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Clean like a ninja (well, almost) with this vacuum cleaner, which is so quiet you can chat on the phone while using it.
A vacuum cleaner so quiet that you can chat while cleaning up!
Ican’t hear the telly or any music playing in the house while I’m vacuuming, so I wondered if the Bosch Relaxx’x Prosilence BGS 5SILSG vacuum cleaner, designed to work at 66 decibels (as loud as a normal conversation), would help.
WHAT I LIKED
1. It’s quiet My usually testy dog didn’t even start when I revved the machine on its highest power setting. I could carry a conversation with my dad while vacuuming without raising my voice or asking him to repeat himself. It’s also great for late-night cleaning when the kids are asleep. 2. It has powerful suction There are five suction settings, for hard floors to carpets. But even on the lowest power mode, it removed dust and hair effortlessly from my carpet. 3. It’s versatile It comes with three interchangeable vacuum heads for different surfaces. I used the regular one, which worked great on my ceramic floor and carpets. For floors that are more susceptible to scratches, like parquet, there’s a lighter and slimmer attachment that is gentler and glides more smoothly. The third vacuum head comes with hard bristles to clean upholstery.
4. It has a long reach With an 8m-long cord and a handle that’s extendable by about 30cm, it’s easy to reach under low sofas and beds. No more clumps of dust lurking under furniture!
5. It’s easy to clean The bagless vacuum cleaner has a dust compartment that can be emptied, washed and reused. Its 3-litre capacity means it can take you through several vacuuming sessions before you need to empty it.
WHAT COULD BE BETTER
A more effective upholstery brush, please! It took some effort to suck up hair from my sofa, even on the highest power setting. Bosch Relaxx’x Prosilence BGS 5SILSG, $749, from major department and electrical stores.