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- Athlet BBH65ATHGB (White)
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Cordless vacuum cleaner
I use this vacuum on my carpet and floorboards. It has 3 settings and I only have to use it on the lowest setting which has a strong suction already. It’s cordless which makes it more convenient to manoeuvre and lightweight. It also has 60mins run time which is more than enough. I will never go back to using corded vacuum cleaners!
- Athlet BCH6AT25AU (White)
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Better than a Dyson!
I have had this little beauty for over 2 years now.. I previously had a Dyson and got sick of it running out of power well before the job was done, I also found it very uncomfortable with heat and weight on my hand so gave it away... My Bosch is SO much more user friendly, light and easy to manoeuvre, easy to empty and clean and has a removable brush in the head for ease of cleaning ... the suction is as good if not better than the Dyson..and I can do my whole house on full power before the battery dies.. I highly recommend this vac and the price was not over the top like the Dyson..
LOVE love love my mighty Bosch Athlet..
Very disappointed with purchase and the customer service
Purchased on the 21st December and was told i had a 30 day money back guarantee, Went away for a week or so over Christmas/new year, and when I finally got around to actually using the vacuum I was not happy at all with it. To use the vacuum as a handheld is a huge hassle, and being 6+ months pregnant it is just heavy and awkward. I sent an email on the 20th of January expressing my opinion of the vacuum and asking for consideration for the 30 day money back guarantee, I got an email back almost immediately stating I would get a response within...24 hours....... almost 2 weeks later I finally got a reply saying that I was way out of the 30 day money back guarantee period!! Really?? It was like a day or 2, and I just thought given the Christmas period that they would of given me a bit of leniency..... and then when I argued my point, the man then said that the purchase had to be made from the 30th of December 2019 and as I purchased on the 21st of December it wasn’t under the 30 day money back guarantee..... then why was I told in store when I purchased that it had 30 day money back guarantee if the promotion had not started yet. Extremely disappointed with the lack of customer service I have received from Bosch, I have previously always owned a Dyson and their customer service is outstanding compared to the service I have received from Bosch. Dyson go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction and to me that is everything.
Pros...Great vaccum works fantastic on all surfaces. Lifts out dirt and hair both Human and animal better than a Dyson ball vac in carpet. Three power settings are great for variety of vaccuming surfaces, charge lasts to clean a 4 bedroom house . Easy to clean. Light weight. Fantastic customer's service by Bosch over the phone for warranty issues. I was recommending this to friends until the cons...
Cons.....so after almost two years. Three broken handles due to not enough support in the handle for the weight of the body. You notice this as so...
I was really excited to purchase this product as I currently have a little Black and Decker stick vacuum which jams up on my Persian rug and shag pile rugs. As the Bosch is advertised as doing ALL surfaces, I purchased it on that basis. Not true! It is no more efficient than my cheap Black n Decker and jams just the same on those rugs.
EDIT: to be fair, I have found it will tackle my rugs if I turn the brush off. It seems to be reasonably efficient using it this way.
Purchased in January 2020 for $549.00.
Really effective with a long run time
This is an excellent cordless which replaces a corded vacuum. It does hard floors and carpets very well. We have not used it in hand held mode as we still have a small cordless that we use for dusting skirting boards, etc. The dust container is easy to empty and the filter is easily removed and shaken out or washed. The power brush is removed without tools and easily cleaned. We recently found that the motor in the rotating brush was broken, well out of warranty. WE purchased one via Bosch Australia spare parts on line. It arrived in 22 hours!
Purchased in July 2016.
So far so good
Bought this unit three months ago and so far so good. It does the job of giving 4 bedrooms and three living areas (shared with two big dogs and a cat) a reasonable clean with one charge. It's OK to clean after and the replacement micro filters are cheap on eBay. We like that it can stand in it's spot on its own.
The one improvement I'd suggest: Some areas of our house are quite dark as we keep the shutters closed in summer. So I'd rather replace the six silly blue LEDs with one strong, white LED to illuminate the area ahead of the unit - without blinding the operator.
New battery available?
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
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Questions & Answers
Is there a Bosch service department in England that I could speak to about a problem with my Bosch Athlet vacuum that isn't charging?
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch vacuum.
You can contact our colleagues in the UK on 0344 892 0115. Other contact avenues are available at https://www.bosch.co.uk/contact/
Bosch Home Australia
Hi. Can the Bosch GAS 18V-1 vacuum filter be washed? Many Thanks
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances
This is not a Bosch Athlet, it is a power tool. It has come through to the Bosch home appliances section.
In the effort to help, the user manual states to "Gently tap the filter 17 against a solid surface to loosen the
dust." There are no instructions to wash it. You can list the question again under the right category to go through to the right department to get a second opinion if you like.
Bosch Home Australia
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