Deik 2-in-1 Cordless Bagless Stick and Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is compact, lightweight and versatile vacuum cleaner. It is powered with powerful lithium ion battery, providing both good suction and good operating time. Unit comes with several interesting and often very important features, making it one of the most potent units in its class.
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Date: August 29, 2017.
Date: August 29, 2017.
Deik 2-in-1 Cordless Bagless Stick and Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is powered via 22.2V 2200 mAh lithium ion battery, providing up to 30 minutes of fade-free power.
Unit weighs 5.1 pounds (2.32 kg) and is light enough to be used even by elderly people and kids (under supervision of adults, of course).
Handheld unit is detachable via simple press of the button and can be used to clean elevated surfaces, including furniture, cars, upholstery, book shelves etc.
As a stick unit, this Deik vacuum is very maneuverable around the furniture. Thanks to the 90° main cleaning head swivel, unit can reach under the furniture and other objects.
As a stick vacuum, main cleaning nozzle is 6.7″ (17 cm) wide and is equipped with rotating brush and LED headlights. Rotating brush help clean carpets, especially low-pile and up-to-the-point, medium-pile carpets. High-pile carpets are not the best surface for this vacuum – or any vacuum of this size and strength, since high-pile carpets require stronger rotating brushes and much stronger suction.
Rotating brush does very good job when cleaning dust, crumbs and similar debris. Also, it help clean short human and pet hair, but it can have issues with longer pet and human hair, since there is no automatic hair cutter of any kind. Fortunately, rotating brush can be removed from the unit and cleaned when required.
To improve cleaning as a handheld unit, Deik comes with crevice nozzle and dusting brush. Crevice nozzle is optimized for cleaning narrow and tight areas and along the edges and baseboards. Dusting brush agitates dust and other small particles from various surfaces, helping the air flow to suck the dirt into the unit.
Motor and suction – lithium ion battery operates at 22.2V and its capacity is 2200 mAh, for a total of ~48Wh. Some sites claim that this unit comes with 800W motor, proving 7kPa of suction and that its operating time is 30 minutes.
We haven’t had a chance to check this officially, but note that even mighty Dyson V8 comes with 425W motor and in eco-mode can operate up to 40 minutes and in burst mode up to 7 minutes. And it costs much more than Deik 2-in-1 vacuum cleaner. So, motor power is probably 80W and not 800W. Note: 80W is still good value for a cordless stick/handheld unit.
It is claimed that this vacuum provides ‘an impressive 7 kPa’ of suction. Well, truth to be told, common corded units easily achieve 20 kPa (and more) of suction, so 7 kPa is weaker than practically all corded home vacuums. Nonetheless, 7 kPa is good suction for stick/handheld vacuum.
Note: this is a good, affordable unit, but manufacturers and especially sellers tend to exaggerate when describing their products.
Controls are simple and are found directly on the collapsible handle. Collapsible handle help with storing the unit since it requires very little space and help the user to keep the unit easily reachable – very important in emergencies.
Fully assembled dimensions: 45.3 x 10.2 x 6.7 inches (115 x 26 x 17 cm).
Folded handle dimensions: 25.6 x 10.2 x 6.7 inches (65 x 26 x 17 cm).
Unit comes with charging station. Manual is little bit unclear if the unit should be stored in the charging station all the time – personally, lithium ion batteries are sensitive to overcharging, but they also don’t have memory effect, at least not as older NiMH and especially NiCd batteries.
Thus, charge your unit when required or after each larger cleaning and store it away from the charger – when the manufacturer says that it is safe to leave the unit in the charger indefinitely, only then leave it there.
Note: some users claim that they leave the unit in the charger when not in use and they have no issues with the battery.
Fully drained battery requires almost 5 hours to get fully charged.
Dirt cup capacity is ~17.5 ounces (0.5 liters) and could be larger. However, larger dirt cup would make unit somewhat bulkier and perhaps little bit heavier – in any case, dirt cup can be emptied quickly. Also, dirt cup is transparent, helping the user to check type and amount of cleaned dirt.
Air filtration is done using washable mechanical air-filter. It is claimed that this is HEPA grade filter, but personally, I am not sure that whole unit is true HEPA vacuum cleaner.
Anyway, air filtration is good, just be sure to keep the filter clean, since dirty filter can cause loss of suction.
Unit comes with one year warranty – typical for the units of this type in this price range.
Long Story Short – Deik 2-in-1 Cordless Bagless Stick and Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is versatile and inexpensive (can be found under $100) 2-in-1 unit. Suction is good, rotating brush does its job, cleaning width is good, headlights help spot the dirt in low level conditions, dirt cup could be larger, but it detaches easily, handheld unit detaches with just a press of the button, air filtration is good, operating time is very good etc.
All of these features could be better, of course, but that would require stronger, heavier and more expensive unit.