Sun Joe SPX4000 vs SPX4001: Which Pressure Washer is Better?

Today we are going to be comparing these two products Sun Joe SPX 4000 vs 4001. They are both innovative brand that seeks to change the way homeowners think about maintaining the beauty of their home’s exteriors. Chores can be completed with minimal effort when you have the right tools at your disposal, and that is why Sun Joe products are here to give you the best you deserve. Electric pressure washers are a great way to eliminate the headache of cleaning exterior and interior surfaces, and Sun Joe’s products offer a solution when it comes to finding an effective pressure washer for your home.

Sun Joe SPX 4000 vs SPX 4001

To keep your home looking as impressive as possible, a beautiful exterior or interior is vital and the electric pressure washer can help with that. The SPX 4000 and SPX 4001 comes along with a high-quality motor, and these models feature a 54.1 fluid ounce detergent tank that holds your preferred cleaner. It also lets you customize your experience by allowing you to dial-in enough cleaning fluid to effectively match your specific needs. If you need to cut grease and give your exteriors a superior clean, the detergent combined with the high-pressure wash will surely get the job done. So, before we jump right into it, let us do a little table of comparison first.

Sun Joe SPX 4000 vs SPX 4001

 Sun Joe SPX 4000
Sun Joe SPX 4001
Detergent tankOne 54.1 fl oz.One 54.1 fl oz.
Weight27.8 pounds32.4 pounds
Pressure selection technologyLower gear – 1450 PSIHigher gear – 2030 PSILower gear – 1450 PSIHigher gear – 2030 PSI
Hose ReelNoYes
Price

The Sun Joe SPX 4000 and the SPX 4001 are both designed in a way that they make cleaning effortless. So, in this post, we are going to be looking into details the key features of the Sun Joe SPX 4000 and the SPX 4001. By making this comparison, we would be able to understand in detail what makes both models of the Sun Joe unique. So, we are going first to take each of the key features listed in the table above, then explain what it is and how it affects both electric pressure washer. After that, we would deliberate on a winner based on how the feature affects the pressure washer. We would also be doing the pros and cons of each of the pressure washers. Without further ado, let us jump right into it.

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 Detergent Tank

The detergent tank is where you put in the detergent in the pressure washer. The essence of the pressure tank is to ensure that you have just the amount of soap you need for the washing. Without the detergent tank, you would be difficult applying soap while using the pressure washer. Both the Sun Joe SPX 4000 and the SPX 4001 but comes with a detergent tank.

Sun Joe SPX 4000 and SPX 4001 detergent tank

Both models have the same detergent tank

The Sun Joe SPX 4000

The Sun Joe 4000 comes with a pressure tank which helps makes this machine better at what it is meant for. The SPX comes with just one detergent tank. And the size of the detergent tank is 54.1 fl oz. The machine makes use of the detergent tank to get the required amount of soaps it needs for the washing. And to rinse the washed area, the detergent tank can easily be turned off. The addition of the detergent tank to the SPX 4000 makes the machine unique.

The Sun Joe SPX 4001

The Sun Joe SPX 4001 comes with just one detergent tank as well. The size of the detergent tank is also 54.1 fl oz. The Sun Joe SPX 4000 and the SPX 4001 both have the same number of detergent tank and the same size as the detergent tank. So, when comparing the detergent tank of both electric pressure washers, they are the same.

Winner: [tie]

Weight

The weight of an electric pressure washer also matters in the sense that it helps makes the machine mobile.  When using an electric pressure washer especially for outdoor cleaning, the weight matters because there would be a lot of moving the machine about. If the machine is too heavy, there would be a lot of hassle to move the machine up and down. But I, on the other hand, the machine is light weighted, it means that cleaning would be just a breeze.

The Sun Joe SPX 4000

The Sun Joe SPX 4000 weighs 27.8 pounds. This weight is not too heavy, and at the same time allows easy mobility when it comes to cleaning. The weight of the SPX 4000 is such that it can easily be moved, and not make cleaning seem so stressful. So, the SPX 4000 has a thumbs up when it comes to its weight for an electric pressure washer.

Sun Joe SPX 4000 review

The Sun Joe SPX 4001

The Sun Joe SPX 4001, on the other hand, weights 32.4 pounds. The weight of the SPX 4001 is higher than the weight of the SPX 4000. So, when comparing the weight of both electric pressure washer, the SPX 4000 is better. Even though the weight of the SPX 4001 is more than the weight of the SPX 4000, the SPX 4001 is still mobile. It might be heavier, but it is not too heavy that mobility should be a problem.

Sun Joe SPX 4001 review

Winner: [The Sun Joe SPX 4000]

 

Pressure Selection Technology

Another feature to consider in an electric pressure washer is the pressure selection technology.  When it comes to washing, there are different types of stain, and each type of stain requires a different type of pressure to wipe it off. When using a pressure washer, the ability to switch the pressure of the machine is a great feature. The SPX 4000 and the SPX 4001 both come with a pressure selection technology. This technology allows users to easily swap between different pressures that can be utilized for scrubbing of tough and difficult stains.

The Sun Joe SPX 4000

The Sun Joe SPX 4000 comes with a pressure selection technology that allows you to easily swap between two a high pressure and a lower pressure depending on your preference. When using the SPX 4000, the lower pressure of 1450 PSI can be utilized for cleaning dirt or debris from your floor or lawn. The lower pressure in the SPX 4000 is used for cleaning stains that are not so difficult to come off. But for the higher pressure of 2030 PSI, it can be used for cleaning tough and difficult to remove stains. So, whichever you prefer to use, you are given two pressure options to select from when using the SPX 4000.

Sun Joe SPX 4001 review

The Sun Joe SPX 4001

For the Sun Joe 4001, it comes with two different pressure selection technology. So, when you are washing with the SPX 4001, you can select between two different pressures to get those tough and difficult to remove stains off. The Sun Joe SPX 4001 comes with a lower pressure of 1450 PSI which can be utilized for cleaning dirt and stains that are not too difficult to come off. But the higher pressure of 2030 PSI can be used to get tough and difficult to remain stains off. The Sun Joe SPX 4000 and the Sun Joe SPX 4001 both come with the same type of pressure selection technology.

Sun Joe SPX 4001

Winner:[Tie]


Hose Reel

Lastly, we would be making a comparison on the hose reel of the Sun Joe SPX 4000 and the SPX 4001. The hose reel is what is being used to retract the hose after washing. This is so useful because after washing and using all the hose, it would be quite a hassle getting the hose back. So, instead of struggling with recalling the hose after every wash, the hose reel can be used to recall the hose.

The Sun Joe SPX 4000

The Sun Joe SPX 4000 does not come with a hose reel. This is a disadvantage to the machine because, after every wash, you would have to go through the stress of recalling back all the hose you made use of. The Sun Joe SPX 4000 is a great machine with a lot of great features, but the fact that it lacks the hose reel reduces the efficiency of the machine in terms of work stress.

The Sun Joe SPX 4001

For the Sun Joe SPX 4001, it comes with a hose reel. The hose reel makes work easier when using the SPX 4001 machine. So, after every wash, you do not need to struggle with the hose, you can easily make use of the hose reel to retract the hose.

Winner: [The Sun Joe SPX 4001]

Sun Joe SPX 4001 functions

 

Final Recount

The Sun Joe SPX 4001: 1/4 and two ties

The Sun Joe SPX 4001: 1/4 and two ties

Sun Joe SPX 4000 vs SPX 4001: Pros and Cons

The Sun Joe SPX 4000 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • It has a 5 Amp motor that can generate a maximum pressure of 2030 PSI
  • It comes with five different connecting tips with different angles
  • It is a mobile

Cons

  • It does not come with a hose reel

The Sun Joe SPX 4001 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • It has a 5 Amp motor that can generate a maximum pressure of 2030 PSI
  • It features a hose reel, which makes cleaning a breeze.
  • It comes with five different connecting tips with different angles

Cons

  • It is a bit heavy and makes mobility difficult

Conclusion

For the Sun Joe SPX 4000 and the SPX 4001, the SPX 4001 is more superior to the SPX 4000. The SPX 4001 is more user-friendly than the SPX 4000. But when looking into the pricing of the SPX 4000 and the SPX 4001, the SPX 4000 is cheaper than the SPX 4001. And only a slight difference exists between the SPX 4000 and the SPX 4001.


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