If you’re looking for information on the Sebo Felix White Art you saw in the Telegraph, reading this might save you a hundred quid.
The Telegraph recently published an article called “The best upright vacuum cleaners for a thorough spring clean in 2022”.
In it, they mentioned the Sebo Felix White Art vacuum cleaner.
In the article, you are directed to the official Sebo website and asked to part with almost 340 of your hard-earned quids.
Nothing wrong with that. The folks at Sebo are lovely and you’ll probably love your Sebo Felix White Art. But I’m going to save you over £50. Read on.
In this article, we are going to show you where you can get a Sebo Felix much cheaper than £340, but first, let’s look at the Telegraph’s other recommendations. As the North’s largest independent vacuum shop, with decades of experience, and thus vacuum experts, our opinion differs somewhat from the writer Abigail Buchanan, who surely means well, but obviously isn’t a vacuum expert.
When the BBC want some vacuum expertise they ask us. When ex-cabinet ministers want a vacuum cleaner, they come to us. When ITV want a vacuum cleaner for Coronation St, they get it from us. When the bloke from the Krypton Factor wants his Dyson repaired, he comes to us.
What do you think Abigail should have done if she wanted an expert opinion on vacuum cleaners?
Answers on a postcard……..
Anyway, let’s have a quick canter through her thoughts. Such as they are.
At number 1 The Telegraph put the Shark Lift-Away Upright Pet Vacuum NV612UKT
How can we put this? That’s hilarious!
Shark is an ostensibly American manufacturer (although based in the tax-free Cayman Islands) of very mediocre vacuums that we’d suggest are quite poor quality. Over half of the Shark vacuums we get in for repair end up being written off. Most are less than a year old. Poor design, built-in obsolescence, poor parts availability and usually in the bin a year after you bought one. See >this<, >this< and >this< on our Instagram page for details.
At number 2 The Telegraph put the Dyson Small Ball Allergy Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
They’re not bad, but as the name suggests: small. They are a small light-duty vacuum not really suited to a family home full of kids and dogs. However, if you want one, no need to go to John Lewis and fork out £229, these are an old model now and Dyson sell them on their eBay outlet much cheaper. Better to do more research than buy something unsuitable.
At number 3 The Telegraph put the Dyson Ball Animal 2 Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Not a bad machine. Looks funky. Overly fussy to use with much built-in obsolescence. Instead of spending £330 at Argos on one of these as they suggest, at this price point, you can buy a vacuum that will last you over a decade and is far better built and far less likely to go wrong.
At number 4 The Telegraph put the VAX Mach Air Revive Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Again hilarious. A piece of £90 Chinese junk above Sebo? That’s like putting a Daewoo above a Mercedes. At ninety quid you get what you pay for. A cheap piece of Chinese tat masquerading as a British brand that will be in the bin after twelve months. I’d expect to see a £90 Vax recommended in the Sun or the Mirror, not the Telegraph. Come on Abigail, know your audience, read the room. Vax is Asda own brand beans. Telegraph readers buy Heinz.
At number 5 The Telegraph put the Sebo Felix White Art
Now we’re getting somewhere. The Sebo is by far the best machine of the lot. Hand-made in Germany, tried and tested design. Five-year guarantee that you’re unlikely to need. A little bit Marmite and a bit of a learning curve to get used to, but they are technically a super twin motor machine that will last many years.
But before you dash off with your £340 to get one, let me show you something.
Let’s split up the name into Sebo Felix and White Art.
The Sebo Felix is a great machine that has been around for donkey’s years. They come in many colours but are essentially all the same apart from that.
The “white art” bit tells us only that the body is white and the fabric filter cover (the big sausage-shaped bit around the middle) is artistic.
Similarly, they make a Felix Rose.
It’s also white and the filter cover has pink roses on instead. >And it’s cheaper<.
But there’s more.
This is the Felix Navy.
You’re ahead of me, aren’t you?
Yes indeed, it’s also white and the filter cover is navy blue. Not as artistic as the Sebo Felix White Art perhaps, >>but it’s over fifty quid cheaper<<. Technically, it’s the same machine. Only the filter cover differs.
So if you’re thinking of a Sebo Felix White Art, you’re now fully informed. Why not save over fifty quid (correct as of April 2022) and get a Sebo Felix Navy instead?
Or if you are not bothered about colour at all but want the same machine, Sebo also produces >>the Felix Dart<<. It’s a no-frills commercial version of the Felix (which means no returns and a one-year warranty) but it’s about £100 cheaper than the Sebo Felix White Art.
If you’re happy that we’ve just saved you a bundle of cash, feel free to leave us a spiffing review after you have bought your next vacuum cleaner from us.
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