Exceptionally noisy, very small suction head with poor suction power and hard to use. I bought it by reading all the other fantastic reviews and given the price. Turned out to be a complete rubbish. Yeah, it's cheap but you still be wasting $29 for no good reason.
Purchased in July 2020 for $38.00.
How is this so cheap?
I bought one of these from Big W Stafford in July after moving to a small 1br unit and downsizing.
I half expected it to break within a month, but 4 months on and it’s still going strong.
It has good suction, is light and easy to store away if you’re short on space as the handle and body pull apart into 3 sections.
I’ve just decided to use it with a powder carpet deodorizer for once, and emptied the canister several times at intervals however it’s currently overheated now (which it’s never done before after being used 1-2 times every week) and won’t turn on again.
After leaving it to cool down in front of a fan for 15 mins it’s now working normally.
The vacuum also comes with 2 filters.
My initial praise for this otherwise excellent little vacuum cleaner proved to be premature when I noticed that the dirt collected trapped itself at the top of the filter and the casing where the gap between the two is minimal. This was quickly blocking the filter before the container was even a quarter full. As cleaning the filter so frequently began to annoy me I made a small modification and now the dirt collected doesn’t get trapped at the top of the filter.
Useless without replacement filters.
Useless without replacement filters. Use to use everyday now cannot filter to dirty cleaning destroying filter. Was great product now collecting dust and not in a good way. FIX PROBLEM
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Cheap and works amazingly well
I had been debating whether to sink hundreds of dollars to replace my cordless vacuum that may only last a couple of years (due to battery losing its charge). Saw these reviews and decided to try it out, since it's only $29. And OMG it blows my mind.
Pros: Good & strong suction. Cheap. Not heavy. Has a spare filter for replacement if needed. Can convert to handheld vacuum. Corded so no need to worry about battery replacement
Cons: small bin so not suitable for big house or have to frequently empty/vacuum. I vacuum weekly for my 2 bedrooms/bath...
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Ok for the price
I bought it based on the reviews here as I had problem deciding which vacuum cleaner to buy that does not cost too much. I used this on my tiled floor and it performs well except for the noise and non swivelling head. I am not too happy about this so I will continue my quest for a reasonably priced cordless stick vacuum.
Cheap but OK
I bought this vacuum based off reviews on here so I thought I'd give one myself.
You get what you pay for. For the price the suction is surprisingly good, it does pick up a lot of dust which is excellent. However the plastic is cheap and flimsy, and the head cracked the first time we were trying to get it on. We've kept it to use in the kitchen as a handheld vacuum - cleaning up small messes, but I would not recommend for the rest of the house.
Not a bad vacuum for the price but if you're willing to spend a bit more definitely do.
Bang for your buck
We have owned a Ryobi Vacum and then an expensive Dyson V7. And by far the $29$ Big W Contempo is the best of the two. "Not everything that is expensive is good". This product is a true reminder of this theory. It's light weight, compact, powerful and does the job. Good on carpets and tiles. I think I am going to buy another one as a reserve.
Amazing tiny vacuum cleaner
Its small but very powerful i just bought and tested in the bedroom it sucks the hair and dust well in the carpet, the bathroom tiles cleaned in like 15seconds. Makes vacuuming a breeze.
Only con is its tiny so u might empty it often but that doesnt bother me.
NOT FOR LARGE HOUSES
This vacuum has good suction and yes it make a loud noise... but honestly unless your going to use this in a small apartment.... it has a tiny filter and has to be emptied after every room. It’s not cordless to witch I had to add an extension cord. It does not suck hair of the carpet due to no brush.
It’s a great cheap vacuum but do not be fooled by the price if your needing a vacuum for your family home.
Exceeds expectations. Best $29 investment in a long time.
Like many others, after reading the reviews here thought I’d try it. $29 is not a big investment if it wasn’t as good as reviewed. What a great little beast. I’ve had an expensive Dyson that needed battery replacement and still stopped intermittently when using it. I’ve had a Vac brand that fell apart after 12 months. I have 2 big shedding dogs and want something to use during the week between using the big vac. The Contempo has great suction, really light, picks up the dog hair on the rugs as well as hard floor surfaces. Way better than expected. I was considering spending much more on a Dyson replacement but so pleased I didn’t. Throw an extension lead on it and you’ll never look back.
Easy to use
I used this stick vacuum cleaner for the first time today after buying it recently.
It is very lightweight and easy to carry around.
I did clean and empty the filter after vacuuming each room, next time, I’ll try to vacuum all the rooms and then empty the filter.
I cleaned the filter by wiping with a dry tissue and then lightly tapping it in the trash can.
The vacuum cleaner is simple and very easy to use. The power cord is long, can be longer.
It is a little noisy, but for this price and lightweight model. who cares.
Purchased in September 2020 for $29.00.
Im going to be honest I'm standing in the aisle about to spend $$$ on a Dyson stick vac and I thought I'll get a cheap one Aston see how I like it as I have lino right through my house. So I read these reviews and I thought ok then Ill spend $29 and try it. I don't normally do reviews but here I am to tell you to go for it! This is a top product!! It works so well! Great suction. Light and easy. Only diff is that it has a cord. But that's cool - no charging required. I would highly recommend this best buy Ive had in a long time.
Purchased in July 2020 for $29.00.
This vacuum is a bargain for the price. Light weight and easy to use. Has a lot of power for its size. Easy to clean and store. Super happy with my purchase.
This is my first review but I felt I just had to add my opinion.
I bought this little vacuum after reading the reviews.
I have tiles and wooden floors only, and this little wonder does a fantastic job. It's very light and easy to use. No problems changing to the crevice tool as some have reported. Yes, you do need an extension cord but most people have one anyway.
It is noisy but not an issue for me.
No need to spend hundreds of $$$$$$$!
Bloody Good.. Thanks productreview!
Bought this after reading the reviews here. I have a lumbering old machine which I use for deep cleans but needed something for everyday clean ups that didn't break the bank. This is amazing for the price and the amount of hair it picks up is unreal. The only fault I can think of is that the small chamber fills up quite quickly because it does too much of a good job!
This cleaner sux!
Bought this after reading the reviews here. For $29.00 I can’t fault it. Very simple design, easy to use and so light. And boy the suction is great got every pet hair off my couch no problems.
A downside might be that is corded but that also means no running out of charge and no battery failing over time. Have paid much more before for less effective cleaners.
600W, Great suction. Exceed expectation!
As I have a weak suction vacuum cleaner at home (bought from a well-known specialty store) and hard to clean, and also always kink with hair. Since then, I've been looking for a decent, affordable vacuum intermittently online. Luckily, this product came across to me while looking for other branded vacuum cleaners. Based on the price and high rating, I gave it a try and it absolutely brilliant. It does its job perfectly not only on the wooden floor but cleans the cut pile carpet quite well (other than using a rubber broom to clean up excess hair...s). Cleaning the filter is fairly easy that you brush the fold in running water as instructed in the user manual. Overall, this item is nearly perfect if improve in quality built and offer more accessories (brush). I believe that it will sell higher than its original price.
My beautiful blue assistant.
This wonderfully satisfying utensil is the best value on the market. Easy now! It kicks like a horse and purrs like a lion but at 29 bucks you won't be left wanting. Dyson is taking the back seat for this wild ride. 600 watts never felt so good.
Such a DEAL!
I bought it after read the reviews here!
I had to write another one,
my little blue assistant deserves!
for the price of a fast food menu
you get a fast and efficient tool!!!
Easy to use, easy to storage, with a long cable, and the price is so low if you compare with its competitors.
Warning: You don’t scare with its potency when you first switch it on.
Questions & Answers
Where can I get replacement filters for my stick vacuum cleaner .
You can try this one
The shape looks the same but the dimension, if true, is about 0.5cm off all side. So I don't know if it's worth a try, otherwise I guess you'll just have to buy a new vacuum. If they are fit, there is a 10x pack on ebay for 30 bucks or so. Do let us know if you decided to purchase and they were fit, as I see this website was suggested in similar questions but noone has followed up about whether they are fit or not.
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