The Sun Joe Electric Pressure Washer is unlike anything you have ever use. First let me say that my pressure washer has changed my life! I know that sounds a bit much but if you have never owned a pressure washer your life will change as well.
Okay so maybe it will only change a little but still. Quick story, my wife and I decided to put our house on the market and wanted to get it looking as nice as possible for showing. My first task was to redo our back porch that looked awful as it was not only filthy but the paint was peeling off in a lot of spots.
My first thought was to sand off all the loose paint which didn’t really work out that well and wasted a lot of time. A guy a Lowes suggested I flip the deck boards and use the backsides. Nice idea but wouldn’t work for me. After doing a little Googling I saw a video on pressure washing and though it’s worth a try and I could use it for a lot of other things.
Wow did this thing work. I couldn’t believe how much paint I was able to remove, not only that it cleaned out between the cracks and a lot of dirt. It worked so well I couldn’t wait to try it on my side and front porches which were unpainted.
I’m telling you they looked brand new! I was actually thinking about trashing them and building new ones which would of cost me about $2000! This little Sun Joe pressure washer saved me thousands of dollars.
The fun didn’t stop there as the more I used this the more addictive it became. I ended up washing the entire house, our storage building, the rock foundation around the house. The Sun Joe pressure washer made our old brick steps that lead to the pool look as new as the day we got them.
My wife even made fun of me for pressure washing the large boulder we have in our front yard which is more of a sitting rock. It removed all the green moss that was growing on it and makes it really stand out now.
Pressure Washer Attachments
As with any good pressure washer Sun Joe pressure washer attachments make really add to the value. Personally I found myself using the 15 & 25 degree nozzles the most. If you plan on cleaning hard surfaces such as brick or wood you’ll want to use the 15 degree. Softer things such as sideing on a house the 25 degree nozzle would be safer to use.
The soap nozzle is great for washing your vehicles then switch back to the 40 degree to clean it off. Using the smaller ones could damage the paint so be careful.
Electric Pressure Washer vs Gas Powered Pressure Washer
First let me say that gas powered pressure washers are more powerful than electric powered pressure washers. If you need to clean something that’s not near power a power outlet or within a drop-cords reach than a gas powered pressure washer is the way to go.
On the other hand electric pressure washers have a lot of advantages as well. For example they are a lot lighter to move around. Electric pressure washers are make a lot less noise compared to a gas powered pressure washer. You never have to worry about running out of gas in the middle of a job. and as long as you get a decent PSI level (I recommend 2000+) they will do the job just as good a
The 14.5-Amp motor in the Sun Joe electric powered pressure washer puts out an impressive amount of power and gives you 2030 PSI with ease. You’ll be surprised at how much power this pressure washer has. However the more important thing for me is how easy it is to start an electric power pressure washer. Push a button and it starts!
I can’t tell you how much I hate gas powered equipment that requires you to pull a cord to start. Sure they work great at first but then 6 months down the road they never start. That could be due to the gas or the oil or the fact that I didn’t take proper care or what ever the reason. The noise level would be my second biggest complaint but that’s just me.
It’s Not Perfect
As good as the Sun Joe pressure washer is it’s not prefect. There are a few minor things that take some getting use to. The high pressure hose for example can be a pain to roll up at times and seems to have a mind of it’s own.
Also from time to time you’ll loose pressure if the PSI levels drop the compressor will cut off the pressure to the hose while it builds back up the PSI level. The don’t happen often but generally if you turn it on and off frequently in a short amount of time. After a few seconds it kicks back in and your back to business.
Truth be told, if you’ve never owned a pressure washer you’ll be happy with pretty much anything you get and be looking for all sorts of things to clean around the house. The Sun Joe pressure washer is a great product and I highly recommend it but there are others out there just as good such as the Greenworks pressure washers.
Most of the electric pressure washers are simple to put together even if the instructions don’t make much sense. Just look at the pictures on the box and you’ll have it together in no time. Hope you enjoyed and learned a little something.
Please comment below on how you use or plan on using your pressure washer. Let the addiction begin!