AR Blue Clean AR383 pressure washer review

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Editor choice AR Blue Clean AR383 pressure washer review
8.4 Total Score

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  • Effective at cleaning.
  • Very wide cleaning angle
  • Very quiet overall.
  • Quiet when near unit.
  • Very quiet from a distance.
  • Has quick-connect water inlet.
  • Has quick-connect hose-to-wand.

AR Blue Clean AR383 pressure washer review

  • 20 foot high pressure hose
  • 35 foot power cord featuring Auto-Reset GFCI module
  • High pressure washer spray gun
  • Adjustable spray lance
  • Turbo spray lance
  • 14 ounce detergent bottle for easy application
  • Quick connect garden hose adaptor
  • 1 year ‘Bumper-to-Bumper’ warranty with US based customer service by phone or email

The AR Blue Clean AR383 electric pressure washer quickly blasts away dirt, mold, moss and grime to reveal a fresh clean look. Pressure clean wood surfaces like decks, siding and fences clean to look new again with no need to sand, scrape, or paint. Safe to use on most concrete, stone and stucco surfaces. Clean cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, ATVs and bicycles in minutes. Don’t forget patio furniture, garbage cans, pet cages, lawn mowers, outdoor equipment and much more.

The AR383 electric pressure washer features a 1.5 HP with 13 AMP universal motor and tri-axial pressure washer plunger pump delivering a peak 1900 PSI to make it a powerful, durable and reliable electric pressure washer. Much quieter than a gasoline pressure washer.

The AR383 is certified by CSA International for safety. AR Blue Clean is a consumer line of pressure washers from Annovi Reverberi (abbreviated AR) an Italian high pressure pump company with 58 years of pump building experience. All AR Blue Clean products sold in the United States are serviced by friendly employees of AR North America located in Fridley, Minnesota.

 

This electric pressure washer from AR was generally effective at cleaning but slow at removing stains. Other attributes are similarly mixed. The AR was especially quiet, and we judged it very easy to move and transport. But as with certain other models we’ve tested, this washer has a windable hose reel that is no better than a manual wraparound since you have to take off the whole hose to use it–and disconnect at both ends to rewind it. There’s a quick-connect for the hose, but only for the wand end. And since the soap bottle attaches to the nozzle assembly, the nozzle feels much heavier whie you’re washing with a full bottle attached.

(Note: Because of the greater risk of injury, we recommend no pressure washer that comes with a zero-degree replaceable nozzle or setting, no matter how well it cleans.)

AR Blue Clean AR383 pressure washer Test Results

Easy to move and transport. Easy to operate — just plug it in — but may need an adapter for some outlets. Hose less convenient to store than others. Cord less convenient to wrap and store. Wand not as convenient to remove. On-off switch not easy to read and use.

The AR Blue Clean AR383 is part of the Pressure washer test program. In our lab tests, Pressure washer models like the AR383 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Cleaning: Versatility and efficiency in cleaning a range of surfaces. The better performers have multiple spray patterns that can cover various cleaning chores, from light, superficial cleaning to deep cleaning of concrete, decking, and other hard-to-clean surfaces.

Power: A combination of pressure, measured in pounds per square inch (psi), and flow, measured in gallons per minute (gpm). Higher pressure results in better cleaning of a given surface; coupled with a higher flow as well, you’ll get the job done the fastest.

Noise: A combination of measurements, based on dBA, reflecting the proximity of the operator to the pressure washer. While our Noise score averages measurements taken close by the machine and at the end of the hose’s typical reach, we strongly strongly recommend hearing protection for working close by a gas-powered model in particular.

AR Blue Clean AR383 pressure washer Deals

AR Blue Clean AR383 pressure washer Specs


Weight (lb.)                                            22


Pressure range (psi)                             1900


Flow rate (gpm)                                     1.5

Engine size                                            14 amps @120V

Cord length (ft)                                      34

Horse (ft)                                                20

Handle (in.)                                           26

Temperature range (F)                        122

Warranty (mos.)                                    12

Pump protection                                  Not Stated

AR Blue Clean AR383 pressure washer review

AR Blue Clean AR383 pressure washer Features

Turbo                                                  Yes


Wheels                                              Solid


Storage                                             Pump Saver or Store indoors


Soap nozzle                                      Yes


Hose storage                                    Hose reel


Nozzle type                                         Adjustable


Number of nozzles                         3


Soap/detergent dispenser             Soap Bottle


Trigger safety lock-out                   Manual


 
8.4 Total Score
Good!

This pressure washer from AR is electric-powered (120v) and claims 1,900 psi max with 1.5 gpm. It comes with three nozzle tips, solid wheels, and the cleaning tip is adjustable. It weighs 22 lbs.

Cleaning
8.5
Power
7.3
Noise
9.5
Ease of use
08.4
PROS
  • Effective at cleaning.
  • Very wide cleaning angle
  • Very quiet overall.
  • Quiet when near unit.
  • Very quiet from a distance.
  • Has quick-connect water inlet.
  • Has quick-connect hose-to-wand.
CONS
  • Slow at removing stains.
  • Not very effective at power.
  • Low pressure.
  • Hose shorter than most.
  • Lacks replaceable nozzle tips.
  • Has manual trigger lock.
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