A busy Christmas period is liable leave your carpets, upholstery and surfaces caked in dust, dirt and grime and it’s often a mammoth task to get your place looking ship shape afterwards. Our new friend Nadine Hill put our Vorticity vacuum cleaner to the test on her festive mess and kindly took the time to share her thoughts on her blog, Time Management Mum.
She writes about time management, getting things done, personal development and empowering other women, so after you’ve read her review post, make sure to check out the rest of her blog. Maybe you’ll pick up some useful tips that you can apply to your own lives.
We’ve reproduced her review below, but you can read the original entry here.
Review: Morphy Richards Vorticity Plus a Massive 50% off for my Readers!
**This is a Product Review Post**
Product Name: Vorticity Vacuum by Morphy Richards
Buy Online Here: See at the end of the post for a special discount!
Here’s a link to the general product site www.vorticityvacuums.com
Price: £199.99 or £219.99 depending on the spec
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The blurb: It’s a vacuum cleaner called Vorticity and it differs from other vacuums on the market in that it uses air in a completely different way. It’s defining feature is the floorhead, which uses the power of 22 mini cyclones to draw in ambient air and force it down, dislodging particles of dust, dirt and other undesirables from in between carpet fibres and floorboards. This means that even dirt that is stuck on gets sucked up.
This vacuum will make the cleaning less of a chore and should dramatically speed up the process. Work-at-home mums and business owners don’t want to be bogged down by housework when they should be getting other things done and investing in a good quality vacuum cleaner could help minimise time spent doing this.
Initial Thoughts: Well – I love a good challenge so when I read that this vac will suck up even stuck on dirt, this was my focus! I started glaring at my carpet with a beady eye to find dried cat vomit, the kids discarded pez sweets or some muck from my builder husbands boots’ to tackle – all of which are usually staples on my living room carpet. But on the day I wanted to trial the vac, there was nothing! Only the usual carpet dirt- biscuit crumbs and bits of shredded tinsel from my daughter’s cheerleader pom poms – this wasn’t a challenge! This was dirt that moved! Anyway FYI – the Vorticity sucked it up! There was also a gobstopper sized bit of artificial Christmas tree that one of the cats had pulled off and was using as a play toy. Normally I would pick up any larger bits of debris before running the vac over the rest of the floor, but today I wanted to throw something at the vac, and it just swept over the bit of tree and neatly sucked it up – no getting stuck in the tubes for this vacuum!! Result!
I Liked: I loved the way the vacuum looked. I know it shouldn’t matter what something looks like as long as it does the job, but it was a bit trendy, which made me happy! The floorhead nozzle with the cyclones in it was really easy to manoeuvre, especially in awkward places and I could get right under some of my higher furniture that shows the carpet, which I couldn’t do with my usual upright vac without having to dismantle it to use the hose attachment. The vac itself was a little heavy to carry, but when you have it in the room, the hose is long enough to do what you need to without moving too much, and it is on wheels too so it follows you round. It is just if you carry the vac upstairs for example, it’s heavy, but I suppose most vacs are. I loved how easy it was to empty and I was amazed by how much dirt was in the chamber. Now before you cast me as a sloven housekeeper who never cleans, and therefore has loads of dirt, I should say that I have a cleaner who comes weekly, so the house is kept up to standard!
I wasn’t Keen: I trialled the vac on my kitchen floor too, where there were a few bits of dried on dirt. Some crusty Weetabix dropped by my 3YO and some other dried up spill, but I have to say this was where I was a little let down by the Vorticity. It wouldn’t pick up these bits and it was a wooden floor – I’d imagine, a lot easier to collect from than a carpet. I had to dislodge the bits of dirt with my fingernail before the Vorticity sucked it up. To be fair, dried on Weetabix is like cement, but my dishwasher copes with it on bowls so I was kind of hoping the Vorticity would win on Weetabix too, sadly it didn’t.
Overall: This vacuum was really good. It did the job quickly and neatly and was easy to use. There was just one thing I was confused about when setting it up in the first place. I clicked all the parts into place according to the instructions, but on the bit where the hose meets the body of the vac, it didn’t ‘click’ into place, just sat there so I was unsure if I’d done it right! Everything worked ok and nothing fell apart whilst cleaning but I would have liked a satisfying ‘click’ when I pieced it all together! The things that please some people eh? But R&D people – if you are reading, this would have made me feel more satisfied.
Time management is a big passion of mine – I love to get things done more effectively and with less fuss – especially boring things like cleaning. Let’s face it – who would rather clean the house than snuggle up with the kids on the sofa watching a Disney DVD with a bowl of microwave popcorn? So products like this help me create more time to do what I really want to be doing. I love how we are living in more enlightened times now where big companies listen to us mums who are using their stuff, and not just pushing products onto us in a ‘sell, sell sell’ mode. The nice chap who does PR and Social Media for Morphy Richards, Tom, told me about their blog and social community portal www.homeofthehouseproud.com which I have ‘Liked’ on Facebook. I want to hear what other real people think and any tips, and you can get that here so if you want a nice home, check it out!
I’ve negotiated a fantastic 50% discount on this vacuum for the readers of Time Management Mum! There are two models of this vac, and here are the links to each and the codes you use at the checkout…
For the 71080
Use the code TMM8050
For the 71081
Use the code TMM8150 (expired)