VonHaus is a brand which produces a wide range of different products including vacuum cleaners, torches and power tools. There is also a sister brand VonShef, whose products include tools and accessories for the kitchen. These two separate brand names are owned by the umbrella brand – DomuBrands.
Founded in Manchester by Craig Foster and Mark Januszewski, DomuBrands has developed from selling imported goods online, to creating multiple ‘own-product’ brands, covering home, kitchen, pet products, fitness and beauty:
- Milo & Misty
They currently sell over one thousand different products across these brands and are continuing to grow each day. Products are designed in-house in Manchester and then production is outsourced to their China-based manufacturers to keep their costs competitive. DomuBrands does not condone any form of modern slavery and all of their products are produced in ethical factories where the majority of production uses machinery. These overseas suppliers have to adhere to strict rules and guidelines to ensure that all of the 100+ staff are working in a fair and safe environment.
There are thousands of products from VonHaus which are available to purchase online from Amazon, Tesco Direct and even directly from the VonHaus website. Television wall brackets were actually one of the original products sold by VonHaus but now their repertoire covers products from luggage to scales to storage boxes.
Almost all of their cleaning and DIY products are designed with a cohesive colour scheme using predominantly black and orange (a popular colour combination for tools). Their other products have modern and sleek designs, which many people choose to adopt in their homes when it comes to appliances that are on show in some of the high-traffic areas of the house.
Overall, VonHaus seems to have some pretty decent reviews on Amazon, but it does depend on the product – the majority of products have an average rating of 4 stars and above, with only a few falling at an average of 3+ stars. This is most likely due to the vast amount of products on offer from this brand, some will hit the mark better than others. VonHaus is constantly developing new and improved products to keep their standards as high as they can.
Like all brands, VonHaus has pros as well as cons, so let’s take a look at some of those now:
- Vast choice of products
- Price accessible
- Nicely designed products – very design focused
- UK based company (Manchester offices)
- Amazon listings have Prime next day delivery option
- Products are made in ethical factories
- Warranty included with most products
- Focus spread over a vast range of products could leave room for quality levels to slip
- Products are made in China and Southeast Asia*
- Price may reflect the quality of certain products
* Overseas production is often seen as a con, as it means there are no new jobs being created in the UK. A lot of companies source their products from China and it has become the norm these days. This point as a con will depend on your opinion.
So what’s the verdict, is VonHaus a good brand?
If you’re looking for decently priced products, then the VonHaus brand would be a really good choice. Of course, for certain products, there may be alternative brands available who offer an even more accessible price point and a similar quality product.
One of the main reasons VonHaus is a good brand is because they have good values (ethical overseas supply), UK based offices and well-designed products. With warranties offered on many of their items, you can purchase safe in the knowledge you are covered for any problems which might arise during the warranty period.
When it comes to keeping the house clean, VonHaus have got you covered, with plenty of products to help you out:
- Window vacs
- Steam cleaners
- Vacuum cleaners
- Electric patio sweeping brushes
- Mops & mop pads
- Pressure washers
- Car vacuums
And if you need a snack after all that cleaning, you could make yourself yummy batch or doughnuts or a nice healthy smoothie with one of VonHaus’ other great products.
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