Deik VC-1606 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Deik VC-1606 is 2-in-1 cordless, bagless vacuum cleaner, designed for light cleaning tasks from the floor to the ceiling. Deik VC-1606 can be used even as the main vacuum cleaner in smaller homes and apartments, and is very promising vacuum as second vacuum cleaner in larger homes and apartments.
Deik VC-1606 is powered via power fade-free lithium batteries, it feature 2 strength settings, good suction, decent size dirt bin etc. but it also lacks few features that are almost a standard for vacuums in this price range.
Deik VC-1606 Features and Specifications
Deik VC-1606 is convertible cordless vacuum and can be used as lightweight stick/upright vacuum cleaner for cleaning various types of floors using wand and main cleaner head, for vacuuming elevated surfaces using wand without main cleaner head and with or without 2-in-1 crevice tool/dust brush and can be used as classic, cordless, handheld vacuum for vacuuming furniture, sofas, stairs, car interiors etc.
In upright/stick configuration, unit weighs ~5.85 pounds (~2.65 kg) and can be easily carried around, even by elderly people.
Main cleaner head features brushroll that can't be turned off when vacuuming sensitive wooden floors, but the bristles are relatively gentle and don't make scratches on such surfaces - nonetheless, if you plan on using this vacuum (or any similar) on sensitive floors, first make a test on a small, low visibility area. Better safe than sorry.
Best results are achieved on bare floors like tiles and low-pile carpets. High-pile carpets and thick area rugs can be vacuumed using Deik VC-1606, but the suction for such surfaces might be slightly too weak.
Note: main cleaner head is of a classic design and from time to time it has to be manually cleaned from pet and human hair, fibers, lint and similar dirt.
Main On/Off switch is located on the handle rear, while power selector is located on the front of the handle. Switches and buttons are colored red and are easily visible.
When 'Low power mode' is used, Deik VC-1606 creates 4 kPa of susction and in 'High power mode', it creates 6 kPa of suction.
For comparison, large home vacuums create 20+ kPa, while smaller robotic vacuums rarely create more than 2 kPa of suction.
Operating time on a single battery charger depends on the used mode and when used in 'Low power mode' unit can operate up to 40 minutes and when used in 'High power mode' unit can operate up to 20 minutes.
Main cleaner head is of very low profile and features swivel mechanism, allowing the unit to reach and clean under beds and furniture and to easily maneuver around floor objects, obstacles, along the wall edges and similar.
Note: Deik VC-1606 is very simple to use vacuum. Nonetheless, when the unit arrives, before the very first use, be sure to thoroughly read the manual.
When unit arrives, the package features the vacuum itself, wand, main cleaner head, 2-in-1 crevice tool/dusting brush, AC power adapter, wall mount and the manual.
Deik VC-1606 is powered using 6 cells 21.6 V lithium battery. Similar units are often advertised like being powered via 22 V or 22.2 V batteries, but essentially those are very similar (often the same), 6 cells lithium batteries.
When unit arrives, it must be fully charged first. Also, after each use, battery can be recharged since lithium batteries don't have memory effect like some older types.
Deik VC-1606 can be conveniently stored on the wall mount.
Unit is charged by manually plugging-in the charge's jack into the unit. It takes around 4-5 hours to charge the unit fully.
One of the main features of Deik VC-1606 are low maintenance costs, if any.
Dirt bin capacity is 0.4 liters and could be larger, but for most quick cleaning tasks, this is large enough.
Dirt bin is also transparent, allowing the user to see type and amount of vacuumed dirt. Dirt can be emptied quickly and easily, directly into the trash can.
Air filtration is good, but it is not true HEPA vacuum cleaner. Air filtration is based on the cyclonic action and mechanical, washable air filter.
Note: never assemble the unit with wet filter and never use the unit with wet filter or no filter at all. Deik VC-1606 is designed for dry dirt only.
Deik VC-1606 comes with 15 months limited warranty which is OK, but it could be better.
Deik VC-1606 - Few Cons
Deik VC-1606 doesn't feature:
- main cleaner head LED headlights - these can be of a great help when vacuuming in the areas with low light conditions, like under beds and furniture. Also, LED headlights help spot the dirt even during the full daylight.
- battery charge indicator - since cordless units depend on the amount of energy stored/left in the battery, battery charge indicator would be nice. Hopefully some future version of this vacuum will feature such indicator.
- brushroll on/off button - brushroll can't be turned off, which can be problem on sensitive floors and when vacuuming larger debris on the bare floors, etc.
There are other minor things that could be improved, but these are, IMHO, the most important ones.
Long Story Short: Deik VC-1606 is very good convertible, 2-in-1 unit that comes at acceptable price. Some people compare it with Dyson V7 or even V8, but Deik VC-1606 is lighter and cheaper unit, with less cleaning attachments and weaker suction.
If you are looking for a versatile 2-in-1 cordless unit and Dyson cordless units are somewhat over the budget, consider Deik VC-1606.
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