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Vax AirRevolve Pet 

A new corded vacuum from Vax however it’s not an upright nor is it a conventional pull along. Have they found a new way to clean your carpets and floors? I saw it at a recent visit to a popular London launch venue now I’m trying it out.

VAX Air Revolve vacuum cleaner
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The Vax AirRevolve is a cylinder 24cm across -36cm with connection to cleaner head- 40cm long. This might sound confusing as it can be used either on its wheels – the cylinder ends – when it pulls along like a conventional pulled unit or on its end which is ideal for things like cleaning stairs as it can sit on a stair and just be moved as you move up.

There is a maximum of two metres between cleaner and head. However another 25cm is available by a telescopic movement in the handle. There are two different motors one in the cleaner which would normally be behind you and is ideal for hard floors or very short carpets and a second – far noisier – unit which turns the brushes in the head and gives a very deep clean and raises the pile of the carpet. As adjustment of how powerful is on the connection arm between the cleaner and the head and believe me on full power you need a strong arm as it’s hard to move on a heavy pile carpet but the amount of dirt and grit it extracts is amazing, not surprisingly this is a ‘Pet’ product and even after a very short test the amount of muck in the visible storage compartment was large. You have an efficient filtration with Hera filter as well so little gets into the atmosphere.

The container is easy to empty.

While this is a pull along unit it is more like an upright with a solid arm. The three parts of clip together only one way which to me is a great plus as there is power going to the head the fittings run down one side and so the unit cannot be connected incorrectly.

There are extra brushes for those who need to clean upholstery etc. and these two fit easily.

So far all good news, I found the six metre lead a little short so I had to move the lead to different sockets when with an eight metre lead I could reach everything from one central point.

I must admit I do not understand the energy rating of ‘AAAA’ but if it works the same way as fridges and freezers etc. then that sounds excellent.

When you move from carpet to hard floors just touch the smaller button on the handle and you have comparative peace as the brush in the head stops revolving and you have just the suction to pick up dust and crumbs etc.

My initial thoughts were that it is a little ungamely rolling behind you but providing you have pathways through clutter then things work well, you will also increase your strength as using it on full power really will require a good push.

The Vax AirRevolve is available from the link below for £299.99 with free delivery.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00SL564YC?ie=UTF8&tag=gadge0a-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634

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