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alaTest has collected and analyzed 661 reviews of VAX U88-AM-B. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The price is also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the size. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the VAX U88-AM-B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 551 user reviews of VAX U88-AM-B from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the design and price. There are some critical views about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the size.

usability, price, design


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vax U88-AM-B Air³ Multi-Cyclonic Bagless Upright Vacuum CleanerVax U88-AM-B Air³ Multi-Cyclonic Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Dec, 2018

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The Vax U88-AM-Be Air is one of the most expensive vacuum cleaners in the Vax product range but it does promise to be extremely light weight and manoeuvrable, have powerful and consistent suction and an impressive six year manufacturer's guarantee. We...

Nov, 2014

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vax upright steerable


I bought this a month ago..used it yesterday only to realise the cord is far too short and keep having to plug in different sockets.

Jan, 2017

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I bought this cleaner because I was previously impressed by a Vax cleaner. However this cleaner does not have sufficient suction, the add on tools are not sufficiently long enough and the cable is too short. I feel I will trade this cleaner in for...

Dec, 2016

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Good hoover nice and quiet, however in none of the adds online state that it dose'nt come with extension hose and you have to purchase it seperately but indicates it in the picture that it comes with it

Oct, 2016

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Brilliantly smooth


This is my second in a year needed one for upstairs too, too my surprise it's upgraded already the cords at the top much better bottom before so you kept running over it. This has bigger collection chamber as well , both fantastic runs by air so...

Oct, 2016

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Light and Powerful Vacuum


"The Vax Air3 is a very light and easy to use vacuum, however on carpets it can be quite hard to push but this is due to the large suction which picks up lots of dust other vacuums may not. On hard floors the vacuum didn't necessarily pick up...

Easy to Clean; Easy to Use; Enable/ Disable Rotating Bristles; Light; Long Cable; Powerful

Hard to Push (sometimes); Short Hose

Jul, 2016

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Amazing Hoover great suction & light to push


"This Hoover has amazing suction, it collects the tiniest amount of dust, it's small for storage, very light-weight, comes with two extra nozzles for an all round clean. Love the air monuvering system it makes it so easy to glide around furniture....

Easy to store; Great suction; Lightweight; Looks great; Quite

Jul, 2016

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Its been okay but ....


We bought the machine 3 years ago. On our new carpets it has been hard for me to push and pull the machine so its been my husbands job to do the hovering. More recently the cord has come loose in the machine and so it keeps stopping of course.

Jun, 2016

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Really Good for Carpets


Bought this product on the recommendation of Which and a family member. I wanted a vacuum cleaner that was A rated for carpet as my house is mostly carpeted. It is a lighter machine than others such as Electrolux or Dyson and has the swivel head found...

Nov, 2015

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Avoid very poor breaks easily


Have had air3 for less than 3 years. Used 1-2 times pw in 3 bed house. Poor suction. Mechanism to attach tools falls off mid clean, the handle broke, tool attachment broke, the flex to the power cable broke so it keeps cutting out. Worst vaccum I ever...

Nov, 2015