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    Best electric power washer for 200$? +accessories

    Hey guys, another shopping questions :D

    In you opinion, what is the best power washer in 200$ range? I am leaning towards sun joe spx3001, but there are also some threads that suggest AR Blue one. Any owners here?

    Also, I am thinking of picking up a good, short gun and foamer, but to be honest I have no idea what to get as I am not familiar with US adaptors. Would appreciate the help!

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Best electric power washer for 200$? +accessories

    I had a Karcher and that didn't meet expectations. I have the SPX3001 for 3 years now I think, and never had an issue. The only challenge I have is the length of their hose was 15-20' I think and it really wasn't long enough. I am used to it now though at the expense of several minutes loss of productivity. I can live with that. Since then, though, Sun Joe did develop a longer hose. I am unsure if they sell it with the unit or only by accessory.

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    Re: Best electric power washer for 200$? +accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by mwoolfso View Post
    I had a Karcher and that didn't meet expectations. I have the SPX3001 for 3 years now I think, and never had an issue. The only challenge I have is the length of their hose was 15-20' I think and it really wasn't long enough. I am used to it now though at the expense of several minutes loss of productivity. I can live with that. Since then, though, Sun Joe did develop a longer hose. I am unsure if they sell it with the unit or only by accessory.
    Arn't Karcher PS also troublesome in terms of accessories? Can you change the gun on them?

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    Re: Best electric power washer for 200$? +accessories

    Greenworks; Powerplay PressureJet;
    and AR Blue Clean (for example)
    have quite the variety of differently
    rated PSI/GPM/Amperage electric
    Pressure Washers...all of which are
    within your stated price range.


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    Re: Best electric power washer for 200$? +accessories

    greenworks electric pressure washer...

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    Re: Best electric power washer for 200$? +accessories

    I have been very satisfied with this machine:

    GreenWorks GPW1950
    2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track Edition
    2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited, 2016 Pearl White Nissan Altima SR
    2019 Nissan Rogue SL

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    Re: Best electric power washer for 200$? +accessories

    The most recommended that I've seen is the:
    AR Blue AR390SS

    It seems to have the right balance of price vs adding features like the On-board Hose Reel & Metal inlet/outlet connections.....

    The only downfall is you need an adapter to run some accessories:
    AR390SS Adapter

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    Re: Best electric power washer for 200$? +accessories

    I bought a 1900 psi Power Stroke from Costco for $150. Not bad. Best thing is that it comes with a lifetime guarantee.��

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    Re: Best electric power washer for 200$? +accessories

    I have a Ryobi electric one here:

    Ryobi 1700-PSI 1.2-GPM Electric Pressure Washer-RY14122 - The Home Depot

    I've had it for 2 years now and had no issues. Works well for all my detailing needs. Comes with 3 year warranty.

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    Re: Best electric power washer for 200$? +accessories

    Resurrecting an old thread.

    I have a gas powered pressure washer (3200 PSI, 2.5 GPM) that is probably too powerful for use on car paint. You also have to operate it at full volume and cannot turn it down, other than by using different nozzles which do little more than change how wide of a spray it puts out. Also, it needs to be turned off if you don't intend to keep pressing the trigger at least every 60 seconds...otherwise the pressure relief valve will pop.

    With that said, I'm looking for an electric pressure washer to do rinses, and possibly also to run a foam cannon/gun.

    While at a big box store I saw 2 PWs by Greenworks. One for $79.00 is rated for 1600 PSI @ 1.2 GPM. The other one is $139 and it provides 1800 PSI @ 1.1 GPM. I truly don't know the typical requirements for use with vehicles and/or foam devices, so any info would be helpful.

    Is the lower pressure with a fractional amount more flow of the cheaper one the way to go, or is the more expensive one with 200 more PSI, but a slight bit less flow rate, better. Or, are neither of these devices, PSI, or flow rates recommended?

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