I’ve been testing some 2-in-1 vacuum cleaners over the past few weeks, and here’s another one – the Pooda D9. This is a new product from GearBest and in the review we will see how good or bad it is.
Unlike the Dibea products I wrote about weeks ago, this one comes with a cord. So it has more power. According to GearBest, this vacuum cleaner has a massive suction power of 12,000Pa, which is nearly twice that of the Dibea C17 cordless suction (7000Pa) and more than twice the suction of the Dibea F6 (5200Pa).
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This is the kicker, this product costs half the price of the two Dibea brooms I mentioned but is it worth buying?
Quick look at the features
- High speed motor rotates 320,000 times per minute
- Suction 12000Pa (more than Dibea C17 and F6)
- Washable filter and easy to remove dust box
- Interchangeable tools and extension wand
- Dust container capacity 7L
- The engine produces 71 decibels
- cyclonic filtration
- 13 ft power cord
- 1 year warranty
- Powerful motor and powerful suction
- Decent sized container for a compact vacuum cleaner
- The box is easy to empty and clean
- Versatile machine
- The extension stick is very primitive and does not have any locking mechanism
- The floor tool tends to shovel large piles of dirt with snow
- There is no pole
- poor filtration
What do you expect from the Pooda D9?
Please watch this video to learn what to expect from a cheap Dyson replica…
Chinese manufacturers are very aggressive these days in imitating Dyson. Pooda D9 is the latest in a long line of products. I have to admit that the two Dibea 2-in-1 products I tested were better than expected.
Even if it doesn’t match Dyson in terms of sophistication and finish, you can’t argue with the price difference. And this product is much cheaper at only $45!
Trigger mechanism same as Dyson
Pooda comes with the same power switch found on the Dyson. The biggest difference is that Pooda has a locking mechanism that won’t require you to hold down the trigger.
This means less pressure on your wrists and an easier time cleaning. One downside is the lack of rotary steering which makes steering more difficult.
One of the good things about owning a wire is that you can use a more powerful motor. And that’s what Pooda did. The 400W motor rotates at 320,000 rpm. This, in turn, helps this device to suction 12,000 Pa.
But you won’t have the freedom to use the wireless and will be limited to a 13ft wire.
Pooda says its product uses cyclonic filtration. If you are not familiar with this technology – it is a technology designed to keep dirt out of filters. The better the cyclonic filtration, the less you need to clean the filters because it will keep the dirt away.
The problem with Pooda is that the hurricane template you see at the top is for display only. There aren’t exactly any hurricanes in them, so don’t expect them to have the same level of filtration. But the good news is that they are designed to be easy to disassemble and clean.
You’ll just have to clean it more often – that’s the bad news.
Despite using the same Dyson design, the Pooda has a decently sized trunk of about 0.7 liters. What I like about the design is that it is easy to disassemble.
It can accommodate more than the advertised 0.7 liter capacity. If you watch the whole video above, you will find that the amount of dirt on the floor was more than 0.7 and they could have picked it up easily.
Comes with several tools – built-in brush and crevice tool in addition to the main floor tool.
The latter does not have any motorized brush but thanks to the massive power of the motor, it has been able to pick up a lot of dirt on the carpet.
Unfortunately, the D9 does not come with any HEPA filtration. What it contains is a two-stage foam + a microfiber cotton filter that Pooda says has antibacterial properties.
From my cleaning tests, you’ll need to wash these filters often because cyclonic filtration doesn’t do a good enough job of keeping dirt out.
Let me first show you two pictures before my comment.
My first cleaning test was with this big pile of mess consisting of rolled oats, powder, dust, hair, etc.
Then baby powder, baby powder to be more specific…
Despite the powerful suction, the floor tool is not designed to clean large bits of dirt. You may be able to clean dust and some hair, but you can’t clean large piles of oats.
Snow plowed literally everything in sight. The Dibea C17 which has about half the power less than that was doing a great job on the open floor.
When I tried this on a powder, it didn’t pick up like I expected.
Surprisingly, Pooda did a much better job of cleaning the carpet than the bare floor. Just check out this before and after photo…
After one swipe back and forth, the Pooda was able to pick up a lot of surface dirt thanks to the engine’s sheer power. Unfortunately, it lacks a motorized brush tool, so don’t expect this to be a deep cleanser.
This will not work on anything more than a rug or a delicate rug like the one you tested it on.
The only tool available for cleaning upholstery is the built-in brush and crevice cleaner. The Pooda doesn’t have a small turbo brush that would have worked great for brushing hairs on the fabric. So this will only be useful for picking up loose dirt.
But the suction should be enough to clean most tasks.
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Main cleaning head (without motorized brush)
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Where can I buy this?
You can buy this from GearBest for the low, low price of $45.99. It’s one of the cheapest stick brooms I’ve seen so far.
To wrap it up
When I first saw this product online, I had high hopes for this product. Unfortunately, the poor design of the floor tool limits the cleaning capabilities of this machine. Even with that much power on the faucet, it wasn’t able to clean up on the bare floor well enough.
My extension socket is also another weak point. It does not have any locking feature and is held in place by friction only. There is a high risk of them cracking in the long run if you are not careful in attaching and detaching them.
And it lacks a swivel feature that would make it much easier to move around. The low price of this product is tempting, but I would suggest you to stay away for now until Pooda comes up with a product with better performance. If you’re looking for something like Dyson on the cheap, go with the Dibea C17 or F6 – these two machines will perform much better.