In this video, I check out the Greenote GSC50 Cordless Stick Vacuum. You can buy this vacuum currently for $212.50 from Amazon US 👉🏻 https://amzn.to/3HKFksb, for £89.99 from Amazon UK 👉🏻 https://amzn.to/3WaDsxq, and for €139.99 from Amazon DE 👉🏻 https://amzn.to/3uXgLRm.
If you’re tired of lugging around a heavy, corded vacuum, this just might be the solution you’ve been looking for. With its lightweight design and powerful suction, the Greenote GSC50 promises to make cleaning a breeze.
This is a cordless self-standing stick vacuum cleaner, weighing just 1.2 kg. It has a 200W brushless motor, 23000PA of max suction power, a 5-stage filter system with a washable HEPA filter, and a 13,200 mAh battery for up to 35mins of run time.
In the box, you get a paper instruction manual, a hair removal and cleaning brush tool, a crevice nozzle, a dusting brush, a sofa, pillow or bed cleaning brush, a wall power adapter, a telescopic extension tube, a spare filter, a rotating bristle floor brush, and the main vacuum motor, battery and bagless waste container.
Feature & Design
The vacuum has a 6l waste container with an easy latch system to empty its contents, its battery and main motor can be separated but there isn’t any reason to, other than have access to removing the waste container to gain access to the HEPA filter inside, to either swap or clean it.
It has a trigger button that only requires you to press it once to start or stop the vacuum’s 200W brushless motor, which unlike some other vacuums will give your finger a rest from holding it in whilst you vacuum.
On top, there is a single button to swap between its two suction power modes. The vacuum always starts in its lowest 12,000PA setting first, and you have to press this button to switch over to its maximum 24,000PA suction mode. Near this button is a large battery indicator consisting of three green LED lights, so you know roughly how much battery charge the vacuum has remaining
On the far side of the vacuum, there is a clip to attach the telescopic extension tube into, or you can choose to secure one of the three smaller attachments for smaller hand-held cleaning jobs, such as cleaning a sofa, car seats or floor mats.
For general floor cleaning, you will mostly use the main rotating V-shaped bristle brush head. This vacuum head features three LED lights on the front, which can make it easier to see in dimly lit areas such as underneath sofas and below counters. Its attachment head can be pivoted a full 90 degrees down, allowing the vacuum’s head to remain flat on the cleaning surface whilst cleaning underneath furniture.
Suction Modes & Battery Life
Even at its highest suction level, its operating audio level isn’t as loud or as high pitch as my usual Xiaomi stick vacuum. At its default lowest setting it is much less distracting and it still manages to suck up dust, dirt and debris around the house fairly well, whilst lasting for up to around 35mins.
At its maximum setting it will last around 18 minutes, which is still a few minutes more than my older stick vacuum, and recharging the whole battery took between 3 to 3.5 hours, which is faster than the manual’s stated 4 hours.
Its three attachments attach and work well with the vacuum. The crevice attachment is thin enough to get into most areas I wanted to clean, whilst the brush head is good for sweeping clumps of dust or debris around the home and in the car. Its fabric and furniture brush had a good level of suction to it and this along with its rotating head did a great job at removing cat hairs off our fabric sofa, bedspread, and seat cushions.
When all is done with the vacuum, the main brush head of the GSC50 clips is vertically in place, and the vacuum’s weight allows it to stand on its own without it being so easy to knock it over. This level of balance is plenty enough to stow in a cupboard without worrying about it falling over. This also makes it easy to stop and stow the vacuum whilst cleaning and not have to think about resting the vacuum up against a wall or against furniture and hope it’s balanced enough that doesn’t fall down to one side.
Charging the Vacuum
For this reason, this vacuum doesn’t come with a wall charging plate or a way to store the vacuum whilst it charges. Although I liked its ability to stand on its own, I still think a wall charging stand should have come with the vacuum. Because, unless you store the wall adapter close by, you might not plug the cable in manually each time, and after a few cleans you might come back to the vacuum to find it doesn’t have sufficient charge to clean for a long enough period of time.
Luckily, its low power mode is still sufficiently powerful enough for general dust, but for bigger cleaning jobs, 18 minutes of cleaning can feel like such a short amount of time, and if that is halved by a half-full battery because you didn’t remember to plug it in, that can sometimes feel frustrating at times when that happens.
The GSC50 stick vacuum cleaner currently retails for $212.50 with a coupon from Amazon US, £89.99 with a voucher from Amazon UK, and €139.99 with a coupon from Amazon DE, and I’ll leave links to each of these stores down below to learn more about this vacuum and to buy one.
In the short few weeks of having GSC50, we have enjoyed its cleaning performance and quieter operation. We also liked its much lighter overall weight, which makes it far less tiring and its rotating brush head and wheels made it effortless to manoeuvre around our home and furniture.
The feel and noise of its little plastic wheels underneath can sound harsh on a hard floor surface, but that’s really nitpicking. When we do reach for this vacuum we always want to use its maximum setting, so I wish it saved the last mode it used, instead of having to keep pressing the power mode button each time we used it.
We found its power and battery life sufficient to clean our home as a manual vacuum alongside our regular robot vacuum. As a dedicated vacuum for your home, its battery life might not be sufficient enough and waiting nearly 4 hours between charges could be frustrating.
Although we were used to a soft velvet-like brush for our hard floors, the rotating V-shaped bristle brush still did a decent job at cleaning our hard floors, and it was more effective at cleaning rugs and carpets than a head with a velvet brush head.
Alongside a robot vacuum, we find using a stick vacuum to be an essential combination to keeping our home clean, and charging and battery life niggles aside, we have decided to retire our old stick vacuum in favour of this GSC50 vacuum from Greenote. Purely as it does the job, its lite weight, larger capacity and stronger suction power, and its ability to stand and stow itself nearly away whilst taking up less space in our storage cupboard.
0:00 – Brief overview
0:34 – Unboxing
0:57 – Specs & design
2:37 – Sound demo
2:53 – Suction & battery life
3:18 – Accessories
4:18 – Charging
5:00 – My Impressions