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Should You Buy a Bosch Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 24 August 2021
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should you buy a Bosch Vacuum Cleaner?

Bosch is one of the most popular vacuum cleaner brands as well as being well known for its dishwashers, washing machines and electric kettles. The company behind Bosch also manufacturers Siemens Vacuum Cleaners.

We've collated all the key information on Bosch vacuum cleaners in this handy guide. We've analysed over 100,000 user and expert reviews and 350+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 3,500 vacuum cleaners to impartially compare each vacuum cleaner brand.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $154 for the BHN14090 which has a maximum input power of §W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner and go up to $1,178 for the Unlimited which has a maximum input power of 18W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Bosch vacuum cleaner is $567.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular vacuum cleaners.

Is Bosch the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?

So are Bosch vacuum cleaners any good? We give every vacuum cleaner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all vacuum cleaners we are able to impartially rank all the vacuum cleaner brands.

Bosch is ranked the No. 12 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bosch is the 12th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
95%
95%
10,207 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
93%
93%
10,813 reviews
#3
Germany
93%
93%
5,747 reviews
#4
Eufy
91%
91%
3,467 reviews
#5
United States
89%
89%
10,849 reviews
#6
88%
88%
3,880 reviews
#7
87%
87%
3,725 reviews
#8
United States
87%
87%
3,914 reviews
#9
84%
84%
765 reviews
#10
Sealey
84%
84%
100 reviews
#11
United Kingdom
84%
84%
3,689 reviews
#12
Germany
83%
83%
4,063 reviews
#13
Germany
83%
83%
1,832 reviews
#14
Germany
82%
82%
361 reviews
#15
iLife
81%
81%
141 reviews
#16
Neato
80%
80%
3,862 reviews
#17
80%
80%
8,467 reviews
#18
78%
78%
5,895 reviews
#19
AEG
Germany
78%
78%
1,581 reviews
#20
VAX
United States
77%
77%
9,392 reviews
#21
Netherlands
75%
75%
1,724 reviews
#22
Denmark
74%
74%
56 reviews
#23
Atrix
74%
74%
11 reviews
#24
Rug Doctor
73%
73%
86 reviews
#25
Koblenz
71%
71%
0 reviews
#26
Roidmi
70%
70%
46 reviews
#27
Makita
69%
69%
138 reviews
#28
Zanussi
Italy
68%
68%
401 reviews
#29
Ewbank
67%
67%
71 reviews
#30
Taurus
67%
67%
984 reviews
#31
PowerSmith
66%
66%
1 review
#32
Xiaomi
66%
66%
313 reviews
#33
Oreck
United States
65%
65%
2 reviews
#34
Gtech
64%
64%
603 reviews
#35
Beko
Turkey
64%
64%
393 reviews
#36
63%
63%
63 reviews
#37
South Korea
63%
63%
286 reviews
#38
Sweden
63%
63%
179 reviews
#39
LG
South Korea
62%
62%
36 reviews
#40
Raycop
60%
60%
0 reviews
#41
Germany
59%
59%
64 reviews
#42
Snow Joe
58%
58%
0 reviews
#43
Vacmaster
58%
58%
0 reviews
#44
Thorne Electric
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Kirby
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Panasonic
Japan
54%
54%
0 reviews
#48
CleanMate
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
Pifco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews
#51
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#52
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Bosch vacuum cleaners compare to the other vacuum cleaner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All vacuum cleaner Brands
Bosch Vacuum Cleaners

Bosch have better reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a Bosch vacuum cleaner being 81%. Bosch also have a number of great features including Lithium-Ion Technology, boost function and easy clean brushbar which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a Bosch vacuum cleaner is 81%.

There's a smaller selection of Bosch vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 11 Bosch vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US. Bosch vacuum cleaners also tend to be more expensive than most other vacuum cleaner brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Bosch vacuum cleaner is $47 (based on a person typically using a vacuum cleaner for 2 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other vacuum cleaner brands.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$182
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,049
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$567
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,049
Price Distribution of Bosch Vacuum Cleaners

What Do the Bosch Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Bosch vacuum cleaner to work out the average distribution of reviews for Bosch and then compared this to the other vacuum cleaner brands.

Bosch logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
10
4 stars
5
3 stars
4
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Bosch logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,404
4 stars
734
3 stars
272
2 stars
230
1 star
386
Bosch has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 79% of expert reviews and 78% of user reviews for Bosch vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 84% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of Bosch vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and portable. Their vacuum cleaners have also won a total of 5 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Bosch vacuum cleaners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other vacuum cleaner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score iRobot Dyson Neato Ecovacs Miele Bosch
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
10 reviews
97%
7 reviews
53%
3 reviews
70%
4 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
86%
11 reviews
85%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
77%
11 reviews
77%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
71%
7 reviews
73%
16 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
5 reviews
70%
3 reviews
78%
4 reviews
43%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
100%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
67%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
83%
7 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Chip.de logo
80%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
86%
1 review
65%
4 reviews
81%
3 reviews
83%
2 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
61%
2 reviews
63%
2 reviews
70%
3 reviews
76%
4 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
58%
1 review
62%
1 review
63%
4 reviews
44%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
67%
5 reviews
70%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
77%
3 reviews
Which? logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
2 reviews
100%
3 reviews
techstage.de logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
78%
3 reviews
92%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
1 review
84%
2 reviews
69%
4 reviews
72%
1 review
gadgetreview.com logo
88%
3 reviews
93%
4 reviews
91%
1 review
pricerunner.dk logo
60%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
pricerunner.se logo
30%
1 review
50%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
50%
1 review
planet-sansfil.com logo
78%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
73%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
79 reviews
76%
57 reviews
81%
29 reviews
78%
55 reviews
71%
20 reviews
78%
5 reviews
Average
72%
137 reviews
78%
120 reviews
79%
93 reviews
70%
90 reviews
74%
63 reviews
76%
16 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 4 industry awards for Bosch vacuum cleaners. The table below compares the number of awards received by Bosch to other popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Bosch has won 4 awards for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Dyson Neato Ecovacs Miele Bosch
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
8
5
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
7
1
2
Which? logo
4
2
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
4
2
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
2
3
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
2
2
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
4
profesionalreview.com logo
4
Digital Versus logo
1
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
01net.com logo
2
1
Chip.de logo
1
1
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
3
planet-sansfil.com logo
3
T3.com logo
2
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
1
androidheadlines.com logo
1
1
gagadget.com logo
2
techzine.nl logo
2
in.pcmag.com logo
2
Other Expert Sites
8
8
2
6
4
Total
25
43
18
22
17
4

How Reliable Are Bosch Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch vacuum cleaners. over 130 of these reviews mention reliability of which 73% were positive. Therefore the majority of Bosch vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

73% of reviewers think Bosch vacuum cleaners are reliable.

So, most people think that Bosch vacuum cleaners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Bosch vacuum cleaners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Time will tell if the product is reliable
amazon.co.uk
So with need of proper build quality
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

The handle broke after few months of use - to replace it costs 1/3 of the price of the hover
amazon.co.uk
Not Reliable
Amazon
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com
The only thing that I dislike about this machine is that the whole body construction is made of cheap plastic which is very noticeable during use
ao.com

Features to Look Out For On Bosch Vacuum Cleaners

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Bosch vacuum cleaners that set them apart from the competition. These include Lithium-Ion Technology, boost function and easy clean brushbar.

Bosch Lithium-Ion Technology

Bosch vacuum cleaners that feature Lithium-Ion Technology include the Bosch BCH6 ($356), the Bosch Serie 4 Flexxo ($0) and the Bosch Serie 8 Unlimited ($1,166).

Bosch Boost Function

Bosch vacuum cleaners that feature boost function include the Bosch Serie 4 Flexxo ($0) and the Bosch Serie 8 Unlimited ($1,166).

Bosch Easy Clean Brushbar

Bosch vacuum cleaners that feature easy clean brushbar include the Bosch Serie 8 Unlimited ($1,166).

Bosch DigitalSpin Motor

Bosch vacuum cleaners that feature DigitalSpin Motor include the Bosch Serie 8 Unlimited ($1,166).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Bosch Vacuum Cleaner?
Is Bosch the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?
What Do the Bosch Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Vacuum Cleaners Received?
How Reliable Are Bosch Vacuum Cleaners?
Features to Look Out For On Bosch Vacuum Cleaners
Bosch Lithium-Ion Technology
Bosch Boost Function
Bosch Easy Clean Brushbar
Bosch DigitalSpin Motor

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