Vax Air Lift 2 Pet Plus: tested by YourHomeStyle
We tested the Vax Air Lift 2 Pet Plus vacuum to see how it performed against similar models on the market - here's our honest verdict!
- RRP £219.99
- Weight 6.5kg
- Capacity 1.5L
- Floor types Carpet and hardfloor
- Voltage 230
- Guarantee 2 years
Buy now from Amazon (£159.99), Very (£129.00), Currys (£199.00), AO.com (£129.00)
How we tested the Vax Air Lift 2 Pet Plus
We tested the Vax Air Lift 2 Pet Plus on both carpets and hard floors, looking at how effectively it picked up fine dirt as well as larger debris. We awarded up to 20 points for the following criteria:
Ease of use: (6 points) Is it comfortable to use | Is it light or heavy | Is it nimble and easy to manoeuvre | If there’s a cable, is it easy to pull out and retract | Is it easy to remove hair from the brush | Is it noisy
Features: (6 points) What attachments are included | What features does it offer | What’s the dust capacity | How long is the cord (if it has one)
Cleaning results: (6 points) Does it vacuum well | Is the suction good on both carpets and hard floors | If cordless, does it have a good run time
Value for money: (2 points) Is the quality good | Is it worth the money | Does it come with a warranty
Testing the Vax Air Lift 2 Pet Plus
Short on time? The Vax Air Lift 2 Pet Plus in 30 seconds
Vax’s Air Lift 2 Pet Plus model is ideal for busy homes. It transitions from carpets to hard floors like a breeze, and offers a lift-out design which converts it into a versatile, compact handheld vacuum in seconds.
Although it’s heavy at 6.5kg, it’s easy to manoeuvre, even on heavy pile carpets. It boasts antimicrobial protection, and its Turbo Tool is especially effective on stubborn pet hair.
Ease of use:
If an upright is your preferred type of vacuum, you can’t go far wrong with this design. Although a little on the heavy side at 6.5kg, it’s easy to manoeuvre, even on heavy pile carpets. The dust container detaches for emptying, and if the brush roll gets clogged with hair, it’s simple to remove by snipping down the grooves around the bar with scissors. The noise level is reasonably quiet considering its powerful motor.
Ideal for busy homes, this Vax model offers a lift-out design, converting into a versatile, compact handheld vacuum in seconds. And going from carpets to hard floors is a breeze thanks to the VersaClean technology, which uses two brush bars to help lift big and small debris. The nine-metre cord and 1.65-metre hose combine for a long reach, and the container holds 1.5 litres of dust. We loved the 2-in-1 crevice tool and dusting brush, which, among other attachments included, lets you make sure that every corner of your home is spotless. For added peace of mind, it boasts antimicrobial protection to help prevent growth of bacteria and fungi on the brush bar bristles.
This vacuum moved seamlessly between hard floors and carpets, offering good suction on both surfaces. The Turbo Tool was especially effective on stubborn pet hair.
Value for money:
At under £250, this model ticked many of our boxes and we feel it represents great value for a corded upright vacuum with plenty of power, features, and a two-year guarantee.
Taking into account all of the criteria described above, we give the Vax Air Lift 2 Pet Plus a total score of 17/20. This equates to 4.25/5 stars.
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We also tested the Vax ONEPWR Blade 4 Pet & Car cordless vacuum cleaner
Buy now from Amazon (£299.00), Currys (£299.00), Very (£299.00)
- Ideal for all-round cleaning
- Turns corners with ease
- Low noise level
- Dust bin opens at the touch of a button
- No loss of suction
- Great on all floor types
- No automatic hair removal
- Takes three hours to charge fully
The Vax ONEPWR Blade 4 Pet & Car cordless vacuum – the cleaning results
When we tested this particular vacuum, we found Vax’s ‘no loss of suction’ claim to be totally justified. It had great dirt pick-up on all floor types, and the suction level was great even when the 0.6L dust bin was nearly full. The ONEPWR battery lasts for up to 45 minutes, and charges in around three hours. As a result, we scored it 5/6 for cleaning performance.
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