With its multifunction vacuum cleaner, Kobold probably wanted to take advantage of the excellent suction performance of its VB100, launched in 2019, by combining them with the cleaning functions of the VK200, released two years ago. Indeed, this novelty Kobold wants to be to the floor care sector what the Thermomix is to the robot-cooker market, a complete and versatile device, a real Swiss army knife.
This multifunction cordless vacuum cleaner is a VB100 sold with an SP600 vacuum cleaner brush, which fits the VK200. Nothing has changed on the VB100 stick vacuum cleaner, and that’s good. This model obtained a 5-star rating after its lab test. Its suction performance is excellent. Whatever the type of soil, the filtration is perfect. The disposable bag system is hygienic (but not very ecological), the autonomy is excellent… In short, we had nothing to complain about this model from a strictly technical point of view. Small novelty on this device: its warranty now amounts to 5 years.
To convert the vacuum cleaner into a floor cleaner, all you have to do is remove the motorized brush and install the vacuum-washing meeting, which provides two suction outlets: one towards the front, the other towards the back. In the center of the brush, a microfiber wipe scrubs the floor at high speed (1350 rpm). 10 cm tall, this brush has a small tank that must be filled with water and detergent. Important note, only the Kobold detergent supplied with the appliance can be used.
To replace it with a product from the mass market, it is to take the risk of harming the motor nested in the brush and voiding the warranty of its vacuum cleaner. Three levels of water projection are on board, depending on the needs to moisten the soil. Several wipes are delivered with the device to respond to different floors (tiles, parquet, waxed concrete). They are machine washable at 60 ° C and can withstand up to 300 washes.
Several packs are available: the group including the VB100 vacuum cleaner, the SP600 washing brush, and two nozzles is public at € 1,299. By adding the textile brush to this pack, it costs € 1,499. And if we also want to add the window cleaner (which is not directly compatible with the vacuum cleaner), the bill climbs to € 1,699. All these little people are currently in the lab. This should allow us to clean up the premises and reveal our first results to you very quickly.