RYOBI 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer Review

Updated 3/8/2023

The Ryobi 1600 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer is among the best Ryobi pressure washers today!

Pressure washers have become a more frequent purchase for those living in residential areas.

Electric pressure washers come in many shapes and sizes, but this one is just right for residents of suburban homes.

Ryobi has been making cleaning equipment for some time now, and they specialize in tools that increase efficiency and power.

Basically, the Ryobi 1600 PSI Pressure Washer has nearly everything you could want in a pressure washer.

Here’s why…

Ryobi 1600 PSI Pressure Washer Features

Ryobi 1,600-PSI 1.2-GPM Electric Pressure Washer (Model RY141612)
  • Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories


The Ryobi pressure washer has a 13-Amp electric motor and can generate 1600 PSI of pressure.

The pressure on this washer is pretty much guaranteed to make quick work of any surfaces in and around the home.

You can clean your fences and decks as well as patios and concrete walls.

You can easily clean up any motorbikes, cars, or hard surfaces with a pressure of 1600 PSI.

However, you won’t get far with trucks or trailers. It can reduce the lifespan of the pressure washer if you do that.


You get three nozzles with the Ryobi 1600 PSI Pressure Washer; 15-degree, turbo, and soap. The 15-degree is used for most surfaces.

The turbo is used for stubborn stains. The electric pressure washer has about ¼ gallon of detergent in the tank for use.

You can also try these other nozzles to help you clean better:

All-in-One Nozzle

The all-in-one nozzle lets you switch between applications without stopping the cleaner.

After installing the nozzle, you can switch between 5 different nozzle types by turning the adjustment collar.

Water Broom

The water broom basically does what its name says; it uses water to “sweep up” and pressure-wash the dirt away.

You can clean decks, driveways, the poolside, and even your garage! The entire process is swift and smooth.


There are two models for the extension nozzle, the 9-foot and 18-foot model. You can use these models to hit hard-to-reach places, like corners or the ceiling.

Pressure Control Valve

You can adjust the pressure with this valve without turning the motor off. Low pressure is used to clean windows, and high pressure is used for fences and hard surfaces like concrete.

Ryobi Customer Service

Ryobi is known for its customer service after sales. I’ve found them to be quite responsive whenever I’ve wanted a replacement for a part of a tool.

They have a social channel to communicate with customers to find any device or spare part needed.

They’re particularly helpful to beginners since they’ve got a lot of buying guides and helpful videos.

Finally, the warranty for the Ryobi 1600 PSI Pressure Washer is fantastic.

You get a three-year warranty on the pressure washer and a 2-year warranty on the engines and motors.

There is also a 30-day risk-free guarantee on the washer! Although the chances of needing that are fairly slim, this pressure washer is incredibly simple to maintain.

What We Like

The thing we love most about the Ryobi 1600 PSI Pressure Washer is how lightweight and portable it is. You can carry it to any place inside or outside your house without getting winded.

It weighs about 20 lbs after you add the cleaning agents. Hence, you can take it out to your yard or bring it up to your upstairs bathroom.

It’s also very compact. You can store it anywhere in the home. It comes with onboard accessory storage, so you don’t need to find different places to put any nozzles or pipes. It disassembles pretty quickly as well.

The Ryobi 1600 PSI Pressure Washer is great for removing those stubborn stains. If you haven’t got anything that’ll take industrial strength to scrape off, you needn’t worry.

Any gunk in your driveway or garage can be made quick work of. The same goes for any mess in the doghouse or your bathroom.

Another great addition to the machinery is the extended high-pressure hose. If you have a particularly large area to clean up, you needn’t worry.

You can plug it into the nearest socket and freely walk over to the site that needs cleaning.

Finally, the quick-connect nozzles are a pleasure to use. You can throw the entire thing together in a few minutes and be ready to clean.

Since you already have very little material to lug around, this is a bonus.

What We Don’t Like

There are a few cons to speak of here, but thankfully, they’re not deal-breakers.

First, the PSI offered on the Ryobi 1600 PSI Pressure Washer isn’t high enough to get rid of extremely stubborn stains.

Hence, if you have something that’s been festering in a corner for a decade or so, you may need more power.

The washer has no wheels to move it around while you’re cleaning. If the long hose had not compensated for that, it probably would’ve been inconvenient.

Also, the pressure settings could have a better adjustment mechanism. Currently, they can’t be adjusted until the nozzles are switched.

There’s the noise problem too that I’m sure you’ve found to be the amongst all electric pressure washers.

Although quieter than even the best gas pressure washers, the electric washers still make a decent amount of noise, which some people won’t find pleasant.

Unfortunately, that’s just the price you’ll have to pay when it comes to pressure washers.  

Finally, the price may turn some people off. There are cheaper alternatives to the Ryobi out there, but truthfully, they probably aren’t as efficient or effective.

Final Verdict

Overall, the Ryobi 1600 PSI Pressure Washer is an excellent product for residential cleaning. It doesn’t require any learning to get it working and can get stains off any hard surfaces.

The Ryobi 1600 PSI pressure washer, despite certain limitations, will clean any home surface well!

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