One minute review
Cordless vacuums are a dozen, from super-affordable to tech-intensive offerings like those from Dyson. The Easine G80 is a budget-friendly option that is easy to maneuver and has some interesting features that are useful for a cordless vacuum cleaner.
The downside, however, is that it is incapable of doing the exact job it was designed to do – cleaning. The G80’s suction power is not enough to keep your floors pristine, even when used at the maximum setting. This means going through areas a few times to pick up all of the dirt and even if you think you have it all – especially on carpets – you will find some things have been overlooked.
The Easine G80 is not recommended for your daily cleaning needs. If you wanted something that was only good for cleaning hardwood floors, this is what you should check out. But for some serious suction for cleaning carpets, sofa crevices, or even your car, there are far more powerful options that are well worth the investment.
Price and availability
The Easine G80 is available on Amazon for $ 159.99 (approximately £ 115; AUD 210).
The G80 looks like any other cordless vacuum cleaner on the market. The silver, white and orange design is definitely an eye catcher. There is both a floor stand and a wall mount in the box, so you can choose how best to store or display your cleaning companion.
The vacuum cleaner itself has a simple control panel on top with various indicator lights. There is one that tells you if the cleaning rollers are stuck, what the suction power is, and what the approximate battery charge is.
The G80 has a simple switch at the top that allows you to select either automatic or maximum suction mode. There’s no trigger to hold down to maintain the vacuum, which some users may prefer. The actual dust container is perpendicular to the stick, but doesn’t feel too heavy even after prolonged use.
There are some cleaning accessories in the box, mainly the large motorized swivel head that comes with a soft roller as standard. This can be swapped out for a bristle head if you want to remove dirt from carpets, and there is a small lever that releases the roller accordingly. There are also LED lights that shine on the floor while cleaning and help illuminate hard-to-see areas such as under a bed or couch.
There is also a small side brush attached to the cleaning head to help clean corners and edges. This is something we’ve usually only seen on robotic vacuum cleaners. So it’s an interesting feature to have on a cordless vacuum cleaner.
In addition to the swivel head, there is also a small brush attachment that can be adjusted to extend or retract the bristles, as well as a splitting tool for vacuuming wall corners or between sofa cushions.
While the Easine G80 advertises a lot of suction on the box, the reality is that it doesn’t clean as well as it should. We often walked over tiled areas multiple times to pick up dust and strands of hair, even with the vacuum set to maximum power. Since the side brush is only on one side of the cleaning head, you will need to retrace a certain area to use it to pick up debris. It doesn’t spin fast enough to throw dirt in the vacuum’s path, and the bristles aren’t long enough either. It may have looked like a good idea on paper, but in practice it has very little effect.
The vacuum with the roller brush does not work well at all on carpets. So you have to swap for the bristle roller if you really want to pick up dirt that’s stuck in your carpet – even on low-pile ones. The ‘Auto’ mode offers very little suction and when placed on a carpet the suction does not increase automatically. So we really wonder what the mode really does.
You should be ready to sit down and untangle any loose threads or hair that accidentally get stuck in the bristle roll. There are also small plastic wheels under the roller head that don’t slide smoothly on tiles and instead cause a rather loud rattle when moving.
The G80 has washable filters that you should clean and wash regularly. After just a few uses in our test apartment, we noticed a rather unpleasant odor emanating from the G80, mainly due to the fact that the exhaust air was blowing directly out of the sides in a 180-degree pattern. After a certain cleaning cycle, we couldn’t stop sneezing as the vacuum likely had small particles of dust dispersed in the air during the cleaning.
The release mechanism for the canister doesn’t empty it properly either – often in our attempt we had to tap the side of the vacuum fairly vigorously to remove any clumps of dust that had accumulated near the filters. This naturally released tiny clouds of dust into the air that you wouldn’t want to deal with when cleaning a vacuum cleaner.
In terms of battery, you can get around 30 to 40 minutes in Auto mode and around 25 minutes in Max mode. Charging can take about 3 hours. So you need to plan accordingly if you have a lot of space to tidy up.
Should I buy the Easine G80?
Buy it when …
You want a very basic vacuum cleaner
The Easine G80 comes with a few basic accessories and is great for cleaning just a single room or a very small room.
Don’t buy it if ..
You actually want to clean your house
The Easine G80’s suction power is very average, and you’ll spend more time reviewing areas you’ve cleaned to soak up all of the dirt.
You have allergies
This vacuum will start to smell if not cleaned right away and will throw up the same amount of dust during cleaning.
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