Vacuuming. I can’t say it’s ever been one of my most favourite jobs to do – it’s a bit of a pain in the arse lugging a big heavy vacuum to wherever you need it, finding a plug socket, doing half a room before having to unplug and plug it in somewhere else. When we were offered the chance to review the Vax Blade Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, I was dead chuffed – especially as we have just moved from a bungalow to a house! The thought of dragging one up and down the stairs had filled me with dread, but it’s no longer something I need to worry about.
The Vax Blade is cordless, so I don’t have to worry about those pesky cables anymore. It’s as powerful as a conventional vacuum, delivering a whopping 32V delivered by a lithium battery. It takes four hours to fully charge and lasts for 45 minutes – more than enough time to do the whole house. We do tend to use the ‘boost’ setting and with the brush bar turned on as it does seem to be even more powerful, but this does reduce the battery time a little. There are lights on the handle to let you know how much power is left.
I love how light it is. It weighs just 3kg, so it’s no problem carrying it up and down the stairs. In fact, it’s so lightweight, even Harrison gets stuck in. I might as well get them doing it young, eh?
We use it with the long pole attached to do the laminate in our through lounge/dining room, but included with the vacuum was a selection of other attachments to do other jobs, which is so handy! There’s a crevice tool for those hard to reach places, a dust brush and a pet/stair tool.
Unlike our old vacuum, the Vax Blade Cordless Vaccum Cleaner takes up such little space. There is a bracket included to attach it to the wall when it’s not in use. We haven’t quite got round to putting it up yet, but when we do, it will keep it out of the way. It’s not a freestanding vacuum so, at the moment, it’s propped up in the utility room.
The cylinder is quite small on the Vax Blade Cordless Vaccum Cleaner. We use it every day and need to empty it every few days but it’s so simple to do that it’s not a problem – it just clicks open and you empty into the bin.
I’ve been really impressed with the Vax Blade Cordless Vaccum Cleaner – it’s made a chore that I once hated into something I now actually quite enjoy! It retails at around £180 and is well worth every penny.
*We were sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are our own.