Product Type: Vax vacuums
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Vax VZL-7071 Mach 1
Member Name: ws72009
Vax VZL-7071 Mach 1
Date: 30/03/10, updated on 30/03/10 (323 review reads)
Advantages: good suction power initially and is cheap to buy
Disadvantages: very poor design and build quality
I got this vacuum cleaner as an impulse buy at Argos, I don't normally do that, I usually take my time and research into everything I buy. I use to have a Dyson which lasted me about 9 years so this cleaner had a lot to live up to.
Unfortunately it didn't! The suction is really strong and initially I was pretty impressed, it is very compact and does tuck away nicely, but it is poorly designed. It just isn't very practical when using it. Here are my main points
The position of the main hose is awkward, it doesn't rotate around as you move around the room, the whole cleaner has to be spun around which causes alot of tangles.
The telescopic tubes are similar to the Dyson ones but you still have to separate them to make them short enough to be really compact.
The shape of the cleaner looks like it should fit on the stairs, but it just doesn't fit, it ends up sit precariously on the steps always looking like it is about to topple (it did a couple of times)
The suction is strong and is very good, and it has variable suction controlled by a vent on the tube handle
The tools which come with it started to slip of the tubes and wouldn't stay on after a while.
Overall the build quality is really poor, so much of this cleaner has started to fall apart, after a few knocks and tumbles alot of pieces have simply fallen off and stopped working, even the suction is not as strong as the initial use, have cleaned the filter and still had vastly reduced suction power.
The capacity is very small and barely enough for my house, but it is quite a small machine and is quite light to carry around
It is quite noisy, and seems to heat up abit too
My main qualm with this cleaner is the build quality and poor design.
I am looking forward to going back to a Dyson, even though it costs more, it pays in the end. Wish I hadnt wasted £85 on this.
Summary: good suction power to start with, but poor design and build quality
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