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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.
Excellent cleaning performance
The Vax vacuum cleaning is performance is surprisingly very effective considering the low price and picks up very well of any carpet even hair that fallen off onto the floor having main female in the household.
It’s suction and brush is so useful for any pick dirt on any type of floors. I highly recommend to any it has wet feature as well so you are getting 2 for the price of one.
I need a new battery..
HI, i am on my second battery in my vax, which I was given about 10 years ago. I use it most days and I love it! The second battery hasn't lasted very long for some reason, is there a trick for maintaining the batteries life? Do you know where I can buy a new battery in New Zealand please?
could not be without.
Great little machine it certainly makes things easier for me. I am unable to stand very long or walk for long so instead of pushing a vacuum which is heavy this machine makes life easier. It is so light and manoverible and picks up just like a vacuum,I can use it every day and only need to vacuum every so often.
Can't live without it, great
House about 12 square. Light and good suction. All sorts of floors wood and carpet.i have rheaumatoid arthritis and this is very convenient for me to use every day. I can't imagine being without it. My vac is broken at the moment the orange part that attaches to the handle broke. Could you let me know where I can get this parts. Otherwise stores that have them in stock. I find it very hard to be without it.
Don't waste your money
Had to replace the first one within couple of months due to handle problem. Then 10 months later same problem with the handle but now been told out of warranty as handle is only 12 months warranty even though it says 2 year guarantee online. Guess must be in fine print somewhere (of course) and didn't see it. Wouldnt bother with again as without handle cant use unless I push it around with my foot!!.
Looks flimsy - Works hard
The Vax 53000 looks like it would snap in two if asked to pick up anything but it actually does a great job. I read the previous comments prior to purchase so I have been careful when picking it up. It cleans up some surprisingly large items. I have been using it on carpet in a large shed, cleaning up sawdust, general dirt, cat hair and also on carpet under a verandah with blown in leaves. It doesn't have a huge dirt collector tray and with arthritis in my hands it is a bit hard to remove to empty it but not impossible. So it does the job, ...it is so handy to just grab it and go rather than get the big vaccuum cleaner out. I've had it through its first battery charge and used it about six times for about 5 to 10 minutes a time. The little motor makes some noise but the cats don't mind it. It is very light and easy to use.
Not a bad little sweeper
I bought this about a month ago and it cleans both carpets and hard floors. You do have to keep emptying it though as the dust receptacle is not that big and have to clean the brushes often as it does collect pet hair, etc. Battery life lasts more than I expected and I like how lightweight and easy to manoeuvre it is as I do have wrist issues.
How awesome is this thing!
It is what it is. It's a flashy, battery powered, dust pan and brush. Instead of lugging the vacuum cleaner out every night to clean up the kids mess we grab the VAX. It is awesome for the quick night time tidy ups. Lasts about 1hr or more of constant running so you can easily get a week out of a charge. Added bonus, the kids call it Mr Orange and love using it.... how great is that! The only downside is how you carry it. If you don't empty it after every use you can spill the dirt out of it
Quick and easy. Kids love to use it. Dirt cheap
Sometimes the rubbish falls out of it. Wont vacuum a car
Great for a quick clean up
Purchased from store with a 2 year extended warranty for $99 in total which was better than any online site.
Charged overnight and have used it every day for the first week. It's light, manoeuvrable, and does a great job for hard floors and rugs. We have 2 fluffy cats and it does an ok job on clumped fur, but tends to push away very fine fur; it usually ends up electrostatically stuck to the plastic and I simply pull it away when emptying the small tray. It's absolutely brilliant cleaning around the cat litter tray. This is an unpretentious m...
Works ok for small clean ups, but breaks easily
I bought our first one of these about 3 years ago and loved it. It was great for those breakfast crumbs and dog hair on the floor. I used it every day. Unfortunately, after about a year, it's handle snapped off from the base. I tried to get a replacement part, but that proved to be quite a challenge, but like the cleaner so much I bought another one. Several months later, we had the same problem. Handle snapped off in exactly the same place. I had allowed the kids to use it when helping clean up, so put it down to rough handling. I went out and...bought another one. A few months on, and with only me using it to ensure it was treated with care, SAME PROBLEM! Handle has snapped off at the base! I contacted vax and, to their credit, offered to send me out the piece that joins the handle to the base to reconnect the handle, but I decided not to bother. I decided to fork out a bit more and buy a bissell air ram. Same convenience and so much sturdier. Don't waste your money on something that just keeps breaking. Handy, very light weight, reasonably good running time before recharging. Keeps breaking!
Update on longevity
I have had this sweeper now for 5 years. This year I noticed that the bristles we starting to fray and the was battery not working for as long. Still enough to do the kitchen, dining and family area but that is it. My young sons often have the job of using it to sweep up after breakfast. And last week one managed to break the handle off, when trying to sweep whilst lying on his stomach. All in all... These days 5 years of abuse is not too bad.
Head very bulky does not fit under the couch
Poor battery life
I really liked this initially as it cleaned really well but I've only had it for about 18 months, and in spite of having very little use, the battery hasn't held a charge properly for about 6 months. The cost of a new battery is half the cost of a new unit so I'm not going to bother. I wouldn't buy another one - I'd say it's cost me about $9 a clean!
Good cleaning power initially.
Very poor battery life.
Great for anyone with back problems!
I was shown how to use one of these in a rehabilitation program as I couldn't vacuum, just walk around with it instead of moving backwards and forwards with it the motorised brushes pick up the lint and dust.
It works better on one of my rugs than the vacuum cleaner for lint and threads.
My husband will use it for quick tidy ups - he would never get the vacuum out and do that.
You can take the handle off and use it for furniture, husband used it on the billiard table.
Handle tilts to go under furniture.
It could benefit with the addition...
I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a light weight, easy to operate, cordless sweeper for under $100. I have had this one for almost a year and would like to get another one for upstairs. This would be received as an appreciated gift for any one.
Very lightweight, kids can clean up their own mess with ease. Long battery life....instructions say to completely discharge the battery every month to maintain peak performance, I did this after the first two months and it took two weeks of every day use to discharge the battery to the...
We have had this product for around five years now - is great on short carpet and hard floors. I find the direction you go along walls/skirting boards makes a difference to it's efficiency - left side against the wall seems best. Our battery finally failed and we purchased another from VAX direct. Easy to empty. Love it. Even picks up dog hair without too much hassle, and flour off the floor after making pasta.
Easy to use, light and convenient -it is what it is - great for little quick jobs, and a general fast tidy up.
I wouldnt recommend buying this product because of the weak battery life. Otherwise it worked well for the short time that it did.
It was great while it lasted ...
The battery died after a few months, used it twice daily only. Techtronic Industries the distributor in NZ refused to replace or fix it for free. I think it is a weak product. Same thing happened with someone else I know who bought this product.
This is one of the best products I have ever bought. It is so light and easy to use and moves and swivels so well. It just like vacuuming but with out dragging a heavy vacuum cleaner and cord! I used it on the floor after I had vacuumed and it retrieved even more dust, dirt and especially fluff. Picks up after my children so well - even picks up large pieces of food off the floor!
Easy, works extremely well, light, efficient. Makes cleaning up after children SOOOO much easier!!
Nothing at all.
If you have kids I recommed buying this unit, no need to pull the vacuum cleaner out for a quick clean up around the kids.It is now 6 month old and still going strong good price old on sale at $59 retail $109.We Can't live without it now.
This unit is light and very easy to manoeuvreeasy it can get under bed (our beds are very low) with no problems, the bagless makes it easy to empty, recharge battery.
Does't get under kitchen kick boards and dirt does get stuck in cleaner, but we have the same problem the our vacuum cleaner head.
Questions & Answers
What is the spring for when fitting a vax handle release clip and how is the spring fitted?
Any one had problems with vax sweeper melting and causing electrical fire? Batteries melted on to new carpet, room is now so smoke damaged and smells putrid.
Any ideas how to rid the smell?
I guess lucky it was the whole house as I have just finished renovating.
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