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Generac GC2700W Spec Review

The Generac GC2700W #8888 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2700 PSI and flow of 1.2 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

The Generac GC2700 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 GC2700W

The Generac GC2700W is a medium duty pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless 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 2700 PSI (almost 45 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 3240 Cleaning Units.

The GC2700W is an electric pressure washer and thus, can be easily started 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 Generac GC2700W is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D21.4 x W18.7 x H35.3 in. The robust and sturdy steel frame offers longevity to the assembly. The handle adds to the GC2700W convenience of transport.

With a weight of only 48.7 lbs, the unit is very easy to carry around. 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

Along with the Generac GC2700W itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a 1 gal tank. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose (8700 PSI rating) can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • 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: The Generac GC2700W features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed 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 Generac GC2700W also comes with pressure hose, power cord, spray gun, nozzle cleaner and wand.

The Generac GC2700W's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Generac GC2700W compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Generac GC2700W, which can reach up to 2700 PSI, has one of the higher pressure outputs of the electric units that cost between $300 and $400. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Sun Joe SPX4800 with 3200 PSI.
  • In comparison to other devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 1.2 GPM (gallons per minute), has one of the lower GPM values. 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 GPW3000, that can deliver up to 2 GPM.
  • Amongst similarly priced electric devices, the 3240 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) of the GC2700W rank as low. When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the Greenworks GPW3000 and its 6000 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 3000 and 3500 Cleaning Units, the Generac GC2700W 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
  • High PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Generac GC2700W and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (100°F max.)
PSI (max/rated)2700/2100
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units3240
Motor13 amp, brushless
PumpAxial Cam
Pump materialAluminum
SeriesGC
Other model numbers8888, G0088880
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
Weight48.7 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

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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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 GC2700W 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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