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VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B

VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B Vacuum Cleaner

20W 3.5kg Feb 2014
Maximum Input Power Weight Cordless Release Date
With the latest steerable technology, the lightweight Vax Air Switch H85-AC21-B Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is ideal for those touch up cleans to keep your house immaculate. Lightweight and versatile... More
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Good User Reviews

Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B owners on average rated this vacuum cleaner 80%.

Easy to Use

Several people considered that it was easy to use. Two years ago Andrew Kerr said in his VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B review on Amazon “It's a really simple machine to use in both modes”. Andrew Kerr also wrote “It's equally easy to use”. Atif Jung wrote in their VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B review “This is a very handy vacuum”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Andrew Kerr gave the product a score of 4 stars and he wrote in his VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B review two years ago “The on-switch has two settings - hard floors”.

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Good Suction

A number of people who purchased the product considered that it had good suction. Cj mentioned “The suction is OK” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Clare said on Amazon “It had good suction and cleans nicely” in her review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B. Clare also wrote “The downside of this good suction has to be the battery life of 12-15minutes, which just isnt enough”.

Easy to Empty

Some VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to empty. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “Best idea is to empty the bin and clean the filter outside at the bottom of your garden, or use your main vacuum cleaner to clean both the bin”. Andrew Kerr he mentioned “Emptying it when it's full is straightforward enough too”. Clare said on Amazon “The central portion is easy to empty and clean”.

Portable

Some VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B owners who bought the product wrote that it was easy to move around. Clare wrote in her review “This hoover is really lightweight and simple to manoeuvre” . Donna Whitney said “I bought this to use after my hysterectomy as it said it was lightweight” but she gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Dr. D. E. Goldwater said on Amazon “What a shame for an otherwise faultless portable vacuum”.

Good Size

Several VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B owners who bought it considered that it was lightweight. Two years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Only possitive is that it is lightweight and swivels easily” although they scored the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B 20 out of 100. Andrew Kerr wrote on Amazon “It's only 3.4kg, so about half the weight of most 'lightweight' cleaners” in his VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B review and scored it 4 stars. Clare mentioned in her review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B “Lightweight, easily to manoevre”.

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B was easy to carry around. Big Bertha said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “I couldn't believe how light and easy to manoeuvre this was”. Cj mentioned on Amazon “It performs very well, takes up hardly any space and is easy to carry and use” in their review. Jobo wrote in their review on Amazon in January last year “Powerful suction for its size and amazingly light and easy to use”.

Some VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B owners said in their reviews that it was a good weight. Last year Bluefairy34 wrote on Amazon “It's light weight, easy to use, great swivel on the head of the Hoover, easy to empty the filter” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Mr Marc Thompson mentioned in his review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B “It still doesn't look hoovered - there's bits still all over the carpet! The only good thing is that it is super light weight” but despite that he scored it 1 stars. Mr. D. N. Sumption said in their review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B two years ago “The 15 minutes suits us fine as we just use it for a granny flat - the size and light weight make it ideal for getting around”.

A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Andrew Kerr mentioned “Is currently quite happy with her Miele S2111 compact cleaner” in his VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B review. Clare mentioned two years ago “Helps keep the hoover so compact” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Clare Williams wrote in her review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Handy to have around as compact”.

A few VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B owners wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was heavy and bulky. Kevin Trebell mentioned in his review on Amazon “Don't want to lug a heavy wired lift hoover around”. Sue Morks wrote in her review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B “In the last 6 weeks an Half a Knee Replacement, I need an Hoover that is not heavy, fully flexible”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people who purchased this vacuum cleaner thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B review on Amazon “It's entirely fit for purpose in our case” and gave the product a very good review score. Two years ago Lothar scored the product 4 stars and said in their VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B review “While this is a cute and good quality product, I just don't think it justifies a price tag of this size”. Peter Piper wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Convenient quality, albeit at a price” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Several VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B reviewers mentioned that this vacuum cleaner was inferior quality. Two years ago Dr. D. E. Goldwater said on Amazon “This is fine for quick spills”. Sbno1 mentioned on Amazon “Is a massive convenience when cleaning up small spills between regular cleaning - certainly better than lugging out the big ole' mains operated vacuum” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Filter

Several VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B owners who reviewed the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B said that it had a good filter. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “In addition you'd have to clean the filter which sits at the top of the bin” in their VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B review. Dr. D. E. Goldwater mentioned on Amazon “It is easily emptied and has a rinsable filter which is always good”. J. Watkin said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “The only downside to this machine is they recommend you clean the filter every 6 uses which is a bit of a bind as the filter is quite thick”.

Good Battery Life

Twenty-one customers mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner had a good battery life. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B on Amazon “Battery wasn't working properly, charged for the stated hours lasted 10mins charges again”. Bluefairy34 wrote on Amazon “You can spend more on a better battery” in their review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B and scored the product 5 stars. Two years ago Cj mentioned “The only gripe is the battery” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it was quick to charge. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon in January last year “Its a pity it takes so long to charge”. Big Bertha rated it 5 stars and said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Setting up the Cordless Switch was easy, just one screw to attach the handle then put the battery on charge which takes 10 hours to charge fully”. Dr. D. E. Goldwater rated this vacuum cleaner 4 stars and wrote “It takes hours to charge the battery (the battery comes off”.

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Nice Design

Some VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Two years ago Amazon Customer said “This is great for when you want a quick tidy up, would highly recommend” and gave the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B an excellent rating. Big Bertha said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Powerful solution for quick tidy ups”. Two years ago Clare said “Then use the nozzle tool to tidy the edges”.

A few customers who bought it agreed that it was good looking. Andrew Kerr mentioned on Amazon “Our carpets, especially on the stairs, are getting close to needing replaced, so the pile is pretty flat” in his review of this vacuum cleaner and rated the product 4 stars. Andrew Kerr also mentioned “You can whizz around the house pretty quickly”. Last year Andy mentioned in his review “Pretty good for battery power” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Several VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B reviewers who purchased the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B reckoned that it was a good design. Cliffy said “Nice design.” in their review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B. Rm/tm said on Amazon “The streamlined and compact design looks good and, more importantly, makes it easy to carry, as well as facilitating storage in a small space” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Robust mentioned in their review on Amazon “The design should be improved”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several customers agreed that the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B was good value for money. Bootneck said “Save your money and don't believe these "vine" reviewers” in their review however despite that they gave the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B a score of 20 out of 100. Colette wrote in her review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B on Amazon “What a revelation! Not only is it light, manouverable and reasonably priced” and gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 5 stars. Last year Donna Whitney mentioned in her review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “It's lightweight and a good price”.

One VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B owner who purchased this vacuum cleaner mentioned that it was cheap. James W. scored it 4 stars and he wrote “It's a great material and inexpensive to use to make something light.”. One VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B reviewer wrote that this vacuum cleaner was a bargain for the price. In January last year Jobo said in their VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B review on Amazon “The plastic looks cheap”.

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Robust

Some customers thought the product was well made. Cj mentioned in their review “The machine is reasonably well built, some of the plastic feels a little flimsy”. Ifenton said on Amazon “In terms of positives the product has excellent manoeuvrability and is highly adaptable with the hand held vac built in”. Last year James W. wrote in his review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B “Put their best engineering foot forward as I suspect the cost of manufacture for both of these chargers is almost identical”.

One person concluded that it was sealed. Amazon Customer said “It's detachable so you can charge it on the separate charger bay, unlike other cleaners in which the battery is sealed in and cannot be removed” in their review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B.

One person who bought the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B mentioned that it was strong and durable.

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Good Technical Features

Some people wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner had good features. Clare said in her VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B review “One of my favourite features is because it’s so lightweight I can use it to clean the stairs without lots of bending over”. Two years ago Ifenton wrote on Amazon “This product has several excellent features which are unfortunately undermined by two fundamental problems”. Rm/tm wrote “The Vax Air Cordless Switch packaging highlights a number of features, including quick switch between stick” in their review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it was good at cleaning dog hair. Mr.david Seale mentioned on Amazon “Yes it's good foe dog hairs” in his VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B review however despite that he only gave it a rating of 2 stars. Sbno1 wrote on Amazon two years ago “With the brush bar it is pretty effective at picking up dog hair on a carpet”.

One person concluded that the product was good at cleaning pet hair. Jo Ozzy Osborne scored the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B very highly and she wrote two years ago “I love it picks up pet hair also, I love that it turns into a handheld cleaner do do curtains” in her review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B.

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Good Environmental Credentials

One VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B owner wrote that it was good in terms of recycling. Kevin Trebell rated the product as very good and he wrote in his review of the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B on Amazon “The unit comes well packaged in good recyclable packaging and is very easy to unpack”.

Good Support

One VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Frank Massey he mentioned in his review “Body screw together easily and instruction booklet is on top as soon as box is opened”.

Good Connectivity

One VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B owner who bought the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Kaed said in their VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B review two years ago “Handy being wireless”.

Good Brush

One VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B owner said in their reviews that the product had a good brush. In January last year Suzieb wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “I like the coarser brush tufts on the head, they're much less likely to stick than the fine ones that all the manufacturers used to use”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all VAX vacuum cleaners and also specifically for VAX low maximum input power vacuum cleaners and found that in both cases VAX had good reviews.

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Light

The weights of vacuum cleaners of a similar age and type to the Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B range from 640g to 8.6kg. With a weight of only 3.5 kilograms, the Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B is one of the lighter similar spec vacuums that were released more than two years ago amongst low maximum input power vacuum cleaners of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Zelmer Elf 3[plb_2546936_price] (3.8kg and cheaper); or the Hoover Unplugged UNP300R[plb_2665459_price] (3.8kg and higher rated).

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Cordless

The Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B is cordless, which is unusual. Most of the other low maximum input power vacuum cleaners that have been available for more than two years are not cordless.

We compared this vacuum cleaner to all the other cordless vacuum cleaners and we think the Hoover Unplugged UNP300R[plb_2665459_price] which has better reviews; or the Black & Decker PD1020L[plb_2981443_price], and the Morphy Richards SuperVac 732000[plb_2981458_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

Most low maximum input power vacuum cleaners that came out around the same time as the Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B do not have a brush tool. The VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B is no exception to this as it too does not have a brush tool.

We think you might also be interested in other vacuums which also have a brush tool including the Hoover CleanJet CJ625[plb_2665907_price].

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Quite Small Dust Capacity

The average dust capacity of vacuum cleaners that have been on the market for more than two years is 4.2L. When compared to other low maximum input power vacuum cleaners that are a comparable age to the Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B that we have assessed the dust capacity of, the Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B's dust capacity of only 0.35 liters is one of the smallest.

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Very Short Runtime

Vacuums of a similar age and spec to the Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B have runtimes of between 10 min and 60 min, and the average runtime is 29 min. At only 15 minutes, the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B has a quite short runtime compared to most of the other low maximum input power vacuum cleaners that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Charging Time

With a charging time of 10 hours, the Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B has a fairly long charging time compared to most of the other low maximum input power vacuum cleaners that have been available for around the same time as the Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B. The average charging time of vacuum cleaners of a comparable spec and age to the Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B is 6.3h.

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1 Other reason to consider the VAX Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when VAX released the Air Cordless Switch H85-AC21-B.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vax h85ac21, vax h85ac21b, vax vaxh85ac21, vax vaxh85ac21b
Barcodes 05012512151793

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