High on the list of chores you’re likely to put off because it’s just not fun is vacuuming. Maybe it’s down to the machine itself – maybe you got hung up on that cheap vacuum cleaner you picked up in college, or you were given a fossil that desperately needs cleaning. ‘an update. Or, maybe it’s just that vacuuming can be a complete pain in the ass. Unruly cords, missing accessories, emptying the bag, jamming the brush roll, it’s a hassle. That’s why it’s called “chores.”
So when I got the chance to test out the gorgeous new Samsung Bespoke Jet Cordless Vacuum ($899), I couldn’t resist. It’s the newest addition to Samsung’s mighty Jet Vacuum series, but it replaces the traditional black and gray vacuum cleaner look with a ‘designed to be seen’ style. Look aside, it’s emptying the dust bin for you, which solves a rather significant problem with traditional vacuum cleaners (as mentioned before!). With just the click of a button, the trash can docking station sucks up dirt and dander into an integrated bag, allowing for convenient, mess-free cleaning.
Samsung Bespoke Jet cordless vacuum cleaner: my full review
Unboxing this beauty was indeed a beauty. Samsung was kind enough to send me the model in Midnight Blue, which I fell in love with as soon as I opened it. True to the philosophy of the Bespoke collection, this vacuum cleaner is made to be seen. You won’t want or need to hide it away in a wardrobe or closet. Its contemporary design doubles as a work of art, enhanced with metallic details and modern textures, and fits perfectly in a corner, on its own space-saving charging station.
This charging station (aka the Clean Station) is a game changer. Each Bespoke jet vacuum comes with two rechargeable batteries that promise 120 minutes of total runtime. When one is used, the other charges on the included accessory dock (more on that later), so if one runs out, you have a backup.
As for the vacuum cleaner itself, it’s impressive. Setup only takes about 10 minutes, which is much shorter than I originally expected. Unlike other vacuums I’ve used that are heavy to carry or lug around, it’s light and maneuverable, easy to push across carpets and hardwood. (You don’t have to stop and switch to another attachment mid-vacuum, because the Jet Dual main brush is designed for hard, dry surfaces, from carpet to tile.) Aesthetics aside , I love the fact that it is adjustable. At 5’9″ I’m quite tall, but the hose extends to three adjustable lengths, so you don’t have to be bent all the time. Goodbye back pain.
The best part? It empties
But I’m very impressed with the power and convenience of the thing. Samsung has powered each bespoke jet vacuum with 210 air-watt HexaJet motor technology that gives it deviously strong suction. Its slim design and smaller body do not necessarily mean see like that will do the job. But we have a black and white dog that sheds everywhere it goes, and this vacuum is a lifesaver for sucking up fur, dander, and whatever else it brings into the house.
All the gunk goes through a five-layer filtration system, so you don’t have to worry about stray dust particles and other oddities dirtying your air. Better yet, all the grime is sucked up out into the automatic cleaning station at the push of a button in what is, by far, the coolest feature of the vacuum cleaner. Each Jet Stick is equipped with a transparent dustbin that you will see filling up as you clean. When you’re done, simply hang it up on the Clean Station (where it also charges), press a button, and presto, the machine sucks up all the dust and debris into a hidden, self-sealing dust bag. There’s no more struggling with your vacuum to find said dust bag, or inhaling a cloud of dirt when you throw it in the trash. Push the button and watch the grime get sucked into its bag (it’s pretty fun to watch, TBH) in a completely mess-free way.
I’m also impressed with the seriousness with which the Samsung team created the included attachments. As someone who likes to clean furniture, the car and between baseboards, but can never find the right attachment, the Bespoke Jet Vacuum is a dream.
Each vacuum comes with a convenient charging accessory holder and a handful of accessories, including a pet brush, crevice tool, combination tool and extension wand. It’s great for two reasons: 1) it plugs into a wall outlet for charging and storing the spare battery, and 2) it’s a convenient place to stash. everything your tools and never lose them again. I just leave mine right next to the vacuum where everything is neatly organized and ready for me when I need to change things up.
Overall, I’m quite loving my Samsung Bespoke Jet Cordless Vacuum. Same goes for my boyfriend, who dubbed it ‘pretty adorable’ and said ‘this is impressing all our friends, it’s like a cool party trick’. I agree with him that it’s fun to see all the dirt being sucked into the trash can (lots of Elf quotes in this household – “Very bad!”), but that’s more practical than anything else. And it sits so well in the corner, always charging and never an eyesore, unlike any other vacuum I’ve ever owned.
Now it’s not perfect. The first problem I have is that the charge does not last this long. There are three settings: Medium Mode, Max Mode, and Jet Mode. Since we’re fighting so much fur, we usually run it on the highest Max mode, which only gives us about 10 minutes of runtime. Mid mode is much more forgiving and lasts around 30 minutes on a full charge, while Jet mode (which I only used to test) only has Three moment of power. Yes, the thing is pretty much always on charge, but on days when I want to do a full, deep cleaning of the house, having to go back and forth to change batteries isn’t exactly practical.
I also noticed that the bags are quite small (and expensive!). Each vacuum comes with four 2-liter dust bags that are *supposed* to last around a year. Now again we have a lot of fur so mine filled in about 6-8 weeks. I wouldn’t mind, but the Clean Station bags are sold separately in packs of five for $40 – not exactly pocket change. But, then again, at least you don’t have to throw them away yourself.
My few hiccups aside, I think it’s worth it. Is $899 expensive for a vacuum cleaner? Yes, absolutely – the Bespoke Jet Vacuum is an expensive investment. But its convenience and splendor are worth it, IMO. It’s a timeless piece that will take the chore out of vacuuming. Shop the Samsung Bespoke Jet range of cordless vacuum cleaners at Samsung, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Wayfair or Amazon.
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