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Black+Decker BEPW1700 Spec Review

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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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 or delicate surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Black+Decker BEPW1700 in use

The Black+Decker BEPW1700

Powered by a 13 amp universal motor, its axial cam pump can deliver a pressure of 1700 PSI (around 28 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM (CETA-certified values). Combined, these values mean that the Black+Decker BEPW1700 has a cleaning power of 2040 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric pressure washer, the Black+Decker BEPW1700'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 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.

Because the device weighs just 19.4 lbs, carrying it around is very easy. Its plastic frame certainly plays a key role in this light weight. This light weight compensates for the fact that the BEPW1700 doesn't have any wheels, as it's not something necessary.

Main Features

The Black+Decker BEPW1700's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 2 nozzles 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 wand.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by 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.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 2 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 

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: With the Black+Decker BEPW1700's handy storage area, you’ll always have all the necessary nozzles and accessories at hand and thus, you’ll be fully prepared for any job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual and documentation to get you promptly started, the Black+Decker BEPW1700 comes with wand, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), power cord, nozzle cleaner, pressure hose and spray gun.

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 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 Realm BY02-VBW-WT, which reaches up to 2100 PSI.
  • In the aforementioned price range, this washer, with 1.2 GPM (gallons per minute), is placed on the lower end of the GPM scale. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Sun Joe SPX3000, that can deliver up to 1.76 GPM.
  • Amongst similarly priced electric devices, the 2040 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) of the BEPW1700 rank as low. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Sun Joe SPX3000, which can reach up to 3572.8 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 2000 and 2500 Cleaning Units, the Black+Decker BEPW1700 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
  • Onboard storage
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Black+Decker BEPW1700 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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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

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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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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