Last updated on January 15th, 2019 by Garrick Dee
So when I see a new brand that comes in and tries to compete against the big boys, my interest piques.
Welikera is one such brand that has been making waves at least in Amazon with more than 800 reviews and counting.
It’s a handheld vacuum with some premium features not found even in brands such as Black & Decker.
These features include HEPA filtration that’s washable and an LED light.
It comes with a flexible hose attachment that makes this a good car vacuum cleaner. Unfortunately all attachments do not have any locking feature like a Dyson or even a Dibea so that’s a minor red flag.
Whereas Black & Decker will set you back over $100, this one costs less than $60 so it’s a pretty good deal and a big reason why it’s a best seller right now.
A quick look at the features
- 100 watt motor
- Wet/dry capability
- CE FC and UL certified
- Battery is UL PSE and CE certified
- Charger also passed FL and UL certification
- Washable stainless steel HEPA filter
- 25 minute run time
- Takes 3 to 4 hours to fully charge
- Interchangeable tools make this a versatile cleaner for vehicles and inside the home
- Tools include a combination brush/nozzle and brush tool (this has stiff bristles)
- Transparent dirt bin helps you see dirt
- Lightweight and portable – great for vehicles and homes
- Comes with a washable HEPA filter
- Flexible hose allow this vacuum to clean tight spots inside the vehicle
- Interchangeable tools
- There’s risk of the plastic components of the tools cracking because it does not have any locking mechanism
- Small dirt bin
- No soft dusting brush
- Tools are very short
What to expect from the Welikera handheld vacuum?
In terms of functionality and design, Welikera is very similar to the current Black & Decker dust busters that flood the market.
The difference is that Welikera comes with 2 interchangeable tools – all of which can be attached on the vacuum or flexible hose.
This feature gives is much more versatility and usability versus the Black & Decker dust busters that’s only great for picking up messes on a flat surface.
100 watt Motor
100 watts may not sound like much but it’s pretty decent for a vacuum this size. Consumer reviews reveal that this handheld does well at picking up loose dirt like hair and dust.
12 volt Lithium Ion Battery
Powering this handheld is a 12 volt lithium ion battery that surprisingly lasts 25 minutes after a full charge.
Charging will take 3 to 4 hours but it may take up to 5 hours for the initial charge.
Washable HEPA filter
One unique feature in this handheld is the washable, stainless steel filter that makes this usable on wet and dry debris.
This makes it handy for a long road trip just to clean up spills or if someone throws up since it’s cordless.
You can wash this filter up to 500 times according to Welikera documentation.
Out of the box, you’ll get 2 interchangeable tools plus the flexible hose.
These tools include:
- Crevice/nozzle tool
- Brush tool
But wait there’s more.
Storage won’t be a problem because Welikera comes with a bag where you can store all the tools in.
One unique feature not found in other handhelds is the LED headlight. This helps in tracking dust in areas with low light. Normally you’d need to spend over $150 to get this feature so this is a great addition.
Without the attachments, you can use this to clean small spills on hard floors or fabric. It won’t deep clean but at least you have a portable and cordless tool that helps you act quickly just in case there’s an accidental spill.
As a spot cleaning tool, this product works great as a spot up cleaner. The 100 watt motor is more done enough for these small tasks. If you read reviews, consumers who bought this were happy with how this product performs.
One bonus would be how it handles wet as well as dry dirt. So you can use this to pick up spilled milk or cheerios or both. It’s a common mess if you have toddlers who may not be paying attention.
The tools that come with this make it biased towards cleaning upholstery. You won’t be able to use this to clean floors unless it’s just a spot clean up.
Weight less than 3 pounds make this a great car vacuum that doubles as a spot cleaner inside the house.
It has a flexible hose where you can use this in tight spots under you vehicle’s seats or in between sofa cushions.
What’s lacking is a soft dusting brush that would be a great tool to have for cleaning vents, keyboards and dusting tables.
|Attachments||Crevice nozzle tool|
Soft pipe/flexible hose
|Brush roll on/off|
3 to 4 hrs.
25 mins (max mode)
There are two things that consumers like – power and compact design. Welikera weighs less than 3 pounds and even with the compact design this vacuum still packs a lot of punch.
The 100 watt motor will pick up different types of debris from hair, dust, dander but it will struggle with stuff like rocks and sand. To pick these types of dirt you will need a more powerful stick or upright vacuum.
Another feature that consumers like is the washable HEPA filter that’s provides better filtration.
Run time according to reviews rages between 20 and 25 minutes which is pretty good from a 12-volt lithium.
If you want something portable and lightweight, the consensus is this vacuum will do the job well.
Where can I buy this?
This lightweight handheld is available in Amazon for less than $60. And you don’t have to worry about warranty because you can purchase an additional 3 years for less than $13.
To Wrap Up
The Wilikera cordless handheld is a great option for folks looking for a lightweight and portable handheld that can clean your home and vehicle. It has a 100 watt motor that has enough suction to pick up dirt from upholstery and automotive carpet.
The flexible hose will it clean tight areas around furniture and under. A bonus feature would be the wet/dry cleaning that allows this machine to clean spills. This is possible thanks to the stainless steel HEPA filter that keeps fine dirt inside the bin.
Priced at just under $60 this is a great option if you don’t want to spend over $100 for a Black & Decker or Shark IONFlex.