Chemical Guys ProFlow PM2000 Pressure Washer Review

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
The Chemical Guys ProFlow PM2000 is a compact pressure washer that packs a punch. Photo credit: Jason Siu

Being the so-called "car expert" to all my friends and family means I'm often the one fielding questions about car care.

Unlike car enthusiasts who love caring for their cars, the average car owner may find washing their car tedious, which is why car washes exist—and not just for the reasons in Breaking Bad. Not only does a pressure washer make it a lot easier to wash your car, but it also results in a better wash and, when using a foam cannon, a safer wash.

However, pressure washers aren't cheap, and some of them can be unwieldy and take up a lot of space. Enter the ProFlow PM2000 from Chemical Guys, an extremely compact pressure washer that packs a punch.

For years, I've used a Sun Joe electric pressure washer to care for my cars. So when Chemical Guys reached out to me to see if I would be interested in evaluating the ProFlow PM2000, I happily said yes. I've been curious about the pressure washer ever since it debuted, mainly because of its compact size. It might not seem like it'd make a noticeable difference, but having a smaller pressure washer does make things easier when you're trying to get around your vehicle. More importantly, it's a lot better for storage, as I imagine nearly anyone can find a space for this inside their garage.

According to Chemical Guys, the pressure washer is equipped with a 1680-watt electric motor and generates up to 2030 PSI of high-pressure water. It comes with 360-degree rolling casters that screw into the bottom of the pressure washer, along with a 20-foot long high-pressure hose. Both short- and long-barrel gun attachments give you versatility, along with the included five quick connect nozzles: 0, 15, 25, 40, and 65 degrees. The attached power cord is 35 feet, which should be sufficient for the average owner.

There is one immediate downfall to the compact size. There's no onboard storage for the wand, hose, or power cord. You can wrap some of it around the pressure washer itself, but it's not really a good solution. The only things that can be conveniently stored on the washer itself are the nozzles. Otherwise, I'd recommend looking into a separate hose reel for storage.

The whole package works well for washing your car, offering up to 2030 PSI. Photo credit: Jason Siu

Assembly for the pressure washer is pretty straightforward. We started by screwing the casters into the base of the unit, then we attached a garden hose to the brass quick connect with the clear translucent water filter. It's worth mentioning that this filter is made of plastic, making it a bit fragile. This combination is threaded into the back of the pressure washer to feed it water. We then attached the high pressure hose to the front of the unit and then connected the pressure washer gun to that hose, using a quick connect found on the underside of the gun. With everything attached and plugged in, our final step was to attach the 25-degree spray tip for testing.

Despite its compact size, this pressure washer generates all the pressure you need to properly wash your car. We paired it with the Chemical Guys Big Mouth Max Release foam cannon and, not surprisingly, the two work together very well. The unit had no problems giving us a layer of thick foam for washing our cars, and we quickly noticed the convenience of using such a smaller pressure washer, compared to the larger Sun Joe unit. You don't have to worry about the pressure washer tipping over or walking all the way back to get the slack needed to reach the back of your car. Instead, the ProFlow PM2000 effortlessly follows you around with a bit of a tug.

We tested the pressure washer with the Chemical Guys Big Mouth Max Release foam cannon. Photo credit: Jason Siu

While other pressure washers mainly have a plastic body, it's more noticeable with the ProFlow because of its compact size. It gives the impression that it's a bit fragile, instead of being sturdy, so we'll be keeping an eye on how well it holds up after a few months of use. For now, we've walked away impressed with this little package and how well it works. For those who are on the fence about investing this much into a pressure washer just to care for your car, remember you can also use it for other cleaning tasks around your home.

I mentioned in my review of the Foam Blaster 6 that sometimes I'm too lazy to haul out a pressure washer to wash my car. That may no longer be the case with the ProFlow PM2000 in my garage, since it's so effortless to use. I do wish there was a more convenient way to store the cords and hoses afterward, even if it was via attachments that added a little more bulk to the pressure washer. Durability is our biggest concern with the unit, and we'll be sure to update this review if we run into any issues. For now, if you're in the market for a compact pressure washer, we highly recommend taking a closer look at the Chemical Guys ProFlow PM2000. However, it's definitely more costly compared to other competitors, so that should be taken into consideration.

Chemical Guys ProFlow PM2000 Electric Pressure Washer

Disclaimer: Chemical Guys did provide the ProFlow PM2000 pressure washer seen in this review for evaluation. The company, however, was not allowed to view this article prior to publishing and had no influence on the review.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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