Over the past few weeks, I’ve written about a range of Dyson wireless clones and today we’ll be looking at one of the cheapest options currently available for under $100.
But the similarities between them end there. Since it costs a fraction of the Dyson, don’t expect the same level of sophistication. Nor does it have a fine roller cleaning head which would be a great word on big piles of dirt.
However, if you are just looking for something basic that will help you clean medium-sized dust and debris like rolled oats. This would be a great alternative that could actually be used.
Quick look at the features
- Pivoting cleaning head with soft bristles that won’t scratch hardwood
- 2-in-1 Versatility – You can use it as a handheld vacuum cleaner and a wand
- Great for cleaning low-pile carpets, solid wood linoleum and tiles
- There are two options available – the first option only comes with the motorized head and the second option also comes with the bare floor tool with a cleaning cloth
- One year warranty
- Carbon fiber bristles – great for catching dust
- Run time between 20 to 30 minutes
- Dirt Dry Capacity 400ml
- Suction 5200Pa
- 2 volt lithium ion battery
- A beautiful, versatile machine capable of picking up small to medium-sized dirt on bare floors and low-pile carpets
- The swivel head works surprisingly well
- Great price point
- Solid build quality
- Easy to empty dirt cup – not as messy as the Dyson V6
- very good suction
- The main cleaning head will combat large piles of dirt
- Switching the combo tool from slit mode to brush mode is not smooth
- Filter gets dirty very easily
- The cleaning head is rather narrow – you will need more clearances to clean
- No HEPA filtration
What do you expect from the Dibea F6 2-in-1?
To be honest with you, I wasn’t expecting much from this product. The build quality of this product is very impressive in its price range.
It retails for about $109.99 at GearBest but if you use the coupon code “DIBEAGB” it drops to $99.99 which is great if you don’t mind the lack of tools and sophistication you’ll get from Dyson.
This is a good option for the more expensive Hoover Cruise which costs more than $170 on Amazon.
Before I start chatting, please watch this video to see what’s inside the box, features, and a short cleaning test…
It doesn’t have a lot of tools included. You only get the main cleaning head, extension wand, combo brush, and crevice tool. If you want something with more attachments, go with the Red Dibea 2-in-1 Stick.
Let’s go through the features one by one.
rotary cleaning head
The F6’s main cleaning tool has a design similar to the Dyson V6 and V8 in that the head rotates completely.
If you look closely at the tool, it uses the same rubber hose that connects from the suction port to the extension wand. Again, it’s a similar design to the Dyson cordless device.
Flip the tool over and you’ll reveal a rather narrow cleaning head that uses soft carbon fiber bristles that work great for cleaning dust.
It lacks the stiff bristles that should, in theory, work well on a bare floor. But if there is an Achilles heel, it cleans up large piles of dirt.
Low cleaning head will disperse large particles of dirt. You’ll see this in the last part of the video I shared above (so be sure to watch it all).
You can attach the tool to the stick and point it at the motor so that it can be used on stairs.
Versatility 2 in 1
This vacuum cleaner has interchangeable tools so you can use it as a handheld or wand
Remove the stick and attach the tools directly to the motor. All of these tools are usable with and without the stick which means you can install them directly on the motor and the stick.
So, this is basically two products in one. I have to warn you that it won’t have the same Dyson V6 kit.
According to Dibea, their product uses cyclonic filtration.
Technically cyclonic filtration should protect the filter from getting dirty for longer periods of time unfortunately in my cleaning test the filter was filthy.
You will have to clean the filter more often than the Dyson.
It does not contain any HEPA filtration so avoid it if you are allergic.
Powerful Digital Engine
The F6 uses a 120W motor that produces 5200Pa of suction. I don’t know how it converts to Air Watts (a meter Dyson uses) but based on my cleaning test, it has a lot of suction.
Like the Dyson, the F6 uses a trigger switch but there is one major difference – you can lock the trigger.
One reason Dyson didn’t choose the locking mechanism was to maximize uptime, but if you used a Dyson clutch, this trigger could strain your wrist.
Don’t expect too much when it comes to dirt capacity as this vacuum cleaner can only hold 400ml of dirt.
But don’t worry, the F6’s container is just 16ml smaller than the Dyson V6, so the difference isn’t much.
Li-ion battery 22.2 V
This versatile cordless device is powered by a 22.2V Li-ion battery that will take 4 and 5 hours to charge.
When fully charged, it will work between 20-30 minutes.
Executing floor cleaning
I put this product through its paces and revealed its strengths and weaknesses.
First, let’s talk about the strong points. This product will thoroughly clean fine dust even medium sized debris.
Here are some shots of cleaning powder and rolled oats.
If there’s something this broom is struggling with, it’s cleaning up big bits of dirt.
Since this product has a low-profile design, it will scatter these snow particles.
Now that’s a huge pile of dirt and not something you’ll face with this kind of mess every day.
This is why these types of tests are done. Shows you the limitations of this product.
Now if Dibea could come up with a product with a soft roller cleaning head and keep the price under $200, that would be very interesting.
Can the soft bristles pick up dirt on the carpet? I recorded this video to show you how the Dibea F6 handles a large pile of dirt on carpets and rugs.
I will also show how to empty the Trash.
There are actually two ways – the first is to use the trap door at the bottom and the second is to remove the container from the motor and then open it from the top.
You will notice that using only the trap door is not enough to empty everything due to dirt seeping through the upper chamber. Expect the same thing when cleaning a lot of dirt because it will stick to the plastic.
I don’t have any rug in the house, so I used a rug in this test to simulate how to clean it on low-pile carpeting.
|attachments||Main motorized brush
Crevice Tool and Brush Combo
|Roll brush on/off||
4 to 5 hours.
20 to 30 minutes
Before I tested this product, I had my reservations about the build quality of this product. But it exceeded my expectations. For something under $100, it has very good quality. All tools are held securely in place and the strength is just right.
If you don’t mind the lack of tools or sophistication, this could be a good alternative to the Dyson V6. But don’t expect to clean really big piles with the main cleaning head as it will work snowfall due to the low design.
Other than that it is a decent choice if price is a major concern.
It has a small container so this works best for spot cleaning. The cyclonic filtration system is not compatible with the Dyson system, so expect to clean the filter more than once.
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