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We’re 20 years into the millennium yet one thing hasn’t changed much — cleaning hard floors. Be it hardwood or ceramic tiles, it’s always a two-step process. First you vacuum then you mop, but is there a better and easier way?
There is! Meet the new Philips 8000 Series Aqua Plus Cordless Vacuum (XC8349) — a cordless vacuum that can mop and vacuum at the same time.
As the name suggests, the Philips 8000 Series Aqua Plus Cordless Vacuum is a very useful innovation. Along with an antibacterial microfibre cloth and an aqua nozzle to provide water from its built-in tank, this vacuum can both mop and vacuum at the same time. With this powerful cordless vacuum, you can mop and vacuum all in one go!
How does the 8000 Series Aqua Plus work?
Along with the variety of useful attachments included, the 8000 Series Aqua Plus has a nozzle that allows you to attach an antibacterial microfiber cloth at the end of the stick. After filling up the attachment with water and detergent, you can activate the suction to remove dirt and mop to remove stains at the same time.
There are two microfiber cloths included in the packaging. The cloths feature an Always Clean coating that protects them from bacterial growth after each cleaning session. Mop cloth contains zinc pyrithione, with an anti-bacteria rate of >99% after 24hrs of use. *This was tested by a certified lab to GB 21551.2-2010 and ISO20743:2013, with E. coli and S. aureus.
Double the suction for a more powerful clean
If you want to clean a carpeted area, this vacuum can handle that as well. It has a standard nozzle, but also includes a 360° suction nozzle, a mini turbo brush, a soft brush tool, and a long crevice tool.
Interestingly, you can get double the suction with this vacuum with its dual suction channels: one in the front and one in the back. The nozzle also intelligently adjusts the suction to where it’s needed most.
Want to vacuum from the sides too? That’s what the 360° suction nozzle is for. This nozzle sucks up 99.7% of dust and dirt from all sides to minimise your movement and maximise the cleaning. *This was tested using a Philips-developed coarse dirt cleaning test based on IEC60312-1. Jan 2018.
This device also comes with LEDs that light up when you start vacuuming, making it that much easier to clean under couches or beds. This helps you see the hidden dust and helps you identify which areas need a more thorough cleaning.
In terms of specs, Philips uses PowerCyclone 10 technology that generates a fast airflow. There are three modes: one, two, and turbo, each with varying suction power. With the built-in Smart Display, you can adjust the suction power to fit your cleaning requirements.
With turbo mode, this vacuum can cover more than 125 square meters of area on one charge. You also get around 80 minutes of run time from its 25.2V Lithium ion battery.
Cordless handheld vacuum function makes it a 3-in-1 product
It also comes with a detachable handheld unit which makes the 8000 Series Aqua Plus essentially three devices in one. With this unit, you can comfortably clean your sofas, tables, and car interiors with the convenience of a powerful, compact and cordless vacuum.
The crevice and brush tool are built onto the tube so that they’re always on hand when you need them.
If you’re interested, you can find out more about the Philips 8000 Series Aqua Plus Cordless Vacuum on their website.