How to Wash and Replace Your Ultracaptic Vac Filters

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 12:06:16 PM Australia/Sydney

The Electrolux Ultracaptic vacuum cleaner is one of the best bagless vacuum cleaners out there primarily because it delivers exactly what it promises: powerful cleaning and hygienic disposal. The latter is achieved through its innovative Compact & Go solution, which is basically a dust bin that allows you to compress collected dust and dirt before disposal. By being made more compact, dust and dirt are less likely to fly around once you go to empty the bin, and the easy release handle ensures you never have to reach into the bin to empty it ever again.

Powerful cleaning is delivered through advanced multicyclonic technology, along with two vacuum filters: one dust filter and one HEPA filter. These are included in the Ultracaptic starter kit, and both are washable vacuum filters.

Replacing and cleaning vacuum filters is relatively easy. Though some might argue that having to wash filters can be a hassle, it really isn’t, especially with the Ultracaptic. And considering your cost savings and minimised impact on the environment that will result from doing so, it really is the smarter choice.

Before you start cleaning vacuum filters, you need to remove them first. Here’s a simple video guide to help you do just that:

Now some people have asked me, ‘why change the filters if you can wash them?’ And of course you don’t have to, this is just an option. What I mean to say is, you have to have clean filters every 3 to 6 months (depending on usage) to ensure optimum performance and to this end, you can choose between washing and replacing them. If you choose to wash them, you have to be diligent in doing so to make sure your Ultracaptic continues to give you the best performance. If you do that, then you can just replace the washable vacuum filters every 2 years.

Washing the filters can be done in just a few simple steps:

  1. First, make sure that your vac is turned off, unplugged and cooled. This may seem like a given, but it’s important to take note of this to avoid any injuries.
  2. Next, remove the filters (as shown in the video above).
  3. Rinse the filters gently under cold running water.
  4. Squeeze the dust filter (not the HEPA filter) before leaving it to dry. Both filters must dry for at least 24 hours before being fitted back into the machine.

Bagless vacuum cleaners are excellent choices since there’s no need to buy vacuum bags, and with the Ultracaptic, you won’t have a problem disposing dust and dirt and you don’t need to replace filters too often.

If you do need replacement filters though, you can always find them here at VacuumSpot. Visit our online shop to view our wide array of vacuum cleaner products today.