HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCESLaunched by Proscenic, the WashVac F20 vacuum and mop tested by “20 Minutes” is unquestionably one of the best on the market We tested the WashVac F20, Proscenic's vacuum and mop — 20 Minutes < ul>
&Cced;it's there, it's raining. And sails the galley of soils full of traces to to clean. Shoes, animal paws… leave their mark on a daily basis. Rather than fencing at the fill a bucket with hot water to mop the floor, cordless vacuum cleaners, always on the go. handy, lighten the drudgery. So what is the new WashVac F20 that Proscenic has just launched worth? This floor cleaner that vacuums and mops sets the bar pretty high on paper with its large brush, long-lasting battery and the largest water reserve on the market. 20 Minutes has tested it.
The French are fans of clean homes
According to the statistics, the French like to have a clean house. In 2020, the turnover of dedicated small electrical appliance products to floor maintenance has jumped by +30%, according to Gifam. Stick vacuums, robot vacuums and mops, like the WashVac F20, are attracting the greed of buyers who want to limit the drudgery of cleaning. Launched by the Chinese Proscenic, this new model that we tried; for a week is a connected 3-in-1. It vacuums, washes and disinfects. Note that other models, such as Roborock's Dyad that we tested also dry.
Functions for cleaning, descaling and disinfecting
As with its competitors, the principle of the WashVac F20 is quite simple: clean water (with or without detergent) contained in a tank permanently moistens the brush of the device. This one is rotating, washes and ejects the dirty water collected in a second tank. Proscenic has done things rather well, since its two bins; water have the greatest capacity; from the market: 1 liter each. The other side of the coin: when filled, they can add a kilo (the weight of a liter of clean or dirty water) to the vacuum cleaner-scrubber that is already empty. not very light with 5kg to 5kg; at arm's length.
The WashVac F20, from Proscenic weighs at least 5 kg at end of arm. – Proscenic
From a button on the handle, it is possible to select the desired function: Smart (the suction power and the washing force are automated thanks to an infrared sensor, depending on the condition of the floor to be cleaned); Suction (for liquids on the floor only), Max (for maximum suction and scrubbing power); but also Sterilization (thanks to the principle of electrolysis). But let's press ON first!
As close as possible to the complaints, but not under the furniture
First observation: the WashVac F20 has a position car park. Hear that it stands on its own. This is extremely practical, especially since not all vacuum cleaners and washers offer it. Second point: the device, admittedly a little heavy, remains nevertheless manageable, even if it cannot pass under the furniture. Finally, the large control screen on top of the machine is a great help. It displays two blue circles that turn red the dirtier the floor, and its battery level indicator as a percentage (we would have preferred it to be expressed in usage time).
Regarding washing, the Proscenic WashVac F20 does not disappoint, far from it. We tested it first. in the rooms of our home (tiles and parquet floors). Its sound level, which we measured to 70 db (A) is important but not inconvenient.
The device, which succeeds in getting really close to the complaints, does not soak the ground. On the contrary, it is simply moistened. and dries quickly. Small traces are removed in a single pass. The more encrusted traces require them to make a few round trips. Another observation: its suction function allows to eradicate dust and small dirt, but not to engulf slightly larger elements. The cat croquettes that we used for our test, yes, but not beyond! The WashVac F20 can therefore not completely replace; a classic vacuum cleaner. It doesn’t have the convenience of it. of use.
Cleaning… after cleaning
We didn’t hesitate; to manhandle it by also cleaning an outdoor tiled terrace that has already been installed. well fouled with leaf residue and earthy footprints from autumn. Two to two three passages were enough to obtain a clean floor and to clear the way. And we have been surprised by the unattractive color of the water collected, whereas a previous cleaning session had been operated a few days before… The autonomy announced at 45 minutes by Proscenic is on its side; respected.
The Proscenic WashVac F20 offers a standing station . – Proscenic
Then comes the time to clean the device. Once rested on its docking station, it is possible to launch a deep cleaning cycle for its brush (an operation that can be done manually). This is followed by drying (interminable and inefficient). On the other hand, it is not logically possible to avoid emptying and rinsing its collector. &Acute;surprisingly difficult to open (because of its seals), this bin has a strainer that catches the larger debris. The rest is just dirty water. empty into a sink. It is therefore necessary to plan a few minutes to carry out this operation.
Ideal for large floors
Supplied with two brushes, two HEPA filters, as well as a filter. a swab for cleaning its collector, the Proscenic WashVac F20 is sold for 399 euros. This price is quite high, but the device is simple and effective. We recommend it primarily for large floors. It will be less to its ease on the smallest surfaces which impose more physical effort in its handling. And you can easily do without its connectivity. Wifi and its application which does not offer information other than that concerning the autonomy, the wear of the brush and the level of water in each tank.
Breaking news : From November 18 to 28, 2022, Amazon, CDiscount and Darty will offer the washing machine. 279 euros. For once, it will be a good deal at; achieve.