Vax ONEPWR Glide review: Best cheaper hard floor cleaner

I’m back when you thought you could get on with your life, and here’s the T3 review of the Vax ONEPWR Glide Hard Floor Cleaner. It’s an effective, entry-level introduction to the beautiful world of cordless hard floor cleaners that not only clean but suck up liquefied grime like an elephant’s trunk.

This writer has tested a number of mops that vacuum at the same time – Tineco Floor One S3, Roborock Dyad and the winner Bissell CrossWave Cordless Max – and the Vax ONEPWR Glide is the cheapest you can buy. Admittedly, it’s not as streamlined a product as its more expensive competitors which you can read about in our handy guide to the best hard floor cleaners, but it’s still a worthwhile investment if you have a lot of hard floors, especially stone, tiles. and a variety of vinyl, and you don’t want to shell out more than you have to.

Here is the Vax ONEPWR Glide in a nutshell.

Vax ONEPWR Glide: Price and Availability

In the UK you will find the Vax Glide at Amazon at a bargain price of £179.99 or try it vax store Where Argos where it travels for around £250.

Although owned by a Hong Kong company, Vax is primarily based in Britain, so finding a UK Glide overseas can be a difficult task. However, you can buy the exact same machine under the Hoover brand at Amazon ($299.99) and walmart ($278).

In Australia, it’s still called Vax, but it’s not easy to find. However, we spotted one selling for AU$699 at desert cart.

Vax ONEPWR Glide review: Design and features

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The Glide weighs less than 5 kg, making it one of the lightest mops on the market. That’s a good thing because chances are you’ll also use it upstairs in the bathroom and possibly other rooms as well if they’re clad in treated wood or millboard. authentic appearance. Lower weight combined with the device’s 28cm pivoting brush head means it’s easy to push and pull and negotiate furniture. It also stands on its own, which is a major plus in my book.

The Vax Glide is equipped with a 23cm single brush roller made from a shaggy two-tone towel. However, it doesn’t reach the entire head of the floor, so edge cleaning isn’t a forte. Like many hard floor cleaners of this style, the Vax Glide comes with a trigger that transports water from the clean water tank to the roller. Basically, when you hold down the trigger, the cleaning solution is transported from the clean water tank to the brush roll and when you release the trigger, the vacuum motor is activated to suck up any offensive spills and excess dirt. water in the dirty water tank.

Unfortunately, the Vax Glide’s water tanks are rather small – 640ml for the clean tank and only 290ml for the dirty tank. This means that you will likely visit the sink often during any major cleaning campaign to a) fill the tank with clean water and b) empty the dirty one. That said, the smaller tanks shouldn’t be too much of a problem if you just make a few quick whistles here and there.

The Vax Glide comes with a simple mode button that toggles between Eco and High modes. Eco is ideal for sealed wooden floors or general light cleaning jobs, while High is for more intensive cleaning of floors such as laminate, linoleum, vinyl, tile, stone and polished concrete. Keep in mind, however, that high mode consumes more battery.

Speaking of which, you should get around 30 minutes of battery life when used in Eco mode and 15-20 minutes in High mode. The included battery itself is part of Vax’s ONEPWR system, so if you already own a cordless Vax machine like the SpotlessGo Cordless Spot Washer, you can steal it if needed in an emergency.

The Vax Glide comes with a 250ml bottle of Vax’s excellent multi-stage solution, but you’ll go through the included bottle pretty quickly if you’re cleaning multiple rooms in one go.

Vax ONEPWR Glide review: Self-cleaning

Vax ONEPWR Glide Review

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One of the best things about the new generation of cordless mops is their ability to clean itself after every cleaning session. It’s a wonderful innovation because it means you don’t have to remove the roller and wash it under a tap after each use. However, where most models of this nature are fully automatic and completely hands-free, this one requires a bit of manual intervention. In the case of the Bissell CrossWave Max, Tineco Floor One S3, and Roborock Dyad, all you have to do is place the machine on a plastic pad, press a single button, and walk away. But that’s not the case with the Vax Glide because you have to tilt the handle of the machine and “press the trigger at regular intervals to remove dirt and debris from the brush” while the brush spins at breakneck speed. to purge most of the mud and water from its sponge fibers. The cleaning system generally works well enough to avoid having to remove the brush roll after each cleaning, but I missed the fully automatic cleaning method of its competitors.

As is the case with all vacuum mops of this nature, you will obviously need to physically empty the dirty water tank on a regular basis. And in the case of this model with its much smaller dirty water tank, more often than not. But hey, it’s cheaper than the others so there must be savings somewhere.

Occasionally you will also need to remove the brush so that you can clean it more thoroughly under a hot tap. You will also need to wipe down the area around the brush roll and the cleaning base itself. Again, this is standard with all modern mop vacuums. Vac mops are a thousand times better than a mop and bucket, but they’re not foolproof from getting clogged, especially if they’re being used to clean up the ramifications of a food fight.

Vax ONEPWR Glide review: Performance

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The Vax Glide performed pretty well in most of our tests. However, while it handled a variety of liquid substances like milk, cereal and freshly squeezed tomato ketchup, it took a few more passes than others to complete the task. It also used a lot of solution in the process and I had to visit the sink several times to empty the small dirty water tank which fills up to the Max line very quickly especially when used in mode raised.

The most disappointing aspect for this user – who has more hardwood than vinyl – is that the Vax Glide’s suction isn’t as good at picking up excess water as I’d like. Admittedly, it’s not much worse than the Tineco or the Roborock, but it’s far from the great suction provided by Bissell.

In an ideal world, I’d like to see a vacuum mop that leaves the floor literally dry and if that means increasing the suction power and even installing some sort of heater, then so be it. I look forward to the day when I can wash my floorboards without having a film of water waiting to evaporate.

Vax ONEPWR Glide review: Verdict

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If you’re sticking to a sub-£250 budget, the Vax ONEPWR Glide is well worth a punt. Admittedly, it’s not as efficient as the superb Bissell CrossWave Cordless Max or as technologically advanced as the Tineco Floor One S3, but for the price it’s time consuming and is, for all intents and purposes, a million times better than a flower mop. and bucket.

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