Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Gets the job done
For the price you can't really complain. It gets the job done and comes with some handy attachments. I'm happy with my purchase. It could really use some extra power but if you clean and tidy all the time and you should be OK. Kmart is my new best friend.
Cheap and useful
Very good value for what it does. It does the job quite well. The good thing about it is that it is using bag, so I don't need to remove the dust manually by hand after it is full. Performance could be better but will suck most of things you have in the carpet.
Top value vacuum cleaner
Was sick of emptying bagless vacuums so came across this for only $49. The bags are only about $1.50 each too and lasts a while, definitely worth the dread of emptying a bagless vacuum.
The quality of the build is average as expected. The suction is very strong and had a dial letting you adjust the power. Its very light and easy to manoeuvre around, the bags are easy to change.
Overall very happy with the purchase.
Does the job.
This is the first unbranded v.cleaner we had bought after our previous branded one broke down after only 1.5 years. It is as good as any of the other branded vacuum cleaner that we have used. It has pretty good suction, a bit noisy but not a major issue..It has large wheel and not heavy to move around.
Good for the cheap price
it is a good cheap buy. Performance of this vacuum is not excellent but its not that bad either. It performs well to give you a basic clean. We use it for our 3 bedroom house for carpet & tile floors. What made me buy this product was that it's a bagged vacuum which i absolutely love. Bagless vacuums i don't prefer as i find them difficult to clean. It's also a good looking vacuum with a nice white colour. We are using it for 8 months now & it's still performing really well.
Good deal for a cheap vacuum.
The thing about this vacuum is that if you have a large house and serious dirt/dust that needs to be taken care of, it's not for you. You should essentially be going over your floors (especially carpet) a couple of passes for each spot as the suction is not perfect. But it works well enough to get relatively clean, which is okay to me. I also really love that it's still bagged - just more sanitary to be honest. And the bags don't look big but they actually take quite a long time to fill up. I lived in a small 2 bedroom apartment and finally changed our bag after we moved into a new place after just under a year. Overall, you pay for what you get. Don't expect the absolute best results but for the price? Fantastic.
This is not strong enough
This vacuum is not that strong enough to suction al the dust and dirts. It is quite light to carry and easy to use. Basic vacuum that you can use and not that expensive. It is just an average vacuum for me. Would prefer other types of vacuum to use next time.
good for the price
I couldn't be bothered searching through hundreds of vacs so just got this cheapie after my Miele died. It was better than expected and came with 6 paper bags plus one inside the vacuum. The suction is ok for my house as it's mostly wood and slate (minimum carpeted area). It is not too heavy to carry and not too noisy, easy to move around. I always prefer bagged vacs so hope it's not too expensive to buy new ones. I would recommend this if you're ok with a cheapie that works well but not sure how long it would last. Then again that depends on how you look after it and how it is used, $49.00 is not bad for a new vac.
Good budget vacuum
Great for students or first time buyers, this cheap vacuum does the job sufficiently well. It isn't perfect, and sometimes suction can be difficult, but so far i've had little problem using it on both lino and carpet. The vacuum does need to be refilled from time to time as the bags fill up, but that is to be expected. It is reasonably noisy so using it at night or early in the morning isn't recommended.
I have always used bagged vacuums and I sent my partner out to get a new one when we moved house. This is the one he came back with. I must say that I am surprised by the quality for the price. I have found that it is more useful on timber floors than a bagless ones I have used previously as it seems to have more sucking power and everything it picks up is trapped. Only downside is obviously having to change the bags but in saying that they have managed to make bags with a decent capacity. All in all with out going out and spending a couple hundred on a Vacuum this is the next best value for money especially if you only have a small to average home size.
Wow this vacuum is designed to fail really
I have been looking forward to a bagged vacuum to replace my 3yo dead bagless.
It works fine in the first place with decent suction.
I recently got an idea to get rid of the paper bag and had found an idea to use miele gn bag.
Once I managed sourcing one then I was prepared to work on the mod.
Upon opening up the bag lid, beyond my expectation, the paper bag in there was torn. And the tear was a result of piercing from sharp plastic ribs in the cavity.
I was thinking, if not because of the bag-change idea, I'll be getting smoked vacuum the next time I turn it on, as the dust has started accumulating on the last meshed barrier before getting to the electric motor.
I believe, no vacuum manufacturer will design sharp ribs against their paper bag in a vacuum chamber. This one certainly is intentional.
Recently got a small, >5yo Miele off gumtree, surprisingly its suction is way stronger than this 4mo Kmart vacuum, both spec'd 2000w max. This kept me seriously thinking, that pretty soon, this white Kmart vacuum will be a white elephant in the house, as sooner it will not be sucking up anything heavier than an eyelash. and perhaps, the $49 I'd spent on this may last a year max for it to perform as a 2000w machine, to use it any longer than that, I have to settle with a significantly reduced performance.
I'm never a big brands fan, but this miele has changed my perspective.
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