Home and Garden April 3, 2022
It is easy to assume that corded vacuums have the upper hand over cordless when it comes to suction power but the Pro 2 from Gtech can certainly give some of the big boys a run for their money.
This handheld vacuum comes with the Pro 2 Chassis with dust bag already fitted, extension pole, power floor head, battery, floorcare charger, dusting brush, crevice tool, three dust bags and a hair removal tool. The Pro 2 is two vacuums in one transforming from an upright machine into a handheld unit suitable for upholstery, stairs, skirting boards and tight corners, in fact with all the attachments included the Pro 2 has 11 possible cleaning modes. The new and improved powered brush head features Gtech’s unique AirLOC Technology, this is designed to pick up larger debris while you vacuum forwards, and lifts fine dirt, dust and embedded hair on the backstroke. The lightweight, 2.8kg build ensures it isn’t a workout to move around the house, the extension tubes are made from aluminium which makes overhead cleaning comfortable too.
The dust bags seem a little bit of a step backwards in the day and age of reducing single use products, although they do make emptying the vacuum a cleaner procedure. These bags are made up of three breathable layers which filter different grades of dust and debris, this helps the Pro 2’s airflow compress dirt, each bag essentially acts as a filter, trapping dirt and dust. Gtech predict that homes with pets and children, where cleaning is done three times a week, use on average 10 bags a year with a pack of 10 costing £12.99. We don’t like the idea of throwing away the bags, but it is easier and cleaner than washing the filter and perhaps uses less plastic then replacing a filter, although we cannot guarantee this. The Pro 2 is powered with the 22V lithium-ion rechargeable battery, it will take around four hours to receive a full charge and will provide up to 40 minutes of cleaning on Eco mode and 20 minutes on the Max mode.
The four stage LED indicator shows you just how much juice is left in the tank and the suction remains consistent right up until the very end. There are LED lights integrated to the front of the power floor head, this helps you see under furniture and in darker corners of your home. The only thing it struggled with was imbedded pet hair, particularly on the sofa but it’s a rare thing to find a vacuum that doesn’t struggle with this, the battery life is more than enough to get around the average size home. The Pro 2 is very user friendly, everything about it has been designed to make cleaning your home that little bit easier, its powerful battery performs impressively well on large and small dirt particles. RRP £179.99
- Powerful suction
- Good battery life
- Two power modes
- Dust bags double as a filter
- Powered Brush Head
- Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre
- Disposable bags
- Struggled with embedded pet hair