While my robotic vacuum can clean the main level of my house, it is too large and unwieldy to reach into tight corners and under furniture. And this device, due to its weight, is seldom lugged upstairs to vacuum the bedrooms.
A lightweight cordless vacuum best handles these areas. Today I am taking a close look at the Ultenic U10 Pro.
My Ultenic U10 Pro arrived securely packaged in a sturdy cardboard box. The vacuum body weighs 2.8 pounds. It is composed of white plastic with red highlights and fitted with a clear plastic 800ml dustbin. Its 2200mAh Lithium battery combined with a powerful motor allows this 400W cyclonic vacuum to create up to 30000Pa of suction.
The complete kit consists of the vacuum body, powered multi-surface brush, utility brush, crevice tool, and baton. Also provided are a mount, an AC adaptor, and a user’s guide.
To avoid fatigue, a single push of the trigger will either turn the vacuum on or shut it off. Suction can be significantly increased by sliding a finger against a touchscreen at the top of the U10 Pro’s main body.
Ultenic has incorporated a five-stage filtration system that removes 99.99 percent of the fine dust and allergens inhaled by this vacuum.
A small plastic mount accommodates both the vacuum body and its accessories.
- Manufacturer: Ultenic
- Name: U10 Pro Cordless Stick Vacuum
- Vacuum body weight: 1.27 kilograms (2.8 pounds)
- Motor: 400W brushless motor
- Maximum Suction: 30000Pa
- Suction method: Cyclone
- Filter system: 5-stage HEPA
- Modes: Standard and High Suction
- Noise level: 65db (standard mode)
- Rated working time: 35 minutes (standard mode)
- Charging time: 4 - 5 hours
- Battery: 25.9V/2200mAh Lithium
- Dust cup: 800ml/detachable
- Display: Battery level
- Mount: Yes
- Accessories: Powered multi-surface brush, utility brush, crevice tool, baton, mount, AC adapter, and a user’s guide
Traditional vacuum cleaners suck in dirt and cram it into a bag. Using concepts originated by Bert Kent and Edward Yonkers, James Dyson constructed a bagless, cyclonic vacuum intended for household use. Because a cyclonic vacuum’s suction does not decrease as its dustbin fills, many manufacturers have adopted this design.
The Ultenic U10 Pro’s powerful motor produces suction, forcing dirt-laden air into a cylindrical dustbin and spinning it around a centrally positioned plastic cyclone.
While larger and heavier dirt particles swirl to the edge, fall downward and collect at the bottom of the bin, the slightly cleaner air is drawn through tiny holes that perforate the silver-colored section of the cyclone.
The center cone, functioning as a secondary cyclone, removes most of the remaining dirt particles.
The resulting relatively clean air passes through a HEPA filtering system. Since most of the dirt has already been removed, these filters only marginally impede the airflow through the machine.
Powered Multi-surface Brush
The multi-surface brush is used for vacuuming floors. It attaches to the baton, which is then secured to the handheld vacuum body.
The plastic housing for the 8-inch multi-surface brush is 10 inches wide. This brush can pivot 90 degrees to the left or right and up and down. Two rollers and a pair of wheels ensure it glides smoothly across the floor.
Debris is pulled from hard floors and carpets by the motor-driven brush and then sucked through the baton and stored inside the dustbin.
Three LEDs fitted to this brush provide illumination when vacuuming dark areas and under furniture.
Utility Brush and Crevice Tool
The dust brush’s retractable bristles are ideal for vacuuming flat surfaces, and the crevice tool is helpful for tight spots, such as behind a sofa’s cushions.
A 25.9V/2200 mAh Lithium battery is supplied with this vacuum. It can be recharged using the provided AC adaptor in less than five hours.
The U10 Pro’s utility brush and crevice tool may be fitted to the underside of its wall bracket. This bracket also accommodates the handheld unit with its baton and powered multi-surface brush attached.
This mode is intended for use with hard floors and provides an operating time of about 35 minutes.
High Suction Mode
When vacuuming carpets, rugs, and mats, it is best to switch to high suction. While operating time is decreased, suction will rise to 30000Pa.
I first snapped on the crevice tool, using it to remove an accumulation of kitty litter from a narrow and cramped space. Then I substituted this tool for the utility brush, sweeping away the dust clinging to my bathroom door’s frame. Both accessory brushes functioned well.
At this point, I installed the powered multi-surface brush and began vacuuming my downstairs floors. I used standard mode when cleaning hard floors, switching to high suction mode whenever I encountered an area rug or carpet.
While the U10 Pro is quiet and efficient, maneuverability proved its greatest strength. The power brush was small enough to fit within tight spaces and under much of my furniture. When I vacuumed the stairs leading upstairs, this brush would swivel the required 90 degrees almost without effort.
I could clean the main level of my house, the upstairs hallway, and two of the three bedrooms before the vacuum’s battery ran down. This suggests the U10 Pro would be suitable for apartments and small houses. For larger areas, I recommend the purchase of a second battery.
This vacuum covers the basics. It is lightweight, extremely maneuverable, and cleans well. The U10 Pro, working in conjunction with my robotic vacuum, provides the perfect cleaning solution for my home.
A charged battery will last long enough to handle apartments and smaller homes when used as the primary vacuum. The Ultenic U10 Pro is recommended.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2023 Walter Shillington