- Budget cordless vacuum cleaner?
Looking for a cordless vacuum for our small flat (hard floor and short carpet) and car, to replace a Dyson V6 that rarely works (some kind of electrical fault), and a Vax corded vacuum that barely sucks.
Budget of £150, closer to £100 would be better. Happy with refurbished, but would like at least a 1 year warranty. Ability to use it hand held would be great for cleaning car.
Vax Blade 2 Max 40V refurbished – £110 (pretty decent reviews in general, cheap, but Vax seem to have a rep for poor reliability which is a worry with only a 1 year warranty, partner thought it felt cheap when we saw one in John Lewis today)
Shark Duoclean 200UK refurbished – £150 (good reviews, bit pricey, unknown reliability (only 1 year warranty)
John Lewis – £130 (2 year warranty, not much info)
Bosch Athlet BCH6ATH1GB – £150 (2 year warranty, awkward hand held mode, good battery life, decent brand)
Then there are various cheap Amazon options like:
Jajibot (cheap, good spec, goodish reviews, unknown brand)
Thanks,Posted 1 month ago
We have a Makita that uses LXT 18v batteries from my drill/driver. Paid £30
I have the Makita vac. It’s ok for cleaning up a few woodshavings…..i suppose, but to be honest I don’t take it out on site with me any more to clean up as it’s just not powerful enough.
I use a corded vac.
and a Vax corded vacuum that barely sucks.
Presumably you’ve tried it with a fresh bag and cleaned the air intake mesh (often a little foam square over an intake somewhere) ?Posted 1 month agoz1ppyMember
We have the shark 200, as per the ebay linky. I think it’s a really good tool, works well, but haven’t tried any others to compare it to. Also the g/f bought it, while I agonised over which one was the best value… I’d say the powered head unit is definitely worthwhile if your using it as an upright replacement, but if not don’t worry about it.Posted 1 month agorossburtonSubscriber
Looking at the refurb Shark that’s a damn good saving on the Amazon price. I do note that the Shark claims 22 minute runtime where the Dyson V6 claimed 30 minutes, V8 40 minutes and V10 60 minutes. I guess the bulk of what you’re paying for is either improved engineering in the motor, or just a bigger battery.Posted 1 month agoretro83Member
Thanks all. Turns out the £150 Shark does have the powered head, so decided to buy that. Fingers crossed it’s decent!
I don’t think you’ll regret it. I’ve got one (albeit not refurbished) and love it. Folds town to a tiny size, light weight, the bending tube thingy saves your back. Just great. The only thing is being small and light it gets jammed with things like sweet wrappers quite easily. As the rollers are so efficient they need de-hairing fairly often if anyone in the house has long hair. Other than that they’re top banana.
If you keep an eye on Amazon, the spare batteries come up fairly regularly for £50 instead of £70. Worth having if you have a big house.Posted 3 weeks ago
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