Bosch AdvancedVac 20 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner

Test 04/2020

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Test seal: Bosch AdvancedVac 20 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner , Rating 8.2

last modified: 10.03.2020, 10:51

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All rating criteria details:

Cleaning efficiency 35%
Range of functions 20%
Capacity 20%
Volume 15%
Cleaning 10%
Tested by: Johanna

Johanna

Product tester

Resumee

The Bosch wet and dry vacuum cleaner AdvancedVac 20 was the most convincing in our test. It is compact, has all the necessary functions and impresses with its suction result. Dirt is hardly pushed back and forth and liquids are very well absorbed. No small dirt particles or moisture are left on the floor.

Pro

  • Good cleaning result
  • Compact
  • Drain plug

Cons

  • Low tank volume
  • The connector system of the individual parts does not hold together well

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The vacuum cleaner is compact, easy to handle and produces a good suction result.

Equipment and function

The vacuum cleaner and its accessories
The Bosch vacuum cleaner

The Bosch wet and dry vacuum cleaner AdvancedVac 20 is supplied with a crevice nozzle and a floor nozzle. The vacuum cleaner is suitable for sucking up and blowing out both dry dirt and liquids. It contains a filter and a dust bag. It is also supplied with rolls, two suction pipes, hose, rubber lip, brush strip and suction adapter. The operating instructions describe functions and applications in detail. This should be read thoroughly before the first use.

Socket
The vacuum cleaner contains a socket

The vacuum cleaner also contains a socket to which an additional electrical appliance can be connected during the suction process.

The mains cable is 4 m long.

Preparation

At the beginning, the vacuum cleaner must be put together for the desired function. All individual parts can be easily connected. For the suction function, the hose must be inserted into the opening at the front of the device and turned clockwise until it clicks into place. For the blow-out function, the hose must be attached to the back of the device. To do this, open the exhaust air cover, there is an opening underneath where the hose can be inserted again.

The suction connection
The suction connection is on the front

The blow connection
The blow connection is located on the back

Use

Power switch

The power switch
The power switch

The vacuum cleaner can be switched on by a rotary switch in the front. If this switch is set to "0", the vacuum cleaner is switched off. If you set it to "1+", you can vacuum and connect an additional electrical device to the vacuum cleaner. For simple vacuuming without additional electrical equipment, set the switch to "1". The suction strength cannot be adjusted with this vacuum cleaner.

Dry vacuuming

For dry vacuuming, the suction bag can be used in addition to the filter. This has a volume of 16.8 litres. To do this, remove the lid and insert the suction bag. For floor vacuuming, put on the floor nozzle and put on the attachment with the brushes.

The lid can be removed
The lid can be removed

The dust bag
The dust bag

We sucked up animal litter with the vacuum cleaner, once on laminate flooring and once on carpet flooring. On both surfaces the vacuum cleaner managed to suck up the animal litter without any leftovers. The carpet took a little longer and had to be vacuumed several times over the same surface to remove even the smallest dirt particles.

The vacuum cleaner in use
The vacuum cleaner in use

Wet vacuuming

No filter bag may be used for wet vacuuming; remove it beforehand if necessary. In addition, the fabric filter must also be removed from the folded filter. The floor nozzle attachment with the rubber lips should be used for the bottom suction of liquids, remove the brush attachment and insert the rubber lips. The vacuum cleaner is capable of sucking up a liquid volume of 13.5 litres.

In our test we sucked up a puddle of 5 litres of water. In parts of the water puddle we have also spread animal litter.

The sucker absorbs the puddle very efficiently and well. Due to the rubber lips the water is drawn off very well and therefore no moisture is left on the floor. Also the wet animal litter is well absorbed. The rubber lips push it together slightly and the nozzle has to be lifted slightly every now and then to suck up the wet dirt piles. However, the plug-in system of the individual parts of the vacuum cleaner gives way in this test run. The suction pipes fell apart twice and had to be reassembled during the suction process. Accordingly, care must be taken here to ensure that the individual parts are very tightly assembled or additionally fixed.

The vacuum cleaner in use
The vacuum cleaner in use

Volume

The vacuum cleaner has a volume of 80 dB.

Power consumption

When used for 10 minutes, the vacuum cleaner consumes 0.229 kWh.

Cleaning

The filter
The filter

The vacuum cleaner must be cleaned by hand. However, this is also simple: remove the lid and wipe out the inside of the vacuum cleaner. Remove the fabric filter from the folded filter and knock it out thoroughly. Now also remove the folded filter and remove the dirt from the folds of the filter with a brush. Liquids can be drained very easily via the drain plug. There is also a permanent filter in the exhaust cover, which should be rinsed from time to time under running water. All parts should be allowed to dry well before assembling.

The filter bags must be replaced regularly. They cannot be reused.

We have evaluated approximately 70 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 85 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 85% positive und 10% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Good suction performance
  • Integrated socket
  • Automatic activation of the vacuum cleaner when the socket is used

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Suction pipe and tank charging statically
  • Poor quality of accessories
  • Filter full very quickly
Manufacturer Bosch
EAN 3165140556965
Scope of delivery Wet and dry vacuum cleaner, suction hose, curved nozzle, suction adapter, floor nozzle, crevice nozzle, 2 suction pipes, filter, dust bag, operating instructions
Quality impression Satisfactory
Manual language DE, EN, FR, ES, PT, IT, NL, DA, SV, NO, FI, EL, TR, PL, CS, SK, HU, RU, UK, KK, RO, BG, MK, SR, SL, HR, ET, LV, LT
Quality of instructions Good
Packaging Good
Power in Watt 1200
Length of the power cable 4 m
Width 36 cm
Height 50 cm
Depth 36 cm
Weight 7,12 kg
Capacity litres 20
Suction hose 2,20 m
Volume 80 dB
Special functions Blowing function
Attachments Floor nozzle, crevice nozzle, suction adapter
Blowing function
Cable take-up Cable holder
Suitable for cold ashes No
Rolls
Step adjustment No
Carrying handle
Cleaning by hand
Suction efficiency Good
Cleaning efficiency
Range of functions
Capacity
Volume
Cleaning

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Peter
2020-03-08
Can two tools be connected at the same time with an adaptor and extra hose.?
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You can use a Y-adapter. However, you may need to increase the suction power.
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2019-09-19
What is the maximum wattage for the socket?
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AskGeorge.com
Minimum 100 W and maximum 2000 W.
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2019-09-19
Does the vacuum cleaner feature a manual filter cleaning system?
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AskGeorge.com
No, the filter must be removed and cleaned by hand.

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