Most and Least Reliable Pressure Washer Brands
With data on more than 12,000 models, Consumer Reports’ exclusive member survey reveals the brands that last
Each year Consumer Reports tests pressure washers to find the models that do the best job blasting off dirt. We run each through a battery of tests, including cleaning decking and concrete. But how well do gas and electric pressure washers hold up over time, outside of our labs? To find out, we surveyed CR members about their experiences with the models they own.
To arrive at a brand’s reliability score, we asked members if they experienced problems with their pressure washers. In the survey, the information we captured included starting problems, leaks in hoses and connections, and the total failure of the pump that produces pressure. And we asked members how likely they were to recommend their pressure washer to others, which serves as the basis for our owner satisfaction score.