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A great little sucker!,
This review is from: Vax Bagless Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner, 1800 Watt (Kitchen & Home)
Our little VAX C90 vacuum cleaner has been brilliant from day one.
Build quality 4.5/5
In a word, great. The main 'body' of the cleaner and wheels are tough and robust, the hose head and cable retractor have never jammed up and continue to work strongly. The dust container is good with an easy to use latch. The Suction head is a little lightweight perhaps but with two levers one to lower the non carpet floor brushes and one to raise them it still works fine. The hose connection is solid with a decent click. It only loses some picky marks for the collection container becoming a little looser over time when installed for use. Absolutely nothing has ever broken or fallen off.
Very easy to use only losing suction when the dirt container became half full. The suction on full power for an 1800 watt rated cleaner is superb, enough to lift an old heavy carpet off the floor! It is superior to a 2000 watt effort from a rival manufacturer which we owned, which just goes to show that power figures should always be viewed with caution as a realistic guide to performance. The little Vax is very stable in operation, you will have be seriously behaving like a clown to tip this thing over. The Vax moved smoothly around the room due to the stable design and almost 100% flush wheels. The on/off switch is very positive in action and being located on the back of the cleaner is not often accidentally knocked. The dust collector is easy to attach and detach from the main body with a simple release button. Only loses some marks for the handle on top of the collector container being the only handle available to carry the whole cleaner. It feels like it is placing a lot of strain on the collector box connecting latch to hold the base of the cleaner onto it, but so far so good.
Right now as they have just ended this particular model, you can grab one brand new for around the £30 mark. At that price these Vax C90's are an absolute bargain and beyond comparison for that price.
Compared to a truly dreadful Dirt Devil which we gave up on after only a month, this little Vax has been a revelation. So impressed are we with this little cleaner, that we got one for the in-laws when their trusty old machine finally bit the dust (pun intended!). Get one while you can.