Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5 out of 5 by ST82 Absolutely wonderful to use!
Vacuum is almost a daily routine, and having used bagged vacuums before I was looking to buy a bagless one for it's apparent advantage over it. Other important aspect was that exhaust coming out vacuum shouldn't emit dust particles back in room causing allergic reaction. Lastly, noise factor wasn't a biggest concern but having a quieter vacuum was plus. Needless to say it ticks all the boxes, and I am enjoying the experience of using it.
One accessory which I'm quite surprised is not being sold by Philips in UK is the TriActive Z Accessory (FC8077/01). Although vacuum comes along with TriActive Max nozzle which works great on carpets or laminate flooring but is not smooth on wooden/parquet floors. So this was one accessory I ordered immediately after first usage. Now having used the Z nozzle I can say that it completes the vacuum as a whole. It's super smooth even running on full power which wasn't the case with Max nozzle, plus with extra wheel on front side makes it glide over hard floors.
8 December 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by tashybf mixed feelings
when I received this vacuum cleaner I was quite excited, being the owner of a husky I sometimes feel i'm fighting a losing battle against pet hair. Easy to assemble and great storage features including being able to stand the vacuum upright by slotting in the hose to the grove on the underside. Another great feature is how quiet this vacuum cleaner is, its great to use when the kids are in bed as even on full suction its more than half the sound of my upright vacuum cleaner. Sadly I found it took significant effort to proficiently remove the pet hair from my carpets, and granted when I worked hard at it the vacuum collected all pet hair and the air certainly feels better to breathe. however I feel for a vacuum cleaner with a specific pet hair head it requires far too much effort from the user. However this is the best vacuum cleaner i've ever used on hard surfaces, reaching right into corners and sides of the flooring. The additional accessories are great and being able to alter suction makes it easy to maintain upholstery and curtains however when trying to use the brush attachment it kept sliding off. the holder connected to the hose to hold these is also not sturdy enough and the accessories often fall off when in use. A long retractable power lead giving you lots coverage and a wheel which allows easy and free movement around the home room to room. The bin is the easiest i've experienced to empty and with 2 compartments separating larger and smaller debris, which helps if accidently sucking up a child's toy!
Overall if you have a majority of hard floors id definitely recommend this product however if you have carpets that are used frequently and don't want to have to exert much energy when vacuuming this isn't the product for you.
6 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by eondesigns Superb product
This really is quite an exceptional little cleaner. I was apprehensive about the lack of a powered head, but after using the product any worries were left far behind. The suction and cleaning power of this cleaner are quite remarkable. I find that I actually have to use it on its lowest power setting so that I can actually push the head around. Any higher on our thick carpets and the head becomes heavy to manoeuvre due to the high suction power.
I have to admit that from the very onset I was impressed with this cleaner, right from the initial opening of the box where everything was presented and arranged for ease of assembly, down to its actual use and performance
As far as positive aspects, there are so many to list; The cleaner is light and easily transported from room to room. Whilst in use the large wheels at the rear allow it to move around the floor with ease. The head is small enough to fit into most areas. Stair cleaning is easy, the wand can be reduced in length for easy head manipulation, the main unit sits happily and well balanced on each step and the length of the power cord easily covers the entire distance. Aesthetically the cleaner is not bad looking, there is a bit of a ‘techy’ hint with the plastic mouldings made to represent carbon fibre along with the more rugged and possibly masculine styling. The chrome plated details are not necessarily to my liking, but do stand out and help to give it that bit of extra design edge. The head can be changed at the flip of a foot switch between floor types, so moving around the house from hard floor to carpet is simple. I also like the separate filter compartment at the rear of the cleaner, designed specifically for ease of removal. Overall, this feels like a very robust cleaner that has been designed with great consideration, even down to the damped cable retraction so that it does not ‘whip’ back into the body.
As far as negative comments, I only have a few areas of concern. The first being the amount of play in the wand sections. Whilst you pull and push the head around there is a lot of movement between all the joints in the wand. This becomes even more apparent when the suction is increased and greater force is needed to manoeuvre the head around the floor. Although I doubt that it will break, it does feel a little vulnerable. The operational noise when on full power it is a little loud, reduce the power however and the sound becomes very acceptable indeed. That is until you open the vent on the wand. When this is open (to reduce the suction power) the airflow noise increases dramatically. This is a very minor point, but thought it should be highlighted. The only other slight negative comment is regarding the emptying of the collection area. This is easily removed, but has a very large covering lid that has to be pivoted open in order to tip the contents out. I found that this large lid does get in the way and hinders the ability to empty the contents without spilling.
Despite these, I still feel that this is a superb cleaner that has surpassed all my expectations.
4 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarah1976 GOODBYE DUST!
I had already vacuumed my carpets on the day the my new Phillips Power pro arrived. But of course eager to try my new vacuum cleaner out I just had to vacuum again.
The vacuum cleaner was very easily and quickly assembled. So I could crack on pretty much straight away!
I could not believe the power this vacuum cleaner has, you can actually hear the power increasing sort of like a jet firing its engines up...although not nearly as loud!
Bear in mind I had actually vacuumed not long before with my old vacuum cleaner, the dust in the bagless canister was amazing I could not believe how much was in there.
My carpets are pushing twenty years now this vacuum cleaner lifted the pile almost immediately making my carpets feel so soft and clean, almost new again!
We have three dogs and two children so as you can imagine the vacuum is really put through its paces.
I also wash my carpets quite often using a carpet cleaner..you can see the dirty water as it is sucked from the carpets, the water used to be a horrible gungy brown coffee colour. Now I have noticed since using the Phillips Power Pro (or as we have named it "THE BEAST") the water the machine sucks out does not have the murky brown colour to it! Convincing me just how good the vacuum cleaner is. Another thing I have noticed is..I am asthmatic, because so much dust is being removed I am noticing I use my inhalors less.
Just a few other points that I found really good...The vacuum cleaner has wheels that run really smooth they make it feel light as a feather, very easy to manage.
The telescopic handle saves breaking your back, I am pretty tall, the handle is easily adjusted for height.
The cylinder is really really easy to access. Making it very simple to empty when used.
The brush head gets into every corner, skirting board etc.
I would recommend this vacuum cleaner to absolutely anyone I LOVE IT
29 November 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cherryc123 First class hoover
I have had 3 hoovers in the past year and I can safely say without a doubt that this product out shadows all the others.
I like that its bag less and easy to empty. It is transparent so you can see when the waste/dust compartment fills up.
I have 6 pets at home and as you can imagine there are hairs everywhere. I myself am asthmatic as is my son and have allergies to pet dander. It is hard to have the best of both worlds e.g. having pets but remaining allergy symptom free. This hoover is soo powerful it can actually lift my vinyl and carpet up at the edges. It is no problem to suck up pet hair and dander because the suction is soo powerful.
This in turn helps with allergies and wheezing chests!
This hoover works efficiently and effectively.
There are wheels on the main compartment and wheels on the floor cleaning attachment. This makes it very easy to maneuver. Added to this, the head of the hoover can turn a complete 360 degrees meaning you can clean the backs of sofas, upholstery etc without any awkward twisting and turning.
I have carpet, vinyl and wood flooring throughout the house and I have to say the vacuum performs exceptionally on all floors. The suction is soo powerful that I do not need to use crevice tools to suck out dust and dirt and these can all be gathered from skirting boards and edges with the main nozzle.
The extendable pole makes cleaning easy for people of all heights. The pole can clip on to the side of the vacuum when not in use.
Added to this, the vacuum looks modern and classy!
The only downside is that vacuuming stairs is a little bit of a task as the vacuum is bulky and you have to watch it doesn't tip over when sitting on a step!
28 November 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bluntyz Super suction
Unpacked the vacuum and first impression was wow looks amazing and very modern.
Hard floor tool was amazing laminate flooring.
Very very powerful dust and pet hair pick up was brilliant floors spot less
24 November 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kelly40 Excellent product fantastic for pet hair
Very powerful vacuum cleaner. Stylish and easy to operate. First use couldn't believe the dust and pet hair that was collected and continues to collect with every use. Great features from extendable nozzle, cable extractor,ease in emptying and filter change. Due to the strong suction to help glide the head across the floor easier I had to use the rug setting but the performance was exceptional even on a low setting. The whole family has used and are all pleased with the performance. The vacuum is also very quiet the only vacuum we have had where the dogs are not scared.
23 November 2016