Sun Joe SPX4001 2030 PSI Electric Pressure Washer Review

If there’s one brand to go to for high-quality garden tools, it’s Sun Joe. We’ve reviewed a couple of their pressure washers in the past, and this time around, we’re going to take a close look at another 2030-PSI model—the SPX4001. After reading our review, you should have a good understanding of what this tool offers and whether it’s the right fit for you.

Sun Joe SPX4001

Electric Pressure Washer Review


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2030 PSI

First things first, let’s see what sort of pressure output we can expect from this machine. Peaking at 2,030 PSI, it’s pretty safe to say that this is a mid-range electric pressure in terms of power.

Sun Joe SPX4001 2030 PSI
Sun Joe SPX4001

However, performance-wise, there’s nothing standard about it—this much pressure makes blowing leaves, cleaning grimy patio and patio furniture, as well as blasting grease stains off of concrete a breeze. The only thing you need to worry about is shattering your home or car’s window with high-pressure jets of water.

As is typical with pressure washers, high pressure and excellent cleaning performance isn’t all you get. With a water consumption rating of just 1.76 GPM (several times less than standard garden hoses and outdoor spouts), a little bit of water goes a really long way.

Pressure Select Technology

To ensure that you don’t go shattering windows and breaking delicate objects with extreme pressure, the SPX4001 comes with Pressure Select Technology. This system in this tool offers two pressure output settings-1,450 PSI and 2,030 PSI—for cleaning various surfaces, both delicate (windows) and otherwise (concrete). Do as we say and not as we and many other customers have done: check the pressure dial BEFORE aiming the spray lance and pulling the trigger. You can thank us later…

5 QC Nozzle Tips

Another simple way of adjusting pressure power is by making use of the various quick-connect nozzle tips. The SPX4001, like so many other Sun Joe pressure washers, comes with five different QC nozzle tips ranging from 0° pencil-like precision to 40° wide fan spray. The wider the spray, the lower the risk of damaging the surface you’re cleaning. The fifth and final nozzle tip is for dispensing a thick layer of satisfyingly frothy soap.

Sun Joe SPX4001 2030 PSI Pressure Washer
Sun Joe SPX4001

54.1-ounce Detergent Tank with Rotary Dial

Speaking of soap, with the fifth nozzle tip in place, this machine draws your detergent of choice from its 54.1-ounce tank. This tank can be filled up easily at the machine or detached to make filling and cleaning a lot easier.

We would have loved if this tank were split into two to accommodate different types of detergents, but as is, you can loosen debris from several hundred square feet of one type of surface. Users can determine how much or how little soap is extracted from the tank by turning the rotary dial.

20-foot Pressure Hose + Onboard Hose Reel

The SPX4001 comes with a 20-foot pressure hose to help navigate around objects and corners with relative ease. 20 feet of hose isn’t that much if we’re being honest, but if you get the 25-foot extension (sold separately), you can travel farther without tipping the unit over at the cost of less pressure output.

Best of all, the make cleaning up after pressure-washing the outside of your home, car, and backyard clean, you won’t need to fumble and juggle around with the hose. An onboard hose reel handles the task of wrapping and safely storing the cord to prevent kinks and tearing during storage. The aforementioned extension hose does not fit onto the hose reel.

Sun Joe SPX4001 Pressure Washer Review
Sun Joe SPX4001

Lawnmower Style

Appearance-wise, you may notice that the SPX4001 is a lot different from the SPX3001 and SPX3500. This unit has a push lawnmower design to make pushing and towing the tool a lot easier. However, lifting the unit can be awkward, but its large all-terrain wheels means hardly every having to carry the tool anywhere which is good since it weighs almost 35 pounds.

Same Plastic Hose Connections

If you’ve seen our reviews of other Sun Joe pressure washers, you may know that we haven’t been too thrilled about their plastic hose connections. This, sadly, is also true for the SPX4001.

The hose connections are made of a cheap plastic that can break easily by the metal threads of a garden hose. Seeing as how the SPX4001 isn’t a newly released pressure washer, it’s understandable why the hose connection hasn’t been “upgraded.”

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Verdict: Should I Get the Sun Joe SPX4001?

The best thing about the SPX4001 is that it has Pressure Select Technology. This allows you to clean cars, patios, and anything in between at different nondamaging pressure levels. If you’re looking for an excellent pressure washer, the SPX4001 is a great tool to have.

Sun Joe SPX4001 2030 PSI Electric Pressure Washer Review

Sun Joe Electric Pressure Washer Review

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