For the past month I have reviewing the Gtech AirRam K9 Vacuum Cleaner, being a busy household of 5 plus a puppy I need a decent vacuum.

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I am always using my vacuum, from crumbs to paper, sequins, mud and grass it is never ending!

I saw the Gtech AirRam K9 Vacuum Cleaner advertised on the TV and it looked fantastic. To me it looked perfect!!

After using this vacuum for a month the main functions that appeal to me are

CORDLESS

Yes you did read that right, this upright vacuum is cordless. You can pick it up and take it anywhere with you, it comes with a handy handle for carrying around.

You can see from the picture below that the on/off button is in easy access and can easily be turned on by a push of the button. Much easier than having to find one with your foot!

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LIGHTWEIGHT

Now you may think I struggle to carry my vacuum around. Not this one, it is super lightweight, I can easily carry it up the stairs one handed with any struggling. It only weights 3.8kg, that is the weight of my 11 week old puppy that I carry around in my arms!

As it is so lightweight it is very easy to push around, carry out to the car, up the stairs and down to the garden shed if you want to!

With my old vacuum I have had to get my hubby to carry it up the stairs as it was far to heavy for me to carry, which meant I would forget to vacuum upstairs if I hadn’t arranged hubby to carry it up. Not any more!

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COMPACT DUST COLLECTION

My expectations of the compact dust collection wasn’t high, I could not see how a small, lightweight vacuum could hold much dust, I did expect I would be cleaning it out often and it wouldn’t hold much.

I was very wrong, this small dust collection container holds so much. It compacts the dust down to little bales of dust, this is a fantastic ideas as you do not get the dust cloud that you get when you open up normal vacuum bags or cylinders. As myself and the kids have asthma this really appeals to me. Please see the video below for a clip showing how easy it to empty the dust collection and how compact it has gone.

Gtech AirRam is fitted with lifetime washable filters, meaning that you don’t need to purchase replacements. As this is the Gtech AirRam K9 and aimed at pet households it comes with ‘refillable’ lavender scented filters freshen the room as you vacuum, leaving your home looking and smelling clean. This gives off such a lovely smell and if your carpets end up smelling doggy then these would be lovely. You are able to purchase these extra from their website for £9.99.

Sorry about the picture of my dust but I wanted to show you how compacted it goes and how small the compartment is.

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LONG RUN TIME

I also didn’t have high expectations of the run time either, it states on their website that it has a run time of 40 minutes. I tend to do shorter uses of it, use it little and often. I have been very impressed by the run time, the Gtech AirRam has 4 little lights of the front of the vacuum. 4 lights means it is fully charged and will then flash red when it is due to run out, you will then have a couple of minutes before it runs out.

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You could say this is a downside to this vacuum, you do have to remember to charge it. Otherwise you could be half way through vacuuming your house and it runs out.

CHARGING

Although charging is very easy with only a 4 hour charge. It comes with its own adapter which is a standard plug, you can plug it in directly to the vacuum if you have a socket near where you store your vacuum, or you removed the battery easily to charge away from the vacuum. As you have the handy lights on the front of the vacuum you can see when it is getting low and needs charging.

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EXTRA TOUGH FOR PET HAIR

They have designed the Gtech AirRam K9 to take it all in its stride – An extra rugged vacuum to cope with even the most challenging homes.

Strengthened by zinc alloy components, the Gtech AirRam K9 vacuums is more resistant to the wear and tear caused by the toughest cleaning jobs. Gtech AirRam K9 features upgraded brush bars which help to reduce the build up of stubborn pet hair.

You really can feel when using the vacuum that it is getting right into the carpet, which shows in the clean dirt free carpet once you’ve finished!

EASY TO MOVE AROUND

It has such an easy turn on it, you can push it around into corners, under sofas, under tables and around in quick movements. This makes it such easy quick work!

I would recommend this vacuum to anyone who has mobility issues or finds pushing the heavy vacuum around. Coupled with no cords to trip over this is a great vacuum for then.

It has a solid but comfortable handle to hold, it is very easy to tilt back, you just put your foot on the main vacuum section and lean back. No fiddly buttons to push down on or find!

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QUICK

I love the fact I can just grab hold of the Gtech AirRam K9 and off I go!
I don’t have to unravel any cords, find a plug socket and then make sure I am not tugging on the plug when I reach the end of the cord length, I don’t have to stop the vacuum and go back to unplug it if I want to go upstairs or move to another room when the cables don’t reach. This makes life so much easier for myself.
FITS UNDER THE SOFA
The Gtech AirRam K9 fits under the sofa!! The arm of the vacuum lays right down flat which means the vacuum fits underneath the sofa. This for me is really good, I always found that under my sofa always got neglected, but not anymore! Every time I vacuum now I vacuum under the sofa as part of the lounge routine.
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I really love this vacuum, it fits in with my family life really well, it stands up to the daily life of 5 people and a puppy, but small enough to not take up much room in the house.
You can purchase the Gtech AirRam K9 direct for £249
*I was given this vacuum cleaner for the purpose of this review, however all my opinions are of my own and honest.
I have also been reviewing the Gtech Multi Hand-Held vacuum as well which works really well when combined with the Gtech AirRam K9.
You can purchase both the Gtech AirRam K9 and the Gtech Multi vacuums at a reduced price when purchased together.



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11 Comments

  1. I need a new vacuum cleaner-the Dyson I have is old and is so heavy that I struggle to carry it up the stairs. I really like the idea of a lightweight and cordless one.
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  2. I love the idea of the dust bales. Emptying the vaccum isn’t a job I do usually as the clouds of dust tend to set my asthma off!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x
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