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.
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!
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.
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.
- Verified purchase
We purchased the Bosch Athlet Runtime Plus for our apartment which is predominantly carpet and have been extremely impressed with its power and usability. The alert light for cleaning the filter is also really helpful. Also works well on tiles and applying different components for cleaning skirting boards and hard to reach places. Compact and durable.
Used on carpet, tiles & wooden floors.Great suction, easy to manoeuvre , operate & empty. Used for family with birman cats and we all have long hair...absolutely fantastic cleaner and the kids love to use it. Tried the dyson in the shop to compare and the bosch athlet beat it hands down. Love it!
I have a large two story house,so i vaccum a lot! And i got sick and tired of dragging the large built-in vacc. So we got this bosch up to 75mins one!! And its the best!! I am very impressed! I use it everyday! For quick vaccum and for the whole house,and kids vaccum their own rooms too!! I use it for the car as it transforms into a smaller size! It lasts longer then any Dyson! Filter can be washed easily. I definitely recommend it. One of the Best vaccums out there!!
Great product, not so great battery life
Only had a short while. Will update if anything changes.
Great performer on the carpet and hard floor. Effortless to use and does a great job. Disappointed I didn't have something like this years ago when kids were younger. It does seem to do as good a job as my high rated power vacuum.
Vacuum stopped working after exactly 20 minutes. I use it on maximum power and frankly, why wouldn't I used the highest power as that does the best job. I usually finish most of the house in 20 minutes if I do a quick run though. Bosch says it should work fo...
2 broken handles
Aa much as I love this product we've had our issues..! Within a week of purchase, thin black strip on head broke, didn't effect performance much so continued using. . Then switch refused to work, filter case cracked.. Next head broke..! Then handle, now handle again. .!! So far Bosch have been fantastic to deal
I'm very happy with it's performance and it has great suction. It's fairly light, but possibly could be a bit lighter. I wouldn't say it was quiet, but it's not deafening. It's fairly easy to maneuver, but depends on the surface I'm cleaning. I use it on vinyl, carpet, tiles and mats and I have a large area to clean.
Happy wit this machine.
Having used this machine for almost a year every day due to three dogs in the house, I can report that it works very well. It works well on carpet and hard floors. The suction is good at every setting, it is light and easy to use. We recommend this to anybody for floor use only. There are no attachments which is a disadvantage.
September 5th 2018 Update: Very happy with this Vacuum
We have used this vacuum everyday for about 18 months on carpet and hard floors because we have three dogs in the house. It performs perfectly. We need to empty the dust weekly and clean the filters every fortnight. We need to clean the brushes of hair every two weeks.
Questions & Answers
Where would I take this product to be serviced as not working properly?
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch BCH65MSKAU Vacuum.
Please contact us on 1300 369 744 for further assistance.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia
I was trying to fill in my warranty online but I could not find the E-Nr number and the FD number from both the box and the product itself of Athlet Runtime Plus BCH65MSKAU? The box indicates that the model is BCH65MSKAU but there is no such option from online registration. It just shows BCH65MSKAU/01, BCH65MSKAU/02, BCH65MSKAU/03. Wondering which should be the right one?
I have no idea, but i guess each is the white, navy, and grey versions... give them a call, I'm sure they can tell you easily!
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances
Thanks for your question regarding your Bosch BCH65MSKAU vacuum.
The E-Nr number is located on your appliance.
Please remove the dust container and you'll be able to locate the E-Nr number of your vacuum cleaner.
If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 369 744 to discuss further.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia.
Hi, I am trying to decide between the Athlet and the Athlet Runtime Plus but I am concerned by the stories of batteries losing power and suction within a few years. I am favouring the Runtime Plus as I assume the tech in the battery is better, will be more efficient longer and meaning it last longer.
One reviewer mentioned the charge only lasted 20 minutes on full power. Is that normal,or it be usable for the full advertised 75 minutes on a full charge?
How long is the battery expected to last when used 2-3 times a week?
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