Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
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This has been a great vacuum cleaner, but like many other people have found after 3 years the battery isn't charging anymore and it cuts out. Is the solve for this to simply get it serviced and repaired? A vacuum cleaner isn't a mobile phone. Was hoping to get a lot more life out of it.
Has great suction and a sufficient battery time to run over the whole house if needed! great value for money compared to other more well known cordless vacuum brands out there. Easy to empty the barrel. Only downside is not having a small brush connection to run over skirting boards or get into corners.
I love this vacuum, so easy to use!
I use this vacuum on tiles, carpet and wood. It works perfectly! The three settings are amazing. Its so handy to have instead of a big vacuum that needs to be plugged in. It charges quickly and lasts for about 40 minutes.
Purchased in June 2019 for $800.00.
I went to major retailer to assess cordless upright vacuums. Checked and tested all the units on display. Did my research on the internet. I opted for the Bosch. I could not be happier. Fantastic vacuum, easy to clean, great power and suction.
Purchased in August 2019 for $440.00.
Wooden Floors suffering
I love my athlet vacuum, easy, portable and suction but.... I am now noticing a lot of fine scratches on my hardwood floors. Has anyone else had this issue? We had to replace the head of the vacuum last year so all the wheels and rubber bits are fairly new. Why is it scratching my floors now?
Purchased in August 2017.
Great for pet hair not the best battery life
Great suction for pet hair I give it that! But battery on full turbo only lasted 20 mins and this was after first use with a fully charged battery. It's not great for edges of the rooms.
Purchased in August 2019 for $350.00.
Great vacuums but not very robust
We bought this vacuum January 2016. It performed great picking up all the pet hair etc.
Problems: 1: Short battery life
2: Can't get under beds or low furniture
3: The handle snapped. After a year and a half of use the handle near the top just snapped. We didn't drop or bang it around - it just snapped. When we took it back they accused us of abusing the machine. If this happens to you there is a 2 year warranty and you should get a replacement or refund. Looking at other reviews it has happened to others.
Purchased in January 2018 for $298.00.
I purchased this about 6 months ago and was so impressed. Could do almost my entire house on one charge. 6 months later and I now get about 5-6 minutes from it. That is useless to me.
I purchased this as I had a store credit that I had to use up - I honestly didnt think it would be as good as it is.
My main reason to purchase this was to replace a Dyson handheld that was struggling to pick up bits of kitty litter and kitchen mess (say, popcorn kernels as an example) - they would just flick around the brush-head then drop out when you turn the vacuum off.
This has absolutely no issue whatsoever and is powerful enough to do a quick whip around the whole house (Tiles and Carpet/Rugs) and still have some charge left.
It is very...
The best cordless vacuum around!
This is amazing! It’s completely replaced my regular vacuum! It’s compact, suction is out of this world! Easy to empty with washable filters etc. Carpet, hard floors no problem! LOVE!
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Excellet cordless Vacuum cleaner with excellent battery life.
We use this vacuum cleaner around our house which has hardwood floors and and a few rugs.
Cannot live without it with the Kids and dog, does an excellent job of picking up the dirt and duat through the house.
We have had a Dyson and this does a comparable job with a much longer battery life.
The Dysons battery life was simply not up to the task. The filtration system is excellent and catches even the finest particles.
The only reason for the 4 starts is our last bosch had a removable handheld part which was good for getting into tight spaces,...
It is perfect, it's my go to all the time
You go from carpet to tiles with no fuss, it really sucks up the dirt out of carpet and glides over the tiles no fuss at all I love it
Purchased in August 2014.
Cordless vacs forever
I chose this vacuuum because it had high power and it was cordless (so much easier). I wouldn't go back to corded vacuums ever again after experiencing the convenience. It's lightweight, great suction and good run time. So convenient having it just upright on charge in the corner to use so easily. It's making a louder noise lately but still works really well. recommend
This is better than my Dyson!!!
Plenty of power - as much as cord vacuum cleaners
The roller is easy to take apart and clean
Better value for money than a handheld Dyson - Believe me!!
Very happy with my purchase.
- Athlet BCH6AT25AU (White)
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Very very good vacuum!
Amazing vacuum, especially compared to the Dyson which would be it's main competitor.
At this price point, there can simply not be a better choice on the market.
It does a spectacular job, wooden floors and carpet, does not matter. it works!
Easy to clean, easy to maintain and easy to empty! can't ask for much more.
The battery life is ok on setting 1 or 2.
When at maximum setting, it does die rather quickly, you'll get about 10 minutes out of it on max.
It's a bit heavy, but not too heavy to be annoying.
Excellent suction for a stick vac.
More than pleased with suction performance on floors and carpets as well. Excellent battery time.
Changing to hand-held is a little fiddly, so make sure you do all your hand cleaning at the same time.
Great value for money, solid product
As good as it gets, get roughly 45 minutes on full power, does wet and dry and pulls stubborn dog hair from carpet. Could just be a two power setting as the low setting is useless, other than that, it's lightweight, sleek, maneuverable and with a voucher code to bring it to the $150ish bracket it's the best thing at its price.
Purchased in January 2019 for $190.00.
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We were very pleased with this mighty vac - ideal for a quick spruce up rather than lug our barrel vac upstairs for a more thorough job. The 10 mins running time on max was fine for a spruce up. Within 6 months of the 2 year factory warranty expiring though the run time was down to a couple of minutes.
A phone call to the Bosch customer care line then an email attaching the product receipt saw them mail (no charge - no pun intended) a replacement charging cord. When using the new cord didn't fix the problem another phone call saw them offer to replace the vac with a new one. The vac was 6 months out of warranty but they replaced it. It's service like this that could cause an outbreak of brand loyalty.
Excellent Machine but the filters could be made better
Compared to my Dyson V7 this is a dream machine. Collects the dirt a lot better than the Dyson but is a little harder to glide on the carpets. Battery works well. The only downside are the filters are not as good
Purchased in July 2017.
SO much better the a Dyson!!
I was always a Dyson owner, I thought they were by far the best. I was so wrong. After my Dyson broke for the 2 time in 6 months, I switches to a Bosch, and can I just say it is the BEST!
The run time on it is great, I can do my entire house in one charge, where I couldn't do that with my other vacuum. It is easy to empty and clean. It works well on all surfaces although I do find it does use a lot more charge on carpets, Which is fine they are harder to clean. I use mine on hardwood, tiles and carpet and it works great on all of them.
Purchased in December 2018.
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Questions & Answers
This has been a great vacuum cleaner, but like many other people have found after 3 years the battery isn't charging anymore and it sometimes cuts out. Is the solve for this to simply get it serviced and repaired? A vacuum cleaner isn't a mobile phone. Was hoping to get a lot more life out of it. Am happy to get it repaired to use for another 3 years.
Why cant I buy the accessories kit for this vacuum in Australia? Only on eBay from the UK :(
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch BCH6AT25AU.
Sorry to hear you're having issues finding the kit. If you're not able to find a BHZKIT1 via one of our retail partners you can always call us directly and purchase spare part 00577667.
Feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744, option 4 is for spare parts.
Bosch Home Australia
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