Product Type: Vax vacuums
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Vax V031 Handheld Vacuum
Vax V-031 Libretto
Member Name: rji0907
Vax V-031 Libretto
Advantages: Good power, easy to use, not too heavy
Disadvantages: Little on the noisy side
With having a child, a dog and 2 guinea pigs in the house, I find I have to vacuum the house every day. I own a rather big, bulky Dyson and sometimes I can't be bothered to get the big vacuum out to hoover up a small mess, especially if I have already hoovered for the day so I got myself a decent hand held vacuum to use when the need arose.
I went for the Vax V031 hand held vacuum purely because I thought it was a decent price for a good branded vacuum. I paid just under £30.00 from Amazon for it. Obviously you can get cheaper ones than this but I had an Amazon voucher to use so it didn't cost me anything.
The vacuum is white and blue and a decent size. It feels really well made and sturdy and not cheap and flimsy like some I have seen in the past. It feels really solid but without being too heavy.
It is quite basic, but then this type of vacuum tends to not have any special features with it. The main thing I was bothered about was the power, and this is where this vacuum proved to be worth its money. The suction power for such a small vacuum was fantastic and I really felt that I was giving the area I was vacuuming a good, thorough clean. It has a 6V DC Johnson motor. I use this vacuum to clear up all manner of bits such as Guinea Pig food and bedding and crumbs that my son leaves behind and so far (touch wood), the vacuum has never failed to pick up anything I have required it too.
Obviously common sense is required with a hand held vacuum so you can't try and suck up anything that is too large as the vacuum won't be able to cope with it. This vacuum is bagless and really easy to empty you simply push the button on top which opens the vacuum up and you empty it out into a bin. I tend to do this outside as although the majority of dust etc ends up in the bin, it is inevitable that some goes into the air and so to eliminate more vacuuming, it is best done over an outside bin I have found.
The vacuum is a little on the noisy side, but then what vacuum isn't and to me it proves the amount of power it is giving out to give the best clean possible. The maximum amount of dust etc you can get in the collector is 1 litre, which doesn't sound like much but you will be surprised at how much dust etc that is and is perfectly sufficient for my needs as I don't feel the need to empty the vacuum each time it is used.
This has a good, solid, easy to grip plastic handle and so I always feel in complete control of the vacuum. This is a cordless vacuum which has a rechargeable power supply. It doesn't take long to charge up and when charged, it does last longer than you think. I tend to end up using this every couple of days or so for the odd bits and pieces and I tend to charge it up once a week which I don't think is too bad. You do get a crevice tool and brush included too. Another handy feature of this vacuum is the nozzle. It tapers in towards the end which is perfect for getting the vacuum into corners and other nooks and crannies.
Overall, although a vacuum such as this wouldn't be any good for cleaning a vast area, for the odd bits and pieces I need it for, this vacuum has turned out to be a godsend. I am quite slight and sometimes struggle to get our large Dyson up and down the stairs, so to give the desired area a quick blast with my little Vax takes very little effort and it does the job well.
You can get cheaper ones, but I can't see many hand held vacuums having the suction power of this one. I recommend this Vax hand held vacuum cleaner as it does everything I need it to, is very convenient and is well priced in my opinion.
Summary: A good quality handheld vacuum cleaner
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