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      03-13-2020, 07:51 PM   #1
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Suggestions for pressure washer?

Hey fellow members! My compact Ryobi pressure washer took a crap. Looking for another electric model. Not really wanting a gas powered because of the maintenance side of things. Price range $150 - 250. Any suggestions would be much appreciated like to hear any pros and cons of what you guys are currently using. Thanks
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https://www.kaercher.com/us/home-gar...-11061110.html

This is what I have
K1900

Works great for my needs. Make sure you get the extended ( I have the 3year) warranty. They will just swap it out relatively quickly

A local repair shop says the electric power washers in general are "disposable and don't last more than a year or 2."
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https://www.kranzleusa.com/
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Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 Max PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure Washer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPGMUXW..._FteBEb1NMNAG1
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+1. The Kranzle unit is much more than $250 but I have one and am very pleased with it. I had a SunJoe initially and it didn't live up to my standards. It leaked out of the box and the overall build quality was average.

OP, if you want a unit that will last for quite a while I suggest laying out the cash for a proper pressure washer as you'll likely be replacing it in a few years.
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I got a cheap electric one from Walmart to wash the cars and works fine for me. Just powerful enough to knock the dirt off but not harm the paint. It’s a hyper tough 1600 psi and I first saw it in use by a YouTube video car detailer. Works great with my foam nozzle and soap and knocks all the bug and tar off before I use iron remover and clay mitt. Cost like $50. What’s nice is it’s portable and not a pain in the ass to lug around or put away which ends up taking more time than actually washing the car.
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I have an electric and a gas one. What maintenance are you talking about? My gas one has been far more reliable than my electric one.
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Kärcher, any model you like..
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I have had mine for 3 years and would buy again. They have a brass pump head and last.

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everything in that price range is going to be crap. i tried the low cost thing, and it just didn't work out. save up for a kranzle.
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go with karcher they last long time
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everything in that price range is going to be crap. i tried the low cost thing, and it just didn't work out. save up for a kranzle.
$1200 for Kranzle?

https://www.kranzleusa.com/k1122tst-1400-psi-2-1-gpm
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Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 Max PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure Washer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPGMUXW..._FteBEb1NMNAG1
+1.. had mine for about 2 years. I wash the cars, pressure wash the house, driveway etc. does what I need it to and never had an issue with it.
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Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 Max PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure Washer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPGMUXW..._FteBEb1NMNAG1
+1.. had mine for about 2 years. I wash the cars, pressure wash the house, driveway etc. does what I need it to and never had an issue with it.
I agree mine has been going strong 3 years now, I don't use it as much as others but it is a good little machine!
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Yea! I said the same thing. Its only to wash my car.
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My Karcher K4 has been great for over 5 years and sees pretty heavy use.
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If you can find one, I have been very happy with my Yard Force brushless. The rest of their washers are rebranded crap.

IMG_6809 by Nick Wood, on Flickr

I would say with that price range Sunjoe is kind of the go to but they are junky. Check out the Obsessed garage youtube channel, he has pretty much reviewed every electric pressure washer out there.
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Anything electric. Find one with decent reviews in your price range, done. It's so easy to just plug it in and hook up a hose.


Also, if anyone wants CHEAP 5 gallon buckets, hit up Firehouse Subs. They sell the buckets for $2, and the lids for $1. All proceeds go directly to first responders. They smell of vinegar / brine, but they're dirt cheap and go to a good cause.
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If you can find one, I have been very happy with my Yard Force brushless. The rest of their washers are rebranded crap.

IMG_6809 by Nick Wood, on Flickr

I would say with that price range Sunjoe is kind of the go to but they are junky. Check out the Obsessed garage youtube channel, he has pretty much reviewed every electric pressure washer out there.
yea, problem with Obsessed Garage is he talks so monotone that he puts me to sleep lol. kinda like the clear eyes guy commercial
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Anything electric. Find one with decent reviews in your price range, done. It's so easy to just plug it in and hook up a hose.


Also, if anyone wants CHEAP 5 gallon buckets, hit up Firehouse Subs. They sell the buckets for $2, and the lids for $1. All proceeds go directly to first responders. They smell of vinegar / brine, but they're dirt cheap and go to a good cause.
do they sell online?
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yea, problem with Obsessed Garage is he talks so monotone that he puts me to sleep lol. kinda like the clear eyes guy commercial
Haha true. But he did do a lot of research on these.
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do they sell online?
Firehouse? Don't believe they do. If you don't have one near you, then I guess you're SOL.
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