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Whether it’s your decking or patio, bike or car – give it a fresh look this summer with these powerful machine
Pressure washers –also known as jet washers or power washers – are an extremely versatile garden power tool you can buy for your garden and property. These powerful machines will enable you to keep all manners of belongings looking sparkling clean and looking their best. Whether it’s a car, patio or garden furniture, everyone owns something that will benefit from these jet machines. With far more power than normal garden hoses and use less water too.
He’re at MowDirect our experts have selected 6 of the best Pressure Washers for 2020 to suit varying needs. We’ve even put together a rather dazzling infographic!
There are three gradings of machines to consider: Light duty, mid duty and heavy duty. Generally speaking, mid-range machines have a pressure of around 110 bar – a good level for tackling patios, fencing, cars, guttering and exterior paintwork, such the Stihl RE110, A great model from German brand Stihl, perfect for domestic use and non-professionals.This is an electric pressure washer, entry level and great value for domestic use such as cleaning cars, BBQs and driveway jet washing.
Pressure washers with high pressure rates of 120 bar or more are better suited to large areas of paving, driveways, wooden decking, stonework, really grubby areas that required little more power. The best starting point is to think about what you’ll be cleaning and how often, and work from there. Here you may consider the Efco IP 1150, another Electric Pressure Washer, with more power. Efco are renowned for their quality and the IP 1150 lives up to this. It comes with a 0.35l Detergent tank, perfect for occasional uses such as car washes.
When choosing which pressure washer to go for, check which accessories are included – a patio brush or car-wash brush can make or break your pressure washer’s results. Also consider manoeuvrability and storage – some machines are cumbersome and heavy, while others are compact and light. Hose lengths can be dramatically different too.
Lastly, it worth considering that not all pressure washers will handle hot water – which can potentialy affect how efficient the machine cleans your desired tasks.
For Mid-duty models, we recommend the 135 BAR – Stiga HPS235R , Equipped with a high-powered 1800w electric motor, this model will clean large areas fast and is capable of removing the toughest dirt and grime around the house and garden. With a long 9m hose length and 5m cable it will reach far and wide!
When choosing a pressure washer, it’s also important to consider whether to go with an electric model or petrol. Electric usually involves less maintenance but petrol can offer you more power.
The Efco IPX2000S Petrol Pressure Washer with its impressive cleaning force and innovative styling, this models combines petrol power and manageability to bring convenience and practicality when cleaning around the outside of your home, in the garden and in the garage.
Also don’t assume the more expensive the machine, the better it is. Some of the mid-range washers out perform some of the top-of-the-range offerings, hands-down.
The Feider FNHPT240 although has heavy-duty specs and is a machine with high cleaning-performance thanks to its large 224cc four-stroke petrol engine, it is also excellent value for money. It can either be gravity-fed from a water tank; or hooked-up to the mains supply with your garden hose. Perfect for most cleaning tasks.
For those seeking a professional use and very heavy-duty cleaning! ( If you have a collection of very dirty vintage cars for example!) The Hyundai HYW4000P is force to reckon with.
A top of the range, powerful, high-pressure jet-washer for all your outdoor-cleaning needs! Premium 4-stroke OHV petrol engine from Hyundai. High-spec axial pump with a substantial flow-rate and rock-solid reliability. Hyundai’s pressure washers come in varying specs, this being one of the top.
Which will you choose for your purpose? If you’re still unsure, why not speak to one of our MowDirect Experts? Or see our full pressure washer range here .