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    Harbor Freight 69488 Pressure Washer

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    69488
    This pressure washer from Harbor Freight is electric-powered (120v) and claims 1,650 psi max with 1.25 gpm. It comes with two nozzle tips, solid wheels, and the cleaning tip is adjustable. It weighs 17 lbs.
    Description
    This pressure washer from Harbor Freight is electric-powered (120v) and claims 1,650 psi max with 1.25 gpm. It comes with two nozzle tips, solid wheels, and the cleaning tip is adjustable. It weighs 17 lbs.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Cleaning

    Cleaning

    Versatility and efficiency in cleaning a range of surfaces. The better performers have multiple spray patterns that can cover various cleaning chores, from light, superficial cleaning to deep cleaning of concrete, decking, and other hard-to-clean surfaces.

     /  5
    Power

    Power

    A combination of pressure, measured in pounds per square inch (psi), and flow, measured in gallons per minute (gpm). Higher pressure results in better cleaning of a given surface; coupled with a higher flow as well, you'll get the job done the fastest.

     /  5
    Noise

    Noise

    A combination of measurements, based on dBA, reflecting the proximity of the operator to the pressure washer. While our Noise score averages measurements taken close by the machine and at the end of the hose's typical reach, we strongly recommend hearing protection for working close by a gas-powered model in particular.

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Reflects how easy it is to operate, including transport, power (adding fuel or plugging in), storage (hose and cord wrapping), and protection (from thermal and low-oil conditions). This score also includes helpful features and water inlet and outlet, nozzle, and wand connections.

     /  5

    About

    The Harbor Freight 69488 is part of the Pressure Washers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Pressure Washers models like the 69488 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Cleaning Versatility and efficiency in cleaning a range of surfaces. The better performers have multiple spray patterns that can cover various cleaning chores, from light, superficial cleaning to deep cleaning of concrete, decking, and other hard-to-clean surfaces.

    Power A combination of pressure, measured in pounds per square inch (psi), and flow, measured in gallons per minute (gpm). Higher pressure results in better cleaning of a given surface; coupled with a higher flow as well, you'll get the job done the fastest.

    Noise A combination of measurements, based on dBA, reflecting the proximity of the operator to the pressure washer. While our Noise score averages measurements taken close by the machine and at the end of the hose's typical reach, we strongly recommend hearing protection for working close by a gas-powered model in particular.

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