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Best Pressure Washers For Driveways

If you are looking for a pressure washer for your driveway, we got you covered. We tested & reviewed the best pressure washers for driveways that you can buy without spending a huge amount of money. We ranked them based on our personal opinion and their value for your money. Let’s get started with the list.

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Which Is The Best Pressure Washer For Driveways?

5. Sun Joe SPX3000

Best Budget Option

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
70%
Value
70%

Pressure washers are amazing tools that in my opinion are very essential for the homeowners, as you can easily clean around your house with great efficiency and wash your car properly without going to a car wash. On top of all this, it is extremely satisfying to see all the dirt and grime go away in an instant with a pressure washer. For those that are in a budget, I have a perfect device, the Sun Joe SPX3000 which is also the most reviewed pressure washer in Amazon. This pressure washer is an electrical one, so it is extremely quiet, it has a very powerful motor, is pretty versatile, and can output plenty of pressure. The customer support of this company is amazing as it offers you two years of unlimited warranty. Without further ado let’s take a closer look.

First off I want to talk about the ease of use of the Sun Joe SPX3000, which is pretty easy to start it off from the get-go. It is an electrical washer, which means that you do not have to bother with the difficult start-up, it is extremely easy to start up even a kid can work with it. It has a pretty long cord so you don’t have to worry about the placement, and its lengthy pressure hose allows you to reach pretty difficult places.

Since this is an electric pressure washer, it has absolutely no noise coming from the machine, unlike other gas-operated pressure washers. The only noise you will hear is the water hitting the pavement, it is very interesting to see how it produced that much power without making too much noise.

Speaking about the power, this machine provides plenty despite being a budget product. While it is not high-end power it is still pretty good as it outputs 2030 pounds per square inch of pressure, and is rated at 1.76 gallons per minute, meaning that it is perfect for most household tasks.

The Sun Joe SPX3000 has five various nozzle options that are at your fingertips to switch between surfaces or tasks, so you can easily select between pressure levels and even spray widths. The device comes with plenty of accessories including a soap reservoir, a soap level selector, a great PVC hose, and a convenient holster for the spray gun.

While it is not the most durable pressure washer in the market, the Sun Joe SPX3000 is one of the best despite what its price might suggest.

4. SIMPSON PowerShot

Best High-End

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
80%
Value
85%

For those that want the most powerful and the most advanced pressure washer that can easily clean away any dirt, you should take a look at the professional-grade SIMPSON PowerShot. This pressure washer might be a pretty expensive tool, however, if you need an extra powerful pressure washer it doesn’t get any better than this gas-powered machine. While it may make some noise in operation overall this machine has tons of qualities and features that will leave you satisfied.

Despite being a high-end gas-powered machine, the operation of the SIMPSON PowerShot was simple, all you have to do is read the owner’s manual, and it will tell you how to use it properly, teaching you about the cold start and hot start procedures without leaving you confused. It is worth mentioning that the company has pre-tested all the pressure washers from the factory, so there are no faulty devices in the market. While you may notice a little more residue coming out from the exhaust in the first run, it will go away in a few moments as it is a result of the oil burning in the pipes for the first time. Attaching the nozzles was pretty easy though, but it was a little taxing switching between the hose and the wand.

Since this is a gas-powered device, the SIMPSON PowerShot will make some noise, but since the power output is great from this semi-pro engine it is an acceptable caveat, however, if you can’t stand the noise, maybe a gas-powered pressure washer is not the right choice for you and you would be better off with an electrical unit.

This unit is powered by a Honda GX200 4-stroke engine that is pretty much excellent, as it outputs a pressure of about 3200 PSI, without burning too much gas. It reaches good distances, and if you attach its telescopic want, you can extend it to about 8 feet, without losing much on pressure.

While you can’t regulate the pressure output of this device, you can tamper with it by switching between the spray tips that slightly change the output. While it is not perfect for washing cars, with a little caution you can do it safely. This is one of the best all-around pressure washers, capable of doing everything properly, one of the wisest investments.

3. Greenworks 1600 PSI

Most Portable

Our Ratings:

Durability
85%
Quality
85%
Value
95%

The Greenworks 1600 PSI pressure washer is the most portable unit on our list, however, don’t mistake it for a low powered device since this electrical pressure washer can pump out 1600 PSI at will. It has plenty of features, for its small body and it is worth mentioning that it is very affordable, as it will make for the best tool for those that are looking for a small device that can clean but won’t take up much space and will deliver versatility.

The biggest selling point of the Greenworks 1600 PSI is its light and small design, but this one can still perform pretty well for an electric pressure washer. The hardware and electrical components in this device are all pretty high-quality items that are designed to be functional and be long-lasting at all times. On the sides and top of the device, you will notice some handles, to make the washer extremely easy to carry around. Everything around the device is well insulated, including the cables and the controls, and the design of it is pretty attractive. In the package of the device, you will notice a 20 feet long extension pressure washer hose, to make things easier for you.

This unit has tons of features which was pretty amazing considering its price, for example, it has a pretty powerful, homegrown motor, that delivers plenty of pressure to clean any surface quickly and with high efficiency. You also have a regulatory knob locate on this device, so you can ensure that the water flow is cut off, when the device is off, something that is a large problem in some pressure washers.

This device has a nice inlet nozzle that attaches the pipe that in turn brings the water from the engine, and it has also advise to regulate the pressure to a controllable level. The power cable connected to the device is very well insulated and it is about 35-feet long to ensure that you get versatility and manoeuvrability with the device. On top of all this, it has a soap applicator that connects to the control knob and allows you to release soap when needed.

For those that want a portable, and cheap pressure washer that can perform, this is the perfect tool, definitely can’t go wrong with it.

2. SIMPSON MegaShot

Best Value

Our Ratings:

Durability
95%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

Next up we have another Simpson device powered yet again with a Honda engine, and if we know a thing or two about Honda engines is that they can perform excellently, and the SIMPSON MegaShot is no different. Thanks to its user-friendly and lightweight body, powerful engine, plenty of nozzles, dual tanks for detergents, and versatility, combined with its price, the SIMPSON MegaShot delivers the most bang for your buck, and it is one of the wisest investments you can make for taking care of your home.

The SIMPSON MegaShot has a pretty interesting design, which is built tubes and a base plate all built with steel and with a matte black finish, it is also worth mentioning that they have an anti-corrosion coating on top of it to make this device extra durable. It also has a MorFlex hose that is pretty long measuring 25-feet and has a diameter of 0.25-inches so it can endure the high-pressure. It has plenty of ergonomic controls, such as the safety lock for the spray gun to keep things under control. In terms of accessories, it has 5 nozzle tips with different angles consisting of 0 degrees, 15 degrees, 25 degrees, 40 degrees, and the soap nozzle.

It is very easy to attach the nozzles thanks to the connectors that provide a pretty secure fit. The device is pretty light as I mentioned, despite being gas-powered, and it can be transported from place to place easily thanks to its 10-inch pneumatic tires, which also make it excellently stable. Due to that the device doesn’t vibrate a lot and doesn’t make a lot of noise compared to other gas-powered pressure washers, and the whole device is maintenance-free thanks to its OEM technology in the axial cam pump.

It is equipped with the Honda GCV190 engine which is ultra-powerful, and it is well known for Honda engines to be extremely durable and handle plenty of abuse, and have great fuel efficiency. It outputs 3200 PSI of pressure with 2.5 gallons per minute water output to clean up anything in your way.

One of the most versatile devices allowing you to use its professional settings, the SIMPSON MegaShot delivers amazing value for its price.

1. Karcher K5 Premium

Best Overall

Our Ratings:

Durability
100%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

On the top of our list, we have the Karcher K5 Premium, which is lightweight and very powerful and it will be one of the wisest investments considering its price, and its durability rating, despite being an electrical pressure washer. It has also garnered huge amounts of reviews in Amazon, and buyers who use the Karcher K5 Premium won’t change it for anything else, and I am sure that you will be overjoyed with its amazing accessories and performance.

You may have tried some lightweight and compact home-grade pressure washers, but nothing will compare to the performance of the Karcher K5 Premium, since it is miles ahead of its competition, while using small amounts of water, with a rating of just 1.4GPM, while still producing 2,000 PSI. This will allow you to clean everything around your house, driveway, garage, roof, car, bike, and everything you may need to clean.

Most of the pressure washers in the market are notorious for their noise levels, however, thanks to its streamlined and ultra-quiet motor, the Karcher K5 Premium works silently, and the only noise you will hear, is the pressured water hitting the surface, marvellous.

One of my favorite features of the Karcher K5 Premium was its amazing variable wand, which lets you adjust the pressure coming out from the spray gun since some delicate surfaces require lesser pressure. It is Vario Power Spray Wand, lets you tweak with the pressure and spray fan settings, with a slight twist of the nozzle, all on the fly.

It has an onboard hose reel that is extremely useful and functional, allowing you to warp up long hoses around it and not obstruct you while you are working. It also has a detergent tank on board with can be filled and then you can shoot detergent with just a twist of the nozzle.

Simply the best without any competition.

About the author

Tim Bias

Tim Bias

Everything in my life revolves around technology, so writing for them is definitely one of my biggest hobbies. Other hobbies include fishing & playing with my dogs.

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