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VAX U84 AL PE Vacuum Cleaner

Upright Vacuum Dry 6.2kg 800W Apr 2016
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The Vax Air TM Lift Steerable Pet is the UK's lightest corded lift-out cylinder. It has all the power of a Vax AirTM upright with a versatile lift-out cylinder for areas you can t usually reach. -... More
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Good Expert Reviews

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

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 169 owner reviews the average owner rating of this vacuum is terrific.

Nice Design

A number of people who bought this vacuum cleaner considered that it was a good design. Fayetography mentioned in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE “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” and scored it 4 stars. Gillys mentioned on Amazon “MAJOR flaw is the design of the extendable hose” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE however despite that they gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100. Gillys also wrote “Believe me this is a complete nightmare and a massive backward step in design and engineering”.

Nine VAX U84 AL PE reviewers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good looking. C.s. gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE on Amazon this month “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”. C.s. also wrote “It's pretty light, easy to manoeuvre”. This year Melita rated it 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Cleaned up the mess beautifully though” in her review.

Several VAX U84 AL PE owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed. Peebee wrote on Amazon “The included accessories are also well designed and perform well - especially the turbo attachment”.

A number of people who bought it reckoned that it was neat. Last year Beki wrote on Amazon “Tool storage are neat and tidy and streamlined into the machine”. Beki also mentioned “This is a neat solution to the choice between an upright”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a good case. Nick7 mentioned on Amazon “It doesnt stand up very well on its own, yet while in the machine casing, its very good” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE.

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Good Suction

A number of customers agreed that this vacuum cleaner had good suction. Beki said in their review “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” . Cjb wrote in their VAX U84 AL PE review on Amazon “This thing has phenomenal suction power”. Claycross1 rated the product as very good and said this month “It has a variable suction control and used properly” in their VAX U84 AL PE review.

Easy to Empty

Some people reckoned that it was easy to empty. Amazon Customer wrote “Also, very easy to empty” in their VAX U84 AL PE review and scored it very highly. Es Mum mentioned “Its easy to empty and put back together again”. In November this year Eva B mentioned in her review of this vacuum cleaner “It's light monuverable very easy to empty”.

Good Brush

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good brush. In November this year A. Aston wrote on Amazon “You need to ensure the brush bar is ON for most floor surfaces” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Also in November this year Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their VAX U84 AL PE review on Amazon “My carpets look brand new again as the powerful brush bar lifts the carpet pile up again”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “That being said the fail safe kicked in immediately to stop the brush”.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Some people who reviewed the VAX U84 AL PE concluded that it was good at cleaning pet hair. Greenbookal gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “We have pets so it's great for getting pet hair off the carpets” in their review. James B. Spink wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Although it does a good job on pet hair it gets a lot of general dirt” and scored the product very highly. Katiemidwinter mentioned in their VAX U84 AL PE review “A vacuum cleaner good with pet hair on hard floors” but despite that they rated the VAX U84 AL PE 60 out of 100.

Several VAX U84 AL PE owners who bought the VAX U84 AL PE mentioned that it was good at cleaning dog hair. Amazon Customer mentioned “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” . Njt wrote in their review “Got all the dog hair off the rug, great suction” and gave the VAX U84 AL PE a score of 5 stars. Rdboon mentioned “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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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of VAX U84 AL PE reviewers considered that it was quiet. Claycross1 wrote on Amazon this year “It is light, quiet” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE. Daan said “Nicest unit I've had yet, being efficient, quiet” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Emerald15 wrote 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”.

Three VAX U84 AL PE owners mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Mr Gumby said on Amazon “It’s lightweight and not as noisy as some” in his review of the VAX U84 AL PE. Mr. M. A. Quinn gave the VAX U84 AL PE an excellent review and mentioned in their VAX U84 AL PE review on Amazon last year “It makes a good whirring noise”. Mrs V wrote on Amazon in the same month “The machine is not as noisy as my previous Dyson”.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers wrote that it was good quality. Emerald15 gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “It is very well designed for purpose and I'd strongly recommend it”. In November Es Mum gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Feels well made” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE. James B. Spink rated the product 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Fifty quid this is a good value vacuum cleaner that is well designed and works very well too”.

Portable

A number of customers reckoned that the product was easy to move around. Kay Sullivan wrote last year “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”. Melita mentioned on Amazon “It is lightweight and very powerful” in her review of this vacuum cleaner. Mrs Stratton wrote last year “Very lightweight and good quality vacuum cleaner” .

Good Size

A few customers who purchased this vacuum cleaner mentioned that it was lightweight. In November this year A. Aston gave the VAX U84 AL PE a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Vax have been very naughty in describing this machine as "lightweight”. Fayetography wrote in their review “Cons - Because the hoover is so lightweight, when you use the hose” . Gary M mentioned in his review of the VAX U84 AL PE on Amazon “A lightweight vacuum cleaner with powerful suction”.

A few customers who reviewed the product considered that it was heavy and bulky. Amazon Customer gave the VAX U84 AL PE a rating of 5 stars and said in November this year “I don't find it heavy or hard to steer it's great”. Julie gave the VAX U84 AL PE a score of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon this year “Not a big heavy thing like my last one” in her VAX U84 AL PE review. Miss K wrote last year “Is a reasonable size (not too big & bulky” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Some customers who purchased it agreed that it was a good weight. M mentioned “Great light weight pet Hoover” in their review. Peebee wrote “In terms of its weight, I appreciate that this can seem unfair given I critised the U88 for being toy-like.”. This year Thecraghopper mentioned in their VAX U84 AL PE review on Amazon “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”.

Two people reckoned that it was thin. In November last year Beki mentioned on Amazon “It's slim and low to the ground enough to get under some obstacles better than my old cleaner”. Neil said on Amazon “The Vax U84-AL-Pe is slim, light and easy to maneuver” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

A few people who purchased the product concluded that it was tight. Amazon Customer wrote a few weeks ago “It is very manoeuvrable and gets into tight spaces easily”. Neil he said in his review in November this year “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”.

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Easy to Use

Some VAX U84 AL PE reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use. This month A. Aston wrote on Amazon “It's a joy to use and makes vacuuming floors much faster” and rated the VAX U84 AL PE 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “The pile adjuster is easy to use and very effective”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “So so light it's crazy! Easy to use up the stairs”.

Several VAX U84 AL PE reviewers who purchased this vacuum cleaner considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Greenbookal said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “After using it for longer it has become less comfortable to hold”. Manxjohn mentioned in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE on Amazon this month “As well as being comfortable to carry”. Timt wrote on Amazon “If you have that condition it could be a less comfortable experience for you” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to use the menus. Mrsl mentioned a few weeks ago “It's easier than dragging around a Henry! The foot slider to change the pile settings is a winner too” in their VAX U84 AL PE review.

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Robust

A few customers who reviewed the product considered that it was well made. Lisa the Book Sniffer. mentioned this year “I will mention the quality of the build does seem a little cheaper than expected.”. Mr. M. A. Quinn wrote on Amazon “It was, until the new kid on the block moved in! From the off this vacuum cleaner (its so difficult to not type the H word) feels well put together” and scored it 5 stars. Rdboon wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner this month “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”.

A number of people who purchased the VAX U84 AL PE reckoned that it was strong and durable. Paul mentioned “The suction quality is tough enough to remove everyday pet hairs”. Peebee wrote on Amazon “The vacuum feels sturdy (far more so than the toy-like that we had purchased -”.

A number of VAX U84 AL PE reviewers considered that this vacuum cleaner was reliable. Amazon Customer rated this vacuum cleaner 5 stars and said in November this year “After my trusty Dyson ball vacuum cleaner died after years of faithful use I took the plunge” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE. Dinx mentioned “Bought this vacuum to replace my existing vax which has been very reliable and still in good working order.” in their VAX U84 AL PE review.

One VAX U84 AL PE reviewer wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to damage or scratch. Magic123 mentioned this month “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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Good Support

A number of customers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it had good technical guidance. In November this year Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “I can now clean my stairs without help and this alone makes the vacuum worth it's purchase price” and gave the VAX U84 AL PE an excellent review. Melita wrote on Amazon in November “I recommend reading the instructions enclosed to get the best out of it” in her VAX U84 AL PE review. Melita also wrote “It's very easy to use and the instructions are easy to follow”.

Good Filter

Two VAX U84 AL PE owners who bought the product reckoned that it had a good filter. In November Sourcererj9 said “Far better access to the filter than on my previous one Being able to detach the machine”.

Good Technical Features

Some customers said in their reviews that it had good features. Miss K mentioned in her review of the VAX U84 AL PE on Amazon “I do think it's good value for money considering the features of the vacuum” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Neil wrote in his VAX U84 AL PE review “The Vax U84-AL-Pe had lots of great, promising features”.

Good Power Cord

Several customers who purchased the product thought it had a good power cord. In November last year Ian gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review “Awesome suction power, just superb! Massive power lead”.

Good Connectivity

One VAX U84 AL PE reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned in their review “Has 2x USB 3.1 ports” and gave the VAX U84 AL PE a score of 80 out of 100.

VAX Has Good Reviews for Its Vacuum Cleaners

VAX has good average ratings for its vacuums as well as across its entire vacuum range.

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Only Released Eight Months Ago

This vacuum was released just eight months ago, so it is likely to have better features than some of the older vacuums.

Very High Suction Power

With a suction power of 800 Watts, the U84 AL PE's suction power is one of the highest amongst vacuums that have been around for a comparable time to the U84 AL PE. The lowest suction power of newly released vacuums is 40W, the highest is 800W, and the average suction power is 380W.

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A Carpet Cleaning Performance Class

The VAX U84 AL PE has a better carpet cleaning performance class than most vacuums that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This vacuum has an A carpet cleaning performance class, whereas most vacuum cleaners that have been around for a comparable time to it have an E carpet cleaning performance class.

This vacuum cleaner's carpet cleaning performance class (A) is actually the best carpet cleaning performance class across all new comparable spec vacuums.

An F carpet cleaning performance class is the worst carpet cleaning performance class amongst similar types of vacuum cleaner.

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Fairly Large Dust Capacity

The U84 AL PE has one of the larger dust capacities (1.5 liters) amongst similar spec vacuum cleaners of this age. Vacuums that are a similar age to the U84 AL PE have dust capacities of between 0.4L and 3L, and the average dust capacity is 1.1L.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

Like most of the other vacuum cleaners that came out around the same time as the U84 AL PE, the U84 AL PE does not have a brush tool.

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Heavy

The U84 AL PE is fairly heavy (6.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec vacuum cleaners that have been on the market for the last year. Across all the recently released similar spec vacuums the weights range from 3.2g to 8.6kg, and the average weight is 3.9kg.

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Not Cordless

Most comparable spec vacuum cleaners that were launched in the last year are not cordless. The U84 AL PE is no exception to this as it too is not cordless.

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Very Short Cord Length

At only 1.65 meters, the U84 AL PE has a fairly short cord length compared to most of the other latest vacuums. The average cord length of recently released similar spec vacuum cleaners is 4.7m.

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2 Other reasons to consider the VAX U84 AL PE

Average Operating Radius

At 10 meters, the VAX U84 AL PE has a pretty average operating radius compared to most of the other new vacuums.

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Dry Cleaning Type

The cleaning type of this vacuum is Dry, which is the most frequently supported cleaning type on recently released vacuum cleaners.

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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 n146725, vax u84alpe, vax u84alpm, vax u84alpme, vax u84alpes, vax n146725w, vax u84alpesi, vax u84alpmes, vax u84alpmesi
Barcodes 05012512155586, 05012512158594
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