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Stanley SHP1600 Spec Review

The Stanley SHP1600 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1600 PSI and flow of 1.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Stanley SHP1600 1600PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Stanley SHP1600 1600PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Stanley SHP1600 1600PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Stanley SHP1600 1600PSI Electric Pressure Washer
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Description

The STANLEY® SHP 1600 is our most compact electric pressure washer we make. Cleaning power comes from a universal motor and tri-axial pressure washer pump delivering 1,600 PSI of adjustable cleaning power that you can use to quickly blast away dirt, mold and grime to reveal a fresh clean look. (source: Stanley (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Stanley SHP1600

In a nutshell, the Stanley SHP1600 is a light duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Stanley SHP1600 in use

The Stanley SHP1600

The Stanley SHP1600's axial pump, powered by a 12 amp motor, can provide a pressure of up to 1600 PSI (approximately 27 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.3 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). The Stanley SHP1600 thus has a cleaning power of 2080 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the SHP1600 gets easily started by a simple 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 D11 x W10 x H18 in, the Stanley SHP1600 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the SHP1600 convenience of transport.

The unit can be very easily carried around, as it weighs just 15 lbs. This is, in part, thanks to its plastic frame, which allows it to remain as lightweight as possible. To further improve its transportability and ease of use, the unit also features a set of two solid wheels.

Main Features

The Stanley SHP1600 in use

The Stanley SHP1600

The Stanley SHP1600's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose and a detergent addition feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap addition: Detergent is added to the water at the exit, by attaching the included foam cannon to the end of the wand. It must be noted that the Stanley SHP1600 doesn’t come with a soap dilution mechanism. Therefore, you must always make sure that your detergent is correctly diluted.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 20 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its versatile wand. The adjustable wand lets you adjust the spray pattern and intensity for each task, by twisting the spray nozzle at the far end of the wand.

Other Features

  • Total Stop System (TSS): This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
  • 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 Stanley SHP1600 comes with foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), spray gun, nozzle cleaner, wand, pressure hose and power cord.

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The Stanley SHP1600's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Stanley SHP1600 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 1600 PSI, the Stanley SHP1600 is one of the electric products that can produce the highest water pressure, in the $50 to $80 price range.
  • As this washer can produce a flow of water of 1.3 GPM (gallons per minute), it is average in terms of water volume for the above-mentioned price range. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Sun Joe SPX1000 has the highest GPM of 1.45.
  • The SHP1600, which reaches up to 2080 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) is one of the most efficient, in comparison to its similarly priced counterparts.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2000 and 2500 Cleaning Units, the Stanley SHP1600 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
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism

Do you own the Stanley SHP1600 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold
PSI1600
GPM1.3
Cleaning Units2080
Motor12 amp
PumpAxial
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionNo
NozzlesN/A
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 11 x 10 x 18 in
Weight15 lbs
WheelsNo
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, adjustable wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord
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.

About Stanley

Founded in 1843 by Frederick Stanley in New Britain, Connecticut, Stanley has become one of the most famous names in hand tools worldwide. The Stanley Works company merged with Black & Decker in March 2010 to form Stanley Black & Decker. Building on its reputation for the quality and reliability of its manual hand tools, the company has also branched out into electric tools and outdoor power equipment, such as pressure washers and wet-dry vacuums. By using technology and innovation, the company is committed to the continued production of quality products in an environmentally sustainable way.

Warranty Information

The Stanley SHP1600 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 Stanley pressure washers, please consult Stanley's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-508-1330.

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