Pet owners have found it difficult to choose a good vacuum in the past
But lately, things have changed
More and more manufacturers have started developing vacuums specifically designed for homes with pets. They withstand tougher cleaning challenges and can handle pet hair with ease.
One company leading the way in pet-specific vacuums is GTech. They just released a pet version of their famous Gtech Pro 2 vacuum – the GTech Pro 2 K9!
Today, I’ll take a look at this new and improved version and how it compares to the regular vacuum. Let’s get to it!
What I’ll Cover…
- Gtech Pro 2 vs. Gtech Pro 2 K9
- Top features
- What’s in the box?
- Technical specifications
- Customer opinions
- Pros & Cons
- Best alternatives
- Is it suitable for your home?
Before we get started…
Here is an exclusive discount code to use with the GTech Pro 2 K9 vacuum cleaner, which starts on the 16th March 2021.
OK, let’s get stuck into the review…
Gtech Pro 2 vs. Gtech Pro 2 K9
We all know how stubborn pet hair can be, especially on carpets. Even the highest suction power is sometimes not enough to remove it.
That’s why the new G-Tech Pro 2 K9 comes with an extra power brush to lift pet hair with ease. It has a standalone motor that powers a rotating brush that’s specifically designed to pick up pet hair.
Another key feature that makes the Pro 2 K9 so good for pet owners is the lightly scented cartridge. It fits right into the vacuum and gives your room a burst of fresh fragrance every time you vacuum.
That further helps neutralize unpleasant pet odours around your home, a feature many pet owners will rave about.
Let’s see what else the Gtech Pro 2 K9 has to offer.
Let’s start by looking at the key features at a glance:
- Large cleaning capacity
- Compact & lightweight
- Powerful Li-Ion battery
- Multiple cleaning options
Large cleaning capacity
Just like the regular version, the Pro 2 K9 has a triple-layered filter bag that filters all dust and debris. The inclusion of a filter bag ensures a bigger dirt capacity than other cordless vacuums that typically use a tank.
The Gtech Pro 2 K9 has a dust capacity of 1.5L which is more than enough even with pets that shed a lot of hair. But the best part about the bags is the clever design.
The airflow continually pushes the dirt down into the bag, which means each bag can hold much more dirt than it first appears. This ensures you don’t need to change bags as often.
GTech estimates that for homes with pets and children, where vacuuming is done 3 times per week, only 10 bags will be needed per year.
Compact & lightweight
Despite being extra tough and powerful, the Gtech Pro 2 K9 is still lightweight and easy to manoeuvre.
Weighing at only 2.8kg in upright mode, and 1.4kg in handheld mode, it can be used by any member of the family with whichever attachment you need.
Its ergonomic design allows easy cleaning under furniture and even in tough-to-reach areas such as crevices in your car.
Once you’re done cleaning, just remove the aluminium pole and store the handheld unit separately for a compact storage solution.
Powerful Li-Ion battery
The Gtech Pro 2 K9 is powered by a 22V Lithium-ion battery.
Li-Ion batteries have come a long way in the past decade, which means they now last much longer. This one offers up to 40 minutes of runtime in the regular mode and up to 20 minutes in the ‘Max’ mode for more powerful cleaning.
It also doesn’t take too long to fully charge, at only 4 hours. There’s also the option to charge it for only an hour for a burst of cleaning.
To keep track of how much battery you have left, there’s a charge indicator with 4 different levels.
Multiple cleaning options
Floors aren’t the only thing that needs vacuuming around the house. And even if they were, there are still multiple different areas that require different suction tools.
That’s why the new Gtech Pro 2 K9 includes 4 different cleaning attachments that together combine for up to 12 different cleaning options.
The vacuum cleaner can be instantly transformed into a handheld for upholstery and stair cleaning.
From there, you can add the crevice tool for awkward corners and tight spots, or the power head for stubborn pet hair. There’s also a dusting brush for delicate areas such as bookshelves and media cabinets.
Here are the highlights…
- Powerful pet attachment
- Triple-layered filter bag
- Compact and lightweight
- 12 different cleaning options
- 2-year manufacturer’s guarantee
- Trusted UK brand
- Up to 40 minutes run time
- 22V Li-Ion battery
What’s in the box?
- Main unit
- 22V battery
- 2 extension tubes
- Power floor head
- Dusting brush
- Crevice tool
- Power brush
- Hair removal tool
- Spare carbon bags
- 6 scented cartridges
- Battery: 22V 2000mAh Li-Ion
- Charging period: 4 hours
- Battery charger output: 27V DC 500mA
- Weight (with standard nozzle): 2.4kg
What are People Saying…?
Unfortunately, since the Gtech Pro 2 K9 was just released, there aren’t any online reviews of it yet. We’re working on gathering feedback from real users to see how they liked the vacuum, and once we have more information, we’ll update this section. So, make sure to keep an eye out!
However, the GTech Pro 2 has incredible feedback and this is the vacuum cleaner that I personally use every day (well, almost…) at home.
- 1.5L bag capacity
- 4 hour charge time
- Lightweight design
- Compact storage
- Versatile cleaning options
- Power brush lifts pet hair easily
- LED light for increased visibility
- Can be hard to dismantle
Is it Suitable for You..?
If you live with pets in your home, getting a pet-specific vacuum is a no-brainer. The Gtech Pro 2 K9 is a cordless option, which means you can easily clean up any mess your pets make without hassling with cords.
It also filters pet dander efficiently and refreshes the air with a pleasant fragrance from the cartridges, neutralizing any pet odours you might have.
The clever design and the high-capacity of the bag provide a hygienic way of emptying the vacuum without worrying about forming a dust cloud which can have negative health effects.
The bottom line…
All in all, the Gtech Pro 2 K9 proves to be a perfect addition to any pet home. It comes with many attachments that can make cleaning after your pets much easier, especially if they shed a lot of hair.
The power brush attachment lifts even the most stubborn of hairs with ease, and the triple-layered filter bags make sure that none of that dust and dander escape in the air.
Thanks to the 4 different attachments, the vacuum can be used in 12 different cleaning modes, providing an all-around vacuuming solution for your entire home.
Replacing the Scented Cartridges
*Note: this video is for the older Pro K9 model, but the same method applies