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VAX Air Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

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24 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

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

Average Expert Reviews

This vacuum has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Pocket Lint and gadgetspeak.com.

User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this VAX vacuum is 85% based on 897 user reviews.

Good Filter

Several customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good filter. A. Rose mentioned on Amazon “There is a filter in the top of the cylinder, access is very easy, which requires washing every four to six uses”. Adrian Williams said “The cyclone filtration system is abysmal, hence the need to clean the filter every few days” in his VAX Air Cordless review yet he only gave it a rating of 2 stars. Amazon Customer said “In addition you'd have to clean the filter which sits at the top of the bin” in their review of the VAX Air Cordless.

Good Suction

Seventy VAX Air Cordless owners reckoned that it had good suction. Two years ago A. Rose scored the product very highly and mentioned “The suction is great and I would say that it would easily suck its way round a decent sized four-bed house without running out of juice”. A. Thomas gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 5 stars and wrote “Suction very good steering easy”. Aaron B. mentioned on Amazon last year “You get a nice 30 mins roughly to clean your whole house with enough suction power to even pick up my German Shepherds long hairs” in his VAX Air Cordless review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Easy to Empty

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to empty. A. Rose mentioned on Amazon “Emptying the machine is easy too” and scored the VAX Air Cordless very highly. Alison Fisher she mentioned on Amazon in January last year “The cylinder is really easy to empty and it just clicks back into place afterwards” in her VAX Air Cordless review. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the VAX Air Cordless on Amazon “Easy to empty, no bag, Take off the cleaning bit to do stairs, no balancing the vac between your legs on the stairs”.

Good Brush

Some people agreed that the product had a good brush. Adrian Williams said on Amazon “The level of suction is adequate for the brush head”. Alexa.mum said on Amazon “Everything about it is great apart of the brush which pulls threads of my carpet” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Two years ago Chris Hoare said in his VAX Air Cordless review “In the box there are two brush attachments supplied to help with this; though strongly the main unit only has a storage point for one of them”.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

A few VAX Air Cordless owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at cleaning dog hair. In January last year Allan Wootton said on Amazon “Actually hoovers dog hair, which is great as I have 2 moulting spaniels” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Bren wrote “This cleaner is brilliant for removing dog hairs” and scored the product 5 stars. Mary Messer mentioned “To start with it was brilliant, easily manoeuvrable, did a good job on dog hairs and was lightweight for carrying upstairs - everything I wanted.”.

Several VAX Air Cordless reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the VAX Air Cordless was good at cleaning pet hair. Last year Aaron B. wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Now I didn't buy this expecting it to be as powerful as my old pet hair hover” and scored the VAX Air Cordless very highly. Jo Ozzy Osborne mentioned on Amazon “I love it picks up pet hair also, I love that it turns into a handheld cleaner do do curtains” in her review of this vacuum cleaner. Sandra Rozee scored the product 5 stars and she wrote in January last year “I so luv the cleaner it picks up pet hair and is lighter than a full size cleaner”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good at cleaning cat hair. Ben scored this vacuum cleaner very highly and he said on Amazon “Great brush which is coping brilliantly with lifting up fine cat hair and girlfriends long hair” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Portable

A few VAX Air Cordless owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to move around. Andrewalexmac wrote on Amazon in January last year “It's also surprisingly lightweight, even with the battery attached” in their review of the VAX Air Cordless and rated this vacuum cleaner 5 stars. Anniebee scored it 5 stars and wrote also in January last year “Much cheaper than buying some other cordless vacuums and is lightweight enough for me with a bad back” in their review. Antar said “Powerful, easy to use, bagless, lightweight about 5 kilos this is a pleasure to use just turn it on” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Size

Some people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Adrian Williams said “My wife liked the lightweight manoeuvrability of the cleaner” in his VAX Air Cordless review. Amazon Customer wrote in their VAX Air Cordless review on Amazon “Only possitive is that it is lightweight and swivels easily”. Andrew Kerr he said in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon two years ago “It's only 3.4kg, so about half the weight of most 'lightweight' cleaners”.

Eighteen customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to carry around. A. Cresswell said “This is fairly light and easy to work with” in their VAX Air Cordless review. Big Bertha scored this vacuum cleaner very highly and wrote on Amazon “I couldn't believe how light and easy to manoeuvre this was” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Cj mentioned “It performs very well, takes up hardly any space and is easy to carry and use”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was heavy and bulky. Alcabe mentioned “I am so thrilled not to have to drag heavy cables around everywhere! This works really well” in their review. Three years ago Cycleracing wrote on Amazon “A major advantage is that it isn't heavy” in their VAX Air Cordless review. Debbie8355 mentioned on Amazon “Not a Hoover it's a chunky, over glorified DustBuster with poor suction” in their review of the VAX Air Cordless.

Several VAX Air Cordless owners thought it was a good weight. Alimh said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon two years ago “Very light weight and easy to manoeuvre”. Amazon Customer said “Likes Weight, its definitely manageable up the stairs” in their review. Bluefairy34 said “It's light weight, easy to use, great swivel on the head of the Hoover, easy to empty the filter” in their review of the VAX Air Cordless.

A number of VAX Air Cordless owners who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Andrew Kerr wrote two years ago “Is currently quite happy with her Miele S2111 compact cleaner” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Chris Hoare said in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “The low suction meant it did do as good a job as my existing mains powered compact vacuum” however he only gave the VAX Air Cordless a score of 3 stars. Clare said on Amazon two years ago “Helps keep the hoover so compact” in her review and rated it 4 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of VAX Air Cordless owners mentioned that this vacuum cleaner was quiet. Two years ago Efcee scored this vacuum cleaner 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Well, some weeks on, this efficient, effective, quiet, cordless beauty is a most appreciated replacement” in their VAX Air Cordless review. Flb wrote in their review on Amazon “Partly because it is super quiet - much quieter than any machine I have owned” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Keyzer Soze mentioned two years ago “Its relatively quiet compared to a lot of uprights I've come across” in their VAX Air Cordless review.

A few customers who bought the product concluded that it was noisy. L. W. Newton rated this vacuum cleaner 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “The cleaner is not overly noisy in operation”. The Practical Dad mentioned “Noise levels are acceptable”.

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Good Technical Features

Seven VAX Air Cordless reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Clare wrote on Amazon “One of my favourite features is because it’s so lightweight I can use it to clean the stairs without lots of bending over”. Two years ago Ifenton mentioned “This product has several excellent features which are unfortunately undermined by two fundamental problems” in their review. Mendo Shutaro mentioned in their VAX Air Cordless review on Amazon “With some useful features”.

Good Battery Life

A few customers who reviewed the VAX Air Cordless concluded that it had a good battery life. A. Cresswell rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Now there is not enough power pumped into the battery in 50 minutes to fully charge it so that means you can undertake a huge cleaning job” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Adrian Williams wrote two years ago “Lightweight Highly manœuvrable No mains cord to restrict movement Reasonable running time from a fully charged battery” nonetheless he only scored it 2 stars. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “Not having a cord to drag around makes hovering really easy ! One of the battery was not working”.

Several VAX Air Cordless owners who purchased this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was quick to charge. Two years ago A. Rose said in their VAX Air Cordless review on Amazon “It comes with two batteries which are easy to charge and affix to the vacuum”. Amazon Customer said “Its a pity it takes so long to charge” in their review of the VAX Air Cordless. Big Bertha mentioned “Setting up the Cordless Switch was easy, just one screw to attach the handle then put the battery on charge which takes 10 hours to charge fully” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and rated it as very good.

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Easy to Use

One hundred and fourteen customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. 50scat said in their VAX Air Cordless review on Amazon “I found it very user friendly and easy to use and very quick changing tools etc”. Alexa.mum wrote on Amazon “Here The wand is very practical” in their VAX Air Cordless review. Two years ago Alimh wrote in their review “Second spare is really handy as you always have a backup”.

Several VAX Air Cordless reviewers concluded that it was easy to assemble. In January last year Alison Fisher gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 5 stars and she wrote “The vacuum is really easy to assemble and I am amazed at just how good it is”. Gnome Lampy said in their review on Amazon “Another big problem it that balls of fluff seem to build up in the pipes causing major loss of suction”. Kdog mentioned in their VAX Air Cordless review “It was a pain to put together when it arrived”.

Several VAX Air Cordless reviewers considered that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Russtafarian mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “It's simple to set-up and charge for the first use”.

Several VAX Air Cordless reviewers said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to use the menus. Andrew Kerr rated the product 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “The on-switch has two settings - hard floors” in his review of the VAX Air Cordless. M. G. Chisholm said on Amazon “There are two settings for power - standard”.

Some VAX Air Cordless reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was easy to handle. Rod H mentioned on Amazon “Recommended A++ I am happy with this VAX cleaner as it suited my needs nicely, looks modern and handles well” in his review of the VAX Air Cordless and scored the VAX Air Cordless 5 stars. The Practical Dad wrote on Amazon “The vacuum has great handling as you twist the handle around” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

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Good Support

A number of VAX Air Cordless reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Andrew Guy rated it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon last year “I will never go back to corded again! The Vax was really easy to set up and the instructions were clear as day” in his review of the VAX Air Cordless. Frank Massey wrote two years ago “Body screw together easily and instruction booklet is on top as soon as box is opened” in his review of the VAX Air Cordless. Ghostgrey51 wrote on Amazon “The cleaner arrived in a secure and protected packaging and the instructions accompanying were fairly easy to follow”.

Robust

A number of VAX Air Cordless owners who purchased the VAX Air Cordless reckoned that it was well made. A. Cresswell wrote “Then the Dyson is built like a tank” in their review. Beani said “Still working DC07 thats a very solid dyson” in their review. Cj wrote in their VAX Air Cordless review two years ago “The machine is reasonably well built, some of the plastic feels a little flimsy”.

Six people who bought it agreed that it was strong and durable. E. A. Williams wrote on Amazon “A sturdy charging base is provided” in their review of the VAX Air Cordless. Keyzer Soze mentioned “Seems to be of good robust construction nonetheless” in their VAX Air Cordless review.

Some VAX Air Cordless owners thought the product was sealed. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “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 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “It is sealed with a rubber gasket that seems too hard to correctly seal, maybe a rethink is needed here”.

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Charles Green he wrote on Amazon “After nearly six years of continuous use the Miele has never broken down and whilst its a bit scuffed in places it remains structurally sound”. Denise Hill gave the VAX Air Cordless a rating of 5 stars and she wrote “We did have issues with the delivery, first one never arrived, second was broken, third was fine” in her VAX Air Cordless review.

One person who purchased the VAX Air Cordless thought it was reliable.

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Nice Design

A few people wrote in their reviews that the VAX Air Cordless was good looking. 50scat said on Amazon “Quite impressed with this battery operated vac as its got a pretty good suction for a battery powered vac” in their VAX Air Cordless review. Adam Boswell mentioned on Amazon “I thought the smaller vax was pretty good suction wise considering its diminutive size” and scored this vacuum cleaner 5 stars. Andrew Kerr gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of this vacuum cleaner “Our carpets, especially on the stairs, are getting close to needing replaced, so the pile is pretty flat”.

A few people who bought the product considered that it was a good design. Cliffy mentioned in their review of the VAX Air Cordless in January last year “Nice design.” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Duomo2 mentioned “The way the hose attaches is of a slightly better design too (there is a catch on the extending wand handle for the bottom of the hose to clip onto” . E. A. Williams said in January last year “AMAZING cordless - superb design” .

A few people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it was neat. Amazon Customer mentioned “This is great for when you want a quick tidy up, would highly recommend” and scored the VAX Air Cordless very highly. Big Bertha wrote in their VAX Air Cordless review two years ago “Powerful solution for quick tidy ups” . Clare said in her VAX Air Cordless review on Amazon in the same month “Then use the nozzle tool to tidy the edges”.

Two VAX Air Cordless owners who bought this vacuum cleaner agreed that it was smooth. Cycleracing mentioned in their review on Amazon “It is light and smooth to use”. Several customers who purchased this vacuum cleaner thought it was ergonomic. Pallus mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “At this price point I would have expected a more ergonomic and innovative design” .

One VAX Air Cordless owner who bought this vacuum cleaner wrote that it was well designed. Berthas-Boss rated the product as very good and said “We have had corded Vax cleaners in the past so we know that they were well designed - it is good to see that this is still the case”.

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Good Product Quality

A few VAX Air Cordless owners who reviewed this vacuum cleaner agreed that it was good quality. Adam Boswell wrote on Amazon “It feels reasonably well made, suction is excellent”. Amazon Customer said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon last year “It's entirely fit for purpose in our case” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Ben gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 5 stars and he mentioned two years ago “Decent build quality”.

Best Seller

According to sales data from Amazon, the Air Cordless is one the most popular vacuum cleaner currently available for purchase.

Good Connectivity

One VAX Air Cordless reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Kaed wrote two years ago “Handy being wireless”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One VAX Air Cordless reviewer who purchased the VAX Air Cordless thought it was good in terms of recycling. Two years ago Kevin Trebell said “The unit comes well packaged in good recyclable packaging and is very easy to unpack”.

Good Power Cord

One person who reviewed the VAX Air Cordless said that it had a good power cord. Nr2 wrote in their review of the VAX Air Cordless three years ago “Was smitten! So much easier without a power cord attached and so light”.

VAX Has Good Reviews for Its Vacuums

On average VAX vacuums have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all vacuum cleaners built by VAX.

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Just Released Seven Months Ago

The Air Cordless was only relased by VAX seven months ago.

2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

The Air Cordless does not have a brush tool. Most of the other comparable spec vacuum cleaners that have been available for around the same time as the Air Cordless also do not have a brush tool.

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Not Cordless

The VAX Air Cordless is not cordless. Most of the other vacuums that have been available for the last year are also not cordless.

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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(6)
18 November 2015

A distinctly average cordless upright vacuum, the Vax Air Cordless is better than its cheaper rivals but not by much...

Cordless convenience
Upright and handheld modes
Light and easy to use
Effective brush bar
Lightweight, cordfree, spare battery, long life, powerful, multifloor
Low suction power
Poor edge cleaning
Small and messy to empty bin
Slow to charge
Awkward wand extension with too few heads
12 June 2015

It is 112cm tall, 10cm deep at the base and 25cm wide at the brush bar.The only instructions were printed on the box and related to the battery.Assembly consists of joining the lower part of the... Read more…

14 April 2015

A cordless vacuum cleaner that equals the best of the cabled ones may seem a pipedream, but the Vax Air Cordless Lift pretty much delivers on that promise.This Vax vacuum cleaner does away with... Read more…

Good cleaning on all surfaces
Two removable batteries included
Great freedom in handheld mode
Up to 50 minutes total cleaning time
Poor edge cleaning on carpets
No low power mode or release valve
Limited dust capacity
13 March 2015

?A reasonable and cheaper way to go cordless, but there are better ways to spend your money than this. Wait for a price drop...

6 February 2015

Vax has been offering cordless cleaners for some time, but in 2015, they are coming with a twist on the format. Welcome, then, the Air Cordless Lift and the Air Cordless Switch. The Air Cordless... Read more…

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User Reviews

(713)
Reviewed 4 August 2015 by Lyn
Lyn would recommend the Vax H85-AC21_BB Air Cordless Switch Extra 2-in-1 Vacuum

Best vacuum. Cleaner I have ever purchased. Good suction. Brilliant on dog hair. As I have a medical condition, I am unable to. Push or lift vacuums but this so light and easy to push. The battery... Read more…

Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Mitch4711
Mitch4711 would recommend the Vax U85-ACLG-B Air Cordless Lift

Love this! I was always doubtful about cordless products but this Vax has completely changed my opinion. It is so easy to use, no messing about with cords, great suction, brush head very effective... Read more…

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by Dizzie Lizzie
Dizzie Lizzie would recommend the Vax H85-AC21_BB Air Cordless Switch Extra 2-in-1 Vacuum

I would highly recommend this vacuum cleaner, as it is the best ever, even better than the most famous ones around on the market!! Having read about its' ratings in a consumer magazine i thought i... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2015 by Dawn
Dawn would recommend the Vax H85-AC21_BB Air Cordless Switch Extra 2-in-1 Vacuum

So easy to use. I do the whole house 3 beds 3 lounges etc an there's still some battery left...

Reviewed 1 August 2015 by Jayne
Jayne would recommend the Vax U85-ACLG-B Air Cordless Lift

I had a Dyson which broke and despite going back to Dyson 2/3 times, my warranty ran out whilst they were trying to fix it & I was told that my only option was to trade it in. I told them that I... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vax h90, vax u86, vax u85, vax h85, vax b90, vax w87, vax u91, vax h86, vax d21, vax u85a, vax 2in1, vax u85l, vax h85a, vax b90l, vax w87r, vax hf86, vax u91l, vax vrs2, vax h86g, vax hf85, vax d21c, vax h90g, vax vrs1, vax u86a, vax h86ga, vax pr840, vax wn507, vax hf85f, vax vrs28, vax d21cm
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