Bosch Cordless Upright Vacuum Cleaner | BCH61840GB

Bosch Cordless Upright Vacuum Cleaner | BCH61840GB

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Sensor Bagless Technology

Thanks to the sensor-controlled performance monitoring system, this unique technology not only ensures an outstanding level of cleaning performance it also keeps maintenance to a minimum. No follow-up costs as the washable high-tech filter materials last as long as the appliance and there is no need to buy replacement dust bags.

All Floor HighPower Brush

The motorised AllFloor HighPower Brush works at around 5000 revolutions per minute, meaning it achieves thorough cleaning results on all floor types, such as parquet, carpet and even tiles.

Cordless Maximum Level of Flexibility

Virtually limitless vacuuming independent of wall sockets and extremely flexible thanks to manoeuvrable nozzle attachment. This allows the appliance to vacuum reliably and effortlessly around furniture. It also reaches hidden corners under sofas, cupboards and cabinets.


Bosch Lithium-Ion Technology has proven itself in Bosch Power Tools and E-Bikes, and is synonymous with high performance and long service life of the rechargeable batteries. They are characterised by extra-long operating times and short charging times. Moreover, they do not experience any memory effect.

Long Operating Time

Three power levels and long-lasting, high-performance Bosch lithium-ion rechargeable batteries for up to 40 minutes continuous vacuuming.

Product Features:
  • Soft touch handle
  • Lithium-ion technology
  • Easy to remove and clean
  • Battery charging status indicator
  • Extra long run time up to 60min
Brand Bosch
Product Category
  • Small Appliances
Product Type Vacuum Cleaner
Colour Black
Vacuum Cleaner Features
Vacuum Type Bagless
Vacuum Style Upright Cleaner
Ideal For
  • Floors
Floor Types
  • Carpet
  • Multi Floor
Attachments Included
  • Brush
  • Charger
  • Crevice Nozzle
  • Floor Nozzle
  • Nozzles
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Telescopic Tube
  • Turbo Brush
  • Upholstery Nozzle
Additional Features
  • LED Headlight
  • Battery Status Indicator
  • Cordless
  • Indicator
  • Rechargable
  • Variable Power
  • Washable Filter
Vacuum Performance
Noise Level 72 dB
Suction Power 2250 W
Capacity & Filter
Filter Type Washable
Dirt Capacity 0.9 litres
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Power 1800 W
Power Levels 3
Power Source Battery
Voltage 18 V
Included Accessories
  • Telescopic Tube
  • EasyClean Handle
Width 285 mm
Depth 185 mm
Height 1160 mm
Weight 3.5 kg
Approved Certificates
  • CE
Bosch Cordless Upright Vacuum Cleaner | BCH61840GB is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Vacuum on the market I had this on trial for 4 weeks, best vacuum on the market, great suction on any floor surfaces. Very light to manoeuvre and use on stairs. Easy clean filter and roller brush. You even get a warning light when the filter is full. It was easy to use even my 73 year old mother with arthritic hands found it light and easy to use. Great at picking dog or even cat hairs up. A very state of the art and stylish vacuum, at a great price. Better still cordless, no trailing cord to trip you up, even better a great charge time enough to vacuum your home. Would definitely recommend it to any one who needs to purchase a new vacuum, and with the reputable Bosch name. Mr.K.Newton - an official Karl's reviewer.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful product I have had this Athlet 18v for 5 weeks now, what an impressive little machine, it copes equally well with carpet, tiles & floorboards, it is a dream to use, I have never had a cordless vacuum before, it is so much easier to move from room to room, surface to surface without having to find plugs, or stretching out the lead to get into corners. It is reasonably lightweight, light enough to do stairs, holds its charge well, and an added bonus, it hardly takes up any storage space - and it looks good.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Oh dear! I have had this for six months and originally, after returning the first one to the shop because it didn't charge, I thought it was great: easy to use, light and good suction. OK we have had builders (I haven't tried to shift builders dust with it) and we have a dog but this no longer works. I bought a new filter and filter cover thinking it might have got clogged but having fitted it, there is no improvement. It isn't even picking up from my tiled floors. This always seems to happen with vacuum cleaners, they work well for a short time and then don't do the job. If anyone can tell me where I'm going wrong please do.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So glad I bought this This is a brilliant vacuum cleaner - I've just done my ground floor (wooden floors , rugs and carpets) and stairs in about 15 minutes flat. It's very efficient, light, easy to manoeuvre, and so much easier than 'saddling up' the old upright cleaner, plugging and unplugging it and trailing all the flex around. Best buy in a long time - will be cleaning more regularly!
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 years and still doing what it says on the box I had a dyson previously.. found it bulky to put away. This one is like putting a broom in a corner. I also agree with the other positive comments. No bits falling off. I throw the foam filter in the wash. It stands on its own. Not bulky to put away. Charge is great. I like that everything clicks in and out. I like that you can remove the roller to remove caught up hair. I have dogs and long hair and find it works great. Short carpets great. Plush carpets.. less effective but sucks up dirt and dust still. The salesman told me the battery charge lasts 40mins... i dont want to vacuum for 40mins!!
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Santa is about to deliver item to daughter Daughter will get a great thrill using it,we have the same one ourselves and fint it a blessing around the house.
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great suction, good battery life, light weight My first impression of the vacuum cleaner is that it looks very stylish and of course cordless! How many times have you found that your vacuum cleaner cord gets caught under a door, tangled up or is simply not long enough? Inside the box, it comes with four items which is the handle, the body, the suction head and a charger with instructions. It took me under a minute to fix the whole vacuum cleaner together. Easy peasy. I always love the idea of bagless as it will save you money on buying replacement bags. The dust container is located at the front of the vacuum cleaner. It is easy to remove from the unit, then to get the filter off before emptying the dust into the bin. It comes with a washable filter with black foam wrapped around it. Simply remove the filter and the foam and wash both in cold water. Then allow it to dry for at least 24 hours before you place the filter back into the dust container. The usable capacity of the dust container is 0.9 litres. I do find the capacity quite small in practical use but it is good enough to clean our house without having to empty it partway through. I dust my house very regularly, so I only empty it when it reach the maximum line on the container. Bosch do suggest to empty it after every use. The on/off switch button feels quite plasticky to touch. Bosch Athlet 18v cordless vacuum cleaner handleI have tested the suction using sugar on tiles in my video review shown. The suction for level 1 is excellent! It managed to vacuum it all up. Undoubtedly, level 2 and turbo would have no problems at all and would probably be even quicker. I am impressed with its suction ability. Also the vacuum noise for level 1 is relatively quiet and it is much more bearable than other traditional vacuum cleaners. I find it easy to vacuum and manoeuvre around smooth floors like laminate floors or tiles. For carpet surfaces, I find I have to increase the power to level 2 for me to clean the house to my satisfaction. The combination of hairs and suction resistance makes it quite hard for me to manoeuvre on carpet. I have to keep swapping my arms as it gets very tiring. The vacuum cleaner weighs around 3 kg which is quite lightweight. But to use that to vacuum on the staircase is no fun at all. I do find it quite big and clumsy to vacuum the stairs. It does its job well but I would prefer to use a handheld vacuum cleaner on steps. Overall I am impressed with it powerful suction and its ability to manoeuvre around the house.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well designed, lightweight and powerful I was chosen as part of an independent review panel, Bosch have supplied me with an 18v Bosch Athlet Cordless Cleaner for the purpose of this review. I have reviewed this product over a period of 4 weeks. The Athlet was supplied boxed and on opening, the cleaner was in 4 pieces, handle, main body of vacuum, floor head and charger. The Vacuum was easy to assemble, required no tools, was a simple case of fitting floor head and handle onto main body, which clicked into place. The cleaner is supplied charged but on reading the manual it warns you to charge for 6 hours. My initial thoughts were it is well designed and light weight and I liked the fact it could stand on it own. I have used the cleaner on a variety of floor types. Hard floor, carpet, deep pile rugs, short pile rugs and upholstery. Over the 4 weeks product test I put away my mains powered cleaner, to allow me to fully test Bosch claims that the Athlet could clean as well as a mains powered cleaner. Prior to use I removed the floor head and put the vacuum onto speed 2 (which is for normal floor cleaning with brush bar) I felt the suction at the point where it would connect to floor head and was amazed at negative air pressure on my hand. This suction was increased considerably when switched onto turbo mode. The Athlet has two motors, one for suction and another to power the brush bar. The switch on the handle has 3 positions, 1 for suction only (no brush bar) 2 for suction and brush bar and turbo for high suction and brush bar. For general cleaning position 2 is sufficient and Turbo with give a through clean but battery wont last as long. On position 2 the Athlet gives ample time to clean the average 3 bedroom house, approx 30 mins, if turbo is used occasionally about 20 minutes and if used on turbo alone about 10 to 12 minutes. To recharge will take approx 4 hours and light will flash while charging and stay solid once charged I tested the Athlet on the carpets first and was impressed that it could groom them and it was obvious in the dust cup it had good pick up. I have two dogs and picking up dog hairs was no issue, no hair was left on carpet and was quickly transferred to the dust cup. Hard floors were no issue either, I hate the feel of debris under barefoot on the kitchen tiles, especially sand from the beach which is deposited on floor from the dogs paws. This is where I use the turbo feature, this left my floor visibly clean and smooth underfoot, all trace of gritty sand and kitchen debris removed. The Athlet works well on the door mats leaving them visibly clean. It is worth mentioning that the Athlet can move between surfaces with ease as it is light weight. On longer pile rugs, the Athlet works well and the brush bar has enough power to move through the longer pile without any issue, again it leaves rugs visibly groomed. I was most impressed at the Athlets ability on the stairs as the floor head is compact enough to groom the stair and the body of the cleaner is lightweight enough not to cause fatigue or a sore back. Again it has enough suction to effectively clean the stairs. Finally I used the Athlet on the sofa as it is lightweight and the brush bar cleans and grooms the seat area of the sofa. After a couple of uses the dust cup gets full, but is easy to empty and refit. It has two filters both of which are removable for easy cleaning, both being washable. The cleaner has a sensor which according to manual when it turns red, indicates that filter requires cleaning. While I have used it filter sensor has stayed blue. So I would imagine this is not an everyday occurrence as in the 4 weeks I have tested it, I haven't seen a red light. The brush bar is also easily removable to clean should it get anything wrapped round it like threads or longer dog hair. I really did struggle to find anything negative to say about this cleaner. I Would have liked to see the inclusion of the tools on this model (currently an optional extra on the 18v model, standard on the 22v model) as suction is sufficient to allow tool use. While I felt battery life sufficient the model I tested did not give much warning of battery discharge. According to instructions the battery indicator will show level of battery. In testing I did not witness this, it just went from solid to flashing (indicating battery was about run out). Although in fairness you still got plenty of time to finish your cleaning before motor stopped running. To summarise Bosch claim the Athlet is as powerful as a mains cleaner. After testing it for 4 weeks I am happy to substantiate that claim. It is also extremely lightweight so great for those with mobility problems and finally it does not require much maintenance, as its easy to empty, clean filters and brush bar. Scott Donaldson - an official Karl's Reviewer.
Date published: 2014-11-12
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Bosch Cordless Upright Vacuum Cleaner | BCH61840GB

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