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    • dada44
    • By dada44 23rd Jan 15, 7:59 AM
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    vax vs hoover vacuum cleaners - any recommendations ?
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    • 23rd Jan 15, 7:59 AM
    vax vs hoover vacuum cleaners - any recommendations ? 23rd Jan 15 at 7:59 AM
    looking to get a vacuum cleaner and see bagless vacuum cleaners of vax and hoover both available. wondering if ppl had any recommendations ?

    my top priority is quietness, then ease of use and cleaning ability

    thanks
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    • N9eav
    • By N9eav 23rd Jan 15, 8:08 AM
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    I think you need to put more information as to what recommendations you want. Upright, cylinder, etc. Why not other brands....


    Personally I don't like bag-less. I prefer the rubbish to be neatly bagged for me and throw it in the bin.
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    • dada44
    • By dada44 23rd Jan 15, 8:13 AM
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    both upright and cylinder. though inclining towards upright

    those brands specifically because i notice they are both on sale in a few stores, some of their vacuums more than half price off

    thanks

    (ps, i do prefer bagless, because after owning a miele cylinder, i'd like something a little cheaper to run)
    • Myser
    • By Myser 23rd Jan 15, 9:11 AM
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    • 23rd Jan 15, 9:11 AM
    Vax upright vacuum cleaners are light and easy to manouever. They may not be as durable as other brands however, they do offer a 6 year warranty.

    Both Vax and Hoover have a new cordless upright if you don't like a corded vacuum cleaner.
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    • lee111s
    • By lee111s 23rd Jan 15, 9:12 AM
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    I love my vax, used it while refurbishing most of my house, it must have picked up hundreds of kilos of dust, plaster, wood shavings and it's still going strong. I have 2 dogs and it still amazes me every day how much hair it picks up!

    In 2 years I've had one belt snap, that's it.
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    • By Norman Castle 23rd Jan 15, 9:57 AM
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    I find bagless cleaners noisier than bagged.
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    • Myser
    • By Myser 23rd Jan 15, 11:46 AM
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    Building debris
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    I love my vax, used it while refurbishing most of my house, it must have picked up hundreds of kilos of dust, plaster, wood shavings and it's still going strong. I have 2 dogs and it still amazes me every day how much hair it picks up!

    In 2 years I've had one belt snap, that's it.
    Originally posted by lee111s
    I found that the Vax Air model gets clogged up when collecting plaster and building dust. The filter in the top housing was completely blocked and it stopped sucking.

    Wouldn't recommend it for vacuuming up large amounts of building work debris. Probably better off using an industrial vacuum cleaner or something like a Henry.
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    • By Bigphil1474 23rd Jan 15, 12:43 PM
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    We got another upright Vax in the sales this year, it was about 100. Not sure of the model but its plastic bits are orange - Vax air maybe. It has a tilting head and whilst vaccing upright it's fine. The rotating head can be turned on and off for switching from carpets to wood flooring. The hose is a bit short and so is the power lead, but it's much lighter than our old Vax so no issues as I can carry it whilst doing the stairs.
    We had our previous vax for 7 years and it was fine. When the tube holder thingamy on the side broke, we rang vax and they sent out a new part straight away - we'd registered it and it had a 6 year warranty. So good customer service in my experience as well. Not had a hoover for years so couldn't comment, we had a dyson before the vax and that was good, but notably expensive and I wouldn't say it was particularly a better performer than the vax. My overall view is Vax are decent enough and better value than a dyson for general household vacuuming.
    • prosaver
    • By prosaver 23rd Jan 15, 12:58 PM
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    They both suck.....

    Tim Vine has become the first comedian to be awarded the "funniest joke" at the Edinburgh Fringe twice, with a one-line quip about a vacuum cleaner.

    His joke, picked from more than 7,000 comic offerings, went: "I've decided to sell my Hoover... well, it was just collecting dust."

    They both suck....
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    • dada44
    • By dada44 23rd Jan 15, 5:07 PM
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    thanks. seems like ppl like vax, and not many comments about hoover

    i'd rather get something that's going to last 5+ years and pay a bit more than pay something cheap that i need to replace in 3 years.

    i know ppl seem to rave on about miele (?) but to me they seem rather overpriced, given the competition
    • N9eav
    • By N9eav 24th Jan 15, 1:59 PM
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    i know ppl seem to rave on about miele (?) but to me they seem rather overpriced, given the competition
    Originally posted by dada44

    Miele are great at suction, but I found a few design issues that really could have been better and cost a lot to replace the broken parts.
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    • Jonesya
    • By Jonesya 24th Jan 15, 2:24 PM
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    I went for one of the old fashioned Vax wet and dry orange cylinder ones, 6131 because they're reasonably priced and although it uses bags, they are so common you can get cheap bags and filters anywhere.

    My parents had a similar model when I was a kid, its lasted at least 25 years and still going strong as a workshop VAC.
    • smufflemuppet
    • By smufflemuppet 28th Jan 15, 11:56 PM
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    Not all Vax products come with 6 years warranty - only the Mach range and anything advertised with "NLOS/No Loss of Suction" filters which are NOT the paper pleated types.

    Hoover Europe products are pretty poor in my experience. I've been let down by so many of their products - the only one that seems to be good is a cordless dust buster Hoover Jovis I bought many years ago. Honestly, if Hoover can't produce anything better than a cordless dust buster, it says a lot of the company.

    Vax products are generally better as they are owned by the TTI company who own Hoover in the U.S (not to be confused by Hoover Europe owned by Candy, who make washers and larger appliances.)

    Bagless is great if you have daily clean ups after pets and daily traffic.

    I'm a fan of both but I much prefer a bagged vacuum; I have a family owned SEBO X1 upright, about 17 years old now. Has only required one drive belt change.

    I can't be done with cleaning filters all of the time, and bagged vacuums, though do require bags to be bought are far cleaner to have in my home.
    • adandem
    • By adandem 29th Jan 15, 7:14 AM
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    Henry/Hetty every time for me.
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