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Ryobi RY142300 Spec Review

The Ryobi RY142300 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

The RYOBI 2,300 PSI Brushless Pressure Washer is engineered to handle the toughest jobs. This pressure washer features a 13 Amp High Efficiency Brushless AC Induction Motor and a Gas Pressure Washer Style Axial Cam Pump. It is exceptional for quick cleaning of driveways, decks, windows, patio furniture and other areas around the house. This unit also includes a Turbo Nozzle that delivers up to 50% faster cleaning. (source: Ryobi (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Ryobi RY142300

In summary, the Ryobi RY142300 is a medium duty pressure washer, which provides:

  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • application 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 RY142300 in use

The Ryobi RY142300

Using a 13 amp motor, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of up to 2300 PSI (roughly 38 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM (values as per PW101-2010). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 2760 Cleaning Units.

Since it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the RY142300 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, the Ryobi RY142300 provides great mobility. The robust steel tubing frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the RY142300 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

Because the device weighs just 49 lbs, carrying it around is very easy. As if this lightweight wasn't enough, the device also features two 12" wheels to further improve its ease of use and of transport.

Main Features

Along with the Ryobi RY142300 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 RY142300's automatic soap dilution mechanism. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: The 25 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 convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its metal wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 3 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 

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

Some of the accessories of the Ryobi RY142300

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: With the Ryobi RY142300'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 Ryobi RY142300 also comes with spray gun, wand, pressure hose and power cord.

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The Ryobi RY142300's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Ryobi RY142300 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Reaching a 2300 PSI max pressure output, the Ryobi RY142300 has an expected pressure value, compared to the other electric units in the $255 to $300 price range. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX4601 with 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. If being able to rinse away debris as efficiently as possible is your priority, one of the products with the highest GPM in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX4501, with 1.48 GPM.
  • The RY142300 ranks as below average in terms of Cleaning Units, compared to electric devices in its price range, reaching only a value of 2760 CU (PSI x GPM). 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 Sun Joe SPX4601 and its 3900 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 Ryobi RY142300 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Ryobi RY142300 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 (104°F max.)
PSI2300
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units2760
Motor13 amp
PumpAxial Cam
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)
Unknown
Weight49 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12"
Included accessoriesMetal wand, 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 RY142300 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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