A Pressure Washer Hose Reel: What to Look For!
Pressure washer hose reels really help your hoses last longer, take up less space than a loose, unorganized nest of hose, and can save you a lot of time & frustration when you need to roll-up or roll-out your hose.
Without a doubt, I recommend investing in a quality steel pressure washer hose reel. Stores or websites try to push flimsy molded plastic hose reels to homeowners and DIYers, but they never really work right, don’t hold up & I think they’re a complete waste of money. Stainless steel hose reels are also available, for a premium price. The steel hose reels with powder coat finishes really have a long working life and I think they’re the best value on the market.
My Recommendation: I always recommend using a high pressure hose of 50 ft., and not longer than 100 ft, in order to ensure good PSI coming from the spray nozzle or tip. The more PSI coming from the nozzle gives you the best cleaning power.
One Last Tip: depending on where you want to mount your pressure washer reel, double check to see if you need to order a mounting kit too. Some hose reel vendors don’t make this clear!
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