For me, housework has always been a bit of a chore. The nation became obsessed with Mrs Hinch and her magnificent cleaning hacks, while I sat back and shied away from dusting the blinds or washing the windows too often. I did housework because I had to, not because I enjoyed it. That was before I received my very own Gtech Pro.
The thing I hated most was vacuuming the stairs. We have a household full of asthmatics so it was a necessary evil, but boy did I hate it.
My old vacuum was really heavy, and thanks to the positioning of the plug sockets in the house, half way up the stairs I’d have to abandon my duty, take the plug out of the downstairs socket and put it in the upstairs one to finish the job.
Such. A. Chore.
Then my life changed when my favourite courier handed me the Gtech Pro I’d been sent to review. It even looks good.
GTech Pro First Impressions
Although I was mega impressed with all the attachments this little vacuum arrived with, I was dubious about its sucking power. I wasn’t sure how well the dust and hairs would be picked up by something that wasn’t mains operated.
It turns out I had nothing to worry about. After a quick 30ish minute charge (the internal battery was about half-full when it arrived) we were ready to go.
I used the medium-sized rotating brush to test out the Gtech Pro on my stairs. (I swear the biggest draw of cordless vacs is cleaning the stairs without wires.
An added bonus on this vac is the LED light that highlights what exactly you’re cleaning. It means that you’ll never miss a spot again!
Once you’ve finished with using either of the rotating brush attachments, you can clean them straight away. I usually shed hair all over the house, which quickly clogs up my vacuum brushes, but this vac has an easy solution.
The brush barrel can be unlocked and slid out so that any hair can swiftly be removed. In the picture above, the brush barrel is in the lock position, but the unlocked padlock icon beside it unlocks it and makes it easy to remove.
I think it’s brilliant that you can keep the brush looking as good as new after every use.
My first impressions of the Gtech Pro is that it’s great!
Using the Gtech Pro
This vacuum has two settings – eco and max. The max is for a deeper clean and eco is for light home maintenance. I tested the ‘max’ setting first and found I was able to vacuum for a solid 30 minutes before the battery died. I’ve since continued to use it on the eco setting for 10-15 minutes each day and I’m yet to charge it after 3 days.
I found the Gtech Pro to be great for those jobs a traditional vacuum is too heavy to lug around for. Instead of dusting the blinds and letting the dust off into the air (us asthmatics can’t take much dust in the air), I thought it better to vacuum the long forgotten blinds on the loft staircase (yes, loooooooooong forgotten).
It was really efficient, it sucks up dust and cobwebs extremely well and on eco mode the batter just keeps on going.
My favourite attachment is the little brush:
There’s no need to use the hose, the little brush attaches as is and I’ve found it particularly useful for following my children around and sucking up crumbs. It’s also very handy for giving the sofa a quick going over too.
Overall thoughts on the Gtech Pro
It’s a brilliant compact vacuum that’s lightweight and doesn’t take up much space – store mine in my cupboard under the stairs.
The price is great, it’s only £199.99 and currently comes with a year’s supply of bags for no extra charge.
The Gtech Pro offers great suction, even on eco mode, and the battery is great – especially when being used on eco mode.
Overall, it’s easy to use, has an attachment for anything you could possibly need one for and get the job done. The low-effort factor is huge for me and I’ve been vacuuming more often than ever!
100% would recommend!
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