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Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX Spec Review

The Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1500 PSI and flow of 1.2 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX 1500PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX 1500PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX 1500PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX 1500PSI Electric Pressure Washer
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Description

When grime gets the upper hand, fight back against your toughest home, outdoor and auto cleaning tasks with SPX2598-MAX. Combining the power of gas with the performance of an electric, MAX is made for those who expect the most out of their machines. (source: Sun Joe (opens in a new tab))
Note: Sun Joe claims that this unit provides 2000 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 1500 PSI and the flow is 1.2 GPM.

Zoom on the Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX

In a nutshell, the Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX is a light duty pressure washer that allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces

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

Power

The Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX in use

The Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX

With a 13 amp motor, its axial (wobble plate) pump delivers a pressure of 1500 PSI (roughly 25 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM, resulting in the Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX's cleaning power of 1800 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric pressure washer, the Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX'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 Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the SPX2598-MAX convenience of transport.

The unit can be very easily carried around, as it weighs just 15.8 lbs. Among other factors, the plastic frame plays a role in this light weight. On top of its light weight, the transportability and easy of use of this model is further improved by the addition of two wheels.

Main Features

The Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX in use

The Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX

Along with the Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 3 nozzles and a detergent addition feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap addition: Detergent is added to the water at the exit, by attaching the included foam cannon to the end of the gun. The foam cannon features a dial to allow you to manually choose the detergent dilution ratio.
  • 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: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 3 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 



15°

40°
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with caution

Note: The shape of the nozzles above is for illustration purposes only and may differ.
Red cross: Not recommended. Green check: Suitable. Orange check: Use with caution.

Other Features

  • Onboard storage: The Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: The Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX 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 foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), power cord, nozzle cleaner, pressure hose, spray gun and wand.

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The Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX'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 SPX2598-MAX compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX and its 1500 PSI, ranks amongst electric pressure washers with a comparably low pressure output, considering the units that cost between $100 and $150. 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 Realm BIOP with a PSI of 2400.
  • 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 being able to rinse away debris as efficiently as possible is your priority, one of the products with the highest GPM in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX3200, with 1.76 GPM.
  • Amongst similarly priced electric devices, the 1800 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) of the SPX2598-MAX rank as low. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Realm BY02-BCMT and its 3675 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced 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 SPX2598-MAX 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
  • Onboard storage
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Sun Joe SPX2598-MAX 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.)
PSI1500
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units1800
Motor13 amp
PumpAxial (wobble plate)
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionAdjustable
Nozzles0°, 15°, 40°
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
N/A
Weight15.8 lbs
Wheels2 wheels
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 3 nozzles
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 SPX2598-MAX 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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