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I have just recently got this model. Got to say when I opened the box and saw all the pieces to be put together I was a bit daunted. However after I got them out and had a look at the instruction book it was all quite clear and had it assembled in less than 20 minutes.
It has plenty of tools and the extension tubes allow them to get into the more difficult places. I especially like the Turbo tool, lets you get into those hard to reach places with little loss of power. I was able to do all 10 stairs with the extension with the Vax just at the bottom with ease and no sign of machine falling or becoming unsteady.
I like to think I keep my house as tidy as is practical. However I was surprised how much dirt and fluff the Vax picked up. Was a little shocked ..but also pleased. I have never had a bagless cleaner before but after this wont go back to using one with a bag. So easy to see when it needs emptying, ensuring it is always working at its best, and can empty after each use without worrying about using bags. Sure not using a bag must be more environmentally friendly.
I have a cat and this machine is designed to help with pet hairs and other associated issues. Well after using house is now pet hair free and don't mind our cat moulting in the summer as cleaning up with now be a breeze.
Only thing I would say is that I think that where the lead enters the machine at the bottom and be a problem sometimes.
However overall I got to give it a 9 out of 10 and might look forward to hovering now.
This machine has good and bad points hence the three stars. On the plus side, it was kids olay to assemble, it is brilliant at picking up dirt and dog hairs and has a fantastic turbo brush. The tools are very accessible and the hose is clear which is good for spotting a clog and I do like the auto rewinde hose. On the minus side,it is very heavy and cumbersome and I found it difficult to manoeuvre around the floor, possibly because of the weight. I really like Vax machines and was a bit disappointed with this one but it will not put me off buying their products.
On taking this cleaner out of its box I was very impressed, it is a very proffesional looking, and after spending a few minutes putting it together with the very good instruction manual I was ready to go.
I have tried many "pet" vacuum cleaners having 4 dogs and I have always been dissapointed, this was about to chance.
This vax is a great machine with lots of great features,from its extendable handle( which makes it great for all the family to use comfortably) to its easy on/off switch also on the handle so no bending down, to its on board tools and great capacity cyclonic container.
The vax has a great cord rewind facility and a great length cord. The turbo brush is great for all upholstery and the stairs, and unlike many others the turbo brush can be dismantled for easy cleaning. I found the clear tube very good as if you do get a blockage you can easily see where it is.
The tools all store away on board the vacuum, so very user friendley.
I was amazed at the fur and muck this vax picked up, and it is very easy to empty the container straight into the bin.
I can not praise this machine enough and if youu have pets you need this machine.
I have had the hoover for a few weeks and I love it. The same as some others when I unpacked it I was worried about putitng it together but it really only took 5-10 minutes. The suction is superb, especially the turbo head for the stairs...I was actually amazed at how well it picked up. The carpet looked new!! I would def recommend this hoover whether they have pets or not. Only downside i would say is that it is a bit heavy compared to what im used to but the pros of this hoover def outweigh that little con.
Having 2 cats who leave hair all over the house, 1 child and a messy husband it is guaranteed that I will run the vacuum once a day, my old vacuum a Hoover was a complete waste of money and I really hated using it so I was very excited when the Mach5 Pet Vax arrived on Friday.
3.2m hose length
2.6 dust container
Hepa And antibacterial filtration
Rotating Brush Bar
8.5m power cord
6 year guarantee
When you take the vacuum out of the box the first thing you will realise is it needs to be put together as it comes in parts. You will need a philips screwdriver which is not provided, I found the instructions easy to follow but I did get my husband to help put it together as I was worried about doing it wrong.
The Mach5 Pet is grey with burgundy, on the front of the vacuum is a handle which is adjustable, all you have to do is push the button down that is located at the handle base and then you can move the handle up and down. I think this is really useful as I like the handle quite low down but I know if my husband was to use it he would prefer to have it quite high up.
The On/Off switch is on top of the handle and this does get me confused sometimes as I automatically go for the dust container button that is further down.
There is a big dirt container which has a 2.6 litre dust capacity, inside the dirt container is a big cyclonic filter. When I first looked at the dirt container I did not think that it was not going to hold much dirt but I do manage to vacuum at least 2 rooms before I have to empty it.
Emptying the dirt container is so easy all I have to do is push the button on the back of the dirt cotainer, the base then falls opens and the contents get emptied straight into the bin, no mess and I do not get covered in dust!
To the clean the filter inside the dirt container you just twist the top which opens up and then you can get rid of the dust, dirt and cat hair.
I quite like the cord rewind feature as I no longer have to worry about the lead getting tangled, I just pull out what I need and when I have finished I press the button and the lead goes back into the machine.
Yes you are reading correctly there is a headlight on this Mach5 which means you could vacuum with the light off!
-Carpet Height Adjuster-
On the bottom of the vacuum is a dial so you can switch the height of the brush, again I find this very useful as I have different thickness of carpets in the house.
You can turn the brush on or off by pressing a button, it says in the manual not to have the brush on when using hard floors such as lino, laminate as you could damage the flooring.
With the vacuum you get some very useful tools such as an upholstery brush, turbo brush and extension pipes which all sit in slots on both sides of the vacuum.
**Using the Vax on the stairs**
I was so excited to see that one of the attachments that comes with the vax is a turbo brush which is fantastic on the stairs.
I have read in some reviews that this Vax can topple over while you are using it on the stairs, I have had no problems with it, the only problem I have is the hose will not reach the top 2 stairs.
**What do I think?**
I love this Vax a lot as it is sturdy, has good quality parts and does not look like it is about to fall apart. I really like the design of the vacuum especially with the hose which connects to the base of the vacuum cleaner via a raised pipe making it easier to reach without bending down to far. You can then simple remove the end of the hose to add on either the extension pipe or the brush attachments.
I also like the fact that all the hose is clear so that you can see if there is a blockage and at the back of the vacuum is a fixed transparent pipe which goes from the hose into the vacuum.
When I first tried out the Vax I used it in my living room and I could not believe how much cat hair it had picked up plus dust and dirt my carpet looks so clean!
It is also a lot quieter than my Hoover so my cats do not run off and my son does not get upset either.
The power cord is very very long which means I can plug it in upstairs on the landing and use it in each of the bedrooms without having to unplug it.
Now unfortunately there is one big downside to this vacuum it weighs 10.9kg, I have had no problems using it but you can feel that it is heavy when you use it and it is just way too heavy for me to carry up the stairs so I have to ask my husband.
So if you have back problems or are disabled I really do not recommend that you buy this but overall I would say that if you are a pet owner this is a really good vacuum cleaner that will pick up pet hair.
Price - £179.99 Argos
Excellent vacuum, i have used Vax products before, all are good but this is fantastic, does exactly what it claims to do. It has a powerful multi cyclonic suction and an antibacterial hepa filter, it easily picks up pet hair/fluff and dust, goes easily from carpet to floor with no problem, it has an automatic cord rewind. I always thought my carpets where clean until i used this vacuum, i could not believe the amount of household debris in the dirt container after the first use, The dirt container and filter are easy to clean and can be rinsed with water. It has on board tools that are easy to attach. It does need some assembly but it is easy to do. It may be a little heavier then some vacuums but this is not a problem, it is very strong and robust. This vacuum also comes with a 6 year guarantee.
In November my trusty Morphy Richards hoover broke and I had to find a new one that worked aswell. I looked at some Vax ones but a few people I spoke to about them didnt have many good things to say so I ended up buying a Samsung Hoover but today I received one to trial and I am so devastated I didnt buy one earlier as this is an amazing hoover.
Our Samsung hoover is a lightweight one, that being the selling point so when getting this one out out and setting up it was very heavy and bulky but thats probably just because Im now not used to the weight.
Set up took about 10 minutes due to alot of parts -you get alot of extra tools that are all attatched! Once set up I couldnt wait to test it out.
Having 2 young children and a white haired dog we hoover twice a day but upstairs is carpetted and never looks clean to us. This is where we tested it first.
The hoover picked up the tiniest thing-hair,crumbs anything and everything that was there. The suction seemed to very powerful-the reason it was picking up the tiniest thing. It has a large front (a furniture guard) bit of a problem getting down small spaces but you do get all the extras with it.
These extras are: 2 straight long hoses that connect together great for getting behind sofas and beds etc, a smaller angled nosel that connects onto either the extras mentioned above or just the hose, also a brush used for fabrics (curtains etc) and also a Turbobrush that when attatched onto the hose is a mini hoover great for hoovering beds and sofas! We used all extras except the one for fabrics. Again because the suction is so powerful it picks up great whichever you use.
This is a bagless hoover and very easy to open. There is a big red button near the top you just push this and out pops the filter (a big one too!) There is also a filter cartridge that can be removed and cleaned.
This hoover has adjustable handle height (very easy to change again using a button it can be changed to any height) a cord rewind so no messing about wrapping your plug up, carpet height adjustment, a headlight, soft touch handle and wheels and also a furniture guard. The power switch is also at arms height so no bending down,it is situated on the handle.
The hoover I found to look nice and not an ungly thing you would want hidden away. Pink and silver in colour it is a very modern and attractive appliance.
I found this hoover did an amazing job and would highly recomend to anyone wanting a new hoover even more so if you have small children or animals!
**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR THE Mach 5 Pet U90-M5-P MODEL**
Short name: Vax U90-M5-P