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Rowenta Air Force Extreme
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Rowenta Air Force Extreme Vacuum Cleaner

£295.71
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2,200W Upright Vacuum Dry 3.2kg Sep 2012
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Air Force Extreme de Rowenta : le test d'Achetezfacile
Test de l'aspirateur balai Rowenta Air Force Extreme

9 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Les Numeriques.com and goodhousekeeping.com this Rowenta vacuum cleaner has an average expert rating of 70%.

Best Seller

The Air Force Extreme is one the top selling vacuum currently on sale according to Amazon sales data.

Easy to Use

One Rowenta Air Force Extreme owner who reviewed this vacuum cleaner wrote that it was easy to use. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Easy to use under low furniture” and rated this vacuum cleaner 80 out of 100.

Rowenta Vacuums Have Good Reviews

Rowenta is one of the superior vacuum manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Rowenta also has good reviews for its high maximum input power vacuums.

Very Light

The Rowenta Air Force Extreme is quite light (only 3.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec vacuum cleaners that have been available for around the same time as the Air Force Extreme. The average weight of comparable spec vacuums that have been on the market for a similar time to the Air Force Extreme is 7.1kg, and the weights range from 5.7g to 110kg.

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Cordless

The Air Force Extreme is cordless, unlike most of the other vacuums that have been available for more than two years which are not cordless.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cordless vacuums currently available including because of it's better review score, the Bosch BCH6ATH25[plb_2328948_price].

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Very Shallow

With a depth of only 255 millimeters, the Air Force Extreme is one of the shallower vacuum cleaners of this age and spec amongst vacuum cleaners of this age. Vacuums of a comparable age and spec to the Air Force Extreme have depths of between 140mm and 600mm, and the average depth is 380mm.

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Narrow

The Air Force Extreme is one of the narrower vacuums that have been around for a comparable time to the Air Force Extreme (only 250 millimeters) amongst high maximum input power vacuums of this age. Across all the high maximum input power vacuums that were launched around the same time as the Air Force Extreme the widths range from 140mm to 850mm.

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Short

The Air Force Extreme is very short (only 119 millimeters) compared to most of the other high maximum input power vacuums that were launched more than two years ago. The heights of similar spec vacuums that are a comparable age to the Air Force Extreme range from 110mm to 1,300mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

Most high maximum input power vacuums that are a comparable age to the Air Force Extreme do not have a brush tool. The Air Force Extreme is no exception to this as it too does not have a brush tool.

We compared this vacuum cleaner to all the other vacuum cleaners with a brush tool and we think the Sebo Felix 1 Premium[plb_1799481_price], the Rowenta Xtrem Power[plb_1795617_price], or the AEG UODELUXE[plb_2144142_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Poor At Cleaning Pet Hair

One customer said in their reviews that it was not good at cleaning pet hair. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned last year “Performed poorly picking up pet hair from carpet” in their review.

Quite Small Dust Capacity

High maximum input power vacuums that have been on the market for around the same time as the Air Force Extreme have dust capacities of between 0.3L and 83L, and the average dust capacity is 5.8L. When compared to other vacuum cleaners of a similar age and spec to the Air Force Extreme, the dust capacity of the Rowenta Air Force Extreme of only 0.5 liters is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of only 0.58 hours, the Rowenta Air Force Extreme has a fairly small maximum battery life compared to most of the other vacuums of this type and age. The maximum battery life of vacuums that were released more than two years ago range from 0.57h to 1h, and the average maximum battery life is 0.73h.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Rowenta Air Force Extreme

Dry Cleaning Type

The cleaning type of this vacuum cleaner is Dry, which is the most commonly supported cleaning type on vacuums of this spec and age.

We compared all the other Dry vacuum cleaners to this vacuum and we think the Philips FC847[plb_1539084_price], the Miele S5211[plb_1919082_price], and the Bosch BCH6ATH25[plb_2328948_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This vacuum was released over four years ago.

Specification

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Expert Reviews

(2)

The Rowenta Air Force Extreme Lithium RH8552 had the longest battery life of all the models we tested (lasting over 40 minutes), and excelled in our bare floor debris pick-up test and did very... Read more…

Very good performance on bare floor test
Very good performance on edgecleaning test
Easy to use under low furniture
Intuitive controls
Very long battery runtime
Some consumer testers found it swiveled too much
Performed poorly picking up pet hair from carpet
3 February 2013

Deux promesses sont tenues avec ce balai Air Force Extrême : le système de filtrage cyclonique fonctionne bien et son efficacité, correcte, ne faiblit pas. Toutefois, nous avons été vraiment...

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 28 February 2014 by Jan Loveday
(Verified Purchase)

This is one of the best gadgets that I own. I can honestly highly recommend this. It is the only vac cleaner that goes right into the corners...

Reviewed 19 August 2015 by Cloggie
(Verified Purchase)

Does what it say on the box...

Reviewed 6 February 2016 by S. Conway

Great Idea, but build quality is shocking. The little wheels in the head fall out, one replacement head sent, then a repair job. In less than a year the head has broke 3 times. Now the flex hose... Read more…

Reviewed 29 October 2015 by A. C. Grant
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great hoover in a neat design. But my only complaint with it is that it's heavier than I had hoped for so it makes some areas difficult to hoover. Also the delivery took quite a few... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers rowenta rh8872, rowenta rh8872w, rowenta rh8872wo
Barcodes 03221610088708, 03221610088807, 03221610089002, 03221610128602

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