Philips Anti Allergen PowerPro Duo FC6168 is a 2 in 1 handstick cordless vacuum cleaner. It is easy use and the ability to detach the handstick to use on furniture, counter tops or hard to reach areas makes light work of your regular chores. My first impression of the vacuum cleaner is that it looks very stylish and lightweight!
Inside the box, it comes with five items which is the vacuum cleaner, handstick brush, a charger, wall cable accessories and instructions. It took me under a minute to connect the handle onto the body together using a coin or you could use screwdriver.
Philips has used lithium-ion technology for this vacuum cleaner which are durable and powerful rechargeable batteries with a short charging time. It takes at least 5 hours to fully charge each time and it will provide up to 40 minutes of running time. Of course, when you use the Max power setting, the battery won’t last that long but it is good enough for me to vacuum twice or more around our four bedroom house with half carpet floor and half laminate floor. It has definitely got a good operational battery life.
The charging point can be found at the back of the vacuum cleaner. It also provides wall cable accessories if you prefer to mount the cable onto the wall. I didn’t bother to do it as I prefer to have it in random places. The LED battery status indicator are on the handstick and will tell you if it is fully charged (three blue bars), semi-charged (two blue bars) and battery low (one red bar).
The height of the handle is great and it is easy to manoeuvre around the house. I am disappointed that there is no soft touch handle as it is does feel quite plasticky and rough underneath the handle. Luckily the vacuum cleaner is relatively light and glides across the room so easily that I don’t need to put much pressure on my hand.
There are two power buttons. There is one button on the handstick vacuum cleaner and also on the main handle. Additionally to the power button on the main handle, there is the Max power button. I have tested the suction using glitter on tiles in my video review shown. The suction for ON is excellent! It managed to vacuum it all up. Undoubtedly, maximum would have no problems at all and would be even quicker. I am impressed with its suction ability.
The usable capacity of the dust container is small but it is good enough to clean our house without having to empty it partway through. The dust container is located at the front of the vacuum cleaner. It is easy to remove from the unit (without getting the filter off) before emptying the dust into the bin.
The whole dust container including the washable foam filter with satin ribbon can be disassembled easily to wash. Simply remove all the parts and wash in cold water. Then allow the washable foam filter to dry for at least 24 hours before you place it back into the dust container. Philips suggests to wash the filter every month.
The brush roller in the vacuum cleaner head is easy to clean. Simply release the brush roller off the head and cut through any threads/hairs using the groove provided. The brush head is compact in size and easily to reach under gaps during vacuuming.
The detachable handstick has only one power level. I used it with ease on the hard to reach places, computer keyboards and also staircases and it is powerful enough to do a good job. It’s not too heavy and I didn’t feel any aches or tiredness from using it.
The whole vacuum cleaner weighs around 2.9 kg which is super lightweight. It copes well on all surfaces in our home. It’s nice that there is not much suction resistance on carpets and I am able to manoeuvre easily, yet it still vacuums very well. This has convinced me that cordless vacuum cleaners are the way forward!
Overall I am impressed with its powerful suction, its ability to manoeuvre around the house, good battery life, light weight, cordless design and compactness. You can buy it from Amazon.
I have also reviewed the Philips Anti Allergen PowerPro Aqua cordless vacuum cleaner. Do check it out too!
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Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Contains Amazon affiliate link.