Vax Vacuum Cleaner Reviews – Which are Vax’s Best Models?

Written by James Hall | 1 Comment| Last Updated: October 3, 2018

Are you a fan of Vax vacuum cleaners but not sure which to buy? Or just want a straightforward list of the best Vax cleaners? Well you’re on the right page! Listed below are our top 4 Vax vacuum cleaner reviews, to make it easier for you to decide which to buy.

Vax LogoVax is a UK-based company that specialises in floor-cleaning appliances, including carpet cleaners, steam cleaners and, of course, vacuums. While the company is located in the UK, all  its models (as far as we know) are either manufactured in Mexico or China.

Unlike other brands that  specialise in particular types of vacuums (such as Morphy Richards which primarily manufacture cordless models), Vax produces a range of models in almost every category. This includes upright vacuums, cylinder, handheld, steam cleaners and cordless – although they are best known for their upright models.

The wide range of Vax vacuum cleaners means there is almost certainly a model that meets your requirements – but it can also make it difficult to choose. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best models according to buyer reviews and features.

Keep in mind that this page contains short overviews of each model, but we also post in-depth Vax vacuum cleaner reviews of popular models. If we haven’t completed a full review of a vacuum you are thinking of buying, make sure you check back regularly as we are adding more all the time.

Which Are The Best Vax Vacuum Cleaners?

ImageProduct NameTypePrice RangeView Price
Vax Air Lift Steerable PetUpright£££VIEW PRICE
Vax U85-AS-Pme Air Stretch Pet MaxUpright££VIEW PRICE
Vax 6131T 3-in-1 CanisterMulti-Purpose££VIEW PRICE
Vax Blade Pro TBT3V1P1Cordless££VIEW PRICE

Vax UCPESHV11. Vax Air Lift Steerable Pet Vacuum (UCPESHV1)

The Air Lift Steerable Pet appears on several of our “Best Of” lists, mainly due to its excellent all-round performance – particularly for people with pets. It’s built with multi-cyclonic technology, which prevents suction loss, and is designed to be easy to steer around your home. It also has a lightweight cylinder that can be lifted out of the main body for easier stair cleaning.

Other features include a turbo tool, which is great for getting rid of pet hair in upholstery, and “A” performance ratings for energy usage, carpet and hard floor pickup, and dust emissions.

These features add up to an excellent vacuum cleaner. The Air Lift Steerable Pet is one of the most popular Vax models on the market – and for good reason. It’s highly versatile, due to its attachments and removable canister, plus it has powerful suction (especially considering the price). A bonus is that the vacuum is easy to empty and has a hardfloor adaptor.

We think the Air Lift Steerable Pet is one of the best Vax vacuum cleaners on the market at the moment – especially if you have pets. The turbo tool is perfect for removing pet hair, but it also excels at almost any other cleaning job and the detachable canister makes vacuuming stairs much easier.

Note: The UCPESHV1 replaces Vax’s previous U84 model. Click to read our full review of the U84-AL-PE.

Overview:

  • Price Range: £££
  • Weight: 6.2kg
  • Dust Capacity: 1.5 litres

Key Features:

  • Strong suction power
  • Detachable canister for easier stair cleaning
  • Turbo tool for pet hair

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Vax U85-As-PME2. Vax U85-AS-Pme Air Stretch Pet Max

If you don’t need a lift-out cylinder, the U85-AS-Pme Air Stretch Pet Max is another popular Vax upright vacuum cleaner that’s cheaper than the Air Lift Steerable Pet.

Like the Air Lift series, the U85-AS-Pme is built with multi-cyclonic technology to prevent suction loss. It’s also lightweight at 4.9kg (although there are certainly lighter models available) and has a long 13 metre power cord. Even more impressively, the hose stretches to 17 metres, so you can clean multiple rooms without changing socket.

Other features include an eco-friendly motor,  turbo tool for pet hair and a 1.5L capacity. The U85-AS-Pme also comes with several attachments, such as a crevice tool, mattress nozzle and dusting brush.

Considering how cheap the U85-AS-Pme is compared to models from brands such as Dyson, it provides solid suction power and cleaning performance. It’s not the most stylish or powerful vac on the market, but when it comes to value for money it’s hard to beat. The huge cleaning radius also makes corded cleaning more convenient – although it can’t match a lightweight cordless for mobility.

If you’re looking for a cleaner that’s relatively lightweight, has a long hose and is easy to move around the home, then the U85-AS-Pme Air Reach Pet Max could be an excellent option. It doesn’t have the detachable canister of the Air Lift, but is one of the best Vax vacuum cleaners – particularly for carpets.

Note: The U85-AS-Pme replaces Vax’s U90 series which was too loud for new EU regulations. You can read our full review of the previous model here.

Overview:

  • Price Range: ££
  • Power: 820W
  • Weight: 4.9kg
  • Dust Capacity: 1.5 litres

Key Features:

  • Powerful suction considering the 820W motor
  • Turbo tool for sucking up stubborn dirt and pet hair
  • Long 13 metre cord and stretch hose

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Vax 6131T 3-in-1 Canister3. Vax 6131T 3-in-1 Canister

Let’s move onto a completely different type of machine now – the Vax 3-in-1 6131T (you can read our full review here). As you can tell from the picture, this is nothing like the other models on this list, and that’s because it’s designed to be a carpet and spill cleaner as well as a vacuum.

In other words, this is a complete home cleaner (at least according to Vax) that’s still a powerful vacuum when required. It’s a bagged model that’s easy to move around the home, due to the five caster wheels. It also comes with a crevice tool, dusting brush and several other features. It has a huge 10L capacity, making it perfect for getting rid of spills.

How does it perform though? When in carpet cleaning mode, the Vax 6131T is capable of removing plenty of dirt and debris from your carpets. It can’t match commercial cleaners, but it still does a great job for the price. The vacuum is also relatively powerful, while the long power cord is a bonus for cleaning large areas of the home without switching socket.

If you’re looking for a versatile cleaning solution for your home, the 6131T Canister vacuum cleaner could be the perfect option. It’s a perfectly adequate and powerful vacuum in its own right, but the carpet and spill cleaning functions make it an excellent tool for any home.

Overview:

  • Price Range: ££
  • Power: 1300W
  • Weight: 8kg
  • Dust Capacity: 10 litres

Key Features:

  • Multi-functional home cleaner
  • Powerful vacuum mode
  • Large 10 litre capacity

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Vax Blade TBT3V1P14. Vax Blade Pro TBT3V1P1

We’re going to finish this list with a cordless vacuum – the Vax Blade Pro TBT3V1P1.

As you can tell from the picture, this is a hand/stick vacuum with a similar design to the popular Dyson V8 series. The stick can be removed to turn the vacuum into a handheld for stairs and cars, while the pet turbo tool is great for tackling hair.

In terms of cleaning performance, the Blade Pro is surprisingly effective considering the low price. It’s not as strong on hard floors or laminate as the Dyson series, but is great for cleaning carpets due to its strong suction and brush bar. It’s also useful for removing stubborn pet hair.

We’re impressed by how convenient the Blade Pro is to use. The lightweight and balanced design makes it comfortable to hold for extended periods, while the handheld mode is useful for above-floor cleaning. And, despite the similar design, the Vax Blade Pro is considerably cheaper than Dyson cordless vacuums.

There are a few drawbacks though. It’s not the worst hard floor vacuum we’ve reviewed, but it can’t match more expensive cordless vacuums when cleaning floorboards. It can also be messy to empty – although this is a common issue with cordless vacs.

Overall, the Vax Blade Pro TBT3V1P1 is a versatile cordless that provides great value for money. It’s particularly effective on carpets and stairs, so if there aren’t many hard floors in your home it’s an excellent choice.

Overview:

  • Price Range: ££
  • Power: 32V Battery
  • Weight: 3kg
  • Dust Capacity: 0.6 litres

Key Features:

  • Brilliant at cleaning carpets
  • Great suction power – especially in boost mode
  • Balanced and lightweight

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Conclusion

Vax are one of the top manufacturers of vacuum cleaners sold in the UK. While many of their products are uprights, there are also canister, cylinder and cordless models available. We’ve listed four of the best Vax vacuum cleaners above, but these are far from the only popular models.

If you’re looking for a pet vacuum, we think the Vax Air Lift Steerable Pet is probably the best option from this brand. It’s powerful, comes with a turbo tool and features a handy detachable canister which isn’t included on the other uprights in this list. For an all-round cleaning tool that doesn’t cost a lot of money, it’s hard to go wrong with the Vax 6131T.

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I bought a pet vax last week on line.Talk about Tom cats and cellar doors the suction would certainly do that! It is a good design apart from this. I set about my carpets today and could not move it. I opened the vent on handle but not much help.Finally found if I pulled it towards me it would move, not the way to vacuum! Certainly picked up everything including the carpet. At 83 years old with back problem not very good.