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Overall Score

VAX U84 AL PE

A Best Selling 800 Watt 6,200 Gram Vacuum Cleaner
800W Upright Vacuum Dry 6.2kg Apr 2016
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VAX U84 AL PE Review

With excellent features and representing value for money, we have ranked the VAX U84 AL PE number 146 across all vacuum cleaners.
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170 Reviews
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10 Great Features
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15 Months Old
Overall Score
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Very Good

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has not bad expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this vacuum to others.
At over a year old this vacuum is slightly out of date, and newer vacuums with more up to date technology are available. View the latest vacuums 2017.
This vacuum cleaner has some great features:
Has a crevice tool
Has a turbo brush
A hard floor cleaning performance class
Has a removable filter

VAX U84 AL PE Video Reviews


VAX U84 AL PE In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This vacuum received a rating of 80 out of 100 from vacuum cleaner expert review website gadgetspeak.com. That puts this VAX vacuum cleaner in the bottom 84% of all the recently released vacuums.

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Excellent User Reviews

Based on 169 user reviews this medium maximum input power vacuum has an excellent average user rating. 118 reviewers (91% of all reviewers) gave this vacuum either 4 or 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Good Suction

49 people reckoned that the product had good suction.

  • The suction quality is tough enough to remove everyday pet hairs…
    Paul (Amazon) - November 2015
  • It certainly does not disappoint with the suction being brilliant…
  • The real bonus of this, of course, is the lift off cylinder which enable you to vacuum stairs, car boot, etc very easily without having to carry the whole vacuum cleaner around, whilst maintaining its impressive suction levels…
    Sue C. (Amazon) - October 2015
  • The whole thing is so flimsy that when using the ridiculously short hose the suction is so great it pulls the whole machine over…
    Cygnet (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Easy to move around and strong suction…
    GillyS (Amazon) - August 2016
  • A Class product with brilliant suction power…
  • It does have good suction that can be varied…
    TimT (Amazon) - January 2016
  • Got all the dog hair off the rug, great suction…
    NJT (Amazon) - April 2016
  • So easy to use and steer, great suction and lift out to clean the stairs…
    Maisy moo (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Excellent suction…
    Marfin (Argos.co.uk) - December 2015

Easy to Use

27 owners who purchased the VAX U84 AL PE reckoned that it was easy to use, two customers concluded that the product was easy to setup and two owners said that this vacuum cleaner was easy to assemble. two people said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was comfortable and easy to hold.

Great Product Quality

11 owners thought the VAX U84 AL PE was good quality.

  • The suction quality is tough enough to remove everyday pet hairs…
    Paul (Amazon) - November 2015
  • It feels very solid in manufacture and looks like a good quality product…
    Sue C. (Amazon) - October 2015
  • The turbo tool did a nice job on the sofa…
    Paul Tinsley (Amazon) - November 2015
  • It did a nice job on my tiled kitchen floor…
    Paul Tinsley (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Overall very pleased with the quality and performance…
    Kathmac (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Despite the light weight build quality seems good backed up with the long warranty…
    Billy09 (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • The tools are well designed and work well, with good storage…
    Jay T (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • The included accessories are also well designed and perform well - especially the turbo attachment…
    PeeBee (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Feels well made…
    Es Mum (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Somebody mentioned that the cable clip at the top of the handle wasn't fit for purpose as it didn't hold it in place for long…

Popular Choice

The U84 AL PE is one the top selling vacuum cleaner currently on the market.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Six people wrote in their reviews that it was good at cleaning pet hair and two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good at cleaning dog hair.

  • It had to be – no more than £150, come with accessories (so not charged additionally), be able to cope with dog hair, have strong power…
    RDBoon (Amazon) - July 2016
  • Got all the dog hair off the rug, great suction…
    NJT (Amazon) - April 2016
  • Does a brilliant job picking up pet hair on our thick carpets…
  • Canister is easy to empty although pet hair does get caught in the top…
    Bobbin (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • We have pets so it's great for getting pet hair off the carpets…
    GreenBookAL (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Although aimed at pet owners in particular this is a great cleaner for anyone and although it does a good job on pet hair it gets a lot of general dirt…
  • A vacuum cleaner good with pet hair on hard floors…
  • It has an accessory for pet hair covered sofas…

Reasonably Priced

10 owners who bought the product thought it was good value for money.

Superior Technical Guidance

Two owners who bought the VAX U84 AL PE reckoned that it had good technical guidance.

Easy to Empty

10 customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to empty.

  • Easy to empty…
  • The only down side is having to empty it more frequently…
    Sue (Amazon) - May 2016
  • Also, very easy to empty…
  • The cylinder is easy to empty and the detachable motor thingy really works well on stairs…
  • As with other reviews, emptying the dust canister is not the best design…
    NJT (Amazon) - April 2016
  • This allows more agility and it is extremely easy to empty, as others have said it has a good length of cord…
    Phil S (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Need to use your fingers to pull out the lighter fluff when emptying…
    Myview1 (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Canister is easy to empty although pet hair does get caught in the top…
    Bobbin (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Its easy to empty and put back together again…
    Es Mum (Amazon) - February 2016
  • EMPTYING There were also comments here about this machine being difficult to empty and that you had to take the waste container apart from the top…

Acceptable Noise Level

Eight people said in their reviews that it was quiet.

Robust

Five people thought it was well made and two people reckoned that this vacuum cleaner was strong and durable.

  • The suction quality is tough enough to remove everyday pet hairs…
    Paul (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Construction wise…
  • It feels very solid in manufacture and looks like a good quality product…
    Sue C. (Amazon) - October 2015
  • Although well built, there are some parts that seem flimsy – the lip that you use to lift the lid on the filter section snapped on my second use…
    RDBoon (Amazon) - July 2016
  • Relatively small dirt container – fills quickly if you have pets which drop a lot of hair - Stretchable vacuum cord is very short - Extending solid tube is not height adjustable, which limits its use…
    RDBoon (Amazon) - July 2016
  • They've improved on the previous model - the handle on our old model snapped, this is much more sturdy…
    Katie (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Despite the light weight build quality seems good backed up with the long warranty…
    Billy09 (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • The brush bar is much better and the belt is complete sealed away from the dirt so hopefully less servicing needed…
  • Feels well made…
    Es Mum (Amazon) - February 2016

Good Brand

We checked 4,040 expert and user reviews (including 1,079 verified purchases) for VAX vacuum cleaners and found that on average VAX has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that VAX has good ratings specifically for its medium maximum input power vacuums. 94% of those that bought a VAX vacuum cleaner would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Excellent Design

Six customers who bought this vacuum cleaner thought it was good looking, six owners who reviewed the product thought it was well designed and two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was neat.

  • The pleasing appearance of this vacuum jumped out to me straight away, portraying both quality & style…
    Paul (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Believe me this is a complete nightmare and a massive backward step in design and engineering…
    GillyS (Amazon) - August 2016
  • Good design…
  • As with other reviews, emptying the dust canister is not the best design…
    NJT (Amazon) - April 2016
  • It would be good to have somewhere on the appliance to store it as it is currently living in the cupboard - not so neat…
    Benjy (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • So far, pretty good…
    Benjy (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Cleaned up the mess beautifully though…
    Melita (Amazon) - August 2016
  • The suction was good and it's pretty quiet…
    Ana (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • The tools are well designed and work well, with good storage…
    Jay T (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • Also the thing actually looks pretty nice for a domestic appliance…
    MrsL (Amazon) - August 2016

Good Brush

Five customers said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner had a good brush.

Portable

10 people agreed that the product was easy to move around.

Good Size

10 people who bought the VAX U84 AL PE reckoned that it was lightweight, two people considered that it was thick and two people who reviewed the product wrote that it was a good body shape.


Features

Average Weight

The U84 AL PE has a relatively typical weight (6.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other new medium maximum input power vacuums.

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800 Watts Maximum Input Power

This is an 800 Watts vacuum cleaner.

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Average Suction Power

With a suction power of 800 Watts, the U84 AL PE has a relatively standard suction power compared to most of the other medium maximum input power vacuums that were released around the same time as this vacuum cleaner.

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Has a Crevice Tool

The U84 AL PE has a crevice tool. Most of the other new medium maximum input power vacuums also have a crevice tool.

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Has a Turbo Brush

The U84 AL PE has a turbo brush. Most of the other medium maximum input power vacuums that have been around for a similar time to this vacuum cleaner also have a turbo brush.

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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 medium maximum input power vacuums that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Removable Filter

The U84 AL PE has a removable filter. Most of the other medium maximum input power vacuums that have been on the market for around the same time as this vacuum also have a removable filter.

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A Carpet Cleaning Performance Class

The U84 AL PE has an A carpet cleaning performance class which is better than the C carpet cleaning performance class found on most vacuums that have been around for around the same time as it.

This vacuum cleaner's carpet cleaning performance class (A) is actually the best carpet cleaning performance class amongst all vacuums that have been around for a comparable time to this vacuum.

The worst carpet cleaning performance class across similar types of vacuum cleaner is E.

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Has a Hard Floor Brush

The U84 AL PE has a hard floor brush, as do most of the other latest comparable spec vacuum cleaners.

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Has a Handle

The U84 AL PE has a handle. Most of the other latest comparable spec vacuums also have a handle.

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Has a Washable Filter

The U84 AL PE has a washable filter. Most of the other new similar spec vacuums also have a washable filter.

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Has a Flexible Hose

The U84 AL PE has a flexible hose, as do most of the other medium maximum input power vacuums that were released around the same time as this vacuum.

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Has an Upholstery Nozzle Included

The U84 AL PE has an upholstery nozzle included, as do most of the other vacuum cleaners that have been around for a similar time to this vacuum.

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Age

Released 15 Months Ago

It was April 2016 when this vacuum was released.


VAX U84 AL PE Review Sources

To prepare this VAX U84 AL PE review we compared this vacuum cleaner to 100 other models. For each vacuum cleaner that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 144,820 product attributes, 30,551 vacuum cleaner reviews and 2,524,700 historical vacuum cleaner prices from 210 vacuum cleaner retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this vacuum cleaner compared to the other models as well as any areas where this vacuum cleaner is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vax u84alpmesi, vax 1113637200, vax u84alpesi, vax n146725w, vax n190813w, vax 6lnn6
Barcodes 05012512155586, 05012512158594

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