Cordless handheld vacuum cleaners are becoming increasingly popular lately. And, it’s not hard to see why. They’re perfect for cleaning small and hard-to-reach spaces, worktops, stairs, or for vacuuming the interior of your car. They also eliminate the hassle of dealing with a power cord and save valuable storage space. There are plenty of options available in the market and we’ll take a closer look at one of the most in-demand models, a review of WORX WX030.
Review of WORX WX030
WX030 Design and Features
I chose the WORX WX030 because it was from a reputable brand, and was compact yet powerful. The first thing that catches the eye when you see the WORX WX030 vacuum cleaner is its unusual cubic look. Thanks to its portable design, it’s lighter than most of the competitors and easy to move around. Still, its build is solid and can easily withstand heavier work and extensive use.
Unlike most of the other models on the market, WORX WX030 is not one complete unit but features a hose attached to the cube. This extendable hose connects to the integrated handle, while the other end tucks into space on the opposite end of the device. The benefit of this concept is that you can use the additional attachments that fit onto the hose. However, the downside is that you’ll need both hands to use this vacuum as you’ll hold the hose in one hand and the base in the other.
There are two attachments available in the basic package. The crevice nozzle comes in handy for vacuuming tight and tricky areas, while the brush is useful for loosening the dirt. When not used, the attachments are stored in the storage compartment on the main cube.
Performance and Usability
While the cool design is nice, the main thing you want from your vacuum is decent sucking power. WORX WX030 features a maximum of 20V voltage which provides more than enough power for all standard vacuuming tasks and allows you to easily picks up dust, debris, or pet hair. The vacuum has two power modes – high and low. You can switch between them using the ON/OFF button. The high setting provides more power but drains the battery more quickly.
The WX030 comes with a 2.0Ah lithium-ion battery. It can be charged rather quickly, in just over an hour. A fully charged battery can provide up to 25 minutes of runtime. When operating on a high power setting, this time decreases a bit. An additional benefit is that the battery is compatible with other devices in the Power Share family of appliances by WORX.
One of the most annoying things about a lot of handheld vacuums is that they can be tricky and difficult to empty. Fortunately, WORX WX030 doesn’t have that problem thanks to its one-touch emptying feature. It allows you to empty the dust bin with a simple push of a button. Knowing that this model, as most in its class, has a small capacity and that you’ll likely empty it after every use, this feature comes in pretty handy.
- Practical and stylish design
- Extendable hose and extra attachments
- Powerful suction
- Easy to remove and clean filters and empty dust bin
- Quick charging
- You need two hands to use it
- One of the pricier devices in its class, but worth it.