When you want to power away oily grime from concrete, or make your home’s siding look new again, a pressure washer is the best tool to have. Let’s take a closer look at these two models to see which one will be the best for you.

Sun Joe SPX3000 Pressure Joe 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure Washer

Sun Joe SPX3000

Sun Joe SPX3000

Sun Joe’s SPX3000 is the number one best-selling pressure washer (at the time of writing). It’s very versatile, powerful, and easy to use. Use it to wash your car, RV, or the exterior of your home. Get your deck ready for the summer, or blast away caked-on clippings from the underside of your mower.

It has two tanks to hold two different types of detergent at the same time so you can switch between tasks without making a trip to change cleaning fluid. Each tank holds 30.4 ounces of liquid.

Switch between the five Quick-Connect tips to change the water’s spray pattern. The tips range from 0 degrees for a full-power stream, then 15, 25, and 40 degrees for progressively wider and gentler sprays. The fifth tip is made especially for laying down soap.

The 34-inch extension wand helps you reach high places or underneath vehicles. Although the SPX3000 has two wheels to make it easy to move, the pressure hose itself is a generous 20 feet long. The power cord is 35 feet long. If you need to use it with an extension cord, check to see that the extension cord can provide enough current.

The SPX3000 puts out a fast 2030psi of water power with a flow rate of 1.76 gallons per minute. With that much power, you can strip paint. Since it has a 14.5Amp/1800-Watt motor, the power cord comes with GFCI protection. This is an important safety feature when you’re combining this much electricity with an appliance that manages water.

Sun Joe’s Total Stop System shuts down the pump when you release the trigger. This is designed to save energy and it’s also a safety feature.

More features of the Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer:

  • Sun Joe offers a two-year warranty
  • CSA-approved (certification from the Canadian Standards Association similar to America’s UL-listed)
  • Comes with garden hose adapter and tool to clean out tips
  • Many users recommend replacing the plastic garden hose adapter with a metal one

 

AR Blue Clean AR383

AR Blue Clean

AR Blue Clean

Annovi Reverberi, or AR, makes the Blue Clean pressure washer. It’s also known as the AR383. Like the Sun Joe washer, the Blue Clean has two wheels so it’s easy to move around. The 35-foot power cord winds up neatly on the body of the washer. The cord itself has GFCI protection that shuts off power should there be an electrical problem.

The Blue Clean comes with a 20-foot high-pressure water hose. The spool mounted underneath the handle allows you to store the hose out of the way.There is no assortment of tips, but there are two spray lances. One is adjustable, and one is made for maximum spray power. The top power this pressure washer puts out is 1900psi, slightly less than the Sun Joe SPX3000. But the small reduction in water power should not affect your ability to clean tough stains.

AR explains that the Blue Clean uses 80% less water than a standard garden hose but increases typical garden hose water power by 40%. It comes with just one 14-ounce bottle that holds detergent. It attaches to either wand instead of mounting on the washer itself. There is no extension wand included in the box.

More features of the AR Blue Clean pressure washer:

  • AR offers a one-year warranty
  • CSA-approved (certification from the Canadian Standards Association similar to America’s UL-listed)
  • Weighs 27 pounds
  • Comes with plastic garden hose adapter, but consider upgrading to a metal one

 

Recommendation

If you want a pressure washer for general outdoor cleaning, many customers are very satisfied with the AR Blue Clean. The fact that it has two lances instead of a selection of tips and onboard storage for the power cord and the hose makes it less likely that an essential part will be lost.

If you have high places to clean, like the second story of a home, consider getting the Sun Jose SPX3000. It has an extension wand that increases its wand’s reach by almost 3 feet. The two detergent containers and assortment of five tips give you flexibility for a wide range of cleaning projects.

Click here to purchase Sun Joe SPX3000 on Amazon.com!

 

Click here to purchase AR Blue Clean AR383 on Amazon.com!

 

 

 

 

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