Review price: £309.99
140 bar max pressure
550 l/h max flow rate
What is the Nilfisk D-PG 140.4-9 P X-TRA?
The Nilfisk D-PG 140.4-9 P X-TRA is a pressure washer with a neat trick up its sleeve: you can adjust the pressure. A pair of buttons built into the trigger handle, called the PowerGrip, lets you select between seven power settings. It offers greater control than you get from with most rivals.
It’s also unusual in having a water inlet that’s rated for handling anything up to 60°C, whereas most pressure washers allow 40° max. As with the Kärcher K7 Premium Full Control Home, this means you can use it with your hot tap – although not that many people have outdoor hot taps.
Aside from that, the design is pretty typical, with a trigger handle, lance, patio cleaner and two nozzles: rotary and fan jet. There’s ample on-board storage and a detergent tank on the back.
The patio cleaner is good and effective and has its own power knob on top too. So between this and the variable pressure, you really have a high degree of control over the cleaning strength.
The nozzles were effective too and, thanks to the power controls, it was easy to adapt them to different cleaning tasks without fear of damaging delicate stuff. This reduced the need to change tools as I changed tasks.
Should I buy the Nilfisk D-PG 140.4-9 P X-TRA?
It’s powerful and, crucially, you can control that power. That makes this ridiculously named pressure washer versatile and easy to use. You have all the accessories you need and none that you don’t.
At time of review the Nilfisk D-PG 140.4-9 P X-TRA was available for £289.99