Product Type: Tesco vacuums
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Tesco VC207 Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner
Tesco VC207 Bagged Cylinder
Member Name: pixie__
Tesco VC207 Bagged Cylinder
Advantages: Lightweight, cheap
Disadvantages: Tiny hoover bag!
I live in small rented accommodation and when the previous vacuum cleaner broke, the letting agency provided this one. The vacuum cleaner comes packaged in a white and blue cardboard box labelled 'Tesco Value', typical to the brand. According to the Tesco Direct website, this product costs £16.99 - this is in my eyes incredibly cheap for a vacuum cleaner.
The first thing I should probably note about this product is that it is tiny! This brings with both advantages and disadvantages. The vacuum cleaner is incredibly lightweight, so you won't get tired after using it extensively, as can happen with some of the more bulkier models. As the product is so small and comprised of so few components, assembly was relatively easy. The vacuum cleaner came with only one extra component, to make it easier when vacuuming near the skirting boards. This is made of the same grey plastic as the majority of the vacuum cleaner, and is easily fitted onto the end of the tube.
However, the hoover bag is small, a mere 1.5L capacity. The packaging for this product stated that it included 3 bags - I am fairly certain we only received 2. And even though the vacuum cleaner does come with 2 bags already provided, I can see us needing to buy quite a few over the next year - we have been using this vacuum cleaner for just over a month and the bag is near full. According to the Tesco Direct website, 5 hoover bags for this model cost £3.47. Compared to a some bigger capacity hoover bags out there, this is a higher price to pay for smaller bags, which will be used more often. This product comes with a 'dust bag full' indicator to let you know when the dust bag should be replaced - it will be interesting to see whether this work accurately when the bag is indeed full.
The vacuum cleaner does manoeuvre well, and is in this respect fairly easy to use. It has a reasonable suction power on both carpet and laminate floors, when compared to other vacuum cleaners out there - although is by no means a superior model in this department.
The vacuum cleaner itself is comprised of grey and bright blue plastic. It has an overall rather cheap and cheerful look - although what else you'd expect for this price I can't imagine. This doesn't particularly bother me as long as it gets the job done, however those of you out there who prefer a more aesthetically pleasing model might be better off looking elsewhere. As it's so small and made up of plastic, it's easy to wipe down with a cloth should you need to.
This vacuum cleaner is also fairly noisy, although not overly so. It also has a rather distinct smell when in use - comparable to either a shoe shop (according to OH) or a new car (my thought). However, the smell does seem to have lessened now compared to when we had first begun using it.
Overall, this vacuum cleaner does get the job done. While it may not perform to the same standard as other, more expensive models, it is fine for the relatively small floor space I have to vacuum currently.
Summary: Gets the job done
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