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Not a love at first sight with Numatic Henry! Do tell me good things about him?

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divabroad Wed 26-Nov-14 09:53:48

After reading here and checking hoovers in our budget, I ordered Numatic Henry commercial hoover. He arrived this morning, and he looks so big and fat and heavy. The inside looks so alien to me, it has fabric bag and some sort of filter that looks like huge pan. Should I send him back and get myself half price Samsung for 70 pounds? Please do tell me good things about Henry! Can I buydisposable bags or do I supposed to be emptying the fabric bag?

enriquetheringbearinglizard Wed 26-Nov-14 10:08:58

Yes you can buy disposable bags.

The best thing about my Henry is how good natured he is and he's very powerful.
There's a reason why decorators and builders by this brand. They're very robust.

enriquetheringbearinglizard Wed 26-Nov-14 10:11:10

Nothing to do with me this store, but if you do keep the Henry, this is where I purchased mine from and get bags etc.

Cleanstore Henry supplies scroll down.

HumptyDumptyBumpty Wed 26-Nov-14 10:11:18

Are you sure it's the bag? The filter looks like a big fabric bag - it's underneath it where the bag goes.

I love my Henry, it sucks up grime like nothing else, and I've changed the bag once in six months (and I do Hoover quite often, we have v dark carpets which show every speck).

sparklecrates Wed 26-Nov-14 10:22:01

Henries are AWESOME indestructible. . fall down stairs and keep going
. bend the hoses and you can get new ones its quiet for its power and actually does its job and keeps going. I used to get through cheaper vac s every couple of years. .or snapped a hose and found replacement impossible. Even the screw thread on the hose is simple and robust. Just awesome. ok not totally pretty but omg its so 'is what it is' a powerful high capacity motor that's slow and volume not high pitched and fast.. and a tub directly underneath. A massive long cable so no annoying flustering unplugging and carryable or trails.
Put it this way I was invited to market research several brands of premium vacuum cleaners but was kicked out when I told them I had a Henry..! guess they thought I'd not see anything better!

PigletJohn Wed 26-Nov-14 10:27:34

"Henry" is a domestic model. Numatic also make larger industrial vacs. Is yours a Henry?

AgentAlice Wed 26-Nov-14 10:56:24

Is this your Hoover *OP*

That is the one that I have, it's a beast and will hoover up anything. IMO its slightly more robust than the Henrys. So far it has coped with DSs getting into the fire and flinging ash about the front room, rubble from a chimney removal, bits of paint from decorating and huge chunks of food from messy eaters!

I always thought that it was a sort of Henry because don't Numatic make Henrys? I could be wrong...

divabroad Wed 26-Nov-14 12:17:03

it's here Humatic not Henry May be I should have bought Henry instead. What is difference than length of cord?

divabroad Wed 26-Nov-14 12:21:01

Thanks all, I'm going to think about him, reviews seems outstanding compared to other hoovers, I know it's no Miele or Sebosmile

enriquetheringbearinglizard Wed 26-Nov-14 12:47:57

This is the one I got

I chucked out my Sebo when I got it.

I see on your link diva that they also have a Nilfisk. I changed my Karcher power washer for a Nilfisk and have been very pleased with that.

Chandon Wed 26-Nov-14 12:54:14

I love my Henry.

Had him for 5 years. Solid and reliable and good suction

Chandon Wed 26-Nov-14 12:54:36

and now for my hoover {wink]....

BauerTime Wed 26-Nov-14 13:11:52

right, so im confused. Ive been sitting on the fence about getting a Henry for ages now (waiting for current vacuum to fall down stairs) and didn't realise that there are various options.

Whats the difference between the one that says Henry on the front and the one that says Numatic?

And do I need the red head with the fancy rotating brush or is the regular one totally adequate?

mateysmum Wed 26-Nov-14 13:22:00

I love my Henry, his happy smiling face almost makes hoovering a pleasure! HE has a lovely long cord which means I only have to move the plug once to do the whole house. The bags are big and easy to replace. Because he is a straightforward chap, there is little to go wrong and I expect him to live to a healthy old age. I got really fed up with more sophisticated hoovers breaking so went for the Henry.

Oh and they make them about 10miles away from me in Somerset and they have a Henry hospital I think to make poorly Henries better.

LuckyLopez Wed 26-Nov-14 13:29:54

I have a Hetty. She's beautiful!

IneedAwittierNickname Wed 26-Nov-14 14:01:29

I also have a Hetty. She is pink and pretty and always happy to see me. saddo

PigletJohn Wed 26-Nov-14 15:15:54

can't open the link at Hughes. What's the name or model?

sparklecrates Wed 26-Nov-14 16:47:41

the fancy end is for dogs and cats I think

divabroad Wed 26-Nov-14 18:15:05

Pigletjohn, Its Numatic which is commercial/industrial hoover. It's not the Henry one, may be I return this for Henry smile

pebblestack Wed 26-Nov-14 18:20:18

Henry drove me mad. He fell over rugs, thresholds, bumped into doorways through lack of manoeuvrability, the rigid tube kept detaching from the flexible bit, there is nowhere to attach the tools to it so you have to carry them around... altogether a very annoying Henry despite his cheery smile.

The only plus point was the long cord. I sold him after a few months.

AgentAlice Wed 26-Nov-14 20:36:57

Did you see the link on my previous post? if you have the same hoover as I do the imo it is slightly better than the Henry...

ChishandFips33 Fri 28-Nov-14 00:04:49

Absolutely fab at clearing hardcore building dust/rubble!!
Didn't flinch after being on for hour after hour - yes he's big and burly but he's the man for the messy jobs!
He won't let you down :-)

erin99 Fri 28-Nov-14 00:32:24

OP your link isn't working for me. Numatic is the manufacturer. Henrys are the domestic version, the commercial ones are heavier, but more robust, and don't have 'Henry' printed on them.

I've just gone for the most basic of basic Mieles at £109. Better reviews on domestic carpet, and we have a lot more carpet than rubble. No smiley face though.. Boo...

divabroad Fri 28-Nov-14 09:34:00

Hmm, still not hoovered yet. Erin and Alice it's the same one it has Numatic on, think it's probably slightly bigger or heavier. Been busy with Christmas shopping, I got to get him out today, poor rejected Numatic ;)

furcoatbigknickers Fri 28-Nov-14 09:51:05

I have harry,,, i luffs him. He doesn't get blocked up unlike dyson, hes very robust, the bags last for ages and all cleaners seem to love em

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