Product Type: Numatic vacuums
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Have a job that sucks? Henrys your man (hoover)!!
Member Name: suavilous
Advantages: Suction options, noise, cord.
Disadvantages: He's not a person :-(
When it comes to vacuum cleaners, we have had loads come and go in my household. From the fancy shampoo carpet cleaning vacuum which we had when I was younger all the way to the little cheap £30 vacuum my mum bought from Argos which didn't last a very long time and the suction on it was crap. Then I saw the light, or in this case the cheeky smile calling out a 'come and get me plea' like a footballer crying out to go to his supposed childhood club.
---First time we met---
It happened on a visit to my aunt's house. Now she has two kids (children now) and a husband (my uncle). And my uncle being a grown up child playing around with his kids would now and again make the place a bit untidy. I didn't help things when I was around as I was just as childish as the rest of them. Anyhoo every time we visited she was always cleaning and this was the first time I set eyes on cheeky Henry strutting his stuff. At first I thought it another toy to play with but I soon realised this was a toy for the adults. I immediately told the old dear (my mum) she must purchase this vacuum as I as well as her were fed up with the other vacuums. Off to Makro (thanks to the uncle's membership) we go and purchased Henry.
---What's in the box?---
Henry hoover as I'm sure pretty much everyone calls it came in a box just slightly bigger than itself. Upon opening I was greeted by 3 metal poles, a long black tube and Henry himself. It also came with a manual, a nice red Henry bag and with I believe four vacuum attachments.
Upon picking up Henry from his helmet handle, top me he was quiet light in terms on weight. On the helmet there were two buttons. An on/off switch and a 'Twinflo' switch. This is to adjust the amount of power suction you want. This in a nutshell is one simple piece of kit. You screw on the hose on his nose, attach all the metal poles (if you want to) starting with the slightly bent one on the end of the hose, attach vacuum part you want and off you go!!
---Has this Henry got the Va va voom?? The tests---
The only carpet left in the house is on the stairs and in one bedroom upstairs and even with the normal power on, Henry does a grand job on it. The four wheels and a very long power cord made it easy for me or whoever was hoovering to start from the bottom of the stairs and finish all the way up with plenty more cord. Having four wheels also helps it move around the room dodging corners like it's in a car chase. Switching attachments was even easier as all you do is pull off one and push in the other. In some places the power switch was turned on and it took care of the job with even more ease. Word of caution, if your carpets are not very sturdy keep it on the normal speed as it may take the carpet off, that's how powerful he is.
---Laminate flooring/kitchen flooring---
The majority of the house is now laminated in wood and in the kitchen we have tiles. Henry doesn't even break sweat with these as it simply glides across the surface like an Olympic skater waltzing around for the gold medal.
Now as some car owners will know, there are all sorts of stuff that get caught up in a car. Dry mud, little stones, pet hair (if you allow a pet), sand, crumbs and bits of crisps stuck between the seats. It can be a huge task with any other vacuum and those handheld 'car' vacuums are nothing compared to this. With all the attachments it has, Henry can easily take care of all of this with no problem what so ever. I use the most power suction for this and it does a great job. The car looks like it has just come out of the showroom (well the inside does anyway!). Being able to take off the metal poles and adjusting it makes it even easier to clean around the car. I have noticed though, that whilst cleaning the pole does get very very cold.
Henry also has family in the same business and they are:
James - Yellow
Charles - Blue
George - Green
Betty - Pink
It also seems that Henry and Hetty had a thing going on because Numatic also have Henry and Hetty spray mops. There are also different versions of Henry with upgraded attachments and power versions such as the turbo.
For more information please visit http://www.numatic.co.uk.
Overall I have had this for a couple of years now and it has excelled in everything I have put it up against, even the fine cat hairs I found in my car which were such a problem for my handheld car vacuum. The vacuum is not bagless but comes with an extra bag when you have filled up the other. You can buy the bags pretty much anywhere and the prices vary from about £2 for a 5 pack (AMAZON) to around £10 for a 20pack. I guess it depends where you get it from.
Prices for the vacuum vary from around £80 all the way up to around I believe last time I checked £140.
Thanks for reading and hope you found this useful. Will also be found on Ciao.
Summary: Great vacuum
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