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Product Review – Sebo K1 Compact Vacuum Cleaner

June 29, 2011

This is our first look at the Sebo range of vacuum cleaners, we have started with the Cylinders which consists of two ranges the K series and the D series. The machine we have had on test is the Sebo K1 Airbelt which has an 1800 watt motor and has the Airbelt soft bumper system.


Initial thought is that the K1 fits together without a great deal of problem which is always welcome when building a new machine, it looks good quality as we would expect from a German manufacture and the bright red finish completes a nice looking vacuum cleaner.


The machine feels lightweight and is easy to manoeuvre, the telescopic tube extends well allowing you a comfortable level to vacuum at, carpets come up very clean and the motor is very quiet adding to a very pleasant experience. The Sebo range of cylinders all use bags which they say keep the dust in the right place in and allows easy disposal, the 3l bag means you do not have to change them too regularly.


The crevice and upholstery nozzles are kept neatly in the machine and are easy to access, the cleaning range for the K1 is very good and a welcome 5 year warranty give you piece of mind when spending a little more money on a vacuum cleaner.   


Click Here to view Sebo K1 Compact Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner

Product Review – Vax U91-MA-B Vacuum Cleaner

April 13, 2011

As we have already reviewed the Vax U90-MA-R which came out very well we thought it would be good to look at another in the Mach lightweight range the Vax U91-MA-B to see how this faired.  

Vax Mach Air 

The Vax Mach Air is a lightweight machine so is easy to manoeuvre and take up and down the stairs, there has been no compromise on suction to achieve this which is good to see. Although we found the power cord and hose to be a little short after using the Vax Reach the weight of the machines means this in not really a problem and at the reduced cost this comes in as a cheap vacuum cleaner when you take into account the technology and build quality.

The adjustable handle is a nice feature and we liked the on/off and brush bar control switches are at the top of the vacuum which made them easy to access. The 6 year warranty from Vax is welcomed to give you piece of mind if anything was to go wrong with your vacuum cleaner.

Click here to view more detail on the Vax U91-MA-B

New Product – Tefal AH900015 Family Actifry

April 11, 2011

Tefal have added a new Actifry into its Kitchen Equipment range, the Actifry AH900015 Family. The new healthy fryer has 50% extra capacity than the original Actifry and Actifry Black Limited Edition however still works on the same principle of one spoonful of oil to cook 1.5kg of chips with no pre-heating required.


Click here to view more information on the Tefal Actifry Family

Product Review – Vax U90-MA-R Mach Air Reach Upright Vacuum Cleaner

November 15, 2010

The U90-MA-R is an upright bagless vacuum cleaner made by Vax, they have three different ranges of upright vacuum cleaners: Power, Mach, and Life. The selling point of the Mach range is that they use multi cyclonic suction so that the filters don’t get blocked and your machine cleans as well as the first time it was taken out of the box.

The Mach Air Reach has two features which combined give this upright vacuum a total reach of over 14 metres. The first is an extra long power cord which extends 10 metres and the second is a 4.2 metre hose which is perfect for cleaning the whole staircase while your vacuum sits at the bottom.

Attachments included with this Vax are a 3-in-1 tool, a TurboTool and a stretch hose. The 3-in-1 tool is designed to become a crevice tool, an upholstery brush and a dusting brush. The TurboTool is basically a rotating brush perfect picking up stubborn pet hair, in addition to cleaning stairs and upholstery.

Overall the Vax Mach Reach is lightweight, powerful and the extra length hose and cord make it really versatile, the only slight down side I can see is the cord is not retractable it has to be wound by hand.

This is a very capable upright and will give many of the Dyson range a run for there money. 

Overall the Vax Mach Reach is lightweight, powerful and the extra length hose and cord make it really versatile, the only slight down side I can see is the cord is not retractable it has to be wound by hand.

This is a very capable upright and will give many of the Dyson range a run for their money.

Click here to view a the full specification on Vax U90-MA-R Mach Air Reach Upright Vacuum Cleaner

New Products – Vax Mach Air Vacuum Cleaners

September 23, 2010

There are three new machines available in the Mach Air range

 Vax Mach Air – U91-MA-B

Vax Mach Air Pet – U90-MA-P


Vax Mach Air Reach – U90-MA-R


This new range of cyclonic vacuum cleaners from Vax make the claim of being the lightest in the world. The capacity of 1.5l and the cleaning power are the same as a conventional upright however the this machine is a third lighter in weight.

With a high level H12 HEPA filtration this vacuum is perfect for allergy suffers, the barbrush is adjustable so it can be a changed for hard floors and carpets.

An LED performance indicator will alert you of any blockages and the handle can be set in 8 different positions. A 6 year manufacture warranty gives you complete confidence in the latest offering from Vax.

The Vax Mach Air Pet comes with the addition of a anti-bacterial filter and a TurboTool. The Vax Mach Air Reach has an extra long 10 metre power cable and 4.2 metre stretchy hose

Click here to view the new Vax Mach Air range

New Product – Dyson DC23T2 Bagless Cylinder Vacuum

September 16, 2010

The DC23 T2 from Dyson comes with a with a re-engineered floor tool this allows more dirt to be removed from carpets and hard floors. This bagless cylinder vacuum cleaner has a washable HEPA filter and features the following

dc23 t2

  • Root Cyclone™ technology & core separator
  • Drop. Pummel. Punch.
  • Lightweight adjustable wand
  • The toughest materials
  • Dual mode floor tool
  • Easy stair cleaning
  • Detachable handle / hose


Click here to view more details on the Dyson DC23T2 Bagless Cylinder Vacuum

Product Review – Miele S5261 Cat and Dog Turbo 5000 Bagged Cylinder Vacuum

September 11, 2010

This Miele cat and dog is a permanent feature at the top of the Which best buy list with a score of over 80% we had high expectations for the this bagged cylinder vacuum cleaner.

 miele cat and dog

The Miele S5261 is a part of the S5 series cleaners which are larger than the S4 series and probably better suited to the larger home, they come with a larger 2200 watt motor and increased bag size of 4.5 litres.

The filter on the Miele Turbo 5000 is the Active Air Clean Filter not the HEPA filter found in the Miele S5281 Hepa solution and its smaller cousin the S4282 HEPA. The accessories supplied with this quality cylinder vacuum are a full-size turbobrush and then inside the machine are a Crevice nozzle, Upholstery nozzle and Dusting brush.

On test we found it was very efficient on carpets and hard floors, the filters makes a good job of trapping dust and allergens and the turbo brush makes this an ideal vacuum cleaner for any household with pets or family members with allergies. A 10 metre cable means that even the larger room can be cleaned without the need to change sockets.

Click here to view the Miele S5261 Cat and Dog Turbo 5000 Bagged Cylinder Vacuum


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