Well, you might hear the term kitchen vacuum cleaner. You must, otherwise, you wouldn’t be here. In case you are curious about kitchen vacuums and incidentally just landed here, for you – kitchen vacuum cleaners are the latest innovation of vacuuming technology, which allows you to clean your kitchen without the needing of a dustpan (Dustpan can be messy! Thanks to kitchen vacuums).
Now, about Sweepovac – although kitchen vacuum cleaners are in its preliminary stage, more convenient features and add-ons are yet to come; Sweepovac is currently leading the kitchen vacuum market. In this article, you will be going through a thorough Sweepovac review, what is it, what it is not; and most importantly what does it offer and whether they really worth it.
Sweepovac Reviews: Key Specifications
External dimensions: 4.5 inch x 14.875 inch
Installation opening: 4.125 inch x 13.25 inch
Depth: 18.5 inch
Things We Love:
Timer: Timer is a common spec for a kitchen vacuum cleaner. What uncommon here is its ten-second timer. The timer of inconvenient kitchen vacuum cleaners has been set to either too low or too high. In my speculation, ten seconds is a very optimum time. It is enough to suck dirt but not unnecessarily long.
However, if it seems less than your need, you can always start the Sweepovac again by pressing the start button (or we can say, kicking it) before the 10 seconds is passed to start the time cycle again.
Bags: Bags for Sweepovac here are anti-bacterial. It is needed to be anti-bacterial all the time. It is not a special thing to be loved, it is a common necessity. But the problem is other general kitchen vacuum providers do not provide anti-bacterial bags and for this reason, Sweepovac is a bit ahead of them.
Big bag: The bag is big, really big. Otherwise, where is the point if you have to change the bag often and create the same mess again that Sweepovac sucked? The bag can contain up to .5 gallons of dirt and debris. Forget about it for about 12 weeks with regular cleaning.
Pet hair friendly: If you are a pet owner, you might already start thinking about it. Whenever it is about any type of vacuum cleaner and you are a pet owner, getting acquainted with this type of thought is completely alright.
However, with Sweepovac, you do not need to be worried such. The face plate of Sweepovac is designed well and placed such that pet hairs do not struggle to get sucked.
Warranty: Sweepovac is covered with a 2-year limited warranty. We love this long period of coverage.
Special additional features:
Let’s delve into other features of a Sweepovac.
Bag full indicator: Kitchen vacuum cleaners are a very convenient cleaning tool, what inconvenient here is not having any clue of the bag’s current free space. Whether it is filled or not. If not, how much spaces are yet to be occupied. Do not worry here, Sweepovac has covered the fact and has brought the determinative feature called bag full indicator.
A light will be led when it is time to change the bag. Change the bags for Sweepovac then.
Footplate start button: The start button is placed right beside the face plate of the Sweepovac. There is no need to bend to press the switch. The switch is big, the front of the switch is covered with a metal plate. It is completely alright to press the button with your foot.
Just give a gentle kick and swipe the debris in front of the Sweepovac, your Sweepovac will do the rest itself.
Sweepovac v2: The successful successor of Sweepovac v1 – what are the differences?
After warm reception and kind embracement of the Sweepovac v1 by its users, Sweepovac v2 has been released with some special modification and with the allowance of some extended use.
Sweepovac v2 accepts accessories like an expandable hose and brush nozzles. This hose is easy to handle, and more easy to use. It can be extended to 6ft to 18ft and used as a standalone vacuum cleaner to a certain radius where the Sweepovac version 2 is installed. There are one brush tool and one crevice tool available as attachments of this expandable hose.
Sweepovac v2 uses re-usable bags. That means unlike Sweepovac v1, you do not have to change the bag over and over again after the bag is full. The bag provided with the Sweepovac can be used again after it is all filled up. Just get the bag out, empty it with ease and then re-insert it again into your Sweepovac v2.
Let’s see the detailed specification of both the Sweepovac v1 and v2 to see whether any other dissimilarity and similarity is found.
|Sweepovac v1||Sweepovac v2|
|Collection Type||Bagged (One time bags)||Bagged (Reusable)|
|Floor Surface Type||Bare floors||Bare and carpeted surface (With the expandable hose and brush/crevice tool)|
|Collection Capacity||2 qt.||2 qt.|
|Attachments||×||Expandable hose with brush nozzle/crevice tool|
|Odor filter control||ü||ü|
|Brushroll||×||ü (Brush nozzle attachment)|
|Bag full indicator||ü||ü|
|Automatic cord rewind||N/A||×|
|Cordless||ü||× (for expandable hose)|
|Voltage||110-120 V||110-120 V|
That’s all appraisal of the Sweepovac. Now, let’s see how to install it.
Sweepovac installation is not a hectic work. It is very easy to install and takes only thirty minutes or less to do the job.
What I was talking about, the installation of your Sweepovac self-contained vacuum cleaner can easily be completed in thirty minutes or less, let’s see how to do it.
Things you’ll need:
- a marking pen
- Drill machine
- Reciprocating saw
The template provided with the Sweepovac packaging
These are all the tools that are required to install the Sweepovac. The perfect place for installing the Sweepovac is the side of an end cabinet or kitchen island. And if you do not want to go through all the hassles, it can be installed on bare places where it can be screwed to ensure the Sweepovac is placed sturdy enough.
Anyway, if you want to fit it under the kitchen cabinet or something like that, always check the dimensions first by using the template provided to ensure that your Sweepovac will fit properly here.
Now, follow the step by step instruction below,
- Trace the template in the selected location with the marking pen.
- Drill two holes on the top two corners of the marked area.
- Use the reciprocating saw, or jigsaw with proper blades if that is convenient to use to you – to make the desired cutout where the Sweepovac will be placed.
- There is a height adjuster located in the rear portion of the Sweepovac. Use it to adjust the height so that it will sit level without any shuffling.
- Now take the supplied 10-foot power cord, attach one edge to the cutout situated at the right side of the Sweepovac and another to the nearby available outlet. Here’s mentionable that, you might have to use an extension cord or extend the outlet with proper cabling if that is not close enough to where you are willing to install the Sweepovac.
- Now you are almost all set, slide the unit into the cut place.
- Check the packaging, an Allen wrench is supplied. Remove the faceplate using it.
- Screw the unit with the cabinet with the four screws that were provided.
- Re-attach the faceplate using the Allen
- You are all done! Now open the Sweepovac door and slide out the drawer. Place the filter at the rear and install the bag. Move the drawer back where it should be.
Your Sweepovac is now ready to serve you!
That is all. Dustpans seems always a complete mess to me. Using a dustpan can be a chore. Presenting Sweepovac, ditch the dustpan!!