VAX Appliances Vax X5 - Blue/Silver - Vacuum Cleaner Reviews
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VAX Appliances Vax X5 - Blue/Silver - Vacuum Cleaner

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  • Does Not Suck! I'll stick with my old vacuum.

    Jan 11, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks stylish, convenient retractable cord, great smelling scented secondary HEPA filters (available).
    Cons: Messy dirt cup, POOR SUCTION, hard surfaces-USELESS, Did I mention IT DOES NOT SUCK?!!!!!!!!!

    Summary: I bought the Vax X5 Bagless exactly 1 year and 2 days ago at Best Buy (glad that I bought the 4 year performance warranty). The excuse to buy it was that my 5 (or 6) year old WindTunnel Upright had a broken wheel; I didn't feel like carrying it up and ... read more

  • Works well but overall poor design

    Apr 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice chord
    Cons: Poor filtering system

    Summary: This vacuum has great potential, however really falls short. When you start using it, you can not believe the power that it has. It really impresses from the beginning. After the first room, there will be a ton of dirt in the bagless part of the ... read more

  • This vacuum sucks,.....in a good way!

    Apr 18, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nifty button placement carpet to floor capability wand extension, retractable cord pet hair tool
    Cons: see "room for improvement" below.

    Summary: Remember when you had to buy bags for vacuums? Remember forgetting which type and model# of bag you needed while standing in front of the vacuum section at your local store? Remember wondering when you last changed your bag? Or better yet wondering how ... read more

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  • Waste of money

    Mar 20, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Looks pretty
    Retractable cord
    Cons: Everything else, but most importantly, very little suction!

    Summary: I have had this vacuum for years and I have hated it for years, but I spent so much money on it, I continue to use it just so I can say I got my money's worth.  Worked great for the first few months and then I noticed that I would have to vacuum the ... read more

  • Belt replacement is difficult

    Dec 26, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: It does a good job of cleaning all the floors.
    Cons: Brush belt is a pain to replace and can be costly.

    Summary: Though the vacuum cleaner itself is good even "nice" to look at.  Though the vacuum cleaner itself is good, don't ever let the brush belt get broke.  Vax will does not offer ease of replacement, unlike Hoover and other American brands it is ... read more

  • I LOVE IT! What are ppl taking about?

    Sep 1, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Stylish, ease of use, incredible suction, stores easily, retractable cord, easily emptied, no bags..........
    Cons:

    Can't wash filter. Blow or tap out.


    Summary: I've had my Vax X5 for just over a year and I LOVE IT. I am a professional cleaning lady (for 25 years) and have used MANY different types of vacuumes. Next to my 40 year old electrolux tank, this is the best. I sit here puzzled as I read ... read more

  • I love my VAX X5

    May 8, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great suction, picks up flatten out carpet nap.
    Cons: Hepa filter kind of a pain to clean out.

    Summary: I love my Vax X5 for deep cleaning on my crappy carpet and picking some of the nap back up. The suction is excellent contrary to others complaints. I also have a Rainbow which does a fine job too, but the VAX picks up the easily flattened down nap on the ... read more

  • It doesnt suck, it BLOWS!!!

    Mar 26, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: It is a nice pretty purple. Nice retractable cord.
    Cons: It doesnt suck, it SUX, it blows, either way you put it, dont buy it!!

    Summary: I work for Menards, and we sell the Vax5, myself and several other co workers thought it had to be a great vacuum. We all waited for it to go on sale, from 299 to 129, for a few days and many of us bought it. Well needless to say we have all since then ... read more

  • worst purchase I've ever made

    Mar 12, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: nothing
    Cons: no suction, clogs all the time, spits out more dirt than takes in.

    Summary: It has never had suction, in the year that I've had it it has broken down at least 4 times and did I say that it has ABSOLUTELY NO SUCTION!!!! Customer service is useless. You can't even fix a broken belt yourself, you need a special tool to get the ... read more

  • WORST VACUUM EVER

    Jan 13, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It will look pretty in the landfill
    Cons: Everything is a con

    Summary: Every time I see this $300 waste of money it fills me with rage.This thing doesn't suck, the attachments are useless and the power brush is constantly quitting. It hasn't worked properly once since we brought it home. It clogs constantly which always ... read more

  • Worst Vacuum I Ever Had

    Mar 13, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice Air Freshner
    Cons: Does not have suction, does not pick up dog hair

    Summary: I needed a new vacuum (I have a Hoover Wind Tunnel) I thought maybe a Dyson since they talk about them so much and I've looked into them and people love them. Well I went to buy a Dyson and I saw the Vax, which said that it sucks better than a Dyson, ... read more

  • Want to burn up $300?

    Jan 28, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice design. The dirt cup is easy to empty. Loved the scented filters.
    Cons: Poor suction! Clogs often. Burns up & smells BAD, which counteracts the great scented filters!

    Summary: I loved this vacuum for about 1 day! Then I noticed the hose wasn't sucking up anything heavier than a feather. I wrote to VAX for help and they emailed suggestions, which failed to provide a solution. I was really bummed that the hose was useless ... read more

  • Became useless after a year

    Jan 14, 2007 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Nice attachments & long hose. Scented filters made the exhaust bearable.
    Cons: Loses suction. Main brush head won't stay down unless you push it down.

    Summary: Bought it because it seemed like a nicer looking version of the monstrous Dyson. I also thought I'd try a bagless. Trying to clean up pine needles recently & the thing starting shooting them out & started to lose suction. I like the idea of the ... read more

  • Piece of crap

    Jan 5, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: Does not vacuum very well at all.

    Summary: The Vax X5 is the WORST vacuum I ever used. It blows dirt around, rather than sucking it up. Just moves it around the carpet. Very poor suction, in spite of emptying and clean the filter. We have only had it for a couple months. What a waste of ... read more

  • It's broken already

    Sep 24, 2006 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: It worked for 6-8 months.
    Cons: It's not designed to work past one year.

    Summary: I agree that this vacuum doesn't pick up dirt well after it's been used a while. I am constantly removing the HEPA filter assembly and tapping it out, along with manually pulling cat hair out of the inner dirt chamber. Run it 20 minutes and you must go ... read more

  • I was a believer...for about 9-10 months.

    Aug 12, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Retractable cord, scented exhaust filters, easy to use.
    Cons: Will lose suction in time.

    Summary: I loved my Vax initially. The scented exhaust filters, the retractable cord, and the sleek design sucked me in. Plus, it was $100 less than the cheapest Dyson. After about 9 months, my Vax's suction started to deteriorate...and upon closer inspection ... read more

  • There's no vacuum in Vax.

    May 27, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Attractive design. Handy attachments. The retractable hand wand is a nice touch.
    Cons: Failed to meet advertised performance. After a year it fails to lift dirt.

    Summary: What a huge disappointment! Glowing reviews, fawning recommendations by store clerks and unquestionably the WORST vacuum we have ever owned. Perhaps we got a lemon but nonetheless it fails to perform. It worked like a champ for the first three months ... read more

  • VAX really does suck more than a Dyson!!!

    Apr 3, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great suction, great mobility, great attachments, lightweight.
    Cons: Ugly orange/gray color scheme (but some may like that!)

    Summary: I absolutely love my VAX. It has extraordinary vacuum suction, an attached hose that reaches into corners and along moulding and under cupboards where the normal suction can't go, a switch to turn the turning brushes on and off as surfaces change (i.e. ... read more

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