Updated 22 Nov 2018

Bosch

Athlet BCH6AT25AU

Snapshot: The Bosch Athlet BCH6AT25AU is a stick vacuum cleaner with a 0.4L bin bin. How well does it clean your floors and carpet?

Athlet BCH6AT25AU
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$499

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Test results

Overall score
79
Hard floor
?/10
Carpet quick clean
?/10
Full carpet clean
?/10
Pet-hair removal
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good hard floor cleaning.
  • Good quick carpet cleaning.
  • Very good thorough carpet cleaning.
  • Acceptable at corner-and-edges cleaning.
  • Excellent pet-hair removal.
  • OK to use.

But

  • No HEPA filter.
  • Small bin.
  • Can't be used as a hand-held vacuum.

How we test

We’ve run out of our test carpet and the manufacturer doesn’t make it anymore, so we had to source new carpet. This means we’ve had to re-test some previously tested models so all our results are comparable.

Our overall score comprises:

Hard floors (30% of overall score) – uses the power head (or hard floor head if included) to pick up a variety of materials such as cornflakes, potting mix and flour.

Carpet (quick 15% and thorough 10 % of overall score) – for our “quick” carpet clean score, we rub a precise amount of dust into a piece of test carpet and then, using the standard brush head, pass the vacuum over it four times and weigh the collected dirt. For our “full” carpet cleaning score, we make a further six passes and weigh the dirt collected.

Pet hair (15% of overall score) – we rub pet hair into a piece of test carpet, then use the standard brush head to vacuum it up with 10 passes and weigh the collected hair.

Ease of use (30% of overall score) – assesses the movement of the main cleaning head, looking at the vacuum’s ability to clean under low furniture, as well as versatility and mobility, ease of emptying, control use and what on-board tools are provided.

We no longer include corners and edges and handheld performance as part of our overall score, but we do note how well each model performed these tasks by giving them a good, acceptable or poor rating.

Key data

More test results

Corners & edges
Acceptable
Hand-held cleaning
n/a

Model

Avg price
$499
Standard head type
Brush head
Hard floor head
No
Crevice tool
No
Upholstery tool
No
Reliability
95%
Satisfaction
69%

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
73
Weight (kg)
3.3
Bag/bin volume (L)
0.4
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery voltage
25.2
Claimed charge time (hours)
6
Measured running time (minutes)
10

Features

Hand-held option
No
Can be stored on charger
NA
HEPA filter
No
Variable power
Yes, 3 speeds
Bin full indicator
Yes

More Info

Availability
Available at Harvey Norman.
Notes
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