purchase them along with their specs such as power in kilowatts, the max flow rate, hose length and all the things you are about when it comes to cleaning outdoors stuff.
Please remember to shop around as you can pickup these pressure washers from popular stores like Argos, ASDA, B&Q, ScrewFix, Tesco and even Aldi for competitive prices. Also, check which brands give you the best warranty and if spending more money gives your more years of product life. Pressure washer brands that stand out are Bosch, Karcher, Nilfisk and Mac Allister.
The Karcher K4 is probably the safest bet when it comes to buying a pressure washer that should handle all the home and garden cleaning. It's got 1.8kW induction motor, a 420 Ltr/hr max flow rate and a long 6m high pressure hose and trigger gun. It's also got awesome reviews too and one retailers showcases over 227 reviews with 97% saying they would recommend this product. In terms of warranty you're looking at a 3 year manufacturer's guarantee. The Karcher K4 best price we've seen is around £200 but this is rare and worth any price for £240 or below.Visit Product & Read Reviews
The Karcher K2 Full Control Home is a lot like the Karcher K4 but is lower power (1.4kW compared to the 1.8kW) has a shorter hose (4m compared to 6m) and has a lower flow rate of 360Ltr/hr compared to 420. Other than a different design and lower specs it's pretty much the same pressure washer but at a much lower price. A good price for the Karcher K2 Full Control Home is around the £100 mark and like the others you can buy the more basic version and compact version for cheaper. We'd recommend the Karcher K2 Full Control Home as you'll want to use this jet washer for more things when you start using it.Visit Product & Read Reviews
If you're looking for a pressure washer under £100 and like a budget option with basic functionality, then the Karcher K2 Compact is the one you want. It has the basic tools and functionality to get the job done, has a 2 year warranty if something breaks and is light enough to move around easily. It's for light duty tasks around the home and garden, has a 4m hose, 5m mains cable and max pressure of 74 bar. It's low cost but gets the job done.Visit Product & Read Reviews
This pressure washer from Halfords is actually pretty good! Yes it's a branded pressure washer but just checkout the reviews and you'll see it's pretty great for the price. It offers a 5m hose, 115 bar max pressure, a detergent foam spraying kit and powerful 1600 watt motor. For the prices the reviews are excellent with an average of 4.5 out of 5 it's certainly one of the best cheapest pressure washers out there at the moment.Visit Product & Read Reviews
When it comes to finding the best pressure washer in the UK you're always going to be limited by price. If you're new to pressure washers then we say start small and start cheap - you can always upgrade down the line depending on how much you actually use it for cleaning the patio, decking, etc or if it's just used to spray down the car or outside furniture. The more you spend will give you better features but this extra money will be wasted if you never use them. Go for the basic requirements and then upgrade if you have to once you know exactly what you want.