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VAX Air Mini Vacuum Cleaner

£89.99
£57.37 £32.62 cheaper than 29 days ago
1,400W Upright Vacuum Dry 4.9kg Aug 2013
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Reasonably priced
Good size
Poor expert reviews
162 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

A few VAX Air Mini reviewers who purchased the product thought it was good value for money. Abracacoc mentioned “The way I see it is that it has very basic design issues that I don't think would be very costly to get right” in their review of the VAX Air Mini although they rated it 60 out of 100. Four years ago Furrymonsters mentioned on Amazon “Think this one is the best value for not so much money” in their VAX Air Mini review. Helen Jeffs mentioned in her review “Good value”.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Tools do feel cheap”. Chris Bennett said in the same month “The hose kinks at every opportunity, probably as a very cheap polymer is used to extrude it” in his VAX Air Mini review. Ell wrote on Amazon also three years ago “For a vax, I thought it was made cheap”.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Some VAX Air Mini owners concluded that it was not noisy. C. Chadwick wrote in their review “The dust tank needs emptying when about one-eighth full otherwise it makes an excrutiatingly loud and painful whining noise” . Jay M wrote on Amazon three years ago “It's very noisy! I was hoping it would be quieter than my old vacuum”. Lovingit wrote “Very noisy and now has stopped working” in their review.

Several VAX Air Mini reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was not quiet. Four years ago Goldchanel mentioned in their review of the VAX Air Mini on Amazon “It isn't the most silent vacumm cleaner though.”. Scott Fannen wrote “Not quiet either”.

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Good Suction

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good suction. Alijchappell wrote in their review “It has brilliant suction power - it removed dirt I didn't even know was there”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “As soon as it met any resistance it immediately lost suction again” however they only rated this vacuum cleaner 1 stars. Four years ago Bob Saint said in his review on Amazon “Suction very good”.

Easy to Empty

A few people who purchased the VAX Air Mini considered that it was easy to empty. Four years ago Amazon Customer said “Good vacuum, light, easy to empty, does what you need it to do very well”. Five years ago Chrisbb gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Easy to empty and keep clean”. Crissal rated it as excellent and wrote “Very powerful and very easy to empty”.

Portable

Several people who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to move around. Norfolk Bloke wrote in their review of the VAX Air Mini on Amazon three years ago “The machine is comparatively lightweight and emptying is easy after each use” but even so they rated it 40 out of 100. Philip said “Great lightweight cleaner” in his review of this vacuum cleaner and rated the product 4 stars. Sue Haynes she said “Not disappointed with my purchase - it's lightweight”.

Good Filter

A few VAX Air Mini owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good filter. Fred mentioned “Its not actually that small!The filter needs a good bash to get the dust out after every use or the suction is rubbish” . Four years ago Mrs. S. L. Sanger mentioned on Amazon “It fills quickly and the small filter area gets blocked easily! It is not easy to empty or reassemble after”. Rick scored the product very highly and he said in his review of this vacuum cleaner “I can vacuum my compact house several times before the fall in power requires the emptying and tapping clean of the main filter”.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Two VAX Air Mini reviewers mentioned that it was good at cleaning pet hair. Julie Boldero wrote four years ago “Brill for pet hair” in her review of the VAX Air Mini.

Several VAX Air Mini owners reckoned that it was good at cleaning dog hair. J. A. Parrish mentioned on Amazon “It is quite effective at removing dog hairs from the carpets”. Three years ago Laceygrace Baroness-Mackay said on Amazon “Yes it dose pick up the dog hair easy love hoovering now top marks on this hoover will buy again off amazon”.

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Good Brush

A number of customers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it had a good brush. Dennis Moss mentioned “An excellent machine, good suction, long power cable, easy to empty, carpet turbo brush works well” in his review of the VAX Air Mini. Nicmh7 rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the VAX Air Mini on Amazon five years ago “I've used the upholstery brush to clean my sofa”. Four years ago Scott Fannen said on Amazon “A small brush (good for dusting shelves”.

Good Power Cord

One person said in their reviews that it had a good power cord. Scott Fannen rated the VAX Air Mini 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of the VAX Air Mini “The power cord and hose seem long enough”.


Design

Easy to Use

Fifteen VAX Air Mini reviewers thought it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote “Good little vacuum cleaner, ideal for the elderly as very light to carry and simple to use” in their review of the VAX Air Mini. Angie said “Brought it to go along with my excellent dyson to use in the upstairs rooms” in her VAX Air Mini review. David Crowther said in his review on Amazon “Light and easy to use with a long reach”.

Some customers who bought it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Four years ago Mr. R. W. Fretwell mentioned on Amazon “More comfortable to move around the house than the upright cleaner” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Pablo mentioned “The problem is - that although the hosepipe is supposed to 'swivel' at the hand-grip end it does not do so at the unit end”. Rachel she mentioned “The extension tube slides open a good distance so that I am comfortable when using the Vax” in her review of the VAX Air Mini.

Several people who reviewed the VAX Air Mini considered that it was easy to assemble. Rachel said in her review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “I was impressed by how easy it is to assemble and use”. Sue Haynes mentioned on Amazon “Powerful, easy to put together, use and store” in her review of this vacuum cleaner.

One VAX Air Mini reviewer reckoned that the VAX Air Mini performed as expected. Jp mentioned on Amazon “Does exactly what it says on the box! I actually enjoy using it!” in their review. One VAX Air Mini reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it had a good experience. Michael Ryan he said in his review “I have had this product for a few months now so have plenty of 'hands on' experience”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Rick wrote on Amazon “Hose vulnerable to kinking so it probably would not take too much rough handling” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Nice Design

A few people concluded that the VAX Air Mini was good looking. Amazon Customer said in their review “Amazing vacuum excellent suction and works beautifully with pet hair would recommend every time”. Ironkitten wrote on Amazon “I thought the last one I has was pretty powerful” and scored it 5 stars. Rad scored it 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Generally Pretty Good”.

Some people who purchased it said that it was a good design. Rachel said “This vacuum has a fantastic design”. One VAX Air Mini owner who bought it reckoned that it was neat. Hellbell scored it very highly and wrote four years ago “I am very surprised just how powerful it is for its neat size”.

One VAX Air Mini owner wrote in their reviews that the VAX Air Mini was aesthetic. Five years ago Mr. G. White mentioned in their review on Amazon “This one got them talking when they seen it in action!I think since its aesthetically pleasing with its sleek lines”.

One person who bought it mentioned that it was rough.

One VAX Air Mini reviewer said in their reviews that it was well designed. Sharon Hunter said three years ago “It is a powerful, nice looking, very well designed vacum cleaner” in her review of the VAX Air Mini.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people concluded that the VAX Air Mini was good quality. Angie wrote “Pay for a better quality product” but in spite of that she rated it 20 out of 100. Frannybabe wrote on Amazon “On reflection it may have been worth spending more on a better quality product”. Mikejohn wrote on Amazon “And it comes with good quality tools” in their review.

Robust

Some people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was well made. Pen Name said in their review of the VAX Air Mini “And the build is cheap” . Scott Fannen mentioned “The main unit remained solid”. Scott Fannen also wrote “This one feels less solid - the hose fitting into the main unit doesn't feel nearly as solid”.

Some customers who reviewed the product said that it was strong and durable. Five years ago Mrkaposts wrote “It's certainly a robust machine and easily stored away - I keep it in the original delivery box”. Nicmh7 wrote on Amazon in the same month “Unlike other small vacuum cleaners I've had, this one seems robust without being too cumbersome to use” in their review.

One person wrote that the VAX Air Mini was easy to damage or scratch. Frannybabe mentioned in their review of the VAX Air Mini three years ago “The lid also broke quite quickly on the cylinder” nonetheless they gave the product a score of 2 stars.

One VAX Air Mini owner mentioned in their reviews that it was sealed. Five years ago Mr. G. White mentioned “Excellent manufacturer's 6 year guarantee sealed the deal for me!Any buyer will be pleased as punch with this purchase - as I was!”.

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Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This VAX vacuum received a rating of 60% from vacuum expert review website Les Numeriques.com. If all the high maximum input power vacuums that came out more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this high maximum input power vacuum cleaner is in the bottom 9%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

The average owner rating of this high maximum input power vacuum cleaner is 70 out of 100 based on 338 owner reviews.

VAX Has Good Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Based on 4,048 expert and user reviews (including 959 verified purchases), VAX has good ratings for its vacuums. VAX also has good ratings specifically for its high maximum input power vacuums. 95% of those that bought a VAX vacuum would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A number of VAX Air Mini owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact. Javed mentioned “Compact and powerful” in their review of the VAX Air Mini. Jay M said “It's very compact which is good storage wise”. Four years ago Julie G wrote on Amazon “Over the moon with this cleaner, was looking for something that was compact enough to keep upstairs so that I don't have to lug my other cleaner up” in her review of the VAX Air Mini and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Several VAX Air Mini owners said in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Alijchappell wrote in their VAX Air Mini review on Amazon “It's really light and easy to move”. Mrs. Susan Levinski said on Amazon “Easy to carry up and down stairs”. Nicmh7 scored it very highly and mentioned “Being allergic to dust I can say this absolutely works!It's size means it's easy to carry around and it's simple to store away” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Six VAX Air Mini owners wrote that it was lightweight. Five years ago Chrisbb mentioned “This vacuume cleaner is compact, lightweight and easy to store” in their review. Mr. G. White said “Its lightweight makes it a pleasure to handle too”. Nicmh7 said on Amazon “Whilst it's lightweight”.

A few VAX Air Mini owners said in their reviews that the product was a good weight. Amazon Customer said on Amazon three years ago “Excellent small Hoover good suction light weight” in their VAX Air Mini review. Julie Boldero said in her review of this vacuum cleaner four years ago “This is a superb light weight model that does not let you down on suction”.

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it was thin. Md Arifur Rahman scored the product 5 stars and said three years ago “The flexible pipe adjacent to the hover is very thin and often fold by itself” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Light

The Air Mini is quite light (only 4.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other high maximum input power vacuums that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the high maximum input power vacuums that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 5g to 110kg, and the average weight is 7.2kg.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was August 2013 when this VAX vacuum cleaner was released.


Power

Fairly High Suction Power

At 800 Watts, the Air Mini has a quite high suction power compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of this age and type. Across all the high maximum input power vacuums that were released more than two years ago the suction powers range from 170W to 2,100W, and the average suction power is 430W.

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Supports Variable Power

The Air Mini supports variable power, as do most of the other vacuums that were released around the same time as this vacuum.

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1,400 Watt Maximum Input Power

This is a 1,400 Watt vacuum cleaner.

If you would prefer a higher maximum input power then you might want to look at the AEG Vampyr Ceanimal (£103.43) (1,500W and higher rated), the H.Koenig SLC80 (1,600W and higher rated), or the Miele S381 (£93.48) (1,800W and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers about c88amp, vax c87amte, vax c88amb, vax c88amp
Barcodes 00001113165300, 00716715160044, 00716715160068, 00798256082658, 05012512134109, 05012512137650, 05012512148755, 05053086391437

VAX Air Mini Review Sources

To prepare this VAX Air Mini review we compared this vacuum cleaner to 1,851 other models. For each vacuum cleaner that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 142,676 product attributes, 28,879 vacuum cleaner reviews and 2,712,100 historical vacuum cleaner prices from 210 vacuum cleaner retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this vacuum cleaner compared to the other models as well as any areas where this vacuum cleaner is lacking.

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