Written on: 16/06/2013 by Housewife23
This is probably the worst vacuum cleaner you could buy. It overheats so much it might be good for heating your lunch. That's why I gave it one star, for versatility. The tube is always broken and makes you suspect it is blocked. Never buy this machine it is worse than useless . The design is nice but the machine is HEAVY and when I say it sucks , it doesn't if you know what I mean. (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2012
Horrible product! Worst problems- plastic bits keep breaking off. I have replaced the hose once and now the dust container won't come out because the plastic clip that locks it in place is broken off. Vacuum is now useless. Very messy job to clean the filter. I usually tap it against the step outside and clouds of dust fly in your face. I bought it because the idea of saving money on vacuum bags appealed to me - never again! I think the position of the retractable power cord is a design... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2011
This machine is destined for the tip! Have persevered with it for more than a year. Now fed up with emptying the fiddly dust container every five minutes and dealing with a filter that has been specifically designed to clog up and to take at least an hour to clean. This machine is incapable of actually cleaning anything efficiently and even struggles with a cobweb! Don't do what I did and buy it because it is a Vax - read the reviews first, then avoid it like the plague. It will drive you... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2010
Absolutely rubbish. Had problems with it since we bought it. Hardly picks up dirt, filters have to be cleaned every time I use it and even then the cleaning power doesn't improve. has a 5 year guarantee, but apparently that doesn't mean much because I'm having a war with them just to get them to check the machine.
According to their customer services, this is their best machine, and apparently they have no problems with it from customers! would hate to see their worst machine if this is... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2010
the claener is very good, the only problem is the hose clips break easily and you can't replace them, resulting in having to buy a hose at over £20 per time to replace a small plastic clip. have spoken to Vax about it, they don't want to know (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2010
A very cumbersome cleaner that has hardly any suction for a 2400 motor when you put normal brushes on to it the only way it picks up is when you use tube attachment My one has just packed in 2 after the year guarantee has run out. It is also extremely heavy (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2010
WHY DON'T WE ALL COMPLAIN TO THE CONSUMER DIRECT OR TRADING STANDARDS ABOUT THIS ITEM, MAYBE VAX WOULD WAKE UP.
(BETTER STILL LEARN TO READ THE REVIEWS ON THIS SITE BEFORE MAKING A BUY. THERE IS PLENTY OF WARNING HERE AT THE REVIEWCENTRE.) (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2010
Vax Must Be The Worst And Uncaring Company In This Kind Of Product.
Returned Mine To Vax, Which Was Returned To Me In A Worse State.
Put It In The Attic And Left It There. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2009
This is the worse vacuum ever, the first time I used it was great but from then on has got worse, it takes twice as long to vacuum a room (I should have kept with Henry) its useless, heavy, gets hot, has to be emptied regularly to keep any suction up. I am now looking for a new vacuum even though this is only two years old. (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2009
I keep cleaning the replaceable filter, but it does not stop it overheating and cutting out. Is there a second cleanable filter? I have been extremely disappointed with the cleaner. (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2009
Absolutely rubbish. On first use this hoover seems very good and powerfull but don't be fooled, within 2 uses the filter will be clogged and it will have lost virtually all suction. The filter is constantly blocked and a nightmare to clean. (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2009
The filter is terrible, constantly having to clean it out, wash it then wait for it to dry. So i tend to have two on the go, one in the wash and one in the machine. Suction last one hoover of the downstairs and only ever totally gets all the hairs off the carpet when the filter is brand new.
Would not recommend this to anyone. Filters aren't cheap either, by two new ones nearly every month and a half!!! (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2009
Dissapointed in our Vax vo91. Hoover gets very hot after hoovering with it for only a short time, so I keep switching it off to give it time to cool down. When we first purchased the cleaner I thought that the suction was good, but I have noticed for some time now that it has lost the strong suction, and is'nt picking up enough. The hoover pipe has just split at the end and my husband has had to mend it.This is my first Vax hoover, and I wont buy Vax again due to being dissapointed with it. (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2009
i went for the vax v-091ps cylinder cleaner. used on and off for approx 3 months, (12 month warranty) found it to be getting very hot, loud, and failing to pick up.
returned it to argos today to be told that the argos rep would have to speak to a vax rep before he could rectify.
while he was on the phone with the cleaner running he completed a full parts filter and tube check. still no joy.
then the argos rep repeated to me what he was told by the vax rep, which was that, vax had found that... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2009 by mastermartin (7 reviews written)
I Went For The VAX V-904PB £146.79 From Argos. 12 Month Warranty.
Within The The First 3 Months Of Use It Had Lost It's Power And Had Turned Very Loud.
Sticker On Handle (Do Not Return To Store Phone Vax).
Phoned Vax And Waited For My Turn To Speak And Found 13 Mins Later I Was Still 16 On A Waiting List To Speak To A Vax Rep.
Phoned Argos Instead And I Was Told To Return It To The Store, Which I Did.
I Was Informed By The Argos Rep As He Spoke To The Vax Rep Via Phone, That Vax Or Argos... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2009
VAX V-091 Performance heats up the room. No suction, heavy and loud. (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2008 by Thomas Knight (2 reviews written)
The VAX V-091 is a great vacuum to use, cleans effectively, turbo head does not clog or jam unlike my old vacuum. It also looks great I think and with the ease of use being a definitive 10/10 you just can't go wrong! (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2008 by markuk (6 reviews written)
My VAX V-091 looks nice but obviously has some design issues. It can't maintain its power. Others have obviously found this too when I see these reviews.
There is a sticker on the machine saying - don't send it back to the shop, call us (did they expect me to send it back?). I called VAX. They suggested I send it back to them for repair.
Since it was new I returned it to Comet for a refund. We had a cheap Philips vacuum for 10 years which did the job much better. (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2008 by debwood (1 review written)
I bought this VAX V-091 Performance as my mother had had a vax for years, so thought i was buying a good value product. I have been so disappointed with my purchase. The shape of the hoover means it gets stuck on chair legs, sofas and door frames. The poor quality hose is too bend and now has unravelled from the handle, meaning it is broken after 1 year.
Written on: 02/11/2008
I chose the VAX V-091. My husband uses it and moans every time!! It's poorly designed, heavy, difficult to store. Not particulary good suction. One of the worst choices I've ever made. My advice: DON'T BUY THIS MODEL. In fact, it's put us off every buying anything with VAX on it. (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2008 by gvsearch (1 review written)
Great Product which is very easy to use. This hoover has a great variable suction levels, the top is just awesome, the cable is great and long, the recoil for the cable is very strong, the machine is light and the dirt container comes out very quickly. (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2008
Do not buy the VAX V-091 Performance, I guarantee you, you will waste your money and will look for a replacment immediately. It has been the biggest waste of money and it now clutters up my house as it is so useless. I now use my 10 year old morphy richards which a friend of mine recently gave back to me. And, this machines only cost me £20.00! (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2008 by Gary Frost (1 review written)
I think thisVAX V-091 Performance has very poor design - Regret buying this for my elderly mum - First and last Vax I or any of my family will buy. This 6 month old machine is now in the bin. Waste of money and effort. (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2008 by Michael1963 (12 reviews written)
Good all round cleaner, build quality good. My VAX V-091 also came with a good long warranty, 5 years. Power brush attachment for carpets works well for a cylinder cleaner. Easy to clean and empty. (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2008 by relyt98 (1 review written)
The plug cord is too short, it has lost it suction after 1 month, and yes I have emptied the cylinder and checked everything else, there is a flap on one of the floor tiles (I think it is the one for pet hairs) that you can undo to get rid of the hair caught around, that has broken off, the hose is loose that connects to the other part of the hose easily comes off so as you are hoovering back and forth the hose comes off also the air vents blows baking hot air on my legs/feet whilst hoovering. (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2008 by wwwsurrealchatcouk
We bought one of these as it was announced as perfect for pet hairs. Well it seems VAX have made massive design errors with this one. Firstly, why on earth is there a very basic pleated paper type filter slap bang in the centre of its dust bowl? As other reviewers have remarked - this filter very rapidly gets clogged with detritus of all sizes, (PARTICULARLY PET HAIRS!!!!!) therefore very effectively 'strangling' this 'vacuum' cleaner(?)!!!!!
Cleaning the filter is a nightare as dust and... (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2008 by spct (1 review written)
I've got a VAX V-091 Performance, the suction power decreases after 1 or 2 uses after vacuuming an average size through lounge ! Not impressed with this item at all. You have to manually clean the central filter after each use to keep up the suction. I feel there is a major design fault in that there is no housing on the filter so absolutely everything you vacuum goes directly to the filter, big and small pieces alike. Just started using it and realised the fault have contacted vax via their... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2008 by Gobbledegeek (1 review written)
This VAX V-091 is the worst vacuum cleaner I have ever owned and I would advise buyers to look elsewhere. You will spend as long emptying/cleaning it as you will vacuuming. A very messy process and not to be undertaken if you have allergies. Another design fault is that the cable/plug is at the side rather than the back so it is awkward to move around. Suction is poor at all times other than immediately after the filter has been cleaned. It is arguable whether this model is 'fit for purpose'... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2008
Stylish, good suction. just TOO heavy. Have returned mine as just too heavy to carry about (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2007
Cant get seem to get replacement filters for this no matter where I try, I have the 2400Watt model and although its obviously powerful when you first get it, the power cut switch for us keeps activating when the filters even slightly dirty making the VAX V-091 Performance USELESS in my opinion! (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2007
This is a very high maintenance vacuum cleaner and I am only sorry I bought it but I have been a VAX fan for 20 years, am a pet owner and thought I couldn't go wrong with this seemingly powerful cleaner. It has disappointed me thoroughly because I spend more time emptying it and tapping the filter clean than hoovering. VAX customer services told me that the filter does indeed require cleaning (and washing) regularly, typically after each use and if you have a big house during a clean! I have... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2007 by chanscent (6 reviews written)
I was really disappointed on the purchase that I made on this vacuum. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2006 by paraculos (3 reviews written)
We have had number of vacuum cleaners over last few years, and a few months ago we had to make a choice again. Our budget was around £100, and we wanted the best of all. The ultimate machine that will last. We went to local shops and found nothing that even looked the part.
I was looking for something that would pass my shelf test. How is it working; in the shop I take machine of the shelf and lay it on the floor, that's my first test; I know if it's manageable or not. While on the floor, I... (read more)
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