Vax is one of the most popular vacuum cleaner brands in the UK, and their wide range of upright and cylinder vacuums are affordable without compromising on quality.
While they may not have the technology of a Dyson or the aesthetics of a Shark, this is reflected in the price. In this Vax U90 MA Re review you will see that what you get is a reliable machine that will handle most cleaning jobs effectively.
The Vax U90-MA-Re Air Reach is an upright vacuum that is among the cheapest that Vax has to offer. It has a good range of features for the price, including multi-cyclonic technology, a TurboTool which is ideal for pet hair, and a long reach hose to tackle hard to reach areas.
It is also surprisingly lightweight for an upright vacuum, making the U90-MA-Re Air Reach a solid performer at a reasonable price. Read our Vax U90 MA Re review to find out more.
- Multi-cyclonic technology provides powerful suction
- Lightweight for an upright – Weighs only 5kg
- Impressive 14 metre cleaning reach
- Accessories are slightly fiddly to attach
- No variable suction control
Vax U90 MA Re Review: Design and Appearance
The Vax U90-MA-Re Air Reach is predominantly made from plastic, with a stainless steel wand. The plastic does not feel cheap which is great considering the price, and it adds to the light weight of the vacuum.
The whole machine weighs in at 4.9kg which makes it ideal for carrying up a flight of stairs, although the long hose means you probably won’t have to.
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The U90-MA-Re Air Reach is black and purple in colour. Although it doesn’t have the striking features of the latest Dyson or Shark models, it doesn’t look like a cheap vacuum by any means.
It has two wheels on the bottom to help with manoeuvrability, although it doesn’t come with Vax’s steerable technology that is available in higher priced models.
Features and Technology
This Vax model has multi-cyclonic technology giving it great power and ensuring that there is no loss of suction. The suction is the same across carpet and hardwood floors, making the U90-MA-Re ideal for cleaning your whole house.
There is a switch you can press depending on what type of floor you are cleaning, but this does not change the suction power, only the brush bar on the floor head.
The handle on the Vax U90-MA-Re Air Reach is telescopic and can be adjusted to eight different positions, so no matter what height you are you will feel comfortable using this. There is also an LED indicator on the handle that tells you if there is a blockage in the vacuum, which is a nice touch.
Dust Capacity and Filtration
The Vax U90-MA-Re Air Reach is a bagless vacuum that has a dust canister capacity of 1.5 litres, which is more than acceptable for this price range. Depending on how often you use it and how dirty your house is, you could find yourself emptying it on a daily basis.
This may sound a lot but considering this is a bagless model it doesn’t take much time or effort to empty. There is also the added savings of not having to buy replacement bags for it.
The U90-MA-Re Air Reach features a quick canister emptying system, allowing you to dispose of the dust and debris with the press of a button.
A High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter is essential if you or anyone in your home suffers from allergies caused by pets, pollen or dust. Most new vacuum cleaners have one, and thankfully the Vax U90-MA-Re Air Reach has one too.
The HEPA filter is completely washable, which also cuts down the cost of having to buy replacement filters. The HEPA filter has been designed to last the lifetime of the vacuum.
Vax Air Reach: Accessories and Tools
The Vax U90-MA-Re Air Reach comes with an impressive 10-metre power cord and a 3.6-metre hose, giving it a cleaning radius that should clean most rooms with ease. The long reach is also useful if you have stairs in your home and don’t want to balance an upright vacuum on each step.
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There is also a supplied 3-in-1 combination tool that can convert into a crevice tool, an upholstery tool, and a soft dusting brush which is useful for hard floors such as wood and tile. All of the additional tools can be stored on the vacuum itself for handy access, and also removes the problem of misplacing them.
Read More: Full review of the Vax Dual Power
Vax U90 MA Re Review: Final Thoughts
The Vax U90-MA-Re Air Reach upright vacuum cleaner is a solid model at an affordable price. It may not break any records for suction power or design features, but what it will do is clean your floor without any fuss.
The additional tools and the long reach hose, coupled with the multi-cyclonic technology and the HEPA filter, make this a vacuum that I can fully recommend if you are on a budget.
There are more expensive vacuums out there that don’t have the range of features the U90-MA-Re has, and with Vax’s reputation for building reliable and long-lasting vacuums, you will struggle to find anything as good as this for the price.
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