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VAX Energise Vibe C86 Vacuum Cleaner

700W Cylinder 4.3kg 80dB Dec 2012
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The lightweight Vax C86 Flair Base Cylinder Bagless Vacuum Cleaner is a great all-rounder for cleaning carpets and hard floor, coming complete with HEPA filtration to minimise airborne dust.... More
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Average Owner Reviews

Based on 415 owner reviews this vacuum cleaner has an average owner rating of 73%.

Portable

A number of customers said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to move around. Carrie she mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic suction, light and portable” in her review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86. G of Portsmouth gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “Carpet easy and lightweight not”. Hilsr gave the VAX Energise Vibe C86 a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Lightweight, good suction”.

Good Suction

A few customers who reviewed it thought it had good suction. Alansharland wrote in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review on Amazon “The cable rewind works, strong suction, just as good as the dyson” and rated this vacuum cleaner as excellent. Amazon Customer mentioned in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review “On the plus side suction is good although it does leave a lot of debris on the top of the filter instead of in the waste tub” however despite that they gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Vax Performance, very strong suction”.

Easy to Empty

Several VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to empty. Bob gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Emptying it is much better than other cleaners I have had.” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. In January last year Carrie said on Amazon “After just a couple of weeks of light work Ive found the filter blocks up so quickly than Im having to empty and clear it every 5 mins” in her review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 but even so she scored it 20 out of 100. Two years ago Charles wrote in his review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 “Easy to empty with no mess”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was quiet. Two years ago Alex Green he said “Also quiet - I have even recommended it to friends” in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review. Bob rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote three years ago “Whatever the labels say it is an effective vacuum cleaner and very quiet” in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review. Bob also said “SUMMARY An excellent powerful cleaner which is particularly quiet.”.

A few VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers reckoned that the VAX Energise Vibe C86 was noisy. A. Jain mentioned on Amazon “Although its fairly new model, its louder than my 5 year old 1800W vacuum” yet they only gave it a rating of 2 stars. Anthony rated it as very good and he said on Amazon “Overall a good product with strong suction and acceptable noise”. Caroline Jacques rated it as very good and she mentioned on Amazon “And not noisy” in her review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86.

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Good Product Quality

Sixteen customers who reviewed the VAX Energise Vibe C86 agreed that it was good quality. A. Higgott wrote on Amazon “Good quality vacuum think it is a very good buy”. Three years ago Bomble mentioned in their review on Amazon “I am really impressed by the air quality as I vacuum with it”. Bomble also wrote “The unit is sturdily build with good quality construction and materials”.

Good Size

Twenty VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners concluded that the product was lightweight. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “It is a lightweight machine”. C. Price wrote on Amazon “Dry big old heavy thing this picks you carpet up as you hoover, so I decided to buy a baileys lightweight for upstairs for light cleaning” however despite that they gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 1 stars. Two years ago Fiona said in her review “Nice and lightweight for doing the stairs” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Several customers agreed that it was compact. Andrew Buckle mentioned on Amazon “It is also fairly compact and easy to tuck away” in his review. Chris Carley mentioned “A very efficient compact unit though” in his review. Dave C mentioned in his review on Amazon two years ago “Good pick up, compact”.

Several VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers who bought the VAX Energise Vibe C86 wrote that it was easy to carry around. Ben wrote “It's so light and easy to move around it's perfect for my home”. In January last year Brightontom wrote “It's light and easy to use” nonetheless they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Cameron said in the same month “The handle makes it easy to carry, so doing stairs is no problem at all” in his review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86.

Some VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was a good weight. Carol mentioned in his review on Amazon “So light weight and easy to move about” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Clever Spud gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Solid weight to power ratio” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Jim Marshall rated the product 5 stars and he wrote “This is easy to use, light weight and has a particularly simple emptying facility”.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was heavy and bulky. Den said on Amazon “Looks good and not heavy”. Eva mentioned “Great for mattressess too, very portable, not heavy and so easy to clean”. Mr Beretta mentioned in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review on Amazon “The suction is excellent, although this should not cause such a heavy dragging effect”.

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Nice Design

Several VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners who bought this vacuum cleaner said that it was good looking. Bomble wrote in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 on Amazon “Seems well made and good looking” and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 80 out of 100. Brightontom said in their review “You just have to empty it to get it clear, which is pretty easy to do”. Eh mentioned on Amazon “Pretty good suction and function” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Several customers who purchased the VAX Energise Vibe C86 said that it was neat. Three years ago Anthony wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner “I got it at a very good price from the warehouse deal - the vacuum cleaner and tools were immaculate with only damages to the box” and scored it 5 stars. In the same month Glenn Cook gave the VAX Energise Vibe C86 a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “The machine looked like it had been packed by toddler doing a quick 'tidy up' of their room”. Mr Gumby rated the VAX Energise Vibe C86 4 stars and he said on Amazon “The power cord retracts neatly into the machine”.

Several customers agreed that it was a good design. Celtic_witch_ wrote in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 on Amazon “This is the best hoover I have ever purchased, great suction great design and so light weight” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Three years ago Clever Spud said “Some clever design has mitigated the reduction in power” in their review. Pamc gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Nice design easy to use, hope to get lots of use out of it”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Ralf mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The handle itself I found too smooth and not easy to grip”.

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Robust

Twelve customers who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. Alface wrote two years ago “Needs to be about 60cm longer to stop restrictions when the solid vacuum pipe is fully extended (for taller users” in their review. Calv87 mentioned also two years ago “Very powerful suction, certainly built up the biceps!” in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review nonetheless they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Clever Spud said on Amazon three years ago “Does a good job and feels solid, only the price would put me off” in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86.

Ten VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers agreed that it was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Product has broken within a month of purchase” although they rated it 20 out of 100. April wrote on Amazon in the same month “The bottom of the pole is broken.” in her review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 but she gave the VAX Energise Vibe C86 a score of 1 stars. Bec scored it 5 stars and mentioned “In all honesty I couldn't spot the scratches mentioned so very happy with our purchase”.

A few VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Bomble said in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 three years ago “My baseline position is that it's very hard to beat a for longevity, economy, robustness and utility.” . Ibizahat scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review on Amazon “The unit feels sturdy”. Idr mentioned in January last year “Robust if someone is careful with the 2 weak assembly points”.

Some VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was reliable. Carrie said in her review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon last year “I had mistakenly thought they were a reliable manufacturer” yet she only rated the VAX Energise Vibe C86 1 stars. Two years ago Katie said in her VAX Energise Vibe C86 review “How it lasted long and was reliable, I was greatly disappointed when it worked only for a few months”. Katie also said “I advise you to steer clear of this vacuum if you want a reliable and longlasting product”.

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Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Some people who purchased the VAX Energise Vibe C86 thought it was good at cleaning cat hair. Dave C said three years ago “It can also do a great job on most Cat hair challenges.” in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review yet he gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 3 stars. Two years ago Michelle said “It sucks up the cat hair brilliantly” in her VAX Energise Vibe C86 review and rated it as excellent. Mr. T. Ralph mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “It's good for cat hairs” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Some people who bought it mentioned that it was good at cleaning pet hair. Dave C mentioned on Amazon “Lacks the more powerful specialist pet hair attachment that Vax manufactures” in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review however despite that he only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Sylvia Milligan said on Amazon “It's very good for pet hair removal & in general usage”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the VAX Energise Vibe C86 was good at cleaning dog hair. Mrs Catherine Flint scored the product 5 stars and she wrote in her review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 “Excellent quality and easy to use, I have two dogs and it picks up dog hair brilliantly”.

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Easy to Use

Some VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners who reviewed the VAX Energise Vibe C86 reckoned that it was easy to use. Andrew Buckle mentioned “This has been excellent to use” in his review. Andrew Reed scored it 5 stars and he said in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Powerful suction and easy to use”. Two years ago Clara Jane Harris said on Amazon “Ideal easy to use very light to carry, very pleased”.

Some customers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to assemble. Ibizahat scored it 4 stars and said on Amazon “It easy to put together for use and remove the dust chamber for emptying” in their review. Jeanette Unsworth said “Easy to assemble out of the box” and scored the product 5 stars. Jeanette Unsworth also mentioned “It is light and child's play to assemble, empty and clean”.

A few people agreed that the VAX Energise Vibe C86 was easy to handle. Brian R. Martin wrote “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” in his review.

Several VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers reckoned that the VAX Energise Vibe C86 performed as expected. C Eager said on Amazon “Very powerfully very versatile does exactly what it says on the box, superb” in their review. Tmuk gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Overall it does exactly what it says on the box” in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86.

One VAX Energise Vibe C86 owner said that it was easy to use the menus. Bob wrote in his review on Amazon “There are a number of attachments the largest being a brush that has two settings one for hard floors”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Brightontom said in their review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 on Amazon “It's light and fairly comfortable and easy to use”.

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Good Filter

Several people who reviewed it said that it had a good filter. Christopher Buck mentioned on Amazon “The filter breaks over time fairly easily so will need replacements” however he only scored it 2 stars. Elizabeth Trigg wrote on Amazon “There is another filter which needs to be washed occasionally” in her review although she gave the VAX Energise Vibe C86 a score of 3 stars. Idr said in their review “Filter quality is really good” .

Good Power Cord

Some VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good power cord. Two years ago Fiona said in her review “It has a good length power cord on it”. Persephone gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review three years ago “Retractable power cord retracts quickly and fully”.

Good Environmental Credentials

A few VAX Energise Vibe C86 owners who reviewed the VAX Energise Vibe C86 concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Ivan mentioned 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.

Good Support

Three customers reckoned that the product had good technical guidance. Glenn Cook rated the product 4 stars and he wrote in his review of the VAX Energise Vibe C86 on Amazon “The tools all present and correct along with the manual.# The tools themselves look”. J. Colin Moss said on Amazon “Instructions are clear and easy to follow”. Tmuk said on Amazon “The vax is well packed in a large box with very clear and easy to follow instructions” in their review.

Good Brush

Several VAX Energise Vibe C86 reviewers said that it had a good brush. Bob wrote on Amazon “This model comes with a "Turbo Tool" which is a small air driven rotating brush which is quite effective” in his VAX Energise Vibe C86 review. Last year S Bennett wrote “Gets clogged up quickly and the brush broke in the first month” in their VAX Energise Vibe C86 review.

VAX Has Good Reviews for Its Vacuum Cleaners

We calculated the average reviews for all VAX vacuum cleaners and also specifically for VAX low maximum input power vacuum cleaners and found that in both cases VAX had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Light

The lightest vacuum cleaner of this age and spec is 640g heavy, the heaviest is 8.6kg, and the average weight is 5.4kg. The Energise Vibe C86 is one of the lighter vacuums of a similar age and spec to the Energise Vibe C86 (only 4.3 kilograms) amongst vacuum cleaners of this age.

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A Dust Re-Emission Class

This vacuum cleaner has an A dust re-emission class, which is typical of many vacuums of a similar age and spec to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

Most comparable spec vacuums that are a similar age to the Energise Vibe C86 do not have a brush tool. The VAX Energise Vibe C86 is no exception to this as it too does not have a brush tool.

There are a number of other vacuums which also have a brush tool which you might want to consider including the Smart Pets TH71SM02001[pl_2665456_price], or the Globe GL71GL01[pl_2910093_price] both from Hoover which also has a higher rating.

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Not Cordless

Most comparable spec vacuums that have been on the market for around the same time as the Energise Vibe C86 are not cordless. The VAX Energise Vibe C86 is no exception to this as it too is not cordless.

Vacuums which are cordless that might be worth looking at include the Hoover Jovis SJ144WSR4[plb_2665455_price] or the Black & Decker DV4800N[plb_2981424_price].

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Quite Short Cord Length

At only 5 meters, the Energise Vibe C86 has a quite short cord length compared to most of the other low maximum input power vacuum cleaners that are a similar age to the Energise Vibe C86. Comparable spec vacuum cleaners that have been available for around the same time as the Energise Vibe C86 have cord lengths of between 2.5m and 12m, and the average cord length is 7.2m.

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2 Other reasons to consider the VAX Energise Vibe C86

Average Noise Level

At 80 decibels, the Energise Vibe C86 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners that are a comparable age to the Energise Vibe C86.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

VAX released the Energise Vibe C86 over four years ago.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 March 2015 by Vacuumoligist67

I bought this as a nice light second cleaner for upstairs to save me carrying the heavy downstairs one up & down. It works well on both carpet & hard floors, although it is important to adjust the... Read more…

Reviewed 2 June 2015 by SuperVet

Excellent hoover cannot fault. As an owner of many pets, I have to say this is very reliable for picking up pet hairs. Also with a selection of tools this is very useful for hoovering the cracks... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2015 by Tigger70

This was bought for vacuuming the car interior and performs very well. It's lightweight,easily portable and has good suction power. The filters are easy to access and the cable retracts... Read more…

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Meme1

Nice small and light vacuum cleaner great for cleaning the stairs. Like the suction power adjustment. Easy to empty...

Reviewed 17 March 2015 by Tidylady

Lightweight and good suction, controlled by a dial round the start button. The power lead was long enough for the stairs when using a socket in the hall.Useful attachments supplied though the... Read more…

Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Dforsyth83

An excellent product at an excellent price. Wasn't the most expensive vaccum on, however, meets the requirements of what I was looking for. Strong suction with varied power, easy to store, easy to... Read more…

Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Halton

This is a really powerful vac great sucition carpet pile looks great after using . Delivery first class...

Reviewed 21 July 2015 by HMH70

I wanted a little vacuum that I could keep upstairs, to avoid carrying a heavy vacuum around. This is ideal...

Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Tractorboy49

Had been using a very heavy upright vacuum and was looking for something lighter. This vacuum really fits the bill and the suction is unbelievable and adjustable. All the tools you need are... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2015 by N/A

I am actually disappointed with this product. I find it extremely hard to push the hose/head around and it makes my arm ache. I was very hasty and disposed of all the packaging or I would have... Read more…

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