Vax U88-AM-B Air³ Upright Vacuum Cleaner
a bit like a toy
whilst this model is powerful and light to use, I'm not at all happy with the purchase. The wheels fall off regularly, the hose is far too short and when vacuuming stairs the hose can only stretch two stairs at a time so you have to carry it with you. Again because the hose it far too short, cleaning corners and edges means you have to bend down constantly. I had hoped I would get use to this model but after 4 months and an aching back, I'm already looking to replace it
17 November 2013
Very good product
The Vax air is a very good vacum. It is very powerfull and clean really well.
It is much lighter than other vacums i have had.
The only thing i have found difficult are the tools the pipeing is a little to short which means at times i have had to pick it up to be able to reach high corners.
Otherwise very good.
05 November 2013
Small but Mighty!
Purchased online, I was initially worried at how small it was; it is about 3/4 of a Dyson. It also looked less sturdy and robust.
I need not have panicked; as soon as I plugged the little blighter in, I was amazed at the power! Fabulous suction; spotless carpets. I love it!
Going back to the Dyson comparison (of which, I've had 3; they don't last) this thing is 1/3 of the price; I can have a new one of these every 2 years and still be in pocket!
I like the transparent brushbar so that you can see if hair etc is wrapping around and clean it straight away.
Not tried the attachments yet, but so far, am well pleased.
03 October 2013
Excellent piece of equipment
I agree with the other reviewers, this is light but very efficient. Compared to other (bagless) brands I've used, this out performs them. Even the swivel head is easy to use and very useful for awkward spaces. The 2l bin is not what I'm used to but hey, you have to empty any bin regardless of size regularly to maintain efficiency levels.
And you can't argue with 6 years guarantee! Well pleased, hence the 5* I've given it.
30 August 2013
Compact but efficient
This vacuum cleaner definitely exceeded my initial expectations. In particular is very light compared to most upright vacuum cleaners. I am 5' 2" and recently replaced an upright vacuum cleaner I had as I found it too heavy to lift, but I have no problems carrying this one up and down the stairs.
It may be compact but it is very efficient, not only on carpets but tiles and laminate flooring to. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats and found it great at removing their hair from various surfaces. The two additional cleaning tools are very handy and I particularly like that the hose can be unattached and used on its own to clean areas that are not so easy to access.
I cannot recommend this vacuum cleaner enough. It is so simple to use that instructions are not really required, but the quick start guide tells you everything you need to know if you do have any problems.
25 August 2013
Great value and lightweight
I have had the Vax Air 3 for 2 weeks now and have put it through a thorough testing. I found the vacuum very easy to use, it is light weight, goes under the furniture with ease and turns a corner with a slight twist (I can't believe how this actually makes such a difference to using a vacuum!). The handle is height adjustable so you can have it to what ever height is comfortable for you, It is a very powerful vacuum and sucks up well also easy to empty.
My only gripe with the Vax Air 3 is that the hose is far too short even though you can attach the vacuum handle on to it is still no where near long enough when doing the skirting or stairs I can only go so far without the vacuum falling over but with it being so light you can carry it along with you.
Included with the vacuum are a 2in1 crevice tool/dusting brush & an upholstery tool - the 2in1 tool I found quite frustrating to use as you have to slide the dusting brush up to the top of the crevice tool and as I was using it, it would just slip down I can see it has been cleverly designed to reduced the space it takes up but could do with perhaps a slight rethink.
Hope this helps in your decision making :)
21 May 2013
Great light and powerful vacuum
I currently live with my 76 year old mother and she is not in the best of health but does try and stay active. Along with myself I have my wife and 3 young kids aged between 9 months and 8 years old. So you can imagine the mess that is created several times a day and a need for constant vacuuming. I can honestly say this is the most powerful and convenient lightweight vacuum I have ever come across. I have been a Vax fan for many years having handheld and upright cleaners and carpet washers. I can say Vax have done it again with a 1st class product, Vax have created a product really thinking about the consumer. So what's so good about it? Well for a start it's so light!!! even my mother in her state of health is happy to use it and move it around, the directional movement makes it so easy to get around the room and with little effort whatsoever. And for the suction it's no less powerful than the big monsters that weigh several kilos and the noise is not like being in an industrial factory. The great feature of a one button touch to switch off the brush for hard floors is a treat and works a treat in the kitchen. The dust tank is ample for everyday use and the best thing is no messy paper filters to dust off or hand clean, just remove and empty the plastic container. I do genuinely feel this is a Dyson beater and would highly recommend this machine to anyone looking for a stylish easy to use powerful everyday vacuum
15 May 2013
Satisfied Huddersfield Customer
I found this vax model to be very lightweight and easy to put together with obvious spaces for provided on board tools. I was impressed by the powerful suction and at how much the vax picked up including stubborn pet hairs. It also has a button for rotating the brushes which came in handy for my soft furnishings. It took me a little time to get used to the vax moving from side to side but i soon got the hang of it and found it effortless to use. This is a vaccuam cleaner i would recommend to anyone and a big plus is that it is guaranteed for 6 years
07 May 2013