Product Type: Electrolux vacuums
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Dust don't bother!
Member Name: nicolaxx74
Advantages: Small and looks nice
Disadvantages: Not effective
I bought this handheld vacuum some years ago and to be honest it doesn't get used an awful lot - why - well it doesn't do as it says on the tin!
What it should do
It should collect dust and dirt using the dry nozzle, effectivley.
It should hoover up wet puddles using the appropriate nozzle.
What it doesn't do
Both of the above. The machine doesn't have enough power to effectively clean up anything. Using the attachments seemed to help a little but I just felt I might as well get out the normal upright hoover as it worked much better and saved me time not having to go over and over the same spot. The wheels on the opening end of the vacuum don't allow you to get close to the bits you want to remove unless you put the attachments on, this is a real pain.
What it does do
It is best used vacuuming up crumbs from hard surfaces, I have used it the past to vacuum up the crumbs on my children's table where they do craft activities and have snacks.
When using it as a wet vacuum you should remove all dust and crumbs from the container prior to doing the wet vacuum. It should hold 1.2 litres of liquid, I haven't need to use it to vacuum this amount before and when I have used it for liquid again the suction isn't great.
The charging station is easy to use. It is upright and the vacuum slots onto it and remains in place. You do have to get it in just the right position, but with practice this is easily done. If the vacuums internal battery runs right down it takes 16hrs for it to fully recharge again. This seems a long time but I am not sure how this compares with other handheld hoovers. It should always be left on charge so is ready for use at all times. Unfortunately even when fully charged the battery doesn't last very long, approximately 10 minutes, just enough time to clean up a small area before having to put it back onto charge again.
The vacuum is great to take apart and each little bit can be cleaned relatively easily. However, it is not easy to clean the main internal compartment as bits get stuck down the container and as it is small you can't get anything in there to clean it out.
I wouldn't recommend buying this handheld vacuum. The suction just isn't effective enough. I prefer to get the big upright hoover out than to faff about with this one!
Summary: A handheld vacuum with not much umph, though it does look good and is easy to use.
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