ONSON Stick Vacuum Cleaner Review [Cordless Vacuum]
Cordless convertible stick vacuums are perfect for everyday vacuuming and automobile detailing. While many fall short in terms of battery life and suction power, Onson bucks these trends with this stick vacuum. Recently upgraded with a boost in suction strength, the lightweight, portable Onson Stick Vacuum boasts a 40-minute maximum runtime and two interchangeable brushrolls.
Under 5 Pounds
The sleek red-and-graphite Onson stick vacuum is incredibly lightweight. At a mere 4.85 pounds, anyone can lift and carry the stick vacuum up the stairs or across the house. The vacuum is also comfortable to hold during long cleaning sessions. The robust handle allows for a wrap-around grip, eliminating wrist strain and hand fatigue.
While the Onson stick vac performs well on hardwoods, low to medium-pile carpet and tile, the design of the vacuum doesn’t limit it to floor-only cleaning. In seconds, you can turn the stick vacuum into a handheld vac and use it to clean blinds, car interiors and more with the crevice wand and dual-purpose dusting brush.
Two Types of Brushrolls
Maneuvering around corners is a breeze thanks to the floor head’s ability to pivot 180 degrees, and a pair of smooth wheels drastically reduces the force needed to push the vacuum. With its slim height, the floor nozzle can fit under clearances of 3.2 inches. It’s even equipped with running headlights for enhanced visibility in dimly lit areas.
The 9.6-inch-wide floor nozzle comes with two kinds of brushrolls that you can switch between quickly, and it has an edge-to-edge window that lets you check for tangles at a glance. The hard-bristled helix-patterned brushroll is made for vacuuming carpets, and the soft double-V rolling brush is suitable for bare-floor vacuuming.
High-Powered Variable Suction
Onson gives you two levels of suction strength from which to choose – standard and max. One push of the chrome button increases the suction to 12,000 pascals so that you can tackle extra-dirty floors. The trigger provides on-demand suction; however, you can make the suction continuous by sliding the lock on top of the handle.
The 150-watt stick vacuum generates multiple cyclones of suction to separate dust from debris. Once sifted, the debris falls into the transparent 0.55-liter dirt cup, which opens from the button. Simultaneously, fine dust travels through the washable HEPA filtration disc that sits in a clog-preventing cone.
40-Minute Battery Cycle
For its convertible stick vacuum, Onson used a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. With the battery’s high capacity of 2,200 mAh, you can vacuum for 20 minutes on max mode and 40 minutes on standard mode. This gives you enough time to vacuum multiple rooms or your entire car if you start with a fully charged battery.
To recharge the battery, Onson provides an easy-to-use adapter that plugs into an electrical outlet, which replenishes the battery in 4 to 5 hours. While the stick vac is charging, you can store it and both attachments on the docking base. The base can be kept on a tabletop, or you can mount it to the wall.
Don’t Pass on This One
You’ll love how easy it is to maneuver the Onson Stick Vacuum, pivoting stick vacuum – even the handle is ergonomic. The suction is surprisingly strong for a stick vacuum. It excels at allergen filtration and large-mess pickup, and the vacuum comes with two types of brushrolls and handheld tools.
Although the battery life drops from 40 to 20 minutes in max mode, 20 minutes is the average runtime you get from less powerful stick vacs. To find out how the Onson Stick Vacuum’s suction, maneuverability and working time compares to similarly styled models, we compared it with stick vacs by Tineco, Moosoo and Shark.
ONSON vs. Tineco Stick Vacuum
Like the Onson Stick Vacuum, the Tineco A10 Hero is equipped with an ergonomic grip-styled handle. Their handles have an on-demand suction trigger, which can be locked for continuous suction via sliding a switch. While both generate suction at two speeds, the Tineco stick vac’s motor is stronger by 200 watts.
Both stick vacs hover at around 5 pounds. Their floor heads swivel, roll on a pair of wheels and have running headlights and a brushroll window. Although it’s easy to interchange the Onson’s two brushrolls, the Tineco vacuum’s single brushroll does the job of both, and it cleans along a 0.8-inch wider path.
For off-floor and car cleaning, you can transform either the Onson or the Tineco A10 Hero vacuum into a hand vac. Each one comes with a dual-purpose dust brush, a crevice tool and a dock with tool-storage inserts. However, Tineco also provides a motorized brush designed for upholstered surfaces.
Lithium-ion is the battery of choice for Tineco and Onson, but the Onson stick vac’s battery has a 200-milliampere higher capacity. Therefore, the Onson’s battery lasts 10 to 15 minutes longer, yet the Tineco’s battery charges 1 hour faster. Both vacuums can charge while on their respective docks; however, only the Onson dock can be wall-mounted.
Dust, animal hair and pollen won’t recirculate into the air thanks to the inclusion of a washable HEPA filter in the Onson and the A10 Hero stick vacuums. Each stick vac’s dirt cup opens from the bottom with a single button push, but the Onson model has a bigger debris capacity – 0.5 liters to the Tineco’s 0.4 liters.
ONSON vs. MOOSOO Stick Vacuum
In terms of suction, you get a tad bit more power with the Onson Stick Vacuum. The 150-watt stick vac produces 12,000 pascals of suction, which is 2,000 pascals more than the 120-watt Moosoo vacuum cleaner. Since both dual-speed vacs have locking triggers, you don’t have to keep your finger on them while you vacuum.
Running headlights make both all-floor stick vacs great for under-furniture cleaning. Each one has two wheels and a swiveling joint to maximize their maneuverability, but the Onson stick vac pivots at a wider angle, and it comes with two brushrolls instead of one. However, the MooSoo stick vacuum boasts a bigger cleaning path.
The design of these stick vacuums’ handles helps you maintain your grip, but the MooSoo’s angled D-shape handle is easier on the wrist than the Onson’s straight gun-grip style handle. When you use either model as a handheld vacuum, you have a dust/crevice tool at your disposal. The Onson Stick Vacuum also comes with a long crevice wand.
While the runtime range of 20 to 40 minutes is lengthy, the MooSoo’s working time is a little longer from 30 to 45 minutes total. Their 2,200 mAh lithium-ion batteries take up to 5 hours to recharge. Both stick vacs do come with a wall-mounted dock, but only the Onson’s dock as a spot for the handheld tools.
HEPA filtration protects from airborne allergens. Since their HEPA filters are rinsable, you can save money and reuse them. Multi-cyclonic suction reduces the likelihood of clogs, and both stick vacs’ dirt cups open from the bottom instead of the top. However, as far as capacity goes, the MooSoo stick vacuum’s is 1-liter larger.
ONSON vs. Shark Stick Vacuum
The difference between the Onson Stick Vacuum’s and the Shark Rocket DuoClean’s suction is drastic since the Shark isn’t a cordless vacuum. Both the 150-watt Onson and the 600-watt Shark can be set to run at one of two continuous-suction speeds. However, the Onson’s speed button is easier to use than the Shark’s thumb sliding switch.
Slim, swiveling floor heads allow the 4.85-pound Onson stick vac and the 9.9-pound Shark vacuum to clean close to wall and furniture edges. Additionally, their bright headlights ensure you can see all debris. While the Onson and the Shark stick vacuums come with two comprehensive brushrolls, the Shark is designed to house both rolling brushes at once.
You have the option of transforming these stick vacuums into a handheld version for above-floor cleaning chores. Each manufacturer includes a crevice wand and a combo brush, but the Shark’s 2-in-1 brush can be used on hard and upholstered surfaces. Plus, the Rocket DuoClean also has a handheld-mode headlight.
Although the Shark’s wall dock doesn’t offer tool storage, the vacuum does come with an onboard storage clip. The Onson is equipped with a lithium-ion battery that runs for up to 40 minutes per charge. However, the Shark Rocket DuoClean HV382 has a 30-foot power cord, which provides an unlimited runtime.
Both Onson and Shark did a great job with the filtration system. The Onson vacuum contains a rinsable HEPA filter, and the Shark Rocket DuoClean HV382 has a foam-and-felt pre-filter as well as a post-motor filter. Their dirt cups are hygienic, opening from the bottom, but the Shark’s cup can hold 0.31 liters’ more debris than the Onson’s cup can.