After experiencing Samsung’s top-of-the-line series cordless stick vacuums, namely the POWERstick Pro VS8000 and POWERstick Jet VS9000, sure, they pack a lot of features and performance but at a higher cost of entry. Truth be told, I’m wondering what kind of compromises we’ll have to make if we opt for the entry-level POWERstick vacuum cleaner.
So today, we will be looking at the Samsung POWERstick Jet 70 Easy that was launched a few months ago in Malaysia. Whoever in Samsung thinks that having the word – “easy” in the name will make this product more attractive, to be honest, it is just as cringy as it sounds. Before we step into this review, let’s take a look at Samsung’s currently available cordless stick vacuum options:
|Samsung POWERstick||Jet 70 Easy
|Jet 90E Complete
|Jet 90E Premium
|Jet 90 Premium 200W
|Dust Collection||Multi Cyclone|
|Max Consumption Power||410W||550W|
|Running Time||5 min, 20 min, 40 min||6 min, 30 min, 60 min|
|Standard Accessories||Soft Action Brush
Extension Crevice Tool
|Soft Action Brush
Extension Crevice Tool
Mini Motorised Tool
|Turbo Action Brush||Spinning Sweeper||Turbo Action Brush
|Price||RM 1,649||RM 2,369||RM 2,549||RM 3,099|
As obvious as it may seem, the Jet 70 is the most affordable option available and the low price is achieved by only including the basic cleaning headers.
Let us start with the available cleaner headers that come with the Jet 70.
Soft Action Brush
The standard soft micro brush roll is suitable for cleaning hard floor surfaces.
This tool has an adjustable brush for dusting and cobwebs removal.
Extension Crevice Tool
For tight and hard to reach places, this extending crevice tool is a must-have for a vacuum set.
The new POWERstick Jet 70 has an identical outlook with its Jet 90 and the previous VS9000 counterpart. I guess that leads to a lower cost at component manufacturing by sharing the same parts. The head unit weighs around 3kg including the dust canister and battery. Ergonomically speaking, it won’t be a problem for floor vacuuming or a short period of cleaning. Just be sure to periodically rest your arm when you try to clean anywhere higher than your shoulder height.
There are three buttons on the control panel – a Power switch, Increase and Decrease buttons. Paired with the integrated backlit display, users can check on the vacuum motor speed and gets the alert if there are brush bar problems, blockages, or missing dust canister.
Even though this is the entry-level cordless vacuum cleaner by Samsung, the cleaning capability is basically identical to its other Jet 90E models as they share the same 150W vacuum unit. It picks up all of the dust, hair, and pieces of food crumbs from the floor without any issue.
A single full charge can last you for about 30 minutes of continuous cleaning at mid-power settings. I rarely use the low-power setting as I find it to be not that useful even though it can prolong the battery life. Since stick vacuums are not designed for long hours of usage, remember, it’s all about how efficient the vacuum can clean instead of how long you can use it.
If you ever decide to use the max-power settings, it will actually drain a 100% fully charged battery to 0% within 10 minutes. Unfortunately, an additional battery will cost you an extra US$199, we’re unsure with the Malaysian pricing at the time of our review but we will be sure to keep you guys updated.
Speaking of the battery, unlike the higher end Jet 90 Premium that comes with a dedicated charging stand. The one we have here is just a wall-mounted charging dock. You can either charge the battery by docking the vacuum to it or if you have a spare battery, the dock can also charge just the battery itself. To be honest, I just don’t like the idea of having the need to drill holes and stuff like that. Why can’t they just find ways to reduce the cost of the Z Stand?
Cleaning the Vacuum
The dust canister can be easily removed for cleaning. In fact, Samsung has boasted how you can actually just dismantle the whole canister and wash it directly with water. Just remember to properly dry all the parts before reusing them. For those who have a sensitive nose, Samsung has also made a special dock called Clean Station so that you won’t have to deal with the microdust when you try to empty the dust canister. We will discuss further on the Clean Station in our next review article.
All in all, at the suggested retail price of RM 1,649, this is a close competitor to the Dyson V8. While the Jet 70 offers a more powerful motor, the Dyson V8, on the other hand, decides to offer more on the accessories at a slightly more expensive price tag.
At this point, I’m sure some of you might be asking why are we not considering those cheaper alternatives available at our friendly e-commerce websites such as Lazada and Shopee. Yes, we definitely thought of those before, first of all, they’re cheap and secondly, they work as a vacuum cleaner. Then, here’s the catch, the suction capability may not be up to what they have claimed in the marketing or specifications material. In other words, you’re paying extra for that reliability and quality assurance when you step up your budget.
With that said, if you’re looking for a reliable vacuum cleaner that covers your basic needs – the Samsung POWERstick Jet 70 should be on your watch list. As a pet-owner myself, I would strongly suggest you pick up the Jet 70E with the Mini Motorised Tool for couch and sofa cleaning.