Which? brings you its first impressions of the new £80 Lidl Parkside pressure washer released this spring.
Discount retailer Lidl is renowned for its limited-time sales of cheap own-brand home and garden gadgets. Which? does not normally test these blink-and-they’re-gone products because they’ve sold out before we can get them to our lab.
But, like many other shoppers, Which? does wonder if its worth making a note in your diary to go to Lidl when it goes on sale.
To answer this question we sent Lidl’s latest ‘Saturday Highlight’ power washer home with our pressure washer expert, to find out what you might expect when you pay £80 for a pressure washer with a seemingly impressive array of accessories.
To find out which pressure washers we recommend for your spring tidy up visit our list of Best Buy pressure washers.
Lidl Parkside PHD 150 D3
This pressure washer is surprisingly high spec for the price. It has wheels and the type of hose storage reel and rotary cleaning brush that you’d usually find on a much more expensive pressure washer.
It even has a built-in detergent tank so you don’t have to attach a heavy bottle to the lance of your pressure washer if you want to clean your car.
The attachments feel quite solid, but the hose storage reel does feel a bit flimsy as you wind the rigid hose back on using the hollow handle.
We tried cleaning paving and decking with the pressure washer to find out how easy it was to use and whether it cleans well.
Cheap pressure washers on test
In our most recent tests we sent several cheap pressure washer to our lab to find out how they compared to our Best Buys. You can now read full reviews of the following models:
- Sovereign FB510 pressure washer, typical price £39
- B&Q FPHPC 100 pressure washer, typical price £39
- Mac Allister MPWP100D pressure washer, typical price £65
- Bosch AQT 33-11 pressure washer, typical price £65
- Qualcast 1450W pressure washer, typical price £70