I’ve just unboxed and vacuumed the house for the first time with the Samsung VU7000 Motion Sync 2-in-1 vacuum cleaner, so I’m going to share my first impressions today and then once I’ve had a chance to really put it through its paces, I’ll post again to let you know how I got on.
So first things first, it looks great. I mean, my old Henry is cute, but stylish he ain’t. This vacuum is a pleasing blend of grey, brushed-metal, black and metallic burgundy.
The main barrel is bagless, so I think that will save us a few pounds over time, and it lifts off and empties easily. The only downside is that all the dirt and dust can be seen through the clear bin casing, so that’s not so pretty.
I noticed immediately that the suction on the VU70000 is powerful. It picked up dust I didn’t know was there and apparently it’s really effective at filtering out allergens, thanks to a HEPA (High-efficiency particulate air), which is said to capture 99.97% of airborne allergens.
It’s too soon to tell if this is making a difference, but as JD and I suffer from a whole host of allergies, it will be interesting to see if this makes a difference to our skin and breathing.
This vacuum swivels into corners and around bends as if it already knows where you want to go. I love that about it, but having had a cylinder vacuum before, the upright feels heavy and I think that’s going to take some getting used to.
For switching between rooms, the suspension in the wheels means it glides over thresholds very smoothly – no need to lift or drag – so that should do my back some good.
A small button near the base of the handle section retracts or lowers the brush on the main unit. This is really handy for moving between hard floors and carpets, and beats the stiff lever mechanism on our old machine.
A huge selling point for this machine is that the handheld unit lifts off completely from the upright, taking the wire with it so that you can clean round the skirting boards and up the stairs without having the lug the larger body along with you. Miss J is very impressed with this feature and had fun cleaning round with it – long may that continue!
You can also lower or retract the brush attachment, rather than having to retrieve a separate fitting, which is super as I tend to lose anything that isn’t fixed in place.
It’s the separate motor in the handheld unit that allows it to function when not attached to the main body, and the suction seems really good, lifting more dust even from awkward corners and collecting it in the easily removable barrel at the back.
Again, you’re going to want to empty this as soon as you’re done as the sight of the collected dust isn’t pleasant, but overall I think the handheld function is my favourite feature on this device.
And when you’re finished, the whole handheld slots seamlessly back on to the main body, forming the handle of the machine. I think it’s a really clever, well thought-out design.
So, from first impressions I feel I’m going to really enjoy using this machine. Follow up report coming soon.
Update: I’ve now tested the vacuum fully. Read the pros and cons uncovered during my real-life test here.
We were sent the vacuum for review.