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Philips FC6408/01

Philips FC6408/01 Vacuum Cleaner

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Average Owner Reviews

Based on 28 owner reviews this vacuum has an average owner rating of 72 out of 100.

Nice Design

Some customers considered that this vacuum cleaner was good looking. Rachel said in December this year “It's pretty good at getting under my cast iron, claw footed bathtub to mop” in her Philips PowerPro Aqua review however despite that she gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 3 stars. Rachel also mentioned “Used just as a vacuum it's pretty good”. In December Richard Kelly said on Amazon “When it arrives it's pretty simple to put together as you only really need to put the handle onto the body of the vacuum cleaner” and gave the Philips PowerPro Aqua a rating of 80 out of 100.

Some people reckoned that the Philips PowerPro Aqua was a good design. Helpless wrote on Amazon “It is a simple design”. Helpless also wrote “There is nothing better than a design which keeps things simple”. Helpless also mentioned “A simple and efficient design”.

A number of Philips PowerPro Aqua owners wrote in their reviews that it was neat. This month Amazon Customer said “The fact the head swivels does mean it is very good for having a quick tidy” in their review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Just want to do a quick tidy (using the turbo mode sparingly) it's also very good”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Philips PowerPro Aqua owners who bought it concluded that it was quiet. Bookinda wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “I need not of worried, despite being very quiet, this hoover is excellent at gathering dust”. Bookinda also wrote “All in all, this is a good vacuum with very good suction and is light, quiet and extremely easy to manouvre”. This year Mi said “Very quiet, picks up dirt well”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Philips PowerPro Aqua was noisy. Squeebles wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The vacuum capacity of this machine is also impressive, considering the size of the motor on board and I should champion the low noise levels of the motor as well”.

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Easy to Use

A few Philips PowerPro Aqua reviewers concluded that it was easy to use. This year Book Critic mentioned on Amazon “So easy to use” and scored it 5 stars. Bookinda wrote on Amazon in December this year “It also doesn't wet clean carpets as I had thought it would be handy for small spills” nonetheless they gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Haselbury gave this vacuum cleaner a very good rating and wrote this month “Was looking forward to trying this out as I've used a Black & Decker cordless before which was handy”.

Several customers who purchased the Philips PowerPro Aqua reckoned that it was easy to setup. In December this year Haselbury gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “I wasn't disappointed! Really simple to set up out of the box”. This year Helpless gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It was very easy to set up, requiring the handle to be inserted into the main body of the unit”. In the same month Mr. J. W. Mc Evoy mentioned in their review of the Philips PowerPro Aqua on Amazon “Easy to set up and put together too”.

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. H. Ashford mentioned “It was exceedingly easy to assemble (once I gave up on the instructions” in their review of the Philips PowerPro Aqua. One Philips PowerPro Aqua reviewer who reviewed it thought it had a good experience. This month Bookinda wrote in their review “This vacuum is very light compared to my past experience and looks really sleek”.

One Philips PowerPro Aqua owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Nolene-Patricia Dougan wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “There are two settings for vacuuming - ordinary”.

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Good Size

Eight Philips PowerPro Aqua owners who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight. Bookinda said on Amazon “I did wonder how effective at picking up it would be due to it's lightweight size and small frame” in their review of the Philips PowerPro Aqua nonetheless they gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 60 out of 100. In December this year Helpless scored this vacuum cleaner 5 stars and mentioned “The unit is lightweight” in their review. Mr. H mentioned “Where it comes into its own is in its cordless, lightweight vacuuming mode” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

A number of customers who bought it agreed that it was heavy and bulky. C. I. Smith said in their review of the Philips PowerPro Aqua on Amazon “The hoover is very light even when using to wash the floors so will not be to heavy or cumbersome”. Littlepig Littlepig mentioned on Amazon “It doesn't work on heavy/dried stains” although they scored it 3 stars. Mr. J. W. Mc Evoy said on Amazon “Not at all heavy when moving it around” in their review of the Philips PowerPro Aqua.

A number of Philips PowerPro Aqua reviewers who reviewed this vacuum cleaner agreed that it was compact. C. I. Smith mentioned on Amazon in December “The hoover is compact and will not take up heaps of room” in their review of the Philips PowerPro Aqua. Stealth Reviewer mentioned on Amazon “It's very quiet and it's quite compact” in their Philips PowerPro Aqua review nonetheless they gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 20 out of 100.

Several customers who bought the product concluded that it was thin. H. Ashford said on Amazon “For £260 surely they could include a proper instruction booklet, not a very thin paper leaflet full of pictures” in their review of the Philips PowerPro Aqua. Mi scored it 4 stars and she wrote this year “The head is slim enough to fit underneath furniture”.

A few Philips PowerPro Aqua owners who bought the product mentioned that it was a good weight. In December P. A. Ward mentioned on Amazon “Much lighter in weight and cordless of course” in their Philips PowerPro Aqua review. Richard Kelly mentioned “Once it's out of the package you realise how light it is - the stated weight of 3Kg is spot on” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Portable

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to move around. This year Mi rated it 4 stars and she said on Amazon “The head is wide enough for stairs, so portable and useful to do small cleaning” in her review of the Philips PowerPro Aqua. In December this year Mr. H said in their review “It's a great lightweight vacuum”. P. A. Ward mentioned in their review on Amazon this year “It was lightweight and easy to empty”.

Good Suction

Several customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good suction. A few weeks ago Haselbury said “Didn't have great suction” in their Philips PowerPro Aqua review and gave the Philips PowerPro Aqua a very good review. Haselbury also wrote “I was very impressed with the suction”. Nolene-Patricia Dougan said on Amazon “Really easy to set up and use - excellent suction power and warm water wash is perfect” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

Good Battery Life

A few people considered that it had a good battery life. @iglinavos wrote on Amazon “The battery (so far) is also good, as it can do 2-3 rooms thoroughly without needing to recharge (plus carpeted staircase” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Rob S said in his Philips PowerPro Aqua review this year “As a cordless vacuum its surprisingly very good, at 18 V its a fair amount of battery” . In December this year Stealth Reviewer wrote on Amazon “It means the battery conks out very quickly” although they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

A number of Philips PowerPro Aqua owners who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was quick to charge. In December Haselbury wrote on Amazon “Easy to charge via a socket at the back” and scored it 5 stars. Pen Name mentioned on Amazon “It is however, easy to charge and very light which makes it very maneuverable” in their review of this vacuum cleaner although they scored the Philips PowerPro Aqua 60 out of 100.

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Robust

Two people reckoned that it was strong and durable. Helpless wrote on Amazon this month “Robust and can be easily carried around” and gave the Philips PowerPro Aqua a rating of 5 stars.

One customer who bought this vacuum cleaner mentioned that it was reliable. In December Book Critic mentioned on Amazon “I’ve been on the lookout for a good vacuum cleaner to deal with pet hair; my trusty old Dyson is supposed to be good at this sort of thing.” and gave the Philips PowerPro Aqua a very good rating.

One Philips PowerPro Aqua reviewer said that it was well made. Mi said in her review this month “The product is very simple in its engineering and this is no more evident than here” and rated it 4 stars.

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Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

One Philips PowerPro Aqua owner who purchased it considered that it was good at cleaning pet hair.

One Philips PowerPro Aqua owner who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was good at cleaning dog hair. A few weeks ago Helpless gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review “In conclusion, this is a decently powerful cordless vacuum cleaner, efficient enough that it can deal effectively with dog hairs due to the suction power”.

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Easy to Empty

One Philips PowerPro Aqua owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to empty.

Good Filter

One person who purchased the product thought it had a good filter.

Good Product Quality

One Philips PowerPro Aqua reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. In December this year Squeebles said “The general build quality is sturdy taking into account its lightweight” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it thought it was wifi compatible. Pen Name mentioned this year “The wireless function allows quick changes of room” in their review.

Only Released Five Months Ago

The FC6408/01 was only relased by Philips five months ago. Newer vacuums like this one are likely to use better technology.

Philips Has Good Vacuum Reviews

Vacuums built by Philips have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all vacuums (not just vacuums) and found that Philips also has good ratings across its entire range.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

Most vacuums that are a similar age to the FC6408/01 do not have a brush tool. The Philips FC6408/01 is no exception to this as it too does not have a brush tool.

It is worth also looking at alternative vacuums which also have a brush tool including the Electrolux ZB3015SW[plb_3804601_price], or the Bosch BGS5SMRT66[plb_3830502_price] which is also higher rated.

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Poor Support

A number of Philips PowerPro Aqua reviewers said in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. This month Bookinda said in their review of the Philips PowerPro Aqua “It is a little difficult to understand the instruction to set up”. Chinatown Blue wrote in the same month “Plus, many of the instructions are not clear at all” in their Philips PowerPro Aqua review. Chinatown Blue also said “That isn't shown in the pictorial instructions and I have poor eyesight”.

Not Cordless

Most vacuums that were released around the same time as the FC6408/01 are not cordless. The FC6408/01 is no exception to this as it too is not cordless.

Vacuum cleaners which are cordless that might be worth considering include the Electrolux ZB3014G[plb_3289372_price], the Rowenta RH8870WO[plb_3400566_price], or the Bosch BBHMOVE1N[plb_3582146_price].

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 11 July 2016 by Pen Name

Good. But it's just not a Dyson. It doesn't get int the corners, it looses suction, and because of the design, relies upon your pushing forwards, rather than pulling back (pulling back simply... Read more…

Reviewed 21 April 2016 by Shiraz Masood

I currently use a Miele hoover and a Vileda steam mop to clean my flat (where the flooring varies between carpet, ceramic tiles, pine floorboards and rugs). I would suggest that this cleaner would... Read more…

Reviewed 17 April 2016 by Littlepig Littlepig

I have updated my review from 18th April, having finally worked out how to fit the thing together. Honest opinion though, my 3 stars haven't changed. This is a flimsy object. It's light and easy... Read more…

Reviewed 11 April 2016 by Stealth Reviewer

This product is a very expensive, very light, very quiet "stick" cordless vacuum cleaner with an attachment which is simply clear moulded plastic water reservoir with a microfibre pad stuck to the... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2016 by L. Wilson

I have had three cordless hoovers and this is the best by far in that it picks up immediately no going over and over cat fluff or sock bobbles. I found it a lot nosier than previous cordless... Read more…

Reviewed 5 April 2016 by Rachel

I ummed and ahhed over whether to give this three or four stars. On balance, especially looking at price it's a three. However, if you live in a one-storey pad with a mix of rugs or carpeted areas... Read more…

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by Amazon Customer

Whilst this is admittedly very useful to have around (and you'll find yourself using it every day), it's ridiculously overpriced for the amount of power you get from it and would be far better off... Read more…

The general build quality is sturdy taking into account its lightweight and manoeuverable feel. The swivel head allows you to reach less accessable corners with ease. The "lifespan" of the... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2016 by Nick Brett

We?re just moving house and this looked perfect for the mix of flooring types we will be having. This is a light cordless vacuum with an additional basic mop function. Could have done with better... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2016 by MI

I have been using this product couple of weeks to give it a through test before I can make up my mind on how to review this. The description of being a two in one vacuum cleaner and a mop sounds... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fc640801, philips 2in1, philips fc640001
Barcodes 08710103707899, 08710103723653, 08710103782872

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