I have been researching electric pressure washers for a few weeks now.
Overwhelmingly, folks have recommended Karcher as the best brand, but there were a few posts from folks who were very unhappy with the Karcher machines they bought. I did more searching online and found a _lot_ of folks unhappy with Karcher.
Going to the Karcher site, I found the single best, most reputable hardware store in my community listed as the local Karcher service center and sales point.
I figured that if I was going to buy a Karcher, I'd buy it from them because I could return it to them if I had a problem with it either while is was still under warranty or later.
The fellow who manages that section of the hardware store told me that they have repeatedly asked Karcher to remove them from their web site because they no longer service or sell them. Asked why, he said that the quality of these machines is not what it was once was. Time was they made a solid, quality machine. They are now turning out junk and he said the store got sick and tired of seeing the Karchers they sold come back in for repairs the day they sold them. They therefore dropped them from their sales line.
So, I suspect if you are one of the Karcher happy customers, chances are that you bought your unit years ago.
The store manager was even nice enough to tell me that if I was determined to get an electric one, he would recommend the Husky brand from Home Depot.
I checked out their URL and found a Husky 1750 PSI Electric Pressure Washer Model 165019. Quote from their site says:
"No assembly required. Comes with heavy duty brass quick connect, convenient storage caddy, corrosion resistant metal axle, new vario lance that adjusts pressure on demand. Features NEW 360 deg. otating handle, NEW detachable hose, NEW "Anti-Pinch Trigger" and turbo spray wand attachment for the toughest cleaning jobs.
Internet/Catalog # 165019 Store SKU# 360722
And, if you have a problem, you can take it back and not be stuck with shipping back a forty- or fifty-pound unit for repairs or refund.
Any other suggestions for quality electric pressure washers?