Reviewed by VCDiscounter staff
Should you be excited to buy the Bosch BSG81380UC premium canister vacuum cleaner? YES!
You just know it's gotta be good when the manual warns you about the power level of your new vacuum:
You have bought an extremely powerful device.
The highest suction setting is therefore only recommended for heavily soiled, durable carpeted and hard floors."*
And for busting ghosts, perhaps? All kidding aside, this is a powerful vacuum, boasting 1450 Watts of dirt grabbing maximum power, so be sure to adjust the suction adjuster appropriately for the task:
- Low suction range:
For cleaning delicate fabrics, such as curtains.
- Middle suction range:
For daily cleaning of lightly soiled surfaces.
- High suction range:
For cleaning durable floor coverings, hard floors and for heavily soiled surfaces.
"Do not use machine as a step."
That having been said, (does this really need to be said?) if you did, the resulting video could become a YouTube sensation thanks to the four wheels that each swivel a full 360°. Better to just let your imagination take that ride. Bosch designed The BSG81380UC with these full 360° swiveling wheels so you can easily maneuver the machine around your house while you vacuum. And it works quite well for that task, so as much fun as it might be for the rest of us to watch, it would no doubt not be worth the potential damage and injury it would likely cause anyone ignoring the aforementioned warning. So let us repeat, "Do not use machine as a step."
You deserve a break, so take one!
It has never been so easy to pause vacuuming, even in the middle of a large room, thanks to this Bosch vacuum's parking aid at the back of the vacuum cleaner. Your floor nozzles are both designed with a tab that slides easily into the groove at the back of the vacuum cleaner. When using your electric brush, simply switch it to off first and when you slide either nozzle into its parking place on the back of the vacuum, the vacuum cleaner will switch itself off, automatically. What could be easier? When you are done replying to texts, taking or making important phone calls, reminding your family members to stop tracking up your freshly cleaned floors, etc. and are ready to resume vacuuming, your handle is right there waiting for you within easy reach.
Speaking of easy handling:
Bosch products are well built and this model really feels premium in your hands. Premium design and premium workmanship come together and the result is well worth the investment. You see the buzz term "ergonomic" applied to many products these days but when you grasp the handle of this vacuum, you know what it means. That premium quality applies to every piece and part of this vacuum: from the 4-in-1 accessory, the hose, the telescopic wand, the electronically operated automatic cord reel, to the bag and filters, including HEPA filtration. Everything fits together so well and snaps into place with such precision, you feel armed with a premium instrument of cleaning.
Model Derivatives: BSG81380UC BSG81380 81380
* emphasis added.