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My Little Red Cleaning Companion
Member Name: hanmillie
Date: 30/09/11, updated on 09/03/12 (70 review reads)
Advantages: Compact, Lightweight, Good Suction
Disadvantages: Hard to hide away
The Henry Vacuum cleaner is a very cheerful chappy that really brightens up the normally menial task of vacuuming with his smiley face and red body!
We selected our Henry due to the fact that I had in a past life been a cleaner for a large commercial office block and was aware that these were considered very reliable hoovers.
The machine itself is very compact and lightweight and is therefore relatively easy to manoeuvre up and down the stairs; however this feature does not seem to extend to the storage of this vacuum which is less easy to 'hide away' than some of the upright vacuum cleaners around. Consequently, this is not advised as a cleaner for a small studio flat unless the red smiley face is desired as a permanent feature. There are a variety of changeable heads that are available for this machine which mean that you can adapt to the surface being cleaned, however I have tended to stick with the rectangular nozzle for most of the time.
This machine prides itself on maintaining good suction for years to come. The power of the suction from the nozzle is very strong which can easily lift up the smallest of sand particles from the carpet and this suction extends to use on both carpeted stairs and on hard floors. However I would worry about using this cleaner on highly polished surfaces as I do wonder if it would scratch them.
Unlike many of the bagless vacuums now on the market this cleaner still relies on a bag to store dirt which means additional cost in buying bags, although I have not changed the bag on mine in the six months that I have owned it. However there are benefits to using a bag as the cleaner can be used to suck up almost anything and therefore you will not find restrictions such as brick dust that you find with other manufacturers. We have used ours from general household dust to larges quantities of wallpaper scraps with little resistance.
The cost of this machine is excellent value for money as it will last for years to come. It is considerably less than many of the new fad cleaners on the market and yet performs a majority of the same tasks and this factor more than outweighs the additional cost of purchasing bags.
Having had my cleaner for six months I have been suitably impressed with the consistent quality of cleaning that he produces and I will not look to change hoovers for many times to come, although when I do I may look to get a different colour.
Thank-you for reading my review....
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Summary: A good quality and reasonable value cleaner
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