What do you think of when you think pressure washer? I think loud, heavy, powerful and a tool to make my life easier, well if I can get them to start. The one thing I really don't think of is an electric pressure washer. The primary reason I don't think of an electric pressure washer is because of power. So can an electric pressure washer be powerful? Let's take a look at the Greenworks Pro Pressure Washer and see what this is all about.
Greenworks Pro Pressure Washer – Information
If you are in the commercial business or using a pressure washer every day, a gas powered pressure washer can be the way to go. However, if you are using it occasionally like cleaning a car, cleaning a deck, fence or patio furniture, then you are not using it all the time and you probably don't need a 3500 psi.
Another concern if you are not using a pressure washer all the time is gas. Gas goes bad quickly and if you're letting gas sit in the pressure washer, then chances are you will gum up the carb and not be able to start the pressure washer when you need it most.
These are just two reasons that you might want to go with electric pressure washers. Now if you are like me and think that since you don't have a gas engine, your pressure will be sacrificed, well let me show you the Greenworks 14 amp as the power will surprise you.
Greenworks Pro Pressure Washer – Features
The Greenworks (5107502) is a 2300 psi with a 2.3 GPM electric pressure washer.
The washer uses a brushless motor for durability and efficiency.
To start or turn off the pressure washer, just turn the dial, yes it's that easy. No pulling cords or dealing with spark plugs.
The pressure washer is equipped with two 10″ tires to make it easy to move from place to place.
One feature I really like is the brass connector. I like having a strong connection because I have seen other manufacturers use plastic and it usually breaks. The brass is a lot more durable.
The pressure washer trigger and handle are ABS plastic which is extremely durable. The one thing I noticed is that when you depress the trigger, it's easy. I have used other pressure washers where you depress the trigger and you need a lot of force which means your fingers get tired quickly. We used this for extended periods of time and didn't get fatigued.
The unit comes with a variety of tips including a quick connect 15 degrees, 25 degrees, 40 degrees, and a soap nozzle.
On the back of the unit, it has a chemical tank which also allows for easy cleaning and emptying.
Both the hose and power cord have a place to store so it's not dragging behind you.
Not only is the water line braided and strong but it stays flexible even in cold weather. The water line is 25′ long.
The unit has a 35′ power cord so it allows you to get pretty far before you need to change outlets.
Greenworks Pro Pressure Washer – Impressions
We are in Chicago and as you would guess, the winters are brutal. We get a ton of salt on the roads. We used the pressure washer to not only remove this salt but brake dust that has been sitting on the tires for a while. Besides the pressure washer being quiet compared to a gas pressure washer, we were surprised how powerful this tool is. There was more than enough power to remove the salt, brake dust, and even caked-on dirt.
This wasn't something where we had to leave the stream on an area for a while in order to remove the dirt. It was powerful enough to quickly remove the dirt.
You can pick this pressure washer up at Lowe's for about $280 which is a good deal.
Greenworks Pro Pressure Washer – Wrap Up
If you are looking for a powerful pressure washer where you don't have to deal with the loud noise and the hassles of gas, the Greenworks is a great pressure washer. The unit comes with enough tips and power for most jobs. The large wheels make it easy to roll around anywhere and not get caught up on a rock or a hose. The easy push-button start is simple and the long electric cord means you are not fighting with a short power cord.