If your budget for a pressure washer is between $100 to $200, you can’t go wrong with this corded Greenworks one. We’ve used dozens of different types of pressure washers on our land over the years. From cordless lithium battery operated ones, electric plug-ins, and of course gas-powered. We have different pressure washers for specific uses, and that’s often based on portability or PSI (Pounds per Square Inch of water pressure).In my experience, the battery-powered pressure washers tend to be the weakest. Gas-powered ones, be it a Craftsman or even an off-brand one, usually offer the highest true PSI needed for heavy duty jobs. Or when I need to clean off hard to reach areas of any of the homes on our land. Corded electric pressure washers can be really hit or miss.The problem is that most of the corded pressure washers that I’ve used over the years tend to exaggerate the PSI. They’ll advertise it as 2800, maybe 3,000 PSI or higher. And then when you actually put it to work, it can barely strip grime off of concrete. They end up being used only for things like rinsing off vehicles, or very light cleaning. Most of the electric pressure washers I’ve come across on Amazon also look identical to one another. Which is to say, they all look like a knockoff of the classic Sun Joe electric washer. We own a Sun Joe, it works well for very light-duty cleaning. But the imitations tend to offer less pressure, so they’re mostly worthless unless you want to do very basic cleaning. Or you plan on taking much longer to remove buildup from driveways and walkways, but needing to hold the nozzle an inch away from surfaces instead of farther away (which means a bigger sweep and less time spraying).This Greenworks washer is advertised at 2,000 PSI, and I’d say that’s actually about right. So compared to most electric pressure washers, they’re honest about the strength of the spray you’ll have. In testing it out, it works fine on concrete, treated deck wood, siding, Though if you’re looking to spray the exterior of a second floor of your home, you’d most likely need a ladder, or a 3,000 PSI pressure washer. As a pressure washer, it’s good. It’s not great, if you’re comparing it to pressure washers that cost $400-$800. But for the price range, it’s reliable, dependable, a solid choice. It’s basically what you want if you have a limited budget, minor cleaning needs, and don’t want to bother constantly filling one up with gasoline. It’s about as convenient a pressure washer you’ll find for under $150.One other benefit of going with Greenworks, is the brand itself. I must have close to 20 Greenworks tools in my main work shed. From small handheld ones, to battery-powered push mowers (practical for when we can’t use the riding mowers after heavy rains). What’s cool about Greenworks is that the batteries are interchangeable, so you can use the same 24V or 48V battery for one tool as any other tool. It’s rare that I’ll get something that’s actually corded from them. But I’m actually pleased with this one. So we ended up ordering a second one. I also like that many of their commercial products are assembled here in the United States. Last I read, sometime in 2022 Greenworks is setting up a 20 million dollar factory in Tennessee. So it’s nice to know that when you buy Greenworks, you’re also helping to create more jobs here in America.Should you buy it? Pretty simple, are you looking to spend under $150 for an easy to use pressure washer, without having to ever buy or use gas? Then order it. Lots of convenience for a low asking price. If you’re looking to use it for an actual business, consider something else. This isn’t a commercial use pressure washer, for daily business cleaning (or what people would expect you to bring to a job). But don’t just take me, or anyone else, at their word for how well it works. Order one yourself. Try it out for yourself. If you don’t like it, just send it back and get a refund. So at least you’re not risking anything.
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