Should I buy a bagged or bagless vacuum cleaner?
Is Advantage suitable for vacuuming fine dust?
Is a bagless vacuum cleaner that good?
Yes. Tried, tested and compared against other bagged vacuum cleaners, the Advantage has less airflow loss, which means more suction and a better, more thorough clean. However, those who are looking to purchase the Advantage to clean high dust areas like workshops, might still prefer a bagged cleaner. We have tabled some of those results and compared them to a 5L bagged vacuum with a similar motor power. This is shown in the grey colored column in the table below,
|Domestic||Commercial||Commercial||Commercial 5L Bagged Vacuum|
|Soil Type||Fibre/Fluff/Hair||Dust/Large Objects||Fibre/Dust/Large Objects||Fibre/Dust/Large Objects|
|Floor Type||Wool Carpet / Tiles||Rough Concrete||Synthetic Carpet / Rough Concrete||Synthetic Carpet|
|Area vacuumed||100m² Carpet / 100m²Tiles||300m²||100m² Carpet / 300m² Concrete||720m²|
|Floor Tool||Combination + Turbo Brush||Combination||Mega Gulper Floor Tool||Turbo Brush|
|Vacuum Time||1 hr||1 ½ hr||2/3 hr||3 ¾hr|
|Dirt In Bin / Bag||250g||435g||380g||228g|
|Dirt Motor Filter||0.11g||0.25g||0.32g||N/A|
|Soil Removal Rate||250g/hr||290g/hr||570g/hr||61g/hr|
|Air Flow Loss||0.6%||1.3%||1.7%||37.60%|
Photos of dirt vacuumed
The results show that Advantage removes more soil from floors, and has less airflow loss. We use air flow above any other parameter as an indicator for performance, because it’s air movement that removes dirt.
Some customers transitioning from bagged vacuums to the Advantage cyclone back pack vacuum, struggle with having to empty the bin and disposing of the rubbish more frequently. This process is called cleaning and we are happy to know, we do it better than many others.
Which tool should I use for cleaning carpets?
Which tool should I use for wooden or hard floors?
How do I clean the tank and mesh filter on the Advantage?
The Microfibre duster allows you to wipe the inside easily. Simply release the bottom compartment over a bin and run the duster through the inside.
How do I remove hair from the Turbo Brush Tool?
The Turbo Brush is designed with a built in groove that allows you to cut the hair with a Stanley Knife or sharp point scissors. Once it’s cut, it’s easy to pull out.
How do I clean the Motor Filter?
Turn off and unplug the machine. Remove the filter cap. Remove the dirty filter and tap our excess, built up dust. Rinse under water until the water runs clear. Allow the filter to DRY COMPLETELY before replacing back into the machine.
Why does my bagged vacuum overheat and cut out?
This normally happens when you’re vacuuming lot’s of dust. To fix it, you can:
- Use a paper bag liner to increase the filtration area, which allows you to vacuum longer.
- Replace your paper bag more often as it might be at capacity.
- Choose the Turbo Brush tool which allows the nozzle a greater air flow.
Will I feel the heat from the motor on my back when using the machine?
The Advantage is designed to ensure that you won’t feel the heat from motor on your back during operation.
How hot is the air from the vacuum cleaner?
How do I fold the cord correctly?
Tuck in the shoulder pads and wrap the waist band around. Drape the cord over the frame to keep it together.
What's the difference between a bagged and bagless vacuum cleaner?
Read this blog here for full disclosure.
How do cyclonic vacuum cleaners work?
Advantage is a dry vacuum cleaner and should NEVER be used for vacuuming liquids, but for the purpose of demonstrating the cyclonic effect and sealing function, we have used water.
The clear bin on the vacuum cleaner is made from polycarbonate which can flex without breaking. From the video it can be seen that when water enters the tank, it is forced centrifugally to the tank walls, then it drains into the Bin Lid below. At the same time the tank walls are sucked in slightly by vacuum from the motor, tightening it onto the Bin Lid Seal, and preventing water from spilling out.
The Bin Lid holds 700ml of water, and under suction there is no water leaks past the Bin Seal, nor is there water migrating into the motor compartment from the motor suction. Motor suction enhances the sealing.
This is one of the amazing features of cyclonic vacuum cleaners, and a clear demonstration of how cyclonic separation takes place.