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Bosch Universal Aquatak 135 pressure washer review BBC Gardeners' World magazine

Bosch Universal Aquatak 135 pressure washer review

A well designed pressure washer that's great for all round use.

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8

In a nutshell

Winner of a BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Best Buy award this pressure washer has handy features like a folding handle and a single, nifty nozzle with three sprays. It delivers powerful cleaning and a long hose reach makes it ideal for larger gardens. It comes with a two year warranty.
Set up/storage
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Ease of use
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Value for money
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Pros: Simple, with no nozzles to swap

Comfortable to use

Powerful, effective cleaning

Excellent stability

Cons: Accessories expensive
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What are the main features of the Bosch Universal Aquatak 135 pressure washer?

This powerful pressure washer has a 1900w engine, a water flow rate of 410 litres per hour and it delivers 135 Bar of pressure. It comes with a useful seven metres of hose, the longest in our test and has sturdy wheels and two handles, including one on the front, which make it easy to lift and move it around. It’s not heavy but it feels sturdy and it’s stable in use, thanks to the feet at the front of the washer which keep it standing firmly on the ground. The upright handle folds down over the body of the washer, clicking neatly into place so it takes up less room in the shed or garage and there’s also on-board storage for the cable, lance and foam sprayer so you can keep everything together in one place.
The Aquatak 135 has just one nozzle, but this has three, easy to adjust sprays – pencil, jet and fan plus it comes with a detergent foam sprayer. Other accessories, such as a wash brush and patio cleaner are also available to buy, as is a self-priming kit, so you can use this washer with water fed from a water butt or tank, not just a tap.

What’s the Bosch Universal Aquatak 135 pressure washer like to use?

Some simple assembly of the Aquatak 135 is needed, but the instructions are clearly displayed on the box and parts just click into place. The washer feels strong and robust but it’s still comfortable to use with no vibrations and a comparatively quiet engine. The single lance and nozzle is a refreshing alternative to undoing and replacing nozzles every time you change job. When you need a change of spray you just twist and click and each one delivers powerful, effective cleaning.
This is a well thought out piece of kit; the long cable gives you that extra bit of reach if you need it and the carry handle on the front makes it really easy to lift this up steps or onto a shelf.

What situations is the Bosch Universal Aquatak 135 pressure washer most suitable for?

This is a great all-round pressure washer, ideal for most cleaning jobs, from washing the car, tackling decking and garden furniture and removing stubborn dirt from paths. The long hose reach makes it ideal  for use in larger gardens.

Is the Bosch Universal Aquatak 135 pressure washer good value for money?

Well thought out with great cleaning power this washer is good value and has a two-year warranty. Extra accessories are available to buy although they’re expensive when added to the cost of the machine.


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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Bosch
Name Bosch Universal Aquatak 135 pressure washer
Model Universal Aquatak 135
Price £179.99

Features

Powered by Electric - corded
Power 1,900W
Cable reach 5m
Maximum pressure 135Bar
Water flow 410
Hose reach 7m
Weight 7.9kg
Warranty 2YEAR
Feature notes

3-in-one nozzle with fan, rotary and pencil jet settings 

Folding handle

Accessories

Foam sprayer