Saturday, 25 July 2015

Vax Air Cordless Lift from Direct Vacuums

I'd had my eye on a cordless vacuum (our current vacuum cleaner was getting a bit old and tired), I'd fancied one of those stick ones because they just look light and convenient. Having small children, I find that the convenience factor is a priority - I need to clean up quick and easily! So when an opportunity arose to review a cordless Vax from Direct Vacuums (Vax Air Cordless Lift) I was very excited - I'm already a fan of Vax - I love their steam cleaner! My new gadget arrived and although it wasn't a stick one, I have to say I couldn't love it enough and in hindsight I now realise this was actually what I needed - not a stick one! you see this is a full size vacuum but has the nifty feature of being able to lift out making a quick. easy to use and convenient instant clean up!

Vax Air Cordless Lift from Direct Vacuums

Direct Vacuums (by AP Taylor) focus on refurbished items, I've never bought refurbished before so I wasn't sure what to expect. My Vax arrived in its box, and was immaculate, shrink wrapped, clean and nothing at all to indicate it was anything other than a brand new product. The box had a lovely sticker on the top with instructions for if you had changed your mind - Direct Vacuums will even come and collect the item from you if you have - and inside the box was the original instruction booklet, plus a note from the company wit helpline info and details on where to find the manual online if it wasn't contained. 

Vax Air Cordless Lift from Direct Vacuums


I couldn't wait to have a go - this cordless Vax comes with 2 batteries so you don't have to worry about it running out - they last for 60 mins on a full charge which is great anyway - I popped a battery on charge straight away. 

Vax Air Cordless Lift from Direct Vacuums

The first thing I tackled was the stairs, for some unknown reason, our stairs always look like they need a good vac!

Vax Air Cordless Lift from Direct Vacuums

I removed the bagless cylinder from the stand to make it much easier to handle the stairs  - as they were in such a dusty state, I used the boost button - this Vax has a magical button which gives the suction a bit of a turbo boost! There's also a really cool light on the machine and its really simple to move around.

Vax Air Cordless Lift from Direct Vacuums


The Vax Air Cordless Lift is great for both carpet and hard floors - there is a simple button to turn on/off the carpet brushes. We have wooden floors on the landing, hallway, bathroom, living room and playroom with carpet on the stairs, bedrooms, vinyl in the utility room and a stone floor in the kitchen so this function is brilliant for our mixture of flooring.

Vax Air Cordless Lift from Direct Vacuums


As it is a full size Vax, the dust collector holds a lot which is actually much more useful that the amount you can hold in the stick vacuums which is why I'm pleased to have this one instead. 

The cordless feature makes it a lot easier to use on quick jobs and makes it much more convenient to use, especially with small people around! no need to worry about anyone playing with the cord, its reach (on my old corded vac, I often over stretched and almost pulled the plug out of the wall by accident) and there's nothing to get tangled around furniture etc.

Vax Air Cordless Lift from Direct Vacuums


A bit more about AP Taylor, Direct Vacuums and Refurbished appliances

AP Taylor, the UK’s largest authorised online seller of manufacturer refurbished and graded products, have unveiled their brand new ecommerce website under the business brand; Direct Vacuums.
Up until now, Direct Vacuums has been trading on eBay and Amazon, and has become one of the largest and most successful eBay traders across Europe and possibly worldwide.
With the explosion in demand forDirect Vacuums refurbished products, the next natural step for the business was to create an online presence that showcased their full range of refurbished household appliances effectively, with the added advantage of the new website becoming the central hub for all multi-channel orders.
The business is the only authorised reseller of Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Hoover and Vax graded products, all of which will be available on the new online store along with many other appliance brands.

Vax Air Cordless Lift from Direct Vacuums

My first experience of a refurbished appliance has been a good one and I would definitely shop with Direct Vacuums again, the product come with a guarantee and come at a much more affordable price. I also noticed that the website sold other items such as the cleaning fluid one of my other appliances uses at a much cheaper price :-)

My Vax - Vax Air Cordless Lift U85-ACLG -B has an RRP of £349.99 and is sold on Direct Vacuums for £119.99


Emma in Bromley x







Disclaimer:
I received the Vax Air Cordless Lift from Direct Vacuums in return for my review. 

3 comments:

  1. I really need a new hoover myself but they are all so expensive when I look at them. I have never even thought of buying something refurbished before.x #TriedTested

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  2. I was actually in the market for a new vacuum cleaner. Thanks for the review, I'll look into the vax and see if it's the one for me.

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