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.
Great suction power!
This vacuum cleaner is quite powerful, and even after using it for some time, it still has the approx. the same power. The only downside is, it is very hard to find the filters and other parts of this vacuum cleaner. I would strongly suggest to buy some extra filters whenever you purchase any of the Phillips vacuum cleaners.
Good little vacuum
Suction is maintained over a variety of different surfaces and the attachments are diverse enough that it suits all my needs; pet hair, couch, tile floor... Relatively easy to maneuver around. Really like that it is bagless, to reduce waste and eliminate a constant cost. The only complaint I have it the cord wind up seems to be getting slower and slower every time I use it and I feel like it is going to break and I will not be able to wind up the cord any longer. Which doesn't make it function any worse but does mean that storage is a much bigger hassle.
very happy with this little machine, quite surprise with his ability. clean job well done.
the wire longer enough for move around, only issue I had so far is have to clean the filters after use otherwise he will not suck well.
for a 300 m2 house with carpet for all bedrooms and study, he perform well.
Very good product have bit loud noises but ok for
I bought few months back not very expensive just reasonably priced
Good for household chores very powerful motor and very easy to clean as well
Just use the way you want it won’t disappoint
Easy to take care as well
Was good when working - lasted less than 2 yrs
Not happy Philips. I would have expected it to last a long longer than it did. It had little use as only a professional couple in a brand new house. I have regularly cleaned out the barrel and filter and to look at it, it looks brand new. Today it started making a flapping sound upon turning it on and producing a strong electrical burning smell.
purchsed this model in march of this year only lasted 3 months before it over heated an began to pour out smoke was lucky it did not catch a light. i cleaned the filters after each use so was not that, as for suction it was not to bad just shame it died, got a rrefund
Does the job
For its price, I’ve been very happy with this unit. However, I only have three small rooms with carpet and a couple of mats so its not being heavily used or tested. After 10 months of use, still good suction. Whilst a bit annoying to clean, I would still choose a bagless machine if I had my time over to keep expenses down and minimise environmental impact.
Good little vacuum
This is a good vacuum cleaner for the price, although I had to buy a replacement filter after trying to clean it in water and it soon got a mouldy smell. The suction is good and works well on the highest setting for my cats fur and after over a year the hose and attachments have not broken
My family purchased this unit last year while our Dyson upright vacuum cleaner was in for its 4th repair. The price was extremely reasonable. Not having to purchase replacement dust bags is a bonus. The unit's suction is good; so much so that the filters need to be cleaned often, or the unit loses suction. This is annoying at times, however at least the machine is doing what it is supposed to be doing! The unit is easy to move around. The suction noise level is not what I would call quiet, but probably no noisier than similar machines. We only have two rooms with carpet, so the unit is not used extensively each week. It will be interesting to see how reliable the unit is sometime in the future, after more use. However, for the cost I can buy five of these units to one of the Dyson machines.
Good vacuum. Satisfied with it
We haven't had this for long, only about 2 weeks, but so far it's been a nice little vacuum cleaner. It picks up the dirt well. It is mostly easy to operate (exception being slightly awkward cleaning carpets - see later). The unit is fairly light, so there are no problems dragging it around. The noise level seems standard as far as I can tell - quite loud, but so were all my past vacuums (Samsung, Sanyo vacuums). The only fault I'd give this is the lack of an option to adjust the suction power. There is only one setting for suction power and it is very strong. When I'm vacuuming the carpet and pick the vacuum head up to vacuum another spot, the whole carpet sticks to the head and you have to give it a slight pull to detach the carpet. it's a little awkward, but I guess at least it means it's vacuuming up the dirt well.
Not to bad!
This vacuum cleaner definitely does the job! I saw this one for a great price and snapped it up after moving into a new place. Amazing suction! the only fault, if I was to be not picky would be the cord retraction if there's any kink or the cord isn't being fed it can be a little tough to feed back in, but that's not an issue for me!
has it for more than a year, i am very satisfied, it always give powerful suction. it also has several head for diferent purposes. i never had any problem. the only negative is the body is a bit bulky, so a bit hard to move freely, especially in small space.
Worked very well initially, suction was great. However, the head and hose have had to be replaced after 2 years use , and it is next to impossible to get replacement parts for this vacuum cleaner. We are using generic replacement parts , but they don't work as well. Disappointing.
I live in a one bed apartment with wooden floors and large rugs. The vac is easy to use and manoeuvre with a good pick up. Great that it is bagless, so easy to clean and empty. I would definitely recommend this machine to my friends and family. Good buy!
Good consistent performance
Very easy to use on tiles, wood, couch fabric and carpet. Great for dog hair too. Easy to empty. Very happy with this purchase. I have been using it for over 6 months now and it has performed consistently well over this period. Price was also very competitive so I am very happy overall.
I love this vacuum...
The vacuum cleaner is so light to carry especially up the stairs which is normally a challenge.
The suction is great and not having to change the bags is awesome, l will never use a bag cleaner again. I don' t have a large area downstairs as it's tiles and carpet but it's great for both. I do have quite a few stairs which the vacuum maneuvers easily into the hard to get corners. It is a little loud but small price to pay for a good machine.
Thank you Phillips...
Motor Smoked after 2 years
Small and compact vacuum - powerful for its size. Had to constantly clean the filter to get a good suction as well as empty the unit. Worked well for the last two years but decided it had enough this morning, I switched it on and it started making sounds like it was straining even after I had cleaned it out. In a minute it started to emit smoke from the back of machine. Its out of warranty... Sadly I'm on the hunt for a replacement now.
Happy overall with this cleaner easy to use on my carpet and tiled floors.. its light weight and has great suction and easy to clean.
This cleaner stores away easy enough.
Simple pleasure to use this cleaner.
Its also very quiet I can vacuum while my baby's sleeping and not wake them
Passing the buck around
I've purchased my vacuum cleaner in August 3, 2015. Two weeks ago, a burning smell started emanating from the vacuum cleaner and then it stopped working. I contacted Target where I purchased the product and they said they can't help me as the product is more than a year old. I contacted the Philips Consumer Service about this and they said that the option at that time was to send the unit to a designated repair centre. I also told them that since it's been over a year now since I purchased the product, the ink from the original receipt has already gone. All I have is a blank paper attached to the manual. They said it's okay. I told them I was working and I could not possible take the a day off just to take the vacuum cleaner for further assessment. You see, taking a day off work means losing money which at the end of the day is not very feasible. I might as well work and use up my earning for the day to buy a new vacuum cleaner. Given that it's under still under two years old, I decided to contact the service centre in the hope that they will be able to assist me. Anyway, since I could not justify taking a day off just to take the vacuum cleaner to a repair centre, I requested that if possible, I would like the unit to be replaced instead.They said they will escalate the situation and that it will take 24-48 hours. That was on the 28/2/2017. Yesterday, 07/3/2017 I got an email from them saying that they tried to contact me. True enough, I did indeed get a missed call from an overseas number. In the email, it states that I could either send the unit to the place where I purchased the product or take it to the designated service centre as originally planned. Given that those were the only options they could give me, I then asked what I had to prepare before going there. They said the receipt. I again explained my problem about the receipt and how Target could not retrieve it back as it has bee nearly two years now since I purchased the product. Instead, they asked for a credit card statement. I gave them what they wanted. Again, I called to ask what was happening. Apparently, my credit cared statement does NOT state that I purchased a vacuum cleaner. WHY OF COURSE!!! IT'S A CREDIT CARD STATEMENT! IT'S NOT A RECEIPT!!! All credit cards do not itemize what you purchased from a store. All they do is put the total amount of money you've spent. Because I only gave a credit card statement, they apparently need another 24-48 hours to escalate another situation-that is, my credit card statement. What a joke!!! i have spent a total of 40 minutes talking to someone on the phone and being put on hold just today. Last week, I spent a total of 38 minutes doing the same. What a waste of time. If Philips could not live up to their two year warranty, then change it to one year!!! I'm so upset with the way this issue has been handled. I felt like everyone was just passing the buck around.
Works well but short life
This model is now discontinued but I would consider the successor model similar.
The vacuum cleaner was easy to handle and had good suction.
Did well on our hard tiled floor and also carpets.
Filters are difficult to find. Target no longer stock them.
After 2 years the telescopic shaft wore out so had to use gaffa to hold it in place.
Now 2 years & 7 months it just died. Not worth getting it repaired.
I would have expected it to last longer but maybe they're
designed to fail after not too long.
They should write on the packaging that this unit is expected to last 2-3 years but of course they wouldn't
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