AR Blue Clean has been in the business of pressure washers and pressure washer pumps for more than 60 years.
So it’s not a surprise to find them these days specializing in manufacturing and engineering power washers such as the AR383 a well-known bestseller amongst electric pressure washers.
Considering that this is such a highly popular choice, one of AR’s most popular units, I decided that I had to put the blue clean AR383 to the test and put together information and thoughts in this unbiased AR Blue Clean AR383 review.
I’ll take you through the model’s specifications, provided accessories, cleaning capabilities and warranty policies.
Blue Clean AR383 On The Job
The AR383 cleaning unit is powered by a 14-amp electric motor, this electric motor uses a 3-axial position pump which is able to produce a maximum 1,900 PSI at 1.5 GPM which gives this pressure washer a total cleaning power of 2,850 a might impressive number.
This level of cleaning power means that this is a light-duty to a medium-duty pressure washer, this means it tackled all the challenges I presented to it.
This is a beautifully designed pressure washer, it’s packed into a compact unit that resembles a classic vacuum cleaner.
The whole body of the unit is mounted on a 2-wheel system, combine that with its large handle and really functional hose reel, and carrying this around is a breeze. This is an incredibly portable pressure washer. Now the portability doesn’t stop there, the blue clean AR383 pressure washer is extremely light, weighing only 20 pounds.
To help cover a vast area when cleaning, AR designed the AR 383 with a 20-fool long high-pressure hose and a 30 foot-long electric cord.
That gives you a fair distance to cover without having to move the pressure washer around, not that moving it around is a problem given how lightweight it is.
When it comes to cleaning, this pressure unit works well around the yard. On top of the features above, AR provides you with 2 quick-change spray wands: an adjustable spray wand giving you the ability to select the spray pattern suited to your needs and a turbo wand.
With these accessories, you can change the focus of the pressurized water stream and adjust it to the task at hand, got a stubborn stain? then the turbo wand is going to aid in removing it. Need to cover a wide area? Then use the right setting on the adjustable spray wand.
To ensure that cleaning is easy and safe, the blue clean ar383 comes with the Total Stop System (TTS) installed, what this does is it turns off the electric motor when you let go of the trigger handle/spray gun, doing so prolongs the life of the pressure washer pump.
If you happen to come across sturdier stains that even the turbo nozzle is struggling with, you’ll be pleased to know that the AR383 comes with a 14-oz. detergent bottle, that can be attached to the end of the spray wand.
By attaching the detergent bottle you will be to spray soaps and detergents onto these sturdier stains, soaking the surface with a cleaning agent. Pre-treating the stain before you blast it away with the powerful spray produced by the AR 383.
As mentioned above, this washer is at most a medium-duty unit which means it will struggle to tackle the hardest of stains, it just doesn’t have the grunt required to penetrate deep into the surface. That said, this is a great unit, packed with versatility, it will work well around your backyard.
Customer Support and Warranty Policy
The Annovi Reverberi Blue Clean company, prides themselves of keeping in touch with their customers, making sure they are available 24/7.
They respond quickly and will replace any part that you might need, from the most essential motor parts, all the way to the additional accessories. As this company is also in the commercial/industrial pressure washer industry, they need to keep their customer support top-notch at all times.
Which is probably why they offer a 1-year `bumper to bumper` warranty policy. I highly recommend that you register your product after you’ve purchased it, this will ensure you get the best support possible should you ever need it.
What Can You Clean With Blue Clean AR383?
I’ve mentioned a few times that this cleaner belongs in the light to medium-duty washer group. This means its ideal for tackling your backyard, garden, patio, house siding, BBQ tasks without breaking a sweat.
Various kinds of dirt, grime, moss, oil, and dust are no challenge for this power washer unit.
I tried this on my patio furniture, bicycles, cars, I even gave the BBQ a clean, I tried this pressure unit on all kinds of standard surfaces you’d find in a standard backyard.
It works well with fragile surfaces, such as windows and plastics, paired with a pressure washer sand blasting kit, it worked well at removing paint on an old wheelbarrow,
This proved to me to be a solid washer, it even cleaned some marble and concrete surfaces, such as my driveway, it did take more time than one of the most powerful pressure washers, or a gas high-pressure washer but it still got the job done.
- HIGH PRESSURE PERFORMANCE: This compact pressure washer is equipped with a powerful universal motor and a tri axial pump that produces up to 1900 PSI, 1.7 GPM, and 11 amp the perfect outdoor cleaner
- COMPACT TROLLEY DESIGN: This portable pressure washer is built on a two wheel trolley making it easy to maneuver, this trolley also offers convenient storage for your pressure washer accessories
- CLEANING VERSATILITY: Power wash through dirt and grime on your patio, siding, fencing, and car using the vari-spray and turbo lance, along with the 14 ounce bayonet foam cannon
- Dimensions – 11.2 x 12.2 x 28.5 inches
- 14 Amp Universal motor
- Tri-axial pump
- 2 high-pressure lances: Turbo Nozzle and Adjustable Spray Pattern
- 20-foot-high pressure hose
- 30-foot power cord with auto-reset GFCI module
- Trigger wand, detergent tank, injector kit, water filter, high-pressure hose
- Total stop system
- Two Wheel Trolley System for portability
- 1-year “Bumper to Bumper” warranty policy
This pressure washer unit is incredibly portable. It’s light-weight, tightly packaged and wheel mounted. Thanks to these features alone you’ll have no problem reaching any part of your yard and it’ll store with a small foot-print easily after use.
You also get a long hose and electrical cord, giving you a huge amount of accessibility. The hose reel is actually really good as well. The turbo spray wand will give an extra kick when you need to deal with difficult dirt and TSS ensures the life of your pump if you are dealing with time-consuming cleaning tasks.
The user guide or AR383 Manual is very helpful for getting specifics about this unit or troubleshooting common problems.
I keep saying this but it is important to bear in mind that this electric power washer is not a heavy-duty unit, so it won’t be able to tackle the harshest and most stubborn of stains.
Also, I found that the detergent bottle’s size is a little small requiring me to refill it several times during a cleaning session.
Everyone’s needs are different, but this electric pressure washer will fulfill your cleaning needs, well unless you need a commercial pressure washer something capable of industrial cleaning.
The ratio between portability, power, and price is perfect, if you are looking for a versatile and solid power washer unit, this, in my opinion, is a good purchase.
These days, power washers are available to everyone and you shouldn’t be the exception to that, not when these can save you so much time and effort.
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly way to clean, then look no further, you don’t need anything but water in most cases and soaps aren’t awful on the environment… detergents, however…
This pressure washer is 30 times more powerful than your standard garden hose, while also decreasing the amount of water consumed when cleaning by over 80% compared to using just a garden hose.
It’s also rather quiet, which means you won’t be causing much of noise pollution problem when using the AR383
There it is, I’ve put together the pros and cons in my AR Blue Clean AR383 review, hopefully helping you with your purchase decision.
My thoughts and opinions are all unbiased, based on using this pressure washer, so consider all of the facts and only chose this unit if you think it suits your needs and will save you time and money.
Personally, I saved money by not going to the car wash or renting a pressure washer on a day by day basis.
If you have any questions please ask them in the comment section below.