Product Type: Vax vacuums
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The Mach Air is the answer to my vacuum cleaning prayers!
Vax U91-MA-B Air
Member Name: deelot
Vax U91-MA-B Air
Advantages: Lightweight, easy to use and very powerful
Disadvantages: Requires TurboTool for effective cleaning of stairs
One of the features that I like about the Mach Air is the brush-bar, which is specifically used for carpet vacuuming. These bristles are very strong and they rotate extremely fast when in use. I found that the brush-bar picks up hair really quickly and easily, which is a really important requirement for me. I recently have been looking after a beautiful mongrel dog for a friend of mine and I found that the brush-bar is excellent in removing all of those annoying dog hairs on my sofa and carpets. I think there will be many pet owners who would really benefit from using this product too. I found that the brush-bar was really easy to access, when I needed to remove the excess hair that had wound up on the sides of the brushes. I found that the LED indicator is quite a helpful feature too. There is an LED light that turns green when the brush-bar is in use. The light will only turn red, if the vacuum detects any blockages. By the press of a button, you can prevent the brush-bar from being used when you want to vaccum hard and laminate floors. This serves to prevent any possible damage to hard floors. As I have carpet throughout the whole of my house, I was not able to test the vacuum out on hard and laminate flooring. As a result I cannot personally comment on the Mach Air's performance in this area.
For me, the Mach Air is actually the lightest vacuum cleaner that I have ever used. As a result, I feel that the lightweight nature of Mach Air is the reason why it took me less time and energy to vacuum clean the whole of my house compared with my old upright vacuum. Also I feel that the Mach Air is less noisy than my previous machine. (I wouldn't go as far to say that it is a quiet machine though). I therefore found that it was easy for me to carry the Mach Air from room to room, because of its lightweight nature, but I did find it awkward to use on the stairs. I was not able to benefit from using the brush-bar when vacuuming the stairs. I needed to detach the hose from the main vacuum and attach the hose to the vacuum handle in order for me to do the stairs. I have to say that I did miss not being able to use the brush-bar on this occasion, because I believe it really does make a difference in terms of the Mach Air's performance. On reflection, I think I would benefit from buying the TurboTool accessory, which Vax describe on their website as an "air driven tool for dry vacuuming stairs, upholstery, car interiors and picking up pet hair". I think it would certainly be worth my while to purchase this accessory, because it would make doing the stairs an easier and more efficient task. It's worth pointing out that the Mach Air does include a 3-in-1 crevice tool. I found that the crevice tool attaches very easily and securely to the vacuum handle and I have used it to vacuum the dust from my curtains. I am quite happy with this free accessory, but I do plan purchase the TurboTool also for the reasons that I have already described.
Apart from the stair situation, I found that the Mach Air is really comfortable to use. I can adjust the height of the vacuum handle really easily to get the height that I require. I am 5'3 and I felt very comfortable manouevring the Mach Air about. My partner also tried it out and he is 5'10. He felt very comfortable in using it as well. Furthermore, I found that it is really easy to remove the central vacuum container whenever I need to empty the dust into the bin. This container itself is sturdy but light and slots securely in and out of position as when required.
I think that the Mach Air is aesthetically pleasing to the eye - it's got quite a funky design in my opinion. It is easier to store the Mach Air away, because of its smaller proportions. I also like the fact that the 3-in-1 crevice tool can be discreetly and conveniently slotted at the rear of the vacuum.
Overall, the Mach Air really does successfully go above and beyond all of the major requirements that I have for vacuum cleaning. As I was using it, I was thinking, "Where have you been all my life?". The Mach Air really is the answer to my vacuum cleaning prayers!
Summary: Makes vacuuming cleaning less of a chore because I can now do it in half the time
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