The Briggs & Stratton 20358 is rated at 1,800 psi with a 1.6 gpm flow rate, giving it a lot of cleaning power for an electric washer. Other nice features include a pressurized hose reel that helps keep the hose from kinking up, two detergent tanks, an extra-flexible hose and a fold-down handle. The induction motor is said by experts to be more durable than a universal motor. If you'd rather spend a little less for about the same cleaning power, the AR Blue Clean AR383 (Est. $190) is rated at 1,900 psi with a 1.5 gpm flow rate. It does have a universal motor, however.
PressureWashersDirect.com recommends the Briggs & Stratton 20358 as the best in its category, and about 50 owners have posted reviews on the site.
1. PressureWashers Direct.com
Product expert Bill Mikenis recommends the Briggs & Stratton 20358, naming it the best in its category (large electric consumer-grade pressure washers). He cites as reasons its induction motor and axial cam pump, as well as some of the extra features discussed above.
Review: Briggs & Stratton 1800 PSI (Electric - Cold Water) Pressure Washer, Bill Mikenis
2. PressureWashers Direct.com
About 50 owners rate and review the Briggs & Stratton 20358 here. They give it a high average rating -- 4.4 out of 5 stars. Here is a typical review by an owner who rates the model a perfect 5 stars: "So far I have pressure washed my 24' cabin cruiser, including a hardtop which is hard to reach by hand; a 2-car concrete driveway with 15 years of grime albeit no oil stains; on my garage floor it got most of oil stains, except didn't seem to touch a vegetable oil stain; my cement walkway; boat trailer; boards which I parked my trailer on which were caked with packed dirt; and old paint- albeit real old paint- from wooden steps."
Review: Briggs & Stratton 1800 PSI (Electric - Cold Water) Pressure Washer, Contributors to PressureWashersDirect.com