AR Blue Clean AR383 Review – Be Sure It Is The Right Product Fo You

AR Blue Clean AR383

When looking for an electric pressure washer, the AR Blue Clean AR383 should be one of the considerations. User feedback incidates that this unit provides a good value for the money. Unless you have a bunch of tough cleaning jobs, there is no need to get a powerful gas powered machine. Pressure washers in this class are generally sufficient for most household situations. This AR Blue Clean AR383 review will try to summarize the positives and negatives of this light duty pressure washer.

The electric motor boosts water pressure to 1900 PSI. It has the ability to spray 1.5 gallons per minute (GPM). Some may consider this item a luxury purchase, but it can deliver several times more cleaning power than you can get from a garden hose alone. A 3/4″ garden hose typically only has a flow rate of 10 GPM. Water pressure from the house varies, depending upon the source of water. But it is almost always below 100 PSI. Cleaning power is calculated by multiplying PSI and GPM. An electric pressure washer in this size does not have a whole lot of power but it can still greatly increase the ability to clean your property.

A 120V 60Hz Universal Copper Motor runs the pump. The motor draws 14 amps. Universal (or brush) motors typically will not last as long as induction (or brushless) motors. But for occasional use they are an ideal choice. Most people use a pressure washer under 20 hours a year. Induction washers are larger and cost more. The triplex plunger pump is manufactured by Annovi Reverberi, a company that has been in this business for more than a half-century. The aluminum pump is equipped with tempered stainless steel plungers. Aluminium pumps are suited to soft water. Commercial machines always have brass that are better suited to hard water.

Two high pressure lances (turbo lance and adjustable spray lance) are included in the package. The fixed spray nozzle makes a swirling pattern. You cannot adjust the PSI, but the adjustable spray nozzle allows you to change the spray pattern and intensity. To get high pressure, use the adjustable nozzle at focused stream. According to a reviewer, you can adjust the stream of water from a wide path about 10″ down to a spray stream about the diameter of a pencil. Many people have used this unit to clean windows and screens.

This cold water unit is equipped with a 20′ high pressure hose. The power cord measures 30 feet long that allows for comfortable use. Another feature that the AR383 includes is a quick release garden hose adapter. The adapter is made up of two separate pieces: a clear plastic adapter with a screen filter and a blue collar attachment. The clear adapter connects to the power washer water inlet and the collar attachment connects to your garden hose. Water will not come out of the garden hose when the blue collar slides off the clear adapter as the collar has a water check valve.

Like the rest of the Blue Clean series, the AR383 features a Total Stop System (TSS). The washer on only when the spray gun trigger is pressed. In other words, power to the washer is controlled by the trigger gun. No worries about burning up the pump. For safety reason, there is a lock button on the spray gun that enables you to lock the trigger. This model is also equipped with a detergent bottle that you can insert directly into the end ofthe spray gun. Sometimes cleaning solution is required when dealing with heavy build up.

AR Blue Clean AR383 Hose Connection

When it comes to portability, this unit is fitted with a two-wheel trolley. Weighing around 28 lbs, it requires a little effort to move around. There is an accessory holder that you can use to store the square detergent bottle. Located above the accessory holder is a hose reel with hand crank to keep the pressure hose out of your way.

Given the limitations of a consumer grade electric power washer, the majority of customers seem very satisfied with its performance. It is not nearly what a gasoline powered washer will do, but is powerful enough for a light duty electric. The AR Blue Clean AR383 has a huge amount of reviews on Amazon, over 1900 at the moment. With an average rating of 4.1 out of 5.0, it is clear what users think of the AR383 cold water pressure washer.

While most of the customer feedback for the cleaner has been positive, the customers of the product have also left a number of negative reviews. One of the most common complaints about the unit is in regard to the water connection fitting. Many customers complained about water leaking from the hose adapter. However, it seems that the company has fixed this issue since it does not appear in recent reviews. Additionally, a number of leaking problems were likely due to owner error.

Some people have mentioned that the high pressure hose is a little stiff. This makes it difficult to wrap up the hose into the built in reel. They wish the product came with a rubber flexible hose. However, this is not a big issue for the majority of the reviewers. As with any product it has its pros and cons but it seems the pros outweigh the cons. The AR Blue Clean power-jet cleaner possesses a number of qualities that have impressed its reviewers.

The cleaning power and the design have made a positive impression upon the reviewers. Many have reported that works pretty good for jobs around the house. It may not be the right product to remove moss from your driveway. But based on the customer feedback you can expect that it will do a good job of cleaning siding and windows. It can be a good tool to wash your car.

Positive comments have also been expressed by the reviewers in reference to the lightweight design that makes it easy to transport and store. Other positive comments that have been made include those in relation to the quiet operation of the machine and its ease of use. You can be sure that is a lot quieter than a gas operated unit.

The AR Blue Clean AR383 may or may not work for you. But if all you need is an lightweight, inexpensive electric pressure washer which is ideal for light duty applications, then you should consider investing in this easy-to-use product. If you are planning to clean your wood deck this spring/summer, it can be a good solution.