Hyla Vacuum Review
One day a young saleswoman, (girl really), showed up at our door ready to show us the Hyla vacuum and all it’s wonders. She was scared to death, and shaking during the presentation. Sucker that I was, I knew right then I’d be the owner of a Hyla cleaning system soon. After she showed us how well it vacuumed, how it cleaned our air, and how it could even shampoo, we began haggling the price. When all was said and done we’d managed to get the price down enough we got two, one for us and one for my mom. I just knew that sales reps from around the country would be coming to our doorstep in droves! So, was it worth it? Keep in mind, this is my personal opinion on many things, here ya go, the Hyla vacuum review….
How the Hyla Vacuum Cleans
The Hyla uses a water-based system to trap the dirt sucked in, much like a Rainbow, for those who are familiar with that brand of vacuum. It does a great job of picking up dirt, one of the best I’ve seen. After repeated use, you can tell a difference in your floors. My mom’s white carpet took on a whole new shade of white after 15 years.
The same way it cleans the carpet, the Hyla vacuum also cleans the air. When the air is sucked in, the water traps the tiny dust and allergen particles from the air, (so they claim). This vacuum is rather loud, and they do send a muffler with it just for this purpose. It’s also marketed as an air purifier. Quite frankly, I could tell a difference in the quality of the air. Running the Hyla everyday for about 30 minutes seemed to decrease our sneezing and watery eyes, and overall seemed to make it just easier to breathe. Perhaps that last part was psychological effect, but still, I was breathing easier!
The other Hyla vacuum reviews I’ve read don’t seem to go into the shampooing part much, but we did use that feature some, and it does work. Not as well as some of the professional carpet cleaning shampooers I’ve seen, but still very good. Just get ready to put some real back work into it. It does require quite a bit of force to get a good shampooing.
Hyla Vacuum Cons
Now for the bad part of the Hyla review. First of all, as I’m sure you’re aware, it’s outrageously expensive. It’s literally thousands. Don’t be afraid to haggle the price. This should be a vacuum you’re sure you want and you’re ready to make the investment.
Second, it’s kind of a pain to maneuver. As with all of the water-based systems I’ve seen, it has a base that the vacuum attaches to. This has to be drug around with you while you clean.
Third, the water must be dumped routinely. When you’re done vacuuming, or if you’re vacuuming a large area, or a very dirty area, the water has to be dumped. You CANNOT leave the water sitting very long, it begins to smell something terrible. The biggest complaint I’ve read on Hyla vacuum reviews is the water smells. So just be sure and dump it.
Roboclean Vacuum Review
My husband was hard up for work about a year later, and he answered an ad in the newpaper that looked appealing. Turns out it was a Roboclean vacuum sales position, (I don’t recommend this for most people). Anyways, after owning the Hyla for about a year, my mom traded hers for the Roboclean, (more to help us out I think).
The Roboclean vacuum works off of the same technology as the Hyla vacuum or Rainbow vacuum does. It utilizes water to trap the dirt, and clean the air. Thus, much of the Roboclean vacuum review will be like the Hyla vacuum review. So we will focus mainly on some differences.
How the Roboclean Vacuum Cleans
The Roboclean cleaned just as well as the Hyla vacuum did. It’s suction and ability to pick up dirt were very good. As with the air purifying, it was just as good as the Hyla. The Roboclean does not come with a muffler to decrease the noise, however it’s not nearly as loud as the Hyla is either. Perhaps this is because it doesn’t require as much water, I’m not sure but it is quieter. The base itself takes much less water than Hyla.
The shampooer works very well, but as with both, I think the more muscle you put into it, the better the results. It is work shampooing with them, so be prepared. So all in all, the Hyla and Roboclean do a comparable job cleaning.
Hyla Vacuum vs. Roboclean Vacuum
The Roboclean uses less water in it’s base, thus making the unit lighter. This is really the biggest pro it has over the Hyla. It’s also quieter than Hyla is, and many people prefer that. I preferred the Hyla myself, as it helped my child, that suffered from colic, go to sleep at night. Roboclean also has a very very low setting you can put it on when you’re just running it to purify the air. That feature is very handy.
Another feature of the Roboclean is it’s digital screen on the vacuum itself. You can use this to turn on the suction, just turn on the purifier, and set the purifier to high or low. When the handle is detached from the vacuum, you can even use it as a remote to adjust the settings from a distance. Though we never really used that feature much.
One definite con to the Roboclean, the cord is very short. This becomes a major pain having to unplug and find another outlet frequently. That is about the only thing that’s against it. Otherwise it’s either comparable or better than the Hyla in some areas. Both are very expensive, clean very good, and seem to purify the air as well. Overall, I think I like the Roboclean better due to it’s lighter weight!