Sunday, January 8, 2012
Mommas Mondays: Introducing the Rowenta Delta Force Rechargeable Stick Vacuum Giveaway and Review~ 1/22
Everyone needs, at least, one Vacuum. That’s a given. Here is the thing that I find irritating….. I hate to pull out my big, full-sized (18.5 lb.) vacuum; just to clean up a little mess. It’s cumbersome and a pain in the (well you know where). Maybe I’m just a little lazier in my older age; or just getting smarter. I don’t know which; but I like to the think the latter. I have taken to sweeping up the hardwood floors in my apartment with an old-fashioned broom. Would you believe that I find this too much effort to exert? Well; it’s true. I hate sweeping and trying to get all of the dust and crumbs into a scoop. You know; it never really gets all of it. There is always some residue left when you’re done.
I was so happy when the representative for Rowenta USA contacted me and offered to work with me on a Review and Giveaway for their Rowenta Delta Force Rechargeable Stick Vacuum. This amazing, yet very elegant looking stick vacuum has all of the cleaning power of those really expensive “cyclonic” vacuums. It is a very light-weight, cordless, easy-to-use hand unit. It is slender enough to fit almost anywhere that you would want to store it. This would be a perfect vacuum for someone that owns a motor home (like I did for the past 5 years). It would fit right under the bed or under the couch in most RVs. Of course; when I was looking for a powerful and compact vacuum, I never ran across this one.
This Rowenta Rechargeable Stick Vacuum has a lot of suction for such a little footprint. Yes; this baby “sucks” literally and in a positive manner. It will last on a single charge for about 40 minutes; which should get you through several quick clean ups or one relatively long cleaning spree. I tested it out on my hardwood floors, under the cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom and checked to see if it would fit under all of my furniture. To my amazement, it did!
It cleans in the corners and gets all of those little crumbs out of the places that my broom couldn’t. That was the downside to this review; this vacuum found crumbs that I couldn’t see and didn’t know were there. I’m a clean-freak; so that was quite disturbing. But; as far as the Rowenta Stick Vacuum went; it did exactly as it should have done and found every one of those little crumbs, a few popcorn kernels under my couch (at least that area was almost as clean as I had hoped), and a dust ball here and there. So; I didn’t pass the “white glove test” but I would have gotten an easy B+.
The Rowenta Rechargeable Stick Vacuum only weighs in at 8lbs. Its Triangular Swivel Head is what makes it get into those corners, so well. The low profile of the head, allows it to get under the lowest of my furniture without scratching my expensive wood armoires and chests. It comes with a 6ft Charging Cord and is 120V. In a nutshell; I LOVE this little Stick Vacuum. Not only is it sexy and sleek (like I was in my younger days) but it really does deliver, hassle free cleaning. The bagless feature is the only way to go, in my opinion. The filters are easy to clean and wash. All of this means that; you don’t have additional expenses for filters and bags.
When the Vacuum arrived on my doorstep; it was all packed well and in a nice box. It, literally, only took me a couple of minutes to put it together. I’m so proud that I didn’t even need to open the instructions for that part. I plugged it in overnight for the initial charge, and the next morning, I was one happy ex-camper; playing (vacuuming) everywhere that I could. I don’t dread my quick cleanups anymore. Actually; I kind of like to just pull it out of my closet (where I keep it plugged in and ready to go) and tidy up.
The fact that it is 47 inches tall means that I don’t have to stoop down to use it. That is a real plus for my aching back. It rolls effortlessly on my floors and I am told that it will also vacuum low-pile carpets. I could not test that part out; because my carpeting is too tall. I did run it over my indoor/outdoor carpet mats by the front door and it seemed to perform, equally as well, on them. As far as I am concerned; the Rowenta Delta Force Rechargeable Stick Vacuum really did deliver on all points. It’s in the mid-range (price wise) at $179.00. But; in my opinion, it is well worth the investment. You could spend a heck of a lot more; but why would you, if you can get what you want in this one? On the other hand; you could just go out and buy another cheap one. But; don’t come crying to me when you find out that you, really do, get what you pay for.
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