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Bosch BGL3A230

Bosch BGL3A230B Vacuum Cleaner

600W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 5.9kg Sep 2014
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4 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 1,351 owner and expert reviews, Bosch has good reviews for its vacuum cleaners. Bosch also has good reviews specifically for its low maximum input power vacuum cleaners compared to other brands.

A Dust Re-Emission Class

This vacuum has an A dust re-emission class, which is typical of many low maximum input power vacuum cleaners that have been available for around the same time as it.

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With a height of only 260 millimeters, the BGL3A230 is one of the shorter comparable spec vacuum cleaners that have been available for more than a year amongst low maximum input power vacuum cleaners of this age. The shortest low maximum input power vacuum that is a comparable age to the BGL3A230 is 110mm tall, the tallest is 1,300mm, and the average height is 390mm.

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Quite Light Weight Without Accessories

The average weight without accessories of vacuum cleaners that are a comparable age to the BGL3A230 is 5.1kg, and the weights without accessories range from 3kg to 6.7kg. The Bosch BGL3A230 has one of the lighter weights without accessories (only 4.3 kilograms) amongst vacuums of this age.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

The BGL3A230 does not have a brush tool. Most of the other vacuum cleaners of a comparable age and type to the BGL3A230 also do not have a brush tool.

It is worth considering other vacuums which also have a brush tool including the Hoover Smart Pets TH71SM02001 (£63.25).

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Not Cordless

The BGL3A230 is not cordless. Most of the other comparable spec vacuums that are a similar age to the BGL3A230 are also not cordless.

If you want a vacuum that is cordless then you might want to consider the VAX Dust&Vac HF86-DV (£103.66).

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4 Other reasons to consider the Bosch BGL3A230

Average Operating Radius

The Bosch BGL3A230 has a relatively standard operating radius (10 meters) compared to most of the other vacuums that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Weight

The BGL3A230 has a relatively typical weight (5.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of this spec and age.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Hoover Capture CP70 (£69.99) (4.4kg).

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Dry Cleaning Type

The cleaning type of the this vacuum is Dry, which is the most commonly supported cleaning type on vacuums of this type and age.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this vacuum was released.


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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bosch bgl3a230, bosch bgl3a230b
Barcodes 04242002825205, 04242002838151

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