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Compare the 10 Best VAX Vacuum CleanersFebruary 2018(Last Updated 16 February 2018)

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80

VAX CCMBPCV1P1

82 Reviews
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£44.99

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800W
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£61
Over 10 years
Sep 2015
A very highly rated and best selling 800W cylinder vacuum, with very low running costs and great features

79

VAX UCNBPCP1

21 Reviews
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£69.99

Currys
850W
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Upright
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5.3kg
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£64
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
An excellently reviewed and very economical to run 850W upright vacuum, with good features

78

VAX Mach Zen

30 Reviews
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£89.98

Crocket the Ironmonger
800W
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Cylinder
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4.9kg
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£60
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
A very economical to run and highly rated 800W cylinder vacuum, with great features

78

VAX Air Cordless

313 Reviews + 1 Award
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£34.97

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1,400W
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4.6kg
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£340
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
A best selling and award winning 1,400W upright vacuum cleaner, with OK running costs and great features

77

VAX C86‑PC‑Pe

29 Reviews
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£99.99

Amazon UK
800W
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£64
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
A very economical to run and positively reviewed 800W cylinder vacuum cleaner, with good features
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77

VAX Air Reach

953 Reviews
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£49.00

Julipa
820W
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4.9kg
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£200
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
A positively reviewed but 2 year old 820W upright vacuum, with low running costs and good features

77

VAX W86‑DD‑B

184 Reviews
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£149.99

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1,000W
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6kg
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£250
Over 10 years
Sep 2015
A stunningly highly rated but 2 year old 1,000W upright vacuum, with low running costs and good features

77

VAX Vrs2061

5 Reviews
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£74.23

Amazon UK
800W
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Cylinder
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4.9kg
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£200
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
An astonishingly highly rated but 2 year old 800W cylinder vacuum cleaner, with low running costs and good features

77

VAX Air Stretch

363 Reviews
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£70.00

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820W
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£200
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A very popular and excellently reviewed 820W upright vacuum cleaner, with low running costs and good features
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76

VAX Air Agile Reach

134 Reviews
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£99.00

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£48
Over 10 years
Feb 2014
An spectacularly economical to run and classic 900W upright vacuum cleaner, with good features
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76

VAX Multivax 3in1 6131T

844 Reviews
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£112.00

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1,300W
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Drum
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8kg
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£320
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A best selling and stunningly highly rated 1,300W drum vacuum cleaner, with alright running costs and good features
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75

VAX Powermax VRS12A

20 Reviews
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£59.99

G E Bright Electrical
2,000W
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4.9kg
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£490
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A positively reviewed and fully featured 2,000W cylinder vacuum cleaner, with OK running costs

75

VAX C85AD

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£49.99

I Want One of Those
800W
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4.3kg
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£58
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A very economical to run but a little out of date 800W drum vacuum, with very good features

75

VAX Power Stretch Pet Cylinder Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

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£67.00

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800W
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£61
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A very economical to run but 2 year old 800W cylinder vacuum, with very good features

75

VAX Energise Tempo U86‑E1‑Be

100 Reviews
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£130.00

Amazon UK
850W
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£65
Over 10 years
Dec 2012
A very economical to run and classic 850W upright vacuum cleaner, with good features

75

VAX C85aape

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£55.99

Amazon UK
800W
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£57
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
A very economical to run but slightly out of date 800W cylinder vacuum cleaner, with good features

74

VAX C85‑P5

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£64.99

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£59
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
A very economical to run but moderately out of date 800W cylinder vacuum, with good features
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VAX UCA2GEV1

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£79.00

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£55
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A very economical to run but 2 year old 820W upright vacuum cleaner, with good features

74

VAX C86‑PB‑BE

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£88.64

Amazon UK
800W
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£65
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
A very economical to run but 2 year old 800W cylinder vacuum cleaner, with good features
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VAX V‑124A

101 Reviews
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£170.00

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£330
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
A best selling and excellently reviewed 1,350W upright vacuum, with moderate running costs and good features

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat are the difference between upright, cylinder and drum vacuum cleaners?
AUpright vacuum cleaners are the traditional models, pushed from the top. Cylinder/drum vacuums are both smaller and squatter, and use a long flexible hose to give a far greater degree of flexibility when hoovering.
QWhat is the benefit of a cordless vacuum?
AA cordless vacuum cleaner offers far greater flexibility, and you no longer have to worry about getting the cord tangled around furniture. On the downside, they tend to have a limited battery life, and so need to be recharged often.
QWhat is a robot vacuum cleaner?
AA robot vacuum cleaner is an autonomous vacuum cleaner that moves around the house while you're not there, cleaning the floor for you. They 'learn' the best routes, and what furniture is where, so become more efficient with time. They tend to be very expensive, but save you a lot of effort!
QWhat is the difference between wet and dry vacuums?
AWet vacuum cleaners combine the benefits of a standard vacuum with that of a steam cleaner, allowing the appliance to handle numerous different types of cleaning.
QHow does the power (wattage) of a vacuum cleaner affect it's performance?
AWattage is directly related to the suction power of the vacuum cleaner, and therefore how efficient it is at cleaning. Generally speaking, the higher the wattage, the better the appliance will suck up dirt and grime.
QWhy do some cordless vacuums not have power ratings?
ASome battery-powered vacuums are rated in 'air-watts' rather than standard watts. This doesn't have a direct comparison, so it makes it hard to measure the power of these vacuums against their corded cousins. Rest assured they will be powerful enough to clean your house thoroughly!

Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide

There is a huge variety of vacuum cleaners available today. Buyers have a choice between upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners for average cleaning tasks and more specialised hoovers designed to pick up dog hairs or help allergy sufferers.

Finding the right vacuum cleaner may sound daunting but understanding what advantages and disadvantages the different technologies and features provide goes along way in finding the best hoover for your needs.

Upright Vacuum Cleaners

Upright vacuums are ideal for cleaning larger spaces and are particularly suited for cleaning carpeted areas. A rotating brush in the vacuum’s head combs the carpet to loosen dirt and dust. They are also very effective in picking up pet hair. Most models have a carpet height selector to adjust the cleaning head according to the carpet pile.

Uprights allow you to work in a comfortable position without the need to bed over a lot. They are ideal for those with lower back pain. Most models are very easy to manoeuvre and come with a set of tools for corners and stairs. Most upright vacuums are bagless as the bin is more accessible and easier to remove than in cylinder cleaners.

Benefits:

Rotating brush bar helps to loosen dust & dirt
Less motor power required
Easy to store
Great for large areas
Ideal for carpets
More difficult to use on stairs
Cannot be used on upholstery
Larger & heavier

Cylinder Vacuum Cleaners

Cylinder vacuum cleaners are usually smaller and lighter than uprights and therefore easier to move around. They are ideal for smaller spaces and the flexible hose and removable head let you clean corners and hard to reach spaces with ease. Because the distance between the cleaning head and dust bag is longer compared to upright vacuum cleaners, cylinder cleaners require a higher motor power in order to generate the same amount of suction.

Cylinder cleaners can be bagged or bagless. Bagless cleaners will be slightly more expensive but will save you money in the long run.

Benefits:

Cheaper
Well suited for smaller spaces
Smaller and lighter
Can be used on upholstery & stairs
Ideal for hard floors
Requires higher motor power
Less suitable for carpets
Smaller dust capacity

Wet & Dry Cleaners

Usually aimed for use in workshops, garages and environments that can get dirtier than the average household, wet & dry vacuum cleaners are robust and can handle a variety of cleaning tasks. They can hoover up sawdust, leaves, wet mud and even water.

Wet & dry vacuums are available from a number of manufacturers like Karcher, Vax, deWalt and Bosch. These multi-purpose vacuum cleaners have a robust construction and a large container volume. Filters can usually be washed and tools and accessories are stored within the industrial vacuum cleaners.

Bagged vs. Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

Since James Dyson invented the cyclone bagless vanccum cleaner, bagless models have become more and more popular. The dust bin can be emptied easily when full. There is no need to purchase bags, which is also more environmentally friendly and cost effective over time. Most upright vacuums are now bagless.

Filters may be replaced and cleaned after extended periods, but this is easier and cheaper than re-purchasing bags at regular intervals. Bagless vacuums don’t suffer from reduced suction, which can be a problem with bags as they fill up.

Some people prefer vacuum cleaners with bags is because there is less potential for dust accidentally being released into the air when emptying it. More care needs to be taken with bagless cleaners and the dust bin should also be washed regularly.

Filters

A vacuum cleaner’s filtration system makes sure that the potentially harmful particles that get sucked up are removed from the air before it is expelled from the machine. Due to the large volumes of air a hoover sucks in, all the bacteria, fungal spores and other allergens that are being sucked up will create an indoor health hazard, which is quickly spread around the whole property unless the air is cleaned effectively.

Even if the air expelled from a machine looks clean, it might contain millions of microscopic particles that can transmit disease and cause allergies. Vacuum cleaners filter the air in several stages in an attempt to trap dust, hair and other particles. The number of stages can vary between 3 and 7, although this does not indicate how effective a hoover is a trapping unwanted particles.

Micro filtration usually refers to hoovers with at least 4 levels of filtration. It is important to remember that the number of stages advertised does not indicate the vacuum cleaner’s effectiveness at removing small particles from the air.

A ‘HEPA’ (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter removes at least 99.97% of particles which are 0.3 Micons or bigger from the air. Bacteria are between 1-10 Micons in size, so the exhaust air of a HEPA vacuum cleaner is considered biologically clean. Vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters are specifically designed to reduce the number of microscopic particles emitted when hovering, making them ideal for people suffering from allergies and asthma. Some HEPA vacuum cleaners are approved by the British Allergy Foundation.

Normal stage, HEPA and charcoal filters need to be changed after a certain period of time to ensure they remain effective. However there also exist lifetime filters are designed to last as long as the vacuum cleaner, eliminating the need to change filters.

Cleaning Efficiency

In a drive to ensure greater energy efficiency, the EU banned vacuum cleaners with a motor power above 1600W in 2014.

It is important that a vacuum cleaner’s power rating is not the only factor affecting the amount of suction it produces.

Less powerful models regularly outperform those with a higher power rating. Design, how full the bag is and how often filters are cleaned all contribute to how good a vacuum clear is at its job.

Look out for independent reviews that measure a vacuum cleaner’s suction power in relation to how full the dust bag or container is to get a better understanding of the suction power it produces.

New EU labelling regulations also mean manufacturers like Dyson, Hoover, Bosch and Samsung now need to display the effectiveness of their products across seven different categories including energy efficiency, dust pick-up performance on hard floors and carpets, and dust re-emission.

Attachments & Accessories

Most vacuum cleaners come with a number of accessories to clean upholstery and to reach narrow spaces and corners. Some models car store accessories inside the vacuum cleaner while some cylinder models have a holder attached to the telescopic tube.

Pet accessories

Pet hair can be difficult to remove from carpets are upholstery. To make cleaning after your furry friends easier, pet models are specifically designed to make lifting cat and dog hair easier.

Pet vacuum cleaners come with cleaning heads that include rotating brush bars, sometimes called power tools. They also use strong suction power to tackle even the most stubborn hair.

Other Considerations

Capacity

If you have a large home, you might want to choose a vacuum cleaner with a larger capacity. This allows you to clean more of your home before needing to be emptied. But keep in mind that a larger capacity also means the vacuum cleaner is bigger, heavier and more difficult to manoeuvre.

Cable Length

A longer cable makes cleaning easier as you won’t need to switch plugs as often. Check the cable length of a vacuum cleaner before buying, as there can be significant variations between models. If you want to avoid the hassle of having a cable altogether, consider a battery powered vacuum cleaner. They can be a great alternative, especially if your home is relatively small.

Noise Level

Larger vacuum cleaners and particularly uprights can get quite noisy as their motors work extremely hard. It’s worth checking the operating noise level before buying to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

VAX Vacuum Cleaners

VAX Vacuum Cleaner Prices

In total we found 46 VAX vacuum cleaners ranging from £34 to £230. The average price of a new VAX vacuum is £94 and 80% of VAX vacuum cleaners are priced between £50 and £150. The VAX W85-P is the most expensive VAX vacuum cleaner that we found at £230, and the VAX Air Cordless is the cheapest at only £35.

Price Range of VAX Vacuum Cleaners

The average price of VAX vacuums is £94 which is the 49th highest average price of all vacuum cleaner brands. VAX vacuums range in price from £35 to £230.

Average Rating of VAX Vacuum Cleaners

We have checked 435 expert reviews and 44,384 user reviews for vacuum cleaners from across the internet and used this data to evaluate an average rating for vacuum cleaners of 83%. This makes VAX the 19th best rated vacuum cleaner brand.

When Are Most New VAX Vacuum Cleaners Released?

October to November is the most common period for new VAX vacuums to be released in. That means that most of the latest VAX vacuum technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. The biggest month last year for new VAX vacuum releases was November, with two new VAX vacuums released that month. In February 2016 five new VAX vacuums were released making it the biggest month that year for new VAX vacuum cleaner releases. October was the biggest month in 2015 for new VAX vacuums, with 10 new VAX vacuums released that month.

How Fast Do VAX Vacuum Prices Drop After Release?

VAX vacuums tend to depreciate slower than most vacuums. Most vacuums drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release. New VAX vacuum cleaners drop in price by an average of 1% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £1 on a typical £165 new VAX vacuum by waiting 6 months before buying.