Henry Quick review
Super user-friendly stick vacuum cleaner
- Dust-free emptying
- Suitable for all floor types
- Ergonomic to use
- Not bagless, works with pods
- Not the cheapest
Some time ago I published an article on Vacuumtester.com: Numatic was going to introduce a new stick vacuum, the Henry Quick! And not just any stick vacuum: this vacuum cleaner is equipped with pods, so you can empty the vacuum cleaner dust-free. Unique.
Since my article on Vacuumtester.com I have been counting down to the release date of the Henry Quick and today is the day. I share my experiences with this friendly-looking Numatic stick vacuum in this extensive Henry Quick review!
Unboxing Henry Quick: What's in the Box?
Like any other vacuum cleaner review, I start the Henry Quick review with the unboxing. In the photo below you will discover the contents of the packaging.
- Henry Quick: the stick vacuum from Numatic
- Motorized floor brush: a floor brush for different floor types
- Battery: a snap-in battery with a battery life of 60 minutes
- Vacuum cleaner rod: a matte red metal vacuum cleaner piston rod
- Handle Extension: A clickable handle extension
- Extra pods: five extra pods to empty the Henry Quick dust-free
- Additional attachment: a flat nozzle with extendable dusting brush
- Crevice tool: a narrow nozzle for vacuuming crevices
- Wall holder: for storing and charging the Henry Quick
- Accessory holder: for storing accessories
- Charging cable: for charging the battery
In total you get six extra pods; one pod was already in the Henry Quick stick vacuum.
Suction performance: how well does this Henry Quick vacuum?
In all my vacuum cleaner reviews I test the vacuum cleaner on different floor types with various dirt sizes. For this I use special floor trays with the following floor types: wooden floor, long-pile carpet and low-pile carpet.
Performance on hardwood floors, carpet and pet hair
The Henry Quick scores very well on hardwood floors. Both small and large dirt is no problem for the stick vacuum. A unique function is being able to switch off the motorized roller brush. This can be useful at times when vacuuming delicate laminate.
I don't experience any problems at all on high-pile and low-pile carpet. Both large and small dirt is easily sucked up by the Henry Quick. Unlike many other stick vacuums, the dirt is not pushed forward.
So there is an automated roller brush. Pet hair is easily pulled from rugs and carpets. In combination with the option to easily disassemble the roller brush – I will come back to this in detail later – I speak of a good choice for households with pet hair.
- Hardwood floors: 8/10
- Carpet: 7.5/10
- Pet hair: 7.5/10
Suction power and airflow
In addition to this suction performance test, I also investigate the suction power in Kilopascals and the air speed in meters per second. These measurement data make it possible for me to compare vacuum cleaners.
The Henry Quick stick vacuum cleaner is equipped with a turbo mode. That's why I performed both the suction power measurement and the Airflow measurement in both modes. The Henry Quick has a suction power of 5 Kilopascals in normal mode and 13 Kilopascals in turb mode.
The airspeed is 13.2 meters per second in normal mode and 25.5 meters per second in turbo mode. Both the suction power and the AirFlow come very close to the measurements during my extensive Dyson V8 review.
Both the suction power and the AirFlow come very close to the measurements during my extensive Dyson V8 review.
User-friendliness of the Henry Quick
An important part of a vacuum cleaner is user-friendliness. However, user-friendliness is a broad concept. For example, the weight and noise level not only play an important role, but in this case also the battery life and the versatility of the cordless stick vacuum. In my Henry Quick review, I examined the following factors:
- Noise level
- Battery life
Weight and noise level
Let's start with the weight and noise level. Although Numatic itself already indicates a weight level of 3.2 kilograms1Henry Quick Specifications, Myhenry.com, I decided to weigh the vacuum cleaner myself. I weighed the Henry Quick with vacuum cleaner rod, including pod and floor brush. I arrive at an extra 200 grams: 3.4 kilograms.
Although the vacuum cleaner does not come close to the best lightweight vacuum, it is still not a very heavy model. It holds well and certainly doesn't feel heavy or bulky.
The noise level of the vacuum cleaner – in normal mode – averages 75.4 decibels in my measurement. Although the Henry Quick is certainly not a quiet vacuum cleaner, it corresponds to the average Dyson stick vacuum.
Versatility and battery life
During the unboxing of the Henry Quick stick vacuum, we already discovered a crevice tool, a handle extension and a flat nozzle with extendable dusting brush. Thanks to these additional accessories, you can use the cordless stick vacuum in a variety of ways. I do notice that the accessories are sometimes difficult to disconnect: in many cases it takes effort to disconnect the mouthpieces. This may be related to novelty.
I do notice that the accessories are sometimes difficult to disconnect: in many cases it takes effort to disconnect the mouthpieces
What I am very pleased with is the battery life of the stick vacuum. With a measured maximum battery life of 57 minutes (in normal mode), you have enough time to vacuum the entire house.
Downside: charging cable not integrated in wall holder
What makes me less happy, however, is the wall holder. You cannot integrate the charging cable into the wall holder. This means that when you hang up the Henry Quick after cleaning, you have to manually plug the charging cable into the vacuum cleaner. There is a good chance that you will forget to do this. Too bad, because integrating it seems to me to be a small effort in terms of design.
Maintenance of the Henry Quick
In terms of maintenance, the new Numatic stick vacuum is unique. As indicated earlier, it is not a bagless vacuum cleaner, but is equipped with so-called pods. This allows you to empty the stick vacuum cleaner dust-free.
With one simple movement, the pod – with the lid closed – falls into the trash. You must then provide the Henry Quick with a new pod. Although this is not a green choice in my opinion, luckily the pods are made from recycled material. In addition, I am not in any case in favor of having to be tied to additional purchases with a vacuum cleaner.
Cleaning Henry Quick
Cleaning the Henry Quick is almost unnecessary. For example, there is no separate filter in the stick vacuum, so you can empty it dust-free.
If we look at cleaning the floor brush, this is easy to do: you can slide the roller brush out of the floor brush. This allows you to easily reach it and remove any tangles of hair or other dirt.
Conclusion Henry Quick review
The Henry Quick stick vacuum is a very nice addition to Numatic. There is now finally a choice for Henry fans who are looking for a stick vacuum no longer have to go to another brand. The Henry Quick is versatile: it is suitable for all floor types and can be used well in various situations.
Thanks to the pods, you can empty the vacuum cleaner easily and dust-free: this makes the vacuum cleaner also suitable for people who quickly suffer from an allergic reaction. With a battery life of almost an hour, the vacuum cleaner is also suitable for the average home.
Although the retail price of 400 euros is certainly not cheap, it is in line with other stick vacuums with comparable performance. In my opinion it is therefore an excellent price/quality ratio. Interested in this stick vacuum? View the Henry Quick stick vacuum here.
- 1Henry Quick Specifications, Myhenry.com
Specifications: Henry Quick review