It’s been awhile since a vacuum cleaner manufacturer has introduced a new handheld cordless vacuum that catches everyone’s attention. Dyson Vacuum Cleaners introduced their cordless handheld vacuums awhile back and their designs were truly innovative and eye-opening. The problem with any Dyson vacuum is it’s price. They are very expensive vacuums.
Since then, Black & Decker, Dirt Devil, Hoover, and Bissell have introduced new models, but mostly they have been improvements to existing designs and not revolutionary. There is no doubt that the Black & Decker Dustbuster is the leader in cordless handheld vacuums, but this new design from Gtech is likely to give them pause.
Then along came Gtech, a British company that is selling their handheld vacuum cleaner designs like gangbusters in Europe and around the world. Their handheld vacuums are truly innovative in both design and functionality and although they’ve sold over 22 million products worldwide, Gtech is only recently introducing their vacuums to the U.S.
We wanted to take a look at this new hand vacuum and see what all the buzz is about. They only sell two models; AirRam upright vacuums and the Multi handheld bagless vacuums. They don’t manufacture any canister vacuums. Our focus in this article is the Multi cordless handheld vacuum.
The first thing that strikes you when you see the Gtech Multi for the first time is its design. It is definitely modern looking and rivals Dyson in its lines and form. It comes with several attachments, but the amazing thing is that they are all stowed right inside the body of the vacuum.
You can use it with like a standard handheld or extend its 14-inch built-in hose to reach tight, above-floor areas that are more difficult to reach with a standard handheld. Carry it easily to your car and use it as a car vacuum to reach all the nooks and crannies in the interior.
How many times have you wanted to vacuum in a dimly lit corner of your house and wished the light would reach there so you could see what you’re vacuuming? The Gtech Multi takes care of that using built-in lights to illuminate where you vacuum.
Battery life has always been a problem for cordless handheld vacuums. Their short vacuuming time definitely has made many lean towards a corded model. Also, many cordless models don’t produce the kind of vacuuming power that’s needed to properly clean carpet and upholstery.
Gtech’s answer was to put in a powerful 22V lithium-ion battery with a full 30 minutes of battery life before it needs recharging. Beyond that, the battery completely charges in about 4 hours so you’re ready to go again quickly. The Multi also features a burst of additional runtime after just an hour of charging.
The 22V battery generates 100 watts of power and a very high airflow. Powerful enough even for tough pet hair that other vacuums can’t clean. Not only does it look good, it has the cleaning power to back it up.
If you haven’t yet looked at the Gtech Multi, we think you need to add it to your cordless handheld vacuum short list! Is it the best vacuum cleaner? Read on to see if it has the features you need.
Handheld Vacuums: Hottest Cordless Handheld
It isn’t often that we get to review a new and exciting vacuum cleaner in our vacuum cleaner reviews. After all, vacuum cleaners, particularly handhelds are pretty mundane. Thanks to Gtech, the handheld vacuum may be changed forever. It combines great functionality, powerful suction, and long battery life into a stylish package that leaves most handheld vacuums looking very dated in comparison. Gtech has put a lot of thought and features into this new vacuum.
- Modern styling gives Dyson a run for its money
- Powerful 100W motor is driven by a state-of-the-art Li-Ion 22V battery
- Long runtimes of 30 minutes or more are possible
- 14-inch extension tube plus concealed flexible hose give you plenty of reach to clean most above-floor areas
- Onboard microprocessor alerts you when the lifetime washable filter needs cleaning
- A 4-stage LED charge indicator prevents surprises
- Battery completely recharges in about 4 hours
- 2-Year warranty
- Compact and lightweight, the Gtech Multi weighs in at only 3.5 lbs.
- All of the great attachments are easily stowed inside the body of the Multi
- 1 – Upholstery brush
- 1 – Dusting brush
- 1 – Extendable hose
- 1 – LED lights
- 1 – Extension tube
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