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AR Blue Clean AR383S Spec Review

The AR Blue Clean AR383S is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1800 PSI and flow of 1.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • Highest Price: $179.99 - January 29, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $154.34 - May 2, 2021

Description

The 1,800 PSI AR Blue Clean AR383S is a durable and reliable electric pressure washer by Annovi Reverberi. Designed for the toughest cleaning of patios, decks, driveways, house siding and all the dirt, grime, mold, and discoloration of your outdoor lawn and garden spaces. (source: Annovi Reverberi (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the AR Blue Clean AR383S

The AR Blue Clean AR383S is a light duty pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

Power

Using a 13 amp universal motor, its aluminum axial pump delivers a pressure of up to 1800 PSI (roughly 30 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.3 GPM (values as per CSA testing standards). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 2340 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the AR383S gets easily started by a simple ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With its portable design and approximate dimensions of D14.3 x W15 x H32 in, the AR Blue Clean AR383S makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the AR383S convenience of transport.

With a weight of only 26 lbs, the unit is very easy to carry around. Its plastic frame certainly plays a key role in this light weight. As if this lightweight wasn't enough, the device also features two 6" wheels to further improve its ease of use and of transport.

Main Features

Along with the AR Blue Clean AR383S itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a removable 0.2 gal tank. The AR Blue Clean AR383S is not equipped with a soap dilution mechanism, and thus, it is up to the user to ensure the detergent’s correct dilution ratio when using it. Detergent is automatically added to the water when the adjustable wand is set to low pressure mode and to the 'Pencil Stream' pattern.
  • Pressure hose: Using a convenient hose reel, which also improves its lifespan, the included 20 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its versatile wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook. AR Blue Clean's adjustable wand has two positions: 'IN' for high pressure spray and 'OUT' for low pressure (detergent application). Once a pressure mode is selected, the nozzle head can be twisted to choose the spray pattern.

Other Features

Some of the accessories of the AR Blue Clean AR383S

Some of the included accessories

  • Total Stop System (TSS): This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Included with the AR Blue Clean AR383S are also the owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as nozzle cleaner, turbo lance, power cord, pressure hose, spray gun and wand.

The AR Blue Clean AR383S's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the AR Blue Clean AR383S compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The AR Blue Clean AR383S with its 1800 PSI achieves a lower pressure value, compared to other electric pressure washers in the $150-180 price range. In case you are looking for a device with the highest possible power of its water stream, one of the top achievers in this price range is the AR Blue Clean BC383HSS with a PSI of 2150.
  • When compared to devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 1.3 GPM (gallons per minute), is on the lower end of the achievable water flow. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Sun Joe SPX2005P, that can deliver up to 1.8 GPM.
  • The AR383S's Cleaning Units, 2340 CU (PSI x GPM), fall into the lower end when compared to electric devices of similar price. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Sun Joe SPX2005P and its 3780 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2000 and 2500 Cleaning Units, the AR Blue Clean AR383S is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this pressure washer nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of cleaning power.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Portable
  • Hose reel
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the AR Blue Clean AR383S and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (122°F max.)
PSI1800
GPM1.3
Cleaning Units2340
Motor13 amp, universal
PumpAnnovi Reverberi Axial
Pump materialAluminum
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank0.2 gal, removable
Soap dilutionNo
NozzlesN/A
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageReel
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 14.3 x 15 x 32 in
Weight26 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀6"
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, adjustable wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, turbo lance
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty1 year

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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About Annovi Reverberi

Founded in Modena, Italy, in 1958, Annovi Reverberi (AR) has been a leader in the design and production of high-pressure water pumps and related equipment. Exports abroad began in 1962, and in 1981 AR started marketing to the US. With production and distribution spanning five continents, including a US headquarters in Minnesota, AR's Blue Clean division continues to provide quality products including pressure washers, vacuum cleaners, window washers, and ash cleaners. Combining Italian workmanship with technological innovation, their motto, "The Power of Experience", has been a driving force for the company for over 60 years.

Warranty Information

The AR Blue Clean AR383S is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of AR Blue Clean pressure washers, please consult Annovi Reverberi's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-235-5112.

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