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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Massive improvement needed!! ”

Written on: 07/07/2014 by Mrsannamarie (1 review written)

At first glance I was I love with the vax air 3. Very lightweight, moveable and stylish. After only a few days however my feelings dramatically changed. As an upright it worked pretty well but i wanted to get right in to the corners and skirting boards. The attachments are diabolical, never stay on and drastically lose suction as soon as they are put on. When using as upright be VERY careful not to get too close to the skirting boards (especially white skirts) my home is now filled with gruby… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Build quality could be better.”

Written on: 30/05/2014 by harveybobbles (1 review written)

Great hoover. Good suction. Length of power lead is brilliant. Pretty quiet. Lightweight. Tool storage poor. However.. Only had the Air3 since Jan and its already lost two bits of trim and starting to feel tired. The clips for holding the pipe in place have snapped off. The brush roller gets full of dog hair and pieces of rug quiet easily and usually needs to be cleaned out a few times a month. Power lead is great length, but would be better if it was on an auto rewind reel. Tool storage is… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Room for Improvement”

Written on: 27/05/2014 by CaroleHogg (1 review written)

We had a long-serving Dyson DC-24 but it died after many years of great service. To try and save money we bought a Vax Air 3 U88 AM-B. It is not a disaster, but in nearly every area it is substantially worse than a Dyson. Its tools are not as easy to use, getting in at bits to clean needs a screwdriver instead of a 50p piece and it just does not do the job as well. The design is basically a copy of a Dyson, but the overall build quality is just a little bit poorer in every area. The real… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Don't Bother”

Written on: 24/05/2014

I bought this VAX at Christmas. Problem with wheels, had to get it sorted out. The hose is a rubbish as it's not long enough and awkward. It says to clean the filter every three months but I had to do it every week as it clogs up so much. Next time will buy a Dyson like we have before… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Worst product I have ever bought.”

Written on: 20/05/2014 by Lee8182 (1 review written)

We bought this vacuum a few months ago and have only just started to use it. At first it was fine then after the third time of using the item, there has been a loud buzzing sound from the top. I've contacted Vax on numerous occasions and they keep sending me parts to try on the vacuum. None of which have helped. This machine is awful, and I would not recommend Vax to anyone who wants to purchase a vacuum cleaner. Terrible product, terrible customer service. All round awful. I will go back to… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Good motor but everything else is rubish”

Written on: 20/04/2014

Bought my vax air 3 max pet (three wishes I wish I had not bought it x 3) about 7 months ago, wheels would not turn properly it was heavy to use nothing like the advert. Vax replaced the unit with the wheels and brushes on. This transformed the cleaner and could vacuum with ease but had to clean the filter every time I used it as it clogged very quickly. Next thing to go was the handle such poor build quality the piece of plastic that locks handle in place came off vax sent me another handle… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Great value & lightweight”

Written on: 21/05/2013 by Autumn1978 (3 reviews written)

I have had the Vax Air 3 for 2 weeks now and have put it through a thorough testing. I found the vacuum very easy to use, it is light weight, goes under the furniture with ease and turns a corner with a slight twist (I can't believe how this actually makes such a difference to using a vacuum!). The handle is height adjustable so you can have it to what ever height is comfortable for you, It is a very powerful vacuum and sucks up well also easy to empty. My only gripe with the Vax Air 3 is that… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Watch out Dyson”

Written on: 15/05/2013 by Zah247 (2 reviews written)

I currently live with my 76 year old mother and she is not in the best of health but does try and stay active. Along with myself I have my wife and 3 young kids aged between 9 months and 8 years old. So you can imagine the mess that is created several times a day and a need for constant vacuuming. I can honestly say this is the most powerful and convenient lightweight vacuum I have ever come across. I have been a Vax fan for many years having handheld and upright cleaners and carpet washers. I… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Slim, Light and Versatile”

Written on: 22/04/2013 by kimshan (3 reviews written)

The Vax Air3 is one of the best vacuums on the market. It is light,slim and very versatile. The action head moves easily and is great for cornering although this take a bit of time to get used to. It is easy to assemble and small enough to pack away. The best feature is that you can switch the brushes on and off depending on whether you are cleaning hard floors or carpets. One down side and this is a small area Vax need to look at is the cord needs to be longer. Overall the performance is… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Dissapointing”

Written on: 15/11/2012

I've just recieved this vac via Argos and am utterly gobsmacked at the poor quality and 'flimseyness' of the product. Worse than any other feature are the wheels. I presume my machine has been constructed incorrectly as they simply do not turn! All the accessories feel cheap and pathetic compared to any other machine I've ever used. VAX quality of design & engineering is not what it once was!… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Lightweight and manouverable”

Written on: 08/11/2012 by karlg (1 review written)

2 mins to assemble and it was ready to use. its a very light vacumn and i was surprised how easy it is to use. i liked the fact the brush bar only switches on when needed which is great when hoovering the stairs, also impressed how much dust it lifted after having already hoovered with old one just before. very pleased and would recommend to anyone… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Super sucker”

Written on: 01/11/2012 by lady_s2 (0 reviews written)

I've been looking for a lightweight vacuum for ages - I'm nearly 6ft tall and I can't stand the pull along behind you models, but the uprights are either too heavy or don't have enough suction. This fits the bill. It is very manouvreable, has a brush you can turn on and off, and seems to be powerful enough. It has a narrow brush head and you can actually use it on the stairs without having to resort to the tools. It is really easy to assemble and doesn't take up a lot of storage space… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“vax air 3 great little product”

Written on: 28/10/2012 by kevinspearson (1 review written)

Used the hoover for nearly a week now. Very easy to move and is very compact so easy to store. moves round my carpet very quickly and the pick up is great a lot better than my previous hoover. it is easy to empty as well which is good for not getting dirt everywhere later like the size and ease of movement - so far found nothing bad to comment on… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Outstanding Performance”

Written on: 27/10/2012 by yasminec (1 review written)

I really liked the lightweight of this machine it just glided easily with minimum effort others I had used previously were quite heavy and were a bit hard to use on the stairs but this was so lightweight it was great. As this machine is very lightweight this is the perfect choice for people who have health problems or back problems which make lifting a heavy product problematic as it will not be hard to lift or use. The manoeuvrability of this was great too I could get into tight spaces easily… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Very Easy to use”

Written on: 19/10/2012 by divinedupsy (1 review written)

I've never bought a standing vaccum cleaner, because I just believe they are too heavy and difficult to manouver around the house. This Vax Air3 has performed beyond my expectations. First, it is so light and easy to carry around, it has been beautifully designed and can be used by anyone of any height and body strength. Second, the brush that works on the carpet is fantastic! Imagine vaccumming and brushing your rug and carpet at the same time. It is just brilliant! Third, It is very easy to… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Outstanding Lightweight Cleaner”

Written on: 17/10/2012

The Air3 is the best vacuum cleaner I have had to date. It was easy to assemble, and I was hovering within 10 minutes of its arrival. The function that allows you to adjust the handle height is great, me and my husband are quite tall so have it up to the top, however it’s great to take it back down again for storage. It fits neatly into my cupboard under the stairs. The weight is incredibly light, I always put off the hovering upstairs we have 3 floors and previous hoovers are heavy and bulky… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“Vaix Air 3!!!! Fantastic”

Written on: 13/10/2012

Have just received a Vax Air3 to test and have to say it is the best vacuum I have ever had. It is light, so light I think I might even be able to get the kids to use it!! The suction on it is amazing......I always thought my carpets were clean until I saw the muck that came out of the carpets after just one use of the Vax Air3. Even my husband (Yes, don't get jealous people, but he is house trained!!!) claims it is the best vacuum he has ever used. The electric brushes at the front make… Read Full Review

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Vax Air 3 U88-AM-B

“VAX 3 U88-AM-B”

Written on: 13/10/2012

I TESTED THIS VACUMN CLEANER OUT AND I FOUND THAT IT WAS A POWERFUL CLEANER, AND GOT DEEP DOWN IN PILE ON CARPET. THE VACUMN WAS LIGHT TO CARRY AND USE, AND LIGHT ENOUGH FOR ME TO CARRY UP STAIRS. THIS VACUMN ALSO TWIST AT THE BOTTOM MAKING IT EASIER TO MOVE AROUND FURNITURE. HAS A HEPA FILTER FOR ALLERGYS. I FOUND THAT EMPYING THE DUST CONTAINER EASY AND A GOOD EXPANABLE HOSE. ALL TOGETHER I FOUND THIS A GOOD CLEANER… Read Full Review

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