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There are hundreds of different cordless vacuum options out there, making it hard to narrow down top performers. Greenote is a brand I’ve seen before and heard of, but I’ve never tried it.
I’m currently using a small handheld cordless vacuum, which is cumbersome and doesn’t pack a lot of power. When Greenote reached out to ask if I was interested in reviewing the GSC50 cordless vacuum, I was eager to try it and see if it offered a significant improvement over my current handheld vacuum. TLDR, it’s powerful. You can check their full range of products on Greenotes’ official website.
Package & Contents
When the box arrived, I was a bit skeptical of the performance because it seemed on the smaller side, so I broke the first rule of judging by appearance.
Once I opened the box, I found everything nicely packaged and secured, and there was no damage during shipping due to the protective padding.
With everything unpacked, there were many accessories, including the main vacuum body, extension tube, three vacuum attachments, replacement filter, cleaning brush, charging cable and manual.
The vacuum looks great in the blue and gray color combination.
It’s lightweight enough at around 1.2 kgs or 2.6 lbs to easily maneuver around with one hand, but it doesn’t feel cheaply made.
It’s a mostly rigid, ABS hard plastic build for the body and accessories. There is no noticeable creaking or flexing when pressure is applied to the handle and main body of the vacuum.
The extension tube is made of metal and is adjustable in length from 27” to 35” to work for all heights. The bottom of the wide roller brush unit has three LED lights for vacuuming in dark areas.
The wide roller can be locked into place vertically, or it can be separated for more maneuverability by placing your foot gently on the roller to hold it in place and pulling backwards on the vacuum handle.
The unit can stand up vertically or horizontally. It’s pretty stable while standing up vertically, but if the extension arm is extended to its maximum height, then it’s a little less stable.
The handle has a trigger to turn the vacuum on or off.
Attachments can be easily separated or locked into place by sliding attachments into the vacuum body until you hear an audible click.
Vacuum & Suction Performance
Since this isn’t the biggest cordless vacuum I’ve seen, I was unsure of how it would perform, but after turning it on and trying it out on hardwood floors and a rug, it picked up everything in just one pass. This is thanks to the 23,000 PA rating and 200W BLDC motor.
When the vacuum is first turned on, it’s set to the first-speed setting, but a quick press of the speed button increases the power to the second-speed setting. I tested in on the second-speed setting since I always use vacuums at full power to avoid making multiple passes.
There’s also so much versatility with this system. I was able to attach the wide roller attachment without the extension arm to get it to fit easily under my sofa.
The wide roller attachment allows you to rotate the connecting arm up to 270 degrees to get into most areas easily.
My takeaway is not to let the size of this vacuum fool you. It is seriously powerful.
Emptying & Cleaning
Emptying and cleaning out the canister is easy once the 0.6 litre capacity is used up. Simply press the bottom latch at the bottom of the canister that opens the lid up to gain access to the filter housing. These items can be washed and dried before being reused.
The entire canister can also be removed by pressing the top blue button and pulling the canister away from the handle to separate it.
The vacuum also offers an impressive 99.97% filtration efficiency, thanks to HEPA filtration. An additional filter is supplied if needed.
You can get between 25 to 30 minutes of battery life on a single charge, which is great for me to clean up common areas, which are mostly hardwood and tile in my home. A single charge from empty can take up to four hours.
To charge the vacuum, the supplied power cable has to be plugged into the bottom of the handle. Three green LED indicator lights show the battery power level. Charging is complete when all LEDs are solid green.
Is It Worth It?
If you’re looking for a lightweight vacuum that doesn’t compromise much on performance, the Greenote GSC50 cordless vacuum is a solid option. It can pick up most debris from carpets, rugs, mats, tiles and hardwood floors easily without any adjustments, which is so handy since my main living room floor has a rug, hardwood and tiles, and I can easily transition to each area effortlessly.
It’s ideal for quick touch-up jobs or for moderately sized homes or apartments on a single charge. Some users may prefer having a charging dock versus plugging the charging cable in, but I prefer not to have to install a dock since I can always store the vacuum in any room I like.
Having the ability to swap batteries would be a great improvement in a future model because, as it stands, the battery is built into the handle. Greenote does allow you to buy a separate handle or any other component of the vacuum for a reasonable price if you want minimal downtime while recharging the battery.
Overall, this is a great option for home or office use. It packs all the features you’d expect in a very manageable form factor without sacrificing performance.
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