Anker HomeVac Duo 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is affordable and versatile bagless stick and handheld vacuum cleaner. It comes in two colors, red and black, it is very easy and simple to maintain and has lithium ion battery providing excellent power fade-free operating time.
Date: February 13, 2017.
Anker HomeVac is a 2-in-1 cordless vacuum combining detachable cordless handheld unit with a cordless stick vacuum cleaner.
It is very lightweight unit - it weighs 6.2 pounds (2.8 kg) and thanks to the swivel cleaning head it is highly maneuverable around furniture, edges, corners, stairs and similar. Anker HomeVac can be used on various surfaces, but thanks to the motorized brush roll, the best cleaning is achieved on the low and medium pile carpets.
Thanks to the headlights, Anker HomeVac can be used for cleaning in low light conditions, without cleaning unwanted items.
Controls are positioned on collapsible handle - on/off switch and power saving switch are positioned on the handle and are easy to use. Handheld part of the unit has its own on/off switch, too.
Unit has multistage air filtration system - Anker HomeVac combines cyclonic air separation and washable mechanical filter. Cyclonic system spins dust and debris away from the filter and motor, keeping them unclogged for constant suction until the dirt bin is almost full.
Dirt bin is transparent and one can easily see the amount of dirt in it. And dirt bit could be slightly larger, however, this would lead to a larger and heavier handheld unit.
Unit is powered by 2000 mAh lithium ion battery which fully charged can deliver 24 minutes of operation at full power and 60 minutes in so-called Eco Mode, which can clean up to 150m² of space. Suction is relatively good and thanks to the rotating brush roll, it can clean very well. Note: suction can't be compared with the suction of corded units or much more expensive cordless units like Dyson V8.
Anker HomeVac is ideal for light-duty clean-ups at home on a regular basis or in emergencies.
Unit is easy to maintain:
- after cleaning, return the unit to the charging station for a full recharge.
- dust collector and filter are washable and can be easily disassembled for cleaning under running warm water. Before assembling the unit, be sure that dust collector and filter are fully dry.
- rotating brush bar is easily removed from the cleaning head and cleaned, when required. And it has to be cleaned, especially from long hairs, periodically.
When purchased, HomeVac Duo comes with a charging cradle base, AC power adapter, crevice nozzle, dusting brush, and welcome guide (manual). When it arrives, unit must be assembled, and it can be done easily within seconds. In combination with handheld unit, crevice nozzle and dusting brush help cleaning surfaces like upholstery, edges, between seats, cars etc.
Charging base size is 10.2 x 7.5 inches (26 x 19 cm) and should be placed on the permanent position. When the handle is extended, unit is 46 inches (117 cm) high and with lowered handle, unit requires only 28 inches (69 cm) of vertical space.
HomeVac comes with 18-month warranty, which is good for cordless unit of this price range.
Long story short: Anker HomeVac Duo 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is excellent, lightweight, cordless stick and handheld vacuum combo. It can't replace large corded units optimized for multisurface cleaning of large areas at home or apartments, but it can be used as a second unit at such homes for light cleaning tasks or emergencies. However, unit is strong enough to be used as main unit in small homes or apartments.
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