Updated 15 Sep 2017

Home & Co

2 in 1 Cordless Stick Vacuum VSS01B15P

Snapshot: The K-Mart exclusive Home & Co 2 in 1 Cordless Stick Vacuum VSS01B15P is very cheap. Is it a bargain or a dud?

2 in 1 Cordless Stick Vacuum VSS01B15P
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$35

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Test results

Overall score
53
Carpet cleaning
?/10
Corners and edges
?/10
Pet-hair removal
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Hard floor
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent pet-hair removal.
  • Easy to use.
  • Very cheap.
  • OK hard-floor cleaning.
  • OK car-cleaning ability.
  • Can be used as a hand-held.
  • Has crevice tool and dusting brush.
  • Has power head for cleaning carpet (though it doesn't work well).

But

  • Extremely poor carpet-cleaning performance.
  • Very poor corners-and-edges cleaning.
  • Small bin capacity, even for a stick vac.
  • No upholstery tool.
  • Relatively long running time.

How we test

Overall score includes:
Carpet: 30%
Hard floor cleaning: 10%
Corners and edges: 15%
Pet hair: 15%
Ease of use: 30%. Assessed head movement, versatility around low furniture, tools and general versatility, mobility, ease of removing dustbin, charging, and ease of using the controls.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$35
Type
Cordless
Head type
Power

More test results (/10)

Car cleaning
6.0

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
66
Reach (m)
n/a
Weight (kg)
2.2
Bag/bin
Bin
Bag/bin volume (L)
0.2
Battery type
Ni-mH
Battery voltage
14.4
Claimed charge time (hours)
4-6
Running time (minutes)
20

Features

HEPA filter
No
Variable power
Yes, 2 speeds
Hand-held option
Yes
Wand suction control
n/a
Crevice tool
Yes
Upholstery tool
No
Dusting brush
Yes
Programmable time
n/a
Programmable day
n/a
Return to charge
n/a
Remote control
n/a
Stairs detect
n/a
Virtual wall
n/a
Wall mountable
no
Adjustable head
n/a

More Info

Notes
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Availability
K-mart only.