Beko PowerClean VRT94929VI


Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI cleaner and accessories

An excellent and low-cost appliance, the Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI cleans well even on its lowest power settings. It’s flexible and comes with a great range of accessories, but it does require some brute force to move around, especially on the higher power settings.

Pros

  • Very powerful
  • Clever grip
  • Cleans under furniture well
  • Decent battery life

Cons

  • Long recharge times
  • Fiddly to switch between hard floor and carpet modes

Availability

  • UKRRP: £276.99
  • USAunavailable
  • Europeunavailable
  • Canadaunavailable
  • Australiaunavailable

Key Features


  • TypeThis is a cordless stick vacuum cleaner that can be used with a floor head for cleaning carpets and floors, or as a handheld cleaner for detail work. In regular mode, the flexible wand makes it easy to clean under furniture without having to bend over.

Introduction

If you had to name a vacuum cleaner brand, Beko probably wouldn’t come high up on your list. Judging by the quality of the Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI, that’s a shame – this is an excellent cleaner, doing well at its lowest setting, and with plenty of power at the top.

It can be a little hard to push at times, and a dedicated hard floor head would have been welcome, rather than the current method of having to swap the carpet roller for a soft floor roller. Still, given the price and high-end performance, it’s hard to fault the VRT94929VI.

Design and features

  • Can stand up by itself (sort of)
  • Useful charging stand
  • Good range of accessories

The Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI is pretty much like any other cordless vacuum cleaner, although it does have a couple of neat features. First, the handle has a handy stick-out grip that fits between your fingers. 

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI hand grip

This makes the vacuum cleaner a bit easier to grab, particularly if you want to lift it up high and clean your ceilings or on top of cupboards. Weighing just 2.9kg, this cordless cleaner is pretty easy to lift up.

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI cleaning up high

Second, the VRT94929VI can stand up by itself. Well, sort of. When you’re vacuuming, you can click the floor head to lock the wand vertically, which enables the cleaner to stand up. It’s a little unstable, and it works better on hard floors than carpets. I found the stand-up mode on the Hoover H-Free 300 a touch more stable; however, here, freestanding means that you can quickly move a bit of furniture while cleaning without having to lay the vacuum flat on the floor.

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI standing up

Rather than a wall dock, Beko has provided a floor stand. The VRT94929VI drops into position and charges from this dock, with clips beneath and on the stand that take all of the accessories. It would have been nice to have a wand clip so that you could carry at least one of your most commonly used accessories around with you.

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI accessories stored in stand

A removable battery means that if you run into problems down the line then you can replace it easily.

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI battery removed

Beko provides a decent range of accessories in the box including a motorised floor head, crevice tool, large dusting brush and mini-motorised tool, which is ideal for stairs or for cleaning sofas.

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI accessories

There’s also an angle tool in the box, which bends to accommodate almost any space; it’s great for cleaning on the top of cupboards and wardrobes.

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI cleaning on top of a fridge

With the motorised floor brush, Beko provides a carpet roller and a soft roller for hard floors. Changing between the two requires a coin to unlock the installed roller, before you clip the alternative into place. On the one hand, it means you get dedicated tools for hard floors and carpets, without needing much more storage space. However, it’s more fiddly to switch between the two than if you had a machine with two dedicated floors heads, such as the Dyson V15 Detect. 

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI installing the soft roller

In either mode, the Beko VRT94929VI has headlights at the front of its floor head, lighting a path in front of the vacuum so you can see the area you’re cleaning.

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI LED lights on floor head

In regular vacuum cleaner mode, the wand has a release button that lets it bend in the middle. It’s a neat trick that lets you clean under tables, chairs, sofas and other bits of furniture without having to bend down. It’s a similar to the flexology tech of the Shark IZ251UKT.

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI cleaning using the flex mode

Controls are located on top of the vacuum cleaner, with a power button that turns on the vacuum in Low mode. You can then use the ‘+’ and ‘-’ buttons to increase or decrease the power, moving between Medium and Turbo modes. There’s no indicator to show which mode you’re in, although it’s easy enough to hear the difference.

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI controls

Once the decent-sized 0.9-litre bin is full, you can empty it either by hitting the release button underneath, or you can take out the entire bin and cone for cleaning and emptying.

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI emptying the bin and filter

There’s also a washable HEPA filter at the top, which you should clean regularly to keep the vacuum cleaner operating at its peak efficiency.

Beko PowerClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner VRT94929VI HEPA filter

Performance

  • Lots of raw power
  • Does well on all surfaces
  • Quiet on the lower settings

I started my tests by measuring the vacuum cleaner’s raw power in AirWatts (AW), which evaluates both suction power and airflow together. It’s the only true way to measure a vacuum cleaner, and you shouldn’t trust suction figures alone. 

Starting on Low power, I saw what seems like a basic 44.46AW; Medium power was a touch above what I’d normally expect on 88.76AW; on Turbo, the cleaner measured 203.

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