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Sucks. Does not Blow
Morphy Richards 73195
Member Name: Tolteca
Morphy Richards 73195
Date: 18/09/12, updated on 20/12/13 (24 review reads)
Advantages: HEPA filter, bagless small vacuum at a very reasonable price.
Disadvantages: The tool quality is poor.
As as asthmatic with a very small flat, a small HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner was very appealing.
The tools disassemble easily allowing for easy storage when not in use, which is also really helpful for small flat owners. The cord rewind sucks the electic cable into the body of the vacuum, which means that its storage footprint when not in use is even smaller and tidier. Though the rewind function on mine has now died, probably due to my pulling the cord a little too fully out a little too often - so this is something to beware of.
The tools are the usual range of carpet and crevice brushes along with a smaller but flat tool which does a good job vacuuming clothes, upholstery and other more delicate fibres. There is an on vacuum pole place to keep these tools but they do have a tendency to catch on things as you clean around the house so are probably best stored seperately.
There is a manual adjustment for the level of the brush which does improve suction though at the expense of needing to keep stopping to pull out hair and carpet fibres from the brush and put down the suction hole. This is annoying, though if your hair moults less than mine this may not be a problem.
The HEPA Filter is washable and removes easily when emptying the vacuum cleaner, so it not only keeps the allergens that trigger asthmatics like myself where they can do no damage but also makes it easier to keep them there.
The pod where the dirt is stored is also washable, which does help massively in keeping the vacuum itself clean as well as majorly reducing the dust which gets back into the air when the cleaner is re-started after emptying. All this has helped this asthmatic and so could help you and yours.
This vacuum is cheap, given the bagless and HEPA features but you do pay for the cheapness in that the tools are not as strong as they could be. The head connecting the tools to the pipe on mine has come off on several occasions. I have been able to force it back, but if you have a larger home which needs more vacuuming than a tiny flat you may want to opt for a more robust, if more expensive, vacuum.
Good features for a very reasonable price - especially if you find it in a sale at Comet as I did. But in terms of roboustness, you do get what you pay for.
Summary: Good features especially for asthmatics but may not stand up to harder use.
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