Updated 20 Jan 2017

Bosch

AQT 35-12+ Aquatak

Snapshot: Over the past couple of years we've uncovered some great Bosch power gear, and some not-so-great models. Where does its AQT 35-12+ Aquatak waterblaster lie?

AQT 35-12+ Aquatak
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$256

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Test results

Overall score
65
Performance
?/10
Patio cleaner
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Manoeuvring
?/10
Vibration
?/10

Good points

  • Lightweight unit that's easy to wheel around.
  • Not much lance/gun vibration.
  • Trigger is easy to operate.
  • Includes rotary, fan, and light spray nozzles.
  • Includes patio brush which works well on smooth surfaces.

But

  • Below-average cleaning performance.
  • The hose isn't particularly long (5m).
  • Short lance means you have to bend down often when cleaning.
  • Noisy.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (60%)
Ease of use (40%)

Ease of use assesses manoeuvring, vibration, trigger comfort and ease of cleaning with the blaster.

Key data

Model

Type
Mains-electric
Avg price
$256

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
83
Water use (L/min)
5.8
Pressure (Bar/Psi)
120/1740
Hose length (m)
5.0
Lance length (cm)
80
Weight (kg)
7.0

Features

Wheels
Variable-pressure jet nozzle
Fan nozzle
Fixed
Rotary nozzle
Detergent bottle
On-board tool storage
Telescopic/folding carry handle
Patio-cleaner head

More Info

Availability
Specialist stores and Bosch direct.