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A Cleaning Legend
Member Name: bilbobaginz
Advantages: The looks, plus the fact you can clean tight spaces.
Disadvantages: Cleaning power can weaken over time.
The Henry Vacuum Cleaner has been a long-term (20-year) investment of
my family who chose to adopt their first cleaner after being in need of a
machine capable of reaching difficult areas, and cleaning difficult surfaces.
The Henry series in general has become an iconic brand of cleaner which
people seem to become attached to, making it their life-time choice.
The vacuum's long flexible attachment ( in two parts) allows the user to
reach under sofa's, cupboards and other tight spaces and effectively pipe
the dirt back into the housing of the machine which can be positioned up to
1.5 metres away. The attachment can be split into two pieces (in which a
simple nozzle is used to collect dirt, whilst the hard metal leg is put aside.
The actual suction strength of the vacuum is good, though this can
deteriorate gradually over time, as with every vacuum cleaning product.
A large air-tight area, just above the electric engine, in the centre of the
housing is where dirt and dust is collected and stored. Being a large area,
more cleaning can be completed at one time, and you might only have to
change the bag once every 2-weeks depending on your level of use.
As mentioned, the leg allows for excellent usability when reaching tight
corners and spaces, but what about the cleaners other features?
On the metal section of the leg a sealable gap weakens suction when
cleaning particular rugs and carpets to stop the machine sucking them up.
This is a very simple, useful feature which can save time.
The vacuum's wheels are small, plastic, and can get stuck on some objects
around the house. However, if used correctly this rarely happens.
The on/off switch is found on the top of the device, and a windable mains
cable can stretch an impress length, allowing you to cover an entire
floor from one socket. The cable winds into the top of the housing easily
and quickly by hand.
As for noise levels, Henry's can be pretty loud, making it frustrating for
people sitting in a room trying to watch the TV. But this is a small price to
pay for such a compact, usable machine.
With its gazing eyes, the look of this machine is definitely its most talked-
about feature. It reminds me of a lady-bird with its round body and often
red colouring. I think the idea behind the eyes was to promote the
machine at a level kids would understand. They may not be using the
cleaner, but they definitely have a certain influence over parents and their
decisions in the consumers market.
A fine piece of kit which will always have a place in my child-hood,
despite its disgusting habits! I recommend it to all.
Summary: It would be heartbreaking to see this leave the shelves!
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