The Best Electric Shaver 2019

Discover the best shaver 2019 can give you – something that for once “actually” really works.

Is this even possible?

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Surely there has to be something that’s actually pretty good at giving you that smooth feel time after time?

Well, we found out for you.

Now, this list of electric shavers took quite a bit of hair growing to organize (although it its surprisingly easy to avoid shaving for a few days!)

Not to mention quite a few “smooth as a baby’s bum” moments along the way while testing out these units.

Braun Series 7 Electric Shaver for Men 7898cc, Wet and Dry, Integrated Precision Trimmer, Rechargeable and Cordless Razor with CleanandCharge Station and Premium Travel Case, Silver Before we carry on, and for convenience we wanted to let you know which is our best rated shaver.  The Braun Series 7 790cc stands out easily.

 

 

Once we had tested a few, we grabbed a few coffees and managed to create this list.

Our Top 10 List Of Our Favourite Electric Shavers

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1: Braun Series 7 790cc-4

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Editor's Choice!

£149.99


Solid all round performer
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Our Rating:


Wet & Dry Shave

2: Philips AquaTouch S5420/06


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£59.84


Great cost effective shaver!
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Our Rating:


Wet & Dry Shave

3: Panasonic ES-LV81-K Arc 5

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£443


A superb shaver but prepare to pay for the luxury
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Our Rating:


Wet & Dry Shave

4: Braun Series 9 9290cc


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£219.99


Another superb shaver from Braun
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Our Rating:


Wet & Dry Shave

5: Wahl 8061 Foil Shaver


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£57.78


Wahl quality shaver for tidying things up
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Our Rating:


Dry Shave Only

6: Remington PF7500


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£55.00


Great build quality
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Our Rating:


Dry Shave Only

7: Braun Series 3 - 3040s


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£42.49


A rock solid all round performer, despite being a few years old.
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Our Rating:


Wet & Dry Shave
8: UJS 972 Triple Rotary Shaver
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£79.99


Great shaver from up and coming UJS (Uk company)
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Our Rating:


Wet & Dry Shave

9: UJS-220 (temporarily unavailable)


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Exciting shaver from UJS (currently unavailable) Click For More Info

Our Rating:


Dry Shave Only

10: Philips Travel Shaver PQ203/17


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£12.80


Could it get any better than this for the price?
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Our Rating:


Dry Shave Only

 

Shaving with traditional razors can be a pain in the whotsit for many men, myself included.

Some days it’s fun and a pleasure and makes you want to sing while you shave.  Some days it can leave you feeling sore and scruffy.

Ouch!

A red throat and missed facial hairs is not my idea of a good shave.

We decided it was about time a list of the “best of the best” was produced, so with sleeves rolled up we got down to business and began digging around to find out what matters when it comes to choosing an electric shaver..

It quickly became evident who the market leaders were, based on real facts, real stats and real proof.

One you “could have got..”:

Over in the ever evolving China marketplace, this “interesting” shaver has been released.  Looks good for shaving your fingers??

Fancy some good news?

 You don’t need to spend the earth to get a good close shave.

Please read our reviews of all 10 because you will find good solid points for all these shavers, and some of them are unbelievably cheap!  Price ranges can vary immensely.

 

What makes a good electric shaver (and how did we choose the winners) ?

Image source: Philips
Image source: Philips

We believe that the main factor influencing a good trusted electric shaver is that obviously it needs to be as smooth and as close a shave as humanly possible, without irritation of the skin.

Things such as moisturizer make a great addition to the shaver especially if it has an inbuilt moisturizer part where you just press a button. For many men this has to be a key factor to consider into the equation.

Secondary to this are other, less important features such as the comfort of the electric shaver(how it feels to hold), and also how well it performs.

We also looked at things like how long it lasted before needing a recharge, and how long the cutting parts lasted.

 

Now For The In-Depth Stuff!

1: Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Men’s Electric Foil Shaver with Clean and Charge Station Rechargeable and Cordless Razor

We wanted to feature this shaver first.

After testing and researching “many” different shavers, one of the old trusted brands has shown some of the new kids what time honoured quality craftsmanship and knowledge can do.

The Brain series 7790cc is also our favourite top rated shaver!

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We believe this is one of the best electric shaver currently, however with an “ever updating list”, this may not always be the case so make sure you pop back here from time to time.

The 7 Series Shaver Comes With An Amazing “Clean & Charge” Docking System

“Kill 99.9999% of germs – be clean and fresh every single morning thanks to the Braun 7 series alcohol based clean & charge station.”

You pay more for the clean and charge charging unit (you can buy it without too), but it is completely hands free – pop in your shaver and the next day it’s like new again and completely sanitized.

In a conscious world where sterile is the new peace offering, this is just a nice unit you don’t have to pay too much attention to – just knowing it’s kept super clean ready for you is worth it’s weight in Gold.

Features: (courtesy of Amazon)

  • Intelligent sonic technology with 10,000 micro vibrations – reads your face and adjusts to the density of your beard for our most thorough shave
  • Three personalisation modes for an adjustable close shave that fits your beard and skin: Extra sensitive – normal – intensive
  • Replaceable foils
  • Fantastic mens shaving system percet for facial hairs and body grooming
  • Patented active lift captures flat lying hair even in problem areas like neck
  • Opt foil – our most advanced foil for ideal closeness that lasts longer
  • Clean and charge system – at a touch of a button automatically cleans, charges and lubricates to keep the shaver like new every day

What’s it like to use?

It may take a day or two to get accustomed to, but then you find that after a few uses it quickly becomes an exceptionally good electric shaver and one of our most highly rated within this list. Our favourite!

How long does it last?

Charge it on a fast charge for 5 minutes and there is plenty of power for a single shave. Alternatively charge it for 60 minutes and you’ll enjoy 50 minutes of continuous shaving – that’s pretty much a full week – so a weekly charge is all you’ll likely need most of the time.

When using it regularly you’ll unlikely need to think about replacing the head unit until a good 18 months have passed – that is the official Braun recommendation however if it is still cutting well there certainly isn’t any need to buy another head just out of necessity.

What’s it like in use?

It rarely gets too hot, and it’s shape is fairly standard meaning you’ll not really experience any fatigue when using it.  We have enjoyed using the Brauns shavers.

Value for money?

Yes absolutely. The price is higher than others but the benefits add up and soon weighs in with a convincing reason to get this. It’s going to last a long time.

The alcohol cleaning solution can be made to last 3+ months with care by simply removing it from the dock station and closing it up ready for it’s next use. Work like this and it will work out cheaper than buying manual razors.

Our thoughts on the Braun 7 Series 790cc-4 mens electric shaver

First of all, Braun have been around for decades and this shows in their innovations and technology.

Secondly it’s built to last. Despite a hands-free cleaning solution (alcohol based) needing ongoing changing, you can get extend the life of the solution by up to 3 months – and let the machine sanitize and clean your shaver for an “as new” experience each and every day.

Price wise it’s not cheap, but if you compare it to the cost of good quality disposable razors, this works out cheaper, so long term this is a sensible investment.

No single electric shaver will ever be “perfect” however this goes pretty much most of the way.

Our recommended buy!

Click To View The Braun series 7 shaver on Amazon

 

 

2: Philips AquaTouch S5420/06, Wet and Dry Men’s Electric Shaver with SmartClick Precision Trimmer

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We like this particular shaver because for a start it is very keenly priced and within most peoples budgets. Second to that is the trusted Brand name behind it. Philips – a name we all know.

“Protects 10 times better than a regular head”

  • Protect your skin while you enjoy a refreshing shave.
  • When using a razor, the blade presses directly against the skin and can result in multiple micro-cuts per shave. Although you may not be able to see them with the naked eye, you can certainly feel them!
  • Our Multiprecision Blade System with rounded heads, has been specifically designed to glide smoothly, reducing the occurrence of micro-cuts by up to 10 times.
  • *Test done in Germany 2015, after 21 days acclimation.

source (Philips)

What’s it like to use?

Comfortable to hold and use. If you use it regularly, like on a daily basis you can have a good clean shave all wrapped up in a few minutes however for longer periods, the shaving time will increase accordingly

How long does it last?

If you charge it for an hour you typically will receive around 45 minutes worth of shaving time, pretty much a full weeks worth depending on how often you use it.

Value for money?

Excellent value for money. Consider the fact that a good pack of razor blades can cost £5 to £10 and last a month, you’ll soon have recouped your initial outlay.

Then you’ll find it goes on to last you for many long years with the only other costs being an occasional new head replacement which is estimated to be once every 2 years – so not bad at all!

Watch this 2 minute informational video for this shaver:

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Our thoughts on the Philips Aquatouch S5420/06 waterproof electric shaver

Ok, so here we have an extremely attractive shaver. Stunningly good looking, fully waterproof and to top it off, it isn’t all that expensive either!

The Philips 5 series shaver offers affordability and couples that with advanced technology in the form of a multiprecision blade system that helps to reduce hair snagging by 10 times, thanks to it’s unique design.

Like all electric shavers, you often need a while to become acclimatized to using it – in some cases as much as 21 days, so you can’t base your thoughts in the first use. Your skin gets used to using it.

If you use it regular and frequently you’ll enjoy a nice clean smooth shave inside of 2 minutes otherwise expect your shave times to go up.

Click To View The Philips Aquatouch 5 series shaver on Amazon

 

3: Panasonic ES-LV81-K Arc 5 Multi Flex Wet/Dry Nanotech Rechargeable Shaver with Vortex Cleaning System

OK, so this is the big daddy most expensive shaver in this review.

Overseas in America the price is comparably a LOT cheaper and with time this may well also be the case but for now we have an overly expensive shaver packed with shaver technology.. at a price..

So, is the Panasonic Arc5 worth the cost?

Let’s take a closer look and then list the pros and cons.

So, for a shaver that is expensive, we certainly expect a lot, so we want to weigh up the good and the bad points before coming to a review decision on this one.

It has all the bells and whistles you’d expect. It also has a fully self contained cleaning system, and it does provide an exceptionally good close shave, much closer than the Philips Norelco.

The high speed motor means that tugging and pulling of hairs is a thing of the past, unlike slower shavers out there.

On the downside, the cleaning cartridges need replacing every 2 months and the shaver head approx every 1 months to 2 years. neither of these are cheap.

You can get away with simply rinsing the head under water, or with a little soap in the shower for satisfactory cleaning, but if you want the luxury of letting the docking station sort everything out for you then it’s a cool gadget to own.

Yes I say “gadget” because it might as well be with all the technology that’s bundled in with it. let’s take a look at the features (taken direct from Amazon):

  • 5-Blade Ultra-Thin Vibrating Foil Cutting System with 30 Degree “Nano Blades” for a clean shaving experience
  • 14,000 CPM Linear Motor Drive with a Multi- Flex Pivoting Head with Stainless Steel Foil and Blade, Built-in Pop-up Trimmer
  • 10-Stage LCD readout, Lock Button, Automatic Cleaning & Charging System included, Sonic Vibration Cleaning Mode for quick clean-up
  • Use Wet with Shaving Gel or Dry, 100% Waterproof, Includes Travel pouch and AC Adapter, Made In Japan
  • It is recommended that you replace the outer foil and inner blade at least every year to maintain the cutting edge on your razor

If you decide you really love this shaver then there is another even more expensive shaver (classed as an upgraded newer version of this one, but at close to a 4 figure price point we decided we didn’t want to feature it – you can view the upgraded model the Panasonic ES-LV95-S Arc5 here if you really want to!

Our thoughts on the Panasonic ES-LV81-K Arc 5 electric shaver

Ok, so in the quest for a super close shave, this electric shaver (like all others) needs a running in time for your skin to get used to it. Typically up to 30 days (claimed by Panasonic) so you need to use it for that long before you can understand how it feels on a regular basis.

The price point of this is the downside. In America it is a fraction of the cost, and it seems that the unit is shipped from America (as estimated delivery times are more than a week), hence the extra cost.

For a comparable alternative we recommend the Braun 790 cc.

4: Braun Series 9 9290cc Men’s Electric Foil Shaver, Wet and Dry with Clean and Renew Charge Station, Rechargeable and Cordless Razor

The Braun series 9 shaver, model 9290cc is in our opinion a premium product at a reasonably fair price. It could always be cheaper but it certainly isn’t the most expensive shaver featured in this list.

It has a lot of great positives and few negatives although we will share our findings below. If you want to go straight to this product on Amazon click here otherwise continue reading for our findings.

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What do you think?

“The worlds most efficient shaver ?”

A series of 7 carefully tested experiments were conducted with a group of men aged approximately 20 to 30 who all had similar shaving routines.

The test involved shaving on a 3 day growth beard, and compared to a handful of other shavers to see which shaver removed the most hair per stroke and which was the gentlest out of them all.

The overall results overwhelmingly show that the Braun 9290 9 series shaver removed a significantly greater amount of hair (with a 95% confidence level) than the other shavers.

Fact

In the box:

1 x Braun Series 9 premium razor
1 x 5-action Clean&Charge station (if choosing the CC option when buying)
1 x Alcohol-based cleaning cartridge. 1 leather travel case
1 x Cleaning brush
1 x Smart plug for automatic 100-240 voltage adjustment

Let’s see what the main features are of this electric shaver.

  • Braun Series nine, one of the world’s efficient shaver, proven on three day beards versus leading premium tier products; tested on three day beards versus leading premium tier products, details on braun.com/study-results
  • Five specialized shaving elements capture more hair in one stroke for fewer strokes and less skin irritation – perfect for dealing with stubborn facial hairs.
  • Their patented SyncroSonic technology reads and adapts to your beard 160 times per second providing extra power where needed
  • Includes the world’s only five action alcohol-based Clean and Charge station that cleans, lubricates and dries your shaver hygienically at the touch of a button.  Handy for an electric razor!
  • Contents: Braun Series nine premium razor, five action Clean and Charge station, alcohol-based cleaning cartridge, travel case, cleaning brush, smart plug for automatic 100-240 voltage adjustment

Our thoughts on the Braun series 9 9220 CC electric foil shaver

We really like this shaver. After a poor earlier 9 series, this upgraded model is far better and finally gives the 9 series it’s much anticipated “best” crown.

The level of smoothness you get is exceptionally good, for an electric shaver.

Like all electric shavers expect a few weeks for your skin to adjust to shaving with an electric over a wet shave. You’ll never really be able to get a shave as good as a regular razor wet shave, however technology is improving and things are getting better each year.

This 9 series goes a long way towards that achievement and we highly recommend it.

There are various options when it comes to buying. One option is to forget the cleaning station and just go for the basic electric razor with stand and save yourself almost a quarter of the cost or you can go the other way price wise and include an optional premium case.

Click To View The Braun 9290 series 9 shaver on Amazon

 

 

5: Wahl 8061 5 Star Electric Foil Shaver

Since 1919 Wahl have expanded their hair clippers into a Global brand selling in over 165 countries. As a trusted brand, you can expect quality and this is true of this the 8061 professional electric foil shaver. Refreshingly, this shaver features just what is needed to perform well, and no fancy extras.

Designed to also appeal to professional barbers you will find that this shaver also works extremely well for head shaving and blending in of shave lines.

Side note for us “ordinary folk”:

This is meant for “stubble only” and not designed for 3 or more days growth such as with beards. You should work those hairs down to a stubble length before using this. So when used regularly this will deliver the results.

Make sure you use light strokes for best results (otherwise you can press hairs in and they may become ingrown hairs).

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Trusted by thousands, the Wahl 8061 professional shaver really does cut a superb finish!

With a 2 hour charge time you can expect to enjoy around 80 minutes of usage time before needing to recharge. For occasional shaving this means most of the time this will last you for 2 weeks before needing to recharge (when used daily).

For head shaving or face and neck shaving

This trimmer has been used to great effect for shaving heads nice and smooth without any irritating nicks or shaving bumps, and helps avoid skin irritations.

The Wahl touch:

Experience super close shaves by way of their Hypoallergenic Gold foils made to the highest quality. The foils are thin but they do provide a great finish.

Watch this Wahl video and see for yourself:

 

The Wahl 5 Star Shaver – The Ultimate Finishing Tool?

Designed For:
-Finishing/Blending bald fades
-Cleaning up hair and neck lines for an ultra-smooth finish
-Eliminating stray hairs
Bump-free shaving

Although designed with professionals in mind, it still represents exceptional value for money for a good old regular shaver.

If you suffer with ingrown hairs then you will need to look at applying a skin conditioner, scrubbing it in, perhaps with a soft toothbrush to exfoliate the skin and begin removing dead skin layers then looking at a pre-shave routine as in the guide at the bottom of this top 10 list.

Our thoughts on the Wahl 8061-100 5 star professional shaver

  • Suitable as a regular shaver, it also does a lot more (and is designed to do so). Thankfully the trusted Wahl name is behind it.
  • We like this because compared to many others it is really well priced.
  • Ther are no fancy extras thrown in with this, in case you were wondering – you simply get the clippers, charging cable and dock
  • You do get at least the Wahl reliability -thousands of barbers around the world use Wahl stuff, and that’s for a good reason.

Why not delve into the wonderful world of Wahl yourself.

Click To View The Wahl 8061 clipper/ shaver on Amazon

 

6: Remington PF7500 Comfort Pro Foil Electric Shaver

Is this the best electric shaver for sensitive skin?

Let me start by saying don’t let the cheap price put you off. It’s one of the cheapest (and most comfortable electric shavers) in this list (and for that reason it managed to slip into our coveted top 10 best shavers list. The Remington PF7500 offers a refreshing different look at shavers.

Sometimes cost is not necessarily an issue, especially when you can pay as little as a fifth of the cost of other shavers. It’s time to re-evaluate what you “truly” need.

Despite what you might think, this shaver actually performs exceedingly well, and is great for sensitive skin.

 

The PF7500 comfort electric shaver offers a great quality shave, great build quality, although we do wonder how long the beard trimmer may last as it appeared a little flimsy. Other than that we like this unit (and did we say it’s low price too?).

Additionally Remington claim the unit offers 50 minutes of usage time off of a single 120 minute charge however we have noticed usage times being almost double that – it might simply be that our unit had a better battery, however it is handy to know that manufacturers estimates may well only be that – a best guided guess.

Product Specifications (source: Remington)

  • Full flex and pivot technology for higher shave comfort
  • Dual foil cutters & Intercept trimmer to capture longer hairs
  • Pop up trimmer for detail trimming
  • Ergonomic design
  • Lithium powered – 50 mins usage time
  • 120 mins charge time
  • 5 minute quick charge
  • Cord/Cordless
  • Charge stand
  • Washable head
  • Charge/low LED indicator
  • Universal voltage
  • Headguard

Our thoughts on the Remington PF 7500 comfort series electric shaver

The price of this unit does not make sense. Shavers shouldn’t be this good for this price? It really is priced lower than a lot of competing shavers. The handy low LED indicator lets you know when it’s getting ready to be recharged, so just keep an eye on that or aim to recharge it on a weekly basis and you should be good to go.

It’s not waterproof so not suitable for shower use. Use it as a dry shaver, and just make sure you clean the head after each shave and that’s all you need to be aware of in all honesty.

The lithium battery ensures plenty of use between charges – while we cannot say that all units will end up working for nearly 2 hours between charges, the Remington guide is 50 minutes so it’s best to go with that. Our unit lasted close to 100 minutes – maybe just a fluke but we were impressed!

Each shave is nice and tight with 5 to 10 minutes of shaving. Just remember not to press on to your skin too heavy (as is the case with any electric shaver) – if you’re struggling to get to some hairs, then it’s most likely because they are laying flat and need to be stood upright which will then make it easier to shave them down – more info on proper pre-shave preparation can be found in the guide at the bottom of this top 10 list.

Click To View The Remington PF7500 shaver on Amazon

 

7: Braun Series 3 – 3040s Wet & Dry Electric Shaver

The Braun series 3 electric shaver is one of the most popular wetdry electric shavers (and a best seller at that!) on Amazon (see for yourself). The price point is typically anywhere from £40 to £60 on average and so makes for a great first foray into the world of electric shavers.

I have personally owned this unit for more than 2 years with no problems whatsoever.

Initially I would push it as hard as I could onto my skin to try and get “super close” and this would then lead on to skin irritation with sensitive Red areas as you can imagine.

I then switched to using a wet razor blade (Mach 3) but at £14 for a set of 3 or 4 blades the costs soon mount up and this is what prompted me into wanting to get this list created – to find a better way.

As with all shavers the key is not to press too heavy to but ensure good pre-shave prep is carried out.

This shaver will never win the “incredibly close” awards for removal of facial hairs – and very few shavers can afford to say that – other than the 9 series Braun, however you can certainly get a good clean decent shave good enough for the day when used regularly.

 

  • Close shave, good skin comfort, faster than ever before,*with MicroComb technology (*Vs previous Series 3 on a 3-day beard)
  • MicroComb guides more hair into the cutting parts for faster shaving
  • Three independently floating cutting elements adapt to facial contours
  • Wet and dry shaver for use in the shower with foam or gel
  • 1 hour charge lasts for one whole week of electric shaving

 

Rechargeable Ni-MH battery

Fully charges in 1 hour for 45 minutes of use, while a quick 5 minute charge will be sufficient for 1 shave. Features a 3-level LED display indicating a low charge.

Our thoughts on the Braun 3040s series 3 electric shaver

Top notch with pretty much zero negatives. The only minor personal quibble is the slider switch for the beard trimmer. You do have to push your thumb onto the switch with some strength to then slide it up when used in the shower although it’s fairly easy when used dry shaving – it could be a little easier however.

It does everything you want although does leave a few stray hairs which you’ll need to go over again – or you can improve the results with better pre-shave prep work (see the guide at the end of this list for details), or simply shave for longer.

Like all shavers your skin does need a few weeks to adjust to using one and then things improve with shave time and results.

Having personally had this for 2+ years it still performs flawlessly and for that, and the amazing price, it had to be included in this top 10 best electric shavers list.

Others trying this shaver also report in general very positive results, when used on a daily basis. Well worthy of being your next shaver.

Click To View The Braun series 3 shaver on Amazon

 

8: UJS 972 Wet/Dry Triple Rotary Washable Shaver with LCD battery indicator and Side Trimmer

The UJS 972 electric shaver is a new brand who are going places and in all the right directions. They are based right here in the Uk who deal in a wide range of things, including electric shavers. This 972 rotary razor model is a premium offering that has much the same as other high end shavers at triple the cost.

We wanted to find out more about these guys and so we got in touch to explain we were going to feature them in a top 10 best electric shavers list. As we spoke to them they were busy on an overseas trip to China working closely with developers for upcoming products (probably having their facial hairs cut at the time of writing!).

I wanted to find out about replacement heads and approximate costings for any replacement parts. Turns out the heads cannot be replaced, but the blades within the head CAN be replaced, and these blades are absolutely tiny in cost – they should be way less than £5. This shaver just keeps on getting better!

Stunningly good looking and some great features? Too good to be true?

 

So let’s see just what this thing can do and how well it actually shaves

Featuring:

  • Washable Triple Rotary Shaver
  • Rouble ring cutters, the inner motion cutters are independent floating (Superhuman – global patent)
  • Washable, easy to rinse under running water, whole body is IPX7
  • 1-2h Quick charge with overcharge function for up to 60 min shaving time, displayed exactly on LCD
  • Pop-up trimmer for moustache & sideburns

It has three double ring cutters that float independently because of the inner motion cutters (Superhuman – global patent)

Overall, our feelings are that we will be seeing a lot more from UJS. This product is fabulous and worth every penny. Ensure you shave using the right shaving technique (keeping skin tight).

This routine involves starting out with hot water then applying a suitable pre-shave lotion, then shaving, then a suitable aftershave such as Witch Hazel (barber recommended) – full details of this pre shave routine can be found at the end of this top 10 best shaver list.

Our thoughts on the UJS 972 electric rotary shaver

We truly love this. It is stunningly good looking.

It has a cool digital display that tells you how many minutes of charge you have left which we feel is pretty good.

The whole body is IPX7 rated as completely waterproof so you can safely submerge it underwater for cleaning purposes.

The replacement blades are incredibly cheap to purchase.

It is priced at least a third of the cost of more well known brands that claim to be super close in their shavers,

It certainly gives a great shave, however the company is new, so just something to think about, however we feel they are worth supporting.

Click To View The UJS 972 waterproof shaver on Amazon

 

9: UJS-220 Electric Cordless Shaver Wet/Dry Shave with charging stand

Here is the UJS 220 electric rotary cordless shaver that can be used as a wet shaver or as a dry shaver, and it is an exceptionally well rounded, well made performer – and “considerably cheaper” than premium branded shavers on the market.

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UJS are a new company based in the Uk but they are certainly innovating in impressive areas – especially their shaver range. We have decided to feature two of their offerings here after being mightily impressed with their performance and the company’s track record so far.

The 220 shaver is lower in price (under £50 typically) than the 972 and features the 3 double ring cutting blades which have the individual reflex action (i.e. independently moving) that help ensure you get a closer shave time after time.

A single charge will give up to 45 minutes of usage time which is pretty much a good 5 to 7 days of shaving on average. Just pop it on charge after you’re done once every few days and in no time it will be good to go again.

UJS 220 electric shaver gallery

 

Just remember that most electric shavers will never shave as close as a wet razor, however if you follow our shaving guide at the bottom of this page you can certainly improve the results you get – it’s worth a read as there are some essential pre-shaving things you can do to help the shave be smoother and get more hairs on the first pass.

Our thoughts on the UJS 220 Electric Shaver

Switching to an electric shaver does require a few weeks of skin adjustment, so you do need to persevere (and follow our best practices in our guide at the bottom of this top 10 list).

This particular shaver delivered really good results for us. Some of us used it as a wet shave and insisted it gave better results while the rest of us followed our pre shaving routine and also got great results. This shows that proper skin care is a vital part of your shaving routine and should be maintained so that you always keep on top of your shaving routine.

The shaver has been built in China but developed by UJS (a UK company) under their strict quality controls.

The good points are that a lot of these Chinese shavers are actually very well made, and do compare very favourable to other more expensive shavers.

When the blades begin to dull, you can have the blades themselves replaced for pennies – easily under £5 (advice given to us by a UJS director during a recent conversation with them).

On a personal basis, I like the 972 from a style point of view, plus I do like the fancy digital counter display, however the 220 offers a great shave at a great price.

Click To View The UJS 220 shaver on Amazon

 

10: Philips PQ203 17 Travel Shaver

Here is the Philips PQ203/17 travel shaver and it retails at a jaw dropping price “well” under the £20 price mark (prices do fluctuate every day however currently it is priced at well under £15)

Featuring:

  • Their “CloseCut” system delivers an optimum close shave guaranteed to make you smile
  • Independent floating heads that move and follow the curves of your face
  • Reliable self-sharpening blades which typically last for use of up to two-years
  • Cordless battery shaver delivers up to 60 minutes of cordless shaving
  • With travel pouch for convenient storage

Feels like a computer mouse in the hand…

We could leave it at that and tell you to get your order in but there’s more you need to see. Let’s look at this handsome device.

Philips PQ203/17 Travel Shaver gallery

Ideal for travel

This shaver is designed for travel and is a no frills, no fancy extras shaver that delivers some serious weight.

Being battery operated (there are batteries included with your purchase), you can use it right away. Pop it in your travel bag, in it’s handy zip up pouch and maybe pack a spare set of batteries if you want. Typically you will generate 60 minutes worth of shaving time – plenty for 2 weeks away when used every other day.

There is no side burn shaper or beard trimmer as this is simply intended as a shaver, and for the price you just can not beat it.

With testing we’ve found it to be an excellent shaver.

The blades are self sharpening and good for up to 2 years before you need to think about re-ordering (although at this price you could just replace the unit!)

Why pay 10 times the cost when all you need is an adequate shave and nothing else?

If all you need is access to a quick shaving system a few times a week then this makes so much sense. There really aren’t any drawbacks, apart from perhaps it is battery only, and that it is dry shave only and that there is no beard trimmer, so if that meets with your expectations then it represents superb value for money. We know of people who have used nothing but travel shavers for 15+ years!

Our thoughts on the Philips PQ203 / 17 travel shaver

While it is true that electric shavers continue to advance thanks to technological advancements from the main developers, you also pay a hefty premium to take advantage of those advancements.

Yes they will give you closer and closer shaves, but until perfection is attained, you typically see that a wet razor shave still outperforms an electric shaver.

An electric shaver still has it’s place though, and with a good solid pre-shave preparation routine (found in the guide at the end of this top 10 list) you can get fantastically close shaving results – and for that you don’t need to fork out all your hard earned money when you can get great results with most electric shavers.

This handy travel shaver lives up to expectations, and you wouldn’t expect any less from Philips.

Click To View The Philips PQ203 17 travel shaver on Amazon

 

 

A guide for getting the most out of your electric shaver and how to choose the best shaver

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How To Shave With An Electric Shaver For The Best Results

Anyone can buy a shaver and move it around their face and base an uninformed decision on how good the shaver is, but there is quite a bit more to it, and a few things you need to know to make your electric shaver the best it can be.

Shaving. A bit of an art form? How to shave with an electric shaver.

To fully appreciate how good an electric shaver can be, and make the most of all it’s features, you really do need to understand a bit about “best practices for proper shaving”. In other words you need to know how to shave and get the best results.

When you shave with a normal razor, and use shaving creams and water you are going through a pre-shaving routine…

Your skin will hugely benefit from a similar pre-shaving routine if you go along a similar line for when using an electric shaver – let’s get into this a little more.

Your skin will shave it’s “best” during dry periods (ie when it’s not hot sticky and humid) – so winter shaving can typically be easier – as the skin is nice, dry and tight.

Pre electric shaving routine part 1:

Start out by washing your face with hot water and consider the use of a good “Drying” soap to ensure the skin is as dry as possible – brands like the American “Ivory soap” from Proctor & Gamble are free from many additives and really quite pure – they even float in the water.

Do not use a moisturizing soap. You want your face nice,dry and tight.

Part 2:

blue-stratos-pre-electric-shaving-lotionWhen you get your face totally dry, you want to then proceed with a special lubricant that helps the hairs stand up nice and stiff while you do the shaver work.. (hint: this is key!)

The lubricant to apply is a pre-shaving lotion like Lectric Shave, or a cheaper yet highly effective pre-shaving lotion by Blue Stratos which can be found here for under a fiver.

Part 3: The shave:

Ensuring your skin is nice and tight really does help shave more hairs on the first pass (makes no difference on the skin type either) . Either use a finger or two to pull the skin tight when shaving or move your jaw when shaving to do the same thing.

Just like regular wet shaving shave yourself twice with your electric razor. The first time you should go down along the grain (i.e. typically top to bottom), then return the direction and shave up against it (so shaving against the direction your hairs normally follow).

Concentrate on fairly short strokes without the constant rubbing back and forth while using minimal pressure so as not to cause razor burns.

When finished you can wash off any remaining pre-shave lotion and you’ll be surprised as to just how close you truly can get!

After shaving you should allow your skin to dry naturally or use a soft towel and pat dry without rubbing.

witch-hazel-for-after-shaving-with-electric-shaver-barber-recommendFinally, a good quality after shave is key. Now I am not talking about your typical “off the shelf after shave”. These are usually filled with various levels of alcohol content. By now your skin will already be quite dry, so we need to look at something a little more moisturizing.

The recommended solution given out by old fashioned barbers is actually Witch Hazel. This will sooth and give a little hydration back to your skin without causing irritation or other skin issues such as spots etc.

 

How To Choose The Best Shaver

With electric shavers, try to get the best your budget can afford without going overboard. When purchasing an electric shaver you can choose a sub £100 electric shaver and follow the above shaving guide and get good results, however, investment in technology from the manufacturers means that you do access better features with an increased spend.

For example:

  • Better / more blades – all of different types.
  • Faster motors – to avoid tugging at hairs.

Nearly all shavers are going to last you quite a few years so you do really want to pick one that you can live with for a few years. Even the shaver heads are designed to stay super sharp for at least 18 months.

If you like to shave in the shower then choose a waterproof wet and dry model.

Other than that, it’s all about aesthetics really – and which one looks the nicest to you and appeals to you with what features it has got.

If you include a good skin care routine and involve some of the above pre-shave prep you will enjoy better closer shave results, and this can be achieved with lower priced shavers, as long as they still give a nice close cut without overheating or tugging at hair.

Finally, please remember that everyone has different skin, and skin sensitivity can cause lot’s of problems when shaving with an electric shaver – hence why it’s important to understand your skin and look at a pre shave routine to give your skin the best chance it can have.

Your skin may need a few weeks to adjust, so be patient and don’t push too heavy when shaving – “let the blades do the work”…

We hope you’ve enjoyed this top 10 best electric shavers review. Please please share your thoughts below – we love to talk and welcome any feedback! 🙂

Electric Shaving Resources

Places we found useful in our journey to writing this article

Wikihow – for shaving tips

Amazon – for product research

Our own list of our favourite Chest hair shavers

 

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How To Put Lush Deep Stripes In Your lawn

Let me show you how to get

beautiful rich deep Green stripes

in your lawn.

 

First off let me explain how I know.

As well as managing this website, I have also been running a very well established Lawn care business here in the uk (In South Yorkshire).

Let me show you my own lawn as of 2019

 


Getting stripes in your lawn – a how to guide

 

First of all, anyone can get stripes.  Just go out and buy a lawn mower that has a roller on the back and you will have stripes.

There are also other ways to put stripes. in which I will show you, but if you are wanting that gorgeous glowing vibrant Green coloured Grass that makes you stop and stare (and be super proud about), you need to be prepared to put in some work.

I’m not talking about hours and hours of back breaking work but I am talking about taking the time to mow regular, water regular, mow right and use the right products to bring your lawn to life.

 

Step 1: Have patience

Understand this.  A beautiful lawn takes time to achieve.  You can have a nicer weed free lawn in a few months that is Greener and more pleasing with the right products (weedkillers and fertilizers).

However these alone will not fix issues underneath the ground.

 

Step 2: Measure your lawn

You might not see this as necessary just yet, but as you start to apply products you will need to know the size of your lawn so you don’t over apply products or under apply them.

Silverline 633468 Large Diameter Surveyors Measuring Wheel 0-99,999m With my offline lawn care business I use a measuring wheel like this one on Amazon, but you can simply step out rough metre strides as best you can.

To measure the size of your lawn, if it is a square shape or rectangle is nice and easy, measure along one side, then measure along another side, for example one of the longer sides and one of the shorter sides.

Multiply both together.

So if the long side is 5 metres and the short side is 4 metres then 5 x 4 = 20, meaning your lawn is 20 square metres.

What if your lawn is a funny shape, or there are things in the way like sheds or rockeries or ponds?

Personally I get as close to an accurate measurement as I can but I don’t sweat if I’m not 100% accurate.

From my own experience, I’ve never had any issues with products being put down based on aproximate measurements.

I will look at a lawn and try to see a square in it or a rectangle.  I will try to break up a lawn into sections if it is a big lawn or goes around corners etc.

Look

lawn sizes

In the above example I will use imaginary sizes to get my “approximate” square meterage:

Lawn 1 is 5 metres across x 2 metres down – that’s 5 x 2 = 10 square metres

Lawn 2 I will still measure the 2 sides and multiply together, if you could physically push the top right corner across to the left it would be a rectangle, so it’s still the same area, lets imagine lawn 2 is 2 metres across x 7 metres down, so 2 x 7 = 14 square metres

Lawn 3 is a triangle.  Imagine you made a copy of lawn 3 and flipped it upside down, and pushed it to the left so its longest side touches lawn 3s longest side.. as they meet a rectangle is formed, so measure both sides, multiply together then divide by two.  So lets imagine lawn 3 is 7 metres tall x 2 metres wide, which would make 14, but its not a rectangle, it’s half one a rectangle so we divide that figure by 2 to get 7 square metres

Lawn 4 is an oval.  For an approximate I simply measure across the longest and then down the shortest bit, so lets imagine it is 4 metres across from left to right and 2 metres down from top to bottom, so thats 4 x 2 = 8 square metres.

Lawn 5 is a rectangle.  Measure the size of the rectangle, lets say 5 metres across x 2 metres down, so 10 square metres.  Then measure the shed, lets say its  2 metres x 2 metres so 4 square metres.  NOW… simply take away the shed size from the lawn size.  So 10 minus 4 = 6 square metres

 

The total “rough” square metres size is  10 + 14 + 7 + 8 + 6 = 45 square metres

If you want to be more accurate in your measurements there are tonnes of online tools to help you make the calculations.

Here’s some to get you going:

Step 3: Walk on your lawn

Seriously, take a walk around your lawn.  When was the last time you walked over it and looked down at what’s happening?  What do you see?

 

Does the lawn feel spongy under your feet?

  • It is either moss or thatch in the lawn.

Either way, the lawn will need to be raked or scarified to get that out of there.. Once that’s out the ground will feel firmer.  Rain, air and nutrients will be able to reach the soil much easier now instead of trying to get down through a layer of “stuff”.

Moss occurs due to a number of reasons.  Damp shaded areas, OR you are cutting the lawn to short.

Raise the height of your cut so there is at least an inch of grass blade showing.  This way the sun can get to it, photosynthesize, create a sugar and feed itself… or in short become a thicker lusher lawn.

Thatch is simply a build up of organic stuff, i.e. grass clippings that fall in amongst the blades each time you mow.  It builds up like a thatched roof, or a sponge… and this holds on to water stopping it getting to the soil.

 

When you water it does the water sit on the ground before seeping in?

  • Likely it will be compacted, so I recommend hollow tine aerating the lawn.  You can hire these machines

An aerator punches holes in the soil every 3 inches roughly.. This lets air, rain and fertilizer get straight to the root zone.  It also encourages grass roots to push down deeper.  Aeration is something you should do annually.  As you walk on your lawn it compacts the ground bit by bit pushing air molecules together… ultimately though this slows down the rate of water getting in.

You can get by with every other year IF you are prepared to push the fork into any Brown areas that start to appear.  This will help a lot, but the fork is ultimately pushing soil further down creating more compacted areas in the log term.

 

Do you have any bare or thin areas?

Get some seeds into there as soon as possible.  Spring or Autumn are best as these are damper months.

The best way to seed is as follows:

  • Scarify to remove thatch (and you can see soil)
  • Aerate to ease compaction
  • Scatter seed
  • Scatter a thin layer of compost over it.
  • Roller it all in
  • Water 2 to 4 times a day for 4 weeks minimum

Ultimately your seeds need to touch the soil.  Seed to soil contact is a must.

So rake it around till you can see soil, throw seeds down not too heavy then compost and walk on it or roller it.

Choose shade tolerant grass seeds for shaded areas, and normal generic mixtures for most other lawns.  The generic bags will have some hardy tougher grass species in there as well as some of the finer fescue grasses that look prettier (but are usually the first to suffer in a drought).

When I am seeding if there are shaded areas, I will also mix in some normal seeds for the shaded areas and mix in some shaded seeds into the normal seed so that everything blends in across the whole lawn.  What you dont want is to be able to see different areas with different seeds.

 

So at this stage we have fixed any issues under the ground.  As long as the soil is decent soil you are good to go to the next stage.  If the soil isn’t great or there is clay in there, what you need to do is immediately after aeration and seeding, brush in several bags of compost and/or topsoil across the lawn.

This gives you an environment under the ground that is now more organic, and not just poor quality stuff.

 

Step 4: Fertilize

You want your grass in prime health so it needs to be fed.  People are going organic more and more now, so an easy route is to buy some organic fertilizer.  Chicken manure pellets work extremely well, and they do get used on my own lawn regularly.  This bag of chicken manure pellets is a recommended choice on Amazon Uk and should cover up to 264 square metres.

 

Look to fertilize once every 4 to 8 weeks.  I personally use this handy Green hand held spreader (I have it on setting 3 or 4, about halfway down) when fertilizing and I walk at a slow-ish pace, but not too slow.  BETTER TO PUT LESS ON YOUR LAWN THAN TO ADD TOO MUCH (AND BURN IT).  You can always go over it again a week later if needs be.

 

Step 5: Apply weedkiller

There’s nothing more off-putting than a lawn full of coloured weeds, dandelions, daisies or big thistles.

To spray professional chemicals you need to go on courses to gain herbicide and pesticide qualifications, but for everyone else there are now chemicals you can buy online which can be applied using a watering.

“Weedol for lawns” (available on Amazon Uk here) gets a consistently good number of reviews from past buyers so sounds like it will do the trick.  Just be careful not to over apply any weedkiller as you are likely to burn the lawn as well.  When I spray with a backpack sprayer I have to calibrate my sprayer to my own personal walking pace.

All I can offer here then is to walk at a constant steady pace when applying and not to walk to slowly, or stand in one spot for more than a second while applying.

So by now we’ve fixed under the ground, we’ve sorted above the ground and you should now have nice Green grass growing.

So, onto the main question for today.. drum roll..

 

How to put nice stripes in your lawn that are a deep Green colour

 

Step 6: Choose the right mower

So, you need a roller on the back.  Any mower with a roller will put nicer stripes in, whether you pay £150 or £1500!  There are loads for sale on Amazon right here.  Just make sure there is a rear roller where the back 2 wheels normally are.

By the way, the heavier the roller then better the stripes will come out, that’s why bowling Greens have expensive Atco mowers and so on.

Personaly I run two normal petrol mowers to do the main cut (Viking Mb248 mowers – and I did a review of them here on my site).

Then I came across a second hand old mower.  A swordsman reel mower on Facebook market place.  It was only £40 !  That was the bargain of the year!  This thing has a huge steel roller on it and is responsible for the stripes in the video at the top of this post.

 

Step 7: Mow properly

If you go by the RHS you should mow every 5 days, ie 3 times a fortnight.  You can manage fine with once a week most of the time, but there may be the odd time when you have to mow it after 4 or 5 days.

When mowing, never take off more than one third of the grass in any one cut.  Taking to much off stresses the grass.  Better to cut off a third, wait a day or two, cut another third of and so on, if you need to get it down from a high length.

Make sure your blade is always sharp.  A dull blade will bend the grass over and tear at it leaving a jagged cut with White whispery tips.  This can lead to disease getting in.

 

Step 8: Water regularly

You are aiming for about an inch or two a week, or roughly 90 minutes of water a week.

This should really be done over 2 or 3 watering sessions a week of about 20 to 30 minutes at a time.

Leaving a few days between each watering forces the grass roots to push down deeper to seek moisture.  This leads to stronger roots.

 

Step 9:  Mow over the stripes 2 or 3 times

You will find that when you mow the stripes if you go over them 2 or 3 times you will get a better result.

 

 

Thank you!

Did you like this information?

I live and breathe this lawn stuff every day so  know these steps work as I preach them daily.

Please share this if you like it, please follow it and let me know how you got on.  Any questions?  please comment below for an answer 🙂

 

Best Pressure Washer For Business – 5 top rated models

The best pressure washer for business use won’t lie in your local B&Q.  You need a reliable work horse that will work hard day after day and help you get work completed fast.

Best Pressure Washer For Business

A budget pressure washer won’t really cut it when it comes to cleaning on a commercial basis.  Business pressure washers need to be able to compete jobs as fast as humanly possible.  Time is money and the quicker you can get the job done the sooner you can get the next job lined up.

If you’ve got work lined up then a top of the range unit will help you recoup your investment much quicker.

I’d sooner spend £600 to £1000 on a decent unit and get the money back by doing a handful of jobs, than spend £60 on something that will take 10 times longer and cost you more money in the long run.

With a background in commercial gardening, I started out with budget machines and they soon broke down.  8 years later I had purchased top of the range “everything”, and those machines would go all day long.

It’s just the same in any business.  I promise you that the expense is well worth it in the amount of work you can take on and get done faster and with less breakdowns.

So, what I have done is looked at whats out there at the minute and narrowed down the best ones that can be used for business purposes.

Please read my professional pressure washer reviews and decide for yourself.

 

Specifically, I am looking for ones which are:

  • Top rated
  • Solid work horses
  • Provide lots of power
  • Available in a range of prices

How do you choose a commercial pressure washer?

So, water flowing out is measuring in Psi, or pounds per square inch.

The faster and more forceful it flows out, the stronger it’s blast is, and the quicker things can get cleaned.

Most petrol powered pressure washers are more powerful than their electric counterparts.

A typical home pressure washer would deliver around 1200 to 1500 Psi, whereas a pressure washer for business use would be closer to 3000+ psi.  In essence it will be at least twice as quick with the better units being almost 3 times as quick.

So getting the work done twice as fast is a must, as long as it’s a good machine and won’t let you down.


So below are the ones we feel are the best pressure washers for commercial users.

 

1: Wassper petrol powered 207 bar pressure washer

This commercial pressure washer can be used anywhere, even in remote locations.

  • It punches out 3000 Psi
  • It’s got a 7.5 metre hose.
  • Strong metal construction
  • Comes with a variety of nozzles
  • It is already top rated by other people who have bought it and scored it an impressive 4.9 out of 5 at the time of writing.

 

✦ Petrol Pressure Washer 3000 PSI ✦ 196cc Petrol Engine Powered High Pressure Portable Jet Sprayer W3000HA ✦ Premium Power & Build Quality Car & Patio Cleaner

 

You can see how inexpensive it is on Amazon by clicking here

 


 

2: Wilks Genuine USA TX750i Petrol Pressure Washer – 8.0HP 3950psi / 272Bar

 

What a beast!  Pumping out almost 4000 PSi and the cost of this is almost identical to the Wassper above, so more power and no more money!!  Not only that but it also gives you almost 30 metres of hosepipe!

Already our favourite and no extra cost compared to others in this list.

Wilks Genuine USA TX750i Petrol Pressure Washer - 8.0HP 3950psi / 272Bar

Superb value for money.  Let’s look at the TX750 and see what it’s got included

  • Petrol powered
  • 8 Horse power
  • 3950 Psi !
  • Low fuel consumption
  • A HUGE 30 metres of hose!
  • straight lance, curved gutter lance, nozzles, turbo nozzle and self propelled drain cleaner
  • Wide range of nozzles for blasting, stripping, caning, washing and detergent

Grab the Wilks TX750 high powered pressure washer here on Amazon Uk, or view the TX850 below for even more ridiculous performance!

 


3: Wilks-USA TX850 Petrol Pressure Washer – 15HP 4800psi / 331Bar

A big fat beast of a machine.  The Wilks TX850 packs enough punch to do serious damage if not handled carefully, but it will make your working life so much easier and far more efficient.

Wilks-USA TX850 Petrol Pressure Washer - 15HP 4800psi / 331BarSo, what’s it like? Whats it got?

20 metres of industrial grade hosing

Claimed to be the market leader in commercial pressure washers

Cleans as much as 75% quicker than smaller units

Has a jaw dropping 4800 Psi pressure!

Quick fit Brass connect coupler

Got all the usual extras you would expect from a top end machine

 

Seen enough now?  This machine is more than the TX750 to buy, looking at around £595 roughly but when it comes to business, there is no comparison.  Getting the best you can really DOES make all the difference.  Get the work done so much faster, move on to the next one, be more productive and be more profitable as a result.

Go grab this beast of a machine right here on the Amazon UK website at it’s best price

 


4: Hyundai HYW4000P Petrol Pressure Washer Portable 420CC 14 HP 4-Stroke Engine 4000 Psi

In the world of pressure washers, Hyundai or Honda are the premium grade pressure washers.  With these names you can be assured that you get as much power as you would ever need and ultra reliability that goes a long long way.

This is the Hyundai HYW4000P.  Not one to be missed if you’re serious about getting the best pressure washer for the money that will make you even more money.

Hyundai HYW4000P Petrol Pressure Washer Portable 420CC 14 HP 4-Stroke Engine 4000 Psi

Sure these aren’t anywhere near the same price bracket as others at a few hundred pounds.  This Hyundai sits at around the £1000 mark, but what you get is something that is very versatile.

You can purchase additional hoses for this to take the 15 metre hose further.  You can buy optional rotary cleaning attachments as well as roof cleaning telescopic lances to expand your options into an almost unlimited number of money making avenues.

This is the big daddy machine.  The ones that others try to emulate.

How do we  know it’s one of the best?

Well one way is to see for yourself by reading all of the Amazon reviews.  At the time of writing every single review gave this machine a 5 out of 5.

Not too shabby.

View the Hyundai pressure washer here on Amazon.  This one will make a positive investment.

 


 

5: PE-4013HWPSGEN 4000psi 389cc Honda GX390 Powered Pressure Washer

This is a Honda engine powered pressure washer with good specs at a fair price in the region of £500

Features the Honda GX390 engine – a tried and tested work horse powering many commercial pressure washers worldwide.

PE-4013HWPSGEN 4000psi 389cc Honda GX390 Powered Pressure Washer

A good work horse that will ensure work keeps getting completed time and time again.

Comes with various nozzles and high quality lance, it also enjoys a tough metal construction and has anti vibration components to make the jobs more pleasing.

It also features a 4000Psi output for high end performance.

With two wheels you can take it anywhere, and with it’s petrol engine the world is your oyster.

Less downtime, more jobs completed in record time.  What’s not to love?

Go check it out right here on the Amazon Uk website at the best price.

 


Not sure if commercial is the way forward for you?  Not an issue as we have also reviewed a number of home pressure washers where some have a surprising amount of power!  You can check those out right here on my other blog post.

Interested in setting up as a car detailer?  We have also looked at snow foam lances that work in conjunction with many of the popular home pressure washer brands.  You can read my review on those here on my blog.

 


 

Questions:

 

Do I really need to fork out up to a grand on a pressure washer?

That’s up to you.  But from experience as someone who has in the past purchased machinery for a gardening round, cheaper models don’t last that long whereas the “best” stuff literally will last you several years of regular daily use.

Sure you might spend £500 to £1000, but how many jobs would it take to complete to recoup the money you’ve put in?

4 or 5 good cleaning jobs will have gotten your investment back in as little as a week depending on how busy you are.

Run a small advert on Facebook with good targeting and you can get those jobs coming in fast.

If you are after a top end pressure washer for your company for an employee to use, the investment is going to be repaid soon as well, as cleaning tasks will be completed faster, freeing them up for other tasks much sooner.

 

How much can you make with a pressure washing business?

Pressure washing is most certainly a business that can make you as much money as you’d like.

The simplest way in is to get a pressure washer that you can afford, advertise in the Facebook “buy and sell” groups, or drop some leaflets in your local area.  Start doing the work and ask them for a review on your Facebook page.

You will get trickles of work right through the year like this, but with time and continued good reviews business will grow.

Eventually you should be able to have one person or yourself doing 1 or 2 washer jobs a day, and if you average £150 per job, this will be a £300 turnover.  Take out the employees wages or your own and what’s left can go towards further advertising or profits or more wages.

As you grow, as an example with 6 employees turning over a minimum of £1000 a week each, this is a £6000 turnover, minus approx for £4000 for wages and other overheads, leaving a handsome £2000 a week profit which is over £100,000 a year.

With commercial cleaning, graffiti removal and other avenues you can charge higher rates for more specialized work.

In short the world is your oyster.

Best Pressure Washer For Snow Foam

Wanting to give your car that extra love with some snow foam?  It’s a great way to get that detergent right into every nook and cranny.  Getting the best pressure washer for snow foam application can be a bit daunting.

So, here’s a few pointers.

Hint.. it’s not so much about the pressure washer.. more about the snow foam lance… but we will get to that… please read on..

 

What is snow foam?

It’s a White foamy substance sprayed onto your car or bike, usually using a pressure washer foam lance attachment and sticks to the surface long enough to let the detergent do it’s magic for longer, and really help clean up the surface for that extra special gleaming finish.

If you are a car detailer you’ll already know this.

Spray it all over and your car turns into a White almost surreal looking thing.  It’s always good to stop and admire it at this point, if that’s your thing.

Benefits of snow foam

  • It makes a breeze of deep cleaning.  Used on the exterior of your car, a good spray all around the car and wheels enables the detergent get right into all the tiny places you just can’t get to yourself.
  • It helps clean for longer.  The foam also stays stuck to the surface for a few moments allowing the detergent to keep on working at cleaning.

This means your car gets a thoroughly good clean.

Once you’ve applied the snow foam, all you then need to do is switch back to the regular spray lance on your pressure washer and rinse off.  A good chamois leather wipe round will help keep the paintwork looking at it’s best.

 

What is the best pressure washer for snow foam?

So now we come to the main question for this post.

The truth is, the actual pressure washer itself is not actually that important.  The main thing you need to be thinking about is the choice of snow foam lance itself.

Go for the best lance you can afford and you will be rewarded handsomely.

So the first consideration really is to look at the various snow foam lances out there first, pick the ones you like and see if they will fit your pressure washer.  The lances will list which models or brands they are compatible with, so if you’ve not yet chosen a pressure washer you need to choose one that works with your choice of lance.

 

Here are a selection of top rated snow foam lances as well as a list of pressure washers they are compatible with.  So start out with the right lance and then you can choose any of the compatible pressure washers to suit your needs and budget really.

 

1: The Pro Kleen snow foam starter kit

(Karcher K series compatible).

This kit is a brilliant starter kit that you can get at the cheapest price here through this link on Amazon and best of all it costs well under £40 (be aware that on the main Karcher results page it is almost £5 more for the same thing!).

Pro-Kleen Snow Foam Lance Gun Kit + Lance For Use With Karcher K Series K2, K3, K4, K5, K6 and K7 + 5L Cherry Snow Foam Shampoo and Microfibre Wash Pad Mitt and Microfibre Cloths

 

Compatibility:

It is compatible with the Karcher K Series pressure washers : K2, K3, K4, K5, K6 and K7

(find the Karcher K series pressure washers all here on Amazon in one easy to look at location)

 


2: The Pro Kleen snow foam lance and detergent

(Nilfisk compatible).

Here is the Pro Kleen combo for the Nilfisk range.  Works with up to 160 bar Nilfisk pressure washers

 

Pro-Kleen Snow Foam Lance for Use with Nilfisk Pressure Washers Includes 5 Litres Cherry Snow Foam

 

 

Compatibility:

It is compatible with Nilfisk pressure washers up to 160 bar pressure.

(Here are the Nilfisk pressure washers on Amazon in one easy to look at location)

 

3: 1L Snow Foam Lance Adjustable Spray Bottle

(KEW – ALTO – NILFISK Compatible)

1L Snow Foam Lance Adjustable Spray Bottle WITH KEW/ALTO/NILFISK ADAPTOR

Key Features:

  • Max Pressure: 200 bar..
  • Max Temp: 60°C
  • Chemical Resistant fittings
  • Adjustable Spray Nozzle to alter foam
  • Pattern Dial for adjustable dilution

Compatibility:

This straightforward lance has an adapter to suite Kew, Alto or Nilfisk

(Here are the Nilfisk pressure washers on Amazon in one easy to look at location – choose one you like UNDER 200 BAR pressure).  Alto are a brand of NIlfisk (you can see the Nilfisk brands here on their website).  The Kew brand is an Irish brand that is also a part of the Nilfisk group.  So you will see all 3 names together most of the time.

 


4: The Autobrite Snow Foam Lance – One Of The Best

(Nilfisk Compatible – but they can confidently supply you with an adapter for almost any pressure washer – just ask!)

Autobrite Direct Ltd have a good name in the car detailing world.  They know their stuff.

This is a slightly more expensive model at just over £40 (best price is here on Amazon), but you know you are getting a premium lance.

Snow Foam Lance Nilfisk Connector with 500ml of Magifoam - By Autobrite Direct

Key Features:

    • Max Pressure: 200 bar
    • Max Temp: 60°C

Variable spray nozzle from wide to pencil thin

  • Solid Brass manifold construction

Compatibility:

This one is compatible with Nilfisk Washers, BUT they can supply an adapter for pretty much any pressure washer out there so just ask them.

(Here are the Nilfisk pressure washers on Amazon in one easy to look at location – choose one you like UNDER 200 BAR pressure).

 


5: Ez Car Car  Snow Lance – This One Is Highly Compatible!

(Compatible With Bosch, Karcher, Nilfisk, Kranzle, Lavor)

You’ll like this one a lot.  We do.  It’s a great starter kit at a good competitive price (well under £40)

Snow Foam Lance Gun Kit + 5L Sub Zero Snow Foam With Cherry Bomb Shampoo and Microfibre Wash Pad by EZ Car Care

 

On this listing on Amazon uk, they claim the following:

Fittings available for the following pressure washers… Just message with your order if you need a specific fitting:

  • Karcher K Series
  • Karcher HDS Series
  • Nilfisk Straight Lug Fitting Also Fits – SilverLine, Stihl
  • Nilfisk Rounded Lug Fitting
  • Bosch Long Fitting Also Fits – AQT,Makita, Black & Decker, Titan, RAC
  • Bosch Short
  • Lavor Also fits – Qualcast, Vax, Lidl, Aldi, Parkside, Workzone
  • Kranzle Male 22mm
  • Bosch / RAC Alternate
  • Nilfisk QR  
  • Sub Zero Snow Foam 5L

Overall, a fantastic kit not to be missed!


Compatibility issues?

If your parts just don’t work together then this link to Amazon UK has a range of adapters and connectors that will solve most problems going.  Sorts out most brands such as Bosch, Karcher, Black and Decker etc.

Detailers United Kranzle / M22 Snow Foam Lance Fitting FREE PTFE Fitting Tape & Lifetime Waranty.

 


Common questions surrounding snow foam, and using it with a pressure washer.

Can you use snow foam in your car engine bay?

Yes you can.. but with this point you do have to exercise a lot of caution!

Every car is different.  Many Japanese cars have plastic covered components but some other cars, older cars etc  may well have electrical places that could be influenced by the detergent and subsequent water when cleaning off.

Many people have used a pressure washer with snow foam to clean their engine bays.  The key is to simply put a bag over electric fuse boxes etc first.

To clean engine bays you might want to go with a weak de-greaser solution (1 to 2% ratio) first to get rid of some of the gunk.  Clean that off, then apply the snow foam before doing a final rinse off with the pressure washer.

Just take it steady.  However thankfully with pressure washers its more of a mist that comes out so you won’t actually be forcing a huge volume of water into the engine area.  Just don;t get to close or spay heavily on to one area for too long.

 

Will a snow foam lance gun fit my pressure washer?

You need to check the descriptions of the snow lance kits to see which ones they are compatible with.  Many good quality foam lances are compatible with the major pressure washer brands like Nilfisk, Karcher, Bosch etc.

 

Why use snow foam?

It simply helps you to achieve a better more detailed level of finish when cleaning your car.  Better than pressure washing alone, and gives a deeper clean thanks to the foam holding the detergent on to the surface for longer.

 

Will a pressure washer damage my car using snow foam – is it too powerful?

Like with any pressure washer, the key is to learn how powerful your washer is and not stand too close to the car until you get to feel comfortable using it.  Just for reference, when looking into using snow foam, the main consideration is not so much the pressure washer itself, but the actual snow foam lance that will make all the difference.

Many standard or not so standard well known pressure washers are catered for with the various snow lance kits.

 

Does snow foam wash away easily?

Yes.  It’s actually designed for this very purpose.  A simple spraying with the normal pressure washer attachment after snow foaming will wash off the foam nicely and easily.

 

Does snow foam damage a pressure washer?

No.  The foam is made by using a special snow foam lance that fits on to your existing pressure washer (only specific washers can be used for each lance so check before buying).

A detergent bottle is screwed on under the foam lance.  Water from the washer pushes through the lance and sucks up the detergent as it goes.  The mixture passes through a series of meshes that makes it turn foamy.  So the actual foam and detergent are completely separate from the main pressure washer.

 

Is snow foam bad for the environment?

Snow foam contains chemicals.  There are warnings on the foam bottles stating that they can cause serious harm to aquatic environments, so the key pointers here are to exercise common sense.  Do not spray within a good 5 or 6 metres of any rivers or ponds.  The best place would be somewhere with hard standing (without drains near by), such as your drive way or a car park.

 

Is it safe to wash snow foam down the drain?

There is no law currently stating what you can do with drains, unless you use snow foam commercially as a business, but just for the argument of doing the right thing, either use a specialized spraying booth where chemicals are caught in drip trays and disposed of safely, or choose somewhere that won’t impact the environment too much.  Neighbours may not be too happy either.  So an open area of concrete or road would make the most sense.

 

Click here to read my post reviewing a number of top rated pressure washers. I put this review together in various price ranges so you can chose based on your own budget – enjoy!

10 Best Pressure Washers 2019 – Uk List

top 10 best pressure washers featured

If you’ve got a budget in mind, then the best pressure washer can be found no matter what your budget is.

Our 2019 write up will get you cleaning and blasting faster than ever before.

Using a pressure washer aboard a US Navy war ship. Big btasks need big tools!

Pressure Washer reviews you can count upon

Pressure washers vary a LOT in price and specifications.

If like I did a few years ago, you REALLY want to spend “8 long gruelling and not so fun” hours trying to clean your patio then choose a super cheap, super low pressure washer and just smile when your neighbours keep looking at you (even when the sun starts to set and you’re wet and tired).

 

Been there, got the (wet) t-shirt… no thanks.. not again!

 

 

If you are looking for an electric OR petrol jet wash for sale at a good price then this review will effectively weed out the rubbish machines, saving you embarrassment and frustration.

Before you read on, if you’re in a rush, here is a quick summary of what we think are the VERY BEST.

 

What’s your budget?

up to £150 ?£150 to £350 ?£350 to £1000 ?£1000 to £20,000 ?

£50 to £150

Typically these pressure washers will clean between 10 square metres and 20 square metres an hour

Pros:

  • Good solid basic machines – some with gadgets/extras
  • The ones we feature here are great for basic home use
  • Affordable cleaning power
  • With care, they should last several years

Cons:

  • If you are in a rush these may not be the best option as the water flow rates are typically lower, so completing a job will take longer
  • May sometimes use cheaper components which may not last as long as more expensive models (not all are like this though, several are still EXCELLENT machines at a brilliant price).
  • Not every lower priced pressure washer is good, thankfully we’ve weeded those out already
  • Not ideal for small business use when being used regular

“We consider these as our favourite Top rated under £150″

£150 to £350

These pressure washers will typically clean between 25 square metres and 35 square metres an hour

Pros

  • Fairly powerful machines
  • May get gadgets
  • Great for home use and some bigger jobs
  • Can be used in a semi professional capacity

Cons

  • While some may have the power for big commercial jobs be aware that a lot of these state “only for DIY use”, so going against that would invalidate your warranty

“We chose these as our Top rated £150 to £350″

£350 to £1000

These pressure washers will typically clean between 40 square metres and 60 square metres an hour

Pros

  • High end powerful machines
  • Get the jobs done FAST
  • Choose only top rated machines that will last.
  • Take care and keep them in a warm place over winter

Cons

  • Some machines may simply be average machines but with “lot’s of frilly extra’s” that aren’t always necessary

“We chose these as our Top rated £350 to £1000″

£1000 to £20,000

Typically clean upward of 60 square metres an hour

Pros

  • Professional use machines for daily use without stopping.
  • Large scale company use

Cons

  • Can be incredibly expensive, but we are talking large use, large scale machinery here

“We chose these as our Top rated £1000 to £20,000″

Handy Tip!

How to pressure wash your whole house.  This interesting article over at Bobvila.com gives handy hints on how to take the right care washing your whole house using a pressure washer.  Some good pointers!

Before you continue…  a few things to consider:

  • Do you need petrol, or is electric just fine?
    Do you need the ability to suck from any water source (ie a large water butt) or is it just fine to work on a standard home “outside tap” ?

Does this sound like you?

Imagine you’ve just told your partner you’ll get the patio cleaned ready for summer…

You venture out into your local B&Q or Wickes and with a smug smile you buy what appears to be a “superb” pressure washer.

“Nice…  only £45 and it’s sure to impress the wife!”

Your partner looks and you and smiles as you say

i can handle it doris

“leave it to me Doris, I’ll have things cleaned up in no time”.

She smiles at you, happy to know the patio is going to be shipshape by the end of the day.

Back home you assemble your pressure washer, feeling confident and ready to blast dirt into oblivion.

Hosepipe connected check!

Power plugged in… check!

Lance connected (turbo nozzle of course)… check!

You look at your partner and shout out:

“Doris, please turn the tap!”

She turns on the tap and you begin to “do your thing”.

Adopting your tough and rugged pose… wellies on, and you fire up the start button.

A blast of water comes out and you point it towards your next victim (the dirtiest corner of your patio known to man).

10 minutes later you’ve managed to clean a size about the same as a baby’s arm, and you’re covered in moss and dirt.

Not so good.

£45 spent and you feel a bit disappointed.

You had hoped to have cleaned things up in a few hours but at this rate you’re looking at a full day.
Forget about watching the football, as you now have a lengthy cleaning regime to contend with.


So what is a pressure washer?

Simple. A machine that forces water from your tap, through a machine and out through a small narrow pipe in a lance that you hold. The water comes out at such a high pressure that it literally blasts dirt and grime away from chairs, decking, walls, floors etc.

If you want to clean faster you need a more powerful machine.

If you are happy with occasional use and aren’t in any rush then value for money budget models would be your best option.

If you have a large area to clean, or are hoping to use the pressure washer for a business then you will need something that is very powerful, very reliable and can clean large areas day in day out with no hints of getting tired.

 Pressure WasherFeaturesClick For Best Price
1: Nilfisk C105 6-5

  • Electric

  • 5 metre hose

  • Superb entry level machine

  • Metallic internal components

  • 440 litres/hour flow rate

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2: Draper 31562

  • Electric

  • 3 metre hose

  • Automatic stop feature

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3: Kärcher K2 Compact

Our Choice!



  • Electric

  • 4 metre hose

  • Cleans 20 sq metres/hour


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4: Karcher K2 premium

  • FREE T150 patio cleaner attachment

  • Electric

  • 4 metre hose

  • Cleans 20 sq metres/hour

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5: Karcher K5 Home Premium

Our Choice!



  • FREE "upgraded T350" patio cleaner attachment

  • Electric

  • 8 metre hose

  • Cleans 40 sq metres/hour

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6: Nilfisk E 140.3-9 X-Tra

Our Choice!



  • Electric

  • 9 metre hose

  • 9 metre electric cable

  • Wind on hose wheel

  • 2100W power rating

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7: Waspper W2100HA

Our Choice!



  • Petrol

  • 6.5 metre hose

  • Use anywhere

  • Axial pump

  • Long life expectancy

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8: Vax P86-P3-T


  • Electric

  • 5 metre hose

  • Generally GOOD

  • Most units are fine, however some people had poor fitting parts

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9: Kranzle Hochdruckreiniger 1152 TST

Our Choice!



  • Electric

  • German precision engineering

  • VERY high quality unit

  • 15 metre hose

  • 600 litres/hour flow rate

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10: Hyundai HYW3000P

  • Petrol

  • 10 metre hose

  • 600 litres/hour flow rate

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How much are we looking at for a pressure washer?

  • At the high end, for industrial pro machines anywhere from £1000 to £17,000 – clearly not the thing for once a year at home.
  • At the budget end of things, you can choose as little as about £60 to £150, most are from well known household names such as Karcher or Nilfisk
  • In the mid range there are a good number of very powerful machines in the £300 or so region, such as Karcher Nilfisk and then other names come in who usually cater to more professional pressure washers such as Kiam or Hyundai .

So, this write up has been extensively researched to find out the good from the bad, and where you should be putting your money.

This review is aimed at mainly the home user and smaller business user, so typically in the range of £80 to £500, although as a business user if you look at models around the £1000 mark (and up) you suddenly get greeted with a wide range of models like the Hyundai 14hp unit that can push as much as 15 litres a minute through the hose.


 

Best £150 to £350
nilfisk c105 6 pressure washer 200
Best £350 to £2000
kranzle hochdruckreiniger K 1152 TS T pressure washer amazon

 

Our Top 10 BEST Pressure Washers Overall

1:Nilfisk C105 6-5 Pressure Washer with 1400 W Motor Review

 

nilfisk c105 6 pressure washer 200Nilfisk are not as widely known as the Karcher brand which seems to dominate TV, magazines etc. however they are what many of us feel as being superior.

Tough metal internal components and superb build quality (not to mention they do a great job of shifting muck and built up grime.

Sure it’s not a £60 unit, but it is “superb”.

Powerful to shift muck.  Not powerful enough for some of those pesky dead flies off your car bodywork.

(yet comparably better than similar rated machines)

We feel this is the best electric pressure washer within our “budget” price range (and deservedly so, too).

Pro’s and con’s:

Pros:

  • Metallic internal components
  • Trusted brand that’s been around since 1906

Cons:

  • No wheels (but only a minor niggle)

2: Draper 31562 1500 W 230 V Pressure Washer Review

 

draper 31562 1500w pressure washerDraper are a long standing tool brand.  They started out in life in 1919 when the founder Bert Draper sold surplus government goods in and around London (Kingston Upon Thames).  Since they began over 9 decades ago, they have come a very long way and now import and brand some of the world’s finest home tools.

3 generations of investment and family values make Draper products “real genuine good value products”.

The 31562 pressure washer from Draper is super cheap at a touch under £70, and also very much a great machine.

While it’s never going to clear 3 car parks a day, for the price, you get a machine that will happily remove dirt and grime from your  garden area – patio’s decking, pavers etc.

Box Contains

  • 1x Pressure Washer
  • 1x 3M of hose and gun
  • 1x Turbo nozzle
  • 1x Fixed jet nozzle
  • 1x Detergent spray bottle
  • 1x Instruction Manual

Pro’s

  • Light weight
  • Very affordable
  • Draper trusted brand
  • Features an automatic total stop system when not being used.

Con’s

  • We cannot find any faults with this machine.  Super value for money

3: Kärcher K2 Compact Pressure Washer Review

The best pressure washer under £100 – our opinion

karcher k2 compact pressure washerThe K2 from Karcher is one of their entry level machines that provides plenty of thrust.  Remember all the washers in this top 10 list are GOOD.  We have already weeded out the poor ones to leave the top 10 best pressure washers so much of what you buy boils down to budget and needs.

So let’s look at the Karcher K2 compact.

 

Features the following:

  • Power, beauty and everything you need to sort out your outside spaces.
  • Protection for the motor from devris and dirt coming in.
  • It also features storage for the lance, cable etc so it can be stored nice and neat when not in use.
  • You get a detergent suction tube, so you can mix in your favourite cleanser.
  • 2 year warranty comes as standard.
  • Dirtblaster lance cleans 50% better than standard lances!
  • Remember every single Karcher is individually tested before leaving the factory.
  • All Karcher K2 Pressure Washers can also be used from a gravity fed harvested water source such as a water butt tap
  • The pumps are their own design – a corrosion-free “N-COR” material which is a combination of polyamide and glass fibre.
  • This standalone unit measures 32.2 x 21.2 x 40 cm – compact is the name!
  • Weighs 4kg

 


4: Kärcher K2 Premium Home Air-Cooled Pressure Washer Review

 

We can’t decide if the modern X shape design resembles a womanly physique, or “X marks the spot” or even that it perhaps has the “X factor”.

Putting aside our initial talking points, we had to give this unit a good run for it’s money.  After all, Karcher products do have some of the best brand awareness currently.

With strong roots going back top 1935, Karcher has earned it’s reputation and indeed it’s crown as one of the best there is around for the average home user.

The DS 350 in 1950 was their first foray into pressure washer design, and this led the company into the cleaning market for professional and domestic use.

So what’s it like?

Good.  We really like it.  For under £160 it’s a SUPERB piece of kit.

Pressure wise, looking at 110 bar which isn’t too bad for a machine like this.

It looks good too.

Pro’s

  • German engineering
  • Air cooled 110 bar pressure washer with quality craftsmanship behind every single component.
  • Comes with the standard Vario lance, the T150 patio cleaner (rotary component), the dirtblaster lance and detergents for patios and decking.

Con’s

  • Hose is a touch on the small size
  • Can fall over (not like it’s the end of the world, but just saying)

 


5: Kärcher K5 Compact Home High Pressure Washer with Home Kit Review

karcher k5 premium pressure washer amazonWith this improved “water cooled” model we have stepped up in price.  We have also stepped up in a number of areas.  The power is now 145 bar pressure (whereas the K2 is just 110 bar).

Blast through muck with the aid of 500 litres of water per hour and get the job done fast.

Use the included upgraded T350 and get the job done as much as 5 times faster.  The added cost of this improved machine means your cleaning jobs are accomplished in a far shorter time.

The video below introduces you to the power of Karcher pressure washing – well worth a minute of your time.

Measuring 46.8 x 39.7 x 59.1 cm it has a powerful 2100 Watt motor.

The water cooled patented motor ensures reliable performance that lasts longer than ever before.

This unit is one of oour favourites within this list.  price wise it sits at a fairly good price under £250, but the performance is what makes it stand out.

The patio cleaner makes it feel like you are hoovering the patio, so say goodbye to backache!

Highly rated!

Features:

  • Patented water-cooled motor for more power and longer life
  • Quick connect system for the high-pressure hose
  • Telescopic handle for comfortable use & compact storage
  • Detergent suction hose for chemical injection
  • Automatic motor stop

Pro’s:

  • Our favourite by far.  If you can go the extra mile then this comes highly recommended
  • Everything you need to QUICKLY deal with dirt and grime

Con’s:

  • No anti-kink hose (just a minor niggle!)

 


6: Nilfisk E 140.3-9 X-Tra Pressure Washer with 2.1 KW Induction Motor Review

We feel this is close to being the best electric pressure washer.

nilfisk e140 pressure washer with 2100 watt induc tion motor amazonFeel the force of a rock solid pressure washer.  This Nilfisk pressure washer review will help clear the path right before your eyes.

This unit BLASTS muck away.  You can REALLY feel the extra pressure when using this.  Be aware when using near stones in case they flick upwards into eyes.

Before we used this, we had high expectations.

Nilfisk after all are a strong contender.  Plenty of power.  Good long heritage and solid reliability.

The E140.3-9 X-Tra pressure washer is powerful.

  • 2100 watt motor
  • Metal pump – for strong reliability
  • A simple “Click” of each lance to pop it into the hose and it locks into place.  A click on the quick release button then enables removal.
  • Motor-saving automatic stop-start feature (the motor turns off when you are not pressing the trigger)
  • Long 9 metre hose that will not twist or kink
  • Long 9 metre electric cable so you can reach 18+ metres away!
  • Hose that winds back onto it’s own built in wheel
  • Can be used with a water butt tap
  • Does not come with patio cleaner attachment unless you go for the “complete” package (below) for a little more money.

Get the complete package with all the extras and rotary patio cleaner here

Pro’s:

  • Extremely powerful and reliable
  • Nilfisk trusted brand

Con’s:

  • Don’t use it on outside paint
  • Be wary standing close to anything precious such as car body paintwork

 


 

7: Waspper W2100HA Petrol Powered High Water Pressure Washer Portable Surface Washers Heavy Duty Pro Cleaner 2100 psi W2100HA Review

 

Wassper pressure washerFor a Slovakian company, we are mightily impressed.  The Waspper brand is ticking all the right boxes.  These petrol pressure washer reviews are based on testing and thorough research.

Petrol jet wash for sale:

  • Petrol power – oh yes!
  • Powerful – oh yes!
  • Great customer service!

Need we say more?

Our machine performed flawlessly.  Was easy to start and use and blasted away muck from a patio table and chairs in under 10 minutes.  Nice.

Here is the assembly video:

What’s good about ?

  • Wash and clean anywhere, no electrical supply is needed.
  • Light and portable.  4 feet keep it stable.  A carry handle lends itself to easy movement.
  • Weighs just over 19kg
  • The High Pressure and Great Flow is Created By a Full Aluminium Axial Pump Which Has a Much Greater Lifespan Than Electric Pressure Washers (4-5 years longer).
  • PERFECT for domestic use and for smaller business use.

What we didn’t like:

  • No immediate offerings in the way of circular patio cleaners however I’m sure they will do this at some point.  Although it is possible to use 3rd party rotary cleaners when you have the right 3/4 inch quick release couplings.

 


8: Vax P86-P3-T Pressure Washer Review

vax p86 p1 c pressure washer Like many people, I thought Vax were a hoover manufacturer.  Seems I was quite wrong.  They have products in a few different areas that also include irons and of course pressure washers.

As things turn out, VAX pressure washers are not bad… IF you are lucky

The P86-P3-T features a high power wattage and high water flow rate that helps you complete the job far quicker.

This washer come with:

  • A patio cleaning rotary cleaner
  • A car wash kit
  • A jet nozzle and a turbo nozzle

It will handle the cleaning of 28 square metres per hour with ease.

Pro’s:

  • For an entry level product it delivers ok (but not excellent) power!
  • If you get one that doesn’t break it will do an adequate job.

Con’s:

  • Some units had poor fitting plastic casings.
  • The power dos not seem to be strong enough for seriously heavy duty work such as cleaning brickwork or moss removal
  • One of our units had a snapped inlet nozzle.  A replacement nozzle then snapped again
  • Sadly, it seems that cheap parts may be used, meaning it’s hit and miss if you get a good one or a poor one.

 


 

9: Kränzle Hochdruckreiniger K 1152 TS T Review

kranzle hochdruckreiniger K 1152 TS T pressure washer amazonThis is a commercial grade pressure washer so comes with plenty of punch, features and high end build quality.  It’s a mid to high 3 figure priced unit but you certainly get what you pay for.

If you need a quality unit for your own home or for a business then this is definitely very highly rated.

If a Karcher can be likened to a Toyota (reliable and well bult) then a Kranzle can be likened to a Bentley.  Premium, class, exemplorary build quality.  The Kränzle Hochdruckreiniger K 1152 TS T is quality through and through.

Let’s see what’s included:

  • 15 metre (HUGE!) hose length.
  • Dirtkiller spray wand
  • Turbo spray wand
  • 10 year pump manufacturer guarantee
  • 2 year jet washer guarantee

Pro’s:

  • Outstanding capabilities
  • Long lifetime expectency
  • Blasts through 10 litres of water every minute so super powerful.

Con’s:

  • Comes with a German/European plug so will need a travel adaptor

 


10: Hyundai 3000 PSI 7 HP Portable Petrol Pressure Washer HYW3000P Review

hyundai hyw3000p portable petrol pressure washer amazonHigh end commercial grade petrol powered machine here.

Is this the best petrol pressure washer?

It’s a high “3 figure” priced pressure washer, but one that will work hard by your side, day in, day out.

It delivers a huge 3000psi and forces through 10 litres of water per minute.

Featuring:

  • Heavy-duty Annovi Reverberi (AR) pump for professional use
  • Powerful 7 0hp Hyundai 4-stroke engine helping to produce a maximum output of 3000psi
  • Turbo nozzle for high-powered cleaning and quality finish
  • Thermal relief valve to help regulate the temperature of the pump

With it’s variety of standard 3/4 inch threaded connectors, you can happily interchange a variety of nozzles you may already have, as well as rotary patio cleaners to enable far faster cleaning.

We like the power of this unit and would recommend it for business use, or for those who simply want “high end quality”.

Pro’s:

  • Heavy duty construction with tough wheels for maneuverability
  • Hyundai quality

Con’s:

  • Does not come with a patio cleaner, although can can attach 3rd party cleaners to enable faster cleaning of larger areas.

 

Resources:

Understanding pressure washer pumps – http://pressurewashr.com/pressure-washer-pumps/

– Helped with understanding of pumps

Vax company – http://www.vax.co.uk

– Provided us additional research opportunities for the Vax pressure washer