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Bosch BGS5SIL2GB

£284.99
Bosch BGS5SIL2GB
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A positively reviewed and very economical to run 700W cylinder vacuum, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
700W Cylinder Dry 8.3kg Mar 2015 A
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Bosch BGS5SIL2GB Review

With low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB number 366 in cylinder vacuum cleaners and number 449 across all vacuum cleaners.
86
Reviews
584 Reviews
61
Value for Money
Good
70
Features
Good Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
88
Running Costs
£63 Over 10 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 86% of buyers recommended this vacuum to others. Numatic vacuum cleaners 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 2018.
This Bosch vacuum cleaner has an energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £63 over 10 years are typical compared to the other 1,383 vacuum cleaners that we have compared it to. View all energy saving vacuum cleaners.
Customers report noise level, good suction and that it is reasonably priced. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
The BGS5SIL2GB has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
A hard floor cleaning performance class
Quieter than average noise level
The quietest bagless vacuum cleaner on the market. tested under extreme conditions - unique sensorbagless technology: incredibly powerful, incredibly quiet, minimum maintenance required
Incredibly quiet (66db) due to the integrated silencesound system
QuattroPower system: bosch's high performance technology for outstanding cleaning results with low energy consumption
Integrated rotatioclean system: no contact with dust during the filter cleaning process
Washable HEPA filter: suitable for allergy sufferers - no follow up costs. dust re-emission class A
Heavier than average

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Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

This vacuum cleaner received a rating of 70 out of 100 from expert review site Trusted Reviews.

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Good User Reviews

On average, based on 583 user reviews the average user rating of this Bosch vacuum is 80%. 198 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this vacuum cleaner either 4 or 5 stars and 86% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

26 customers who bought the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB agreed that it was heavy and bulky.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

94 owners considered that it was quiet.

Users Report Good Suction

41 owners wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner had good suction.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

16 customers concluded that the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB was good value for money.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

15 people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it was good quality.

Bosch Has Very Good Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

We checked 2,435 expert and owner reviews (including 844 verified purchases) for Bosch vacuum cleaners 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 people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to empty.

Users Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Two people thought this vacuum cleaner had good technical guidance.

Users Report Good Brush

Four owners who reviewed the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB thought 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
  • A good vacuum cleaner, very powerful suction although manoeuvrability of main brush head could be better…
    Paddy (Argos.co.uk) - January 2015
  • If this cleaner had a better designed brush head it would be wonderful…
  • My only criticism is that it doesn't come with the attachment that has the brush that spins round…
    C. Cassisa (Amazon) - February 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

Customers Report Good Filter

Four customers said that it had a good filter.

Customers Report That it is Robust

16 people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner agreed that it was well made and two owners agreed that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Excellent Design

Four people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner thought it was good looking.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

13 customers who purchased it reckoned that it was 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
  • It is much heavier, if not the heaviest model on the market - & clumsy to use…
    Angelika (Amazon) - April 2015
  • The hose is very stiff and not long enough which again makes it awkward to use…
  • The variable suction control is easy to adjust, Being able to use low suction to clean soft furnishings is great…
  • For ease of use…
  • 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…
  • The vacuum is powerful, quiet and easy to use…
  • You can choose how much suction you want to use to clean your floor…
  • Compact easy to use and easy click on…

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £284.99 it is more expensive than 89% of vacuums.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this vacuum is A. The BGS5SIL2GB is typical compared to the other 1,383 vacuum cleaners that we have analysed for 10 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 10 year running cost of the BGS5SIL2GB is £63.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Bosch released the BGS5SIL2GB in March 2015.

Features

Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Bosch BGS5SIL2GB of 8.3kg is heavier than 87% of all vacuum cleaners when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all vacuum cleaners is 6.1kg, with the lightest being 300g and the heaviest being 75kg.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of vacuums is 28dB, the loudest is 91dB, and the average noise level is 76dB. The noise level of the BGS5SIL2GB of only 66dB is quieter than average when compared to most other vacuum cleaners. It is in the quietest 6% of all vacuum cleaners when ranked by this feature.

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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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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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Has a Soft Grip Handle

The Bosch BGS5SIL2GB has a soft grip handle. 98% of vacuum cleaners do not have a soft grip handle.

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C Carpet Cleaning Performance Class

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

bosch bgs5sil2gb

Barcodes:

00787269473225, 04242002811888

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