AEG AG5104WDB Rapido Wet and Dry Handheld Cordless Cleaner : Amazing if you understand the disclaimer
Stylish, lightweight but underpowered. . I have owned a black & decker ‘pivot dustbuster’ hand-held vacuum (http://www. Uk/black-decker-lithium-compact-titanium/dp/b00iuk800o/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=utf8&qid=1414409561&sr=1-2&keywords=black+and+decker+pivot) for some time which i use in many small, restricted areas that my beloved dyson upright cannot reach. The prime difference between this aeg unit and my b&d unit is the weight; the aeg is considerably lighter, almost flimsy construction compared to the ruggedness of the b&d. The weight loss is most probably due to the smaller capacity 4. 8v battery compared to the 18v capacity in the b&d. 8v battery takes considerably longer to re-charge from empty in comparison.
Essential purchase for the home and car. Many of us will have had first-hand experience with a black & decker ‘dustbuster’ (they enjoyed a lot of publicity some twenty years ago), but in more recent years the product has suffered a reduction in power and poorer battery life. You may not realise what you’re missing out on. This product includes everything you need and nothing that you don’t, which are the cleaner itself with extension tubes, a charging dock and an a/c power cable. There’s a good reason to trust aeg; they typify german efficiency. If the rapido was any more logical, it would beat a computer at chess. The cleaner is constructed from a flawlessly strong-but-light plastic, which i have only seen matched by my bosch lawnmower. Depending on your circumstances, you have a choice of two extension tubes to fit onto the nozzle of the cleaner – one which simply adds a few inches of length, and the other offers some additional reinforcement to the edges of the mount. When not in use the cleaner slots onto the charging dock, and that itself can be screwed or fixed onto a wall. This makes it ideal for garages or utility rooms that don’t comply with the usual eye-sores. From here, the dock can even be rotated on a fixed axis, making it easier to take the cleaner on or off. 8v motor does an acceptable job for everyday tasks, such as cleaning the car, hard-to-reach areas at home like the edges of carpets, and more delicate areas like the top of a cabinet.
A great little machine for small jobs and spills. I know that this product has received mixed reviews so far but i personally really like this little machine. It is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, and it actually has a surprising amount of power for its size. It comes with two attachments, a nozzle to get into places like your kitchen drawers and a rubber part to suck up water, for normal use you don’t use either attachment. Unlike other reviewers i have not had an issue with battery life, but then i haven’t been using it for durations of longer than 20 minutes or so. It charges on a stand which can be angled to suit your needs. When the device is low a red warning light will supposedly flash, i haven’t seen this so far as mine is happily plodding along. It is also really easy to clean, just detach the front part, twist to remove the filter, and pull out the filter holder inside. It is made of a strong blue plastic which is transparent so that you can see when it’s full. The only negative that i have about it is that after sucking up water it leaks if you don’t hold the machine upright, i would have thought you would be able to move about freely without it leaking but that does not seem to be case, with my one at least. Here are the specifications for the AEG AG5104WDB Rapido Wet and Dry Handheld Cordless Cleaner:
- Wet and dry handheld cordless rechargeable cleaner
- Soft Surface wheels for manoeuvrability
- Easy to clean filter
- Integrated telescopic crevice nozzle
- 10 minutes running time
Excellent cleaner could do with a better charger. This is a very useful cleaner to have around the house. I haven’t had a handheld cleaner since my venerable hoover packed up ten years ago and i must admit i had forgot how handy these cleaners are. The cleaner takes around 12 hours to charge when first out of the box and can last about twenty mins of continuous use, the long charge time though is due to the frankly pathetic 200ma charger which due to the low amount of power delivered to the device means it takes a long time to charge from flat. The wall mounting bracket was easy to mount to the wall of my garage and keeps it out of the way quite nicely. For cleaning though this is fantastic and can handle all minor jobs around the house and is also good for cleaning out the car as well. This does pick up liquid as well as the normal dust and solid objects you would expect and can also pick alot of liquid out of carpets if not left to soak too long. I have recently been doing some work around the house and it has managed to pick up plaster dust and mixed plaster off the carpet before it had chance to set or stain. The wheels on this are a great idea as well as they help the cleaner on hard surfaces so it can keep its lip down and move quickly covering all spills. If it wasn’t for the small charger then this would be an easy 5* review.
Easy to use, but quite weak. As dustbuster clones go, this seems fine, and does a decent job without coming top of the class. The air flow that it pulls in is a little bit underwhelming. Obviously from a handheld device it was never going to produce a super-powered vacuum suction, but considering that it’s moderately heavy (presumably mostly from the battery and the motor), the power that it sucks with is just slightly on the disappointing side. It will do crumbs and bits of food easily enough, but it won’t get everything that a normal vacuum cleaner gets. In particular i didn’t get great results when trying it on water. The product description and even the name makes a big deal of it being ‘wet and dry’, but pouring water on the floor and then trying to use this aeg rapido to pick at least some of it up was an almost complete washout. I ended up having to go and fetch a mop. It’s very simple, which is a plus.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Good overall performer as long as expectations are kept realistic!
- An adequate little cleaner
- Powerful and effective, yet could do with a bigger battery
Impressive cleaning peiduct. This is a very effective small vacuum cleaner. It is surprisingly powerful and really handy for any jobs where you don’t have power such as inside the car. It is great for cleaning the stairs and really gets into books and crannies. Very impressive for the price.
Design and usage issues; may not offer best value. This rapido is a lightweight hand-held vacuum cleaner with some almost exclusive features, and a higher price than many of its competitors. It has a pair of small guide wheels at the front to prevent scratching hard or polished surfaces and to aid steering (a feature shared with some other aeg rapido hand-helds) and is also wet/dry, a feature shared with another rapido but no other hand-held. It is intended for small spillages of fluids and dry materials in the kitchen or elsewhere. It can also be used as an addition to a full-size cleaner where the scale of the task does not really justify using anything larger. The aeg ag5104wdb rapido wet and dry handheld cordless cleaner, 4. 8v, deep blue is sold in just one colour. It has one of the lowest (if not the absolute lowest) battery voltage of any similar product from any brand. Generally, and with all other factors excluded, a higher battery voltage usually provides greater power and suction which was one reason why an 18v cleaner of one brand was recently purchased to replace a much older and lower voltage product from another. There was in consequence some concern about this and whether its battery and motor together provided sufficient power.