5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic vacuum, powerful, solid, great for pet hairs and all floor types, 3 Nov 2013
I purchased the AEG UltraCaptic Animal Pet model and it was a replacement for my Dyson Animal vacuum. I am delighted with it. It is strong and well made and not as plasticky and fragile as some of my Dyson parts were.
There is a control to change the strength of the suction which is so useful with 5 power settings. It comes with 3 different floor brushes to use on different floor types, I was impressed with its functionality and the brushes go right up to the edge of the wall.
I was initially surprised at how quiet it was and was able to talk to my husband at the same time without shouting over the top of it. It has a Silent Air floor nozzle. The vacuum was less stressful for my 3 cats as well and they didn't disappear into another room, which they have done in the past.
This model has a 'compact and go' feature to squash dirt into neat packages, so quick and easy to use, pull the level down, this squashes the dirt/fluff and open the flap over the bin and out comes a solid mass of dirt/fluff, no tiny dust particles spilling around the bin lid or on to the floor.
It has a 3 in 1 tool that acts as a brush for stairs, turn it around and it has a nozzle and open up the nozzle and it becomes a flatter brush, ideal for sofas/cushions, etc - very clever to have all 3 built into 1 tool that clips onto the vacuum.
It's got HEPA 13 allergy filtration that lets out nothing but fresh air, so is perfect is someone who suffers from an allergy and is great for our cat who has mild asthma.
The big rubber wheels are sturdy and there is a bumper as well and it really does glide along all floors, wooden or on the carpet. It turns round corners easily and is easy to manoeuvre. A definite must for my house.
The handle is very comfortable to hold and I like the extra rigid support by the handle where the flexible hose goes in which stops it from bending and not working, which is what happened with my Dyson.
The first time I vacuumed my house it cleaned the carpets so well and better than my Dyson that I had.
I didn't need to unplug it so often with the 7m cord and it reached up my stairs to the top which was ideal.
It can be stored horizontally or vertically but the hose does not wrap around the body of the vacuum which would be have a bonus, but I can live without that considering all the other great features it has.
Overall, the UltraCaptic Animal Pet model was worth every penny and I feel I made the best choice. The ease of emptying it has to be a big part but the flexibility of the suction is a winner for me, I clearly could see cleaner carpets after the first use. This IS the best vacuum I have ever owned and my husband even said the same thing and enjoyed using it - double bonus!