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Handheld vac for small cleaning jobs.

Bissell Featherweight 2033 vs 2033M vs 20334 vs 20336 what’s the difference?

The difference between Bissell Featherweight stick lightweight bagless vacuum cleaners 2033, 2033M, 20334 and 20336 are the color.
The 2033 is blue,
the 2033M is black,
the 20334 is purple,
while the 20336 is lime.

Otherwise, they are the same.
These lightweight vacuums are designed for every day quick pick up.

  • You can use them as a floor vacuum,
    or a handheld vacuum for above floor cleaning such as upholstery cleaning,
    or attach the floor nozzle to hand unit to clean stairs and large surfaces.
  • They are corded, have a 15-foot cord and a 2 amps motor.
  • No auto cord rewind. You have to wind the cord manually.
  • NOT trigger type power control. No need to keep holding down the button to power on.
  • They are bagless, have a dust cup that holds up to 0.67L.
  • There is no suction control to adjust the suction power.
  • There is no carpet pile adjustment.
  • There is no hose.
  • There is no cleaning wand.
  • Comes with a crevice tool for small jobs and a detachable floor nozzle for floor and stairs cleaning.
  • Cleaning path width is 9.5-inch.
  • No motorized brushroll, the floor nozzle has suction only.
  • Nozzle head does not swivel.
  • Filter is washable.
  • There is no HEPA filter.
  • They do not have locking mechanism to stand upright, they will need level floor to stand up by balance. May tip over, you’d better lean them against a wall or something else.
  • Do not fold up for storage.
  • Replacement filter part number: filter assembly 1611508 and pre-motor foam filter 1611500.
  • Carry one year limited warranty.

Download Bissell Featherweight 2033 series manual to learn more:
https://support.bissell.com/app/answers/list/p/67331/c/26115

Karcher VC 4i vs VC 4s vs VC 4s Premium what’s the difference?

The difference between these Karcher Stick&Handheld 2-in-1 vacuums are as follows:

  • The Karcher VC 4s and VC 4s Premium are almost the same except for the color and the floor nozzle.
  • The Karcher VC 4s is yellow whereas the VC 4s Premium is white; the Karcher VC 4s Premium comes with one flat brush roll floor nozzle to clean hard surfaces and carpet, and a soft brush roll floor nozzle to clean hard floors and pickup large debris whereas the Karcher VC 4s comes with only the flat brush roll floor nozzle.
  • The VC 4s is the new version of VC 4i for 2021.
    It has a bit change on the handle and control, and has a larger dust cup. The VC 4i has a 0.2L dust container whereas the VC 4s has a 0.3 bin.
  • The VC 4i noise level is 83 DBA whereas the VC 4s noise level is 79 DBA.
  • The VC 4s is a bit heavier. As a hand vac, the VC 4s weighs 2.8 pounds versus 2.2 pounds (without accessories) on the VC 4i. As a stick, As a stick vac, the VC 4s weighs 4.8 pounds versus 4.3 pounds on the VC 4i.
  • The VC 4s comes with a charging storage base which has a charging port that allows you to connect to the charger, then insert the unit to the dock to charge whereas the VC 4i comes with a non charging base which does not have a charging socket.
  • The VC 4i has one cyclone whereas the VC 4s has two cyclones.

Otherwise, they are similar:

  • They are stick and handheld 2-in-1 vacuum cleaners.
  • They are cordless vacuum, powered by 18v lithium ion rechargeable battery.
  • Full charging takes 3 to 4 hours.
  • Up to 60 minutes run time in low speed.
  • Featuring brushless motor.
  • Generates up to 15Kpa suction power.
  • They do not use trigger type power control, you do not need to keep on holding the button to run the vacuum.
  • They have 3 power modes for different cleaning jobs. Max suction power to capture heavy and deep-down dirt, medium setting to clean up soft or hard floor, low speed for the long-running job.
  • Have cyclone cleaning system with HEPA 12 high-performance filter to trap up to 99. 5% of dust, pet hair, large and micro particles and emit fresh air. The HEPA filter can be cleaned under running water.
  • Unique double handle design for convenient handling in both handheld mode and stick mode. The rear handle is good for vacuuming floors, top handle commonly is more suitable for above floor cleaning.
  • Battery indicator to tell you if the battery is full or low in battery.
  • Brush roller can be turned on or off when needed.
  • Brush roller can be detached from the nozzle to clean up.
  • Come with docking base for storing the vacuum and accessories.
  • The vacuum can stand upright in the docking station, but cannot stand upright by itself.
  • There is no wall mount included.
  • Swivel steering allows you to maneuver around obstacles.
  • Low profile nozzle for reaching under beds and furniture.
  • There is no headlights.
  • Battery pack is not replaceable.
  • Come with an extension wand, an upholstery tool and a crevice tool with brush.
  • Carry 3-year limited warranty.

Download Karcher VC 4i manual to learn more:
https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5625619-000-01.pdf

Download Karcher VC 4s/Premium manual to learn more:
https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5709201-000-03.pdf

Shark Wandvac WS620 vs WS632 what’s the difference?

The main difference between them is the floor nozzle and the color.
The WS620 has a smaller floor nozzle than the WS632.
The WS620 is slate grey,
WS632 is steel grey,
WS632BLBRN is rose gold,
WS632GDBRN is gold,
WS632BLBRN is cove,
WS632PKBRN is thistle,
WS632GNBRN is sage.

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Otherwise, they function the same.

These Shark Wandvac lightweight cordless vacuums function similarly to traditional stick & handheld 2-in-1 vacuums, but with a slimmer design.
They are designed for everyday small cleaning jobs.
You can use the hand unit which weighs 2.1 lbs only for quick pickup, or use the hand unit with the wand for longer reach, or connect the floor nozzle to the wand for cleaning hard floors and carpets.

  • Have On/Off button which does not require you to keep holding down. But if you need extra power, you have to hold down the boost button.
  • There is a normal power mode and a Boost button for pressing to get extra suction for tougher messes.
  • They have Shark’s PowerFins brushroll which use silicone fins to replace traditional bristles to deliver continuous contact to floors and deep clean dirt, debris, pet hair & more.
  • They also have self cleaning brushroll design which reduce hair wrapping issues.
    If there is any blockage, you can remove the brushroll cover to access to the roller to clean the brushroll and floor nozzle.
  • Brushroll cannot be turned off when vacuuming.
  • No manual carpet pile adjustment control.
  • They feature Shark’s HyperVelocity accelerated suction power for providing a good cleaning performance.
  • They all come with one lithium ion battery which is detachable. If you want to extend the run time, you can buy an extra battery.
  • One battery runs approximately 8 to 17 minutes. In regular mode, it runs approximately 17 minutes; with the boost button pressed, it runs approximately 8 minutes.
  • Full charge takes approximately 3.5 hours.
  • There’s battery indicator to tell you the battery power level when charging and in use.
  • They use brushless motor like many other stick vacuums on the market.
  • They are bagless, dust cup is small, holds 0.13 quarts, pretty small.
  • The bin has one touch empty design.
  • No HEPA filter. For those who are looking for one with HEPA filtration, this one is not your choice.
  • No LED headlights. If you need one with headlights to help clean low light areas like under bed, please note that these vacuums do not have headlights.
  • Though the floor nozzle is relatively big, the hand unit has the motor inside, so they are top heavy and do not self stand. When you need to take a break or stop to answer the phone or move something, you have to lean the vacuum against something or lay it flat.
  • Wand is straight, length is not adjustable.
  • Come with a Duster Crevice Tool to clean corners, along baseboard edges and other hard to reach tight spots;
    and a Pet Multi-Tool which has stiff bristle brush to clean stuck-on debris, or you can remove the bristle brush to remove stubborn pet hair and large piles of debris from upholstery.
  • Come with a charging base for charging and storage.
    For this somewhat big footprint base, it is strange that it only holds one of the included attachments.
  • You can charge the unit in an upright position or in the side by side position with the charging dock, or charge the hand vacuum without the charging dock.
  • Carry 5-year limited warranty on unit and 2-year limited warranty on battery.

For more details, you can download the Shark Wandvac user guide:
https://m.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-ws632.pdf

Aposen H120 vs H150 vs H250 vs H251 what’s the difference?

The main difference between Aposen H120, H150, H250 and H251 battery powered vacuum cleaners is the motor, suction power and accessories.

  • Motor
    The H120 has a 120W motor, the H150 has a 150W motor whereas the H250 and H251 have a 250W motor.
  • Suction Power
    At low power setting, the H120 has 6 Kpa suction power whereas the H150,H250 and H251 have 8 Kpa.
    At high power setting, the H120 has 10 Kpa suction power, the H150 has 14 Kpa whereas the H250 and H251 have 24 Kpa.
  • Run Time
    All of them use 22.2V 2200mAh 6-cell lithium-ion battery pack, since the motor is different, the run time are not the same.
    At low power setting, the H120 runs up to 35 minutes whereas the H150,H250 and H251 run up to 30 minutes.
    At high power setting, the H120 runs up to 18 minutes the H150 runs up to 15 minutes while the H250 and H251 run up to 12 minutes.
  • Accessories
    All of them come with a Crevice Tool, a Round Brush, a Hair Cleaning Tool and a Wall Mount.
    The H251 also includes an Electric Sofa Brush which is useful for cleaning sofa, bed, etc., and a 46cm Extension Hose (it does not have electric connection) which can be used with the dusting tool and crevice tool, whereas the H120, H150 and H250 do not include.
  • Color
    The H120 and H150 are white; the H250 has 2 versions: one is red whereas the other one is blue, they are the same machine; the H251 is blue.
VacuumAposen Cordless Vacuum Cleaner H120Aposen Cordless Vacuum Cleaner H150Aposen Cordless Vacuum Cleaner H250Aposen Cordless Vacuum Cleaner H251
ModelH120H150H250H251
DesignStick & Handheld 2-in-1Stick & Handheld 2-in-1Stick & Handheld 2-in-1Stick & Handheld 2-in-1
Motor Power120W150W250W250W
Power SourceBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery Powered
Battery22.2V 2200mAh 6-cell Lithium-ion battery22.2V 2200mAh 6-cell Lithium-ion battery22.2V 2200mAh 6-cell Lithium-ion battery22.2V 2200mAh 6-cell Lithium-ion battery
Detachable BatteryYesYesYesYes
Charge Time4.5 hours4.5 hours4.5 hours4.5 hours
Power Setting2
2
2
2
Suction Power10 kPa at high
6 kPa at low
14 kPa at high
8 kPa at low
24 kPa at high
8 kPa at low
24 kPa at high
8 kPa at low
Trigger Type Power OnNoNoNoNo
Dust Collection TypeBaglessBaglessBaglessBagless
Bin Capacity1200ML1200ML1200ML1200ML
Run Time18 minutes at high speed,
35 minutes at low-speed
15 minutes at high speed,
30 minutes at low-speed
12 minutes at high speed,
30 minutes at low-speed
12 minutes at high speed,
30 minutes at low-speed
Battery IndicatorYesYesYesYes
Wand TypeTelescopic Aluminum Alloy TubeTelescopic Aluminum Alloy TubeTelescopic Aluminum Alloy TubeTelescopic Aluminum Alloy Tube
HeadlightsYesYesYesYes
Tangle Free BrushNoNoNoNo
Motorized BrushYesYesYesYes
BrushRoll On/OffNoNoNoNo
Manual Carpet Height AdjustmentNoNoNoNo
Swivel SteeringYesYesYesYes
HEPA filterYesYesYesYes
Number of Battery Included1111
Electric Sofa BrushNoNoNoYes
Round BrushYesYesYesYes
Crevice ToolYesYesYesYes
HoseNoNoNoYes
Hair Cleaning ToolYesYesYesYes
Wall Mounted Docking StationYesYesYesYes
Power AdapterYesYesYesYes
ColorWhiteWhiteBlue or RedBlue
Noise Level72 dB72 dB72 dB72 dB
Warranty2-year limited warranty2-year limited warranty2-year limited warranty2-year limited warranty

Similarities:

  • They are cordless, powered by 22.2V 2200mAh 6-cell lithium ion battery.
  • Battery is detachable.
  • All of them come with only one battery, NO extra battery included.
  • Recharge time is approximately 4.5 hours. Battery can be charged with or without the Wall mount.
  • Telescopic metal wand allows you to adjust the length.
  • Swivel steering and low head allows you to vacuum around furniture legs, corners, and under beds.
  • High and low 2 suction levels to fit different cleaning needs.
  • On/off switch do not require you to keep holding down the button.
  • Multi-stage filtration with HEPA filter to capture and trap up to 99.99 percent of 0.1-micron fine dust, and emit clean air. The metal filters and HEPA filters are washable.
    Led headlights to help clean low light spots and reveal hidden dust.
  • One touch empty dust cup holds up to 1200ML.
  • Floor brush can be attached to the hand unit without the wand, some people may like this when cleaning carpeted staircase.
  • These Aposen cordless vacuums cannot stand by themselves.
  • Not wet dry vacuum, cannot be used to pick up liquid.
  • The brush roller cannot be turned off.
  • The brush roller can be removed to clean up.
  • These Aposen vacuums made in China.
  • Carry 2-year limited warranty.

Download manuals to learn more:
H120 instructions:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0275/7253/5368/files/H120.pdf
H150 instructions:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0275/7253/5368/files/H150.pdf
H250 instructions:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0275/7253/5368/files/H250.pdf
H251 instructions:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0275/7253/5368/files/H251.pdf

P.S.
Please note that Aposen keeps upgrading these cordless vacuums, product specifications may change from time to time.

Miele Triflex HX1 vs Triflex HX1 Cat&Dog vs Triflex HX1 Pro what’s the difference?

The Miele Triflex Hx1 series vacuums are 3 in 1 machines which allows you to use as a hand vacuum, they called it the Compact Mode, or connect the wand to the hand unit (at the top) to use as a traditional stick vacuum, they called it the Reach Mode; or an upright like vacuum with the hand unit at the bottom, the called it the Comfort Mode.

Just like other Miele vacuums, the Miele Triflex Hx1 series vacuum cleaners are more expensive than most similar stick vacuums on the market. You’d better do a thorough research before placing an order.

Here is some difference between Miele Triflex Hx1, Miele Triflex Hx1 Cat & Dog and Miele Triflex Hx1 Pro to help you make an informed purchase:

  • Nozzle
    The Triflex HX1 Cat&Dog and Triflex HX1 Pro come with an Electric brush Multi Floor XXL SEB 435 with BrilliantLight whereas the Triflex Hx1 regular model comes with an Electric brush Multi Floor XXL SEB 430 with no lights.
  • Filter
    The Triflex HX1 Cat&Dog and Triflex HX1 Pro come with with an HEPA AirClean lifetime filter that captures up to 99.999% particles even the fine dust is trapped.
    Whereas the Triflex Hx1 comes with a Hygiene lifetime filter that captures and retains up to 99.98% of all fine particles.
  • Number of Batteries
    The Triflex HX1 Pro comes with 2 batteries whereas the Triflex HX1 Cat&Dog and Triflex HX1 come with 1 battery.
    The extra battery will double the running time which is up to 120 minutes.
  • Accessories
    The Triflex Hx1 comes with a crevice nozzle, a dusting brush with synthetic bristles, an upholstery nozzle XXL SPD 20, a wall mount and a power supply.
    The Triflex HX1 Cat&Dog comes with all the tools the Triflex Hx1 regular model includes, and an electric brush Electro Compact SEB 23 which is good for the removing pet hair from upholstery or car seats.
    The Triflex HX1 Pro comes with all the tools the Triflex Hx1 regular model includes and a battery charging tray to charge the extra battery to extend the run time.
  • Color
    The Triflex Hx1 has 3 color options: lotus white with rose gold, graphite grey with rose gold and ruby red with silver.
    The Triflex HX1 Cat&Dog is Obsidian black with rose gold.
    The Triflex HX1 Pro is Infinity grey pearl finish with rose gold.
  • Price
    The Triflex Hx1 is the cheapest one whereas the Triflex Hx1 Pro is the most expensive one.
VacuumMiele Triflex HX1 Cordless VacuumMiele Triflex HX1 Cat&Dog Cordless VacuumMiele Triflex Hx1 Pro Cordless Vacuum
ModelTriflex HX1Triflex HX1 Cat&DogTriflex Hx1 Pro
Design3-in-13-in-13-in-1
Power SourceBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery Powered
Battery25.2V 2500mAh Lithium ion battery25.2V 2500mAh Lithium ion battery25.2V 2500mAh Lithium ion battery
Detachable BatteryYesYesYes
Charge Time4 hours4 hours4 hours
Trigger Type Power ControlNoNoNo
Dust Collection TypeBaglessBaglessBagless
Bin Capacity500ML500ML500ML
Run TimeUp to 60 minutes in Min setting with no electrical tool,
Up to 34 minutes in Min setting with electrical tool,
Up to 17 minutes in Max setting with electrical tool
Up to 60 minutes in Min setting with no electrical tool,
Up to 34 minutes in Min setting with electrical tool,
Up to 17 minutes in Max setting with electrical tool
Up to 60 minutes in Min setting with no electrical tool,
Up to 34 minutes in Min setting with electrical tool,
Up to 17 minutes in Max setting with electrical tool
Battery IndicatorYesYesYes
Vortex TechnologyYesYesYes
Wand TypeStandard
Not Telescopic
Standard
Not Telescopic
Standard
Not Telescopic
HeadlightsNoYesYes
Self Cleaning Brush RollNoNoNo
Motorized BrushYesYesYes
BrushRoll On/OffNoNoNo
Manual Carpet Height AdjustmentNoNoNo
Suction Control3 Settings3 Settings3 Settings
Swivel SteeringYesYesYes
Exhaust FilterHygiene lifetime filterHEPA AirClean lifetime filterHEPA AirClean lifetime filter
HEPA filterNoYesYes
Number of Battery Included112
Electric brush Multi Floor XXL SEB 430YesNoNo
Electric brush Multi Floor XXL SEB 435 with BrilliantLightNoYesYes
Electric brush Electro Compact SEB 23NoNoYes
Dusting brush with synthetic bristlesYesYesYes
Crevice ToolYesYesYes
HoseNoNoNo
Wall MountYesYesYes
Power SupplyYesYesYes
Extra ChargerNoNoYes
Upholstery nozzle XXL SPD 20YesYesYes
Weight9 lbs9 lbs9 lbs
Color3 options:
lotus white with rose gold,
graphite grey with rose gold,
ruby red with silver.
obsidian black with rose gold infinity grey pearl finish with rose gold
Warranty2-year limited warranty for whole units, 1 year limited warranty for battery2-year limited warranty for whole units, 1 year limited warranty for battery2-year limited warranty for whole units, 1 year limited warranty for battery

Otherwise, they are the same.

  • Cordless, powered by detachable and rechargeable 25.2V 2500mAh VARTA lithium-ion battery.
  • Run time is up to 60 minutes per battery per charge. It depends on what tools you use. If you use the vacuum with a powered nozzle at max power setting, it runs approximately 17 minutes; if you use the hand unit only, the run time is up to one hour.
  • Battery takes approximately 4 hours to fully charged.
  • You can charge the battery with the machine or charge it outside the unit. Wall mount is optional when charging.
  • Can be transformed into Compact Mode for quick cleaning in small areas and car interior detailing; Reach Mode to get under furniture, ceiling and other hard to reach areas; Comfort Mode for easy handle especially when cleaning large areas.
  • Have 3 suction power settings: Low,Medium,High to suit different cleaning needs.
  • 11-inch cleaning path width.
  • Come with a wall mount to store the vacuum and 3 accessories.
  • Simple to empty dust cup with just one twist needed.
  • 500ML dust cup capacity.
  • When in Comfort Mode(the PowerUnit is at the bottom of the vacuum), it can stand by its own.
  • Brushroll can be removed to clean up.
  • Brushroll cannot be turned off when cleaning bare floors.
  • Have floor covering detection function which is activated in the medium and max power levels, the Electrobrush speed will automatically adapt to all floor types with the optimum levels.
  • The wand is plastic and it is not telescopic.