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Should You Buy a VAX Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 08 September 2020
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should you buy a VAX Vacuum Cleaner?

VAX is one of the most popular vacuum cleaner brands as well as being well known for its steam cleaners. The company behind VAX also manufacturers Hoover Vacuum Cleaners.

If you are thinking about buying a VAX vacuum cleaner then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of vacuum cleaner brands is compiled by analysing over 54,000 user and expert reviews and 160+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 3,500 vacuum cleaners.

VAX are recognised for their wide selection of moderately popular and good quality vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $71 for the Energise Vibe C86 which has a maximum input power of 700W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a cylinder vacuum cleaner and go up to $230 for the ECR2V1P which has a maximum input power of 800W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new VAX vacuum cleaner is $152.

VAX are recognised for their wide selection of moderately popular and good quality vacuum cleaners.

Is VAX the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?

So are VAX vacuum cleaners any good? We give every vacuum cleaner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all vacuum cleaners we are able to impartially rank all the vacuum cleaner brands.

VAX is ranked the No. 26 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that VAX is the 26th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,180 reviews
#2
93%
93%
5,633 reviews
#3
Germany
92%
92%
3,693 reviews
#4
88%
88%
2,146 reviews
#5
United States
87%
87%
7,182 reviews
#6
87%
87%
1,713 reviews
#7
Germany
85%
85%
1,251 reviews
#8
Eufy
85%
85%
640 reviews
#9
United States
85%
85%
1,436 reviews
#10
85%
85%
5,862 reviews
#11
85%
85%
1,586 reviews
#12
84%
84%
424 reviews
#13
Germany
83%
83%
760 reviews
#14
Sealey
83%
83%
40 reviews
#15
United Kingdom
82%
82%
704 reviews
#16
Germany
81%
81%
36 reviews
#17
iLife
79%
79%
64 reviews
#18
Netherlands
79%
79%
276 reviews
#19
Koblenz
76%
76%
0 reviews
#20
Denmark
76%
76%
39 reviews
#21
Atrix
74%
74%
1 review
#22
72%
72%
25 reviews
#23
Neato Robotics
72%
72%
148 reviews
#24
South Korea
72%
72%
275 reviews
#25
Neato
71%
71%
68 reviews
#26
VAX
United States
70%
70%
4,525 reviews
#27
LG
South Korea
67%
67%
29 reviews
#28
Xiaomi
65%
65%
24 reviews
#29
AEG
Germany
64%
64%
608 reviews
#30
Beko
Turkey
63%
63%
72 reviews
#31
Roidmi
63%
63%
2 reviews
#32
Gtech
63%
63%
947 reviews
#33
FEIN
63%
63%
3 reviews
#34
Thorne Electric
62%
62%
0 reviews
#35
PowerSmith
62%
62%
0 reviews
#36
Zelmer
61%
61%
1 review
#37
Rug Doctor
61%
61%
0 reviews
#38
Snow Joe
61%
61%
0 reviews
#39
Makita
60%
60%
8 reviews
#40
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
59%
59%
0 reviews
#41
Sweden
58%
58%
44 reviews
#42
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#43
Oreck
United States
58%
58%
0 reviews
#44
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#45
Vacmaster
56%
56%
0 reviews
#46
DeWALT
55%
55%
0 reviews
#47
Solac
54%
54%
0 reviews
#48
CleanMate
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
Shop-Vac
54%
54%
0 reviews
#50
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#51
Pifco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#52
Ufesa
53%
53%
0 reviews
#53
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#54
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews
#55
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how VAX vacuum cleaners compare to the other vacuum cleaner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All vacuum cleaner Brands
VAX Vacuum Cleaners

At an average purchase price of $152, VAX vacuum cleaners tend to be cheaper than most other vacuum cleaner brands. VAX also have better reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a VAX vacuum cleaner being 76%.

The average review score for a VAX vacuum cleaner is 76%.

There's a smaller selection of VAX vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 2 VAX vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of VAX vacuum cleaner is $36 (based on a person typically using a vacuum cleaner for 2 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other vacuum cleaner brands.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$182
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,449
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$152
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,099
Price Distribution of VAX Vacuum Cleaners

What Do the VAX Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every VAX vacuum cleaner to work out the average distribution of reviews for VAX and then compared this to the other vacuum cleaner brands.

VAX logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
1
4 stars
3
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
VAX logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,593
4 stars
1,046
3 stars
306
2 stars
200
1 star
373
VAX has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 67% of expert reviews and 81% of user reviews for VAX vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 86% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of VAX vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and easy to move around.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to VAX vacuum cleaners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other vacuum cleaner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score iRobot Ecovacs Dyson Samsung Miele VAX
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
66%
5 reviews
89%
8 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
10 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
8 reviews
53%
3 reviews
91%
9 reviews
75%
4 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
72%
8 reviews
59%
8 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
60%
3 reviews
96%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
67%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
70%
4 reviews
43%
4 reviews
70%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
75%
4 reviews
78%
6 reviews
70%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
63%
3 reviews
44%
3 reviews
68%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
67%
5 reviews
82%
3 reviews
40%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
74%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
Techradar logo
90%
1 review
75%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
80%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
77%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
90%
2 reviews
73%
6 reviews
goodhousekeeping.com logo
90%
1 review
70%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
82%
3 reviews
81%
1 review
82%
1 review
81%
3 reviews
reviewed.com logo
85%
1 review
83%
4 reviews
74%
1 review
91%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
examiner.com logo
100%
3 reviews
100%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
86%
5 reviews
netzwelt.de logo
70%
1 review
74%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
78%
69 reviews
79%
64 reviews
80%
47 reviews
61%
28 reviews
65%
12 reviews
88%
2 reviews
Average
78%
129 reviews
72%
127 reviews
82%
97 reviews
73%
57 reviews
71%
42 reviews
74%
6 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have VAX Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for VAX vacuum cleaners. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Ecovacs Dyson Samsung Miele VAX
Trusted Reviews logo
2
4
3
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
5
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
4
Expert Reviews logo
1
4
1
1
reviewed.com logo
4
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
1
3
Which? logo
2
2
profesionalreview.com logo
3
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
1
ixbt.com logo
1
2
gadgetgear.nl logo
2
Pocket Lint logo
2
01net.com logo
2
Digital Versus logo
1
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
2
vonguru.fr logo
2
techzine.nl logo
2
Techradar logo
1
techarp.com logo
1
smartson.se logo
1
Other Expert Sites
8
4
3
5
2
Total
27
21
23
12
9

How Reliable Are VAX Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 54,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of VAX vacuum cleaners. over 310 of these reviews mention reliability of which 74% were positive. Therefore the majority of VAX vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

74% of reviewers think VAX vacuum cleaners are reliable.

So, most people think that VAX vacuum cleaners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for VAX vacuum cleaners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

So far it seems solidly built
ao.com
especially when putting a good tough push into the handle
Amazon
Wouldnt buy mine broke after 8 weeks
amazon.co.uk
The cleaner feels well made
johnlewis.com
it is robust
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

we needed a heavy duty vaccum cleaner
Amazon
two very small plastic bits broke off inside meaning that the tube would not stay in at all
johnlewis.com
The only moan I have is it does seem very plasticky
Argos.co.uk
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