Busy kitchens make all kinds of messes, and you have to be ready to deal with just about anything that comes along. Many handheld cordless vacuum cleaners are good for small spills and the occasional spot-dusting in a corner your upright may have missed, but the Dust Buster WELIKERA takes things up a level with a versatile set of attachments and a sealed intake nozzle that can whisk up liquid spills, such as overturned cereal bowls and tipped juice glasses.
The ability to tackle both wet and dry spills makes the WELIKERA a natural fit for most kitchens, but this cordless vac really starts to shine in other areas of the house, where its suite of attachments comes in handy for plenty of different cleanup jobs. Unlike most cordless models in its range, this vacuum has a flexible hose attachment that can snake under a car seat or around a tight corner. It has a dedicated pet hair eraser that strips fur from fabric in a single pass. The scraper tool is also really effective at hitting the always-dusty trench of your window sill. Cleanup is relatively easy too, since the detachable plastic tank pops off and comes clean with a quick rinse in the sink.
As impressive as its list of features sounds, nothing really compares to getting firsthand user reviews from owners of the WELIKERA. That’s why I had a look through the reviews and the technical details for this model posted on Amazon, to see what it’s like to own one of these vacuums and to help you get a feel for where it might fit in your house or car.
Welikera Handheld Vacuum Summary
- Product name: Dust Buster Cordless, WELIKERA
- Cord Type: Cordless
- Bag Type: Bagless
- Floor Type: Multi Floor
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 5.9 x 5 inches
- Item Weight: 2.7 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
- Manufacturer: Dust Buster
- Item Model Number: N/A
- Battery: Lithium ion
- Customer Reviews: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Smart charge – The WELIKERA’s smart-charge battery continuously monitors its charge level and shuts down when it gets up to a full load. In operation, the strong lithium ion battery is able to run at reduced power levels to extend a single charge for as long as possible.
Stainless steel filter – The stainless steel filter inside this WELIKERA hand vac is exceptionally good at drawing out fine grains of dust and pollen from the air passing through it. Dust Buster estimates that its filter can work up to 20 times more efficiently than a standard HEPA filter.
LED indicator – This handheld vac uses a friendly blue LED indicator light to let you know when it has a full charge. The light doesn’t draw much power, and so it stays lit while the vac is on standby after charging.
Pet hair eraser – One of the WELIKERA’s more useful attachments is a stiff-bristled pet hair eraser that powers up those fur deposits cats and dogs like to leave wherever they’ve been sleeping.
You can’t always learn what you need to know from perusing the technical specs of a handheld cordless vacuum cleaner like the WELIKERA. That’s why I’ve gone over the 400+ buyers’ reviews on Amazon to see what ordinary people like, don’t like, and aren’t sure that they like about this model handheld vac. Taken together, they paint a picture of this cordless vacuum and what it’s like to own it.
The Dust Buster WELIKERA cordless vac weighs a mere 2.7 pounds and has tight enough dimensions to be kept and used even in the close quarters of a compact car or a crowded laundry room. Lifting and using the unit hardly takes any strength at all, and the smooth surface of the handle is comfortable to hold for as long as it takes to get the dishwasher detergent off the floor of the kitchen or the pet hair off of the top of the ottoman. A very convenient front-mounted light illuminates the spot you’re about to go over, which is good for spotting loose change and other items that don’t belong in the collection tank, while the overall balance and heft of the thing encourage a light, easy grip that’s good for sweeping side-to-side for maximum area coverage on a single pass.
A verified buyer who posts under the name B.Z. had this to say:
“This guy is right the size to hold in hand, and it is very effective for its function while it’s also considerably quiet which is a big plus. It also has a light that could be turned on if you’re working in a low-light environment, which I found very helpful. Overall, the build quality is supreme, and I really like it!”
This vacuum comes with rather more attachments than is usual at its price point. Solidly equipped with a flexible hose attachment and two brush attachments, one of which is designed specifically for getting up pet hair, the WELIKERA is set up to take on most of the small to medium cleaning jobs you need it for. Between uses, the attachments can be kept neatly out of the way inside a black zip-up bag designed for the purpose that comes with the vacuum.
One user, who had formerly used the corded version of the WELIKERA, had this to say about using it in his car:
“This vacuum works great for reaching the small areas in my car that were just a HASSLE to try and hit with my house vacuum. I especially like the light on the end of the vacuum that helps with targeting stuff under the seats.”
“Getting in between the seats and the door/the center console and under the seats is much easier now, and since the vacuum can be charged I no longer have to string an electrical cord through my apartment window. The vacuum holds a charge for about 30 min – which is plenty long enough to clean my whole 4-door hatchback.”
We judge a vacuum first by how powerful its suction is, and second by everything else. The WELIKERA seems to hold its own in this all-important area, though some users rated it average for suction. The more common assessment of its power is pretty well represented by this user, who bought the unit for keeping the interior of her car clean:
“The suction on this vacuum is awesome! I was surprised how much suction power this thing has despite the size of this vacuum cleaner.”
Dust Buster sends a manual along with the accessories of every WELIKERA cordless vacuum. In that manual, the company claims their handheld vac can go from totally flat to a fully charged battery in somewhere between 3 and 4 hours. After that, the vacuum is expected to hold a charge through up to 25 minutes of regular work.
Some users, such as this one, got even better performance than the manual predicted:
“Great Vacuum cleaner. Does everything that is stated. It is excellent for clearing dust off shelved books, the tops of furniture such as arm chairs and the settee, and down the sides of the seating with the longer nozzle. I used it in the kitchen for a small sugar spillage that saved me having to get out the large household vacuum. . . The battery charger it stands on can be hidden from view stood behind something easily. Never tested it for the full thirty minutes, but there is plenty of suction left after a full 15 minutes of use for the next time being used before re-charge.”
Ease of Cleaning
Like many cordless vacs in its range, the WELIKERA has a bagless plastic cup to collect waste. From the reviews, most people seem happy with how easy it is to pop off the container and rinse it out. At least one user, however, expressed regret that the cup wasn’t a little larger, since it has to be emptied relatively frequently.
Conclusion for Dust Buster Cordless, WELIKERA
The Dust Buster WELIKERA is priced a bit higher than some other best sellers, but it’s still far from the most expensive unit on the market. Considering how many attachments, written materials and accessories, such as the carrying/storage case with handles, come with it, it just isn’t realistic to hope for e much lower price.
A relatively powerful handheld cordless vacuum, the WELIKERA has a powerful cyclonic motor that draws at a strength most people seem to be pleased with. You can get even more suction out of this unit by attaching its standard tool, which focuses the flow of air and produces an even stronger uptake through the front of the nozzle.
Most of the users who bought the Dust Buster WELIKERA seem happy with how lightweight and easy to carry it is. At an almost featherlight 2.7 pounds, the cordless model doesn’t put a serious strain on most people’s arms and hands during a typical half-hour interior detailing on your car – about the longest you’re likely to use it at one time.
The Dust Buster WELIKERA handheld cordless vacuum strikes a good balance between high power, lots of accessories and a price we can live with. The places where it excels are clearly in its powerful suction and thoughtful design, both of which make it easy to power through cleaning the upholstery inside your car or across the counter in your kitchen.