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Welcome to our handy guide to the best pressure washers on the market today.
As you know, pressure washing (or jet washing) is the use of high-pressure water-spraying equipment to clean outside surfaces and buildings. It is a job that most people carry out once or twice a year on their property, driveways and patios (as well as car cleaning) to keep them looking clean and fresh. In our independent pressure washers guide, we take you through the top units on the market today, looking at a range of models to suit different budgets and needs.
So sit back, as we review the top 10 pressure washers currently available in the UK today, so you can determine which is the best one for you.
Below are the overall winners - you can read more about them in our guide - or simply by following the links. Happy jet-washing!
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Karcher is a super-brand across jet-washers, vacuums, window cleaners and more, so it is no surprise to see them in our guide, especially as Karcher power washers are some of the most popular in the country. The first models that we look at from them are the Karcher K2 and Karcher K4.
A popular jack of all trades system for homeowners who are looking for a versatile unit to cover off their many requirements (such as patio and car cleaning), the Karcher K2 is a lightweight pressure washer with a full control system to allow for the selection of a suitable level of pressure for a variety of surfaces. The Karcher K2 is a portable pressure washer which is super easy to use around the home and garden. Aside from its standard programming this top Karcher jet washer also comes with a car kit (for car cleaning) and a patio cleaner. The flow rate for the Karcher K2 is up to 360-litres per hour at a maximum temperature of 40c.
The Karcher K2 Full Control Car and home pressure washer are perfect for suburban homes who need their pressure washer to be multi-use.
The Karcher K4 has all the benefits as well as a few additional improvements which are listed here.
Pressure washers review summary: it's easy to see why the Karcher 2 and 4 model are so popular. They are versatile and delivered consistent and great results. With a superb price tag, it offers superb value for money. Highly recommended and great results. The K4 was also awarded joint best overall pressure washer.
Another great brand in the jet-washing and home product world is the brilliant Bosch and the super Bosch Aquatak (Bosch aqt), performed very strongly in our tests. It is easy to see why it is so popular.
A good all-rounder, the Bosch Universal Aquatak looks like an industrial piece of kit but is expertly designed for home use – so you can look the part even if it’s your first-time pressure washing! A 1700W induction motor powers an impressive 380 litres per-hour water flow rate and a 450ml detergent nozzle works with high pressure too for rapid results and even soap application. The Bosch Universal Aquatak 130 Pressure Washer is ideal for those who need a jet washer for a variety of different tasks.
Best pressure washers review summary: this was a great performer and fantastic value for money - one of the top all-rounders in our tests.
The Karcher K5 Full Control Plus is essentially an industrial pressure washer system for the home environment: delivering a range of features and functions to tackle cleaning in a variety of areas and on a variety of surfaces. More expensive than other models it's great if you are going to be using this powerful jet washer a lot.
This brilliant Karcher jet washer works as a 3-in-1 multi-jet lance, working with vario-lance, a dirt-blaster and detergent application settings - what more could you ask for? A touch-control trigger gun is included, and the high-pressure hose measures 8m for easy coverage of large areas - perfect for gardens, patio areas and gardens. The motor within is water-cooled; something still not found often outside of industrial machines.
The Karcher K5 Full Control Plus Pressure Washer is perfect for homeowners of larger properties, or those who will need medium to heavy cleaning coverage periodically.
Best pressure washer review summary: an outstanding model. The K5 was powerful, easy to store and achieved outstanding results. A price tag which was mid-range was very fair for this superb power-washer. Highly recommended and joint winner in our best overall pressure washer guide.
Designed for the house proud who need a pressure washer for outdoor areas that vary in the surface, the Nilfisk Titan 120 comes with a box full of lances and accessories – there truly is something for everyone in there! This was a brilliant cheap pressure washer and was highly recommended by our cleaning teams.
Now, firstly it’s not the most powerful of systems available on the jet washing market, but with an 85-bar aluminium pump and a flow rate of 440-litres p/h, it’s no shrinking violet either! The Nilfisk Titan 120 can be used directly from a water butt tap, and it’s compact and light enough that it’s easy to walk around with - perfect for regular use. The new wash brush included is ideal for the cleaning of windows, greenhouses and conservatories, giving it a real advantage over many home pressure washers.
Best jet washer review summary: this was a surprisingly good model, especially for its cheap price tag! We felt that this was perfect for regular home use and the regular upkeep of outdoor areas (patios and gardens) as well as cleaning cars and windows. A little pocket rocket, handy and well-priced. Recommended by the teams here.
The most advanced of the Karcher home pressure washers, the K7 Premium Full Control Plus system makes for the ideal addition to the cleaning cupboard of a large property that requires regular heavy-duty cleaning. The K7 takes on the K5’s 3-in-1 Multi Jet lance for differing levels and types of clean, and the touch-control trigger gun ensures ease of use for pressure setting and detergent application. This is the K5, but amped up: upping the water flow capacity to 550-litre per hour, the water-cooled induction motor to 2800W, the hose length to 10m, and the maximum water temperature to 60c.
The Karcher K7 Premium Full Control Plus Home Pressure Washer is perfect for those responsible for the regular cleaning of large properties with vast outdoor areas.
Best pressure washer review summary: this was a super-powerful and brilliant power washer. Its results were faultless; there really is no better jet washer, however, it has a price tag to match. We felt that this would be perfect for large premises and industrial use; great for large gardens, driveways, swimming pool areas, stables. It was the best of the best in our pressure washing guide.
The Nilfisk Compact 110 is the ideal pressure washer for moving around easily and storing without taking up a lot of room - making it a firm favourite amongst those with pressure cleaning requirements but not a large property.
Operating at a maximum temperature of 40c with a flow rate of 440 litres per hour, the performance isn’t hindered by its size. It moves on wheels for easy manoeuvrability and assembly is minimal for fast first use. It comes with three nozzles as standard as well as a Compact Patio Cleaner for patios, driveways and solid decking, and a soft-bristled fixed brush designed for vehicles. This is the ideal pressure washer system for basic pressure cleaning jobs around the house and outside; and can even handle conservatories and windows on its lighter settings. The Nilfisk Compact 110 can be used directly from a water butt tap and with a 5m hose and 5m mains cable, can be used about small and medium spaces easily.
The Nilfisk Compact 110 Home and Car Pressure Washer is ideal for those who need pressure cleaning but don’t have the room to store bulky equipment.
Best power washer review summary: perfect for small homes or flats with small outside spaces or courtyards. We also thought this brilliant for cars, as it wasn't so powerful there would be no problems with accidental paint stripping! A lovely and consistent model favoured by many.
Another Bosch pressure washer in the guide and we thought this was best of all of them!
With a water flow rate of 450 litres per hour and a 2100W motor delivering 140 bar of pressure, the Bosch AQT 45-14 X is a jet washer system not to be ignored. It is super-powerful and makes slight work of even the most stubborn of surface cleaning tasks and is a quick and efficient washer even for larger jobs.
The easy set-up means that you can be cleaning just minutes after opening the box for the first time, and the all-terrain wheels give you the ability to transport the cleaner to wherever it is you need to around the home and garden. What makes this machine really impressive is its performance; and it’s suitable for walls, patios, driveways and vehicles – but may actually prove too powerful for greenhouses and fragile glass surfaces, so need to get the settings right.
The Bosch AQT 45-14 X Pressure Washer is perfect for those who need pressure washer cleaning to be completed across a variety of surfaces outdoors.
Best jet washers review summary: a superb model and joint overall winner in our best pressure guide. It was powerful and a great price. Suitable for all jobs, easy to store and a wide range of accessories to tackle any job. Highly recommended.
This compact and lightweight pressure washer system from Spear & Jackson is a budget bargain – it’s everything you’d need for small pressure washing jobs around the home and garden, particularly if you’ve never used one before.
Best jet washer review summary: a perfect little jet washer for someone who is looking to use something once a year or so. We thought this was more than good enough for most patios and driveways and at a super price too.
The McGregor Pressure Washer bats well above its weight when you consider the price tag: this pressure washer system can tackle medium-sized cleaning jobs and is versatile enough to make this a great buy for any homeowner.
Compatible with all main brands of hose, the McGregor Pressure Washer works well as a base unit if you’d like to extend the cleaning range to other jobs, too. This is a total snip at just £60 – it’s a fantastic ‘all-rounder’ and a medium-range machine for a seriously budget price tag! The McGregor Pressure Washer is ideal for someone looking for a pressure washer for periodic cleaning, as well as anyone who has access to a variety of hoses to use for different jobs.
Best pressure washer review summary: this was a wonderful cheap pressure washer. Easy to use and perfect for almost - all basic jobs around the home and garden were dealt with easily. A great model and surprisingly quite stylish looking too.
Unusual in that it’s battery-powered. rather than running from the mains, the Worx Hydroshot Pressure Washer looks great and performs well – but is incomparable to other models because it’s so much newer and more efficient!
The 20V Li-ion lightweight battery pack powers a 120 litre per hour water flow, with a maximum pressure of 22 bar and water temperature of 40c. It comes with a 6m hose, battery pack, carry bag, charger, long lance, short lance and multi-spray nozzle as standard, and can be run either from a standard garden hose or any remote water source – be that a bucket, lake, stream or even swimming pool!
Review summary: an unusual entry this was a supermodel and new to the pressure washing world! Super-handy, it was a bit of "lads pressure washer" but the battery element was useful for use in remote areas or big gardens.
We hope you have enjoyed reading our guide to the best pressure washers on the market today. We have covered a variety of models to suit different usages and budgets.
When forking out for pressure washers, it’s important to be sure that you’ve weighed up your cleaning needs against the machine you’re intending to purchase. We also recommend that you research, compare, contrast, and speak to those who already own one.
We hope you have found the guide useful, we will update it with any new models should them come onto the market to make sure you can find the best model for you.
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