The SunJoe SPX 3000 is a good all-around pressure washer that doesn’t require you to empty out your bank account in order to purchase it. It’s affordable, portable, and easy to use. However, the SPX 3000 comes with a bit of a lower price tag and its cleaning abilities are less than spectacular. It is also loud for an electric model. If you don’t need heavy-duty performance and you don’t mind a few extra decibels — the SPX 3000 is a great choice.
- + Great hose connections
- + Portable
- + Affordable
- + Electric
- – Requires tools to set up
- – Doesn’t work well with generic fittings
This machine cleans your home. Because it is the primary function, this metric accounts for 45% of the score given to each model. The SunJoe SPX 3000 did not perform well in our tests. To determine the power of each model’s spraying capabilities, we built a wooden trough and measured the height at which each machine could hold a standard bocce ball. The SunJoe reached up to 3.5 feet in height, earning it a decent score on our test.
We analyzed the flow in gallons per minute. We also measured the PSI between the end of the high-pressure hose and the trigger for each unit, then measured the flow in gallons per minute in order to calculate cleaning units (CU). The SPX 3000 displayed one of the lowest numbers for this assessment that we’ve seen to date at 1464 CU.
To test how cleaning power differed by power, we used activated charcoal to coat a clean carpet. The SunJoe did well at cleaning the carpet for a short amount of time, but it wasn’t ideal.
To find the best models, we looked at how easy they were to move around, transport and store. SunJoes are easy to carry and store because they can be small enough to fit in a backpack or even carried outside on your job site.
It’s difficult to judge the ease of portability of pressure washers. The heaviest ones have wheels that make rolling them around on a multitude of different surfaces a simple task, but they’re difficult to get in and out of vehicles. The lightest ones are easy to load into a vehicle, but you have to bend over and pick them up to move them around your job site or property.
If you’re moving them often or over long distances, a light one that you have to carry might be harder on your back than a heavy one that rolls on the ground. At 28.2 pounds, the SPX3000 is on the lighter side of most pressure washers, so it’s easy to get in and out of a vehicle. While it’s also great for cleaning your yard with just a hose.
If you’re moving them often or over long distances, a light one that you have to carry might be harder on your back than a heavy one that rolls on the ground. At 28.2 pounds, the SPX3000 is on the lighter side of most pressure washers, so it’s easy to get in and out of a vehicle. While it’s also great for cleaning your yard with just a hose. It rolls well because of 7.5-inch wheels, weighs less, and has an ergonomic handle. It’s one of the easiest machines to move that we’ve seen in a long time.
This machine is tall and, overall, fairly long and wide. It has a handle that makes it easy to roll around the garage or workshop. This electric pressure washer is easy to store because it doesn’t use any fossil fuels, which makes it the perfect machine for projects inside your home.
The loud sound of a pressure washer can either be mellow or it can be painful. This should be considered when it comes to making a purchasing decision. We concluded that noise should count for 15% of the total score. We took sound readings from a sound meter right next to the machine and 25 feet away. We used a panel of judges to decide whether or not there was anything particularly annoying or bothersome about the pitch each model made at full throttle.
It was not a particularly aggravating noise, but the SunJoe wasn’t exactly quiet either. At 25 feet, we measured 61.4 decibels, which is one of the lowest decibel numbers we saw during testing.
Next to the machine was a different story — the SPX3000 released 83.8 decibels. This is louder than most electric models in our review and almost as high as one of the gas-powered models. However, unlike a gas-powered model, the SunJoe releases no noise until it presses against its trigger.
Ease of Use
Some people value ease of use as one of the most important factors in a lawn mower. SunJoe benefits from a number of features for this reason.
One of the features we like on the SunJoe is that the hose connections are easily accessible. Also, which connector to use with the garden hose and high-pressure hose is on a different side of the machine’s body than it would be next to each other for an increased chance of not getting tangled.
This unit has a large hook on the front to store cords, it’s convenient. The cord storage consists of a hook on the side of the machine, you can work with it just fine. It has a good amount of storage and a thoughtfully placed set of nozzle holders right below the handle.
One unique feature of the SPX3000 is that it has two soap containers, each with a dial switch to select which one you would like to draw from. This system makes it easy to switch between detergent and a rinsing agent while washing a vehicle or other grown-up toys like RVs or boats.
The SunJoe SPX3000 has many features that make it easy to use. It doesn’t have the most power in this review, but if you want a powerful machine that is easy to use and doesn’t cost too much this model is a great option.
The SunJoe is the best pressure washer that’s affordable and portable. It’s ergonomic, it’s easy to move around, and comes with a variety of nozzles to fit just about any cleaning need.
If you want a portable but powerful pressure washer for light tasks that can be wheeled, the SunJoe is the right model for you. It is ergonomic and easy to carry.