Welcome to our Simple Holiday Gift Bag in which instead of doing a "gift guide", we do that AND give them away to our readers. Put a comment in to win! We are giving away one each day through December 21. All the info is below. Happy Holidays!
Gift: Ergorapido Cordless Vacuum
£89.99 in England (not sure how much here)
Description: Never before seen in the States, this is a new offering from Electrolux and made expressly for small homes and kitchen use. The Ergorapido is a bagless, cordless stick vacuum that also detaches to be used as a hand vacuum. We couldn't find any good info on this (we need someone - you - to test it) so we headed over to Amazon.co.uk for these reviews...Other Giveaways on our Sites Today:
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User Reviews from Amazon.co.uk
Bernard Smith: We, like everyone else, own a big vacuum cleaner and also a small hand held one. Then we came across this fantastic 2-in-1 from Electrolux. It is basically a solid rechargeable hand-held unit that is nested in the side of a lightweight standup unit. So standing up, you can wiz around picking up dirt and crumbs with a very maneuverable carpet-cleaner-like head. Then you can detach the small hand-held unit to get at all those odd places. So-basically the stand-up bit is like a big accessory to the hand-held unit. The whole thing then just stands on a base to get re-charged. They claim 18 minutes autonomy, but we have never tested it because we use it for 5-10 minutes and then put it back on its recharging stand. The capacity is limited because it is fixed by the size of the hand-held unit, but it opens and cleans easy, and it has a good cloth filter inside that can be washed... more
The 2 in 1 is a cyclonic and rechargeable cleaner with a detachable handheld unit. Ergorapido is equipped with a flexible super slim turbo brush nozzle for picking up stubborn fibres and the double joint allows for easy manoeuvrability around the furniture. The handheld unit can be detached easily and used for quick pick-ups. It has an integrated crevice nozzle which extends for reaching all awkward areas.
Emptying Ergorapido is so easy because it has quick empty front lid, which allows you to easily pour out the dirt without first having to remove the dust cup. The Ergorapido also has an evacuation lid, which enables you to empty the dust cup and clean the filter with a normal vacuum cleaner. Simply dock the hose end of the normal cleaner into the socket of Ergorapido and the dirt is instantly sucked out and the filter cleaned. This is a simple and hygienic solution without any mess.
Ergorapido has 2 power settings enabling you to clean both carpets and hard floors, and a full charge can clean up to 18 minutes. It can be stored either as a freestanding unit or mounted to the wall, whichever gives you the easiest access.
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