Updated 1 Feb 2017

Philips

PowerPro Compact FC8473/72

Snapshot: The Philips PowerPro Compact FC8473/72 standard-head canister vacuum cleaner has a bin for dust collection and a HEPA filter. Is it a stand-out performer?

PowerPro Compact FC8473/72
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$300

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Test results

Overall score
72
Carpet cleaning
?/10
Corners and edges
?/10
Pet-hair removal
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK carpet cleaning.
  • Good corner-and-edges cleaning.
  • Excellent pet-hair removal.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has HEPA filter.

But

(No obvious bad points.)

How we test

Overall score includes:
Carpet cleaning: 40%.
Corners and edges: 15%.
Pet-hair removal: 15%.
Ease of use: 30%. Assessed head movement, versatility around low furniture, tools and general versatility, mobility, ease of removing dustbin, and ease of using the controls.

Carpet cleaning, corners and edges, and pet-hair removal are tested using the power or turbo head (where supplied).

Key data

Model

Avg price
$300
Type
Canister standard
Head type
Standard

More test results (/10)

Car cleaning
-

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
71
Reach (m)
8.6
Weight (kg)
5.9
Bag/bin
Bin
Bag/bin volume (L)
1.4
Battery type
n/a
Battery voltage
n/a
Claimed charge time (hours)
n/a
Running time (minutes)
n/a

Features

HEPA filter
Yes
Variable power
No
Hand-held option
No
Wand suction control
Yes
Crevice tool
n/a
Upholstery tool
n/a
Dusting brush
n/a
Programmable time
n/a
Programmable day
n/a
Return to charge
n/a
Remote control
n/a
Stairs detect
n/a
Virtual wall
n/a
Wall mountable
n/a
Adjustable head
n/a

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-