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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

User Reviews Are Average

The average user rating of this vacuum cleaner is 71 out of 100 based on 9 user reviews.

Has a Brush Tool

The Powermax VRS12A has a brush tool, unlike most of the other high maximum input power vacuum cleaners that are a comparable age to the Powermax VRS12A which do not have a brush tool.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other vacuums with a brush tool currently available including the Electrolux ZS320A[plb_3192890_price], or the Hoover UTP1611[plb_3178207_price] which has better reviews.

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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 are a similar age to it.

We compared all the other Dry vacuums to this vacuum cleaner and we think because of it's better review score, the Complete C2[pl_2437162_price], and the Dynamic U1 PowerLine[pl_2938540_price] both from Miele or the Philips FC9193/91[plb_3028694_price] is also worth considering.

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Good Brand

Average reviews across all VAX vacuum cleaners are good, however average reviews across just VAX's high maximum input power vacuum cleaners are poor.

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Light

The lightest vacuum that has been available for more than a year is 6.7g heavy and the heaviest is 30kg. The Powermax VRS12A is one of the lighter vacuums that were launched more than a year ago (only 4.9 kilograms) amongst high maximum input power vacuum cleaners of this age.

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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

Like most of the other high maximum input power vacuum cleaners that have been on the market for a similar time to the Powermax VRS12A, the Powermax VRS12A is not cordless.

Vacuums which are cordless that might be worth considering include the Rowenta Air Force Extreme 24V[plb_2953061_price], or the Nilfisk 302003407[plb_2988098_price].

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Very Small Dust Capacity

The dust capacitys of vacuums of a comparable age and spec to the Powermax VRS12A range from 0.25L to 70L, and the average dust capacity is 12L. At only 1.7 liters, the Powermax VRS12A has a quite small dust capacity compared to most of the other high maximum input power vacuum cleaners that came out around the same time as the Powermax VRS12A.

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Very Short Cord Length

With a cord length of only 5 meters, the VAX Powermax VRS12A has a quite short cord length compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of a similar spec and age to the Powermax VRS12A. The shortest cord length of high maximum input power vacuum cleaners that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Powermax VRS12A is 4m and the longest is 12m.

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1 Other reason to consider the VAX Powermax VRS12A

Released Over a Year Ago

This VAX vacuum has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

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Tube Type
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Brush Tool
Crevice Tool

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers vax vrs12, vax vrs12a
Barcodes 05012512134826

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