Review of The Bosch AQT 40-13 Pressure Washer

Bosch AQT 40-13 Review
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  • Ease of Use


All in all, the Bosch AQT 40-13 Washer is a solid machine from a very well respected company. With enough power to tackle any job and the capability to take on various attachments, this washer is worth every penny.

To be honest, I kind of miss the good old days when all you need to clean your car was a bucket of soapy water, a sponge, and some elbow grease. Back then, you could get anything cleaned up, no fuss, no muss. Today, the breed of stains and messes you get is so damn resilient you’d think it’s part of the paintwork.

Fortunately for us germaphobes, technology is right where it needs to be to give an edge in the battle against dirt. No matter the type of surface you need to clean, it’s all about that pressure. Here’s my experience with the Bosch AQT 40-13 Pressure Washer and a few thoughts that should help those considering a new unit.

Bosch AQT 40-13 Pressure Washer review

 bosch AQT 40-13 pressure washer review

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What are you buying?

Standing tall as one of the most powerful washers from Bosch, the AQT 40-13 Pressure Washer is an efficient, convenient and versatile cleaning solution. This unit features an elegant black and green exterior that houses a mighty 1900 Watt motor that spurts out water at a pressure of up to 130 bars. That makes for an unyielding water flow rate of 400 litres every hour.

In addition to being fairly priced, the well-built washer is ideal for cleaning cars, patios, bikes, barbeque grills, outdoor furniture, driveways, windows and practically anything else that can stand a good spraying.

The AQT 40-13 Pressure Washer from Bosch comes with features that are designed to make cleaning specific surfaces easier and more efficient. If you want to clean a much wider area, then you will no doubt enjoy the fixed fan jet nozzle that allows you to do just that. The unit also includes a roto-power nozzle that lets you clean out those stubborn stains on your car and marks on the driveway.

In addition to accessories like the detergent nozzle, the Bosch Pressure Washer comes with an even wider range of features that make it the ideal, all in one solution to all your outdoor challenges.

Key features summary

  • Size: 43 x 40.4 x 35 cm
  • Batteries: Not required
  • Power: Corded-electric, 1,900W
  • Flow rate: 400 L/hour
  • Max pressure: 130 bar
  • Hose length: 6m
  • Weight: 6.8 Kg

How easy is it to use?

Being among the smallest and most compact units in the range, the Bosch AQT 40-13 Pressure Washer is certainly easy to use. You can tell just how simple things are when you get the washer ready to go straight out of the box. At 6.8 Kgs, Bosch definitely made every attempt to ensure you don’t have to move it around too much.

I’m talking about the inclusion of a 6-meter long high-pressure hose (rather thoughtful). However, if you absolutely have to move the unit; most likely to and from the scene of the crime, then you will enjoy the smooth, rubber coated wheels that make for one effortless ride.

It doesn’t matter how tall you are or how short your favorite, car-washing son is, the AQT 40-13 Pressure Washer ensures that no one escapes chore day. This is all made possible by the enclosed telescopic handle that can be adjusted to suit whatever height you want. Not only does this make it much easier to get to hard to reach places, but it makes for a comfortable experience as well.

After you are all done cleaning, the unit can be promptly disassembled for easier cleaning and storage. The handles also fold down and reduce storage space by a whopping 40%. The AQT 40-13 is among the few units that boast of an onboard storage box for the accessories.

What accessories are included?

Upon making your purchase of this brand new unit, you should find the following items neatly packaged in the box:

  • The Bosch AQT 40-13 Pressure Washer
  • Patio cleaner
  • Users instruction manual


  • Ready to go straight out of the box.
  • Integrated accessory storage through quick access compartments.
  • Multiple attachments for a versatile cleaning experience.


  • Some customers have claimed that the fittings are a bit weak; we recommend being gentle with the machine and focusing your rage on the stubborn stains instead.

Food for thought

While the Bosch AQT 40-13 Pressure Washer is a very powerful and efficient machine, it’s massive size and weight tends to work to a disadvantage. Sure, it has the feel of a sturdy unit, and the plastic exterior can withstand some abuse, but this is exactly why some users are happier than others. Car owners are a bit more dissatisfied than homeowners because the bulky unit is harder to manoeuvre around their vehicles than the much lighter models.


All in all, the Bosch AQT 40-13 Washer is a solid machine from a very well respected company. With enough power to tackle any job and the capability to take on various attachments, this washer is worth every penny. The size is also great for cleaning larger areas, but might be a bit too much for regular car washing. However, if you prefer to buy a universal washer once and for all, then the Bosch AQT 40-13 Pressure Washer is the only thing you will ever need.

Don’t forget to check also my other top picks amongst best pressure washers – Best Pressure Washer: Reviews and Buying Guide.

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