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A VAX SOLUTION REVIEW

18 Sep

As you may all well know already, I’m part of the Vax voice consumer team and as a result I get to test some awesome Vax products.

It’s been awhile since I featured any Vax products on the blog… Life has just been to hectic but here’s our latest instrument.

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The products: Vax Spot & Stain Cleaner

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What Vax say: “The Spot & Stain Cleaner is suitable for use on wool, polyester and raffia carpets. It’s best for breaking down and removing specific stains like red wine, cola, juice, oil, sauce, team and coffee and other common household spills. Just spray the solution directly onto the stain, leave for a couple of minutes, gently rub with a clean colourfast cloth, leave to dry and vacuum as normal.”

We don’t have a large amount of carpet to clean, just in the bedrooms. We also have a Vax carpet cleaner we use often so at first I wasn’t sure how much I’d need to use this. However, I discovered this was a great product for them little emergency spills or just when I couldn’t be bothered to drag the carpet cleaner from its home in the hallway cupboard. It did what it said on the tin and did it well. I don’t know if I was meant to but I did use it on other areas such as spills on the push chair and other upholstery. It may not state you can do this but I did and thankfully didn’t regret it. I was actually really pleased with just how well it removed stains from the push chair and will be buying it for this reason in particular in the future.

For just £2.99 I’d say it’s excellent value for money.

Product: Vax Carpet Shampoo

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What Vax Say: “The Vax Carpet Shampoo is best for use on wool, polyester and raffia carpets. It provides deep cleaning for those without a carpet washing machine. It breaks down stains and refreshes carpets and rugs, without any sticky residue. Just mix with water, use a clean cloth or sponge to apply to the carpet, leave to dry and vacuum as normal.”

Well, I do have a carpet cleaner and the thought of doing this on my hands and knees didn’t overjoy me! I asked my mum if she fancied trying out the product and being a little OCD when it comes to cleaning she was more than happy to put it to the test.

The feed back I received was that the solution goes a long way when mixed with water. It’s best used on fresh dirt as opposed to old stains but does require some good old elbow grease to get results. Mum told me that £2.99 is a reasonable price for the solution. However, she may just borrow my carpet cleaner next time. 🙂

For full details and products visit VAX online.

Air Force 2 Total Home U89-MAF2-T

11 Mar

Evening all, just popping on to share my latest thoughts on our latest Vax.

Being a Vax consumer tester is a brilliant opportunity and I was most lucky at being selected late last year. I’m now currently on the third product, which is the “Air Force 2 Total Home U89-MAF2-T” the latest upright in the Air Force Collection. This mighty machine is the daddy of upright cleaners and is a lot like the Vax air total that I reviewed right at the end of the year (December the 29th). Saying this, mine is however a cylinder vacuum cleaner, where as mentioned this is an upright. With this awesome compact little device already tucked neatly under my stairs and a mother with a vacuum cleaner that struggles to lift the smallest of crumbs, it was decided that I’ll pass the Air force 2 total home, to my mother! Of course the vacuum was welcomed by mum who really appreciated it which isn’t surprising given the lack of efficiency from her old cleaner. Now… as much a I love my mother, this was handed over with a few conditions attached! Condition 1) she vacuums, while I follow her like a lost pup in-order to comply my note and snap some pictures 2) She tells me what she thinks 3) She doesn’t run me over in the process. With all conditions agreed, it was time to test this baby out.First impressions: Myself and mother pretty much agreed with one another when stating that although it’s a really smart design, it is on the large side, also being quite heavy. However, the fact that this has nearly every attachment you could possible think off means, you can leave the body of the upright at the bottom of the stairs, what with its super long hose that easily reaches the very top of the staircase.

Instruction manual: Clear, easy to follow instructions with words and diagrams in host of languages.

Overall performance: This is 340 air watts and is listed as the brands most powerful muti-cyclonic upright vacuum cleaners Vax sells to date. We, meaning myself and mum, can second this statement! We found it to be extremely powerful, unlike nothing I’ve yet discovered (watch out this can super suck a number of objects quicker than a blink)! Mum almost sucked up the famous odd sock bag and demonstrated its suction power by attacking her own daughter, almost sucking me up and transforming me in to billions of dust particles (really… how childish)!
To manoeuvre the vacuum is pretty much OK, through it is a heavy machine so sometimes a bit tricky to get into the corners. Nonetheless, the many attachments give a solution for any given problem, however big or small.
Extra Long Hose and Cable: Big bonus… not only does this have a great long hose for the stairs but an extra long suction pole to reach tops of curtains and corners of ceilings.

Flat upholstery Tool: This is ideal for giving hanging curtains the once over. Perfectly designed to vacuum without the worry of actually suctioning them of their runners.
Large capacity: This upright has a very large 3 litre dust capacity which means more vacuuming and less emptying… Result!

Antibacterial H12 HEPA filter: My mother has a 9 month old pup as well as my sister and her new-born in the house, so, the antibacterial HI2 HEPA Filter was a must! This is a great filter for those with pets as it removes bacteria and allergens while actively reducing any pet related odours.

TurboTool: Another impressive attachment, that also come’s with my cylinder vacuum and I use excessively. I can see this being my mum’s new cleaning buddy, what with a puppy and growing baby in the house. The TurboTool is ideal for cleaning stairs, upholstery and car seats.

Flexi Crevice tool: Yes funny name I agree, through this craved tool gets down the sides of the sofa a treat, what with its almost paper like flatness.

Emptying the collecting container was easy, and locks back on with no difficulties. Did have small issue trying to work out how to remove filter for washing, finally worked out that I was meant to be twisting then pulling as opposed to just trying to pull it out. Not the Vacuums thought, more likely down to me being inpatient and probably had little sleep the night before, as mum hasn’t had issue removing since.

My mum has a new sheep skin rug and its recommended that you vacuum the rug to remove access fluff when you first lay it down. Well, I was surprised that there was any rug left given how much fluff was removed by the Vax Air Force 2, just check out the slideshow below!

Pros: Powerful suction, array of attachments, extra long hose, (no need to carry to vacuum stairs) large capacity of 3 litres, Anti-bacterial filters, easy clean, Massive 6 year guarantee included (giving peace of mind), removable handle shortening devices for storage

Cons: Little heavy (though with attachments and hose not much need for carrying) tad bulky so need some where to store.

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Attached Price Tag: RRP £279.99 (prices vary from one retailer to another) Click HERE to check it out over on the Vax UK official website

Value for money? This is super powerful, comes with great attachments and a 6 year guarantee! I classify that as an investment that you can rely on.
Specifications
Model no: U89-MAF2-TPower Multi-cyclonic AirWatts 340AW
Variable Power: No
Capacity: 3.0 litres
TurboTool: Yes
Turbo Brush: No
Cord: 10 metres
Filters: Anti-bacterial H12 HEPA
Hose: 4.2 metres
Suitable for hard floors: Yes
Weight: 8.8kg
Guarantee: 6 year guarantee
Other tools included: 3-in-1 crevice tool (crevice tool/dusting brush/upholstery tool), flexi crevice tool, flat
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REVIEW OF THE VAX AIR TOTAL HOME C89-MA-T

29 Dec

As part of the Vax Voice consumer testing team, I’m lucky enough to be given the opportunity to test some of the latest “Must have” Vax products on the market, feeding back my honest opinion to the world (well, anyone that will listen that is)! 

 My first product was the awesome Vax rapide ultra 2, the all new carpet cleaner that rated so highly with us! I’ve now been sent the latest Vax compact cylinder vacuum cleaner that goes by the name of ‘Air Total Home C89-MA-T’.

 When I heard this was the next product to be sent, I was pretty chuffed as this is a vacuum cleaner designed to help reduce pet-related odours & allergens, what with two cats yet to leave the house and explore the outside world, this was ideal. 

 The Air total Home C89-MA-T arrived in no time at all and before I knew it I was lifting my new vacuum cleaner from its box! First impressions were good, the product was lightweight, came with lots of accessories and looked dead sleek (as sleek as a vacuum can look) in its red and grey design.

Attractive design

 I have always used an upright which is fabulous but not ideal for use on the stairs, plus ours is reasonably heavy. I found that when using an upright on the stairs it’s hard work, even with the supplied attachments as it forever falls forward so, I was keen to give this compact device a try. 

 The extra long hose was a dream as it allowed me to reach the top landing without having to manoeuvre the vacuum cleaner whatsoever, so hovering the stairs is a much simpler job that takes a faction of time.

 As for the performance, I cannot fault it! The Air Total does what it promises, and for such a small device it has some almighty suction power! Vax, claim it’s their most powerful compact multi cyclonic cylinder and despite not having tested them all, I could easily believe it to be true! The suction power is the best I’ve yet to come across and even the little man who has Asperger’s syndrome and a little thing for vacuum cleaners gave it a big thumbs up (may sound strange but at least his always happy to help mum with the chores)! 

 This powerful suction power is down to the vacuums filters which don’t become blocked, all dirt collects in the container which is bigger than average and easy to empty, the vacuum therefore never loses suction and you don’t lose your rag!

Just check out that impressive extra long 4.20 meter hose

 I’ve been using the Air total Home C89-MA-T for almost a month now and can safely report that its never performed badly, I’ve never once found myself banging it angrily against the wall trying to dislodge a blockage. 

 As for the pet hairs, I found the Air total Home C89-MA-T removed them without problem! Note, the vacuum comes complete with a number of attachable accessories such as the Turbo tool and the Turbobrush both designed to lift stubborn pet hair with ease, through I found the brush I had already attached to do an already efficient job.

This is a really impressive little vacuum cleaner, that despite its compact size is big on performance and brings with it an impressive 6 year guarantee which allows you to clean in a worry free state. 

 If I had to report any disadvantages, it would be that despite all the great attachments supplied the actual device holds no storage capacity for these attachments! I would also suggest that you remove the extended hose for storage keeping this and the other attachments in a separate box as storing with this hose connected is much harder as despite the vacuum’s small compact appearance it becomes somewhat taller with the hose on what with it extending 4.20 metres in length (hard to explain so added a picture).

The attached hose does add height disconnect for storage (now you can see why this reaches tops of stairs). 

Nonetheless, the Air Total Home C89-MA-T with its overall performance, great suction, compact, lightweight design and antibacterial filters, plus fantastic 6 year guarantee, far outweigh any miner disadvantage of that given above. 

 With this now replacing our usually device, its safe to say that I think this cylinder vacuum-cleaner is the business!

The Vax Air Total Home C89-MA-T has a RRP of £249.99 for further info or reviews Click HERE

Disclaimer: As part of the team of consumer testers for Vax Voice I received the product in exchange for an honest review! All opinions are my own and haven’t been influenced in any way.

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