Bosch Move BHN14N

Bosch Move BHN14N review and test

Testing methodology:
1.1
Date published:
2023-05-26
Last modified:
2023-09-20

Verdict

The Bosch Move BHN14N handheld vacuum cleaner is a good choice for those who are looking for an affordable, easy to use option, for occasional use. It comes with a crevice nozzle, making it suitable for cleaning in narrow areas. Additionally, it can be used for car cleaning due to its strong suction power and lightweight design.
However, the Bosch Move BHN14N is not suitable for everyone. If you require frequent or extended use, it may not be the right choice because of its relatively short battery operating time (12 minutes max), and long charging time (12-16 hours).

Bosch Move BHN14N
Bosch Move BHN14N (Image: Reoverview)

The Bosch Move BHN14N is a simple handheld vacuum cleaner at a low price. We have tested the vacuum cleaner in accordance with our test methodology 1.1 for handheld vacuum cleaners.

Bosch Move BHN14N (Video: Reoverview)

Who is the Bosch Move BHN14N suitable for?

  • If you are looking for a simple handheld vacuum cleaner, which will only be used for a short time every now and then, the Bosch Move BHN14N is a fine choice.
  • If you need a handheld vacuum cleaner for car cleaning the Bosch Move BHN14N might be the right choice, due to its relatively strong suction power and light weight.

Who should not pick the Bosch Move BHN14N?

  • If you need to use the vacuum cleaner several times a day, or for a long time, the Bosch Move BHN14N is not the right choice, as its battery has a relatively short operating time (12 minutes max) and a long charging time (12-16 hours). Instead you might want a handheld vacuum cleaner with a shorter charge time, such as the Shark WV200UK (charge time 2.5 hours), or a model with interchangeable battery.
  • The Bosch Move BHN14N is not suitable for pet hair removal, because it has no accessories to achieve this. If you are looking for a hand held vacuum cleaner suitable for pet hair removal, take a look at the Shark CH950UKT, or the Bissell 2278N Pet Hair Eraser instead.

Battery

The Bosch Move BHN14N is built with a 2.15 Ah NiMH battery. NiMH batteries are typically a battery that is seen among budget hand vacuum cleaners, as it is significantly cheaper than a lithium battery, which is the type seen in more expensive models.

The disadvantage of NiMH batteries is that they are slow to charge, which is also seen with the Bosch Move BHN14N and its charge time of 12-16 hours. Another disadvantage is that NiMH batteries tend to self-discharge more quickly than lithium batteries. This means they lose their charge over time, even when not in use. The Bosch Move BHN14N has an estimated runtime of 12 minutes, however, it will quickly become shorter than it would if it was equipped with a lithium battery.

The Bosch Move BHN14N is equipped with one battery and it is not interchangeable. The voltage of the battery is 14.4 volts, which is a powerful battery and means that the vacuum cleaner can probably deliver higher suction power than handheld vacuum cleaners with a lower battery voltage.

Functionality

The Bosch Move BHN14N is a simple handheld vacuum cleaner that doesn’t have many features to offer. It has 1 suction power level which can easily be turned on and off when you carry the vacuum cleaner.

The vacuum cleaner is not suitable for vacuuming wet spots.

It has a washable filter, which is easy to clean. The dustbin has a capacity of 300 ml.

Comfort

The Bosch Move BHN14N is equipped with an ergonomic handle and is easy to turn it on and off. The dustbin is easy to empty and the device doesn’t weigh too much.

Cleaning

The most important factor when picking a handheld vacuum cleaner is its cleaning abilities. This is closely related to the suction power of the vacuum cleaner.

We performed three tests for the Bosch Move BHN14N:

  • Test 1: We tested how much of 50 grams of sand it could pick up from a parquet floor in 10 seconds.
  • Test 2: We tested how much of 50 grams of sand it could pick up from a carpet floor in 10 seconds.
  • Test 3: We tested the vacuum cleaner’s ability to pick up pet hair from a carpet.

In the parquet floor sand pick-up test the vacuum cleaner did a perfect job, and managed to pick up all 50 grams of sand.

However in the sand clean-up test on carpet, the vacuum cleaner only managed 31 grams of sand (62%). In comparison, the Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser managed to pick up 42 grams of sand (84%) in the same test.

The Bosch Move BHN14N did a decent job in our hair pick-up test, however other handheld vacuum cleaners have done a better job in this task. However, this is also expected because the Bosch Move BHN14N is not built for pet hair removal.

Before the sand pick-up on carpet test started
Before the sand pick-up on carpet test started (Image: Reoverview)

When the sand pick-up on carpet test was finished
When the sand pick-up on carpet test was finished (Image: Reoverview)

The weight of Bosch Move BHN14N before the test started
The weight of Bosch Move BHN14N before the test started (Image: Reoverview)

The weight of Bosch Move BHN14N when the test was finished
The weight of Bosch Move BHN14N when the test was finished (Image: Reoverview)

Before the clean-up of pet hair test started
Before the clean-up of pet hair test started (Image: Reoverview)

After the clean-up of pet hair test was finished
After the clean-up of pet hair test was finished (Image: Reoverview)

Accessories

Bosch Move BHN14N with the crevice nozzle attached
Bosch Move BHN14N with the crevice nozzle attached (Image: Reoverview)

The vacuum cleaner comes with a crevice nozzle which can be easily mounted. The nozzle is suitable for cleaning in cracks and narrow areas. There is no storage space on the vacuum cleaner itself to store the nozzle.

Noise level

The maximum noise level measured for Bosch Move BHN14N
The maximum noise level measured for Bosch Move BHN14N (Image: Reoverview)

In accordance with our test methodology for handheld vacuum cleaners, we tested the noise level of the Bosch Move BHN14N. We test the noise level at an arm's length from the vacuum cleaner, and measure the average noise level and the maximum noise level. For the Bosch Move BHN14N we measured as follow:

  • Average noise level: 73.0 dB
  • Maximum noise level: 73.5 dB

In comparison a regular vacuum cleaner has a noise emission around 72 dB.

Design

Bosch Move BHN14N unassembled
Bosch Move BHN14N unassembled (Image: Reoverview)

The Bosch Move BHN14N is made of plastic, and consists of a main part where the handle- and battery is placed, and a front where the dirt is collected and where the filter is located. The parts are easy to assemble and disassemble.

Dimensions and weight

The vacuum cleaner measures:

  • Height: 13.8 cm
  • Width: 11.0 cm
  • Depth: 36.8 cm

It weighs 1.2 kg which is a comfortable weight that most people can easily carry around.

Measurements in test

Parquet floor cleaning test results
Parquet floor, 50g sand
100%
Carpet cleaning test results
Carpet, 50g sand
62%
Noise emission test results
Noise emission, Max mode (Max)
73.5 dB
Noise emission, Max mode (Avg)
73.0 dB
Weight
Testing methodology
Testing methodology
1.1
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Specifications

Battery
Max runtime
12 min
Runtime (Turbo-mode)
12 min
Charge time
720 min
Type of battery
NiMH
Battery Voltage
14.4 V
Battery capacity
1300 mAh
Interchangeable battery
No
No. of batteries included
1
Cleaning and functions
Type de produit
Handheld vacuum cleaner
Nombre de vitesses
1
Housing material
Plastic
Wet & dry vacuuming
No
Attachments
Crevice nozzle
Yes
Furniture brush
No
Mini turbo brush
No
Round brush
No
Dimensions and weight
Height
13.8 cm
Width
11.0 cm
Depth
36.8 cm
Weight
1.2 kg

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Updated June 16, 2024

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Name Bosch Move BHN14N Shark CH950UKT Shark WV200UK
Score
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Price £56 £97
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Max runtime 12 min 10 min 8 min
Runtime (Turbo-mode) 12 min 10 min 8 min
Charge time 720 min 300 min 150 min
Type of battery NiMH Li-ion Li-ion
Battery Voltage 14.4 V 10.8 V 10.8 V
Battery capacity 1300 mAh 1900 mAh
Interchangeable battery
No. of batteries included 1 1 1
caret-up caret-down Cleaning and functions
Type de produit Handheld vacuum cleaner Handheld vacuum cleaner Handheld vacuum cleaner
Dustbin capacity 0.45 L 0.1 L
Nombre de vitesses 1 1 1
Sound level
Suction power
Housing material Plastic Plastic Plastic
Wet & dry vacuuming
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Crevice nozzle
Furniture brush
Mini turbo brush
Round brush
Rubber nozzle
caret-up caret-down Dimensions and weight
Height 13.8 cm 52.0 cm 38.5 cm
Width 11.0 cm 9.52 cm 9.5 cm
Depth 36.8 cm 10.85 cm 22.0 cm
Weight 1.2 kg 1.2 kg 0.6 kg

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