AEG AG5104 Rapido Handheld Cleaner 4 : Lightweight, decent performance but short battery life

Lightweight, decent performance but short battery life. I found this unit to be a reasonable performer given that it is pretty lightweight and appears to be the least powerful in a range of three. 8v but has two bigger versions at 7. I think i might be tempted to go for the extra power. I tested it by cleaning the car after a trip to the beach with the dog. It coped pretty well with the front mats. I then tried it on the boot liner which also had some small particles of wood dust from a net of logs. It struggled a bit with these. And then as i continued doing the liner the power began to fail. I didn’t put a stopwatch on it but if it was 10 minutes i would be a bit surprised. The nozzle has a pull out tube to extend the reach into more difficult areas but i found that if i extended it and then exerted more than minimal pressure on the cleaner the tube slid back into the body of the cleaner. So all in all i think this would be fine for occasional lightweight use provided that you don’t need more than 10 minutes.

This aeg rapido ag5104 rechargeable handheld vacuum cleaner comes very well packed. The rechargeable cleaner is cordless and it has great suction. There is also an orange extension nozzle, a little bristle brush, two little wheels that help it’s to glide along surfaces and it much quieter than i expected. When you slip it into the cradle to charge up a little orange light comes on to tell you it’s charging up. It’s extremely easy to use, very light to handle, easy to open and it doesn’t clog up either :-)i got this for one reason, our stairs are a nightmare to do with an upright hoover. This little hand held one is great, not only is it easier and safer to use then our upright, the suction is brilliant and picks every little thing up. It’s a little life saver for me as now we feel safer when cleaning the stairs. :-)unfortunately there are two drawbacks the battery only lasts 10 minutes. Plus the instructions are terrible.

Love it, does exactly what it says. This is a wonderful little cleaner. It has a good amount of power and is light and picks up really well. I like the little brush that it has with it too, very useful. Here are the specifications for the AEG AG5104 Rapido Handheld Cleaner 4:

  • Lightweight handheld cordless rechargeable cleaner
  • Soft Surface wheels for manoeuvrability
  • Easy to clean filter
  • Integrated telescopic crevice nozzle
  • 10 minutes running time

Love it, does exactly what it says. This is a wonderful little cleaner. It has a good amount of power and is light and picks up really well. I like the little brush that it has with it too, very useful.

Only caveat is the long charging time.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • A great “light duty” vac for things like dry kitchen spills.
  • Good for what it is
  • Lightweight, decent performance but short battery life

Lightweight, decent performance but short battery life. I found this unit to be a reasonable performer given that it is pretty lightweight and appears to be the least powerful in a range of three. 8v but has two bigger versions at 7. I think i might be tempted to go for the extra power. I tested it by cleaning the car after a trip to the beach with the dog. It coped pretty well with the front mats. I then tried it on the boot liner which also had some small particles of wood dust from a net of logs. It struggled a bit with these. And then as i continued doing the liner the power began to fail. I didn’t put a stopwatch on it but if it was 10 minutes i would be a bit surprised. The nozzle has a pull out tube to extend the reach into more difficult areas but i found that if i extended it and then exerted more than minimal pressure on the cleaner the tube slid back into the body of the cleaner. So all in all i think this would be fine for occasional lightweight use provided that you don’t need more than 10 minutes.

Powerful for a 4. 8 volt cleaner. I was dubious about reviewing a 4. 8 volt hand-held cleaner as previous experiences have shown me that higher voltages equate to better performance – but i’m happy to report that for a low voltage unit this performs admirably well. It would be unfair to compare this to my current 18-volt unit vax h86-ga-p gator pet handheld vacuum cleaner, 0. 3 l, white and red – after all, even top gear doesn’t compare the performance of 1. 0 litre bmwsuction was far more than i expected at this voltage level; perhaps battery design has improved since i last had a low voltage cleaner or the design of this unit maximises the suction. Whatever the reason it was impressive. Equally impressive is the fact that the unit has a cyclonic dust capturing system which ensures the dirt and particles do not form an impenetrable fluffy coat around the filter, but are deposited into the clear collection unit.

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  1. Colour: Red Verified Purchase - July 30, 2017

    Easy to use and easy to empty. A powerful little machine which is well made, totally reliable, easy to use and easy to empty.
  2. Colour: Red Verified Purchase - July 31, 2017

    This review is from : AEG AG5104 Rapido Handheld Cleaner 4.8 V

    Easy to use and easy to empty. A powerful little machine which is well made, totally reliable, easy to use and easy to empty.
    • Colour: Red What's this? - August 1, 2017

      A great “light duty” vac for things like dry kitchen spills. . First impressions are that the unit is better looking in person than in the photos, i thought that the photos make it look rather dated but when you see it up close it has a more modern appeal. I can directly compare it to a vax unit that i bought just a month ago, at a similar price point to this. On carpet especially the nozzle can and would dig in (the vax does) but the wheels mean you can smoothly “drive” the unit along instead of having to support it with your wrist. It feels significantly lighter than the vax unit and a lot of this weight loss is likely to be battery. So it has to be said, there is some advantage to going for a lower voltage model. – the cyclone does mean stuff gets dumped in the plastic box area at the front rather than on the filter – mostly at least. It’s effortless, you just dump it in. – the telescopic nozzle is very long. You have to pull the whole front off, there’s no quick release or “hold it over the bin and press this button” thing here. As someone who’s allergic to dust, i like to keep things at arm’s length.
      • Colour: Red What's this? - August 1, 2017

        A great “light duty” vac for things like dry kitchen spills. . First impressions are that the unit is better looking in person than in the photos, i thought that the photos make it look rather dated but when you see it up close it has a more modern appeal. I can directly compare it to a vax unit that i bought just a month ago, at a similar price point to this. On carpet especially the nozzle can and would dig in (the vax does) but the wheels mean you can smoothly “drive” the unit along instead of having to support it with your wrist. It feels significantly lighter than the vax unit and a lot of this weight loss is likely to be battery. So it has to be said, there is some advantage to going for a lower voltage model. – the cyclone does mean stuff gets dumped in the plastic box area at the front rather than on the filter – mostly at least. It’s effortless, you just dump it in. – the telescopic nozzle is very long. You have to pull the whole front off, there’s no quick release or “hold it over the bin and press this button” thing here. As someone who’s allergic to dust, i like to keep things at arm’s length.
  3. Colour: Red What's this? - August 3, 2017

    This review is from : AEG AG5104 Rapido Handheld Cleaner 4.8 V

    8v battery powered unit, lightweight and easy to use. It will be handy to clear up minor spills and light cleaning tasks. It is not deigned to cope with heavy duty cleaning and cannot cope with it. For more serious use aeg market more powerful and expensive machines such as the aeg ag5112 rapido handheld cleaner, 12 v and the refined aeg ag4112 rapido handheld vacuum cleaner with accompanying hsb microfibre cleaning glove. It is quick to recharge although active use is limited to about 10 minutes, since this is designed for lightweight simplke clean up jobs this is not really a problem. The unit looks nice and has two useful wheels on the front to help moving the device over larger areas whilst maintaining a set height from the cleaning surface. I found that it produced an adequate but not outstanding amount of suction consistent with what could be expected from a product in this price range and could cope with most minor kitchen spills. It can be wall mounted and features an unusual multi position mounting bracket, which i suppose some people might find useful.
    • Colour: Red What's this? - August 4, 2017

      8v battery powered unit, lightweight and easy to use. It will be handy to clear up minor spills and light cleaning tasks. It is not deigned to cope with heavy duty cleaning and cannot cope with it. For more serious use aeg market more powerful and expensive machines such as the aeg ag5112 rapido handheld cleaner, 12 v and the refined aeg ag4112 rapido handheld vacuum cleaner with accompanying hsb microfibre cleaning glove. It is quick to recharge although active use is limited to about 10 minutes, since this is designed for lightweight simplke clean up jobs this is not really a problem. The unit looks nice and has two useful wheels on the front to help moving the device over larger areas whilst maintaining a set height from the cleaning surface. I found that it produced an adequate but not outstanding amount of suction consistent with what could be expected from a product in this price range and could cope with most minor kitchen spills. It can be wall mounted and features an unusual multi position mounting bracket, which i suppose some people might find useful.