AR Blue Clean

Last updated date: July 8, 2019

DWYM Score
7.6

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We looked at the top 1 Electric Pressure Washers and dug through the reviews from 7 of the most popular review sites including Consumer Reports, Top Ten Reviews, New York Times Wirecutter and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Electric Pressure Washer you should buy.

Overall Take

Offering up to 1900 PSI, the AR Blue Clean is powerful enough to breakup caked-on dirt and stains. It's also incredibly durable, while quiet at the same time. In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the AR AR Blue Clean placed 2nd when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 11, 2019:
Checkout The Best Electric Pressure Washer for a detailed review of all the top electric pressure washers.

Expert Summarized Score
7.0
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
30 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Effective cleaning, if not with as much power as gas models, helped this AR electric pressure washer score impressively in our tests. So did a smattering of helpful features.
- Consumer Reports
The AR Blue Clean AR383’s water pressure is good – at 1,900 PSI, it’s the second highest in our comparison. This meant it did well removing dirt and oil in our cleaning tests, though it didn't match the two top-performing models.
- Top Ten Reviews
It may not be the best in the market but considering the price it retails at, its reliability and durability, it is definitely something worth having around in your home.
- Pressure Washer Critics
It really has plenty of things going for it. Its PSI and GPM values are probably the highest in its class, so you’ll never feel like you’re running short on cleaning power. It is also extremely quiet.
- Wash Wisely
Besides the four replaceable nozzle tips, you get a turbo nozzle. You get a built-in soap tank.
- Pressure Washer Ratings
AR also known as AnnoviReverberi is famous in making high pressure washer under $150quality and durable pressure washers in the world.
- Power Tools Rater
What experts didn't like
Has an average cleaning angle and not very effective at power.
- Consumer Reports
The AR Blue Clean AR383 is one of two pressure washers we tested with a built-in hose reel. While this is a useful way to store your pressure hose, it was hard to use because the hose didn't coil smoothly as we reeled it in.
- Top Ten Reviews
The only problem though lies in the hard plastic material used for the hose. This makes it rather difficult to reel it back in as it tends to coil up on itself.
- Pressure Washer Critics
Only has a one-year warranty.
- Power Tools Rater
We didn’t like the hose reel, the cord storage was tedious to use, it tended to tip over, and the wheels were tiny.
- New York Times Wirecutter

From The Manufacturer

For over 50 years, Annovi Reverberi has manufactured one the world's highest quality lines of high-pressure pumps, incorporating industrial-grade performance, safety, and quality into their electric pressure washers.With a bonus turbo nozzle to double cleaning efficiency, the 1,900 PSI 1.51 GPM Electric Pressure Washer is equipped with a durable 3 axial-piston wobble plate pump to handle almost any cleaning application. Triplex Plunger pump with axial wobble plate. Total Stop System turns the washer on only when the spray gun trigger is pressed and automatically turns the motor off to protect the pump from overheating. Quick connect garden hose adapter. Universal electric motor. Water filter adapter. Adjustable spray head with special fan jet settings. Foam soap dispenser. Turbo nozzle lance for enhanced cleaning efficiency. Trolly with wheels for portability. Integrated hose reel for convenient storage.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Sun Joe SPX3000
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 9
2. AR Blue Clean
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 7
3. Ryobi RY14122
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 5
4. Karcher K5
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Worx Hydroshot
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Greenworks GPW
Overall Score: 6.9
Expert Reviews: 6

An Overview On Electric Pressure Washers

If you’re dealing with caked-on dirt, years of grime or even tough stains, an electric pressure washer is likely your best bet for deep cleaning the outside of your home. Whether you need to power wash your backyard fence or make the sidewalk look like new again, an electric pressure washer can likely help you get the job done quickly and easily.

A pressure washer produces a high-powered stream of water to help you strip away dirt and other substances from a surface. The pressure washer’s stream is much more powerful than that of your average garden hose and is usually more efficient than trying to scrub away dirt by hand. Plus, who wants to spend their precious free time huffing and puffing while cleaning?

An electric pressure washer plugs into a power outlet like any other electric appliance. Generally speaking, electric pressure washers are quieter, smaller and lighter than gas pressure washers. They’re typically best for small projects and they require less forethought than gas models — all you have to do is plug the pressure washer in, rather than running to the gas station to fill up on gas.

You can purchase electric pressure washers with varying levels of power, depending on the types of jobs you think you’ll be doing most often. They range from being able to tackle heavy-duty, commercial-grade jobs to helping you clean the summer’s dirt and dust off your patio furniture. The Sun Joe SPX3000, for example, can tackle light, medium and heavy-duty cleaning projects.

DYWM Fun Fact

You’ve probably heard of using your electric pressure washer on your siding or driveway, but have you considered using it to clean out your exterior (or interior) garbage cans? Think about it: all the gross stuff that leaks out of the garbage bags and collects at the bottom. Use your electric pressure washer to get rid of the funky smell and start fresh. This is a great project for spring cleaning, when the weather is nice enough to gather up all the trash cans in your home, take them outside and give them a deep clean. Voila! No more stinky garbage cans.

The Electric Pressure Washer Buying Guide

  • One of the most important metrics to consider before purchasing an electric pressure washer is “PSI,” which stands for pounds per square inch. This metric is essentially a measure of how much power your electric pressure washer produces.
  • The PSI generally ranges from 1300 to 3000, depending on the power you need to tackle the task at hand. Some pressure washers are better for small jobs around the house, while others are designed for more difficult jobs in a commercial setting.
  • A light-duty PSI of up to 1900 is good for washing outdoor patio furniture, vehicles and other light jobs. The Ryobi RY14122, for example, has a PSI of 1700. A medium-duty PSI ranges from 2000 to 2800 and is generally good for patios, fences and decks. The Sun Joe SPX3000 generates a PSI of 2030. A heavy-duty PSI is typically in the neighborhood of 2800 and beyond and is good for prepping surfaces for paint and removing tough stains.
  • In addition to its power, you’ll also want to consider the volume of water produced by an electric pressure washer. While the power tells you how much force the electric pressure washer will use when stripping away dirt, the volume of water tells you about the device’s ability to wash that dirt away. The volume of water is labeled in gallons per minute, or “GPM.” The Worx Hydroshot, for example, can deliver 0.53 gallons per minute, while the Sun Joe SPX3000 delivers 1.76 gallons per minute.
  • Do you need accessories with your pressure washer? Some power washers come with useful add-ons, like the AR Blue Clean, which will arrive with two different washing wands, a 20-foot hose, a 14-ounce detergent bottle and two “quick change wands” with variable nozzles. The Ryobi 14122 model comes with an on-board detergent tank in case you want to use soap, as well as a 25-foot hose and three nozzles.
  • To ensure that your electric pressure washer has a long life, you’ll want to perform regular maintenance and cleaning procedures as outlined in the user manual.
  • If you’ve never used an electric pressure washer before, you may consider testing it on a hidden surface until you get the hang of using it.
  • Another factor you may want to consider before purchasing an electric pressure washer is how environmentally friendly it is. The AR Blue Clean, for instance, uses 80 percent less water and 40 percent more power than the average garden hose.