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VAX U84ALPE Vacuum Cleaner

Upright Vacuum Dry 6.2kg 800W Apr 2016
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23 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site gadgetspeak.com scored this vacuum 80%. It seems that experts are not that keen on this vacuum cleaner.

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 169 user reviews this vacuum has an exceptional average user rating.

Good Size

A few customers considered that the product was lightweight. A. Aston wrote in their VAX U84 AL PE review on Amazon this month “Vax have been very naughty in describing this machine as "lightweight”. Fayetography said on Amazon also this month “Cons - Because the hoover is so lightweight, when you use the hose” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and rated the product 80 out of 100. In December this year Gary M mentioned “A lightweight vacuum cleaner with powerful suction” in his review.

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. In December Amazon Customer gave the product a very good review and mentioned “I don't find it heavy or hard to steer it's great” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE. In December this year Julie mentioned on Amazon “Not a big heavy thing like my last one”. Miss K scored this vacuum cleaner 4 stars and she wrote “Is a reasonable size (not too big & bulky”.

Three VAX U84 AL PE owners considered that it was a good weight. M scored this vacuum cleaner very highly and wrote on Amazon “Great light weight pet Hoover” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Peebee wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “In terms of its weight, I appreciate that this can seem unfair given I critised the U88 for being toy-like.”. Thecraghopper gave the VAX U84 AL PE a very good review score and said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “I don't think is is built for the elderly, as even with the suction unit detached there is still noticeable weight in carrying it around”.

Some customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was tight. Amazon Customer rated this vacuum cleaner as excellent and said on Amazon in December this year “It is very manoeuvrable and gets into tight spaces easily”. Neil said in his VAX U84 AL PE review “This makes it extremely awkward to use, specially if your stairs are tight as you almost have to have the wand flat to the stair to use” .

Two VAX U84 AL PE reviewers who reviewed it thought it was thin. Beki mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “It's slim and low to the ground enough to get under some obstacles better than my old cleaner”. This year Neil said on Amazon “The Vax U84-AL-Pe is slim, light and easy to maneuver”.

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Good Suction

A few VAX U84 AL PE reviewers said in their reviews that the product had good suction. Beki gave it a very good rating and wrote “As an upright cleaner the suction on this is phenomenal, with a handy slide on the front edge to change the settings for floor types, easily operated with a foot”. Last year Cjb wrote in their VAX U84 AL PE review on Amazon “This thing has phenomenal suction power”. This year Claycross1 wrote in their VAX U84 AL PE review “It has a variable suction control and used properly”.

Easy to Empty

A number of VAX U84 AL PE owners who bought the product agreed that it was easy to empty. Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon this month “Also, very easy to empty”. Es Mum said in December this year “Its easy to empty and put back together again” in their review. Eva B gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “It's light monuverable very easy to empty” in her review of the VAX U84 AL PE.

Good Brush

Eleven people who bought the product thought it had a good brush. A. Aston wrote this month “You need to ensure the brush bar is ON for most floor surfaces”. Also this month Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE “My carpets look brand new again as the powerful brush bar lifts the carpet pile up again”. Amazon Customer also said “That being said the fail safe kicked in immediately to stop the brush”.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Some VAX U84 AL PE reviewers who bought it said that it was good at cleaning pet hair. Greenbookal wrote on Amazon “We have pets so it's great for getting pet hair off the carpets”. James B. Spink said on Amazon last year “Although it does a good job on pet hair it gets a lot of general dirt” and scored the product 5 stars. Katiemidwinter said in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE “A vacuum cleaner good with pet hair on hard floors” but even so they rated this vacuum cleaner 60 out of 100.

A number of VAX U84 AL PE owners who bought the VAX U84 AL PE reckoned that it was good at cleaning dog hair. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon this year “I have two black Labradors and I was struggling with a £200 Miele Hoover everyday to pick up all the dog hair - it was rubbish”. In December this year Njt mentioned “Got all the dog hair off the rug, great suction” in their review. In the same month Rdboon wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “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”.

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Portable

Several VAX U84 AL PE reviewers considered that it was easy to move around. Kay Sullivan she wrote on Amazon “It's reasonably lightweight and very easy to manoeuvre, which suprised me, having read many reviews where people had said because the suction is so powerful”. This year Melita said on Amazon “It is lightweight and very powerful”. Mrs Stratton she wrote “Nice lightweight carpet vacuum cleaner”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers who reviewed it wrote that it was quiet. This year Claycross1 wrote in their VAX U84 AL PE review on Amazon “It is light, quiet”. In the same month Daan scored it 5 stars and wrote “Nicest unit I've had yet, being efficient, quiet”. Emerald15 wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Compared to previous 'pet' vacuum, this is faster, quieter, stronger, easy to manipulate all parts (love the vent for controlling suction” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Several people wrote in their reviews that the product was noisy. Last year Mr Gumby mentioned “It’s lightweight and not as noisy as some” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Mr. M. A. Quinn scored it very highly and wrote in their review “It makes a good whirring noise”. Mrs V said on Amazon “The machine is not as noisy as my previous Dyson” in her review.

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Reasonably Priced

Some customers agreed that the product was good value for money. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Great price too, fast delivery” in their review. Amazon Customer also wrote “The best Vacuum Cleaner you could possibly want - and excellent value for money”. Amazon Customer also said “Had a problem with the one first purchased (stopped working, hence the late review!) the supplying company supplied a new unit quickly at no cost to myself, would purchase from”.

Several VAX U84 AL PE reviewers said in their reviews that the VAX U84 AL PE was a bargain for the price. In December last year Ian rated the product as excellent and he wrote on Amazon “Bargain at £150”. P. Shepherd said on Amazon “Bought one of these First impressions - light, cheap feeling, flimsy” in their review of this vacuum cleaner however they only rated it 3 stars. In December S. Moon mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Bought to replace a cheap Panasonic which gave up the unequal struggle two long haired cats”.

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Robust

A few customers said in their reviews that it was well made. Daniel Bolton gave the VAX U84 AL PE a score of 5 stars and he wrote “Construction wise” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. This month Es Mum wrote “Feels well made” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Lisa the Book Sniffer. wrote in her review of the VAX U84 AL PE in December “I will mention the quality of the build does seem a little cheaper than expected.” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Three people reckoned that the product was strong and durable. Last year Paul wrote “The suction quality is tough enough to remove everyday pet hairs” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. In the same month Peebee said “The vacuum feels sturdy (far more so than the toy-like that we had purchased -”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon this month “After my trusty Dyson ball vacuum cleaner died after years of faithful use I took the plunge”. Dinx rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Bought this vacuum to replace my existing vax which has been very reliable and still in good working order.”.

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Magic123 mentioned in December “The suction on the vax is impressive - before buying this vax I obviously studied the reviews online and read about people having the floor damaged by the strong suction”.

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Nice Design

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was a good design. Fayetography wrote on Amazon in December “The 3-in-1 attachment is such a brilliant design! - The dog hair attachment thing is normally something you have to buy extra, so a great added extra” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. In December this year Gillys mentioned in their VAX U84 AL PE review “MAJOR flaw is the design of the extendable hose”. Gillys also wrote “Believe me this is a complete nightmare and a massive backward step in design and engineering”.

A number of VAX U84 AL PE reviewers who reviewed the VAX U84 AL PE considered that it was good looking. C.s. wrote on Amazon “The whole bin was full brought up the pile on carpets and rugs beautifully I didn't realise my old Hoover was so bad until I used this” in their VAX U84 AL PE review. C.s. also said “It's pretty light, easy to manoeuvre”. Melita said in her review in December “Cleaned up the mess beautifully though”.

Several customers who bought the product wrote that it was well designed. Emerald15 said in December “It is very well designed for purpose and I'd strongly recommend it”. James B. Spink wrote in his review of the VAX U84 AL PE on Amazon “Fifty quid this is a good value vacuum cleaner that is well designed and works very well too”. Peebee mentioned in their VAX U84 AL PE review “The included accessories are also well designed and perform well - especially the turbo attachment” and rated it 4 stars.

Some VAX U84 AL PE reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was neat. Beki rated the product as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “Tool storage are neat and tidy and streamlined into the machine” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Beki also mentioned “This is a neat solution to the choice between an upright”.

One VAX U84 AL PE reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it had a good case. In December Nick7 gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “It doesnt stand up very well on its own, yet while in the machine casing, its very good” in their VAX U84 AL PE review.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use. A. Aston said on Amazon in December this year “It's a joy to use and makes vacuuming floors much faster”. This month Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The pile adjuster is easy to use and very effective” and gave the VAX U84 AL PE a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “So so light it's crazy! Easy to use up the stairs”.

A few VAX U84 AL PE reviewers who bought this vacuum cleaner agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Greenbookal mentioned “After using it for longer it has become less comfortable to hold” in their VAX U84 AL PE review. Manxjohn said in their VAX U84 AL PE review on Amazon in December “As well as being comfortable to carry”. Timt said “If you have that condition it could be a less comfortable experience for you” however despite that they scored the product 40 out of 100.

One customer who purchased the VAX U84 AL PE thought it was easy to use the menus. Mrsl mentioned “It's easier than dragging around a Henry! The foot slider to change the pile settings is a winner too”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner mentioned that it was good quality. Mrs Stratton said in her review on Amazon “Very lightweight and good quality vacuum cleaner”. In December Paigetheoracle wrote on Amazon “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” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and scored it 4 stars. Paul Tinsley rated this vacuum cleaner as excellent and he mentioned last year “The turbo tool did a nice job on the sofa”.

Good Support

Several VAX U84 AL PE owners considered that the VAX U84 AL PE had good technical guidance. Amazon Customer said in their VAX U84 AL PE review “I can now clean my stairs without help and this alone makes the vacuum worth it's purchase price” . Melita mentioned in her review of the VAX U84 AL PE in December this year “I recommend reading the instructions enclosed to get the best out of it” . Melita also said “It's very easy to use and the instructions are easy to follow”.

Good Filter

Several VAX U84 AL PE reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good filter. In December this year Sourcererj9 wrote on Amazon “Far better access to the filter than on my previous one Being able to detach the machine”.

Good Technical Features

Two VAX U84 AL PE reviewers reckoned that it had good features. Miss K rated it 4 stars and she mentioned “I do think it's good value for money considering the features of the vacuum”. Neil he wrote in his review on Amazon “The Vax U84-AL-Pe had lots of great, promising features”.

Good Power Cord

A few VAX U84 AL PE owners concluded that the VAX U84 AL PE had a good power cord. Ian wrote “Awesome suction power, just superb! Massive power lead” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

Good Connectivity

One VAX U84 AL PE reviewer thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Gadgetspeak.com said “Has 2x USB 3.1 ports” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and scored it 80 out of 100.

VAX Has Good Reviews for Its Vacuums

VAX has good average ratings for its vacuums as well as across its entire vacuum range compared to other manufacturers.

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Very High Suction Power

Across all the vacuum cleaners that have been around for around the same time as the U84 AL PE the suction powers range from 14W to 800W, and the average suction power is 340W. At 800 Watts, the U84 AL PE has a very high suction power compared to most of the other newly released vacuums.

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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 most comparable spec vacuums that were released in the last year. Most vacuum cleaners that were launched around the same time as it have an F carpet cleaning performance class.

An A carpet cleaning performance class is in fact the best carpet cleaning performance class amongst all similar spec vacuums that came out around the same time as the U84 AL PE.

The worst carpet cleaning performance class amongst similar types of vacuum is F.

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Quite Large Dust Capacity

With a dust capacity of 1.5 liters, the U84 AL PE has a fairly large dust capacity compared to most of the other vacuums that have been on the market for the last year. Across all the recently released vacuums the dust capacitys range from 0.5L to 3L, and the average dust capacity is 1.1L.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

Like most of the other recently released vacuums, the U84 AL PE does not have a brush tool.

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Very Short Cord Length

With a cord length of only 1.65 meters, the U84 AL PE has a fairly short cord length compared to most of the other vacuums that have been on the market for a similar time to the U84 AL PE. Across all the comparable spec vacuums that have been available for around the same time as the U84 AL PE the cord lengths range from 1.6m to 8m.

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Not Cordless

Most new vacuums are not cordless. The U84 AL PE is no exception to this as it too is not cordless.

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4 Other reasons to consider the VAX U84 AL PE

Average Operating Radius

The U84 AL PE has a relatively standard operating radius (10 meters) compared to most of the other vacuums that have been on the market for the last year.

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Average Weight

The U84 AL PE has a relatively average weight (6.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners that were released in the last year.

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Dry Cleaning Type

The cleaning type of this vacuum is Dry, which is typical of many similar spec vacuum cleaners that are a comparable age to it.

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Released Ten Months Ago

This vacuum cleaner was released ten months ago.

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Crevice Tool
Upholstery Nozzle Included
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Expert Reviews

(1)
9 October 2015

When removing from the box I liked what I saw just two main items the cleaner itself and the handle (wand) that just clips onto it, no tools are required to assemble. My next joy was the mains... Read more…

Highquality components
Easy to use BIOS
Customisable RGB LED lighting
Has 2x USB 3.1 ports
Features a 2 slot
Not RGB lighting throughout
Absence de rotation de l'axe
Pas de systme de gestion des cbles
Manque de contraste
Bogue d'interface si on ne connecte pas une manette

User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 August 2015 by Mark18
Mark18 would recommend the Vax U84-AL-Pe Air Lift Steerable Pets

Had a few hoovers in the past, this one is the best one so far. We have a husky and pet hair goes everywhere. Does a brilliant job picking up pet hair on our thick carpets and wood floor. We also... Read more…

Reviewed 9 September 2015 by Katie
Katie would recommend the Vax U84-AL-Pe Air Lift Steerable Pets

They've improved on the previous model - the handle on our old model snapped, this is much more sturdy. It's lightweight enough to carry up and down stairs easily and suction power is amazing. I... Read more…

Reviewed 10 November 2015 by MaggyA
MaggyA would recommend the Vax U84-AL-Pe Air Lift Steerable Pets

Fantastic cleaner, for it's manouverability, being lightweight and ease of use. This product with it's swivel foot enables you to get into spaces that your other upright cleaners cannot do, easy... Read more…

Reviewed 5 November 2015 by MarieSouthEast
MarieSouthEast would recommend the Vax U84-AL-Pe Air Lift Steerable Pets

We wanted a Hoover that cleans everywhere easily, 'this product really does'. It's easy to handle, easy to lift off and carry to small spaces such as difficult corners. We. Hoover around the... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2015 by Lyn
Lyn would recommend the Vax U84-AL-Pe Air Lift Steerable Pets

This is by far the best vacuum I have ever had. I cannot believe the amount of dust and dog hair it collects with each vacuum. I have 2 border collies that are always shedding and have to clean at... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vax u84, vax u84a, vax u84al, vax u84alp, vax u84alpe, vax n146725, vax u84alpm, vax n146725w, vax u84alpes, vax u84alpme, vax u84alpmes, vax u84alpesi, vax u84alpmesi
Barcodes 05012512155586, 05012512158594

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