The Makita Compact Cordless Vacuum Kit is probably one of the most powerful and clever little cordless vacuum cleaners I have ever used. It comes complete with 2 easy to fit nozzles. One that is for vacuuming large areas (a new and improved floor nozzle which improves maneuverability) and one for vacuuming smaller areas such as inside smaller gaps (great for quick clean ups).
I have encountered many problems with vacuums relating suction power, especially from small cordless vacuum cleaners similar to this. This can be really irritating when I am trying to power through the house work but have to keep re vacuuming areas to ensure all of the rubbish is collected effectively. I can honestly say that the Makita compact has the best suction power ever and I never have to face this problem any more. No more wasting time going over areas which were not successfully vaccumed! This vacuum even powers up heavy wood chippings no problem at all and can be extremely effective at cleaning large, heavy piles of mess. It proved very effective when my dog decided to bring home a huge stick and chew it to pieces all over my kitchen floor.
The Makita compact has an excellent compact and lightweight design which provides extra comfort with a soft ergonomic grip which I found is very comfortable to use and easy on my hands. This vacuum comes with a 2 stage cloth filtration system to stop harmful debris from entering your vacuum and makes an easier job of emptying your vacuum.
I was remarkably pleased with the length of time between each time I had to empty the vacuum. I have previously owned vacuums similar to the Makita that had to be emptied rather regularly which got really annoying at times. The increased storage capacity in this vacuum makes it perfect for long bouts of cleaning without having the need to empty.
The Makita compact uses an 18-volt compact lithium-ion battery which although is stated on the package to last for 10 minutes of constant use when fully charged, it actually lasts me 15-20 minutes of constant use. One of the best features this vacuum has is the rapid optimum charger which is provided as it gives the battery full charge in just 15 minutes.
Unlike many cordless vacuum cleaners on the market, this vacuum is actually worth the money that you pay. I have been using this vacuum for several months now and am extremely happy with it. So far I have encountered no problems at all with the vacuum and will continue to use and praise it for many years to come.
The Makita BCL180W 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Vacuum Kit package contains –
- Makita BCL180W 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Vacuum
- 18V Compact Lithium-Ion battery
- 15-minute Rapid Optimum Charger
- Floor nozzle
- Crevice nozzle
- -cloth filter
Honestly, I give this cordless vacuum a 10/10. I would recommend it to anyone, and even with my collection of vacuums (I’m a vacuum snob I know) this remains to be probably my favorite cordless one.
Product Rating: 4.6
Summary: Makita Cordless Vacuum Kit 397
Reviewed by: Sarah Jones