'It's better than my $600 vac.' The $69 Kmart stick vacuum selling out Australia-wide.

Out of all household chores, vacuuming is the worst.

The loud, bulky devices are a pain to manoeuvre, and the plug always seems to fly out of the wall socket the moment you finally get into the zone.

But it’s 2019 and things have changed. Stick vacuums are now a thing, and Kmart has a $69 offering that’s getting a lot of attention.

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Sharing her find on the Kmart Hacks & Decor Facebook group, member Taylor Lee shared her love for the Kmart 2 in 1 Cordless Stick Vacuum. The 75W cleaner comes with a 2 in 1 crevice tool and gives you a maximum run time of 40 minutes, which to be honest is way more time than we’d ever want to spend vacuuming our homes.

“Turns out it’s a pretty good vac for the [money],” she wrote in her post.

“[It] had a roller brush underneath that grabs all hair – pet, human etc. [A] normal vac doesn’t have it.

“Pulled all this out of our fluffy lounge rug. My $600 back pack vac couldn’t even do it.”

Taylor then shared a photo of all the dust and hair she extracted from her rug, and it’s definitely considerable.

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Yuck. Image: Facebook.

Speaking to Mamamia, Taylor said her Kmart stick vacuum has since replaced her $600 professional-grade back pack vacuum.


"It's very easy to use, as it's cordless and pretty light," she said.

"I bought [one] because I have shoulder problems, and my back pack vac [sic] is too heavy to carry on my back."

Commenting on her post, other members also shared their love for the budget vacuum.

"I bought one a couple of days ago and was really surprised how good it is. Two speed settings, running time on low is 30-40 minutes, high is 20-30 minutes," wrote another member.

"I have used it on cork tiles, polished boards, carpet, tiles, and mats. I have long hair and it is great for picking it up, and you can take out the roller from the head and run scissors through the hair to clear it, [and it can] also can be hung on the wall.

"For the price it's more than I expected."

"I have the $69 one! Works so well. Like honestly the best vacuum I’ve ever owned. One quick sweep over my living room carpet and the canister was already close to full - my old (much bigger and more expensive) one didn’t pick up half as much!!" shared another.

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Get it before it sell outs. Image: Kmart.

This isn't the first time people have become very excited over a stick vacuum cleaner, with those in the Dyson cult camp shelling out four-digit figures for the brand's latest V11 cordless cleaners. The exxier version includes a LCD panel, and 'intelligent' tech features which adjust its suction levels depending on the surface you're vacuuming on. Be prepared, however, to pay up to $1249 for the advanced Absolute Pro version, with the cheapest V11 Torque Drive model retailing for $1099.

For those less inclined to drop several weeks of rent on a household appliance, Kmart has your back.

Have you tried the Kmart cordless stick vacuum cleaner? Tell us in a comment below.

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