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Bosch BGS5SIL2GB Vacuum Cleaner

£178.00
700W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 8.3kg Mar 2015
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Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date Energy Efficiency Rating
Good owner reviews
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
238 Reviews
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Acceptable Noise Level

One hundred and six people concluded that the product was quiet. Nitsan Simantov wrote in their review of the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB two years ago “It's nice and quiet”. Mr. R. M. Lowe said “Takes a while to get used to hiw quiet it is too” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. P J Govier wrote on expert website Amazon two years ago “VERY VERY quiet with tremendous suction”.

Four owners who bought this vacuum cleaner thought it was noisy. Mar05 said “My 5 month old baby is not scared by noise at all” . Ruth D Ross-Thomson wrote on expert website Amazon “It was heavy and noisy”. C. Cassisa said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “We bought a universal one, also from Amazon, (£55) and it works fine, if a little on the noisy side” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 400 owner reviews the average owner rating of this vacuum is 80 out of 100. 108 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this vacuum cleaner either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 1,593 expert and user reviews (including 101 verified purchases), Bosch has good ratings for its vacuums. Bosch also has good ratings specifically within its low maximum input power vacuum cleaners range. 85% of those that bought a Bosch vacuum would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Reasonably Priced

Twenty people who purchased it reckoned that it was good value for money. Two years ago Mr. R. M. Lowe mentioned “Brilliant vacuum and great price!”. Mrs I Edge wrote in the same month “Efficient and good value” . Mrs M said in her review of this vacuum cleaner “Absolutely amazing value! A Bosch vacuum cleaner for £109! This is a robust, quality appliance, with excellent suction”.

Three people who bought the product thought it was expensive. Ypszi scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Amazon “They are so expensive” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. C Potts wrote on expert review site Amazon “Brush attachment is available as a (expensive) extra”. Dagal scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said last year “I bought this to replace an aging Dyson upright and straight away I realised that my long held suspicions about the Dyson being overpriced and poorly designed were proven right”.

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Not Cheap

We think this Bosch vacuum looks expensive compared to other vacuums of a similar age and type. The price range of vacuums of a similar age and type is from £33 to £814.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. V. Hughes mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Pulling it along "like a sledge" as the instructions say, is easier said than done” . This year History Enthusiast gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon “Good instructions”.


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Best Seller

Across all vacuum cleaners, the BGS5SIL2GB is one the most popular products currently available according to Amazon sales data.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was March 2015 when this Bosch vacuum was released.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.


Easy to Empty

Fourteen customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to empty. Mr. R. M. Lowe wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Amazon “It's really powerful, cleans thoroughly and is easy to empty and clean the filter” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Mikes mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Amazon “This is by far the best hoover I've ever owned, quiet strong, lots of suction easy to empty oh and did I mention how quiet it is, almost silent”. In April last year Mr B Mcm said in his review of this vacuum cleaner “Would I buy this machine again? Definitely, low noise, cleans extremely well and easy emptying make this a winner”.

Good Suction

Fourty-seven customers mentioned that it had good suction. Mrs. Lesley Williams said on expert website Amazon “The suction however is good” in his review of this vacuum cleaner however despite that he only gave the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB a score of 2 stars out of 5. He also wrote “Not very good on my carpet as have to reduce suction to make it easier to move the carpet fitting.I just hope the hose softens up with use” in his review. Nitsan Simantov said on expert website Amazon “Suction is so strong that even at minimum it can lift up my vinyl flooring”.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good at cleaning dog hair. Dagal wrote on expert review site Amazon last year “It dragged up enough dog hairs to show that its predecessor had only been doing half a job” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Lesley Woodward mentioned on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Finally I can clean dog hair from the carpet without the endless cleaning of the brushes” and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Good Brush

Three people who purchased this vacuum cleaner wrote that it had a good brush. Two years ago Mika2609 said “Agree that it is weighty (though not impossibly so) and that carpet performance is not great (probably because there is no rotating brush head” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Ruth D Ross-Thomson wrote “Even with the turbo brush it takes around 5-10 strokes to do what the Dyson use to do in 1-2 strokes” yet she only scored it 60 out of 100.

Good Filter

Six customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good filter. V. Hughes wrote in their review of the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB on expert website Amazon “I love the fact that it is bagless and the filter is good”. S. Stone said on expert website Amazon two years ago “The sensor is supposed to sense when the filter is full and so reduce suction so you know when to clean filter” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. In April last year David Owens wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner “It is very easy to empty and I love the simple filter cleaning system - its well worth the money”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Sixty-four owners who reviewed it agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Nas wrote on expert website Amazon “Is a little heavy- probably because of the thicker hose rather than the device” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Two years ago Mr. R. M. Lowe said “It is a little heavy”. Mrs M wrote on expert website Amazon “Heavier than my previous Vax Power 7” in her review of this vacuum cleaner and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Heavy

At 8.3 kilograms, the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB is fairly heavy compared to most of the other vacuums of a comparable age and spec to this vacuum. The lightest similar spec vacuum cleaner that was launched around the same time as this vacuum cleaner is 5g heavy, the heaviest is 14kg, and the average weight is 5.4kg.

Vacuum cleaners with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Bosch GS40 (£149.99) (8.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

Low maximum input power vacuum cleaners that are a comparable age to this vacuum have noise levels of between 50dB and 89dB. At only 66 decibels, the BGS5SIL2GB has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of this spec and age.

Vacuum cleaners with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Compact C2 EcoLine Plus (£195.95) (72dB), or the Complete C3 Silence (69dB) both from Miele or the Numatic Henry Hoover Plus Parquet (72dB).

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A Hard Floor Cleaning Performance Class

This vacuum has an A hard floor cleaning performance class, which is the most frequently found hard floor cleaning performance class on similar spec vacuums that are a comparable age to it.

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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 that have been available for more than two years.

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Ergonomics

Has a Soft Grip Handle

The Bosch BGS5SIL2GB has a soft grip handle. Most of the other vacuums of a similar age and spec to this vacuum cleaner also have a soft grip handle.

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Has an Automatic Cord Rewinder

The BGS5SIL2GB has an automatic cord rewinder, as do most of the other comparable spec vacuum cleaners that have been available for a similar time to this vacuum cleaner.

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Power

700 Watts Maximum Input Power

This is a 700 Watts vacuum.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Nineteen people who bought the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB thought it was good quality. Mr. R. M. Lowe mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Because it us such good quality and doesn't have the cheap plastic feel if a dyson” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Mr. T. W. Lamb said on expert website Amazon “Very good cleaner powerful and excellent quality beats my Dyson for everything”. Nitsan Simantov mentioned “The main floor one is nice quality and the big stick thing feels really strong” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Robust

Nineteen people who reviewed it considered that it was well made. N Heubeck wrote in their Bosch BGS5SIL2GB review “I like some of the features such as the removable brush cylinder and it is a powerful and solid machine” and scored this vacuum cleaner 4 stars out of 5. In April last year Mr Jacron Pagel he said “The build quality is excellent” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Last year Tabby wrote “Any larger solid pieces” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Three people thought it was strong and durable. Mr. R. M. Lowe gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Amazon two years ago “It also feels robust”. In April last year Zyra H Reyes-Kyle wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Amazon “Very powerful! Tough on pets hair even on thick carpet, only had to pass the vacuum twice” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Two owners who bought this vacuum cleaner agreed that it was easy to damage or scratch. Tabby wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Wheels on base are not protrusive so they will not easily damage”. Letterfigure scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “After a year or so of use, except for a few scratches, no signs of wear whatsoever”.

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Nice Design

Five customers who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Rudster wrote “Nice little Hoover, pretty powerful”. Amazon Customer said “Beautifully quiet” in their Bosch BGS5SIL2GB review and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “A nice looking piece of kit” in their review.

Two customers who bought the product considered that it was smooth. Vera Coe mentioned on expert website Amazon two years ago “Has smooth running wheels which has it trotting behind me quite happily when I am vacuuming”.

Two people said in their reviews that the product was well designed. In April History Enthusiast said “It is well designed and I think well made”. They also mentioned “The bagless design is good and the savings should pay for the cost of the cleaner” in their review.

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Easy to Use

Eleven customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Nitsan Simantov wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on expert review site Amazon two years ago “I'm not really sure if it is quiet enough to use in my flat late at night without my neighbors hearing it at all”. Madeleine mentioned in her Bosch BGS5SIL2GB review “The reason I am saying this is that you need to be fit and healthy to use this machine”. She also said “The cleaning nozzle and head would literally pull out your arms, so when I weaken it will need a young healthy person to use it” in her review.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bosch bgs5sil2gb
Barcodes 00787269473225, 04242002811888

Bosch BGS5SIL2GB Review Sources

To prepare this Bosch BGS5SIL2GB review we compared this vacuum cleaner to 1,851 other models. For each vacuum cleaner that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 142,696 product attributes, 28,888 vacuum cleaner reviews and 2,635,200 historical vacuum cleaner prices from 210 vacuum cleaner retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this vacuum cleaner compared to the other models as well as any areas where this vacuum cleaner is lacking.

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