GTech Multi MK2 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
The term ‘handheld vacuum cleaner‘ can sound slightly confusing at first – after all, what else are you expected to hold a vacuum cleaner with? However, one glance at the type of product I’m referring to will clear up any bewilderment almost instantly.
Cordless vacuum cleaners are already much more accessible than their mains-connected counterparts – usually they’re lighter, more maneuverable and more versatile to ensure they can clean all of the tricky areas their clunkier cousins can’t reach. Out of all of the different types of cordless vacuum cleaners, though, handheld options are almost always the lowest-weight – making it incredibly easy to carry them all across the house cleaning as you go, with no annoying fumbling with long wires or struggling to jam it’s nozzle underneath the wardrobe.
If you’re interested in the multiple benefits of a handheld vacuum, why not get started by having a read of our review of the Gtech Multi MK2 below!
Gtech Multi MK2 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
Compressing all of the functionality of an upright vacuum cleaner directly into the hands of the user, the GTech Multi MK2 is a versatile and powerful tool for cleaning multiple different environments – read on to learn more.
At only 1.5kg (that’s just one and a half bags of sugar, by comparison) the Gtech Multi MK2 is easy to carry, even for someone who’s never lifted a weight or a heavy bag of shopping in their life. One of the major downsides of most vacuum cleaners, especially traditional upright ones, is that they’re almost always clunky, high-weight, unwieldy things – ever tried to lug an old Henry Numatic up the stairs? Not the simplest task. With a handheld vacuum like this, however, such challenges are… hardly challenges at all, actually. It’s so light that even most children could use it efficiently!
Yep – we mentioned that the GTech Multi MK2 is cordless already, but its a point that deserves to be emphasised. The lack of a cord on this vacuum gives it a huge advantage over traditional corded products. Sure, you’ll have to remember to charge it instead, but this is a very small price to pay when it comes to getting your home clean and dust-free in one easy swoop. It’s worth noting that the battery life – which lasts for around 20 minutes of continuous use on a full charge – should provide you with more than enough time to clean the entire house in one go (unless you live in a castle) but does take around four hours to return to a fully-charged state again. It’s worth noting that, whilst other cordless vacuum cleaners experience a drop in suction power as the battery life depletes, the GTech Multi MK2 doesn’t experience this issue. Even so, you may wish to be careful not to waste too much time on certain areas to ensure you can get your house clean entirely completed without an annoying waiting period in the middle.
Increasing the GTech Multi’s versatility are the multiple attachments it comes with, each designed to face a certain type of task. The power brush will provide just what it says on the label – maximum power, great for dealing with thick carpets, collections of pet hair or particularly dusty regions of the house. Additionally, this attachment will also brush the pile on your carpet as you clean, leaving them looking new once again! The crevice tool is perfect for hitting the more secluded spots; under your cupboards, behind your sofa, in the cracks of your stairs. The dusting brush is perfect for more delicate jobs, such as the inside of your car or your upholstery. Most household environments should be simple to clean with the GTech’s three-in-one design.
The cleaner also comes equipped with a spotlight to illuminate darkened areas – if you’ve never owned a vacuum cleaner with such a feature before, you’ll be surprised at how much easier it makes certain tasks.
Whilst the capacity is somewhat lower than in a bagged vacuum, you’ll save money on vacuum bags as you utilise the GTech Multi’s bagless design – emptying the dirt, dust, coins, children’s toys, dead insects and stray pieces of cereal you’ve collected straight from the compartment into the bin. Simple!
Now, we don’t want to give you the wrong impression – due to technological limitations the GTech Multi MK2 isn’t as powerful as most upright vacuum cleaners. Its size limits the overall amount of suction it can produce, so you’ll be trading versatility and ease of use for a bit of overall power. With that said, for a handheld vacuum cleaner the GTech packs a punch! Plenty of people have testified to the great performance of this tenacious little product, and we’re sure that if you decide to purchase it then you’ll agree.
Whilst not the cheapest handheld vacuum cleaner on the market, the GTech is definitely one of the best. If you don’t need to tackle any heavy-duty jobs (for which we would recommend a larger model with longer battery life and greater suction power) the affordable price tag and the great performance of this product should meet all of your needs. You can get a versatile and effective piece of kit without breaking the bank, and could even invest the extra savings into various extra attachments that can be purchased for the model to turn it into even more of a multi-talented performer.
- Lightweight and manouverable
- Cordless, with a 20 minute battery-life
- Multiple attachments to tackle a range of different environments, including crevices and delicate upholstery
- Great suction power for its size
- Small – takes up less storage space than an average upright model
- Bagless – great for saving money
- Affordable when compared with more heavy-duty models
- Battery life may not last the entirety of your clean, especially if you have a large home
- Not suitable for very heavy-duty tasks
- Fairly low dust capacity (0.4 litres)
As you can see, the pros of this great little machine far outweigh the cons – so if you need a versatile and all-round performer to help keep your home as clean as possible, the GTech Multi MK2 is a brilliant option to consider.
- Cordless floor to ceiling freedom
- Long runtime - Gtech Multi delivers up to 20 minutes of handheld cordless vacuum cleaning
- Lightweight design - only 1.5 kg* and is ideal for emergency clean-ups
- High performance with 22V lithium-ion battery
- Full set of attachments