Ryobi 2800 PSI portable gas pressure washer review
Sometimes you need a bit more grunt and the ability to pressure wash anywhere where there is a water source.
You don’t want to be constrained by a power cord and this is where the Ryobi 2800 psi Portable Gas pressure Washer comes in.
For a gas pressure washer this is compact and as a result incredibly portable, you could pull this along The Great Wall of China and give those stones a good clean, that would have to be the ultimately pressure washer porn right….
Ok enough silliness, time to look at what you should look into before buying a pressure washer and then onto the main event!
Things to consider before buying a Pressure Washer
Electric or Gas – Which suits your needs better?
The first question you need to ask yourself is what are you going to use this pressure washer for? What jobs will be it’s main purpose, this question will guide you to the type and power range of pressure washer that’ll best suit your needs.
Small home footprint, just going to wash your car? Then perhaps an electric pressure washer would suit you best.
Need to pressure clean deep ingrained dirt from your paving stones? Fungus and moss from garden furniture, large home footprint, longer than an electrical cord? Then a gas pressure washer with it’s greater power and portability may be what you need.
Hose length – Trust me you need more than you think
Don’t forget to look into hose length, you’ll need more than your think, and also look at the type of hose, my go to pressure washer for washing my car came with an incredibly rigid hose which made using the pressure washer a pain.
Accessories – Incredibly important and often overlooked.
Often forgotten about but Accessories / Nozzles are just as important, it’s these that will shape what your pressure washer can do, the different nozzles will produce different pressure ratings and spray patterns which comes in handy depending on the jobs.
You may want to get a floor cleaning adapter, you may be lucky in that your pressure washer includes one.
Make sure to bear all of this in mind when it comes to choose a pressure washer as these things will really affect how well you get on with yours.
This Ryobi gas pressure washer has been paired with a powerful Honda GVC160 engine, meaning it packs a punch with its ability to deliver pressure up to 2800 psi.
This compact gas pressure washer will make easy work of cleaning your windows, walls/siding, and garden furniture.
Though it isn’t just limited to those jobs, you car and boat will never be dirty again, it’ll just be too much fun to clean them with this epic pressure washer.
So what comes with this pressure washer? Well Ryobi have a few tricks up their sleeve, they’ve managed to provide on board accessory storage, this should mean that your accessories are close at hand, exactly when you need them.
Plus you should never misplace them.
One of the accessories is a detergent tank, meaning not only can you use high pressure water to clean your car and furniture, etc but you can also add detergent into the mix, giving you added cleaning power.
Adding detergent will make removing built up grease and grime a simple task and the detergent should cut straight through them, lifting them off of the surface allowing the pressure washer power to push that yuck away.
To ensure easy mobility this pressure washer comes with a set of wheels, making it easy to transport and move around as you complete your pressure washing jobs.
To add to that mobility, Ryobi have through some portability into the mix by including a 25ft pressure washer hose, which for the vast the majority of people will exceed their needs, you won’t have to worry about not being able to pressure wash your roof, there’s plenty of hose to go around!
One feature I love is the ability to control how powerful the water jet is, you don’t always want to turn it up to 11 and use every bit of that 2800 psi. When it comes to cleaning your car for example.
If you come at your car with the entire might of those 2800 psi pressure washer you’ll find that you’ll need to get your car resprayed, yeah, that’s right, you can rip the paint right off your car, i mean it’ll be clean…. But may lack the same lustre it once did. It’ll also be more prone to rust.
So having the ability to reduce the amount of pressure produced by this pressure washer will mean that you can setup this pressure washer for the job you have at hand.
I don’t know about you, but I like anything I buy to last, my last pair of shoes I wore them until they had holes in the soles. So the fact that this pressure washer comes with a rugged design meaning it’s capable of dealing with knocks and rough terrain should mean that it’ll last a good long while.
While it has a rigid design, it’s been designed to be as compact as possible so when this pressure washer isn’t in use it takes up a very small footprint in your garage.
One thing I love is a company who offer warranties that last a long time and with Ryobi you get an extended warranty for 3 years and because they know you’ll love their machine, they are also offering a 30 day no risk guarantee, so if you don’t love it, send it back.
- Rugged Design
- High pressure – 2800 PSI
- High flow rate – 2.3 GPM
- In narrow spaces the wheels get stuck
Features & Benefits
High Pressure output
This pressure washer has an incredible 2800 PSI, this is an upgrade on the previous version meaning that it packs quite a punch and will help remove even the toughest of stains.
Due to the length of the hose and the wide range of accessories this compact pressure washer is able to tackle almost any job you through at it. It doesn’t matter if you are cleaning your car, boat or house.
This pressure washer will make easy work of all of it.
A word of caution, although the pressure can be adjusted fragile items or items that are prone to breakage may not fair too well.
Reduced cleaning time
A lot of clever thought has gone into this Ryobi pressure washer to ensure ease of use, add on to that it’s incredible power and you’ll move through any task with ease and in reduced time.
Ryobi have what they call “Ryobi Nation” which is available to all owners of their products. This community will show you how to get the best from your product.
Due to how compact this unit is, it’s surprisingly portable. Making it very easy to transport around and when not in use very easy to store.
High pressure and flow rate
Thanks to the Honda GVC160 engine this pressure washer is able to kick out 2800 PSI and a 2.3 GPM flow rate. With those numbers dirt should be shaking in its boots.
Due to the quality of the assembly and its compact and rigid nature this unit should last a good long time.
For me, in a nutshell this pressure washer is loaded with all the good things I like to see, it’s easy to transport, it is able to carry the important accessories, well built with a powerful engine.
Meaning that even the more tedious jobs can be tackled with ease.
This is a fantastic pressure washer which would be a great addition to anyone’s home.
Last update on 2018-12-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API