AR Blue Clean AR383 Review

AR383

Our Review:

At first glance the AR Blue Clean AR383 might strike you as a vacuum cleaner, well at least that’s what I thought. Plastic casing, copper and aluminum components with a complete kit of accessories such as lance, hose, jet nozzle, gun and foam dispenser all give it a more than commercial feel. Plus you have a trolley design with wheel mounting for easy handling and a reel system to secure the hose. As for safety this model features an auto safety shut-off valve directly at the pump head called the Total Stop System. It also comes with attachable foamer and a soap bottle. Rated at 1900 PSI and 1.5 GPM, it uses an 11 Amp induction motor and a 3 axial position pump.

Ease Of Use: 4/5

As far as usability goes, this is quite easy to get your hands set with. From the moment you power the unit to the time it dies down after use, you never once feel underpowered or out of control. Moving it around, assembling it right out of the box and securing the hose, changing connections all seem quite easy. 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. What I do now is to leave the hose as it is, wrap it around the handle manually and disconnect it from the hose adapter port. Another nagging issue you might face on uneven terrain is stability.

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Ease of Use
Noise
Power
Application
Durability
Customer Support
Overall
Rating: 4.7/5 (1 vote cast)

Pros:
1900 PSI ample power and easy usability. Plenty of attachments with versatility in usage. Lightweight design, easy maneuverability.

Cons:
The hose is irritating as it takes some time to unwind, it can tangle easily and is kind of stiff. The washers for the hose adapter too are flimsy.

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Noise: 5/5

11 Amp motor delivers impressive power but without the associated noise. In fact, this baby is super quite even when using the high pressure spray tip. It is so silent that you can use it in the middle of the night and never once feel worried about waking the neighbors up.

Power: 5/5

Had the AR383 been a gas mower, I would have rated it as a 3.5 out of 5 pressure washer. However, being an electric washer, 1900 PSI at 1.5 GPM is a lot of force to reckon with. For a commercial or semi-pro electric pressure washer this is a lot of power built into a compact frame. A good pump design and sturdy construction also plays a major role here.

Application: 5/5

With 1,900 PSI and 1.5 GPM there is not a single task that the AR Blue Clean AR383 can’t perform around the house. I have used it to clean my sidings, my front yard and the exterior walls. All these tasks require a good amount of pressure, especially the roof sidings since it is so high up. A point to note here though, the hose length might be an issue for some folks but considering the pressure output, you really won’t have to bother extending its length.

Durability: 4/5

One particular reason why the AR Blue Clean AR383 wins over other electric pressure washers is durability. Unlike the other models and makes I have tried out, this one actually seems to be constructed from high quality components. The only problem in my view as far as durability goes is the hose adapter that tends to sprout a leak at times. I got over this issue by purchasing a high quality copper adapter to replace the plastic one given by AR Blue Clean. Hence, the missing one star. After all, they could have taken the pain to ensure this tiny component was made from metal rather than plastic.

Customer Support: 5/5

AR Blue Clean is actually quite reliable in terms of customer support. I read in many reviews that their customer support department is prompt to answer queries, take requests and process replacement components. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet damaged anything on this particular model and this being my first AR Blue Clean pressure washer, I really cannot comment personally on their support. But, I haven’t yet read anything bad on their service.

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Our Overall Rating:4.7/5

On the whole, the AR Blue Clean AR383 seems like an awesome machine to me. 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. For any homesteader, a long lasting power tool is always the best thing. This pressure washer is ideal for folks who are interested in home maintenance chores. In fact, it can take care of just about anything around the house.

Features and SpecificationsVideo
  • 1.5 GPM and 1,900 PSI rating.
  • Triplex 3 Axial-piston based pump design.
  • 30 feet power cord and 20 feet hose.
  • Hose reel helps keep hose clear of the way with a hand crank.





8 Responses to “AR Blue Clean AR383 Review”

  1. florence martin says:

    where can i buy replacement parts for ar blue clean? do you have a contact number that i can call? thanks

  2. Artie says:

    You can go to http://www.arblueclean.com or call 1-866-235-5112

  3. Tom Sletten says:

    Hi! This is Tom Sletten from AR Blue Clean Customer Service. The answer to Mike’s concern about the lack of pressure when using the detergent bottle is the following:

    The detergent bottle is designed to use a low pressure spray so the detergent solution can coat the surface to be cleaned and allow some time for the chemical cleaning process to occur.

    If high pressure spray is used with detergent, it is blown off the surface before any cleaning action can occur.

    For more information about AR Blue Clean Power Washer products, replacement parts and troubleshooting questions, go to arblueclean.com.

    Best,

    Tom Sletten
    AR Blue Clean Customer Service

  4. moh says:

    Hi I have a question:
    What’s the difference between the at blue 383 and 388 models?
    Thanks

  5. Don Richter says:

    Does the AR383 have an induction motor?

  6. John says:

    Where did you buy the brass adapter? Did you purchase it off the AR website or did you use something else?

  7. Pamela Smith says:

    I would like to leave the pressure washer in an ON position as it hurts my hands to squeeze the trigger for long periods of time. I’m sure it’s not built in for safety reason, but for my reasons, I don’t want to squeeze that trigger!!!

  8. Gloria says:

    I was disappointed as it didn’t have enough power to clean my cement walk on the fan, only the point, and that left squiggly lines.

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