Written on: 20/09/2013
This cleaner picks up well, is easier to lug around than a Dyson BUT be carefull if you accidently go over the cable! Instead of just sucking it up a little it will mash the cable in an instant leaving it bare and presumably dangerous. Had mine a month and this is the first time it happened. I guess I may need to get the cable replaced at least and don't think it's covered by warranty. (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2013 by basilandthyme (1 review written)
I purchased this hoover just over a month ago after being advised by a sale person at John Lewis that this was the best vacumm for picking up dog hair and that it was a great sellar. I was undecided whether to get this one or the Miele but was persuaded that the Sebo was better. I can't fault the sales staff as it was ultimately my decision, albeit a wrong one! I've never been so unhappy with a hoover before. 1) its heavy, really heavy and taking it up and down the stairs is a challenge and... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2013
Yes it is durable and powerful and does a good suction job BUT.... 1. It is heavy to carry, especially up and down stairs. 2. How is one supposed to use the hand tools without the damn thing falling over. 3. It is built like a tank, it could last lifetime. 4. The flex is nice and long but vacuuming awkward stairs like mine in a Victorian house is a nightmare. (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2012 by steersk (4 reviews written)
I will start by saying this is not my vacuum - it is my Grandparent's. However they are getting less physically able and since they live on the same estate, I usually end up vacuuming for them when I go around. The build quality of this machine is fantastic. It is built from tough ABS and feels just as robust as my old faithful Dyson DC04. It has a nice colour scheme of black and silver. However the black is glossy and attracts scratches very quickly (like a Numatic Henry's hat). The... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2012
Fantastic machine. I've got three of them. 1 for work, used every week day on several houses/flats. 1 for home and 1 spare. Who else gives you a 5 year guarantee as standard? Tip - Don't touch Dyson with a barge pole. Dyson is Utter Utter Utter Utter Utter Rubbish!!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2012
Had one of these over 20 years ago. Since had a Dyson and a horrible Morphy Richards cleaner which I could stand no longer. The Sebo is superb in comparison. It is so easy to use, not heavy, it glides along the floor & automatically adjusts to different floors. It also has a wand which you just pull out to go into the corners or suck up cobwebs. It is excellent at cleaning edges. I am now able to vacuum my stairs again (my husband had to do them with the old cleaner). Although expensive its... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2011 by struggs (1 review written)
We have owned the Sebo X4 extra for about 10 years. It's bullet proof. We went thought the usual fusion phase but due to them being very big, heavy and tiny dust storage we decided to upgrade. Mum had an older model and swore by it. We feel this vacuum cleaner is the same quality as all our Miele appliances. Well built an very durable. Parts are cheap enough and we never loose suction even when the bag is rammed full. It can fall over but you can easily get round this by positioning the... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2011 by rileyrodders (1 review written)
This vac has caused more damage to my house than the kids did when they were young. Not too bad when pushed, but try the extension hose and it's a nightmare. Don't try to use the hose more than about 2 feet away from the vac or the vac falls over, usually hitting the coffee table, wall, or your foot!!! Some people say hold the vac whilst using the hose. WHAT! I think that's defeating the object a bit. The accessories are cheap for a vac of this price too. I am a Design Engineer, and if... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2011
We have holiday cottages and the cleanliness of them is very important,we allow dogs but also cater for families with small children,so have to remove all traces of hair, which the Sebo does with ease. The hose is great for getting right into awkward edges but the vac does a good job of this anyway, and it doesnt take two seconds to fit back into the body of the machine. The vacuum is so slim it is easy to clean under the beds,it isnt bagless but the bags last for quite a while and are easy... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2011
Bought this hoover after it was recommended to me by a salesperson in John Lewis, and reading customer reviews. It is absolutely rubbish on hard floors and I am very disappointed with it. I cannot think of anything positive to say about it at all. Waste of money in my opinion and have resorted to asking for my mum's second hand cylinder hoover, rather than battle on with this machine. (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2011
This is a very expensive vacuum cleaner which you would expect to have great suction and ease of use, especially after watching their videos. They are a heavy machine without great suction. The hose can pinch the skin with use and cleaner needs to be held when using the hose otherwise it will fall over. My machine does not even pick up my daughter's long hair! Sebo service have been very pleasant but tell me that I must not be using the cleaner correctly! Save your money and buy a... (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2011
After reading reviews I chose the SEBO X4 and have never looked back. My only gripe after so many years use was that I had to change roller and filters also clean the hose because after so many years use it smelled a bit. A little tip, drop some essental oil on the charcoal filter and a nice smell circulates when you are vacuuming. (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2011
The only thing I would say against my sebo is that if you use the hose leading away from the back it can fall over if you over stretch it, that said, if you use if fro the front it will just roll towards you (surface permitting). Other than that I have absolutely nothing to say against these machines. Our first one lasted over 10 years before it died, we could have had it repaired but they (Sebo) had an ex-display machine that they offered at a reduced price (but with the same full warranty)... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2011
Have had the same Sebo vacuum cleaner for almost 17yrs! Whilst others were buying a Dyson i went for a Sebo which was a similar price. Durng the first year i had a problem and they came out and fixed NO CHARGE! Have not noticed any lack of suction even as it has got older. This is a great vacuum cleaner for both carpets and hard floors as it automatically adjusts. So value for money, definitely. Would i buy another one? Don't need to!! (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2011
I had an old Vax (Big orange and black cylinder) for years and it did the job but the Vax went on loan to child moving out and never came back so we bought a Miele two years ago (husbands choice) and very good it was too until same child hoovered out his car full of water with it! So we bought an upright Electrolux Vittessse pet lover for me and a Vax performance cylinder for him. Both have given up the ghost within the last year. Well I don't really like hovering but when I do I want... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2010
I asked for this for Xmas and have never before had an upper quality vacum so I am just blown away. The suction power! The sleekness! Light, low and thin. Compressed vacum dirt? With the Hoover, that bagless container would have had to been washed 2 or 3 times already. Long nice cord. The hose is fast to access. Easy to push, no cloud of dust ever, lots of cleaning. Yes! Yes! (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2010
I've had x3 Dyson's all over the tip wall after a few years and this baby outperforms from the gate! Firstly it clears dust right in the corners from the excellent suctions and on carpet with it's "unique self-levelling" simply wins hands-down - it is a much-better cleaner than the Dyson. It looks boaring but once you've used you'll see the diference, quality and never go away from this model. Some folks rightly winge about it falling over when you use the flexible pipe. Yes - it does but... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2010
We rate it as 5.0 out of 5.0. We have had our Sebo X4 upright vaccum cleaner for over 10 years, purchased in John Lewis, had to buy dusting brush separately as this became a standard feature after we purchased ours. Really reliable and easy to use. I have the extending hose which means I can clean the stairs without the likelihood of the machine falling over. My parents purchased one after borrowing ours and they have had theirs for 7 years. My sister-in-law has a Sebo X1 - its 12 years old... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2010 by vonnytodd (1 review written)
I hate this machine. Its heavy, will not go from hard surface to carpet unless you lift it, falls over when you use the tools, creeps when you stand it upright, smells (because its bagged)
I have bought a little vacuum cleaner from aldi to use instead. (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2010
Don't touch SEBO! They are very poorly constructed; mine has only lasted 2 years (and after light use). My Dyson lasted 10 years and my very cheap Hoover made vacuum cleaner is still going strong after 7 years. SEBO are making a cheap product and charging far too much for it (well over £100 for their starter models). Their site is awash with expensive replacement spare parts (not surprising considering how poorly made the components are on these vacuum cleaners). (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2010
Get a pro model vac . Sebo g1 is what we bought. quiet enough for hospital use. hepa filter. you dont see dysons ,ect in commercial applications and there is a reason for that.they dont cut it.
we tried out the lot and if you stand behind one of those barefoot , you will feel the dirt ,ect, hit your toes .nuf said.
also check out youtube. very helpful. the vast majority of vacuums on the market fail the 'toe test' and airtight pickup chamber area. dust distributors really. Ask a house... (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2010 by WalterMiddleton (3 reviews written)
The Sebo X4 Automatic is a very capable cleaner. It looks a little old fashioned but does its job very well indeed. The carpets look good when they are finished and when we look after our daughters two German Shepards it deals with the hair and rubbish very easily. The cleaner works well on all types of surface, we have carpets, tiles and wood and have found no problems. At first it seems a little on the clumsy side and may be a bit heavy for some to carry upstairs. I manage OK and I am... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2010 by ERZA (1 review written)
My Sebo x4 extra arrived today, I have to admit I had never heard of this brand before it was recommended by a friend. Extremely pleased with it already, carpets look great & it brings the pile up so well, this cleaner is raring to go! We have a dog & a cat & the Sebo picks up the hairs effortlessly. As other reviewers have mentioned it does become a little unstable using the hose but this is overcome by placing cleaner next to a wall. Much better than my old Dyson & well worth the money,... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2010
One of the best vacuum cleaners I have ever bought, what a shame that more thought wasn't given to where the cable is attached to the machine. As soon as the hose is detached it becomes most unstable, had the cable been fitted lower down this problem would not arise. Would not recommend purely on these grounds, being so unstable. Had I have know this fact I would not have bought. (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2010
excellent does what you want, good suction very realiable, problem is my son has borrowed it and does not want to part with it. I want it back.
Bags are large and easy to change and dispose of. Goes under your furniture easily when hoovering. Does not leave that dusty taste in the air. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2010
I have had my Sebo for 15 years now and it is fantastic - parts easy to replace and it just keeps on going. Am now treating myself to a new one as we are just re carpeting the whole house!
It is true that it does fall down when you use the hose - but once you get the knack of it - that is no problem. I love it as it virtually drags you along whilst using it! (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2010
Bought the K1 because it had been recommended by a dog-owning friend.It is lighter than my previous vacuum (Dyson) and much easier to carry up and down stairs(I had breast cancer surgery 6 years ago which left me with a weakened right arm). I board Guide Dogs and shifting labrador hairs was impossible until I purchased my K1, wouldn't have anything else now. A pack of 8 bags lasts nearly a year so I wouldn't say it was expensive to run, especially if you shop around. Brilliant machine.
Written on: 27/02/2010
Please do not buy a Sebo. My friend and I bought one at the same time.We thought being German it would be very efficient and well made. I had a dyson for 12 years and was very happy with it. I wish I had never bought a Sebo automatic x4. Everytime I use the hose attachment the machine falls over as it is very unstable ,not good with small children around. You have to hold on the machine with one had whilst trying to vacuum upholstery with the other it doesnt work. It cannot vacuum any... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2010
Sebo X4 excellent.
After 2 Dysons, we had to change. We spent a couple of years in Germany and SEBO is very popular there. It has mostly commercial use in the UK in the past, and therefore should be solid and reliable.
We were impressed with the Sebo X4 when it arrived. Now a year later, we are still impressed.
The bag lasts ages. Minimum 2 months in our house even with daily use. Thats 4 beds, 2 kids, a dog and cat. And it sucks strongly to the last minute...and its dead easy and... (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2009 by mrsmarycruse (2 reviews written)
Fantastic vacuum cleaner which I can't recommend highly enough. The suction is very powerful, and it picks up all pet hairs on first pass.
I considered the new Miele upright ( a Which Best Buy) prior to buying this, and went to the Miele dealers to try it. It weighed a ton, and just pushing it about was exhausting so I went for the Sebo instead. I am so glad I did! It is very light, but the build quality is excellent and I like the minimalist design. Replacing the bag is easy, the whole... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2009 by kjairey (4 reviews written)
Had the X4 for more than a couple of years now. Can't fault it in any way. It's not cheap but quality products rarely are. Look in your local vac repair shop and I doubt you'll see a Sebo as the scene is dominated by yellow and grey machines.
Pay the money and buy quality but in paying the money try Redsale first. (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2009
I've had a number of vacuum cleaners in my time but this beats the lot. Originally looking at Dyson but then I noticed in my local vacuum repair shop that the cleaners, waiting to be collected by their owners following repairs, were predominently yellow, i.e. Dyson, This worried me!
Following looking at detailed reviews the Sebo X4 seemed to satisfy my requirements. I am not disappointed. Two years on and it is functioning as new. OK, it's a bagged cleaner and the bags aren't cheap but... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2009
The Sebo x4 cleaner is very good but very heavy to lift or move around. You need the extension hose for stairs as it is too heavy to support with one hand whilst you vacuum with the other. If you are of slight build it would not be a good buy. Good suction but awkward nozzle.
I had to buy another lighter weight cleaner for downstairs. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2009 by JohnBlenkinsop
Simple but dated design, but hey, its a hoover and it does the job i bought it for everytime i get it out. The tools are in the right place, it's not that heavy, Its got a powerful pick up and a long cord, and hidden tech other only dream of having. Yes it has a bag you have to throw out but i don't get covered in dust when i empty it outside like the bagless ones. So if you want to have your hoover as a display feature or even cool when your strutting your stuff about the carpet, this is... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2009 by alexraw (6 reviews written)
We have had this Sebo x4 for 2 years now and it is such a tremendous cleaner it is the best upright vacuum cleaner we have ever owned. We had the dyson dc01 back in the 90s it was a great cleaner for its time but this one is better.
I think it came with the extra long stair hose and the duop clean box, we also purchased the hand tubined brush for the stairs which works really well.
Like i said we have had it for 2 years and we have only had to buy a second box of paper bags witch is really... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2009
The Sebo x4 is a wonderful vacuum cleaner, never let me down. (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2009
The Sebo x4 vacuum cleaner has great suction - even pet hair. I've had several different makes over the years and have hated every one of them. I wondered which next one to buy and looked through this website and decided on a Sebo. I've never looked back - I love it. It has great suction, goes flat under furniture, has a 5 litre bag so only needs emptying once in a while. It has a long nozzle so reaches the top of the stairs. I honestly can't think of anything bad about it - I'm glad... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2009 by wibster (1 review written)
Great performance from my Sebo x4, ease of use and weight. I used to have a Dyson DC05, but found the claimed 'no loss of suction' to be untrue, so ditched this for the Sebo. I'd never heard of them before I went to buy another vacuum and was impressed with the specs and recommendation of this above, Vax, Dyson, Panasonic, Bissel, Hoover and Mele, despite some of the other costing more. What did it for me was the fact that the shop owners used both domestic and commercial Sebo's for home... (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2009
Just dumped two Dysons - my new Svo X4 is great. Light and easy to use. Good suction and all the extra you need. Do not think about it just go and buy one now! (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2008 by Vax010 (4 reviews written)
My Brother's girlfriend's parents have a Sebo X4' it was the first time I have used a sebo and it was brilliant!! it has always been my favourite cleaner and always will be. I loved everything about it.
Well Done Sebo!! (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2008 by msblonde (1 review written)
nice that all the attachments on the Sebo x4 are within easy reach, although it seems heavy it is easy to pick up and move around as the handle for carrying is in the centre of gravity.
I love it, the dyson is going in the bin! (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2008
After using Dysons for years and years and then contemplating buying the new DC25 I was introduced to the Sebo x4. I will never look at a dyson again. The SEBO is great for suction and I noticed a different to the piles in my rug. It's very easy to use and move around. I found it easier to use than other upright hoovers. You also get an extendable hose for the stairs so you don't have to sit the hoover on any steps. I love it. (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2008 by james curry jr
Ease of use, automatic floor to carpet adjusting, light weight and it practically pushes itself on the floor. It's quiet and also lays flat to go under beds and furniture. Attachments are on the machine. One of the best machines I have ever used. Also the 5 year warranty and life time belt warranty makes this a worthwhile investment. Sure, its a little more expensive, but when it comes to quality, you expect to pay more. (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2008
I loved my Sebo and after years of good service I am trying to get it repaired but will probably buy a new one, has been really reliable (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2008
The great heavy bulk of this Sebo vacuum cleaner always topples over when the extendable pipe is pulled (which is something that the pipe is supposed to be able to do otherwise what is the point of having it?). You only have to be further than your arm will stretch from holding the machine and over it goes. I can't decide to wait for something precious to be damaged or to demand a refund now. I have had it four days, I know now that it was an expensive mistake! (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2008 by broadwater
I have had my sebo x4 for 9 years with hard use, I have 2 collie dogs and country mud and with this vacuum cleaner I got total reliability and excellent performance. (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2008 by sean preston
Bought this Sebo vacuum from Go-electrical website and came next day. Superb! I really cant fault this fantastic machine. I would highly recommend this vacuum to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2008 by trdawes (2 reviews written)
Easy to use, great for stairs. Would be better with a retractable cord. Good suction. Really good overall,would recommend to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2007
An exceptionally good vacuum. We always had another well named brand, but would never use anything else but Sebo. (read more)
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