Ryobi RY142300 Pressure Washer Review

The Ryobi RY142300 is the best you can get if you’re looking for an electric-powered residential pressure washer. It’s more expensive than other electric models, but it comes with better components and higher pressure, so it’s well worth the investment.

Man using the Ryobi RY142300 electric pressure washer


Use the table below to get an overview of the Ryobi RY142300. Our review will take a closer look at how everything works, but this should give you an idea of what to expect in terms of cleaning power, features and more.

Power cord35 ft.
Pressure2,300 PSI
Volume1.20 GPM
Cleaning units2,760.00
Wheels12.0 in.
Hose25 ft.
Wand16.0 in.
Nozzles15°, soap, turbo
Dimensions23.5 x 21.0 x 21.0 in.
Weight49.0 lbs
Warranty3 years


The RY142300 can be unboxed and ready to use in about 10 minutes. Barely any assembly is required, and you don’t need any extra tools to complete the process (however, it’s helpful to have a box cutter to remove the packing materials).

In the box, you’ll find the following items:

  • (1) Ryobi RY142300 electric pressure washer
  • (1) High-pressure hose (25 ft.)
  • (1) Front-entry spray gun
  • (1) Steel wand (16”)
  • (3) Quick-connect nozzles (15°, soap, turbo)
  • (1) Instruction manual

The pressure washer comes out of the box in two pieces: the base (i.e. the lower part of the frame that holds the motor and pump) and the handle. To connect the two, the handle simply slides onto the base and secures into place with two built-in snap buttons.

From there, the accessories can be put together and mounted in the dashboard at the top of the handle. Screw the wand onto the spray gun; then, the spray gun sits in the plastic holster on the right, the hose hangs from the velcro strap on the back and the nozzles are held in the rubber grommets along the top. The large plastic hanger on the left is for the power cord.


The RY142300 is built well considering electric pressure washers usually have cheap, plastic components. In fact, it looks more like a gas unit with its aluminum tube frame, oversized wheels and hefty motor. It’s bigger and heavier as a result, but the added weight is nice because it stays planted on the ground.

Ryobi RY142300 electric pressure washer

Ryobi RY142300

The RY142300 has a 95% recommendation rate (based on 4,000+ verified reviews from three sources). It’s the best-selling electric pressure washer at Home Depot and a favorite among many third parties.

With 2,300 PSI at 1.2 GPM, it’s one of the most powerful electric units in the residential category (some competing products claim higher numbers, but few have PWMA certified performance). It’s still not as strong as gas power (these average around 3,000 PSI), but for standard home use, it’ll do just fine.

To elaborate, this should be enough pressure to clean most houses, decks or driveways. However, if you have a project with tougher conditions, like a driveway with 10-year-old oil stains, don’t expect to wipe everything away with one pass. There’s an onboard detergent tank to help in situations like these, but sometimes, it does come down to power.

Output aside, the real selling point is the brushless induction motor and axial cam pump. Compared to the common universal motor and wobble pump, these are more heavy-duty, so they will run smoother and last longer, even with more frequent use. This also explains the almost-$300 price tag; you’re not paying for the higher pressure, you’re investing in a more reliable product.

As for accessories, the included spray gun, wand, hose and nozzles are pretty good. They aren’t the best in the business, but they are certainly better than other electric models. The power cord is particularly notable because the GFCI is inline, meaning the plug is a normal size and can fit into any outlet.


The RY142300 doesn’t have any problems that we consider dealbreakers, but there are a few small drawbacks and design flaws that are worth mentioning for the sake of transparency:

  • The wheels are a little wobbly. You don’t notice this too much because the wheels are so big (they’re actually the largest on any electric pressure washer), but the hubs have some play and there’s no way to tighten them.
  • The detergent tank is opaque and can’t be easily removed. This means you can’t see how much detergent is left, and if you want to swap solutions mid-use, you have to unscrew the tank from the frame.
  • Only three nozzles are included. You’re not losing any practicality here because the turbo nozzle is a good upgrade, but the lack of a wide fan is questionable when there are many rinse-focused jobs like car washing.

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to some of the most common questions about the Ryobi RY142300. For additional help, you can reach out to us at any time, but in some cases, you may need to contact Ryobi directly.

Is Ryobi a good pressure washer brand?

Ryobi is currently the #1 pressure washer brand based on annual sales, according to Traqline, a market research company. They also have the most customer reviews, with the highest average review rating.

Read more about them and see alternatives in our guide to pressure washer brands.

Where is the RY142300 made?

All Ryobi pressure washers are made in China, including the RY142300. However, we’ve hardly seen any customers complain about manufacturing defects.

Does the RY142300 leak?

No, the RY142300 does not have any problems with water leaking from the pump or any of the included accessories. The fittings are very secure and made of brass, rather than plastic.

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  • Brushless induction motor (120V, 13A)
  • Axial cam pump
  • 25 ft. hose, 16″ wand and 3 nozzles
  • 128 oz. onboard detergent tank
  • 3-year warranty
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  • 2,300 PSI and 1.2 GPM
  • Brushless induction motor (120V, 15A)
  • Axial cam pump
  • 25 ft. hose, 16″ wand and 5 nozzles
  • 128 oz. onboard detergent tank
  • Warranty varies by part (3-10 years)
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Greenworks GPW2700

  • 2,700 PSI and 1.2 GPM
  • Brushless induction motor (120V, 15A)
  • Axial cam pump
  • 25 ft. hose, 16″ wand and 5 nozzles
  • 128 oz. onboard detergent tank
  • Warranty varies by part (3-10 years)