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5.0 out of 5 stars
Very pleased with my Sebo, 15 Sept. 2009
I was a bit confused by the choice of models from Sebo but I think the X4EXTRA is the same model as the X4, but with extra accessories.
It's full of nice elegant design touches, plus the big feature of a head which automatically raises and lowers as you move between carpet and hard floors so that the brushes are always at the optimum height.
Everything is well-made too, although that solid quality means it is quite a heavy machine. It is quiet in operation, with a generous length of power cord.
It's not bagless but we have used ours daily for a month now without needing to change the paper bag. (A little light tells you when it is full.) When you do, they even supply caps to seal the bags so there is no spillage which keeps things really clean. There are two other filters which need changing about once every 20 bags.
The manufacturer's 5 year guarantee is conditional on you always using genuine Sebo bags and filters.
Drawbacks? Well the standard attachment hose is quite short so you can easily make the machine topple over if you try to stretch it too far. The best way to use it is to keep hold of the main handle with one hand and just use the hose like a wand for quickly running along the skirting or getting into a corner where the brush head cannot reach. The nozzle handle makes it really easy to use it like this. It soon becomes second nature to whip it out, suck up a bit of awkward fluff and replace the nozzle as you are going along.
The X4EXTRA does come with a separate long extension hose which you really need to use for cleaning stairs and such like. Again, it is very sturdy and feels like it will last a long time.
I like the fact that this vacuum cleaner is made to last, is quiet and doesn't look like it was made out of Lego (like certain other makes!). My house feels really clean too.