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Last updated: 02 February 2022


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The number of pressure cleaners (also known as water gurneys) on the market shows just how much most of us hate scrubbing dirt off our domestic surfaces. Our experts test and review electric pressure cleaners from leading brands to help you find the best model for you.

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Our expert testers give every pressure cleaner a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • are best at cleaning
  • are easiest to use
  • come with a range of tools for cleaning a variety of surfaces.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which brands are the best performers. And our Recommended list will help you quickly see which models come out on top.

We test a batch of pressure cleaners from year to year in real-life scenarios. Because there may be differences in the test conditions, results from each year cannot be directly compared. This is why we include the year tested in our comparison table.

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    Cleaning performance score

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    Each cleaner is tested on a concrete path (for our 2021 test) or a sandstone path (for tests prior to 2021). This is a tough test, allowing our expert tester to rate how well the pressure cleaners clean the path. He uses each cleaning nozzle supplied and times how long it takes to clean with each. The fastest time is used as the basis of the cleaning performance score. 

    enter value/s in increments of i between 35 and 95

    Ease of use score

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    We rate ease of manoeuvring, taking into account hose length, unit weight and ease of wheeling or carrying if the unit doesn't have wheels. We also assess ease of cleaning, checking the length of the handle/lance, vibrations and trigger comfort.

    enter value/s in increments of i between 62 and 91

    Year tested

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    Due to a change in test conditions, models are comparable according to year tested. We may retest models from previous tests to bring results in line with current conditions.

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      • Overall score
      • Cleaning performance score
      • Ease of use score
      • Noise (dB)
      • Year tested
      • Motor comments
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Price
      • Nozzles
      • Items supplied
      • Weight (kg)
      • Reach from power point (m)
      • Length of hose (m)
      • Power (rated, W)
      • Water delivery (L/min)
      • Claimed water consumption (L/hour)
      • Trigger-off lock
      • Detergent bottle
      • On-board tool storage
      • Wheels
      • Claimed operating pressure (bar)
      • Claimed operating pressure (PSI)
      • Warranty (years)
      • Origin
      • Rotary brush


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