Patios and paved areas are prone to being covered in dirt, grime and moss, especially over the winter months. While cleaning these areas without a pressure washer is possible, it can be time-consuming as well as needing lots of different products to fully clean the area. I tried Black + Deckers Pressure Washer on a variety of areas to see how good it was.
Pressure washers use an extremely concentrated stream of water to blast away the dirt and grime, leaving the area looking good as new.
Retailing for £89.00 at The Range or £79 at Robert Dyas, the Black + Decker Corded Pressure Washer is one of the most affordable on the market.
A TikToker who goes by the username SamsJourney recently discovered this model of pressure washer in Tesco for £60, or £40 if you have a Clubcard.
The washer came with a variety of versatile attachments that made cleaning the areas easy, made easier with the two different pressure settings.
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It is also small enough to be carried around the garden or drive with ease but does come with wheels for added agility.
Unboxing was simple, although the instructions inside the box were extremely unclear, and I had to revert to a YouTube video for guidance.
I was also pleasantly surprised to see a soap dispenser with the tool, which is extremely handy.
For someone who has never put something together like a pressure washer, it would be helpful if the instructions were made easier to understand, but luckily the video helped me out.
After connecting the pressure washer to my hose and plugging it in, I decided to tackle my front driveway to begin with.
With a simple on and off switch, this pressure washer couldn’t be any easier to use. I did notice this pressure washer is quite loud, although it wasn’t significantly louder than a lawnmower.
It is advised to take care when using pressure washers, especially when near the home as they can cause damage due to the fast pace the water comes out of the device.
I started working on one tile at a time and the dirt was instantly disappearing, I didn’t realise how dirty the tiles were before I cleaned them.
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I decided against using it on my decking as although it would be an easy way to clear the grim away, it can cause damage to the timber fibres.
This particular model doesn’t come with the patio attachment, which I have since purchased, to ensure dirt doesn’t fly at the house, which is a common problem with pressure washers, especially if working in a small area.
Amazon customers have rated this pressure washer a 4.4 out of five, with people raving about how good it works for the price.
One review said: “I love how easy it is to store away as it is so compact so doesn’t take up much storage. Would highly recommend for small jobs.”
Another commented: “I got this to wash my car and it does a great job, small but powerful and perfect really.” A third wrote: “I love this pressure washer, you cannot complain for the price, it does an amazing job.”