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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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Latest updates:
  • $125.10 - March 20, 2021
  • $135.10 - March 19, 2021
  • $125.10 - January 14, 2021
  • $139.00 - December 5, 2020
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Since: December 5, 2020
  • Highest Price: $139.00 - December 5, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $125.10 - January 14, 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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The AR Blue Clean BC142HS is a light duty pressure washer, and enables:

  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

The AR Blue Clean BC142HS's axial (wobble plate) pump, powered by a 11 amp 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 claimed by the manufacturer). The AR Blue Clean BC142HS thus has a cleaning power of 2890 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric pressure washer, the AR Blue Clean BC142HS's motor can be easily started by a convenient 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. Among other factors, the plastic frame plays a role in this light weight. A set of two 4.7" never-flat wheels also improves the ease of transport of the device.

Main Features

The AR Blue Clean BC142HS's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, a nozzle tip and a detergent addition feature, with a more detailed description 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: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • 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: Stay prepared for any job with AR Blue Clean BC142HS's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the AR Blue Clean BC142HS also comes with pressure hose, nozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, power cord and foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water).

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 with its 1700 PSI achieves a lower pressure value, compared to other electric pressure washers in the $100-130 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the WEN PW22, which reaches up to 2100 PSI.
  • Considering the above-mentioned price range, this washer's maximum water flow of 1.7 GPM (gallons per minute) is higher than the average. If maximum rinsing efficiency is your top priority, one of the devices with the highest water flow in the same price range is the Sun Joe SPX3001, with a GPM of 1.76.
  • With the BC142HS's 2890 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), its cleaning efficiency range may be considered average, compared to electric units of similar price. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Realm BY02-BCMT, which can reach up to 3675 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current 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
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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