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VAX Air Silence Vacuum Cleaner

800W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 5.5kg Aug 2015
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17 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 84 owner reviews the average owner rating of this vacuum cleaner is 71 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few VAX Air Silence reviewers concluded that the VAX Air Silence was quiet. Two years ago A.m.boughey mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Very quiet, in fact without the powered head on, you tend to forget the main motor is running” but in spite of that they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Anne Smith said in her review three years ago “Quiet and powerful, like a great friend, do wish I had bought one before” . Aydan mentioned on Amazon “It may be quiet” in their review.

A few customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was noisy. Amazon Customer said in their review of the VAX Air Silence on Amazon “It's not noisy as the older models.” but even so they only rated the product 20 out of 100. Gizmogeek gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “If you're like me and wondering exactly how loud is 70dB” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Three years ago L. Wilson mentioned on Amazon “My hairdryer is louder than this item” in their VAX Air Silence review.

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Easy to Empty

A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to empty. A.m.boughey mentioned “Easy to empty, clean and change filters”. Bathory said in their review on Amazon “It's also very easy to see how full it is and emptying it is a doddle as well”. Benjamin said “The dirt container being very easily removed for emptying”.

Portable

Some people who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was easy to move around. P. Sharpe wrote in their review three years ago “It would also be good for those who need something lightweight as it is very easy to carry” and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 4 stars. P. Sharpe also said “It is lightweight and easier for getting under tables”. Roroblu'smum wrote “Normally, where my other hoover makes lightweight cat litter skitter away” in their VAX Air Silence review although they gave the product a rating of 2 stars.

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Bobfall wrote on Amazon “There is some intuitive technology involved in this model to achieve low power consumption at around 800W which yields suction that is currently produced in 1400W+ bag-less cleaners” but they gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 40 out of 100. Champollion mentioned on Amazon three years ago “An efficient, effective cleaner with an easily adaptable switch to use on hard surfaces” in their review. Gizmogeek wrote on Amazon in the same month “It is quiet enough to use while holding a conversation or with someone watching TV in the same room”.

Four VAX Air Silence reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Ambienthighway mentioned “There are two handles you need to pick up with the handle on top” in their review and gave the VAX Air Silence a score of 80 out of 100. Aydan said in their review of the VAX Air Silence “The cord isn't long enough for a big room and it has 2 handles on the top, 1 for carrying” although they rated the VAX Air Silence 1 stars. Chrymas gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “There are two handles on the hoover one for carrying” in their VAX Air Silence review.

A number of VAX Air Silence reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Jay Rainbow gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said in his VAX Air Silence review “It's simple to put together straight from the box”. Musicfan wrote in their review of the VAX Air Silence “It is easy to assemble”. R De Bulat mentioned “This is a well made vacuum cleaner, easy to assemble” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

One VAX Air Silence owner who purchased this vacuum cleaner considered that it had a good experience. Champollion scored this vacuum cleaner very highly and said on Amazon “Non the less rewarding experience with an added hidden benefit” in their VAX Air Silence review.

One person who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Thrud Fan mentioned on Amazon “The handle is large and comfortable to use” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Robust

A number of customers concluded that this vacuum cleaner was well made. Ambienthighway mentioned “I did not run them side by side to see which one was louder? Of build quality i would say the Vax is built to last like the Dyson”. Laura Smith mentioned “A really solid good offering from Vax”. R De Bulat wrote “Generally well made and effective vacuum cleaner, although not perfect”.

A few people who purchased the product reckoned that it was strong and durable. Creamkate wrote on Amazon “Quite heavy and sturdy”. Rm/tm wrote “It feels sturdy and the attachments go together securely”. Roroblu'smum wrote “First of all, though it's quite clunky, heavy and feels very sturdy” in their review of the VAX Air Silence.

One VAX Air Silence reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was reliable. Marand wrote on Amazon “This is my first cyclonic vacuum – I have been using my trusty Henry quite happily for several years” in their review and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 4 stars.

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Nice Design

A number of VAX Air Silence reviewers reckoned that it was good looking. A.m.boughey mentioned on Amazon “Power cord is pretty short Overall it is a good vacuum cleaner that could have been great with a little more thought” although they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Ambienthighway scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “If you are used to vacuum hoses this is pretty standard”. Ambienthighway also said “The running across the floor was noted as pretty good”.

Some customers who reviewed the VAX Air Silence considered that it was a good design. Three years ago L. Hardt said “Will end up with all the detirtus you've carefully vacuumed being poured all over the floor! Strange that this machine has that same design flaw as our previous Vax vacuum” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Mr_ska mentioned in their review of the VAX Air Silence “I like the design for emptying the dust container”. The Dunelmian said “Good design, very useful.” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and rated it 4 stars.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the VAX Air Silence was well designed.

Several customers said in their reviews that it was neat. A.m.boughey wrote “Keeps it tidy when not in use”. Mr_ska said in their VAX Air Silence review “Nothing remarkable about them other than the neat design for stacking them together”.

A few VAX Air Silence reviewers said in their reviews that the product was smooth. P. Sharpe mentioned in their VAX Air Silence review three years ago “The action of the handle that opens the cylinder to empty the dust from the vacuum is unbelievably smooth and easy to open (See Amazon Picture 10) 5”. Roroblu'smum mentioned “I used it on a very smooth wool-mix runner, that my cats like to play on” in their review of this vacuum cleaner however they only scored the product 40 out of 100.

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Good Size

A few VAX Air Silence owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Chris Hall said in his review of the VAX Air Silence on Amazon “The Vax C86-AW-Be Air Silence Eco Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner is a small, compact vacuum cleaner that's easy to lug around your house, up”. Chris Hall also said “In use the compact Vax seems to do everything a larger vacuum cleaner would”. Chris Hall also mentioned “However, with compact cleaners like this one, thick carpets do require an extra effort”.

Six VAX Air Silence owners concluded that the VAX Air Silence was lightweight. Chris Hall mentioned “First impressions of the vacuum cleaner when taking it out of the box for the first time are that it's certainly compact and reasonably lightweight” in his review of the VAX Air Silence. L. Wilson rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It is lightweight so wasn't struggling”. Laura Smith said on Amazon “Well worth it if you need something more lightweight and portable”.

Three people who bought this vacuum cleaner thought it was heavy and bulky. Brett H mentioned three years ago “Light as claimed? Well not really - any heavier and it would be a real pain to lug around” in his review. Shoe Addict said in the same month “It isn't huge so you wouldn't expect it to be too heavy anyway” . Toast scored the VAX Air Silence 80 out of 100 and said two years ago “While the design is not as refined, being a bit bulky and without elegance”.

A number of people said in their reviews that it was thin. Musicfan mentioned on Amazon “The tube on it is thin and often bends stopping the suction”. A few people wrote in their reviews that the VAX Air Silence was easy to carry around. The Dunelmian mentioned in their review of the VAX Air Silence “It is relatively light and easy to move around”.

One person who reviewed this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was thick. L. Wilson mentioned “I found I had to go over it 2-3 times, maybe the pile on my carpet is thicker” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Good Product Quality

Eight VAX Air Silence reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Gentoo rated it 4 stars and wrote two years ago “Well designed, good cleaning” in their review. Gentoo also wrote “This is a well made, well designed vacuum cleaner with a lot to offer”. L. Hardt said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Is eerily quiet - perhaps it'll get louder as it gets older? It's well designed.”.

Good Suction

Several customers who bought it considered that it had good suction. A.m.boughey wrote in their review of the VAX Air Silence on Amazon “Not a complaint as suction is so good, but's quite difficult to push”. Chris Hall said in his review of the VAX Air Silence on Amazon “Offers good suction and easy maintenance” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Chris Hall also wrote “The Vax exhibits a good strong suction which you can see is picking up ingrained dirt, dust”.

Good Brush

Several VAX Air Silence owners who purchased the VAX Air Silence reckoned that it had a good brush. Chrymas rated it 4 stars and wrote in their VAX Air Silence review on Amazon “I found the hoover and motorised brush had were best transported separately”. Mars22 wrote “See if I can get a rug attachment that has brush in it that should glide over the floor much easier” nonetheless they only rated the product 2 stars. Mousietung's Mum wrote on Amazon “Of the floor-vacuuming heads, one has a powered brush”.

Good Support

One VAX Air Silence owner wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. A.m.boughey said in their review of the VAX Air Silence on Amazon “Other parts for cleaning with clear and easy instructions in the guide book”.

Good Power Cord

One person said in their reviews that the product had a good power cord. Ludovico Sforza wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon three years ago “The power cord lead has a fully extended length of 18 1/2” but they only rated this vacuum cleaner 60 out of 100.

VAX Has Good Reviews for Its Vacuums

On average VAX medium maximum input power vacuums have good reviews as do all vacuum cleaners manufactured by VAX.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 72 decibels, the VAX Air Silence has one of the quieter noise levels amongst comparable spec vacuum cleaners of this age. Vacuum cleaners of a similar age and type to the Air Silence have noise levels of between 54dB and 95dB, and the average noise level is 76dB.

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A Dust Re-Emission Class

This vacuum cleaner has an A dust re-emission class, which is the most frequently found dust re-emission class on medium maximum input power vacuums that have been available for around the same time as it.

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A Hard Floor Cleaning Performance Class

This vacuum has an A hard floor cleaning performance class, which is typical of many vacuum cleaners of this spec and age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

Like most of the other vacuums that were launched more than a year ago, the Air Silence does not have a brush tool.

It is worth also looking at other vacuum cleaners which also have a brush tool including the Compact C2 PowerLine ($439.98), or the Classic C1 EcoLine ($279.30) both from Miele which also has a higher rating.

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Bad Environmental Credentials

A few VAX Air Silence reviewers thought this vacuum cleaner was not good in terms of power usage. Amazon Customer mentioned “It will take you three times longer to finish the work and so the energy saving "benefit" becomes pointless” and rated the product 20 out of 100. Toast said on Amazon “It is the power usage and is not related to the conversion of this electrical power into suction power (hence why we have these new EU rules!” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 4 stars.

Poor At Cleaning Pet Hair

Several VAX Air Silence reviewers who reviewed the VAX Air Silence thought it was not good at cleaning dog hair. Laura Smith mentioned on Amazon “It did pick up pesky dog hair qwith only a few sweeps which is a plus” in her VAX Air Silence review yet she still rated it 4 stars. Sue C. mentioned in her review of the VAX Air Silence “The brush head has fixed bristles, so no more having to clean dog hair and fluff which gets badly tangled round rotary brushes”.

Not Cordless

The Air Silence is not cordless. Most of the other comparable spec vacuums that have been available for around the same time as the Air Silence are also not cordless.

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3 Other reasons to consider the VAX Air Silence

Dry Cleaning Type

The cleaning type of this vacuum cleaner is Dry, which is typical of many medium maximum input power vacuums that were launched more than a year ago.

Other Dry vacuum cleaners currently available which you might want to look at include the Miele Compact C2 PowerLine ($439.98), or the Hotpoint-Ariston HS B10 B which has better reviews; or the VAX Floors & All Pet U86-PF-P which is cheaper.

If the cleaning type of this medium maximum input power vacuum cleaner is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the VAX Powermax VRS20W ($466.00) (Wet).

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Average Weight

At 5.5 kilograms, the Air Silence has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other vacuums of this spec and age.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when VAX released the Air Silence.

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User Reviews

(84)
Reviewed 7 April 2016 by Gordon
(Verified Purchase)

A very good vacuum to use and to carry.

Reviewed 3 February 2016 by Eva Verlouw
(Verified Purchase)

Really good vacuum cleaner! More silent then others, really good suction, also on carpet floors. It is a bit heavy though, but that's the only minor downside.

Reviewed 13 December 2015 by Salli Arnaud-Scott

Nice machine. Trouble is, after a few months a bit of charred plastic dropped out and it stopped working. Buy something else, anything else!

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Cornwall_entertainer

Got 1 star as couldn't do zero! It's horrible. The power head broke on first use. The power head is big clunky and heavy. Called Vax for replacement, and it never turned up, called again and sent... Read more…

Reviewed 18 November 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Happy with my buy...

Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Shepherd ben moyo
(Verified Purchase)

I don't do much vacuuming - but this product appears powerful= good...

Reviewed 23 October 2015 by Edward R
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this for £80 in a lightning deal. I'd be disappointed if I'd paid £230 or whatever it was. It constantly clogs, needs taking apart and adjusting, then putting back together. Also, after... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

It's not as silent as you would expect it to be and the suction is horrible - particularly on carpet. It makes this loud squeaky sound, which is incredibly annoying and definitely not silent!... Read more…

Reviewed 17 September 2015 by Safetypro
(Verified Purchase)

Takes some getting used too...

Reviewed 20 August 2015 by R. Walker
(Verified Purchase)

The worst vacuum we have ever owned. Bought in November, now hardly lifting anything at all, despite cleaning filters etc. I'm going for something with a guarantee this time round as this is not... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vax c86, vax c86a, vax c86aw, vax c86awb, vax c86awp, vax c86awbe, vax c86awph, vax c86awpf, vax c86awpe, vax c86awphe, vax c86awpfe
Barcodes 05012512147864, 05012512148267, 05012512149486, 05012512151571, 05054186343432
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