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Aerus Lux Guardian Platinum Reviews
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Post# 392592   5/31/2018 at 18:41 by frkirby560 (Memphis, TN)        

Read Consumer Reports Vacuum ratings today. Looks like they didn't rate any Aerus-Lux products, not even the Aerus Lux Guardian Platinum. Anyone know or have an idea why? Just wondering? Seems odd to me since they had in the past.

Post# 392617 , Reply# 1   6/1/2018 at 09:41 by dysonman1 (undisclosed)        

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I wouldn't be able to venture a guess. I love my Guardian Platinum (I have two - one at home and one at the Museum). They clean like a dream and are high in quality. Seems like the very thing CR should be reporting on.

Post# 392619 , Reply# 2   6/1/2018 at 09:55 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I can't recall, do they normally test machines in that price range still?

Post# 392639 , Reply# 3   6/1/2018 at 16:31 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Could there simply have not been enough changes in the machines since the last time they were tested? If that's the case, they may not see it as worth their while to test what for them is essentially a hold over model from a previous year.

Post# 392680 , Reply# 4   6/2/2018 at 03:11 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

CU doesn't like to rate DTD vacuums because of their high prices.They don't feel they are a good value for an average user.BUT-they should realize these are vacuums that can last a lifetime-and can be repaired.The vacuums CU likes seem to be the disposable ones.

Post# 392742 , Reply# 5   6/3/2018 at 09:38 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

Consumer Reports have always rated door-to-door vacuums. They have rated Kirby, Rainbow, and Electrolux/Aerus machines many times. They didn't use to rate Miele machines either. They don't always rate every machine on the market.

Post# 392747 , Reply# 6   6/3/2018 at 12:16 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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True. CU's ratings are always somewhat skewed by what models they choose to rate and it always seems to me that they pick somewhat obscure models that aren't always readily available. And this is true of all sorts of products, not just vacuum cleaners.

Post# 392774 , Reply# 7   6/3/2018 at 23:54 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I haven't seen any DTD vacuum ratings in their latest tests.Do remember when they rate Rainbows CU gives those a LOW rating.Will have to keep watching their tests-I did subscribe to them again.Kinda missed them-even though I don't put much "weight" in their ratings.sometimes you see customers going to vacuum places and car dealers with a CU yearly ratings book under their arms!

Post# 392776 , Reply# 8   6/4/2018 at 00:16 by Mike811 (Finland)        

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In the Finland consumer reports tests quite often vacuums, but I haven't seen Aerus Lux Guardian Platinum Reviews (Lux intelligence here). Also other door to door vacuums like the Kirby, Rainbow, Vorwerk, HYLA etc are missing from te tests.
Still I often see people selling those in the Finnish auction sites. Kirby and Lux are the most common what I always see.
Typical price what people are asking:

Post# 392777 , Reply# 9   6/4/2018 at 00:25 by blackheart (North Dakota)        

Hard to say. I guess we'll get a better idea though when your anemometer arrives.

Post# 392778 , Reply# 10   6/4/2018 at 01:20 by blackheart (North Dakota)        
Wrong thread!

Disregard the post above. On a semi-related note to the topic at hand. I should be getting my hands on a used platinum sometime this week and of course airflow testing will ensue.

Post# 392792 , Reply# 11   6/4/2018 at 10:02 by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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That will be interesting to see! 🤗

Post# 392793 , Reply# 12   6/4/2018 at 10:20 by Mike811 (Finland)        

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Same here, it will be interesting to see how much airflow it has. Lux says 500 airwatts. Question is how much goes to the airflow and how much to the suction. My 2200 watt Philips has 108 cfm, but insane suction 144 inches of water. I hope Lux has more airflow. My mid 90's Lux Royal with only 1150 watt motor hass 100 cfm and 90 inches of water. So it would be logical new Lux to have more airflow.

Post# 392797 , Reply# 13   6/4/2018 at 11:19 by frkirby560 (Memphis, TN)        

Actually they have rated the Kirby Avalir. Quite positive rating. But I think that's the only DTD vacuum on CU's latest roster of vacuum ratings.

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