Home Depot is launching a new Ryobi 18V cordless spot cleaner, the SwiftClean.
The new Ryobi SwiftClean is designed for life’s everyday spills and messes, with the brand adding that it delivers rapid stain removal with powerful suction for quick cleanups.
It features a powered scrub brush, for agitating and lifting debris, and can be used on upholstery, car seats, stairs, carpets, and other such surfaces.
The Ryobi SwiftClean cordless spot cleaner has clear components, and easy tank removal for quick emptying. It delivers up to 17 CFM of airflow, and 17 IOW of sealed suction power.
According to Ryobi’s spec sheet, the SwiftClean spot cleaner delivers up to 75 minutes of runtime, although the context is unclear. For a product like this, I would expect and be satisfied with roughly 15 minutes of runtime with a 2Ah battery.
Update: Ryobi says you can expect up to 75 minutes of runtime with a 6Ah battery, and up to 25 minutes with a 2Ah battery, although runtime performance is going to be application-dependent.
Cordless spot carpet and upholstery cleaners aren’t a new product category, but this looks to be the first such product from Ryobi, and the first such product to be powered by an 18V cordless power tool battery.
The 18V SwiftClean has a 0.6 cup solutions tank, and comes with a 6oz bottle of ready-to-use OXY cleaning solution.
The dirty water collection tank has a 1-cup capacity.
The tank is also top-rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
The agitator brush can also be removed for cleaning.
Pricing and Availability
Tool-Only (PCL756B) – $119
Kit (PCL756K) – $159
The kit comes with a 2Ah battery and charger.
ETA: September 2022
I could definitely use something like this. I have a corded carpet/rug/couch cleaner, but I don’t use it much due to the hassle involved in setting it up and cleaning it.
I also haven’t been interested in cordless carpet cleaners or spot cleaners, due to not wanting more cordless equipment that might not be used very often.
The Ryobi SwiftClean seems convenient and capable.
It’s also worth mentioning the Hoover OnePwr cordless carpet and upholstery cleaner as a potential alternative. The Hoover has a removable hose, while the Ryobi is styled after a traditional one-piece hand vac.
The Hoover kit is priced at $139-$149, which is less than the Ryobi kit, and it also come with a removable battery.
Hoover is owned by TTi, the same company that develops Ryobi cordless power tools for Home Depot. If the SwiftClean works out well, perhaps this will be the first of Ryobi’s cordless spot-cleaning solutions.