Best Pressure Washer to Buy for under £100
Published By - 1st May 2017
If you are looking at buying a cheap pressure washer, then you will be looking at the starting end of all the popular brands, however just because they are cheaper and are the entry models does not mean you won’t be getting a great pressure washer for your money.
Best Pressure Washers for under £100
There are some great affordable pressure washers on the market that are perfect for light use in the garden and ideal for cleaning your car and bike. In our round up we take a look and compare the entry models from popular brands such as Karcher, Nilfisk and Bosch.
Best Cheap Budget Pressure Washers 2019
These entry model pressure washers are great value and are perfect for anyone looking at buying their first electric power washer, these are from leading brands and while at the low end of their ranges, they still pack a punch. We compare the specifications and advise which you should buy.
The table below compares these affordable pressure washers we have selected and how they stack up against each other.
We look at each model individually and key aspects of each, as well as the good and the not so good.
Nilfisk C110 4-5 PC Xtra
Nilfisk are a renowned company in manufacturing cleaning equipments. The Nilfisk C110 4-5 PC Xtra Compact High Pressure washer is a little more expensive as compared to its counterparts however this model comes with lots of additional attachments making it great for lots of tasks. This model has a 110 bar pressure and a water flow of 440l/h, it comes with a 5 metre hose and a 1400 watt motor driving it.
This model comes with a patio cleaning attachment and is very well built. It is well designed and very easy to set up, getting running and use. This is a great entry model and an ideal first time pressure washer for any user. Read our full Nilfisk C110 4-5 PC Xtra Compact High Pressure Washer Review
Karcher K2 Full Control
A leading brand in the pressure washer world is Karcher, and their K2 entry model is a great bit of kit. The K2 is a compact pressure washer that was updated in 2017. In this casing is a 1400 watt motor giving a bar pressure of 110 and a water flow of 360 litres per hour. The K2 comes with a 4m hose and is great for lighter tasks, it is ideal for car cleaning, washing down your patio furniture and bike for example.
You can also buy this model with a patio cleaner, this does work well for smaller patios, however if cleaning up your patio is one of the primary uses of your pressure washer then you may want to consider something with a bigger punch, such as the Karcher K4. Read our Karcher K2 review here.
Bosch AQT 35-12 High Pressure Washer
Another popular brand is Bosch, a leading brand in the electrical tools market and also have a range of pressure washers too. This model has a improved bar pressure of 120 over the others and has a 1500 watt motor powering it. This power washer has a water flow rate of 350, there is a 5 meter hose with this but it doesn’t come with any additional attempts like the other models here.
This model comes in at just under £70, it has fold down handles and wheels for easy manoeuvrability and compact storage and looks very stylish. This model does feel a bit plastic and not as well built as others, however it does pack a bigger punch in terms of pressure making it ideal for car cleaning, but it does also have a reduced water flow rate too. Read our Bosch AQT 35-12 High Pressure Washer Review here.
Which is the Best Budget Pressure Washer?
Size: If you require a compact pressure washer due to space or just your needs. Depending on the size of the deck or patio, the pressure washer needed therefore will need to fit the purpose, something more heavy duty will be larger and pack a bigger punch than a small comport pressure washer. The motor size will also determine the pressure capacity and the higher the number tends to offer higher the performance.
Pressure: Pressure is the driving force on which pressure washer to buy. The higher the bar pressure the easier it is to lift dirty and stubborn stains and grime. High pressure is ideal for patio cleaning for example.
Features: There are different packages you can buy and each comes with different attachments, consider what you need and what you will use. Also consider things such as whether you need a suction tube, patio cleaning attachment, wheels or do you want a hand held one.
Price: Your budget will define the selection of pressure washers you can choose from, and which brand, Karcher are more expensive where as Bosch electric power washers are at the cheaper end but still work very well. If you want a very powerful jet washer than this will cost more than one for lighter use.
Repair and maintenance: These machines are exposed to wear and tear and having a place to refer in case of breakdown is very important. It is worth considering the warranty the device comes with when choosing which to purchase to help protect your investment.
Best Power Washer for the Money?
The 3 models are all great pressure washers and have there benefits over each other however the winner is a tight call. The number one choice came down between the Karcher K2 and Nilfisk.
Editors Choice – Nilfisk C110 4-5 PC Xtra – Not to be sniffed at this is a great pressure washer and if you are a fan of Nilfisk then this is a great model, it packs a punch and comes with some useful attachments, it was a close run battle with the Karcher K2 and it was didfficultt to tear them apart.
Second Choice – Karcher K2 Full Control – A tough choice however we felt the compact design and robust build quality of this just gave it the edge. In terms of spec it is almost identical to the Nilfisk and really just comes down to personal preference. The Karcher K2 is also the leading pressure washer on Amazon UK so our choice is also matched by over a 1,000 reviews and a 4.5 star rating.
Third Choice – The Bosch AQT 35-12 High Pressure Washer. A well designed pressure washer however is the build quality and robustness of it could be improved, compared to the other models it didn’t have as many features or attachments included for the price. From a value and build quality the Bosch comes in third, it is still a great device but the Karcher and Nilfisk are better options for your money.
Power washers for decking and patios don’t have to be purchased for this sole reason but there could be other tasks it could be used for too, like car washing or your patio furniture too. Check out our article on the best electric pressure washers for car cleaning here.
If you are looking for a pressure washer for your patio of decking then we recommend checking out the Karcher K5 review here when it comes to more heavy duty tasks.
If you want more power and looking for something to tackle your patio then you will need to stretch the budget, take a look at these pressure washers for patios and brickwork here.
What About Used Pressure Cleaners?
Of course looking on auction sites like eBay will bring up many used pressure washers, some of which may have been listed in our round up here, however the cost of a used pressure washer and the wear and tear on these devices makes them less attractive financially when you can buy a new pressure washer that is quite cheap and also comes with a 2 year warranty. Of course a used pressure washer won’t have this warranty but could by 2-3 years old and had a lot of use, and may not have been looked after.
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