PowRyte Elite 2100 PSI 1.8 GPM Electric Pressure Washer Review
PowRyte is a major cleaning tools manufacturer coming out of China. This company has been in the game for more than a decade and has proven its value by selling over $20 million worth of products annually. One of their most popular lines of power-cleaning tools is their electric pressure washers. Although the company has been in business for quite some time, they’re not really considered a giant in the pressure washer manufacturing game, but their products have been receiving a consistent flow of positive reviews. One such product is the Elite 2100 PSI which provides ample power for every outdoor cleaning project. Let’s take a quick look at the beauty of this machine.
PSI and GPM
At any given time, the Elite 2100 has the ability to deliver up to 2,100 PSI of pressurized water. What’s amazing is that it hardly uses any water in doing so. Rated at only 1.8 GPM of water usage, you’ll end up saving tremendous amounts of money in the long run compared to running a traditional 24-plus-GPM garden hose.
Unlike so many pressure models on the market, the Elite 2100 doesn’t require attaching easy-to-lose quick-connect nozzles to adjust the force of water jets, but instead you simply twist the end of the nozzle to adjust the flow rate and pressure from between 0° (high-pressure, pencil-like precision) and 40° (low-pressure, spread-out spray).
Extra Turbo Nozzle
In addition to the twisting 0°-to-40° adjustable nozzle, you also get a highly concentrated 0° turbo nozzle. The main difference is that the turbo nozzle sprays out a pencil-like spray of water that orbits 360°. This nozzle is designed to help users eliminate dirt from hard surfaces, and it does it in much less time than the adjustable pressure nozzle. When using this nozzle, be sure that you’re standing at least two feet away from the surface you’re spraying as not to destroy anything with its stinging spray.
Total Stop System
One common mistake among first-time pressure washer users is that they run the motor of the machine for long periods without intermittent breaks. Although it’s a rare occurrence, this can lead to overheating and eventual breakdown. Fortunately, newer pressure washer models, the Elite 2100 included, come with an insurance policy to prevent self-inflicted damage. The Total Stop System turns the pump off as soon as the trigger on the wand is released. When the system kicks in, the machine will no longer needlessly pressurize water, effectively saving energy and reducing water consumption.
Hose and Power Cord Length
Although electric pressure washers are portable machines, you can only travel as far away from an electrical outlet as the unit’s power cord and pressure hose allow. The Elite 2100 features a long 35-foot power cord and 20-foot hose, giving you around 55-feet of travel distance away from an outlet. You can always improve portability with the help of an extension cord but be sure that the extension cord is safe for outdoor use.
The ability to draw in and spray soap on any surface is important in a pressure washer since it’s one of the only ways to ensure that a surface is clear of greasy residue. The Elite 2100 comes with a 0.21-gallon tank for holding onto liquid soap. It may not seem like much, but when using this machine, you’ll realize that a little bit of soap can really go a long way.
It’s extremely important that the pressure washer is able to move where you move. Of course, with a long extension cord, you can partially solve the problem of a limited range of movement, but there will be times where you need to take the machine to different places on your yard or driveway. The Elite 2100 comes with two durable 16-inch wheels for gliding across all sorts of surfaces and terrains. The long handle also helps in taking the unit with you wherever you go.
PowRyte Elite: Final Remarks
Overall, the PowRyte Elite 2100 is a great electric pressure washer that provides a ton of value for its relatively cheap price tag. One of the only drawbacks of this machine is that it uses 1.8 GPM of water which is much less than a traditional garden hose but considerably more than other 2,000-plus-PSI pressure washer models currently available. One thing we like about this unit is that it comes with a powerful orbiting 0° nozzle for pushing away dirt and grime.
Other than that, there’s really nothing that’s too unique about this product, but it’s still an excellent, high-performance pressure washer that will provide value – and fun – for years.