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Flexible friend loves to eat pet hairs !
on 27 March 2009
Though many find it daunting to assemble any new electrical product, the VAX U91-P5P Pet bagless Upright cleaner is very easy to set up, the only tool needed is a Phillips screwdriver for three screws, the rest is simply snapped together along with three attachments on the handle, the instructions are so easy to follow, I had my machine first up and running in 20-25 minutes.
The weekly vacuum cleaning in my house had become a real chore, something important which needed to be done but was hard work with my old drag around cleaner which kept rolling over, scrubbing away at the pet hairs in the carpet for ages, and clouds of dust changing the bags - hot work, phew! - the Vax Upright design is very powerful on carpets and furniture, surprisingly mobile and the extension pipe is very light to move around, there is even a "mini-vac" extension piece with an internal rolling brush to use on stairs or the furniture, plus the usual brush and narrow space attachments.
The main handle is articulated by a green footswitch on the base, adjacent to the main green semicircular power switch which is very easy to control - a long press to stay on and touch to turn off with your left foot. The pipe can be unhooked and separate attachments clipped on and used accordingly, a good few feet from the main unit, easy when doing stairs or inaccessable areas.
Now we come to the machine's trump card, removing pet hairs - having always had a cat or dog in the house is great but however careful you are with grooming the stray hairs seem to find their way into every nook and crevice, and worst of all the little devils seem to burrow their way down into the carpet fibres, however hard you scrub they won't shift.
Vax have thought of this problem and this model is designed to deal with this as well as being an excellent all-round cleaning machine.
Hours of scrubbing at the carpet to lift hairs are behind me now, just watch the see-through container fill up with hairs, those dark marks on my carpet which looked so bad are no longer there, and the large jug-like container just unclips to empty into a bin liner....surely vacuuming shouldn't be this easy! Very satisfying seeing those little tufts of hair disappearing at last, and hardly any effort on my part at all - I even enjoy my little cleaning sessions these days, I even do mini sessions now during the week it is so easy to plug in and run, also I'm spending more time with my cat, who incidentally doesn't like the noise of it and still disappears at cleaning time - they think anything that makes a noise is suspicious, but that's cats for you ..!
Highly recommended - easy to set up and use, incredibly easy to move around and operate, very powerful and best of all pulls up those dreaded pet hairs, now are a thing of the past!