It’s almost summer time. That means it’s time to clean our decks and patios in preparation for the awesome BBQ parties we’re about to throw. Of course, you can take out the scrubs and buckets to manually clean your outdoor furniture, but where’s the fun in thatInstead, why not pick up a handy electric pressure washer which makes quick work of cleaning tasks of your windows, patio furniture, cars, and driveways
In this article, we’re going to take a look at the highly-regarded Stanley SHP2150 Electric Pressure Washer. Even though the SHP210 model isn’t exactly the “best” pressure washer out there, it does come with reasonable specs that deserve our attention.
Electric-Powered Pressure Washer
Although there are several advantages that electric-powered pressure washers have over gas-powered models (e.g. cost-efficient, quiet operation, fewer maintenance issues), there are several drawbacks to keep in mind. These include the limited cleaning area (35-foot power cord) and limited power (2,150 PSI).
PSI and GPM
The PSI (pressure-per-square-inch) and GPM (gallons/minute) ratings determine how powerful the pressure washer and how much water it uses to provide high-pressure washing capabilities. As its name suggests, the SHP2150 delivers up to 2,150 PSI at 1.4 GPM. For an electric pressure washer, this model provides a generous amount of power at an efficient water-consumption rate (80% less than common garden hoses).
Even though your work area is limited by the 35-foot power cord, you don’t want to purchase a pressure washer that takes energy to carry and move from place to place. This unit is completely lightweight (26 pounds), features a 25-foot long hose so you can leave the unit in one place while you move around, and comes with two wheels and a handle for dragging the unit around with ease.
Nozzles and Foam Cannon
Like other pressure washer models out there, this unit comes with the standard 4-quick connect nozzles and a foam cannon for applying suds to your cars, windows, and outdoor furniture for a squeaky-clean finish. The quick-connect nozzles are 0° (highest pressure for the toughest cleaning tasks), 15° (cleaning and stripping), 25° (all-purpose cleaning), and 40° (cleaning easily damaged surfaces). Connect the want to your foam cannon to apply a thick coating of suds for deep cleaning.
We’re glad to say that this Stanley pressure washer doesn’t come with any assembly issues that jeopardize the unit’s overall performance. However, there are some things worth noting. First of all, this unit has trouble creating pressure when the attached hose is slightly tangled, but simply readjusting the hose fixes the problem.
Secondly, pulling the wand’s trigger less than a second after releasing it creates a cycle where the motor will sound like it’s building up pressure when in reality it isn’t. Once again, there’s a simple fix to this: wait for at least 1 second before pulling the trigger after releasing it. In addition, every component is covered by the manufacturer’s 2-year limited warranty.Related Pressure Washer Articles
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Stanley SHP2150: Bottom Line
This is a great pressure washer for light-duty tasks like cleaning your patio, deck, vehicles, and driveway. Being a light-duty pressure washer means a significant reduction in leaving pockmarks on sensitive furniture and cement driveways, though we recommend exercising caution and using the 40° nozzle if you’re unsure how much pressure to apply to certain stains.
The Stanley SHP2150 Electric Pressure Washer delivers up to 2,150 PSI at 1.4 GPM, putting it among the higher powered and water-efficient electric pressure washers out there.
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