Ryobi RY18PW22A Review – Pressure Washer

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Ryobi RY18PW22A

8.9

Performance

8.4/10

Accessories/Features

8.0/10

Durability

9.8/10

Value

9.4/10

Warranty/Support

8.8/10

Pros

  • Can draw from any static water source
  • Comes with a 3 in 1 nozzle, providing great versatility
  • ONE+ battery power share ability
  • Option to buy as a bare tool or with included battery
  • Lightweight and portable

Cons

  • Few accessories included as standard, although can be purchased as optional extras

Summary

Ryobi RY18PW22A Pressure Washer Review

Ryobi offers a range of corded pressure washers and these are great if you’re cleaning the car or the patio, for example. But that power cord does nothing but tie you down, so if it’s versatile and portable cleaning you’re after, you need something that is up for the challenge. The great news is that as well as their electric corded range of pressure washers, which certainly have a lot to offer, Ryobi also brings us the Ryobi RY18PW22A, a cordless power washer that is designed with convenience and portability in mind.

In this review, we’re looking at the Ryobi RY18PW22A-0 (sold as a bare tool), which is great for people who already use a selection of the Ryobi ONE+ 18v range, as you’ll probably already have a pile of batteries so what’s the need to fork out for more? That said, you also have the option of purchasing the Ryobi RY18PW22A-125 which comes with a single 2.5Ah battery or the Ryobi RY18PW22A-140 that comes with one 4.0Ah battery. So, you’ve definitely got options.

One thing that makes this a very convenient cordless tool is that it comes with a syphoning kit that allows you to draw water from a standing source such as lakes, buckets and pools. While it doesn’t come with a huge range of accessories, there are options to purchase add-ons, so you’ve still got a good degree of versatility. In this Ryobi RY18PW22A review, I’ll be taking a closer look at some of the features and help you decide if this is the right tool for you.

Main Features

  • 22 bar pressure
  • Compatible with 18V One+ battery range
  • Sold as bare tool – options to purchase with batteries and charger too
  • 3 in 1 vario nozzle included
  • Lightweight
  • 6m hose
  • Syphoning kit
  • 182 litre per hour flow rate

Weight

Ryobi really have designed and produced a lightweight cordless pressure washer, which can be clearly seen by the RY18PW22A-0 weighing in at only 2kg (bare tool). When the battery is added the weight only increases slightly to a very respectable 2.4kg, again highlighting the portable nature of this model.

When compared to other competitive cordless pressure washers such as the Yard Force LW C02, the Ryobi RY18PW22A really does shine, weighing in over 2kg lighter. This makes it ideal for anyone looking for a lightweight unit, which can be easily moved and carried for longer time periods, perfect for those remote cleaning tasks.

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Ryobi RY18PW22A Pressure Washer Video

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Power + Bar Pressure

Ryobi RY18PW22A Pressure Washer Review

As I have touched upon already, the Ryobi RY18PW22A can be purchased as a bare tool, meaning that it is not supplied with a battery or charger. It runs on an 18v lithium-ion battery, which can be purchased directly from Ryobi for use in any of the 18V ONE+ tools. I love the idea of power sharing as it is vastly more convenient and once you have a couple of batteries, you’ll save money by having the option of buying a bare tool like the Ryobi RY18PW22A-0.

Of course, if you do want to purchase the battery as well the Ryobi RY18PW22A-125 and the Ryobi RY18PW22A-140 both come with a single battery and charger, but otherwise are exactly the same as the Ryobi RY18PW22A-0.

Another thing to keep in mind is that with the bare tool, you don’t get a charger, so you will need to make sure that you either already have one or purchase one alongside everything else. When you have everything you need, your battery will be fully charged in just 100 minutes. OK, that’s not the faster charge on the planet, but it’s far from being the slowest either.

Running at 22 bar pressure, this is an ideal cordless tool for everyday domestic tasks. If you’re looking for something to clean your bike, wash down patio furniture and even water the plants, then I’d highly recommend this.

Performance

Ryobi advertises this cordless pressure washer as being four times more powerful than a garden hose. This means that it is perfect for a range of slightly more challenging cleaning tasks. But what I really like about this model is that it is effortlessly portable, especially when compared to other corded electric pressure washers. As I have mentioned, the Ryobi RY18PW22A comes with a syphoning kit as standard, that allows you to draw water from any source. This might be a bucket, a lake or even the ocean, if the moment calls for it. No matter where you are, you will be able to keep things clean. One thing to bear in mind, this model does not come with a water tank or bottle adaptor as standard and would need to be purchased as an optional extra.

Moreover, the Ryobi RY18PW22A comes with a 3 in 1 vario nozzle making it an incredibly versatile piece of equipment. You can control the cleaning intensity, setting it for different types of job. There is a 15º fan spray which is perfect for gentle cleaning and gardening, then you have a turbo mode, which is ideal for dealing with more stubborn dirt. Finally, there is a shower mode that makes rinsing off easy and quick, perfect for hosing down the dog after those long an muddy walks!

Hose Flow Rate

The Ryobi RY18PW22A comes with a hose flow rate of 182 litres per hour. This isn’t as high as more powerful corded electric cleaners, but then the idea of this tool is for less demanding tasks. What’s more, with the ability to draw water from a standing source, this is anything but limited.

If you are willing to sacrifice some portability for a more powerful unit then perhaps take a look at the Ryobi Corded Electric Pressure Washer Range.

Accessories and Use

Ryobi RY18PW22A Pressure Washer Review

The Ryobi RY18PW22A doesn’t come with many accessories. OK, there is the syphoning kit and the 3 in 1 nozzle, but that is pretty much all you are getting for your investment. I mean, it’s not a terrible thing as these extras will likely serve most basic needs, but if you are looking for something with a few more add ons, you’ll probably be disappointed with what’s in the box.

That said, all is not lost since there are plenty of accessories that you can buy separately and since the Ryobi RY18PW22A is an affordable tool, you won’t find yourself breaking the bank to do so.

On the Ryobi website, you will find a great selection of accessories including a large 20L water tank for times that you don’t want to use the syphoning kit, a detergent bottle and a selection of brushes. The EZ multipurpose brush is great for a range of different jobs, while the EZ clean wheel brush is perfect for putting the finishing touches to your tyres. What’s more, there are also some great detergents designed for different applications, so you have a really great opportunity to start a collection of add-ons to suit your needs and not get stuck with numerous accessories which will be forgotten in the shed and never used.

Practicalities and Design

One of the things that stood out to me most about the Ryobi RY18PW22A was how lightweight it is. Since this cordless pressure washer is designed for use anywhere, it comes as no surprise that Ryobi has made it as light and portable as it is, but at just 2.4kg, it really is the stuff of dreams and that doesn’t compromise the durability.

The Ryobi RY18PW22A comes with a 6 metre hose, which is designed to give you even greater flexibility when cleaning on the go. What’s more, operating at 85db, this is one of the quieter cordless pressure washers on the market. According to experts, 85db is where sound becomes dangerous, so being right on the cusp of this, you may or may not want to use ear defenders.

Another major advantage here is that when comparing the Ryobi-RY18PW22A to the corded electric range of pressure washers, it is significantly quieter. This makes it perfect for those early morning or late evening cleaning tasks.

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Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great for everyday cleaning
  • Comes with a 3 in 1 nozzle, providing great versatility
  • Lightweight and portable
  • 3 models to choose from, depending on battery needs
  • Quick 100 minute charge time
  • Ability to power share with other Ryobi ONE+ battery tools
Cons
  • Few accessories included as standard, although can be purchased as optional extras

 

What’s Included in the Box?

What comes included in the box will vary slightly based on the model which is chosen.  Highlighted below are these differences.

Ryobi RY18PW22A-0

● 1 x Ryobi RY18PW22A power washer
● Syphoning kit

Ryobi RY18PW22A-125

● 1 x Ryobi RY18PW22A power washer
● Syphoning kit
● 1x 18V ONE+ 2.5Ah battery
● 1 x 18V ONE+ 1.5A charger

 

Should You Buy This Model?

Ryobi RY18PW22A Pressure Washer Review

If you are looking for over the top power and excellent versatility, then the Ryobi RY18PW22A might not be the right cordless pressure washer for you. However, if you want something convenient and portable that can be used in the day to day, then this is one of the most superior machines out there. It is also perfect for anyone who might struggle with a more cumbersome tool thanks to how light it is.

I’d also recommend this to anyone already using the Ryobi ONE+ 18v range, as you’ll be able to power share the batteries which is always convenient. I think you’ll also appreciate this tool if you want something customisable, as Ryobi offer a host of additional extras. It does come with a syphoning kit, but otherwise you’ll need to buy the accessories yourself. But this is excellent for people who wouldn’t benefit from buying something that came with a load of accessories. You will sometimes find that you buy a pressure washer with all the add-ons in the world when in reality, you’ll only use one or two of them. Having the option to buy only what you need is incredibly convenient and a real advantage of this model, saving you not only space in the shed / garage, but also saving your hard earned cash.

Ryobi vs Yard Force vs WORX Cordless Pressure Washer Comparison Table

To help you decide which Cordless Pressure Cleaner will best suit your needs, I have created this handy table comparing the 3 main cordless pressure washers, including their features and functions:

RY18PW22A-125
Ryobi RY18PW22A-125 18V ONE+ Cordless 22bar Power Washer Kit (1 x...
LW C02
Yard Force 22Bar 20V Aquajet Cordless Pressure Cleaner with 2.5Ah...
WG630E.1
WORX WG630E.1 18V (20V MAX) 4.0Ah Cordless Brushless Hydroshot...
Model
Ryobi RY18PW22A-125 18V ONE+ Cordless 22bar Power Washer Kit (1 x...
Yard Force 22Bar 20V Aquajet Cordless Pressure Cleaner with 2.5Ah...
WORX WG630E.1 18V (20V MAX) 4.0Ah Cordless Brushless Hydroshot...
Max Bar Pressure
22 Bar Max Pressure
22 Bar Max Pressure
24 Bar Max Pressure
Max Flow Rate
182 l/hr
270 l/hr
200 l/hr
Battery Type + Battery Capacity
Lithium Ion ONE+ Battery (2.5Ah)
Samsung 20v lithium-ion battery (2.5Ah)
Lithium Ion Battery + 4Ah
Power Type
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Charger Included
18V ONE+ 1.5A charger
2-5 Hour Charger
1 Hour Charger
Weight
2.4kg (including battery)
4.4kg
2.4kg
Speed Adjustment
Single Speed
Two Speed
Two Speed
Hose Length
6 metres
6 metres
6 metres
Nozzle Type
3 in 1 Variable Nozzle
3 in 1 Variable Nozzle
5 in 1 Variable Nozzle
Voltage
18V
20V
20V
Motor Type
Brushed Motor
Brushed Motor
Brushless
Foaming Bottle (included as standard)
Brush (included as standard)
Ability to draw from Standing Water Source
Power-share Battery Ability
Price
£123.24
£149.99
£200.00
RY18PW22A-125
Ryobi RY18PW22A-125 18V ONE+ Cordless 22bar Power Washer Kit (1 x...
Model
Ryobi RY18PW22A-125 18V ONE+ Cordless 22bar Power Washer Kit (1 x...
Max Bar Pressure
22 Bar Max Pressure
Max Flow Rate
182 l/hr
Battery Type + Battery Capacity
Lithium Ion ONE+ Battery (2.5Ah)
Power Type
Cordless
Charger Included
18V ONE+ 1.5A charger
Weight
2.4kg (including battery)
Speed Adjustment
Single Speed
Hose Length
6 metres
Nozzle Type
3 in 1 Variable Nozzle
Voltage
18V
Motor Type
Brushed Motor
Foaming Bottle (included as standard)
Brush (included as standard)
Ability to draw from Standing Water Source
Power-share Battery Ability
Price
£123.24
More information
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LW C02
Yard Force 22Bar 20V Aquajet Cordless Pressure Cleaner with 2.5Ah...
Model
Yard Force 22Bar 20V Aquajet Cordless Pressure Cleaner with 2.5Ah...
Max Bar Pressure
22 Bar Max Pressure
Max Flow Rate
270 l/hr
Battery Type + Battery Capacity
Samsung 20v lithium-ion battery (2.5Ah)
Power Type
Cordless
Charger Included
2-5 Hour Charger
Weight
4.4kg
Speed Adjustment
Two Speed
Hose Length
6 metres
Nozzle Type
3 in 1 Variable Nozzle
Voltage
20V
Motor Type
Brushed Motor
Foaming Bottle (included as standard)
Brush (included as standard)
Ability to draw from Standing Water Source
Power-share Battery Ability
Price
£149.99
More information
Full Review
WG630E.1
WORX WG630E.1 18V (20V MAX) 4.0Ah Cordless Brushless Hydroshot...
Model
WORX WG630E.1 18V (20V MAX) 4.0Ah Cordless Brushless Hydroshot...
Max Bar Pressure
24 Bar Max Pressure
Max Flow Rate
200 l/hr
Battery Type + Battery Capacity
Lithium Ion Battery + 4Ah
Power Type
Cordless
Charger Included
1 Hour Charger
Weight
2.4kg
Speed Adjustment
Two Speed
Hose Length
6 metres
Nozzle Type
5 in 1 Variable Nozzle
Voltage
20V
Motor Type
Brushless
Foaming Bottle (included as standard)
Brush (included as standard)
Ability to draw from Standing Water Source
Power-share Battery Ability
Price
£200.00
More information
Full Review

Last update on 2021-08-01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Conclusion

The Ryobi RY18PW22A is a handy cordless pressure washer that gives you an efficient way to tackle everyday outdoor cleaning jobs. It is also perfect if you need something for cleaning on the go as it is lightweight, compact and will draw water from a standing source. There are indeed more powerful tools out there, but this is by far one of the best in terms of convenience.

I was particularly impressed by the choice of accessories. You do have to buy these separately, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. What’s more, with the option to buy this pressure washer as a bare tool, if you already have some 18v ONE+ batteries and charger, it’s a great way to save money.

It is well known that Ryobi tools are not only great value, but also deliver in terms of build quality, customer care and reliability. This along with a 3 year warranty really does provide the reassurance that this tool will deliver time and time again, and not let you down.

Where Should I Purchase this Ryobi RY18PW22A Cordless Pressure Washer?

Ryobi RY18PW22A Cordless Pressure Washer

Save £26.75
Ryobi RY18PW22A-125 18V ONE+ Cordless 22bar Power Washer Kit (1 x...
341 Reviews
Ryobi RY18PW22A-125 18V ONE+ Cordless 22bar Power Washer Kit (1 x...
  • Rather than the hassle of getting out a pressure washer to clean your vehicle, bike, or other surface, simply grab your power washer, connect to a hose, and you’re ready to go
  • Clean on the go! Use the included syphoning kit to pull water from any fresh water source, like a lake or even a bucket, to clean anywhere
  • 6m syphoning kit hose means greater flexibility of movement when cleaning away from the home
  • 3-in-1 nozzle includes a turbo nozzle for tough cleaning applications, 15° fan spray for general cleaning, and a shower function for rinsing
  • 4 x more power than a standard garden hose to quickly clean a variety of surfaces

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FAQs

What is the difference between the Ryobi RY18PW22A-0 and Ryobi RY18PW22A-125?

Ryobi RY18PW22A-0 comes only as a bare tool, with no battery or charger included, whereas the Ryobi RY18PW22A-125 comes with 2.5Ah battery and charger included.

Are there additional accessories which can be purchased?

Yes - including wheel brush, multipurpose brush, detergent bottle and water tank.

How does the power of the Ryobi RY18PW22A compare to that of a garden hose?

Ryobi RY18PW22A is over 4x more powerful than a garden hose.

Can this pressure washer draw water from standing water sources?

Yes - including lakes, buckets, streams etc.

Can the Ryobi RY18PW22A pressure washer power share with other Ryobi tools?

Yes - due to the 18V ONE+ power share system.

What is the length of the hose syphoning kit included?

6 metres.

What is the bare weight and weight including the battery of the Ryobi RY18PW22A?

Bare weight (2kg), weight with battery (2.4kg).

What is the weight of the Ryobi RY18PW22A battery?

0.4kg.

 

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