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Last updated: 22 January 2019

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 the leading brands to help you find the best pressure cleaner for you.

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

  • are best at cleaning
  • are the 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.

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Cleaning performance score

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Each cleaner is tested on a sandstone path. This is a tough test, allowing our 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. 

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Ease of use score

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We assess how easy the pressure cleaners are to manoeuvre, taking into account the length of the hose, the weight of the cleaner and how easy it is to wheel the unit around. We also assess the ease of using the cleaner, checking the length of the handle/lance, vibrations and trigger comfort.

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Specifications

Weight (kg)

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The measured weight, including the hose, gun, lance and attachments that are stored/attached to the unit.

enter value/s in increments of 1 between 4.4 and 28.2

Length of hose (m)

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The length of the hose from the pressure cleaner's body to the nozzle.

enter value/s in increments of 1 between 3.1 and 12

Claimed water consumption (L/hour)

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The manufacturers claimed water consumption. We state the 'working' figures (not the 'maximum' figures) as noted in the manufacturers manuals. These figures can also be referred to as 'rated' or 'nominal'. 

enter value/s in increments of 1 between 312 and 520

Claimed operating pressure (psi)

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The manufacturer's claimed water pressure at the nozzle, in psi (if we don't have this figure, we convert the claimed operating pressure in bar to psi). We state the 'working' figures (not the 'maximum' figures) as noted in the manufacturer's manuals. These figures can also be referred to as 'rated' or 'nominal'. 

enter value/s in increments of 1 between 1015 and 1900

Claimed operating pressure (bar)

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The manufacturer's claimed water pressure at the nozzle, in bar. We don't measure this. We state the 'working' figures (not the 'maximum' figures) as noted in the manufacturer's manuals. These figures can also be referred to as 'rated' or 'nominal'. 

enter value/s in increments of 1 between 70 and 130

Water delivery (L/min)

enter value/s in increments of 1 between 5.2 and 8.7

Features

Detergent bottle

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Whether the pressure cleaner comes with a detergent bottle. This is used to hold the cleaning detergent which the pressure washer mixes with water before dispersing. When we test performance, we only test using water in order to provide directly comparable results, but a detergent may help for some types of stubborn stains.

On-board tool storage

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Whether the pressure washer can store the various tools/accessories

Rotary brush

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  • Wheels
  • Claimed operating pressure (bar)
  • Claimed operating pressure (psi)
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