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The EL1014A 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum by Ergorapido is one of those new kinds of vacuums that pays a good deal of attention to aesthetics – it’s colorful, sleek, and modern looking. That’s great if you want it to accent an accent wall or the like, but I’m curious to see if it’s got some muscle to go with its looks – let’s investigate and find out.
With only 9.6 volts, I’m not impressed so far. That kind of power is perhaps workable for just the handheld part of this vacuum, but certainly not for a stick vacuum.
Interestingly the EL1014A has a motorized brushroll, though I’m not sure what kind of surface that will really help with if you’re only using 9.6 volts. Ergorapido’s design just doesn’t quite come through in maximizing that power, either, so this vacuum’s suction is…serviceable. Not great, but it’s okay.
Ease of Use
Ergorapido does try to regain some ground in versatility, at least. You can lift the handheld off the stick to better clean counters and furniture, and for the floor there’s a 180 degree swivel head for getting around furniture better, and there are high and low settings if you want to extend battery life.
Battery Life and Charging Time
Speaking of battery life, the EL1014A is again, well, okay. Its NiMH battery is better than the more common NiCads in both runtime and in having a charging time of 15-20 hours, and its charger is Energy Star certified. So, it’s no Lithium Ion battery, but it’s not a NiCad either – middle of the road again.
I do like the weight of this vacuum. It’s 5.5 pounds, and when you carry it in its stick form it feels solid, but not too heavy, and of course when you’re just using it as a handheld it’s much lighter.
The EL1014A comes with an Ergorapido filter that has an integrated snap-spring for cleaning, which is a nice touch, though it’s a bit more expensive than some to replace.
I’m not really blown away by this vacuum’s dust bin; it’s just under eleven ounces, which I suppose works well enough given the low power and suction, since you won’t fill it up quickly. It is easy to empty, though.
The nice thing about 2-in-1’s, of course, is that since they have a handheld vacuum, you also get accessories you wouldn’t with a stick vacuum. In this case, it’s a crevice tool and a dusting brush: pretty standard, but nice to have.
The EL1014A seems to be pretty reliable, all things considered. Like I mentioned above, for all its prettiness it is pretty sturdy in construction, and NiMH batteries usually last a good deal longer than NiCads.
As with some of the other aspects of this vacuum, its two year limited warranty is pretty standard. And, like those other aspects, that’s not great, but it’s okay enough.
I was actually surprised at the EL1014A’s price – it’s pretty expensive for the power and features that it has. I suppose that tangerine color and modern look might cost more, but I thought its price was asking a bit much.
- both handheld and stick
- 180 degree swivel head
- NiMH battery
- low power
- pricey for its power
- doesn’t stand up on its own
The EL1014A just never quite lived up to my expectations or standards for a great vacuum. It was solidly okay in some ways, but its flaws just kept those from shining. I suppose I could see not needing too amazing of a vacuum for some simple bare floors and messes, and wanting something pretty if you have to store it out in the open, so the EL1014A would work pretty well for that. If you’re looking for a 2-in-1 vacuum, Electrolux is a good brand, it’s just that this model doesn’t quite cut it. I personally would spend a little more and go with the Electrolux Ergorapido Ion instead.