Spring cleaning season for me comes every November. I can hardly believe my last purge at home happened a year ago already.
This year, we had even more motivation to give away and dispose of stuff we don’t use or no longer need as we all actively did donation drives for the Yolanda typhoon victims. The items that were not appropriate to donate, we sold at our family garage sale in the house of Bita (my mom in law).
It took us a week or even more to sort through our closets, shelves and bodega. So during that time that sorting was going on, boxes were everywhere- in the garage, our back foyer and eventually in our living room. This was also the same time I was doing my brick wall project so there was also a lot of dust from the construction. Needless to say, the house was a huge mess. I kept patient and after two weeks of sorting, purging, construction of my wall, we got our home back again. Aaaah.
After the boxes and mess were gone, it was time to get down to really cleaning up. Perfect timing! I was excited to test my brand new Electrolux vacuum cleaner- a super “pogi” machine don’t you think?
But first, some trivia: Did you know that the first vacuum cleaner ever to be released into the market was by Electrolux? It was in 1912 when the Lux 1 (pictured below) was launched. See the evolution from this to my new friend Flexio II?
So with that kind of brand heritage comes a lot of product research and also credibility, so I was looking forward to checking how this cleaner would do especially because it was a wet and dry vacuum cleaner. I used to have a Rainbow vacuum cleaner but it eventually broke down, and I really did not find it practical to buy a replacement for it since it costs as much as a second hand car (yes! true!)! So when I saw this wet and dry cleaner I wanted to know if it would work as well as my previous one.
The Electrolux Flexio II is a barrel-type of vacuum cleaner that can handle up to 30L of liquid inside.
After the superficial, comes the functional pluses. All 3 attachments are tucked into this compartment in front- within reach and ready when you need it
I love that with the push of the button, the cord retracts- very neat (literally and figuratively).
The button is not only an on and off switch but also allows you to adjust the power of suctioning
But the most important thing for me is, as mentioned, its wet and dry functions. Like regular vacuum cleaners, it can pick up dirt and dust and it goes into this dust bag found in the inside compartment.
Personally, I prefer to use it as a wet vacuum wherein you put water into the compartment like so
So that when you vacuum, the dust and dirt is collected there and when you open, the particles are in the water so there are no chances of it getting blown into the air anymore. This is quite important for our households like ours who are prone to asthma and allergies.
You can even place drops of essential oil into the water so that when you vacuum, the room smells fresh too as the scented air escapes through the exhaust hatch at the back of the machine. Of course another function of a wet vacuum is that you can shampoo your couch or mattress or your car upholstery, and this machine can suction the water out of the upholstery with the water going into the barrel! So cool.
We’ve used several times already and so far, it gets 10 stars in my book. It is such a great, easy and versatile machine to help us keep the house clean and maintained. Plus it not only makes the job of yayas easier, it is also a nice incentive to get the kids to help around the house when they can because it feels like play.
Even our driver Andy is happy with this new handy helper. Since it is a heavy duty cleaner, it can be used in the garage, even in the garden or my kids’ crafts area where there is always small pieces of carton, wires and the like! I noticed that it’s so powerful it can pick up everything from dust, to stray hair and fibers even scrap paper, wood shavings and gravel. By the way, my new handy helper even has a blower function. You can use it to dry out carpets or small rugs, or blow out filings from a diy project or leaves from a porch.
I noticed that the vac can get a bit heavy if there’s a lot of water in the compartment, so good thing it has wheels that make it easy to move the cleaner around as needed.
The amazing news about the Flexio II Electrolux Vacuum cleaner is really the price. Especially compared to my last vacuum cleaner which, as I said, cost as much as a second hand car. This one is only selling at Php 7,295 and Electrolux is running holiday promos wherein appliances including this Flexio II vacuum cleaner and other models are sold at 50% off! If you can visit the Mommy Mundo bazaar this Sunday, it will be available then!
Electrolux as a brand is a great discovery for me now that I have my own home. (My last memory of the brand is when they used to have the famous “Friendly Electrolux man” TVCs.) I’ll share with you my other fave Electrolux appliances in my next posts. Its functions are so well thought out and really made to make our lives easier as moms and homemakers. Their slogan “Thinking of you” is quite perfect, I would say.
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