You’ll find crumbs, dirt, dust and other debris everywhere, with one of our favorite leather armchairs accommodating plenty. Admittedly, we don’t clean enough, which is kind of embarrassing, but that’s the reality we live in. end up so far down the to-do list that, more than likely, they often just drop it altogether.
I’ve been overhauling a new car vacuum cleaner, the eufy Clean H20 (opens in new tab)released earlier this week on August 15, 2022.
After unpacking it, figuring out how to charge it (no plug to plug into the charging cable end) and really pushing it, I had about 10 minutes to put the vacuum to the test before the car was available for cleaning.
So I attacked my leather chair, obviously.
This is how the car vacuum cleaner performed chair cleaning – if we have your vacuuming juices flowing, check out our best vacuum cleaner (opens in new tab) guide to cleaning other areas of the house.
We’re still in the process of reviewing the portable car vacuum cleaner, and once it’s live, we’ll link it to this article so you can find out how it fared in our tests.
What I Found When Using a Car Vacuum to Vacuum a Chair
Our armchair is made of leather, has a removable seat cushion and is best described as filthy. It has some tight creases and button detailing, so any appliance or tool I used to sweep up residual crumbs, dirt and dust would have its work cut out.
After unpacking the eufy Clean H20, I noticed that it only had one of the three battery indicator lights on, which meant that the device needed charging.
I had no idea how much energy that single light represented, nor how long it would take to charge the vacuum from that battery level; but eufy’s specs stated that a full charge of the vacuum takes 1 hour and 30 minutes, so I was prepared to wait.
An hour later, all three battery indicator lights were on. It was ready to go, and I had time to use it. The eufy Clean H20 can be used without accessories, so that’s what I did.
First, I vacuumed the back of the seat cushion. This is not leather, but some old, delicate material. I had the car vacuum on the “eco” setting, moving it across the surface of the pad in parallel lines until I was satisfied I had everything covered.
This helped smooth out any creases and I felt the eufy Clean H20’s 40AW of suction would be enough to reach deep into the cushion’s fibers to remove any dirt that might be lurking and make it very comfortable.
Next, I worked the car’s vacuum in parallel lines along the base of the chair, where the cushion would usually be. This is also a type of fabric rather than leather.
I felt the unit was sturdy enough to apply a degree of pressure when getting stuck in the nooks and crannies of the chair.
The seams between the wings and the back of the seat are pretty tight – God only knows what would be sitting in the back – so I also grabbed as much as I could with my hands, letting it fall back onto the seat for the vacuum to vacuum. above.
I opted to use the vacuum at full power for this task – and let’s just say the dust collector wasn’t a pretty sight once it was done.
Using eufy Clean H20 to handle the armchair details was not as successful as using it on the softest upholstery; not even the brush head could clean the buttons.
So for this particular job I had to ditch the vacuum for a few cotton swabs.
Overall though, I was pleased with the performance of the Clean H20, reminding me that this can be a good dual-use device. Now, am I brave enough to face the couch…?
Is a car vacuum the same as a handheld vacuum?
In a nutshell, yes. A car vacuum cleaner comes with some more specialized tools for the job.
If you don’t have a “car” vacuum cleaner, don’t worry – a handheld vacuum will do an equally good job. Many of the best cordless vacuums (opens in new tab) cleaners convert into a handheld vacuum and also come with a set of accessories.
As long as a handheld vacuum has good suction, is easy to move around and just as easy to empty, it will be more than enough to clean the various surfaces in the car and home – so don’t think you can only use it on your engine.
What style is a wingback chair?
A wing chair – also known as a wing chair – is a design classic. It has a high, solid back, winged sides, and wooden legs. The seat cushion is usually removable, but the padded backrest is not.
The materials used to cover an armchair can be anything from leather to various types of soft upholstery.
What is a car vacuum cleaner?
The clue is in the name: it’s a vacuum cleaner designed specifically for cleaning cars. The main body of this cleaner can easily be mistaken for a handheld vacuum. It is compact and usually features only two or three configurations.
Accessories like the extension hose, brush head and car charger that usually come with a car vacuum like the eufy Clean H20 as standard confirm that the main use of this type of device is for the car.