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VAX Energise Vibe C86 Vacuum Cleaner

700W Cylinder 4.3kg 80dB Dec 2012
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The lightweight Vax C86 Flair Base Cylinder Bagless Vacuum Cleaner is a great all-rounder for cleaning carpets and hard floor, coming complete with HEPA filtration to minimise airborne dust.... More
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User Reviews Are Average

Users have rated this VAX vacuum on average 73%.

Good Product Quality

Some VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. A. Higgott wrote on Amazon “Good quality vacuum think it is a very good buy”. Two years ago Bomble gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 “I am really impressed by the air quality as I vacuum with it”. Dave C said “Build quality looks Ok and I've never really had problems with VAX” in his review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86.

Good Suction

Some customers agreed that the product had good suction. Alansharland mentioned in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 “The cable rewind works, strong suction, just as good as the dyson” . Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon last year “On the plus side suction is good although it does leave a lot of debris on the top of the filter instead of in the waste tub” but they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Amazon Customer also wrote “Vax Performance, very strong suction”.

Easy to Empty

A few customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to empty. Bob wrote in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review two years ago “Emptying it is much better than other cleaners I have had.” . Carrie she wrote a few weeks ago “After just a couple of weeks of light work Ive found the filter blocks up so quickly than Im having to empty and clear it every 5 mins”. Charles said in his review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 “Easy to empty with no mess”.

Portable

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to move around. This month Carrie said on Amazon “Fantastic suction, light and portable” but even so she gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. G of Portsmouth wrote on Amazon “Carpet easy and lightweight not” in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review. Hilsr scored the product very highly and wrote “Lightweight, good suction” in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Some VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good at cleaning cat hair. Dave C mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon two years ago “It can also do a great job on most Cat hair challenges.”. Michelle scored this vacuum cleaner very highly and she wrote “It sucks up the cat hair brilliantly” in her review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86. Mr. T. Ralph said “It's good for cat hairs” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Two customers thought it was good at cleaning pet hair. Two years ago Dave C wrote “Lacks the more powerful specialist pet hair attachment that Vax manufactures” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Sylvia Milligan gave the VAX Energise Vibe C86 a score of 80 out of 100 and she mentioned on Amazon “It's very good for pet hair removal & in general usage” in her review of this vacuum cleaner.

One VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewer said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was good at cleaning dog hair. Mrs Catherine Flint wrote in her VAX Energise Vibe C86 review “Excellent quality and easy to use, I have two dogs and it picks up dog hair brilliantly” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Size

Several VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners who purchased it agreed that it was lightweight. Amazon Customer scored it 4 stars and said “It is a lightweight machine”. C. Price mentioned “Dry big old heavy thing this picks you carpet up as you hoover, so I decided to buy a baileys lightweight for upstairs for light cleaning”. Fiona wrote in her review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Nice and lightweight for doing the stairs” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Some VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners said in their reviews that it was compact. Andrew Buckle scored the VAX Energise Vibe C86 very highly and he mentioned “It is also fairly compact and easy to tuck away” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Chris Carley mentioned on Amazon “A very efficient compact unit though” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Dave C mentioned “Good pick up, compact”.

Several customers who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to carry around. Ben said on Amazon “It's so light and easy to move around it's perfect for my home” and gave the VAX Energise Vibe C86 a score of 80 out of 100. Cameron wrote in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review on Amazon “The handle makes it easy to carry, so doing stairs is no problem at all”. Elizabeth Trigg said in her VAX Energise Vibe C86 review “The machine is light and easy to carry about the house” however she only scored the VAX Energise Vibe C86 60 out of 100.

A few VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was a good weight. Last year Carol he wrote on Amazon “So light weight and easy to move about”. Clever Spud mentioned in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 two years ago “Solid weight to power ratio” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Jim Marshall wrote “This is easy to use, light weight and has a particularly simple emptying facility” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

A number of people said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was heavy and bulky. Den wrote on Amazon “Looks good and not heavy” nonetheless they only scored it 40 out of 100. Eva said on Amazon last year “Great for mattressess too, very portable, not heavy and so easy to clean”. Mr Beretta mentioned “The suction is excellent, although this should not cause such a heavy dragging effect” in his review.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people who purchased it considered that it was quiet. Alex Green mentioned in his review “Also quiet - I have even recommended it to friends”. Bob wrote on Amazon “Whatever the labels say it is an effective vacuum cleaner and very quiet” in his review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 and scored it 4 stars. Bob also mentioned “SUMMARY An excellent powerful cleaner which is particularly quiet.”.

Several VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Last year A. Jain wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Although its fairly new model, its louder than my 5 year old 1800W vacuum” yet they gave it a rating of 2 stars. Anthony he mentioned “Overall a good product with strong suction and acceptable noise” in his review. Den wrote “Hose with some holes (connection bad), when I trying to clean carpet whistling noise all the time” but in spite of that they only rated the product 40 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Twenty-seven VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Last year Andrew Buckle rated the product 5 stars and he said in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review on Amazon “This has been excellent to use”. Andrew Reed mentioned in November last year “Powerful suction and easy to use” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Brightontom mentioned on Amazon this year “It's light and easy to use and most of the time does the”.

A few people who purchased the VAX Energise Vibe C86 reckoned that it was easy to assemble. Ibizahat wrote in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 two years ago “It easy to put together for use and remove the dust chamber for emptying”. Jeanette Unsworth wrote “Easy to assemble out of the box” and rated this vacuum cleaner as excellent. Jeanette Unsworth also wrote “It is light and child's play to assemble, empty and clean”.

Several VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners who reviewed this vacuum cleaner wrote that it was easy to handle. Brian R. Martin wrote in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review “The on/off button has to be pressed for 2-3 secs before it `takes'; there are two handles, very similar looking, one to carry the machine”. Jamie Hunt rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned in November last year “Handling is easy” in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review.

Several VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it performed as expected. C Eager mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Very powerfully very versatile does exactly what it says on the box, superb” and rated it 5 stars. Tmuk mentioned “Overall it does exactly what it says on the box”.

One VAX Energise Vibe C86 owner who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it was easy to use the menus. Bob mentioned “There are a number of attachments the largest being a brush that has two settings one for hard floors”. One person said in their reviews that the VAX Energise Vibe C86 was comfortable and easy to hold. Brightontom said “It's light and fairly comfortable and easy to use” in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review.

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Nice Design

A few customers who reviewed the VAX Energise Vibe C86 considered that it was good looking. In November this year Brightontom said in their review “You just have to empty it to get it clear, which is pretty easy to do”. Last year Eh said on Amazon “Pretty good suction and function”. J. Colin Moss wrote on Amazon “The appearance is also more stylish and robust” although he scored the product 3 stars.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. Two years ago Anthony wrote “I got it at a very good price from the warehouse deal - the vacuum cleaner and tools were immaculate with only damages to the box” in his review. Glenn Cook he mentioned in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review on Amazon “The machine looked like it had been packed by toddler doing a quick 'tidy up' of their room”. Mr Gumby gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 4 stars and he wrote “The power cord retracts neatly into the machine”.

Some people agreed that the product was a good design. Celtic_witch_ mentioned in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 on Amazon “This is the best hoover I have ever purchased, great suction great design and so light weight”. Clever Spud wrote on Amazon “Some clever design has mitigated the reduction in power” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Pamc said in their review “Nice design easy to use, hope to get lots of use out of it” .

One VAX Energise Vibe C86 owner considered that this vacuum cleaner was smooth. Two years ago Ralf said in their review on Amazon “The handle itself I found too smooth and not easy to grip” yet they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Robust

A number of customers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner thought it was well made. Last year Alface said “Needs to be about 60cm longer to stop restrictions when the solid vacuum pipe is fully extended (for taller users” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Bomble mentioned on Amazon “Overall this is a solid competitor with great filtering, quiet (except when the Turbo Tool is roaring on the end) and seems well made and good looking”. Last year Calv87 said on Amazon “Very powerful suction, certainly built up the biceps!” nonetheless they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Product has broken within a month of purchase”. April mentioned on Amazon “The bottom of the pole is broken.” in her VAX Energise Vibe C86 review nonetheless she gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. Bec wrote “In all honesty I couldn't spot the scratches mentioned so very happy with our purchase” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Nine VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Bomble wrote on Amazon “My baseline position is that it's very hard to beat a for longevity, economy, robustness and utility.”. Bomble also mentioned “The unit is sturdily build with good quality construction”. Ibizahat wrote on Amazon “The unit feels sturdy” and gave the VAX Energise Vibe C86 a rating of 4 stars.

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it was reliable. Carrie she wrote on Amazon this month “I had mistakenly thought they were a reliable manufacturer” in her VAX Energise Vibe C86 review. Katie wrote on Amazon “How it lasted long and was reliable, I was greatly disappointed when it worked only for a few months” in her review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86. Katie also wrote “I advise you to steer clear of this vacuum if you want a reliable and longlasting product”.

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Good Filter

Nine VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good filter. Christopher Buck said on Amazon “The filter breaks over time fairly easily so will need replacements” in his review. Elizabeth Trigg said “There is another filter which needs to be washed occasionally” in her review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 but even so she only rated the product 60 out of 100. This year Idr rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review “Filter quality is really good”.

Good Power Cord

A number of VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners who purchased the product said that it had a good power cord. Fiona said on Amazon “It has a good length power cord on it”. Persephone mentioned in their review on Amazon “Retractable power cord retracts quickly and fully”.

Good Environmental Credentials

Several people said in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage. In November last year Ivan mentioned on Amazon “Works better than i expected it to considering it's very energy efficient and hence not that powerful” in his review.

Good Support

Some VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners concluded that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Glenn Cook said on Amazon “The tools all present and correct along with the manual.# The tools themselves look”. In the same month J. Colin Moss wrote on Amazon “Instructions are clear and easy to follow” in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review however despite that he only rated it 60 out of 100. In the same month Tmuk gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “The vax is well packed in a large box with very clear and easy to follow instructions”.

Good Brush

Several people who bought this vacuum cleaner thought it had a good brush. Bob said in his review of this vacuum cleaner “This model comes with a "Turbo Tool" which is a small air driven rotating brush which is quite effective” . S Bennett mentioned on Amazon this year “Gets clogged up quickly and the brush broke in the first month” in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 yet they only gave the VAX Energise Vibe C86 a rating of 40 out of 100.

VAX Has Good Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

We checked 4,983 expert and user reviews for VAX vacuums and found that on average VAX has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that VAX has good ratings specifically within its low maximum input power vacuums range.

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Light

The lightest vacuum of a similar age and type to the Energise Vibe C86 is 640g heavy and the heaviest is 8.6kg. With a weight of only 4.3 kilograms, the Energise Vibe C86 is one of the lighter comparable spec vacuums that have been around for a similar time to the Energise Vibe C86 amongst vacuum cleaners of this age.

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A Dust Re-Emission Class

This vacuum has an A dust re-emission class, which is typical of many low maximum input power vacuums that came out around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

Like most of the other low maximum input power vacuums that were released more than two years ago, the Energise Vibe C86 does not have a brush tool.

We compared all the other vacuum cleaners which also have a brush tool to this vacuum cleaner and we think the Hoover Capture CP70, or the Taurus Civic 2500 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Cordless

Like most of the other low maximum input power vacuums that were released around the same time as the Energise Vibe C86, the Energise Vibe C86 is not cordless.

Vacuum cleaners which are cordless that might also be worth considering include the WV2 Window Vacuum Cleaner, or the WV5 both from Kärcher or the Black & Decker PD1020L which is also higher rated.

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Quite Short Cord Length

At only 5 meters, the VAX Energise Vibe C86 has a quite short cord length compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of a comparable spec and age to the Energise Vibe C86. The cord lengths of low maximum input power vacuums that were released around the same time as the Energise Vibe C86 range from 2.5m to 12m.

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2 Other reasons to consider the VAX Energise Vibe C86

Average Noise Level

At 80 decibels, the Energise Vibe C86 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other vacuums of this type and age.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this low maximum input power vacuum was released.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 March 2015 by Vacuumoligist67

I bought this as a nice light second cleaner for upstairs to save me carrying the heavy downstairs one up & down. It works well on both carpet & hard floors, although it is important to adjust the... Read more…

Reviewed 2 June 2015 by SuperVet

Excellent hoover cannot fault. As an owner of many pets, I have to say this is very reliable for picking up pet hairs. Also with a selection of tools this is very useful for hoovering the cracks... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2015 by Tigger70

This was bought for vacuuming the car interior and performs very well. It's lightweight,easily portable and has good suction power. The filters are easy to access and the cable retracts... Read more…

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Meme1

Nice small and light vacuum cleaner great for cleaning the stairs. Like the suction power adjustment. Easy to empty...

Reviewed 17 March 2015 by Tidylady

Lightweight and good suction, controlled by a dial round the start button. The power lead was long enough for the stairs when using a socket in the hall.Useful attachments supplied though the... Read more…

Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Dforsyth83

An excellent product at an excellent price. Wasn't the most expensive vaccum on, however, meets the requirements of what I was looking for. Strong suction with varied power, easy to store, easy to... Read more…

Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Halton

This is a really powerful vac great sucition carpet pile looks great after using . Delivery first class...

Reviewed 21 July 2015 by HMH70

I wanted a little vacuum that I could keep upstairs, to avoid carrying a heavy vacuum around. This is ideal...

Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Tractorboy49

Had been using a very heavy upright vacuum and was looking for something lighter. This vacuum really fits the bill and the suction is unbelievable and adjustable. All the tools you need are... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2015 by N/A

I am actually disappointed with this product. I find it extremely hard to push the hose/head around and it makes my arm ache. I was very hasty and disposed of all the packaging or I would have... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 05012512148250, 05012512148472, 05012512148656
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