Product Type: Numatic vacuums
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If Carlsberg made Hoovers...
Member Name: ecoelle
Advantages: Easy to use, great suction levels, easy to change bags, great for pet hair, range of attachments
Disadvantages: Weight seems a bit more than other hoovers
Then they would have made this one!
I purchased our Henry Numatic Hoover when we bought our new house. I had previously used them at work and had always been impressed with how well they picked up, even small items, and also the fact that they seemed to keep their suction level even though they were a bagged hoover rather than bagless. I personally do not rate bagless hoovers and so thought when we moved house I would treat us and our two cats to a decent hoover.
The hoover came with the large pedal attachment, one of the small chisel attachments and two brush attachments. One brush is a round one with soft bristles, and the other is a straight one with very firm bristles.
Things I like about Henry
Only two buttons: Easy to operate and less to go wrong
Two suction setting: Allows for more gentle hoovering, such as using the attachment brushes and hoovering flowing fabrics such as curtains
Hepa Filter: The bags the Henry uses are Hepa filter. This means less of the dust I hoover up makes it through the filter and back out into the room (less dusting:))
Replacement bags: These only cost about £5 for a box of 10 and are really easy to fit (Reusable zip closing bags are available but cost a little more at around £15)
Metal Pipe: I find that the pipe being made of metal rather than plastic makes for a stronger hoover, although this may add a little weight I think it is worth it. With an upright hoover where the pipe is only used for the small attachments I think you can get away with a plastic pipe but with a cylinder hoover you are using the pipe all the time and so I think a metal pipe is essential.
The Brush Attachments: These are great for doing the stairs and upholstery, I find the one with stiffer bristles especially useful for removing cat hairs form the rug and sofa cushions.
Noise level: I find that the Henry is much quieter than other hoovers I have used in the past which is always a bonus.
Flooring type: I find that the Henry is great for my carpets, tiled floors and the deep pile rug we have in our lounge. I presume it would also work well with laminate flooring although have never used ours for that.
Things I dislike about Henry
Weight: I find the hoover quite heavy to carry up the stairs although compared to other hoovers I think that the weight of this one is pretty middle of the range. I do have problems with my joints though so this may just be a problem for me.
Summary: This is a fantastic hoover for the money and maintains suction even when the bag is nearly full
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