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Moosoo XL-618A Review

If you are shopping for a stick vacuum and don't want to break the bank, then we think this is a great option
Moosoo XL-618A
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Price:   $115 List | $125 at Amazon
Pros:  Great value, convenient, does well with hard floors
Cons:  Could be better at carpet
Manufacturer:   Moosoo
By David Wise and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Jan 5, 2021
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  • Convenience - 35% 7
  • Hard Surface Cleaning - 30% 7
  • Ease of Use - 20% 6
  • Carpet Cleaning - 15% 5

Our Verdict

If you are on the hunt for a new stick vacuum and stomach the thought of spending hundreds for a top-tier model, then we highly recommend that you check out the Moosoo XL-618A. This vacuum is convenient and easy to use, all while doing a solid job at cleaning hard floors. While this vacuum might not have done the best at carpets, we still think it's a great product and don't have any issue recommending it for anyone shopping on a budget.

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Pros Great value, convenient, does well with hard floorsUnmatched cleaning performance, very convenient and easy to useGreat battery life, fantastic at cleaning hard floors, very easy to useCompact, great at cleaning carpet, convenientFantastic cleaning power, versatile, easy to use
Cons Could be better at carpetExceptionally expensive, on the loud side, doesn't pick up well when going "reverse" over debrisA little priceyShort battery life, expensiveHeavy, loud
Bottom Line We highly recommend this vacuum to anyone who wants decent cleaning performance and is shopping on a budgetWhile this product excelled in all of our tests and is undeniably the top performer when it comes to stick vacuums, the V10 is incredibly priceyFor those that want the best of the best when it comes to cordless vacuums, this product is a great choiceThe V8 by Dyson is an exceptional cordless vacuum that cleans great but might clean out your walletThe Rocket is the top product that you can get with unmatched cleaning power
Rating Categories Moosoo XL-618A Dyson V10 Absolute Shark IONFlex Dyson V8 Absolute Shark Rocket...
Convenience (35%)
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6
Hard Surface Cleaning (30%)
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Ease Of Use (20%)
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Carpet Cleaning (15%)
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Specs Moosoo XL-618A Dyson V10 Absolute Shark IONFlex Dyson V8 Absolute Shark Rocket...
Weight 5.1 lbs 5.9 lbs 8.9 lbs 5.6 lbs 10 lbs
Cordless Battery Life 22:40 min:sec 8:19 min:sec 11:44 min:sec 8:19 min:sec N/A
Maximum Corded Reach N/A N/A N/A N/A 33.5 ft.
Measured Charge Time 340 min. 190 min. 210 min. 240 min. N/A
Noise Level 67 dBa 78 dBa 74 dBa 77 dBa 77.5 dBa
Model Number XL-618A V10 IF200W (we tested) V8 HV380W
Battery Type Lithium-ion NCA or Li-aluminum (a type of Lithium-ion) Lithium-ion Lithium-ion N/A
Measured Cleaning Path Width 7.75" 9" 8" 9" 8"
Variable Suction Control Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Brush On/Off Switch: No No Slows the brush for hard floor No Slows the brush for hard floor
Storage Wall Mount only Wall Mount Freestanding
in MultiFLEX storage mode
Wall Mount only Wall Mount; Or can detatch the top and hang it on the bottom and have it stand upright
Bag Type Bagless Bagless Bagless Bagless Bagless
Swivel Head Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Soft Bumper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cordless Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Our Analysis and Test Results

We also like that this vacuum includes attachments that let it double as a handheld vacuum, further increasing the versatility of this product.

Performance Comparison


The XL-618A is a good budget option even if it isn't the best...
The XL-618A is a good budget option even if it isn't the best overall cleaner.
Credit: Laura Casner

Convenience


Our first testing metric rated and ranked how convenient it is to clean with each of these vacuums. We looked at how versatile each vacuum is, whether they are corded and cordless, their weight, and how easy it is to store all of the attachments. The Moosoo XL-618A did very well, earning one of the better scores of the bunch.


As we mentioned before, this is one of the better options if you are looking for a stick vacuum that can double as a handheld vacuum, making it a practical tool for cleaning the majority of places in your home. It's very easy to remove and attach different sections with the click-button locking mechanism. We found the included handheld attachment to also be quite effective and easy to use. On top of all that, this vacuum is one of the lighter options of the group, tipping the scale at just over 5 pounds.


This is a cordless stick vacuum and it performed fairly well in our runtime tests. The manufacturer claims that it can last for up to 28 minutes on low power, which aligned well with our hands-on testing. We got just shy of 23 minutes when running this vacuum on high.


However, it does take around 5 hours and 40 minutes to fully recharge in our experience. When it comes to storage, it is designed to be wall mounted but we found it can balance against a table or wall decently well if you don't want to drill holes in your wall for a mount.

The floor before the flour cleaning test.
You can see this stick vacuum's cleaning performance by the stripe...

Hard Surface Cleaning


Next, we ran the Moosoo XL-618A through our first series of cleaning tests, evaluating how well it does at vacuuming up various types of messes from hard floors. We used rice, flour, cereal, pet hair, and oatmeal as our various types of messes, finding that the Moosoo XL-618A did well above average but a bit below the top-tier models.


The Moosoo XL-618A got off to a good start in this metric, earning one of the better scores when it came to cleaning up rice. It sucked up just about all of the rice we spread out in a single pass, provided we went slow. It also didn't drop any grains when moving backwards. This vacuum also did quite well when it came to picking up flour, even though its performance did drop a small amount.

However, we found this stick vacuum only delivered mediocre results when it came to cleaning up larger items, like Cheerios. It tended to crush them up and get clogged in our experience — to the point where we needed to stop vacuuming and shake the entire brush head to free them.

Fortunately, performance rebounded when it came to pet hair and oats. The Moosoo XL-618A did a fine job getting all of the hair from hard floors and picked up all of the oats in a single pass — similar to the rice.

This vacuum did well at cleaning up flour from the carpet but fell a...
This vacuum did well at cleaning up flour from the carpet but fell a little short with other types of messes.
Credit: Laura Casner

Ease of Use


Our next metric scored how easy to use we found each stick vacuum to be. We awarded points based on how maneuverable each vacuum is, how loud they are, how easily they can clean under furniture and close to the edges of a room, and the different cleaning modes available. The Moosoo XL-618A delivered an alright set of results, earning a score just above average.


This vacuum has both a high and low power modes and you can easily switch between modes by pulling the trigger. However, there isn't an option to turn the rotating brush head off.

This vacuum has a low and high power mode, as well as a snap-lock to...
This vacuum has a low and high power mode, as well as a snap-lock to switch to handheld mode.
Credit: Laura Casner

We did find that the Moosoo XL-618A will clean in very close to an edge when approaching it head-on but leaves a decent amount of debris behind when moving parallel to the edge.

The swivel steering makes this vacuum very maneuverable.
The swivel steering makes this vacuum very maneuverable.
Credit: Laura Casner

This unit has swivel steering, making it very easy to handle, and is one of the quieter vacuums, measuring in at around 67 dBa.


This vacuum can also clean about 27" under most pieces of furniture, perfect for getting under coffee tables or couches.

Credit: Austin Palmer

Carpet Cleaning


Our last set of tests for this product focused on its performance at cleaning carpets. We used the same types of messes as our hard floor metric but the performance of the Moosoo XL-618A dropped quite a bit overall, earning it a lackluster score.


This vacuum got off to a middling start in the rice test, taking 3-4 passes to collect all of the rice from the flat carpet. We also found that rice would usually fall out of the vacuum once you turned off the brushroll, necessitating subsequent cleaning. It did even worse on the fluffier carpet, leaving quite a bit of mess behind in the deeper piles.


This vacuum did improve a bit when it came to cleaning flour from flat carpet, doing quite well and getting most of the mess. Regrettably, performance plummeted when it came to collecting the Cheerios. It not only left behind tons of debris on both types of carpet but also would routinely clog itself up in the process.

The pet hair we laid out prior to our test.
There was still plenty of pet hair remaining in the carpet after...

It also didn't particularly impress us when it came to cleaning up pet hair or oats, leaving plenty behind even after multiple passes.

Value


While this vacuum might not have done the best at cleaning carpets, we still think it is a great bargain option. Most of the models that outperformed it cost hundreds of dollars more and we think it is a great option if you are looking for the most bang for the buck.

Conclusion


All in all, we would recommend the Moosoo XL-618A without hesitation to anyone searching for a great bargain buy when it comes to a new stick vacuum. We think it's convenient and easy to use, all while delivering solid cleaning results for these types of products. While it did leave a bit to be desired when it came to cleaning carpets, it did alright with light messes and would pair well with a full-size upright vacuum that can handle the harder stuff, particularly with fluffier carpet. Luckily, the Moosoo XL-618A retails a price much lower than the top stick vacuums, leaving much more room in your budget for getting a full-size as well.

David Wise and Austin Palmer