With a pressure washer at home, you can forget about spending countless hours in the hot summer sun doing outdoor cleaning chores. With high-pressure water jets, the most challenging job can be done in a fraction of a fraction of the time it’d take with a standard garden hose.
Today, we’re going to see what Sun Joe’s SPX3001 Electric Pressure Washer is all about. As a Sun Joe product, we hav high expectations of what we can get out of it.
2030 PSI at 1.76 GPM
So, what does the SPX3001 have to offer? Firstly, as a pressure washer, you can expect amazing cleaning power with a pull of the trigger. The SPX3001’s 14.5-amp motor produces up to 2030 PSI of pressurized water (1450 PSI operating pressure) to spray-clean any surface clean of grease, algae, dirt, and mud, among other things.
Best of all, pressure washers such as this are able to deliver high amounts of pressure while also consuming very little water in the process.
To put it into perspective, water from an outdoor faucet typically shoots out of a standard garden hose at a measly 40 PSI while flowing at a rate of more than 24 GPM. Basically, the SPX3001 delivers more than 30 times as much power while using less than a tenth of as much water. That’s efficiency at its peak!
Total Stop System
Like many of Sun Joe’s pressure washer models, the SPX3001 is equipped with the Total Stop System. Whenever the wand’s trigger is disengaged, the motor shuts off automatically to save energy while also allowing the pump to relax. This system is designed to keep the pump working efficiently for longer by pressurizing water only when needed.
Five QC Nozzle Tips
Imagine spraying your car with a concentrated jet of high-pressure water. Not a pretty thought, is it? When cleaning more delicate surfaces, users can attach one of the five included quick-connect nozzles onto the end of the spraying wand to produce a fan-like spray.
The QC nozzles distribute water from between 0° (pencil-like precision) to a 40° spray. The fifth nozzle is used to shoot foamy suds out of the wand for added cleaning power on any surface. All five of the QC nozzle tips sit comfortably in a dedicated compartment near the handle.
XL Detergent Tank
The SPX3001 draws suds from a 40.6-ounce detergent tank. The tank detaches from the pressure washer unit for easy refill and rinsing when switching between different types of soap. With this much soap at your disposal, you’ll spend less time refilling the tank and more time actually working.
20-foot Hose with Reel
This pressure washer comes with a long 35-foot power cord that allows for a wide movement radius from every outdoor outlet. A long cord means fewer interruptions and better reach, though you can always extend your movement radius by plugging the SPX3001 into an outdoor-safe extension cord.
After you’ve completed your outdoor cleaning chores, putting this pressure washer away is a breeze thanks to the handy reel that keeps the cord safe during storage.
Apart from the 35-foot power cord, the SPX3001 also comes with a long 20-foot pressure hose. The combined length of the two increases the convenience of using this pressure washer since you can clean a wider surface without needing to move the unit around as often.
Large Plastic Wheels
Located at the bottom of the SPX3001 are two oversized plastic wheels that glide the unit seamlessly across paved and grassy paths. However, mud can get into the axel which can prevent the wheels from turning, but a quick blast with the spray gun should clear the problem instantly.
Another thing worth noting is that the wheels, though large, do not improve its balance, nor can you tug the hose without it tipping over.
No Trigger Holder
The one complaint we have about the SPX3001 is that the spray wand does not have a trigger lock. Even though using the unit is pretty effortless, imagine holding the trigger for minutes at a time with your index finger while constantly moving the wand. It can get tiring. Fast. But then there’s the benefit of the Total Stop System so we can’t fault the SPX3001 too much.
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Verdict: Should I Get the Sun Joe SPX3001 Electric Pressure Washer?
If you’re looking for a high-performance pressure washer at home, then it really doesn’t get any better than this. The Sun Joe SPX3001 does everything you need it to while also having the convenience-adding features we’re looking for (reel, far reach, oversized soap tank).
We had high expectations for the SPX3001, and we’re glad to say that this electric pressure washer delivers.
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