Welcome to my review of the SD20000RED Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum.
For quite a while I have wanted to get a new vacuum cleaner. My old one has served me for the past six years and is getting a bit rusty. I recently moved to a new place which is a bit spacious, and with more windows and staircases.
I realized that my old vacuum simply couldn't handle this apartment; it would overheat during the cleaning, and the cord was a bit short.
So I did my research on the currently available vacuum cleaners and ended up buying the Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum. Below is a detailed description of its features and how I feel about them:
The Dirt Devil brand
To start with, I always check the brand of the product. I prefer shopping from manufacturers who are well established in the industry, and Dirt Devil is one of them. This is a company that has been manufacturing house cleaning and floor care products since 1905.
It is currently one of the biggest players in the sector with some of the best vacuum cleaning devices. They also offer quality assurance and 2-year warranties on all their products. I, therefore, feel safe about their products.
The vacuum is light in weight with a slim design
Vacuuming can be quite tiring if you have to cover a large area. The weight of the vacuum, along with the ever-enlarging dirtbag can take a toll on your arms. That's why I went for a stick vacuum, and specifically Dirt Devil's Simpli-Stik. This model weighs only 3.8lbs.
This is quite easy to move around with. To add on to this, it has a slim design makes it much easier to maneuver around the house. You can therefore easily vacuum the hard to reach spots without getting tired. Additionally, the slim design makes it easier to store the vacuum as it does not take a lot of space.
Powerful suction that eliminates all dirt including human and pet hair
If you own a dog then you know the exact challenge I am talking about. Some vacuums are not powerful enough to suck hair and other forms of dirt. They instead scatter them on the floor.
Luckily, this Dirt Devil vacuum is truly a dirt devil. It has a 1.25amp, 120V suction that instantly makes all dirt disappear. It clears all he hair from the carpet my dog sleeps on.
It is bagless
This is another reason why I went for this stick model. It has a compartment in its bottom part which holds the dirt. It's holding capacity is pretty decent, as I am yet to fully fill it up. After vacuuming you simply push a button which unhooks the bottom part, take out the filter and get rid of the dirt. Hair tends to stick to the filters, but you can easily remove them by rinsing the filter.
Works well on all surfaces including hardwood floors
The padding of Dirt Devil Simpli-Stick makes it suitable for all kinds of floors. My previous vacuum cleaner could not move swiftly over rough floors, and could sometimes leave scratches. This stick vacuum has small wheels that make it glide over hardwood floors without scratching.
Versatile attachments for easy use
The Dirt Devil Simpli-Stick qualifies to be described as a 3-in-1 vacuum cleaner. It has on-board tools that make it convertible to a totally different vacuum cleaner. With slight modification, you can convert it to a hand-held vacuum, or an on-board crevice cleaner.
1. Hand-held vacuum
This comes in real handy when cleaning furniture, shelves, and even minimal floor messes. With this stick vacuum, it is easy to switch to the hand-held mode. The vacuum is made of three parts: the bottom sweeper part, the middle hand-held part, and the top handle. All you have to do is detach the top handle and sweeper parts, and you are left with a nice small hand-held vacuum cleaner.
2. On-board crevice tool
This is a small on-board tool that is attached to the end of the hand-held part. It makes it possible to vacuum the hard to reach spots such as between the cushions, crevices on windows, and behind cabinets. It is of great use to people with dust allergies as it can fully eliminate all the dust in the house.
Decent cord length
The Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik comes with a 16foot long cord. This is not the longest of all cords, but is long enough to reach all the corners in a fairly large living room, and also serve a one-way staircase. It serves my three bedroom house just fine.
Very low price
The price of this vacuum cleaner is almost unbelievable; it is hard to reconcile its tag with its features. It goes for $19 on Amazon. This, by far, makes it the most powerful budget vacuum cleaner.
Comparison with other stick vacuum cleaner.
Before making the purchase, I tried to look at the available alternatives. Sadly, there isn't any stick vacuum cleaner that has the above features and is still within the same price range. The closest comparable stick vacuum costs 20% more than the Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik. So in my opinion, this is the best budget stick vacuum cleaner that is currently available on the market.
Having used this vacuum cleaner for a few weeks, I have come to identify its ups and downs. These are:
· Extremely light in weight
· Powerful suction
· Versatile use: hand-held and crevice tool
· Very cheap
· The cord is a bit short
In conclusion, the SD20000RED Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum is a pretty decent cleaner that I would gladly recommend. It is powerful enough to handle all kinds of dirt and works well on all floors. Its handheld and crevice cleaning mode make it possible to clean all the hard-to-reach spots. It is also extremely lightweight making vacuuming a light task. To top it all, it is only $19 on Amazon. So go ahead and get one, trust me, your back will be sending you thank-you notes within a week.