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.
I am very impressed with the engineering put into this machine. There is nowhere a blockage can occur that can't be easily checked and accessed and without the need for tools or more than a few seconds effort.
The brush can be removed to cut long hair away with only one button press. Lifetime toothed belt drives the brush and auto shut off if it snags something. My previous upright would smoke the belt off immediately if you snagged something and require removing many screws to access the brush and belt.
The hose wand can be removed and repl...aced on the fly within a split second when required. Very powerful suction that doesn't deteriorate as the large bag fills up and a HEPA filter after the bag that hasn't even discoloured in its 14 months of use proving the effectiveness of just the bag filtration alone. The auto brush height adjustment is a marvel of design elegance and works quickly and flawlessly. All parts fit well and feel solid. Good length 12m cord. Would recommend without hesitation.
Bought an x4, not cheap but the best cleaner I've ever had,It's a bit heavy but good exercise using it,the house looks and smells much cleaner,the price is justified as it will last a long time
Purchased in January 2019 for $1,000.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
most reliable and easiest to maintain
HEPA filter, great for my allergies and cleans up cat hairs no problem. Quiet and easy to push around. Extension pole (extra purchase) very handy for cobwebs. Solid German design, hasn't changed over the years. Service pack with easy to use replacement parts, simple to maintain and very reliable and robust, no fiddly bits to break or fall off. Good height, clean lines and suction as good as ever - had ours now nearly 10 years! Good to see Sebo is more easily available to buy in Australia. Great machine.
Best cleaner I’ve ever had! Cleans the best the easiest to use & maintain!!
Best cleaner I’ve ever had!
Suction is terrific I can go from carpet to Lino to tiles all without touching anything to adjust & suction remains fantastic! I can detach the hose pipe take it off to do corners, window tracks
,curtains, couches, computer keyboards, things up the wall& ceiling even! Always good suction!
Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant
Well all I can say is this - The best vacuum unit I have owned, used, since the 1950's, and I can assure I have owned and used a lot of vacuum cleaners, this unit is the bee's knees. Buy one people, you will not be sorry.
Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it.
So good I bought two
The performance of this vacuum is second to none. I clean a large house with mainly hard floors which have rugs and one carpeted room. The brush changes automatically for each floor type. The attached hose makes cleaning hard to get to areas a doddle and attachments are also carried with the machine. I foolishly gave away my X1 a few years ago and have struggled to use a cylinder cleaner since. I have just bought my new Sebo and am in love again. My old machine is now 20 years old and is at my son's house as works every bit a well as the new one.
Don't Think About It Just Buy It !
I needed to update my carpet, so I purchased the latest technology expensive thick pile (sugar cane fibre ? ), but I soon found out that my Valet system could not work on it, and every other top brand vacuum cleaner I tried had the same problem, the suction made it impossible to move the head unless you were Mr Universe. In a panic I was told by the sales people to buy X cleaner and turn down the suction, how useless is that, big fail ! ..... I then came across the Sebo X4 on the internet by accident, and thought this might have some merit, so ...I rang Sebo direct for a rep to come out and do a demonstration. When he set it up I used it and could not believe this was the answer to my prayers, the head automatically adjusted from hard tiles to this thick plush carpet instantly and no problems anymore ! .....It may not be the quietest cleaner on the market but it's brilliance far outweighs that issue, it's suction is great because the computer works out what the best running height is for the agitator and will hold that position until it needs to adjust. The quality plastic seems to be far better than a famous named cleaner that creaks and groans when you use it, the motor has been going strong and consistent for the last 2 years, although my only complaint is that I find the pull out extension arm works well but is a little difficult to use as the upright stance can topple the Sebo over if you are not careful, and be aware that you need to purchase spare dust bags and if like me you don't like continually changing power points, then just get an extension cord, problem solved ! The cleaner is very easy to pull apart to do detailed maintenance, everything is precise fitting which is excellent ...... I was so impressed that I bought it on the spot, and also suggested that Sebo approach Harvey Norman, as Harvey Norman had no answer for this new carpet they sell, and couldn't offer a vacuum cleaner to the many customers that had the same problem as me ! ...... I was in Harvey Norman and guess what they now sell Sebo ! dah-dah.
Don't buy anything else
With three cats pet hair and footprints on the carpet was a fact of life. I had previously purchased expensive vacs specifically designed for pet fur and was resigned to having to put up with them forever. Then a friend got a Sebo and I looked into them ending up with the X4 in my price range. Fantastic machine! After first clean I did a carpet wash and hardly any pet hair in the dirty water tray. It adjusts itself to the floor type and has rubber edging around the head to avoid damage. The bags last forever and you don't need to replace filters etc until you have filled 10. It is a bit noisy because it's powerful but small price to pay for the clean. I can't tecommend this brand highly enough.
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Practically perfect vacuum
My house is over 3 levels, with 5 people, a cat and a dog. I'm a long term Dyson customer, and I've been happy so far with their products. I've owned their uprights, their cylinders and their cordless vacs. I currently own a Dyson V8 and a Cinetic Big Ball.
I saw this vacuum at a friends house, and was instantly amazed. So I bought one for myself.
I have had it now at home for a few days, and it has far exceeded my expectations. First thing you notice when getting it out of the box is how well made it is. Other vacuums feel plasticy, wh...ere as this feels like it was built to last. Strong plastics and metal. Can't go wrong. It's easy to put together, took me 5 minutes max. The second thing you notice is how quite it is. For a vacuum with a power brush and such high suction, it's very tolerable. The automatic height adjustment is cool, and it's easy to push and manoeuvre on carpet and tiles. But the most important part is how well it cleans. It picked up pet hair so easily, and where there was bits of cereal on the carpet, I could see them vibrate as I approached. It left the carpet looking brilliant. After I finished, I had a look in the bag, and it was full of dirt and hair. It has picked up so much on carpet which had been vacuumed that morning with a bagless. It's also nice not to have to empty out a dusty cylinder each time you vacuum, these bags are huge!
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Has been a great vacuum
This has been a great vacuum to-date. Bought in 2012 after reading reviews from vacshop.com.au it's coped admirably with hair from two Jack Russells! The exhaust cover has recently snapped off and is currently taped down, but other than that it's running fine. I typically shop around for the best price on bags and filters and good deals for Aus customers can often be found in the UK on eBay.
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