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Ryobi 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer Review 2023 – Pros, Cons & Final Verdict

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Review Summary

Our Final Verdict

We give Ryobi 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Editor Rating: 4.8/5
Build Quality: 4.8/5
Power: 5/5
Features: 4.7/5
Price: 5/5

The Ryobi 1600-PSI Electric Pressure Washer is ideal for those looking for a powerful but portable compact pressure washer. Perfect for swift cleaning of driveways, patios, paths, bikes, decks, and more. Its compact size means easy storage, an especially important benefit for those with limited space.

This is a medium-duty pressure washer, so it’s not ideal for anyone looking for maximum power. That said, it’s still a very powerful pressure washer, capable of handling most cleaning jobs around the house.

Ryobi is known for producing high-quality pressure washers and has several models on the market, with the 1600-PSI being one of its most popular models yet, largely due to its portability, power, and ease of use.

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Ryobi 1600-PSI Pressure Washer – A Quick Look

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Great value for money
  • Comes with quick change nozzles, including a Turbo Nozzle
  • Powerful
  • Environmentally friendly (electric instead of gas)
  • Doesn’t have wheels


Brand Name Ryobi
Model 1600-PSI
Width 9.5 inches
Length 12.5 inches
Height 10 inches
Product Weight 16.38 lbs.
Hose Length 25 feet
Maximum Pressure 1600 Pound per Square Inch

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Ryobi 1600-PSI Pressure Washer – The Details

Quick Connect Nozzles

The Ryobi 1600-PSI Pressure Washer comes complete with 3 interchangeable nozzles that attach using a quick-connect mechanism. Rather than fiddling with screwing on the nozzles, simply push and click them into place.

The nozzles included are:

  • 15-degree Nozzle – Good for cleaning dirt and debris from most surfaces.
  • Soap Nozzle – For when detergent is needed.
  • Turbo Nozzle – For blasting off stubborn dirt and stains.

For those who’d like a little more control over the pressure washer’s spray patterns, Ryobi sells a 5-in-1 Pressure Washer Nozzle.

This handy nozzle will let you switch easily between the following spray patterns:

  • 0-degree Spray
  • 25-degree Spray
  • 40-degree Spray
  • Long-range Soap Spray
  • Short-range Soap Spray


This model of Ryobi pressure washer generates 1,600 PSI of pressure, using a 13-Amp electric motor. This is more than enough to blast dirt and debris off decks, fencing, windows, patios, walls, and even your car.

It may struggle with larger and more dirtied surfaces, however, like trucks and trailers. All in all, for an environmentally yet powerful option, the 1600 PSI does a great job.

Warranty and Customer Service

The Ryobi 1600-PSI Pressure Washer comes with a 3-year limited warranty. The warranty does not cover products that have been misused, neglected, or damaged accidentally, but if it stops working within that period due to faults, Ryobi will repair or replace the pressure washer free of charge.

Ryobi makes it easy to access customer support via live chat through the company website, where you can also locate your nearest service center and order replacement parts.


By far one of the best-liked features of the Ryobi 1600-PSI is its size, weight, and portability. Being compact, you can store this pressure washer in a cupboard or a small corner of your garage. It’s also compact and light enough to carry with you on trips away if needed.

That said, the higher-priced Ryobi 1900 PSI Electric Pressure Washer features back wheels and a handle for easy portability, features missing from the Ryobi 1600 PSI.

On the other hand, the Ryobi 1900 is around 5 lbs. heavier, so perhaps it makes sense for that model to have wheels.

In comparison, Ryobi’s 1600-PSI Pressure Washer weighs just over 16 lbs. or, as a frame of reference, just over 2 gallons of milk.

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Are there multiple PSI (pressure) settings?

There is only one pressure setting for this model. However, the pressure can be adjusted depending on which nozzle you use, and the distance at which you stand from the surface you’re washing.

There are 3 nozzles included with this pressure washer. If you’re not sure how much pressure you’ll need, we recommend you start with the 15-degree nozzle. Then, if you need more pressure, try the turbo nozzle.

How long is the power cord?

The Ryobi 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer comes with a 35-foot-long, GFCI-protected power cord.

Can I use this model to wash my car?

Yes, the 1600 PSI is ideal for washing cars. As with any pressure washer, you should use care when washing vehicles. If you’re unsure about the pressure, make sure you start with the 15-degree nozzle. Once you’re confident you need more pressure, you can switch to the turbo nozzle.

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What the Users Say

We went ahead and took a look at what buyers of the Ryobi 1600 PSI had to say. Overall, most users are pleasantly surprised at the performance of this little pressure washer.

There are a few accounts of customers taking home pressure washers that appear faulty from the onset, however, in all cases, these customers report that Ryobi were happy to replace the product and resolve the problem in a timely, and polite fashion.

By far, this model’s most commonly praised feature is its compact nature and the fact that it is light and easy to move around. Customers report that its size makes this pressure washer ideal for jobs around the house, such as cleaning cars, patios, and decks.

The general consensus is that this powerful pressure washer is easy to use, easy to store, and offers great value for money.

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The Ryobi 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer is a good option for anyone looking for an easy-to-store, user-friendly pressure washer. It comes with 3 “quick-connect” push-and-click nozzles, and while you can’t change the pressure setting, the Turbo nozzle achieves a more powerful spray.

At the price point that Ryobi sells this product for, it’s difficult to find anything to complain about—and it’s not just us, most users say the same thing. However, if we were to wish for additional features, they would probably include those set of wheels and handle that the higher model offers, for even easier transportation.

Featured Image Credit: Ryobi, Amazon

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