Among the seemingly infinite ocean of stick vacuums out there, one model made by a relatively unknown manufacturer from China stands out above the rest. The highly commended XL-618B from MOOSOO is a stick vacuum cleaner that delivers an astounding amount of suction power. Now let’s check out what the specifics of the MOOSOO XL-618B.
15,000-Pa Suction Power
Right off the bat, customers will notice the amazing cleaning power that the XL-618B delivers. This stick vacuum has two different cleaning modes – standard and max – for smooth-floor and carpet vacuuming, respectively. On max mode, the XL-618B delivers an amazing 15,000-Pa of intake pressure. That’s a lot more than most sticks!
Cordless for Maximum Maneuverability
High suction power isn’t the only thing the XL-618B is known for. This is a cordless model that runs on 2,500-mAh batteries. With the batteries in place, you’re free to navigate the long aluminum tube of the XL-618B to places that would normally be out of reach.
High windows, curtains, book shelves, and ceilings can all get a thorough vacuuming if you own this cordless stick vac. The lightweight design (3.5 pounds, dry weight) also contributes to easy gliding across all sorts of surfaces.
HEPA Filter (99.97% Effectiveness)
If the vacuum’s filter is of poor quality, then prepare to inhale a bunch of dust as the vacuum shoots out the filtered air along with any pesky particles not trapped in the filter.
This is not something you need to worry about with the XL-618B since it comes with a True HEPA Filter that traps debris as small as 0.3 microns with 99.97% effectiveness. Say goodbye to pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and most bacteria. The HEPA filter is washable and should be replaced every 12 months.
OK-ish 30-minute Runtime
One thing that leaves us and several other customers sorely disappointed about is the maximum runtime per charge. On a long 5-hour charge, the 2,500-mAh batteries can only supply around 30 minutes of cleaning on standard mode and half that on max mode. Thirty minutes of runtime isn’t unheard of in cordless stick vacuum cleaners, but the long 5-hour wait is what kills it.
Bright LED Lights
Having difficulty seeing where the dust bunnies are underneath furniture? The XL-618B solves visibility problems with its super-bright LED lights that shine wherever the power brush vacuum head is pointed. Note that the LED lights are only found on the power brush, so you’ll need an external source of light when cleaning your car’s interior when the XL-618B is converted to handheld mode (more on this later).
Bagless with a 1.3-liter Dustbin
The XL-618B is an environmentally friendly stick vacuum cleaner that does not rely on bulky disposable collection bags. Instead, on the handle component is a transparent dustbin that stores up to 1.3 liters of debris. On the handle is a button that releases the dustbin’s hatch, allowing everything it’s collected to fall safely into a garbage bag.
Extra Cleaning Attachments
Not only does the XL-618B kit include the main machine, Li-ion batteries, a power brush, and a handy 40-plus-inch aluminum tube, but you two handy cleaning attachments that make vacuum floors, furniture, and cars a breeze. The first is a 2-in-1 dusting brush for things like cupboards, mirrors, shelves, and window sills. The second is an upholstery brush with a wide intake and stiff bristles for sofas, beds, and any other cushiony, porous surface.
75-dB Noise Production
Stick vacuums are more compact than upright and canister vacuum cleaners, but they’re not known for being the quiet type. Since its housing is so small, there’s very little room for soundproofing materials at all. The Moosoo XL-618B on standard mode produces around 75 decibels of noise. On max mode, we’re talking roughly 80 to 85 decibels.
MOOSOO vs. ONSON Stick Vacuum
In the following sections, we’re going to see how the MOOSOO XL-618B compares with other popular cordless stick vacs. The first comparison is against the ONSON Stick Vacuum.
The ONSON looks and feels a lot like the MOOSOO. Except for its red-and-black color scheme, it would be easy to mistake one for the other. Appearances aside, let’s talk about what areas they differ in.
Firstly, the ONSON is rated at 12,000 Pa which is 20% less suction power than the MOOSOO. The weaker suction doesn’t necessarily make it a horrible product compared to the MOOSOO, but it will perform less admirably on carpeted and cushioned surfaces. On smooth floors, there’s practically no different in performance.
One area where the ONSON has the upper hand is runtime. It comes with a smaller 2,200-mAh Li-Ion battery, but it provides a maximum of 40 minutes of cleaning time per full charge on standard mode and roughly 20 minutes on max mode. Five minutes of additional cleaning time may seem insignificant, but for a stick vac, ever additional minute of runtime will allow you to cover more ground. The charging time for 0 to 100% is roughly the same (4-5 hours).
There are also several minor differences between these two stick vacs. For instance, the ONSON has a tinier plastic dustbin that holds onto a maximum of 0.55 liters of debris (less than half that of the MOOSOO), weighs 4.85 pounds (more than 1 pound heavier), and comes with a brush attachment specifically for hardwood or tiled floors (the MOOSOO does not).
MOOSOO vs. Tineco A10 Hero Stick Vacuum
Tineco is an extremely well-known producer of stick and upright vacuum cleaners. In fact, many would argue that Tineco vacuums are just one tiny step behind Dyson in quality and performance. With that in mind, the Tineco A10 Hero Stick Vacuum has a lot to live up to when pitted against the MOOSOO XL-618B.
Right away, we noticed that the Tineco A10 Hero does not come with a HEPA Filter. Instead, it uses a combination of four different filters that locks in the tiniest of particles without any risk of leakage (according to Tineco). However, without a True HEPA Filter, there’s really no guarantee that it can trap microscopic particles and organisms more than 99% of the time.
The A10 Hero comes with a smaller 2,000-mAh battery that supplies power for up to 25 minutes on regular mode and 10 minutes of max mode. If the 30-minute runtime of the MOOSOO was a disappointment, then the A10 Hero will put you in an early grave.
The good news is that the A10 Hero is quieter than most cordless stick vacuums, including the MOOSOO. On standard mode, it generates only about 70 decibels, which is as quiet as stick vacs can get. It’s not whisper-quiet so pets and babies will still flee for their lives when hearing the A10’s droning.
The cleaning attachments that come with the A10 Hero are a mini power brush for upholstery cleaning, a 2-in-1 dusting brush for both carpeted and hard floors, and a crevice tool to extract hidden crumbs from every nook and cranny.
MOOSOO vs. Deik Stick Vacuum
The Deik Stick Vacuum is one of the most basic stick cleaners currently available. There’s nothing that makes it stand out, but you can rest assured that you’re getting a user-friendly stick of pretty good quality.
Performance-wise, it doesn’t stand well against the MOOSOO XL-618BG. Delivering at most 7,000 Pa of suction power, it’ll perform adequately on low-pile carpeting and smooth floors. It may require multiple passes to pick every speck of dirt up out of carpet fibers and in between floorboards, so efficiency isn’t this stick vac’s selling point.
The feature that the Deik is most well-known for is its 4-stage cyclonic filtration system that includes a True HEPA Filter. The internal cyclone separates large debris from small to prevent premature clogging of the HEPA Filter. This effectively extends the life of the HEPA Filter beyond its 12-month lifespan, but it depends on how often you use the stick vac.
The Deik comes with two cleaning attachments – a standard 2-in-1 cleaning brush for carpeted and smooth floors, and a crevice tool to poke in between the sofa and car seat cushions. Nothing too impressive here…
Finally, the Deik is using a rechargeable 2,200-mAh Li-ion battery that powers the stick vac for up to 25 minutes. Combine the less-than-satisfactory runtime of the charge with lackluster suction performance, you should probably invest in multiple batteries to complete an entire cleaning cycle without waiting 360 minutes for the battery to charge fully.
The Deik Stick Vacuum isn’t a bad model by today’s standards, but there are many more impressive stick vacs – such as the MOOSOO XL-618B – that leave the Deik in the dirt.