Written on: 08/05/2011 by judylugg (41 reviews written)
Numatic HVR200A HENRY A1 Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner plus Kit A1, Red/Black
Cost £95 plus P&P
This cleaner was bought by my daughter with whom I live as our old cleaner (a very good one, actually, had come to the end of its useful time). She had been told how powerful HENRY HOOVERS ARE! Yes, they are and that is all that is good about it.
I hate it, it is far, far TOO HEAVY, CUMBERSOME AND DIFFICULT TO PULL AROUND. The flexible pipe is very much too long as well, getting in the way, particularly on stairs and tends to flick back on itself, making the cleaner even more difficult to pull around.
The pipes, are flimsy, both the metal and plastic ones and are of quite a small diameter) and only fit together when really forced (there are no instructions covering the fitting together either) making them VERY difficult to pull apart when necessary! There is a peculiar fitting on the end of the flexible pipe which will only take the metal pipes, where, ideally the pointed plastic piece would be much better utilized.
Using it on the stairs is extremely difficult because of its weight and, in fact, carrying it anywhere is a real pain because of the weight and shape of it, with the wheels sticking out at each corner of the base and, although it has this base, it is not at all stable.
In my opinion there are far better designed cleaners about and this was most definitely NOT my choice, as, if I had seen it before it was purchased it would certainly not have been bought.
The only good thing I can say is that the suction is excellent and that is about all that IS any good about it in my opinion.
I certainly do NOT recommend it.