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Buyers Guide & Information

Sun Joe Pressure Washer Brand Review

We have thoroughly reviewed the Sun Joe pressure washer range including the popular SPX3000, SPX3001 & SPX4000 models!

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Buyers Guide & Information

Sun Joe Pressure Washer Brand Review

We have thoroughly reviewed the Sun Joe pressure washer range including the popular SPX3000, SPX3001 & SPX4000 models!

by JohnL

by JohnL

Sun Joe pressure washers can remove the dirt, grime, sludge, dust, snow, sleet, and paint chips from your driveway, your garage floor, your home’s exterior, your car, your patio, and other outdoor appliances or buildings. A pressure washer is a convenient, powerful way to clean large surfaces with water and detergent. Sun Joe pressure washers were built to tackle your most difficult outdoor cleaning jobs.

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Model

Pressure

Cleaning Units (Psi X GPM)

Check Price

Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 Max PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp...

Sun Joe SPX3000

2030 psi

3573

Sun Joe SPX3001 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5 AMP...

Sun Joe SPX3001

2030 psi

3573

Sun Joe SPX4000 2030 Max Psi 1.76 Gpm 14.5-Amp...

Sun Joe SPX4000

2030 psi

3573

Sun Joe SPX1000 1450 Max PSI 1.45 GPM 11.5-Amp...

Sun Joe SPX1000

1450 psi

2102.5

Sun Joe SPX6001C-XR 1160 PSI Max Cordless Pressure...

Sun Joe SPX6001C-XR

1160 psi

1160

Sun Joe SPX1500 Pressure Joe 1740 PSI 1.59 GPM 12...

Sun Joe SPX1500

1740 psi

2766

Sun Joe SPX3500 2300 Max Psi 1.48 Gpm Brushless...

Sun Joe SPX3500

2300 psi

3404

Sun Joe SPX201E 1350 Max PSI 1.45 GPM 10-Amp...

Sun Joe SPX201E

1305 psi

1892

Sun Joe SPX9006-PRO 2.15 HP 1300 PSI 2 GPM...

Sun Joe SPX9006-PRO

1300 psi

2600

Why Choose Sun Joe?

Sun Joe, also known as Snow Joe, is an eco-friendly company that specializes in developing electric outdoor tools. Sun Joe focuses on summer or warm-weather outdoor tools, while Snow Joe focuses on winter or cold-weather outdoor tools. The company is interested in creating electric devices that are often cordless and always gas-free.

Products include air compressors, portable generators, lawnmowers, snowblowers, electric snow shovels, and pressure washers. Sun Joe is a US-based brand; however, manufacturing occurs throughout Canada, China, India, Japan, and Taiwan as well as the US. Sun Joe pressure washers are designed with quality, practicality, and affordability in mind.


9 Best Sun Joe Pressure Washers Reviewed

1. Sun Joe SPX3000

Our top pick!

Pressure

2030 psi

GPM

1.76 gallons

Cleaning Power

3573 (psi x GPM)

Weight

31 lbs.

Dimensions

15.6 x 13.5 x 33.9 Inches

Warranty

Yes, 2-year full warranty

The Sun Joe SPX3000 is the best Sun Joe pressure washer on our list and our top pick. This model will suit most homeowners because it is the perfect combination of affordability and power. The 1800 wattage motor generates 2030 PSI of water pressure with a 1.76 GPM flow rate. This model is not only affordable to purchase, but also helps you save money through water usage.

A TSS (Total Stop System) feature stops water flow and shuts off the pump unless the trigger is engaged. This protects your pump and helps save energy, water, and your bank account. Dual detergent tanks can hold two different types of detergent for maximum effectiveness. Five quick-connect spray tips are included as well as a 34-inch extension spray wand so you can wash any surface from any angle.

Den on Lowe’s wrote, “This was recommended to me by a friend. I took his advice and I am glad I did. The Sun Joe is very easy to use, very quiet, compared to others I have rented. It is lightweight and easy to move and load into my van for use at my RV in our campground. I also ordered the extension wand in order to reach higher without using a ladder, a very nice addition. Owning it will allow me to clean my house, deck, and railings at my own pace instead of trying to do it all in one day when I rent. The attachments are also easy to use. It only runs when I pull the trigger, a very, very nice feature! Get it, I say! So much better than renting and it will save you money.”

Users have reported that the nozzles will rust on this unit, and homeowners will need to carefully dry the nozzle before they stow the machine. Another potential problem is that a specific water hose is required, and users will need to make sure that their water hose is compatible or purchase a compatible hose. Overall though, this is an affordable, high-quality electric pressure washer.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • TSS (Total Stop System) Feature
  • Dual detergent tanks

Cons

  • Specific water hose required
  • Nozzle will rust

2. Sun Joe SPX3001

runner up

Pressure

2030 psi

GPM

1.76 gallons

Cleaning Power

3573 (psi x GPM)

Weight

32 lbs.

Dimensions

14.4 x 16.5 x 33.5 Inches

Warranty

Yes, 2-year warranty

The Sun Joe SPX3001 is our runner up model on our list. This electric pressure washer model has an 1800 watt motor with 2030 PSI and 1.76 GPM water flow rate. At 32 lbs, this model is easy to carry and has a massive 1.2-liter detergent tank to tackle the toughest projects.

This model also is equipped with Sun Joe's TSS or total stop system feature. This feature keeps the pump off when the trigger is not engaged, and this helps save water and energy. This model has a built-in holder for your trigger gun wand and has a 20 ft high-pressure hose as well as a 35 ft power cord included. An onboard reel makes it easy to organize both hoses.

Ashton wrote on Sun Joe, “This is a fantastic product. I wasn’t sure if an electric pressure washer could handle what I needed one for but I did not want to deal with a gas unit. I could not have been more impressed with the results! This cuts through dense grime and dirt with ease. The quick connect nozzles are very clever and super easy to use."

Users have noted that the wheels do not roll as easily as other models, and an extension wand is a must for the best cleaning job. This model comes with a two-year warranty.

Pros

  • Highly portable
  • Massive 1.2-liter detergent tank
  • TSS (Total Stop System) Feature

Cons

  • Wheels are a bit difficult to roll
  • Extension wand not included

3. Sun Joe SPX4000

best rated Model

Pressure

2030 psi

GPM

1.76 gallons

Cleaning Power

3573 (psi x GPM)

Weight

27.8 lbs.

Dimensions

21.2 x 19.33 x 36.64 Inches

Warranty

Yes, 2-year full warranty

The Sun Joe SPX4000 is the best rated Sun Joe pressure washer on our list. This model is affordable and has an 1800 watt motor with 2030 PSI and a 1.76 GPM flow rate. It comes with the signature Sun Joe TSS (total stop system) feature that allows users to save energy and water by only engaging the pressure washer pump when the trigger is also engaged.

This unit also has an easy glide system, which involves smooth wheels and a convenient frame with a cushioned handle to transport the washer. If you plan to move your washer around regularly, then this is a great model for you. This unit comes with a 20 ft high-pressure hose and a power cord as well as a needle clean-out tool and garden hose adaptor.

Glenn wrote on Sun Joe, “I used this to clean my concrete patio, gutters, siding, car & car mats, bird bath, plastic chairs, you name it! For an electric pressure washer to be rated over 2000 psi is impressive. I’m ordering the extension hose to have more flexibility."

An extension hose is not included, and we recommend ordering an extension hose if you plan to move your pressure washer around frequently. If you want a high-quality electric pressure washer model that is easy to maneuver, then this is an excellent option for you.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • TSS (Total Stop System) Feature
  • Easy-glide system

Cons

  • Extension hose not included

4. Sun Joe SPX1000

best budget model

Pressure

1450 psi

GPM

1.45 gallons

Cleaning Power

2102.5 (psi x GPM)

Weight

11.7 lbs.

Dimensions

12 x 9.8 x 19 Inches

Warranty

Yes, 2-year full warranty

The Sun Joe SPX1000 is the best cheap or budget model on our list. If saving money is important to you, then this model can give you the most features for the lowest price. This model is lightweight at 11.7 lbs, and even older adults can carry this pressure washer around their home.

The maximum flow rate is 1.45 gallons per minute, with a 1450 PSI. This model does include the signature TSS (Total Stop System) feature present with most Sun Joe pressure washers. This feature prevents the pressure washer pump from operating unless a trigger is pulled. This model comes with a 35 ft power cord, garden hose adaptor, 33-inch extension wand, and a 20 ft high-pressure hose. 

Lynn wrote on Sun Joe, “Lightweight and easy to move around. I liked that I could quickly change the nozzle spray from tight to wide angle. Did a little each day and cleaned the cedar deck along with the whole cedar house siding on medium spray power. Took off lots of mold and dirt on teak decking. Removed most of the flaking house stains. Had more power than I thought and did a great job."

This model has a few plastic pieces, but this is what makes it more affordable than other options. If you need a powerful 2000+ PSI model for big projects, then we do not recommend this model. However, if you want a cheap, lightweight, and effective pressure washer, then this model is perfect for you.

Pros

  • Highly Affordable, Cheap Option
  • Lightweight at 11.7 lbs.
  • TSS (Total Stop System) Feature

Cons

  • Not powerful enough for big projects
  • Few plastic pieces

5. Sun Joe SPX6001C-XR

best sun joe cordless pressure washer

Pressure

1160 psi

GPM

1 gallon

Cleaning Power

1160 (psi x GPM)

Weight

22.7 lbs.

Dimensions

18 x 14 x 20 Inches

Warranty

Yes, 2-year full warranty

The Sun Joe SPX6001C-XR is the best Sun Joe cordless pressure washer. This model does not need to be plugged into an outlet, which makes it easy to transport and travel long distances. This is ideal for someone who simply wants to grab their generator and go. This pressure washer has a 600-watt motor that delivers a 1 GPM flow rate and 1160 PSI.

The 5.3-gallon removable bucket allows users to operate this generator in places where they do not have access to running water. Fill the bucket up in a lake or river, and you can easily hose down an RV, camper, or dirty truck. There is an option for connecting to a garden hose as well.

The large easy-glide wheels can be used to make it over the toughest terrain. A 5.0 Ah rechargeable lithium-ion battery is included. Additionally, a 34-inch extension wand, 20 ft high-pressure hose, and needle clean-out tool are all included with this model. Users have noted that the plastic nozzle clips and plastic wheel brakes may require replacement earlier than other models. 

Spars wrote on Sun Joe, “I bought this to clean my motorcycle, car, deck, and other things. I like that I'm not tied to a hose and can select the PSI. Everything seems well made and has a huge factory warranty."

If you are looking for a pressure washer that can work in the wild or on long outdoor trips, then this Sun Joe pressure washer is an ideal model.

Pros

  • Cordless generator
  • 5.3-gallon removable bucket
  • Large easy-glide wheels

Cons

  • Plastic nozzle clips
  • Plastic wheel brakes

6. Sun Joe SPX1500

value for money Pick

Pressure

1740 psi

GPM

1.59 gallons

Cleaning Power

2766 (psi x GPM)

Weight

15.4 lbs.

Dimensions

12.9 x 10.59 x 25.6 Inches

Warranty

Yes, 2-year full warranty

The Sun Joe SPX1500 is the best value for money option on our Sun Joe pressure washers list. This model is lightweight at 15.4 lbs and is powered by a 1440 watt motor. With a 1740 PSI and 1.59 GPM flow rate, this model can handle most light to medium outdoor cleaning jobs.

The easy twist nozzle allows for spray adjustment and can change the spray angle to reach all surface areas. A cord holder holds the 20 ft high-pressure hose, and the 33-inch extension wand rests conveniently on the side. Two large wheels are practical, and this model also includes the Sun Jose Total Stop System.

Liz wrote on Sun Joe, “The product was easy to assemble, and worked as advertised immediately. I have used it for pressure washing a pool that was just emptied, and it really got out a lot of the dirt that I did not know was there. It also has worked well on patio furniture. It is compact and easy to store, as well as easy to move around.”

Users have reported that the plastic pieces and seals on this model are not as durable as some models, but those cheaper build components make this model more affordable.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Easy twist nozzle for spray adjustment
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Plastic pieces
  • Seals are not durable

7. Sun Joe SPX3500

best brushless induction model

Pressure

2300 psi

GPM

1.48 gallons

Cleaning Power

3404 (psi x GPM)

Weight

46.5 lbs.

Dimensions

16.7 x 14.5 x 36 Inches

Warranty

Yes, 2-year full warranty

The Sun Joe SPX3500 is the best brushless induction model. This pressure washer has a brushless induction 2,000-watt motor and provides 2300 PSI at 1.48 GPM flow rate. For an electric pressure washer, this is one of the most powerful motors and can handle tough cleaning jobs.

A 40.6 fl oz onboard detergent tank is easy to refill, and 5 spray nozzles are easy to connect for various cleaning jobs. An adjustable detergent dial gives you the perfect amount of soap for every situation. The 34-inch spray wand reaches far with a 20 ft high-pressure hose included as well as a 35 ft extension cord. The Sun Joe TSS or Total Stop System feature is also included to preserve energy.

John wrote on Walmart, “This pressure washer has the sound of power and every component has the look and feel of quality. With most of the weight at the bottom of the unit, tip over is very unlikely. There is a foot pedal at the bottom of the unit to help tip it when you are ready to move it. The included five tips for the wand are all you will ever need for any job you have in mind.”

At 46.5 lbs., this model is heavier than other models on our list. Users have also reported that the wheels on this model can become unbalanced and may require adjustment in the future. If you want an electric pressure washer but need to handle tough cleaning jobs, then we recommend this powerful model.

Pros

  • Brushless induction motor
  • 2,000-watt motor
  • 2300 PSI

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Unbalanced wheels

8. Sun Joe SPX201E

Best portable/small option

Pressure

1305 psi

GPM

1.45 gallons

Cleaning Power

1892 (psi x GPM)

Weight

13.75 lbs.

Dimensions

7.6 x 6.7 x 15 Inches

Warranty

Yes, 2-year full warranty

The Sun Joe SPX201E is the best portable option on our list with its convenient small size. It has a 1200 watt motor that offers 1305 PSI and a 1.45 GPM flow rate. This model is lightweight at only 13.75 lbs and is only 15 inches tall. This model's comfortable carrying handle makes it easy to simply pick up and walk around with your pressure washer.

The signature TSS feature from Sun Joe is also present and will shut the pump off when the trigger is not engaged on the spray wand. This helps save energy and extend the life of your pressure washer pump. This model comes with the standard Sun Joe accessories, including a garden hose adaptor, a 20 ft high-pressure hose, and a 35 ft power cord. This model is also an economical choice for homeowners and an excellent buy for those on a budget.

Users have noted that this model cannot handle heavy cleaning projects, but it is ideal for light to medium cleaning projects. For example, expect this model to remove the grime, dirt, and debris from your deck but not to remove old paint. This model is perfect for seniors and small home cleaning jobs, including sidewalks, pavers, concrete, docks, boats, cabins, and vehicles. If you need a portable, lightweight, cheap pressure washer, then the Sun Joe SPX201E is an excellent choice.

Pros

  • Highly portable
  • Lightweight at 13.75 lbs.
  • Comfortable Carrying Handle
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Cannot handle heavy cleaning projects
  • Plastic parts

9. Sun Joe SPX9006-PRO

best commercial Sun Joe model

Pressure

1300 psi

GPM

2.0 gallons

Cleaning Power

2600 (psi x GPM)

Weight

62.4 lbs.

Dimensions

22.32 x 18.26 x 35.43 Inches

Warranty

Yes, 2-year full warranty

The Sun Joe SPX9006-PRO is the best commercial Sun Joe model on our list. This model has a powerful 13.5 amp/1800 watt brushless induction motor perfect for the most challenging cleaning jobs. The 2.0 GPM flow rate is higher than most models and can destroy old paint or tough oil stains. A dial-in adjustable pressure valve lets users set pressure easily.

Five quick-connect spray tips come with the unit to help users hit the best angle for the job (0, 15, 25, 40, and soap). This model also includes a one-gallon detergent tank and comes with a 35 ft power cord, garden hose adaptor, and 25 ft steel reinforced high pressure hose. This unit is made up entirely of high-quality build parts and is a durable machine that will last for years.

Lone wrote on Sun Joe, “Very quiet and well designed. Easy to assemble. You will want to read the instructions. All the parts are easy to put together. The hose reel on the handle makes it very convenient and the spray wand slides into the mount easily."

This model is expensive. When it comes to maximum power for an electric pressure washer, you cannot do better than the Sun Joe SPX9006-PRO. This model is built to last and offers maximum power.

Pros

  • Powerful motor 13.5 Amp/1800 watt
  • Steel-Reinforced High-Pressure Hose
  • Steel Frame Roll Cage
  • 1-gallon detergent tank

Cons

  • Plastic covers
  • Expensive

Comparison to Other Brands

Sun Joe pressure washers are well known for being the best green option on the market because they are all electric-powered. Sun Joe is an eco-friendly company, and they do make high-quality pressure washers. However, because all of the Sun Joe pressure washer models are electric, they are often short on power.

If you want a high PSI model, then we recommend choosing a gas-powered model from Simpson, Generac, or Craftsman. However, Sun Joe pressure washers tend to be more portable and lightweight, as well as more affordable. If you want a high-quality pressure washer from an eco-friendly company that is portable and well-built, then purchasing a Sun Joe pressure washer would be ideal for you.


Operation of a Sun Joe Machine

To operate a Sun Joe pressure washer, start by assembling the machine. Each Sun Joe pressure washer has its own assembly instructions, and we recommend following your model's particular instruction manual when installing. In general, slide the trigger gun holder into place and attach the handle via screws. Then connect the detergent bottle(s) and the spray wand protector.

Snap each piece into place and secure it with screws. Once your Sun Joe pressure washer is assembled, you can begin to use your machine. Connect your hose to the pressure washer and then plug it into the outlet. Add detergent. Turn the water on, and then the pressure washer. Begin washing! SevenFortyOne has a great overview in this video on how to use a Sun Joe pressure washer.


Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Maintaining your pressure washer is essential and adds to the longevity of your machine. There are preventative measures that help protect your device from breaking down. To start, we recommend checking your air filters every month, washing them after every 10 hours of usage (foam can be washed, paper cannot), and changing your air filters after every 100 hours of usage. We also recommend checking your pump’s oil levels every 50-100 hours of use to ensure that the pump is adequately fueled. Not properly fueling your pump will damage it.

When storing your pressure washer, we recommend first draining the fuel from your pressure washer or adding a fuel stabilizer to your fuel tank. Then, make sure that you drain the water so that it does not freeze and break your pressure washer pump. Make sure that you remove all attachments and place your pressure washer in a dry, cool place for storage.

Most pressure washer problems require intensive troubleshooting that cannot be fixed at home. However, there are several areas that you can check before you call a mechanic to see if troubleshooting is an option.

First, we recommend changing the oil in your pressure washer pump. Old oil can cause your pump to malfunction and generate low water pressure. Another potential fix is replacing your air filter. An old air filter can limit the pressure in your machine. If your water or oil is dripping from your machine, you most likely have a leak. We recommend fixing this problem by replacing seals (typically covered by warranty, but can also potentially be fixed at home with plumber's tape).


Essential Sun Joe Pressure Washer Parts & Accessories

Rotary Scrub Brush

A rotary scrub brush is an attachment for pressure washers that makes it easy to wash painted surfaces and vehicles as well as windows. The rotary scrub brush helps brush detergent over the surface and brush away dirt, debris, and other grime.

Extender Hose

An extender hose is another attachment for pressures washers that allows homeowners to extend the length of their pressure washer’s hose, which makes it easier to move the pressure washer around outdoors and extends its reach.

Surface Cleaner

A surface cleaner is an attachment for the pressure washer that is designed to clean large surfaces. Two different spinning nozzles are available on this model to quickly attack sidewalks, patios, driveways, and decks. Tough bristles help loosen hardened sludge and dirt.

Extension Wand

An extension wand allows homeowners to extend the wand of their pressure washer and finally reach hard-to-reach places. The extended wand can reach the top of vehicles and houses with ease while still delivering powerful cleaning solutions.

Gutter Cleaning Attachment

The gutter cleaning attachment for pressure washers is a great way to clean out your gutters. It is designed to fit into your gutters easily with a curved wand so that you can simply hang the wand over the gutter and power wash out all of the leaves, dirt, and debris.

Turbo Nozzle

A turbo nozzle attachment is most commonly used when homeowners want to target a particular area or reach maximum pressure with their pressure washers. This attachment produces maximum power through a single nozzle to create a strong point of impact.

Patio Cleaning Attachment

This Sun Joe patio cleaning attachment is perfect for a pressure washer that needs to clean a patio, driveway, deck, pavers, bricks, or even BBQ equipment. The multi-purpose brushes can easily wash away dirt and grime.


Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of cleaning agent or detergent should I use with my Sun Joe pressure washer?

Sun Joe has created their own line of cleaning agents and detergents, which work well with Sun Joe pressure washers. Choose a cleaning agent that fits the type of cleaning that you intend to do, such as an all-purpose, heavy-duty cleaner, or a snow cleaner.

Is it necessary to winterize my Sun Joe pressure washer?

Yes! If you plan to store your pressure washer for 30 days or more, then you need to winterize your machine correctly. To do this, remove the existing detergent as well as the water from your machine. Add a fuel stabilizer and store it in a dry place.

Do Sun Joe pressure washers come with a warranty? What’s the company’s return policy?

Yes, all Sun Joe pressure washers come with a warranty. Most Sun Joe pressure washer warranties range from two to five years. The company’s return policy asks users to return their pressure washer within 30 days if they are unsatisfied for a full refund.

Where is the best place to buy these pressure washers and Sun Joe pressure washer accessories?

The best place to buy Sun Joe pressure washers and Sun Joe pressure washer accessories is Amazon.com. Amazon has a wide variety of Sun Joe pressure washers and Sun Joe pressure washer accessories.

Are Sun Joe electric pressure washers loud?

Sun Joe electric pressure washers have different noise levels depending on the type of model. These noise levels tend to range from 75 dB to 100 dB. For outdoor work, Sun Joe electric pressure washers are generally quiet and easy to operate.


Conclusion

Sun Joe electric pressure washers can help you clean your home, vehicle, business, and outdoor furniture with ease. Sun Joe pressure washers continue to offer superior green technology for efficient and effective outdoor cleaning. If you want the best commercial Sun Joe pressure washer model, then we recommend the Sun Joe SPX9006-PRO.

If you want a more affordable Sun Joe pressure washer model or simply need a more portable option, then we recommend the Sun Joe SPX201E. Our top pick is the Sun Joe SPX3000, which is ideal for homeowners who want an affordable but high-powered option.

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