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Just recently we have been super lucky as we have been sent some great vacuum cleaners to use. Having only ever really owned cheap models and never being completely impressed I am always looking at what other machines can do and comparing them. Something I had never heard of before though was the Vorwerk Kobold VK200. Not only had I not heard of the machine but I hadn’t heard of the brand before. When I was asked if I would like a trial of the machine I was definitely interested and quite quickly said yes.
The Vorwerk Kobold VK200 is quite different from any other cleaning machine that I have ever seen. To start with it does come with a hefty price tag of £749 which can go up to £1500 depending on what accessories you add on. I know… ouch! However, the Kobold has a life span of roughly 17-25 years, which if you think about it, makes it great value for money.
When I agreed to work with Vorwerk they arranged for me to have a demonstration of the whole package. Now, this wasn’t a special thing just for me. Vorwerk actually ask people to book demonstrations because then you can really see for yourself what this machine does. Request a demonstration here! You’ll be amazed at what this machine can do.
A lovely rep from Vorwerk drove a very long way to our house in the middle of nowhere to do our demonstration and to drop the machine and accessories off for us. It wasn’t long before we had the Kobold VK200 powered up, showing me what it could do. We put the machine into a test mode and cleaned roughly a 2 meter line in my living room. This is what came up… I had only vacuumed the day before.
The thing with the Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system as a whole is that it can pretty much clean anything. If you choose to go for the full package like we were loaned then you will get a big accessory kit which is all stored nicely in its own carry case.
So, what can the Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system actually do that warrants the price tag?
Automatic Electric Brush
You know when you buy a normal vacuum cleaner and you have to stop cleaning when you change from a carpeted floor to a hard floor because you have to flip a switch or press a button. You don’t need to do that with the Automatic Electric Brush. You can clean effortlessly from floor to floor as the change will happen automatically. Fully automatic floor detection for your hard floors and carpets takes away those annoyances.
We have a large open plan living room/ dining room/ office and I have no problems cleaning everything, including going into the kitchen and bathroom in one go.
Our dining room sees quite a lot of foot traffic. We eat as many meals together as possible so it’s inevitable that food gets on the floor seeing as Erin is only 2 and not the best with meals. We also use the dining room as a play area and then there is my office next to it as well. The thing with wooden floors as old as ours though is that you don’t want to ruin them by cleaning with the wrong things or using too much water.
The DuoClean can actually vacuum the floor and clean it at the same time! By using different kinds of cleaning cloths for different kinds of floors along with a cleaning solution, the DuoClean looks after your floors while cleaning and washing them at the same time.
This is one of my favourite parts of the Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system. During our demonstration we were told all about carpet cleaning when doing it wet and how this can just tread dirty water further and further into the carpet, leaving it to be disgusting right at the bottom. Gross!
By using the Kobosan Active Dry Cleaning Powder in the dosing compartment, you can clean up to 7m² with just one bag. You apply the powder to the carpet by going over it in parallel lines then working it in by just going all over in all directions. After leaving the powder for 30 minutes (in a well ventilated room) you can then clean it up with the Automatic Electric Brush and you will be left with a wonderfully clean and fresh smelling carpet.
If all of that cleaning ability wasn’t enough, there is a whole lot more too! A powered hose teamed with a telescopic pole and various attachments means that you will be able to dust on top of shelves and bookcases, clean your ceilings and walls as well as cleaning your sofa and curtains with the upholstery brush. This cleaning system even has a tool for helping you to drill into walls while collecting the dust as you do it… all hands free!
Now, my absolute favourite add on is the mattress cleaning set. I didn’t even know this was a thing before! To start with, you evenly distribute some Lavenia Mattress Cleaning Powder over the whole mattress. With the Dry Cleaning Mattress Attachment you then massage the power into the mattress and then leave it for 30 minutes. When the time is up you can then use the Deep Cleaning Mattress Attachment to vacuum up all of the power and the dirt. The mattress is left clean and smelling amazing.
Is it worth the price tag?
We used the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System for around a month and we got to use all of the attachments I’ve spoken about, some more than others. Personally, I was absolutely amazed after seeing that very first outcome of what was in my carpet. This cleaner really gets deep down into carpet and pulls up dirt and dust that other machines can’t. Each time I used the Automatic Electric Brush my floors not only smelled better but I knew that they were as clean as possible without buying new carpets.
I’ll be completely honest and say that £1500 is a lot of money to pay for anything and I know some people will think this just isn’t worth it. However, you don’t have to buy everything. If you don’t have hard floors then there’s really no point in you having the DuoClean. Some people may not want the mattress cleaner if they know they won’t use it enough to make it worthwhile. Vorwerk can tailor a package to suit your needs and there are even payment plans available so you can spread the cost.
Would I buy this myself? Absolutely. If we weren’t saving as much as possible right now for central heating I would definitely buy this myself. I might not buy the whole lot as there are a few bits I wouldn’t personally use but I think having the peace of mind that my floors are actually really getting cleaned properly is enough for me!
Request a demonstration here!