People will be shy about using cordless vacuums because of the uptime or lack thereof…
… Most adhesive vacuums have a runtime of 15-30 minutes, but Electrolux UltraPower Studio changes all that with its new 25.2V Lithium-Ion battery that works for up to an hour!
It comes with some groundbreaking features that I think other manufacturers should consider.
Other than a long runtime, it has brush cleaning technology designed to cut tangled pet hair from the bristles.
Most other brands have 2 cleaning modes, this mode has 3 – normal, silent and boosted.
It’s one of the most maneuverable spaces with its 180-degree swivel, so getting into tight areas under chairs and between furniture shouldn’t be a problem.
This one doesn’t have any attachments, so it’s quite the floor cleaner.
Quick look at the features
- 20 to 60 minutes running time
- Bright LED headlights – help you see dust in poorly lit areas
- 180 degree swivel
- It uses a 25.2V lithium-ion battery that takes 4 hours to charge
- The Brushroll cleaning feature cuts the tangled hairs stuck on the bristles of the motorized brush
- Three power settings – Silent, Normal and Boost provide more flexibility
- Uses bagless cyclone technology
- washable filter
- 10 inch cleaning track
- Comes with a wall-mounted charging stand
- Very long run time up to 60 minutes, but note that it will only last up to 60 minutes if you use silent mode exclusively, using boost and normal mode will cut that number by at least half
- 180 degree rotation makes it easy to maneuver
- This rotating action enables the stairs to be cleaned
- Bright LED headlights let you see hard-to-see dust bunnies ahead
- Lightweight – weighs only 6 lbs
- You will be able to clean hard surfaces, rugs, and low-pile carpets
- Brushroll Clean technology will save you time clipping tangled hairs from a motorized brush, and may not work with larger debris
- Works well on smaller debris such as sawdust based on testing by Cnet
- The filter has a plunger that “clicks” on any embedded dirt stuck to the filter for you
- Performance on pet hair and larger debris like the Cheerios isn’t on par with other cordless vacuums in the same price range
- Fights pet hair on hard surfaces
- Too unstable when trying to let it stand on its own – flexible tube tends to vibrate
- Too bulky to use under beds
- May have difficulty cleaning a lot of dust because the filter clogs very quickly
What do you expect from Electrolux UltraPower Studio?
The battery is Energy Star rated which means you don’t have to worry about its electricity consumption.
Attachments and accessories
There are no attachments or accessories listed here.
The 25.2V lithium-ion battery takes about 4 hours to fully charge.
The battery is removable, so you don’t have to worry about this product’s long-term viability unlike previous ErgoRapido models.
Emptying the filter will only require 3 steps – (1) remove the loosened dirt by pressing the release button, (2) remove the filter, (3) empty the dirt cup over the trash.
Filters can be cleaned in two ways – use the plunger to expel dust that sticks to the filter cloth and wash the filter under running water.
the show length
It will run for a full 60 minutes if you use it exclusively in silent mode. Using the normal mode, this number will decrease to 40 minutes, with an increase it will decrease to 20 minutes.
Comes with a 2-year limited warranty.
bare floor performance
UltraPower Studio excels at cleaning smaller debris such as uncooked rice grains, dust and sand.
It will have a hard time picking up pet hair on hard floors which comes as a surprise to me because it has a motorized brush roll.
In a test by CNet, he barely picked up a pet’s hair on a hard wooden floor.
It will also struggle with larger pieces of debris like Cheerios.
Back in testing by CNet, it picked up less than half of what the Hoover Linx Stick Vac did and 40% less than the GTech AirRam.
If you look at the base, you’ll find that it has a low profile, so based on that larger debris alone it will struggle to fit in unlike the Linx Stick Vac which has a funnel in the middle that helps it absorb larger debris.
You will have to tilt the base up a few degrees to absorb those Cheerios.
On carpets, pet hair pickup improved (more on this in the next section) and generally had better results in picking up finer dirt like saw dust and sand on a medium and low pile carpet than a Hoover Linx stick vac. Against the DC59, it performed better at picking up saw dust in a medium pile carpet.
Still struggling with larger wrecks like Cheerios.
If you are considering purchasing this vacuum cleaner, also consider getting a hand vacuum to pick up larger bits of dirt.
Black and Decker Platinum BDH2000FL would complement this very well.
Pet hair removal
On hard floor surfaces, you’ll struggle to pick up pet hair but on a medium and low pile carpet, it works best. This is based on a review by CNet.
Another consumer mentioned that the brush brush cleaning feature struggled to clip the Angora cat’s hair, and was able to cut some of it off but the rest you had to cut by hand.
In short, if you are brushing long strands of hair it will likely be brush rolled and you will have to cut it by hand with scissors but the good news is that the brush roll can be removed.
Watch it in action
|battery||25.2 V lithium ion|
|Charger||Charger Stand (Wall Mountable)|
|Shipping time||4 hours|
|Battery life||20 to 60 minutes (depending on the situation)|
|Net weight (with battery, stick and floor attachment)||6 pounds|
|Purchase Weight||9 pounds|
|cleaning path||10 inch|
|total length||43 inches|
|battery indicator||Yes (LED)|
|filter type||Washable Cloth Filter (With Piston)|
Despite some bad reviews especially by CNet, it has got a lot of positive reviews on other shopping sites.
Consumers were quite satisfied with the way it handled, saying that it was so easy to walk around the furniture, especially tables that larger voids would have a hard time working with.
This is common, especially with older adults who may not be strong enough to hold a heavier vacuum.
Another feature that caught the attention of some consumers is the plunger – it helped them remove dust from the filter without washing it.
This is great because you don’t have to wait 12 hours for the filter to dry before using the broom again.
The cleaning performance was a mixed bag. While they are successful in cleaning dust and other smaller debris, they tend to struggle with larger pieces like Cheerios and pet droppings.
One consumer even compared this to an older Hoover Linx Stick Vac which is currently out of stock.
He said the Hoover has better suction power compared to the UltraPower but note that the former only has 15-30 minutes runtime (tops) and this one works for up to an hour.
The price was the biggest turn off because it cost over $300.
Consumers also mentioned that the brush cleaning feature will work but only to a certain extent, you won’t cut hair wrapped around the brush roll and will need to be trimmed with scissors.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this wireless stick from Amazon but it is not currently available.
This blank would be great for…
… people who have small to medium sized homes with a mix of hardwood floors, low to medium pile carpets and rugs.
This would be ideal to use for cleaning dust and small debris around the dining area and kitchen where areas under tables and chairs in a full-size upright position are hard to reach.
You’ll struggle with larger pieces of debris, so you’ll need a handheld vacuum cleaner as a tag team partner for this.
Older people with arthritis will also appreciate the agility and rotating motion that makes it easy to move around.
It comes with a charging stand, so it won’t take up much storage space and the LED lights are handy as they help you see dust in darker areas.
Although the price leaves a lot to be desired, at more than $300, this costs nearly as much as the DC44 and the Gtech AirRam but manages to hold it in terms of cleaning, storage and maneuverability. If you want to try a new product, this is the right vacuum for you.