Cordless vacuum cleaners have become increasingly popular among ordinary consumers over the past few years. This is due to the fact that in terms of their functionality they are practically not inferior to traditional vacuum cleaners, but you do not have to carry long wires around the apartment. The built-in battery is designed for high-quality cleaning of a large area, especially since such devices practically do not occupy free space. The latest achievement in this area are cordless vacuum cleaners with a wet cleaning function, which are able not only to wipe the floor surface, but provide a thorough cleaning. Today we received the latest model of this vacuum cleaner, the Redkey W12, for review. We want to talk about it in detail in this article.
First of all, I would like to note that a double electric motor of increased power is installed here as the main element, which, together with a very capacious battery, allows you to perfectly remove even very persistent dirt. The manufacturer gives customers an extended warranty period – 2 years.
An aquafilter acts as a dust collector here, the air of the room, when passing through it, will be cleaned of even the smallest dust particles. The capacity of this dust container is 460 ml, the clean water tank can be filled with up to 520 ml of liquid. The power of the electric motor is not very high – only 150 W, but this parameter will be quite enough to remove all dust and dirt from the surfaces, remove even stubborn dirt.
The device is able to clean not only dry debris, but also to cope with puddles, for example, with spilled tea, milk or coffee. It quickly removes traces of already dried puddles that have already turned into stains, they do not have to be scrubbed for a long time – it is enough to move the vacuum cleaner over them for a few seconds.
Another important quality is the possibility of self-cleaning when returning it to the station, as well as the function of simultaneous washing and surface cleaning as a vacuum cleaner. After the cleaning is completed, the machine should be returned to the station and press the corresponding button, then the automatic cleaning process will begin.
The vacuum cleaner is equipped with a high-capacity lithium-ion battery – 2600 mAh, when fully charged, it can work for 45 minutes. Even when choosing the highest power, the device is not too noisy – only 72 dB. The design weighs 3.8 kg with overall dimensions of 325x700x310 mm.
What comes in the kit?
The vacuum cleaner came to us in a box made of fairly thick cardboard. The front side is glossy, it is printed in full color. On the packaging, we saw a photo of the vacuum cleaner itself in a fully assembled form, the manufacturer’s logo and a number of basic functions. There is not too much information on the box, but even it is quite enough to roughly understand the capabilities of this device.
All elements inside are stacked tightly enough to protect them from damage during transportation. There we saw directly the body of the device with a nozzle for cleaning floor coverings and reservoirs for clean and waste liquid. There is also a rod with a telescopic mechanism, two identical rotary-type brushes, the main base through which the battery is charged and the vacuum cleaner itself is cleaned, and a cable for connecting to the mains.
Design design of the structure
The manufacturer has worked out the ergonomics of the model well – the vacuum cleaner is comfortable to hold in your hands, while working with it, your hands will not get tired for a long time. The main mass of the device is distributed between two rollers covered with a layer of rubber, which are located near the heel. Largely due to the soft coating, the vacuum cleaner can be moved even on the most delicate coatings without fear of defects. There are three buttons and an LED type display on the removable handle.
We found two holes in the tank for clean liquid – through one the liquid enters the brush, and through the other air is forced into the container. As a result of this technological solution, excess pressure is created in the tank, thanks to which it was possible to achieve a continuous flow of the required amount of liquid.
The filtration system is represented by two elements – a coarse metal filter, which resembles a hard metal washcloth. The second is made in the form of an accordion made of non-woven material that is not sensitive to moisture. It is additionally protected from possible damage with a fairly fine nylon mesh.
The floor nozzle is equipped with a hinge, with which the vacuum cleaner can be tilted during operation in the range from 20 to 80 degrees, rotate it to the sides by 45 degrees. On the sole of the nozzle there are two more small rollers – they are the ones that provide a gentle coating on any kind of floor covering.
The cylindrical type brush is made of a unique absorbent material and is placed under a translucent plastic casing. When working with a vacuum cleaner, you will see at what speed the rotor rotates. There is a removable element between the brush and the body, where bulky debris will accumulate, so it will have to be cleaned out from time to time. This element can be separated from the body through the top, which makes maintenance quite convenient.
How to operate a vacuum cleaner?
To do this, there are three buttons on the case, two of which are located on the outside of the handle, they are built into the LED-type display, and an understandable pictogram is applied to the bottom. By pressing this key, you can turn the device on and off. The top is used to turn the fluid supply on or off. You can see the battery charge level on the LED display.
The model is equipped with a voice assistant, voice acting in English. A pleasant female voice will promptly notify the user about the need to replenish the tank with clean water, about the required cleaning of the garbage bin, in case the battery needs to be charged.
Conclusions, positive and negative points
This device successfully combines a long battery life, compact overall dimensions. It provides high quality cleaning, both dry and wet. It has its advantages and disadvantages, like all household appliances. Let’s list the positives first:
- Long battery life;
- Fast charging function is provided;
- The highest quality wet and dry cleaning;
- It does not weigh very much – hands do not get tired when working with a vacuum cleaner.
- Voice notification in English only;
- The rechargeable battery is of a non-removable type, so it is not possible to replace it if necessary;
- The clean water tank has to be refilled several times during one cleaning.
The vacuum cleaner for its price has excellent workmanship, it can be used to clean even a very spacious apartment. Recommended for purchase. It is also worth mentioning that, as part of the current promotion, this vacuum cleaner can be purchased at a very good discount!