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VAX 6131

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 reviews of VAX 6131. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews. Comments about the design and reliability are overall positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size.

usability, price, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the VAX 6131 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of VAX 6131 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Vacuums on People are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vax 6131 Multifunction Canister Dry Vacuum and Carpet Washer for Spotless CarpetsMach 9 Bagless Cylinder VacuumVax Performance 12 C86-PB-Be Cylinder Vacuum

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: functionoverform (

Hewn from granite

I have one of the originals this machine is based on. I only use it as a dry vacuum in the garage or during building projects etc. It is powerful and extremely robust even after 20+ years of sucking up *really* nasty materials and living in an unheated...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: 2010-11-22 18:25:01.627 (

Jonathan from Wiltshire

Contary to the Which review, I love this product! It is based on the original Vax 2000 and 4000 models which were both Which? best buys!As the design has changed little, I do not understand why this similar model is now a don't buy. It is very sturdy...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: 4pjewell (

VERY noisy!

Should come with ear defenders!

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Alan256 (

Reliable and Robust

We have had ours for approx 4 years and I am surprised by the rather poor review. I have found that ours has plenty of suction for ordinary dry cleaning of wood and carpeted flooring. I agree that changing over to wet cleaning is a bit laborious but...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: kelle1 (

good for a '2' in '1'

very good on tuff stains, but a heavy thing to drag around the house, dry vacuum was also fine, its time consuming swaping from one function to another, and also rather large to store - made worse by having to store the attachments seperatly as...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Geoffrey (

Vax 6131T


Versatile & easy to use to shampoo carpets

Pipes come apart easily

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: lee (

Vax 6131T


very good vacuum and quite good at upholstery ad carpet cleaning

the whole unit must be completly dry before you can use the bag in the vacuume or the bag is ruined, also it would nice if it was a bit more robust so the water spray part was fixed all the time

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Grace (

Vax 6131T


Does what it says on the tin!! Powerfull suction in both wet & dry modes, sucks dirt out of upholstery & carpets & leaves it almost dry. Once you've read the instructions which are easy to understand you can interchange between wet & dry relatively...

Could have done with a cable tidy but I just wind it around the top & it stays in place well

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: John (

Vax 6131T




Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: lorna (

Vax 6131T


It works brilliantly

having to push it around

Dec, 2012