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VAX U84 AL PE Vacuum Cleaner

800W Upright Vacuum Dry 6.2kg Apr 2016
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Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date Energy Efficiency Rating
Good expert reviews
Good product quality
Good suction
169 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site gadgetspeak.com scored this medium maximum input power vacuum cleaner 80 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 169 owner reviews the average owner rating of this VAX vacuum cleaner is outstanding. 118 reviewers (91% of all reviewers) gave this vacuum cleaner either 4 or 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 4,216 expert and owner reviews (including 1,247 verified purchases), VAX has good reviews for its vacuums. VAX also has good reviews specifically for its medium maximum input power vacuums compared to other brands. 93% of those that bought a VAX vacuum would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Six customers concluded that it had good technical guidance. Thecraghopper wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “I would strongly suggest READING THE INSTRUCTIONS as a quick press of the lever at the bottom immediately releases waste into a waiting bin”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “I can now clean my stairs without help and this alone makes the vacuum worth it's purchase price” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Melita said on Amazon “It's very easy to use and the instructions are easy to follow” in her VAX U84 AL PE review.


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Best Seller

The U84 AL PE is a popular choice of vacuum.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when VAX released the U84 AL PE.


Easy to Empty

Twenty-one people who bought this vacuum cleaner considered that it was easy to empty. Sbno1 mentioned “The bin unclips for easy emptying as do the removable filters” . Sue mentioned on Amazon “The only down side is having to empty it more frequently”. Statuescher mentioned last year “Falls over easily, fiddly to empty - I could continue! Bought a Miele C2 today” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE.

Good Suction

Seventy-eight customers concluded that it had good suction. Last year Sharon wrote in her review of this vacuum cleaner “Very good suction”. Sabrina said on Amazon “The suction is so strong” in her review of this vacuum cleaner. Two years ago Sue C. mentioned “It has powerful suction and copes extremely well with pet hair (I have one small dog” in her review of the VAX U84 AL PE.

Good Filter

Two people who bought the product agreed that it had a good filter. Sourcererj9 mentioned in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE on Amazon “Far better access to the filter than on my previous one Being able to detach the machine”.

Good Brush

Twelve owners wrote in their reviews that the VAX U84 AL PE had a good brush. P.a.baines mentioned “The VAX has a see-through brush box and indicator light” and rated it 4 stars. Peebee said on Amazon “The other negative is that although the turbo brush attachment is excellent”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “My carpets look brand new again as the powerful brush bar lifts the carpet pile up again” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

Ten people who reviewed it agreed that it was good at cleaning pet hair. Two years ago Mark18 mentioned in their VAX U84 AL PE review on Argos.co.uk “Does a brilliant job picking up pet hair on our thick carpets”. Bobbin mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk “Canister is easy to empty although pet hair does get caught in the top”. Greenbookal gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE on Amazon two years ago “We have pets so it's great for getting pet hair off the carpets”.

Five customers considered that this vacuum cleaner was good at cleaning dog hair. Njt said on Amazon “Got all the dog hair off the rug, great suction” and gave it a score of 6 stars. Rdboon gave it a rating of 6 stars and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “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”. Fayetography scored it 7 stars and wrote on Amazon “The 3-in-1 attachment is such a brilliant design! - The dog hair attachment thing is normally something you have to buy extra, so a great added extra” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Good Power Cord

Three customers who bought it agreed that it had a good power cord. Two years ago Jason H said in his VAX U84 AL PE review on Argos.co.uk “It has the longest power cord I have ever seen! It is easy to use”. Ian gave it a score of 7 stars and he wrote in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Awesome suction power, just superb! Massive power lead”.

Portable

Twenty owners who bought it thought it was easy to move around. Katie said in her review of this vacuum cleaner “It's lightweight enough to carry up” and scored the VAX U84 AL PE 7 stars. Tris21 mentioned in their VAX U84 AL PE review on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Very lightweight and hose reaches a long way”. Elise wrote “Very easy to use and lightweight especially good on the stairs” in her VAX U84 AL PE review.


Power

Quite High Suction Power

The suction powers of comparable spec vacuums that have been around for more than a year range from 160W to 2,200W, and the average suction power is 630W. With a suction power of 800 Watts, the U84 AL PE has a fairly high suction power compared to most of the other similar spec vacuum cleaners that have been available for a comparable time to this vacuum cleaner.

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Features

Features a 2 Slot

Five people thought this vacuum cleaner had good features. Gadgetspeak.com said “Features a 2 slot” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Laegg wrote on Argos.co.uk “Feel Vax could have kept some of the older features to make the ideal cleaner” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE. Miss K mentioned “I do think it's good value for money considering the features of the vacuum”.


Design

Easy to Use BIOS

Sixty-two owners who reviewed the VAX U84 AL PE thought it was easy to use. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Easy to use BIOS” . Steph T said “Then I'm determined to not be heavy handed as I like it so much! On and much easier to use on the car carpets too” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Renata Fernandez mentioned in her review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “It's easy to use once you get the hand on all the bottoms”.

Three people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Beki mentioned on Amazon “As an upright cleaner the suction on this is phenomenal, with a handy slide on the front edge to change the settings for floor types, easily operated with a foot” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and rated it 6 stars. Mrsl wrote “It's easier than dragging around a Henry! The foot slider to change the pile settings is a winner too”.

Three customers who reviewed the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. In April last year Timt said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “If you have that condition it could be a less comfortable experience for you”. Greenbookal mentioned on Amazon “After using it for longer it has become less comfortable to hold”. Manxjohn wrote “As well as being comfortable to carry” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Two customers who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to setup. Maisy Moo gave it a score of 9 stars and mentioned in their VAX U84 AL PE review on Argos.co.uk “Very easy to set up and use for first time”. Elf Family mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Had the vacuum for about a month now and used it numerous times, on arrival it was easy to set up”.

One customer who bought it wrote that it was easy to assemble. Two years ago Bobbin wrote on Argos.co.uk “It was easy to assemble”.

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Good Product Quality

Fifteen people said that it was good quality. Sue C. mentioned on Amazon “It feels very solid in manufacture and looks like a good quality product” and gave the VAX U84 AL PE a rating of 8 stars. Thecraghopper said “I'm really pleasantly surprised at the quality of this cleaner”. Paigetheoracle mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “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”.

Nice Design

Eighteen owners wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed. Sbno1 gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned two years ago “However, I am happy to say that there have been some good design changes and I am happy to give this 5 stars” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE. Thecraghopper wrote “I've owned a Dyson upright in the past and on comparison this is significantly better, both in design and in performance”. Paul Tinsley scored it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “The bagless design is going to save you a lot of money.” in his review of the VAX U84 AL PE.

Eleven customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Robin said two years ago “For me this a pretty perfect vacuum cleaner, I'm just wondering what VAX can do to make improvements with future models”. Also two years ago Paul said on Amazon “The pleasing appearance of this vacuum jumped out to me straight away, portraying both quality & style” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Benjy mentioned on Argos.co.uk “So far, pretty good” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Three owners who bought this vacuum cleaner considered that it was neat. Beki scored the product 7 stars and said “This is a neat solution to the choice between an upright” in their VAX U84 AL PE review. Beki also wrote “Tool storage are neat and tidy and streamlined into the machine” in their review.

One owner reckoned that this vacuum cleaner had a good case. Nick7 said “It doesnt stand up very well on its own, yet while in the machine casing, its very good” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Has a Flexible Hose

The U84 AL PE has a flexible hose, as do most of the other vacuums of a comparable spec and age to this vacuum.

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Solid Performance

Ten people who purchased this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was well made. Gadgetspeak.com said “Solid performance” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Rdboon said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “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” and gave the VAX U84 AL PE a score of 8 stars. Phil S gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 7 stars and he wrote “Having used it for a few weeks in the house and caravan we are definitely impressed by its' robust construction and impressive cleaning power”.

Five people thought it was strong and durable. Paul mentioned “The suction quality is tough enough to remove everyday pet hairs” in his VAX U84 AL PE review. Peebee said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “The vacuum feels sturdy (far more so than the toy-like that we had purchased -”. Katie she said “They've improved on the previous model - the handle on our old model snapped, this is much more sturdy”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Dinx said in their review of this vacuum cleaner last year “Bought this vacuum to replace my existing vax which has been very reliable and still in good working order.” . Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “After my trusty Dyson ball vacuum cleaner died after years of faithful use I took the plunge” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was sealed. Two years ago Jon2401 said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The brush bar is much better and the belt is complete sealed away from the dirt so hopefully less servicing needed” and scored it 4 stars.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Thirteen people wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Sue C. rated this vacuum cleaner 8 stars and she wrote on Amazon “It is fairly quiet in operation and has a good long flex”. Maisy Moo said “The motor is very quiet compared to our last machine”. Two years ago Mossy143 scored the product 5 stars and wrote on Argos.co.uk “It is quieter than my last cleaner” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE.

Five owners said in their reviews that the product was noisy. Tommy Dooley mentioned “It is a bit on the noisy side”. Tommy Dooley also wrote “I have had a couple of Vax’s before my main one being a carpet cleaner and it is incredibly noisy, so I hardly ever use it” in his review. Amazon Customer rated it 6 stars and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Great sucsion and so so light it's crazy! Easy to use up the stairs and isn't as loud as some of the other hoovers on offer”.

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Performance

A Carpet Cleaning Performance Class

The U84 AL PE has an A carpet cleaning performance class which is better than most vacuums of a similar age and spec to it. Most similar spec vacuum cleaners that are a comparable age to it have a C carpet cleaning performance class.

An A carpet cleaning performance class is actually the best carpet cleaning performance class across all similar spec vacuums that are a comparable age to this vacuum.

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

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A Hard Floor Cleaning Performance Class

This vacuum has an A hard floor cleaning performance class, which is the most frequently found hard floor cleaning performance class on comparable spec vacuums that were launched more than a year ago.

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Ergonomics

Has a Removable Filter

The VAX U84 AL PE has a removable filter, as do most of the other medium maximum input power vacuums that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Washable Filter

The U84 AL PE has a washable filter, as do most of the other medium maximum input power vacuums that are a similar age to this vacuum.

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Packaging Content

Has a Turbo Brush

The VAX U84 AL PE has a turbo brush. Most of the other comparable spec vacuums that came out around the same time as this vacuum cleaner also have a turbo brush.

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Has a Hard Floor Brush

The U84 AL PE has a hard floor brush. 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 hard floor brush.

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Has an Upholstery Nozzle Included

The U84 AL PE has an upholstery nozzle included. Most of the other medium maximum input power vacuums that came out more than a year ago also have an upholstery nozzle included.

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Has a Crevice Tool

The U84 AL PE has a crevice tool, as do most of the other vacuum cleaners that have been available for around the same time as this vacuum.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 6.2 kilograms, the U84 AL PE has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of a similar age and type to this vacuum cleaner.

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Good Size

Thirty-three customers concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Steph T mentioned on Amazon in April last year “My old dyson was so heavy to cart up the stairs” in their review of this vacuum cleaner and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Statuescher wrote on Amazon also in April last year “Somehow cost me £50 more than the advertised £99 Amazon deal! Heavy, noisy, fiddly, short tube, sucked rugs up into the brushes as no good way to control the vacuum pressure” and scored it 6 stars. Sbno1 mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It is still a little heavy.” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Twenty people who bought the product thought it was lightweight. Two years ago Sue C. wrote in her VAX U84 AL PE review “I needed a lightweight vacuum cleaner and had previously bought a G-Tech.”. Sbno1 gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote on Amazon “I swapped a 10 year old Dyson for a Vax U88-AMM-P Air Max Pet Lightweight”. Maggya wrote on Argos.co.uk “Fantastic cleaner, for it's manouverability, being lightweight and ease of use” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was thick. Ljc81 mentioned on Argos.co.uk “The vacuum was easy to set up, easy to use and did a very good job on my thick carpets” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE and rated this vacuum cleaner 8 stars. Jay T gave it a score of 4 stars and he mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk two years ago “It has adjustable suction for thick & thin carpets”.

Two owners concluded that the product was easy to carry around. Two years ago Lyndi gave it a score of 8 stars and said on Argos.co.uk “It has great suction and it is handy for the stairs as it disconects to make it easy to carry” in their review of the VAX U84 AL PE. Althepoml mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Argos.co.uk “It is light and easy to manouver about”.

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was a good body shape. Laegg said “Love the detachable body for doing the stairs, makes it much easier.”. Jon2401 wrote on Argos.co.uk two years ago “If only it had a battery and used the main body as a charger, best of both worlds”.

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Barcodes 05012512155586
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