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VonHaus 600W 2-in-1 Review

This inexpensive model cleans decently, especially when it comes to hard surfaces
VonHaus 600W 2-in-1
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Price:   $40 List | $34.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Decent at cleaning hard surfaces, inexpensive
Cons:  Harder to use, loud
Manufacturer:   VonHaus
By David Wise and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Jul 28, 2021
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RANKED
#13 of 14
  • Convenience - 35% 4
  • Hard Surface Cleaning - 30% 6
  • Ease of Use - 20% 4
  • Carpet Cleaning - 15% 5

Our Verdict

Earning a low score, the VonHaus 600W 2-in-1 didn't particularly impress us. This vacuum is almost as loud as a traditional upright, isn't particularly convenient to use, and delivered only an average performance on carpeted surfaces. However, it does a bit better when it comes to hard surfaces, and the price makes this a widely accessible option. While there are far better-performing models to be found, this might be a decent pick for those who only have hard surfaces to clean and are on a particularly tight budget.

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Pros Decent at cleaning hard surfaces, inexpensiveConvenient to use, great at cleaningFantastic cleaning power, versatile, easy to useGreat value, convenient, does well with hard floorsInexpensive
Cons Harder to use, loudA bit loudHeavy, loudCould be better at carpetPoor carpet cleaning ability, harder to use, less convenient
Bottom Line This inexpensive model cleans decently, especially when it comes to hard surfacesIf you are looking for the absolute best of the best when it comes to stick vacuums, this is one of our all-time favoritesThis corded model has excellent cleaning power and is great for those that need to clean heavier messesIf you are shopping for a stick vacuum and don't want to break the bank, then we think this is a great optionThis lightweight vacuum may be super cheap, but don't expect much in terms of performance
Rating Categories VonHaus 600W 2-in-1 Shark Rocket Pet Pro Shark Rocket DuoClean Moosoo XL-618A Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik
Convenience (35%)
4.0
8.0
6.0
7.0
4.0
Hard Surface Cleaning (30%)
6.0
8.0
9.0
7.0
5.0
Ease Of Use (20%)
4.0
8.0
8.0
6.0
4.0
Carpet Cleaning (15%)
5.0
8.0
7.0
5.0
3.0
Specs VonHaus 600W 2-in-1 Shark Rocket Pet Pro Shark Rocket DuoClean Moosoo XL-618A Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik
Weight 4.5 lbs 7.8 lbs 10 lbs 5.1 lbs 3.4 lbs
Cordless Battery Life n/a 20:37
min:sec
n/a 22:40 min:sec n/a
Maximum Corded Reach 21 ft n/a 33.5 ft n/a 17.5 ft
Measured Charge Time n/a 150 min n/a 340 min n/a
Noise Level 77 dBa 73 dBa 77.5 dBa 67 dBa 73.5 dBa
Model Number EPT2 IZ163H HV380W XL-618A SD20000RED
Battery Type n/a Lithium-ion n/a Lithium-ion n/a
Measured Cleaning Path Width 8.75" 10.25" 8" 7.75" 9"
Variable Suction Control No Yes No Yes No
Brush On/Off Switch? n/a Slows the brush for hard floor Slows the brush for hard floor No n/a
Storage Stands up; falls over easily Freestanding in MultiFLEX storage mode Wall Mount; or can detatch the top and hang on the bottom to stand upright Wall mount only Stands up; falls over easily
Bag Type Bagless Bagless Bagless Bagless Bagless
Swivel Head? No Yes Yes Yes No
Soft Bumper? No No Yes Yes No
Cordless? No Yes No Yes No

Our Analysis and Test Results

To rank and judge these products and determine our award winners, we conducted a comprehensive series of side-by-side tests. These ranged from collecting Cheerios on flat carpet to seeing exactly how far under a typical sofa each product could reach. This compact VonHaus 2-in-1 can transform into a handheld model and is one of the least expensive models that we evaluated. However, when put through our rigorous tests, it was also one of the lowest performers overall. That said, it did have some small successes in a few areas.

Performance Comparison


The VonHaus 600W 2-in-1 is mostly underwhelming, though it does a...
The VonHaus 600W 2-in-1 is mostly underwhelming, though it does a few redeeming qualities, not least of which is the friendly price point.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Convenience


Meriting the highest weight out of all of our rating metrics, the set of tests that comprised our convenience metric account for 35% of the total score for each stick vacuum. We compared how proficient each vacuum was at cleaning areas of the home other than the floors, how much each product weighed, whether or not it was cordless or corded, its maximum cord reach or battery life, and how stable each vacuum was standing up. The VonHaus did not perform terribly well in this set of assessments, earning a rather subpar score.


The VonHaus 2-in-1 converts into a small, handheld vacuum to clean up messes off the floor, with a few attachments that slip on for different cleaning tasks. There is no locking mechanism to hold these attachments in place, but they didn't seem prone to falling off in our tests. This vacuum is a corded model (though the cord isn't particularly long) and on the lighter side when compared to the rest of the group. It can stand up on its own, but it isn't particularly stable and is prone to being inadvertently knocked over.

The VonHaus in handheld mode.
The VonHaus in handheld mode.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Hard Surface Cleaning


Accounting for 30% of the total score, this metric ranked second to the convenience metric in terms of importance. We used oats, cereal (Cheerios), pet hair, rice, and flour as different types of test debris, ranking each vacuum on how well it collected each mess from our section of hardwood flooring. The VonHaus delivered a decently solid performance in this realm.


This model started this set of tests with an exceptional performance at collecting rice, picking up all of the debris in its entirety, matching the performance of some of our top models. However, the performance of the VonHaus in our flour pickup test was a stark contrast to the rice test. This vacuum did an absolutely abysmal job at collecting rice, taking over 20 passes in an area even to get it close to it being suitably clean.

The VonHaus severely struggled at picking up flour.
The VonHaus severely struggled at picking up flour.
Credit: Austin Palmer

This vacuum bounced back a little bit in our cereal collection test. It took some maneuvering to collect the cereal rather than just push it around, but it eventually collected them all. The VonHaus also did a great job at picking up pet hair and finished out this metric with a solid performance in the oat collection test. It only took about 1.5 passes to get all the oats, once again piling the debris up for a bit before actually collecting it.

The VonHaus did a decent job at collecting oats.
The VonHaus did a decent job at collecting oats.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Ease of Use


Ease of Use tests took credit for 20% of the final score, with the VonHaus achieving a less than desirable result. We based this on evaluating how many different cleaning modes were available on each product, how well each vacuum could clean under a sofa and along the edges of a room, as well as its noise level and handling.


The VonHaus lost some points right from the start, as it has absolutely zero adjustability in terms of cleaning modes or options. It redeemed itself slightly when it came to our edging test, performing very similarly to some top scorers.

The VonHaus did an excellent job at cleaning along edges.
The VonHaus did an excellent job at cleaning along edges.
Credit: Austin Palmer

However, this model couldn't maintain an upward trend, with its performance dropping significantly in our furniture test. It only reached about 11" under our simulated sofa, significantly lagging behind the 37" of the top models.

The VonHaus didn't reach very far under furniture.
The VonHaus didn't reach very far under furniture.
Credit: Austin Palmer

This vacuum comes with a handful of attachments but has no onboard storage, meaning you'll have to keep all of the included accessories in the plastic bag they came in or some other location of your choosing. The VonHaus is also quite loud — loud enough even to be mistaken for a full-size upright model — though it is conveniently lightweight at a mere 4.5 pounds.

We didn't find this model particularly easy to use.
We didn't find this model particularly easy to use.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Carpet Cleaning


We evaluated the performance of each stick vacuum at cleaning soft flooring for the final aspect of our review. This test component accounted for the residual 15% of the final score, with a similar set of tests to those used for our hard surface assessment. This time, however, we used both a flat and fluffy carpet instead of hard floors. The VonHaus finished out with a middle-of-the-road performance.


The 2-in-1 started off with a solid performance when it came to collecting rice, only taking two passes on flat carpet and eight on fluffy carpet to sufficiently clean everything. Though it piled up the rice at first, it collected it immediately after that, matching the performance of some of our top-tier models. The VonHaus also did a decent job at vacuuming up flour from flat carpet, though it wasn't the best.

This vacuum performed solidly well in this test.
This vacuum performed solidly well in this test.
Credit: Austin Palmer

When collecting Cheerios, the VonHaus did a slightly above-average job. Again, it would pile them up before collecting most of them, but it usually still left a few stragglers and fragments behind that it struggled to pick up. However, this model couldn't keep its trend going in the pet hair challenge, doing an overall poor job at extracting pet hair from carpet. It also struggled at collecting oats, taking a multitude of passes, and still leaving oat residue behind.

The VonHaus did a slightly above average job at cleaning rice.
The VonHaus did a slightly above average job at cleaning rice.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Value


The VonHaus is an inexpensive vacuum that didn't perform terribly well. It's not a great value but isn't the worst you can get if you are on a super tight budget.

Conclusion


While the VonHaus 600W 2-in-1 matched the performance of our top models in some tests, it performed inconsistently, delivering terrible results in other tests. This might be a solid choice for small apartments with no pets, but some models don't cost too much more and perform significantly better. That said, this is also the least expensive model that you can get that will transform into a handheld model. This makes it an option for someone who wants a discount auxiliary vacuum to stash in their boat, RV, or similar place for quick cleanup of light messes.

David Wise and Austin Palmer