Ryobi focuses a lot of effort on giving homeowners the tools they need, and generally, have an option that will suit everyone. Their Pressure Washer lineup is extensive, featuring gas, corded, and cordless power platforms. This electric model was nothing short of impressive and outperforms a lot of models I have previously used. Combining the turbo nozzle with this pressure washer creates an unbeatable combination that can power through the toughest concrete stains. Bravo, Ryobi!
We don't talk a whole lot about the advancements in electric motors as the tool world is currently focused on going cordless. The conversion from gas to electric isn't quite as exciting for some, but electric is surely a lot more convenient than gas when you really get down to it. Nothing is more frustrating than when you decide you want to do a bit of pressure washing, just to realize you don't have gas, or worse yet, don't have the right kind. Ryobi is always eager to take away these small homeowner struggles though, and this model is a testament to that. Curious if this pressure washer is the one for you? Read on to get our take in the Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer Review.
Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer Review Overview
Ryobi seems to never quit. From their tool launches to homeowner solutions, they are constantly bringing new products to the market that seem to give a lot of homeowners a sigh of relief. A great example is their Airstrike Nailers (Finish, Brad, Pin Nailers). I have used each one religiously since I reviewed them earlier this year and they never disappoint! This year they have launched a full line of pressure washers that included gas, electric and even cordless models. Today we will focus on the electric model, but one thing is for sure, Ryobi has a pressure washer to suit your needs and budget.
When we think of OPE, Ryobi isn't the first name to come to mind though, although its a trend they seem eager to change. Most people consider their cordless power tools and unique tools like their Devour vacuum. With this line of pressure washers though, you may just be thinking of Ryobi outside of the garage, instead of just in it.
Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer Review Features
This corded model features a 35-foot cord for versatility, and the plug features a GFCI plug for safety. Model #RY142300.
The 13 Amp, brushless motor puts out an impressive 2300 PSI, with a rate of 1.2 Gallons per minute.
The onboard accessory storage is a nice plus to keep nozzles in place with easy access. One thing I always appreciate about Ryobi is on-board instructional information. Not only do they have a quick guide for use, but they also have one for nozzle selection. They also include straps for the hose and cords, allowing for easy storage.
Three nozzles are included, a low pressure for use with soap, one for high pressure and a turbo nozzle which delivers 50% more cleaning power and is ideal for concrete.
The professional metal wand uses quick couplers to attach the nozzles for easy changing.
The included high- pressure wand hose is 25 feet long for extended reach without moving the unit.
Ryobi designed the unit itself well, with large wheels for portability and stability while using and maneuvers easily.
Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer Review Performance
First and foremost, I was blown away by the turbo nozzle. The other two worked well, and certainly have their value where the turbo would be too strong. The turbo nozzle just blew me away though in terms of what it could do in a short amount of time. In these photos, you'll see a before and after of a small area of concrete that has a tendency to catch a lot of rainwater as well as seems to really like growing green mildew. This was cleaned up in a matter of minutes. I also used the high-pressure nozzle for cleaning small areas of siding.
The unit operates seamlessly. I never experienced a delay or hiccup during use. Setting up was also easy, with minimal assembly required out of the box. I always appreciate Ryobi including quick use guides on their machines, as its one of the most useful features for a homeowner who doesn't use this machine daily. While I always say it is important to read a manual before using a tool, it's nice to have a refresher for subsequent use. After connecting the water supply, hose, and power, using this is as easy as pressing the power button on the unit and pulling a trigger.
I have used several larger and supposedly more powerful pressure washers over the years that were gas, and I can not tell you how much more comfortable it is to use this model. The vibrations are very minimal, so it is comfortable to use and won't leave you paying for the effort in days of arm discomfort. Not only would I pick this model for comfort alone, but for performance too. It easily outperforms the gas models I have tried.
Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer Review Value
This Ryobi model is priced well, falling right in the middle of their range of pressure washers but still being significantly lower than other models on the market. This model #RY142300 rings in at $259.00 at The Home Depot. To me, this model is geared towards a homeowner and is ideal for weekend jobs and heavy cleaning. I, personally have a long driveway and a large patio of concrete that can really make the home feel unkept if neglected. Especially with the amount of rain we get here, it can quickly leave concrete looking unattractive. This unit provides a great solution without the hassle of managing gas. Its price point makes it a great value for its performance and features.
Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer Review Final Thoughts
Pressure washers have a huge place in most homeowners arsenals. People use them to clean parts of their cars and trailers, but most notably their siding, brick, and concrete. A quick clean with a pressure washer can revive even the dirtiest concrete and keep your home looking fresh and clean from the outside. With Ryobi bringing more power to the forefront with the brushless motor and turbo nozzle, this model outperforms quite a few others on the market. If you are in the market for a pressure washer, definitely give this model from Ryobi a look.