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Should You Buy a Bosch Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 15 February 2020
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should you buy a Bosch Vacuum Cleaner?

Bosch is well known for its dishwashers, washing machines, electric kettles and coffee makers. 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 40,000 user and expert reviews and 90+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 4,600 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 $218 for the BBH65 which has a maximum input power of 1,800W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner and go up to $441 for the BGL8334 which has a maximum input power of 650W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a cylinder vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Bosch vacuum cleaner is $309.

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. 6 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bosch is the 6th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,555 reviews
#2
Germany
92%
92%
3,664 reviews
#3
91%
91%
4,591 reviews
#4
89%
89%
2,812 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
87%
87%
682 reviews
#6
Germany
83%
83%
1,229 reviews
#7
Sealey
82%
82%
40 reviews
#8
81%
81%
254 reviews
#9
United States
81%
81%
3,940 reviews
#10
Atrix
78%
78%
1 review
#11
VAX
United States
77%
77%
5,216 reviews
#12
76%
76%
1,126 reviews
#13
Denmark
72%
72%
38 reviews
#14
Germany
71%
71%
675 reviews
#15
71%
71%
1,233 reviews
#16
Koblenz
70%
70%
0 reviews
#17
Neato
70%
70%
133 reviews
#18
69%
69%
28 reviews
#19
Eufy
66%
66%
287 reviews
#20
iLife
65%
65%
17 reviews
#21
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#22
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
FEIN
63%
63%
3 reviews
#24
Sweden
63%
63%
20 reviews
#25
Germany
63%
63%
11 reviews
#26
Rug Doctor
63%
63%
0 reviews
#27
63%
63%
1 review
#28
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
62%
62%
337 reviews
#29
South Korea
62%
62%
89 reviews
#30
Snow Joe
62%
62%
0 reviews
#31
Gtech
62%
62%
965 reviews
#32
Vacmaster
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
Pifco
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Oreck
United States
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
Metabo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#37
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#38
Thorne Electric
54%
54%
0 reviews
#39
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#40
Viper
53%
53%
1 review

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 84%. 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 84%.

There's a smaller selection of Bosch vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 8 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 $50 (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
$292
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $10,849
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$309
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,149
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
3
4 stars
5
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Bosch logo

User Reviews

5 stars
780
4 stars
204
3 stars
86
2 stars
59
1 star
88
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 89% of expert reviews and 81% of user reviews for Bosch vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 83% and 87% 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 Dyson iRobot Miele Samsung Neato Bosch
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
4 reviews
68%
3 reviews
79%
11 reviews
80%
1 review
75%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
96%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
60%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
97%
6 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
CNET.com logo
70%
4 reviews
64%
7 reviews
Chip.de logo
86%
2 reviews
81%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
85%
1 review
01net.com logo
78%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
40%
1 review
59%
2 reviews
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
4 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
67%
2 reviews
58%
1 review
68%
2 reviews
57%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
91%
3 reviews
95%
1 review
72%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
asia.cnet.com logo
60%
4 reviews
T3.com logo
90%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
70%
1 review
75%
1 review
40%
1 review
Techradar logo
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
90%
3 reviews
hardwarezone.com.sg logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
theregister.co.uk logo
75%
1 review
73%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
81%
22 reviews
78%
31 reviews
63%
9 reviews
55%
10 reviews
83%
4 reviews
Average
87%
54 reviews
76%
53 reviews
74%
35 reviews
69%
26 reviews
79%
20 reviews
86%
13 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 Dyson iRobot Miele Samsung Neato Bosch
Expert Reviews logo
4
1
1
1
1
Which? logo
2
4
Trusted Reviews logo
1
2
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
Digital Versus logo
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
1
Techradar logo
1
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
1
1
01net.com logo
1
techarp.com logo
1
twojepc.pl logo
1
Tweak.dk logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
reviewed.com logo
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
PC Mag logo
1
ocworkbench.com logo
1
newgadgets.de logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
1
1
Total
18
12
8
4
3
4

How Reliable Are Bosch Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 40,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch vacuum cleaners. over 80 of these reviews mention reliability of which 77% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

77% 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

The Bosch is well made
Amazon
Great product very well engineered as you would expect from a German brand
ao.com
Its built in "Sensor Control" logic is totally illogical of what a vacuum should do
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

No more broken backs
Amazon
Just over two years after purchasing it the on/off switch completely broke
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 ($319), the Bosch BBH65 ($207) and the Bosch BCS111GB ($318).

Bosch Boost Function

Bosch vacuum cleaners that feature boost function include the Bosch BCS111GB ($318) and the Bosch BBH3251GB ($232).

Bosch Easy Clean Brushbar

Bosch vacuum cleaners that feature easy clean brushbar include the Bosch BBH65 ($207).

Bosch Easy Steer Technology

Bosch vacuum cleaners that feature easy steer technology include the Bosch BBH65 ($207).

What is the Best Mid-Range Bosch Vacuum Cleaner?

Bosch BBH65

$207.12
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Bosch BBH65
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Bosch BBH65
1,800W
3.8kg
HEAVY
0.9L
DUST CAPACITY
65 Min
RUN TIME
STANDA-
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FILTER-
$360
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A great mid range choice, priced at $207.12 is the Bosch BBH65, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

Features We Love:
LongLife Motor
Easy steer technology
Lithium-Ion Technology
Easy clean brushbar
Sensor Bagless Technology
Lighter than average (3.8kg)

A classic and fully featured 0.9L dust capacity, 3.8kg heavy vacuum cleaner, with a fair price and very low running costs. It has a washable filter, a flexible hose and an automatic cord rewinder and is cordless. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's very easy to use and well designed.

95
Reviews
6 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Running Costs
$360 Over 10 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Bosch BBH65 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 90%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the BBH65 in the US is $207.12 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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 Easy Steer Technology
What is the Best Mid-Range Bosch Vacuum Cleaner?

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