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VAX Energise Vibe C86 Vacuum Cleaner

700W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 4.3kg Dec 2012
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Owner reviews are average
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
488 Reviews

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Average

Based on 499 owner reviews the average owner rating of this vacuum cleaner is 73 out of 100. 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

VAX Vacuums Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,216 owner and expert reviews (including 188 verified purchases), VAX has good ratings for its vacuum cleaners. VAX also has good ratings specifically for its low maximum input power vacuum cleaners compared to other manufacturers. 78% of those that bought a VAX vacuum cleaner would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Fourty-nine owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Three years ago Persephone said “All buttons and handles are easy to use - by your feet in the case of the buttons” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Penpearson scored it 8 stars and said on Amazon “That was a bit disappointing as I have had one of these tools before and found them very handy on the stairs”. Roey mentioned in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 in April last year “The wife likes this a lot more than the upright type as according to her it's easier to use (it is lighter” .

Ten owners who reviewed it said that it was easy to assemble. Two years ago Musicfan mentioned in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 “It is easy to assemble”. Varun, London, Uk said “I have had it now for couple of months and it is quite easy to assemble, use and clean”. Roroblu'smum rated it 7 stars and said two years ago “It's very easy to assemble, just pull the parts out of the box(lots of packaging material to dispose of), insert the metal tube in the front bottom hole”.

Six owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to handle. Marand said “There are two handles on the body – one to lift the dust box”. Chrymas said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “There are two handles on the hoover one for carrying”. Brian R. Martin he mentioned on Amazon “The on/off button has to be pressed for 2-3 secs before it `takes'; there are two handles, very similar looking, one to carry the machine”.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Bob gave it a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned in his review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 on Amazon three years ago “There are a number of attachments the largest being a brush that has two settings one for hard floors”.

One owner thought it was easy to setup. Laurence Commanader mentioned “Great hoover, light + easy to set up” in his review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-five customers who purchased it thought it was good quality. R De Bulat mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Generally well made and effective vacuum cleaner, although not perfect”. R De Bulat also said “This is a well made vacuum cleaner, easy to assemble” in their review. R De Bulat also mentioned “That is down to good quality parts and it is surprising powerful with its motorised head” in their review.

Nice Design

Twenty-two owners who reviewed it thought it was good looking. P. Sharpe wrote in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 “It's not an upright vacuum cleaner, if you prefer that style” and rated it 5 stars. Rm/tm said “I have a very deep pile carpet in my living room and it came up beautifully after a going over with this cleaner” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave the product a rating of 8 stars. Three years ago Rayg wrote “It also looks pretty sleek, which may be a consideration to some (like me!”.

Seventeen owners mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was well designed. Two years ago Phyllis mentioned on Amazon “Design could be better thought out? The suction is incredibly strong” in her review of this vacuum cleaner. Persephone scored it 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon three years ago “Amazingly quiet, some missed design opportunities”. Pamc wrote “Nice design easy to use, hope to get lots of use out of it” .

Eight people agreed that it was neat. R. Wright mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “I have taken photos of the neat bundles of hair it collects” and rated the product 5 stars. Mr Gumby said in his review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 on Amazon “The power cord retracts neatly into the machine” and rated it 7 stars. Varun, London, Uk mentioned in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 on Amazon two years ago “This one fits in neatly on top of my boiler rack not taking up any more than a pillow woudl need”.

Three people considered that it was smooth. P. Sharpe wrote 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” in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review. Ralf said “The handle itself I found too smooth and not easy to grip”. Roroblu'smum wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “I used it on a very smooth wool-mix runner, that my cats like to play on”.

One customer thought the product was ergonomic. Nicholas J. R. Dougan wrote three years ago “Some will like the chrome metal tube with its easy length adjustment and ergonomically designed handle”.

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Robust

Nineteen people who bought this vacuum cleaner wrote that it was well made. Robert scored it 8 stars and he wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner two years ago “It's well made and easy to empty”. Mr. T. Ralph gave the product a score of 6 stars and said in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 three years ago “Are solid and durable”. Mr S Cash rated it 6 stars and he said on Amazon “Don't bother, item was too fragile” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

Eleven people who bought it agreed that it was strong and durable. Rm/tm gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It feels sturdy and the attachments go together securely” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Robyn gave the product a score of 8 stars and she wrote two years ago “The vacuum is compact and seems durable”. Bomble said on Amazon three years ago “I've tried all sorts of vacuum cleaners over the years and my baseline position is that it's very hard to beat a for longevity, economy, robustness and utility.” in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review.

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Optes Ltd said in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 “However there are few scratches when i opened it”. Calvino said “Can't dismantle it easily and plastic bits have broken off after a few uses” and scored it 5 stars. Edward R scored it 4 stars and he said in his review of this vacuum cleaner “Also, after 6 months of heavy vacuuming the nozzle broke and as a result the nozzle would stick to our tiled”.

Four people thought the product was reliable. Marand said on Amazon “This is my first cyclonic vacuum – I have been using my trusty Henry quite happily for several years”. Supervet wrote on Johnlewis.com “As an owner of many pets, I have to say this is very reliable for picking up pet hairs” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Carrie mentioned on Amazon last year “I had mistakenly thought they were a reliable manufacturer”.

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Portable

Thirty-seven customers who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was easy to move around. Roo mentioned on Amazon “I cannot fault it! Very quiet compared to the vacuum cleaner it replaced, lightweight (perfect for my mother)” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. R. Olpin scored it 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon last year “Compact and lightweight so it's easy to move around the house.” in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review. M. Wilson mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “My 7-8 year old one broke and i needed a replacement, impressed by how far technology has come, very lightweight and powerful” and scored it 8 stars.

Easy to Empty

Thirty-nine people who purchased this vacuum cleaner agreed that it was easy to empty. Qu_tee mentioned on Amazon “Emptying the unit is fairly easy”. R De Bulat wrote “It is very easy to empty and clean” in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86. Miss M. mentioned in her review of this vacuum cleaner “So easy to empty too”.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Three people who purchased this vacuum cleaner wrote that it was good at cleaning cat hair. Two years ago Michelle mentioned “It sucks up the cat hair brilliantly”. Mr. T. Ralph scored it 7 stars and wrote in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 “It's good for cat hairs”. Dave C gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “It can also do a great job on most Cat hair challenges.”.

Three customers said in their reviews that it was good at cleaning dog hair. Mrs Catherine Flint wrote on Amazon “Excellent quality and easy to use, I have two dogs and it picks up dog hair brilliantly” in her review of this vacuum cleaner. Jm said in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 “So although it pulls dog hairs from the carpet better than my cheap one, overall I don't notice ta massive improvement reflected in the much higher price tag”. Vacuumoligist67 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The short cable is a negative point and I don't think it would stand up to the more heavy duty work downstairs with dog hair etc” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Two people who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was good at cleaning pet hair. Sylvia Milligan mentioned on Amazon “It's very good for pet hair removal & in general usage” and rated it 8 stars. Three years ago Dave C said in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Lacks the more powerful specialist pet hair attachment that Vax manufactures”.

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Good Power Cord

Five customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good power cord. Persephone mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Retractable power cord retracts quickly and fully” in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review. Tidylady said on Johnlewis.com “The power lead was long enough for the stairs when using a socket in the hall” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Ludovico Sforza said in their review of this vacuum cleaner three years ago “The power cord lead has a fully extended length of 18 1/2” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Good Filter

Ten customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good filter. R. Olpin rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “So much so that in just cleaning a couple of rooms I had to stop and clean the filter three times!” in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review. Matthew Brown said “The only down side is you have to clean the filter pad out after every use” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Emma01 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “I like the fact that it has a hepa allergy filter at this reasonable price”.

Good Brush

Ten people mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner had a good brush. Mousietung's Mum gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It is a bit heavy though, if you are using the rotating brush head (the one with the good performance”. Mousietung's Mum also mentioned “Of the floor-vacuuming heads, one has a powered brush” in their review. Two years ago Mr_ska wrote “Having the motorised brush going and full suction works well on hard floors.”.

Good Suction

One hundred and thirty-eight people who bought it agreed that it had good suction. Pufferfish wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Traditionally (well not that traditional but.) the sweeper bar rotatey brush thing on cylinder vacuums like this has been powered by suction”. Peter G Just said on Amazon “Has a mean suction” and scored it 4 stars. Peter G Just also mentioned “The suction is incredible” in his review.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Four people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Tmuk wrote “The vax is well packed in a large box with very clear and easy to follow instructions” in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86. A.m.boughey said “Easy to empty, clean and change filters and other parts for cleaning with clear and easy instructions in the guide book” in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86. Three years ago Glenn Cook said “The machine was undamaged and the tools all present and correct along with the manual.# The tools themselves look” in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review and scored it 6 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Fourty-three customers concluded that the product was heavy and bulky. Persephone wrote “Is heavy” and rated it 7 stars. Two years ago R De Bulat gave the product a rating of 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “A bit on the heavy side.”. Rm/tm said “The powered head is pretty heavy, at least a kilo”.

Thirty-four people who reviewed this vacuum cleaner considered that it was lightweight. P. Sharpe mentioned “It is lightweight and easier for getting under tables” in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86. P. Sharpe also mentioned “It would also be good for those who need something lightweight as it is very easy to carry” in their review. Two years ago Pammy gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Lightweight vacuum cleaner”.

Twenty-six owners who reviewed this vacuum cleaner agreed that it was compact. P. Sharpe said “Quiet, compact and good vacuum cleaner”. Roey mentioned in April last year “It's compact, efficient, not too loud (about the quietest I had)” and scored it 7 stars. Robin Dandy wrote on Amazon two years ago “Compact, powerful and good value” in his review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86.

Sixteen customers who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Mr. T. Heley said in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review on Amazon “Easy to carry with a good set of tools that enable you to use in restricted areas”. Tj wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “This is a good Hoover, small for storage use and Is light and easy for lifting” and gave it a score of 8 stars. Rita said “Good, small, easy to carry and store” and scored it 8 stars.

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Persephone rated it 4 stars and said in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 on Amazon “Sensible fittings; in addition to the normal wide head, there is a narrow head with a beater bar”. Two years ago Musicfan mentioned on Amazon “The tube on it is thin and often bends stopping the suction” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Average Weight

At 4.3 kilograms, the Energise Vibe C86 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 4.3kg heavy vacuums to this vacuum and we think the VAX Flair C86-FA-TE which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Other vacuums with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the AEG Rapido AG 5104WD (1.3kg) which also has a higher rating.

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Power

Good Environmental Credentials

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “I suppose a weaker vacuum cleaner will save energy.” in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86. Ivan said on Amazon “Works better than i expected it to considering it's very energy efficient and hence not that powerful” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Seventy-eight people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was quiet. Pufferfish rated this vacuum cleaner 8 stars and wrote “I suspect that the "silent" was something they noticed while improving the above”. Pufferfish also wrote “It's so incredibly quiet” in their review. P. Sharpe mentioned three years ago “It is quieter than normal 3”.

Thirteen customers who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was noisy. Vitalija Kosovaite wrote on Amazon “It is as noisy as my previous cheap one vacuum cleaner” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and scored it 5 stars. Russtafarian said on Amazon “The drawback is that it's noisy when used full-power” in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review and gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 7 stars. Tervau wrote “This has replaced an extremely noisy and awkward upright which cost twice as much (£95)” and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 6 stars.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 80 decibels, the VAX Energise Vibe C86 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other low maximum input power vacuum cleaners that were released around the same time as this vacuum.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This VAX vacuum cleaner has been on the market since April 2017.


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