So you’ve finally bought your dream bike, a pair of cycling shoes, a cycling short with padding, and any other cycling clothing you might need. But wait a minute! Did you forget that you’ll need to clean your bike after your trail exploits regularly? Well, there’s no better way to clean your bicycle than purchasing an efficient pressure washer.
Let me tell you why a pressure washer is worth your investment. First and foremost, a pressure washer will save you lots of water compared to the regular garden hose. In fact, one bucker might just be enough to clean both your car and bike. And apart from saving you money on those car washing services and inflated water bills, a pressure washer will also save you lots of valuable time. Therefore, purchasing a pressure washer is a no-brainer for you.
Moving forward, we’ve compiled a list of the best pressure washers in the UK market after conducting some serious research. Here’s the list:
+ Style: Hydroshot – Full Kit
+ Power Source: Battery (Included)
+ Voltage: 20
+ Weight: 11.8kg
+ Flow Rate: 120litres/hour
+ Max Pressure: 320 PSI
+ Warranty: 3 years
The Worx WG625E Hydroshot brings 20V of cordless power to your pressure cleaning. That aside, this portable pressure cleaner comes with a superior build quality thanks to its sturdy plastic housing. The main reason why we say this is because plastics are typically good with water since they don’t corrode like metals. The Worx Hydroshot also boasts of 320 PSI maximum pressure and 120litres/hour flow rate, which should be good enough to clean your bicycle thoroughly.
Furthermore, you can adjust the water pressure via the adjustment setting that includes 0-degree, 15-degree, 40-degree, shower, and mist settings. Keep in mind, however, that the shower setting has low pressure, which is perfect for light rinsing and watering of plants.
Also, the controls are very user-friendly. For example, on the left side of the equipment, you’ll get a safety lock that even right-handed users can seamlessly engage with. You’ll also get a power button to adjust the power setting to either low or high. All in all, if you consider all these features plus the impressive 3-year warranty, the Hydroshot easily ranks among the best pressure cleaners money can buy.
• Impressive 3-year warranty
• Very portable
• Low weight
• Very flexible – Can handle multiple tasks
• Can use rainwater
• The battery takes long to charge
• Limited power
+ Power source: Battery (included)
+ Batteries required: 2 x Lithium ion
+ Weight: 2.17KG
+ Voltage: 6 volts
+ Included Components: Bike Parts
Cleaning your bike’s frame has never been easier thanks to this pocket-sized, portable cleaner from the popular jet washer – Karcher. Don’t underrate this little grey and yellow looking machine because it’s ready to carry out any cleanup job you’ll throw its way. It features a 4-litre water tank with a water level indicator for ensuring that you use the tank at an optimum level. And if you add in the 2 litres/minute flow rate, you shouldn’t have any problem rinsing off the mud on your bike, dog, pushchair, or willies.
This unit also comes with a 2.8m long hose with a trigger that easily packs away into the base, just below the reservoir. As for the tank, you can opt to remove it from the base and carry it using its handle to the tap for a refill.
Additionally, you’ll get a battery life of up to 15 minutes with the Karcher OC3, which should be enough for completing multiple clean ups. Keep in mind, however, that the recharge time is around 3 hours if you use the provided adapter. This unit also comes with a battery level indicator for keeping you updated if the unit is running low on power or if it’s charging. So if you’re looking for something portable that’s easy to manage, we definitely recommend this cleaner.
• Good battery life
• Very portable
• Adequate spray power for bike cleaning
• Very flexible unit
• Minimal water reservoir
• Lacks enough power to blast mud away
+ Weight: 1.84 KG
+ Battery needed: No
+ Dimension: 53.8X25.4X18.5cm
+ Tank capacity: 8litres
+ Hose length: 2.5m
+ Maximum pressure: 40PSI
If you’re not ready to break the bank for a high-quality pressure washer, the Streetwize Portable Pressure Washer should get you sorted thanks to its price tag of just below £20. That aside, this 8-liter capacity jet washer doesn’t need a pipe or electric pressure input to get the job done. This unique feature makes it easy to carry the unit around.
To make it even better, this powerful unit can be used to clean/water anywhere or anything including homes, garden, or even your car. However, we find its 40PSI cleaning power to be somewhat low, but it should be enough to clean up your bike. And yes, carrying around 8litres of water isn’t something to laugh about.
• Great tank capacity
• Comes with a bristle brush
• Not enough pressure
• Leaking connections after some time
+ Voltage: 40V
+ Maximum Pressure: 40 bar
+ Motor Power: 650W
+ Maximum water flow: 300litres/hour
+ Hose length: 6m
+ Tank Capacity: 20litres
+ Weight: 7,9kg
If you’re still searching for a powerful, lightweight pressure washer with great design, then look no further than the Greenworks GDC40 pressure washer. This portable 70 bar cleaning machine with the jet spray will clean just about everything ranging from your bike to window grills. And to save you some space as you clean your bike, the motor unit fits precisely inside the bucket. This kind of design also makes it easy to store the unit within your home.
It doesn’t stop there, though, because this pressure washer is also powered by a powerful 40W battery which can also support up to 15 tools that operate within the 40V Greenworks range. Let’s not forget that you’ll also get an impressive 20-litre water tank which should be more than enough to properly clean your bike using the 6m high-pressure hose. In short, you can easily clean your bike even if its miles away from the water tap.
• Long high-pressure hose
• Great water tank capacity
• Portable pressure washer
• Poor battery performance
• No wheels on the unit
+ Motor power: 1300W
+ Maximum pressure: 110 bar
+ Maximum flow temperature: 40 degrees
+ Flow rate: 330litres/hour
+ Hose length: 3m
+ Fan jet: Variable
+ Weight: 3.8kg
+ Warranty: 2 years
We certainly saved the best for the last in this case. That being said, this pressure washer weighs a mere 3.8kg, making it undoubtedly lightweight. Moving forward, this 1300W Bosch pressure washer also boasts of a wide footprint and low centre of gravity for more stability. This feature makes it easy to use this equipment anywhere, particularly on uneven ground. Additionally, the integrated lance alloys will allow you to clean more efficiently, and you can secure it to the tool body holder after use.
Another exciting thing about this pressure washer is that it comes with an extensive range of accessories for various applications. You’ll get a quick connector, low-pressure detergent gun, a removable detergent tank, detergent, and standard lance. And to save you from high utility bills, this pressure washer incorporates the Bosch Auto-stop system, which enables it to deliver cleaning power only when needed. In conclusion, if you consider its pocket-friendly price tag of around £70 and the 2-year warranty, this pressure washer should easily be your first go-to option.
• Pocket-friendly price
• Small, compact design for easy storage
• Seriously lightweight
• Easy to assemble
• Enough pressure and motor power
• Short hose length
Pressure Washer Buying Guide
Here is a quick recap of what to look for when shopping around for a pressure washer:
The Size – You should determine the size of your pressure washer by looking at the pressure it delivers instead of the physical dimensions. Keep in mind that the size is determined by pounds per square inch (PSI).
Motor/Engine Size – For electric models, you should check the watts whereas in petrol models you should check the horsepower or cc (cubic centimeters). Obviously, higher rates will translate to more power.
Water Flow Rate – Typically, the water flow rate is measured in litres per hour or minute. So if you get one with high water flow rate and PSI, it only means that the unit is efficient in both cleaning and rinsing.
Accessories – You should look for accessories such as nozzles, detergents, brushes, and interchangeable wands so that you’ll be ready to start washing as soon as you leave the store.
Other Features – Your pressure washer should come with additional features that should make it easy for you to use the unit. Consider features such as wheels, hose length, weight, and cord length for electric models.
There’re only two options for you to achieve that sparkling driveway: get a brush and scrub it until your hands bleed or purchase a quality pressure washer. We suggest you opt for the latter option as these devices are designed to be used on both hard and delicate objects like your bicycle. So if you’re still searching the market for serious outdoor cleaning power, look no further than the ones we’ve mentioned in our list.