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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:

  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions
  • intense cleaning of hard surfaces

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 Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL in use

The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL

The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL's axial cam pump, powered by a 13 amp motor, can provide a pressure of up to 1800 PSI (approximately 30 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL thus has a cleaning power of 2160 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric pressure washer, the Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL'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

With its portable design, the Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the RE 100 PLUS CONTROL convenience of transport.

Because the device weighs just 19.8 lbs, carrying it around is very easy. It is lightweight, partly thanks to its plastic frame. A set of two solid wheels also improves the ease of transport of the device.

Main Features

The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL in use

The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL

The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, a 3-in-1 nozzle and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a removable tank. Detergent is automatically added to the water when "detergent" is selected on the 3-in-1 nozzle.
  • Pressure hose: The included 20 ft high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to a convenient hose reel, which also improves its lifespan.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included Control spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • 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's handy storage area lets you store nozzles and accessories, and thus, you’ll be always prepared and have everything necessary for the job 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: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL also comes with detergent tank, wand, nozzle cleaner, pressure hose, spray gun and power cord.

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.

  • The Stihl RE 100 PLUS CONTROL, which can achieve a PSI of up to 1800, falls behind the other electric pressure washers in the $240 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 Westinghouse WPX3000e 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 you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Greenworks GPW2700, that can deliver up to 2.3 GPM.
  • The RE 100 PLUS CONTROL ranks as below average in terms of Cleaning Units, compared to electric devices in its price range, reaching only a value of 2160 CU (PSI X GPM). If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Ryobi RY143011, which can reach up to 3300 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current 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 expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its cleaning power range, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Portable
  • Hose reel
  • Gun with control panel
  • Onboard storage
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • 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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