Pressure washers, those unassuming superheroes of your domestic arsenal, may not be the stars of your garage ensemble, but they hold a prime spot in the unsung hero category. These powerful machines, with their ability to blast away grime, renew your aged patio, and even prep your peeling fence for a fresh coat of paint, are, in essence, the secret weapon of your home maintenance regimen.
Today, we’re pitting the top three contenders of this category against each other: Sun Joe’s SPX3001 14.5 Amp, Greenworks’ 1500 PSI 1.2 GPM, and the CRAFTSMAN Electric Pressure Washer (CMEPW1700). Let’s see how they stack up.
1. Sun Joe SPX3001 14.5 Amp Pressure Washer: The Powerhouse Performer
First on our list is the Sun Joe SPX3001, a veritable beast of a machine. With a whopping 14.5-amp motor and a pressure output of 2030 PSI, the SPX3001 is the powerhouse you’ve been dreaming about.
This pressure washer means business. It can handle most of the home tasks you throw at it, whether that’s deep-cleaning your driveway, stripping paint from your fence, or washing the winter grime off your deck. Its five quick-connect spray tips (0º, 15º, 25º, 40º, and soap) offer adaptability for any job, no matter how tough.
Another significant advantage is the SPX3001’s onboard reel. With this feature, you’ll no longer have to wrestle with a kinked and twisted hose. After you’re done blasting away the dirt, simply reel in the 20-foot high-pressure hose without breaking a sweat. This thoughtful design feature is one you’ll appreciate, saving you time and frustration.
However, be aware that the Sun Joe SPX3001 is not the most lightweight model around, tipping the scales at around 32 pounds. This is a minor inconvenience considering the unit’s power and convenience. It’s equipped with durable plastic wheels, which help to manoeuvre it around your yard or driveway.
- [POWERFUL MOTOR]: Powerful 14.5-amp/1800-Watt motor.Voltage (V) : 120. Water Inlet Pressure (max) : 0.7 MPa
- [ONBOARD REEL]: Onboard reel keeps 20 ft. (6m) high pressure hose organized for quick and easy clean-up and storage
- [TSS (Total Stop System)]: Automatically shuts off pump when trigger is not engaged to save energy and prolong pump life. Hose Diameter- 1/4 inch
- [DETERGENT TANK]: Extra large onboard 40.6 fl oz. (1.2 l) detergent tank. Water inlet temperature (max) - 104 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Greenworks 1500 PSI 1.2 GPM Pressure Washer: The Lightweight Champion
Next up is the Greenworks 1500 PSI 1.2 GPM pressure washer. This model is an excellent choice for those who value ease-of-use and portability above all, with the known Greenworks quality. Weighing just about 17.5 pounds, this is one of the lightest pressure washers on the market.
Don’t let its weight fool you, though. The Greenworks pressure washer can generate up to 1500 PSI, enough to handle a wide range of residential cleaning tasks efficiently. Its compact design does not compromise performance.
One of the primary selling points of this model is its versatility. You can use it vertically or horizontally, giving you increased stability for a variety of tasks. It includes a 20-foot high-pressure hose, a soap applicator, and two nozzle tips (25° and 40°), so you’ll have a variety of options for tackling your outdoor cleaning needs.
Although not as powerful as the Sun Joe SPX3001, the Greenworks 1500 PSI 1.2 GPM pressure washer excels in user-friendly features, including its quieter operation. This model is an excellent choice for those seeking a lightweight, quiet, and reliable machine.
Greenworks also offers a more powerful version, the Greenworks 2000 PSI.
- 1500 PSI : 1.2 GPM will blast through grime and dirt to restore your surfaces
- VERSATILE : Can be used vertically or horizontally for greater stability
- 20 FT PRESSURE HOSE : provides greater reach without sacrificing power
- 35 FT POWER CORD : with inline GFCI for use on all exterior outlets
- SOAP APPLICATOR : to apply soap to completely clean any surface. 2 nozzle tips and attachable detergent bottle to complete any job.
3. CRAFTSMAN Electric Pressure Washer (CMEPW1700): The Balanced All-Rounder
Last, but certainly not least, is the CRAFTSMAN Electric Pressure Washer CMEPW1700. This model strikes a commendable balance between performance, usability, and design.
The CMEPW1700 comes with a respectable 13-amp motor and 1700 PSI output, placing it between the Sun Joe and the Greenworks models in terms of raw power. Despite the slightly lower power rating, this machine is more than capable of tackling a variety of domestic cleaning tasks.
What sets the CRAFTSMAN CMEPW1700 apart is its 3-in-1 spray pattern adjuster, allowing you to switch between high-pressure, low-pressure, and detergent modes without changing nozzles. This one-knob does it all approach simplifies operation and reduces the time spent searching for the right nozzle.
Moreover, the CRAFTSMAN pressure washer is designed with storage in mind. Its integrated storage compartments for the pressure hose, power cord, and spray gun keep your tools organized and within reach.
Weighing approximately 25 pounds, the CMEPW1700 isn’t as light as the Greenworks, but it’s lighter than the Sun Joe and offers better storage options. The unit is equipped with sturdy wheels and an ergonomically designed handle for easier movement and transport.
- POWERFUL CLEANING: The electric pressure washer has 1700 MAX PSI* and 1.2 GPM**.Amps : 13 Amp
- ADDED BENEFIT: The pressure washer gun comes with a soap applicator bottle for cleaning with soap
- STORAGE ORGANIZATION: Onboard nozzle, pressure washer hose, cord, and wand storage keep accessories organized
- LONG LASTING PERFORMANCE: 20 ft. kink-resistant hose eliminates hassle and provides long-lasting performance
- EXTENDED REACH: 35 ft. power cord for range from your outlet
When it comes to choosing the right pressure washer, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It largely depends on your specific needs and priorities. If you’re after raw power and versatility, the Sun Joe SPX3001 might be your ideal match. For those seeking a lightweight and user-friendly model, the Greenworks 1500 PSI 1.2 GPM pressure washer is hard to beat. Meanwhile, the CRAFTSMAN CMEPW1700 offers a well-rounded package with a balance of power, ease of use, and intelligent storage design.
Remember, a pressure washer is not just about blasting away the grime; it’s also about making your cleaning tasks easier and more enjoyable. So, choose wisely, and let the power of clean be with you!