Best Electric Pressure Washers of 2021
Top-performing models from Consumer Reports' tests start instantly and clean efficiently
A pressure washer is the tool of choice for cleaning decks, patios, and walkways. But don’t assume you need a big gas-powered machine.
“In our most recent tests, we saw outstanding cleaning results from electric pressure washers—in some cases, better than gas models,” says CR test engineer Dave Trezza.
Electric pressure washers are lighter, more nimble, and far quieter than their gas counterparts. And like all electric tools, they’re significantly better for the Earth. Plus, you don’t have to mess with oil, fuel, or fuel stabilizer. Our reliability data also show that as a group, they’re more reliable than gas models. See the most and least reliable pressure washer brands.
Below, we highlight the best electric pressure washers from our tests. Still not sure an electric pressure washer is right for you? Start with our pressure washer buying guide. CR members can also jump right to our pressure washer ratings.
Best Electric Pressure Washers
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