If I’d paid $69 for the very similar Tineco I bought three years ago, I’d be a lot happier with its performance. But given the G50’s 21% one-star ratings on Big River Corp, I think I’m going to keep using what I’ve got. What jumps out immediately is that the battery pack is not a separate part, it does not appear to ship with a spare primary filter, and I get the feeling that the plumbing may have even more insta-clog choke points than the unit I’ve got. Hard pass.
@werehatrack Without a spare primary (washable) filter, the cleaning session ends when the filter clogs because although it’s washable, you have to make sure that it’s completely dry before putting it back in service. (Trust me, you do not want to use it wet.)
For me, the primary filter on my Tineco clogs at about 15 minutes of carpet vacuuming.
@werehatrack And this kind of stick vac chokes and clogs on small leaves, scraps of paper or cardboard that the cat shredded, etc. It can clog if it tries to eat a particularly robust dust bunny once the primary filter is about half coated with dust. For anything more than light duty, get a Shark. I wish I’d done that!
@werehatrack I bought some off brand cheap stick vac a year ago from Amazon and I guess I won the lottery. That sucker hasn’t clogged yet and that’s with vacuuming after two great pyranees dogs. The primary filter is fine for at least 3-4 sessions.
The only thing I hate is it is a pain to empty fully with all the dog hair.
@Mac454 I didn’t mean I had a cordless Shark… I have no problem plugging something in. I will admit however, that the cordless leaf blower I bought myself for Mother’s Day a few years back was the best thing ever, as I have no outdoor plugs except in garage. Plus, I don’t have to buy filters for the Shark. (Sharks). I have come to the realization that I must have a Vacuum cleaner fetish or fixation. I have a Lift away, a stick for lighter stuff and a handheld for Truck. Hmmm, if I weren’t in South Texas in summer, I would probably use that more… So, needless to say, when I see Vacuum Cleaners here, I RUN! Now if I could work on Flashlight Fetish… Can never have too many, especially come Hurricane season and power outages.
@werehatrack Ugh, I have that Duracell flashlight between Nascar and the maglite. Pack of two at CostCo, only one still works. I got a three pack of the little Duracells that looked similar to the big one and only one still works. I have no idea how I so consistently murder flashlights.
@Mac454@Mandamm My sister says you can never have too many flashlights and her husband says you can never have too many screwdrivers. You are in good company. Either that or the three of you are demented.
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Careful when buying an off brand vac. I bought an affordable hand-vac with high suction from Amazon, After a year or two, the filters are no where to be found anywhere. And its pretty useless without a new HEPA filter after a few weeks. They have a “new upgraded model” and wouldn’t you know it, the filters are similar but not compatible.
@werehatrack “HoLife Handheld Vacuum, 8KPA Cordless Hand Vacuum Cleaner Rechargeable Hand Vac, 22.2V Lithium 100W Stronger Motor Rechargeable Lightweight Wet Dry Vacuum for Home Pet Hair Car Cleaning (Black) HM208A”
@aarond12 Requires static-free suction adapter which has not yet been released for this model, so no.
Also not cheese-compatible except for very finely grated, very dry Parmesan.
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Got this from Meh before, it’s actually nice, I like using it, & gets under stuff no other vac I have ever owned does. But I also wouldn’t recommend it for large scale carpet duty, or as your only vac.