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VAX Powermax VRS12A

VAX Powermax VRS12A Vacuum Cleaner

2,000W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 4.9kg Jun 2015
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11 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 9 owner reviews this VAX vacuum has an overall owner rating of 71%.

Has a Brush Tool

The Powermax VRS12A has a brush tool, which is unusual. Most of the other high maximum input power vacuums that are a comparable age to the Powermax VRS12A do not have a brush tool.

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Easy to Use

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Andy Crellin mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use”. Deewhy mentioned a few weeks ago “It has a power control to adjust the suction” in their review. One VAX Powermax VRS12A owner who bought this vacuum cleaner thought it was easy to assemble. Deewhy said on Amazon “It is very easy to assemble the vacuum cleaner”.

Reasonably Priced

A few VAX Powermax VRS12A owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Deewhy wrote on Amazon “Value for money” but even so they gave the product a score of 2 stars. Last year Sandra rated the VAX Powermax VRS12A as excellent and she wrote in her review of the VAX Powermax VRS12A “Good price, very light to handle, powerful, so far so good”. Truthtelling777 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Nevertheless - a reasonable buy for the money” .

One VAX Powermax VRS12A reviewer said in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Ken Jones said “Cheap and cheerful” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Good Suction

A number of VAX Powermax VRS12A owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good suction. Deewhy said “The suction performance is very good”. Last year Tjt mentioned “Has good suction” in their VAX Powermax VRS12A review but they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Size

One customer concluded that the product was easy to carry around. Deewhy said in October this year “It's quite light in weight which makes it easy to carry from room to room” .

Good Filter

One VAX Powermax VRS12A owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good filter. Deewhy wrote in their VAX Powermax VRS12A review on Amazon in October this year “It requires a good clean of the HEPA filter”.

Nice Design

One VAX Powermax VRS12A reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. Deewhy mentioned “Emptying the bin is pretty straight forward, without making too much mess on the floor” in their review but in spite of that they gave the product a score of 2 stars.

Dry Cleaning Type

The cleaning type of this vacuum cleaner is Dry, which is typical of many vacuums that have been on the market for more than a year.

Alternative Dry vacuums currently available which you might also want to consider include the ZAN3002EL[pl_2824216_price], or the ZAN7802EL[pl_2824251_price] both from Zanussi which has better reviews.

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VAX Has Good Reviews for Its Vacuums

Based on 5,007 expert and owner reviews, VAX has good ratings for its vacuums. However, VAX has unexceptional ratings for its high maximum input power vacuums compared to high maximum input power vacuums made by other brands.

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Light

Vacuum cleaners of a similar type and age to the Powermax VRS12A have weights of between 6.7g and 30kg. The Powermax VRS12A is quite light (only 4.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec vacuums that have been around for a similar time to the Powermax VRS12A.

If you would consider a vacuum cleaner with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ZAN7802EL[pl_2824251_price] (5.7kg), or the ZAN3002EL[pl_2824216_price] (4.4kg) both from Zanussi or the Kärcher MV 3[plb_2851079_price] (5.5kg) which also has a higher rating.

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4 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One customer thought it was not reliable. In October Deewhy said in their review of the VAX Powermax VRS12A on Amazon “Disappointed with Vax Reliability”.

Not Cordless

Most vacuums of a similar type and age to the Powermax VRS12A are not cordless. The Powermax VRS12A is no exception to this as it too is not cordless.

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Very Short Cord Length

The shortest cord length of vacuum cleaners of a comparable spec and age to the Powermax VRS12A is 4m, the longest is 16m, and the average cord length is 6.9m. At only 5 meters, the Powermax VRS12A has a quite short cord length compared to most of the other similar spec vacuum cleaners that have been around for a comparable time to the Powermax VRS12A.

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Very Small Dust Capacity

At only 1.7 liters, the Powermax VRS12A has a fairly small dust capacity compared to most of the other high maximum input power vacuums that have been available for more than a year. The dust capacities of high maximum input power vacuums that were released around the same time as the Powermax VRS12A range from 0.25L to 70L, and the average dust capacity is 14L.

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1 Other reason to consider the VAX Powermax VRS12A

Released Over a Year Ago

This VAX vacuum cleaner was released over a year ago.

Specification

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User Reviews

(9)
(Verified Purchase)

Rubbish! Possibly the worst vacuum cleaner I have ever bought! Had to buy another that actually would 'picked up'!

Easy to use: It is very easy to assemble the vacuum cleaner. Operation is very straight forward as well, just plug in to the power socket and press the power switch to start. It has a power... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by TJT
(Verified Purchase)

Has good suction but too flimsy.

Reviewed 8 April 2015 by Sandra
(Verified Purchase)

Good price, very light to handle, powerful, so far so good.

Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Szenyeri richard
(Verified Purchase)

I am satisfied...

Reviewed 18 February 2015 by Andy crellin
(Verified Purchase)

Powerful,easy to use,had one before & it done well...

Reviewed 4 February 2015 by Ken Jones
(Verified Purchase)

Cheap and cheerful. Does the job I wanted.

Reviewed 22 December 2014 by E buyer
(Verified Purchase)

Replacing an older Vax as a wheel come off & the power cord kept rewinding, only used the replacement twice & (I don't believe it) the cord is rewinding, I have double checked it is not some fluke... Read more…

Reviewed 18 December 2014 by TruthTelling777
(Verified Purchase)

Not a bad vacuum cleaner. Wanted a bit more power and suction from this Vax model. However, it certainly cleans up dust and dirt reasonably well. If you've got pets, you'll probably want to spend... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vax vrs12, vax vrs11, vax vrs12a, vax vrs11s
Barcodes 05012512134826

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