In our last review, we talked about the Dirt Devil Gator vacuum. Well, today we’re going to hit on another handheld vacuum, one that we actually like a lot — the RapidClean 41A, by Eureka.
The RapidClean is an updated model on Eureka’s immensely popular EasyClean device, which is one of the best-selling vacuums in all of Amazon. The RapidClean raises the stakes even higher now.
“First thing’s first — this vacuum is super lightweight and portable,” says Jamie Chan. “When you’re in the market for a handheld vacuum, that’s arguably the top priority. Since you’re going to be using this vacuum everywhere from your kitchen to your bathroom to your garage and in your car, being able to use in from place to place is crucial.” On this point, the RapidClean doesn’t disappoint.
What else is important when choosing a handheld vac? Suction power, of course. What good is a vacuum if it can’t handle the mess you’re trying to clean up? We’re happy to report that the 41A has improved suction power over its predecessor, clocking in at 6 amps as opposed to just 5 amps.
We tested this machine in several scenarios, such as picking up a spilled bowl of cereal, dirt dragged onto a carpet, and a mess in the car, and the 41A performed quite well.
And last but not least, let’s discuss pricepoint. For a handheld vac, pricing can vary wildly in some cases, The 41A comes in at around $45, which can either be a screaming bargain, or badly overpriced, depending on your budget and perspective.
We tend to think it’s a fair value for such a capable handheld — maybe a bit over the average price, but you have to consider value here.