The Best Battery Powered Pressure Washers of 2020 (So Far)
From cleaning decks to washing cars, battery-powered pressure washers are more prevalent than ever – but are they worth the investment? We take a look at some of the top models on the market to find which are the best buys, and which ones you could stand to miss. These battery-powered powerhouses are our pick for the top portable pressure washes of 2020 so far – read on to discover more about which pressure washer might be perfect for you.
Best Overall: Sun Joe SPX60001C-XR Cordless Pressure Washer Quality typical of the Sun Joe brand, in a completely portable format
Best Premium: PRYMAX Pressure Washer 1500 This pressure washer may be costly, but it more than makes up for it with exceptional features
Best Budget: Ivation Multipurpose Portable Spray Washer w/ Water Tank
Low cost, and it gets the job done. For less-frequent requirements, what more could you want?
Best Versatility: Aqua2Go Lightweight Battery Operated Power Washer
For power washing that’s as versatile as it is practical, Aqua2Go is an excellent solution
Best for Small Spaces: WORX WG630.2 High Flow Hydroshot Get into all the nooks and crannies with this compact, small scale-suitable option
Best for Large Areas: Power Pressure Washer 1300 PSI
Cover larger areas with this battery-powered beast
Best for Portability: WORX WO7046 Hydroshot Dual Charger
Pressure washing can be done anywhere with this portable solution to the problem
Best Value for Money: Sun Joe SPX1501 Electric Pressure Washer
More than worth the investment for something you can stick in your car and go
Hard-wearing, versatile, and with a significant amount of pressure, the Sun Joe regularly tops our lists, and the SPX6001 is no exception to that rule. A flow rate of 1 GPM and 1160 PSI ensures that just about every task can be tackled, while automatic pump shut-off prevents your power from trickling away too swiftly. For just about any household chore, this washer is the ideal solution, with a motor built-in to ensure the best possible job. While there have been a few complaints about lower pressure on this model, it more than makes up for it in versatility and quality. Of all the cordless options on the market, this is the one we like the best, and it seems fans of Sun Joe agree with us. Another robust solution from a well-known brand that’s anything but basic. If you’re looking for a good all-rounder that gets the job done, the Sun Joe SPX6001 is a fantastic place to start.
Why We Like It
This is a good pressure washer for those without a nearby water source. As a car detail enthusiast and living in an apartment without a garden hose, this was what I needed. As everyone of you who will read this review, the price is a real eye opener, expensive because this is the only product in its class from a reputable manufacturer in this performance range. If only Dewalt, Milwaukee or any cordless manufacturer (ahem) would make something similar
Why We Like It
An Amazon find that’s more on the costly side for the average battery-powered pressure washer, the PRYMAX Pressure Washer 1500 more than live up to its $200+ plus price with a whole host of premium features. Included as standard is 1500 PSI and 1.5 GPM, meaning this compact solution packs more of a punch than it looks capable of. The inclusion of induction technology extends the life of the battery as much as four times to thirty full minutes on full power, not to mention the portability of this model ensures it useful just about anywhere. If you’re looking for a premium product that does exactly what it says on the tin, then the PRYMAX Pressure Washer 1500 might be the solution. With five-star online reviews and plenty of accessories included, this model has something for everyone and is more than capable of leaving just about any surface sparkling.
Why We Like It
The high-pressure water gun is very easy to use and has a beautiful shape. It can be used by charging. It is very convenient to carry outdoors. It is smaller than the regular one and light weight but it is strong! Cordless makes very easy to move around and easy to carry around to do things. It can be used for a long time. The pressure of the water gun can be adjusted, which is especially suitable for home and outdoor use.
Why We Like It
Portable, Practical, Useful & Effective Now, that’s a nice bunch of adjectives, but what can the Ivation Multi Purpose Washer really do for you? In a line, it turns four and a half gallons of water into a truly portable washing system that you can take literally anywhere. It is rated at pressure levels of up to 130.5 PSI
Why We Like It
Why We Like It
As one of the top contenders for our best overall spot, the Aqua2Go Lightweight Battery Operated Power Washer is an unexpected entry to the list. With full battery power, and a good-sized 4.5-gallon tank, the complete set clocks in at around 11 pounds, making it particularly handy to pick up and go for a whole host of different jobs. The kit includes a brush and showerhead, and with a force of 130.5 PSI, it’s an excellent choice for versatile long-term work around the home. From dust and salt to sand and clay, this little system can take care of it all. What earned the Aqua2Go our top spot for versatility? The recommendation that this washer can also be great for cleaning off your furry friends. Dogs, and even horses, can benefit from the showerhead attachment to be squeaky-clean without the need for animal-specific equipment. Now that’s a level of versatility we just don’t expect from the average pressure washer, never mind a battery-powered one.
WORX is a well-known and much-loved industry brand for all the best reasons. Lightweight, practical, and easy to maneuver, this wand-style battery-powered solution offers the ideal option for smaller spaces and those hard-to-reach areas. By not including a tank, this nippy little model can get just about anywhere, and any nearby water source can be used to recycle existing water for an even greener approach to a cleaner outdoors. While this model isn’t built for heavy-duty use, a PSI of 350 means it’s capable of plenty, especially with the ability to reach just about any angle. If you’re looking for a little-and-often product, then the WORX WG630.2 High Flow Hydroshot can get into all those nooks and crannies easily. While it may not have the power of its corded cousins, it still had plenty going for it when it comes to keeping even the most difficult of angle squeaky clean. The inclusion of a soap bottle and brush boosts its potential even further.
New in 2018, this powerful pressure washer was a brand new take on battery power when it first appeared. It continues to be as innovative and powerful to this day, with an exceptional life span and power efficiency to get the most use out of the model as possible. With one hour of charge for 35 minutes of use, it’s possible to complete large-scale projects in far less time thanks to 1300 PSI of pressure included as standard. If you’ve got a large area to cover, this model is the one you want. With smart features such as the Total Stop System included to save even more power, this solution is one that can provide quick and efficient cleaning over a wide surface area quickly and effectively. If you’re in the market for a powerful pressure washer that can take on just about anything, then the Power Pressure Washer is a fantastic place to start. At a weight of only 24 pounds, the system is also highly portable, allowing for the effective use of pressure washing in a range of different circumstances and spaces.
It wouldn’t be a cordless pressure washer list without the inclusion of a second WORX model. Well-known for their innovative approach to washer solutions, this latest installment is no exception, with two batteries included for additional functionality. A dual charger ensures back to back use, while all the usual benefits of the WORX brand apply. The WO7046 model is exceptionally portable, lightweight, and easy-to-use – making use of existing water sources instead of requiring its own. Even better, batteries can be shared across the WORX range, so if you’re a fan of the tech, you can always have an extra battery on the go. If you’re looking for true portability, the WORX WO7046 Hydroshot Dual Charger is the solution. Powerful, quick, and compact, five spray angles ensure that you can clean just about anything. If you’re looking for a tool that you can take anywhere, provided a water source is available, there’s no better solution on the market today. With WORX, the world of clean walls and shiny surfaces is seconds away.
Sun Joe makes a second appearance on our list with the small-scale Sun Joe WA24C-LTE, a battery-powered pressure washer that’s more than worth the investment for everyday use. Complete with a 5-gallon tank, battery, and quick charger, this nifty little device is marketed as a solution for anywhere power costs a premium, from camping to beach clean-ups. With 116 PSI of pressure, it’s not the most powerful pressure washer on our list – but it doesn’t have to be. At just over $100, the convenience of being able to stick this in your car or caravan and go makes it excellent value for money. If you’re looking for a pressure washer solution that’s more about consistency than power, then Sun Joe is an excellent brand to choose from. While they have models of various power and PSI, the quality is always the same – built to last and designed to work and work and work without ever stopping. For value for money, Sun Joe is always one of our best bets.
Ready to invest in a portable pressure washer of your own? If our top tips above haven’t convinced you, or you simply want to get some more research in before you buy, here are some of the factors to watch out for before choosing which pressure washer is the perfect fit for you:
If you’re planning to pick up a battery-powered solution to your pressure washer problem, then understanding the battery life of each model is important. While the most powerful options may only have a half-hour, you can get far more done in that time. It may even be worth picking up a second battery for back to back charging, ensuring you get longer to get it all done. Some models offer external charging through cords as batteries are internal for the device – in these cases, there may be some downtime. At the same time, your pressure washer replenishes its batteries if you’ve got a particularly long list of tasks to get done.
PSI and GPM
PSI, or pounds per square inch, represents just how powerful your pressure washer will be. With battery models ranging from 100 to 1500 PSI, there’s plenty of difference in the market to choose from. Knowing what you want your pressure washer to achieve is the first step to finding the best choice. Removing ingrained dirt or even stripping the nasty stuff off siding is very different from cleaning your car or clearing off your patio, for example. GPM, or gallons per minute, tells you how much water your pressure washer will use within a single minute. A higher number is great – but when it comes to tanks with smaller capacity, that might mean you’re filling up more often than not. If you know the GPM and PSI, you’re far better placed to make an informed decision about which model will work best for you.