If you are searching for a decent ‘around the home’ pressure washer then I understand how difficult it is. You need something which is ‘well rounded’ whilst at the same time being affordable and suitable for long term storage (i.e. not of a cheap construction). You really want to get your money out of it. Sadly, the majority of residential pressure washers on the market are awful. They are nothing more than something to cash in on this craze. This is why I was intrigued by the Campbell Hausfeld PW1825 1800 PSI Pressure Washer. It does a fantastic job, and it does it fantastically well. Let me explain.
When it comes to pressure washers you have two options. You have electric washers and gas washers. This of course falls into the former category. Now, it is not going to be as powerful as a gas washer. It does not need to be though. The Campbell Hausfeld PW1825 has been built for use around the home. It does that quite effectively too.
The pressure washer is able to deliver 1800 PSI with 1.5 Gallons per Minute. This will enable you to get most areas clean pretty quickly. Not as fast as a gas washer, but more than enough. The motor is incredibly quiet and gives off zero emissions and odor. In terms of functionality, you can use the supplied attachments, but many people who use the pressure washer connect it to their garden hose so that they can get a touch more pressure out of it.
A feature that is included, which seems a little bit ‘love or hate’ is the instant switch off when the trigger switch is released. It does help preserve the hose life. However, some people think that it is too sensitive. As a result even losing the slightest amount of pressure on that switch can turn it off. This is highly annoying.
Campbell Hausfeld PW1825 Problems
- Water leaks from hose
One of the problems with this unit is that it does make use of a plastic construction. This is fine for occasional use. You will not suffer many problems with it. However, you do need to be aware that if you are aiming for something that can be used on a slightly more long term basis then you may want to replace the plastic connectors with brass connectors. These should be easy to source from most hardware stores. You should even be able to pick them up from the same location that you pick up your pressure washer. Connect them to the washer and it will really change the quality. There will be less water leakages (a common complaint with cheaper pressure washers) and the connectors will last considerably longer.
For those who are going to be covering small areas and wish to get them clean on a semi-regular basis then I do suggest that you look into the Campbell Hausfeld PW1825 1800 PSI Electric Pressure Washer. It is not going to be ideal for commercial use. For the odd job around the home, for this price, I really do not think there is a better bet. It comes very much recommended.
Discontinued by manufacturer.