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Good hoover for singletons
Hoover TC1185 Alyx
Member Name: Larrabee
Hoover TC1185 Alyx
Advantages: Effective, compact, not too ugly
Disadvantages: Small capacity
Having recently moved into my new flat, one of the essential items on my shopping list was a hover. I decided on the TC1185 and so far I've been very happy with my choice.
Firstly, it works! The suction is good and it is effective even at cleaning up after my slightly (ok very) messy pets. There is a button to adjust the power of the suction and while I normally have it very near the maximum it works well enough at a lower power for most day to day needs. The hoover has a HEPA filter, and to be perfectly honest I don't actually know what that is but apparently it makes it better for homes with pets and I don't have any problems with dust or fur since buying this hoover.
The hoover is bagless, but unlike other bagless hoovers I've owned, emptying the contents does not release a horrible cloud of dust and nastiness back into the room. You simply unclip the round container from the front of the hoover, take the lid of with one click, and tip it into the bin. Technically you're supposed to wash the filter and leave it to dry out fully every now and then but I haven't got round to it in the last 3 months and its still working fine!
This hoover isn't quite as unattractive as most others on the market, which I find are either depressingly functional or trying too hard to look like lamborghinis! Its quite small and compact which is great for those of us in small flats as it can be tucked away without taking up too much space. Its lightweight so easy to carry around between rooms, especially with the convenient handle.
The only downside I can think of is that the capacity of the dust container is not really enough for a bigger house or a family, you'd be emptying it constantly! So this is probably a better bet for people like me, who live in flats and don't have that much floor space to keep clean!
I bought this hoover for £60 from Tesco, and I feel it was good value for money. I've bought cheaper supermarket brand hoovers before and they just haven't worked as well so were false economy. Hopefully this one will last a long time and keep up the good work!
Summary: A great hoover for flat dwellers, even those with pets.
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