Greenworks Pro Pressure Washer Makes Quick Work of Gross Siding, Concrete, and Brick
We recently got our hands on the GWP2300 Greenworks Pro Pressure Washer. There’s always something to pressure wash around here. With some filthy siding, a dirty car, and some concrete and brickwork that’s been covered with a layer of mold and slime for what seems like an eternity, we took the opportunity to blast some grime back to depths of whence it came.
- Electric motor produces little noise, no emissions, and requires far less maintenance than gas
- Brushless motor extends life and requires less maintenance than a brushed motor
- Nice variety of nozzles to work with
- Small profile is easy to store
- Good flow rate for its class
- Electric pressure washers don’t have the power you can get with gas
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Greenworks Pro Pressure Washer Key Features
The GPW2300 has a 15-amp, brushless motor that kicks out 2.3 gallons per minute at 2300 PSI. From a purely spec-related place, these numbers are very similar to Ryobi’s brushless model.
It might seem strange to put a brushless motor on a corded tool. Even though the runtime isn’t an issue, you get the benefits of longer motor life, no carbon brushes to replace, and better power for the motor size. In fact, Greenworks warranties this motor for 10 years.
The GWP2300 features Smart Flow Technology, which they’ve dubbed “JettFlow”. What does this mean? Essentially, this is a water-pressure sensing technology that responds to the task at hand. Brushless motor requires electronic controls, so Greenworks takes the opportunity to electronically deliver consistent power when you need it.
Turbo Nozzle + 4 Other Nozzles
This pressure washer, like just about every other pressure washer in existence, comes with a variety of pressure washing nozzle tips. A 15° tip for brick and concrete, a 25° tip for siding and PVC, a soaping tip for applying cleaners to surfaces, and a 40° tip for rinsing are all included.
However, the GWP2300 also comes with a rotary turbo nozzle. Granted, this tip isn’t unique to Greenworks, but we haven’t seen a ton of them, and they’re pretty useful. It has an internal rotating tip that sprays a high-pressure tornado of water, and it works really well for those stubborn concrete stains.
- Open Frame Design
- Roll Cage
- 10″ Wheels
- PWMA Certified
- 35′ Power Cord with Inline GCFI
- 25′ Kink-Resistant Hose
Around the shop, we have all sorts of surfaces that could use a good hose down. From moldy siding and green fencing to slimy brickwork and blackened concrete, we couldn’t wait to go to town on all our surfaces. We even decided to give the car a bath. Here’s what we learned:
There are a few benefits to the brushless motor that are worth mentioning. For one thing, you don’t have to fuss with gas and oil. That, in and of itself, has its advantages when it comes to avoiding messes and fumes. It also eliminates carburetor and other gas headaches for homeowners that only need a pressure washer for occasional use.
Another thing that we really appreciate about this brushless setup is that this pressure washer is crazy easy to start up. No horsing around with priming an engine and pull-starting this pressure washer. Basically, all you have to do is plug it in, attach the hoses, kick the water on, and turn the dial to the “on” position. Easy peasy.
We also appreciate the general layout of the Greenworks GWP2300. It has sturdy 10″ wheels connected to an open frame/roll cage. The 25′ hose stores away quickly and easily on the provided wide wire hook, and the power cord rolls up and stores away neatly on the back of the machine. The wand and the nozzles all have their own labeled spots up near the handle, and the nozzles stick securely in place with rubber grommets.
It’s Business Time
We have some fencing around the office that isn’t in the worst shape in the world but has definitely seen some cleaner days. So, we hooked up the 15° tip and went to work. Without too much actual laboring, we blasted off the initial layers of mold and mildew in the first pass.
We also used this tip for some slimy, black bits on our concrete slab as well. There’s something cathartic about watching layers of wash away from the concrete as you restore cleanliness.
We used the 25° tip to wash down some of our metal shop walls. These weren’t in terrible shape in the first place, but a good spring cleaning never hurts. This tip does a good job at blasting away any accumulated dirt from the walls, leaving the metal less dull-looking.
Speaking of things that just need their accumulated layer of dirt and grease rinsed from them, we hooked up the soap tip, poured some car wash soap into the reservoir, and hit Tim’s Caddy with a quick spray of soapy water. Then, we hooked up the 40° tip and rinsed it all off. The good part about this tip is that it has enough power to get through the dirt, but it also doesn’t have so much power that you’ll start spraying away paint and tearing up your trim work.
Pro Tip: If you’re going to use a pressure washer on your car, use the broadest tip you have and start back to avoid damaging the finish.
Finally, we hooked up the turbo nozzle and took it to some stubborn mold and grime accumulating on some of our hardscapes. Within seconds, we were able to watch the years roll off as the black and green gave way to the original red.
To see the Greenworks Pro Pressure Washer in action, check it out on our YouTube page by clicking here.
The Sound and the Fury
One of the highlights of using the Greenworks GWP2300 revolves around the sound levels it generates. While you don’t have the trigger pulled down, the unit basically stays powered down and making no noise whatsoever. Pulling the trigger gives you about a 3-second ramp up time that culminates in a powerful blast from the hose… and not a whole lot of noise from the electric motor.
This is one of the quietest pressure washers we’ve ever had the pleasure of using. While this might not mean too much on quick jobs, our experience with longer jobs is that half the fatigue that comes from pressure washing comes to us by way of our ears. That won’t be an issue here.
The GPW2300 Greenworks Pro Pressure Washer retails for $299. It’s a Lowe’s-exclusive product, so you’ll have to either pick it up at your local store or order it online. It also comes with a 3-year limited warranty on the tool, as well as a 10-year warranty on the motor.
Ryobi’s RY142300 runs with 2300 PSI. However, the work will go a bit slower with its 1.2 GPM flow rate.
The GPW2300 Greenworks Pro Pressure Washer isn’t so much for heavy-duty, day-in, day-out Pro usage (it’s a bit underpowered for commercial projects). However, it’s a great choice for homeowners that have occasional jobs throughout the year and don’t want the hassle, noise, and emissions of a gas model.
Greenworks Pro Pressure Washer Specs
- Model Number: Greenworks GPW2300
- Pressure Rating: 2300 PSI
- Gallons Per Minute: 2.3
- Amperage: 15 Amps
- Hose Length: 25′
- Hose Diameter: 1/4″
- Cord Length: 35′
- Number of Spray Tips: 5
- Wheel Diameter: 10″
- Pump Type: Axial Cam
- Assembled Weight: 45.5 lbs
- Water Temperature: Cold
- CSA Safety Listing: Yes
- PWMA Certified
- Motor Type: Brushless
- Warranty: 3-Year Limited, 10-Year Limited Motor Warranty
- MSRP: $299