Canister Bosch Vacuum Cleaners
Bosch is a fairly well know and popular brand in the vacuum industry. Most people are familiar with Bosch high end appliances, tools, and the other various products they produce. The Bosch vacuum cleaner product line is made of up of various compact and larger canister vacuums. They used to make uprights, but it seems the company is trying to stay in the light to mid-size canister vacuum niche. The canisters series was always the better the choice within the Bosch vacuum cleaner family.
Bosch canisters vacuums are known for there suction, filtration and how quietly they run. Bosch canisters in general make less noise than and other brands. You will notice mention of how quiet they are in almost any vacuum review you see specific to Bosch. We mean extremely quiet, like you can vacuum while the baby is sleeping quiet. The canister series also offers varying levels of filtration, but even the most basic model has very good filtration when compared to similar brands and models.
The biggest selling points on Bosch would be the size and weight of the canisters. The Bosch compact canister series are extremely light, especially when you consider that this is a high quality, durable product. Even the attachements and wands are made to be very lightweight and easy to use. Bosch canister vacuums are best utilized in small to mid sized homes.
Some Bosch vacuums are available in retail outlets. During our research, we noticed the most inexpensive models that were designed for hard floors showed up in retail locations. If you're looking for a Bosch canister that can handle some carpet cleaning, you'll probably need to go through a vacuum cleaner store to make your purchase.
Bosch canisters vacuums are very durable and have surprisingly powerful suction. The lightweight design of the floor brush and carpet cleaning brushes means you need to be a bit more careful when cleaning with a Bosch vacuum. The Bosch compact series is so lighweight that we consider it an alternative to a lightweight upright vacuum. A Bosch compact canister will outclean an upright vacuum and will almost certainly have a better filtration system.
Bosch canisters vacuum are very well designed. In our review and experience with Bosch canister vacuums, we really like the compact canister models with HEPA filtration abilities combined with the lightweight design. Don't let the size fool you. All of the Bosch canister vacuum cleaners have excellent suction for there size.
Bosch Formula Duo Plus Canister Review
The Bosch Formula Duo Plus canister vacuum with HEPA filtration features a 12" electric brush for carpet cleaning and a 1400 watt motor. Weighing in at just 12 pounds, the Formula Duo Plus HEPA canister vacuum really performed well and we felt it was very well designed. The Formula Duo Plus canister is a premium vacuum cleaner. Premium vacuums are generally made better but cost a bit more.
The Bosch Formula Duo Plus obviously utilizes HEPA filtration. The Bosch Formula series also ulitilizes a premium dust bag, which plays an important role in this vacuums abilities to minimize emission. The vacuum bag capacity was close to 1 gallon, which is generally the size you should expect in a mid-sized canister.
Bosch is know as being on of the better vacuum brands when it comes to producing miminal emissions during the vacuum process. The canisters are designed to limit any air from being realease until it is passed through various filtration steps.
Bosch has included an ergonomic handle with a power switch on the hose for convenience. Equally convenient would be the hand held turbo brush that is included with the Formula Duo Plus HEPA vacuum. The suction powered turbo brush is a very convenient option for stairs, and is rarely included with the purchase of a canister. This canister also has castor wheels on the base of the canister, which really makes it very easy to manuever while you are operating the vacuum.
The Bosch Formula Duo Plus also has the basic cleaning features you should expect from your better vacuum manufacturers: Dust bag indicator, crevice, brush, and upholstery tools, and automatic cord rewind, a carrying handle, and the ability to park the machine into position for storage.
This Bosch canister model compares very well to other premium mid-sized vacuum cleaners, and peformed much better than any of the off the shelf canister vacuum we looked into. This is a canister vacuum for a consumer who wants a powerful, relatively lightweight canister vacuum for a small to mid-sized home with a lot of low to medium pile carpeting. We felt that it was well designed and constructed and was well worth the asking price. The only thing we felt would have improved this canister was the inclusion of a floor brush for smooth surface floors.
Bosch Formula Duo HEPA PLUS
Pros: Excellent filtration. well made, easy to store, very powerful for it's size. Very light for the suction produced. Extremely quiet.
Cons: Only comes with a carpet cleaning tool. Floor tool most be bought seperately.