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A highly rated and 2 year old 700 Watt Cylinder vacuum vacuum
700W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 8.3kg Mar 2015
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Bosch BGS5SIL2GB Review

With excellent reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB number 408 across all vacuum cleaners.
400 Reviews
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
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Why Has it Scored 48?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%, based on 400 reviews. Numatic vacuums also have excellent reviews in general.
This vacuum cleaner is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer vacuums with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest vacuum cleaners 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, product quality and noise level. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
This Bosch vacuum cleaner is missing some features:

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Bosch BGS5SIL2GB In-Depth Analysis


User Reviews Are Good

Based on 400 user reviews the average user rating of this vacuum is 80%. 108 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this vacuum cleaner either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

12 people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

12 owners mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was good quality.

Users Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

21 customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was heavy and bulky.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

80 people mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was quiet.

Users Report Good Suction

32 owners who reviewed this vacuum cleaner said that it had good suction.

Users Report That it is Robust

14 owners who purchased it agreed that it was well made.

Bosch Vacuums Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 1,901 expert and owner reviews (including 681 verified purchases) for Bosch vacuums and found that on average Bosch has very good ratings. 91% of those that bought a Bosch vacuum would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Easy to Empty

Six customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to empty.

Customers Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Two owners concluded that it had good technical guidance.

Customers Report Good Brush

Two customers reckoned that it had a good brush.

  • If you are pushing the brush in the opposite direction to the way that the pile lies, then the pile will hamper the smooth movement of the brush over the surface…
    Dagal (Amazon) - November 2016
  • Agree that it is weighty (though not impossibly so) and that carpet performance is not great (probably because there is no rotating brush head…
    Mika2609 (Amazon) - October 2015
  • My only criticism is that it doesn't come with the attachment that has the brush that spins round…
    C. Cassisa (Amazon) - February 2016

Customers Report Good Filter

Four people thought it had a good filter.

Users Report Nice Design

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight customers who bought this vacuum cleaner considered that it was easy to use.

  • For ease of use…
  • The hose is very stiff and not long enough which again makes it awkward to use…
  • It is much heavier, if not the heaviest model on the market - & clumsy to use…
    Angelika (Amazon) - April 2015
  • Pros Extremely quiet, robustly built, very well thought through, efficient on hard floor and carpet on minimum suction power, easy to maintain filters, fun and easy to use on surfaces, adequate number of accessories Cons A tad heavy Hose is a bit stiff…
  • Easy to use and fairly light in weight…
  • The variable suction control is easy to adjust, Being able to use low suction to clean soft furnishings is great…
  • Easy to use…
  • Very quiet especially on lower power settings, very powerful…
  • My main problem with this vacuum cleaner is the handling…
    Matt C. (Amazon) - November 2016
  • The hose is thick and difficult to hold and not that flexible or long…

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £269.00 it is more expensive than 87% of vacuum cleaners.

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The BGS5SIL2GB's weight of 8.3kg is in the heaviest 12% of all vacuum cleaners when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all vacuums is 5.9kg, with the lightest being 3.2g and the heaviest being 30kg.

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Average Maximum Input Power

With a maximum input power of 700 Watts, the BGS5SIL2GB has a fairly standard maximum input power compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners.

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Has a Soft Grip Handle

The BGS5SIL2GB has a soft grip handle, which is unusual. 98% of vacuum cleaners do not have a soft grip handle.

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C Carpet Cleaning Performance Class

This vacuum has a C carpet cleaning performance class, which is typical of many vacuum cleaners.

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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 frequently found hard floor cleaning performance class on vacuum cleaners.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The BGS5SIL2GB's noise level of only 66dB is quite quiet compared to most other vacuum cleaners. It is in the quietest 6% of all vacuum cleaners when ordered by this feature. The quietest noise level of vacuum cleaners is 7.5dB, the loudest is 91dB, and the average noise level is 77dB.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This vacuum cleaner was released in March 2015.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers boschproduct bgs5sil2gb, bosch bgs5sil2gbbk, summer bgs5sil2gb
Barcodes 00787269473225, 04242002811888

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