GTech have released a new update to their well-known AirRAM series vacuum cleaner
The AirRAM Platinum
The existing, powerful GTech AirRAM MK2 was upgraded with two new innovative features, as well as an increased runtime (1 hour).
I’ll explain those in more detail in today’s comprehensive review of the GTech AirRAM Platinum.
So, let’s get to it!
What I’ll Cover…
- Best features
- Comparison to other Air Ram models
- What’s in the box?
- Technical details
- Pros & Cons
- Customer opinions
- Is it right for you?
- Alternative options
OK, let’s get started…
The AirRAM series started off a few years ago and has since seen some important upgrades, as well as the addition of the GTech AirRAM K9 MK2. That one was specifically designed to cope with pet hair and stubborn dirt.
I’ll compare the other models from the AirRAM series to the Platinum a bit later. For now, let’s take a look at the best features for the Platinum model.
Let’s start by looking at the key features at a glance:
- Anti Hair Wrap Technology
- AirLOC Technology
- 1 Hour Runtime
- Lightweight Design
Anti Hair Wrap Technology
GTech has always impressed me with its clever design, and the GTech AirRAM Platinum is no exception. They have designed the bin to be just 2cm from the main suction area, so the dirt and hair only have to travel a short distance.
This means that without any cylinders, cyclones, or tubes to clog up with hair, the Platinum has improved power and requires less maintenance. So, you can finally say goodbye to untangling messy knots of hair.
The AirLOC technology was invented and patented by GTech, and it has made their vacuums much better at picking up both large debris and smaller dust.
It works by collecting large debris as you push it forward, and then it locks right before the backstroke so it can pick up embedded hair and stubborn dust.
The main reason people are still staying away from cordless vacuums is they don’t usually last too long. But that changes with the GTech AirRAM Platinum.
Utilizing an enhanced 22V lithium-ion battery, the Platinum model has an excellent runtime of up to 1 hour. And equally impressive is that it can fully charge from 0% to 100% in less than 3 hours.
To avoid being caught off-guard with an empty battery, there’s also a handy LED display showing you how much charge you have left.
With a weight of just 3.3kg, the AirRAM Platinum is very easy to maneuver around your home without tiring yourself too much.
It also has a handy feature called Forward Inertia Drive that the vacuum propels itself forwards as you push it, so you will find that using it is almost effortless.
While you clean, the LED headlights along the entire front will light up the way and help you spot any dust you might have missed.
Once you’re done using it, you can just lower the upper handle and store it away in a pretty tight spot as it’s not too big.
Now that you’re more familiar with how the GTech AirRAM Platinum works, let’s compare it to other AirRAM models so you can decide which one’s the right for you.
GTech AirRAM Model Comparison
|Features | Model||GTech AirRAM MK2||GTech AirRAM K9||GTech AirRAM Platinum|
|Runtime||Up to 40 minutes||Up to 40 minutes||Up to 60 minutes|
|Charging Time||4 hours||4 hours||3 hours|
|Bag / Bin Capacity||0.8L||0.8L||0.8L|
|Accessories||/||Scented Cartridges||Speed Clean Kit|
As you can see, there’s not much difference in the key specifications, but the new and innovative features, like Anti Hair Wrap and Forward Inertia Drive, as well as the increased runtime, make the Platinum well worth the price increase.
Here are the highlights…
- Innovative Forward Inertia Drive
- Anti Hair Wrap technology
- Easy emptying
- LED headlights
- Extended 10-year warranty
- Trusted UK brand
- 1 hour run time
- Patented AirLOC Technology
What’s In The Box?
- AirRAM Platinum
- Floorcare Charger (white)
- Speed Clean Kit
- Scented Cartridges x6 (includes x1 fitted)
- Spare Filter
- Hair Removal Tool
- Warranty: 2 Year standard, 10 Year battery & motor
- Filter Type: Washable
- Battery Voltage: 22V
- Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion
- Runtime: Up to 60 Minutes
- Charging Time: 3 hours
- Bin / Bag Capacity: 0.8L
- Weight: 3.3kg
- Product Dimensions: (H)112cm x (D)25.9cm x (W)29.8cm
What are People Saying…?
Lots of users are happy with the GTech AirRam platinum. A large number of them have used GTech products before, even upgrading from earlier versions of the Air Ram to this new and improved version.
Many feel that the new features are a solid addition to the vacuum cleaner. The only downside mentioned is the price, as some say it’s not the cheapest. But don’t worry, often there are discounts available which I always update on this page.
- Up to 1-hour runtime
- Fast charging
- Anti Hair Wrap technology
- Propels itself forwards
- Simple storage
- LED headlights
- Lacks some industry-standard accessories
Is it Suitable for You..?
If you’re looking for a lightweight vacuum with some innovative features, the GTech AirRAM Platinum is the right choice for you. It has a runtime of 1 hour, enough to vacuum your entire house with just a single charge.
It can make your housework undeniably easier with the clever Forward Inertia Drive feature that propels the vacuum forwards as you push. This means that even the elderly can use it to keep their house spot clean without any hard work.
The bottom line…
Overall, the AirRAM Platinum is an innovative vacuum cleaner that will turn your vacuuming into a pleasant experience.
It’s incredibly powerful, works well on both hard floors and carpets, and can last for up to an hour, enough to clean your entire home.