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AR Blue Clean BC142HS Spec Review

The AR Blue Clean BC142HS is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1700 PSI and flow of 1.7 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Price history for the AR Blue Clean BC142HS
Latest updates:
  • $146.70 - October 2, 2021
  • $152.30 - September 30, 2021
  • $146.70 - September 25, 2021
  • $152.30 - September 22, 2021
  • $155.35 - August 14, 2021
  • $155.84 - August 7, 2021
  • $135.32 - July 31, 2021
  • $145.95 - May 15, 2021
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Since: May 13, 2021
  • Highest Price: $155.84 - August 7, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $135.32 - July 31, 2021

Description

The user-friendly BC142HS is perfect for the casual user in need of a pressure washer to occasionally clean surfaces such as bicycles, outdoor furniture, and vehicles. (source: Annovi Reverberi (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the AR Blue Clean BC142HS is a light duty pressure washer, which provides:

  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • application of 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

The AR Blue Clean BC142HS's axial (wobble plate) pump, powered by a 11 amp universal motor, can provide a pressure of up to 1700 PSI (approximately 28 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.7 GPM (values as per CSA testing standards). The AR Blue Clean BC142HS thus has a cleaning power of 2890 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the BC142HS gets easily started by a simple ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With its portable design and approximate dimensions of D12 x W13 x H29 in, the AR Blue Clean BC142HS makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the BC142HS convenience of transport.

Since the unit weighs only 16.1 lbs, it is very easily carried around. It is lightweight, partly thanks to its plastic frame. As if this lightweight wasn't enough, the device also features two 4.7" never-flat wheels to further improve its ease of use and of transport.

Main Features

The AR Blue Clean BC142HS comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, a nozzle tip and a detergent addition feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap addition: Detergent is added to the water at the exit, by attaching the included foam cannon to the end of the gun. The foam cannon features a dial to allow you to manually choose the detergent dilution ratio.
  • Pressure hose: The 20 ft high-pressure hose, which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzle: the following nozzle is included.
 

15°
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitable
Siding, gutters, houseUse with caution
Fencing, deck, patioUse with caution
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with caution

Note: The shape of the nozzles above is for illustration purposes only and may differ.
Red cross: Not recommended. Green check: Suitable. Orange check: Use with caution.

Other Features

The specs of the AR Blue Clean BC142HS

The AR Blue Clean BC142HS

  • Total Stop System (TSS): This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
  • Onboard storage: The AR Blue Clean BC142HS features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Included with the AR Blue Clean BC142HS 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 foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), spray gun, power cord, nozzle cleaner, wand and pressure hose.

The AR Blue Clean BC142HS'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 BC142HS compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The AR Blue Clean BC142HS and its 1700 PSI, ranks amongst electric pressure washers with a comparably low pressure output, considering the units that cost between $120 and $150. 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 Sun Joe SPX3500 with a PSI of 2300.
  • With a water flow of up to 1.7 GPM (gallons per minute), this washer belongs to the upper end of the above-mentioned price range, as it can deliver a high volume of water. If being able to rinse away debris as efficiently as possible is your priority, one of the products with the highest GPM in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX3200, with 1.76 GPM.
  • As the BC142HS has a total of 2890 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), it finds itself in the average cleaning efficiency range for similarly priced electric units. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Realm BY02-BCMH with its 4025 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2500 and 3000 Cleaning Units, the AR Blue Clean BC142HS is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget pressure washer.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Portable
  • Onboard storage
  • High GPM for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Only 1 nozzle included
  • Low PSI for the price

Do you own the AR Blue Clean BC142HS and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (122°F max.)
PSI (max/rated)1700/1300
GPM (max/rated)1.7/1.1
Cleaning Units2890
Motor11 amp, universal
PumpAxial (wobble plate)
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionAdjustable
Nozzles15°
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 12 x 13 x 29 in
Weight16.1 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀4.7", never flat
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, GFCI power cord
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years

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 BC142HS is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. 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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