Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Small Space Spring Cleaning: Dirt Devil AccuCharge


Well it is here— spring brings back blue days and fair. But I have a rendezvous with dirt.

Spring means spring cleaning and it’s that time again. We have been pretty on top of things around here so far this year, but some additional deep cleaning is always good. I’ve been looking at my old vacuum for some time now and I have come to the realization that it’s likely time to replace it.

If you are like me, then your vacuum always lives in a place — for me it’s a closet on the second floor. I hate lugging it up and down the stairs, but the first floor of our home gets the traffic and the dirt. I have been thinking of replacing or augmenting my vacuum with a light weight broom-vac or stick-vac.

Ironically, I received and email about the new Dirt Devil AccuCharge Sick Vac. It looks like a cool little vacuum. The AccuCharge Stick Vac has a fold away handle so its easy to store in a small space. It has a rotating brush that can be turned off for bare floors — its a sleek looking little vacuum.

By far the coolest feature — other than the low price of $59.99 retail — is the ENERGY STAR label. I’m not sure I have ever seen an ENERGY STAR rated vacuum. It works by using an intelligent charger that uses 70% less energy while charging twice as fast. Once the battery is full, the charger keeps the unit toped off so its always ready with a full charge.

I hope I’ll actually get to check one out soon; I’ll let you know when I do.