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Generac GC2300W - Spec Breakdown

The Generac GC2300W #8887 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2300 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.)
PSI (max/rated)2300/1700
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units2760
Motor13 amp, brushless
PumpAxial Cam
Pump materialAluminum
SeriesGC
Other model numbers8887, G0088870
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 21.4 x 18.7 x 35.3 in
Weight46.3 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years

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Description

The Generac GC2300 Electric Pressure Washer gives you the power needed to tackle a variety of cleaning tasks. Ideal for windows, decks, patio furniture and other various cleaning tasks around the home, this unit is a compact and easily transportable way to take high pressure cleaning power with you wherever you go. (source: Generac (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Generac GC2300W

The Generac GC2300W, a medium duty pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

Its aluminum axial cam pump, which utilizes a 13 amp brushless motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 2300 PSI (almost 38 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 2760 Cleaning Units.

Since it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the GC2300W 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

With its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D21.4 x W18.7 x H35.3 in, the Generac GC2300W provides great mobility. The robust and sturdy steel frame offers longevity to the assembly. The handle adds to the GC2300W convenience of transport.

Standing at only 46.3 lbs, this model can be carried around very easily. On top of its light weight, the transportability and easy of use of this model is further improved by the addition of two 12" never-flat wheels.

Main Features

The Generac GC2300W's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a 1 gal tank. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose (6380 PSI rating) can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 4 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 


15°

25°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitable

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

  • Auto-Stop Switch: This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
  • Onboard storage: With the Generac GC2300W's handy storage area, you’ll always have all the necessary nozzles and accessories at hand and thus, you’ll be fully prepared for any job.
  • 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 Generac GC2300W also comes with nozzle cleaner, pressure hose, wand, power cord and spray gun.

The Generac GC2300W's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Generac GC2300W compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Generac GC2300W, which can reach a PSI of 2300, achieves an average pressure output, compared to other electric units that cost between $255 and $300. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Realm BY02-BIMH-3000, which reaches up to 3000 PSI.
  • The achievable water flow of this washer, which reaches 1.2 GPM (gallons per minute) can be described as low, compared to other devices in its price range. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Greenworks GPW2700 has the highest GPM of 2.3.
  • Amongst similarly priced electric devices, the 2760 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) of the GC2300W rank as low. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Greenworks GPW2700 and its 6210 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2500 and 3000 Cleaning Units, the Generac GC2300W 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
  • Onboard storage
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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About Generac

Founded in a garage in Wales, Wisconsin by Robert Kern and five employees, Generac has been a leader in power generation systems since 1959. In the early 1960s, Generac began producing electric generators for Sears and Roebuck Company. During the 1970s the company began to manufacture other outdoor power equipment such as electric chainsaws, pressure washers, and welders. Generac, now a subsidiary of CCMP Capital, continues to be headquartered in Waukesha, with manufacturing facilities in four other cities in Wisconsin USA.

Warranty Information

The Generac GC2300W is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Generac pressure washers, please consult Generac's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-GENERAC (888-436-3722).

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