I was delighted recently to be asked to become part of the Vax Voice team. Basically I get to try out Vax products and give honest feedback about them. I like this because I do find that sometimes brands are enthusiastic for bloggers/consumers to review their products, but not always as happy to receive honest feedback.
Today, I’ve been trying the new Vax Air Reach – now you know me, I’m not massively keen on cleaning at the best of times, but here at New New English Towers the entire place is carpeted in that weird ribby carpet (you know, the ones that looks a bit like corduroy), which is a total pain to clean.
After scratching my head a bit over the initial assembly, then scratching my head a bit more trying to work out how to attach the longer hose, I was finally off. Considering it’s quite light, it’s really powerful. The carpet we’ve inherited had started to go slightly darker around the edges, but a quick whizz around with the hose and the pointy attachment saw the edges back to the same colour as the rest of the carpet.
There’s also a very good brush attachment (see pic) which works really well on my leather sofa – it has a sort of soft finish and everything sticks to it – especially white hairs from the Ninja Cat of Death.
I managed to hoover the stairs without having to juggle the cleaner or balance it half way up (it sat at the bottom – the hose is really long) and it was easy to empty too. It’s also really nice and light, and very easy to carry up and down the stairs.
My one gripe is the little bunch of accessories which has a really tricky little button that you need to push in really hard to get the nozzles to release.
Apart from that, it’s a big 9/10. Nice, one, Vax!
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