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Realm BY01-HBE Spec Review

The Realm BY01-HBE is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1500 PSI and flow of 1.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Realm BY01-HBE 1500PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Realm BY01-HBE 1500PSI Electric Pressure Washer
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Description

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In a nutshell, the Realm BY01-HBE is a light duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces

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

Power

The Realm BY01-HBE in use

The Realm BY01-HBE

With a 11 amp motor, its axial pump delivers a pressure of 1500 PSI (roughly 25 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer), resulting in the Realm BY01-HBE's cleaning power of 2250 Cleaning Units.

Since it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the BY01-HBE 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 L17.5 x W12.6 x H11.3 in, the Realm BY01-HBE makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the BY01-HBE convenience of transport.

With a weight of only 18 lbs, the unit is definitely easy to carry around. It is lightweight, partly thanks to its plastic frame. As if this lightweight wasn't enough, the device also features two solid wheels to further improve its ease of use and of transport.

Main Features

Along with the Realm BY01-HBE 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 wand. The foam cannon features a dial to allow you to manually choose the detergent dilution ratio.
  • Pressure hose: The 19 ft high-pressure hose, which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: A dedicated slot allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its plastic wand.
  • Nozzle: an adjustable nozzle is included. It lets you adjust the spray pattern from a full fan spray (widest spray width) to a direct stream spray (narrowest spray width).

Other Features

  • 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 Realm BY01-HBE's handy storage area lets you store nozzles and accessories, and thus, you’ll be always prepared and have everything necessary for the job at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Included with the Realm BY01-HBE 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 wand, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), power cord, spray gun and pressure hose.

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The Realm BY01-HBE's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Realm BY01-HBE compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Realm BY01-HBE with its 1500 PSI achieves a lower pressure value, compared to other electric pressure washers in the $80-110 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 WEN PW20 with a PSI of 2030.
  • In the aforementioned price range, the GPM (gallons per minute) of this washer, which can reach 1.5, can be considered in the average. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the WEN PW20, that can deliver up to 1.76 GPM.
  • The BY01-HBE has 2250 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), which can be considered low in comparison to other electric devices of this price. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the WEN PW20 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 Realm BY01-HBE 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 GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Realm BY01-HBE and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI1500
GPM1.5
Cleaning Units2250
Motor11 amp
PumpAxial
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionAdjustable
NozzlesAdjustable
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose19 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 17.5 x 12.6 x 11.3 in
Weight18 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, solid
Included accessoriesPlastic wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty1 year

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.

About Realm

Over the past 20 years, Realm has become a world-wide name in pressure washers. With sales in over 60 countries spanning across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, Realm products continue to grow in popularity. With innovative designs, and always improving technologies, the company looks forward to further expansion into the outdoor power equipment market. In the US, Realm products are available for purchase through numerous online retailers.

Warranty Information

The Realm BY01-HBE is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Realm pressure washers, please consult Realm's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-899-1688.

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