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The Mach Air U91-MA-B is a light, slim yet full size multi cyclonic upright vacuum cleaner. It has the cleaning power and capacity of a conventional upright but weighs a third less. The vacuum comes complete with a range of on-board tools and can be adjusted to 8 different heights.
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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“too powerful! it sticks to the floor and wont budge!”

Written on: 09/03/2014 by hharrop (1 review written)

Spent a long time researching this and bought it based on previous reviews. It is certainly light weight and very powerful but thats where the good points end. The hose is much too short and can only be used with a extension that has to bought as an extra. The attachments are fiddly and dont stay on the machine so these have to be stored separately. The suction is so powerful that the machine sticks to hard floors on either setting making it impossible to move along. I have had a lot of… Read Full Review

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“Manufacture Issue”

Written on: 12/04/2013

I have had my vaccum cleaner for nearly two years and was fiarly satisfied with it until mid March this year. The hose became detatched from the hoover completely. I rang and had another hose sent to me. Just two weeks later, the same thing happened again. I was told that there was a manufacturing issue with the hose and the company were currently looking to manufacture a replacement. It basically looked like there wasnt enough glue or similar to keep the hose attached to the machine! Upon… Read Full Review

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Janetchapman's Comment

Written on: 25/06/2013

I have had this problem too. I bought my Vax from Amazon 6 months ago and I'm already on second hose! Where the hose fits on the connector(with glue, silicone or some substance) It just isn't up to the job. I am not a heavy handed person and use my Vax about 3 times a week. Customer services have been helpful in sending out new hoses but it takes about 5 days for the replacement to arrive. Other than that a good cleaner. great from going from carpet to hard floors. Suction good. Cord could be a little longer though. Need to sort the hose issue out though, other wise it will be going back.

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N0Tbad1Sh's Comment

Written on: 14/08/2013

i also have had this problem. replacement has just arrived, but seems identical to the original

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

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Written on: 14/03/2013

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“Probably the worst hoover in the world!”

Written on: 31/12/2012 by poder (1 review written)

The lead is ridiculously short, if you live in anything but a bedsit it would be ok. The bin needs to be emptied constantly. I have to go around my carpet and pick up bits before vacuming as this machine leaves most of it behind. I cannot do stairs with it. At 6' tall i have to bend to reach the extended handle. Without doubt my biggest waste of money ever… Read Full Review

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Cojoba's Response to poder's Review

Written on: 28/02/2013

maybe you should have reseached beforehand, as everyone else says its great!

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“waste of money!”

Written on: 06/11/2012

This promised to be as good as a full size cyclone cleaner-rubbish! Yes it is light, but that's the only good thing I can think to say about it. The dust drum is so small that unless you live in a caravan you have to empty it ridiculously often. If you have dogs like I do or a 3 bedroom house and like to vacuum regularly then don't bother to get one of these as it's really frustrating. The cable is really short so that you have to keep unplugging it and as for the so called extendible hose… Read Full Review

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“whistle noise from motor”

Written on: 16/10/2012 by vicpenn44 (1 review written)

Good vacuum cleaner, but let down by noisy motor after only 9 months from purchase. Vax customer care service is very poor. Despite trying to contact them over 2 days there is always a queue of people waiting to be dealt with… Read Full Review

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“A Great Little Cleaner!”

Written on: 20/05/2012 by Osmodia (8 reviews written)

Quite a lot of research went in to choosing the Vax U91-MA-B vacuum cleaner, it paid off! It is lightweight, VERY easy to empty and the suction, well, it could suck start a Harley Davidson! From unpacking to using it took maybe 3 mins! No tedious assy, just pop in the handle (which also acts as a suction tube when using its tools) and away you go. To empty just grab the handle on the waste cylinder, press a button and it lifts off. To empty the contents you hold it over the bin and press a… Read Full Review

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“Belt cannot be changed easily”

Written on: 04/05/2012 by doneagain (1 review written)

These a fine but if the belt goes it's of to the repair shop as they are far to fiddly for joe public to change and thats where the costs start my personel view is before you buy a cleaner ask the simplest of questions on the products if you don't and simple things go wrong it is far to expensive even for a £1.99 belt shop fitting cost £29.99… Read Full Review

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“The worst vacuum - and nonsense repair policy”

Written on: 29/02/2012 by mejulie.t (1 review written)

The Vax Mac Air has great reviews - but don't believe them. The hoover is absolute rubbish. Our's lasted less than three months before the engine blew up. I took it back to Curry's where we bought it and they said we had to deal with Vax direct. So it took two weeks for the hoover to be collected, fixed and returned. We were charged as they said the lead was damaged - I don't think so. It came back and the replaced engine was less powerful, but worse of all it then stopped sucking after… Read Full Review

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Kimmorgan's Response to mejulie.t's Review

Written on: 05/04/2013

ive had the same problem.....did you ever get a refund??

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“What utter rubbish”

Written on: 09/11/2011

My Vax simply does not work for more than 5-10 minutes before cutting out. It’s been back to Vax and they gave a full clean bill of health stating nothing is wrong and the cutting out is simply a safety option!! Who needs a vac that only works for 5 minutes. And for picking up hair?? Rubbish. My 4 year old Morphy Richards I use for the car is better. I am fighting with Vax for a credit. Thank you for reading.. … Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 29/02/2012

I agree the Vax Air is the worst hoover I have ever owned. The motor blew up after 3 months. The filter needs cleaning after every vacuum.

What is worse is that the manufacturer wants to handle the problems. You send it to them and they charge you for something random and then send it back. then the same happens 1 month later.

We bought it from Curry's I now realise that it is Curry's that need to sort this. So don't bother with Vax. Go after the company that sold it to you... 2003 sale of goods to consumers act.

Good luck

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Nickadoodledoo's Comment

Written on: 12/05/2012

Without notice VAX sent a brand new machine. A different model.
It's still needs lots of filter cleaning but at least it works.
It took 5 returns and nearly 12 months to get this kind of solution.. I say solution loosely... I've got a new machine but it's still a heavy, hot, noisy VAX that needs more cleaning than the cleaning it does...

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“The VAX 6yr warranty is brilliant”

Written on: 28/05/2011 by moxicate (2 reviews written)

I've owned a mach C91 MZP cylinder for nearly 2 years and due to heavy use and family members being a tad rough i've had to use the warranty 3 times already and it was effortlessly smooth to do so. Firstly the clip on the hose was broken somehow so I got sent a new one. Secondly there was a strange noise and a burning smell coming from the motor so they collected the macine serviced / changed the motor and its like a new machine. Lastly the handel of the hose broke so they sent the part out to… Read Full Review

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“This is the first upright vacuum I have had. The...”

Written on: 11/02/2011 by tinaboyd (1 review written)

This is the first upright vacuum I have had. The adjustable handle is brilliant - no more backache! The tool storage on the rear is clever so everything is at hand. It is very quiet, not noisy like my other vacuums have been, and a lot more powerful. The buttons for on/off and the brush controllers at the top, no more bending down!!

The cable is a good length; I can plug in and do the whole of the downstairs and the stairs without having to change sockets. Emptying is quick and easy.

I… Read Full Review

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“This is the best vacuum cleaner I have owned, beating...”

Written on: 06/02/2011

This is the best vacuum cleaner I have owned, beating my old Dyson DC08 Animal (which broke down after 2 years), a Henry and a Morphy Richards pet. What I love about this vacuum cleaner is its simplicity. One button at the top of the machine changes between floor types, i.e. wooden and carpet. No more bending to the bottom of our old vacuum cleaner and struggling to change floor types between rooms. The handle can be adjusted for multiple heights with ease. The whole machine is so light… Read Full Review

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“The front of this vacuum is far too light, so does not...”

Written on: 06/10/2010

The front of this vacuum is far too light, so does not actually suck the floor very hard. If you put a foot on the front of it to press the thing against the ground, it visibly picks up much more dirt!

It claims to be powerful, but that is meaningless without talk of efficiency. This thing pumps out more heat than most electric heaters, and it is noisy as hell. I guess that explains why it uses so much power.

The biggest flaw though is when it comes to using the non-upright vacuum features… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 17/07/2011

ok mr Dyson good review

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★★★★★
Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“I have 2 sheep dogs (one very hairy) and 1 long hair cat. ”

Written on: 08/09/2010

I have 2 sheep dogs (one very hairy) and 1 long hair cat.
Previous Electrolux Boss (cyclonic) vacuum was great but old and falling apart. More recent Electrolux Cylinder with "air tool" (where the air-flow turns the brushes) was rubbish on pet hair and its corrugated central filter needed cleaning all the time.

So I was looking for
something good on dog and cat hair
ideally smaller and lighter than our old Electrolux Boss
something with cyclones (and not with a central corrugated… Read Full Review

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“Vax U90-MA-R Mach Air Reach Multicyclonic Upright...”

Written on: 14/07/2010 by MystWeaver (1 review written)

Vax U90-MA-R Mach Air Reach Multicyclonic Upright Vacuum Cleaner

We have a German Sheppard and a long haired white cat, hence lots and lots of pet hair. We have gone through 2 vacuums in the past year, they clog with pet hair and the belt breaks or the motor blows.

Recently we purchased a machine that has a special turbo pet hair attachment, so I thought great. But alas it clogged with hair and I had to cut the hair out of it every 5 minutes. I kept thinking that the machine and the turbo… Read Full Review

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“Absolutely amazing product - lightweight and...”

Written on: 15/02/2010

Absolutely amazing product - lightweight and manoeuvrable. It gets right up to the edge of carpets. Does well on laminate, the brushbar can be switched off.
Easy to empty and to store.
Only complaints would be I would like a longer flex and the hose is a bit awkward to remove and replace. A suction reducer for using on vinyl flooring would be good, it is a bit fierce.
Excellent for dog hairs, gone with one sweep.
I had a vacuum at three times the price and it was not even half as good.
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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“I recently purchased the Vax Mach Air as it was...”

Written on: 16/11/2009 by LoonyToonz (1 review written)

I recently purchased the Vax Mach Air as it was reduced from £180 to £129 to replace my existing Vax Cleaner
I have to admit that I was surprised by the weight or lack of it coupled with the power it gives.
When I opened up the box and lifted out the machine my first thoughts were that the Mach Air would struggle to lift the dog hair off our carpets the way my previous cleaner had but how wrong I was.
The Mach Air is so light and manouverable it makes cleaning easy and less of a chore.
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“When I saw the price of the Mach Air reduced from £199...”

Written on: 10/11/2009 by ukconsumer75 (9 reviews written)

When I saw the price of the Mach Air reduced from £199 to £129 I thought I was seeing things. For those thinking that this is a Dyson wannabe (namely running after the "baby" DC24) then you'd be right, right down to the total design of its silver colouring, grids and vents here and there whilst the compactness (another attracting feature) which is extremely portable is a massive bonus for limited storage space and being much slimmer than any other upright vacuum I've ever owned infact. The… Read Full Review

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Vax Mach Air U91-MA-B

“When my Mach Air first arrived, because of it's small...”

Written on: 09/11/2009

When my Mach Air first arrived, because of it's small size, I questioned it's performance ability. However, I needn't have worried. Weighing in at less than 5kg it is "The lightest full size multi-cyclonic upright in the world", it certainly was a massive weight off of my shoulders.
The Mach Air has some great features but also a couple of teething problems, which I'm sure the clever people at Vax can iron out. As mentioned before, it's very lightweight, has great powerful suction, is… Read Full Review

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