Vax H86-GA-P Gator Pet Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, White/Red
- Cordless design for a quicker, convenient clean
- Built in crevice tools for cleaning difficult, hard to reach areas
- Powered turbo head cleans upholstery and pet hair effortlessly
- Gator mouth technology makes it easier to empty without any mess.
- Vax 2 year guarantee
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The Vax H86-GA-P Gator Pet handheld vacuum cleaner gives you a helping hand with quick clean ups around the home. It's lightweight and cordless, with built in crevice tools which easily pick up dry spills, and it's easy to empty too. It's ideal for homes with pets as it comes with a powered Turbohead which picks up pet hair from upholstery and carpets. The Vax Gator Pet has a cordless lightweight design for a quicker, effortless clean. The built in crevice tools allows you to clean difficult and hard to reach areas. The Gator mouth technology makes it easier to empty without any mess. It also has a powerful 18 volts rechargeable battery, which gives the Vax Gator Pet a long runtime of 18 minutes.
1 x H86-GA-P Gator Handheld Vacuum
1 x Charger
1 x Powered brushroll
1 x userguide
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I will start with the plus points. The vacuum is fairly light, comfortable to hold and feels like a solid build. It is rechargeable and cordless, and I typically get around 15 minutes of solid suction power from a full charge. The vacuum does a fantastic job at lifting pet hair, and other crumbs, etc, from furniture and is quick to do so. It is also very quick and easy to empty the dust collection container.
I really would like the battery life to have been a little longer, which is my only slight concern. Although I appreciate that this is a fully mobile and cordless device, which is highly convenient.
I have extended usage of this vacuum also to the stairs and car, for which it is also perfect.
All in all, I am very pleased with this nifty vacuum which has been very helpful and quick, particularly when I do not wish to pull out the large vacuum cleaner and fiddle around with leads, etc. Highly recommended. 5/5
The 18 volt battery requires an initial 24 hour charge which is done when the red led on the unit goes out.
The detachable pet hair rotor unit and in-build extendable crevice tool work very well.Emptying and filter cleaning is easy, although behind the mesh cone filter is a small concertina paper filter which should surely be replaceable, but there is no info on this.
The real plus point for this hand-held vac is its deep-clean effectiveness. It made me realise hows poor my other full-size vac is.
I have two cats, so removal of fur from carpets and chairs is a key use for this vac and it delivers. The handily positioned on-off switch means you don't need to keep the vac running as you move between areas to clean. Just hope the battery holds up as it's not replaceable, although there is a two-year warranty included on the unit.
The negatives are many. The unit is too heavy. I am not a small lady and I have to use two hands to hoover the stairs. It isn't very good at picking up anything that is not hair. Any little bits that are resting on the surface it seems to spit out when you turn the unit off. It also doesn't seem to indicate if it is fully charged. I could forgive all these things if the thing was easy to clean. The brush that is on the vacuum that picks the hair up easily gets full and the hairs and bits need cutting out or it fails to spin anymore. In order to do this you need to completely remove the the outer casing exposing the motor and the wires. For some reason the motor and the wires are not covered. So you take the brush out and clean it and stray hairs fall into the electrics so you have to make sure that the electrical motor is free of dust before replacing the casing. I would also like to point out to vax that the motor is very loose and the wires are not very secure. It is a delicate operation cleaning the unit and time consuming. Maybe I'm doing it wrong but I can't find anything in the instructions telling me how to do it any other way.
As we dog sit occasionally this product seemed ideal. Rather then using a full-sized vacuum cleaner could this do the job, not only for pet hair but general detritus on the floor and sofa?
Does the job of picking up normal bits on the floor and sofa either with or without the peat hair revolving head.
Update Nov 2014: Picks up cat litter like a dream.
Picks up pet hair using the pet hair head attachment without issue.
Recharge light goes out when fully charged so you know what state it's in.
Easy to empty (and clean fully when you need to, not every time).
Although cordless is still powerful (probably due to the 18v battery). Lasts for about 15 - 20 minutes before you might as well give up as the suction is no longer sufficient. This is easily long enough for a sofa and carpet.
This is the same item as their normal cordless, handheld vacuum cleaner just with the 'turbo' head. It can be used in the car too but doesn't have the car socket plug-in that their other, car-specific cleaner has.
A little bit heavy as you are moving the entire tool around. The gyroscopic effect of the spinning motor makes it more difficult to change direction too.
Not cheap. Even when it works as you might expect you could buy a smaller, compact vacuum cleaner for the same price. It's ease-of-use does mitigate the price a bit as it's always available.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's good but the filter is a little weak and it's easier to empty by removing the filter than using the "gator". Will pick up hair well and overall a good little hoover. Read morePublished 23 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Oh what a surprise - another small electrical item that you think will change your life but turns out to be a complete waste of time. Read morePublished 2 days ago by wkj
Purchased this from amazon directly (not a marketplace seller) and received it on 1 May, worked well at first and followed all the correct instructions for charging, however now... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Ms. A. E. Tonks
It's ok, fairly limited suction, and glad I got it nearly new so did not have to pay full price (which would have been expensive for what its limited use)Published 1 month ago by Ian
Great little hand held cleaner - works great on cat hair. A little clumsy to empty but good battery life.Published 1 month ago by Jas
Strong powerful suction charge lasts long enough to clean a car interior great machinePublished 1 month ago by rubberman
Excellent purchase and still works perfectly even though it is refurbished.Published 2 months ago by Ameena Zubair