Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Brilliant vacuum cleaner
I hesitated several times before buying, but now there are no regrets. Fabulous little light vacuum cleaner. Its easy to put together.
Only small issue is I cant get the bottom part off so I can attach the crevice nozzle, but at $29, buy a second.
Ive used this on linoleum flooring and its been perfect.
I bought this based on reviews and needed it for my tiled laundry where I have set up the kitty litter tray for my daughter's new kitten. Works great, I'm really happy with it. Bought a second for daughter's laminate flooring room. It's loud, but that is not an issue, easy to move around and a bargain at $30 from Big W. Includes a spare filter. Easy to put together. It's corded, but plenty of length for what I need. Easy enough to empty it. I'm pretty happy with it.
I bought 3 of these,friends have bought 9 between them since seeing mine. Lightweight, easy to use and so powerful. A lot of thought has gone into this - no bristles so stuff doesn't get stuck or passed over - just a hard plastic dirt shifter, an angled accessory for cars, no batteries so the power is better than heavy machines. Outdoes my expensive Miele which blew up. Great work Contempo - many thanks! :)
Seriously The Best Little 2 in 1 Vac Ever!
I am a 49 yr old mother of 4 wonderful children who all have Autism Spectrum Disorders. We also have a cat and a dog. I know a lot about cleaning, I have bought and used a wide range of vacuum cleaners over the past 20 years and this little Contempo 2 in 1 Vacuum Cleaner is the best of its type that I have used.
Great suction on all surfaces I’ve tried - tiles, carpet, lino, concrete and also in the car.
Mega-easy and light to assemble, empty, keep clean & store.
I love this vac, I have 3 of them for different parts of our house and I thor...
My little blue vacuum rocker
Love this little mighty blue stick vacuum I call mine “Blue Bertie”, powerful suction (600 watts)convenient, use on my long pile rugs,tiled floors and short pile carpet. I do my whole house with it. Love detachable handle I use it to vacuum my car and sucks up pet hair off the seats as well. For $29 I surely get my monies worth why buy a big vacuum when this little stick vacuum does the same job. Has a long cord so don’t have to change power outlet a lot, great for big or small clean up job. Highly recommend this appliance I wouldnt use any ...other vacuum. It is so powerful, after or before you use it make sure the filter cone is clean, It comes with a spare filter cone, I put mine in the washing machine in a linen bag so it washes thoroughly.Great for people living in small units or for elderly as light weight.
A Little Pocket Rocket!
Bought this little vacuum cleaner, on the basis of the great reviews, to replace my broken, slightly more expensive one.
Very pleasantly surprised, the suction on this little thing is unbelievable! It works just as well on hard floors as on carpet.
Comes with a crevice tool and 2 filters.
Very lightweight, easy to handle, easy to empty, although capacity on the smaller size, it wasn't a problem.
Handle can be removed to be a very powerful hand held vacuum cleaner. ( I found the handle was a bit hard to remove once put together).
The cord was a bit on the short side but was not a problem.
Very happy to have purchased this little gem and would not hesitate to recommend. Excellent value for $29.
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Surprisingly very good
I was very dubious about how good this vacuum could be given its $29 price tag. It's incredible. I have a long haired cat and it does an amazing job - though bear in mind I have no carpet. Holds heaps of fluff and can easily do my small apartment a few times over. It does feel very plasticy but it's been very durable. Can't recommend enough
Purchased in October 2018.
Surprisingly powerful and light weight
I purchased this product to vacuum the stairs because it was light to carry. I have an older Dyson DC12 that still works well but it’s too heavy for me to carry.
I didn’t expect much for $29 but I’m blown away how good this product is. It’s powerful and easy to empty, and because it’s not battery operated, there’s no waiting time to charge. It works well on tiles and carpet and even on the outdoor mats.
I’m purchasing one for my mother because it’s so good and light enough for her to use. My husband laughed at me for buying it - he’s not laughing now and uses it himself on his car.
Purchased in February 2020 at Big W Menai for $29.00.
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excellent for a small apartment, super powerful, super lightweight and compact.
looks like a toy and priced like a toy at $29 but it is not a toy.
has gotten into all the nooks and crannies the regular one wouldn't.
old one (hoover) was way more expensive, clunkier and not as powerful as this one.
I can just say Wooow!
I just got this cheap vacum cleaner form BigW for $29 and I'm still in shock how good it is! I bought it without testing， it's their policy，but they said I can return it.
Well I took it home but it was thinking I should retun it cause it wouldn't do the job anyways. The first thing I did when I got home，taking it out of the box and tryed it! It was such a surprise! The engine is very strong and that's what exactly what I needed for my one bedroom apartment. I cleaned everywhere happily. It is light and strong enough. If you don't have pets or...
Best value vacuum cleaner
I always imagined really good vacuum cleaners to be expensive so I was so surprised that one at this price would do the job just as well. I've used it mainly on carpet and tiles, very effective on tiles and good on carpet. I may have to go over a particular patch a few times only because the debris is caught onto the carpet fibres, but I probably would have to do that anyway. Really lightweight and easy to use for a small person like me, and makes vacuum cleaning less of a chore compared to those old big heavy cleaners I'm used to.
Value for money
so cheap and so good!
I love this little unit. it works so well and i use it for my 2 bedroom apartment all the time.
My only issue is that i cannot seem to convert it to a handheld unit but thats not a big issue for me as
I don't need that very often.
If you need something quickly and that doesn't cost alot, buy this vacuum!
I use this on laminated flooring, carpets and rugs. Very good for the price, but it doesnt do a deep clean of carpets and rugs and it fills up quickly. It is light weight and easy to store. Cleans up messes quickly and easy to empy. Its a good machine for the price
Super cheap and reliable
This vacuum is really good value for money. It's really cheap but works well. Good suction, easy to empty and very easy to turn it into a hand-held vacuum as well. Comes with a spare filter which is handy. Only complaint is that the cord isn't super long so you have to change power points a few times.
Great little vacuum, no regrets at all!
I bought this little vacuum 2-3 months ago and am very happy I did! It has great suction, a really long cord, is lightweight and works well as a stick vac or dustbuster. Great for those small areas, the car, a quick clean up. My only complaint (and the reason is gets 4 stars instead of 5) is that the handle, which is removable to make it a dustbuster can be a little difficult to put back in properly and if it turns incorrectly and clicks in, thats it, its permanent! Other than that, fantastic and well worth the money.
I just bought it as an accessory for my robotic vaccume cleaner and it works so awesome and very cheap 30$ is best and stopped using robotic most of the rooms it’s so handy nd sucks everything I just use my robotic one in living room once a while but I use this most of the house and as am carrying it’s so easy s it’s very light and u need not bend even my 2 year old does vaccume with it it’s ao easy and light love it
Greatness in a small package
I purchased this for my son as he just bought himself a house and I was there for a week and wanted to give the place a clean before coming home, I was a bit skeptical as it was only $29 but hey $29 well spent, its electric with a cord and comes with a spare filter plus the crevice tool and you can take it apart so its a handheld vac for cleaning your car or lounge or whatever, I am so impressed for the $29 I am buying one for my downstairs rumpus room instead of lugging my heavy barrel cleaner up and down 3 flights of stairs. i Used it on carp...et and tiles with no issue and its not hard to manouvre and its not heavy, its loud like any vacuum is but U can see it filling up with dirt off the carpet, only thing which I would NOT call an issue is the filter is slightly small but hey you don't want a big filter in a stick vac or it just makes it heavy, suction goes great guns, fabulous machine, NOT disappointed.
Perfect! Glad I bought it!
This nifty little gem has great suction on it and picks up stuff that my normal vacuum misses! Not only that, but it is ideal for curtains and those hard to get places. It is meant for small jobs, but I did most of my place just to see how it would go. And although I had to clean out the small filter at least 3 times - it did it! However, this was purchased for my curtains due to the handheld function and for along the skirting boards. so that is what its main function will be in the future.
It is easy enough to assemble and I like the vibra...nt blue color of it. NEGATIVES: Small filter and the cord is really long so needs to be watched so no tripping. POSITIVES: Strong suction and it comes with an extra filter. The price: $29.00. Great value for the price. It is not a Dyson or Miele, but still worth it for those light jobs around the home or for the car,
Questions & Answers
Where can I purchase one of these
Anyone know where to buy a replacement filter for the contempo vacuum cleaners? I guess it's cheap enough to just buy a whole new vacuum cleaner but we're trying to be less wasteful sending things to landfill!
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