Wertheim Evolution Stick Vacuum Cleaner – sucks up dog dander!

October 4, 2023
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Wertheim Evolution Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Witchdoctor sucky specialist PAT PILCHER finds a mighty fine stick vacuum that unlike some brands doesn’t cost a bomb.

$899

Stick vacuum cleaners have been a permanent fixture in our home for quite some time, but I was recently offered the chance to test out yet another stick vac brand, Wertheim. Curious to see how it stacked up against the likes of Dyson, I leapt at the chance to give it a whirl.

Like the various stick vacs I’ve reviewed recently, the Wertheim is cordless. This has the killer benefit of there being no cords to trip over, and I can pretty much vacuum anywhere that needs cleaning, regardless of the location of power sockets.

As well as being a tad more affordable than some of its big brand counterparts, the Evolution is also a lot lighter than most other stick vacs I’d previously tested, which makes it easier to use for extended periods. That said, stick vacs like the Dyson units I’ve tested felt built to withstand thermonuclear war. The Evolution’s super lightweight design makes me wonder if it will be as solid. I guess only time will tell.

As you’d expect, it really does suck (boom-tish!), which meant it proved effective at picking up dirt, dust and detritus from carpets, hard floors, and the many rugs scattered around my house. My wife is asthmatic so its HEPA filter, which traps allergens and other particles, also earned it some major brownie points.

The other big bonus is that it has its own headlights. These come in the form of LEDs mounted on the cleaning head, allowing me to see dust and debris in dark areas such as under the sofa, and if you get your domestic thrills vacuuming at night…

The other nifty bonus with the Evolution is the bundled charging stand. Not only does this provide a place to stow the Evolution when it isn’t in use, but it also keeps it charged while I’m not using it. Equally useful are the slots in the charging stand for the included vacuum cleaning heads and fittings for upholstery and other specialised cleaning jobs.

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Swapping fittings and pipes is a doddle too. Like the Dyson, the Evolution uses a simple push-to-click fitting system with large release buttons, which made transforming it from a house cleaning vac to a car cleaner pretty much effortless.

The Evolution did a solid job. This comes down to its digital brushless motor and cyclone cleaning design, which is similar to those used by Dyson. A boost function meant that stubborn dust bunnies and other bits stuck on the floor were also swiftly dealt to. A built-in trigger style on/off switch is what sets everything in motion. Unlike the Dyson, you can hit the trigger and you don’t have to hold it down. While this takes some strain off your trigger finger, it also means that the Evolution can be left running when it doesn’t need to be.

If its run time had been miserly, then the trigger switch might have been a real issue, but I managed to wring out just shy of 50 minutes cleaning the floors of our largish old villa. This was in part thanks to a second bundled battery which stays in the charging stand so batteries can be quickly swapped out with minimum disruption to my cleaning efforts.

All told, the Wertheim Evolution Stick vac is both powerful and easy to use. For anyone wanting a cordless, lightweight and affordable option for vacuuming, the Evolution might just be what the doctor/chiropractor ordered.

 

https://www.godfreys.co.nz/wertheim-evolution-handstick-w7301

Pat has been talking about tech on TV, radio and print for over 20 years, having served time as a TV tech guy and currently penning reviews for Witchdoctor. He loves nothing more than rolling his sleeves up and playing with shiny gadgets.

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