- Easy to use
- Great Value
- High performing (on small debris & dust)
- Low performing (Large debris, Pets [Long Coats])
Gtech AirRam MK2 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, 22 V, Grey
59 used from £ 134.06
- AirRam's cordless technology means no more fighting with snagged cords or plug sockets
- Professional grade 22V Lithium-ion battery
- Move effortlessly from carpet to hard-floors and back again, with no settings to change
- Edge cleaning technology helps you get into those awkward corners
- Lightweight design
Cordless Vacs are now more accessible than ever and cleaning your quickly and efficiently has never been easier. We’ve listed our favourites in our “Best Of” cordless vacs and today we take the Gtech’s latest out for a spin to see if it makes the list.
The Gtech Air Ram MK2 is the latest model from the roster of upright vacuums that Gtech offers. The two models that are available at the moment are the MK2 & the MK2 K9. The only difference on the K9 however, is it’s built with reinforced components to capture canine stubborn dirt that pets may leave around the house.
On first impressions, the Gtech definitely packs a punch. It’s reminiscent of the old school carpet sweepers but with modern tech now involved. It does not use cyclone technology but instead uses its brush head technology to compact the dust which can then be easily thrown away.
Its 22V lithium-ion battery will take 4 hours to charge and will run for about 40 min. We would say it would be perfect for small to medium spaces such as studio apartments, or even if your finding yourself constantly having to clean up after someone, we would give it a thumbs up.
The MK2 is extremely lightweight weighing up to 3.2kg, making it easy to carry up the stairs or to any location that needs a quick hoover. Further, we would say that it’s built to be robust and its low profile was perfect when trying to reaching underneath furniture or the nooks and crannies that leave you irritated.
GTech advertise an a powerful brush head with their engineered ‘AirLoc’ system allowing the user to pick up large debris much more effectively. GTech have engineered the brush head to include a flap which opens when pushing the vacuum forward, to ensure that the large debris is captured effectively. But more on this later in the review.
Features & Functionality
There were a few things we loved about the MK2. One is that it worked very smoothly on all surfaces. It’s previously mentioned low profile was a gift and the LED light on the front of the vacuum made sure that not a spot of dirt was missed. It’s extremely easy removable bin meant that we were able to use the vacuum multiple times a day without vacuuming the dirt we dropped whilst cleaning it.
The MK2 did underperform in certain aspects, however. What we really would have wanted to see on the MK2, and even on the K9 model is a detachable nozzle. Without that, it made it tricky to pick up dirt in those corners. Furthermore, although Gtech boasts AirLoc, we did find ourselves going back and forth a lot of times on more stubborn and bulkier debris until it was captured. Additionally this model was not great at picking up dog hair. It would be best to suit pets with a short coat rather than with a long coat, as you can see… in this image.
In all the GTech MK2 is definitely performed well, and does pack a punch on the small/medium debris. There were a few things we loved, such as the design, portability, and ease of use. For the price, it is definitely a Smarthomebuyer recommendation.