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Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB Vacuum Cleaner

2,250W Upright Vacuum Dry 3.3kg Dec 2012
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
One industry award
Good size
Easy to use
490 Reviews + 1 Award
chinese.vr-zone.com Gold Award

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Acceptable Noise Level

Thirty people reckoned that it was quiet. Two years ago Flan66 scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “It is quiet on the lowest setting.” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Debster52 wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com “Absolutely no competition! Extremely efficient on vacuuming, quiet, light and thoroughly cleaned my living room carpet, dining room wood floor (& hall) including ceramic flooring in kitchen & utility” in their Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB review. Kaz11 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk “It is very quiet too so my husband doesn't mind me cleaning”.

Two people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was noisy. Jd155 mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner two years ago “Heavy, clumsy design, noisy on anything” but despite that they only gave it a score of 1 stars out of 5. Biblioholic wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The suction is good and the noise level isn't bad either” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This vacuum cleaner was given a "Gold" award by review websites Chinese.vr-zone.com who wrote that this Bosch vacuum was excellent.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Three experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, chinese.vr-zone.com and Les Numeriques.com have rated this Bosch vacuum cleaner on average 70 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

This vacuum cleaner has an outstanding average user rating based on 773 user reviews. Over 72% of reviewers gave this vacuum the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Bosch Vacuum Cleaners Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,593 expert and owner reviews (including 537 verified purchases), Bosch has good reviews for its vacuum cleaners. Bosch also has good reviews specifically for its high maximum input power vacuums. 93% of those that bought a Bosch vacuum would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Easy to Empty

Fifty people who purchased it concluded that it was easy to empty. Angelina71 scored the Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com two years ago “The battery charge lasts well and it is easy to understand and to empty” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Aggbor said three years ago “This comes as close as is realistic! It is very easy to use, light to carry, simple to manoeuvre, straightforward to empty”. Two years ago Dustin gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “Easy to empty and clean brushes”.

Portable

Sixty-one owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to move around. Tiki scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB on expert website Argos.co.uk “We love this lightweight vacuum and look forward to it now”. Alikado rated this vacuum cleaner 5 stars out of 5 and said “The Athlete is every bit as good at picking up dirt and cat hair and is light and easily portable”. Angelina71 wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “It is light and easily portable” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Good Suction

Eighty people who bought the Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB thought it had good suction. Two years ago Chris47hine gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Suction is great and very versatile”. Tina5847 mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk in the same month “Nice and light to carry around a big house suction is amazing!”. In the same month Wiilow118 scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Stone tiles quickly and effectively and the side suction feature is very efficient”.

Good Filter

Eleven customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good filter. Mozzy mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk two years ago “We empty every day, clean the cardboard inner filter and knock the foam one several times”. Kevo Newton gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Easy clean filter and roller brush”. They also mentioned “You even get a warning light when the filter is full” in their review.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was good at cleaning dog hair. Lulu727 said on expert website Argos.co.uk “It's brilliant on dog hair, highly manoeuvrable” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Ms. P. Knight scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The very lightest of settings can pick up the dog hairs easily!” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Vonnie009 wrote in their review of the Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB on expert review site Amazon “Brilliant for dog hairs”.

Excellent Main Brush Head

Nine owners who reviewed the product said that it had a good brush. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Excellent main brush head”. Emmjay wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “You have to empty it and clean the brush after every use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Mozzy mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “The plus side is the way the quick release brush at the base comes out”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Fifty-seven customers concluded that the product was lightweight. Austin50 scored this vacuum cleaner 4 stars out of 5 and said “Lovely lightweight cleaner” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Bjmh wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com two years ago “Excellent product with lightweight handling and good suction - easy clean”. Tinab said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Its lightweight easy to use”.

Thirty people who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to carry around. Denzle mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Johnlewis.com “It is amazing how much dust it removes, even if the floor was recently cleaned! It is light and easy to move”. Lovely Stuff! said on expert website Argos.co.uk two years ago “This one is better! This is light and easy to use” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Kevo Newton wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “It was easy to use even my 73 year old mother with arthritic hands found it light and easy to use”.

Twenty-five owners said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was heavy and bulky. Tigs said on expert website Argos.co.uk two years ago “This was bought for my elderly Mum, as she was finding her old cleaner heavy”. Three years ago Cleanhouse2104 wrote “It is especially good if you cannot, like me, handle anything heavy” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Mickey said “Very efficient with good cleaning however quite heavy as a handheld” in his review of the Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB.

Four people thought this vacuum cleaner was compact. Eliot wrote “It's compact enough to hide in the corner” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. In April last year M. D. scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Amazon “The design is sleek and compact and the vacuum cleaner is assembled in no time out of the box”. Pallus wrote “It is compact and easy to manoeuvre”.

Four people who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was thin. Rita42 wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com “Beautiful slim design, light and quiet in action”. Nanaat14 said on expert website Johnlewis.com “It does make it easy to get around things also under chairs etc as it is such a slim machine” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Mrs M mentioned in her review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Amazon “Only good if the carpet pile is thin”.

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Light

The lightest vacuum that has been around for a similar time to this vacuum cleaner is 5g heavy and the heaviest is 110kg. With a weight of only 3.3 kilograms, the Athlet BCH61840GB's weight is one of the lightest amongst vacuum cleaners that were launched around the same time as this vacuum.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Fifty-three people who reviewed the Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB concluded that it had a good battery life. Cd4646 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Johnlewis.com “This is the best! Powerful yet light and easy to manoeuvre with a good battery life”. Casmondo mentioned “Great little vacuum cleaner that is lightweight and powerful! Very easy to use and to store, with a great battery life”. Andyjlreview wrote “Great battery life, Great power, extremely versatile” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Ten customers mentioned in their reviews that it was quick to charge. Dyann wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com “It is lightweight, easy to charge and to empty” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Two years ago Daleg gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Johnlewis.com “It's lightweight, easy to store and fairly quick to charge”. Denzle mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “It is quite to charge.” .

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2,250 Watts Maximum Input Power

This is a 2,250 Watts vacuum.

If you are looking for a vacuum with a higher maximum input power then you might want to look at the Einhell TE-VC 1925 SA (£136.99) (2,600W).

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when this vacuum was released.


Design

Easy to Use

One hundred and fifty-nine owners thought the product was easy to use. Barley62 said on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Copes with carpet, wood and tile floors equally well and is simple to use” in their review of the Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Clair29 mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Very easy to use and fits into my airing cupboard”. Chtung said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Been using the product almost daily because it is so convenient to use”.

Eighteen people thought it was easy to assemble. Walt63 gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Argos.co.uk two years ago “It is simple to assemble and use and brilliant for short clearing up jobs without the inconvenience of dealing with a cable”. Mary101 rated this vacuum cleaner 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Easy to assemble and empty” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Oldun57 wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Light and quiet and easy to assemble and picks up well” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Seventeen owners said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to use the menus. Duerre wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Lower power setting's are also great, you notice yourself being much more economical depending which type of flooring you're on in order to preserve battery life” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Three years ago Saldian mentioned “The cordless aspect cannot be praised too highly, nor the efficiency of the cleaning – the machine has three power settings”. Millymollymsndy said on expert review site Johnlewis.com “It has 3 settings, depending on your flooring” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Three customers concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Martyrmatt said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Excellent suction, great manoeuvrability, only needed a bit of practice to become comfortable with using it”. Richguy72 mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com “When using the tight crevice attachment a strap is used to hold the unit”. Time4tea wrote “The looped handle makes it easy to hold without having to bend down” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Good Product Quality

Twelve people thought it was good quality. Alikado wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “It's well designed and robust” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Slygo mentioned two years ago “Easy to handle, feels very well made” but despite that they only rated it 3 stars out of 5. Three years ago Songbird gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Brilliant quality made machine if a little expensive”.

Nice Design

Twelve people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Two years ago Atbara said “Stylish, light and efficient” in their review of the Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB. Les Stalybridge mentioned “Superb, stylish, sensational”. He also said “This cleaner has style and charisma beyond belief” in his review.

Seven people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was well designed. Stephenamanda wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com “That is a much better design, although its run time is considerably less” but they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Janfran mentioned “It's stylish and well designed”. Jrss wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com two years ago “Very impressed with product, design and practicality” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two owners agreed that this vacuum cleaner was neat. Dyann mentioned “This cleaner is perfect for a quick tidy up when crumbs appear seemingly from nowhere” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Rodders said “This product is ideal for anyone who just wants to tidy up when and if needed” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. Flan66 wrote “This only has just enough suction power for smooth hard floors” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 80 out of 100. Hamster50 mentioned “When used on smooth floors it tends to just push the dirt particles about instead of picking them up”.

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Robust

Twelve customers said that it was well made. Jvirgo wrote two years ago “This is a solid, medium weight, efficient” in their review of the Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB. Justinitus mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Amazon “Overall it's a very solid chap and nicely finished”. Hugh S wrote on expert website Amazon “Quality build, lightweight, powerful”.

Two customers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner mentioned that it was strong and durable. Aacurator said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk “Feels robust and being cordless avoid the danger of tripping over the lead, also easy to empty”.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Seventeen customers who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. Josie mentioned in her review of this vacuum cleaner on expert website Argos.co.uk two years ago “It is excellent value” and scored this vacuum cleaner a maximum of 5 stars. Kevo Newton said “A very state of the art and stylish vacuum, at a great price”. Texas 76 wrote “Tried them all this is outstanding value the best on the market” in their review of the Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB.

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that it was expensive. Karledz wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Its expensive and fiddly to connect the hose.” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Ronnie said “Returned as performance poor and very expensive” but he only scored the product 20 out of 100. Three years ago Trigg3r mentioned “It does seem quite expensive” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

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Product Identifiers

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Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB Review Sources

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