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Craftsman CMEPW2800 - 2800 PSI 1.1 GPM Electric Pressure Washer

The Craftsman CMEPW2800 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2800 PSI and flow of 1.1 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI2800
GPM1.1
Cleaning Units3080
Motor13 amp, brushless
PumpAxial Cam
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal, removable
Soap dilution10:1
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Unknown
Weight56 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", never flat
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty3 years

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Description

The 2,800 MAX PSI* Brushless Electric Cold Water Pressure Washer is durable, mobile, and powerful enough for your outdoor cleaning tasks and provides up to 2nd floor reach***. (source: Craftsman (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Craftsman CMEPW2800

In summary, the Craftsman CMEPW2800 is a medium to heavy duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • complete cleaning of hard surfaces, vehicle washing, and surface prep for painting
  • gentle cleaning for sensitive surfaces, and wide coverage cleaning with low pressure
  • utilizing cleaning solutions, and rinsing surfaces clean
  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces, and removing stubborn stains

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

The Craftsman CMEPW2800 in use

The Craftsman CMEPW2800

With a 13-amp brushless motor powering it, the axial cam pump of this unit are capable of achieving a pressure of 2800 PSI (approximately 47 times greater than that of a standard garden hose) and a flow rate of up to 1.1 GPM (CETA-certified values). Corresponding to these values is a cleaning power of 3080 Cleaning Units.

The CMEPW2800, an electric washer, gets going swiftly with a simple ON/OFF switch, making startup hassle-free. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

The Craftsman CMEPW2800's mobility is greatly enhanced by its hand truck design. Built to endure, the steel tubing frame ensures the assembly's longevity by providing stability and safeguarding internal components under all working conditions. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the CMEPW2800 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

With a weight of 56 lbs, this unit is designed for ease of maneuverability, catering to a wide range of users. This substantial weight can be partially attributed to the incorporation of the motor and a resilient steel tubing frame. Yet, its two 10" never-flat wheels ensure the CMEPW2800 remains effortlessly maneuverable.

Main Features

The Craftsman CMEPW2800 in use

The Craftsman CMEPW2800

The Craftsman CMEPW2800's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a removable 1 gal tank. The Craftsman CMEPW2800 features an automatic soap dilution mechanism that dilutes detergent according to a predefined ratio of 10:1. The pressure washer automatically dispenses and mixes the detergent with the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: With a set of convenient hooks, the unit provides a convenient way to store the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose when not in use, keeping it organized and readily accessible.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: Below, you'll find a table outlining the 5 included nozzles and their recommended surfaces.

15°

25°

40°

Soap

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

Kindly note: The shapes of the nozzles depicted above are for illustrative purposes and may vary. Symbols indicate suitability, with a red cross signifying 'Not recommended,' a green check for 'Suitable,' and an orange check for 'Use with caution.'

Other Features

The nozzles of the Craftsman CMEPW2800

The Craftsman CMEPW2800 nozzles

  • Onboard storage: The Craftsman CMEPW2800's handy storage area lets you store nozzles and accessories, and thus, you’ll be always prepared and have everything necessary for the job at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Craftsman CMEPW2800 also comes with wand, nozzle cleaner, spray gun, pressure hose and power cord.

The Craftsman CMEPW2800's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Craftsman CMEPW2800 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

Note: Even though we couldn’t list its price on this page, our research indicates that some retailers sell this unit around $380.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 2800 PSI, the Craftsman CMEPW2800 is one of the electric products that produce an above average water pressure, in the $300 to $400 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Westinghouse WPX3400e, which reaches up to 3400 PSI.
  • In the aforementioned price range, this washer, with 1.1 GPM (gallons per minute), is placed on the lower end of the GPM scale. If maximum rinsing efficiency is your top priority, one of the devices with the highest water flow in the same price range is the Greenworks GPW2200, with a GPM of 2.3.
  • Reaching up to 3080 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), the CMEPW2800 is one of the more efficient amongst its similarly priced peers. If the highest overall cleaning power is a priority, the Westinghouse WPX3400e and its 3300 Cleaning Units are notable for their higher potential cleaning efficiency compared to units in the same price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 3000 and 3500 Cleaning Units, the Craftsman CMEPW2800 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
  • Brushless motor
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low GPM for the price

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About Craftsman

Craftsman is a well-known American brand of tools and hardware products, founded in 1927. The brand's products are manufactured primarily in the United States and are designed to meet the needs of DIY enthusiasts, homeowners, and professional tradespeople. Over the years, Craftsman has become synonymous with durability, quality, and innovation, delivering products that are built to last and designed to make household and workshop tasks easier and more efficient. The brand's focus on delivering reliable and affordable tools has made it a popular choice among consumers and has established Craftsman as a trusted name in the industry.

Warranty Information

The Craftsman CMEPW2800 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Craftsman pressure washers, please consult Craftsman's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-331-4569.

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