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by Clint DeBoer, MARCH 30, 2022

April 21, 2022

Should You Buy a Pressure Washer, Power Washer, or Power Cleaner?

Pressure washers are similar to power washers in many respects. They even share similar PSI/GPM ratings. One major difference, though—power washers have a heating element and pressure washers don’t.

Power washers generally have an easier time cleaning off oils and grease. They’re also more expensive and require more maintenance. As a result, most homeowners (and even most Pros) typically reach for a pressure washer and add chemical detergents to get out stubborn stains.

Anything under about 400 PSI falls under the title “power cleaner”. These make great tools for washing cars and boats. You can find many battery-powered models that connect right up to a garden hose or even a 5-gallon bucket of water.

Simpson SuperPro Roll Cage Pressure Washers

In our book, the best gas pressure washer isn’t just one model—it’s the Simpson SuperPro Roll-Cage series. We love the 4-wheel design, the heavy-duty roll cage frame design, and that they’re made in the USA with global materials. Whether you’re rolling it in and out of your shop or loading and unloading from a trailer, it’s easier to move than traditional 2-wheel designs.

We prefer the Honda-powered models, and there are also Kohler and CRX engine options. Pressure ratings range from 3000 to 7000 PSI with flow ratings from 2.5 to 8.0 GPM. If you use pressure washers professionally, you’re sure to find a PSI/GPM combination that works for you.

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