Sun Joe SPX3000 Review – Super Effective Electric Pressure Washer

It is never an easy feat to keep your house spotless at all times. With the Sun Joe SPX3000, say goodbye to long hours of cleaning and scrubbing. Even with the newer Sun Joe SPX3001 model, the Sun Joe SPX3000 still packs a punch. So, when it comes to cleaning your house, backyard, driveway, lawn and even your truck (if you have one), this is a great pressure washer that you should consider getting.

Overview

  • Application - Effective for most household cleaning needs
  • Convenience - Lightweight and compact
  • Price - Affordably priced
  • Customer Support - Responsive and satisfactory service

Pros:

  • Convenient and Easy to Use
  • Solid Cleaning Power
  • Interchangeable Nozzle Options
  • Great Accessories

Cons:

  • Plastic Parts and Fittings
  • May Struggle with Stubborn Stains
  • Top-Heavy Unit

All things considered, the Sun Joe SPX3000 is my top pick for a versatile and powerful household cleaning equipment.

Product Features and Specifications

The Sun Joe SPX3000 has been touted as the “Ultimate Dirt Fighter” in its advertisements and it’s not hard to see why from its product features and specifications below.

Rated Voltage
120V / 60Hz
Motor
14.5 amp / 1800W
Maximum Water Inlet Temperature
40°C (104°F)
Maximum Water Inlet Pressure
0.7 MPa
Maximum Rated Flow
1.76 GPM
Rated Pressure
1450 PSI
Maximum Pressure
2030 PSI
Detergent Tanks
2 (0.9-litre each)
Nozzles
5 (0°, 15°, 25°, 40° and Soap)
Hose Length
20ft
Power Cord Length
35ft
Hose Material
Plastic/PVC
Other Accessories
34” extension wandGarden hose adaptorNeedle clean-out tool
Dimensions
33.9” x 13.5” x 15.6”
Weight
31lbs



SUN JOE SPX3000 REVIEW

Pros

Convenient and Easy to Use

The Sun Joe SPX3000 is lightweight and compact for your day-to-day use and ease of storage. It also comes with assembly instructions in the user manual, which is available on Amazon and the manufacturer’s website. Based on the reviews on Amazon, it seems that most customers didn’t have a hard time putting the parts together when assembling the Sun Joe SPX3000. Operations wise, this electric pressure washer is also fairly easy to operate. Once it’s plugged in, you can start the Sun Joe SPX3000 with just the push of a button. The 35ft power cord and 20ft pressure hose also make it convenient to clean large spaces like your driveway or your lawn. Other great features include its cord lock system for a tangle free-cable and large wheels seated on the rear that allow you to maneuver the Sun Joe SPX3000 from one place to another with ease.

Solid Cleaning Power

The Sun Joe SPX3000 is pretty powerful for an electric pressure washer. It is capable of generating up to 2030 PSI of water pressure and 17.6 GPM of water flow. This is all thanks to its 14.5 amp, 120V motor which makes the Sun Joe SPX3000 comparable to some residential gas operated pressure washers.

Interchangeable Nozzle Options

If you are looking for a multi-tasking cleaning equipment, look no further from the Sun Joe SPX3000. With five interchangeable nozzles, you can select your preferred pressure level and spray width from the five available options. For a high-pressured pencil point spray, you can choose the 0° nozzle. If you want a soapy output, there’s also a soap nozzle option.

Great Accessories

The Sun Joe SPX3000 comes with a whole host of useful accessories. Besides the long power cord and hose mentioned earlier, it also comes with a 34” extension wand, a spray gun and a convenient holder for the spray gun. Whether you are cleaning flat surfaces like driveways or harder-to-reach areas like rooftops, the Sun Joe SPX3000 has a suitable tool to make your cleaning a breeze. Its dual detergent tank also allows you to load a different detergent in each tank. Simply press the detergent selection dial to switch between detergents or even to use both detergents simultaneously.

Great Customer Support

Customer support is just as important as the product itself. Most customers have commented that Sun Joe is quick to respond to queries and provides satisfactory customer service when it comes to replacement, troubleshooting or other requests.

Cons:

Plastic Fittings and Parts

Most of the plastic components for the Sun Joe SPX3000, like the hoses and the fittings are built from tough plastic, which should be quite durable. However, customers have reported incidences of leakage due to the wear and tear of the plastic fitting connection. Cross-threading can cause the plastic fitting to become damaged easily. Other than taking greater care when attaching the metal pipe to the plastic fitting, another alternative would be to replace the plastic fitting with a separately purchased brass fitting.

May Struggle with Stubborn Stains

For all its prowess, the Sun Joe SPX3000 is still a residential grade electric pressure washer. This means that it is mainly designed for general household usage. So, when it comes to removing stubborn oil stains or loose paint from the walls, the Sun Joe SPX3000 may not be as efficient as its gas-powered counterparts.

Top-Heavy Unit

Some Amazon customers had experiences of their Sun Joe SPX3000 toppling over when they tugged at the hose to pull the washer towards them. Indeed, the Sun Joe SPX3000 can become top-heavy especially when the soap reservoir is full. You just need to be more cautious when moving the Sun Joe SPX3000—don’t tug too hard at the hose to pull the washer towards you.

Concluding Thoughts

The Sun Joe SPX3000 is a worthy investment for most households. Instead of hiring a professional cleaning service, you can now do most of the cleaning on your own without spending long hours at it. This is especially useful if you have a large house complete with a backyard, lawn and driveway. Despite some of its shortcomings, there are many benefits that come with the Sun Joe SPX3000. Besides, most of them can be managed or addressed with just a little extra effort or cost (e.g. purchasing and installing a separate brass fitting). Overall, the Sun Joe SPX3000 is a great buy for its price and remarkable features.

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