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Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer review

The Sun Joe SPX3000 is a powerful pressure washer that has a fantastic selection of nozzles to help you clean.

 Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer review
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Our Verdict

The Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer’s power is very impressive but the machine itself is difficult to assemble.

For

  • Powerful
  • Variety of nozzles
  • Good value

Against

  • Difficult to assemble
  • Electric cords can get in the way

The Sun Joe SPX3000 is an electric pressure washer which is very powerful. Ideal for tackling grime and tidying up backyards, driveways, patios, or cars, this pressure washer isn’t the cheapest model you can buy, but it is more affordable than some of the most premium brands like the Karcher K5 Premium.

Unlike gas models, you won’t need to top up the Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer with fuel, but you will need to make sure you have an electrical socket or extension cable nearby so that you can use this machine.

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Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer: Features 

The Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer is very powerful and can tackle everything from cars to driveways. Featuring a maximum pressure of 2,030 PSI and a 1.76 flow rate, the Sun Joe is one of the most powerful pressure washers in our round up. However, we found this pressure washer wasn’t as quick at removing dirt as the RYOBI RY14122.

This pressure washer is electric-powered and its spray wand reaches 34 inches so that you can get to all areas. More handy features of the Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer are the dual detergent tanks, which allow you to use two different types of detergent - each suited to different kinds of cleaning jobs. Both of the tanks are easily removable too so that you can fill them up or wash them out with ease. 

The Total Stop System on this jet washer aims to prevent damage to the pump by automatically shutting off when the trigger isn’t engaged. 

In terms of accessories, the Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer has a 20 foot pressure hose, a clean-out tool, as well as five spray tips that easily connect to the end of the hose. 

Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer: Performance 

Using the Sun Joe SPX3000 was a mostly positive experience. The pressure gun is easy to use and it has a trigger lock, which can improve safety and protect the trigger from damage while in storage. Although the unit weighs 31 pounds, it has excellent wheels that make it easily portable.

This machine is also fairly quiet, reaching an average of 81 decibels. The biggest problem we had with the Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer was putting it together - a process more tedious than with the other pressure washers we tested. 

Assembly took about 30 minutes, and while not particularly difficult, it was still the hardest setup of all pressure washers we reviewed. 

Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer review

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Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer: User reviews  

The Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer scored an average of 3.5 stars out of five on Amazon. Positive user reviews mention that this pressure washer ‘doesn’t have the noisy gas engine or the heavy weight.’ Other reviews suggest this pressure washer is great for cleaning cars or cleaning off houses, especially in areas where moisture is high. 

The more negative reviews suggest that this pressure washer is ‘cheaply made’, and some users report a leak from the motor case. 

Should you buy the Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer?  

The Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer is a great, powerful unit for cleaning everything from your car to your backyard or patio area. One of its main drawbacks though is how long it takes to put together, but since you’ll only need to do that once, it’s a small price to pay.