It is estimated that vacuums make up as much as half of all electrical items that end up in landfill and they frequently end up being replaced rather than repaired.
So we are trying out the new Lupe machine which the makers have designed specifically so that parts can be easily replaced when they wear out. As Xenon has almost 800 vacuum cleaners at the time of writing, this is a very interesting concept to us!
It has a water-resistant foam roller to flatten debris and then create a seal with the floor, so less energy escapes from the motor. This allows the vacuum to clean powerfully for up to an hour on its standard setting.
The removable bin can hold 1 litre of debris, compared with the 0.76 litres of the Dyson V11 Absolute, its obvious competitor.
It comes with are two additional heads to improve its range of uses. These are a brush head for use on furniture and a long thin head for corners and hard to reach places. The handle can be attached to the hose as an extender to reach dusty ceilings.
To charge the battery takes approximately three hours. It needs to be noted that it is heavier than the Dyson. Where the Lupe weighs in at 4.6kg, the Dyson V11 is just 3kg and this is an important consideration when using this item frequently as our team will.
So while we are evaluating, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly to discuss your experiences of using Cordless hoovers and the feedback you may have. Or for an update on our findings!