When it arrived I was a bit worried about taking it out of the box. After all, in my head I was imagining a cleaner that was going to change my life and what if it didn't live up to that? I didn't want to be let down. But I had to find out.
I do admit to just looking at it for quite some time. I did touch it once or twice too. I eventually realised that I actually needed to take it out of the box and get it set up. There were a few parts to put together and I checked the manual to ensure that I did it correctly, but it wasn't too difficult.
One thing did baffle me though. Where were all the attachments that you normally get with a cleaner? All that was there was this brush.
Then I noticed that on the brush it said 3 in 1. So another quick check of the manual shows to attach it the other way around for the nozzle. Very clever.
And the third? Just open the nozzle out for the other attachment (I have no idea what to call this so please let me know if you do).
So I admit that it looks good. But what does it claim to do?
The product summary on the AEG says that is "provides powerful cleaning, and cleaner and easier emptying". The UltraCaptic compacts the dust before emptying "allowing for a controlled disposal". I do like the sound of that. I don't know how many times I've emptied previous vacuum cleaners only for half the dust to go flying area meaning that I needed to vacuum again!
It's got HEPA 13 allergy filtration that lets out nothing but fresh air, so is perfect is someone in the family suffers from an allergy.
It's got an AeroPro silent nozzle which claims to ensure "quick, spotless results" on different surfaces. Hopefully it will be quieter than other vacuum cleaners that I've owned as the children always complain that I'm disturbing them when I clean, and god forbid that I ever try and vacuum when they're in bed.
It also claims to be easy to maneuver and can be stored both upright and horizontally.
So does it live up to these claims? You'll have to find out in my next post as all the excitement of opening and putting together the UltraCaptic has exhausted me so I'm way too tired to do any cleaning today.
Look out for posts from the other AEG testers on the AEG Facebook page. One of us is going to be crowned AEG Ambassador.