One minute review
The HomeVac H30 Venture is a handheld vacuum from Eufy by Anker, a private label that has grown in popularity in recent years. It offers a range of floor care devices, including a number of robotic vacuum cleaners, but was launched on the popular handheld market just over five years ago.
The HomeVac H30 Venture is one of three configurations currently available under the H30 name and is the entry-level model of the lineup. It comes with a 2-in-1 crevice tool and the multi-surface tool for collecting pet hair, as well as a charging dock to keep everything tidy.
It’s a popular handheld vacuum for cleaning cars because of the included tools, but you could also consider the HomeVac H30 Mate, which replaces the multi-surface tool with a mini motorized brush, or the H30 Infinity, which offers a larger package of a retractable wall and cleaning head for carpets and hard floors.
Like all models in the range, the HomeVac H30 Venture offers two suction levels and comes with an 8.5 fl oz/250 ml dust canister. If you choose the Eco setting, you can vacuum for up to 20 minutes, although we found in our testing that you may need the higher maximum power for best results.
It’s the perfect weight and design for those looking for a portable car vacuum that’s handy around the house and one of the most compact and lightweight models we’ve tested. It’s not the cheapest, but can often be found on sale, so if you’re a busy family or owner and need a versatile and lightweight vacuum cleaner for your car, it’s worth looking out for.
Eufy HomeVac H30 Venture price and availability
The Eufy HomeVac H30 Venture costs $159.99 / £149.99 and is available directly from Eufy’s website and also from Amazon. It’s not currently available in Australia, although its presence on Eufy’s Australian website suggests that could change in the near future.
Although it is on the pricey side compared to competitors like the CH950UKT / Shark Ultracyclone Pet Pro PlusAt the time of writing, there were offers available in both the US and UK of $20 and £45 off the list price respectively. That takes the price to a more competitive level, and we suspect it’s a pretty regular discount.
As mentioned above, you can also get the H30 Venture in two other configurations with other accessories. The H30 Mate costs $179.99 / £169.99 and includes the same 2-in-1 crevice tool, but replaces the Venture’s versatile tool with a mini motorized brush; and the H30 Infinity for $199.99 / £189.99, which comes with an extendable wand and floor cleaning head for a more complete home vacuuming kit.
All tools are available separately on the Eufy website should you wish to add or replace anything to your selection. You can also pick up new filters, although the supplied filter can be washed and reused if necessary. The battery is removable, although we couldn’t see any spare parts currently for sale on Eufy’s website.
- 8.5fl oz / 250ml tub
- Weighs 1.78lbs / 808g
- Two suction settings
If you are looking for a handheld vacuum, especially for cleaning your car, size and weight are important. At just 16.7 x 3.5 x 2.9 inches / 42.5 x 9 x 7.3 cm, the HomeVac H30 Venture is ideal for getting into hard-to-reach areas, especially since it’s so much slimmer than some competing models . Weighing in at 1.78 lb/808 g, it’s light enough to vacuum the entire car with no problem.
The handle, built into the main body, offers great control, as does the thumb-level power button on the top and the switch for choosing Eco or Max power modes. A little further along the housing you’ll find the unlock button: press it to smoothly unlock and empty the trash.
At 8.5 fl oz / 250 ml, it’s not the largest bin, so you may need to empty it a few times if you’ve left your car too long between cleanings.
The HomeVac H30 Venture comes in a single colorway of navy blue and red, with a charging stand for storage, meaning it’s always ready to go when you need it. It’s about as attractive as handheld vacuums and with the stand it’s probably just as smart enough to keep on a counter. It’s not as compact as stick vacuums like its H11 sibling though, so we’d lean towards closet storage for most where countertop space is at a premium.
It is immediately ready for use; simply make your choice of cleaning attachment from the crevice or multifunction tool, press the power button and you are good to go.
- Max mode delivers the best results
- Easy to maneuver
- 90dB at its loudest
The sleek and lightweight design of the Eufy HomeVac H30 Venture makes it an excellent choice for cleaning the inside of a car. Both attachments are useful, although we found ourselves using the 2-in-1 crevice tool most often. It’s not the longest, remember; but the retractable brush works well for most situations and means you don’t have to constantly change tools, saving you time and effort. If you need to cover a larger area, you can easily remove the attachment.
In our standard tests, we found that while the HomeVac H30 Venture performed well on larger dirt, such as crushed biscuits, it struggled to collect the finer dirt and dust from oats in Eco mode. We had to push it to Max on a regular basis, and even then it didn’t perform as well as the very best in this category. It took some perseverance to take in as much dirt as a model like the Shark UltraCyclone Cap Pro Plusfor example.
This will of course have a knock-on effect on how much of the car you can cover on a single charge – but more on that soon.
The multi-purpose surface tool is worth having on hand if you have pets. The velvety brush material on the outside helps pull hair out of the carpet and upholstery to collect it. However, if your pets have coarse hair like mine do, don’t expect it to come off. Still, a reduction is a good start – especially when you consider that even professional tools struggle to deal with such pet hair.
In Max mode, we measured the noise of the HomeVac H30 Venture at about 90 dB and about 85 dB on Eco. The first is about the same as a hair dryer or blender, so it’s quite noisy to use. Realistically, though, the vacuum will only be used for a few minutes at a time — sometimes seconds — so it’s far from a deal breaker. However, this is one of the noisiest car vacuums we’ve tested, especially since you’ll probably be using it quite a lot on Max.
The vacuum cleaner itself is relatively easy to clean. The tray is completely separate from the main body, so it can be washed out with water if necessary. From here you can also access the filter, which is simply unfolded and turned under a tap; this should be done regularly to maintain suction. Eufy recommends waiting 24 hours for all parts to dry before using the vacuum cleaner again.
- Battery lasts 10 minutes on Max/20 minutes on Eco
- Mentioned charging time of 3.5 hours
- Removable battery
The HomeVac H30 Venture’s 2500mAh battery lasts 20 minutes in Eco mode and 10 minutes in Max, which we think is accurate. During our time with the vacuum, however, it was the only handheld vacuum that didn’t make it to the end of our standard set of tests without having to recharge. This is because we had to use it on the Max setting, often requiring us to visit areas multiple times to ensure a satisfactory shot. For this reason, we wouldn’t be sure the HomeVac would do well with an entire car on a single charge; it would be better for regular spot cleaning.
And let’s not forget the size of this vacuum cleaner. You can get longer battery life from bigger, heavier machines; but the type of model you choose will depend on your priorities.
The good news is that we found that the HomeVac H30 Venture charged much faster when empty than the manufacturer suggested. It was at 100% after being plugged in for about two hours, which is as much as half the time quoted by Eufy. The charging station, which can be free-standing or screwed to the wall, makes it easy to keep the vacuum cleaner plugged in when not in use, so it’s always ready when you need it.
The battery is removable, which would be useful to extend battery life for longer cleans – but at the time of writing, there were no replacement batteries for sale on Eufy’s website.
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First assessment: May 2022