Updated 2 Jun 2016

Bosch

Athlet BCH6AT25AU

Snapshot: The Bosch Athlet BCH6AT25AU cordless stick vacuum has limited features. But how well does it clean floors?

Athlet BCH6AT25AU
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$464

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Test results

Overall score
79
Carpet full clean
?/10
Pet-hair removal
?/10
Corners & edges
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good carpet cleaning.
  • Excellent pet-hair removal.
  • Excellent hard-floor cleaning.
  • Very good corners-and-edges cleaning.

But

  • No crevice tool.
  • No upholstery tool.
  • No dusting brush.
  • Can’t be used as a hand-held.

Review

This stick vac cleans all surfaces as well as most corded full-size vacuum cleaners. It isn’t the lightest stick vacuum and doesn't have the versatility of a handheld option or many attachments, but as a corded-vacuum replacement for a smaller house or apartment it is a very good option.

How we test: cordless stick models

Overall score includes:

Carpet: 30%
Hard floor cleaning: 10%
Corners and edges: 15%
Pet hair: 15%
Ease of use: 30%

Price is from a March 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$464
Type
Cordless stick
Head type
Power
Reliability
95%
Satisfaction
69%

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
71
Edge distance at side/front (mm)
Not measured
Reach (m)
n/a
Weight (kg)
3.4
Bagless
Yes
Bag/bin volume (L)
0.4
Power measured (W)
Not measured
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery voltage
25.2
Claimed charge time (hours)
6
Running time (minutes)
10

Features

Hand-held option
No
HEPA filter
No
Variable power
Yes
Wand suction control
n/a
Carpet height control
n/a

More Info

Notes
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Availability
Harvey Norman only.

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Reliability

We received information on 3513 vacuum cleaners in our 2017 appliance reliability survey.

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