“ Cordless: No / Power: 1700 Watt / Style: Upright „
This was the first upright I had every owned, and purchased to replace a troublesome Dyson. I was impressed with the appearance of this machine - super stylish, and did not look out of place standing in the living room (for want of nowhere to put an upright!). It did the job much better than I had expected and I was well pleased with it. After using for a couple of months I decided that looks were not everything; the casing was not so sturdy as it looked, and the bottom cable clip snapped - back to the shop for an exchange! The second model performed brilliantly for about 3 months, and then became super noisy and the motor blew up. Maybe you just get what you pay for - I paid less than £100 for this machine. Maybe I was expecting too much. Big advantage of the machine was the wind-down emptying method - never got dirty hands, never had to touch the dust. I just wish it had lasted a bit longer, because on the face of it this would appear to be a great machine.
After 12 years of faithful service our Electrolux 610 finally died. So it was a quick trip to Argos to replace what had been a good vacuum cleaner for its time. This time we decided to go for a bag less replacement. As there is only two of us and a Cat, it did not seem worth spending the £200+ for a Dyson, so we went for the Sanyo Pulse SC-X100. Which could be described as the cheaper version. The Sanyo Pulse is nicely built, and comes in a Grey and Blue colour scheme. It gives you 1500 watts of power and has a unique Dust press system, which means it compresses the dust giving you more dust capacity, it has 3.3 litre dust capacity cylinder. There is a floor height adjuster to cope with every type of flooring, light carpet through to heavy carpets and hard flooring. It has Edge to edge cleaning. It has Static class filtration, which does not need to be cleaned, but the dust filter can be taken out and washed, meaning a life time of use, if looked after. All the tools which includes pipes, crevice tool, upholstery tool and dusting brush are stored on board the vacuum cleaner making for easier use. What is nice it has an easy lift handle, and because the vacuum cleaner is light it makes this a joy to carry around. It also comes with a booklet telling you about the machine, and how it works and which bit does what. On the back is a Trouble Shooting page, which helps you if for some reason your machine has stopped working. All in all this vacuum cleaner seems well produced with everything thought of. So far we give this a thumbs up. If you do not want the expense of a Dyson but want the performance then try this Sanyo for size.
My Numatic Henry died recently after years of loyal service, so I needed to get another vacuum cleaner. But which one? Having been given my Henry, I had never bought a vacuum cleaner before. The choice is endless and bewildering. I decided on a bagless for two reasons. The cost efficiency of not having to buy all those paper bags and being able so see all that fluff and dust accumulating in the canister spurs you on to clean more efficiently and more often. So I took the plunge and bought a Sanyo SCX100 Pulse in the January sales for £79 RRP £140 - Bargain!! Even at full retail price, this machine represents great value. The cleaning power is amazing, I was disgusted to see how much dust and particles it was able to pick up, even though the carpets looked clean. The machine is well built, I have no fears about its long term durability. The downside of this is that for some people it may be on the heavy side. It has some great design features such as the DustPress system that allows the cleaner to hold more dust, therefore less emptying is required. When the canister is full, the dust can be ejected by a few turns of the spiral mechanism from the top of the canister - much more hygenic and convenient than other bagless designs. The tools are all stored on the machine, are easy to use and well constructed. Unlike the Dysons or Electrolux bagless machines, the Sanyo has lifetime filter that can be washed by hand and replaced, rather than having to buy expensive filters. In my opnion, having used my mother in law's upright Dyson, this machine is better constructed with easier to use tools and a more efficient dust disposal system. If you want a great bagless cleaner and don't care about brands or beauty - buy the Sanyo. If you must have a Dyson, then you must have a Dyson. But is a Dyson really worth all that extra money? I doubt it!
Having wasted a lot of money on bags for my Blomberg Hoover I decided I would save money by buying a bagless hoover. Having seen the prices of the Dyson I changed my mind. That was until the Sanyo Pulse came onto the Market. Having seen a friends Dyson in action I decided to try the cheaper version. I am impressed. I vacuumed my carpet with my old hoover then vacuumed it with my Sanyo Pulse. The amount of dirt that it brushed up was amazing. I never thought my carpet could be so dirty 'after' hoovering it with my old one. Well done Sanyo. I would recommend this to anyone how likes a Dyson but not the price.
Short name: Sanyo SCX120