Pressure Washer Brands UK

Pressure washing is a fast, easy and fun way to clean many surfaces around your home. Choosing the right model for you can be a bit of a minefield, there are so many makes and models it’s difficult to know which way to turn. That’s why we’ve put this post together, here you’ll find all you need to know about the brands of pressure washers available in the UK.

Most can be purchased online, for your convenience and many can be bought at discounted prices too. Before we get into the various brands, let’s look at features that are necessary and the optional features you might find useful.

How To Choose the Correct Pressure Washer For Your Needs

There are 2 types of pressure washers, electric-powered and petrol-powered. The model you choose will be based on how big an area you need to clean, what type of stains you have, how much you are prepared to spend and how often you intend using it. Electric-powered models tend to be less expensive, less powerful, less noisy, easier to operate, not as heavy, Much less maintenance required, have more attachments available but don’t last as long as petrol-powered models.

Assuming you’re just going to use your pressure washer for domestic usage around your own home. Like car cleaning, cleaning the drive, washing the decking, cleaning the patio, sorting out a greasy barbeque and cleaning concrete. We would advise buying an electric-powered pressure washer.

How Much Power Do You Need?

Now we’ve decided on an electric pressure washer, let’s look at the power levels available. There are essentially 3 types or categories of power for electric pressure washers and they’re measured in bars.

  • Up to 100 bars of pressure
    These are really only any good for cleaning bicycles, patio furniture and small items.
  • Up to 120 bars of pressure
    These are the most popular models and are great for car cleaning, drives, patios, fences, and many more general cleaning tasks.
  • Over 120 bars of pressure
    These are for off-roaders with seriously muddy motors and almost industrial stains to remove.

Bars give you the overall pressure that can be achieved with that particular machine. A more accurate guide is bar rated pressure, this is the average pressure the machine can maintain long-term.

Other Features That Might Make A Difference

The pressure rating is going to play a big part in your decision making but it’s not the only feature to factor in. Look at the flow rate of the machine, that’s how much water it uses per hour. Obviously, the more water under the highest pressure will get the job done faster.

The length of the hose will make a difference too, as will the electricity cable length. Some companies will void the warranty if an extension cable is used so check out cable length and whether they’ll allow the use of an extension cable.

Then there’s attachments and how they are stored. On some models, the attachments are stored onboard the machine for convenience. The weight and size of the machine are important too, and does it have wheels?

Pressure Washers Available In The UK

Let’s get down to the pressure washers that are available in the UK and we’ll list them by the brand for ease of reading. We’ll tell you a bit about the company, and then have a look at a couple of models and see what they feature.

Karcher Pressure Washers

SaleBestseller No. 1
Kärcher K 2 Power Control Home pressure washer, pressure: max. 110 bar, flow rate: 360 l/h, area: 20 m²/h, water filter, weight: 4.0 kg, high-pressure gun, dirt blaster, spray lance, Home Kit
  • Efficient cleaning: The K 2 Power Control Home pressure washer uses a maximum pressure of 110 bar to clean bicycles, garden tools and furniture for the garden, patio or balcony, for example
  • Knowledge in your pocket: The Kärcher Home & Garden app contains information about how to use pressure washers, its areas of application, lots of tips and tricks as well as the Kärcher service portal
SaleBestseller No. 2
Kärcher K 4 Power Control Pressure Washer, Pressure: max 130 bar, Flow Rate: 420 l/h, Area Coverage: 30 m²/h, Water Filter, Weight: 11.5 kg, High-Pressure Hose and Gun, Dirt Blaster, Spray Lance
  • Powerful pressure washer: The Kärcher K 4 Power Control cleans bicycles and motorcycles, small cars, garden tools and furniture, fences and paving stones with a maximum 130 bar pressure
  • Total control: The pressure level can be adjusted by turning the spray lance, The setting can be checked at any time by looking on the G 160 Q Power Control gun display
Bestseller No. 3
Kärcher K 3 Classic Home Pressure Washer, Pressure: max. 120 bar, Flow Rate: 380 l/h, Area: 25 m²/h, Water Filter, Weight: 4.2 kg, high-Pressure Hose and Gun, Dirt Blaster, Spray Lance, Home Kit
  • For occasional use: The Kärcher K 3 Classic Home pressure washer is ideal for light dirt and therefore cleaning bicycles and motorcycles, garden tools, outdoor furniture, fences and paths
  • Detergent application: Cleaning agents can used easily thanks to the integrated suction hose

The Karcher company was founded in Germany in 1935, by 1950 they had entered into the world of cleaning with the development of Europe’s first hot-water high-pressure cleaner (DS 350 steam jet). In 1984 they produced their first, and the world’s first portable high-pressure cleaner for the domestic market.  By 1988 they were represented on all continents of the world.

They are still at the forefront of the pressure washer market and a brand that’s easily recognisable all over the world. Let’s have a look at some of their models.

Karcher Pressure Washer K2 Compact

This is a compact model with all accessories stored on the unit, and it’s light enough to transport wherever it’s needed. With1400 Watts of power, a flow rate of 360 litres per hour (l/h), bar 110, integrated water filter, telescopic handle, a 4-metre high-pressure hose, quick connect connectors and a total weight of 5 kg.

Karcher Pressure Washer K 4 Power Control

This mid-range model features onboard tool storage, wheels, water-cooled engine, 1800 Watts, bar 130, flow rate 420l/h, telescopic handle, plug and clean detergent application, a total weight of 16.1 kg, and a high-pressure hose of 8 metres.

Karcher Pressure Washer K7 Premium Smart Control Home

This is the top of the range Karcher pressure washer, featuring a very powerful 2800 Watts, bar 180, a flow rate of 550l/h, high-pressure hose length 10 metres, high-pressure hose reel, plug and clean detergent system, telescopic handle, water-cooled motor, integrated water filter and Bluetooth compatibility.

Nilfisk Pressure Washers

Bestseller No. 1
Nilfisk C 110.7-5 High Pressure Washer - Mini Power Washer for Patios and Car Cleaner (1400 W), Blue
  • NILFISK PRESSURE WASHER: The Compact 110.7-5 X-TRA features an in-built trolley for increased mobility. The perfect choice to clean small areas that require low cleaning time.
  • OUTDOOR CLEANING: Modern and versatile design with great performance for mild dirt. Ideal for small patios, terraces, decks and bikes.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Nilfisk Core 130 Bar High Pressure Washer with Power Control - Mini Power Washer for Patios and Car Cleaner (1500 W)
  • NILFISK PRESSURE WASHER: The Core 130-6 efficiently cleans sensitive surfaces and stubborn areas thanks to its ability to adjust pressure with the power control. The perfect choice to clean small areas that require low cleaning time.
  • OUTDOOR CLEANING: Modern and versatile design with great performance to clean your patio, façade, terrace, deck, driveway, car, bike, motorcycle, bbq grill, or outdoor furniture.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Nilfisk Core 140 Bar High Pressure Washer with Power Control - Strong Power Washer for Patios and Car Cleaner (1800 W)
  • NILFISK PRESSURE WASHER: The Core 140-6 efficiently cleans sensitive surfaces and stubborn areas thanks to its ability to adjust pressure with the power control; The perfect choice for everyday cleaning tasks that require a moderate cleaning time
  • OUTDOOR CLEANING: Modern and versatile design with great performance to clean your patio, façade, balcony, wooden deck, driveway, car, bike, motorcycle, bbq or outdoor furniture; The perfect surface cleaner for concrete, wood, stone and brick

Nilfisk was founded in Denmark in 1906 by PA Fisker and HM Nielsen. In 1969 NASA used Nilfisk vacuum cleaners to remove dust from space shuttles. They have a long and trusted reputation in the engineering world and make many fine pressure washers. They have 3 product groups they are: the compact range, the excellent range and the pro range.

We’ll take a look at one model from each range to give you an idea of the specifications.

Nilfisk Pressure Washer C105.7

This is their entry-level model from the compact range. It features 1400 Watts, 105 bar, a flow rate of 440 l/h, high-pressure hose length of 5 metres, click and clean connectivity for accessories, and a maximum weight of 5 kg.

Nilfisk Pressure Washer D140.4 X-TRA

This is the mid-range model from their excellent range. It features 140 bar, 550 flow rate, 2400 Watts, 9-metre high-pressure hose, onboard tool storage, 5-metre cable, hose reel, telescopic handle, automatic stop/start system, click and clean nozzle system, wheels, weighs13 kg, foam sprayer, and wall hook for storage.

Nilfisk Premium 180

This is from their pro range and features 180 bar, 2900 Watts, 610l/h flow rate, 5-metre cable, 10-metre high-pressure hose, metal pump with induction motor and alloy cylinder head, trolley, hose reel, built-in detergent dosage function and regulation, telescopic handle, onboard tool storage and weighs 26.8 kg.

Ryobi Pressure Washers

SaleBestseller No. 1
Ryobi RY18PW22A-0 18V ONE Cordless 22bar Power Washer (Bare Tool), 18 V
  • Rather than the hassle of getting out a pressure washer to clean your vehicle, bike, or other surface, simply grab your power washer, connect to a hose, and you’re ready to go
  • Clean on the go! Use the included syphoning kit to pull water from any fresh water source, like a lake or even a bucket, to clean anywhere
Bestseller No. 2
Ryobi RY130PWA 1800W 130bar Pressure Washer
  • High-performance 1600W motor delivers max pressure of 130BAR and max flow of 420L/hr
  • Durable and flexible steel-braided hose resists kinking for an easy cleaning experience
Bestseller No. 3
Ryobi RY110PWA 1400W 110bar Pressure Washer, Hyper Green,5133005366
  • High-performance 1400W motor delivers a max pressure of 110 BAR and max flow of 390L/hr
  • Extremely compact design with integrated carrying handle

Ryobi was founded in Japan in 1943 and began making power tools in 1968, since then they have moved into North America, China, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Let’s look at 3 of their models.

Ryobi Pressure Washer RPW110B

This is their entry-level model, it features 1500Watts, 110 bar, 360l/h flow rate, onboard storage for tools, turbo lance, vario lance, jet foam bottle, aluminium pump, 5-metre high-pressure hose, and weighs 5.1 kg.

Ryobi Pressure Washer RPW130XRBB

This is their mid-range model and features 1800 Watts, 130 bar, 380l/h flow rate, 6-metre high-pressure hose, aluminium pump, hose reel, incorporated 1-litre detergent tank with on-demand detergent function, onboard storage for tools, wheels, patio cleaner, weighs8.9 kg and multi-purpose brush.

Ryobi Pressure Washer RPW150XRB

This is their top of the range model and features 2200 Watts, 150 bar, 420l/h flow rate, 8-metre high-pressure hose, aluminium pump, hose reel, incorporated 1-litre detergent tank with on-demand detergent function, onboard storage for tools, wheels, patio cleaner with detergent tank and weighs 13.4 kg.

Bosch Pressure Washers

Bestseller No. 1
Bosch Home and Garden High Pressure Washer EasyAquatak 120 (1500W, Home and Car Kit Included, Max. Flow Rate: 350l/h, in Cardboard Box) - Amazon Exclusive, Green, 37.5 cm*40.0 cm*20.0 cm
  • The easy garden tools from Bosch – the handy helpers for small projects
  • Versatile cleaning performance: From stubborn dirt to every day cleaning tasks as the tool is compatible with a wide range of accessories
Bestseller No. 2
Bosch Home and Garden High Pressure Washer UniversalAquatak 135 - 1900 W, 135 Bar Pressure, 450 l/h Flow Rate, with 3-in-1 Nozzle, Detergent Nozzle, and Carrying Handle in Carton Packaging
  • The Universal Garden Tools from Bosch – flexible and powerful for a wide range of tasks
  • The high-pressure washer UniversalAquatak 135 for powerful cleaning with a pressure of 135 bar
SaleBestseller No. 3
Bosch Cordless and Mobile High-Pressure Washer Set UniversalAquatak 36V-100 (for Cleaning at Home or Away; 36 Volt System; Up to 45 Mins Run Time; Self-Priming Kit; Without Battery)
  • High-pressure washer performance with efficient water usage
  • Retrieve water from distant locations using the self-priming function

Bosch is a German company founded in1886, in 1932 they produced their first power drill, and are a respected company in the power tool industry. Let’s have a look at some of their range.

Bosch Easy Aquatak100

This is their smallest model, very portable, and light-weight, it features 1200 Watts, 100 bar, 300l/h flow rate, 3-metre hose length, 5-metre cable length, high-pressure detergent nozzle, and weighs 3 kg.

Bosch Universal Aquatak 130

This is their mid-range model and features 1700 Watts, 130 bar, 380l/h flow rate, 6-metre hose, 5-metre cable length, trio nozzle, high-pressure detergent nozzle, wheels, push-fit connections, and weighs 7.8kg.

Bosch Advanced Aquatak 150

This is the top range model and features a telescopic handle, large wheels, 2200 Watts, 150 bar, 480l/h flow rate, induction motor, 5-metre cable, 8-metre hose, high-pressure hose reel, quad pump technology, push-fit connectors, and weighs 22.45 kg.

Makita Pressure Washers

SaleBestseller No. 1
Makita HW101 240V Pressure Washer Small,Black and Green
  • Ideal for patios, driveways, cars, bikes, decking, windows and more
  • Permanently fixed nozzle, no reason to remove
Bestseller No. 2
Makita DHW080ZK Twin 18V (36V) Li-ion LXT Brushless Pressure Washer – Batteries and Charger Not Included
  • Stepless pressure adjustment; 2 pressure selection for high and low pressures
  • Self priming function and wet guard
Bestseller No. 3
Cordless Pressure Washer, Portable Jet Wash Compatible with Makita 18V Battery, Battery Power Washer with 5m Hose, 6-in-1 Nozzle, Filter, Extension Tube for Car Garden Patio Cleaning
  • [Cordless] This cordless pressure washer is compatible with Makita 18V batteries, including the BL1830 BL1840 BL1850 BL1860. The cordless design allows you to work with ease without worrying about cables getting in the way while you work. (Batteries NOT Included)
  • [Powerful] Featuring a high-performance 200W pure copper motor with a maximum water pressure of 3.0Mpa and a jet speed of 150L/h, the cordless power washer provides plenty of power for outdoor cleaning.

The Makita company was founded in Japan in 1915 and in 1958 they created their first power tool. They make a range of popular hand tools, drills etc plus they’re also in the pressure washer business. Let’s have a look at some of their models.

Makita Pressure Washer HW101

This model is their entry-level machine, it features 100 bar, 360l/h flow rate, 1300 Watts, induction motor, triplex pump with wobble plate, 3-metre high-pressure hose, detergent bottle, gun, lance, and weighs 6.5 kg.

Makita HW112 120 Bar Pressure Washer

This model is their mid-range and features 120 bar, 370l/h flow rate, 1600 Watts, wobble plate pump, 5.5-metre high-pressure hose, lance with adjustable nozzle, foaming nozzle, detergent tank, turbo nozzle, rubber tread wheels, built-in hose reel with locking mechanism, transparent outside-mounted water filter, total stop system, quick connector fittings and a rubber steel reinforced hose.

Makita HW132 140 Bar Pressure Washer 240V

This is one of Makita’s top range models and features 140 bar, 420l/h flow rate, 2100 Watts, aluminium pump head, wobble plate pump, 8-metre high-pressure hose, lance with adjustable nozzle, foaming nozzle, detergent tank, turbo nozzle, rubber tread wheels, built-in hose reel with locking mechanism, transparent outside-mounted water filter, total stop system, quick connector fittings and a rubber steel reinforced hose.

Paxcess Pressure Washers

SaleBestseller No. 1
Bestseller No. 2
Power Washers,Electric Pressure Washer,1600W High Pressure Washer for Car Cleaning Machine with Adjustable Spray Nozzle Foam Bottle for Cars,Homes,Driveways,Patios
  • 🚗【One Click Control】This portable pressure cleaning machine is equipped with a switch control function that automatically shuts off the pump when the trigger is not engaged. This thoughtful feature ensures safety during operation. In addition, our high-pressure washing machine is equipped with a long power cord, providing you with safe use of all external sockets.
  • 🏡【Super High Voltage】This car washing machine is equipped with a powerful electric pressure cleaning machine, which can generate a maximum pressure of 120 bar and a flow rate of 6 L/min, making it more effective in carrying out various heavy-duty cleaning tasks. With its powerful high-pressure water jet, you can be confident that even the most stubborn dirt can be removed.
Bestseller No. 3
Pressure Washer Lance, 16Mpa High Pressure Clip-on Washer Replacement Sprayer,Powerful Water Jet,Compatible with Bosh AQT and Blck and Decker, Quick Connect Release System for Car Cleanin
  • [Specification]: Max Pressure: 16Mpa, Max water temperature: 60℃/140℉, compatible with Bosch AQT Black&Decker
  • [High-Quality ABS Material]: Pressure Washer Lance is made of high-quality ABS material, abrasion resistant and aging resistant, can withstand the frictional losses of water pressure very well and provide a long working time.

Paxcess is the brand name used by the Chinese company Shenzhen in-link tech co ltd. At least as far as we can determine they are, their website doesn’t say where they’re based. Only that they started in 2015 and strive for perfection in their products and they say they are an industry leader. Let’s have a look at some of their machines.

Paxcess Pressure Washer 1800 Watts

This is their lowest priced model and features 1800 Watts, 140 bar, 420l/h flow rate, wobble plate pump, 8-metre high-pressure hose, 10-metre cord, GFCI (safety) plug, removable detergent tank, adjustable nozzle, onboard hose reel, total stop system, wheels, and weighs 10 kg.

Paxcess Pressure Washer 2000 Watts

This model features 2000 Watts, 150 bar, 8-metre high-pressure hose, copper connections for hose to nozzle, wheels, spray gun, lance, detergent bottle, adjustable pressure, total stop system, hose reel, and weighs 10 kg.

Spear & Jackson Pressure Washers

Bestseller No. 1
Stone Banks Snow Foam Lance Compatible with LAVOR/Parkside/Spear and Jackson Pressure Washer,Car Washer Sprayer Soap Nozzle Foam Cannon, Adjustable Sprayer Soap Dispenser Bottle 1L
  • Convenient and Effective: Mixing car wash and water, shake the Snow Foam Lance, it will produce soft fluffy snow foam, and spray to the part you need to clean. Then only use tap water to rinse it clean.
  • Protect Car Model: Snow foam attached to the surface of the car, the thick foam melt rods and dirty on paint, thus it reduces swirl marks and scratches.
Bestseller No. 2
Spear and Jackson - 5 Litres Concentrate - Path Patio and Decking Cleaner - Green Algae and Mould Remover - Pressure Washer Detergent
  • SPEAR AND JACKSON PATIO CLEANER: This HD patio cleaner is a high-quality lichen remover, mould remover and algae removal tool. The fungicidal wash inhibits regrowth of mould, and cuts through stubborn dirt and residue on your patio
  • RESTORES NATURAL APPEARANCE: Spear and Jackson's powerful green mould remover revives your patio and path to give it a fresh new lease of life. This patio cleaning fluid is formulated to rid garden stones, paths and patios of unwanted stains
Bestseller No. 3
Bosch Home and Garden High Pressure Washer UniversalAquatak 135 - 1900 W, 135 Bar Pressure, 450 l/h Flow Rate, with 3-in-1 Nozzle, Detergent Nozzle, and Carrying Handle in Carton Packaging
  • The Universal Garden Tools from Bosch – flexible and powerful for a wide range of tasks
  • The high-pressure washer UniversalAquatak 135 for powerful cleaning with a pressure of 135 bar

Spear & Jackson is a British company, founded in Sheffield in 1760. Well known for their garden tools the company has a very reliable product range of spades, garden forks etc. They also make and sell pressure washers, let’s have a look at some of their range.

Spear & Jackson Pressure Washer – 1400W

This is their compact, entry level model and features variable lance, patio cleaner, fixed brush, detergent bottle, foam sprayer, 5-metre high-pressure hose, 5-metre cable, 1400 Watts, 300l/h flow rate, 100 bar, low pressure detergent gun, onboard storage, and weighs 7kg.

Spear & Jackson Pressure Washer – 1800W

This is their mid-range model and features 1800 Watts, 150 bar, 330l/h flow rate, 6-metre high-pressure hose, 6-metre cable, wheels, Standard lance,dirtblaster lance, pressure adjustable lance, car wash brush, wash brush, quick connector, patio cleaner, low pressure detergent gun and weighs 10.5 kg.

Spear & Jackson Pressure Washer – 2000W

This is their top of the range, high-power model and features 2000 Watts, 330l/h flow rate, 160 bar, 7-metre high-pressure hose, 7-metre cable, wheels, lance, 

pressure adjustable lance, car wash brush, wash brush, quick connector, patio cleaner, low pressure detergent gun, on board tank, on board storage, and weighs 13kg.

Pressure Washer Prices UK

You may have noticed that we’ve not quoted any prices for any of the models of pressure washers on this page. This is deliberate, because from just one quick google search we have found price variations of over £60 on some models. This is of course dependent on many factors some are on special offer, some are discount stores etc.

But it wouldn’t be right for us to quote a price that can’t be found at a later date. Or in a different area. Do your own search, and find the best price you can for the machine that best suits your needs.

Final Thoughts

We’ve mentioned some of the most popular makes of pressure washers available in the UK and shown most of their features. If, after looking at all this information, you still can’t make up your mind on which pressure washer is right for you, head over to our best portable pressure washers buyers guide for more information.

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