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Electrolux might not be as well known for vacuums as Hoover or Dyson, but the brand is certainly well known for quality appliances in general. Does their Electrolux EL1030A Ergorapido Ion Cordless Vacuum match up to those bigger vacuum players? Let’s take a look at its features and find out.
The Ergorapido Ion is off to a strong start with a solid 18 volts of power. That’s a very respectable amount of power for any cordless vacuum, but it’s especially so for a 2-in-1 vacuum like this one, which are often limited by their handheld components.
This vacuum really hits its stride in one very specific area: bare floors. Its rubber wheels and clearance combine for a cleaning tool that both dances nimbly over hardwood and tile and powerfully picks up dirt at the same time.
It does have a motorized brushroll that comes in handy when there is a lot of pet hair, but it should be noted that this vacuum is pretty specialized – carpet is not one of its strong suits…but then again, carpet really isn’t for most cordless vacuums. Nonetheless, a high setting is available for when there is carpet to be done.
Ease of Use
A 180 degree pivot head and LED headlight compliment the Ergorapido Ion’s agility by enhancing its ability to see under and get under furniture, while a rubber hanging pad on its stick makes it very easy to set aside the vacuum for a moment on the edge of a counter.
Of course, the handheld also can be removed to clean those same counters and the tops of furniture as well, so you get the best of both types of vacuums.
Battery Life and Charging Time
With a thirty minute runtime and a Lithium-Ion battery, the Ergorapido Ion puts itself right up there with the vacuum elites. That batter also charges four times faster than more common NiMH batteries, and its power won’t fade with use.
In fact, even if you run this vacuum on high the entire time you’re cleaning, you still get a good sixteen minutes, and a battery gauge will warn you when you’re about to run out.
Part of the Ergorapido Ion’s nimbleness is its weight of 5.1 pounds. That lightness does somewhat hinder its performance on carpet, but nonetheless its impressive that it’s so light considering you’re getting two vacuums in one.
A 2-stage filter is included, which works quite well enough in terms of filtration and can be pretty easily replaced for about ten dollars. Depending on what kind of mess you’re cleaning, though, the filter might need cleaning more often some other types of filtration systems.
The Ergorapido Ion’s dust bin has a respectable thirteen ounces. As with the vacuum’s power, it helps to put things in perspective: taking into account the fact that the design is limited in certain ways due to the integrated handheld, that’s actually a pretty ample size for a dust bin.
A direct advantage of this vacuum having a handheld aspect is that it comes with accessories, which is a very unusual feature for a stick vacuum. Both a brush tool and a crevice tool are included, and they conveniently fit into the charging base for storage.
The Ergorapido Ion appears to be built well, especially given how light it is, and it’s easy to perform maintenance, like with a removable brushroll, for example. While shopping for it, however, I did note some reviews that complained of the battery dying within a short period, though they seemed to be more the exception than the rule.
The two year limited warranty that the vacuum comes with is above average. If you’re wondering why it doesn’t have a battery warranty like some vacuums, given that the Ergorapido Ion’s battery is not replaceable, it makes sense not to have a separate warranty.
Though this vacuum is only slightly less than some of the pricier vacuums it’s competing with, if you have the right environment to use it in, it’s a great price for an effectively specialized tool…especially considering it’s really two tools in one.
- two vacuums in one, with a handheld that’s easy to pop off as you clean
- fantastic on hardwood floors and tile
- great power, especially for a two-in-on vacuum
- accessories, which is unusual for a stick vacuum
- long runtime and a Lithium-Ion battery
- can’t turn off the brushroll
- not as effective on carpet
- unable to stand upright on its own
You get a lot when you buy the Ergorapido Ion, but make sure you have the right environment for it to really shine in and utilize all of its features. Bare floors like hardwood or tile are ideal, and this vacuum is so agile and powerful that you’ll find that you might even have fun cleaning. Also, if you have lots of counters and furniture or often need spot cleaning, you can pop out the handheld in a few seconds. If that kind of cleaning sounds like what you need, the Ergorapido Ion is right for you.