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Great long lasting quality vacuumThis machine has been faithfully cleaning our home since 1985, 37 years! The power head beats and cleans the carpet, a change of hose to clean all hard floors. We easily wash and dry the carpets, a clean that nearly matches professional steam cleaning. Show details
Great product really bad Technical Customer ServiceI purchased my rainbow in 2017. Domestic use with averge normal use. Cleans the place really well. Intermittent issue on turbo brush power line. poles replaced by local distributor. week after intermittent power showed up again, handle turned hot and smoked which means loose electrical contact. I am of engineering background and use to sell this unit. In an engineering standpoint, it is a good product.
Called Kitty (owner) and head of technical support and warranty. No troubleshooting question, advised to send back the unit to Sydney. Both to a... Read morend from Victoria at your own cost (estimated return freight of $100). Advised that if I thing it is only the hose then just send the hose. I know it is just the hose. I was surprised and unimpressed with this. I spent $4000 on this unit with such an extremely poor technical and customer service. I was expecting local support which they do but because local distributor are independently owned, they are not responsible for warranty. Happy with the product, unimpressed with warranty and customer service.
Very Happy with PerformanceWe purchased our Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner after having a friend refer us for a demonstration. We have a relatively new house and carpet, with no children or pets in the house, other than occasional visits from grandchildren. Our existing vacuum cleaner was a respected name brand upright bagless vacuum cleaner.
We were really surprised by how much the Rainbow removed so much extra dirt and dust when first used to clean the carpet, and continues to keep it clean. While not a cheap unit, the performance is excellent, and we are well pleased with... Read moreits useability on hard and soft floors, furnishings and using the pressure cleaner attachment to clean flyscreens. The air freshening function is a real bonus, and we are always left with a sweet smelling home after use.
Thoroughly Cleans. Good Value for HealthWe have this wonderful cleaning system for a year now and we have never looked back! It delivers the promise of thouroughly cleaning almost everything in the house. We hate carpets because they seem to look clean on the surface but all the dirt are still underneath! With previous vacuums, we can never get the sand out of the carpet but with regular use of Rainbow, the carpet looks like it has just freshly installed. Rainbow also eliminates the bad odour of the carpet. I wil never trust any other vacuum again. Plus, you get to do other things wi… Read more · 1th Rainbow, you can clean windows, curtains, hard to reach areas like crevices and skirtings. You can also clean your bed mattress and eliminate dead skins for dust mites. No more dust mites or bed bugs! It also acts as a air purifier and deodoriser. Rainbow really is something and worthd an investment. I urge anyone to go and try it! If you value health, go and invest in one.
Great piece of equipmentIt is very simple to use, light, easy to maneuver. Quality machine, we had our first cleaner for over 20 years, upgraded, there was still nothing wrong with the older one. The carpet looks clean, after vacuuming, stains easy to remove. You need to be the type of person that does not mind spending money on a quality machine for a long term investment. Knowing that you saving on bags and filters. Love the fact it is filled with water.
Best Vacuum cleaner ever inventedIn my opinion what's sets this Vacuum apart from other vacuums is that
1-It never loses airflow (suction)
2-It does not smell bad when you use it, in fact it smell fresh and nice.
3- It does not affect my bad allergies and it's the only vacuum that does not do that.
4- Deep cleans the carpet and filters dust and pollutants in the air (again very good for allergic people like myself)
5- Good for wet pickups.
6- multiple and versatile uses and has plenty of attachments available for shampooing, cleaning hard floors, cleaning and shampooing... Read morecars and upholstery. These are the advantages that I have observed from my use of the vacuum system. Manufacturer and distributor claims fantastic durability and long term usability which seems to be confirmed by other online reviews but I would not be able to comment on that objectively because I have only owned mine for 2 years. I have never had any trouble with it and it works with the same efficiency as when we first bought it. The Rainbow cleaning system is obviously and with no dought the best vacuum I have ever used. With that being said there are few things that need to be clarified. This vacuum is heavy especially when filled with water. It is also not meant for quick pick ups. This vacuum is for certain type of people and not everyone would fall in love with it. You need to be the type of person that does not mind spending a lot of money on a machine for a long term investment, knowing that you will make your money back by saving on buying multiple vacuums that are cheaply made and by saving on bags and filters. You also need to be the type of person that is very particular about cleaning their home and does not mind the extra effort in setting up and cleaning the machine after you are done with cleaning. No other machine currently on the market will do what this machine does. If you have carpet at your place, you like your house very clean and don't mind putting the extra effort and money then this is the machine for you. One thing I forgot to mention is that this machine is bagless and it uses water and a HEPA filter to clean the suctioned air which makes the dirty water disposal a dust free job. The usual price in Australia is about 3500 dollars with basic attachments and it comes with 8 years warranty.
Lasts a lifetime!Light, quiet, easy to maneuver! Industrial quality unit we can move from home office. We had our previous rainbow for just under 20 years. Great quality machines well worth the money! You will spend more replacing cheaper ones every year or two. Definitely recommend any
most important piece of appliance we haveits an all in one cleaner and also a vaporizer. very simple system which looks like will last a long time as others have experienced. carpet feels much cleaner with this vacuum and has kept my allergy symtoms away with the air cleaner functions. the price might be a deal breaker for some but its well worth it
The best by farPurchased in 1990 and still going strong. Cleaned pet hair, family spills and anything thrown its way, never leaves smells or gives you that horrible dusty after taste, best vapourisor ever with no wet walls, did an excellent job extracting water from sodden and flooded carpets. 27 years strong with one bowl and one brush head replacement and only one ever service.
Something's additions/ modifications I would love to see added... retractable cord, maybe a slimmer less bulky style, bumpers or rounded base with wheels. Even without these I would still purchase again ... strong, reliable and has stood the test of time.
Best Cleaner by farI bought our Rainbow in 1989, it has been incredible!!! We have only had it fully serviced once and had to replace the bowl and the floor tool brush once (at the time of it's only service). It has not had an easy life, with 4 children and a heap of pets to deal with in a rural setting, not to mention how often it has been lent out to family and friends for emergency clean-ups. It does not very attractive now, with the crown having been self-mended a number of times, various tapes on the hoses and the electric cord, that got chewed up by a do... Read moreg, is now considerably shortened, but, as far as the cleaning job goes, it worked as well two weeks ago as it did when we first used it 28 years before. One week ago, however, it just died. I have been doing some research and asking retailers for their input on alternate vacuum cleaners, but, in truth, I just can not imagine cleaning the house with anything else, so I am now here searching for a distributor to get myself a new Rainbow. When you consider 28 year of excellent results, the financial outlay is not so huge. As a salesperson told me this morning, if you buy a Dyson or Miele for $600 - $700.00, you will, more than likely, have to replace it in 3 years time therefore making the Rainbow an amazing investment.
AmazingAlthough quite pricey, these vacuums are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and well worth the investment. Look after this machine and you will literally keep it forever - just to clarify, I purchased the new rainbow E2 Black Illuminate (the newer machine released in 2012), but the review is appearing under the Rainbow E2 Gold (link to what mine looks like - http://rainbowsystem.com/ )
I will admit, the whole Water Pan thing might seem a bit of a faff for some people but it's actually not that bad once you start to use it and it means you keep your machine ... Read morein tip-top shape all the time. And you can put nice smelling oils (I use D'Oterra) which is a nice change from the 'vacuum' smell of my old vacuum. I had a Dyson before this machine and although my carpet was pretty clean, the Rainbow did pull out quite a bit of yukky stuff and continues to do so. Very, very fine dust seems to now come out of carpet and soft furnishings. I regularly take my Rainbow to my mums house and my sisters house - on first use you will always pick up a lot of gritty, sandy dirt but you will find ask you keep "Rainbowing" the amount it pulls out of the carpet becomes less and less - not because the vacuum isn't working but because its pulled all the really yuk stuff out and now you only need to clean the surface of the carpet (no more ground-in dirt). It also lifts the pile of the carpet or rugs beautifully. If you Shampoo your carpet, i strongly recommend vacuuming with a Rainbow first, as the shampoo job will be so much better afterwards. I also bought the RainJet attachment so now I vacuum and mop with the same machine and it is wonderful. Way better than using a Steam Mop. As mentioned earlier, it is a pricey machine but definitely worth the money as it does an EXCELLENT job and if maintained well, will last for a lot longer than most other machines around.
One vacuum my family cannot do withoutWe bought our 1st Rainbow in 1996 in Singapore. We traded-in for a new one in 2007. Still works well and hasn't broken since then. It is a high grade and quality product which never fails to deliver.
My sinus issues with dust and dust mites are gone. Our pillows and beds are clean and smell fresh after using it.
Excellent product that I recommend for every family that could afford one.
Works wellThe machine works well. Best thing is no dust smell at all. Air remains fresh.
Easy to clean - just wash it out.
No power lead retractor is a negative. Needs to be manually wound each time.
Also quite bulky - needs a good storage cupboard.
Not sure how long the plastic fittings will last.
BEST Cleaning SystemWe purchased the Rainbow back in 2008 through a door-to-door sales rep. After watching his demo I was in love with everything this cleaning system do. Even though we were not financially fit to buy one at the time but I wanted it so bad that my husband invested in this product. We can confidently say that even after 6 years with this machine it still amazes us.
The main reason why we purchased this cleaner was for my daughter who suffered highly from asthma & had several allergies but mainly to dust & dust mites. Prior to owning the Rainbow ... Read moreI would at least be admitting my daughter to hospital once every 2 months due to an asthma attack. Since we owned this cleaner we have only taken her twice within 6 years. I've tried many other vacuum systems including Dyson & Miele unfortunately they still fall short of what the Rainbow cleaner can do. Rainbow is fantastic because its based on water... the other systems may be good but at the end of the day it is still a dry system! i love their quote "wet dust can't fly" because its true. I honestly can't live without my Rainbow and everyone who knows me will say that. Even when i go out to help families or friends with anything that will involve tidying up I would take along my Rainbow too.. because I know how good it cleans. If your considering getting one - GO AHEAD its worth every cent!
Simply the bestI have a rainbow and it is now 6 years old and going like a brand new one. You can taste the difference in the air every time it is used. Wonderful if you have breathing problems. I showed a friend just recently and vacuumed with a normal cleaner and then used the rainbow, you wouldn't believe what was picked up that the other one missed.
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Questions & Answers
I bought my Rainbow in the late 1980s and it still works well. But the bracket that holds the water container on has broken. I have bought parts from Airflow Vacuum Systems in Perth WA but it seems they may have closed down. Is there somewhere in WA I can buy parts please?
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