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Vax Centrix 2 Pet Bagless Upright
Member Name: sezkamcc
Vax Centrix 2 Pet Bagless Upright
Date: 13/04/11, updated on 13/04/11 (125 review reads)
Advantages: Picks up everything
Disadvantages: Cleaning the filter takes to long
My husband brought this vacuum for me after purchasing our Border Collie who malts all the time.
When I opened the box I honestly thought he had brought me a transformer, there were so many bits and pieces to clip on to the main body and then this strange little jug that went in the front. I thought it would last 10 mins at most before something was broken but I was happily proven wrong.
It comes with a pretty standard hose, an upholstery tool, a crevice tool and (the best thing) a stair cleaner (not sure whet it is really called) which clips onto the front of the vacuum.
The vacuum itself is very powerful, picking up even the smallest residue of dog hair around our house. It does this on many differend types of carpet, we have moved 3 times since it was purchased, and always provides great results. I even use it on my kitchen floor when I am pregnant as it saves me bending down.
The canister on the front has a large capacity and can take a full house worth of dog hair and crumbs before being full.
The upholstery tool is pretty effective but has trouble on long curtains as it is just attached to the hose and pulled down the material.
The crevice tool is again very standard, just a tube with a flat edge on it for gettin into the corners etc, but simple ideas work as it has no problems picking things up.
The stair cleaner is a godsend in a house with a dog, you attach it to the hose and it is basically a mini vacuum head which picks up anything and everything. I've quite often had to rescue coins from the vacuum after using this on the stairs without concentrating. It sometimes gets stuck after a while but a quick shake and it is back to working order before long.
The only downsides to this vacuum are, emptying the canister, cleaning the filter and the belt driving the reels at the front breaking. The belt is easily rectified, quick call to Vax and a new one will be sent to you.
Cleaning the filter is more hassle than dealbreaker. It is easy to do and access it just takes 24 hours to dry, and it really does. We tried to use it after leaving it out overnight following an evening clean and the vacuum wouldn't pick anything up due to the moisture still in the filter.
Emptying the canister is perilous if it is windy and I have often had a face full of dust when I haven''t been ceoncentrating. You first have to turn the lid, then remove the filter, before lifting the 2 parts apart from each other to empty in the bin. I always have to make sure it is back together properly as well as if you miss the turn on the lid at all it will have a likelyhood to fall away in your hand, cue much scrabling around trying to get all the pieces together without too much mess.
Overal la great vacuum, if a bit fiddly to empty and clean.
Summary: Great vacuum if you have pets
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