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Dibea D18 Pro Review

Basic Cordless Stick Vacuum with Lots of Tools

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Dibea D18 Pro

The Dibea D18 Pro is a cordless stick vacuum with a modern design and comes with a wide range of attachments. But the capabilities are basic and the cleaning performance left quite a bit to be desired. If you’re on a fixed budget, this could be an option, but if you’ve got some wiggle room, there are likely better options out there. Check Price

The Dibea D18 Pro is a cordless stick vacuum that easily converts between stick and handheld for a variety of useful applications. It is reasonably priced which is great for most budgets, but also gives up a few bells-and-whistles that other cordless stick vacuums have.

Let’s dive in and see what exactly your get (and don’t get) with the Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum.

Pros

  • Has two different power modes
  • Lower price could put it within reach for budget shoppers
  • Comes with a wide selection of tools and accessories

Cons

  • Relatively short cleaning run time (only 20-30 minutes)
  • Less than impressive cleaning performance
  • Feels a little cheap, compared to higher quality alternatives

Dibea D18 Pro Design

The Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum is designed to be a versatile cordless vacuum that can easily convert back and forth between a stick vacuum and a handheld.

Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum
Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum

The overall design seems to mimic that of the Dyson V8 in terms of style as well as attachments and tools. The Dibea D18 is obviously more of a budget performer, as it is significantly less costly that a Dyson.

RELATED – Wondering how it really compares? Click here to see the full review of the Dyson V8 cordless stick vacuum and see what the extra cost gets you.

How It Cleans

Similarly to the Dyson, the Dibea also runs off a digital motor, although the exact technology and strength differs. The Dibea digital motor has a maximum spin speed around 80,000 RPM.

NOTE – For reference, Dyson’s new V11 digital motor spins at closer to 125,000 RPMs. See our Dyson V11 review for more.

The Dibea also has a max power of 250 W and two variable suction levels — 10,000 Pa and 17,000 Pa.

Dibea D18 Pro in handheld mode
Dibea D18 Pro in handheld mode

When using the Dibea D18 Pro as a handheld vacuum, it uses the same dust bin and motor as when being used as a stick vacuum. The difference is in the cleaning head.

Size & Dimensions

This cordless vacuum has a lightweight body style and is designed as a “grab-n-go” type of cleaner.

The Dibea D18 Pro has the following dimensions and weight:

  • Height: 41″
  • Width: 9.9″
  • Depth: 7.8″
  • Weight: 8.8 pounds
Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum dimensions
Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum dimensions

This is quite a bit shorter than comparable models, like the Dyson V10 or the Shark IONFlex DuoClean, which range between 46-51″ tall.

Accessories & Parts

Wondering what all comes with the Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum? The overall Dibea package is actually quite robust.

Cleaning head on the Dibea D18 Pro cordless vacuum
Cleaning head on the Dibea D18 Pro cordless vacuum

The D18 Pro comes with:

  • Multi-surface cleaning head: comes with 2 roller bars; one for carpet and one for hardwoods
  • Mini motorized brush: a narrower cleaning path compared to the multi-surface cleaning head
  • Wide bristle tool: has pivoted head, good for cleaning tops of furniture, fans, windows, or other flat surfaces
  • Crevice tool: long nozzle with narrow cleaning opening, good for reaching into hard-to-access nooks and crannies
  • Combination tool: a versatile tool for handhelds, functions as a crevice tool and dusting brush
  • Flexible extension hose: extends the reach of the vacuum, when used in handheld mode
  • Rigid extension wand: allows you to push the vacuum like a traditional upright; for stick vacuum use, but could also be used for extended reach into high corners, when used as a handheld
  • Wall charger: mounted to the wall and allows you to charge the vacuum without laying it flat
  • Washable filter: filter can be washed with cold water and allowed to dry for 24 hours before reinstalling, helps to keep maintenance costs low
Dibea D18 tools and accessories
Dibea D18 tools and accessories

One feature that is pretty unique to the Dibea D18 is the cleaning head with interchangeable roller bars.

As you can see in the image below, the purple / red roller with is designed with bristles closer together and is more efficient at capturing debris on hardwoods.

Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum - rollers for cleaning head
Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum – rollers for cleaning head

The roller with red spiral bristles has fewer bristles and they are further apart and they are a bit stiffer. This roller is designed for cleaning carpet.

Honestly, I would have liked to see the bristles a little closer together on this roller as well. I think that may have helped its performance on carpeted floors.

RELATED Check out our full guide for the best vacuums for carpets.

Cleaning Performance

Overall, I had to admit, I was not very impressed with the cleaning performance of the Dibea D18 Pro. While it had “the look” of many comparable cordless stick vacuums, it just couldn’t match the performance.

It really struggled with different cleaning jobs across all floor types and a variety of debris types, making it hard to recommend this vacuum for any one type of application.

You can check out a quick summary of our cleaning tests on the Dibea D18 below:

Overall

77%

Hardwood

75%

Low Carpet

91%

High Carpet

65%

Hardwoods

When cleaning hardwoods, the biggest problem was the height of the cleaning deck. It was simply too low to capture large debris and basically just shoved the cereal forward.

That said, cleaning performance on the other debris types (kitty litter, rice, and sugar) was all excellent, leaving minimal debris from each type of debris.

Cereal

0%

Kitty Litter

99%

Rice

99%

Sugar

100%

Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum - cleaning hardwoods
Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum – cleaning hardwoods

Low Carpet

For low carpet, the cereal was less of an issue, as the carpet fibers created enough friction that the vacuum was able to get on top of it.

But just as the cereal sank into the carpet, so did the finer debris particles, like sugar. In this case, it was not able to capture these finer debris particles due to an insufficient amount of suction power.

Cereal

100%

Kitty Litter

90%

Rice

100%

Sugar

73%

Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum - cleaning low carpet
Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum – cleaning low carpet

High Carpet

High carpet revealed more problems with suction, where the Dibea really struggled to reach debris deep in the fibers.

The cereal was virtually untouched and the cleaning performance of the sugar was also quite poor (although it is difficult to see in the photo below).

Cereal

14%

Kitty Litter

80%

Rice

100%

Sugar

66%

Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum - cleaning high carpet
Dibea D18 Pro cordless stick vacuum – cleaning high carpet

Usability & Maneuverability

Despite the poor cleaning performance, usability and maneuverability of the Dibea D18 Pro was pretty good.

Using the Dibea D18 Pro in handheld mode
Using the Dibea D18 Pro in handheld mode

This vacuum is lightweight and easy to maneuver. It is also quite and easy to change back and forth between an upright stick vacuum and a portable handheld, depending on the type of cleaning you are doing.

Setting Up the Dibea D18

To get up and running, here are a few tasks for initial setup:

  1. Unbox the vacuum and remove all packaging.
  2. Insert the battery / handle into the back of the dust bin.
  3. Select cleaning style (upright stick or handheld) and choose the appropriate cleaning attachment.

When using this vacuum as a cordless stick, the best attachment is the multi-floor cleaning head, which has two different roller heads — one is designed for hardwoods and the other is for carpeted floors.

When using this vacuum as a handheld, there are definitely more attachment options. You can choose from: crevice tool, combination tool, motorized mini-brush, or the soft wide dusting brush.

Maintenance

Proper maintenance of the Dibea D18 Pro is pretty similar to other cordless stick vacuums in its class. The best maintenance practices includes the following tasks:

  1. Empty the dust bin regularly.
  2. Wash or replace the HEPA filter as needed.
  3. Charge or replace the battery as needed.
Washable filter on the Dibea D18 Pro
Washable filter on the Dibea D18 Pro – wash with cold water and allow to dry for 24 hours before reinstalling

Should you Buy the Dibea D18 Pro?

I would recommend the Dibea D18 Pro if you’re looking for the following in a stick vacuum:

  • Want a 2-in-1 design: If you want a cordless stick vacuum that also functions as a portable handheld, the Dibea D18 Pro is a solid option. It is lightweight and takes aesthetic design inspiration from the Dyson V-Series, like the V8 cordless vacuum.
  • Want dual cleaning heads: Not many cordless stick vacuums have two different styles of cleaning heads. While the Dibea only has one cleaning deck, it does have two roller brushes that can be used interchangeably– one for hardwoods and one for multi-surface flooring, like carpets and area rugs.
  • Want a low price: If you’re shopping for a cordless stick vacuum on a tight budget, the Dibea D18 Pro can be a good option. It certainly fits the bill and while that does mean you have to give up some things like long run time and better cleaning performance, is still offers a few nice features.

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Cheap Price, But Lacking Performance
  • 92%
    Design - 92%
  • 77%
    Performance - 77%
  • 90%
    Quality - 90%
  • 93%
    Usability - 93%
  • 90%
    Value - 90%
88%

Summary

The Dibea D18 Pro is a budget-friendly option for a cordless stick vacuum. It has a simple design that mimics the look of other popular cordless models on the market right now, but lacks some of the advanced bells-and-whistles. It certainly was not the best option we’ve tested in terms of cleaning performance, but if you are confined by a low budget, the Dibea does put cordless stick vacuums in reach for many people.

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