Although upright vacuum cleaners are the most popular type, cordless stick vacs are quickly closing the gap thanks to their maneuverability, lightweight build, and improved battery technology.
Plus, they’re almost as powerful as uprights and even some canisters so the quality of cleaning performance is not even a question.
Today, we’re going to take a close look at a popular stick vacuum cleaner by Aposen—the H250.
This thin, elegant stick vac does takes things several steps further by being a convertible handheld unit made for spot-cleaning. Let’s see what the H250 is all about.
When putting the H250 through the ropes, it’s pretty clear that this is one of the most powerful and therefore versatile stick vacs on the market. It has a maximum suction rating of 18 kPa, putting it almost in the same league as many uprights and canister models.
The H250 has two cleaning modes—standard and max—for different tasks. On standard mode, the motor produces roughly 7 kPa of suction power, making it strong enough to handle bare floors and even low-pile carpeting with ease.
When tackling hidden debris in medium-pile carpeting, just kick it up a notch and watch as the brushroll extracts hidden debris with the support of 18-kPa lifting power.
Speaking of the brushroll, the H250 vacuum head has both stiff and soft bristles to help dislodge embedded debris from carpet and upholstery fiber. Despite there being stiff bristles, you can rest assured that the brushroll will not leave scratch marks on tiles and floorboards as it passes across your floors.
270° Swivel Vacuum Head
The H250 is equipped with a 270° swiveling neck that allows you to maneuver the unit the vacuum to and fro, between and beneath furniture without straining your wrist. Furthermore, as you push the handle downward to the ground, the vacuum head and brushroll stay parallel to the floor.
Typically, there’s a bit of lift which makes cleaning beneath furniture almost impossible without reorganizing your room, but with the H250, this is no longer a problem.
4-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner
Although the H250 is, according to the manufacturer, a 4-in-1 model, it’s really a 2-in-1. It can transform from a long stick vac into a stubby handheld unit for spot-cleaning surfaces above the ground (upholstery, auto interior, shelves, and so on). With the extension wand in place, you can practically any surface without the need of a stepladder.
The cleaning tools that come in the box are a motorized floor brush (the main vacuum head), a crevice nozzle, and a round pet brush for—you guessed it—removing pet fur from furniture cushions.
These cleaning tools are pretty much standard in most stick vacs but they’re still very useful nonetheless.
The ensure that every dust particle and every piece of debris stays in the 1.2-liter dust cup, the H250 comes with a 4-stage filtration system. The first line of defense is cyclonic suction that separates fine from ultra-fine debris to prevent the vacuum’s exhaust from clogging.
Next is a high-density sponge to keep debris out of the motor.
The third stage is perhaps the most impressive: a high-density HEPA filter that traps up to 99.9% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. The fourth and final stage is a total seal around the dust cup so nothing falls seeps out while moving the H250 around.
Up to 30 Minutes of Cleaning
This stick vac needs a hefty battery to supply enough power to the motor to deliver up to 18 kPa of suction. Thankfully, it does; the H250 uses a 2,200-mAh battery pack that can deliver up to 30 minutes of power on standard mode and roughly 12 minutes of MAX mode.
The battery pack is detachable so, if you choose, you can charge one in the wall mounted charging dock while the other is in use (additional battery pack sold separately). It takes roughly four hours to charge from 0 to 100%.
Wall-Mounted Charging Dock
The charging dock isn’t particularly fancy—it charges the battery while also providing a place to park the H250 when it’s not in use. It doesn’t have any compartments or pockets to store the cleaning tools so you’ll have to take good care of them on your own.
Verdict: Is the Aposen Stick Vacuum Cleaner Any Good?
Since the Aposen isn’t a very well-known brand, it may require a leap of faith to invest in H250 stick vac, but rest assured, it’s totally worth it. Its cleaning performance is on par with many of its competitors (some of Shark’s products come to mind) while maintaining a relatively inexpensive price tag.
If you’re looking for a reliable stick vacuum cleaner, the Aposen H250 will not disappoint.