In this guide we’ll take a look at the best pressure washers for the UK market.
I’ve compared power, pressure, cleaning performance and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
Best pressure washers to buy in UK 2020
1. Halfords PW10 Pressure Washer
For a standard looking but pretty hardworking model that won’t cost the earth, the PW10 from Halfords is one well worth considering.
Boasting a powerful 1400W motor and a not too shabby maximum pressure of 105 bar, which is suited to delicates including bicycles, motorbikes, cars and even small patios and decking.
An auto stop system ensures no waste, you’ll receive a high pressure gun and lance, as well as a 5 metre pressure hose. If you’re wanting to cover more ground, 5 metres might not be enough, it does however come with an inlet adapter and filter for extensions.
Price: £50, Halfords – buy here now
2. Bosch EasyAquatak 120 High Pressure Washer
Compared to some of the bulkier models out there, this high pressure washer from Bosch is strikingly compact weighing only 5kg, making all the outdoor cleaning a complete breeze.
The portable cleaner boasts an impressive 1500 power wattage along with a 120 bar performance – good things do come in small packages then.
The gadget comes various adjustable nozzles including a rotary nozzle for deep cleaning and a high pressure detergent nozzle which automatically releases the cleaning agent you add, which is perfect for the car or waste bins.
Price: £109.99, Amazon – buy here now
3. ProKleen Electric Pressure Power Washer
We’d regard this electric pressure washer from ProKleen is one of the best around for under £100. It’s got a sleek and slimline design that won’t take up too much storage room and comes with some nifty features to make cleaning easier.
It’s a cold water pressure washer so can’t be used with heated temperatures, but what it does have makes it all the more worth it. With a 1600 watt power and 135 bar pressure, the ProKleen can tackle a really grubby car and tidy up the masonry on the house too.
One of the most ideal features is the carbon brush motor that gives you a flow rate of up to 408L per hour, making light work out of even the grubbiest and most demanding debris on a multitude of surfaces.
Price: £94.45, Amazon – buy here now
4. Karcher K4 Full Control Car and Home Pressure Washer
It’d be pretty hard to compile a ‘best pressure washer’ roundup without featuring a Karcher product. Leaders in the heavy duty cleaning field, the K4 pressure washer isn’t the newest model out, it is however, one of the top rated and on the more affordable side than it’s more recent flagships.
The Karcher K4 has an outstanding 1.8kW of power and 130 bar pressure with a flow rate of 420 litres per hour; that’s a lot of cleaning power in half the time.
There’s a 6 metre pressure hose included, which is more than the standard of 5. As well as various attachments for different areas of cleaning, there’s also detergents and other attachments included in the set too.
Price: £244.99, Screwfix – buy here now
5. Nilfisk Compact 125 Pressure Washer
The Nilfisk Compact has quite a bulky look, but in contrast weighs less than 7kg, perfect for maneuverability outdoors.
It’s got a maximum pressure of 125 bars and a water flow rate of 440 litres per hour, which in our opinion isn’t bad for the price, especially if you’re just wanting to clean the car and cover small areas.
It comes with three easily adjustable nozzles to tackle different cleaning jobs, it also comes with a generous 8 metre flexible hose for complete ease of use.
An easy connect adapter with allow you to connect straight to a tap and you’re able to use water with a temperature of up to 40°C.
Price: £130, Argos – buy here now
6. Auto-Stop FPHPC100 Corded Pressure Washer
Another cheap and cheerful option worth thinking about for light to medium duty tasks, it’s got an impressive 1.4kW of power, but a moderate bar pressure of 100.
It’s lightweight in size weighing just under 6kg, perfect for moving around a small patio or for cleaning bikes. It’s got a 3 metre pressure hose which again, is fitting for all of the lighter tasks that don’t require too much of a kick.
Price: £47, B&Q – buy here now
7. Karcher K3 Home Pressure Washer
If you’re okay with an older model, there’s nothing wrong with the Karcher K3 and it’s got a more desirable price than others it’s competing with.
The ergonomic design, including carry handle and wheels is perfect to get around easily, with cables and accessories neatly tucked into place.
It’s got 1600 watts of power and only 10 bars less of pressure compared to the K4 model, weighing all things up it’s quite the bargain for more than £140 less – if you don’t mind not having the newest, it’s something worth a think.
It comes with various attachments including a dirt blaster lance, detergent, patio cleaner and much more.
Price: £140, Argos – buy here now
8. Muc-Off Pressure Washer for Bicycle and Motorcycle Bundle
Muc-Off is one of the top rated kits for bikes all around. If you want to give your vehicle the deepest clean, whilst protecting all of it’s delicates, this is the set for you.
Included in the kit there’s a storage bag, snow foam lance, bike cleaner and litres of premium bike cleaner.
Price: £139.99, Amazon – buy here now
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