Dirt Devil Accucharge hand vacuum is one of the first models to enter the industry. It comes as a cordless handheld vacuum with decent battery life. Its pure hard plastic casing protects it from damage to ensure durability. This review will help you understand its features and functionality.
This particular handheld vacuum is no stranger to online criticism from both the customers and critics alike. The opaque casing and design depict a vacuum cleaner of the earlier generations. Visually, it is one of the least appealing handheld vacuums. But functionally, it gets the work done and is even recommended for those with health conditions like asthma. Even amidst the criticism, the Dirt Devil Accucharge has its usefulness.
The Dirt Devil classic is a cordless handheld vacuum, just like the others in the market. It is used to vacuum dirt of different debris sizes from surfaces of house seats, car seats, tables, beddings, staircases, and mats.
However, this particular vacuum performs differently depending on the dirt and surface that is being vacuumed. For instance, the Dirt Devil Accucharge performed poorly in regards to cleaning animal hair. It required multiple passes and still barely managed to remove half of the fur. For vacuuming off of hard flooring and flat surfaces, it is satisfactory as the majority of the mess was cleaned within a few passes. Despite it having a crevice tool fitted on the mouth of the vacuum, Dirt Devil classic hand vacuum still does not do an excellent job in cleaning the crevices.
This vacuum cleaner has a 15.6 cadmium battery that supplies adequate power for the motor to run for seventeen continuous minutes. This amount of time is longer than the other standard cordless handheld vacuums offering before the battery is depleted. Therefore, it provides the user with a sufficient duration time to complete chores before the charge runs out.
It has an impressive recharge time of only six hours. This is due to the Accucharge technology that reduces the charging rate as the battery charge nears full capacity. This technology helps prevent the battery from being damaged by overcharging. You can leave the vacuum on-charge for the whole day without damaging the batteries.
This vacuum comes with a brush and crevice tool that aids in removing some of the debris in tight crevices whilst brushing off stubborn dirt. The brush is used manually, which is quite outdated, especially as other handheld vacuums are fitted with automated brushes.
Inside the opaque casing, there is a filter and dirt collection bag that can be removed, emptied, washed, and then reused several times. Furthermore, the filter in the Dirt Devil Accucharge hand vacuum is a high-efficiency particulate air filter, meaning it can remove up to 99.6% of all the particles in the air before release. This feature makes it friendly to asthmatics and those with allergies.
One feature in particular that this vacuum lacks is a hose, which evidently makes it less flexible to use, however, the device is incredibly lightweight, weighing only three pounds.
If help is needed, customers can contact the support team via the phone number and email, all details are provided on the site. Unfortunately, the official website lacks a FAQ section, blogs, and instruction and maintenance videos, all of which are popular guides on competitor sites. One of the factors that stand out in their customer service is the device’s generous three-year warranty, it is more than what other companies offer.
Dirt Devil Accucharge BD10045RED is a unique portable handheld vacuum with reasonably decent battery life. Regarding its performance, the Dirt Devil classic hand vacuum can use some improvements. It has a low suction power and lacks a hose.
From our trials, the vacuum was seen to only clean approximately half of the animal hair on the surface. This is a below-average performance. On the plus side, it is fitted with a high-efficiency particulate air filter. Even with the average performance in many areas, the HEPA filter comes as a huge advantage, especially as very few handheld vacuums include this feature. Asthmatics and people allergic to dust should consider getting this vacuum. The Dirt Devil warranty is also impressive in comparison to other vacuum cleaners.