Keeping the outside of your home clean can be difficult, especially since you don’t have any control over the ever-changing elements. The thought of dedicating your precious free weekends to chores outside fill many of us with dread. Whether it be cleaning the driveway that you’re glad that the car covers most of or the patio that has seen better days, there are ways to make these jobs easier and take the fuss out of.

A pressure washer can help you power the grim and dirt away in no time all. There are many on the market and when it comes to choosing the right one for you, you need to keep in mind the task at hand, whether it’s just for cleaning patio furniture and your bike or will you be using it to bring your patio and fencing etc back to life.

We’ve rounded up the best picks for a variety of needs and budgets.

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1. Karcher K5 X Range Pressure Washer

Make big jobs a breeze with the K5 X Range pressure washer from Karcher.  The high-water flow and pressure combine to make light work of outdoor cleaning with speed and efficiency.  Featuring Karcher’s Plug ‘n’ Clean technology, means you can easily change the detergent that’s being used depending on which are you are cleaning.

This particular model includes a Dirtblaster lance which should not be used on paint work or delicate surfaces.

Buy now: £198.00 (save £100)

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2. Bosch AQT 37-13 High Pressure Jet Power Washer

With no assembly required, you’ve no excuses to not get to work straight away and when you’re done, the fold down handles and wheels provide easy manoeuvrability and allow you to compactly store it away for next time. The detergent nozzle allows for easy detergent application, ideal for cleaning cars and garden furniture which as we know can easily get very grubby from being left outside waiting for the bout of sunshine to appear so we can use them again!

Buy now: £109.99

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3. Nilfisk AltoC120.7-6 XTRA Pressure Washer 240V

When it comes to the world of pressure washers, it’s worth keeping in mind that Nilfisk is one of the best-known names in the business. This mid-range pressure washer offers everything you need for light to medium cleaning tasks around the house and garden. The compact design and low weight make it convenient to move around from one area to another.

Buy now: £133.99

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4. WORX WG625E 18V 20V MAX HYDROSHOT Cordless Pressure Cleaner

Always fancied getting your hands on a pressure washer but you don’t have any outdoor sockets and the perhaps running an extension cable isn’t an option, then this may be the one for you, no power or water connection is needed.

The HYDROSHOT Cordless Pressure cleaner has five spray angles allowing you to switch from a light shower spray for watering plants to a targeted spray for routine cleaning, anywhere.

Buy now: £100.00 (save £20)

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5. Mobi V-15 Portable Bike Pressure Washer

Looking for something portable that lets you clean your bike after a dirty muddy ride?  Biking may be a passion but if putting it either on or in your pristine car afterwards fills you with dread, then the portable bike pressure washer from Mobi may be just what you need.  The 15 litre capacity will let you tackle cleaning off the muck before it gets the chance to dry in from the bike or the dog for that matter with ease.

Buy now: £54.99

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6. VonHaus 2200W Pressure Washer with Accessories

This pressure washer comes with a variety of accessories to allow you to create a tool perfectly suited to your task at hand. Whether you need gentler, wider water dispersal for washing your car or windows or perhaps you’re looking for hard hitting cleaning for particularly dirty areas, you’ll find one to suit your needs.

The VonHaus pressure washer has an integrated hose reel, cable tidy and accessory holders that let you keep your machine neat and organised when it’s not being used.

Buy now: £99.99

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7. Spear & Jackson S1810PW Pressure Washer - 1800W

You’ll make quick work of big tasks with this powerful all-rounder.  Another pressure washer on our list with a wide range of accessories, all stored away neatly in the specially designed SnapShut, on board storage.

One of the stand out features was the build in detergent tank which means that you can easily switch between foam or water, no need for a separate detergent bottle. The manoeuvrability was also a big hit with this machine.

Buy now: £100.00

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Prices correct as of 02/04/2019