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Stihl RE 90 - 1800 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer

The Stihl RE 90 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
Motor13 amp, universal
PumpAxial
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionNo
NozzlesFan jet, Rotary
Onboard storageYes
Hose19 ft
Hose storageHooks
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 13.3 x 11.4 x 33.9 in
Weight23.4 lbs
Pressure controlVia fan-jet nozzle
Wheels2 wheels, solid
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 2 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years
UPC886661398614

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Description

The STIHL RE 90 electric pressure washer provides an easy-to-use solution to help you successfully check off that to-do list. Delivering 1,800 psi of water pressure to quickly and efficiently clean decks, driveways, sidewalks, and more, it comes standard with an adjustable flat-jet nozzle, rotary nozzle and a detergent sprayer to tackle a variety of jobs around the home and garden. (source: Stihl (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Stihl RE 90

The Stihl RE 90 is a light duty pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • precise spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces, reaching elevated areas, and effectively removing stubborn stains
  • applying detergents or chemicals, and rinsing surfaces afterward

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

The Stihl RE 90 in use

The Stihl RE 90

Utilizing a 13-amp universal motor, this machine's axial pump can deliver a pressure of 1800 PSI (around 30 times stronger than a standard garden hose) and a flow rate of up to 1.2 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Thus, the Stihl RE 90 achieves a cleaning power of 2160 Cleaning Units.

The RE 90, an electric washer, gets going swiftly with a simple ON/OFF switch, making startup hassle-free. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

Featuring a portable design and approximate dimensions of D13.3 x W11.4 x H33.9 in, the Stihl RE 90 underscores its dedication to mobility. The handle adds to the RE 90 convenience of transport.

At just 23.4 lbs, this unit is incredibly lightweight, ensuring hassle-free mobility wherever you need it. This is, in part, thanks to its plastic frame, which allows it to remain as lightweight as possible. Complementing its lightweight frame, two solid wheels are integrated, facilitating effortless transportation.

Main Features

The Stihl RE 90 in use

The Stihl RE 90

The Stihl RE 90 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 2 nozzles and a detergent addition feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap addition: Detergent is added to the water at the exit, by attaching the included foam cannon to the end of the wand. The Stihl RE 90 is not equipped with a soap dilution mechanism, and thus, it is up to the user to ensure the detergent’s correct dilution ratio when using it.
  • Pressure hose: With a set of convenient hooks, the unit offers a practical solution for maintaining workspace order, allowing the included 19 ft high-pressure hose to be neatly stored when idle.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzle: 2 nozzles are included. The rotary-jet nozzle can be used to remove stubborn dirt, while the fan-jet nozzle is suitable for cleaning larger surfaces.

Other Features

Some of the accessories of the Stihl RE 90

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with Stihl RE 90's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • Pressure control: Water pressure can be manually changed, by rotating the fan-jet nozzle.
  • 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 Stihl RE 90 comes with pressure hose, power cord, spray gun, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water) and wand.

Product Videos

The Stihl RE 90'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 90 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Stihl RE 90, boasting 1800 PSI, achieves a lower pressure compared to other electric pressure washers in the $150-180 price bracket. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Westinghouse ePX3500 with 2500 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. For those prioritizing effective debris rinsing, one of the top products in this price range is the Westinghouse ePX3500, offering a high flow rate of 1.76 GPM.
  • Featuring 2160 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM) in total, the RE 90 lands within the average cleaning efficiency range for similarly priced electric units. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Craftsman CMEPW2100, which can reach up to 2520 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 90 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
  • Onboard storage
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM 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 90 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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