You may already be familiar with the WORX Hyroshot power cleaner, but WORX has upped the cleaning power with the addition of two new pressure washers to its lineup of outdoor power equipment. Every homeowner could use a pressure washer to help make quick work of cleaning decks, patios, retaining walls, driveways, outdoor steps, garage floors, siding, windows, and more. WORX provided me with a WORX 13 Amp, 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer in order to facilitate review. I put it to the test cleaning a brick retaining wall, part of my brick house, aggregate driveway, and a bit of the wood garden bed borders. I will share the results with before and after photos.
WORX 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer Review
The WORX 1600PSI Electric Pressure washer comes in a large box in just a few parts for very easy assembly.
The wheeled cart comes in two pieces and the handle easily slides on the bottom portion and connects with metal latches that press down and pop up in the notches to hold very firmly in place. The the pressure washer hose plugs into the the gun handle and the wand attaches the gun handle as well. Last, you attach the nozzle of choice by depressing the brass ring on the wand, inserting the nozzle, and pushing the ring back into place. The pressure washer is then fully assembled.
WORX WG604 Pressure Washer Specifications:
- Max Pressure: 2240 MAX psi
- Rated Pressure: 1600 psi
- Power Input 13A
- MAX Flow Rate 1.93 MAX GPM
- Rated Flow Rate 1.3 GPM
- Unit Weight 29.1 lbs
- Unit Measurements 35 in.H x 20 in.W x 25.75 in.D.
- Hose Length 25 ft.
- Cord Length 35 ft.
- 4 Nozzles (Turbo Nozzle, 25° Nozzle, 40° Nozzle, Soap Nozzle)
- Wheeled cart with onboard hose reel, soap tank, accessory slots, wand holster, and integrated cord-wrap for organized storage.
- 3 YEAR WARRANTY
- Instruction Booklet- read safety information before operating
You can learn more or buy one at worx.com
When you are ready to use the pressure washer on a job, you will need to select the right nozzle for the job. You need to consider the pressure washer nozzle that has higher cleaning power but is still gentle enough to do the job.
About WORX Pressure Washer Nozzles:
The WORX 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer, item WG604, comes with four nozzles: Turbo Nozzle, 25° Nozzle, 40° Nozzle, and Soap Nozzle. The various pressure washer nozzles make it suitable for cleaning a wide variety of things from vehicles to concrete.
Which pressure washer nozzle do I use?
Always test the pressure washer nozzle on an area with low visibility to make sure no damage occurs (like stripping of paint) from the blast of high pressure water. You may want to start with the gentler nozzles and see if they do the trick or if you need to try a more powerful pressure nozzle. Start at least 18 inches away from the surface as you test how it reacts.
- Use the big black turbo nozzle for tough jobs like washing concrete driveways, steps and front porches.
- Use the 25º green nozzle for all purpose household pressure washing. I used this nozzle for my brick and aggregate cleaning.
- Use the 40º white nozzle and use at a safe distance for sensitive jobs, such as washing windows or siding.
- Use the soap nozzle to lather up vehicles, boats, bicycles, and patio furniture.
To use the WORX pressure washer, you just plug in the electric cord to a power source and screw your water hose into the machine. When you are ready to start using the pressure washer, turn on the water source and then turn on the motor.
WORX Electric Pressure Washer Review Results With Before And After Photos
For my first WORX pressure washer project, I chose a brick retaining wall that abuts my brick house. This meant that while the brick wall was the focus of my project, I also got to test the electric pressure washer out on my aggregate driveway, part of the brick house itself, and some of the garden bed timbers.
I wasn’t sure if I should use the soap nozzle first to help combat the mildew build up. I chose the 25º green nozzle for my project and figured I would test it and if it worked, proceed without pressure washer soap and soaking first.
The 25º green nozzle worked perfectly for the job so I just stuck with that. I worked the nozzle spray slowly up and down from the top of the brick wall down to the bottom. Once I was down with a section, I would go back and spot treat the areas I missed or that were stubborn. The green mildew washed away and showed very dramatic results. I honestly wasn’t even aware how dirty it was until I started cleaning! Once I had done the wall with good results, I did the part of the brick house that abuts the wall using extra care to keep a good distance and be gentle.
I did the aggregate drive that the wall sits atop in sections to match the wall parts of the wall that were done.. The results were again dramatic as it washed away the grime that has built up over the years. I worked in long strips to the side and away from the base of the wall so that if any pebble happened to break free it would be blown away from me.
It took me about an hour one day to get half done. And an hour the next day to finish up. I got pretty wet and grimy while I was working.
Finally, I power washed the tips of the flower bed timbers that were exposed. The tips were pretty grimy and took several goings over but the flat part of the board came immediately clean with each swipe.
My final WORX pressure washer review of the 1600 PSI electric unit is that it is plenty powerful enough to conquer all your household cleaning needs. It is also easy enough for a me to use as a first time pressure washer user. The wheeled cart stores everything neatly and rolls easily along with you as your project progresses. I am very happy with the WORX electric pressure washer.
You can get one for yourself at your local home improvement store, at the WORX website (link above) or through amazon. Share your project photos at #familyfocusblog and #worx!