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Bought this vaccuum with some money that we were given as a wedding gift and swore that this was the best thing that we have bought in 2007. Our old hoover was on the way to packing up and needed a new one. We were in the market for something that would be excellent at picking up pet hairs as we have a siberian husky and a long haired shetland sheepdog and the moulting seasons are terrible. With dark coloured carpets and dogs which have mainly white fur - the carpets looked as though it constantly snowed in our house.
We ordered this online from argos and had delivered. We couldnt wait to get this product out of the box and start using it on our carpets.
The amount of dirt that it pulled up was unbelievable. We were disgusted at the amount of muck that our carpets could hold. Needless to say the bottom brushes pulled up every bit of carpet and cleared the dust that was on them. It picked up all dog hairs from the carpet and left the room spick and span. The vacuum itself is a bit on the heavy side, but glides across all types of carpets. It has a bagless cylinder so you can see how much dirt you pick up from your floors, a HEPA filter is included so great if you have allergies and to empty, just push the button to release the cylinder, remove the lid and empty into your bin.
There are numerous tools that come with the vacuum too for different areas. There is a 'turbo tool' which fits to the end of the hose and is great for cleaning the stairs, a tube which fits to the end of the hose to extend it and the small flat nozzle for cleaning around walls. I have found this bit particularly useful for cleaning between the cushions on my leather couches. There is also an upholstery brush for your sofas and curtains. There is the slight problem of having to bend down to unattach the hose bit of the vacuum as it screws into the front of the vacuum,.
Overall I would give this product a 10/10 rating and would recommend this to anyone who has pets as it gives superb cleaning.
The VS-193S is a Upright vacuum with 1600 watts power / Short name: Vax VS-193S