Ivation Multipurpose Portable Spray Washer w/ Water Tank Review
I wish that I had known about the Ivation Multipurpose Portable Spray Washer w/ Water Tank when I was living in an apartment, because it really would have saved me a lot of quarters at the car wash. Even today, as a homeowner with a single spigot to service the entire yard, this portable pressure washer offers a great alternative to dragging a hose all over the place.
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Who Could Truly Benefit
A portable pressure washer may not be the exact solution for everyone, but the Ivation Multipurpose Portable Spray Washer w/ Water Tank will definitely suit you if you’re looking for a way to tackle some moderate outdoor cleaning with limited access to garden hoses.
If you’re trying to clean the siding on your whole house or pressure wash your sidewalk, you would probably be better-served purchasing a non-portable washer, but this is a great product if you’re an apartment-dweller, someone who wants to spray the salt off the car on a regular basis or an outdoor-enthusiast looking for a way to take a quick shower while you’re camping.
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For someone like me, whose well-pump doesn’t provide the garden hose with a lot of water pressure, this is a handy way to clean just a little bit more efficiently. Just remember that this is not a heavy-duty pressure washer, and that it can be heavy once you’ve filled it with water. Empty, the Ivation Multipurpose Portable Spray Washer w/ Water Tank weighs 14 pounds, but then you’re adding upwards of 40 pounds of water to the 4.5 gallon tank.
What You’ll Be Getting
The Ivation Multipurpose Portable Spray Washer w/ Water Tank is a portable pressure washer designed to deliver up to 130.5 PSI in a relatively small package. The kit includes a rechargeable battery, a 4.5 gallon water tank, a 19.6 foot hose, a spray gun, a brush head, a shower head, a shoulder strap, four sealing rings and a user’s manual.
- Very portable, with wheels and a strap.
- Continuous spray means no pumping or cranking when you squeeze the trigger.
- Can be powered by a car’s cigarette lighter or a regular outlet.
- Pressure is enough to do some light-cleaning without damaging surfaces.
- 130.5 PSI isn’t strong enough to tackle heavy stains.
- Can be heavy when it’s filled with water.
- Additional nozzles are not included.
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Alternatively, if you’re looking for a heavier-duty cleaning machine, Ivation also makes a non-portable pressure washer that’s still relatively light-weight, but it doesn’t have its own reservoir, so you have to hook it up to a hose at all times to use it, and it’s not rechargeable, so it has to be plugged in while you’re spraying. Or you can go in the other direction and look for the even smaller Ivation 12V Multipurpose Electric Water Sprayer.
Why It’s Worthwhile
The best thing about the Ivation Multipurpose Portable Spray Washer w/ Water Tank is that it is 100% portable, so you can carry it right to the car to wash it, park it on the boat to clean the deck easily or stow it in with your camping equipment to use it as a shower.
It has wheels on the bottom, so you can roll it when it’s full of water, and a handle on top, so you can easily lift it when it’s not at its heaviest.
The spray nozzle on this product is also extremely comfortable. You don’t have to pump, crank or repeatedly squeeze to get the water to keep flowing. You just aim and pull the trigger, and the spray is nice and steady.
When Portable Is What You Need
All told, the Ivation Multipurpose Portable Spray Washer w/ Water Tank Review is a great little product for what it does: makes it easy to move around enough water to do some moderate cleaning. If you’re someone who doesn’t have easy access to a garden hose, living in an apartment or trying to find a solution for camping or boating, this is a handy thing to purchase. You can fill the reservoir, charge the battery and have this ready to go for washing your car, taking a shower while you’re camping or even just cleaning in the basement or garage.