We have had our VAX now for about 2 years and although it is a bit bulky to put away and takes up more space that previous hoovers that we have had, it does a great job at cleaning your carpets and upholstery.
I have two children and a black cat which cream carpets throughout the landing and hallways, which is not a good mix. Despite this, the vax has managed to ward off any major stains although it has needed some help.
It has a long enough hose for reaching up high.
The only issue i have is the carrying upstairs, i don't have very good upper body strength and have weak hands so carrying the Vax up the stairs has been something i haven't been able to do without assistance. the same can be said for hoovering the stair carpet, because of the size of the Vax, it doesn't balance very well on narrow steps, so a balancing act is needed.
However, even though there are some pit falls, i like having the Vax to clean my house as it does pick up dirt very well and cleans carpets well too.
This Vax was abosolutely brilliant for our house before we had a baby and got a dog!
The Vax itself was very easy to put together and to use, and easy to move around and light enough to carry up the stairs (unless full of water!). I found it very handy to hoover the stairs with, as the pipe does stretch a fair way.
It was very easy to change the bag, and filters, and they are also cheap enough to replace.
When in shampooing mode, it was very easy to set up, the maximum fill level is marked on the water holder. I loved the fact that the dirty water is kept seperate from the clean water, and you could also hear when the clean water tank was empty.
It was very easy to clean afterwards, and dried reasonably quickly.
The tools were really easy to attach and detach, and suited a wide range of jobs.
I was so sad to have to upgrade my hoover because I had this one a fair while! Luckily my mother in law wanted it, and is still using it!
New floor brush for vacuuming carpets and hard floors. Powerful vacuuming performance. Spill pick up facility - ideal for emergencies. Improved carpet washing capabilities. New one click water delivery system - set up is now quicker than ever!