Top mummy blogger ‘Rosie Scribble’ (who blogs here and tweets here) has been putting the Vorticity vacuum cleaner through its paces over the last few weeks. She loved it, so much in fact, that she thinks it’s the best vacuum cleaner she’s ever used. Check out her review below or click here to read the original post on her blog
If Carlsberg made vacuum cleaners
If Carlsberg made vacuum cleaners they would probably be the best vacuum cleaners in the world. They would be a dream to use, they would suck up the entire contents of your carpet except for stray pound coins which they’d safely deposit next to the missing ear-ring they found earlier, and when the job is done they would make you a cup of tea, give you a foot massage and then prepare you a meal, from scratch, with only fresh organic produce, without you having to lift a finger.
The Vorticity isn’t made by Carlsberg so it lacks the ability to produce a hot meal; it doesn’t make tea, nor does it give you a foot massage, but apart from that it is exceptional.
If I don’t like a product, I say so. This. Product. Is. Outstanding.
It is without doubt the best vacuum cleaner I have ever used. It’s also the most expensive, but you get a lot for your money (and I have a 20% readers discount code at the end of this post).
I’ll buy a vacuum cleaner if it does the job well with the minimum of fuss and if it gets positive reviews. I don’t particularly spend a lot of time looking at all the product details but here are a few things about the Vorticity you should know based on my one-month experience:
It’s very easy to empty and easy to clean
It is quieter compared to all the previous (albeit cheaper) vacuum cleaners I’ve used
It comes with a handful of attachments that help reach those tricky corners that often get missed
We haven’t tried it on pet hair but it picked up long human hair instantly and we’ve never achieved that result up until now
The head of the vacuum manoeuvres brilliantly and is suitable for all floor types
The Vorticity works by having two cyclones in the canister and a further 22 in the floor head
We got chatting to blogger and freelance journalist Ellen Arnison about her housework strategy and she was keen to put one of
our “fancy pants” products through its paces. She’s been giving the Vorticity
the family treatment over the last week and you can read her thoughts below (or
see here for her original post).
In some ways it’s been a happy week domestically…
For one, the Panther of News was off work. His notion of idle afternoons
saving a virtual universe didn’t quite match the reality, but on the other hand,
my vision of having my own husband-shaped Nigella/Miss Moneypenny sorting out
the household Stuff wasn’t quite reality either. Still, while I was out cutting
a rich seam at the coalface of truth (If you don’t believe me, read about how
The X Factor stars were spotted in Airdrie) it was jolly nice to find the
homefires had been stoked.
And for two, a very nice man called Tom from Morphy Richards came by the
Palace of Bundance and read my post about Housework Half Hour. He said he had a
fancy-pants vacuum cleaner (can’t use the H word) that was better than all the
others (even the one that begins with D) and that we could have a go for
Housework Half Hour.
Much excitement when the box containing the Vorticity arrived. Boys One and
Two helped unpack and assemble, or at least they did until they clocked on to
the fact it was for them to use. By then though, Boy Three had fallen in love.
He wouldn’t let anyone else have a look-in. Great, you’d think, but toddlers are
only any good at cleaning one smallish patch of floor for long periods at a
So while I like the Vorticity very much – it nippy and light but seems to
suck like a good ‘un. We can only use it after Boy Three is in bed, luckily it’s
quite quiet and gets the job done fast. Boy Two likes the way the flex winds
itself up and Boy One is unnaturally fascinated by the whole vortex thing.
In case you care: Vorticity is a concept used in fluid dynamics. In the
simplest sense, vorticity is the tendency for elements of the fluid to
Not quite sure how that applies to the dry stuff that goes into the cleaner,
but however it does it, it does it well.
But nice man Tom, how are you going to help us solve our new problem of Boy
Three’s passion for your machine?
We recently made contact with writer, artist and top Mummy Blogger Josie
George after she had an accident with her vacuum cleaner, and sent her a
Vorticity to try out and review. You can read the orginal post here, but this is what she thought:
I had always wondered what I would do in a time of really great crisis. I
guess you can never quite predict your own coping mechanisms when faced with a
situation you haven’t experienced before.
Turns out, when I’m REALLY stressed? I clean. A lot.
I know. I’m as surprised as you are quite frankly. Ironic I would turn into
the world’s greatest housewife NOW isn’t it?
Now this is absolutely the last review post for a while as I made a promise a
while back that I would only review things that I absolutely needed or that
would be a treat for Kai, but I have been lucky enough to have been given some
much-needed replacement things lately and this is one of them.
This story begins with a silly tweet in which I complained that my vacuum
cleaner had punched me in the face. And it had, left a bruise and everything,
but that will teach me for trying to over-enthusiastically extend a stiff
attachment on a cheapy £20 vacuum (Edit: all innueundo absolutely accidental
Enter the rather clever and opportunistic @MRLoveYourHome,
representing Morphy Richards, offering to give me a fancy new one to save me a
future black eye. It’s worth noting here that Morphy Richards managed a really
great bit of blogger outreach here. Tom from MR had obviously been following my
blog for a while and knew enough about my lifestyle to tailor his pitch
sensitivily. Plus, his tweet made me laugh which is always a winner in my book.
So 10/10 Tom.
Anyway, enter into my life the Vorticity
– a rather cool looking white and orange vaccuum cleaner with a unique floorhead
that features 22 mini cylcones that make it extra sucky and a HEPA filtration
Now, I was all set for me and Kai to make a video of
the awesomeness that is my new best friend and partner in stress-busting
cleanathons, but I had forgotten that Kai is mortally afraid of vacuum cleaners
(and food processors) so after a few screamy attempts I have had to give up and
write this review instead.
And, well, I love it! It’s looks cool and is very nippy with the swivel head
negotiating round all of the house’s nooks and crannies and under furniture
easily. My favourite thing is that because of the way the suction works, it
automatically adjusts when you move from carpet to laminate, which is handy in
my house as I have both. It’s bagless, which means it keeps its suction and is
very easy to empty and clean. It comes with two attachments, the brush tool is
fab for the stairs, although the whole unit is quite heavy so takes a bit of arm
strength to hold as you do it. It’s good and robust too which makes you feel
less guilty when you’ve bounced it off the skirting boards a few times.
The weight would be my only criticism really, along with the fact that it
seems to work loads better on laminate than on my rather old and notoriously
difficult to vacuum carpets. But the fact that my house is spotless says an
awful lot. The fact that it’s so easy to use means I actually USE it. And, well
that’s a first for me.
So thanks Morphy Richards.
The Vorticity retails at about £199 and you can watch a video made by the
Morphy Richards team featuring its main features here.
I would encourage to have a quick look at MR’s online community featuring recipes, cleaning tips,
competitions and opportunities for community involvement.
A big thanks goes out to Josie for such a kind review. We’d encourage all Morphy Richards customers to have a read of her blog and follow her tweets here, whether your a mother or not. She runs a weekly writing workshop on her blog which is really useful resource for anyone looking to get into that area, and it’s an all round lively, amusing read.
Since giving the Amazon Vine community a taste of the new Vorticity vacuum
cleaner, we’ve had some fantastic feedback from their trusted reviewers. Here’s
what J. Aitken, from Glasgow, thought after taking it for a test
I am a bit of a technophobe so when reviewing I have to err on the practical
side. The machine was easy to assemble and the instructions clear, though orange
against white is not the best colour combination for this purpose. It is easy to
transport around the house, fairly lightweight and easy to store. It is much
quieter than my previous machine but has a much better level of suction. Carpets
were cleaned in no time, and the cleaning out of the cylinder was very easy. All
in all this is a first rate product which was streets ahead of my previous
vaccuum cleaner, and I can recommend it unreservedly. Potential purchasers might
note, that once bought, if you register on line you get a free 5 year guarantee,
which is an additional advantage.
Paddyette was impressed with the sleek design of the product
as well its convenience, functionality and suction power:
When recently choosing a new vac I was initially after a Dyson (just due to
the reputation usually attached). I decided to have a look at the rivals first
and came across the Morphy Richards Vorticity. I’m so glad I opted for this now
as it has proved to be a brilliant product. I liked the styling of this vac –
having something stylish to look at helps to take the pain away from the chore
of hoovering! It was very straight forward to assemble when it arrived. The
instructions were very easy to follow. It’s easy to manoeuvre – the design
allows you to turn corners with ease. There are attachments to suit every
household need eg; stair tool. It suits all floor types. And the new technology
of suction power is very powerful. It is also very easy to empty. All in all a
top quality vac that I would 100% recommend.
If you’re a blogger and you would like to review our Vorticity, please let us
know commenting on the post or by using the contact form in the ‘Get in Touch’
section. Alternatively you can submit a review through by clicking on the ‘Write
a Review’ button, or if you bought it on Amazon like these guys, why not share
your thoughts there?
At Morphy Richards, we love mummy bloggers, and it’s great to know what they
think of our products. We sent out a Vorticity to busy mum and top blogger Carol
Smith, who writes at New Mummy and her
product review blog New Mummy’s Tips
She took it for a test drive and rather liked it – this is what she
I love twitter, I really do, you meet great people and get the best
pitches from people!
One day I was complaining about housework (nothing new there) when I got
sent this great tweet
@Caroljs If ur ever in a housework
mood, we’ve got new products that could make life easier. Wld you consider
reviewing this sort of thing?
OK so it’s not quite “we’ll send a team of cleaners over” but I was
intrigued. The tweet from a very nice man who was running the
@MRLoveYourHome account, which is the twitter account for Morphy
Richards and their blog Home Of The House
This is what they sent me….
Vorticity Plus Bagless Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner
This is what Morphy Richards say about the Vorticity….
At Morphy Richards we know people regard vacuuming as a chore. People
have less time these days for housework, but still want excellent results. So we
have developed Vorticity; a new spin on vacuum cleaners. With its intuitive and
simple design it really does give our deepest clean ever.
This bagless vacuum cleaner comes with a groundbreaking
floorhead which uses the power of a cyclone where you need it most. It uses the
power of 22 mini cyclones to gently dislodge dust and dirt with ease. And
Vorticity’s unique new head design glides across any floor surface for our
deepest ever clean.
This brand new technology means there is the power of a
cyclone where you need it most.
Apart from being on the heavy side (my excuse for not cleaning the
stairs) I found that myself really liking this vacuum.
It is really powerful, its picks up everything first time which means no
going over the same area. The head swivels slightly which means it vacuums right
up to the edge of the wall without having to switch to the attachments. You can
tell the difference when you move from wood flooring to carpet, you can feel the
The handle extends really easily and the head fits under my sofa
perfectly which means again no taking the floorhead off and adding the
attachments. I have never found vacuuming so quick and easy.
Other features I like is the handle clips onto the front of the vorticity
so it keeps nice and tidy, the cable automatically retracts and is a decent
length. The attachment clips on to the handle and doesn’t fall off!
It has a 2.75 litre capacity which is rather large and to empty it you
just twist and pull the canister off and empty it, so simple. It’s pretty quiet
for a high power vacuum.
It’s not cheap at £219 .99 but sometimes it pays off to invest in decent
equipment, and this is a good investment.
Vacuuming the house from top to bottom can be a thoroughly tricky business –
all those nooks and crannies, stairs and upholstery can be a nightmare to
navigate, and because of this they often get avoided.
We had this in mind during the Vorticity’s design process and, by developing
a number of intuitive attachments, we’ve made the vacuum cleaner and its
accessories extremely versatile and simple to use.
See below for a short overview of each of the tools and what they are useful
We know how difficult it is to navigate hard-to-reach areas like corners,
skirting boards and coving, and these areas often accumulate large amounts of
dust and dirt. The Vorticity’s crevice tool can be added directly to either the
hose or the handle to improve stability and allow you to tackle these areas with
Shelves, tables, benches, lampshades, keyboards – these areas and objects all
accumulate dust and dirt, but require a more delicate touch to keep them looking
great. The Vorticity’s dusting brush features soft bristles so you can keep
objects and surfaces dirt and dust free without any damage.
Stairs and upholstery have to take a lot of wear and tear in the home,
particularly if you have a large family. Vacuuming regularly will not only help
to keep these areas looking great, it will also help to make them last in the
The Vorticity’s mini floorhead is the ideal tool for this job and uses the
same unique technology as the main floorhead, but on a smaller scale. Air is
drawn into cones creating mini cyclones in the floorhead which agitate and
dislodge dust, dirt and hair from the depths of the carpet and from in between
Lighter suction is advisable to avoid wear and tear on delicate upholstery.
By rotating the bleed valve on the handle, you can reduce suction to tackle
areas like these carefully and thoroughly.
Where can I find out more?
To learn more about the Vorticity, check out the product website here. You’ll be able to
explore its features, technology, more hints and tips, and if you like what you
see, you can buy one online.
Collecting is an innate desire for many of us and you often see it from an
early age – kids collect action figures, dolls, models and even football
stickers. Yes, I have fond memories of standing in the playground with a group
of friends frantically making deals in the hope of being the first to adorn that
year’s booklet with the full set of Premier League stars!
Of course adults do it too. I have a friend who collects rare comic books and
my dad’s got a friend who collects drinks coasters from bars and restaurants.
And I’m sure everyone knows of at least one stamp collector.
And what do we do with our prized collections? We display them – whether it’s
in a glass case, a booklet, or products in their original packaging.
Scientists think it’s a throwback to an earlier time in our evolution when we
used to hoard food. Maybe it is…or maybe it’s just a matter of personal pride.
An extensive collection can show off how long someone has been in a given field
of expertise, how well travelled they are, or how much drive and commitment they
We’ve been noticing that there’s a big community built around collecting
household items, especially in the US. For example, today @niffur Tweeted us this video
of a 12-year-old boy who has one of the largest collections of vacuum cleaners
in the entire world!
We’ve been noticing that there’s a big community built around collecting household items, especially in the US. For example, today @niffur Tweeted us this video of a 12-year-old boy who has one of the largest collections of vacuum cleaners in the entire world!
He’s a member of the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club and you can find their online home here. It’s full of pictures of people’s crazy collections and geeky insights into the world of vacuum cleaners old and new. Unfortunately there’s no UK equivalent on the web, but we’re sure there’s a thriving UK community out there somewhere…
So if you’ve got a collection of household appliances, or simply have a few old items lying about, please get in touch. We’d love to hear what motivates you and see what you’ve collected over the years.
For the last few years, the design boffins at Morphy Richards HQ have been
working around the clock, racking their brains and searching the deepest
recesses of scientific theory to develop the next generation of vacuum
technology. But where do you go next after bagless technology, cylinders and
cyclones? The answer is in the floorhead!
The Vorticity’s floorhead takes the idea of the cyclone and puts it right
where you need it most, using the power of 22 mini cyclones to dislodge dust,
dirt, hair and other undesirables from the depths of carpet and from in between
your floorboards. And rather than having separate heads for your carpet and hard
floors, the floorhead is adaptable enough to glide across any surface and leave
Allergy sufferers, it’s got you covered too! An antibacterial HEPA filter in the
vacuum traps and retains the dust particles that make your life difficult.
If you fancy learning more, visit the Vorticity product page or join our community of
houseproud individuals at our Facebook page.
Pros: Good if you have pets, Hard floors, Quiet, Sea grass
flooring Cons: Small mats lifted Best
Uses: All floors
I have been using this cleaner for some time now and also have a Dyson
cylinder cleaner, This is better for the following reasons it has more suction
for starters I think it must be head design. I have some modern floor coverings
sea grass in particular and it really does get it much cleaner than the Dyson
ever did. It is heavier than the Dyson but I am mainly using this upstairs where
the sea grass is. I also have two cats and the Vorticity picks up hairs better
than the Dyson too its also easier to store and empty. Its a great cleaner for
laminate floor boards Carpets and alternative floor coverings like sea Grass
mainly because the head design boosts the way it picks up even without a
spinning brush at the end. And it looks nice too and is very robust and well
made. As you can tell from this review I am very happy with this
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