Users have rated this low maximum input power vacuum on average 78 out of 100.
Thirty-six Bosch BGS5SIL2GB reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good suction. A. R. Luck gave it a score of 4 stars and said “The vacuum cleaner has a very powerful suction, which makes it very difficult to use, even at its lowest power setting”. Am scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their Bosch BGS5SIL2GB review on Amazon “Together very strong suction”. Amazon Customer wrote a few weeks ago “The variable suction control is easy to adjust, Being able to use low suction to clean soft furnishings is great” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.
Easy to Empty
A few people who purchased this vacuum cleaner mentioned that it was easy to empty. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The bagless system is ace and emptying the dust container is easy” in their review of the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB. C. Cassisa mentioned on Amazon “The dirt bin is a good size (3ltrs I think) and it is easy to empty” in their review. Helen D-B said on Amazon “Wood floors and is easy to empty and clean” in her review of this vacuum cleaner.
Acceptable Noise Level
Several people who bought it mentioned that it was quiet. A. Malhotra wrote in their review of the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB this month “It is very silent, much better than what i had expected” and scored this vacuum cleaner 5 stars. A. R. Luck wrote “It is as stated very quiet” in their review and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 4 stars. Alison Derrick wrote on Amazon “The only thing in its favour is that it is silent”.
Several customers said in their reviews that the product was noisy. A. Malhotra said in their review “I am most impressed with its noise level”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “I had a VAX before which I hated for many reasons (heavy, not easy to handle, very noisy, you have to handle the cord yourself etc).” in their review. Annabanana wrote on Amazon last year “Is very sensitive to certain noise frequencies”.
Several people who bought this vacuum cleaner thought it was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned “Its built in "Sensor Control" logic is totally illogical of what a vacuum should do” in their review of this vacuum cleaner but despite that they gave the product a score of 1 stars. Cjw mentioned “Vacuum cleaner is powerful and well built and was a” in their review. This month David Owens wrote on Amazon “It also appears to be very well made and is very solid to the touch” in his review of the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB and gave it a very good review score.
Some Bosch BGS5SIL2GB reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable. Kingd331 wrote in November this year “Pros Extremely quiet, robustly built, very well thought through, efficient on hard floor” in their review of the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB.
One Bosch BGS5SIL2GB reviewer who purchased the product said that it was easy to damage or scratch. Kasia Sobczyk wrote in their Bosch BGS5SIL2GB review on Amazon “It scratches very easy and doesn't look like new after few accidents”.
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Good Product Quality
A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Alex K said in his Bosch BGS5SIL2GB review two years ago “Build quality good however”. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote “The build quality feels durable, Cons”. Last year C G said “All the fittings are really high quality” in their Bosch BGS5SIL2GB review.
Seventeen people who reviewed the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB considered that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said in their Bosch BGS5SIL2GB review on Amazon in November last year “Well worth the money and a great appliance”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “It is value for money”. Also this year David Owens gave the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “It is very easy to empty and I love the simple filter cleaning system - its well worth the money and I would recommend it” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.
A number of Bosch BGS5SIL2GB owners who reviewed it wrote that it was a bargain for the price. Cjw mentioned “Was a bargain at the price”. A few weeks ago James said in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Got this from Amazon Black Friday Warehouse deal for a bargain price and bought it to keep in garage to keep that”. Joti Plahay wrote in their review in the same month “I got this Bosch new, for a bargain price, under £100 in fact - as an all-rounder it's certainly not worth RRP as it's only really suited to hard floors” .
Easy to Use
Eleven customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Quiet and easy to use and to empty” in their review. Amazon Customer also said “It's a real pleasure to use”. Amazon Customer also said “Easy to use and fairly light in weight”.
One customer said in their reviews that the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “It is a comfortable volume level (66db” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.
Across all vacuum cleaners, the BGS5SIL2GB is one the fastest selling products currently available according to Amazon sales data.
Several Bosch BGS5SIL2GB owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good filter. In November last year D Wright said in their review on Amazon “Easy clean filter” and rated the product as excellent. Mr. R. M. Lowe wrote “Is easy to empty and clean the filter” in their review. S. Stone wrote in their review of the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB “The sensor is supposed to sense when the filter is full and so reduce suction so you know when to clean filter”.
Some Bosch BGS5SIL2GB owners mentioned in their reviews that the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Beautifully quiet” in their review and scored it 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer also wrote “A nice looking piece of kit”. Last year Helen D-B rated this vacuum cleaner 80 out of 100 and she wrote “It's beautiful to look at, beautifully designed and is truly quiet” in her review.
One Bosch BGS5SIL2GB reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was smooth. Vera Coe said in her Bosch BGS5SIL2GB review on Amazon “Has smooth running wheels which has it trotting behind me quite happily when I am vacuuming”.
Bosch low maximum input power vacuums have good reviews on average and across all vacuums Bosch is one of the better rated brands.
One Bosch BGS5SIL2GB reviewer who bought the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB considered that it was easy to move around. Floodge wrote on Amazon “Brilliant Hoover, lightweight and does just what it is supposed to”.
Good At Cleaning Pet Hair
One Bosch BGS5SIL2GB reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good at cleaning pet hair. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Very good picking pet hair” in their review.
One Bosch BGS5SIL2GB reviewer who bought this vacuum cleaner said that it was good at cleaning dog hair. Lesley Woodward said “Finally I can clean dog hair from the carpet without the endless cleaning of the brushes” in his review of the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB and gave it a very good rating.
One Bosch BGS5SIL2GB owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance. V. Hughes mentioned in their review of the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB on Amazon “Pulling it along "like a sledge" as the instructions say, is easier said than done”.
Very Quiet Noise Level
At only 66 decibels, the BGS5SIL2GB has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of this age and type. Across all the vacuums of this spec and age the noise levels range from 59dB to 89dB.
A Dust Re-Emission Class
This vacuum cleaner has an A dust re-emission class, which is the most commonly found dust re-emission class on low maximum input power vacuums that have been on the market for more than a year.
A Hard Floor Cleaning Performance Class
This vacuum cleaner has an A hard floor cleaning performance class, which is typical of many vacuum cleaners of this type and age.
C Carpet Cleaning Performance Class
This vacuum has a C carpet cleaning performance class, which is typical of many vacuum cleaners of a similar age and type to it.
6 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
A number of people thought the product was not heavy and bulky. A few weeks ago Alan Chapman wrote on Amazon “I find it very clumsy and heavy compered with my”. Alison Derrick rated it 40 out of 100 and she said on Amazon “Very heavy and cumbersome” in her review. Am wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner last year “It's a bit heavy in comparison to some others” .
A few Bosch BGS5SIL2GB reviewers who bought it agreed that it was not thick. Cotswold Willie rated the product 3 stars and mentioned a few weeks ago “The accessories don't store on the body (you have to carry them around loose”. In November last year Mr P Harber wrote “The hose is way to thick and makes handling difficult” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.
Does Not Have a Brush Tool
The BGS5SIL2GB does not have a brush tool. Most of the other vacuum cleaners of this type and age also do not have a brush tool.
We compared this vacuum to all the other vacuum cleaners with a brush tool and we think the PU71EN01001[pl_2978248_price], or the Telios Plus TE70[pl_2822797_price] both from Hoover or the Numatic Henry Hoover HVR200-11[plb_3799744_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Some people who bought it agreed that it did not have a good brush. C. Cassisa said a few weeks ago “My only criticism is that it doesn't come with the attachment that has the brush that spins round” nonetheless they gave this vacuum cleaner a very good review score. Jaykay gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100 and wrote two years ago “I also have difficulty in separating the brush pole from the handle” in their review of the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB.
At 8.3 kilograms, the BGS5SIL2GB is fairly heavy compared to most of the other vacuums that came out around the same time as the BGS5SIL2GB. Across all the low maximum input power vacuums that were released around the same time as the BGS5SIL2GB the weights range from 5.2g to 13kg.
Other 8.3kg heavy vacuum cleaners currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Bosch BGS4[plb_2812974_price].
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Most low maximum input power vacuums that were launched around the same time as the BGS5SIL2GB are not cordless. The BGS5SIL2GB is no exception to this as it too is not cordless.
Fairly Heavy Weight Without Accessories
The weights without accessories of comparable spec vacuum cleaners that are a similar age to the BGS5SIL2GB range from 3kg to 6.7kg. The BGS5SIL2GB has a quite heavy weight without accessories (6.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other vacuums that have been around for a similar time to the BGS5SIL2GB.
3 Other reasons to consider the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB
Average Operating Radius
At 10 meters, the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB has a fairly typical operating radius compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of this age and spec.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 10m operating radius vacuums currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung VC07H40[plb_2815304_price].
If you are looking for a vacuum cleaner with a bigger operating radius then you might want to consider the James Hoover JVP180-11[pl_2901798_price] (26.8m and higher rated), or the Henry Hoover HVR200A[pl_3029321_price] (26.8m and higher rated) both from Numatic or the Bosch BSGL5AL2GB[plb_2815306_price] (15m and higher rated).
Dry Cleaning Type
The cleaning type of this vacuum is Dry, which is the most commonly supported cleaning type on vacuums of a similar age and type to it.
We compared all the other Dry vacuums to this vacuum and we think the Lyra LY71[pl_2561774_price], and the SE71 SE61[pl_3383772_price] both from Hoover or the Dirt Devil Rebel 24 HFC[plb_2973812_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
If the cleaning type of this vacuum is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the VAX Powermax VRS17W[plb_2928149_price] (Wet) which also has a higher rating.
Released Over a Year Ago
This vacuum cleaner has been on the market for over a year.
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Excellent suction - adaptable for all types of floor (not found it lacking power on carpets as some have reviewed)
Easy to empty
Extremely quiet I can vacuum while kids/cat are... Read more…
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Hoover amazing. Very quiet.
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After first use...
Silent. Really. It's tone is also in the lower frequency ranges.
Vacuum is strong.
Keeps dust in the bin.
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