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Should You Buy a Bosch Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 12 June 2020
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should you buy a Bosch Vacuum Cleaner?

Bosch is well known for its dishwashers, washing machines, electric kettles and tumble dryers. 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 52,000 user and expert reviews and 160+ 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 mid-range 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 $471 for the BCS111GB which has a maximum input power of 18W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Bosch vacuum cleaner is $312.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range 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. 11 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bosch is the 11th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,159 reviews
#2
Germany
92%
92%
3,739 reviews
#3
91%
91%
4,702 reviews
#4
86%
86%
5,310 reviews
#5
United States
85%
85%
7,331 reviews
#6
85%
85%
1,593 reviews
#7
84%
84%
420 reviews
#8
United States
84%
84%
1,186 reviews
#9
United Kingdom
84%
84%
698 reviews
#10
83%
83%
1,567 reviews
#11
Germany
83%
83%
1,353 reviews
#12
Sealey
82%
82%
40 reviews
#13
Netherlands
80%
80%
291 reviews
#14
77%
77%
806 reviews
#15
South Korea
77%
77%
1,076 reviews
#16
Eufy
77%
77%
314 reviews
#17
Germany
75%
75%
248 reviews
#18
Germany
75%
75%
30 reviews
#19
Atrix
75%
75%
1 review
#20
Denmark
75%
75%
41 reviews
#21
Koblenz
74%
74%
0 reviews
#22
VAX
United States
74%
74%
4,634 reviews
#23
iLife
72%
72%
64 reviews
#24
Makita
72%
72%
8 reviews
#25
71%
71%
26 reviews
#26
Neato
70%
70%
115 reviews
#27
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
67%
67%
0 reviews
#28
Beko
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#29
FEIN
63%
63%
3 reviews
#30
Zelmer
62%
62%
1 review
#31
Gtech
62%
62%
957 reviews
#32
PowerSmith
60%
60%
0 reviews
#33
Rug Doctor
60%
60%
0 reviews
#34
Thorne Electric
60%
60%
0 reviews
#35
Snow Joe
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
Vacmaster
57%
57%
0 reviews
#37
Sweden
57%
57%
36 reviews
#38
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#39
Oreck
United States
56%
56%
0 reviews
#40
Solac
55%
55%
0 reviews
#41
Pifco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#43
Taurus
53%
53%
0 reviews
#44
Kirby
52%
52%
0 reviews
#45
Medion
52%
52%
4 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

At an average purchase price of $312, Bosch vacuum cleaners tend to be more expensive than most other vacuum cleaner brands. Bosch also have better reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a Bosch vacuum cleaner being 83%.

The average review score for a Bosch vacuum cleaner is 83%.

Bosch have a number of great features including Lithium-Ion Technology and boost function which sets them apart from the competition.

There's a smaller selection of Bosch vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 10 Bosch vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US. 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
$271
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,599
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$312
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,349
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
7
4 stars
5
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Bosch logo

User Reviews

5 stars
860
4 stars
217
3 stars
95
2 stars
64
1 star
96
Bosch has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 86% of expert reviews and 81% of user reviews for Bosch vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 86% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

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 Samsung Dyson Ecovacs LG Bosch
CNET.com logo
74%
5 reviews
63%
15 reviews
71%
7 reviews
56%
7 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
8 reviews
75%
4 reviews
93%
8 reviews
53%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
90%
5 reviews
70%
3 reviews
40%
1 review
75%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
97%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
65%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
86%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
80%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
01net.com logo
69%
4 reviews
60%
3 reviews
82%
1 review
92%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
4 reviews
82%
1 review
81%
1 review
69%
1 review
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
70%
3 reviews
73%
4 reviews
40%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
64%
2 reviews
77%
1 review
68%
3 reviews
44%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
45%
2 reviews
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
4 reviews
reviewed.com logo
91%
1 review
74%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
88%
2 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
86%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
techstage.de logo
92%
2 reviews
92%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
90%
1 review
70%
4 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
wired.it logo
76%
3 reviews
75%
1 review
85%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
64 reviews
65%
76 reviews
78%
41 reviews
80%
36 reviews
55%
31 reviews
84%
2 reviews
Average
77%
119 reviews
77%
118 reviews
82%
90 reviews
72%
65 reviews
66%
50 reviews
83%
14 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 Samsung Dyson Ecovacs LG Bosch
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
7
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
2
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
4
Which? logo
2
4
reviewed.com logo
1
2
1
01net.com logo
2
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
1
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
ixbt.com logo
2
1
Digital Versus logo
1
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
planet-sansfil.com logo
1
1
androidheadlines.com logo
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
vonguru.fr logo
2
Techradar logo
1
1
Tweak.dk logo
1
profesionalreview.com logo
1
prohardver.hu logo
1
pureoverclock.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
10
22
4
3
3
Total
24
35
26
13
6
4

How Reliable Are Bosch Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 52,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch vacuum cleaners. over 70 of these reviews mention reliability of which 78% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

78% 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

It seems to be very sturdy
Amazon
Superbly engineered
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

I ended up buying the new Animal version of this - which I thought might have ironed out reliability issues
Amazon
I'm happy to return the damaged filter if this helps
amazon.co.uk

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 and boost function.

Bosch Lithium-Ion Technology

Bosch vacuum cleaners that feature Lithium-Ion Technology include the Bosch BCH6 ($328), the Bosch Serie 4 Flexxo ($226) and the Bosch Serie 8 BCS111GB ($466).

Bosch Boost Function

Bosch vacuum cleaners that feature boost function include the Bosch Serie 4 Flexxo ($226) and the Bosch Serie 8 BCS111GB ($466).

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