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★★★★★

“I've own my Bosch BUC 11700 for 5 years now and I have...”

Written on: 04/02/2010

I've own my Bosch BUC 11700 for 5 years now and I have never had a problem. Of course I also would completely disassemble my vacuum brushes, hoses, and filters and clean it all up. I recommend using a Air compresser and Hose and air chuck to blow out your filter at least twice a year (because it is more powerful than air in a can) and in between just go outside (away from your home/doors/others) and just tap it against something to dislodge the dust, turn it upside down and do it again. I… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Bosch BUC11700 is a well constructed, powerful...”

Written on: 25/01/2010

The Bosch BUC11700 is a well constructed, powerful vacuum cleaner. You can tell how well it is working, as the good suction makes it harder to push along a piled carpet. When it is too easy to push, it needs emptying.
At the time of introduction, it was voted 'best buy' with Which? report.
The power cable auto re-coil still works well after a years of service, so no untidy cables hanging off the side. Very easy to unclip the dust compartment and to empty. The main filter is also easily removed… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I have purchased this vacuum due to brand name and...”

Written on: 24/12/2009

I have purchased this vacuum due to brand name and made in Germany "BOSCH". Used to have a VOLTA (Australian Made) vacuum cleaner and this machine never had any problem what so ever except for those wear and tear and been using it over a decade, it just outdated, eg. broken hose, worn head, handles and finding it now low suction wattage compare with the latest model. In the other hand, BOSCH has the a good suction pressure, very ease to used and accessories are widely avialble through stores… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I have the bagless version of the Bosch BUC 11700. ...”

Written on: 04/10/2008

I have the bagless version of the Bosch BUC 11700. Agree awkward on stairs. After 5 years, filter and belt needs replacing at a cost of £60+ (includ labour) so I both a new cylinder vacuum. Also it overheats and cuts out regularly. Parts seem so expensive online - £22 for a filter. Also their bags are v expensive which I didn't take into account on my new cylinder one. U live and learn. :o/… Read Full Review

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“Slick Vacuum Cleaner with Brush Design Flaw. I like...”

Written on: 10/08/2008

Slick Vacuum Cleaner with Brush Design Flaw. I like the design. Not bulky compared to many other models. Suction is very good. Bags are expensive and not very big. Brush motor stopped working after about 2 years like many other users described (Design Flaw). The next Bosch service center is 4 hours away. I took it appart by myself and tried to troubleshoot it. Bought a replacement ship for AC/DC converte for $2.25 and hope that fixes the problem. Motor and switches are OK. It was very hard to… Read Full Review

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“I bought this vacuum cleaner because it was a WHICH...”

Written on: 15/03/2008 by RADARBY (1 review written)

I bought this vacuum cleaner because it was a WHICH best buy. I have been generally happy with the carpet cleaning results. However I found cleaning stairs and curtains awkward. The suction deteriorated when the hose was fully extended. I emptied and cleaned the air cleaner very regularly and checked for cotton/hair on the brush assembly. Despite this the vacuum cleaner has only lasted 2 years and 9 months!

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“I owned this model for 2 years and 2 months. I bought...”

Written on: 13/06/2007 by Rdog (2 reviews written)

I owned this model for 2 years and 2 months. I bought it on the recommendation of this web site. 2 months out of warranty The front brush motor broke and the chip board beside it. (the repair shop says this is a common fault) The Bosch service center wanted to charge me £67 to come and look at it (Not repair it) and then additional for parts and over the 30 mins of labour. The machine new cost me £107.00. This is a farcical price. The Customer service center was inflexible and… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“The Bosch BUC 11700 is a "made in China" badged...”

Written on: 31/01/2007 by IOWDRL (1 review written)

The Bosch BUC 11700 is a "made in China" badged vacuum. It also appears as a Vax in some areas. The brushes are too stiff and so rather than sweep the dust towards the vacuum tube the dust sticks in the brushes. This stops them from rotating, strains the brush motor and it then burns out. Even if you get a new motor, it will do it again. A shame as otherwise it could be a good unit, if a little heavy. It's not really a Bosch though - just an off the shelf Chinese machine… Read Full Review

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Written on: 02/02/2007

I am surprised by these low scores. Bosch is usually a quality brand. Some very useful information here!

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★★★★★

“I have owned this vacuum for nearly 2 years now and...”

Written on: 23/01/2007 by HampReviewer (1 review written)

I have owned this vacuum for nearly 2 years now and have no problems with it. Other reviewers have raised some issues - Weight - it is not a lightweight hoover but it's not particularly cumbersome either. Durability - we have had only a few minor issues, generally consisting of the brushes not working. If you read Archimedes review, he is quite correct. If you clean the brushes - wait for a moment - press the reset switch and you're away again. On the plus side the suction is excellent and the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“OK, so I've given this machine perfect 10s whilst...”

Written on: 18/07/2006 by archimedes (1 review written)

OK, so I've given this machine perfect 10s whilst other users have had problems. Well, it's all down to user maintenance and RTM (reading the manual).
Firstly, to maintain suction it does need cleaning regularly - clicking the cleaning button a few times is NOT sufficient). You need to remove the cardboard filter about once a month and use a second old vacuum cleaner tool to carefully clean between the sections of the filter).
Secondly, if the brush stops turning, it is almost certainly… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“I was enthusiastic about the Bosch BUC 11700 at first...”

Written on: 02/06/2006 by talkintarn (1 review written)

I was enthusiastic about the Bosch BUC 11700 at first but found that the paper filter inside the mesh filter quickly clogs up and you have to bang it with something to dislodge all the dust. You need a wide open space for this! The brushes also get clogged up and mine have stopped rotating altogether. The machine is just out of its guarantee! I find it difficult to use the hand on tools and the attached hose is a pain to get backon. The brush end frequently detaches itself if I expand the… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“I bought the Bosch BUC machine last November. I have...”

Written on: 29/03/2006 by Sue Dix (1 review written)

I bought the Bosch BUC machine last November. I have never been able to undo the filter inside the dust collection althought the Handbook claims it can be extracted for cleaning. Just out of warranty this filter started to come loose, and then shortly after the brush roller stopped going round. It has had the shortest length of life of any cleaner I have ever had… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“The Bosch BUC 11700 need to be cleaned often. It is...”

Written on: 13/01/2006 by 205Mi16 (1 review written)

The Bosch BUC 11700 need to be cleaned often. It is too heavy, falls over, the cord is too short, and now that it is just out of warranty, the brush motor on ours has died after just over 12 months!

I found a similar replacement motor, but it was £30 and it didn't fit.

Waste of money… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I raved about the Bosch BUC 11700 vacuum a few months...”

Written on: 08/11/2005 by alanmstrong (2 reviews written)

I raved about the Bosch BUC 11700 vacuum a few months ago, but alas I'm back to tell you not to buy one. Like other reviewers I too had a problem with the brush roller stopping and starting. Bosch said that they didn't have parts and offered me a full refund… Read Full Review

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“I have had the Bosch BUC11700 for about 8 months, and...”

Written on: 16/10/2005 by nikki z (1 review written)

I have had the Bosch BUC11700 for about 8 months, and just as some of the other reveiws have stated, the motor has now stopped working.

Not what you would expect from Bosch… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Like other reviewers I thought I had found a good...”

Written on: 28/09/2005 by crosspatch (1 review written)

Like other reviewers I thought I had found a good vacuum cleaner in the Bosch BUC 11700. We live in a rural area, and the dog and husband tread in mud which quickly becomes very fine dust, which defeated a Dyson, but because of the filter, this machine managed with ease, along with the dog hairs. I note that those pleased with their vacuums didn't have them very long. Mine lasted 11 months and then the brush motor died. The engineer came after three days, and told us that all repairs to motors… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“The automatic cord rewind broke on my Bosch BUC 11700....”

Written on: 22/09/2005 by angelahammond (1 review written)

The automatic cord rewind broke on my Bosch BUC 11700. The repair man called promptly, but couldn't repair the machine on-site, so he took it away. One week later I received a letter informing me there were no spare parts available, and they offered me a full refund… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The Bosch BUC 11700 Vacuum Cleaner has a completely...”

Written on: 01/09/2005 by angry meldrew (1 review written)

The Bosch BUC 11700 Vacuum Cleaner has a completely flawed design! It is unusable as an every day household vacuum cleaner by the average person. Bosch refused to acknowledge this in our complaint to them, but lo and behold, we bought one in March and found it was no longer available, from Bosch, a week after we bought it from Kays Lifestyle online.
We have been forced to go out and buy a replacement - not a Bosch!
The worst household appliance I have ever bought, and I thought Bosch would… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“If I'd written this review 3 weeks ago I'd have given...”

Written on: 18/07/2005 by timealan (1 review written)

If I'd written this review 3 weeks ago I'd have given the Bosch BUC 11700 an excellent review, but now I'm writing it as a warning.

Firstly - this vacuum has a lot of suction (read the other reviews), but only as long as you keep the inner filter (looks like a cylinder of folded cardboard) clean.

The only board tools are only OK (could have done with a proper furniture brush). Liked the autocable rewind - I hate winding up the cable!!

3 weeks ago the motor on the beater bar went bang. Bosch… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We bought the Bosch BUC 11700 approximately 8 months...”

Written on: 15/07/2005 by alanmstrong (2 reviews written)

We bought the Bosch BUC 11700 approximately 8 months ago. Having 3 young childen and 2 dogs it's difficult to keep the house clean at the best of times. This cleaner just picks up everything in it's path, even one of the children (ha ha). The suction is incredible, we had a big problem with dog hair on the carpet, with the ease of use and the great suction there is generally not a dog hair to be seen. When you disconnect the hose to use the hand tools beware that it isn't switched on and that… Read Full Review

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