The Electrolux Ergorapido Ion vacuum is a stick model, which can also convert to a hand-held unit. Currently, it’s price right around $200 – so, in this review of the Electrolux Ergorapido Ion vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses then decide if it’s worth the higher price tag. My first impression of this model is that it’s very stylish, thin and it looks very practical for small jobs. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on-board: a battery indicator light, 10 inch cleaning path, LED headlight, very agile swivel head, cyclonic technology, brush roll attachment, a 2-stage filter system, 18 volt battery, and it’s also Energy Star qualified. And as I mentioned earlier, the hand-held vacuum can be detached from the main stick.
OK, onto the negative aspects of the Electrolux Ergorapido Ion vacuum. First, it only has a maximum of 30 minutes use time. To be fair, this amount of time is considered pretty good amongst cordless models – yet, it’s still a pretty short battery life. Another thing is that it doesn’t like to suck up anything bigger than a popcorn kernel. Lastly, the dirt canister fills up pretty quickly, which is the reason it can be so thin I suppose. Overall, I really don’t have many issues with the Electrolux Ergorapido Ion. I like this vacuum cleaner a lot, and you won’t find many stick models with more features than this one. It’s hard not to like such a sleek and stylish unit – which is why I’m giving is a 4.2 / 5 star rating.
The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum is basically a very high-end stick model, which can also be converted into a hand-held. It has a very unique look to it, because it is so thin. In this review of the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the $300 price tag. Here’s a quick rundown of features found on this unit: a digital motor with root cyclone technology, detachable long-reach wand, crevice tool, dual power mode with different suction strengths, hygienic bin emptying, constant floor contact, a motorized floor tool, and it’s also Energy Star qualified. Another cool thing about this vacuum is that it has a fade-free battery – meaning, it doesn’t lose power at the end of the battery life. Plus it charges about 3 times faster than most of the competition.
OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum. First off, the $300 price tag is sure to keep most potential buyers away. It has to be one the most expensive stick / hand-held models out there. Another issue I have with this model is that the battery life is far too short. If you have it on max suction power, the battery life is a measly 6 minutes. To be fair, any cordless model you buy has a very short battery life – and this is no exception. I also don’t like the fact that you have to hold down the trigger button in order to clean. I suppose they do this to conserve battery life, so I understand somewhat. Lastly, the dirt container on the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum cleaner is pretty small, so you’ll have to empty it almost every time you use it. All in all, I really do like this little model a lot. It has it’s faults and is very pricey, but you just can’t help from liking it. I’m giving it a 4 / 5 star rating, even with it’s issues.
The Bissell PowerEdge Pet vacuum is a stick model meant to work especially well at picking up pet hair. This bronze colored model also very cheap – currently $50. In this review of the Bissell PowerEdge Pet vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth buying. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect to find on this unit: a 20 ft power cord, innovative V shaped head to direct debris towards it, edge cleaning, pet hair pickup, easy-empty dirt container, swivel head and an 11.35 inch cleaning path. I love the fact that this is a corded model, which is becoming a rarity with stick vacuums these days. This means you can go for an unlimited amount of time, and not have to wait until the battery recharges. A couple other things I like: the fact that it’s just 7.5 lbs, and I like the classy bronze color scheme.
Now I’ll go over the potential negative aspects of the Bissell PowerEdge Pet vacuum. First off, the dirt cup is very small. Not only that, but it doesn’t always empty pet hair very easily. Also, the suction power isn’t tremendous. It’s pretty good for a $50 model, but that’s not saying a whole lot. Lastly, some of the parts seem pretty cheap. Overall, I do like the Bissell PowerEdge Pet for a quick clean-up. However, I don’t really expect it to last for too many years – especially the suction and plastic parts. I’m still giving it a 4 / 5 star rating, because it’s cheap and does a good job.
The Electrolux Ergorapido vacuum has a futuristic style that’s actually quite fashionable. Of course, style isn’t everything as I’m sure you know. In this review of the Electrolux Ergorapido vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s highlights and lowlights – then I’ll give an overall recommendation. As I mentioned, this model has a futuristic look to it, which is one of those things where you either love the look or hate it. Here’s a rundown of features you’ll find on this unit: it’s cordless, converts to handheld, it has a 10.8 inch cleaning path, has 2 speed cycles, and works on all types of floors. Since it only weighs 5.7 lbs, it’s easy enough to take up and down stairs.
Now I’ll go over the negative aspects of owning the Electrolux Ergorapido vacuum. While this machine is fairly powerful, it still doesn’t have the power to suck up larger crumbs on the floor, and also doesn’t do great on large rugs. There is about an inch on both sides of the head that doesn’t suck up anything – which gives it more like a 9 inch cleaning path. Another issue is that this thing only lasts for 20 minutes, if you’re lucky. This is very common with stick vacuums though, so I won’t hold it against the Electrolux Ergorapido in particular. Lastly, don’t expect it to pick up pet hair – because it doesn’t like that. The $99 price tag is a little more expensive than most competitor units. As far as stick models go, this is one of the best ones out there. However, I’m not entirely sold on it overall. I’d have to give this model a 3.8 / 5 star rating.
Our Dirt Devil Power Flex 2-in-1 vacuum review: As the name suggests, this model is both a stick and hand vacuum cleaner. As far as the style of the Dirt Devil Power Flex goes, I think it looks great. The curved edges and sleek red design are very attractive. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll find on this model: 12 volt battery powered, motorized brush roll, a 10 inch cleaning path, swivel nozzle, folding handle, and it only weighs 8.8 pounds. It costs right around $50, which is pretty much in line with similar competitor models. As I mentioned earlier, I think the design is one of it’s biggest selling points.
Now we’ll take a look at the problems associated with the Dirt Devil Power Flex 2-in-1 vacuum. First off, the plastic seems very cheap – even though it looks nice. I’m afraid something will eventually break off of it. Another thing I don’t like is how short the battery life is on this model. I know battery powered models typically don’t last long, but this one seems to have an especially short life. Lastly, I’m not that impressed with the suction on the Dirt Devil Power Flex vacuum – it could definitely be better. Overall, I would have to give this model a 3 / 5 star rating.
The Hoover LiNX vacuum cleaner is a super thin model from the Platinum Collection set. In this review, I’ll go over some of the Hoover LiNX vacuum’s best features, as well as it’s worst. From a purely aesthetic point of view, this model is spectacular. Here’s a rundown of it’s best features: 11 inch cleaning path, Energy Star approved, easy empty dirt cup, low battery indicator light, WindTunnel technology, powerful 18v battery, and one-touch brush roll activation. The suction power on the LiNX is amazing – especially when you’re used to cheaper stick vacuums.
Now I’ll go over a few things I’m not too fond of. First off, the $180 price tag is definitely on the high end. In fact, the Hoover LiNX is probably double the price of most other decent stick models. Another issue is that the battery life is super short – probably around 20 minutes. This isn’t uncommon among stick vacuums though. Lastly, it’s not that great on pet hair. Other than those few problems, I would highly recommend the Hoover LiNX vacuum. I’m giving it a 4.4 / 5 star rating.
Our Dirt Devil Versa vacuum review:It’s not every day you come across a $20 vacuum, especially one that works half way decent. Well, the Dirt Devil Versa Power is one such model. A few of it’s best features include: converts to handheld vac, crevice tool, 13 inch cleaning path, bagless design, and an easy empty dirt container. As you can see, not a lot of extras on this one, but more than you’d expect from such a cheap vacuum cleaner. I think the design can actually be considered one of it’s best assets. It looks super stylish and slim. Also, it is super-lightweight at only 3.8 pounds.
Now I’ll go over a few things I don’t like about the Dirt Devil Versa vacuum. First off, the 16 ft power cord is way too short. I know this isn’t a model you would sweep up the whole house with, but it would still be nice to have a longer cord. Second, it doesn’t do so well on carpet. It’s actually only meant for bare floors, so this is understandable. It just means you have to use a different vacuum on those rugs. The Dirt Devil Versa Power model has pretty good suction for a small unit, but it’s definitely not going to pick up anything too big. Overall, I’m giving it a 4.2 / 5 star rating.
The Dirt Devil Accucharge vacuum is a very sleek and slender model. And, it actually has pretty good suction for being a battery powered vacuum cleaner. In this review, I’ll go over some of the Dirt Devil Accucharge model’s best features and it’s downsides as well. As I mentioned earlier, the design and style of this model are stunning – it looks great. Here are a few of it’s other nice features: rotating brush, bagless design, allergen filter, Energy Star compliant, folding handle, and it also has a swivel head. The amazing thing about this vacuum is that it weighs less than 6 lbs. This is about how much a hand vac would weigh.
Now, I’ll go over the potential negatives of the Dirt Devil Accucharge stick vacuum. As with any battery powered model, the battery does not last long. Unfortunately, this prevents you from doing a real thorough job. Also, I think the $62 price is just a tad too high for what you get. Most of it’s competition is in the $30-$50 range. Other than those two issues, the Dirt Devil Accucharge vacuum would be a great addition to your cleaning arsenal. I’m giving it a 4 / 5 star rating.
Our Shark Ultralight vacuum review: As it’s name suggests, this vacuum isÂ a fairly lightweightÂ 9.75 lbs. The Shark Ultralight Multi-Vac is also very uniquely designed – but in an good way. The strange design does have a purpose though. It can be converted from a stick vacuum to a hand vac, and it also has a bending pivot to reach tight places. A few other features on this model include: a 25 ft power cord, an 11 inch cleaning path, a wand, pet turbo brush, and a 3 year manufacturer warranty.
Unfortunately, there are a couple issues with the Shark Ultralight Multi-Vac vacuum. The most common problem is that the canister does not stay secure when you are using it. It snaps in place, but then slowly comes off when you start vacuuming. Another issue is how small the canister is – it fills up way too fast. Last thing I have an issue with is the awkward shape of the Shark Ultralight Multi-Vac. It looks fine, but just takes some getting used to. Overall, I’m giving this model a 4 / 5 star rating.
Eureka Superbroom review: Although it’s not the most stylish vacuum cleaner out there, the Eureka Superbroom 169B does do a good job at cleaning the floors. As it’s name suggests, this model is meant to take the place of your broom – not necessarily your full sized vacuum. The great part about this model is that it goes from hard floors to carpet with ease. I think it does better on hard floors, but other users say it works well on both types of flooring. Since it only weighs 5 lbs, it’s very easy to carry around from room to room. It also converts from a stick vac to a hand vac so you can easily get into tight places. Lastly, I really like the fact that the brush roll can be turned on and off.
Unfortunately, there are also a few things I don’t like about the Eureka Superbroom 169B vacuum. First off, the cord is a measly 20 ft – you’ll need an extension cord. A couple users complained about the dust cup button being hard to press. Also, the cup is fairly small, so you have to empty it out pretty often. Last complaint is the suction power. I can’t say that I’m too surprised about the suction, and I almost would expect it from a very small vacuum cleaner. Overall, the Eureka Superbroom vacuum cleaner is definitely worth the $35 price tag, especially if you are just looking for a quick-clean-up machine. I’m giving this model 4/5 stars.
Here’s my Dirt Devil Dynamite Quick Vac review: I wouldn’t call the Dirt Devil Dynamite Quick Vac a full upright vacuum, nor would I call it a stick vacuum – it’s somewhere in between. This can actually come in handy if you are looking for a cheaper and smaller alternative to a full upright, without sacrificing too much on suction power. The Dynamite is on sale for just $30 online, so you can hardly go wrong with that price.
As I mentioned before, the Dirt Devil Dynamite Quick Vac has very good suction for a smaller machine. Also, it’s small size allows you to get into areas you may not be able to with a larger vacuum cleaner. It weighs just 9 lbs, so it’s no problem pushing around. I think it would work wonderfully for small houses, apartments & even dorm rooms.
There are always a few things I wish I could change about any vacuum. Here are a couple things I don’t like about this model: it doesn’t come with any attachments (although you can buy them from Dirt Devil’s website), it’s pretty loud, and it feels a little cheap – especially the paint. But hey, you can’t expect a perfect vacuum for $30. Actually, at that price you would expect a whole lot more complaints. I think the Dirt Devil Dynamite Quick Vac is a steal at the price they are offering it at.
My short Bissell Flip-It review: The Bissell Flip-It Bare Floor Cleaner is basically a combo unit. It functions as both a vacuum cleaner and a liquid-dispensing mop. When you have the vacuum side facing upwards, you can tilt the handle and suck up small debris, etc. Then, once you’re done vacuuming, you flip it to the other side and tilt the handle and it becomes a wet mop. There is also a trigger you can pull to release soap/liquids. It’s definitely an ingenious idea, but I’m only somewhat impressed – let me explain.
The Bissell Flip-It, when used as a vacuum, is nothing more than your average stick vacuum. It’s OK, but not great. The suction is barely powerful enough to pick up a few Cheerios, so don’t expect to vacuum your whole house with it.
The Flip-It’s mop side is another story. It works really well, and is almost worth buying just for this function. It will clean up your bare floors, and even has a squeegee and suction to dry up the floor as you go along. The Bissell Flip-It is a lot more fun to use than a regular mop/Swiffer.
While I’m not that impressed with the vacuum side of the Bissell Flip-It Bare Floor Cleaner, I still recommend this little combo unit because of it’s wet mop side. And even though the vacuum doesn’t work very well, you can just consider it a bonus that comes with the mop.
A vacuum cleaner review of the Bissell Versus Bare Floor vacuum states: “The Bissell Versus Bare Floor vacuum cleaner has really great suction. The first time I used it, I was really surprised considering it’s battery powered. It feels very solidly built as well, which is wonderful considering how cheap it is. The design is pretty unique, with a “V” shaped bottom. It does work pretty well in corners and in other small places though. The hose attachment is also very useful – making this vacuum feel more like a regular upright.
Since the Bissell Versus Bare Floor vacuum cleaner has a unique design, it also takes some getting used to. This doesn’t affect the suction, it’s just a little strange at first. The “V” design actually helps draw dirt into it’s path. The dirt container is pretty small, but it’s easy to empty. I guess you can’t expect a huge container on this small vacuum. Other than those minor issues, I absolutely love it.”
A Shark VX3 Sweeper vacuum review states: “The Shark VX3 sweeper vacuum cleaner is very lightweight, as advertised. It also has great mobility, allowing you to go lots of small areas quite easily. The tray is not too hard to empty, so that is a plus.
Now, a couple negative things about the vacuum. It’s overpriced, in my opinion. They allow you to make 4 easy payments, but this adds up to be quite a big chunk of money for a little sweeper. I would also say it doesn’t have the power they claim it to have. It picks up some small stuff, but it’s certainly no powerhouse. Lastly, the battery life is much shorter than 90 minutes. They claim the Shark VX3 sweeper vacuum cleaner can last up to 90 mintues, but I’ve never been that lucky. It would be a decent buy, if you can get it for half price.”
A vacuum cleaner review for the Electrolux EL1012A Ergorapido Stick Hand Vac says: “The Electrolux EL1012A Ergorapido vacuum is the absolute best small machine I’ve ever owned. It does a great job of picking up crumbs, pet hair and other small messes around the house. I think it does best on hardwood floors. Also, you can take it apart to use just the hand-vacuum part of it. This way you can get into tighter areas, couches, etc.
If you’re used to a heavier vacuum cleaner, you’ll want to get this one for lighter jobs. It is so much easier on your back. It used to be a huge pain to vacuum up dog hair every day, but now thanks to the Electrolux EL1012A Ergorapido, it’s quick and easy. The one thing you have to watch out for is the shorter battery life. It’s actually not so bad, compared to other cordless vacuums – but it can get annoying nonetheless.”