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Ryobi RY14122 Spec Review

The Ryobi RY14122 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1700 PSI and flow of 1.2 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

The RYOBI 1700 PSI Pressure Washer is engineered to handle even your toughest jobs. With a powerful 13 Amp Electric Motor, this RYOBI Pressure Washer delivers 1700 PSI of force for quick cleaning of driveways, decks, windows and other areas around the house. Featuring a durable and compact roll-cage frame design this pressure washer is designed for easy transport. The On-Board Detergent Tank offers hassle-free cleaning by eliminating the need to drag a bucket and hose behind you. For added convenience, the RYOBI 1700 PSI Pressure Washer is equipped with on-board accessory storage and a bonus Turbo Nozzle for up to 50% more cleaning power.

Zoom on the Ryobi RY14122

The Ryobi RY14122 is a light duty pressure washer, and enables:

  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

Power

The Ryobi RY14122 in use

The Ryobi RY14122

Its aluminum axial pump, which utilizes a 13 amp motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 1700 PSI (almost 28 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 2040 Cleaning Units.

The RY14122 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 Ryobi RY14122 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D17.3 x W17.8 x H18.5 in. Its sturdy steel tubing frame provides longevity to the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the RY14122 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

The unit can be very easily carried around, as it weighs just 34 lbs. To further improve its transportability and ease of use, the unit also features a set of two 7" wheels.

Main Features

Along with the Ryobi RY14122 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 3 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 is diluted with a 20:1 ratio by the Ryobi RY14122's automatic soap dilution mechanism. 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 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 following table illustrates the 3 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable for.
 

15°

Soap

Turbo
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableUse with caution
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse 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 Ryobi RY14122

The Ryobi RY14122 nozzles

  • Onboard storage: With the Ryobi RY14122'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: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Ryobi RY14122 comes with power cord, pressure hose, spray gun and wand.

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The Ryobi RY14122's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Ryobi RY14122 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Ryobi RY14122, which can achieve a PSI of up to 1700, falls behind the other electric pressure washers in the $140 to $170 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Realm BY03-VBP-WTR, which reaches up to 2400 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 Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX, that can deliver up to 1.8 GPM.
  • The RY14122's Cleaning Units, 2040 CU (PSI x GPM), fall into the lower end when compared to electric devices of similar price. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Realm BY03-VBP-WTR and its 4200 Cleaning Units.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Ryobi RY14122 vs Sun Joe SPX3000.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2000 and 2500 Cleaning Units, the Ryobi RY14122 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
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • No additional pressure control
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Ryobi RY14122 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI1700
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units2040
Motor13 amp
PumpAxial
Pump materialAluminum
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles15°, Soap, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 17.3 x 17.8 x 18.5 in
Weight34 lbs
Pressure controlNo
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀7"
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 3 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
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 Ryobi

Ryobi Seisakusho Co. (now simply Ryobi) is a Japanese company founded in 1943, with power tool manufacturing beginning in 1968. In January 2018, the power tools division was sold to the Kyocera Corporation, though still retaining the Ryobi brand name. It continues to be a popular brand of cordless battery-powered, corded electric, and gas-powered outdoor equipment. One of its 12 international manufacturing facilities is in Shelbyville, Indiana USA. In the US and Canada, Ryobi tools and outdoor power equipment are distributed primarily through Home Depot stores.

Warranty Information

The Ryobi RY14122 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 Ryobi pressure washers, please consult Ryobi's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-860-4050.

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