Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Expensive. Extremely poor battery.
Purchased this vacuum yesterday (23/2/19), as I wanted a cordless vacuum to use for cleaning my car. After being on charge overnight, the battery died after only 10min (on the lowest suction level), despite having an advertised runtime of 33min (didn't even get to finish vacuuming the car). I would expect this kind of performance from a $30 cordless vacuum from Kmart, not a $140+ device.
I will be taking this back for a refund as soon as I can.
Quite good, battery does not last
I bought this vac to clean my car and it works. I need to charge it for an extended time or keep it in the charger all the time, as the battery takes a long time to charge and uses quite quickly. Other than that it is good reliable vac and I like using it, it is lightweight and stylish.
Pretty good cordless vac
I use it on floorboards at half speed and full speed on carpets so the battery life is really good. The inbuilt light makes it extra easy to see dust - and especially bits of kitty litter scattered around the house. It’s my second Electrolux Rapido and I’m really happy with it - good product for the price. Only down side is the battery only lasts about 4 years.
Excellent for car cleaning
Really gets into the carpet pile and cleans the car out better than all the others I have tried. Very easy to use, very easy to clean ( back just pops off). Fats charging time ad most importantly - powerful suction, This is a good product and actually works properly, unlike other brands!
Lithium Ion Version is good
I tried these out in store tand the obvious choice is the L-ion one. It produces solid and powerful suction and the recharge time is quicker too. We have lots of little sticky leaves in out driveway so I need this to clean out the car every second day. It does a good job and is easy to empty too. Recommended but definitely go with the Lithium Ion version.
Does the job, takes too long to charge
To begin with, it takes 16 hours to charge for the first time and I think I spend charging it more than using it. I bought it for the car and it works well. Suction just enough to do what I need. I would prefer it to be able to charge faster as having it on standby all the time is not energy friendly.
Nothing Sucks like Electrolux
I bought one about 6 month ago and a month ago it suddenly stopped charging or that I assumed since it would only work for a sec or two.
So bought a new charger but it is still not charging.
Im going to throw it out now ... thanks Obama
The Electrolux Rapido is OK as my title suggests;its not powerful enough to get the job done; I really wish I bought the next modle up or another brand. Its easy to recharge and reload so I guess that makes up for it; keep your receipts in case you have the same trouble.
Best handheld Vacuum Cleaner
I purchased this Vacuum cleaner few months back to use it for my car. The suction power of this one is very good. Now I have also started using it to clean my couch. It is very light weight and the sound level is also not very high. The option to increase and decrease the speed is very handy.
It is so great! It is very handful for human especially a girl to use it. I use it when I want to clean my room or some tiny little place that a large vacuum machine cant get into. It is not heavy, so it wont bother you when you use it for a long time
This was meant to be a spare vacuum but ended up it was used the most often. Amazingly useful for quick cleaning up during the week.
It is light weight & easy to carry around the house. Power button operate with single press, not like Dyson need to hold the trigger down. Adjustable power level but it is best to leave it at highest. Battery only last enough for a room or two.
Electrolux hand held vacuum cleaner
hand held vacuum cleaner was a gift but it has become a necessity in our home, it does not take long to charge and is quiet it sucks up nearly everything on all different floor types, ours can become an upright and has a few attachments and as long as you clean the container and dust the filter you will always be happy with your hand held Vacuum Cleaner, and Electrolux are a quality Brand for kinds of appliances. I wouldn't be without mine and I thank God for this gift. Once you have tried it you will not be without it, it is so easy to use instead of a large Vac for a small to Med job.
You need it.
You need it in a Studio and office! It is small which is easy to keep and easy to take on hand. You can put it on the table. It is ok light and have enough power, also easy to maneuver. But if you live in a big house you might need to buy a bigger power one.
Easy & convenient
This model is easy to use, very compact and reliable. I'm very happy with the suction power and it's awesome to clean my car as it gets into the hard to reach spots. I only use small areas as I use my Electrolux hand vacuum to clean my house but definitely love this little one
My magnificent vacuum
In my experience my vacuum is really a great help. You know why, it saves time for me. My husband used to eat chips and bread and every time he eats i can see all the crumbs and the mess on the lounge and carpet. But because we have a portable vacuum cleaner its so easy for me to clean the areA. I always maintain it very clean. The performance of my vacuum is super and it's easy to use
Good service awesome product
Purchased this 15 months ago had small issue with battery running out in 5 min gave for a service at vaccity werribee plaza and was within warranty after few days got a call to pickup and now it's back and working very well. It's a very good product with excellent service.
Handy, useful little gadget.
I bought the Rapido 12v at a home from the RNA show hounds many years ago.
It's been wonderful.
I have four little children who love scattering crumbs everywhere in the kitchen.
Trust me! The 12v Rapido has been extremely useful.
It charges on top of the fridge and I've constantly used it for roughly six years, just in the kitchen, up until now
Would be ok if it worked!
Now returning this item. Bought it in April 2015, used it about once or twice a month since and already having issues with it. There is no online product support information. No troubleshoot guides. The motor provides good suction however now shows that it is charged but will not operate. The motor dies 1 second after turning it on. The small dust shaker broke after 3 uses. Expected more for the price paid. Waste of $ and time.
Waste of money!
We purchased this item a few years back. Overall performance was ok for the first year. Design was nice but a bit on the heavy side. But after a year the battary starter dying on us. It would only last about 5min. Full charge till you had to re-charge it. Like other Electrolux item we have purchased they have been crap and unreliable. We will never buy a Electrolux product again!
Can't live without it! Really!!!
I have the painful condition Fibromyalgia. To use my heavier vacuum cleaner, I find avoidance for me a regular event, but with the powerful suction of my hand held vacuum cleaner I can use it not only once a day, but a few times a day in small stages. I would recommend this product to anyone!
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