Hello. I'm new here
In the past week I have taken delivery of a SEBO X4 based pretty much on the wisdom of this forum - in particular the comments of HWL whose insights as a professional carpet cleaner are much valued - Thanks! It is a pleasure to use and I am delighted with the results - the missus likes it too. It is everything I expected.
When I drew up a short list of vacuum cleaners the MIELE S7210 was a serious contender due to the excellent reviews but the SEBO clinched it. One factor that swayed me besides the weight ,auto-head adjustment, and 5 yr warranty was the service box. At £20 I consider it to be budget friendly. It includes 10 bags and a full filter set that maintains the machines Hospital grade filtration credentials. I really like that as it will encourage me to keep the unit well maintained by replacing the filters every 10 bags (or possibly 20).
But here is the thing - why is the machine not a Which? Best Buy? The Which report give it just 2/5 for allergen retention (5/5 for the Miele) 3/5 for cleaning carpet (Miele 5/5) and 2/5 for floorboards (Miele 5/5) That which report planted a seed of doubt in my head that took some effort to flick away. With regards to the allergy retention result, I know that independent tests by SEBO have proven the appliance (not just the filter) to meet the s-class spec. This leads me to think that either the unit was faulty or the test was messed up?