Originally Posted by cibula11
Consumer Reports listed Husky, Karcher and Campbell Hausfeld and good choices for electric pressure washers. Any comments? Will 1800 PSI clean a deck?
I've found that the best tip to use is the non-adjustable pinpoint. With it installed on my particular Karcher, I remove the most stubborn caked-on and embedded goop and poop and sap and stuff from patios, decks and tiles. But, because the tip's coverage is so concentrated, you go a lot slower and it naturally takes more water and time.
Before you go out and make an investment, ask yourself exactly how many times a year you intend to use it and where you'll store it and how much you want to fuss with it. If it's just every now and then and for routine cleaning jobs around the house, then the electric is clearly the cheaper, no-fuss, easier-to-store solution.
I'm using mine (Karcher electric) for business purposes and although I am staying within its means and capabilities and use it only occasionally, it performs admirably and my customers are very happy with the results.