Author: Lucky

How to Choose a Cordless Vacuum

Traditional vacuum cleaners are getting better and better, but sometimes you don’t want to take your cleaning monstrosity out of its storage space just because someone left a few bread crumbs on the carpet. A cordless vacuum cleaner is a great solution for these kinds of spontaneous cleanup jobs, but what do you need to look out for when choosing the right one? In terms of price, we find that the adage “you get what you pay for” comes pretty close to our own experience. The cheapest models tend not to have enough power when dealing with a tougher or longer lasting cleaning task. Top of the line models can even give some brand name conventional vacuum cleaners a run for their money, but the steep price tag makes such a purchase prohibitive. Our advice is to go for a healthy mix of price and performance. Other than price, the most important thing to consider when buying cordless is the device’s battery life. Here the differences are quite pronounced – some models can clean only for 10 minutes at a time while better ones can go on for 45 minutes or longer without needing a recharge. Since you can’t be expected to clean a single large room properly in 10 minutes most of the time, let alone your entire flat, going for long-lasting battery life is obviously the solution. Being...

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How to Maintain a Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Their ability to reach any part of your house might make it more practical, but if you stop taking care of your cordless vacuum cleaner, the troubles you’ll run into will be much the same as with a regular vacuum. Most of the steps you need to take when ensuring your cleaner is in top notch form are straightforward and easy, so investing those extra few minutes every once in a while can help you save money on costly repairs. The best thing you can do regularly is to make sure that none of its parts are obstructed. Make it a habit to check the brush roll after every use and remove any hairs or debris that have stuck to it. If you notice that it doesn’t roll as smoothly as it used to, take the roll apart, clean and oil its ball bearings. Checking the belt that holds the roll in place is the next step. Compare it to a fresh one and if you see that yours is frayed or bent out of shape, replace it. If you use your vacuum regularly the belt should be replaced at least once a year. After a while, your vacuum’s filters will clog up, making it less effective. Take the filters out and remove any accumulated dust. If the filter can be washed, do so. If you notice that the...

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How good is the Gtech AirRam Mk2 K9 cordless vacuum cleaner?

Up until 2013 when it first came out, people didn’t know much about cordless vacuum cleaners, and if they did the lacklustre performance of the few then available models didn’t exactly impress. Then the original AirRam from Gtech came out, and people started paying attention to a cordless trend it would have a major influence on. The model suffered from its quirks, and its manufacturers went back to the drawing board to try and address this. The result was the Mk2, a sturdier, more feature-packed cordless vacuum that tries to give traditional corded models a run for their money. At first glance, the upgraded Mk2 looks more or less the same as the original – it is rather stout for a cordless vacuum, looking more like a traditional upright and trying to play the part as well. The improvements start to show once you go past its exterior and take a peek at its inner workings. Most flimsier parts have been replaced with quality metal alternatives, causing it to be a bit heavier but much sturdier at the same time. New features include a brush especially designed to tackle pet hair (hence the k9 in the name), and built-in fragrance inserts that will freshen up your home while you vacuum it. At 3,8 kg, it is heavier than most other cordless models, but that added weight as well as...

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How Does a Cordless Vacuum Work

Cleaning up after a party or if you haven’t cleaned in a while, for some reason are best accomplished with your traditional vacuum cleaner, but sometimes you’d just like to make a quick pass over everything or fix a quick mishap. This is where a cordless vacuum cleaner could come in very handy, but what exactly are they and what sets them apart from traditional models? Let’s start with the obvious difference – there’s no cord! We realise that this isn’t exactly a ground-breaking discovery, but bear with us. Traditional vacuum cleaners have always had the drawback of being leashed to one outlet or another, and having to turn them off, plug them in elsewhere and turn them on again in the middle of a cleaning is a nuisance. Cordless models are powered by rechargeable batteries that supply them with a constant source of power for a limited while, but make them much more mobile as well. Speaking of mobility, they weigh much less than coded variants and are perfect when you need to clean a set of stairs or make a foray into the garage or patio. There are a number of different archetypes to choose from. First, there’s the standard vacuum cleaner replacement model which is basically a lighter, more portable version of a normal one with most of the accompanying features you’d expect. There are also...

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Best Steam Cleaner Reviews in 2016

Keeping your home’s cleanliness doesn’t need to be as much of a chore if you have the right tools. If you’ve been wondering about the best steam cleaner out there, keep reading and soon your floors will be clean enough to eat off of, not that you should try it of course. It happens to the best of us – you can keep a firm check on the dirt and grime constantly invading your home, but there’s that one stain that’s been there maybe even before you bought your house that’s always been a thorn in your side. Sure, using abrasive chemicals is an option, but why risk endangering your health and the health of your family when there’s a perfectly safe, absolutely nature-friendly way of dealing with tough stains as well as keeping your home clean and fresh on a regular basis? We’re talking about the magnificent power of steam of course. You’d be hard-pressed to come up with another way of cleaning various parts of the home that is both as effective and as harmless to the world around us. All that’s left is to harness that power into an easily managed and directed manner, and for that you need a good quality steam cleaner. We’re well aware that the internet is chock-full of various ratings and specifications, so we’ve decided to help you save time and...

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