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Dibea F20MAX Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Dibea F20MAX Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner is versatile, 2-in-1 convertible, stick/handheld vacuum cleaner, featuring 29.6 volts lithium ion batter and 25 kPa maximum suction.

Dibea F20MAX is designed to be used even as the main vacuum cleaner in larger homes and apartments and thus features a set of cleaning tools suitable for cleaning both floors and elevated surfaces.

Published: September 30, 2019.

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Dibea F20MAX Features and Specifications

Dibea F20MAX is powered via 8-cell 29.6 volts 2000 mAh lithium ion battery, which powers 400 watts main suction brushless motor.

Unit is convertible and may be used as lightweight stick vacuum cleaner or as rather strong handheld vacuum. Conversion is quick and easy, with all parts and attachments being held firmly in place.

In stick configuration, unit physical dimensions are 46 × 10 × 8.5 inches (~117.2 x 25.6 x 21.7 cm) and it weighs only 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg). In handheld configuration, unit is even lighter - just 3.3 pounds (1.5 kg), allowing the Dibea F20MAX to be easily carried around the home, even up and down the stairs.

Cleaning path of the main cleaner head is 9 inches (~22.9 cm) allowing the user to vacuum large areas rather quickly.

Lightweight and ergonomic design, combined with easy-to-use controls, makes this unit suitable for elderly people and even kids (kids under supervision of adults, of course).

Dibea F20MAX features three suction modes:

- Eco mode optimizes battery's operating life, allowing the user to vacuum up to 55 minutes on the single battery charge. In this mode, vacuum's suction is 7 kPa.

- Standard mode balances between suction and operating time. Standard mode feature suction of 13 kPa and operating time of up to 20 minutes.

- Max mode optimizes suction. In the Max mode battery's operating time is the shortest (8 minutes), but the suction is increased up to 25 kPa. According to the manufacturer, in Max mode, 400 W motor achieves effective suction of 100 Air Watts (AW), which is excellent suction for cordless units.

Max mode is not only the strongest, but also the loudest cleaning mode - in this mode, Dibea F20MAX generates ~78 dB of noise, which is not 'whisper quiet', but also it is not the noise of jet fighter taking off. Standard and especially Eco mode are much more acceptable regarding noise levels.

Battery is detachable, allowing the user to have at least one spare battery, if required, or to easily replace faulty battery, if something like that happens.

Discharged battery requires 2-3 hours to be fully recharged, making several cleaning tasks throughout the day possible.

Note: Dibea F20MAX is simple to use and maintain vacuum cleaner, but when the unit arrives, be sure to read the manual first. And to recharge the battery before the very first use.

dibea f20max cleaning tools

In order to be able to clean various types of surfaces, Dibea F20MAX comes with the main cleaner head designed for cleaning bare floors, low- and medium-pile carpets and cleaning attachments suitable for detail cleaning: Mini Motorized Brush, Crevice Tool and 2-in-1 Bristle Brush.

Main cleaner head features motorized brushroll with soft bristles suitable for both bare floors and carpets. However, for proper vacuuming and cleaning of the really soft and thick carpets, cleaner head with slightly stiffer bristles is required.

Motorized brushroll picks up large and small dirt particles with ease, and pulls out pet and human hair, lint and similar debris from the carpets. However, main cleaner head doesn't feature automatic hair removal system - it is up to the user to clean the brushroll periodically when required.

main cleaner head

Brushroll cover is translucent, allowing the user to check the condition of the brushroll.

Main cleaner head features full swivel neck mechanism, being able to swivel 270° left-to-right and 180° up-and-down. Such mechanism ensured great maneuverability near and around most common floor objects and obstacles. Thanks to its low profile, main cleaner head can easily reach and clean under most common household objects like sofas, beds, furniture and similar.

led headlights

Main cleaner head also features rather strong headlights, allowing the user to clean in low light conditions as well.

Mini Motorized Brush features small motorized brushroll and is suitable for cleaning surfaces like stairs, upholstery, pet beds, beds etc. Mini Motorized Brush does excellent job, but it is not maintenance free tool - the user has to periodically remove tangled lint and hair from the tool.

Crevice Tool is long and narrow cleaning tool, designed for vacuuming edges, corners, gaps, and similar hard to reach areas.

Bristle Brush is 2-in-1 cleaning tool, suitable for dusting and for general cleaning of smaller surfaces.

Dibea F20MAX Dirt Disposal and Air Filtration

Dibea F20MAX comes with translucent dirt bin, featuring 17 ounces (0.5 liters) capacity, which is enough for most quick cleanups.

dirt disposal

If the vacuum is used for cleaning heavily soiled areas, dirt bin can be quickly emptied directly into the trashcan, allowing the user to resume with the cleaning task.

Air filtration is based on the cyclonic action and washable cotton air filter.

According to the manufacturer, this is H10 air filter and it is able to capture up to 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles.

Note: according to the HEPA standards, there is E10 air filter and it is not able to capture at least 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles. After all, manufacturer doesn't state 'at least 99.97%', but 'up to 99.97%' and that is very important difference.

Nonetheless, cyclonic action and cotton air filter do the filtering job rather good, which is very important not only for people having breathing issues.

Note: after washing, cotton air filter must be air dried for at least 24 hours. Never use vacuum cleaner without the air filter and especially not with wet air filter.

Fortunately, Dibea F20MAX comes with spare air cotton filter - while one air filter is drying, another filter is in the unit, allowing the user to continue with the cleaning tasks if required.

What's in the Box?

in the box

When the unit arrives, the box contains: Handheld vacuum cleaner, main cleaner head, aluminum wand, mini motorized brush, screws and 3M tape, charging adapter, extra cotton filter, 2-in-1 bristle brush, crevice tool, wall mount, and manual.

Wall mount is used for storing the unit - when required, unit can be quickly taken off the wall mount and used in both emergencies and for everyday cleaning.

Dibea F20MAX vs Dibea D18

Both Dibea F20MAX and Dibea D18 are convertible, 2-in1, cordless bagless vacuum cleaners. Dibea D18 is somewhat older model, but is also a cheaper model, more suitable as an entry level stick/handheld unit.

Most important features of these vacuums is listed in the following chart:

Model Dibea F20MAX Dibea D18
Photo dibea f20max m dibea d18 m
Main Motor 400 watts 120 watts
Battery 29.6 V, 2000 mAh 22.2 V, 2200 mAh
Suction Modes Eco, Standard, Max Standard, High
Suction 7 kPa, 13 kPa, 25 kPa 4 kPa, 9 kPa
Operating Time 55 min, 20 min, 8 min 25 min, 45 min
Charging Time 2-3h 4-5h
Filter Washable (Cotton) Washable (Foam)
Dirt Cup 0.5 liters 0.55 liters
Stick Vacuum Weight 5.5 pounds 4.85 pounds
Handheld Vacuum Weight 3.3 pounds -
Cleaning Path Width 9 inches 8.5 inches
Crevice Tool Yes Yes
2-in-1 Bristle Brush Yes Yes
 Mini Motorized Brush Yes Yes
Warranty 1 Year 1 Year
Amazon Link Dibea F20MAX Dibea D18

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As one can see, Dibea F20MAX is much stronger unit (400 vs 120 watts), it features 3 cleaning modes (Dibea D18 2 cleaning modes), and it recharges faster (2-3h vs 4-5h).

It is also slightly heavier unit (5.5 vs 4.85 pounds) and it features slightly smaller dirt bin (0.5 vs 0.55 liters).

Both units have washable air filters, and the same additional cleaning tools set: Crevice Tool, 2-in-1 Bristle Brush, and Mini Motorized Brush.

Also, both units feature 1 year warranty, which is acceptable for affordable unit like Dibea D18. But, for Dibea F20MAX 1-year warranty is kind of short warranty period, considering that it costs more.

For more about Dibea D18, feel free to check our Dibea D18 Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner article.

elevated surfacesLong Story Short: Dibea F20MAX is strong and lightweight, convertible vacuum, featuring very low maintenance costs.

Thanks to its cleaning tools, it is suitable for cleaning surfaces from the floor up to the ceiling, saving time and effort, making home more pleasant are to live in.

However, it is not true HEPA vacuum cleaner (it doesn't capture at least 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles) and it features 'just' 1-year warranty.

Other than that, it is well designed and built cordless unit.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Dibea F20MAX Amazon link (link opens in the new window).

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