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Black+Decker BEPW1700 - Spec Breakdown

The Black+Decker BEPW1700 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1700 PSI and flow of 1.2 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Price history for the Black+Decker BEPW1700
Latest updates:
  • $128.70 - September 15, 2022
  • $128.95 - August 24, 2022
  • $131.16 - August 17, 2022
  • $130.05 - August 16, 2022
  • $132.99 - May 18, 2022
  • $130.05 - April 14, 2022
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Since: April 14, 2022
  • Highest Price: $132.99 - May 18, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $128.70 - September 15, 2022

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold
PSI1700
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units2040
Motor13 amp, universal
PumpAxial Cam
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Nozzles40°, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 10.8 x 11.1 x 19.4 in
Weight19.4 lbs
WheelsNo
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 2 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years
UPC885911772631

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Description

Clean dirt and grime with this 1,700 MAX psi 1.2 gpm Electric Cold Water Pressure Washer. The included soap bottle helps you keep surfaces fresh, and the pressure washer is easily transportable with its convenient top handle. (source: Black+Decker (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Black+Decker BEPW1700

In summary, the Black+Decker BEPW1700 is a light duty pressure washer, which provides:

  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions
  • intense cleaning of hard surfaces

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

The Black+Decker BEPW1700 in use

The Black+Decker BEPW1700

Its axial cam pump, which utilizes a 13 amp universal motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 1700 PSI (almost 28 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 2040 Cleaning Units.

The BEPW1700 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 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With its portable design and approximate dimensions of D10.8 x W11.1 x H19.4 in, the Black+Decker BEPW1700 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the BEPW1700 convenience of transport.

The unit can be very easily carried around, as it weighs just 19.4 lbs. Among other factors, the plastic frame plays a role in this light weight. Even though the BEPW1700 doesn’t have any wheels, their absence is fully compensated by this light weight.

Main Features

The Black+Decker BEPW1700 in use

The Black+Decker BEPW1700

The Black+Decker BEPW1700 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 2 nozzles 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 wand.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 2 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 

40°

Turbo
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableUse with caution
Siding, gutters, houseSuitableNot recommended
Fencing, deck, patioSuitableNot recommended
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionNot 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

Some of the accessories of the Black+Decker BEPW1700

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.
  • Onboard storage: The Black+Decker BEPW1700 allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Included with the Black+Decker BEPW1700 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 pressure hose, power cord, nozzle cleaner, spray gun, wand and foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water).

The Black+Decker BEPW1700's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Black+Decker BEPW1700 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Black+Decker BEPW1700, a device which can produce up to 1700 PSI, is on the lower end of the pressure spectrum, among the electric pressure washers in the $120-150 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 Sun Joe SPX2680-MAX with a PSI of 2050.
  • This washer, with a GPM of 1.2 (gallons per minute) has a somewhat lower water flow value compared to devices in its price range. 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.
  • With the BEPW1700's 2040 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), its cleaning efficiency range may be considered average, compared to electric units of similar price. When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the Westinghouse ePX3050 and its 3572.8 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2000 and 2500 Cleaning Units, the Black+Decker BEPW1700 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price

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Warranty Information

The Black+Decker BEPW1700 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 Black+Decker pressure washers, please consult Black+Decker's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-544-6986.

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