Dirt Devil Easy Handheld Review

A couple of weeks ago I trotted off to the Lowry in Manchester with my children for a Dirt Devil Blogger Event. At the end of the day I was lucky enough to be given a Dirt Devil Easy Handheld to take home :). It has since been faithfully tested and put through it’s paces. I’m fairly sure my children spotted it before it came out of the box and vowed to be as messy as possible just to lend a helping hand :/.

First we’ll have some lovely info about all the clever things this mini vacuum claims to do:

  • 0.7 litre capacity dust canister
  • Perfect for pet hairs
  • Power = 12V
  • 3 Attachments including motorise Turbo Brush, Crevice Nozzle, Upholstery Brush
  • Lightweight 2.1Kg
  • Rechargeable with a run time of 15mins
  • MicroBan Technology

So with the details out of the way we come to the important stuff, does it actually do all those things and more?

In a word, yes. If you’ve ever experienced a rechargeable or even corded handheld vacuum before, then it’s quite possible you fought long and hard to get it to actually pick up anything or hold it’s charge for longer than a minute.

These kinds of machines are often bought to clean out cars because of the obvious wireless benefits. It was the  starting point here as well,  after our long day out my car looked anything but clean. The kids all seemed to crumble food in the back and the floor looked suspiciously speckled. With great shame I shall show how the car floor started at the beginning of this experiment.

Not exactly a pretty picture. I plumped for the Motorised Intense Turbo Brush for this job, and within seconds this is how the floor began to look.

A significant improvement as I’m sure you’ll agree. In fact it was so good at cleaning the car that I felt compelled to remove all the car seats and matts and clean the whole thing! My car has never looked so tidy. All completed on one charge and with power to spare.

Next I let the handheld loose on my large love seat. It was with great deliberation that I chose the fabric for this chair and with much chagrin that I realised it was not only pretty, it was a magnet for dust. It didn’t exactly complement the look that I was trying to create. But after a quick clean with the upholstery brush it was back to looking gorgeous once more. In fact the Dirt devil sucked up so much dust off this one chair that I had to empty it twice! At this point that was the only problem, this compact little unit does require frequent emptying. But it’s take mere seconds to do, so it wasn’t a huge problem.Dust on the chairs and sofa is a particular bugbear of mine, so the advantage of being able to grab the Dirt Devil ready charged off it’s wall unit is fabulous.

But it hasn’t all been rosy, I do have a teeny tiny complaint about the Dirt Devil Handheld. I should mention that this is actually due to it being really rather good at it’s job. But using the Turbo Brush attachment I was vacuuming up hair here, there and everywhere (apparently my daughter is molting at the present time). But within a very short period of time I seemed to be loosing suction. I emptied the vacuum and got a slight improvement. But on further inspection the Turbo Brush was completed wound up with hair and other gunk. I decided to clean the brush, but this is where the problem came. I am used to a vacuum where the brush is removable and cleaning is very quick and simple. But I couldn’t find a way to remove the brush in this case. It made for a rather laborious method of spinning and grabbing the brush to pull the debris from it. Of course once it was clean it was back to being fabulous. But it would be nice if it was as easy to clean as the whole unit is to empty.

Would I Recommend This Product?

Yes, particularly for cars or those small spills that tend to pop up about the house. In fact I was so impressed it’s already cleaned several other cars to the delight of their owners. Apparently they are all going to buy their own Dirt Devil just for this job alone.

Could It Be Improved In Anyway?

As I mentioned I would prefer that the attachments were easier to clean. I would also love it if the battery lasted just a little bit longer, although on the whole it has lasted longer than the advertised 15 mins. Other than that it’s one powerful and compact piece of equipment.


The Dirt Devil Handheld has an RRP of £59.99 and is available to purchase from Argos, Tesco and other leading retailers both online and offline.

Further details are available on Dirt Devil’s website.

To ask questions, give suggestions etc contact Dirt Devil on Twitter

Dirt Devil Mummy Bloggers Event at The Lowry with Mr Stink!

Yesterday morning the children and myself set off for The Lowry in Manchester for a Mummy Blogger Event hosted by Dirt Devil. It’s not a location we’ve visited before and we were very excited to be participating in the event, meeting other bloggers and watching a show. We even took a new Vacuum home!

The event began with an informal gathering in the Hexagon Room, the children marvelled over some rather fancy crayons they had been given before joining an art workshop and eating lunch. I then settled down with an array of sandwiches and had a chat with the other Mums at my table.

The good chaps from Dirt Devil gave us a presentation about the company and their new products. They were very aware that cleaning is not a favoured pasttime of most Mums (or Dads for that matter) but that the premise of the brand is high powered and more importantly quick and easy cleaning. I had to hide my excitement at this point, cleaning is most definitely not a fun activity, but a new Vacuum, well that’s a different matter!

They had brought three new products to show us, first was the Dirt Devil Reach. This little cutie can apparently stretch right across a tennis court! Resisting a very strong urge to grab one and go for a jaunt to see how far the hose came with me, I marvelled over the massive 13m cleaning radius (that’s the stairs sorted then). Priced with an RRP of £69.99 it’s a very affordable little vacuum.

Next was the Dirt Devil Pure. A bagless upright with a 1900W motor, it has an 8m cleaning radius and an ingenious switch on the front to vary the brush depth depending on carpet length. I loved the folding carry handle, despite being a standard sized machine it could easily be pushed into a small cupboard. Priced at just £79.99 it was the most expensive machine I saw that day but still very affordable.

Finally I enthused at the Dirt Devil Easy Handheld. Cordless and rechargable it provides the perfect solution for those quick cleans that tend to pop up around the home or car. It comes with a wall mounted charger meaning it’s always ready to go. I was lucky enough to be given one of these machines to review, so I’ll save my full thoughts for now (plus it’s busy charging up at present!). But at just £59.99 it’s also very economical.

All three machines come infused with Microban technology. This wonderful addition really makes them stand apart from other vacuums, Microban kills bacteria and odours building up in your vacuum. 99.9% effective against E.Coli, Listria and Salmonella amongst others. This feature really appealed to me.

Dirt Devil have a great website full of cleaning tips, tricks and a handy little tool that helps you pick which vacuum is right for you. They also blog regularly about all kinds of events and news (not just cleaning). It’s definitely worth a visit.

Or if videos are more your thing, you can visit their Dirt Devil YouTube page, there’s how-to videos, press events and more. I’m particularly fond of their Toupee Video, which had me chuckling away yesterday.

In August they are launching a Dirt Devil Facebook page, which promises to be very exciting, with games, comps, news, views and the celebrity world of cleaning. If you have little ones then keep your eye on it for the upcoming Little Devils comp.

After all that cleaning our ‘little devils’ returned from their workshop. We all made our way to the theatre and sat down to watch David Walliams new play ‘Mr Stink’. Whether your familiar with the books or not you really must get yourself along to see the show, it’s fabulous. So fabulous in fact that I am going to write about it in more depth soon. It’s playing at The Lowry until Sun 14 August so still plenty of time to visit.


The three Dirt Devil models mentioned are available to purchase at Argos, Tesco and other leading retailers both online and offline.

To ask questions, give suggesstions etc contact Dirt Devil on Twitter.