Dirt Devil ND40100 Pressure Flex 2-In-1 12-Amp 1,800 PSI Pressure Washer and 2-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum System, 1-1/2-GPM
This Dirt Devil Pressure Washer and Wet/Dry Vacuum System really is two units in one. An instruction manual was included, but I found it disorganized and difficult to follow, with instructions and diagrams in separate sections. For example, on page 12, I am referred to figure 8, which sits on page 18.
I like the pressure washer but I wouldn’t use the vacuum unless I had no other option. Here’s why:
The vacuum is a canister that’s perched on top of the pressure washer, reminding me of R2-D2 mounted in the X-Wing. It’s not attached, so it can be removed easily and brought closer to the job. In fact, it would be difficult to use without removing it. Why? The hose is very short — 4 feet of shortness. There is no extension wand, just three different heads. So, the vacuum must be carried around like the canister vac that it is.
In addition to the short hose, the vacuum suffers from a short power cord. 9 1/2 feet is simply not long enough to do much of a cleaning without an extension cord.
The vacuum comes with three accessories: a crevice tool, a brush head, and a standard head. I want to say the standard head is wide, but it’s only two inches wide.
As for using it as a blower, it would have been nice to blow dry my car after washing; but for all the reasons I wouldn’t want to use it as a vacuum (short hose + short power cord + no extension wand + must be carried), I don’t think it’s feasible.
Aside from its cuteness, the vacuum/blower has limited utility.
Unlike the vacuum, the pressure washer has a nice, long power cord and a nice, long pressure hose. Keeping the unit close to the front of the Honda Odyssey, I was able to reach from the front all the way to the back without needing to roll the unit much more than a foot or two. Basically, the unit can remain in one spot while I wash.
The pressure washer has two detergent tanks, but I didn’t use more than part of one tank to wash the Odyssey. I like the rotary brush that it comes with. The system is easy to use. I like the quick detach feature for the hose. The wand and rotary brush are also easy to attach and remove.
Does it clean? Yes! The pressure from the washer was sufficient to make my car clean. I love it. With the price of car washes nowadays, I’ll be using this pressure washer often.
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