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Petrol Vs. Electric Water Blaster – Which is Best

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Are you looking to buy petrol, diesel, electric & hot water blaster? Are you wondering which is the best option? Do you want steam cleaners in Auckland? All do a similar job, and both can be used as either a cold or hot water blaster. This makes the choice a difficult one in many situations. However, both petrol and electric water blasters are different, with each suited to different situations. Below we discuss the options and the pros and cons of both. If you want to discuss your specific requirements about steam cleaning and to get tailored advice, get in touch with a member of our team.

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Hot and Cold Pressure Cleaners


Domestic Products

Here at Pressure Solutions we have a large variety of options suitable for all situations, this category will cover all of our range that is suitable for domestic use. The way to look at domestic use is intermittent where you don’t use it constantly but only a few times a year when cleaning your house, car, driveway or boat for example. Generally not used for long periods of time at once or consistent daily usage. We have electric options available with varying size and pressure. Along with petrol powered alternatives varying in pressure, each can suit a different situation but we will have a solution available for every situation with the service to back it up. If you are unsure what exactly is going to be most appropriate for your situation then don’t hesitate to contact one of our team.

   Electric Options    Petrol Options

Cold Water Commercial Products

For all your commercial and industrial pressure cleaners we will have a solution for you, whether it be requiring an electrical pressure cleaner or a petrol and diesel powered pressure cleaner all of our options can be found in the catalogues below. They are suitable for long daily use and continuous use every week being able to withstand harsh environments and gruelling tasks. If you would like to understand more about what makes a good quality pressure cleaner and what is going to be suitable for the task you have then please contact one of our team so we can help you come to the best decision on your new equipment.

   Electric Options    Petrol/Diesel Options

Commercial Steam Cleaners

When it comes to certain cleaning tasks cold water just won’t be able to do the job, therefore you have to look at steam cleaners as an option. These allow for high temperature and high pressure cleaning, as a combination become very effective in a lot of cases, for example cleaning grease, oil, stains, graffiti and many other uses. When the temperature is high enough some of the equipment is also capable of sterilizing a surface which is important in the food production industry. When making a decision on which is the best solution please don’t hesitate to contact one of our team.

   Electric Steam Cleaners    Hot Water Generators    Petrol/Diesel Steam Cleaners

Petrol Water Blaster Advantages

The biggest benefit of a petrol water blaster is that you don’t need to be near an electrical power source to use one. In fact, you can be just about anywhere. So long as the water blaster has petrol, it will work.

Petrol water blasters are also the best option if you want a powerful pressure washer. They are also often the preferred choice for people and companies that need to use the water blaster on a daily or almost daily basis. One of the reasons for this is that petrol water blasters are highly durable and rugged.

Electric Water Blaster Advantages

One of the main points of difference you will notice between petrol and electric water blasters is the weight – petrol water blasters are much heavier. This is partly down to the weight of the engine and partly due to the weight of the fuel. In reality, though, you are unlikely to be at too much of a disadvantage if you choose a petrol option as most water blasters are on wheels, making them easy to manoeuvre. However, weight is still a factor to consider, and electric comes out on top.

Electric water blasters also require less maintenance. Of course, regular maintenance is important whatever type of water blaster you get, but the level of maintenance required is higher with a petrol option.

Costs are lower with an electric water blaster compared to petrol options, too, both in terms of the initial purchase price and ongoing costs. You will also find that electric water blasters are quieter to use, and they are better for the environment.

What About the Diesel Water Blaster Option?

Another option you have is to choose a diesel water blaster. So, what is the difference between a petrol and diesel water blaster, and how do you choose between the two?

Petrol water blasters are typically in the medium power category, while diesel water blasters are high-powered. However, the extra power, as well as the nature of diesel engines, makes diesel options noisier than their petrol counterparts. As a result, they are usually used in outdoor locations.

Which Option Should You Choose?

Electric, petrol, or diesel – which should you choose? The decision comes down to what you intend to use the pressure washer for, how often it will be used, where you will use it, and your budget.

Diesel will be best for a lot of power and regular use. Petrol is the ideal choice for daily use, maximum portability, and a decent amount of power. Electric is likely to be the best option in other situations.

Why choose us?

At Pressure Solutions there are many reasons for why we will be your go to for all of your pressure cleaner and high pressure equipment needs, see below for those reasons.


Excellent service provided by a friendly and experienced team


Quick turnaround on repairs, servicing and new product


A high level of communication when dealing with us as a whole


Specialists in customized solutions for all your needs


Auckland wide call-out servicing (by appointment)


NZ wide sales and service through our network


Manufacturers guarantee’s on all product sold


A large range of replacement and spare parts


A solution for whatever your needs may be within the industry