Vacuum Cleaner Review
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The Electrolux Ergorapido Lithium Ion Plus is a 2-in-1 vacuum designed for those who like the idea of owning both a stick vacuum and handheld vacuum, but don’t want to purchase the two separately. Great maneuverability and strong suction power helps make cleaning messes simple with the Ergorapido vacuum.
- Lightweight construction
- Very good maneuverability
- Short battery life
- Small suction capacity
- This is a good option for those who like a stick vacuum but don’t need a ton of extra bells and whistles
- The Electrolux Ergorapido is a solid choice for pet owners
This Electrolux vacuum offers a sharp aesthetic with modern features. The 2-in-1 design allows users to break away the handheld vacuum from the stick, giving you the ability to clean on and above your floors (stairs, couches, etc.). Additionally, the lightweight, cordless design of the Ergorapido vacuum cleaner makes it easy for users to move up and down stairs. The slender stick design is also light enough to be hung on a wall by the “nail slot” etched into the back of the vacuum.
How It Cleans
The Electrolux Ergorapido lithium ion plus vacuum uses a motorized brushroll to clean the various floor types.
As a cordless vacuum, the Ergorapido is able to continuously vacuum without having to be re-plugged in at different outlets. Corded vacuums typically don’t have enough length in their cord to cover an entire house, whereas cordless vacuums, such as the Electrolux Ergorapido, can clean until the battery runs out of charge.
Additionally, you have the ability to clean with just the handheld portion of the vacuum. Simply pop it out of the stick and get to work.
Size & Dimensions
The Electrolux Ergorapido lithium ion vacuum stands at 42.5″ (approximately 3.5′) tall and contains a low profile head, meaning it is capable of driving under low lying objects, such as beds, tables, and some dressers.
In addition, this vacuum cleaner weighs 5.5 pounds. Once again, it is light enough to pick up (for most people) and move around to the desired destination within your home.
Accessories & Parts
The Electrolux Ergorapido Lithium Ion vacuum cleaner includes the following parts and accessories:
- HEPA Filter
- Charging cable
- Crevice tool
- Dusting brush
The Electrolux vacuum includes a dusting brush, a HEPA filter, and a crevice tool, all of which make up the cleaning accessories. Over time, these parts will need to be replaced, but they are fairly inexpensive.
The following vacuum cleaning tests are designed to show how the Electrolux ErgoRapido performs on a variety of surfaces picking up a variety of debris types. For these tests we look at hard floors, low carpets, and high carpets. For each floor surface type we test the vacuum cleaner against rice, dry cereal, kitty litter, and sugar.
Each of the following substances was spread out evenly across our testing lane. After spreading out each debris type, we proceeded to complete the vacuum test. This test consisted of forward and backward passes through the debris.
To measure the amount of debris picked up by the vacuum, we first measure the dust bin before running the vacuum. Next, we vacuum up the mess and take a new measurement of the dust bin. This new weight allows us to subtract the total weight from the weight of the empty dust bin and get the exact amount of debris picked up by the vacuum.
Bear in mind, some of the debris may have been picked up but did not make it all the way into the dust bin. For example, there may be pieces of debris stuck in the brushes or hoses leading to the dust bin.
- Hardwood – Rice 97%
- Hardwood – Cereal 57%
- Hardwood – Kitty Litter 95%
- Hardwood – Sugar 99%
The low carpet test is virtually identical to the hardwood floor test, except for the tests are conducted on low pile carpet. Measurements are recorded in the same way and the same number of passes are made through the debris field.
- Low Carpet – Rice 99%
- Low Carpet – Cereal 87%
- Low Carpet – Kitty Litter 92%
- Low Carpet – Sugar 94%
The high carpet test is virtually identical to previous tests as well, except the debris is spread out across high pile carpet. Measurements are recorded in the same way and the same number of passes are made.
- High Carpet – Rice 99%
- High Carpet – Cereal 93%
- High Carpet – Kitty Litter 98%
- High Carpet – Sugar 81%
Using this Electrolux vacuum is extremely easy. Once it is fully charged, the vacuum is able to run for about 21 minutes. Two buttons affixed to the top of the stick are used for turning the vacuum on / off and changing the degree of suction.
To breakaway the handheld section, simply press the release button and the top of the handheld will pop out. The stick is still able to stand upright while you’re using the handheld. Another power button is also located on the handheld, so you are able to turn it on and off apart from the stick.
Getting setup with the Electrolux Ergorapido vacuum is quite simple. Once you have removed the unit from its packaging, you can plug it into the power source and allow it to charge for at least 4 hours. Next up, begin vacuuming. There’s no intricate setup work that needs to be done whatsoever.
As a lighter, thinner stick vacuum, the Electrolux Ergorapido is able to maneuver around sharp corners, chairs, and other hard to reach areas, with ease. This vacuum allows for a 180 degree swivel of its head, which creates this ease of maneuverability.
The size, shape, and weight combine to allow a great degree of both mobility and maneuverability.
The following table indicates the frequency at which you will likely want to replace the various maintenance components of the vacuum. The following replacement frequencies are what the manufacturer recommends. However, your individual experiences may vary.
|Accessories / Parts||Replacement Frequency||Replacement Cost|
|HEPA filter||3-6 months||Check Price|
Annual maintenance costs are $20-$40 / year, depending on how often you need to replace filters.
Aside from the HEPA filter, this unit does not require a lot of maintenance. The key factors to pay attention to are the rolling brush head and the wheels. Both of these areas have the chance to acquire hair and get tangled up. As long as you pay attention to these areas, the vacuum should continue to run well.
All vacuum cleaner reviews on Modern Castle are put through our standard noise test. For this test, we use a sound meter to measure noise in terms of decibel level 3′ away from the vacuum when it’s at full power.
Inside of the Electrolux Ergorapido vacuum is a 10.8V lithium ion battery. Although this is at the lower end of the Ergorapido line, the battery is able to charge fully in about 4 hours and offers a run time up to 21 minutes.
As a smaller stick vacuum, this is quite impressive. Additionally, the handheld section of the vacuum is able to breakaway from the stick and still maintain the same amount of run time.
Charging this Electrolux is simple. Included with the vacuum is a small charging cable which plugs into the back of the unit. When charging, an orange light illuminates around the middle of the vacuum. Once the vacuum is fully charged, the light turns off.
Over the 2 year span of owning this vacuum, I have not noticed any depreciation with regards to run time. On a full charge, I am still getting about 21 minutes of use out of the Ergorapido.
|Charging Time||4 hours|
|Run Time||21 minutes|
|Run Length||Varies by user|
|Replacement Cost (manufacturer)||$100|
|Replacement Cost (generic)||N/A|
This Electrolux vacuum is a steal of a deal for a wide variety of consumers. The low price tag, powerful cleaning, impressive maneuverability, and 2-in-1 design all combine for a well-rounded product certainly worth consideration.
Additionally, this vacuum comes with a 5 year warranty and 30 day refund policy.
Below is a complete list of important specifications and features included on the Electrolux Ergorapido vacuum cleaner.
|Type||Stick, Handheld (2-in-1)|
|Model||Ergorapido Lithium Ion Plus|
|Floor Type||All (indoor)|
|Returns||30 days via Amazon. Varies by retailer|
Consumers searching for a low-cost vacuum with a powerful degree of suction will find that the Electroxlux Ergorapido is a good choice.
I would recommend the Electrolux Ergorapido Lithium Ion stick vacuum cleaner if you’re looking for the following features in a vacuum:
- Maneuverable – The Electrolux Ergorapido vacuum has a great level of maneuverability. The head of the vacuum is able to swivel a full 180 degrees, making cleaning the smaller hard to reach areas much easier.
- Powerful – Although this is a smaller 2-in-1 vacuum, the Ergorapido has a strong level of suction. It was a strong performer across the board on all of the Modern Castle cleaning tests.
- Budget friendly – Priced at $94, this is a fine option for anyone looking to save some cash, but who still wants a quality vacuum.
For more information on the Electrolux Ergorapido visit Amazon.com.
Surprising Suction, Solid Value
The Electrolux Ergorapido stick vacuum cleaner offers a surprising level of suction and overall performance. Priced at just under $100 the ErgoRapido is lightweight, cordless, and easily maneuverable. The only downside is limited run time, as the battery only provides a 21 minute charge. Never-the-less, for smaller spaces or for those who prefer the convenience of cordless, the Electrolux Ergorapido lithium ion vacuum cleaner is an excellent performer.
Derek Hales is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of ModernCastle.com. He is a passionate perfectionist when it comes to testing and reviewing products for the home. When he is not testing new products, Derek enjoys golf, tennis, and PC gaming. Derek lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, Samantha, and poodle, Tibbers.