Written on: 28/01/2012
As a member of the “Vax Voice” testing team, I was sent the Power 6 Pet to test and write a review of my experience with using it.
I was excited when my parcel was delivered and I opened the box immediately to find quite a few little wrapped up pieces, so I thought it would take me ages to set up. However this was not the case. Inside there are lots of attachments that all serve their own purpose and do not have to be used all at the same time. Plus the smaller tools have their own place to be stored on the vacuum itself in a little caddy. The accessories included; Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, Upholstery Tool, Turbo Tool, Extension Tube with Tool Caddy, Turbo Brush, Hard Floor tool and a Turbo Tool Connector. Although this sounds confusing, you get an illustrated user guide to explain all these parts and how to use them. So, to set up there was no fiddly filters or parts to screw in, all I had to do was attach the hose into the vacuum, the extension tube to the hose, and choose the tool and I was ready to go.
My house is a mix of carpet, laminate and tiles, and so this vacuum is perfect for me. As I started with my carpeted living room, I used the turbo brush. I pulled out the power cord (which has a very fast auto rewind button), plugged it in and pressed the on/off button. Just as I was about to start, I noticed a little dial by the on/off button which controls the power from min to max. I put it to max and began to clean my carpet. After using a lot of effort to run the turbo brush over my carpet, I actually had to turn the power dial down slightly as it was incredibly powerful and was lifting up the carpet itself! With the dial set at about 3/4, the brush just glided so easily over the carpet and picked up every last crumb, hair, fluff and dust etc, even those that have embedded deep into the carpet pile, without having to keep going back and forth over the same place. This was really impressive and made my carpets look so much cleaner compare to my usual vacuum cleaner.
Next I switched to the hard floor tool and tried it on the laminate and tiled floors. My usual vacuum always seemed to push the dirt and dust around on the hard floors so I usually just used a dustpan and brush. The hard floor tool attachment was amazing and made my floors so clean even right into the corners. Again it glided across with ease and did not scratch or miss any dirt.
After using this for little over a week, I am still really impressed by this small but incredibly powerful vacuum cleaner. It’s quite light to manoeuvre, has an array of accessories included and does exactly what you want and need it to do. For a price of around £100 with a free two year guarantee from Vax, I am very happy to recommend this to anyone who is struggling to pick up pet hairs and general dirt, and who have multi floor types in their house. I am convinced you will not be disappointed. Well done Vax!