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ELECTROLUX Z2250A IS GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY
Member Name: technogem
Advantages: GOOD SUCTION, LOOKS NICE, SYNTHETIC BAGS
Disadvantages: DRIVEBELT SNAPPING, DOES NOT REACH UP THE STAIRS
I recently purchased this upright to replace my old henry. I wanted an upright as my mother has one and i find that hoovering with an upright put's alot less stress on your back and is easier to push along.
I purchased it for £49.99 and have got to say it is a good little vacum cleaner. Its simple to put together out of the box, just simply attach the main handle with two phillips screws.
The hoover uses the new type bags, the synthetic ones that don't give as much odour and last longer. the bags are very simple to remove and replace as the front panel just pulls off, just hold a button and pull off the bag....simple. The 1700 watt motor is very sufficient for most domestic applications.
It looks quite modern being white in colour with some grey writing on it and is reasonably small for an upright.
You can adjust the height of the cleaner head by turning a small round knob, though can feel quite stiff sometimes.
The cleaner has a rotating brush underneath that lifts the pile of the carpet which makes the carpet look good after hoovering, it looks like it has had a really good clean, the brush also helps remove stubborn bits of fluff that would otherwise stick to the carpet.
The downside of the rotating brush is the fact it is powered by a drivebelt, and if you hoover anything up that shouldn't go up, it will snap, its easy enough to replace but obviouslyi s very inconvenient and time consuming.( this happens when say for instance you catch something in the hoover that won't suck up, or sucks part of it up therfore gets wrapped around the brush and the brush cannot move though the belt is still trying to turn it,i know this sounds really silly but i have long voil curtains at my backdoor and was hoovering the floor and the bottom of the voil got sucked up and wrappped around the brush and snapped the belt, but it is easy to do)
It has a 6 metre cable which is not really long enough but is not a major problem. The extra tools fit snug onto the back of the unit, there is an upholstry brush, also used for cleaning curtains, blinds etc, which sits neatly at the top behind the main handle and a long crevice tool simplu clips to the side of the unit, though can be easily knocked out when removing the hose. The hose itself fits snug into its whole on the bottom right of the unit, though i would of thought the hose would of been one of those flexible stretchy ones so the stairs could be cleaned with ease.
This is one of the cons of this unit, to do the stairs you have to carry the whole unit up or down as you hoover, not great for the elderley or a small woman.
The suction is very good and rarely leaves any bits still on the carpet, it is easy to push around and gets under beds and furniture quite easily providing there is reasonable clearance.
Overall this is a decent little unit, looks nice, has good suction and does the job, only cons are not reaching up the stairs and the drivebelt snapping.
Summary: A GOOD HOOVER FOR THE MONEY, IDEAL FOR A FLAT AS IT DOESN'T REACH UP THE STAIRS.
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