Duronic VC600 Review

Review of: Duronic vc600
Product by:
Richard Floyd

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On February 23, 2014
Last modified:October 26, 2014

Summary:

A economically priced powerful vacuum which converts to a handheld.

The Duronic vc600, because of its size, is ideal as a second vacuum. Alternatively, it is ideal to do all you are cleaning if you are living in a flat or shared accommodation.

The vacuum will also reduce the need to keep taking out your main vacuum for smaller tasks.The Duronic vc600 converts from an upright to a handheld in seconds.

Because of its functionality and low price I recommend the Duronic vc60. To be used as first choice as a second vacuum in larger homes and as the main vacuum in small flats and shared accommodation.

Duronic vc600 Description and Features

The Duronic vc600 is powered by a 600 watt motor which had been installed to provide you with plenty of power for your cleaning. The vacuum had good suction whether you are using it as an upright or a handheld vacuum cleaner.

The Duronic vc600 is a great vacuum. It is easy to assemble and use with great suction power. The vacuum performs much better to use than the rechargeable vacuums. Do not need to use a manual, as it is easy to assemble and disassemble.


duronic vc600 used as a handheld

The design is very lightweight and so easy to carry around. This vacuum is great if you suffer from arthritis as it is very light to hold and easy to maneuver.

Because of its small size, it is easy to store and does not take up much space. If you are tight for space, you can take the vacuum cleaner apart into three pieces and store it in the cupboard.

The Duronic vc600 is ideal if you have small flat or shared rooms. If you are cleaning a large flat or a house, you will need a more powerful vacuum cleaner with a higher wattage. Say 1200 – 2100 watts and a bigger dustbin and nozzle tool. But you can use the Duronic vc600 as a second vacuum in your house. You can take out the vacuum to do a quick clean without having to use your heavier vacuum. It means that also you do not have to take your large vacuum up and down the stairs.

This vacuum does not replace a more powerful main vacuum cleaner. This Hoover is good for 10 to 15 minutes of cleaning. Excellent for quick clean ups. It is Suitable for any accommodation up to a one bedroom flat.

The Duronic vc600 is great for cleaning up hard floors. It sucks up any dust left behind after using a broom. It tends to stick on medium carpets and not work at all on shag carpets.

It’s only 600 watts but picks up as much dirt as vacuums with wattage in the thousands. Not sure if this is because it is a smaller body and so therefore needs less wattage. Anyway, it picks up anything in its path and is better than my permanent vacuum.

To release the dust canister you just have to press a button. The filter is a washable cloth, which is able to trap small dust particles. To clean the filter just separate the plastic outer filters from the inner fabric filter. Then clean with a dry paintbrush or toothbrush. So far, I have not had to buy a new filter. The manufacturer recommends changing the filter every three months so it is worth buying some spares. Often you can just clean the filter by giving it a good tap. It is worth washing and drying the filter ever so often.

The bag fills quickly but it is easy to clean. The dust canister is easy to release, empty the bin and put back together again. The waste bin is not very big but it is suitable for cleaning one big room at a time.

The Duronic vc600 comes with two types of nozzles. A standard ground nozzle and a slim nozzle for hard to reach areas. The vacuum cleaner also comes with a small brush, which can be used for cleaning blinds. The nozzle attachment is good to get into tight corners because it tapers and slants at the end. Works well with the floor attachment and the nozzle to clean around the edges. The vacuum picks up short pets hair with no problem.

The vacuum is can be converted easily to a handheld and therefore handy for using in a car or caravan. I have two, one for the house for small clean ups which do not need the main vacuum and one to use in the caravan.

The Duronic vc600 easy converts to a handheld which is brilliant to use on stairs. Converting from an upright to handheld only takes a few seconds. The handheld is great for doing ledges and clearing up spills on tables. Because it is easy to covert, it can perform a lot of different vacuuming tasks.

Unlike many vacuum cleaners, there is an efficient cable management system to keep the cables tidy.

Duronic VC600 Performance

What I like about the Duronic VC600

The Duronic VC600 is a Very powerful for its size and easy to manoeuvre.

The Duronic vc600 is light and easy to use. Good suction considering its price.

It is great for vacuuming wood floors and tiles and good for picking up cats hairs.

The handle comes off easily to convert this into a handheld.

The vacuum comes with all the attachments you need for cleaning skirting boards, corners and stairs.

It not very noisy.

What I dislike about the Duronic VC600

The vacuum does not pick up so well when using on carpet.

The floor head is quite small so I would not recommend buying the Duronic vc600 if you have large areas of carpet to clean.

The Duronic vc600 will not stand up, on its own, when not in use need to prop it up against a wall.
Some customers complained about the length of the cable but it is 5 metres long but this is more than sufficient as you can always use an extension or change plugs.

There is no upholstery attachment, which would be useful.

Summary of Review

I recommend the Duronic vc600 if you are short on cash, or space, or do not like carrying a heavy machine upstairs. Check out the Duronic vc600 vacuum cleaner on Amazon.

Duronic vc600 – Specifications

Manufacturer: Duronic
Model: VC600
Style: Upright
Colour: Red
Power source: Mains
Motor Power: 600 Watts
Suction power: ??? (airwatts)
Power cord length: 5 metres
Power Settings: 1
Dust Capacity: 0.8 litres
Dust Collection: Bagless
Dust separation method: ???? (Single Cyclone)
Filter type: ??? (Hepa 10)
Working radius: ??? (8.3 metres)
Hose length: ??? (1.5 metres)
Weight: 4 Kg
Height: 112 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Width: 24 cm
Included tools: Floor Head and Crevice tool

What’s in the Box?

1 – Duronic vc600 Vacuum Cleaner
1 – Floor head
1 – Crevice tool
1 – Standard ground nozzle
1 – Slim nozzle for hard to reach area
1 – Soft brush tool

A economically priced powerful vacuum which converts to a handheld.