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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.
Love this little guy!
I’ve had Henry for about 5 years and I love him. No gimmicks, just a vacuum cleaner that works. Nice long cord, good range of onboard tools. The bags are big. I’ve been using the same bag for 5 years- we empty it out when full and I’ve washed it once (even though I have 10 new bags that came with it!).
Will never buy anything else- best vacuum cleaner I’ve ever owned.
Purchased for $300.00.
- Henry HVR200
- Verified purchase
I love this little guy!
This is the most underrated Vacuum. My Dyson died and wasn't convinced it was that great with the amount of money spent on it so I tried out Mums Henry and decided to buy one! It's a great little Vacum. It's got good suction and the bag space is huge so your not emptying it as often as other vacuums.
Purchased in October 2021 at Capital equipment machienery sales for $395.00.
Henry - my best cleaning buddy!
I purchased my Henry in 2007 on the advice of a friend who worked in hotels his whole life and saw that Henry was the number one choice in that demanding commercial environment. Fast forward 10+ years and my machine is still going strong. Used on hard floors, and mostly carpet plus vacuuming the car occasionally. I run mine on the lower power setting and rarely find myself needing the high power level. Originally came with the paper bags but I've since discovered the newer Numatic genuine cloth bags. I seem to be able to fit more into these wit...hout losing suction and they are much easier to fit and remove than the old paper bags which had could tear if you were a bit rough putting them in. If Henry ever dies (I hope he doesn't), i'd replace with another Henry without hesitation. I see there is a cordless model now, so that might be my next one!
Purchased in April 2021 for $499.00.
Love the Henry.
Robust and do a very good job. Quite heavy but wheels help. I would always buy one over other brands.use on wooden floor boards and rugs. The bags seem to last for ages.
Purchased in April 2021 for $398.00.
Henry sucks... extremely well!
I've had mine for three years. It is used in convenience store located on a busy road next to a beach - lots of dust from foot traffic, deliveries, and vehicle exhausts, as well as sand, salt and moisture from the beach! This store destroyed a $99 vacuum cleaner in one day yet Henry managed to perform flawlessly for three years.
Its suction is strong enough to suck fine dust out of a sofa. Bag capacity is big enough that bag replacement happens annually. The bag itself is a very effective filter and the interior of the vacuum cleaner hardly ge...ts any dust at all - see the photo for proof. It is actually quieter than a Dyson V6 or the $99 vacuum mentioned earlier. A couple of minor negatives prevent it getting a 5 star review - it's top-heavy so it tends to fall over if something "trips" it. Also, my wife complains that its much too heavy, though it's not an issue for me. Its cord could be longer, and of course, it is bulky. Despite these minor issues, I'd say it's the best vacuum cleaner that I've owned.
Purchased in August 2021 at Multi Range for $385.00.
- Henry HVR200A
- Verified purchase
The workhorse option
Have had this vacuum cleaner for over 4 years for cleaning carpets in my apartment, quite reliable. Be mindful to regularly check it over and replace the parts when issues are encountered. I've recently had to order a new filter for it, for example. Also it tips over if you pull by the cord, I've found it easier to extend the cord first and push/lift it into position. Both the cord and the hose have a lot of reach.
i hate him
I hate Henry the vacuum cleaner. I hate everything he stands for and i disagree strongly with his values and morals.
He is a disgrace to the community and should not be sold at any shops from today and going forward. I will personally be boycotting any stores I see Henry in and i cant wait to live in a Henry free world. Suction? Terrible. Power? My sister could slurp through a straw harder than Henry. He fails time and time again to complete the simplest of tasks and should be ashamed to call himself a vacuum. I am deeply disappointed in Henry and he will not be getting a second chance from me.
Very happy with performance of the vacuum
+ Great suction power, on both power settings
+ Easy to empty the HEPA bags and replacements can be cheapy found online
+ Very sturdily built
+ Manual winding of power cord - not a huge deal, but a small invonvenience
+ Can be a bit hard to manourve around the room ...
Henry does the job. One of the best in the commercial line. I was used to Nilfisk GM80 for my job and worried nothing else would replace it until I got my hands on Numatic Henry. It blew me away with it’s performance. Very light and easy to manoeuvre. Works on all surfaces. Recommend!
Great Long Lived Vacuum
Obviously this vacuum has a hilarious face which my kids love but its all abut cleaning. Its small but boy does it pack a punch! this is a serious vacuum and we bought it because of Numatic's fantastic reputation these last up to 20 years and I am hoping for that kind of life from it. Suction and cleaning power are fantastic and it comes with a comprehensive suit of tools. A serious vacuum despite the funny face.
I wish it was better
I was very excited to get this vac, it wasn't cheap, and was great for about 12 month - now i have to say it very average - not good at picking up fluff on floor - hair etc and seems to push large "bits" around on hardwood floor - its massive to store and the around the house - but for that money you cant just get rid of it!
It's a bad joke but it's true. I think these are terrible vacuum cleaners and have been waiting for mine to blow-up so I can get away from it all together. The truth is Henry doesn't suck enough! Eco mode is pointless and full mode is not much better.
Best vacuum cleaner ever. It totally sucks!
I’ve had Henry for about two years now and he’s honestly the best vacuum cleaner I’ve ever had. No gimmicks, no bells and whistles, just a really sturdy, well-built little unit that you can rely on to do his job!
You can use him bagless, or do as we do and just empty the bags. Last week I finally threw out the first bag after two years of emptying it.
Really manouverable, long cord, plenty of storage for tools on board.
Buy Henry, you won’t be disappointed!
I love Henry :)
Every time a friend who owns a Dyson (and loves it) comes over, I tell them about Henry, let them have a go and smile as they are astonished at how amazing a funny looking vacuum is - then I tell them he cost me $300 and watch them gasp ;)
I bought my Henry in 2013 after using one for years in a hospital and local church. They really are the best kept secret. I bought heaps of bags online to use under my hepa filter and they still haven't run out, I like to scent the bags with perfume so the whole house smells great.
I did, unfortunately..., break the head and replaced with a cheap one, not a good idea and I will be getting an original replacement asap. My kids love pulling Henry around to do the vacuuming, the youngest one wanted to do it from 2 years old, the fact that he could, shows how maneuverable it is, his favourite place to drag Henry was under the kitchen table :) Even on the lower setting you can vacuum anything, maybe not pet hair (I can't test that with no animals) but the only reason I use the high setting is if I'm in a rush and going fast or if I am using a hose attachment and not quite running it along something e.g. I don't run the black attachment over the top of white cornices in case it marks, I set Henry on high and keep it 5 cm away, any dist or cobwebs get sucked up easily even at a distance.
Small but powerful vacuum
My roommate had this vacuum and I’ll be sad to leave it behind. It was fine for our 3-bedroom home and didn’t even run that hot. The best thing is it is so light and maneuverable - I used it to clean my car too. The winding mechanism for the cord is maybe the only thing people won’t like but it’s simple and quick.
So much better than my dyson. Love the big bags and not having dust everywhere whn i empty it. Hose it fairly good too used to get kids stuff stuck in the dyson. Easy to move around. No auto wind on cord but that is just me being a lazy bum.
The Henry Hoover vacuum is a great unit with lots of suction and is so easy to get around the house. It has great sucking power on carpet and picks up everything. The only problem is that when the brush is down on the head it gets alot of hairs stuck in it.
Great suction but cumbersome
Great suction, one of the best vacs I’ve owned. It never overheats and cleans all house perfectly, including carpets, tiles and delicate wooden floors, thanks to the brush attached to it. I have a 150sqm floor to vac plus beds, car and lounges, all doable thanks to the various attachments provided.
I wouldn’t say it’s quiet, just average noise.
Only downside is it’s cumbersome, hard to manoeuvre and chopped a few walls.
LAST VACUUM I WILL BUY
Love my Henry, clean, powerful and reliable. I used to buy a new vacuum each year don't have to any more. With the bags I buy on line it is cheap and efficient to run and everyone that uses it loves it, long cord powerful suction and easy to use. great vacuum
This is best vacuum cleaner I ever have
I bought different vacuum cleaner twice and I end up to throw them away, Now I have Hendry and been using it more than 3 years and it still work perfectly as just bought, It works quite good on both carpet and floor tiles. The vacuuming power is strong enough to remove soil and small stones. The length of the cord is one of its strength.
Little bit heavy but that is fine because it has wheel to move around
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Questions & Answers
Is Henry any good at picking up dog hair
Has anyone been able to find out which is the best broker among those listed here?
Which model is the best and is Henry good with animal fur? I have been through a LOT of vacuum cleaners and sick of it! I have used a Henry in housekeeping so know they are good but not sure what they are like with pet fur! I have 3 cats in at night and outside some of the day and a dog that comes inside in the evenings.
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