VAX Powermax VRS12A
VAX Powermax VRS12A
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VAX Powermax VRS12A

An affordable 2,000W Cylinder vacuum vacuum with not bad features and great user reviews
2,000W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 4.9kg Jun 2015
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VAX Powermax VRS12A Review

Representing very good value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the VAX Powermax VRS12A number 103 across all vacuum cleaners.
9 Reviews
Very Good
Good Features
2 Years Old
£491 Over 10 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 71%. Numatic vacuums also have excellent reviews in general.
This vacuum cleaner is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer vacuum cleaners with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest vacuum cleaners 2017.
This VAX vacuum cleaner has running costs of £491 over 10 years, which puts it in the most expensive 12% of all 1,561 vacuum cleaners that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is fairly priced and good suction. However they also report that it is not robust.
The Powermax VRS12A has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high maximum input power
Has a brush tool

VAX Powermax VRS12A In-Depth Analysis


Average Owner Reviews

Based on 9 owner reviews this VAX vacuum has an average owner rating of 71%.

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Users Report That it is 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”.

Users Report That it is 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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Customers Report 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.

Users Report That it is a 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” .

Customers Report That it is 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”.

Users Report 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”.

Users Report 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.

VAX Has Very Good Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

We checked 4,036 user and expert reviews (including 2,244 verified purchases) for VAX vacuums and found that on average VAX has very good reviews. 93% of those that bought a VAX vacuum cleaner would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £59.99 it is cheaper than 81% of vacuums.


Average Weight

The weight of the Powermax VRS12A of 4.9kg is pretty typical compared to most other vacuums. It is in the heaviest 35% of all vacuum cleaners when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly High Maximum Input Power

With a maximum input power of 2,000 Watts, the VAX Powermax VRS12A has a fairly high maximum input power compared to most of the other vacuums. Across all the vacuums the maximum input powers range from 3.6W to 8,600W, and the average maximum input power is 1,100W.

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Has a Brush Tool

The Powermax VRS12A has a brush tool, unlike 84% of vacuums which do not have a brush tool.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This vacuum was released in June 2015.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The Powermax VRS12A is in the most expensive 12% of all 1,561 vacuum cleaners that we have looked at for 10 year running costs. Based on passable energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 10 year running cost of the Powermax VRS12A is £491.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vax vrs12a, vax vrs11s
Barcodes 05012512134826