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List of brands we tested in this review.
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The price we paid or the recommended retail price at the time of testing.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 48 and 899
Cleaning performance score
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
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
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.
The measured weight, including the hose, gun, lance and attachments that are stored/attached to the unit.
enter value/s in increments of i between 1.14 and 28.2
Length of hose (m)
The length of the hose from the pressure cleaner's body to the nozzle.
enter value/s in increments of i between 3.07 and 12
Water delivery (L/min)
How much water the pressure cleaner delivers per minute.
enter value/s in increments of i between 2 and 8.7
Claimed water consumption (L/hour)
The manufacturers' claimed water consumption. We state the 'working' figures (not the 'maximum' figures) as noted in the manufacturer's manual. These figures can also be referred to as 'rated' or 'nominal'.
enter value/s in increments of i between 120 and 520
Claimed operating pressure (PSI)
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 manual. These figures can also be referred to as 'rated' or 'nominal'.
enter value/s in increments of i between 319 and 2103
Claimed operating pressure (bar)
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 manual. These figures can also be referred to as 'rated' or 'nominal'.
enter value/s in increments of i between 22 and 145
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
Whether the pressure washer can store the various tools/accessories it comes with.
This is a useful attachment for paths and patios and is sometimes an optional extra.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Cleaning performance score
- Ease of use score
- Noise (dB)
- Year tested
- Motor comments
- Good points
- Bad points
- 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
- Claimed operating pressure (bar)
- Claimed operating pressure (PSI)
- Warranty (years)
- Rotary brush