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Last spring, I was on the hunt for a new vacuum that I could easily carry from floor to floor without feeling like it was arm day at the gym. With most stores closed due to COVID-19, I hopped on Amazon in search of a powerful but affordable vacuum. In the past I’ve had Dysons and Bissells but without being able to test or lift the vacuum in-store, I wanted to keep my risk of investment low — so I set a personal budget of under $100.
A quick search resulted in the iwoly V600 Vacuum Cleaner that boasts more than 4,100 customer ratings. After months of use — this lightweight and affordable vacuum has become one of my favourite Amazon Canada finds. The iwoly is an Amazon favourite, making the retailer's Movers & Shakers list as one of the top 20 products for your home.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $90
What is it?
The iwoly V600 Vacuum Cleaner is a bagless, corded vacuum cleaner that weighs only 4.8 lbs. According to Amazon, the iwoly is designed specifically for tile, marble and hardwood floor, and while it will work on some sealed carpets, it isn’t ideal for any thick pile or shag carpets.
Each vacuum purchase comes with an adjustable extension tube and several attachments: brush nozzle, floor head, upholstery tool, crevice nozzle and a wall bracket for storage.
Aside from being pleased with the speedy delivery, the iwoly was incredibly easy to set up. I attached the extension tube and floor head to the vacuum and set out on a test run around my house.
I have two mid-size pups who are allowed on furniture and for the past three years that I’ve had them, I’ve basically installed a vacuum as a permanent art fixture in my home for all to see. I’ll vacuum at the end of the day (yes, every day) and thought, on this particular day that the vacuum arrived, that my house was clean. Oh, I was wrong.
A pass around my house (including carpeted stairs and rugs) resulted in enough dust, hair and debris to make me feel unclean. My other vacuum was only a few years old, had a HEPA filtration system like the iwoly and a washable filter that I had just cleaned - but the iwoly had far more power and suction.
What other people are saying
“Small, compact, easy to use in different surfaces, light like a feather, bagless, easy to clean, definitely what I was looking for. I bought it with cord cause most cordless vacuums loses suction power after some... plus battery always makes them heavier than cord vacuums,” one Amazon shopper wrote. “But for this one, it's really good, cleaned both my carpet, hard-floor and car and same result always. If you do not strictly in need of cordless, that's the thing you are looking for.”
“This is an awesome vacuum for floors (tiles and hardwood). Very light weight and smooth,” another wrote. “Good for under furniture. The attachments have helped with dusting fabric sofas and hard to reach corners. I wish the cord was a bit larger. I only use is sparingly on carpet, for light quick pickup.”
I’m a fan of the iwoly V600 vacuum and have been reaching for it over my other vacuum for the past week since it arrived. The only thing I wish was different is the length of the cord — at 5 metres, it’s a little shorter than I’m used to, but not a deal breaker for me considering how light and powerful it is. The brand does offer a cordless version of the vacuum if you want more freedom to clean without searching for an outlet, but it does cost more at $180.
I was skeptical to purchase a vacuum sight unseen and from a brand I was unfamiliar with, but I’m really happy with my affordable purchase.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.