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Review: Vax Airlift Steerable Pet Vacuum
We all know the pain of pet hair in our homes, on our furniture, and in our cars. We recently received a very exciting vacuum cleaner courtesy of Vax. The Airlift Steerable pet vacuum has an on board TurboTool that has been specially designed to remove embedded dirt and pet hair. This clever little tool boasts that it can remove pet hair from carpets and upholstery in the home but is also very cleverly designed to be portable so that it can be used outdoors in places such as your car.
Pet score: 4/5
Whist we loved the Vax, it was a little loud so perhaps would not be great around pets of a nervous disposition. Using the Vax didn’t present any actual hazards to pets in the house, but as always we would insist that it is never ideal to use a product or machine that causes anxiety in our little friends. That being said, the Vax Steerable pet vacuum is no louder than any regular cleaner therefore if your furry friend is happy with regular vacuuming this wont be of any bother.
Ease of use: 4/5
We have to say the Vax Airlift Steerable pet vacuum has to be one of the simplest vacuums to assemble (We didn’t even need to check the instructions!) The Vax Airlift Steerable is lightweight, durable and has a mighty suction for something that disassembles down to a smaller more portable version of its self.
Ok, so I have to admit, my car is disgusting! After a long muddy walk with a friends German Sheppard, the back seats and floor of my car were completely covered in a monumental amount of hair, mud and well, I dread to think what else! Presenting itself as the perfect opportunity to test out the Vax. The Vax Airlift Steerable Pet comes with a very useful ‘TurboTool’ that looks a lot like a bear claw. The TurboTool has like clever little claws along the edge and has bristles inside that spin and collect the hair, mud and other muck lifted by the claws. As the Vax breaks down into a smaller lighter vacuum it is light and convenient enough to take outside with you and fits into your car therefore no more awkward over stretching meaning you can get into all the little nooks and cranny’s hiding more hair. The little TurboTool is so effective my floors and seats look practically brand new, shame about the outside.
Value for money: 4/5
Retailing for around £249.99 a similar price to other competitors this Vax is worth every penny. It is durable, powerful and lightweight. We are impressed by the results of this vacuum, it was simple to use, and the results were fantastic.
As far as vacuum cleaners go it is sleek and modern, the blue makes it look pretty cheery and the wave of blue bristles are aesthetically pleasing. It is clever in design, from being able to make it more portable to all the cleverly set out areas for nozzles and accessories to click on to.
Conclusion: 8.4 out of 10.
In conclusion, we are really dazzled with this mighty vacuum. It is small and powerful, and having the option to make it even more portable is absolute genius and made light work of using it in the car or outside. The TurboTool works wonders on pet hair covered upholstery. The suction is so powerful that it was able to pick up the hair that was stuck in even the smallest of crevices. We are really impressed with the Vax Airlift Steerable Pet vacuum, the results were amazing and I no longer have to be ashamed of my disgustingly hairy car!
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