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No Power, No hose, No Problem: True Portable Pressure Washer


So, you want to wash your car, but you don’t have access to a hose or power, what are your options? It used to be you either do waterless washing, which has its limitations or would need a professional setup of the water tank, pressure washer and a generator. But what if I told you there was an alternate option. What if I told you that you could have a pressure washer with no hose connection, no cord and only required a bucket of water? If it was the Salem Witch Trials, I’d probably be burned alive. But its 2020 and we have the technology.

This is the WORX Hydroshot and is an absolute game-changer for people in this exact situation. Maybe you live in an apartment or maybe you are doing mobile detailing and don’t want to invest in the equipment needed and the large van to carry that equipment for traditional washing.

Here is the pressure washer.

Worx Pressure Washer

That’s it. Battery-powered for power supply and a simple pickup tube w/filter for water supply. So, grab a couple of 5-gallon buckets with gamma seals, fill it up at home and boom, you’re ready to go. Super light, so you can easily move around the car. Grab a bucket dolly and you’ll really be rolling. Run time is 1-2 hours and charge time is about 1.5 hours. They have larger batteries as well for longer run time. Also compatible with other Worx tools if you’re into that.

The standard nozzle it comes with has 5 different spray angles and maxes out at 320 psi at 0°. I find the 25°, which is about the pressure coming out of your hose w/ a sprayer attachment, is perfect and still gives you plenty of power. Insider tip detailing doesn’t require a ton of psi, you’re not cleaning concrete here.

The nozzle itself connects to the wand with a special quick connect that only fits their attachment, They do have a foam gun-type attachment. This is where it falls short of a pressure washer as the higher the psi, normally, the thicker the foam, so it is between a foam cannon and a foam gun. But it’s not a replacement for people who use a pressure washer daily, it’s a huge upgrade for the people who are forced to waterless or, even a coin-op if it’s really dirty.


In all this is an amazing unit that is perfect for a certain market of people and if you are one of those people you will be extremely happy with it.

Ian Martinez
Gloss Angeles
Irvine, CA
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5 comments on No Power, No hose, No Problem: True Portable Pressure Washer

  1. pdqgp says:

    I use mine and love it. Works best for rinseless washing in the winter. I can spray down a vehicle in a matter a few minutes. Has just enough pressure but doesn’t make a mess. Then Gary Dean method all the way through. Average Sedan is done with 1 gal water.

  2. Dean levett says:

    I have one, and use it for cleaning my truck. I do have a water supply in my yard but no power. So this is ideal. The snow foamer is a good attachment. As my truck is 4m tall, I use the foamer on the long lance so as I can reach the top. Okay pressure isn’t as good, as my karcher at home. But it allows enough to get a good coat of suds. My water supply has good pressure, so I disconnect the hose and rinse traditionally. Which saves the battery life. Overall I’m very impressed with the worx hydroshot.

  3. Carcrazy714 says:

    I was very disappointed with this. I can understand the benefit of not having a water source but my hose has more power. I only used it twice because it seemed like more work then it was worth. I bought the optional turbo attachment which didn’t help. My greatest regret was waiting too long to return it.

    • Ian says:

      Really? The one I tested had more power than a hose with a sprayer attachment and was more than enough for detailing, which typically doesn’t require high psi really unless you are dealing with mud

  4. Kirby says:

    I agree on the Worx portable units, yes I own both of their models. The single battery model is for auto rinsing perfect weight and balance. The dual battery is much better for power but I think is overkill for detailing. Too heavy design and weight is in the wrong place for single handed use. Ryobi just released their version for a super price and more power, hope to hear more on that one soon. Also for those thinking water hose does more pressure it might be close depending upon your home water pressure but at 4x the water usage.

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