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VAX Air Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

1,400W Upright Vacuum Dry 4.6kg Jun 2016
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
Two industry awards
Top seller
Good size
692 Reviews + 2 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The authors at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this vacuum. This vacuum cleaner received a "Recommended" award from both Trusted Reviews and Pocket Lint.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Pocket Lint and Les Numeriques.com this vacuum cleaner has an average expert rating of 72%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 903 owner reviews the average owner rating of this vacuum is 85 out of 100. 411 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this vacuum either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 4,216 expert and owner reviews (including 957 verified purchases) for VAX vacuum cleaners and found that on average VAX has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that VAX has good reviews specifically for its high maximum input power vacuum cleaners. 95% of those that bought a VAX vacuum cleaner would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One hundred and six people who reviewed the product concluded that it was lightweight. Caz28 said “This little vacuum picks up extremely well - its lightweight and very flexible”. Carol M mentioned “This machine claims to be lightweight” in his VAX Air Cordless review. Buck66adr said on Argos.co.uk “It's very lightweight and it's suction is impressive for a it's” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Sixty-nine people said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was heavy and bulky. Carol M said two years ago “I found it quite heavy dirt collector part is not very big so needed emptying twice during whole house vac” . Chris1980 scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Argos.co.uk “Being so light this is ideal for people who find most normal uprights very heavy and bulky”. Babs47 wrote two years ago “This vax is great as an extra vacuum, I keep mine upstairs to save carrying my very heavy vacuum up”.

Fourty-eight customers thought this vacuum cleaner was easy to carry around. Two years ago Cher1 said “The unit is extremely light and easy to use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. C&s wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Light and easy to use even for somebody who suffers from COPD”. C&s also mentioned “Cleans dog hairs very well cleans car easily and easy to carry up stairs” in their review.

Eleven customers considered that the product was compact. Two years ago Bob J M mentioned “The product is compact and simple to use” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Doodle mentioned in the same month “As it is more compact than my old hoover it is much easier to get in”. Ross Boardman said “All that takes is a quick push to compact it down” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

Six owners who purchased it concluded that it was thin. Silver_star211 scored it 80 out of 100 and said on Argos.co.uk “It's narrow enough that it easily gets into nooks”. Mandy said on Argos.co.uk “I love that it's cordless light and slim enough to go under the furniture” in her review of this vacuum cleaner and gave this vacuum cleaner a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Mrs V mentioned on Amazon “The footprint of the floorhead is very slim at approx (cm) 29W x 26D x 5H”.

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Very Light

The Air Cordless is quite light (only 4.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other new high maximum input power vacuum cleaners. Newly released vacuum cleaners have weights of between 3.1kg and 30kg.

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Easy to Empty

Fourty-one owners who purchased this vacuum cleaner thought it was easy to empty. Three years ago Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert website Pocket Lint “It's light, easy to manoeuvre, has a long life per charge (plus two batteries) and large storage capacity with easy emptying feature” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Bwced Fach said “Easy to empty the dust reservoir”. Coljun said “It is easy to empty and picks up brilliantly” in their VAX Air Cordless review.

Portable

One hundred and sixteen owners who reviewed the VAX Air Cordless wrote that it was easy to move around. Two years ago Bb mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “This lightweight little bit of kit is so powerful that it did surprise me” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Griffboy gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Very lightweight and with swivel control very easy to use”. Gravity Does Not Exist mentioned “This vax is lightweight and easy to push around.”.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Fifteen customers reckoned that the product was good at cleaning dog hair. Two years ago Dawnsapphire said “Love this hoover, light weight, easy to manoeuvre, light on front shows up dust and dog hair better”. In the same month Beau111 mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Picks up dog hair so easily - so important with a breed that sheds” in their VAX Air Cordless review. Dogwalker wrote “It picks up dog hairs very quickly, easy to use, very light, handheld unit is good for cleaning stairs”.

Seven customers concluded that the product was good at cleaning pet hair. Maggie mentioned in her review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk two years ago “I am very pleased with this product, its light weight so easy to carry up and down stairs, great suction, picks pet hair up easily”. Mitch4711 mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner also two years ago “It is so easy to use, no messing about with cords, great suction, brush head very effective against pet hair (two cats, two dogs)”. Also two years ago Jo Ozzy Osborne said in her review of this vacuum cleaner “I love it picks up pet hair also, I love that it turns into a handheld cleaner do do curtains”.

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Good Filter

Twenty people said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner had a good filter. Two years ago Sue Morks said “It has a very small filter”. Alanm said on Argos.co.uk “Really easy to dismantle to use just the cylinder or empty and clean the filter” in their VAX Air Cordless review and rated it 80 out of 100. Spannerhappy said “It needs little mechanical knowledge to separate the handheld bit from its master or to empty/clean filter unit”.

Effective Brush Bar

Twenty customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good brush. Two years ago Expert Reviews mentioned “Effective brush bar” in their review of the VAX Air Cordless but despite that they only scored it 3 stars out of 5. Art1967 rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on Argos.co.uk in the same month “Both the suction and the brush are very effective”. In the same month Deanne she mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Carpets and wood floors my old cleaner is relegated to the garage.I would have liked a small brush added.”.

Good Suction

One hundred and ten people mentioned in their reviews that it had good suction. Chris rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner “Great product with great suction power from a cordless vacuum cleaner”. Dawnsapphire mentioned “The handheld bit is great, strong suction, could do with tools for handheld bit though, ie brush” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Christinavalentina wrote on Argos.co.uk “It would be nice to have a slot for the attachment to live, appears to have great suction, time will tell” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Poor Power Cord

One owner reckoned that it did not have a good power cord. Metacritic said “The freedom of not having a power cord is amazing and really does make vacuuming a complete room much quicker” nonetheless they still gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

Thirteen customers who purchased the VAX Air Cordless reckoned that it had good features. Happy mentioned “Very good product which has great features”. Happy George said on Argos.co.uk two years ago “It has great features such as good suction, lights on the front”. Diva1 wrote “I have found that it is lightweight The carpet/hard floor cleaning features are ideal for my home”.


Design

Easy to Use

Two hundred and thirty-two owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert review site Trusted Reviews two years ago “It adds a handy headlamp an”. Andreac wrote on Argos.co.uk “It is so quick and easy to use, is surprisingly powerful given it is a cordless vax” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave the VAX Air Cordless a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Ann50 scored it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Very handy to use though could be heavy for elderly users or people with weakened arm strength”.

Twelve people who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to assemble. Dizzy said “I opened up the box and was really pleased to find it was so easy to assemble, clear instructions”. Val C rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Argos.co.uk “The Vax Air Cordless is super quick and easy to assemble and the power not only matches that of my old machine”. Soulrebelno1 said “It's no longer a problem with this little stick-vac! Out of the box it's easy to put together” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Five owners who bought it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Fireworks gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Really easy to set up and use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Andrew Guy wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner “I will never go back to corded again! The Vax was really easy to set up and the instructions were clear as day” and scored this vacuum cleaner a maximum of 5 stars. Mrs V mentioned on Amazon last year “Out of the box it takes minutes to set up (clip in handle” in her review of this vacuum cleaner and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 80 out of 100.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Jody rated this vacuum cleaner a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned “It has 2 settings for different floor types which is changed by a switch on the handle”. Andrew Kerr said on Amazon “The on-switch has two settings - hard floors”. Two years ago M. G. Chisholm rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “There are two settings for power - standard”.

Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to handle. Rod H rated it a maximum of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Recommended A++ I am happy with this VAX cleaner as it suited my needs nicely, looks modern and handles well”. The Practical Dad wrote on Amazon “The vacuum has great handling as you twist the handle around” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Nice Design

Twenty-six customers said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was good looking. Beartank wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk “The battery life is pretty good; I get about 4-5 days usage before I need to charge it again”. Sbno1 mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It does a pretty good job of tying you over until you need to do a full clean” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Sbno1 also said “With the brush bar it is pretty effective at picking up dog hair on a carpet” in their review.

Twenty-three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well designed. Cleaner Obsessive wrote “This new model is even better, both in design and efficiency” in their VAX Air Cordless review. Bob J M gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk “Good design and ergonomic easy to use empty”. Housewife31 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk “Nice design and very light”.

Nineteen owners wrote that this vacuum cleaner was neat. Cakiky said on Argos.co.uk “The hand vac is so useful at quick tidy ups (particularly after my young son has been eating!)”. Betty wrote on Argos.co.uk “Good little vacuum for quick tidy up, easy to use lightweight” in her review of this vacuum cleaner. Doug610 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The cyclinder, once detached has a small footprint and can be neatly parked without risk of it toppling over” .

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth. The Dog House said on Johnlewis.com “I have only had this for 24 hours and it is great for everyday domestic chores, i.e carpet (short smooth pile) and hard floor”. Cycleracing scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “It is light and smooth to use”.

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was ugly. Old Timer said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “And The Ugly * At time of writing the machine is over three hundred quid” but despite that they rated it 3 stars out of 5. Two years ago Mendo Shutaro mentioned on Amazon “Ugly designs, which this vacuum cleaner shamelessly copies” although they only rated this vacuum cleaner 40 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Fifteen people who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Two years ago Gray213 wrote on Argos.co.uk “Very well designed”. Also two years ago Delbox mentioned “The Cleaner seems extremely well made and performs well beyond my expectations of a cordless unit” in their review of the VAX Air Cordless and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. In the same month Doug610 mentioned on Argos.co.uk “This is a top quality machine capable of making your mains-powered vacuum redundant”.

Robust

Nineteen owners wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was well made. Sbno1 wrote on Amazon “The build quality is reasonable” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Rod H gave this vacuum cleaner a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The base of the cleaner is flexible too, which means it can reach into corners and crevices instead of just a solid forward motion”. 49er gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Argos.co.uk “I have solid floors and rugs” in their VAX Air Cordless review.

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was strong and durable. Billn gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “With the removable cylinder it is a go anywhere machine”. Shpadoinkle mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Good quality and durable, with an attractive design” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Scotts mentioned “Overall a great little Vax which is light, tough and makes vacuuming more fun”.

Two customers who purchased this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was reliable. Docgordon gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Argos.co.uk two years ago “So far an excellent buy as long as it remains reliable”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Suee wrote “All the new bits have unbalanced it and completely destroyed what I loved about the first model” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Gadget Fan said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “When the Ergorapido broke (user error, no reflection on its build quality) I went looking for something to replace it”.

Two customers reckoned that this vacuum cleaner was sealed. Amazon Customer wrote “It's detachable so you can charge it on the separate charger bay, unlike other cleaners in which the battery is sealed in and cannot be removed”. L. W. Newton gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “It is sealed with a rubber gasket that seems too hard to correctly seal, maybe a rethink is needed here”.

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Top Seller

The Air Cordless is a popular choice of vacuum cleaner according to sales data from Amazon.

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was April 2017 when VAX released the Air Cordless.


Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of recycling. Kevin Trebell mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner “The unit comes well packaged in good recyclable packaging and is very easy to unpack” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Lightweight, Cordfree, Spare Battery, Long Life, Powerful, Multifloor

One hundred and fourty-three people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life. Expert Reviews mentioned “Lightweight, cordfree, spare battery, long life, powerful, multifloor”. Two years ago Caz28 wrote on Argos.co.uk “The battery easily lasts long enough on one charge to vacuum my 2 bed flat”. Cher1 mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Cleans very well and battery lasts enough to clean the whole house”.

Eighteen customers who bought it considered that it was quick to charge. David M mentioned in his review of the VAX Air Cordless two years ago “Cleans well Very light and easy to use Headlight takes me back! Easy to charge in terms of convenience Manages our 4 bedroom house on 1 charge CONS” and scored this vacuum cleaner a maximum of 5 stars. In April last year Sheila said “Very disappointed at how long it takes to charge for only 20 minutes performance” in her review of this vacuum cleaner although she only gave it a score of 1 stars out of 5. Rod H mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon two years ago “The first thing is to charge up the battery”.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Nine people who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Rosie gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she said on Amazon last year “The instructions are simple” in her review of this vacuum cleaner. Baldboy scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner two years ago “There is a requirement in the instructions to clean the motor filter every 5-6 'empties”. Mrs V said “The battery comes with a charge stand and the instructions state it takes 10hrs to charge from flat.” .


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Six people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it was quiet. Jan66 said in their review of the VAX Air Cordless on Argos.co.uk “I really love this vacuum! Its light, quiet versatile and picks up my pet hair without any problem at all”. Tech 2.0 mentioned “I should also mention that by comparison with previous vacuums it’s reasonably quiet” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Jt wrote “It is fairly quiet compaired to some vacuums” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Four customers thought it was noisy. Ann50 rated this vacuum cleaner 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Argos.co.uk two years ago “A bit noisy” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Stewart - Bristol mentioned on Amazon last year “Ita painfully loud when next to the unit cleaning your car, ear defenders to the ready! So, with all this extra noise I expected extra suction.”. Two years ago Dunne420 rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said on Johnlewis.com “You would expect something so powerfull to be noisy”.

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