When it comes to cleaning, I think it's worth spending a little extra on a quality hoover that is going to last. I wouldn't go as far as splashing out on a Dyson as your really just paying for something that looks good and is a "posh" brand. Vax have been known for their brilliant hoovers for years, and this one is no different.
Antibacterial filtration system
Crevice tool, 2 in 1 tool, extension tube, stair tool and turbo tool.
8.5m Power cord
2.6 litre capacity
Durable plastic extension tools
No loss of suction
The hoover itself looks pretty stylish, maybe not as stylish as a Dyson but it still looks pretty sleek, with its purple and silver colour scheme, all of the tools fit nicely onboard the hoover itself and the hose wraps around it nicely. The hoover is quite deceiving in the fact that it looks pretty heavy, but in fact at only just over 8kg it really is quite light compared to most. It's still a little on the heavier side when your carrying it up and down the stairs, but when pushing it around it really does move quite smoothly.
The power cord is a rather lengthy 8.5m which is plenty in my opinion, if you require longer then you must only have 1 power socket in your house as 8.5m is long enough to reach across most rooms and round a few obstacles. The good thing about this hoover is that the power cord automatically rewinds into the hoover itself which stops the cord from being worn and tangled it also makes room on the hoover for the handy tools and hose.
There are numerous tools that come with the hoover, all of which fit snugly in their little holders on the hoover itself. There is the hose which is over 3m in length when it's pulled to it's longest, with this are 2 durable plastic extendible pipes which you can attach on the end of the hose, which extends it's reach even further. This is great for when your hoovering the stairs as it reaches up pretty much all the way to the top. Unless you live in a mansion and have hundreds of steps in which case the hoover won't even cover a third of your staircase.
I purchased the hoover as it claimed to be great on pet hair, I've got a long haired cat who is forever leaving clumps of her fur all around the house, this hoover doesn't lie it is great at picking up the hair. The turbo tool is the best for really stuck in hairs, I use this for my rugs where the cat loves to lie as her hair seems to get really wedged into them. You can adjust the height of the hoover depending on what surface you are hoovering on. You can have it on hard floor for when your hoovering over your hardwood or laminate flooring, and the levels go up to high carpet for thick carpets. If you have it on hard floor when your trying to hoover a thick carpet or rug you will end up with the hoover being stuck to the carpet and find it incredibly hard to push.
The product claims to never lose suction which is a bit of a lie to be honest, though my product has never lost suction through the main hoover itself, it has lost suction through the hose many times. It get's clogged up with pet hair and other debris I end up sucking up. It's been easy enough to unblock but I still had to point out that there has actually been loss of suction.
The only other downside to the hoover is that it tends to over heat, causing it to switch off. When it does this I have to wait around 15 minutes for it to cool down then I can turn it back on. This has happened in various circumstances, I thought it might have been because the "bin" was full therefore it is working harder to suck up, but even when the hoover has been empty it has still overheated. I've gotten used to it now to be honest, I hoover every other day so I don't really need it to be on that long any more, the longest time the hoover is running is if I'm hoovering my stairs.
For me it's a brilliant hoover and has lasted me a lot longer than previous ones have, it's tough, durable and does the job. OK so it has a couple of niggles, but overall it's a really good hoover. There are numerous bargains around, you can even buy the hoover off eBay for just under £100 which is a lot less than what I paid for it. The tools which come with the hoover are great, the turbo tool is especially good at removing tough pet hair which clings to your sofas and carpets, the other plus sides are the lengthy power cord which automatically rewinds into the hoover, and the long hose.
I'd recommend the hoover to anyone who has pets as it has great suction, but don't be misled into thinking that it will never lose suction as from time to time the hose pipe is going to get clogged up with our furry friends fluff, but it's easy to unblock. Bargain price for a good quality hoover, the overheating may just be a problem with my hoover and not all of them so don't be put off.
A great vacuum, I agree it is heavy and noisy but the suction is fantastic. Belt snapped, vax sent a new one 2 days later. Turbo tool did not appear to be as powerful as when new, vax sent a new one.Can't complain about their customer service! Used to have a dyson, everything broke on that, the plug, the extentable pole, the handle, the small nozzle, and the replacement small nozzle. Won't be buying a dyson again, this vax is just fine.
The vax Mach 6, from the picture looks like a monster of a vacuum that would just about suck up anything!!! If you can get it to work that is!!
It is a monster of a vacuum and as you can expect from such a monster, it weights a ton! A lot more than I expected. Getting it up and down the stairs (spiral stairs) is quite a struggle for me, never mind my wife.
Using the pipe to vacuum the stairs is also a struggle, the hose is really flimsy and have had to purchase 2 new ones. There are 2 solid extension pipes to use which is pretty handy when getting them cobwebs from the celling.
There is a light at the base of the vacuum, I'm not sure what use this would be, surely you wouldn't vacuum in the dark? Anyway, I didn't get to try as the light packed up the 2nd time I used it.
Using it the correct way as an upright vacuum worked a treat for a while, the suction is produces is what you would expect from such a monster looking vacuum. After 6 months or so, the belt which drives the spinner to pick up the dust etc, packed up. Vax did send another belt out, but the problem was than just a replacement belt. The belt catches on the bottom casing, so as you can imagine, the problem kept on happening until I was so fed up I chucked the 1 year old vacuum in the skip and brought a new one!