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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent function - a bit huge and not quite a Dyson...., 5 Mar 2012
This review is from: Vax C89-P6N-T Power 6 Total Home Bagless Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner (Kitchen & Home)
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This is a very very good vacuum cleaner. As the previous reviews state, it gives the suction of a much more pricey model.

I have been spoiled by having a Dyson DC26 City and got this Vax because I wanted a slightly cheaper second cleaner.

The Vax is certainly as good as the Dyson in terms of suction and getting the house clean. They are both wonderful. They get rid of any dust in sight. Nooks and Crannies are never a problem. There are a couple of differences which lose the Vax a star for me.

The Vax is significantly more noisy than the Dyson. Particularly at high suction, it is really quite unpleasant. I know you can expect a vacuum to be noisy but it just tips above the acceptable line for me.

It is probably unfair to compare as they are not entirely like for like but the Vax is MUCH bigger and heavier than the Dyson. It just doesn't have that Dyson feel to it. The polished edges are not quite as polished. It is just less portable and less storable in a subtle way. Having said that, of course, it is a bit cheaper but not that much cheaper at the moment which is interesting.

The Vax is easier to empty than the Dyson and I would estimate that the capacity of the dust collectors is roughly the same. The Vax comes with an array of extra tools including a significantly longer flexible hose and a much better upholstery brush than the Dyson.

Don't get me wrong, this is a lovely machine. I just think it does not come close to the design and compactness (if that's a word) of the Dyson. It is heavier and less easily storable. It is noisier but equally as good at its job. It is currently priced at about 2/3 of that of the Dyson which is a significant saving. If the above negatives don't bother you too much, this is a superb machine and I feel it is a bargain at the price.
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