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AmazonBasics Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner with bag, 3.0 L, 700 W   £31.99 for Prime members @ Amazon
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AmazonBasics Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner with bag, 3.0 L, 700 W £31.99 for Prime members @ Amazon

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Posted 7th Jul
Needed a cheap hoover and this gets good reviews. Worth a shot at this price.

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700w is a bit low powered for my liking. My Electrolux is 1800w. I know the EU banned anything over 1600w a few years ago, so I'm hoping mine will last a while longer.
Been looking at henry..but this is cheap...so tempted
700w sucks

or doesn't suck depends on how you look at it

this maybe useful for cleaning out your car but as above its very low powered but i guess you're only paying £30 for it
I agree 700W is on the low side, but most of the reviews state that the suction is impressive.
I wonder who makes this for them ... does anybody know ?
Predikuesi07/07/2019 10:03

700w is a bit low powered for my liking. My Electrolux is 1800w. I know …700w is a bit low powered for my liking. My Electrolux is 1800w. I know the EU banned anything over 1600w a few years ago, so I'm hoping mine will last a while longer.


The EU have since banned vacuum cleaners over 900w.


Ideally, I'd like to replace my 1,800w samsung, as someone broke the turbo head and the hose, but nobody makes a 900w vacuum with a decent airflow or anything like 360 airwatts of suction, I do have my previous vac, but it is only about 260 - 270 airwatt, which is more than most current models, but I wouldn't want to go back to using a weak vacuum as it takes twice as long and only removes about half the amount of dust.

Once it fails one option is to get a powerful wet and dry vacuum, such as a really big triple motor unit (3,000w+) which are exempt from the eu ban, although the wand and tools are usually rubbish, so would need to be replaced, my other is to use my carpet washer weekly instead.
Edited by: "melted" 7th Jul
melted07/07/2019 12:05

The EU have since banned vacuum cleaners over 900w. Ideally, I'd like to …The EU have since banned vacuum cleaners over 900w. Ideally, I'd like to replace my 1,800w samsung, as someone broke the turbo head and the hose, but nobody makes a 900w vacuum with a decent airflow or anything like 360 airwatts of suction, I do have my previous vac, but it is only about 260 - 270 airwatt, which is more than most current models, but I wouldn't want to go back to using a weak vacuum as it takes twice as long and only removes about half the amount of dust.Once it fails one option is to get a powerful wet and dry vacuum, such as a really big triple motor unit (3,000w+) which are exempt from the eu ban, although the wand and tools are usually rubbish, so would need to be replaced, my other is to use my carpet washer weekly instead.


I have had he Electrolux (1800w) for over ten years and its still going strong. 900w is still far too low. This EU ban on powerful vacuums is nutty.
A well-designed 700W cleaner can outperform a crap 1800W machine.The wattage tells you only how much electricity it will use.
Predikuesi07/07/2019 12:15

I have had he Electrolux (1800w) for over ten years and its still going …I have had he Electrolux (1800w) for over ten years and its still going strong. 900w is still far too low. This EU ban on powerful vacuums is nutty.


Mine is 9 years old, I replaced the hepa and the dust filter last year, and it would also have probably lasted quite a few more years if it hadn't been abused.

The ban would have been more sensible if the EU had just targeted inefficient vacuum cleaners , rather than limiting wattage, for instance if they'd just required vacuums to produce a minimum of 20% of their electrical wattage as airwatts, that would have removed all the inefficient vacuums fitted with ever higher wattage motors solely for marketing purposes, that they were complaining about from sale and we'd still be able to buy the decent ones.
Edited by: "melted" 7th Jul
Predikuesi07/07/2019 12:15

I have had he Electrolux (1800w) for over ten years and its still going …I have had he Electrolux (1800w) for over ten years and its still going strong. 900w is still far too low. This EU ban on powerful vacuums is nutty.


I agree. I hate having lower electricity bills now. I feel sorry for shareholders of the private energy suppliers.
Make.Amazon.Great.Again07/07/2019 13:13

A well-designed 700W cleaner can outperform a crap 1800W machine.The …A well-designed 700W cleaner can outperform a crap 1800W machine.The wattage tells you only how much electricity it will use.


That's completely true, before the ban, when I was shopping for my current vacuum there there were 2,000w+ vacuums on the market with less than 200 airwatts of suction, my 1,800 is 360 airwatts, and has a very high airflow and the difference that makes is huge, it is also by far the quietest I've owned, by far the loudest noise from it is, or rather was, the turbo brush.

The wand design is also extremely important, I've had much lower suction vacuums where the supplied wand just stuck to the carpet unless you turned the power right down. I once replaced the tube and wand from one of my previous vacs with one I put together from two ancient electrolux vacuums so I could use it on full power, and to make it easier to use.

I also once made a crude cyclonic chip extractor out of a motor removed from an old wet and dry vacuum, some 4 inch bore tubing and an extra large oil drum, increasing the bore of the tube made an absolutely huge improvement to the rate of airflow, way beyond even what I expected, fitting the motor in a case with less restriction to the airflow, made noticeable improvements too.
Edited by: "melted" 7th Jul
DealJourno07/07/2019 13:45

I agree. I hate having lower electricity bills now. I feel sorry for …I agree. I hate having lower electricity bills now. I feel sorry for shareholders of the private energy suppliers.


What do you think you are saving? With less suction you have to vacuum an area several times more than a more powerful cleaner.
Predikuesi07/07/2019 14:54

What do you think you are saving? With less suction you have to vacuum an …What do you think you are saving? With less suction you have to vacuum an area several times more than a more powerful cleaner.


A simplified way of seeing it. Easy I suppose.

But there's a lot more than the power the motor uses. The design of the cleaner, the tools, how good you are at actually doing the job. So I think just the power is too simple to use to determine performance.
Edited by: "DealJourno" 7th Jul
DealJourno07/07/2019 15:06

A simplified way of seeing it. Easy I suppose.But there's a lot more than …A simplified way of seeing it. Easy I suppose.But there's a lot more than the power the motor uses. The design of the cleaner, the tools, how good you are at actually doing the job. So I think just the power is too simple to use to determine performance.


Next you'll be telling me a Fiat 500 will perform just as well as a Formula 1 race car in the hands of top driver

Kidding ... honest.
Predikuesi07/07/2019 15:24

Next you'll be telling me a Fiat 500 will perform just as well as a …Next you'll be telling me a Fiat 500 will perform just as well as a Formula 1 race car in the hands of top driver Kidding ... honest.


Is there a price, design, R&D per etc difference per unit produced between a Fiat 500 and an F1 car?

Just kidding. I know the answer already.
DealJourno07/07/2019 15:54

Is there a price, design, R&D per etc difference per unit produced between …Is there a price, design, R&D per etc difference per unit produced between a Fiat 500 and an F1 car?Just kidding. I know the answer already.


Exactly.
I have this vacuum; I needed a reasonably priced vacuum for my flat and it does the job pretty well. My carpet is a thick pile and I'm content, no discernible lack of power despite the relatively low wattage. Heat from me
DealJourno07/07/2019 15:06

A simplified way of seeing it. Easy I suppose.But there's a lot more than …A simplified way of seeing it. Easy I suppose.But there's a lot more than the power the motor uses. The design of the cleaner, the tools, how good you are at actually doing the job. So I think just the power is too simple to use to determine performance.



The output airwatts at the head was a better guide than motor power per se, the design of the tools is equally as important, and you can even use motorised beater bars and brushes to beat dust out of the carpet to make up for some of the loss of power (with perhaps more wear to the carpet), but a well designed high power vacuum with its higher airflow and suction will simply outperform a modern 900w machine and remove more dust in less time.

Find me a 900w vacuum with 350 plus airwatts and I'd be interested.

You could also test your eu approved low power machine by going over your carpet afterwards with a high airwatt model if you can borrow one, I think you might be surprised at how much more dust it extracts. Or go over the carpet with a good carpet washer with a spinning brush, if the sucked up washing water is grey, then your vacuum cleaner isn't doing its job properly.
Edited by: "melted" 7th Jul
melted07/07/2019 16:30

The output airwatts at the head was a better guide than motor power per …The output airwatts at the head was a better guide than motor power per se, the design of the tools is equally as important, and you can even use motorised beater bars and brushes to beat dust out of the carpet to make up for some of the loss of power (with perhaps more wear to the carpet), but a well designed high power vacuum with its higher airflow and suction will simply outperform a modern 900w machine and remove more dust in less time. Find me a 900w vacuum with 350 plus airwatts and I'd be interested.You could also test your eu approved low power machine by going over your carpet afterwards with a high airwatt model if you can borrow one, I think you might be surprised at how much more dust it extracts. Or go over the carpet with a good carpet washer with a spinning brush, if the sucked up washing water is grey, then your vacuum cleaner isn't doing its job properly.


I have no interest in this product, ended up here by accident, but I just had to comment on your impressive knowledge.

You are my pointless knowledge twin.
*no knowledge is pointless*
Had mine for over a year now. Great Hoover.
Take no notice to the moaning 700w brigade, It sucks my carpets and rugs up!
Get some of the bags too but only the cloth ones, Don't bother with the paper ones, They're rubbish!
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I think this is a Which best buy
Vacuum cleaners with bags - so 1990's
I have one, it’s great for the price. Very plasticy though but what do you expect for the price.

VonHaus sell these too under their own brand for £35.
Bought. Thanks for the advice everyone
Lol £44.99 now...no.thanks
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