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Limited use, Bosch non responsive in assisting with my issue
I have had my Bosch stick vac for 2 years, initially it was great, then my batteries stopped charging, I have tried to buy a new battery but they are no longer available for purchase, Bosch advised because to put my problem in writhe to them which I did a month ago, no response. I now have to throw it away and buy a dyson! This product is landfill when you are unable to purchase batteries for it! I had a Dyson DC59 for 4 years, it never needed a new battery, the Bosch has used two batteries in two years, therefore the battery is insufficient to support the product.
Purchased in May 2018 at Harvey Norman for $549.00.
Favourite vaccum! It's easy to do vaccuming now
Brought my bosch unlimited in march and absolutely love it! I would never go back to a cord vaccum and it's easy to vaccum whole house. I use turbo whole time on carpet and wooden laminate floors, does not scrape or scratch floor and I can do whole house and every bedroom with both batteries. I find the battery charges fast and very handy have a spare one so I can do whole house at once without needing to wait for a battery to charge up. Even great getting cat hair off the couches.
Purchased in March 2020 at Appliances Online.
Normal Mode for rugs
Turbo for carpet
Great crevice tool
Just picked this up today and absolutely smashes anything I've ever used. Really happy with Bosch. Would highly recommend.
Purchased in April 2020 at Appliances Online for $459.00.
Would be better if it could be kept in the turbo mode as normal mode seems a little under powered and doesn't always pick up fluff. Would be better with the heavier batteries. The charger is a bit noisy.
Purchased in February 2020 at Appliances Online for $489.00.
I found the design of this product to be quite poor.
Firstly, the machine loses suction after a few uses, despite cleaning the filter and ensuring nothing is stuck in the metal tube.
Secondly, the machine doesn't work very well on hard floor, it pushes dirt and debris around instead of actually sucking them.
Lastly, this expensive machine cannot be leaned against a wall, it can slip easily then broke and stopped working after one fall.
Now I need to spend more money on a new vacuum cleaner.
Purchased in May 2019 at Harvey Norman for $699.00.
Found it heavy and clumsy
I have the red Bosch animal hair vacuum which I love to bits, best ever. It lived downstairs and performs perfectly, especially picking up kitty litter. Upstairs we had a Dyson stick vacuum which is nowhere near as good and surges constantly so I went to get another Bosch to replace it. I got the white one with the 2 batteries. I used it today after a night charging up and was very disappointed. Its clunky, heavy and hard to manoeuvre. After just doing downstairs, my face was bright red and sweating badly. I took it back and replaced it with the Bosch Zoo red one. Can not say enough good things about the red one, its brilliant but the white one ? Nuh, hated it.
Purchased in November 2019 for $600.00.
The best vacuum we had so far
We used to have a Dyson V6 cordless vacuum. After 3 years of use, the suction lost by about 50% and had to get a new one. After reading reviews and much contemplating, we decided to order online took the risk of the Bosch Serie 8. Fortunately, it was the best online purchase we did without trying out first. The suction is good enough to clean the whole house (all hard floors). If i have heavy soiled area, the boost function is more than what I expected for a stick cordless vacuum. After 2 weeks, I haven't used the extra battery. But it's there ...when I need it. It's a plus factor that I can interchange the supplied batteries with my other Bosch power tools. At last, the supplied long, flexible and narrow add on tool is great for cleaning narrow pockets in the car. I would really recommended the Bosch serie 8. I'm not definitely going back to my previous vacuum brands.
Purchased in October 2019 at Harvey Norman for $549.00.
I paid $450 for this vaccum cleaner at harvey norman 15/8/2019, RPP $799. Extremely happy by its performance + 2 batterys. I vacuumed 200 sq meters of carpet in 40 minutes 1/2 of that was on turbo and it kept going strong. .... Update 18/3/2021 19 months on my BOSCH VACUUM CLEANER is still going strong, have changed 2 filters $30 each....Super easy to clean.
Purchased in August 2019 at Harvey Norman Big Buys for $450.00.
Excellent vacuum cleaner
I bought the Bosch Athlet 75 min runtime Turbo and love it. I have a German Shepherd and cat that constantly lose hair, it has brilliant suction and with the large capacity dust container easily does my whole house. Very easy to maneuver,with a user friendly handle that doesn't cramp up your hand. It doesn't need a docking station so can be easily charged at any powerpoint and self standing. I bought an extended warranty so when the battery slowly dies over 2+ years it's covered. This is a brilliant machine
Purchased in June 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $599.00.
Is a wonderful vacuum cleaner does a great job and the two Batteries are wonderful
Use it on wooden flooring it great on the dust and cleaning up after the kids mess thank you Bosch for a wonderful vacuum cleaner would highly recommend it to others and the two Batteries are wonderful
Purchased in June 2019.
An excellent all-round stick vac
I bought the Bosch Athlete Runtime Plus stick vacuum cleaner. I have previously owned the equivalent Dyson stick vac. In my experience, the Bosch is a superior performer on three grounds:
1. It has superior dust/dirt pickup on rugs/carpet/hard surfaces, even without using the turbo function; it performs almost as well as my powerful corded Dyson vacuum;
2. It has a larger and more easily removed dust container; and
3. When not in use, it stands up by itself.
The disadvantage, along with all rechargeable stick vacs, is the limited battery life
Purchased in July 2018 at Harvey Norman for $600.00.
nice vacuum cleaner
The Bosch cordless vacuum was nice to handle and even picked up with ease the dog food biscuits on the floor from my messy dog. It really needs to be used in turbo mode, as normal mode has just not got enough power, which means you will need the quick charge the batteries, if you wish to use to do the whole house. This however makes me wonder, whether the batteries will last over time having to quick charge them a lot. However in saying that, saving electricity on cost and not having to spend hours charging the batteries or having to keep it on...charge continually to make sure it’s charged and ready to go when need. It seem like it is a good comparable vacuum when looking at pro’s and con’s. It could do with a few little tweaks and this would be a 10 out of 10 but as it stands a will give it a 7 out of 10.
Purchased in July 2019.
Initial review of BBS1224AU CORDLESS VACUUM CLEANER.
I received my unlimited serie 8 vacuum cleaner today.
It was very easy to assemble and quick to charge.
I used it on both tiles and carpet and was amazed with the turbo.
Glided easy on tiles and carpet.
It was very economic and worked a treat.
August 3rd 2019 Update: Light quite and easy to use
The Bosch BBS1224AU Vacuum is light and easy to assemble, i was using on a shagg pile rug the head struggled a little but over all much better than having to drag a vacuum behind you.
Purchased in August 2019 at On line.
two batteries I am not surprised
I am not surprised that you get two batteries with this product , you need it as the suction from this machine works best on turbo. I don't think its worth the money.
Questions & Answers
What accessories does this vacuum come with?
Hi Pamela peach,
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch Rechargeable Vacuum Cleaner.
The below listed items are included with the purchase of the vacuum:
- Docking station for convenient storage of appliance and
accessories. Easy charging in docking station with included
- 0.4 Ldust container volume
- Long flexible crevice nozzle
- 2in1 furniture brush & upholstery nozzle
- XXL upholstery nozzle: extra-wide for faster cleaning of
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia
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|Category||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||0.4 L|
|Charging Time||5 hours|
|Running Time||60 min|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
- GTIN13: 4242005084326
- MPN: BBS1224AU
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