Henry Vacuum Cleaner £95.99 @ Viking direct
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Henry Vacuum Cleaner £95.99 @ Viking direct

£95.99£109 12% Viking Direct Deals
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Edited by:"GlynMcNulty"Found 19th Oct
Can't seem to find the £30 or £60 deals people are referring to at Tesco or Asda, this seems to be the cheapest current price for it. Next best would be £109 at Homebase.

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Bleary12325th Oct

Good ol Henry still beats the crap out of anything Dyson has come up with.


Not quite sure about that. I own one myself. After a lot of umming and aahing, I decided to go with Henry instead if a Dyson big ball (£279) due to the price saving.

I tested out both, and these were my findings:

1) Dyson did show to have better suction, it cleaned better with one pass.

2) Henry has a much larger bin capacity.

3) Dyson is bag free, hence no messing with changing bags, just empty it. Good for small homes. For larger (3/4 bed+ houses) you'll most likely need to empty the bin more often, unless you vacuum the house every day!

4) Dyson has an extension on the house if you want to reach high up the stairs or reach in to high corners for the "spring clean"

5) Talking about higher up the stairs, if you have a lot of stairs, there's no way you keep Henry on the stairs, however, if you don't have very thin/narrow steps, you can place the Dyson on the step.

6) the new technology on the wheels means when you pull it, it follows you around as opposed to pulling Henry in to the skirting boards or doors by my other half, which means soon I'll have to be painting all those again. This is a feature, which I tested in the shop. I don't have any idea how effective it is in day to day use.

7) I don't know why, but we've got in our house and mum's too, and for some reason after a few months, Henry gives off this foul smell when using it. Same issue reported by a mate of mine who returned for a replacement and other users who also faced the same problem. No idea what causes this, but it's very annoying.

Henry is an old work horse, and not much changed on it, due to it doing what it's made to do. Although, it only comes with 1/2 year warranty. Although, with the Dyson you get a 5 year warranty.

9) The hardest part in choosing a Henry, is that they almost all look the same I. E. The old and new models, and you have to do a lot of research to find out what you're getting with what model. Basic example, HRV/NRV, 200-01 200-02, etc, etc. I spent quite a few hours looking up which one I wanted and what was available. In the end I couldn't find the one I wanted at the price I wanted (£30 more online), so just settled from buying one from Argos for around £100 (at the time)

My overall thoughts, yes Henry is a known work horse, and it does clean the house. However, I still feel I should've gone for the Dyson. Takes up less space, and besides the small bin capacity, it's equal to or better than the Henry in performance and features. Ah, and for those who do care, it definitely looks better than Henry, I. E. Cleaner

Disclaimer: This was in comparison to the Dyson big ball/big ball animal. I have no clue about the suction/performance of the other models.

P. S. 10) The newer Henry models also have on board storage for 2 tools, which is very handy, and I don't think the Dyson has space for any at all.

11) Henry also does have a much longer cable as far as I'm aware, 10m vs Dyson 5m? If I'm not mistaken.

Tip: you can also look for refurbished Henry models on eBay (ideally from specific refurbished sellers), which then also come with 1 year warranty or sometimes even 2 years, and they're alot cheaper, unless you get a cracking deal on a special sale and get one sub £90.

Hope this helps someone.
Edited by: "mkara" 26th Oct
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Feel free to note better deals (currently available), I’ve been looking for a while and have been unsuccessful. More than happy to be proven a fool for a better deal 😁

Probably the best value vacuum out there. Suction is excellent and bags last ages and are easy to change. Can’t find it for cheaper either.

Independent stores, that never get a look-in on here, often sell the "Deluxe" version (with the turbo head and extra long hose), for about the same money.

Slightly shocked to find ANYTHING listed in the Viking catalogue, posted as a "bargain"; usually it is twice the price of the high street.

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scottmccubbin1 h, 28 m ago

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I just placed my order and replaced the link above, try again.

If you've got pets then I'd go for the Xtra version with the Airo brush (although you can buy them on Amazon). Had mine a year and still works like new.

Good ol Henry still beats the crap out of anything Dyson has come up with.

£95.99 is quite a rubbish price, gotta be said

going hot becoz it's Henry hoover, nothing wrong with that!

you should be aiming for sub £85

Is this brand any good ?

Anyone know of decent pet attachments that gets the fluff balls up after the cats have had their daily scrap.

Bleary1234 h, 5 m ago

Good ol Henry still beats the crap out of anything Dyson has come up with.

Of course it does.

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luvsadealdealdeal10 h, 1 m ago

£95.99 is quite a rubbish price, gotta be saidgoing hot becoz it's Henry …£95.99 is quite a rubbish price, gotta be saidgoing hot becoz it's Henry hoover, nothing wrong with that! you should be aiming for sub £85


As I said, the £30 and £60 deals appear to be one offs and getting it for any less that £125 seems about as rare as rocking horse sh1t. I’d love to have found a cheaper deal.

Bleary12325th Oct

Good ol Henry still beats the crap out of anything Dyson has come up with.


Not quite sure about that. I own one myself. After a lot of umming and aahing, I decided to go with Henry instead if a Dyson big ball (£279) due to the price saving.

I tested out both, and these were my findings:

1) Dyson did show to have better suction, it cleaned better with one pass.

2) Henry has a much larger bin capacity.

3) Dyson is bag free, hence no messing with changing bags, just empty it. Good for small homes. For larger (3/4 bed+ houses) you'll most likely need to empty the bin more often, unless you vacuum the house every day!

4) Dyson has an extension on the house if you want to reach high up the stairs or reach in to high corners for the "spring clean"

5) Talking about higher up the stairs, if you have a lot of stairs, there's no way you keep Henry on the stairs, however, if you don't have very thin/narrow steps, you can place the Dyson on the step.

6) the new technology on the wheels means when you pull it, it follows you around as opposed to pulling Henry in to the skirting boards or doors by my other half, which means soon I'll have to be painting all those again. This is a feature, which I tested in the shop. I don't have any idea how effective it is in day to day use.

7) I don't know why, but we've got in our house and mum's too, and for some reason after a few months, Henry gives off this foul smell when using it. Same issue reported by a mate of mine who returned for a replacement and other users who also faced the same problem. No idea what causes this, but it's very annoying.

Henry is an old work horse, and not much changed on it, due to it doing what it's made to do. Although, it only comes with 1/2 year warranty. Although, with the Dyson you get a 5 year warranty.

9) The hardest part in choosing a Henry, is that they almost all look the same I. E. The old and new models, and you have to do a lot of research to find out what you're getting with what model. Basic example, HRV/NRV, 200-01 200-02, etc, etc. I spent quite a few hours looking up which one I wanted and what was available. In the end I couldn't find the one I wanted at the price I wanted (£30 more online), so just settled from buying one from Argos for around £100 (at the time)

My overall thoughts, yes Henry is a known work horse, and it does clean the house. However, I still feel I should've gone for the Dyson. Takes up less space, and besides the small bin capacity, it's equal to or better than the Henry in performance and features. Ah, and for those who do care, it definitely looks better than Henry, I. E. Cleaner

Disclaimer: This was in comparison to the Dyson big ball/big ball animal. I have no clue about the suction/performance of the other models.

P. S. 10) The newer Henry models also have on board storage for 2 tools, which is very handy, and I don't think the Dyson has space for any at all.

11) Henry also does have a much longer cable as far as I'm aware, 10m vs Dyson 5m? If I'm not mistaken.

Tip: you can also look for refurbished Henry models on eBay (ideally from specific refurbished sellers), which then also come with 1 year warranty or sometimes even 2 years, and they're alot cheaper, unless you get a cracking deal on a special sale and get one sub £90.

Hope this helps someone.
Edited by: "mkara" 26th Oct

Original Poster

mkara1 h, 0 m ago

Not quite sure about that. I own one myself. After a lot of uming and …Not quite sure about that. I own one myself. After a lot of uming and aaring, I decided to go with Henry instead if a Dyson big ball (£279) due to the price saving.I tested out both, and these were my findings:1) Dyson did show to have better suction, it cleaned better with one pass. 2) Henry has a much larger bin capacity. 3) Dyson is bag free, hence no messing with changing bags, just empty it. Good for small homes. For larger (3/4 bed+ houses) you'll most likely need to empty the bin more often, unless you vacuum the house every day! 4) Dyson has an extension on the house if you want to reach high up the stairs or reach in to high corners for the "spring clean" 5) Talking about higher up the stairs, if you have a lot of stairs, there's no way you keep Henry on the stairs, however, if you don't have very thin/narrow steps, you can place the Dyson on the step. 6) the new technology on the wheels means when you pull it, it follows you around as opposed to pulling Henry in to the skirting boards or doors by my other half, which means soon I'll have to be painting all those again. This is a feature, which I tested in the shop. I don't have any idea how effective it is in day to day use. 7) I don't know why, but we've got in our house and mum's too, and for some reason after a few months, Henry gives off this foul smell when using it. Same issue reported by a mate of mine who returned for a replacement and other users who also faced the same problem. No idea what causes this, but it's very annoying. Henry is an old work horse, and not much changed on it, due to it doing what it's made to do. Although, it only comes with 1/2 year warranty. Although, with the Dyson you get a 5 year warranty. 9) The hardest part in choosing a Henry, is that they almost all look the same I. E. The old and new models, and you have to do a lot of research to find out what you're getting with what model. Basic example, HRV/NRV, 200-01 200-02, etc, etc. I spent quite a few hours looking up which one I wanted and what was available. In the end I couldn't find the one I wanted at the price I wanted (£30 more online), so just settled from buying one from Argos for around £100 (at the time) My overall thoughts, yes Henry is a known work horse, and it does clean the house. However, I still feel I should've gone for the Dyson. Takes up less space, and besides the small bin capacity, it's equal to or better than the Henry in performance and features. Ah, and for those who do care, it definitely looks better than Henry, I. E. CleanerDisclaimer: This was in comparison to the Dyson big ball/big ball animal. I have no clue about the suction/performance of the other models. P. S. 10) The newer Henry models also have on board storage for 2 tools, which is very handy, and I don't think the Dyson has space for any at all.Tip: you can also look for refurbished Henry models on eBay (ideally from specific refurbished sellers), which then also come with 1 year warranty or sometimes even 2 years, and they're alot cheaper, unless you get a cracking deal on a special sale and get one sub £90.Hope this helps someone.


Great response, constructive and valid points made. For me I just didn’t want to shell out big money when I’ve just had to buy a heap of expensive furniture. I’ve bought dysons in the past and will likely buy another in the coming months. For me Henry will do a job for the time being and no doubt be ideal for cleaning the cars after that...I’m a freak for a clean car.
Edited by: "GlynMcNulty" 26th Oct

Whats the sucking power on this?

Dont' want to get the missus jealous!

donslibi19th Oct

Probably the best value vacuum out there. Suction is excellent and bags …Probably the best value vacuum out there. Suction is excellent and bags last ages and are easy to change. Can’t find it for cheaper either.


Until you try a upright. These are just hard work. My in laws swore by their Henry they had never had a upright vacuum, other than the old ones. My father in law ownd a vacuum repair shop. Told him to try the new dysons. Him and his wife said they'd never go back to a Henry. I know they are a lot more expensive. But makes vacuuming a joy.

mkara5 h, 28 m ago

Not quite sure about that. I own one myself. After a lot of uming and …Not quite sure about that. I own one myself. After a lot of uming and aaring, I decided to go with Henry instead if a Dyson big ball (£279) due to the price saving.I tested out both, and these were my findings:1) Dyson did show to have better suction, it cleaned better with one pass. 2) Henry has a much larger bin capacity. 3) Dyson is bag free, hence no messing with changing bags, just empty it. Good for small homes. For larger (3/4 bed+ houses) you'll most likely need to empty the bin more often, unless you vacuum the house every day! 4) Dyson has an extension on the house if you want to reach high up the stairs or reach in to high corners for the "spring clean" 5) Talking about higher up the stairs, if you have a lot of stairs, there's no way you keep Henry on the stairs, however, if you don't have very thin/narrow steps, you can place the Dyson on the step. 6) the new technology on the wheels means when you pull it, it follows you around as opposed to pulling Henry in to the skirting boards or doors by my other half, which means soon I'll have to be painting all those again. This is a feature, which I tested in the shop. I don't have any idea how effective it is in day to day use. 7) I don't know why, but we've got in our house and mum's too, and for some reason after a few months, Henry gives off this foul smell when using it. Same issue reported by a mate of mine who returned for a replacement and other users who also faced the same problem. No idea what causes this, but it's very annoying. Henry is an old work horse, and not much changed on it, due to it doing what it's made to do. Although, it only comes with 1/2 year warranty. Although, with the Dyson you get a 5 year warranty. 9) The hardest part in choosing a Henry, is that they almost all look the same I. E. The old and new models, and you have to do a lot of research to find out what you're getting with what model. Basic example, HRV/NRV, 200-01 200-02, etc, etc. I spent quite a few hours looking up which one I wanted and what was available. In the end I couldn't find the one I wanted at the price I wanted (£30 more online), so just settled from buying one from Argos for around £100 (at the time) My overall thoughts, yes Henry is a known work horse, and it does clean the house. However, I still feel I should've gone for the Dyson. Takes up less space, and besides the small bin capacity, it's equal to or better than the Henry in performance and features. Ah, and for those who do care, it definitely looks better than Henry, I. E. CleanerDisclaimer: This was in comparison to the Dyson big ball/big ball animal. I have no clue about the suction/performance of the other models. P. S. 10) The newer Henry models also have on board storage for 2 tools, which is very handy, and I don't think the Dyson has space for any at all.Tip: you can also look for refurbished Henry models on eBay (ideally from specific refurbished sellers), which then also come with 1 year warranty or sometimes even 2 years, and they're alot cheaper, unless you get a cracking deal on a special sale and get one sub £90.Hope this helps someone.


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Joking, thanks for the info

kidrock1231 h, 26 m ago

Whats the sucking power on this?Dont' want to get the missus jealous!



They called me James for 30 years.

They now call me Janette.
Edited by: "MrCollective" 26th Oct

tdlcraig1 h, 47 m ago

Until you try a upright. These are just hard work. My in laws swore by …Until you try a upright. These are just hard work. My in laws swore by their Henry they had never had a upright vacuum, other than the old ones. My father in law ownd a vacuum repair shop. Told him to try the new dysons. Him and his wife said they'd never go back to a Henry. I know they are a lot more expensive. But makes vacuuming a joy.


I find them bulkier to store and to manoeuvre.

I have a hetty.

Got a Henry really good product, you can go door frames and reach ceilings in most regular homes. Also it will pick most things don’t have to worry about damaging filters or emptying it every time you use it. Really they a a really good sized cable 10metres as well so you can get round a small Hse from one plug point.

tdlcraig22 h, 8 m ago

Until you try a upright. These are just hard work. My in laws swore by …Until you try a upright. These are just hard work. My in laws swore by their Henry they had never had a upright vacuum, other than the old ones. My father in law ownd a vacuum repair shop. Told him to try the new dysons. Him and his wife said they'd never go back to a Henry. I know they are a lot more expensive. But makes vacuuming a joy.


The suction on uprights is hopeless in comparison. They rely on the brush power which just moves the dirt and if you're lucky it gets sucked up. I had uprights (mainly Dyson) for years before seeing the light. I chose Miele C2 (Henry's closest rival for price and function) and whilst I know what you mean about cylinder vacuums being slightly harder to use, once you master the technique, the results are infinitely better and take far less time.

I was annoyed with myself for being fooled by Dyson marketing for so long. The hours I spent cleaning it, swapping parts, untangling stuff from the brush, emptying it (because the capacity is so small), not to mention the cost of replacing parts that frequently break (particularly the hose).
Edited by: "SuffolkLad222" 27th Oct

SuffolkLad22227th Oct

The suction on uprights is hopeless in comparison. They rely on the brush …The suction on uprights is hopeless in comparison. They rely on the brush power which just moves the dirt and if you're lucky it gets sucked up. I had uprights (mainly Dyson) for years before seeing the light. I chose Miele C2 (Henry's closest rival for price and function) and whilst I know what you mean about cylinder vacuums being slightly harder to use, once you master the technique, the results are infinitely better and take far less time.I was annoyed with myself for being fooled by Dyson marketing for so long. The hours I spent cleaning it, swapping parts, untangling stuff from the brush, emptying it (because the capacity is so small), not to mention the cost of replacing parts that frequently break (particularly the hose).


Each to their own I guess. I have a miele as my work vacuum. I do like them, but for my partner a Dyson is so much easier. It takes 5 seconds to empty. And to be fair needs emptying only once a month in my house. No need for bags. If you have deep pile carpets like I do dyson wins hands down. Plus dyson comes with a 5 year warranty. I'e had my one 7 years now. Only thing I've has to change is the head, which cost £30. No bags to buy ever, and is still really quiet. That' why small vacuum shops love selling cylinder vacuums. They make their money selling bags. Like I said each to their own. As long as your happy.

tdlcraig8 h, 44 m ago

Each to their own I guess. I have a miele as my work vacuum. I do like …Each to their own I guess. I have a miele as my work vacuum. I do like them, but for my partner a Dyson is so much easier. It takes 5 seconds to empty. And to be fair needs emptying only once a month in my house. No need for bags. If you have deep pile carpets like I do dyson wins hands down. Plus dyson comes with a 5 year warranty. I'e had my one 7 years now. Only thing I've has to change is the head, which cost £30. No bags to buy ever, and is still really quiet. That' why small vacuum shops love selling cylinder vacuums. They make their money selling bags. Like I said each to their own. As long as your happy.


Upright cleaners certainly have advantages on carpets. The total cost of ownership for Miele, Henry or any bagged vacuum cleaner is much less than Dyson even taking into account the cost of bags vs warranty.
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