When it comes to cleaning large surfaces, gas-powered pressure washers are not typically compact or lightweight. Gas-powered pressure washers typically weigh 55 pounds or more, and are cumbersome to store. On the other hand, electric pressure washers can be small and lightweight, weighing only about 15 pounds. While electric models do not produce the same amount of CU, they are still powerful enough to handle household tasks.
To determine which model would be best for your project, you can use the pressure washer testers’ recommendations. During testing, we looked for a red tip, which was the most consistent between washers. A white tip, on the other hand, felt the least consistent between units. Each washer was appropriate for concrete, but not insulated glass windows or shade sails. And one of the most difficult to use was a washer with a tip that did not reach 15 degrees.
Electric-powered pressure washers are less expensive and lighter than their gas counterparts. They also do not create harmful air pollution, making them ideal for beginners. Electric-powered pressure washers are also easy to store and can handle most household jobs. Gas-powered pressure washers are more powerful and durable, but they are noisier and need regular maintenance. Unlike electric-powered units, gas pressure washers are also harder to store and are more expensive.
The electric pressure washer is the most efficient choice if you don’t need a lot of power. With a modest 1.2 gPM and 1,900 PSI, it’s perfect for smaller projects like cleaning a deck or cleaning mildew. Another advantage of this model is its lightweight and compact design. The electric pressure washer also comes with an integrated telescoping handle, making it easier to maneuver.