Jun 04, 2023
ORFELD EV696 Pro Vacuum Cleaner review
REVIEW – The ORFELD EV696 Pro Vacuum Cleaner lies down on the job! Apart from this vacuum being cordless and rechargeable, that may be its best feature. We have some powerful corded vacuums in our
REVIEW – The ORFELD EV696 Pro Vacuum Cleaner lies down on the job! Apart from this vacuum being cordless and rechargeable, that may be its best feature. We have some powerful corded vacuums in our home, that cannot go under beds. We’ve always had to move large beds to vacuum underneath them. No more. The ORFELD EV696 rotates left or right, level with the floor, and can reach under beds as far as I need it to.
The ORFELD EV696 is a cordless, rechargeable, vacuum for hard surface floors or low pile carpets and rugs.
The battery of the ORFELD vacuum can be charged while in the vacuum or separately if removed from the vacuum. I think the very best feature of the ORFELD EV696 is its ability to rotate and ‘lie sideways’ when vacuuming under beds or dressers.
All of the parts and pieces were well packed and in perfect condition on arrival. Assembly was intuitive as all of the pieces fit logically to form the vacuum.
It isn’t necessary to mount the charging cradle on a wall, although I eventually did. I initially charged the ORFELD standing next to a wall outlet.
The ORFELD has an easy to use push / pull control to extend or shorten the vacuum shaft. The round buttons on the side of the shaft at the top and bottom facilitate easy removal of the main vacuum shaft and attachment of the crevice tool.
The ORFELD reaches all the way under beds with a simple lean to the left or right. The vacuum’s spinning brush head also has great rotation so it can get into tight spaces as necessary.
These photos show post-vacuuming floors (I’m not allowed to show our dusty under-bed floors) and the ORFELD removed dust well enough to yield the coveted spousal approval. That’s huge!
I used the ORFELD EV696 to vacuum two family cars with the crevice nozzle attachment. That task made me wish a flexible hose attachment came with the ORFELD. I got the job done but with more hand fatigue than if a hose attachment had been possible.
To test whether the ORFELD EV696 did an effective sweep, and how well it captured debris to the sides of the brush head, I vacuumed coffee on our hard kitchen floor.
You can see in the video that no coffee is left behind from a single pass of the vacuum over the coffee.
Not much coffee is picked up at the sides of the head, so along baseboards it may be necessary at times to face the vacuum head directly against the baseboards. I.e. with the LED lights facing the baseboard.
And those LED lights… The Amazon description calls them bright. Uh, no. I wish they were actually bright.
The hard plastic tab under the trigger isn’t very comfortable during long vacuuming sessions. It could have been made to be more ergonomic.
As with many vacuums of this style, the ORFELD EV696 does not reliably stand, unsupported. You can get it to stand on its own but if someone barely touches it, to the floor it will fall with a bang. I know most people would just leave it in its charger. I put it in a corner of our laundry room and charge it as needed.
There were no ‘deal breaker’ negatives with the ORFELD EV696. We now reach for it most of the time for quick clean-ups of our kitchen and hardwood floor areas.
Price: $159.99Where to buy: AmazonSource: The sample of this product was provided by ORFELD.REVIEWPriceWhere to buySource