EyeVac has managed to take innovation to another level. If you expect vacuum cleaning to be about carrying a machine all over the house to suck dust and debris, the EyeVac Pet Touchless Vacuum Cleaner is different. It is fixed and it implies bringing the dirt to it in order to suck it in and get rid of it. It sounds unusual, but it might be just what you need.
About EyeVac Pet Touchless Vacuum Cleaner
The vacuum cleaner is basically a large appliance that does not require moving. Instead, place it in a convenient and easy to access location in your home. You do not have to touch it, turn it on or off. It features infrared sensors to detect the dirt in front of it. The suction power will activate and take everything in.
Suction modes explained
The EyeVac Pet Touchless Stationary Vacuum is based on automatic suction – the smart profile that makes it stand out. It has two infrared sensors that can detect debris and hair. Once everything is gone, the vacuum cleaner will stop by itself. It is touchless and does not require using your feet or hands to turn in on and off.
While this is usually more than enough for most people, there is also a feature to benefit from even more control. It has two suction modes. Apart from the automatic one, you also have a manual mode. Turn this mode on and the cleaner will suck everything in for just under eight seconds. It is worth noting that the manual mode works even if the automatic mode is already on.
Sizing standards and design
The EyeVac Pet Touchless Vacuum Cleaner works just like any other fixed appliance. Despite feeling like a built in appliance, it is quite compact and will not grab too much space on your floor. It is 22 inches in height and the base measures 15×11 inches. To help you understand, it is about the size of a medium or large kitchen trash can.
In terms of style, the vacuum cleaner is square and features a round top. It is glossy and elegant – only available in a modern white design.
Maintenance and care
Most vacuum cleaners on the market require some sort of maintenance – at least to empty the bin – and the EyeVac Pet Touchless Stationary Vacuum makes no exception either. The good news is you will not need to do too much to keep it running. Every now and then, you will have to empty the bin. It is solid, rather than in a bag.
Removing the bin is fairly simple – pull it forward, then lift it up. It has a lid, so debris and dust will not flow around your house. Once outside, you will need to flip it over to empty it. If it looks dusty on the inside, you can also give it a quick shower. Get some soapy water and wipe the inside for a full emptying procedure.
Other than that, you might want to keep an eye on the pre-motor filter as well. Dust might accumulate there, but it is not a regular thing. You might need to do it once a month or once every few months, depending on how often you use the cleaner. Besides, the infrared sensors may also require wiping every now and then.
Controls and operation
You do not have to be a genius to use the vacuum cleaner. It is corded, so plug it in. You only have two lights, a button and a dial. The knob will let you choose between the manual and automatic mode, but also turn the power off. The button on the front panel is suitable to bring the manual mode in.
The lights are mostly used with indicating purposes. One of them will let you know when the bin is full and needs emptying. The other one displays the power status, so there are not any settings to work on.
Power and filtration
The vacuum cleaner has a standard power of 1,400 watts. It brings in cyclonic suction, which can identify small or tiny particles as they get in. Larger particles – such as crumbs – will go into the collection container, which measures 6.5 quarts.
The top of the bin comes with a small filter that grabs tiny particles, like allergens and dust. You have a HEPA filter, which can handle more than 99.9% of all allergens in your home. Plus, it is washable. The bottom of the appliance comes with an extra filter for random allergens.
EyeVac Pet Pros and Cons
If set in the automatic mode, there is no need to touch the vacuum cleaner. It will do everything by itself, as its sensors will be able to identify potential debris and dust. You can, however, engage the manual mode if you want more control.
If you are sick and tired of bending over for half an hour to vacuum a room, this unit makes everything easier. Forget about back pains and discomfort. Vacuuming does not have to be a workout. Simply swipe everything in front of it and it will get the job done in no time.
The freestanding vacuum cleaner is not massive, so it can go into any room. Moreover, it is stable and heavy enough, so it is less likely to fall if you tip it or your pet bumps into it. You can also invest to get it built in, meaning it will feature its own casing.
Not the best option for carpets
While the vacuum cleaner will easily vacuum all kinds of debris from hard floors and carpets, it simply does not feel compatible. Brushing dirt towards the suction hole may seem a bit daunting and will not be very efficient.
Everything relates to the necessity to bring debris to the suction hole. If you have a large home or obstacles in the way, you will need to move the vacuum cleaner. Otherwise, you risk scattering dirt all over the place until you bring it closer.
The built in design must be professionally installed
The classic design is plug and play. Plug it into an outlet and enjoy. A built in design is different. You need to measure everything, ensure the casing leaves room for the cord and so on. There is a bit of DIY work involved – or hire a professional.
No extra attachments
The truth is you do not necessarily need extra attachments, yet you should know that this vacuum cleaner will not handle hardly accessible places. You will find it impossible to drag the dirt out. Since you cannot use a crevice tool or other similar brushes, some areas of your home might be overlooked.
Bottom line, the EyeVac Pet Touchless Vacuum Cleaner is not perfect, but it brings in some innovations that might revolutionize the industry. It will make everything easier in a hard floor environment – such as a kitchen or a living room, yet you will have to keep a broom or a brush nearby too.