New CRC SmartWasher Benchtop Utilizes BT5 Degreasing Solution

Press Release Summary:

  • Designed to tackle the cleaning jobs of tough parts without using harmful solvents
  • Features a powerful recirculating pump that delivers ample cleaning fluid to a valve-controlled flow-through brush
  • Ideal for auto, motorcycle and motorsports maintenance and repairs as well as small engines, household and outdoor equipment applications

Original Press Release:

CRC SmartWasher® BenchtopPRO® - The Industry’s First Portable, Storable Bioremediating Parts Washer

  • Tackles the toughest parts cleaning jobs without using harmful solvents
  • Named 2019 Top 20 Tools award winner by Motor magazine

Horsham, PA – CRC Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of specialty products and formulations for maintenance and repair professionals and do-it-yourselfers, and the maker of CRC Brakleen®, the #1 selling brake parts cleaner worldwide, has introduced the new CRC SmartWasher® BenchtopPRO® bioremediating parts washer. As the industry’s first portable, storable bioremediating parts washer, this innovative and award-winning tool is specially designed to tackle the toughest parts cleaning jobs without using harmful solvents. Plus, its portability allows for easy use on the go or in the shop, which makes it an ideal parts cleaner for small repair facilities or the home garage.

The newest model in the CRC SmartWasher® line of parts washers, the BenchtopPRO® is a self-contained, bioremediating parts washer that is as effective as solvent-based parts washers but safer for the user and the environment. It does not use hazardous chemicals and employs a powerful, water-based degreasing solution to clean parts, along with naturally-occurring microorganisms to break down and convert oil, grease, and carbon-based contaminants into water and CO2. The process of bioremediation makes the BenchtopPRO® a self-cleaning system and allows the degreasing solution to be used over and over again.

2019 Top 20 Tools award winner 

The CRC SmartWasher® BenchtopPRO® was named as one of the Top 20 Tools for 2019 by Motor magazine. Presented annually, the award recognizes tool and equipment manufacturers who develop new products with innovative features that help professional automotive technicians do a better job in diagnosing and repairing today’s technologically-advanced vehicles.

The CRC SmartWasher® BenchtopPRO® utilizes CRC’s proprietary BT5 degreasing solution that is non-toxic, non-flammable and does not irritate the skin. MicroPRO Packs® are added to the BT5 solution to facilitate the bioremediation process. These packs contain microbes, which break down the contaminants that have been washed off the dirty parts, keeping the BT5 solution clean and able to be reused repeatedly without being drained from the unit. Additionally, this eliminates the need to purchase new solvents or pay for solvent disposal as required with traditional solvent-based parts washers. 

The BenchtopPRO® can be stored both flat and upright, making it ideal for small shops and compact garages. The unit’s innovative design features a powerful recirculating pump that delivers ample cleaning fluid to a valve-controlled flow-through brush and a lid that conveniently flips out to become a built-in drying tray.

The versatile CRC SmartWasher® BenchtopPRO® is designed to handle a wide range of home and professional cleaning applications including auto, motorcycle and motorsports maintenance and repairs, as well as small engines, household and outdoor equipment, bike repair, and boat maintenance.

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About CRC SmartWasher®

CRC Industries, Inc. (, a leading global manufacturer of specialty products for maintenance and repair professionals and do-it-yourselfers, brings sustainability and safety to the forefront of product development with the patented CRC SmartWasher® bioremediating parts washing system.

All CRC SmartWasher® models utilize bioremediation technology and deliver superior cleaning with formulations that are water-based, non-toxic, non-flammable, and non-hazardous. The CRC SmartWasher® system delivers high quality, low-risk parts washing alternatives that improve performance for the user and reduce environmental impact.

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Media Contact:

Dori Ahart, Brand & Marketing Manager 

CRC Industries, Inc.

Horsham, PA 19044


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