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Greenworks GPW1501 Spec Review

The Greenworks GPW1501 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1500 PSI and flow of 1.2 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In summary, the Greenworks GPW1501 is a light duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

The Greenworks GPW1501 in use

The Greenworks GPW1501

Powered by a 13 amp motor, its axial pump can deliver a pressure of 1500 PSI (around 25 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the Greenworks GPW1501 has a cleaning power of 1800 Cleaning Units.

Since it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the GPW1501 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 portable design and approximate dimensions of D10 x W12 x H17.7 in, the Greenworks GPW1501 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the GPW1501 convenience of transport.

With a weight of only 18.4 lbs, the unit is definitely easy to carry around. Its plastic frame certainly plays a key role in this light weight. Because the GPW1501 is so lightweight, it doesn’t utilize wheels.

Main Features

The Greenworks GPW1501 in use

The Greenworks GPW1501

The Greenworks GPW1501 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 2 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 gun. The Greenworks GPW1501 is not equipped with a soap dilution mechanism, and thus, it is up to the user to ensure the detergent’s correct dilution ratio when using it.
  • Pressure hose: The 20 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose, which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a set of easy-to-use straps.
  • Spray gun and wand: A dedicated slot allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The 2 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 

25°

40°
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionUse with caution

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

Some of the accessories of the Greenworks GPW1501

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Greenworks GPW1501'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: Included with the Greenworks GPW1501 are also the owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as pressure hose, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), nozzle cleaner, spray gun, wand and power cord.

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The Greenworks GPW1501's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Greenworks GPW1501 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With a maximum pressure output of 1500 PSI, the Greenworks GPW1501 finds itself in the expected pressure range among electric units that cost between $60 and $90. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the WEN PW19 that can reach up to 2000 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. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the WEN PW19, that can deliver up to 1.6 GPM.
  • As the GPW1501 has a total of 1800 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), it finds itself in the average cleaning efficiency range for similarly priced electric units. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the WEN PW19, 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 1500 and 2000 Cleaning Units, the Greenworks GPW1501 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget pressure washer.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Portable
  • Onboard storage
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • No additional pressure control
  • Low GPM for the price

Do you own the Greenworks GPW1501 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI1500
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units1800
Motor13 amp
PumpAxial
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles25°, 40°
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 10 x 12 x 17.7 in
Weight18.4 lbs
Pressure controlNo
WheelsNo
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 2 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty1 year

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.

About Greenworks

Greenworks is a subsidiary of Globe Tools Group based in Changzhou, China. Founded in 2007 with the goal of marketing powerful lithium-ion battery technology paired with outdoor power equipment, Greenworks has regional offices in the USA and in Sweden. The company uses innovative methods to produce both corded electric and battery powered tools with power ratings ranging from 24-volts to commercial-grade 82-volts. Greenworks markets to homeowners and contractors who want smarter, greener, and cleaner solutions.

Warranty Information

The Greenworks GPW1501 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 Greenworks pressure washers, please consult Greenworks' warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-90-WORKS (888-909-6757).

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