Best Pressure Washers of 2020

These top-performing gas and electric models can blast away years of dirt and stains.

 

Pressure washers can work magic on concrete or decking, and the best can erase decades worth of stains with a brief blast.

An important word on safety, a pressure washer is much more than a high powered garden hose. It can direct a stream of water with such force that it can Pierce skin and even cut through protective gear, including boots. It is not recommended to buy pressure washers that include a zero degree tip or nozzle, which harnesses water power into the finest most powerful stream. If you buy a model with a zero degree nozzle, toss that nozzle into the trash.

Best gas pressure washer RY83111 from Ryobi is gas-powered and claims 3,200 pounds per square inch max with 2.5 GPM. It comes with four nozzle tips, solid wheels, and the cleaning tip is replaceable. It weighs 57 pounds.

The best budget-friendly gas pressure washer, model 10000006882 from Generac is gas-powered and claims 3000 pounds per square inch max with 2.4 GPM. It comes with six nozzle tips, solid wheels, and the cleaning tip is replaceable. It weighs 60 pounds.

Best light-duty, electric pressure washer, the craftsman 99,016 is electric-powered 120V and claims 1,800 pounds per square inch max with 1.2 GPM. It comes with four nozzle tips, solid wheels. And the cleaning tip is replaceable. It weighs 24 pounds.

Best heavy-duty, electric pressure washer, the North Star 1573021 is electric-powered 240V and claims 3000 pounds per square inch max with 2.5 GPM. It comes with two replaceable nozzle tips and pneumatic wheels. It weighs 112 pounds.

Best powered hose attachment. The work's WG 629 is an electric powered battery. And claims 320 pounds per square inch max with 0.5 GPM. It comes with six nozzle tips, no wheels, and the cleaning tip is replaceable. It weighs five pounds.