Rowenta RH8559 Delta Force Review – Is the Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner Worth the Money?

Rowenta RH8559 Delta Force Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

When it comes to stick vacuum cleaners, numerous products are available in the market. A good number of stick vacs are priced under $50. While this sounds fascinating, the saying “you get what you pay for” is usually true in the vacuum cleaner industry. Expect to spend more than $100 to get a well built stick vacuum. In this article review we will take a closer look at the Rowenta RH8559 Delta Force, a stick vacuum which has received positive feedback from many homeowners.

Priced around $150, the Rowenta cordless stick vacuum has a number of interesting features. The triangular floor head is equipped with one main large canal and some small side canals for air inlet. The design is intended to maximize suction. Many of its users have reported that it does a good job picking up dust, dirt and crumbs. Featuring Delta Force cyclonic technology, the manufacturer claims that the percentage of dust this vacuum cleaner picks up is over 99% on hard floors.

Also designed for low to medium pile carpets, an integrated electrobrush is built into the suction head. The motorised rotating brush will come in handy when dealing with animal hair embedded in carpets or rugs. As it is designed to work on solid floor surfaces and carpets, two power settings are provided; Floor for smooth floors and Carpet for carpets and rugs. In the Carpet mode, the rotating brush is operating at high speed. The brushroll is always turning on both modes.

This 18-Volt cordless cleaning system is ideal for daily uses and spot cleaning. When the Floor mode is selected, it can provide runtime of up to 40 minutes on a single charge. The vacuum head operates at normal speed. When the power switch is in the Carpet position, the maximum runtime is 30 minutes. This device uses built-in Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMh) batteries that must be charged for 16 hours before you use it for the first time. The battery is not removable. You plug the entire vacuum into a wall outlet using the provided cord to recharge.

Weighing 7 and a half pounds, it definitely is not the lightest stick vacuum cleaner. However, with all the features offered, you can expect it to be easy to use. The entire unit is still light enough to carry around, especially upstairs. The loop handle comes with soft grip. The triangular head design makes it easy to get into corners. Further, the 180 degree swivel head feature will come in handy when you need to get around corners. Equipped with 4 big and small soft wheels, people have been impressed at how well it works on wood floor. It does not leave any marks.

In addition to its long battery runtime and triangle head, another nice feature of the Rowenta is its 33oz dust container that can be removed and emptied easily. There is no bag to throw away. According to some owners, it is not easy to get the dust cup back in place after emptying it. But despite some negative comments, many owners have been pleased with the disposal system. Further, the foam filter on top of the container is washable and reusable which is another plus point of this vacuum machine.

If you search the reviews of the Rowenta RH8559 then you will see that it has received many positive reviews. As of this writing, the bagless stick vacuum cleaner has an impressive review rating of 4.2/5 stars on Amazon.

While the majority of the customers of the Rowenta RH8559 have been pleased with their purchase of the cleaning device, this product is not perfect. There are some cons that you should be knowledgeable on.

As mentioned above, Rowenta has no removable battery. You cannot buy an extra battery and keep one in the charger so that there will always be a fully charged battery to use. Speaking about battery, it also takes a while to charge. This unit does not use the new Li-ion battery technology.

Some reviewers have also reported that it is unstable when standing up by itself. It is taller than many stick vacs out there. The center of gravity seems fairly high due the the dirt cups’ location. You need to be very careful where you place it. Make sure it is perfectly balanced before your let go of it.

Despite the criticisms that have been leveled at this product, the customer reviews have been positive for the most part. The stick vac serves its purpose. Many reviewers have reported that the suction power is impressive for a small vac. It does clean up pretty well on wooden floors, tile and low pile carpets. It does not do a deep thorough cleaning on carpet but this is to be expected.

Rated for about 40 minutes per full charge, the battery life is the real selling point for people with a relatively large area to cover. This allows them to complete the vacuuming without having to stop to recharge. A number of highly-rated models only have a short 15 minutes or less run time.

Many reviewers have also been highly impressed with the maneuverability of this stick vac. With the unique triangular shaped pivoting head, doing corners and edge work will not be a problem. It also can tilt to an almost flat position which is handy for cleaning under furniture.

As a battery operated stick vacuum cleaner, the Rowenta RH8559 has its limitations. However, if you are looking for a cordless stick that offers a good suction and is also very easy to maneuver, then this 18-V cleaning device is worth considering. It may be a bit pricey for a stick vac, but the long battery life, angled head and its other features make it worth the price.

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