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75

Overall Score

VAX Powermax VRS18W

£57.49
An affordable 500W Upright vacuum vacuum with satisfactory features and great user reviews
500W Upright Vacuum Wet 5.6kg Jun 2015
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VAX Powermax VRS18W Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the VAX Powermax VRS18W number 69 across all vacuum cleaners.
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101 Reviews
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Excellent
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
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£123 Over 10 Years
Overall Score
75
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 84%, based on 101 reviews. 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 vacuums 2017.
This VAX vacuum cleaner has running costs of £123 over 10 years, which puts it in the cheapest 10% of all 1,561 vacuums that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is fairly priced, it is easy to use and it is a good size. However they also report unacceptable noise level and difficult to empty.
The Powermax VRS18W has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very low maximum input power

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VAX Powermax VRS18W In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this VAX vacuum cleaner rated this vacuum 84% on average. Over 75% of reviewers gave this vacuum either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

A few people considered that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said this month “This Vax has saved me buying new carpets saved lots of money Very pleased with it, take your time” in their review of the VAX Powermax VRS18W. Amber Valletta she wrote “If you'd paid full price this product will greatly disappointment”. Angela Rosemary Bennett wrote on Amazon “Good product - amazing value!” in her VAX Powermax VRS18W review.

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. In October last year Ian Lewis scored this vacuum cleaner 5 stars and he mentioned “Impressed is an understatement! I genuinely thought that giving the carpets a quick shampoo with a cheap machine would maybe fade the stains”. Last year Kirsty Hayward wrote in their VAX Powermax VRS18W review “Pretty good for a cheap cleaner”. Psychedelic Ninja mentioned on Amazon “Refill it The click into place button for the hot water tank is very cheap and tacky and I do worry it would break easily”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was cheap. This year Anne mentioned “A very handy, within budget carpet cleaner” in her review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Some customers who purchased it considered that it was easy to use. Alan B wrote in his VAX Powermax VRS18W review on Amazon “Far better results and easier to use than the heavier machines than can be rented”. Alyx said in their review of the VAX Powermax VRS18W on Amazon “I love this fast delivery easy to use does what its meant to as well i couldnt believe how new”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon in October last year “A nice lightweight and easy to use carpet washer”.

Six VAX Powermax VRS18W reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to assemble. Fiona Kennedy wrote in her review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Very easy to assemble great product for smaller room s”. Ian Lewis mentioned “It was discussing! Please don't let the price or other reviews put you off this really is a good carpet shampooer, easy to assemble (3 screws) easy to fill, empty”. This year Jude mentioned “Easy to put together and very lite”.

One VAX Powermax VRS18W reviewer reckoned that the VAX Powermax VRS18W was easy to setup. B Mort scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Easy to set up and use and has worked fine up to now although I've only used it about 5 times yet”.

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Customers Report That it is a Good Size

A number of VAX Powermax VRS18W owners reckoned that it was lightweight. In October last year Bookaholic mentioned on Amazon “As its a lightweight machine” in their review of the VAX Powermax VRS18W but they only scored the product 3 stars. Psychedelic Ninja gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in their VAX Powermax VRS18W review two years ago “Pros More lightweight, my old one was too heavy to use often Easier to clean overall”. The Pulsar mentioned on Amazon last year “This is a really efficient lightweight carpet shampoo/carpet cleaner” and scored this vacuum cleaner very highly.

One VAX Powermax VRS18W reviewer who bought it thought it was a good weight. Sammie Kaie said in his review “It is light weight and easy to assemble”. One VAX Powermax VRS18W owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was tight. Anne mentioned in her review of the VAX Powermax VRS18W this year “Very happy indeed! I am selling my house and money is tight” .

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Users Report Excellent Design

Some VAX Powermax VRS18W reviewers who purchased the VAX Powermax VRS18W concluded that it was good looking. Miss Daisy scored the product very highly and she wrote on Amazon “It really shifted the stain I had on my carpet drys pretty quick, instructions are easy to read”. Psychedelic Ninja mentioned in their review of the VAX Powermax VRS18W on Amazon “For the price it's pretty good” and rated it 4 stars.

Two customers concluded that it was neat. Bookaholic mentioned “Neat machine, light, easy to use, not powerful enough, ok for spills/light soiling” in their review of this vacuum cleaner but despite that they only rated the VAX Powermax VRS18W 3 stars. Bookaholic also wrote “This is a neat and natty carpet washer”.

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Customers Report Portable

Five VAX Powermax VRS18W owners who reviewed the VAX Powermax VRS18W reckoned that it was easy to move around.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

A number of customers considered that the product was not noisy. In October this year A. J. Whitehouse wrote “Only short coming is it's a bit of noisy.” in their review but even so they scored the VAX Powermax VRS18W 5 stars. Anne she said on Amazon in October “The machine is very noisy.” in her review of the VAX Powermax VRS18W. Last year Bookaholic mentioned “The Vax carpet washer is no louder than my Vax carpet cleaner”.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Some VAX Powermax VRS18W reviewers who bought it concluded that it was good quality. C. Hart scored this vacuum cleaner 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the VAX Powermax VRS18W “Lightweight, well made and relatively quiet”. Two years ago Psychedelic Ninja wrote on Amazon “Also the overall quality of the clean is superior”. Roger Busby said on Amazon last year “Found this carpet washer top quality and does everything it promises” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Customers Report Difficult to Empty

A number of people who purchased this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was not easy to empty. Ian Lewis wrote in his review of the VAX Powermax VRS18W “After emptying the dirty water bottle the 1st time it was clear that these products just push the stains further into the carpet out of site”.

Customers Report Good Suction

One customer who reviewed the VAX Powermax VRS18W concluded that it had good suction. Bookaholic wrote “It does have good suction, so does not leave the carpets sopping wet.” however they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Users Report Good Brush

One VAX Powermax VRS18W owner who bought it said that it had a good brush. Psychedelic Ninja said “Static brush bar is more effective than rotating brush bar” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Users Report Helpful Technical Guidance

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance.

Users Report Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

One person who bought it concluded that it was good at cleaning dog hair. Amazon Customer mentioned a few weeks ago “Its the best thing ive ever seen at getting dog hairs up! Just make sure you keep taking the long rope of hair out when it gets too big!” in their VAX Powermax VRS18W review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Customers Report That it is Robust

One person concluded that the product was well made.

Customers Report Good Filter

One VAX Powermax VRS18W owner said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner had a good filter.

VAX Vacuum Cleaners Have Very Good Reviews

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


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £57.49 it is cheaper than 86% of vacuums.

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Features

Average Weight

The weight of the VAX Powermax VRS18W of 5.6kg is relatively average compared to most other vacuum cleaners. It is in the heaviest 51% of all vacuums when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum Input Power

With a maximum input power of only 500 Watts, the Powermax VRS18W has a fairly low maximum input power compared to most of the other vacuums. Vacuum cleaners have maximum input powers of between 3.6W and 8,600W, and the average maximum input power is 1,100W.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This vacuum has been on the market since June 2015.


Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

Based on satisfactory energy prices we estimate that the 10 year running cost of the Powermax VRS18W is £123, which is in the cheapest 10% of all 1,561 vacuums.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers about rkwvrs18w, vax mpnvrs18w, dorma vrs18w, about vrs18w, vax vrs18w
Barcodes 05012512131399, 05012512138855

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