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5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant, 8 Oct 2011
Absolutely brilliant. Had 2 Dysons previously which are expensive. This one out performs both of them. Suction is awesome, it effortlessly picks up. I used to have to use the hand attachments on my dyson to try and pick up niggly bits of cotton, fluff, etc that the hoover wouldnt pick up, and that was hard work. The Vax just effortlessly sucks it up. The price is a giveaway really. For the price and the suction I can certainly live with the minor imperfections which are not that negative anyway - yes maybe a bit noisier than the dyson, but so what, hoovering is noisy anyway. It is lighter than the Dyson to carry upstairs, when hoovering I guess it is a bit heavier to push, but I think that is because the suction is so powerful, and no great hardship, just think you might be using a few more calories using it! The hose is long and great for doing the stairs right to the top (better than my previous Dyson), the cable is very long which means can do more without unplugging etc. I suppose the cable housing could be a bit more compact, but no big deal. The amount of dust this picks up is awesome, and much better than the Dyson. The turbo brush is a bonus and great for furniture. It also has variable control for carpets / hard floor so I can use it on tiles in the kitchen and bathroom too. Overall this is 5 stars and for the price unbelievably good value. If like me you like to hoover thoroughly and properly and get great satisfaction from the results in the dust container being full, then you will love this. It takes me 3 minutes to hoover my bedroom carpet now, whereas I would spend a good 10 minutes with mny old Dyson. So I am sure am saving on electricity too. Just cant rate this highly enough, and the 'negative' reviews on here are really laughable. If you have physical difficulties then you should pick the Air range which is specifically designed to be extra light. Get this , you wont be disappointed!