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VAX Air Silence Vacuum Cleaner

800W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 5.5kg Aug 2015
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- Multi Cyclonic Technology- Lightweight- Quiet in use More
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User Reviews Are Average

Air Silence owners on average rated this vacuum cleaner 71 out of 100.

Nice Design

Several people considered that the product was good looking. A.m.boughey wrote “Power cord is pretty short Overall it is a good vacuum cleaner that could have been great with a little more thought” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Ambienthighway wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “If you are used to vacuum hoses this is pretty standard”. Ambienthighway also said “The running across the floor was noted as pretty good”.

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was a good design. L. Hardt said in their review on Amazon “Will end up with all the detirtus you've carefully vacuumed being poured all over the floor! Strange that this machine has that same design flaw as our previous Vax vacuum”. Last year Mr_ska said on Amazon “I like the design for emptying the dust container”. Two years ago The Dunelmian gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Good design, very useful.” in their review.

A number of VAX Air Silence reviewers who reviewed the VAX Air Silence said that it was well designed. Gentoo mentioned “Well designed, good cleaning”. L. Hardt said in their review on Amazon “Is eerily quiet - perhaps it'll get louder as it gets older? It's well designed.” and scored the product 5 stars.

Some people who bought the product mentioned that it was neat. A.m.boughey said on Amazon “Keeps it tidy when not in use” in their review. Mr_ska wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon in December last year “Nothing remarkable about them other than the neat design for stacking them together”.

Two people who reviewed it thought it was smooth. P. Sharpe rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The action of the handle that opens the cylinder to empty the dust from the vacuum is unbelievably smooth and easy to open (See Amazon Picture 10) 5”. Roroblu'smum said in December last year “I used it on a very smooth wool-mix runner, that my cats like to play on”.

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Easy to Empty

Several VAX Air Silence reviewers considered that the product was easy to empty. A.m.boughey wrote on Amazon “Easy to empty, clean and change filters” in their VAX Air Silence review. Bathory scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “It's also very easy to see how full it is and emptying it is a doddle as well”. Benjamin mentioned “The dirt container being very easily removed for emptying” in his VAX Air Silence review.

Portable

Six people wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to move around. P. Sharpe wrote “It would also be good for those who need something lightweight as it is very easy to carry” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. P. Sharpe also said “It is lightweight and easier for getting under tables”. Roroblu'smum mentioned on Amazon in December last year “Normally, where my other hoover makes lightweight cat litter skitter away” in their review but they only gave the VAX Air Silence a score of 2 stars.

Good Size

Several VAX Air Silence owners thought it was compact. Chris Hall said in his review on Amazon “The Vax C86-AW-Be Air Silence Eco Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner is a small, compact vacuum cleaner that's easy to lug around your house, up”. Chris Hall also wrote “In use the compact Vax seems to do everything a larger vacuum cleaner would”. Chris Hall also said “However, with compact cleaners like this one, thick carpets do require an extra effort”.

Several customers reckoned that the VAX Air Silence was lightweight. Chris Hall scored it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “First impressions of the vacuum cleaner when taking it out of the box for the first time are that it's certainly compact and reasonably lightweight” in his review of the VAX Air Silence. L. Wilson said on Amazon two years ago “It is lightweight so wasn't struggling” in their review of the VAX Air Silence. Laura Smith mentioned “Well worth it if you need something more lightweight and portable” in her review of the VAX Air Silence.

Some VAX Air Silence reviewers wrote in their reviews that the VAX Air Silence was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Brett H wrote on Amazon “Light as claimed? Well not really - any heavier and it would be a real pain to lug around” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Shoe Addict said “It isn't huge so you wouldn't expect it to be too heavy anyway” in their review. Last year Toast wrote on Amazon “While the design is not as refined, being a bit bulky and without elegance”.

Several VAX Air Silence reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Musicfan wrote “The tube on it is thin and often bends stopping the suction”. Several VAX Air Silence owners who purchased the product thought it was easy to carry around. The Dunelmian mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “It is relatively light and easy to move around”.

One customer reckoned that the VAX Air Silence was thick. L. Wilson gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “I found I had to go over it 2-3 times, maybe the pile on my carpet is thicker” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who bought the product thought it was good quality. In December last year Musicfan said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “A high quality very QUIET supersucking vacuum cleaner” however they only scored the product 40 out of 100. Musicfan also said “This is a quality vacuum cleaner and I am immediately impressed with it”. R De Bulat mentioned “Generally well made and effective vacuum cleaner, although not perfect” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Easy to Use

Some VAX Air Silence owners who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. Bobfall mentioned in their VAX Air Silence review “There is some intuitive technology involved in this model to achieve low power consumption at around 800W which yields suction that is currently produced in 1400W+ bag-less cleaners” however they scored it 40 out of 100. Two years ago Champollion wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “An efficient, effective cleaner with an easily adaptable switch to use on hard surfaces”. Gizmogeek rated the product 4 stars and said in their VAX Air Silence review on Amazon also two years ago “It is quiet enough to use while holding a conversation or with someone watching TV in the same room”.

Several customers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to handle. Ambienthighway said “There are two handles you need to pick up with the handle on top”. Aydan wrote “The cord isn't long enough for a big room and it has 2 handles on the top, 1 for carrying” however they only rated the VAX Air Silence 1 stars. Chrymas said in their review of the VAX Air Silence “There are two handles on the hoover one for carrying”.

Several people who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to assemble. Jay Rainbow said on Amazon last year “It's simple to put together straight from the box” in his VAX Air Silence review and rated it 5 stars. Musicfan said in the same month “It is easy to assemble” in their review. R De Bulat said on Amazon “This is a well made vacuum cleaner, easy to assemble” in their review.

One person wrote that it had a good experience. Champollion said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Non the less rewarding experience with an added hidden benefit”.

One VAX Air Silence reviewer who bought this vacuum cleaner mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Thrud Fan gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner in December last year “The handle is large and comfortable to use”.

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Good Suction

Some VAX Air Silence reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good suction. A.m.boughey wrote on Amazon “Not a complaint as suction is so good, but's quite difficult to push” but despite that they gave the VAX Air Silence a rating of 3 stars. Chris Hall wrote “Offers good suction and easy maintenance” and rated it 80 out of 100. Chris Hall also wrote “The Vax exhibits a good strong suction which you can see is picking up ingrained dirt, dust”.

Robust

A few VAX Air Silence reviewers who bought it thought it was well made. Ambienthighway wrote “I did not run them side by side to see which one was louder? Of build quality i would say the Vax is built to last like the Dyson” in their review of the VAX Air Silence and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Gentoo wrote on Amazon “This is a well made, well designed vacuum cleaner with a lot to offer” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Two years ago Laura Smith mentioned “A really solid good offering from Vax” in her VAX Air Silence review and rated the product 80 out of 100.

A number of people who bought it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Creamkate wrote “Quite heavy and sturdy” in their VAX Air Silence review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Rm/tm said on Amazon “It feels sturdy and the attachments go together securely” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Roroblu'smum mentioned on Amazon “First of all, though it's quite clunky, heavy and feels very sturdy” in their VAX Air Silence review but in spite of that they gave the product a score of 2 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was reliable. Marand wrote on Amazon “This is my first cyclonic vacuum – I have been using my trusty Henry quite happily for several years” and rated the product 4 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

Thirteen people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Brett H rated the VAX Air Silence 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “Postscript 22/11/14 - when I reviewed this it was priced at something over £200”. Brett H also wrote “At the time of writing this postscript it is now priced at £80 which is a much more realistic figure for this cleaner”. Brett H also wrote “At this price it is reasonable value”.

Nine VAX Air Silence owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. A.m.boughey said on Amazon “At around the same price as an entry level or discounted Dyson it's also far from cheap” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Two years ago Benjamin he said in his VAX Air Silence review on Amazon “That can have its drawback though, if there is a great deal of carpet to clean it could become a little tiring”. Jay Rainbow mentioned in his review of the VAX Air Silence on Amazon in December last year “It's so powerful that my only complaint would be the suction makes it difficult on the thin cheap carpets in my current (temp) house” and gave this vacuum cleaner a very good review score.

One customer who bought it said that it was cheap. Two years ago Shoe Addict said “I bought this as a special offer for just under £70” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave the VAX Air Silence a score of 80 out of 100.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few people who purchased the product considered that it was quiet. A.m.boughey wrote in their review “Very quiet, in fact without the powered head on, you tend to forget the main motor is running”. Anne Smith mentioned on Amazon “Quiet and powerful, like a great friend, do wish I had bought one before” in her review. Aydan said on Amazon in December last year “It may be quiet” in their review of the VAX Air Silence.

A number of people who purchased this vacuum cleaner considered that it was noisy. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It's not noisy as the older models.”. Gizmogeek mentioned “If you're like me and wondering exactly how loud is 70dB”. L. Wilson mentioned two years ago “My hairdryer is louder than this item”.

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Good Brush

Seven customers who purchased this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it had a good brush. Chrymas said “I found the hoover and motorised brush had were best transported separately” in their VAX Air Silence review. Mars22 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner last year “See if I can get a rug attachment that has brush in it that should glide over the floor much easier”. Mousietung's Mum rated this vacuum cleaner 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the VAX Air Silence on Amazon “Of the floor-vacuuming heads, one has a powered brush”.

Good Support

One VAX Air Silence reviewer thought the product had good technical guidance. In December last year A.m.boughey mentioned “Other parts for cleaning with clear and easy instructions in the guide book” however they only gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Power Cord

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good power cord. Ludovico Sforza wrote “The power cord lead has a fully extended length of 18 1/2”.

VAX Has Good Vacuum Reviews

VAX medium maximum input power vacuums have good reviews on average and across all vacuums VAX is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 72 decibels, the Air Silence has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other vacuums of this age and type. Across all the medium maximum input power vacuums that have been around for around the same time as the Air Silence the noise levels range from 60dB to 95dB, and the average noise level is 76dB.

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A Dust Re-Emission Class

This vacuum has an A dust re-emission class, which is the most frequently found dust re-emission class on vacuum cleaners of a similar age and spec to it.

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A Hard Floor Cleaning Performance Class

This vacuum cleaner has an A hard floor cleaning performance class, which is the most frequently found hard floor cleaning performance class on vacuums of a similar type and age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

The Air Silence does not have a brush tool, although keep in mind that most of the other vacuums that have been on the market for around the same time as the Air Silence also do not have a brush tool.

There are a number of other vacuum cleaners which also have a brush tool that you might also want to look at including the Complete C3 Cat&Dog PowerLine[pl_2875983_price], or the Classic C1 Special EcoLine[pl_2982705_price] both from Miele or the VAX Mach Total Air Force U89-MA-T[plb_2927502_price] which is also higher rated.

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Bad Environmental Credentials

Some VAX Air Silence reviewers who purchased it said that it was not good in terms of power usage. Amazon Customer scored the VAX Air Silence 1 stars and mentioned “It will take you three times longer to finish the work and so the energy saving "benefit" becomes pointless” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Toast mentioned in December last year “It is the power usage and is not related to the conversion of this electrical power into suction power (hence why we have these new EU rules!”.

Poor At Cleaning Pet Hair

Some people who reviewed the product agreed that it was not good at cleaning dog hair. Laura Smith wrote “It did pick up pesky dog hair qwith only a few sweeps which is a plus” in her review. Sue C. wrote on Amazon two years ago “The brush head has fixed bristles, so no more having to clean dog hair and fluff which gets badly tangled round rotary brushes” in her VAX Air Silence review.

Not Cordless

The Air Silence is not cordless, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium maximum input power vacuums that have been on the market for around the same time as the Air Silence are also not cordless.

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Very Wide

Across all the medium maximum input power vacuums that have been on the market for a similar time to the Air Silence the widths range from 130mm to 590mm. The VAX Air Silence is fairly wide (580 millimeters) compared to most of the other vacuums that have been on the market for around the same time as the Air Silence.

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3 Other reasons to consider the VAX Air Silence

Dry Cleaning Type

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

Alternative Dry vacuums currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Complete C3 Cat&Dog PowerLine[pl_2875983_price], or the Compact C2 Allergy EcoLine[pl_2915501_price] both from Miele or the Electrolux ZS325[plb_2779459_price].

If you are looking for a vacuum cleaner with a better cleaning type then you might want to look at the VAX Rapide Ultimate W87-RH-P[plb_2928156_price] (Wet) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Air Silence has a fairly typical weight (5.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec vacuums that came out more than a year ago.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this VAX vacuum cleaner was released.

Specification

Power
Maximum Input Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Design
Type
Dust Container
Flexible Hose
Dust Capacity
Colour
Performance
Cleaning Type
Noise Level
Intended Use
Air Filtering
Hard Floor Cleaning Performance Class
Carpet Cleaning Performance Class
Dust Re-Emission Class
Cleaning Surface
Ergonomics
Cord Length
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Parquet Brush
Hard Floor Brush
Technical Details
HEPA Filtration System

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vax c86, c86awpe, vax c85, vax c85a, vax c86a, vax c85as, vax c86aw, vax c85asp, vax c86awb, vax c86awp, vax c85asph, vax c86awbe, vax c86awph, vax c86awpf, vax c86awphe, vax c86awpfe, vax c85asphe
Barcodes 05012512147864, 05012512148267, 05012512149486, 05012512151571, 05054186343432

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