Powerhorse PPW2300 Spec Review

The Powerhorse PPW2300 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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Description

This Powerhorse Electric Pressure Washer features pressure-sensing technology to deliver the perfect amount of pressure and flow to maximize cleaning power — automatically adjusting from 1.2 GPM @ 2300 PSI for high-pressure jobs to 2.3 GPM @ 100 PSI for higher flow applications.

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In a nutshell, the Powerhorse PPW2300 is a medium duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

With a 14 amp brushless motor, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of 2300 PSI (roughly 38 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer), resulting in the Powerhorse PPW2300's cleaning power of 2760 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric pressure washer, the Powerhorse PPW2300's motor can be easily started by a convenient ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

Thanks to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D21 x W19 x H36.5 in, the Powerhorse PPW2300 offers great mobility. The strong steel tubing frame assures assembly longevity. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the PPW2300 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

The unit can be very easily carried around, as it weighs just 45.5 lbs. On top of its light weight, the transportability and easy of use of this model is further improved by the addition of two 10" never-flat wheels.

Main Features

The Powerhorse PPW2300'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 1.35 gal tank. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The 5 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 

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

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

The nozzles of the Powerhorse PPW2300

The Powerhorse PPW2300 nozzles

  • Onboard storage: The Powerhorse PPW2300 allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: The Powerhorse PPW2300 comes with an owner's manual and some basic documentation to get you quickly started. On top of that, you also get nozzle cleaner, pressure hose, spray gun, power cord and wand.

The Powerhorse PPW2300's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Powerhorse PPW2300 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 $400.

  • The Powerhorse PPW2300, reaching a PSI of up to 2300, is one of the more powerful electric units in $375-475 price range. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the AR Blue Clean MAXX3000 that can reach up to 3000 PSI.
  • In the aforementioned price range, this washer, with 1.2 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.
  • Amongst similarly priced electric devices, the 2760 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) of the PPW2300 rank as low. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Greenworks GPW2200 with its 5060 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this 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 Powerhorse PPW2300 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
  • Several security features
  • High PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Powerhorse PPW2300 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI2300
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units2760
Motor14 amp, brushless
PumpAxial Cam
Other model numbers106168
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1.35 gal, removable
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 21 x 19 x 36.5 in
Weight45.5 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", never flat
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
Warranty3 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 Powerhorse

The Powerhorse outdoor power products brand offers a range of gas- and electric-powered tools including pressure washers, log splitters, wood chippers/shredders, and electric generators. Also available are engines and water pumps. With a motto of "Power You Can Depend On", Powerhorse is a trademarked brand name that is distributed exclusively by the Northern Tool & Equipment Company Inc.

Warranty Information

The Powerhorse PPW2300 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 Powerhorse pressure washers, please contact the Powerhorse Customer Support: 1-866-443-2576.

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