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I originally bought this vacuum a couple years ago while looking for something not overly expensive but that could still get the job done well. I paid around 50 pounds for it (on sale), normally I believe it's around 80-90. For the price I was expecting it to be good but this was a very powerful machine, it outdid my expectations by a mile. I replaced it with a Dyson about a year after use but it did the job really well while it was around. Some features include the turbo tool which rotates and has a filter allowing you to easily clean up pet hair and get rid of unwanted smells, a dusting brush, a huge 4.2m stretching hose and you can use it on carpets or hard floors. It has a 4.2L capacity so it can collect a lot of dirt before being emptied. The cord can reach 11.5m so you can cover a lot of ground without having to plug it in in another room. It's a really good vacuum, i'd definitely recommend this to anyone.
I bought this vacuum a month or so ago on the recommendation of a currysdigital (is that what it's called nowadays?) store member. Now I usually tend to find that customer assistants tend to recommend products regardless of whether they are suitable or not, but for me this was perfect, let me explain....
Firstly, I have a cat. It is a short haired cat and in the summer he moults like crazy. Cue entire house covered in cat hair! This vacuum not only manages to suck up said hair, but also does not become blocked up like some of my previous dysons, mieles and tesco value (I was desperate!) have done. The removable, reusable filter also helps with this, you can just pull it out, give it a quick brush off in the garden, and keep going. Also, being bagless you can just empty it in the bin and you don't have to worry about spending tons of money on disposable parts. The only problem I've found is that if you lend the hoover to someone else and they don't realise there's a filter in there, when they tip the dust container into the bin, sometimes the filter goes too! Then, the vacuum doesn't work too well.
On the plus side, the vax website vax.co.uk is really easy to navigate and the replacement parts are pretty cheap, a belt cost £5 plus postage and the filter costs less than £20 (which considering it has a lifetime guarantee is pretty good as the only way you should need to buy another is if you manage to throw the old one away).
All of the added extras have clips to clip them to the main body so in theory you can't lose anything (except the aformentioned filter) and they really do last a long time, mum's vax didn't die until she'd had it almost 6 years, and it was second hand when she got it (unlike the new dysons she bought after that which lasted 2 years and 19 months respectively).
In terms of initial cost, you're looking at over £100 if you can't find a discounted version (try going through one of the cashback sites for more savings), however when you consider a tesco value vac won't clean as well and may cost £30 for a years use before it dies, whereas a vax will cost £100 for 10 or more years use (if you replace belts etc) then you really see a saving, and the quality of the cleaning does make a difference! imagine having to hoover every room in your house 3 times, changing the bag each time, compared to hoovering once and knowing that the floor is clean enough to lie on after just one time (useful if you have kids who spend a lot of time on the floor!).
So to summarise, it sucks up hair, dirt, general dust and muck, it costs very little except the inital cost, the website is easy to navigate and it's easy to use. What else can you say? It's perfect for me, so for once currysdigital got it right!
The Vax V-060C Turboforce Complete is a powerful 2000W bagless upright vacuum cleaner / With on-board accessory kit for varied cleaning tasks, Turbotool for pet hairs and upholstery, Treads and Risers tool and super stretch hose for stair cleaning, large dust capacity, wide cleaning path and carbon HEPA filter, the Vax V-060C Turboforce Complete is perfect for total home cleaning / Short name: Vax V-060C