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)
Features and Specifications
|Water||Cold (122°F max.)|
|Motor||11 amp, universal|
|Pump||Axial (wobble plate)|
|Soap injection||Via foam cannon|
|Quick connect nozzles||Yes|
(D x W x H)
|Approx. 12 x 13 x 29 in|
|Wheels||2 wheels, ⌀4.7", never flat|
|Included accessories||Nozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, GFCI power cord|
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Zoom on the AR Blue Clean BC142HS
In summary, the AR Blue Clean BC142HS is a light duty pressure washer, which provides:
- intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
- application of detergent and cleaning solutions
Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.
Powered by a 11 amp universal motor, its aluminum axial (wobble plate) pump can deliver a pressure of 1700 PSI (around 28 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.7 GPM (values as per CSA testing standards). These are the maximum values that the washer can reach only under specific conditions. Under typical load, working pressure is 1300 PSI and rated flow is 1.1 GPM. Combined, these values mean that the AR Blue Clean BC142HS has a cleaning power of 1430 Cleaning Units.
The BC142HS is an electric pressure washer and thus, can be easily started by an 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.
Because the device weighs just 16.1 lbs, carrying it around is very easy. It is lightweight, partly thanks to its plastic frame. On top of its light weight, the transportability and ease of use of this model is further improved by the addition of two 4.7" never-flat wheels.
Along with the AR Blue Clean BC142HS itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, a nozzle tip and a detergent addition feature, which are discussed in further detail 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 included 20 ft high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to 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.
|Concrete, brick, masonry||Suitable|
|Siding, gutters, house||Use with caution|
|Fencing, deck, patio||Use with caution|
|Lawn equipment, boat, RV||Use 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.
- 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: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the AR Blue Clean BC142HS comes with power cord, pressure hose, wand, nozzle cleaner, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water) and spray gun.
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. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Simpson CM60976 with 2300 PSI.
- 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 maximum rinsing efficiency is your top priority, one of the devices with the highest water flow in the same price range is the Westinghouse ePX3050, with a GPM of 1.76.
- The BC142HS ranks as below average in terms of Cleaning Units, compared to electric devices in its price range, reaching only a value of 1430 CU (PSI x GPM). If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Westinghouse ePX3050 with its 3608 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this price range.
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 1000 and 1500 Cleaning Units, the AR Blue Clean BC142HS is on the expensive side of the price range.
While certainly not the cheapest of its cleaning power range, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.
The bottom line
- Onboard storage
- High GPM for the price
- On the expensive side
- Only 1 nozzle included
- Low PSI for the price
- Low CU for the price
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.
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.