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Briggs & Stratton 20700 - Spec Breakdown

The Briggs & Stratton 20700 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2200 PSI and flow of 1.2 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (100°F max.)
PSI2200
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units2640
Motor13 amp, induction
PumpAxial Cam
Other model numbersS2200
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles15°, 40°, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 27 x 14 x 32 in
Weight41 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀9"
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 3 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty1 year
UPC011675207007

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Description

The S2200 is a durable, quiet and easy-to-use solution for cleaning patio furniture, vehicles, walkways and more. (source: Briggs & Stratton (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Briggs & Stratton 20700

In a nutshell, the Briggs & Stratton 20700 is a medium duty pressure washer that allows:

  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • intense cleaning of hard surfaces

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

Power

The Briggs & Stratton 20700 in use

The Briggs & Stratton 20700

The Briggs & Stratton 20700's axial cam pump, powered by a 13 amp induction motor, can provide a pressure of up to 2200 PSI (approximately 37 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM (values as per PWMA testing standards). The Briggs & Stratton 20700 thus has a cleaning power of 2640 Cleaning Units.

Since it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the 20700 is started simply by an ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

The Briggs & Stratton 20700 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D27 x W14 x H32 in. The strong welded steel frame assures assembly longevity. The rubber-padded fixed handle adds to the 20700 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

With a weight of only 41 lbs, the unit is very easy to carry around. A set of two 9" wheels also improves the ease of transport of the device.

Main Features

The Briggs & Stratton 20700 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 3 nozzles and a detergent addition feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap addition: Detergent is added to the water at the exit, by attaching the included foam cannon to the end of the wand. It must be noted that the Briggs & Stratton 20700 doesn’t come with a soap dilution mechanism. Therefore, you must always make sure that your detergent is correctly diluted.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 3 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 

15°

40°

Turbo
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableUse with caution
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionUse with cautionNot recommended

Note: The shape of the nozzles above is for illustration purposes only and may differ.
Red cross: Not recommended. Green check: Suitable. Orange check: Use with caution.

Other Features

  • Total Stop System (TSS): This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with Briggs & Stratton 20700's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Briggs & Stratton 20700 comes with wand, power cord, pressure hose, spray gun and foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water).

The Briggs & Stratton 20700's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Briggs & Stratton 20700 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With a maximum pressure output of 2200 PSI, the Briggs & Stratton 20700 finds itself in the expected pressure range among electric units that cost between $195 and $255. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX that can reach up to 2800 PSI.
  • When compared to devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 1.2 GPM (gallons per minute), is on the lower end of the achievable water flow. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Greenworks GPW2200, that can deliver up to 2.3 GPM.
  • Reaching up to 2640 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), the 20700 is one of the more efficient amongst its similarly priced peers. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Pulsar PWE2019, which can reach up to 3200 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2500 and 3000 Cleaning Units, the Briggs & Stratton 20700 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this pressure washer nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of cleaning power.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Induction motor
  • Onboard storage
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low GPM for the price

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About Briggs & Stratton

Founded in 1908 with an informal agreement between inventor Stephen F. Briggs and investor Harold F. Stratton, this company has become one of the most recognized names in the small engine manufacturing world. Headquartered in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA, the company has manufacturing facilities in five continents. Beginning in the early 2000's, Briggs & Stratton began to acquire other companies such as Generac Portable Power Systems and Simplicity, thereby expanding into the ownership of manufacturing not just engines, but portable outdoor power equipment such as generators, pressure washers, and other home products.

Warranty Information

The Briggs & Stratton 20700 is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Briggs & Stratton pressure washers, please consult Briggs & Stratton's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-743-4115.

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