Extended warranties

Are you being served or served up when offered an extended warranty?
 
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  • Updated:12 Nov 2008
 

01 .Extended warranties

shopper viewing extended warranty with a magnifying glass

On 1 January 2011, a new national Australian Consumer Law regime came into effect. Please see our article or go to http://www.accc.gov.au/consumerrights for information on these changes.

In brief

  • To find out if people are being pressured by retailers into buying extended warranties, CHOICE and the NSW Office of Fair Trading conducted research via an online survey and a shadow shop of electrical retail stores.
  • Always ensure you know what the extended warranty covers – don’t rely on the salesperson’s knowledge.
  • Your right to repairs or replacement of a faulty item could be covered under the statutory warranty that covers all purchases.

Just before you get ready to pay thousands of dollars for a new TV, the salesman asks if you’d like to take out an extended warranty. He says it will give you another four years’ protection should anything go wrong and will only cost an extra couple of hundred dollars.

Suddenly the extra money doesn’t seem much to help protect your expensive investment, so you agree. After all, you think, things don’t seem to be made to last these days and it’s good to have some protection, right? Not necessarily.

You could be buying insurance you don’t need

Firstly, most appliances are covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, usually one year for TVs and up to three years for some LCD and plasma models. And contrary to common belief, most products, especially big-ticket items such as washing machines and TVs, are quite reliable.

Secondly, if something goes wrong with your TV outside the warranty period you may be covered under the federal Trade Practices Act, which provides all consumers with a statutory warranty whenever they buy any kind of goods or services (see Your statutory rights).

Three types of warranties

1. Manufacturer’s warranty

This is also known as a voluntary or express warranty and is the sort most consumers are familiar with. It’s usually provided as a booklet that comes with the product, but may only be available in certain circumstances, and is often for a limited time.

2. Statutory warranty

Your rights under this type of warranty are implied; that is, you don’t receive paperwork stating what’s covered and what’s not.

3. Extended warranty

An additional warranty retailers try to sell you which may or may not extend the manufacturer’s warranty. Some extended warranties may only replace the product or refund customers based on annual depreciation of the product. This means the product you get as a replacement may be inferior to the one you originally bought or you may be refunded less money than what you paid.

 

This information was current as of November 2008 but is still a useful guide to today's market.

 
 

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The best-performing models are profiled below.

Expensive models

  • Sebo Airbelt K3 Premium 
  • Miele S8 Cat & Dog S8320
  • Miele S8790 HEPA Silence
  • Sauber Intelligence SI-200
  • Sebo Felix Premium
  • Electrolux Ultra Captic ZUC4103DEL
  • Zelmer Solaris VZ5000HQ

Mid-priced models

  • Miele S6210 Compact 
  • Miele S8310
  • Nilfisk Elite Comfort 107402946 (newly tested)
  • Bosch Free'e Animal BSGL5244AU
  • Miele Compact Cat & Dog S6320
  • Electrolux Ultra Silencer Animal Care ZUS4065PET 
  • Vax Zen 2 Pet VCZP1600

Low-cost models

  • Miele S2111
Previously recommended models that have since been discontinued can be found  in the table for discontinued models.

15 CHOICE buys

Sebo Airbelt K3 Premium

Scored 88/100 | $109988%

Good points:

•Excellent at removing dirt from carpet.
•Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
•Variable power.
•HEPA filter.
•Very good, long wand.
•Very good bag; easy to remove/replace.
•Excellent controls located on the wand at fingertip.

Bad points:

•The hose feels flimsy.

 

Miele S6210 Compact

Scored 84/100 | $34984%

Good points:

•Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
•Excellent at picking up pet hair.
•Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Telescopic wand.
•Variable power.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.

Bad points:

•Nothing in particular.

 

Miele S8 Cat & Dog S8320

Scored 83/100 | $69983%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Very long power cord.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Zelmer Solaris VZ5000HQ

Scored 83/100 | $69983%

Good points:

•Very good at picking up dirt from carpet.
•Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
•Variable power.
•HEPA filter.
•Very long power cord.
•Very good, long wand.
•Very good bag; easy to remove/replace.
•The hose feels very solid.

Bad points:

•The cleaning head is quite tiring to move over the carpet.

 

Miele S8310

Scored 82/100 | $49982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at removing pet hair.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Excellent reach from the power point.
• Excellent bag, easy to remove and replace.

Bad points:

• The cleaning head is tiring to move over the carpet.

 

Miele S8790 HEPA Silence

Scored 82/100 | $89982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at removing pet hair.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Excellent reach from the power point.
• Excellent bag, easy to remove and replace.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Nilfisk Elite Comfort 107402946

Scored 82/100 | $56982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• HEPA filter.
• Very long power cord.
• Excellent controls located at fingertip.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Sauber Intelligence SI-200

Scored 82/100 | $159982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Very long power cord.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• HEPA filter.
• Excellent bag; easy to remove/replace.
• Excellent controls.
• Solid hose.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Sebo Felix Premium

Scored 82/100 | $99982%

Good points:

• Excellent at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Very long power cord.
• Telescopic handle.
• Variable power.
• HEPA filter.
• Easy to throw away the bag when it’s full, but it’s a little fiddly to position in the cleaner.
• Excellent controls located at the fingertip.

Bad points:

The cleaning head is tiring to move over the carpet.
• The wand may become heavy for some with extended vacuuming.
 

Bosch Free'e Animal BSGL5244AU

Scored 81/100 | $54981%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Very long power cord.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• HEPA filter.
• Excellent bag; easy to remove/replace.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Miele Compact Cat & Dog S6320

Scored 81/100 | $49981%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Very good, long wand.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Electrolux Ultra Captic ZUC4103DEL

Scored 80/100 | $89980%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• Washable HEPA filter.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Very long power cord.

Bad points:

•The bin is messy to clean.

 

Electrolux Ultra Silencer Animal Care ZUS4065PET

Scored 80/100 | $45080%

Good points:

•Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
•Excellent at picking up pet hair.
•Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Telescopic wand.
•Variable power.
•Washable HEPA filter.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
•Very long power cord.

Bad points:

•Nothing in particular.

 

Miele S2111

Scored 80/100 | $29980%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at removing pet hair.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Very good long wand.
Excellent bag; easy to remove and replace.

Bad points:

• No telescopic wand.

 

Vax Zen 2 Pet VCZP1600

Scored 80/100 | $37980%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• HEPA filter.
• Very long power cord.
• Very good, long wand.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.

Bad points:

• The bin is messy to clean.

 
 

The best-performing models are profiled below.

Expensive models

  • Sebo Airbelt K3 Premium 
  • Miele S8 Cat & Dog S8320
  • Miele S8790 HEPA Silence
  • Sauber Intelligence SI-200
  • Sebo Felix Premium
  • Electrolux Ultra Captic ZUC4103DEL
  • Zelmer Solaris VZ5000HQ

Mid-priced models

  • Miele S6210 Compact 
  • Miele S8310
  • Nilfisk Elite Comfort 107402946 (newly tested)
  • Bosch Free'e Animal BSGL5244AU
  • Miele Compact Cat & Dog S6320
  • Electrolux Ultra Silencer Animal Care ZUS4065PET 
  • Vax Zen 2 Pet VCZP1600

Low-cost models

  • Miele S2111
Previously recommended models that have since been discontinued can be found  in the table for discontinued models.

15 CHOICE buys

Sebo Airbelt K3 Premium

Scored 88/100 | $109988%

Good points:

•Excellent at removing dirt from carpet.
•Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
•Variable power.
•HEPA filter.
•Very good, long wand.
•Very good bag; easy to remove/replace.
•Excellent controls located on the wand at fingertip.

Bad points:

•The hose feels flimsy.

 

Miele S6210 Compact

Scored 84/100 | $34984%

Good points:

•Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
•Excellent at picking up pet hair.
•Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Telescopic wand.
•Variable power.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.

Bad points:

•Nothing in particular.

 

Miele S8 Cat & Dog S8320

Scored 83/100 | $69983%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Very long power cord.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Zelmer Solaris VZ5000HQ

Scored 83/100 | $69983%

Good points:

•Very good at picking up dirt from carpet.
•Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
•Variable power.
•HEPA filter.
•Very long power cord.
•Very good, long wand.
•Very good bag; easy to remove/replace.
•The hose feels very solid.

Bad points:

•The cleaning head is quite tiring to move over the carpet.

 

Miele S8310

Scored 82/100 | $49982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at removing pet hair.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Excellent reach from the power point.
• Excellent bag, easy to remove and replace.

Bad points:

• The cleaning head is tiring to move over the carpet.

 

Miele S8790 HEPA Silence

Scored 82/100 | $89982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at removing pet hair.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Excellent reach from the power point.
• Excellent bag, easy to remove and replace.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Nilfisk Elite Comfort 107402946

Scored 82/100 | $56982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• HEPA filter.
• Very long power cord.
• Excellent controls located at fingertip.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Sauber Intelligence SI-200

Scored 82/100 | $159982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Very long power cord.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• HEPA filter.
• Excellent bag; easy to remove/replace.
• Excellent controls.
• Solid hose.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Sebo Felix Premium

Scored 82/100 | $99982%

Good points:

• Excellent at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Very long power cord.
• Telescopic handle.
• Variable power.
• HEPA filter.
• Easy to throw away the bag when it’s full, but it’s a little fiddly to position in the cleaner.
• Excellent controls located at the fingertip.

Bad points:

The cleaning head is tiring to move over the carpet.
• The wand may become heavy for some with extended vacuuming.
 

Bosch Free'e Animal BSGL5244AU

Scored 81/100 | $54981%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Very long power cord.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• HEPA filter.
• Excellent bag; easy to remove/replace.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Miele Compact Cat & Dog S6320

Scored 81/100 | $49981%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Very good, long wand.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Electrolux Ultra Captic ZUC4103DEL

Scored 80/100 | $89980%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• Washable HEPA filter.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Very long power cord.

Bad points:

•The bin is messy to clean.

 

Electrolux Ultra Silencer Animal Care ZUS4065PET

Scored 80/100 | $45080%

Good points:

•Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
•Excellent at picking up pet hair.
•Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Telescopic wand.
•Variable power.
•Washable HEPA filter.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
•Very long power cord.

Bad points:

•Nothing in particular.

 

Miele S2111

Scored 80/100 | $29980%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at removing pet hair.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Very good long wand.
Excellent bag; easy to remove and replace.

Bad points:

• No telescopic wand.

 

Vax Zen 2 Pet VCZP1600

Scored 80/100 | $37980%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• HEPA filter.
• Very long power cord.
• Very good, long wand.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.

Bad points:

• The bin is messy to clean.

 
 

The best-performing models are profiled below.

Expensive models

  • Sebo Airbelt K3 Premium 
  • Miele S8 Cat & Dog S8320
  • Miele S8790 HEPA Silence
  • Sauber Intelligence SI-200
  • Sebo Felix Premium
  • Electrolux Ultra Captic ZUC4103DEL
  • Zelmer Solaris VZ5000HQ

Mid-priced models

  • Miele S6210 Compact 
  • Miele S8310
  • Nilfisk Elite Comfort 107402946 (newly tested)
  • Bosch Free'e Animal BSGL5244AU
  • Miele Compact Cat & Dog S6320
  • Electrolux Ultra Silencer Animal Care ZUS4065PET 
  • Vax Zen 2 Pet VCZP1600

Low-cost models

  • Miele S2111
Previously recommended models that have since been discontinued can be found  in the table for discontinued models.

15 CHOICE buys

Sebo Airbelt K3 Premium

Scored 88/100 | $109988%

Good points:

•Excellent at removing dirt from carpet.
•Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
•Variable power.
•HEPA filter.
•Very good, long wand.
•Very good bag; easy to remove/replace.
•Excellent controls located on the wand at fingertip.

Bad points:

•The hose feels flimsy.

 

Miele S6210 Compact

Scored 84/100 | $34984%

Good points:

•Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
•Excellent at picking up pet hair.
•Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Telescopic wand.
•Variable power.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.

Bad points:

•Nothing in particular.

 

Miele S8 Cat & Dog S8320

Scored 83/100 | $69983%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Very long power cord.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Zelmer Solaris VZ5000HQ

Scored 83/100 | $69983%

Good points:

•Very good at picking up dirt from carpet.
•Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
•Variable power.
•HEPA filter.
•Very long power cord.
•Very good, long wand.
•Very good bag; easy to remove/replace.
•The hose feels very solid.

Bad points:

•The cleaning head is quite tiring to move over the carpet.

 

Miele S8310

Scored 82/100 | $49982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at removing pet hair.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Excellent reach from the power point.
• Excellent bag, easy to remove and replace.

Bad points:

• The cleaning head is tiring to move over the carpet.

 

Miele S8790 HEPA Silence

Scored 82/100 | $89982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at removing pet hair.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Excellent reach from the power point.
• Excellent bag, easy to remove and replace.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Nilfisk Elite Comfort 107402946

Scored 82/100 | $56982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• HEPA filter.
• Very long power cord.
• Excellent controls located at fingertip.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Sauber Intelligence SI-200

Scored 82/100 | $159982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Very long power cord.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• HEPA filter.
• Excellent bag; easy to remove/replace.
• Excellent controls.
• Solid hose.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Sebo Felix Premium

Scored 82/100 | $99982%

Good points:

• Excellent at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Very long power cord.
• Telescopic handle.
• Variable power.
• HEPA filter.
• Easy to throw away the bag when it’s full, but it’s a little fiddly to position in the cleaner.
• Excellent controls located at the fingertip.

Bad points:

The cleaning head is tiring to move over the carpet.
• The wand may become heavy for some with extended vacuuming.
 

Bosch Free'e Animal BSGL5244AU

Scored 81/100 | $54981%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Very long power cord.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• HEPA filter.
• Excellent bag; easy to remove/replace.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Miele Compact Cat & Dog S6320

Scored 81/100 | $49981%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Very good, long wand.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Electrolux Ultra Captic ZUC4103DEL

Scored 80/100 | $89980%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• Washable HEPA filter.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Very long power cord.

Bad points:

•The bin is messy to clean.

 

Electrolux Ultra Silencer Animal Care ZUS4065PET

Scored 80/100 | $45080%

Good points:

•Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
•Excellent at picking up pet hair.
•Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Telescopic wand.
•Variable power.
•Washable HEPA filter.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
•Very long power cord.

Bad points:

•Nothing in particular.

 

Miele S2111

Scored 80/100 | $29980%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at removing pet hair.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Very good long wand.
Excellent bag; easy to remove and replace.

Bad points:

• No telescopic wand.

 

Vax Zen 2 Pet VCZP1600

Scored 80/100 | $37980%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• HEPA filter.
• Very long power cord.
• Very good, long wand.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.

Bad points:

• The bin is messy to clean.

 
 

The best-performing models are profiled below.

Expensive models

  • Sebo Airbelt K3 Premium 
  • Miele S8 Cat & Dog S8320
  • Miele S8790 HEPA Silence
  • Sauber Intelligence SI-200
  • Sebo Felix Premium
  • Electrolux Ultra Captic ZUC4103DEL
  • Zelmer Solaris VZ5000HQ

Mid-priced models

  • Miele S6210 Compact 
  • Miele S8310
  • Nilfisk Elite Comfort 107402946 (newly tested)
  • Bosch Free'e Animal BSGL5244AU
  • Miele Compact Cat & Dog S6320
  • Electrolux Ultra Silencer Animal Care ZUS4065PET 
  • Vax Zen 2 Pet VCZP1600

Low-cost models

  • Miele S2111
Previously recommended models that have since been discontinued can be found  in the table for discontinued models.

15 CHOICE buys

Sebo Airbelt K3 Premium

Scored 88/100 | $109988%

Good points:

•Excellent at removing dirt from carpet.
•Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
•Variable power.
•HEPA filter.
•Very good, long wand.
•Very good bag; easy to remove/replace.
•Excellent controls located on the wand at fingertip.

Bad points:

•The hose feels flimsy.

 

Miele S6210 Compact

Scored 84/100 | $34984%

Good points:

•Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
•Excellent at picking up pet hair.
•Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Telescopic wand.
•Variable power.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.

Bad points:

•Nothing in particular.

 

Miele S8 Cat & Dog S8320

Scored 83/100 | $69983%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Very long power cord.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Zelmer Solaris VZ5000HQ

Scored 83/100 | $69983%

Good points:

•Very good at picking up dirt from carpet.
•Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
•Variable power.
•HEPA filter.
•Very long power cord.
•Very good, long wand.
•Very good bag; easy to remove/replace.
•The hose feels very solid.

Bad points:

•The cleaning head is quite tiring to move over the carpet.

 

Miele S8310

Scored 82/100 | $49982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at removing pet hair.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Excellent reach from the power point.
• Excellent bag, easy to remove and replace.

Bad points:

• The cleaning head is tiring to move over the carpet.

 

Miele S8790 HEPA Silence

Scored 82/100 | $89982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at removing pet hair.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Excellent reach from the power point.
• Excellent bag, easy to remove and replace.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Nilfisk Elite Comfort 107402946

Scored 82/100 | $56982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• HEPA filter.
• Very long power cord.
• Excellent controls located at fingertip.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Sauber Intelligence SI-200

Scored 82/100 | $159982%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Very long power cord.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• HEPA filter.
• Excellent bag; easy to remove/replace.
• Excellent controls.
• Solid hose.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Sebo Felix Premium

Scored 82/100 | $99982%

Good points:

• Excellent at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Very long power cord.
• Telescopic handle.
• Variable power.
• HEPA filter.
• Easy to throw away the bag when it’s full, but it’s a little fiddly to position in the cleaner.
• Excellent controls located at the fingertip.

Bad points:

The cleaning head is tiring to move over the carpet.
• The wand may become heavy for some with extended vacuuming.
 

Bosch Free'e Animal BSGL5244AU

Scored 81/100 | $54981%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Very long power cord.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• HEPA filter.
• Excellent bag; easy to remove/replace.

Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Miele Compact Cat & Dog S6320

Scored 81/100 | $49981%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Very good, long wand.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
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Bad points:

• Nothing in particular.

 

Electrolux Ultra Captic ZUC4103DEL

Scored 80/100 | $89980%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.
• Telescopic wand.
• Variable power.
• Washable HEPA filter.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Very long power cord.

Bad points:

•The bin is messy to clean.

 

Electrolux Ultra Silencer Animal Care ZUS4065PET

Scored 80/100 | $45080%

Good points:

•Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
•Excellent at picking up pet hair.
•Good at cleaning corners and along edges.
•Telescopic wand.
•Variable power.
•Washable HEPA filter.
•Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
•Very long power cord.

Bad points:

•Nothing in particular.

 

Miele S2111

Scored 80/100 | $29980%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Excellent at removing pet hair.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• Variable power.
• Very good long wand.
Excellent bag; easy to remove and replace.

Bad points:

• No telescopic wand.

 

Vax Zen 2 Pet VCZP1600

Scored 80/100 | $37980%

Good points:

• Good at picking up dirt from carpet.
• Very good at cleaning corners and along edges.
• Good range of tools with on-board storage for all of them.
• HEPA filter.
• Very long power cord.
• Very good, long wand.
• Excellent at picking up pet hair.

Bad points:

• The bin is messy to clean.

 
 
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