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Awards 2012 Special: The finalists Montiss


Montiss (CSM5761M) steam mop Launched in March 2011, Montiss has set a new benchmark for steam mops, a market sector which has grown rapidly in the last five years. Whilst many brands have focused on price, Montiss has packed this product with features and consumer benefits, including: a 7.5 metre mains lead, replaceable anti-calc cartridge, detergent dispenser, which allows the user to dispense liquid detergent or fragrance when cleaning; and it is supplied with two of mop pads and carpet glider for different floor types. The product has had a big impact in the market, culminating in it winning the Which? Best Buy in February 2012.


Miele


Miele S6730 (in Ruby Red Velvet) The Miele S 6730 premium compact cylinder is the world’s first velvet vacuum cleaner. Finished in high quality ruby red velvet, it has a durable reinforced ABS body and exclusive to Miele, a one-touch, 10-metre cable rewind when the footswitch is tipped. A 2000-watt motor ensures exceptional cleaning performance with maximum dust elimination and an automatic power setting allows users to move from one type of floor to another without changing settings. A silence setting combines the lowest noise output with the ideal power level for optimum cleaning results. Since launch, sales have exceeded forecast by 65%.


Panasonic


Panasonic MC-UL712 Eco Max Light Panasonic’s MC-UL712 offers the best in performance whilst conserving energy due to the Eco Max Light Motor. Providing optimum levels of cleaning with 200 air watts from only a 1000w input power, the Motor offers excellent carpet and bare-floor cleaning with the minimum amount of energy, and effort for users. Perfect for customers who struggle to lift heavy items, the MC- UL712 features a light-weight body, and the new FreeStyle nozzle allows super flexibility for those hard to reach areas. The 90 degree turning circle means the vacuum cleaner can easily manoeuvre around objects and furniture with the minimum amount of effort.


SPECIAL PRIZE


As a special thank you for completing the Independent Business Awards voting form the names of all who voted are entered into a special prize draw. Winners will receive one product from the selection offered by the Awards sponsors, including Whirlpool’s MAX35 microwave oven.


Samsung


Samsung FlexSlim Hand Stick Samsung’s FlexSlim vacuum allows enhanced dust collection with its uniquely designed cyclonic airflow. Strong centrifugal force is generated which separates dust from the air and then the dust particles and debris are then sieved until the time comes to empty it. Its clever design means the FlexSlim can stand alone, allowing the user to leave it and perform other tasks, whilst its slim nature means it’s ideal for saving space. The main chamber of the FlexSlim can also be unclipped to turn it into a convenient handheld hoover, perfect for vacuuming the car and for smaller spillages.


Samsung


Samsung NaviBot robotic vacuum cleaner The Samsung NaviBot Vacuum robotic vacuum cleaner uses a unique advanced navigation system to provide efficient, hands-free automated floor cleaning at the touch of a button. Seven cleaning settings (auto, max, edge, spot, manual, delay start and daily schedule) provide a variety of options to suit users’ needs and the floor cloth accessory safely cleans all hard floor surfaces with ease. High-grade HEPA filtration also means that exhaust air is virtually free from dust and allergens, making it ideal for families with allergy sufferers. Pet owners can enjoy the pet hair care system with the brush protection comb, ideal for picking up pet hair from rugs, carpets and hardwood floors.


SPECIAL PRIZE


As a special thank you for completing the Independent Business Awards voting form the names of all who voted are entered into a special prize draw. Winners will receive one product from the selection offered by the Awards sponsors, including the Arch curved glass chimney hood by Elica.


SEBO


SEBO Automatic X1.1 upright cleaner With great performance, proven reliability, user friendly design and easy to demonstrate features, the SEBO automatic X1.1 is the upright which does it all. An on-board computer automatically adjusts the brush height to give optimum cleaning results on carpet or hard floor. It works when flat, has an instant use wand and a range of over 11m, so it can clean where others can’t reach. Designed for easy maintenance, it features a cassette-style removable brush roller. The S-Class filtration system protects allergy sufferers and ensures that expelled air is cleaner than the room air. It weighs only 7.3kg and comes with a five-year parts and labour guarantee.


60 The Independent Electrical Retailer May 2012


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