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VAX U84ALPE

£117.09
A very popular 800W Upright vacuum vacuum with not bad features and affordable price
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VAX U84 AL PE Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the VAX U84 AL PE number 5 across all vacuum cleaners and number 24 in best selling vacuum cleaners.
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Good Features
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16 Months Old
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£197 Over 2 Years
Overall Score
82
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 82?

It has not bad expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this vacuum to others. Numatic vacuum cleaners also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this vacuum cleaner is slightly out of date, and newer vacuum cleaners with more up to date technology are available. View the latest vacuum cleaners 2017.
This vacuum cleaner has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £197 over 2 years are typical compared to the other 115 vacuum cleaners that we have compared it to.
It is one of the best selling vacuums currently on the market. View best selling vacuums July 2017.
Customers report good suction, that it is easy to use and product quality.
This VAX vacuum cleaner has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high suction power
Has a flexible hose

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VAX U84 AL PE In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This vacuum received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from gadgetspeak.com.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 169 user reviews the average user rating of this VAX vacuum is marvellous. Over 91% of reviewers gave this vacuum either 4 or 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Suction

49 people who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it had good suction.

  • The suction quality is tough enough to remove everyday pet hairs…
    Paul (Amazon) - November 2015
  • It certainly does not disappoint with the suction being brilliant…
  • The real bonus of this, of course, is the lift off cylinder which enable you to vacuum stairs, car boot, etc very easily without having to carry the whole vacuum cleaner around, whilst maintaining its impressive suction levels…
    Sue C. (Amazon) - October 2015
  • The whole thing is so flimsy that when using the ridiculously short hose the suction is so great it pulls the whole machine over…
    Cygnet (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Easy to move around and strong suction…
    GillyS (Amazon) - August 2016
  • A Class product with brilliant suction power…
  • It does have good suction that can be varied…
    TimT (Amazon) - January 2016
  • Got all the dog hair off the rug, great suction…
    NJT (Amazon) - April 2016
  • So easy to use and steer, great suction and lift out to clean the stairs…
    Maisy moo (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Excellent suction…
    Marfin (Argos.co.uk) - December 2015

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

27 customers said that the product was easy to use, two customers who bought this vacuum cleaner considered that it was easy to setup and two owners mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to assemble. two owners considered that the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Good Product Quality

11 customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality.

  • The suction quality is tough enough to remove everyday pet hairs…
    Paul (Amazon) - November 2015
  • It feels very solid in manufacture and looks like a good quality product…
    Sue C. (Amazon) - October 2015
  • The turbo tool did a nice job on the sofa…
    Paul Tinsley (Amazon) - November 2015
  • It did a nice job on my tiled kitchen floor…
    Paul Tinsley (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Overall very pleased with the quality and performance…
    Kathmac (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Despite the light weight build quality seems good backed up with the long warranty…
    Billy09 (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • The tools are well designed and work well, with good storage…
    Jay T (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • The included accessories are also well designed and perform well - especially the turbo attachment…
    PeeBee (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Feels well made…
    Es Mum (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Somebody mentioned that the cable clip at the top of the handle wasn't fit for purpose as it didn't hold it in place for long…

A Top Selling Product

Across all vacuums, the U84 AL PE is one the fastest selling products currently on sale according to Amazon sales data.

Customers Report Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Six people wrote in their reviews that it was good at cleaning pet hair and two owners mentioned in their reviews that the VAX U84 AL PE was good at cleaning dog hair.

  • It had to be – no more than £150, come with accessories (so not charged additionally), be able to cope with dog hair, have strong power…
    RDBoon (Amazon) - July 2016
  • Got all the dog hair off the rug, great suction…
    NJT (Amazon) - April 2016
  • Does a brilliant job picking up pet hair on our thick carpets…
  • Canister is easy to empty although pet hair does get caught in the top…
    Bobbin (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • We have pets so it's great for getting pet hair off the carpets…
    GreenBookAL (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Although aimed at pet owners in particular this is a great cleaner for anyone and although it does a good job on pet hair it gets a lot of general dirt…
  • A vacuum cleaner good with pet hair on hard floors…
  • It has an accessory for pet hair covered sofas…

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

10 customers said in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Users Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Two customers who reviewed it wrote that it had good technical guidance.

Customers Report Easy to Empty

10 people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to empty.

  • Easy to empty…
  • The only down side is having to empty it more frequently…
    Sue (Amazon) - May 2016
  • Also, very easy to empty…
  • The cylinder is easy to empty and the detachable motor thingy really works well on stairs…
  • As with other reviews, emptying the dust canister is not the best design…
    NJT (Amazon) - April 2016
  • This allows more agility and it is extremely easy to empty, as others have said it has a good length of cord…
    Phil S (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Need to use your fingers to pull out the lighter fluff when emptying…
    Myview1 (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Canister is easy to empty although pet hair does get caught in the top…
    Bobbin (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Its easy to empty and put back together again…
    Es Mum (Amazon) - February 2016
  • EMPTYING There were also comments here about this machine being difficult to empty and that you had to take the waste container apart from the top…

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Eight people who reviewed the VAX U84 AL PE thought it was quiet.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Five owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made and two people wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

  • The suction quality is tough enough to remove everyday pet hairs…
    Paul (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Construction wise…
  • It feels very solid in manufacture and looks like a good quality product…
    Sue C. (Amazon) - October 2015
  • Although well built, there are some parts that seem flimsy – the lip that you use to lift the lid on the filter section snapped on my second use…
    RDBoon (Amazon) - July 2016
  • Relatively small dirt container – fills quickly if you have pets which drop a lot of hair - Stretchable vacuum cord is very short - Extending solid tube is not height adjustable, which limits its use…
    RDBoon (Amazon) - July 2016
  • They've improved on the previous model - the handle on our old model snapped, this is much more sturdy…
    Katie (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Despite the light weight build quality seems good backed up with the long warranty…
    Billy09 (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • The brush bar is much better and the belt is complete sealed away from the dirt so hopefully less servicing needed…
  • Feels well made…
    Es Mum (Amazon) - February 2016

VAX Has Very Good Vacuum Reviews

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

Users Report Excellent Design

Six people thought the VAX U84 AL PE was good looking, six people mentioned in their reviews that it was well designed and two customers wrote in their reviews that it was neat.

  • The pleasing appearance of this vacuum jumped out to me straight away, portraying both quality & style…
    Paul (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Believe me this is a complete nightmare and a massive backward step in design and engineering…
    GillyS (Amazon) - August 2016
  • Good design…
  • As with other reviews, emptying the dust canister is not the best design…
    NJT (Amazon) - April 2016
  • It would be good to have somewhere on the appliance to store it as it is currently living in the cupboard - not so neat…
    Benjy (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • So far, pretty good…
    Benjy (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Cleaned up the mess beautifully though…
    Melita (Amazon) - August 2016
  • The suction was good and it's pretty quiet…
    Ana (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • The tools are well designed and work well, with good storage…
    Jay T (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Also the thing actually looks pretty nice for a domestic appliance…
    MrsL (Amazon) - August 2016

Customers Report Good Brush

Five owners who purchased the VAX U84 AL PE mentioned that it had a good brush.

Customers Report Portable

10 customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to move around.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

10 owners considered that this vacuum cleaner was lightweight, two owners mentioned that the VAX U84 AL PE was thick and two customers who purchased it said that it was a good body shape.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, good features and is less than 18 months old, however at £117.09 it is more expensive than 51% of vacuums.

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Features

Average Weight

The weight of the U84 AL PE of 6.2kg is pretty average compared to most other vacuums. It is in the heaviest 61% of all vacuums when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum Input Power

The VAX U84 AL PE has a fairly standard maximum input power (800 Watts) compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners.

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Fairly High Suction Power

The U84 AL PE's suction power of 800W is quite high compared to most other vacuums. It is in the highest 15% of all vacuums when ordered by this feature. The lowest suction power of vacuums is 28W, the highest is 2,500W, and the average suction power is 480W.

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Has a Flexible Hose

The VAX U84 AL PE has a flexible hose. 83% of vacuum cleaners do not have a flexible hose.

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Has a Washable Filter

The U84 AL PE has a washable filter, unlike 86% of vacuums which do not have a washable filter.

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Has an Upholstery Nozzle Included

The U84 AL PE has an upholstery nozzle included. 76% of vacuum cleaners do not have an upholstery nozzle included.

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Has an Animal Care Setting

The U84 AL PE has an animal care setting, unlike 97% of vacuum cleaners which do not have an animal care setting.

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Has a Removable Filter

The U84 AL PE has a removable filter. 92% of vacuums do not have a removable filter.

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Has a Hard Floor Brush

The U84 AL PE has a hard floor brush, which is unusual. 78% of vacuums do not have a hard floor brush.

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Has a Turbo Brush

The U84 AL PE has a turbo brush. 91% of vacuum cleaners do not have a turbo brush.

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A Hard Floor Cleaning Performance Class

This vacuum cleaner has an A hard floor cleaning performance class, which is typical of many vacuums.

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Has a Handle

The U84 AL PE has a handle, which is unusual. 91% of vacuums do not have a handle.

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A Carpet Cleaning Performance Class

The VAX U84 AL PE has an A carpet cleaning performance class which is better than the C carpet cleaning performance class found on most vacuums.

A G carpet cleaning performance class is the worst carpet cleaning performance class across comparable types of vacuum cleaner.

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Age

Released 16 Months Ago

VAX released the U84 AL PE in April 2016.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this vacuum is A. The average 2 year running cost of the U84 AL PE is £197 based on adequate energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 115 vacuums.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vax u84alpeairsteerablepetuprightvacuumcleane, vax u84alpmesi, vax 1113637200, vax u84alpesi, vax n146725w, vax n190813w, vax 6lnn6
Barcodes 05012512155586, 05012512158594

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