Fantastic machineA professional cleaning company was unable to get out glue, nail polish and glitter glue out of the carpet but george when matched with the correct cleaner had no issues at all. What a fantastic machine. Well worth the money. Show details · 1
Great Vacuum....does it all!Bought George last year after researching into it, and was very impressed with all of its features and cleaning performance.
It has really good suction for your standard vacuuming duties, I also use it for the car.
The wet cleaning side of it is excellent too, comes with a great brush/suction head that you can turn around as you're cleaning your indoor or outdoor tiles, I have primarily used it to clean the balcony, you just ad some apc of choice and away you go, there is a ball that tells you when the vac is full of water and in need of an em… Read more · 1pty. All the parts are good quality and it's a tough unit, that looks like it will last years, the smiley face just adds to the enjoyment of the whole thing. Indoor carpets are also easily cleaned with the carpet extractor, used it on all the carpets in my apartment and was able to to a great job, I'm still waiting to use the smaller extractor on my car, but this appears to be great on furniture stain extraction too. Made in the UK, this is an excellent overall unit, that I highly recommend. Rating 10/10
Expensive but FantasticWe use a George at work in a used car dealership and there are very few occasions when it fails to get stubborn stains out of car seats/carpet. The long power cable and wet extraction hose are great. It also doubles as a great vacuum when required. Just be careful not to drive over the long extraction hose as they are expensive to replace and not easy to get in Australia, don’t ask me how I know! Some of the plastic connections are a bit fragile for commercial use, our vacuum hose connection nozzle cracked but this was probably due more to employee abuse than a manufacturing fault. The only thing missing from the tools supplied is a small wet extraction nozzle for tight spots around the car. Show details · 1
George proves his worth!! The end of bagless for us!!!!!We recently had a bagless vacuum cleaner die on us after 3 years of average use (vacuum a small 3 bedroom house once a week). After paying way too much for this thing and a failure, we needed to rethink our next purchase.
We looked at other bagless and was not convinced due to being made in China or just cheaply made somewhere else. And to be honest, other than the very first Dyson bagless I had, nothing was up to the task.
So we went down the road of looking for a bagged vacuum. Again many choices and variations from wet and dry, water vacuums… Read more · 1 and regular dry vacuums. We didn't want anything made in China. So it had to be made in Europe or USA. After much research and reviews we settled on the Numatic George (made in UK), he is a wet and dry vacuum with the added bonus to wet clean carpets and hard floors. We have a dog so the wet clean feature was great. I wouldn't call it a carpet cleaner due to there being no moving brushes or scrubbers involved, it sprays solution onto carpet and you suck it up. Very simple but exactly what we need. How does George perform? He is reasonably quiet in operation, has a very long power cord, stainless steel wand and he lifts the dog hair, dirt and dust off the carpet beautifully. I love the way he does the edges without having to take off the head. Our old bagless couldn't do that. I can vacuum the whole house from one power point and he follows me around with a minimum of tugging and pulling. The vacuum head glides over the carpet easily but the suction is strong. After using George, my carpets do look and feel cleaner, but the biggest thing I notice, not what I can see, its the smell, there is none. The bagless always smelt dusty after using. George isn't the cheapest vacuum but if I can get 7-10 years out of him I'll be happy. And after the many reviews I'm confident I will. I will update down the track to give a progress report.
Perfect for a deep cleanWe run and airbnb, and this machine is great for doing a deep clean of the sofa and rugs once in a while. It works out much cheaper (an easier) than hiring one again and again. We wouldn’t want to be without it. Show details · 1
Quality domestic productWe have owned our George for almost eight years. We purchased George as we also have pets and were in a rental house at the time. I can’t recall what we paid for the cleaner but it certainly has paid for itself in savings on a professional cleaner or hiring a wet cleaner. Like the old saying “the quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten” it was not cheap but well worth the investment. George has also proved popular with friends and relatives borrowing the machine to clean everything from car seats, lounges, broken aquariums, rugs... Read more, carpet & cushions. Our George has done a lot of work and only now is showing some wear on the wet hose which sees the majority of use. The overall quality of the cleaner is excellent and we have not had any failures to date of the plastic or electrical components. Suction is very good but it is important to use a low foaming detergent when in wet clean use. The cleaner is supplied with large and small wet and dry heads, metal extension pipes and wet and dry hoses. We usually use the wet hose as it is longer than the dry hose. It would be nice if the dry hose was a bit longer but the shorter the hose the greater the suction I guess.. Bags a reasonably cheap depending where you purchase them and the quantity purchased. Check eBay for deals on multiple packs. The material filter can be removed from its frame and washed successfully when it becomes soiled and smelly with extensive use. George is also quite stable on its wheels and does not tip easily when pulled along with the suction hose as you work it. There is a baffle on the inlet to prevent hard objects such as stones, glass shards and other debris puncturing the bag as they would enter a high velocity. This also ends up with hair caught around the baffle which may need to be removed when changing the disposable bag but really is just a minor inconvenience. The motor/pump unit separates from the bucket that holds the bag or tank and can be easily washed in the laundry tub. You will need extra cupboard space to store the attachments, hoses and wet tank parts and detergents but you be great full next time the milk leaks on the car seat.
Love George. No Other Floor Cleaners Need ApplyGeorge is King around our home. He has 4 functions that we've made use of so far.
He dry vacuums with more suction than our top of the range Dyson, although George is noisier.
He wet vacuums spills. Just need to remove the bag.
He washes the carpets. This requires a change out of the hose, filter and bag. I had to watch a youtube video to make sure I had reset him correctly. The instruction manual is great, and would have sufficed, but the youtube video was better. The first time I washed my clean looking cream coloured carpets I was asto... Read moreunded at how filthy the water was. I decided I would be washing my carpets frequently, after seeing that first container full of water. He washes our tiled floors. I really love washing the floors with the scrubbing brush/suction combo. He gets the floor really clean and almost dry when finished. I love the design of George. He's robust and simple, with a thick, smooth plastic construction that still looks great after a lot of use. The wand is stainless steel, and all the attachments have a durable, commercial feel to them. He also has that iconic face, which is a piece of plastic that can be removed - not a sticker! Pluses are that he comes with 2 hoses, so you don't have to wait for the 'wet' hose to dry out, as you have a 'dry' hose as well. The wet hose is pretty long, which is useful for washing stairs. There is also a small head for washing upholstery or inside the car. He's made in England, as well. Another plus is that he's a bagged vacuum. I got really fed up with our Dyson bagless, as emptying the canister without dust escaping is impossible. Minuses are that he has a metal connection that sticks out and will damage soft walls if he runs into them. He also falls over sometimes if I'm not careful with him. If he's purchased in Australia, you may get a blue version instead of the green George that's in all the pictures.
great machineI bought the George primarily as a carpet shampooer as I have pets and they have mishaps. I am tired of hiring one from shops and having to race around all day trying to get as much done as I can before returning it, exhausted. This machine is every bit as good as the machines you hire, doing a great job. It is the extractor type where it sprays and vacuums up as it goes. The water it extracted was filthy meaning my carpets are that much cleaner. The machine is easy to put together, and easy to change between dry and wet. I have used it on upho... Read morelstery and on a bed too and it did a great job. I have only had it a week and love it. I can now just clean a room at a time when it suits and I can just use it for spot cleaning small mishaps (dog threw up on the carpet the second day I had it and it took 3 mins to set up and suck up the mess, leaving 2 clean patches on the carpet meaning I had to clean the whole room the next day!). You don't need a Little Green Bag if you have this machine. I don't use it as a dry vacuum as I already have a Dyson which is an upright. The George does a good job but doesn't have a turbo head so doesn't fluff up the carpets the same way. I may end up getting rid of the Dyson but haven't yet as I like uprights. But as for the shampooing it is fabulous. I use the lesser amount of shampoo in the water as it foams a lot and that causes the machine needing to be emptied more frequently. It also leaves feeling less greasy afterwards, and is cheaper as the shampoo is quite expensive as they all are. You don't need to buy a specific one for the machine. I will try a little defoamer next time in the waste water bin, and see if that helps. When taking it apart to empty - which is easy by the way - it helps to put an old towel under the machine as the water does drip out onto the floor. Other than that it is fabulous. I am really pleased with it, which is good, cos it was a bit expensive at $650. I didn't buy it from Godfreys as they had trouble getting it and then they tried to fob me off with something else when they couldn't get it. I bought it on-line instead, saved $50 and got fast free delivery to boot. easy to put together, does a great job of wet and dry carpet cleaning, cords and pipes are generously long, sturdy construction, 5L water tank so does about a thrid to a half of a room at a time before refilling needs a bit of storage space as there are different attachments for the wet and dry components other than that, nothing!
Questions & Answers
I am suck debris of leaves, mouse dung and old broken insulation out of my roof cavity. Would you recommend George?
Sure...why not....and you can use it for many other things too, very good vacuum. Reliable and powerful.
Hi there S C. With his powerful suction, George should handle this job with ease, just remember to use the included vacuum bags and and replace them when they are full. I'd personally also recommend w... Read moreearing gloves and a good mask doing a job like this, as depending on the type of insulation, you might find the material aggravates your skin and airways if you disturb it whilst cleaning it up. Suggest contacting your local hardware or safety supplies specialist on getting the correct mask for the job! Good luck with your cleaning! SK - Numatic Australia Team
I have indoor porcelain tiles throughout the home. Some are quite textured with a microtech finish while others have a matt finish. Would I be able to use George for vacuuming my tiles then washing them. If so is there a hard floor tool that can be used for both functions.. The tiles have a bit of grab when wet so tool would need to be replaceable over time. Thank you
I've cleaned my indoor tiles with George, and also my outdoor balcony. I noticed that it turns out better outdoors than indoors, George does a great job at scrubbing the tiles, but after the... Read more
What george tool is used to scrub the tiles, do you have a pic. My indoor tiles are quite textured and non slip so im not sure the cloths on a steamer mop would be robust enough.
Hi Susan, To see a complete list of accessories that the Australian spec. of George is supplied with, i'd suggest visiting this page which has a full breakdown: external link ... Read moreds/2013/07/GVE370-George-Release-Sheet-4.pdf George does include a double sided scrubbing wet floor tool (brushes on one side, squeegee blades on the other side for wet vacuuming) that will allow you to wet scrub your tiles, then simply turn over and then suck up to dry. All of George's accessories and spare parts are stocked locally here in Australia by us for replacement/servicing as required. My best advice would be to try to find a George instore either at your local Godfreys store, or alternatively contact us on email@example.com with your suburb and we can try to help locate a nearby George stockist for you to visit.
Hi i am a car detailer so shampoo lots of dirty seats and carpet.
Already have Henry for dry stuff and love it currently have a Sabrina but looking for a new machine would you recommend Henry for my replacement extractor is it an industrial machine?
Hey Jason, George is a fantastic unit and while vacuuming he is awesome. And I have done some rugs and carpets with him. I'm not sure if I'd want to use as a commercial machine, cleaning car seats etc... Read more. Sure would do the job but the best for the job, not sure.
Hi Jason, we use our George only as a seat and carpet cleaner for cars we detail and it gets used daily. The small extraction nozzle is still a little large for getting into tight areas but the unit i... Read mores very good for getting most stains out, (we use it with Brisk low foam from Autosmart). If there are stains that won’t shift we use a steamer or a diluted G101 mixture and a brush to agitate the stain then go over again with the George. Works very well for us as a machine used daily on 2 or 3 cars a day without any problems since we bought it a year ago. Highly recommended.
Hi Jason, thanks for your question. We certainly find plenty of people use George in car detailing applications. Like the comments above suggest, it will do the job and depending on your usage volumes... Read moreand environments, you may be best served moving to a larger unit - such as the CT570. This works in the same way as a George, but is made with a tougher structofoam material and has a bigger working capacity. You can view the range of our extraction machines here - https://numatic.net.au/catalogue/03-carpet-extractors/ Hope this helps! If you need any further assistance, feel free to email our office on firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the sales team can help you find a dealer near you.
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