VonHaus 2-in-1 600W Corded Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner
VonHaus 2-in-1 600W Corded Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner is convertible and rather affordable 2-in-1 unit. It quickly converts from ultralight stick vacuum cleaner into the handheld vacuum and back, and in combinations with several cleaning attachments, it enables the user to clean both floors and elevated surfaces.
VonHaus 2-in-1 600W Stick Vacuum Features and Specifications
VonHaus 2-in-1 is corded, bagless unit, designed for cleaning hardwood floors, tiles, laminate and other bare floors. It does decent job on low-pile carpets too, but medium- and high-pile carpets and thick area rugs are not the best surfaces for this lightweight vacuum - main cleaner head doesn't feature rotating brushroll which would penetrate deep into the carpet and clean deeply embedded dirt and hair. At least not by default, but more on that later.
But, its design is simple and it comes at very affordable price.
VonHaus 2-in-1 comes with 600W motor creating 14 kPa of suction, which is great, but the manufacturer doesn't state air flow - even the weakest motor can produce large suction, as long as the air flow is low. In real life, 600W motor found in this VonHaus 2-in-1 vacuum create enough suction for the unit to be able to easily pick up most types of debris from the bare floors, but it lacks motorized brushroll and picking up of debris from carpeted areas, especially long pet and human hair is not very good.
Unit features telescopic, detachable handle, allowing the user to easily adjust the handle for the most comfortable length and to convert quickly and easily unit from the stick into the handheld vacuum and back.
Vacuums controls are on the handheld unit, and not on the stick handle. Since unit in stick vacuum configuration weighs around 4.5 pounds (~2.04 kg), it is not of a big problem.
Power cord is 19.5 feet (~6 m) long, providing some ~21 feet (~6.4 m) max cleaning reach.
Obviously, VonHaus 2-in-1 convertible unit doesn't feature automatic power cord rewind system - instead, power cord is manually wrapped around wrap hooks for storage.
When the unit is stored, it can stand upright on its own, but it is not the most stable one and can easily be tripped over, especially by pets and kids playing around.
Dirt bin is transparent, allowing the user to see amount and type of vacuumed dirt. Maximum dirt bin capacity is 1.3 liters up to the MAX fill line, which is very good for the vacuum in this class.
Dirt bin is easily emptied, but it lacks 'bottom emptying system' commonly found on much larger and more expensive bagless vacuums - but, if the user is careful, there is no additional mess when the dirt bin is emptied.
Air filtration is good and it is based on the sponge and pleated air filter. Manufacturer claims that this pleated filter is HEPA filter, but VonHaus doesn't claim the HEPA level of the air filter or the vacuum cleaner as the whole system.
Both sponge and pleated air filters are washable. After some time, HEPA/pleated air filter should be replaced - this time depends on the vacuum's use and type and amount of vacuumed dirt. HEPA filters, when required, can be ordered online using Pack of 3 Replacement Washable HEPA Filters Amazon link (link opens in the new window).
Cleaning Tools and Accessories
Main cleaner head is optimized for cleaning bare floors and low-pile carpets. But for cleaning elevated surfaces, VonHaus 2-in-1 comes with several cleaning attachments that can be used in both lightweight stick of handheld configuration.
Cleaning accessories and tools that come by default include:
- flexible cleaning hose is used for cleaning awkward and hard to reach areas and places. It also extends the reach of the vacuum cleaner and helps when vacuuming, for example cars, furniture, sensitive surfaces like keyboards, around and under various objects and obstacles etc.
- dusting brush is designed for pick dust and other fine particle dirt like pollen, pet dander etc from various surfaces. As the brush bristles traverse over the surface, they agitate the dirt, which is then vacuumed by relatively strong suction.
- crevice tool is designed like small 2-in-1 tool. It is combination of crevice tool and a small dusting brush. Dusting brush is engaged with a simple flip of the brush bristles. With or without brush bristles, crevice tool is designed for cleaning tight and narrow gaps and spaces, especially in combination with the flexible cleaning hose.
Note: there is also an optional VonHaus Turbo Cleaning Brush which features rotating brushroll, with much improved cleaning performances on carpets and area rugs.
VonHaus Turbo Cleaning Brush can be ordered online, although it is not always available. Also, it is not maintenance free cleaning tool, since pet and human hair can get entangled around the brushroll, requiring the user to periodically clean it.
But, in combination with VonHaus Turbo Cleaning Brush, VonHaus 2-in-1 convertible stick vacuum becomes very versatile vacuum, being able to vacuum most of the floors commonly found at home at very acceptable price.
For more information about this motorized tool, check VonHaus Turbo Cleaning Brush Amazon link (link opens in the new window).
Few Cons of VonHaus 2-in-1 600W Stick Vacuum
Since VonHaus 2-in-1 600W Stick Vacuum is so cheap, there isn't much to add - this vacuum does everything what larger and more expensive vacuums do, except that it doesn't do it so well :)
- it is relatively noisy vacuum and when turned on, it is as noise as some much larger and stronger vacuums,
- attachments are well designed, but they are not as strong as they should be - don't press them too much, or they will break. Also, they don't lock into place - they use friction.
- when being clogged, there is no sensors or anything that would alert the user, except lower suction or different vacuuming sound, etc.
Long Stroy Short: VonHaus 2-in-1 600W Stick Vacuum is simple and affordable convertible unit, suitable for bare floors and low-pile carpets. It doesn't pick hair and other debris very well from medium- and high-pile carpets and thick area rugs, since it lacks, at least in its basic configuration, motorized cleaning tool.
VonHaus Turbo Cleaning Brush help clean even medium- and high-pile carpets, however, it is not always available, not even at online shops.
All in all, it is well designed unit that could use better and stronger materials (which would increase the price, of course).
If you are looking for decent vacuum cleaner as second vacuum at your home or apartment, for quick cleanups and for cleaning in emergencies, or for small homes or apartments, or dorm rooms and similar, consider this unit. After all, it comes with 1-year limited warranty, excellent in this price range.
For more reviews and recommendations, check VonHaus 2 in 1 Corded Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner Amazon link (link opens in the new window).