Written on: 14/12/2007
This vacuum isn't good value for money. Canister vacuums are designed for area rugs and hardwood floors, not installed carpets. (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2007 by Kirsten Elliott (2 reviews written)
I've forgotten how long I've had Henry - it must be over ten years - and he's still trouble free. I once inadvertently sucked up something damp without noticing - until Henry started to smell a bit. But we gave him a blast of fresh air and he's still soldiering on. I find it hard to believe that anything sucks up harder - it would suck up the carpet. As far as I'm concerned it's eat your heart out James Dyson - Henry is the world's best vacuum cleaner. (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2007
Having had a range of vacuum cleaners over the years, I have really liked Henry. He is lightweight, so I can get him upstairs and he is just so easy to use and deploy. In the past I have always forgotten which bags to buy because models go out of date etc. Henry's bags are easy to remember due to branding. (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2007 by AG (1 review written)
I spent a month researching vacuum cleaners on the net and decided to go for the Henry. This was based on the rave reviews and the price, all in all I thought I was getting good value for money. A year later I am rather disappointed.
While the cylinder itself is a reasonable size, the hose is long and doesn't fit into an average sized storage cupboard fully assembled. It would take a good few minutes to reassemble the pipes because they have to be fitted in a certain order. I was... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2007 by chris8a9bm (1 review written)
Fantastic machine. Use mine mostly on lower power. Use on full power for spring cleaning the 'corners,' otherwise the lower power setting is just fine and easier to use. (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2007 by EMSH (1 review written)
I am extremely disappointed with this product. I had previously owned a Dyson, but had become fed up with the flexible pipe's tendency to split and the fact that it would often become blocked. I bought 'Henry Hound' - on the strength of a few reviews and (I dare say) its 'cuteness'- and put the old Dyson on the tip. I can only say now that I wish I'd hung on to the Dyson and resigned myself to periodically replacing the flexible pipe and the inconvenience of having to unblock it. Henry Hound... (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2007 by dsr123 (2 reviews written)
Wish I could get my money back. What a waste. I hate it. (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2007 by Gerhardus (1 review written)
I am from Amsterdam, Holland, and I repair machines and am employed in facility management. We provide cleaning contracts and products like vacs for our offices, and I've seen the insides and the performances of many vacs. In Holland too, Numatic is a leading brand with cleaning contractors, most of them using the above mentioned NRV-types. I have a metal NQS at home, I found the extra expense worth it to have that old fashioned quality feel, but contractors rather write off and replace... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2007 by Vandy (1 review written)
I'm another ex-Dyson owner and I'm so glad to be out of that club. I paid £230 for my heavy, noisy, lurid yellow, badly designed/made, monstrosity that afforded dear Dyson another piece of topiary on his ever expanding estate. Ok, rant over.
I've just paid £93 for a Henry and I'm delighted with what I've got. Straight out of the box and up and running in a couple of minutes. This great little machine is powerful, yet very quiet. Robust, yet lightweight. You can tell that all the parts have... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2007 by dsr123 (2 reviews written)
I had a Dyson cylinder cleaner prior to this, and wish I'd kept it. The suction was better, and it suited the average semi far more, ease of handling etc. I wonder if I can get my money back!! (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2007 by jolly bodger (1 review written)
My Numatic Henry vacuum cleaner was a 10 year old machine, that has just gone bang - yesterday. However, as it started life working hard at my parent's hotel before trying to deal with my student flat, and has now ended it's days connected to circular saws and sanders as a dust extraction device, I really cannot fault it. (I'm a carpenter by trade).
And it has NEVER HAD A BAG IN IT in its life - little known fact that you can use them bagless and just empty out the bin and hose out the mesh... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2006 by vacuum vera (1 review written)
I have had my Henry for about 6 months. It's a great little machine and was fantastic value for money. The suction is tremendous but it can be a bit tiring on your back after a while. I would buy the model with the powered head next time although these do not seem as readily available in the multiple outlet stores. (It was also fantastic for picking up sawdust, and plaster dust although this is probably not recommended!) (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2006 by emjem (1 review written)
Fantastic machine, and I would recommend it to any one. Suction is amazing, and I have sucked up plaster dust, lumps of wood and chunks of old plaster from DIY projects, and it eats them all effortlessly. The dust bags for the Numatic Henry vacuum cleaner are huge, and the filter is fantastic, even for really fine dust particles.
I have used Dyson vacuum cleaners in the past, and I would never go back to one again. (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2006 by mike1000richardson (1 review written)
I haven't strictly bought a Numatic Henry vacuum cleaner. Our Dyson DC04's motor had burned out again - twice now in 5 years. Instead of paying £100 to get it fixed like I did last time, I fortunately managed to buy a cheap motor on eBay and fix it myself. In the interim I borrowed a Henry from work, and I was astounded at the strength of suction and ease of use. I wish I hadn't fixed our Dyson now. Next time the motor burns out - Henry it'll be for me. (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2006 by Mopy (2 reviews written)
I was looking at £299 for a Dyson DC08 Animal. If the hype could be believed it should be brilliant, but just read the reviews to see how long it takes to find a happy user (there aren't any!) People told me that they had owned a Henry for 15 years, and yet I couldn't believe something so relatively cheap could be any good. Then our local D.I.Y store had a 10% weekend and I got Henry for £80.99!
He's brilliant!! The cable is a mile long, but unwind it all as it could overheat coiled up... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2006 by Lazarus (2 reviews written)
Best vacuum cleaner I have ever owned. Suction is good enough to lift the lino in the kitchen. Very long hose means I can vacuum a 4 bed roomed house from the 1 plug in downstairs kitchen. Bags are vast, cheap and last for ages. We are still on our original one after a month and it is still not full. Basically I think bag less vacuums are a silly gimmick as they don't work as well as bagged ones. Henry Rules! (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2006 by memmo (1 review written)
Well worth the money cleaner but for this one defect (read more)