Reviewers say the AR Blue Clean AR383 is a top-quality electric pressure washer. It's not the cheapest electric model available, but it sports a triplex pump (a durable style that's uncommon at this price) and, at 1,900 psi and 1.5 gpm, it's mighty powerful. Owners say it's ideal for cars, decks, concrete and outdoor furniture, and it removes mold and mildew. Many like that it's lightweight, but some find the hose reel cumbersome.
A great pump and lots of power. For most household chores, reviewers say, the AR Blue Clean AR383 is an excellent pressure washer. Mike Aletich, product expert at PressureWashersDirect.com, says its "high performance" pump is "a step above" what's commonly used at this price. Meanwhile, owners say it packs a lot of power, and many report excellent cleaning of cars, decks, siding and masonry, as well as effective removal of pollen, mildew, mold and mulch stains. Some add that the spray is powerful enough to reach second-story windows or the roof line without a ladder. The AR383 has a one-year warranty, although some report it lasts far longer.
Two spray nozzles for control. The AR Blue Clean AR383 comes with an adjustable and turbo nozzle, which owners say perfectly meets their needs. "The two tips are versatile so you don't need others," comments one user. In addition, Mike Aletich, PressureWashersDirect.com's product expert, finds the turbo nozzle is great for "getting grime out of nooks and crannies." The motor stops running when the trigger is released, a feature that users say helps keep noise down, and many say the 20-foot hose and 30-foot power cord are nice and long. Some complain that water tends to leak where the hose meets the water source.
Lightweight and easy to operate. Reviewers say the AR Blue Clean AR383 is easy to set up and operate; as one user puts it, the learning curve is small. The onboard storage also gets praise, with owners agreeing that it's well designed. "Everything has a place, and things stay where they're put," says one consumer. At 28 pounds, the unit is considered compact and lightweight, and its wheels make it easy to move. It has a foam soap dispenser, a water-filter adapter, a quick-connect garden-hose adapter and a hose reel, though some say the reel can be a pain to use.
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The AR Blue Clean AR383 garners more than 1,170 reviews on Amazon.com, with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars. Many report excellent results, even on mold and mulch stains, and they like the onboard storage. A relatively small number complain of mechanical problems.
Review: AR Blue Clean AR383 1,900 PSI 1.5 GPM 14 Amp Electric Pressure Washer with Hose Reel, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2014
2. PressureWashers Direct.com
Expert Mike Aletich recommends the AR Blue Clean AR383, noting that its pump is better than what's commonly found at this price. He also likes the hose reel and turbo nozzle. Nearly 50 users also post reviews, handing the model an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Review: AR Blue Clean 1900 PSI (Electric Cold Water) Pressure Washer w/ Hose Reel, Mike Aletich and contributors to PressureWashersDirect.com, As of April 2014