When you think about it, it’s actually quite remarkable how cheaply you can pick up a vacuum cleaner these days. And not just any random vacuum cleaner from ‘Brand X,’ but a branded appliance from a major manufacturer.
Take the Dirt Devil SD20000RED as an example – a recent introduction from a renowned international name, which is nonetheless available for less than $30. Of course, spending $30 on a vacuum cleaner doesn’t guarantee $300 appliance performance. If anything, you almost expect relatively modest cleaning power from a low-cost device like this.
Nevertheless, there’s a growing contingency of small, lightweight and super-affordable cleaners on the market that are also surprisingly versatile. If the average Dirt Devil SD20000RED review is anything to go by, it looks like this is one of them. I’ve trialed a fair few low-cost (often low-end) vacuum cleaners as of late – some of which have performed significantly better than others.
In the case of the Dirt Devil SD20000RED, I was immediately reassured by the fact that it comes from such a well-known brand. Lightweight, easy to use, and with a great three-in-one design, it certainly ticks all the right boxes on paper. But how does this pocket-friendly vacuum perform when put to the test?
It may be incredibly cheap, but does it deliver enough power and performance to be worth buying in the first place? Read on for my complete overview of this compact Dirt Devil.
Dirt Devil SD20000RED Hand Vacuum Review – Features
Everything about this little machine has been designed with convenience and versatility in mind. Taking lightweight design to extremes, it’s perhaps one of the lightest vacuum cleaners of its kind currently on the market.
The official size and weight specifications of the vacuum (according to the manufacturer) are as follows:
- Product Dimensions – 6.5 x 10 x 42.9 inches
- Item Weight – 3.74 pounds
- Shipping Weight – 4.2 pounds
Of course, lightweight design isn’t everything – it’s performance and versatility that matter. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Dirt Devil SD20000RED dustbuster wouldn’t be up to the job, but it nonetheless brings a fair few features and functionalities to the table.
The most important of which being as follows:
Works as a Stick Vac
For most everyday cleaning jobs, this Dirt Devil dustbuster works as a lightweight yet surprisingly capable stick vacuum cleaner for all purposes. Very easy to maneuver and the home, with a generously long power cord for added convenience.
Works as a Hand Vac
Whether it’s dealing with occasional spills or taking care of furniture around the home, this impressive little hand vac has you covered. The vacuum converts at the touch of a button and snaps back into place with ease.
Crevice Tool Included
The kit comes complete with a crevice tool for getting into the more awkward corners around the home. It’s also the perfect tool for taking care of cars, RVs and so on.
The total weight of the Dirt Devil SD20000RED hand vacuum cleaner is less than 4lbs, making it one of the lightest vacuum cleaners in its class. Even when dealing with more extensive jobs and more awkward-to-reach places around the home, there’s no fatigue or aching arms to worry about.
Suitable for Hard Floors and Carpets
Designed to do it all, there’s no need to change settings or attachments from one floor covering to the next. This compact little cleaner glides from carpets to hard floors with ease, getting the job done surprisingly well throughout the home.
The vacuum’s filtration system includes a washable filter, which can be removed at any time, rinsed under clean water and replaced when dry. Perfect for keeping the air fresh and bringing welcome relief to allergy sufferers.
Astonishingly Low Price
Given its surprising capacity to deal with everyday dirt around the home, this branded vacuum cleaner is available for an unbeatable low price. As far as value for money goes, there are few comparable cleaners available from any major manufacturer right now.
Dirt Devil SD20000RED Vacuum Review – Pet Hair and Allergies
Of course, for this kind of money, you wouldn’t expect the single most powerful or high-performance vacuum on the market. As the Dirt Devil SD20000RED vacuum lacks a rotating brush, it doesn’t always remove embedded pet hair on a single pass. It’s more about the lighter cleaning jobs around the home, keeping things fresh in-between deeper cleans.
That said, it nonetheless does an excellent job removing surface hair and debris – both from floors and furnishings around the home. Once again, the unit also features a removable and washable filter, which can make a real difference to the freshness and cleanliness of the air. Always useful for homes with allergy sufferers.
- Very lightweight and convenient to use
- Decent power and versatility
- Superb 3-in-1 design for total convenience
- Unbeatable value for money
- Manoeuvrable and easy to push
- Suitable for hard and soft floors
- Removable and washable filter
- Lacks the convenience of a cordless
- Not the most powerful vacuum on the market
To be honest, you’d have to be pretty critical to say anything negative about this low-cost cleaner. On the one hand, you could argue that it’s far from the most powerful cleaner on the market. You could also say that it lacks the convenience of a cordless and doesn’t ship with many tools. Nevertheless, you really need to consider the fact that this multi-purpose machine is currently available for less than $30.
Seriously – what more can you expect for $30? Considering the price, the Dirt Devil SD20000RED vacuum cleaner deals with everyday dirt, debris, and general mess around the home brilliantly. It’s easy to use, compact to store away and surprisingly versatile. An exceptional vacuum for smaller homes, or as a second machine to use between deeper cleans. All at a price that’s genuinely hard to believe.