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PowerStroke PS8C312E Pressure Washer

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PS8C312E

This pressure washer from PowerStroke is gas-powered and claims 3100 psi max with 2.4 gpm. It comes with four nozzle tips, solid wheels, and the cleaning tip is replaceable. It weighs 67 lbs.

Description

This pressure washer from PowerStroke is gas-powered and claims 3100 psi max with 2.4 gpm. It comes with four nozzle tips, solid wheels, and the cleaning tip is replaceable. It weighs 67 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 PowerStroke PS8C312E is part of the Pressure Washers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Pressure Washers models like the PS8C312E 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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