There are three items I simply will NOT compromise on. The first is a bed; a good night sleep is imperative to a good day looking after the kids or fighting fires at work. Plus, we all (hopefully) use a bed every night. The second is loo roll, because, well there's nothing more irritating than toilet roll that falls to pieces in your hands or feels as soft as sand paper. The third, is a vacuum cleaner. Why? Well if you have three small children like myself, the vacuum comes out twice a day. I also love the feel of freshly hoovered carpets and the smell of a clean room.
This particular vacuum cleaner was on sale at Asda for £49 back in 2008, my husband and I were newlyweds and had a very strict budget, so a Dyson was out of the question. What drew me to this cleaner (apart from the seducingly low price) was the fact that it was designed to pick up pet hair. We don't have any pets, and didn't have any back then but it gave me the impression that this vacuum cleaner will be pretty effective at picking up the dirt, dust and mites that seem to bury deep into the carpet.
This Morphy Richards cleaner is upright, with adjustable height (which is very useful as at 5" 10 I require something with a bit of height) and all the usual attachments for cleaning furniture, small crevices and grooves between the stairs. The pipe is of average length but is stiff and tricky to attach.
The plastic surround is flimsy and cheap and everything about this cleaner is awkward, not to mention heavy! The weight Of the cleaner makes it tiresome to move, and carry up and down the stairs.
The main positive point of this cleaner is the suction which is incredibly powerful and leaves my carpets looking and smelling cleaner than if I used my Bissel cleaner. And it is very simple and quick to empty.
Despite its cheap materials and boxy design, I loved using this cleaner when I lived in a coach house. As soon as we moved into a town house, with two sets of stairs to clean, I fell out with it. The handle for carrying the Hoover is small and basic - and feels like it will snap under the 22lbs of Hoover as you carry it.
Bottom line: good, effective Hoover for apartment dwellers. Anyone else should look elsewhere, if you have stairs or a bad back, this vacuum cleaner is not for you.
We bought one of these vacuum cleaners about a year or so ago. We had not had much luck with our cleaners before. We used to have two dogs and the hairs used to be everywhere and we could never get them to come up especially off the carpets and rugs. We had gone through quite a few of the cylinder cleaners but the motors used to go on them which might have been because of the hairs.
Then we saw this cleaner in one of the mail order catalogues and it said it was for pet owners and the price was only about £80 so we thought we would give it a go.
It is really a brilliant cleaner, we still have one dog who is big and black haired and moults all the time but this cleaner gets all the hairs up off the rugs and carpets and they look really clean. It has two settings which you control with your foot, one turns on the brushes which is what we use most of the time for the carpets and then there is another setting which turns it off which is handy if you have spilled something and want to hoover it up but dont need to brush up hairs.
The cleaner comes with tools attached. It has a long hose which you can place in a hole at the bottom of the cleaner at the back and then you can attach other bits to this hose. I find this good for reaching down the side of furniture or under neath a cupboard or even just doing the edges if they need an extra clean. The cleaner does go up to the edges though in upright mode and seems to get the dirt up well.
It has quite a long wire on it and I can plug it in my kithchen and then it will clean the room next to it and the room after that all without having to unplug it and move the plug.
It has a good sized container on the front which doesnt need a bag and is really easy to take off to empty and it goes back on so easily with just a quick click. I have never had to change the filters on it as it sucks up really well still.
Occasionally we have to tip the bottom over and cut some strings off the brushes but this is mainly due to where I do a lot of craft work including sewing and knitting and some of it getting tangled up in them. They are easy to clean though and we have never had any trouble with it.
I would highly recommend you getting one of these cleaners if you have pets that moult as it is really good and doesnt cost a lot to buy.
Short name: Morphy Richards 73351