Il nostro voto:
Philips FC6148 01 is an electric handheld vacuum of fine workmanship, elegant, handy and powerful. The Dutch company, once again, confirms its top position as regards small appliances. The only potential flaw is a slightly limited autonomy compared to the many competitors.
How does the Philips FC6148 01 electric handheld vacuum fit into such a complex and varied sector? The market in question, in fact, has various models offered by all the main appliance brands currently on the market. Although mini vacuum cleaners are generally considered to be less powerful alternatives than the “standard” models, in reality the choice of a product requires some attention. In addition to power, in fact, handling and autonomy are factors that can determine the goodness or not of a specific model. Choosing a handheld vacuum therefore may not be so simple. In this particular article, therefore, we will analyze the product presented by the Dutch multinational in this context, trying to define the main characteristics it presents. In the next lines, therefore, we will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of a product that promises to be extremely interesting in any case.
Philips FC6148 01: features
Elegant and with rounded shapes, the device proposed by Philips in this area is rather attractive from an aesthetic point of view. With the approximately 800 grams of weight and measures equal to 16.5 x 45 x 16.5 centimeters, the appliance in question is also relatively easy to handle (extremely important feature in this sector). Still in ergonomic terms, it should be specified how the mini vacuum cleaner is equipped with a special handle. It is specially designed to facilitate the grip and management of the handheld vacuum, through a soft rubber coating, particularly pleasant to the touch. The design then reaches its peak when analyzing the nozzle, specially designed to be aerodynamic. Through this, in fact, it is possible to obtain an optimal collection of dust and various particles (even the smallest ones). Furthermore, the same component is essential when discharging the collected dirt. The nozzle, once removed, in fact allows easy unloading of the tank. This, with a capacity of 500 ml, can therefore be cleaned without the risk of dispersing dirt again in the surrounding area. The absence of bags and the cyclonic air flow therefore allow to optimize the suction power of this product. The double level filter also deserves a few words. In fact, it allows in the first instance to block the “coarser” dirt, while in the second level it concentrates on the smaller particles.
An environmentally friendly handheld vacuum equipped with various accessories
The 10.8 Volt model we are analyzing is equipped with a lithium ion battery. This solution is at the forefront and also allows for lower consumption compared to most products in the sector. In fact, Philips offers a useful solution to save electricity and therefore also appreciable from an ecological point of view. When charging the mini vacuum cleaner, the system it comes with stops charging when the battery is fully charged. This further solution allows to save further energy. The overall runtime of the Philips FC6148 01 is around 9 minutes. Finally, it is good to also consider the accessories included in the package at the time of purchase. In this sense, the classic suction nozzle can count on an alternative suitable for treating liquid dirt and another supported by bristles, for working on sofas or carpets. The supplied accessories can be stored in the special supports, specially integrated in the charging station.
Price of Philips FC6148 01
The price at which this model is usually available is decidedly above average. Despite this, the undeniable overall quality combined with the periodic discounts the handheld vacuum is subject to, make it extremely attractive to consumers.
Philips FC6148 01 can be considered a veteran mini vacuum cleaner in the sector, given that it has been available on digital stores since very far 2010. In such a consistent period of time, the model proposed by Philips has collected several thousand reviews. So what is the budget in this regard? According to most users, the model is to be promoted with flying colors. On average, two out of three reviews give this device the highest possible rating. Reading the various comments, it is possible to observe how, beyond the purely aesthetic side, lightness and power are appreciated. What are the weak points instead? The only characteristic in which this appliance seems to be slightly deficient is autonomy. Compared to the industry average, the 9 minutes of the battery are a bit limiting.
If it were still needed, Philips is confirmed as one of the most appreciable companies for small appliances. Philips FC6148 01 is an elegant instrument, easy to handle and capable of guaranteeing unsuspected suction power. Trying to find a potential flaw, there is rather little autonomy. Despite this, overall, the model treated appears to be decidedly above the sector average.