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Sun Joe SPX1000 Review

By: Carl Laron on February 23, 2018

Bottom Line

If your power washing needs are modest, and your priorities are convenience and affordability, owners recommend the Sun Joe SPX1000 electric pressure washer. It's not very feature-rich but it provides enough power for light to medium cleaning tasks such as cleaning decks, patio furniture, cars, barbeques and more.

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to assemble and use
  • Two-year warranty

Cons

  • Not suitable for heavy duty jobs
  • No detergent tank
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Breaking it down

Performance

Best for lighter-duty cleaning. Reviews say the Sun Joe SPX1000 is a good performer when it comes to cleaning patios, decks, cars, barbeques, outdoor furniture and the like. Keep your expectations in check, however, when it comes to more demanding tasks, or at the very least budget extra time for the Sun Joe to get things sparkling. While complaints are not unheard of, user feedback shows fewer reliability complaints than are the norm, at least for a pressure washer in this price range, and a two-year warranty adds a little peace of mind, too. Customer service also earns some kudos for being responsive when issues are encountered

Features

Just the basics. Given its price, it's not surprising that the SPX1000 lacks much in the way of extras. It's dinged for not including a detergent tank in the one expert review we spotted, but that doesn't seem to bother most users (at least those who read the product descriptions and knew that one wasn't included). An accessory detergent bottle is available, the Sun Joe SPX1DT (Est. $12) but user feedback for it is only so-so. In place of interchangeable nozzles, the Sun Joe is supplied with an adjustable 33-inch wand that can go from a pinpoint zero degree spray (for tough jobs, but use with care for safety) to a 45 degree spray to gently clean away dirt.

Ease of use

Simple is as simple does. The upside of a basic pressure washer like this is that it's very straightforward to use. The same is true of assembly and set up; some say that the assembly instructions could be better, but even so there isn't much to the task. At just 11.7 pounds, pressure washers don't come much more light weight, and there are solid 6-inch wheels to aid in maneuverability.

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