Vax Commercial VCC-08A Bagged Vacuum Cleaner, Just don’t call him Henry
A good choice for commercial premises. . The vax commercial vcc-08a bagged vacuum cleaner is, as you would imagine designed for the commercial market. However we all know that quite a few of these end up in the domestice homes (a la henrys and the like)thanks to eec laws it is a mere 800 watts power but has a high 9 litre capacity. It takes bags and these cost around a pound each at the time of writing. You get them in packs of ten for £9. Uk/vax-commercial-genuine-vcc-08-dust/dp/b00azlb22y/ref=pd_sim_sbs_79_2?ie=utf8&dpid=31yrimodidl&dpsrc=sims&prest=_ac_ul160_sr160%2c160_&psc=1&refrid=dm3tgmzmhdcn1h4trjnrenergy wise it is a class a product. The acid test is it any good.
It is sturdy, stable, quiet and has good suction. I am not sure it is ‘ultra’ lightweight, but it is light enough to move around easily. I have used it on industrial type carpet and vinyl flooring, as well as on upholstery, and it works very well. I have not tried it on domestic carpets but have not found any powerful vacuum cleaner every good for these as, if the suction is good enough, they are just too hard to push around. I agree with another reviewer that the pricing is a little odd. Not only is it competing against other makes but seems to be competing against other vax products which, on paper, seem cheaper, more powerful, or both.
Vax Commercial VCC-08A Bagged Vacuum Cleaner, 800 W, 9 Litre, Orange/Grey
- Ultra lightweight bagged vacuum cleaner
- Excellent pick-up on carpets and hard floors
- A rated for energy efficiency
- A rated filtration system to 99.98%
- Anti-topple design
Use it for cleaning my car with the crevice tool which is brilliant. The machine is very easy to pull around as lightweight, great suction on carpets and hard floors when i use the carpet brush. It has an extremely long flexible hose so i can do most of my stairs by putting the base unit at the bottom and cleaning almost to the top. The machine is very well made with a carry handle, fairly quiet motor and runs on castors so very easy to pull along. There are clips to undo the top of the machine and just empty the dust bag. It comes in bright orange heavy duty plastic with contrasting black for handles etc and i believe is it is as good as or better than a ‘henry’. My car has never looked so clean inside and even manages to suck up the sand without too much effort.
I never thought i would say this , but this is as good as my henry and also has a good suction and stays on its wheels when in use. I like the way it follows behind and really gets all the dirt. I had to experiment with different settings so that the powerful suction when using the carpet tool,doesn’t suck the carpet up. I like this and henry is having a rest nowadays. The bags are available for about a pound.
After using for a while the battery powered ones, this is like one of those old school vacuums, just sucks and sucks like nobody’s business. It’s so powerful i need to open the twisty thing at the top to let some of the pressure out, as otherwise you can barely move it along the carpet. Well it’s just the position of the nozzle which attaches to the poles. It’s where you would place your hands, so easily comes off. However this is resolved by positioning your hands a little higher up.