Eufy ResidenceVac 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 an eye fixed. Perhaps you topped off the cereal bowl and a few flakes took a dive to the kitchen flooring. Or perhaps the cat determined to develop into inventive 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 at this time’s main upright vacs are constructed for the type 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 resolution for the tiny messes that spring up out of nowhere — the type 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 check over a sequence of weeks. Here’s what we consider Eufy’s bite-sized cleaner.
Out of the field
The ResidenceVac H30 is obtainable in three completely different mannequin tiers: Venture, Mate, and Infinity (our check 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 every part 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 mild the H30 felt. Designed to be gripped with one hand, the complete vacuum solely weighs 1.78 kilos. Dimensionally, the H30 measures 16.7 inches huge, 3.5 inches tall, and has a depth of two.9 inches. Grip-wise, it actually took me a minute or two to get used to holding the H30. It’s clear the place you’re speculated to seize, however whenever you goal the vacuum right down to suck up messes, the angle feels slightly unusual within the wrist division. Throwing on a cleansing attachment helps to chop down on how a lot angle you’ll have to dip into, nevertheless it doesn’t utterly take away the discomfort.
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The H30’s controls are entrance and heart and straightforward to grasp. There’s an influence button, a toggle change 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 could need to empty the bin as soon as (or twice).
The cleansing attachments all do their jobs properly, 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 excellent one. Once locked in, all of them do their jobs properly, however they really feel extremely low cost, and a few of them are downright painful to get hooked up to the H30 physique. And apart from some box-art photographs, there aren’t any included directions to show you learn how to get issues linked.
Eufy’s patented TriPower System is an onboard staple of every H30 mannequin. It’s an engineering introduction that successfully transfers extra energy from the battery pack to the vac’s motor, offering extra suction energy whenever you want it essentially the most. But how does this translate to the true world? Pretty seamlessly.
I additionally appreciated the choice of plugging the AC adapter straight into the battery, as a substitute of getting to dock the complete vac (with battery hooked up) 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 hooked up, 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 more durable time getting the oats. That was till I moved to a brand new testing setting.
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 just some passes. Eco Mode with these identical attachments was good, too, however slightly weaker.
I’ll be the primary to confess that I’ve overly delicate listening to and usually 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 definitely not as quiet as I used to be anticipating it to be (contemplating the small dimension).
If you’ve acquired a fast spill that wants mopping, I’d actually suggest 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 check, the H30 lower by means of 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 available on the market. 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 accomplished rapidly.
Low battery capability isn’t a international idea on the planet 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 could develop into troublesome for some customers. Fortunately, you should purchase further batteries to swap in as you clear.
In phrases of recharging, I additionally appreciated the choice of plugging the AC adapter straight into the battery, as a substitute of getting to dock the complete vac (with battery hooked up) onto the charging station.
The Eufy ResidenceVac H30 Infinity (the flagship mannequin) usually sells for $199 however is at the moment 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 ResidenceVac H30 does an excellent job of sucking up messes that you just don’t need to pull the massive upright out of the closet for. It’s additionally excellent for cleansing automobiles, in-between sofa cushions, ceiling corners, and different hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. From a design standpoint, it’s not essentially the most comfy 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 slightly on the excessive aspect, with $169 sounding slightly extra affordable to me.
Is there a greater various?
I consider so. Theincorporates a 200-degree adjustable nozzle, and the 20-volt battery gives unbelievable suction energy. Like the ResidenceVac H30, the charging dock can be used to retailer all of your attachments.
There’s additionally the. Similar in dimension and form to the ResidenceVac H30, the Wandvac is cozy 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 ResidenceVac 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 assume going dwelling with the Eufy ResidenceVac H30 can be a nasty thought. If there have been different choices, I’ll recommend buying a special mannequin — principally to avoid wasting cash (and to achieve some consolation).