McGregor Pressure Washer Review 2021 – 1400W vs 1800W

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Are you considering buying a McGregor Pressure Washer in the coming days or weeks? If so, then make sure to check out this brief McGregor Pressure Washer Review which will let you know everything you need to know before you make that all-important decision.

This review will cover 2 separate models in the range and will analyse all the main features that you need to be aware of plus the pros and cons that we came across that will be of interest to you also. We will also outline some frequently asked questions that have come up in the recent past and also a summary table where you can compare both of these models side by side.

Guide prices can only be submitted at the time of this review so please make sure to view the price checkers provided below to ensure you have the most up to date price information. If you are still unsure about the McGregor brand after this review, then make sure to check out the alternatives suggested at the end of this page that deserve a closer look also. So, without any further delay, lets gets started…

Pressure Washer Review Overview

Brand:McGregor
Models:1400W and the 1800W
Price range:At the time of this Review - £60 to £100
Cheap Place to Buy:Argos UK – View current stock levels here
Warranty:2 years
Deliveries:Tends to be 1 to 5 working days depending on location

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Is the foam sprayer included or do you buy it separately?
A. Yes, the foam sprayer is included
Q. What are the hose lengths?
A. The hose length for the 1400W is 3m and the 1800W version is 5m long
Q. What level of flow rates are available?
A. It can vary from 300 litres per hour to 400 litres per hour
Q. Do they include the Turbo lance?
A. It is included only with the 1800W model.

McGregor Pressure Washer Review

1, The McGregor 1400W Pressure Washer

Quick Overview:

  • First up for review here is the McGregor 1400W Pressure Washer which is a small compact sized pressure washer which tends to be priced as one of the lowest available across the market place when compared to various other brands. It has the foam sprayer included which makes cleaning much easier and it is ideal for most light to medium type duty tasks
  • One great feature is the adjustable spray lance which means you don’t have to turn the machine off when spraying different type surfaces and the hose is compatible with other brands such as Hozelock, Karcher and Gardena.
  • The accessories include the low pressure detergent gun, a removable detergent tank, the on board storage, a standard lance, a pressure adjustable lance and also the easy to use quick connector. The weight comes in at 5.8kg and operates with a maximum temperature of 40°C. The flow rate is 300 litres per hour and also has a rated bar of 70 (maximum bar is 100)
  • The hose is 3m, the mains cable is 5m in length and the price is generally in the £60 to £70 region when last seen on sale which depends on local discount activities and can be double checked below.

Pros:

  • One of the best prices generally available around – if you are seeking a bargain without any of the expensive addons, then look no further
  • Includes the impressive adjustable spray lance which can tackle various types of jobs without having to switch the machine off.
  • Its compatible with various brands of hose including Karcher, Gardena and Hozelock and has the foam sprayer included.
  • The short cable of 3m can be tidied away easily when finished and includes the 2 year guarantee if you are not happy with your purchase.
  • Lightweight and very easy to move around and work with and is perfect if you have low storage space available. It can even perform as good as some of the more well known brands in this category and will cost you a lot less.

Cons:

  • Limited cleaning ability and can only perform on light to medium type cleaning jobs – lacks the tougher strength for heavy duty cleaning operations like the 1800W offers.
  • Hose is shorter than the Bosch Universal Aquatak 135 Compact version by 4m which can be a limiting factor
  • Hose is also shorter than the McGregor 1800W by 2m but overall this is a great little machine that will not let you down and the price is lower than one would one expect which is a great bonus for the reliability and quality you get. Ideal for your light to medium duty type cleaning jobs

 

 

Further images of the McGregor 1400W Pressure Washer are outlined below:

2, The McGregor Pressure Washer 1800W

Quick Overview:

  • The second model up for review is the McGregor 1800W Pressure Washer and is compatible with all the main brands of hose including Karcher and Gardena to mention just a few. It is a multi-position pressure washer and has a rated bar pressure of 100 via the turbo lance or the adjustable lance.
  • One main attraction is the built-in detergent tank which means you can switch between foam or water when needed and it has the ability to deal with both medium and heavy duty jobs such as decking, stonework, vehicles or patios.
  • There are transport wheels included for easier movement while you work and an easy to use handle to let you easily move the machine and spray at the same time. The accessories on offer here are the Quick connector, the standard lance, a pressure adjustable and turbo lance, the on board storage and on board tank and also the low pressure detergent gun.
  • Again, you get a 2-year warranty, it weighs just 9.2kg and the price bracket usually appears in the £80 to £100 region when last seen on sale which of course can be double checked again below if you are interested in taking a quick look.

Pros:

  • The built in detergent tank means you can change from foam to water without having a separate detergent bottle.
  • Ideal for the tougher heavy duty cleaning tasks and jobs such as patio, decking and stonework.
  • A superior rated bar of 100 which is 30 greater than the 1400W and the hose is longer by 2m.
  • Performs much quicker saving you a lot more time if you are under pressure to get other jobs done around the garden.
  • Easy to use handle and the wheels are included to help make the job that much easier. There is also the integrated cable tidy to have everything nice and tidy when the job is done

Cons:

  • More expensive than the 1400W in the region of £20 to £30
  • Hose length is longer than the 1400W but still shorter than a Bosch model in a previous review by 3m
  • Over 3kg heavier than the 1400W but still manageable for many people.
  • Despite the additional cost, this model actually costs less than various more expensive brands and is still capable of performing as good as many of them – great value overall and this tool will not let you down and comes highly recommended with its ability to remove tough dirt and stains and making surfaces look brand new again.

 

Further images of the McGregor 1800W Pressure Washer are outlined below:

A short comparison table is provided below for your convenience

FeatureMcGregor 1400W Pressure WasherMcGregor 1800W Pressure Washer
Motor1400W1800W
Rated bar70 (maximum 100)100 (maximum 130)
Hose3m5m
Mains Cable5m5m
Warranty2 years2 years
Flow rate300 litres per hour400 litres per hour
Weight5.8kg9.2kg
TemperatureMaximum 40°CMaximum 40°C

A quick summary of the accessories for both are also outlined below:

McGregor 1400W Pressure Washer AccessoriesMcGregor 1800W Pressure Washer
Removable detergent tank
On board storage
Pressure adjustable lance
Quick connector
Low pressure detergent gun
Standard lance
Low pressure detergent gun.
On board tank and storage
Standard lance
Pressure adjustable lance
Quick connector
Turbo lance
Transport wheels
Built in detergent bottle

If you are still undecided about the McGregor brand, then make sure to check out the 3 other options outlined below which are also worth a closer look before you make your final decision…

Have you any previous experiences of using McGregor Pressure Washers yourself in the past?

Then please share your feedback/comments with the UK community (good or bad) by leaving your thoughts in the comment box section below – So that they can learn also!!!

Finally, many thanks for taking the time to visit this review and best of luck with your final decision

Regards

Steve

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18 Comments

  1. Thank you. It looks like a good power washer. I like how it is a bargain without any expensive add-ons. Sometimes that’s exactly what I am looking for. Something that will get the power washing done but fits in my budget due to its simplicity. It looks like it will save me a lot of time as I do things around the house and garden. The turbo lance and built in detergent look like good bonuses and even though I want to keep it simple I might get those while I am at it. 

  2. This is another product worthy of consideration. I’ve had a problem with our flat’s concrete window sills as they are covered in grime and all sorts of stuff. You can see that they haven’t really been cleaned for years. After discussing things with my husband, we agreed that we probably needed to use a power washer to really deep clean the thing but since we both knew next to nothing about power washers, we haven’t done anything else about it. Your review just might change that as we have picked up a few tips here so thank you for sharing this review about McGregor.

    • Hi, can anybody help, just bought McGregor 1800, I need advice on how to switch between foam tank and water only?

  3. Hi,
    I’m thinking about getting the 1800w pressure washer, which lance would you reccommend for washing my new car, would the turbo lance be too powerful?

    • Lucky you with a new car! Congrats!!! I would advise using just the standard lance on a new car. Give it a rub down with a soft headed brush first and then give it a light hose down on the standard lance to avoid any potential problems on you new car. Best of luck and congrats again with your new car!

  4. hi just got the mcgregor 1800w power washer but the hose does not fit my outdoor tap can you suggest any adapters which i can screw on to the tap and then attach the hose please

    • Hi, apologies in the delay in getting back to you. I am not aware of any patio cleaner attachment from McGregor at present. Instead, take a look at the Nilfisk Patio cleaner attachment here which is compatible with other brands of pressure washers. You may also need to get the compatible hose accessory and the wide angled nozzle from Nilfisk as they are definitely compatible with this Patio cleaner attachment. I would suggest trying the Nilfisk patio attachment on its own first and if you have any issues with compatibility, then check out their hose accessory and wide nozzles also. Hope that helps and best of luck

  5. I have brought a McGregor 1800 high pressure washer and i can see how to start the soap dispenser I have tried both lances no change and now where can i find a switch to switch it in. Can you help please

  6. hi, bought our 1800 just over 2 years ago and is out of warranty. the hose has burst and we cannot source a replacement? Tried karcher and attachments don’t work even although your review says they do. Any suggestions for replacement hose? Many thanks

  7. I bought my 1800W McGregor power washer in 2018 so it is now out of warranty. The outlet “die cast aluminum water fitting” connector split and I have now spent hours on and offline trying to obtain a replacement. It will not work without this piece and I have 7 emails that I sent to the core services that are either unanswered or state that they do not do this part irrespective of the fact that is on their own listing of parts. So buy it if you must but don’t break anything because the service is not there

  8. hi, is there a adapter that will fit a OLDER 300B karcher to my recently purchased McGregor 1800 please

    • Apologies but I am not aware of one at present that will work for that.. wish I could be of more help… best of luck to you, Regards Steve

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