Vertical vacuum cleaners are gradually taking over … well, if not the world, then our apartments for sure. We can say that this is a recent trend: compact, without a cord that always gets in the way, suitable for any surfaces. In our editorial office there is another candidate for the title of the best friend of the family, Samsung Jet Light .
- Cleaning type: dry
- Suction power: 150W
- Container volume: 0.5 l
- Battery life: up to 40 minutes
Vacuum cleaners of this type consist of a main unit (motor, filters, remote control) and additional attachments. Samsung’s unit is relatively small and very light, you can work with it for 5-10 minutes without noticeable hand fatigue. There is a hand rest under the index finger, and a small control panel under the thumb. Actually, there is nothing to control but power.
There are three modes: the minimum is useful for working with hard surfaces like laminate, the medium is for carpets, and the maximum is for cleaning hard surfaces and furniture using a turbo brush. Modes are switched by buttons “+” and “-“, you will see your choice on the indicator just above.
The unit itself contains an inverter motor and a cyclone filtration system. One filter is located in front of the engine, the other, the final HEPA, purifies the air just before it returns to the room.
The device is powered by a lithium-ion battery. In maximum power mode, it lasts literally for a few minutes, but in normal mode – for about 20 minutes. If you are an optimist, you can count on 40 minutes: such autonomy is also likely if you work a lot at minimum power with upholstered furniture and hard floors.
Of course, several attachments are included with the vacuum cleaner. First of all, it is a basic turbo brush, an indispensable tool for pet owners. Due to the rotation of the roller with bristles, such a brush perfectly picks up six from carpets. Sometimes long hair is wound around the roller – in this case it is necessary to take it out and clean it. Everything can be done by hand, without the use of additional tools, which favorably distinguishes this model from the devices of other well-known manufacturers of vertical vacuum cleaners.
Another smaller brush is also a turbo. This is suitable for upholstered furniture or small surfaces with a fabric covering. The set is complemented by the already traditional crevice nozzle and mini-brush.
A telescopic extension tube can be used to connect the main unit to the attachments. By changing the length, it is convenient to choose a comfortable configuration for both a teenager and a tall man.
One of the features of the novelty is a flexible adapter, which makes it easier to work with horizontal surfaces.
Let’s say you want to vacuum the top of a cabinet or just a high shelf. With the flexible trunk of conventional vacuum cleaners, no problem. What if you only have a stiff barbell? Install an adapter that allows you to work at an angle of up to 90 °.
While many upright vacuum cleaner manufacturers offer wall-mounting, Samsung, by contrast, has developed the Z Station to place the unit on the floor. This stand is heavy enough to provide a stable position for the vacuum cleaner. It can perform several functions at once.
Storage and recharging of the vacuum cleaner. You need to install it together with the battery on a special holder.
Storage of accessories. A pair of attachments can be attached to the same holder.
Recharging an additional battery. If you have a large home and one battery is short, buy a second and keep it charged in a separate slot on the base station.
This is not the first upright vacuum cleaner that has fallen into our hands, so we have something to compare with. Samsung Jet Light is very user-friendly.
Here’s what we liked about it.
Truly constant suction power. Even when the container is full, it feels like the suction power does not drop and remains high enough. Unexpectedly high for such a compact device.
Customization flexibility. You can clean any surface (except wet, of course) at any height and for any height of the user.
The battery works without recharging for up to 40 minutes. This is quite enough for cleaning a two-room apartment “from and to”.
The attachments are always at hand. Not close at hand, but close by, on a storage rack. You don’t have to look for them, take them out of boxes, put them back …
However, there are a few things to consider before purchasing…. True, most of them do not refer to a specific model, but to an upright vacuum cleaner as a class.
The volume of the container is too small. Again, when cleaning a standard “kopeck piece” and having pets, you will most likely have to empty the container while working.
Takes up as much space as a conventional vacuum cleaner. In the understanding of many, an upright vacuum cleaner is a mega-compact device compared to traditional counterparts on wheels. But even vertical models take up about as much floor space as a conventional vacuum cleaner, especially with a stand.