first off if you want a cleaner that does the job but isn't going to cost you a fortune this is ideal for you. I know a lot of people who would simply ignore this item because of its looks and brand name and ill be honest I was dubious at first because it does look cheap and ugly but as we are on a tight budget beggars cant be choosers. I must say I was pleasantly surprised I have a longhaired ginger cat and I am forever finding hair everywhere, so much so that I usually hoover at least twice a day and even then I still find mountains of hair but this cleaner is very impressive in that department. it has excellent suction and has actually kept the cat hair off my lovely sofas which is a massive plus. it has a multi level setting which allows effective cleaning when moving from carpet to laminate. the only downside is that I have gone through 2 belts for this already I aren't sure if its a problem for every one or just mine but belts are cheap and considering the hoovers price its overall worth it when a dyson can set you back a few hundred pounds.
Tesco VCU12P Pet Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
Jut after Christmas my old vacuum gave up the ghost after about 8 years, and as such we obviously had to replace it with something (after I tried to fix it, and obviously failed)... For me the most important factors for the new vacuum cleaner were that it was upright, and that it was in stock.
As the brand of the product suggests it is available from Tesco - currently £59.50 - however we paid just £27 for the product. It seems this is a fairly regular offer as others have commented on this price in their reviews.
When we bought the hoover we (well my boyfriend) assembled the hoover in less than two minutes. The hoover can obviously be used as any upright hoover, and rolled over your carpets to pick up dust and fluff. I find this easy to do as the vacuum is nice and light. The handle tilts back with just a small foot flick of the release button. The power button is close to this release, and it did at first sometimes get flicked too, but this is now starting to happen less frequently as I get used to where these functions are. The power button is nice and easy to press to start the suction.
The vacuum has a nice appearance, and is funky purple and white. From the first use this has been a great little hoover. My partner after setting it up took off round the house (who was I to stop a man from hoovering round?). The first thing he said was how strong at sucking it was. The first thing I noticed was how light it is. I can easily lug it around the house, even when my back is playing up. The appliance works well in our moderately to really dusty / fluffy rooms, and even copes well in the rabbits room - she is in a cage, but likes to throw around wood shavings and bits of hay.
The handle attaches to the hose function which makes it easy to use. It has a nice release catch at the back, and when lifted up this pulls off, and it needs to be pushed back down when the handle is back in place to hold it firm. The hoover came with 'attachments' a rotary brush, a bristle brush, and extra rigid pipes to make the hose longer. The suction height can be adjusted with the turn of the dial on the front of the hoover.
According to the website the cable is 7m and the container has a 3l capacity for dust. What this means for me is that the hoover will do basically all of the downstairs without moving the plug, and that the whole house can be hoovered before I need to empty the dust pot. A word of warning, when emptying the dust bucket don't press the purple release button until over an appropriate receptacle (unlike me who did it over my foot). The funny thing was that when I spluttered my fella knew exactly what I had done...
I would definitely recommend this hoover, and wouldn't hesitate to get another.