Sun Joe SPX3000 Vs SPX3001

Getting out tough stains and dirt has always been a real challenge. Ever since the invention of pressure washers, the game has been completely changed. For me, pressure washers are technical marvels. For getting out a tough stain, you can scrub and wash all you want, but you will not be able to get the same results as a pressure washer. When you are buying a pressure washer for domestic use, the decision can become hard at times. There are so many options available in the market, choosing one is never easy. Plus, for a layman, it becomes difficult to decide which features to look for and which to ignore.

Here, we have done a comparison of two of the most popular pressure washers: Sun Joe SPX3000 and Sun Joe SPX3001. More or less their features are the same, which is why it becomes difficult for most people to choose one. First, have a look at the overview of both products and then we will go through the similarities and differences. 

Sun Joe SPX3000

The Sun Joe SPX3000 is the most basic pressure washer, which has got everything you are going to need for cleaning around the house. Like any other Sun Joe pressure washer, it comes in bright yellow. Which makes it easier to spot in dark and low-lit places. For efficient cleaning, detergent must be used. It comes with a built-in detergent tank. For using the detergent, you will just have to spin the dial for detergent selection and switch the nozzle to low pressure. You will not be able to use detergent with a high-pressure nozzle. There are basically five different nozzles available. There is a zero-degree nozzle, accompanied by 15 – 25 – 40, and the detergent nozzles. The zero-degree nozzle is the most powerful one. It can provide maximum pressure. The detergent nozzle offers the least pressure, which is why it is perfect for using soap.

It also comes with a small handle, which you can use for wrapping around the hose. It helps in keeping it organized and neat. There is a hose adapter available as well. this is specially designed for easily connecting a garden hose. You safely connect the garden hose without the need for some extra tools. 

Sun Joe SPX3001

Sun Joe SPX3001 is another masterpiece by Sun Joe. It has every feature which has been listed in the overview of Spx3000. The most important one is the total stop system. This feature is only available in one of the top pressure washers. Whenever the cleaner is not in use, the pump will automatically turn off. This feature helps in increasing the lifetime of the unit. Plus, it is extremely important from a safety point of view and it also saves water. In the first look, the major difference you are going to feel is the design. The design is much more advanced and eye-catching as compared to the previous versions. On the other hand, this unit is a bit heavy compared to Spx3000. Once the unit arrives, you will have to assemble it yourself. It will only take a few minutes, but proper guidelines will be required. 

On a positive note, the hose provided with this unit is much more durable as compared to the SPX3000. It also comes with 5 nozzle tips. You can connect them according to the requirement. It also features a GFCI outlet on the bottom. If you have been using a pressure washer previously, you must be aware of the loud noise. Thankfully, this unit is much quieter and you can use it at any time without disturbing anyone. It is in our list of the best electric pressure washers of 2023.

Similarities Between SPX3000 and SPX3001

According to most people, SPX3001 is just an improved version of SPX3000, which is true if we look at the similar features provided by both pressure washers. 

  • Motor 

Both these units provide the same pressure, due to which most people do not feel any performance difference. Both units have 14.5-amp motors that deliver up to 2,030 PSI at 1.76 GPM. If you are one of those people who do not like to waste a lot of water, these are the right option for you.

  • Total Stop System (TSS)

This is one of the most important features. This feature helps in saving water and increasing the durability of your unit. When you are not using a pressure washer, the motor will automatically turn off. This can also help in saving electricity. 

  • Ease of use and lightweight 

Both machines are simple to use. If you are using a pressure washer for the first time, it will just take a few minutes to get started. Plus, it comes with two wheels. You can easily drag it like luggage. Even if the ground in uneven, you can carry it around as both units are extremely lightweight. SPX3000 is 31 pounds, whereas the SPX3001 is 32 pounds. 

Differences Between SPX3000 and SPX3001

Detergent tanks

Even though these units are pretty much the same when it comes to performance, there is one major difference that will help you in making your decision, i.e. detergent tank. Detergent tanks hold much more importance than most people acknowledge. No matter what you are aiming to clean, from garages to patios soap is something you are definitely going to need. 

  • Sun joe spx3000 

When it comes to detergent tanks, this unit is winning here. It comes with two detergent tanks. Both are built in, each with a 30.4-floor-ounce soap capacity. These detergent tanks are dedicated to specific types of soaps. One is used for paint-sensitive soap. If you are aiming to clean your car or walls (where you do not want to damage the paint) use this detergent. For more high-end jobs like getting the grime off of wood, and cement surfaces or getting the oil stains out of your garage, use more heavy-duty soap.

  • Spx3001

It comes with a comparatively large tank of 40.6-floor ounces of soap. It is enough for cleaning throughout the day. But the biggest drawback is that it has only one detergent tank. It will work for you if you are dedicated to performing just one job. In case, if you want to switch from a heavy-duty job to a lighter one, you will have to empty the whole tank and then refill it. This will take a lot of time and effort.

Hot water

  • Sun Joe SPX3000

 This unit allows you to use warm water (up to 104°F). we all know warm water is always a better choice when it comes to tough stains. Especially when you are dealing with oil and greasy targets. Hot water will be able to get it in just one wash. 

  • Sun Joe SPX3001

This is a cold-water pressure washer. The unit is extremely sensitive to hot water. It can permanently damage the unit. No matter what you are dealing with, cold water is the only option here. In order to get tough stains, you will have to switch to high-pressure nozzle. 


If you are just concerned with the performance, both units are equally good. But when you start cleaning, detergent tanks play a major role. In my opinion, having two detergent tanks is far better than having one. If you are looking forward to cleaning large areas, you can fill up both tanks with detergent. It would be better to have the option. Using hot water will definitely save you time and effort. Both units will be able to clean greasy stains but having warm water and the right pressure nozzle will be a better option. 

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