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Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL - 1800 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer

The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1800 PSI and flow of 1.2 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI1800
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units2160
MotorBrushed
PumpAxial Cam
FramePlastic
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankRemovable
Nozzles3-in-1
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft
Hose storageReel
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Unknown
Weight19.8 lbs
Pressure controlVia gun
Wheels2 wheels, solid
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, Control spray gun, high pressure hose, detergent tank, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 3-in-1 nozzle
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years
UPC795711134297

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Description

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In a nutshell, the Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL is a light duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions, and rinsing surfaces
  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces, and removing stubborn stains

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

Power

The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL in use

The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL

Using a 13-amp motor, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of up to 1800 PSI (roughly 30 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). When these values are taken together, they yield a cleaning power of 2160 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric unit, the RE 100 PLUS CONTROL easily starts up with the press of an ON/OFF switch, providing seamless operation. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With a portable design, the Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL stands out for its focus on mobility. The handle adds to the RE 100 PLUS CONTROL convenience of transport.

At just 19.8 lbs, this unit is incredibly lightweight, ensuring hassle-free mobility wherever you need it. The use of an plastic frame helps maintain its lightweight build. Further enhancing its lightweight design, the unit features two solid wheels, streamlining transportation and maneuverability.

Main Features

The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL in use

The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL

Along with the Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, a 3-in-1 nozzle and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a removable tank. Detergent is automatically added to the water when "detergent" is selected on the 3-in-1 nozzle.
  • Pressure hose: With a convenient hose reel, which also improves its lifespan, the unit offers a practical solution for maintaining workspace order, allowing the included 20 ft high-pressure hose to be neatly stored when idle.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included Control spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzle: a 3-in-1 nozzle is included.

    Stihl's 3-in-1 nozzle Stihl's 3-in-1 nozzle offers three spray pattern settings (fan-jet, rotary, and detergent). Selection of a specific spray pattern is made by simply turning off the unit, and rotating the nozzle to the desired setting.

Control Gun

Stihl Control gun

The unit's trigger gun and its control panel

Stihl's Control trigger gun provides you with an easy and convenient way to control pressure when cleaning.

Powered by 2 AAA batteries, it features a button that allows you to easily swap between three different pressure levels. The desired pressure level is then communicated to the motor via radio frequency.

LED indicators illuminate to clearly show you which of the 3 pressure levels is currently selected.

Other Features

  • Onboard storage: The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed at hand.
  • Pressure control: Water pressure can be manually changed, using the adjustable throttle of the trigger gun.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL comes with an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you quickly started. On top of that, you also get power cord, wand, pressure hose, detergent tank, spray gun and nozzle cleaner.

Product Video

The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Featuring 1800 PSI, the Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL achieves a lower pressure value compared to competing electric pressure washers within the $240-300 price category. For those prioritizing maximum water stream power, consider the Westinghouse WPX3200e, boasting 3200 PSI, as a standout performer in this price range.
  • When contrasted with devices in the aforementioned price bracket, this washer and its 1.2 GPM lie at the lower range of attainable water flow. 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 GPW2700, with a GPM of 2.3.
  • Amongst similarly priced electric devices, the 2160 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM) of the RE 100 PLUS CONTROL rank as low. If the highest overall cleaning power is a priority, the Greenworks GPW2700 and its 3240 Cleaning Units are notable for their higher potential cleaning efficiency compared to units in the same price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other electric washers between 2000 and 2500 Cleaning Units, the Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL 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
  • Portable
  • Hose reel
  • Gun with control panel
  • Onboard storage
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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About Stihl

Since revolutionizing the forestry industry in 1926 with the invention of the first two-person electric chainsaw, STIHL has become one of the top-selling brands of outdoor power equipment in the US and around the world. Their ever-growing product line includes gas-powered, corded-electric and battery products. Made in the USA and in China by over 2,000 dedicated employees at their state-of-the-art, dedicated, manufacturing facilities in Virginia Beach, VA, and in Qingdao, STIHL products are sold by local, authorized dealers in over 80 countries.

Warranty Information

The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL 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 Stihl pressure washers, please consult Stihl's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

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