Conveniently Cordless Cleaning - Bosch Athlet Review

Ever since my pregnancy and birth, I have struggled with my back something rotten. Carson reels off his 'impression of mummy' several times a week "ohh my back!" and has even gotten to the point of offering me a back massage when I'm laid up on the couch feeling sorry for myself. Bless him!

When I was offered the opportunity to review a lightweight and cordless vacuum cleaner, both my back and the floors of my home rejoiced. I'm not even slightly exaggerating, let me tell you. My bulky old corded stand-up vacuum was impossible heavy to attempt to carry up the stairs, and even if I could it was too wide to balance on any given step on it's own and not to mention the cord not being long enough from both up and downstairs to reach the middle steps! 

Leading home appliance brand, Bosch, is celebrating a prestigious Which? Best Buy mark of approval for its first cordless vacuum cleaner, the Athlet. 

Soooo, Bosch Athlet... my could-be-hero?

Let me give you the run down. It is incredibly lightweight at just 3kg and takes up very little floor space thanks to it's small head. Having a small head doesn't make the job twice as hard or twice as long though, which I must admit crossed my mind when I saw just how slim it was, because it has side suction as well - increasing the surface area it covers.

It has 3 power settings, of which the lowest is incredibly quiet - perfect for a quick run round when baby is sleeping or if you don't want to disturb anyone watching the TV. I tend to use on the highest setting as the turbo brush really does lift any ground in dirt and fluffs up rugs and such beautifully. I can certainly see why a pet owner would benefit from this feature as it was exceptionally effective at lifting hair that may normally be lain deep in that carpet pile were it not for a stiff bristle brush prior to vacuuming. It will halve the time you'd normally take. Just remember to clean the turbo brush of dust and hair frequently so as not to hinder it's performance. 

As far as charging it up goes, simply plug it in and switch it on then the blue battery light at the front of the unit will flash to signify it's charging. It's recommended that a full battery will give up to 40 minutes worth of power.  Bear in mind that I use the highest setting, I get a good 15 minutes, which is perfect to do my entire 3 bed semi, including stairs. That's how easy the Bosch Athlet makes this job.

There are only 2 small 'things' that I wasn't sure about at first:
1) I do miss the nozzles that have come with every other upright vacuum cleaner I've had. You know, the ones that can extend to suck up a cobweb or two from those high ceilings? 
2) I'd been away for a week and on my return I spilled a bag of sugar that I was unpacking, reaching for my vacuum it lasted roughly 1 minute before powering down. 

Having used the Bosch Athlet for a good 2 months now in order to give a really honest review, I feel I can truly say that it's £239.99 price-tag is worth it. Get a duster for the cobwebs and have a few minutes patience to charge up the unit before use and those niggles are eradicated. 

Another feature of the Athlet is its intelligent technology (SensorBagless™ technology) – a sensor the user can rely on to inform them when the filter needs to be cleaned, ensuring maximum performance is maintained at all times. It's the first vacuum cleaner that hasn't had me in a coughing fit when it comes to emptying it too! It really is as easy as a click and pull, then the bag-less dome just needs tipping out. 

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Being slim, lightweight and cordless meant I could actually vacuum my middle stairs for the first time in the 5 years of being in this house. Goodbye dustpan and brush!! Vacuuming is no longer an effort, nor does it cause pain. Thanks to it's flexibility, it can still vacuum when the handle is laid flat to the floor so I can even get right under the couch without even having to clamber on all fours with a nozzle or having to lift the couches first. 


For the first time in my 12 year history in experience of vacuum cleaners, I can actually agree that you get what you pay for... and boy, does it pay off.


Thank you Bosch Athlet!

NOTE: 
I've just found that this is on offer on Amazon at the moment... only £194.99. Incredible value!


I received the above mentioned product FOC in order to thoroughly test and review for you guys.
Amazon link is an affiliate link.

28 comments:

  1. Brilliant review I hate hovers that are bulky and heavy! This sounds perfect. Glad it helps your back as well!

    Kirsty xx

    (Kirstyralph.co.uk)

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  2. Hope your back feels better, that hoover looks amazing, I like the sound of the lightweight ones, some are just so heavy.

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  3. I like the sound of a lightweight hoover like this one but it is so expensive! I guess I spend a fortune on bags for my cleaner and this is bagless so you'll save in the end.

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  4. That hoover looks amazing, i love that kinda style but always out my price range but definately need to invest now i think!

    Sian

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  5. That's so handy! I keep getting caught in the lead of our vacuum when I'm hoovering! haha

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  6. I love the idea of this - it looks a lot less bulky than my hoover which would be great and the sensor thing is also great. Have been really tempted to buy a cordless hoover for ages and I'm even more inclined now.

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  7. I have a cordless vacuum cleaner from another brand and it has truly change the frecuency with I do the vacuuming in the Eight household :). Who would have thought that getting the cords in and out and plugging and unplugging could add so much time to a simple chore? Xx

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  8. It is my dream to have a cordless vaccum, I hate mine so much currently, the effort with two toddlers and my current heavy dyson is making me not bother because it's too much effort, I'm sensing a christmas investment for myself perhaps next month. Thanks for the inspiration ;)

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  9. I've just brought a hoover and it is so bulky and very heavy! At least I know what to get when mine breaks down( I go through a lot of hoovers!) haha x

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  10. I've wanted a cordless hoover for ages but Nathan refuses to buy one as he reckons they don't work as well as 'proper' hoovers. I'm showing him this when he comes back in to the room! Great review :D

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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  11. Fab review! I'd love something like this in my house. We have such small rooms that our standard Hoover looks so bulky. Will definitely consider something like this when its time to replace our Hoover xx

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  12. great review, sounds nice and lightweight would love it here instead of carting my heavy one up and down the stairs

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  13. We couldn't live without our cordless vac. What a difference it makes to everyday life!

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  14. I've been after something similar for a while. The fact that it's lightweight is really appealing as my back is often misbehaving x

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  15. That looks brilliant. We have a Henry which is great but so bulky, it's a nightmare to get up and down the stairs!

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  16. It's beautiful, I love how small it looks and how lightweight it sounds. These day as annoying as it is I just use a normal brush to sweep my floors because the hoover is too heavy

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  17. Oh I love the sound of this, I can imagine cordless cleaning would make hoovering so much easier! x

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  18. Alright, so not sure how to go about this, but straight talk and honest opinion, Bosch Athlet’s cordless vacuum cleaner is a rather good buy. Currently I live in a flat, and this means machine for cleaning does its job quite efficiently. Compared to old models that I’m aware of, this one takes the cake for me. Doesn’t eat up much voltage, easy to use, easy to clean, and pretty quiet too. At least for me it doesn’t. I’ve used it for a total of four times these past two weeks, and I can say so far it’s honestly been good to me. It’s not that heavy to drag around either, pretty light to say the least. Try to ignore the fact that it’s pretty steep in price, but quality-wise, it’s worth the purchase. Better to invest on something that’s worth keeping for a long time and would make the work easy than get something cheap and conk out on you. So yeah, overall it’s a 4 stars for me.

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  19. It's very helpful, I likehow small it looks and how lightweight it sounds. I use this cleaner long time ago. It save time and money for cleaning purpose.

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  20. In the event that you are the individual in your home that does a large portion of the house cleaning, you could wind up investing so much energy cleaning that resemble having low maintenance work. Making your home clean is critical yet it is more vital in the period of spring where the risked of mold are more.

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  21. It's so compact and have an attractive look. The price 195$ is quite reasonable for the functions it has. Thanks so much for your review Carson's Mummy.

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  22. I think this is a good one. Look gorgeous. Thank you for sharing

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  23. Cordless vacuum cleaner is very lightweight and use anywhere when need to clean. I believe this vacuum will fulfill your demand about cordless vacuum and clean overall perfect.

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