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A top-rated 800W Drum vacuum vacuum with average features
800W Drum Vacuum Dry 8.3kg Mar 2015
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Bosch BGS5PET2GB Review

With very good reviews but low running costs, we have ranked the Bosch BGS5PET2GB number 821 across all vacuum cleaners.
26 Reviews
Average Features
2 Years Old
£197 Over 10 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has average user reviews with an average user rating of 67%, based on 26 reviews. Numatic vacuums have excellent reviews in general.
This vacuum cleaner is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better vacuum cleaners are available. View the latest vacuums 2017.
It has an energy efficiency classification of C, and its running costs of £197 over 10 years are typical compared to the other 1,561 vacuum cleaners that we have compared it to.
Customers report product quality, superior technical features and easy to empty. However they also report that it is difficult to use.
This Bosch vacuum cleaner has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports variable power
B carpet cleaning performance class

Bosch BGS5PET2GB In-Depth Analysis


Average Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this vacuum is 67% based on 26 owner reviews.

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Customers Report That it is Difficult to Use

One customer wrote that it was not easy to use. Angelika said “It is much heavier, if not the heaviest model on the market - & clumsy to use”.

Very Good Brand

Based on 2,299 user and expert reviews (including 948 verified purchases), Bosch has very good reviews for its vacuum cleaners. 92% of those that bought a Bosch vacuum would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Two Bosch BGS5PET2GB reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Ruth D Ross-Thomson said on Amazon “Well made.”. Angelika said on Amazon two years ago “While obv a better quality than my last Bosch” in her review of this vacuum cleaner.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Two Bosch BGS5PET2GB owners who bought the Bosch BGS5PET2GB reckoned that it had good features.

Customers Report Easy to Empty

One Bosch BGS5PET2GB reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to empty. Ruth D Ross-Thomson said “It is slightly easier to empty than the old Dyson.”.

Customers Report Good Suction

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good suction. Angelika she mentioned on Amazon “The best thing about this machine is its powerful suction re”. Edyta T. scored the Bosch BGS5PET2GB 4 stars and mentioned “I have used for a while, suction power is nice”. Kurt Pedersen wrote in his review of the Bosch BGS5PET2GB on Amazon “Talking about suction, wife thought it was a mike ! Still haven't found her knickers Hmmmmmmmmmmm” and scored the product 5 stars.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two Bosch BGS5PET2GB owners thought the Bosch BGS5PET2GB was quiet. Ruth D Ross-Thomson mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It is much quieter than the old Dyson DC01” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Ozzy wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “It really is much quieter than a non-compressor vacuum cleaner”.

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Customers Report Good Brush

One Bosch BGS5PET2GB reviewer who reviewed it thought it had a good brush. Ruth D Ross-Thomson mentioned “Even with the turbo brush it takes around 5-10 strokes to do what the Dyson use to do in 1-2 strokes” .

Customers Report Good Filter

One Bosch BGS5PET2GB owner thought it had a good filter. Two years ago Edyta T. said on Amazon “It is annoying that container is empty, filter cleaned” in their Bosch BGS5PET2GB review.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Five customers who bought it thought it was heavy and bulky. Ruth D Ross-Thomson wrote two years ago “It was heavy and noisy” . Ozzy wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “And the body is quite bulky which may be a problem for other users, although not a problem for me while I'm young” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Two years ago Angelika said on Amazon “Have dealt with heavy loads most of my life.” in her review of the Bosch BGS5PET2GB.

Users Report That it is Robust

Two Bosch BGS5PET2GB owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Two years ago N Heubeck mentioned “I like some of the features such as the removable brush cylinder and it is a powerful and solid machine”.



Across all the vacuums the weights range from 2.7g to 30kg, and the average weight is 5.9kg. The weight of the BGS5PET2GB of 8.3kg is fairly heavy compared to most other vacuums. It is in the heaviest 12% of all vacuums when ordered by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the BGS5PET2GB of 74dB is pretty standard compared to most other vacuum cleaners. It is in the loudest 32% of all vacuums when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum Input Power

With a maximum input power of 800 Watts, the Bosch BGS5PET2GB has a relatively standard maximum input power compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners.

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B Carpet Cleaning Performance Class

The BGS5PET2GB has a B carpet cleaning performance class which is better than the C carpet cleaning performance class found on most vacuums. The best carpet cleaning performance class of all vacuums is A and the worst is G.

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Supports Variable Power

The Bosch BGS5PET2GB supports variable power. 70% of vacuums do not support variable power.

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A Hard Floor Cleaning Performance Class

This vacuum cleaner has an A hard floor cleaning performance class, which is the most commonly found hard floor cleaning performance class on vacuums.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Bosch released the BGS5PET2GB in March 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This Bosch vacuum cleaner is rated C for energy efficiency. The BGS5PET2GB is typical compared to the other 1,561 vacuums that we have looked at for 10 year running costs. Based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 10 year running cost of the BGS5PET2GB is £197.

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