Finding the Best Electric Power Washer: What Should You Look For?

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As a review site it is always our best goal to find and review products for our customers.  One question that we get a lot is:  What is the Best Electric Power Washer?  While we do admit that certain brands are better than others, we don’t try to discriminate against companies that make these machines.  With this in mind, we will tell you several things that you can look for when evaluating a pressure washer, to know if it is the right fit for what YOU want it for.

Remember that pressure washers come in all shapes and sizes and that it is important to find one that fits YOUR needs and not ones of someone else’s.  Here are some things to look for when shopping for an electric power washer.


Many people that read our articles often see a power washer for sale online at a site like Craigslist or Ebay.  Because they want to invest the money to purchase a brand new power washer, we advise them to find the make and model from the owner and look up the reviews.  Sites like Amazon are a great place to find reviews as they let users of the products post their own reviews after purchasing the products.  Amazon is quick to avoid “sales pitches” from customers and only lets in certain reviews that fit the products.  Amazon is the first place that we suggest before buying any product.

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Always check the manufacturers website to make sure that the product is still functional and is recommended.  Also, almost all major companies will have old models instruction guides available online, make sure to do download and check out all the specifications on the model before you puchase.

Try it Live

This is especially true if you are buying from a second hand store, pawn shop, or a private owner as there is no return policy many times.  Always, always, always check your product before you buy it to make sure that there is nothing wrong with it.  I would set this up before time with the owner of the power washer, so that it won’t cost you a lot of time when you are trying to purchase the item.  Make sure you take this machine outside and try it out on something that takes some power to get off, as one of the big problems in finding the best electric power washer it that you will find one that has a weak PSI and will not blast off grime or dirt like it is supposed to.

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Always check the hoses as these are the first parts to go bad in a pressure washer.  Make sure that they not only look clean, but they don’t have any leaks in them.   Do a full testing of all hoses with some type of liquid before making a purchase as this can be a major problem that is easy to hide.

Whether you are looking for the best electric power washer or the best gas power washer it is important to follow the tips above.  While 90% of the people you buy a used power washer from are honest and upfront, some try to sell faulty merchandise.  Using these suggestions above you should be able to determine the solid pressure washers from the bad ones.

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