It takes a lot to impress Daddy P, but even he admits that the Gtech AirRam K9 is a wonderful addition to our household.
Spring cleaning is now made so much easier and we are both loving the freedom that cordless is bringing us with the Gtech AirRam K9. Even better that this vacuum cleaner is specifically designed with pet owners in mind.
The new Gtech AirRam K9 vacuum cleaner offers a different approach to the problem of pet hair so that UK pet owners can enjoy the same high performance, lightweight and cordless freedom which has made its predecessor, Gtech AirRam the UK’s best-selling cordless vacuum cleaner.
It can withstand the stresses that pet hair can put on a standard vacuum cleaner and is made to last. As you all know, our Brewster, is a rather fluffy long-haired black and white cat. Not an ideal match with a beige carpet, add in all the debris he brings in from the garden on his fur, and our carpet was definitely shouting out for a bit of TLC.
The Gtech AirRam K9 is easy to assemble and needs charging for up to 4 hours to work at its full capacity. (Although we have found that the 4 green LED bars have been lighting up in less time – even on a first charge).
Our house is a nightmare when it comes to free electric sockets, whoever designed this house clearly had no idea about where sockets should be placed and how many electrical appliances people use these days. A cordless vacuum cleaner is an absolute godsend for us, but I do wish the battery charger cable was longer. The only ‘free and easy to reach’ sockets we have are in the kitchen, not at floor level. That wasn’t an option with this charger cable. So I ended up using the extension lead in the bedroom. Just a minor niggle. It’s since been pointed out that I could actually remove the battery and charge it on the worktop – oh, my advancing years do get the better of me sometimes! So obvious, doh!
Now, it is extremely hard to impress Daddy P, he doesn’t do the whole ‘wow that’s excellent’ thing with anything. But, being a man who loves cleaning, I was eager to see what he thought to our new cleaner. He wasn’t convinced that a cordless vaccuum would be any good, compared to his old, but faithful cleaner. Oh, how I wanted to prove him wrong, firstly, because the Gtech AirRam K9 is so light at 3.8kgs and easy for me to manoeuvre. Unlike our existing cleaner!
So it was over to Daddy P ….
He agreed that it was really easy to manoeuvre (the arm can be tilted as you clean) around the house, worked well on both carpet and lino flooring without any need to change setting, and he was amazed by what it picked up. He cleans the house really regularly, and it did perhaps show that his beloved cyclone type cleaner was probably past its best.
He did comment on the smell. The Gtech AirRam K9 is supplied with lavender-scented refills, which last for one month. It’s a nice idea, and most welcome too I would imagine, if you have a dog.
There is enough charge to clean two average sized houses and we’d agree with that. It’s really easy to empty and the main filters just need washing out once a month.
In his own words – I never thought I’d be impressed with a cordless vaccuum, but I really like this. Just needs an attachment for the stairs. I have to agree with him, at £249.00, for a vaccuum cleaner aimed at pet owners we both think this is a real shame. Believe me, having had cats and dogs since I was a child, stairs are a magnet for fur.
But, it’s so easy to use, I’m finding I’m more inclined to vaccuum up after Brewster every day (but don’t tell Daddy P – I’d hate to take the job away from him).
disclaimer: we were sent this item in exchange for an honest review