Hoovering has always been one of my most hated jobs around the house!
I hate setting it up and pulling the silly wire out, I hate the actual hoovering and then finally I hate the putting it away part.
And because of all this, I wasn’t overly excited when the lovely guys at Vax asked me if I wanted to review one of their new range of hoovers. Our last (much hated) hoover seemed to be on it’s last legs though so I gratefully accepted their offer and waited for my new hoover to arrive with very little enthusiasm.
The day it arrived, I left it in the box for my husband to build and charge the battery packs (as you’ll see in a minute, it’s cordless) as I was on my way out somewhere and a couple of hours later later I got a text from him to say he’d put it together and it was ‘amazing’ and ‘a million times better than our old one’.
I was on my way home at that point so I just replied with a smiley face and didn’t think much more until I got home to find the whole house hoovered and Mr Frugal hoovering the ceiling corners to get any cobwebs. Never in all my years has Mr Frugal hoovered without me asking him to and he’s certainly never even considered hoovering the ceiling.
So, what’s this hoover that encourages husbands to want to hoover I hear you say!
It’s the Vax Air Cordless Lift Vacuum Cleaner…..
It comes with two battery packs and a charger and you need to charge the battery pack before you get going. It’s really easy to see how full the charge is on the battery as there’s are lights to indicate this on the battery itself. I tend to have one battery fully charged and one in use to make sure that I always have one ready. As soon as one dies, I swap it and charge the other one ready for next time.
You might think that the fact that it’s battery powered means that it isn’t as good or efficient as traditional hoovers but you would be wrong! It’s just as powerful when you’re hoovering and because it’s so lightweight (5.1kg) and has no wires to avoid, it’s also really easy to manouvre into those awkward spaces. There’s even a light on it so you can see when you’re hoovering in dark corners and under the settee!
I’ve never reviewed a hoover before so I’m not sure what to show you but here’s a quick video to show you how it copes with a bag of rice on the rug.
The middle section actually removes from the frame of the hoover so you can use it to hoover your ceilings and stairs etc without having to battle with the whole hoover. There’s a slight loss of suction when you do this though but you can easily counteract that with the boost button which, as you’d expect, give the suction a boost. This is a bit draining on the battery though which is why I always have a spare ready to go.
Having a cordless hoover is amazing as I literally get it out and turn it on. There’s no faffy wired to plug in and hoover around and putting it away is just as easy. Hoovering in our house is no longer a hated chore and I couldn’t recommend this hoover more!
The hoover is available on the Vax website at the moment for £349.99 so it isn’t the cheapest hoover on the market but it’s certainly the best one that I’ve had the pleasure of owning (and that’s coming from someone who’s had a Dyson in the past).
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