We've had our Pet Vax for 5 years now and I can't fault the wet and dry cleaner except for the supply of the bags and filters. Our Vax is now 5 years old and its used as a dry vacuum cleaner twice a week and as a wet carpet cleaner one a month and its still going strong, well done Vax.
Ease of using and quality of product
Availability of bags and filters
Good for what you pay
I have had my pet vax a little over a year, it still works just as well as the day I bought it, you have to look after it though ie clean the filters change the bags and filter as needed, wipe out after shampooing etc. The tools dont really clip on well so I just leave them in my hall cupboard and get them out as and when I need them. The hose attachment quite often falls off its really annoying to be honest but you could fix it with some electrical tape of something overall im pretty happy with my purchase
Works well at shampooing
Hose attachment drives me nuts sometimes
Great Unit For The Price
Bought one of these brand new from a mate who works at The Good Guys. Already have a Miele S5981 Power Plus for the house, so really just wanted this to vacuum the cars, shampoo the carpet in the cars, the couch and the carpet in the bedrooms. While I haven't had a chance to shampoo the carpets at home or the cars yet, I have used it to shampoo the car floor mats and my brother in law's couch and carpet. Was impressed with how much dirt and grit it pulled out of the carpets. Found it put a lot of solution on the couch when cleaning it, so best ...to do it on a warm day (and not the middle of winter). The unit rolls around easy, and the controls are at an easy place to reach on top of the motor unit. It makes a lot of noise, so can't really use late at night. Have seen you can buy an attachment to use on hard flooring and I am thinking of buying it for our floorboards. Only real downside is trying to store it all, and finding the Vax solution. Really, for what I paid for it, and what I use it for, I am impressed. Price, flexibility for different uses, range of attachments noise, trying to store all the parts
Whlist this vaccum gets off surface dirt, it does not deep clean. When my old hoover upright broke I brought the pet vax and about three months after having it started to sneeze all the time when I was at home. I borrowed a friends upright hoover and was appalled at the dust that came out of my carpet. The vax only picks the surface stuff and leaves all of the dust in the pile of the carpet. Carpet looks clean, but it isn't. I still use the turbo brush to do couches and use the washing attachments for stains but have brought another Hoover to d...o all of my carpets, no more sneezing and I know they are clean. Easy to wheel around, lots of attachments, good upholstery turbo brush Does not deep clean only takes off surface dirt, leaves dust in carpet pile
A great machine for the price
I purchased my Pet Vax in January 2011 and have used it quite a lot since then. I love this machine. Don't get me wrong, it is not perfect. It has some silly things about it. Sometimes the tools fall off the barrel, other times the extension rod comes apart from the vacuum hose. What I love about this machine is that it does what it does well. It picks up the pet hair, it shampoos the carpets, it's great on hard floors and I have found ordering replacement filters on-line very handy. I also love how cheap it is to get replacements or refills. D...o not be fooled, this is not a professional quality machine, it is not a high pressure steam cleaner, it is however a rugged little vacuum that is perfect for cleaning or shampooing between professional steam cleans. For the price, I think this machine is a true gem. If it should fail, I will be buying another one to replace it. I think overall this is a great machine for what it is designed to do. Avoid the temptation to expect this sub $400 machine to do the same that a professional machine worth several thousands of dollars can do, and you will be very impressed with this product. A few minor changes to the design (locking parts into place) would be a great advantage.
I purchase the Pet Vax about 18months ago as my mum had a Vax from years ago and loves it and it is still going. This one I purchase has been only very disappointing. The attachment head gets stuck on the wand section (My husband cant even pull apart) which makes it very difficult to clear blockages. Have had blockages in the hose part which have not been any better to clear. Have found it harder to get filters from shops and have to order online through the Vax Shop. Not happy.
It shampoos the carpet reasonalby for in between cleans
Difficult to pull attachments apart. and suction deteriorates quite rapidly and frequently with blockages.
A great unit, works well and really cleans.
Hose and telescopic wand are excellent, no more back aches from stooping but it shortens to store in cupboard.
Cleans pretty well on carpets, not as good as professional removing heavy stains but leaves them clean and fresh in general.
Fairly easy to assemble and dissassemble from vac to washer.
Good suction, large capacity bag, cleans well wet and dry.
attachments fall off outside where they are supposed to sit.
Having to remove hose before removing bag means ripped bags if you forget or someone else tries to help and sometimes dust etc falls out opening.
Have had ours for nearly five years and haven't had any problems with it and it does get a fair bit of use (2-3 times a week).
Great suction, easy to operate and handle
None that I can think of
Apart from the two minor issues, I would have to say this is a great vac. cleaner. Great for the car upholstery; wash brings it up like new. For large areas I'd recommend purchasing the shampoo head from your retailer (has little wheels on it - approx $40), this head makes the job easy as it glides over carpet. Also, I had to put some wide insulation tape around the ends of the pole as this stops the attachments becoming jammed on. I love this appliance, carpets look like new, smell great and dry in no time.
Large vac capacity, dual action - ca...
I have had mine for a month now, thus far I am happy with the performance. I have washed the carpets in the bedrooms once, they looked fresher. I have taken to vacuuming everyday because this vacuum does such a good job & it is easy to use. We have a long haired dog & a cat as well as teenage girls so it is great for hair & getting the hair off the couch as well.
This vacuum has great suction, the bags have a large capacity, it rolls around easily & gets all of the dog hair off everything.
The little extra heads do tend to fall off the part where you can keep them.
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Pleased could you tell me were l get spare parts for a vax model 2000
I never needed any other than the general maintenance filters which are available at any decent vacuum cleaner store or repair business,.
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