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Sun Joe SPX2597 Spec Review

The Sun Joe SPX2597 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1450 PSI and flow of 1.24 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Sun Joe SPX2597 1450PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Sun Joe SPX2597 1450PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Sun Joe SPX2597 1450PSI Electric Pressure Washer
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  • $79.99 - October 30, 2020
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  • Highest Price: $99.00 - July 15, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $79.99 - October 30, 2020

Description

Meet the newest weapon in the war on grime: introducing SPX2597 from Sun Joe, with next-generation grime-fighting technology in one powerful, compact portable pressure washer. Packed with 14.5-amps of pure cleaning power, SPX2597 is just the right size to take everywhere you go when you want to blast away stubborn gunk, grease grime. (source: Sun Joe (opens in a new tab))
Note: Sun Joe claims that this unit provides 1900 PSI and 1.6 GPM. In fact, the stated PSI value is only at the initial trigger pull, while the stated GPM value is with a nozzle opened to the lowest pressure. Under a typical load, the working pressure is 1450 PSI and the flow is 1.24 GPM.

Zoom on the Sun Joe SPX2597

The Sun Joe SPX2597, a light duty pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces

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

Power

The Sun Joe SPX2597 in use

The Sun Joe SPX2597

Its axial (wobble plate) pump, which utilizes a 14.5 amp motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 1450 PSI (almost 24 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.24 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 1798 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the SPX2597 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 D14.2 x W12.1 x H31.7 in, the Sun Joe SPX2597 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the SPX2597 convenience of transport.

With a weight of only 16.8 lbs, the unit is very easy to carry around. This is, in part, thanks to its plastic frame, which allows it to remain as lightweight as possible. On top of its light weight, the transportability and easy of use of this model is further improved by the addition of two 5.8" wheels.

Main Features

Along with the Sun Joe SPX2597 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a removable 0.26 gal tank. It must be noted that the Sun Joe SPX2597 doesn’t come with a soap dilution mechanism. Therefore, you must always make sure that your detergent is correctly diluted. Detergent is automatically added to the water when the unit is set to low pressure mode and to the 'Fan Spray' pattern.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 20 ft high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its versatile wand. Sun Joe's adjustable wand removes the need for different nozzles. By turning the pressure adjustment knob, it is possible to easily change the water pressure from an intense, 0° jet spray to a gentle, 45° fan spray.

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: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Sun Joe SPX2597 also comes with power cord, spray gun, wand, pressure hose and nozzle cleaner.

Product Video

The Sun Joe SPX2597's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Sun Joe SPX2597 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With a maximum pressure output of 1450 PSI, the Sun Joe SPX2597 finds itself in the expected pressure range among electric units that cost between $60 and $90. In case you are looking for a device with the highest possible power of its water stream, one of the top achievers in this price range is the WEN PW19 with a PSI of 2000.
  • This washer, with a GPM of 1.24 (gallons per minute) has a somewhat lower water flows value compared to 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 WEN PW19, that can deliver up to 1.6 GPM.
  • With the SPX2597's 1798 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), its cleaning efficiency range may be considered average, compared to electric units of similar price. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the WEN PW19 and its 3200 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 1500 and 2000 Cleaning Units, the Sun Joe SPX2597 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low GPM for the price

Do you own the Sun Joe SPX2597 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI1450
GPM1.24
Cleaning Units1798
Motor14.5 amp
PumpAxial (wobble plate)
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank0.26 gal, removable
Soap dilutionNo
NozzlesN/A
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageNo
Hose20 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 14.2 x 12.1 x 31.7 in
Weight16.8 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀5.8"
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, adjustable wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 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 Sun Joe

Sun Joe is the brand that the parent Snow Joe Company uses to market its line of summertime outdoor power equipment. Founded in 1994 in Edison, NJ, Snow Joe + Sun Joe has consistently supplied do-it-yourselfers with quality corded electric and battery-powered tools for home and gardening needs. The company strives to be ecologically friendly and prides itself on innovation and low-cost solutions. Their range of products includes snow throwers, lawn mowers, pressure washers, and trimmers. The design team is located in Carlstadt, NJ, while the manufacturing facilities are located in China, India, Taiwan, Japan, as well as in the USA.

Warranty Information

The Sun Joe SPX2597 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 Sun Joe pressure washers, please consult Sun Joe's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-SNOWJOE (866-766-9563).

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