WE ARE PROUD TO BE INDEPENDENT AND IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH MANUFACTURERS. TO STAY UNBIASED, WE DO NOT ACCEPT FREE PRODUCTS. WE EARN FROM ADVERTISING FEES PAID BY RETAILERS ON QUALIFYING PURCHASES.

AR Blue Clean AR390SS vs Kärcher K5 Premium - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Kärcher K5 Premium and the AR Blue Clean AR390SS.

But before checking out explanations regarding their power, design, and features here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 pressure washers:

Kärcher K5 PremiumAR Blue Clean AR390SS
Kärcher K5 PremiumAR Blue Clean AR390SS
  • Lighter
  • Annovi Reverberi pump
  • Longer pressure hose
  • Onboard storage
Show all offers
Show all offers
As the AR Blue Clean AR390SS and the Kärcher K5 Premium have different manufacturers, their overall build and technology in use can vary.

Power Comparison

  • Fuel: Both units are electric pressure washers.
  • Engine & Pump: The Kärcher K5 Premium and the AR Blue Clean AR390SS both use an axial-type pump to put water under pressure. These 2 pumps are manufactured by N-COR and Annovi Reverberi, respectively. In either case, the pump is powered by a 13-amp motor.

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Karcher K5 Premium compare to the AR Blue Clean AR390SS.

  • Pressure: As the Kärcher K5 Premium and the AR Blue Clean AR390SS share the same maximum attainable pressure of 2000 PSI, they should both allow you to blast off dirt with the same force.
  • Water Flow: These 2 units offer the same maximum water flow. Each of them should be able to deliver a maximum of 1.4 GPM (gallons per minute) and to offer the same rinsing power.
  • Cleaning Power: Sharing an identical Cleaning Power of 2800 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), both devices offer the same overall cleaning efficiency.

Design Comparison

  • Design: With their compact design, both units are constructed with a strong focus on portability in mind.
  • Weight: With an approximate weight of 28.7 lbs, the K5 Premium is slightly less heavy than the AR390SS (which weighs around 31.1 lbs).
  • Maneuverability: Both products benefit from a set of wheels, which greatly contributes to their maneuverability. Both offer a handle, which improves your grip when you wish to move them.

Feature Comparison

  • Soap Addition: Both washers allow for the addition of chemical detergent solutions to the water. Whether you choose the Kärcher K5 Premium or the AR Blue Clean AR390SS, you'll be able to store your cleaning chemicals in the unit's onboard soap tank.
  • Trigger Gun & Wand: While each of these 2 units comes with a fairly standard ergonomic trigger gun, the Kärcher K5 Premium sports a VPS wand, while the AR Blue Clean AR390SS has a classic one.
  • Nozzles: The Kärcher K5 Premium doesn't come with any nozzles (its aforementioned wand removes the need for any), but the AR Blue Clean AR390SS is supplied with four (0°, 25°, soap, and a turbo nozzle).
  • Reach: With its included 30 ft high-pressure hose, the AR Blue Clean AR390SS will allow you, out of the box, to move farther away from the unit than the Kärcher K5 Premium and its 25 ft high pressure hose. As both units feature a 35 ft power cord, their maximum allowable placement from an electrical outlet is the same.
  • Storage: In contrast to the AR390SS, which offers convenient onboard storage to keep your accessories at hand, the K5 Premium does not have such a feature. However, both feature a reel to allow you to conveniently and neatly store your pressure hose.
  • Accessories: In addition to the usual set of included accessories, the Kärcher K5 Premium also comes with dirt blaster and detergent tank.

TL;DR

Kärcher K5 PremiumAR Blue Clean AR390SS
Kärcher K5 PremiumAR Blue Clean AR390SS
  • Lighter
  • Annovi Reverberi pump
  • Longer pressure hose
  • Onboard storage
Show all offers
Show all offers
Pressure Washer Database
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare

You can compare as many pressure washers as you wish. However, for the best results, we recommend you to compare only 2 products at a time.

0