Eufy HouseVac H30
“The Eufy HomeVac H30 rocks powerful suction, but features a slightly unfriendly design that complicates the attachment process and isn’t kind to the wrists.”
- Powerful suction
- Sleek and straightforward to retailer
- Convenient charging station
- Infinity comes with mopping equipment
- Uncomfortable grip
- Attachments could be tough to make use of
- Low battery life
A large number can manifest within the blink of a watch. Perhaps you topped off the cereal bowl and a few flakes took a dive to the kitchen ground. Or possibly the cat determined to turn out to be artistic with litter dispersion all through the homestead. And let’s not overlook these ceiling-corner cobwebs that aren’t a part of your Halloween diorama.
While immediately’s main upright vacs are constructed for the sort of roll-up-your-sleeves, whole-home cleans that many people relegate to free weekend days, having a go-to cordless handheld vac is the proper answer for the tiny messes that spring up out of nowhere — the sort of particles you merely can’t keep away from till Saturday.
One such cordless companion is the. It’s designed for light-weight, quick-grab efficiency and comes packaged with quite a few attachments (some good, some not so good). I used to be in a position to put the H30 to the take a look at over a sequence of weeks. Here’s what we consider Eufy’s bite-sized cleaner.
Out of the field
The HouseVac H30 is offered in three totally different mannequin tiers: Venture, Mate, and Infinity (our take a look at mannequin). The fundamentals stay the identical throughout the three tiers, with attachments being the trade-off from unit to unit. The Venture sequence ($160) is packaged with a 2-in-1 crevice cleaner and multisurface software. The Mate ($180) provides a motorized brush for pet hair removing. The flagship Infinity ($200) comes with all the pieces you’ll get with the Venture and Mate, together with a stick attachment and a hard-floor head for fast mopping jobs (plus disposable mop heads). All H30 fashions can be found in each black and white.
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Unboxing the H30 Infinity, I used to be additionally handled to a swappable lithium-ion battery pack, charging base, and wall-mounting equipment for hanging the charger (not required).
Right off the bat, I used to be struck by how gentle the H30 felt. Designed to be gripped with one hand, your entire vacuum solely weighs 1.78 kilos. Dimensionally, the H30 measures 16.7 inches large, 3.5 inches tall, and has a depth of two.9 inches. Grip-wise, it truthfully took me a minute or two to get used to holding the H30. It’s clear the place you’re purported to seize, however if you intention the vacuum all the way down to suck up messes, the angle feels a bit unusual within the wrist division. Throwing on a cleansing attachment helps to chop down on how a lot angle you’ll must dip into, nevertheless it doesn’t utterly take away the discomfort.
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The H30’s controls are entrance and middle and straightforward to grasp. There’s an influence button, a toggle swap to maneuver between Eco and Max suction energy (extra on these within the subsequent part), and a trash can button that unlocks the dustbin. There are additionally three LED indicators above the ability button to point how a lot battery life is left.
When you empty the H30, you should definitely place the vacuum over your trash bag. After you unlock the bin, you’ll want to slip all of it the way in which ahead, releasing it from its observe. Once emptied, it may be a bit tough getting the bin locked again onto the vacuum physique, however not overly so.
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One of the very first issues my eyes locked onto was how small the dustbin truly is. At 250 grams, it’s one of many smallest tank sizes you’ll discover on any cordless vac. Have a dumped bowl of Lucky Charms to scrub up, pre-milk? You might should empty the bin as soon as (or twice).
The cleansing attachments all do their jobs nicely, however they really feel extremely low cost.
The Infinity comes with a myriad of attachments, together with a 2-in-1 crevice software, a motorized brush head, and an elongated stick and cleansing head for getting at ceilings and flooring. While helpful, my total impression of those add-ons shouldn’t be an amazing one. Once locked in, all of them do their jobs nicely, however they really feel extremely low cost, and a few of them are downright painful to get connected to the H30 physique. And apart from some box-art photos, there are not any included directions to show you find out how to get issues linked.
Eufy’s patented TriPower System is an onboard staple of every H30 mannequin. It’s an engineering creation that successfully transfers extra energy from the battery pack to the vac’s motor, offering extra suction energy if you want it probably the most. But how does this translate to the actual world? Pretty seamlessly.
I additionally appreciated the choice of plugging the AC adapter immediately into the battery, as an alternative of getting to dock your entire vac (with battery connected) onto the charging station.
Set to Eco mode, the H30 delivers as much as 12kPa of suction. With simply the 2-in-1 crevice software connected, the vac did a wonderful job of pulling dried oats out of my plushy dining-room carpet. I truly discovered when switching the vac to Max mode (for as much as 16kPa of suction), it had a tougher time getting the oats. That was till I moved to a brand new testing atmosphere.
With the stick and hard-surface attachments locked in, the H30 operated like a champ in Max mode, sucking up all of the oats I laid on the kitchen laminate in only a few passes. Eco Mode with these similar attachments was good, too, however a bit weaker.
I’ll be the primary to confess that I’ve overly delicate listening to and customarily have points with loud home equipment, however my goodness does the H30 whine. Even when set to Eco, the sound of the vac merely operating is on the high-pitched aspect. It’s not industrial loud by any means, nevertheless it’s actually not as quiet as I used to be anticipating it to be (contemplating the small measurement).
If you’ve obtained a fast spill that wants mopping, I’d truthfully advocate paper towels and your cleaner of selection over the H30’s mopping head and pads. Yes, it’s a pleasant consideration, however I discovered the attachments and pads robust to work with. In my cleanup take a look at, the H30 lower by a few of my deliberately spilled soda, however the sticky residue hung round.
The H30’s 2500mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery isn’t the mightiest in the marketplace. Built for as much as 20 minutes of utilization in Eco mode and solely 10 minutes when set to Max, you’ll need to get your cleansing carried out rapidly.
Low battery capability isn’t a international idea on the earth of handheld vacs, however when you think about that it takes as much as 4 hours to revive the pack to its full cost, the decrease runtime might turn out to be troublesome for some customers. Fortunately, you should buy extra batteries to swap in as you clear.
In phrases of recharging, I additionally appreciated the choice of plugging the AC adapter immediately into the battery, as an alternative of getting to dock your entire vac (with battery connected) onto the charging station.
The Eufy HouseVac H30 Infinity (the flagship mannequin) usually sells for $199 however is presently out of inventory. The H30 Venture (features a 2-in-1 crevice software and multisurface software) goes for $159, and the H30 Mate (2-in-1 crevice software, multisurface software, motorized brush attachment) could be bought for $179.
As a quick-grab, quick-clean cordless vac, the Eufy HouseVac H30 does a very good job of sucking up messes that you simply don’t need to pull the massive upright out of the closet for. It’s additionally excellent for cleansing vehicles, in-between sofa cushions, ceiling corners, and different hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. From a design standpoint, it’s not probably the most snug handheld to wrap your paws round, and a few of these add-ons could be fairly the chore to connect.
Price-wise, I believe $199 for the Infinity is a bit on the excessive aspect, with $169 sounding a bit extra affordable to me.
Is there a greater various?
I consider so. Theencompasses a 200-degree adjustable nozzle, and the 20-volt battery offers unimaginable suction energy. Like the HouseVac H30, the charging dock may also be used to retailer all of your attachments.
There’s additionally the. Similar in measurement and form to the HouseVac H30, the Wandvac is comfortable to hold onto and comes with a multisurface pet hair software.
How lengthy will it final?
With the choice to purchase a number of battery packs, I can see the HouseVac H30 lasting for a number of years. Plus, Eufy’s hassle-free guarantee retains your H30 protected for as much as two years.
Should you purchase it?
If you completely want a handheld vac, and your retailer of selection has no different decisions, I don’t suppose going residence with the Eufy HouseVac H30 could be a foul thought. If there have been different choices, I could recommend buying a unique mannequin — principally to avoid wasting cash (and to achieve some consolation).