How To Pick The Perfect Pressure Washer
Spring has finally sprung, and you know what that means? Spring cleaning season has commenced. It’s time to get the car out of the garage and onto the driveway to give it a full valet and scrub down. You’ve decided to purchase your first pressure washer but don’t know where to begin. We’ve created this handy ‘how to buy the perfect pressure washer’ guide to take all the pain out of pressure washing.
In this guide we will walk you through the questions you should be asking prior to purchasing your pressure washer to make sure you get one which fits all your needs at the right price point.
That leads us nicely into the first thing you must consider. How much are you looking to pay? Pressure washers come in wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours with a whole host of different features to choose from. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by it all. However, pressure washers generally come at three different price points- budget, mid-range and premium.
These pressure washers are some of the cheapest on the market. You would expect these to cost between £50-£100 and are often own brand models with lower pressure systems (typically less than 90 bar). These models do contain all the basic cleaning features you would expect from a pressure washer. However, they often have short hoses which makes cleaning cars much more difficult and laborious.
These models are often made of less durable materials and lack power to clean deep dirt and grime. They include a lot of plastic components which are susceptible to breaking or prone to frost damage when not being throughout in the winter time. These are points to consider before making your purchase. We believe that spending a little more on a higher quality item will save you more in the future that's why we only stock highly respected brands such as Karcher and Nilfisk on Grease Gorilla.
Mid range pressure washers generally are more favoured because by spending a little more you get a lot more bang for your buck. These pressure washers cost between £100- £150 and have medium sized motors providing water pressure of between 100-120 bar. We supply these pressure washers as individual units or as a kit where you also get additional accessories and add ons included. Check out the full range here.
Mid ranged pressure washers are great for cleaning small to medium sized cars, domestic patios and paving surfaces. We sell pressure washer kits specifically designed for car cleaning such as the Karcher Telescopic Pressure Washer 110 bar 240V and ones for patio cleaning like the Nilfisk Pressure Washer with Patio Cleaner & Brush 120 bar 240V which come with all the tools and additional extras you need to complete the job to a high quality standard.
Premium pressure washers cost upwards of £150 and are to be considered by professionals looking to be able to clean deeply ingrained dirt and grime. These models are great for all types of cars including large 4x4s, camper vans, caravans and work vans. They’re also particularly beneficial for people who have to clean considerable sizes of paving and patios.
These pressure washers include high quality motors with a capacity of around 1,800W to 2,500W and have high water pressure capacity of 120+bar. They are much quieter than the budget range products as the motor is built to a much higher quality. Cleaning jobs become an absolute breeze because these products have high flow rates and include long hoses meaning you can reach further with minimal effort. We would recommend the Karcher Premium Home Pressure Washer 120 bar 240V which also comes with a range of additional accessories.
Features & Additional Considerations
So, now you know what to expect from each price point range you can decide what features are most important to you. If you are looking for a pressure washer to clean very large vehicles or have high water pressure features then you should be looking at the premium category. Whereas , if you are in the market for a great domestic cleaner with a mid sized motor that you can use to wash the cars at the weekend and clean dirt, moss and lichen off the patio then the mid range category would be more suitable for you.
It is also important to consider features such as easy of use. If you don’t want to lug a heavy pressure washer around then check the weight or consider a pressure washer with wheels or a telescopic handle so you can move it around much more easily. All of the products over on Grease Gorilla include these features as standard because we know how important they are to our customers.
We also supply a wide range of accessories so you can customise your pressure washer to suit your exact needs. For example, if you are looking for a longer hose to get those hard to reach areas we sell 5 metre hoses or if your hose becomes damaged through general wear and tear we also supply replacement hoses and hand guns so you don’t need to worry about buying a brand new unit. We also sell different types brushes such as wheel brushes to clean those smaller, more grimy zones; rotary brushes to clean smooth surfaces and power brushes to clean much larger surfaces.
Now you have all the information you could need to choose the right pressure washer for you head over to the pressure washing category on the site and meet your perfect match! No cleaning job will be too difficult and your neighbours will begin asking how you got such a clean, shiny car.