Small pressure washers aren’t for everyone. Heavy use, difficult jobs, or especially old stains do better with larger power washers. The larger models also tend to be more reliable for long-term use.

However, if you live in an apartment and simply need a small washer that’s more powerful than your average garden hose, one of these little power washers are perfectly suited for the occasional home cleaning task. While these won’t be as powerful, they can still get the job done and are great for storage, convenience, and easy, light-weight use.

1. Sun Joe Electric Pressure Washer

This small pressure washer is the lightest on our list, coming in at just over eleven pounds. The washer features a 35 ft cord and a decent but more modest 1450 PSI. It has a middle of the road flow rate, but makes up for less with a genius compact design and multi-setting adjustable spray wand. The safety lock feature also makes it a solid choice for light to medium outdoor or auto cleaning projects. And at under $70, it’s very affordable.

Type: Electric
Pressure Level: 1450 PSI
Flow Rate: 1.45 GPM
Weight: 11.7 lbs
Price: $65 – 70
Key Feature
• Adjustable Spray Wand
• Safety Lock Switch
• Multi-Setting Twist Nozzle
Best Suited for:
• Light outdoor and auto cleaning projects

2. Greenworks 13 Amp Pressure Washer

This lime green pressure washer is still very small and light. You pay just slightly more for a slightly more powerful 1500 PSI , but also has a bit slower flow rate.

What’s most striking about this small pressure washer is that it’s suited for both horizontal and vertical use. You’re also given 25 and 40 degree connect tips, a 20ft high pressure hose with a threaded twist, and a soap applicator for grimy jobs.Pay extra and you can also buy with a turbo nozzle ($98.48), and even add on a full surface cleaner ($101.06). And with a four year warranty, this is definitely one to look into.

Type: Electric
Pressure Level: 1500 PSI
Flow Rate: 1.2 GPM
Weight: 16.7 lbs.
Price: $75 – 80
Key Feature
• Vertical or horizontal use
• 25 ft power cord with incline
• Faucet adaptable
• 4 Year Warranty(!)
• 20 ft high pressure hose

Best Suited for:
Crevices, light outdoor use and tight spaces.

3. Stanley Electric Pressure Washer with Vari-Spray

With a 20 ft pressure hose and a substantial cleaning tank, Stanley’s small pressure washer offers a lot in a tiny package. The star here is vari-spray technology, with a nozzle and extension lance for difficult to clean spaces. Power clean sliding also makes it a match for decks, cement, pavement, pools, and other less conventional spaces.

The hose adapter is also brass, whereas other models tend to opt for plastic. It is a bit pricier than some of our other picks, but a good option if you’re looking for a small pressure washer with some more unique features.

Pressure Level: 1600 PSI
Flow Rate: 1.3 GPM
Weight: 16 lbs.
Price: $100 – 110
Key Feature
• Vertical or Horizontal Use
• 25 ft power cord with incline
• Faucet Adaptable
• 4 Year Warranty
• 20 ft high pressure hose

Best Suited for:
• Occasional light work

4. Campbell Hausfeld Pressure Washer

Campbell offers a small pressure washer with the ability for up to 2000 PSI, which is strong for small pressure washers. A 20 ft hose with multiple nozzles is paired with easy connect technology for accessory swap. It’s also a fairly sturdy model and features minimum assembly, making it user-friendly.

Type: Electric
Pressure Level: 1500 or 2000 PSI
Flow Rate: 1.75 GPM
Weight: 19.3 lbs.
Price: $83 or $143 (depending on model)
Key Feature
• 20 ft hose with multiple nozzles
• Easy Assembly
• Easy Connect for Accessories
• Wheels for easier transport

Best Suited for:
• Light to medium work; surface cleaning, sidewalks and cars

5. Yard Force All-In-One Electric Pressure Washer:

Our final pick also happens to be the biggest investment, but perhaps the most impressive of the best small pressure washers. Yard Force’s model combines all the features you probably want in a small pressure washer–storage, mobility, and accessibility–with a few unexpected ones.

1600 PSI and 1.2 GPM are not standouts, but respectable. There’s ample storage space for the nozzles, hose, spray gun, and power cord. The 32 ounce soak tank is great for longer projects, and you get two quick connect nozzles. Soap Plus technology and a turbo nozzle makes for a more powerful cleaning system.

Type: Electric
Pressure Level: 1600
Flow Rate: 1.2 GPM
Weight: 17.3 lbs.
Price: $109
Key Feature
• Complete Cleaning System with Soap Plus
• Turbo Nozzle
• Compact Multi-Accessory Storage
• Wheels for transport

Best Suited for:
• Light to Medium Use; Stains, Hard Surfaces (Brick, Metal, Concrete)

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