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AR Blue Clean BC390HSS Spec Review

The AR Blue Clean BC390HSS is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2300 PSI and flow of 1.7 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $219.00 - April 18, 2021
  • $226.60 - April 12, 2021
  • $226.96 - April 11, 2021
  • $228.69 - April 7, 2021
  • $228.40 - March 31, 2021
  • $226.73 - March 24, 2021
  • $222.13 - March 17, 2021
  • $217.90 - March 10, 2021
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Since: December 5, 2020
  • Highest Price: $231.72 - February 20, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $217.90 - March 10, 2021

Description

Zoom on the AR Blue Clean BC390HSS

The AR Blue Clean BC390HSS is a medium duty pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

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

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

Power

Its axial (wobble plate) pump, which utilizes a 13 amp motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 2300 PSI (almost 38 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.7 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 3910 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric pressure washer, the AR Blue Clean BC390HSS'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 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With its portable design and approximate dimensions of D15 x W16 x H36 in, the AR Blue Clean BC390HSS makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the BC390HSS convenience of transport.

Since the unit weighs only 27.8 lbs, it is very easily carried around. This is, in part, thanks to its plastic frame, which allows it to remain as lightweight as possible. A set of two 7" never-flat wheels also improves the ease of transport of the device.

Main Features

The AR Blue Clean BC390HSS's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a removable 0.38 gal tank. The detergent dilution ratio is selected manually, via a dedicated dial. If a soap nozzle is attached, the device will proceed to add the detergent to the water automatically.
  • Pressure hose: The 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose, which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a convenient hose reel, which also improves its lifespan.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its metal wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 4 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 

15°

25

Soap

Turbo
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableSuitableUse with caution
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended

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 BC390HSS

The AR Blue Clean BC390HSS

  • 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 BC390HSS features a handy storage tray, which allows you to neatly store all its nozzles. The storage solution offered by this model is quite singular, as it allows storing the nozzles directly on the gun, instead of on the unit.
  • 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 BC390HSS also comes with pressure hose, wand, nozzle cleaner, spray gun and power cord.

The AR Blue Clean BC390HSS'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 BC390HSS compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 2300 PSI, the AR Blue Clean BC390HSS is one of the electric products that produce an above average water pressure, in the $195 to $255 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 Realm BY02-BIMK with a PSI of 2600.
  • In the aforementioned price range, the 1.7 GPM (gallons per minute) of this washer makes it one of the better performing units in terms of the delivered volume of water. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Realm BY02-BIMK, that can deliver up to 1.75 GPM.
  • Reaching up to 3910 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the BC390HSS is one of the more efficient amongst its similarly priced peers. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Realm BY02-BIMK and its 4550 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 3500 and 4000 Cleaning Units, the AR Blue Clean BC390HSS 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Detergent dilution mechanism
  • Hose reel
  • Onboard storage
  • High PSI for the price
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • The AR Blue Clean BC390HSS doesn't have any notably low specs.

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (122°F max.)
PSI (max/rated)2300/1800
GPM (max/rated)1.7/1.1
Cleaning Units3910
Motor13 amp
PumpAnnovi Reverberi Axial (wobble plate)
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank0.38 gal, removable
Soap dilutionWheel
Nozzles15°, 25°, Soap, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageReel
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 15 x 16 x 36 in
Weight27.8 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀7", never flat
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, metal wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 4 nozzles
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 BC390HSS 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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