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Makita VC3011L

48

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Makita VC3011L

£227.99
Makita VC3011L

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A good spec but a little out of date 2,600W drum vacuum cleaner, with high running costs and representing poor value for money
2,600W Drum Wet & Dry 10.5kg May 2015
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Makita VC3011L Review

With very good features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Makita VC3011L number 488 across all vacuum cleaners.
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Value for Money
Poor
70
Features
Good Features
61
Age
2 Years Old
15
Running Costs
£638 Over 10 Years
48
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 20%. Numatic vacuums have excellent reviews in general.
This vacuum cleaner is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better vacuums are available. View the latest vacuums 2017.
It has running costs of £638 over 10 years, which puts it in the most expensive 1% of all 1,518 vacuum cleaners that we have compared it to. View all energy saving vacuums.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, it is a good size and to empty. However they also report poor design and poor technical guidance.
This Makita vacuum cleaner has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Fairly high maximum input power
Quieter than average noise level
Motor head design with flat top and tool deposit
Innovative hose storage solution with flexible rubber strap
Washable PET cartridge filter protects turbine by holding back fine dust and debris
Fleece filter bag allows you to pick up most debris without damaging the filter bag
Push and clean system: takes just seconds to clean the filter
Automatic on/off function: machine activates when a connected power tool is used. 240v only
Integrated carry handle makes lifting and tilting of container easy and convenient
Protection level ip24
240V model only includes power take off (2000w)
Inox container
Heavier than average
Not cordless

Makita VC3011L In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

A number of Makita VC3011L owners mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. In October this year Geometer wrote in their Makita VC3011L review on Amazon “Very cheap and thin, I think this is one Makita product that will get used for a while, then thrown in the barn” nonetheless they only rated the product 20 out of 100. Geometer also mentioned “In conclusion this machine is so unlike the usual excellent Makita product that I think it must be a cheap, Chinese made outsourced product”.

One customer thought it was good value for money.

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Users Report Poor Design

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was not a good design.

Users Report Poor Technical Guidance

One customer said in their reviews that the product did not have good technical guidance.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

One Makita VC3011L owner reckoned that it was thin.

Users Report Easy to Empty

One person thought it was easy to empty. In October this year Geometer said “Having now used this cleaner until the inner bag is almost full I attempted to empty it” in their review but even so they only gave the Makita VC3011L a score of 1 stars.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £227.99 it is in the most expensive 28% of vacuum cleaners.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The VC3011L has an average 10 year running cost of £638 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the less economic to run vacuums.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Makita released the VC3011L in May 2015.

Features

Heavier Than Average

Vacuums have weights of between 300g and 30kg, and the average weight is 5.9kg. The weight of the VC3011L of 10.5kg is in the heaviest 4% of all vacuum cleaners when ordered by this feature.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Makita VC3011L of only 64dB is very quiet compared to most other vacuums. It is quieter than 96% of all vacuum cleaners when ranked by this feature. The quietest noise level of vacuums is 28dB, the loudest is 91dB, and the average noise level is 77dB.

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Fairly High Maximum Input Power

With a maximum input power of 2,600 Watts, the VC3011L has one of the highest maximum input powers amongst vacuum cleaners of this age. The average maximum input power of vacuum cleaners is 1,100W, and the maximum input powers range from 3.6W to 8,600W.

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Not Cordless

Like most other vacuums, the VC3011L is not cordless. 92% of vacuums are not cordless.

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Average Vacuum

The VC3011L's vacuum of 21kPa is fairly typical compared to most other vacuums. It is in the highest 38% of all vacuums when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

makita zmakvc3011l, makita vc3011l1

Barcodes:

00088381684781

Makita VC3011L

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