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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
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  • $130.00 - May 13, 2022
  • $124.00 - March 3, 2022
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Since: March 3, 2022
  • Highest Price: $130.00 - May 13, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $124.00 - March 3, 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

The Black+Decker BEPW1700 is a light duty pressure washer, and enables:

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

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.

Since it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the BEPW1700 is started simply 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. 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 in use

The Black+Decker BEPW1700

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: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • 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 nozzle cleaner, power cord, spray gun, wand, pressure hose 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 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 you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX that can reach up to 2800 PSI.
  • When compared to devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 1.2 GPM (gallons per minute), is on the lower end of the achievable water flow. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Westinghouse ePX3050, which can reach up to 1.76 GPM.
  • The 2040 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), of the BEPW1700 result in an average cleaning efficiency, compared to similarly priced electric units. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Westinghouse ePX3050 and its 3572.8 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced 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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