When it comes to traditional small, gas-powered pressure washers, Homelite and Generac receive the best reviews from Popular Mechanics, while AR Blue Clean and Karcher are top rated by Pressure Washers Direct. What is considered the best brand of pressure washer depends on the type of pressure washer.
Electric pressure washers require less upkeep and are easier to use, but gas-powered pressure washers have twice the cleaning power, according to Consumer Reports. Small gas and electric pressure washers are the most common types for typical home or business use, though wall-mount, truck-mount, trailer and other models are also available. Depending on the desired use, there is also the choice between hot and cold water pressure washer models.