They are known as a competitor to Dyson, and recently became a household name by sponsoring Channel 4’s Gogglebox.
But does the GTech Pro (new for 2018) cordless vacuum cleaner live up to the hype?
UPDATE 2018: The new GTech Pro K9 version of this vacuum has just been released, which I have reviewed. The standard GTech Pro model below is still available, but the K9 version has 3 important updates to it.
Good question, and one which I intend to help you answer in this in-depth review.
You’ll also discover why GTech have bucked the bagless vacuum (the Pro has a bag) trend and why it might help your health…
What I’ll cover…
- Why GTech have created a bagged vacuum
- Bagged vs Bagless vacuums and replacement bag costs
- How it performs compared to other models
- Who it’s suitable for (listen up if you have allergies or sneeze often)
- How to get the Gtech Pro for the best price online
- FAQs about this and other vacuums (bottom of page)
Plus…Find out everything you need to know about this hand-held and upright vacuum cleaner in one before you decide if it’s right for you.
Here’s the thing
Surprised because this new cordless stick Pro vacuum has a bag! All of their other hoovers have been bagless. I’ll dig deeper into this in just a second…
Note: This bagged Pro version is still electric cordless and is claimed to be more hygienic.
Bit first, should you buy from GTech?
GTech is an English company with a proven record of creating vacuums and other electric garden power tools. With over 10,000 Google reviews and an average of 4.8 out of 5.
Update 2018: GTech look to bring manufacturing of some products back to the UK! That’s a big win for the economy.
You’ve probably seen the owner Nick Grey on their TV advert. They’ve done well and now rival Dyson and recently sponsored Channel 4’s Gogglebox.
No Risk: G-Tech are so confident you’ll love their product, they offer a 100% money back guarantee if you buy direct from them.
Top Tip: There is a £10 fee to return any item. Make sure you keep all the original packaging.
Update: The GTech Pro is now available to purchase on Amazon. Click above to see the details.
Back to the Bag…
As I mentioned before, this new Pro model has a bag. So why the change? The main reasons are:
- To appeal to more people
- For a more hygienic clean (helping those with allergies)
- To help lower maintenance costs of filters
Not everyone likes bagless machines. They can be dusty, especially when emptying and look dirty with see through cylinders.
By only producing bagless vacuums, GTec were reducing the number of people who would buy their product.
The pitch is that a bagged vacuum cleaner is more hygienic, which would be ideal for those suffering with allergies. When you vacuum your home, you want as much dust to go into the bin as possible.
Which is better bagless or bagged vacuums?
Bagged vacuum cleaners require less maintenance because you don’t have to wash/replace filters as often (the dust is filtered by the bag).
But the bags usually have to be replaced when full. That’s something else to add to the shopping list!
Bagless vacuums are often messy to empty because the dirt/dust flies out when the dirt box is opened.
They also require more regular cleaning of the filters because the filters trap more dust.
So, the answer depends on your personal preferences in truth. There are pros and cons of both bagged and bagless vacuums.
GTech claim that their bagless GTech Pro lasts between 1 to 3 months before you need to change the bag. But this is completely dependent on how often you use it…
The bag has a 1.5 litre capacity.
How much are replacement vacuum bags?
You can buy replacement bags direct from GTech. £9.99 for 10, so about £1 each.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the new GTech Pro.
- Lightweight, only 2.4 kg
- Reputably British built
- Cordless and easy to use
- Equipped with multiple accessories
- 2 year guarantee
- Proven record in vacuums
- Powerful 22v, Lithium-ion battery
- 20 mins use from 4 hour charge
Is the GTech Pro any good?
The new design of the Pro and the Power Floor (bagless) mean that you get a larger dust container but also a more versatile vacuum.
You see, the Pro can be a handheld device or an upright vacuum. The tools and accessories can be combined in many combinations for pretty much every situation in your home or for outside areas too.
It’s cordless, too, so cleaning the car, conservatory or caravan is not a problem. And the power brush attachment is great for pet hair and stair cleaning.
Note: The power brush is a new attachment that was not included on other models in the past. Shark vacuums have a similar attachment, specifically for pet hair. Maybe GTech were inspired…
There are 7 combinations you can create with the included tools:
What are people saying..?
Having only just been released in Feb 2018, there isn’t a huge amount of feedback to go on. But from those who have used it, we have heard only positives.
Most like it because it has all the accessories included which allow it to be used as an upright and a hand-held vacuum.
Others really like the hygiene of the bag because they suffer from dust allergies.
For most the fact that it’s cordless really helps them get the vacuuming done faster and makes it more convenient to quickly suck up bits on the floor.
Like what you’ve heard so far? Check out the Gtech Pro details on GTech’s site.
So, What’s the Downside?
For some with larger homes or who do a lot of vacuuming, 20 mins run time might not be long enough.
However, there is an option to get up to 40 mins run time by switching to “eco” mode. This is a button on the front of the machine. It reduces suction power but gives you twice the run time.
Compare all GTech Vacuums
Some people want to compare the G Tech Power Floor vs dyson. This is a legitimate question, but in truth quite hard to answer as there is a degree of personal taste involved.
Both the gtech and dyson options are very good. They’re powerful and do an excellent job. There isn’t a huge difference between them in terms of performance, so it comes down to price and style.
Which do you prefer the look of, the Dyson or the GTech Pro?
- Uses a bag for extra hygiene
- Weighs only 2.4kg
- Upright and hand-held machine
- Eco mode for twice the run time
- Lots of accessories
- Great for car, stairs and the elderly
- Similar to other GTech machines apart from the new bag
The bottom line…
If you want a lightweight, cordless vacuum, which gives you choice of an upright or hand held vacuuming option, this is a great choice.
This bagged version gives you a more hygienic clean and reduces dust, but if you prefer a bagless version I would recommend the Power Floor K9.
Buy the GTech Power Floor for the Best Price Online
I recommend only buying direct from GTech or via Amazon. Why?
FREE UK delivery | 30 day exchange/refund promise | 2 year warranty
Pro Tip: Be wary of re-sellers, especially on Amazon. These could be reconditioned machines or older models.
Always purchase from GTech because they don’t sell through many other retailers, but they do sell on Argos.
The GTech Pro is part of a range of cordless electric tools and appliances which GTech have done an excellent job of creating. I’d highly recommend that you check out my review of the latest cordless GTech mower and the ST20 Grass Trimmer review, too.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Which are the best cordless vacuum cleaners?
A: It depends on how you define best. Some people want cheap, some want features, others want a lightweight machine. I prefer cordless electric machines from companies like GTech and Dyson. I have reviewed all of the GTech machines on this site.
Q: What is the best portable vacuum?
A: I rate the GTech Multi highly because it’s lightweight and easy to move around. If you get the GTech Power Floor or GTech Pro (all reviewed on this site) you get a hand-held portable vacuum and upright in one machine.
Q: What are the best vacuum cleaners for pet hair?
A: The GTech Pro has a pet hair accessory tool which helps lift up and remove stubborn pet hair. The Shark range of vacuums come with a powered attachment called TruePet which also works well. I’d recommend either of these two.
Q: What is the GTech Pro charge time?
A: Approximately 4 hours. The vacuum will run for 20 minutes on full power or 40 minutes in “eco” mode from a full charge.
How to assemble the GTech Pro:
What’s in the Box?
Range of Accessories on the Pro Vacuum
How to Replace the GTech Pro Vacuum Cleaner Bag