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Should You Buy a Bosch Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 06 January 2021
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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 59,000 user and expert reviews and 240+ 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 $136 for the BBHL2D18GB which has a maximum input power of 18W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner and go up to $671 for the Unlimited which has a maximum input power of §W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Bosch vacuum cleaner is $425.

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. 8 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bosch is the 8th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
8,188 reviews
#2
94%
94%
6,693 reviews
#3
Germany
94%
94%
3,899 reviews
#4
90%
90%
2,516 reviews
#5
Eufy
89%
89%
940 reviews
#6
88%
88%
1,700 reviews
#7
88%
88%
5,853 reviews
#8
Germany
87%
87%
1,330 reviews
#9
United States
87%
87%
1,610 reviews
#10
United States
86%
86%
7,169 reviews
#11
85%
85%
2,097 reviews
#12
84%
84%
418 reviews
#13
Neato
83%
83%
2,133 reviews
#14
iLife
83%
83%
64 reviews
#15
Germany
82%
82%
41 reviews
#16
United Kingdom
82%
82%
916 reviews
#17
Germany
82%
82%
301 reviews
#18
Netherlands
80%
80%
335 reviews
#19
Sealey
80%
80%
40 reviews
#20
AEG
Germany
78%
78%
742 reviews
#21
Denmark
77%
77%
49 reviews
#22
South Korea
76%
76%
131 reviews
#23
Koblenz
76%
76%
0 reviews
#24
Oreck
United States
74%
74%
1 review
#25
Atrix
71%
71%
1 review
#26
69%
69%
26 reviews
#27
LG
South Korea
68%
68%
43 reviews
#28
Makita
67%
67%
8 reviews
#29
Xiaomi
65%
65%
32 reviews
#30
VAX
United States
65%
65%
4,624 reviews
#31
Beko
Turkey
64%
64%
127 reviews
#32
Moneual
63%
63%
6 reviews
#33
PowerSmith
63%
63%
1 review
#34
Roidmi
63%
63%
2 reviews
#35
Raycop
61%
61%
0 reviews
#36
Rug Doctor
61%
61%
0 reviews
#37
Gtech
61%
61%
2 reviews
#38
Sweden
61%
61%
41 reviews
#39
Vacmaster
60%
60%
0 reviews
#40
Taurus
59%
59%
0 reviews
#41
Snow Joe
58%
58%
0 reviews
#42
Thorne Electric
58%
58%
0 reviews
#43
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#44
DeWALT
56%
56%
0 reviews
#45
Germany
56%
56%
6 reviews
#46
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
55%
55%
0 reviews
#47
Solac
55%
55%
0 reviews
#48
CleanMate
55%
55%
0 reviews
#49
FEIN
55%
55%
0 reviews
#50
Pifco
54%
54%
0 reviews
#51
Kirby
54%
54%
0 reviews
#52
Viper
54%
54%
1 review
#53
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews
#54
Omega
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 83%.

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

There's a smaller selection of Bosch vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 13 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.

Whilst Bosch have a number of interesting features including Lithium-Ion Technology, boost function and easy clean brushbar, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors. 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 $1,549
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$425
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,699
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
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Bosch logo

User Reviews

5 stars
826
4 stars
227
3 stars
92
2 stars
59
1 star
101
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 88% 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 Ecovacs Neato Dyson Miele Bosch
CNET.com logo
70%
8 reviews
71%
24 reviews
71%
8 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
78%
9 reviews
56%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
94%
10 reviews
73%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
78%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
89%
8 reviews
79%
9 reviews
77%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
60%
3 reviews
93%
3 reviews
97%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
60%
2 reviews
44%
3 reviews
63%
5 reviews
71%
4 reviews
68%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews
84%
5 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
5 reviews
43%
4 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
75%
4 reviews
78%
5 reviews
67%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Chip.de logo
82%
3 reviews
81%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
81%
3 reviews
83%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
67%
5 reviews
70%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
86%
5 reviews
100%
3 reviews
Which? logo
100%
3 reviews
100%
2 reviews
100%
3 reviews
techstage.de logo
83%
1 review
92%
2 reviews
89%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
planet-sansfil.com logo
78%
2 reviews
90%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
reviewed.com logo
85%
1 review
83%
4 reviews
89%
1 review
74%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
78%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
73%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
90%
1 review
83%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
90%
1 review
70%
3 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
78%
70 reviews
79%
73 reviews
83%
34 reviews
76%
48 reviews
57%
9 reviews
81%
3 reviews
Average
78%
130 reviews
73%
121 reviews
83%
107 reviews
81%
104 reviews
75%
42 reviews
83%
14 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 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 3 awards for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Ecovacs Neato Dyson Miele Bosch
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
3
5
Expert Reviews logo
1
3
6
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
5
2
Which? logo
3
2
3
Trusted Reviews logo
2
4
2
planet-sansfil.com logo
1
3
2
reviewed.com logo
4
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
3
vonguru.fr logo
4
Digital Versus logo
1
1
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
2
1
profesionalreview.com logo
3
newesc.com logo
3
01net.com logo
2
1
androidheadlines.com logo
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
techzine.nl logo
2
Pocket Lint logo
2
Techradar logo
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
9
1
1
5
2
Total
26
29
17
30
8
3

How Reliable Are Bosch Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 59,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch vacuum cleaners. over 110 of these reviews mention reliability of which 75% were positive. Therefore the majority of Bosch vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% 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

Well made unit
amazon.co.uk
This is a robust
Amazon
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com

NOT RELIABLE

Not Reliable
Amazon
Now the male spigot part of the plastic body that holds the handle broke away
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.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 ($246), the Bosch BBHL2D18GB ($137) and the Bosch Serie 4 Flexxo ($258).

Bosch Boost Function

Bosch vacuum cleaners that feature boost function include the Bosch BBHL2D18GB ($137), the Bosch Serie 4 Flexxo ($258) and the Bosch Serie 8 Unlimited ($668).

Bosch Easy Clean Brushbar

Bosch vacuum cleaners that feature easy clean brushbar include the Bosch BBHL2D18GB ($137) and the Bosch Serie 8 Unlimited ($668).

Bosch DigitalSpin Motor

Bosch vacuum cleaners that feature DigitalSpin Motor include the Bosch Serie 8 Unlimited ($668).

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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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