Product Type: Henry vacuums
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Henry HVR200 Micro
Member Name: Tilda
Henry HVR200 Micro
Date: 04/04/12, updated on 27/07/12 (50 review reads)
Advantages: Fun looks
Disadvantages: It's still vacuuming
I love the fun look of this vacuum with his cute little face. It gives an otherwise boring appliance a bit of character. But it is still vacuuming after all and that's no fun cheerful face or not.
My dogs hate Henry because of the noise he makes but I don't think this vacuum is as loud as others. I say this because we have had quite a few over the years and most of them were much louder than this one. It's not quiet believe me but it's not unbearable, I can't listen to the TV while vacuuming with out having it blasting to the extent that the TV becomes distorted. But I can hear the phone if it rings, muffled admittedly but I can still hear it.
There are two simple settings on this young man high and low, this relates to the suction of course. And I always set it to high as I don't see the point of vacuuming at anything other than full throttle. There is a simple switch on the head to adjust the brush for carpets, and heard floors. And this big square head pops off easily to expose the hose so you can get right into those hard to reach places that seem go gather the most dust and pet hair.
The Henry rolls around behind me easily enough but every now and then he topples over if he bumps into some furniture. This isn't one of those fancy bag less vacuums this is one of the standard models. When the bag is full I notice that the suction becomes impaired and that tells me the bag needs replacing. The vacuum heats up a bit during operation and if the bag is full this will happen much faster than normal.
The cord gets pulled back into the vacuum by simply pressing on the handle and saves me the time of rolling it around my arm like I and to do with our old one. The cord is good and long but my mum has to use an extension lead when doing the stairs as it won't reach.
This isn't as trendy as a Dyson lets say but I think this has more personality and if it was bag less it would be perfect.
Summary: Fun little man that does a good job
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