Although for some it is an unknown brand, the truth is that Kobold is one of those brands for cleaning the home of a lifetime and one of these machines that revolutionized vacuuming years ago may have passed through the house (it has been in the house since 1975). Spain). But if Kobold's parent company, Vorwerk, is recognized for something, it is for being the manufacturer of the most successful kitchen robot, the Thermomix.
I have been able to test their new cordless vacuum cleaner for several days, the Kobolt VK7, which also comes with many extra modules to leave the house impeccable and the first question that comes to mind is: does it beat the Dyson? Worth?
The first thing that stands out is its compact aesthetic and hardly any buttons, which makes it quite easy to use. The vacuum cleaner has two parts, an upper part where the motor is located and a screen that indicates the battery and the power at which it is being used, and just inside it is located the battery and the filter bag.
In the lower area it is possible to add different options to get different cleaning equipment. But in addition, the vacuum can also be used as a handheld, perfect for picking up loose crumbs.
It is important to note that the filter bags must be changed approximately every three months, when indicated by the device. Of course, the firm gives away 6 of these bags and ensures that they will last more than a year.
For it to start working, you have to add some of the accessories that come with the basic package when you buy it: a vacuum head ideal for corners, another to clean furniture dust with a flexible tube and a specific one that will be perfect for collecting dust. dust when drilling.
Of course, for a little more specific cleaning, Kobold has launched three extra modules that will allow a more specific use. Unlike the previous add-ons, these modules have their own engine, and are purchased separately.
The first of these modules is the 'normal' vacuum cleaner to put it in some way. The result of the union of these two pieces is a fairly silent equipment and which, according to Vorwerk, is the most powerful on the market. Also, something that stands out is that the air that is sucked in is filtered and comes out 850 times cleaner, with the smell of air freshener.
The second module is the vacuum-scrubber. This is capable of vacuuming and in turn scrubbing the floor, although be careful because it does not collect puddles. This robotic mop works with mops that are included and are washed in the washing machine with a specific detergent and if it runs out, you will have to buy it separately. Its use is very simple and translates into a true 2 in 1.
And finally we come to the textile and mattress cleaning module. This device is ideal for removing dust from sofas, curtains or even pellets from sweaters or coats, while the mattress cleaner stands out for being useful, although it requires more time. First you have to pass a first brush, then spread a specific soap and then pass another complement to finish again with the initial brush. The result is good, especially if until now you were not contemplating cleaning the mattress.
In short, we have a very complete cordless vacuum cleaner, with 60 minutes of autonomy and charging in an hour and a half and many purchase options, but each additional module adds up and the complete equipment is not cheap.
You can buy the essential model, without any of the motorized modules from 695 euros or add modules until you reach the complete pack with three (mop, textile cleaner and standard vacuum cleaner), which reaches 1,695 euros.
Worth? The complete equipment is undoubtedly an ally for infallible cleaning, but the cost is quite high compared to other competitive equipment, taking into account that all these functions are only offered by Kobold. The suction is very efficient as a cordless broom vacuum cleaner, equaling its main competitor, with some improvements such as the smell of air freshener and even the possibility of using it as a handheld vacuum cleaner. In addition, when folded it takes up little space and its design adds another plus point.