Review: JetForce Deluxe Vacuum Cleaner from Daily Deals

scotty on 02/06/2007 at 12:50 am, filed under Daily Deals

JetForce Deluxe Bagless Vacuum Cleaner If you are thinking of getting a vacuum cleaner, let me give you the verdict first. JetForce Deluxe Bagless Vacuum Cleaner from Daily Deals is a fine piece of machineary that is good value for money, and its powerful suction power and included turbo head should have no problem keeping your house clean. However, personally I find the made quality similar to other sub-$200 or even sub-$100 vacuum cleaners — cheap. Maybe it is a bad analogy, but I think the JetForce is like a dressed up Hyundai that looks so much better on paper than a barebone Merc at similar price. But hey, it is still a Hyundai.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Daily Deals, who provided the vacuum cleaner to me. While I am compensated to provide opinion on this website, the compensation received does not influence the content.

The Long Story…

Back in March I blogged about Daily Deals’ free shipping promotion, but was a bit disappointed that the JetForce vacuum cleaner that I wished to buy wasn’t included in the promotion. So at the end of the day I simply gave up, and went back to vacuum cleaner hunting again.

The vacuum cleaner that I had been using was a Sanyo 1500W that uses a paper bag, which I bought back in 1999. It does not have all those new gimmicks like HEPA filter, but it was working “alright”, survived two house moves, and still managed to suck dirts. Parts started to fall off, but the real killer was — it ran out the bags. That is the problem with those vacuum cleaners with refillable bags. Yes, they are convenient, but you better hope that the supply of bags in your local supermarket out lives your vacuum cleaner. Which in my case, it didn’t.

So we have been researching on the vacuum cleaner to buy, burrowed our friend’s choice magazine, went down to the local Godfreys, etc. Our badget was around $150, and we could not settle on the model to buy. Time was ticking and our very last bag was almost going to go burst!

Then Daily Deals contacted me through this website, thanking me for all the past exposure on Daily Deals and Catch of the Day, and was sending me a JetForce vacuum cleaner that I originally intended to buy! One week later the vacuum cleaner arrived my filthy home…

JetForce packaging sitting on the ground

And when I opened it up, it is a JetForce Deluxe 2400W! More than I was asking for! I have been using it for the last 4 weeks, and here is my short review on this vacuum cleaner.

What I Like…

It is powerful. After all, wattage matters. Yes we all know that it is also important to be efficient, but you do get that “super-hero feeling” when you turn the knob all the way to 11 to extract out the whole 2400W suction power. It feels good.

It is light. With all its power and a bagless design, the JetForce is actually smaller than my old Sanyo. The benefit of being small and light? It is surprisingly easy to carry around and maneuver around. Very useful when you have quite a bit of floor space to cover.

JetForce vs. Sanyo

It has many filters. It has a layer of filter outside HEPA, then HEPA filter itself, then filter on front of the motor, and then one behind the exhaust. After all, a powerful motor means nothing if you can’t filter out the dust, and JetForce’s system is pretty good at making sure dusts stay in the tray. You can also place some air refresher inside the exhaust filter.

HEPA Filters

It has good sets of tools. It has a turbo head, but unfortunately we have floor board and tiles in the house, but a single piece of carpet, so its usefulness is a bit limited. However my favourite is the brush, which is very soft, making it a very good tool cleaning the hard-to-reach corners.

Easy to clean. Of course, the trouble of bagless is that you need to empty the container, which can be messy sometimes. And with a powerful motor, it does fill up quite quickly (or maybe my house is just a bit more dusty). It is actually quite easy to empty the container. Press a button to release the latch, and off it goes into the bin.

Vacuum on the floor

What I Don’t Like…

Feels cheap. When something is cheaply made, you can feel it! The plastic, the tools, the overall made all spell out “cheap”! While the “cheapness” has no side effect on this vacuum cleaner’s primary task, it does make you wonder how many years will it last.

Small dust container. I need to empty it every 2 weeks, although I only vacuum the whole house once a week! Probably because of its small/light weight design, the dust container is also relative small and has very limited capacity.

Hose way too flexible. Wait, why is being “flexible” a bad thing? It is made of thin plastic, and it is so easy to twist when you move around, which means no air can flow through. I am also worried about its durability as it is so flexible it does not look like it will last a few years.

Would I Buy One?

I initially wanted to buy this vacuum cleaner because it looks good on paper (and I must got sucked in by the TV ads on the Daily Deals’ website). Now I have actually lived with a JetForce bagless vacuum cleaner for a month, I guess the question would be — would I still buy one?

First of all, I would say the 2400W version is probably not worth it. You can get the 2000W model for $50 less, and it will do almost everything the 2400W can do. You might as well save the money to buy a few more HEPA filters, as they are consumables (although it is “possible” to clean them up, just a bit messy).

Now, at less than $150 delivered, it is a good vacuum cleaner that does everything I need. Price is good, although I suspect you might also be able to pick up something descent at this price from Godfreys during their promotions. It is powerful even at 2000W, has a good filter system, and the tools are easy and convenient to use. However I think the overall build quality might be a bit let-down (which might resemble every other vacuum cleaners at this price point).

31 Comments

  1. amanda:

    i also bought a jet force vacume recently and found the hose to always be getting bent and stopping the air flow, i also found the cord retract to be horrible first it wouldnt go back in and now you cant get it to stay out. when i called up about it they told me that it is just a fiddly cord but i cant go with out a vacuume for how long it will be gone so i dont know what to do with it. you pay so much and get told it is good quality but when you pick it up it is so light and you can tell how cheap it is. there is nothing like the old bag vacuumes their reliability cant be beat

    05/06/2007 @ 10:58 pm | Reply
  2. amanda,

    I have to agree with you on the hose getting bent which is annoying. I don’t have any issue with the power cord though, except it retracts very fast to a point that’s a bit scary.

    I think it is a good functional vacuum, but as I have said in the review that it just feels cheaply made and I am not sure whether it will last as long as my Sanyo.

    05/06/2007 @ 11:21 pm | Reply
  3. michele:

    Hi I too feel that when I can get the cord to retract I keep my ankles and fingers clear, I have only used the cleaner about 8 times and the telescopic tube snapped clean in half so now I have to vacuum with it taped up. cheap and nasty in the quality even if the sucking power is great. I find the canister hard to empty. I am going to buy a new vacuum cleaner from godreys at least if something is wrong you can go in to the store and speak to a sales person not like with daily deals they will only communicate via the internet.

    27/07/2007 @ 3:00 pm | Reply
  4. ANNETTE SCOTT:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Please tell me where to order 3hepa filter, 3mesh filter and 3exhaust filter for JetVac 2000 by Opel. How much they would cost to purchase? Bought vaccum cleaner two and half year ago. It is really a frustrating time for me to searching for new parts to replace old filters through that Daily Deals!
    Hope to hear from you as soon as possible.
    Many thanks . Annette Scott

    17/03/2008 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
  5. MARGARET GRIFFIN:

    i am looking for the filters for a Jetforce 2000 – any ideas?

    22/03/2008 @ 4:47 pm | Reply
  6. Sally:

    the plastic is very cheap, I’ve had mine for less than a year and only used once a week and the plastic broke where the vaccum head and pole meet.
    I can’t use it anymore and don’t know who to contact to see if I can get another head.

    30/03/2008 @ 8:05 am | Reply
  7. Sarah:

    i found the Jetforce vacuum to be the biggest waste of money ever. Where should I start with my dislikes….Like many of the comments here, the plastic hose constantly kinks and stops air flow; the hose is permanently ‘stuck’ in the cleaner(the button to release it has never worked from day one); the turbo head isn’t worth anything – the regular head works better and that is not so brilliant either, esp on carpet; the cleaner is extremely noisey with a shocking high-pitched noise and generates a lot of heat in the room; the new filters don’t seem to fit in for replacing; the cord retractor no longer works…. Need I say any more !!

    04/04/2008 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
  8. anita:

    well i have all the same problems this vacuum is a heap of shit , i now wished that i had brought a better brand from godfreys where i could get replacement filters and parts.only used once a week and the plastic broke where the vaccum head and pole meet.there is hole in the hose hubbie has taped it up at moment , and the turbo head was broken when i got it.

    30/04/2008 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
  9. MARGARET:

    My gripe is the filters – I have resorted to washing them out and drying in the sun – cannot find where to buy new ones, though I am prepared to buy them as the cleaner is quite powerful and light. I don’t have problems with the hose kinking etc. I guess it all boils down to the fact that it’s “made in China” – a whole heap of them brought in to sell quickly on the telly. No-one thought about after sales service though. I guess I’ll just throw it out when I can’t wash the filters any more!!!

    30/04/2008 @ 6:11 pm | Reply
  10. 30/04/2008 @ 6:26 pm | Reply
  11. amygra@optusnet.com.au:

    my jetforce 2000 by Opel has “..hat ” itself. But who do I contact for service for these vacs???
    The only informations is a booklet and it says to contact Customer Service. No phone number or address etc.
    What a rip off…i bought this from the tele…more fool me!!!
    but it does vac superbly..a.but the motor sounds like it has burnt out…and smells burnt. Lasted about one year. I don’t seem to have a warranty???

    16/07/2008 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  12. Veronica Daffey:

    This has been the biggest sham I have come across. When I received it, the hose was bent in the box and I couldn’t get it to straighten out. It was supposed to be a crushless hose!. I ended up having to cut that part out but the hose kept crushing anyway. The noise of the machine was so loud, I had to wear ear plugs especially when it was turned up to reach 2000 watts and then the suction was not that good anyway. The motor now sounds like an aeroplane and is blowing out toxic fumes after little use in just under 12 months. I am now throwing it in the tip!. When I tried to contact someone about the problems they are unreachable, so there is no customer service and I now have 2 new spare Hepa filters I cannot use. They were sold as part of the deal but the vacuum packed it in before I could even get to use them. RIP OFF!!!

    13/08/2008 @ 8:23 pm | Reply
  13. This is the biggest heap of CRAP! I hate it with a passion. Its cheap and nasty! What a waste of money. To make things MUCH worse, when i called up the DD team to help me on the poor quality of it – NOTHING! 16 emails later…….. still NOTHING! I would not recommend the vacuum nor dealing with DD!

    05/11/2008 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
  14. Lynda:

    My jetforce 2400 is suddenly throwing sparks making horrible noises.Amy from blog I am with you.I bought mine April 2007 . I have had few of the problems mentioned on the site but for the price I was happy until it just seems to have died. I wasnt asking it to do much either as far as cleaning goes once a week on my carpets. No dogs or cats. I was also away for 4 months of the time. sigh I find it disconcerting that I have no recourse but to toss the thing.Daily Deals … humpf.

    20/11/2008 @ 12:06 am | Reply
  15. kathy:

    I purchased the Jetforce 2000 about 2 years a go and my only issue to date, is that the power cord will not stay extended and keeps rewinding back (which is very frustrating)

    I wonder if there has been a modification as this appears to be a constant problem with other machines also.

    As this was my first & last “tele purchase” I will buy from a retailer on a face to face basis next time to be able to directly relay any product issues and have them attended to satisfactorily. No more daily deals for me, no matter how attractive they appear.

    24/06/2009 @ 2:42 pm | Reply
  16. Shelly:

    Hi Could someone tell me where I can purchase the filters from online for the Jetforce 2400w?

    18/07/2009 @ 11:49 am | Reply
  17. Caitlyn:

    Hi Shelly (18/7/09)

    I have two brand new hepa filters due to my vacuum blowing up before I got to use them. They are still in the plastic bag they came in. If you want them, I can offer them to you at a discounted rate, just contact me.

    Thanks

    Caitlyn

    23/09/2009 @ 8:45 pm | Reply
  18. Thanks to everyone regarding their comments with the Jetstar 2400W, I was thinking of getting one at the special price of $67 from Catch, now I know why it’s so cheap. I’ll put it towards a better vacuum sold in Godfreys, might even get a Dyson I think.

    30/11/2009 @ 11:38 am | Reply
  19. failboat:

    Came here for the exact same reason as Marcie, thanks guys, another person not buying now.

    30/11/2009 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
  20. vanillarose:

    Same as Marcie and failboat. Thanks everyone for all the feedback.

    30/11/2009 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
  21. I guess you get what you pay for!!! doesnt seem like it will last a year by the sounds of it!

    30/11/2009 @ 5:47 pm | Reply
  22. Shinigami:

    Wow, so many people hate this vac. I nearly bought one from COTD. Lucky I read this review It sounds like too much trouble, it has too many issues, is temperamental and is too high maintenance (like my ex girlfriend).
    Although, a lot of people keem mentioning Godfreys, Do you all work for godfreys!?
    Anyhow, I think I’ll just spend the Do$h and get a good one from a godfrey like supplier.

    06/12/2009 @ 11:28 am | Reply
  23. Dennis:

    Bought one from Catch of the day.

    So far so good i guess.

    Postives: Heaps of power, bagless and dirt cheap in price.

    Negatives: Short power cable, Telescopic pole is short and yes it’s loud (like all other bagless machines).

    Would i recommend? Yes, if it lasts as long as the warrany i won’t be complaining.

    01/01/2010 @ 10:57 am | Reply
  24. Rockey:

    Thanks for the information on this vaccume guys. I was going to get one from COTD, but opted against it.
    Kind Regards

    11/10/2010 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
  25. Rob:

    Any more feedbacks on this product guys? Saw the 2400w on Catch Of The Day again today for $68. We desperately need a vacuum in the house. I’ve borrowed neighbour’s $800 Thor-ish monster vacuum, it’s worth every penny they paid for. However, it is not at all quiet. So in terms of the noise, I can definitely understand the need to compensate noise with bagless and power. When reviews say Jetforce is loud, can anyone think of a similar noise pollution situation? Eg. A bus passing by? Does it seem that Jetforce has done nothing to contain the noise coming out of this mini-truck?

    Thanks
    Rob

    13/10/2010 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
  26. Kim:

    Thanks guys, i just received the email from catch of the day to buy and wanted to compare the price, didn’t expect to see soooo many negative comments. I like everyone else will now go to Godfrys.

    04/01/2011 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
  27. Pam:

    Wish I would have read this before I bought mine which I received today. I can’t get the dust receiver tank open! Any clues please?
    The floor nozzle doesn’t work well on carpet – it drags something terrible. And no customer service number or warranty!!

    07/01/2011 @ 1:45 pm | Reply
  28. laurel hawkins:

    Please where can I buy a new hose, mine has split at both ends.

    02/02/2011 @ 4:38 pm | Reply
  29. Karen Keach:

    Looking for replace filter where do I buy
    Haven’t found a place in Brisbame

    10/11/2011 @ 11:27 am | Reply
  30. Arif:

    I have bought the jet force 2000 watt vacuum cleaner a few month ago. after using it for sometime it automatically turnoff when i leave it for some time then i turn on it, it become on can any email me that what is the problem with it /

    23/12/2012 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
  31. Michelle Barkley:

    Hi

    Can anyone advise where I can get new filters for the Jetforce from. I can’t seem to get any anywhere.

    Thanks

    04/03/2013 @ 7:01 pm | Reply

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