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Return of the Vac - Gtech Multi Review

In my review of the Gtech AirRam, I mentioned that I was also considering picking up Gtech's new handheld the Multi to complement it. Well after another couple of weeks of easy cordless vacuuming with the AirRam, I realised that there was no going back to using cords and I ordered the Multi. 

I'd like to reiterate that I purchased this with my own money, it's not a review unit and I'm not getting paid by Gtech. 

I can envision people buying this machine to supplement their existing vacuum cleaner...and gradually it takes over the majority of the vacuuming jobs around the house due to its light weight and convenience.

I purchased mine direct from the Manufacturer's website GTECH.CO.UK. Note that while the product is in high demand and short supply it might be worth giving them a call to check on the stock status (my delivery was delayed for a week).

In the US Gtech is called GREY TECHNOLOGY. At the time of writing the Multi is not yet available in the US. 

My review is below. 

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Reader Comments (41)

Hi Mat,

Another great video review. Not sure I'm into getting battery powered vacs, but I enjoyed the review none the less.

I thought I'd mention, I'm still using my Hoover Portapower 800 to do the car, awesome power and almost 30 years old and still working well.

I remember the various sales demo techniques for promoting this vac, one was to take the tools hose off and place it on the flat wall and it could hold it's own weight (tight to the wall), using it's suction power alone. Also it's one of the few vacs that can blow or suck depending on which way you connect the tools.

Keep up the fab work


March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaz

I hope you used the TOOLS001 promotional code I sent you previously to get it for £129. To anyone interested, this code runs out on the 30th of March 2014.

It seems we have similar tech interests. IP cams, DVRs, Gtech vacuums, etc.

Have you looked at steam cleaners? They are becoming very popular and of course, the range and the price differences are huge. I opted for one made by Hoover, sold in Argos. It's about £80 and I have a scar to prove it gets hot. I bought it mainly to strip baked on vinyl off of a car so I bought something slightly larger but I did wonder if the cheaper models were any good for what they are supposed to be used for.

March 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterevilution

Unfortunately your earlier message got stuck in the squarespace spam filter on the website, so I missed out on the saving (I only spotted it the other day), never mind. The missus bought a couple of steam cleaners...I'm not sure why she bought two...but I'll leave that stuff up to her.

March 11, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Have a closer look at both of them Matt one might just have your name on it .......Nice review as alway......Ipol

March 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIpol

I have to hand it to you Matt you make an excellent vacuum cleaner salesman, ever thought about selling used cars? I enjoyed the review however, as always ;-)

March 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteraviva

Thanks Matt,both being delivered today,just sold both our dyson dc24 so basically got one free

March 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigsyd

Bigsyd, it would be great if you could report back and let me know what you think of them after giving them a few days use.

March 14, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi, Well I'm not a vacuum salesman or a specialist, however I am a Dyson user and have had some experience of the mechanical and theory use of vacuum equipment through my work.
What I would say is that in my experience this type of Gtec vacuum is fine for quick pick up jobs, laminate floors etc, that includes the upright Gtec.
However on normal carpets you need to understand the vacuum suction power is very low and ingrained dirt and debris just cannot be fully extracted with this type of cleaner, not enough power and just minimum mechanical disturbance of debris with the limited rotating brush. Not until after 12 months or so would you go back over the carpet with a normal (preferably high suction type Dyson vacuum) and then see how much dirt was actually left deep in the pile of the carpet.
This is all pretty much common sense stuff after all, don't throw away your normal vac and try it after 12 months, you will be shocked.
By the way I do actually have a hand held vacuum as well, great for quick spills....

Very good article as usual and no one has actually talked about "HOOVERING" their carpets yet, as we all know Hoover is a manufacturer and there is no such word as Hoovering...


March 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercharmin

I am completely converted to both the Air ram and the Multi. I bought the Air ram as an occasional cleaner, fully expecting to use my Sebo for a deep clean. On the day the Air ram arrived I had already vacuumed thoroughly but decided to use the Air ram anyway and I was amazed how much fluff and dirt it collected. I will never go back to a conventional cleaner.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

I think the prom code TOOLS001 is still available

May 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterH

Thanks very much, great review, I have the upright cleaner and the hedge trimmer, both great, and contemplating buying the handheld - good to see in action.

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJan

Bought the handheld and the Gtech cordless vac. Both are excellent. I bought the first Gtech cordless which was very good indeed. The new one is fantastic. I recommend both products.

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAllan Grieff

I have just ordered the multi as I love the cordless vac. Thanks to H as the prom code TOOLS001 is still available, just saved me £20. Just wish I had bought both together.

June 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I just used tools001 and got the discount so thanks!

June 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFoxybrighton

I wouldn't advise getting this with the expectation that it will perform anything like a normal vacuum. The Air Ram does (contrary to what Charmin says, I find it outperforms a normal vac), but the Multi will not pick up dog hair on carpet.

It's quicker and easier to do the stairs with the AirRam. The Multi is simply incapable of this, so not much of a competition. Although awkward to hold on the stairs, the AirRam is a quick and basic stair cleaner (shame there's no way to detach the handle as you can with their sweepers).

Anyway, this is a substitute for a small dustbuster-type vacuum; the quest for a complement to the AirRam continues.

June 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Ordered g tech multi they never delivered it. At the moment trying to get money back. Spoke to them Monday told money would be in account today. This was for elderly father who is getting stressed out over all of it. Customer services are a joke.

June 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNot happy

I do like both my machines as they are light and easy to use. My only complaint is the trigger mechanism on the Multi. I wish it would just switch on as it can get tiring on the finger after a while. In fact it would be quite difficult for someone with rheumatism or arthritis in their hands. Basically these are good vacs for the elderly, like me as they are lightweight. Proper on/off switch would help considerably, I feel.

August 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEileen

My elderly mother bought the hand held (online direct from Gtec) after buying the upright a few months previously. Unfortunately it wasn't suitable for her because you have to continually hold the power switch down and as she has arthritis in her thumbs she couldn't do it. The reason I have posted is to praise customer services which was quick, easy, convenient and overall exceptionally good service.

August 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjeanette

My elderly mother bought the hand held (online direct from Gtec) after buying the upright a few months previously. Unfortunately it wasn't suitable for her because you have to continually hold the power switch down and as she has arthritis in her thumbs she couldn't do it. The reason I have posted is to praise customer services which was quick, easy, convenient and overall exceptionally good service.

August 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjeanette

I bought the Gtech vacuum and loved it. However, after some months not so happy, as the filter unit gives me problems trying to get it back together after I have cleaned it. After I purchased the Gtech Airram vacuum I thought I might as well get the hand held. Bad mistake. I am a senior citizen and don't have the strength in my hands to hold it in one hand. The trigger hurts my hand,and it's a nuisance that you just can't switch in on and leave it on. It's hard for me to pull out the hose, it's a two handed job to get it out, and a two handed job to try to use it. I have the cleaning nozel stuck in it and can't get it out. So seniors don't waste your money.

September 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTrish Stevens

Bought the GTECH AirRam just over a month ago and I'm absolutely over the moon with it. My only gripe is that they have since introduced the AirRamK9 which I would have bought had it been out as I've heard it is more powerful and sturdy, but alas I missed it by a week!

With my absolute satisfaction of the AirRam I purchased the GTECH multi, more in mind to clean the car. Sorry but for £149 this just isn't worth the money. It doesn't have the suction I was expecting, particularly through the attachment that you would use to clean the car matts (which I know are really difficult so I may be a little harsh here) however, this is also the attachment I would have used to clean the stairs so I will stand by my opinion in that the suction is just not strong enough. Only used once so have sent it back for a refund (which they were absolutely fine with) with the hope they come up with a better (and lighter) version and this time I won't miss out!

September 30, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercathousefood

I agree with some of your customers If you are older the multi buy is a waste of money I received an email from you advertising car vac it looks the same as your multi vac take it on board please

October 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSheila Pratt

This is a review website - I don't sell anything.

October 15, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi Techmoan, how are you finding your G-Tech multi these days. I only ask since I've bought one, had it for 8 months now and to be honest I find it just doesn't seem to suck that well. To be fair I think it as never that good. I've gone back to using my main powered DC05 Dyson which seems far more efficient.

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMister Frank

I recently bought the GTECH Air Ram and find it very good for my thick carpets. Don't use my corded Panasonic now as it is so heavy to push. My only problem is refitting new filters to the AirRam as I just can't close the lid over them and have had to re-use the ones I had washed. Rang GTECH who were very helpful but still find it impossible to fit the new filters! The original ones sold with the vac have been compressed for a long time and therefore easier but the new ones are just too fat to compress enough to close the lid over them.

Thanks for telling me about the problem of having to hold down the button on the hand held Multi as I was about to buy that too. I would not be able to cope with that as I have arthritis in my hands. Surely it could have an "ON" switch like the Air Ram. Come on GTECH - please note that older users find this very difficult.

November 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertrekker

Regarding your filters, have you tried warming them up with a hair dryer to make them more durable, might help you pop them in place better.

In an update to my original post I took my G-Tec multi filters out and gave them a wash - they were very dirty. Performance appears to be restored for now.

November 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMister Frank

I have just received the Gtech Multi. I was so pleased to watch your video, after struggling with getting it apart and back together again.

I am a senior citizen with weak wrists. I find it very heavy to hold and manipulate at the same time as holding down the trigger.

Worst of all though: I bought this as I thought vacuuming the upholstery would make less dust than brushing it with a hand brush. Yes, it does. But emptying the thing means I am enveloped with dust. I have a dust allergy. I have just ordered a face mask from Amazon. But that's a bit ridiculous.!

January 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArtemis

Yes I admit that I didn't do a great review of this. At the time I made it I was very happy with it, but after using it for a few months I now appreciate that it is too heavy to operate for long periods whilst squeezing the trigger at the same time. Apologies that I didn't spot this issue at the time. I'm currently away from my computer, but I'll annotate the video and the review with this information as soon as I can.

January 16, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan


February 28, 2015 | Unregistered Commentergraham newman

Graham Newman needs to improve both his attitude and spelling! The filters ARE very difficult to put back if you are putting in new ones rather than the original compressed ones that were in the vac when purchased. Anyone with arthritis in hands will find the Multi very heavy and awkward to hold while keeping the button pressed in the "on" position and it should have a wide flat brush instead of the hard round one supplied. I used the Multi for carpets in my car and it did not pick up very well, plus the extension hose needs to be held firmly in its extended position which is almost impossible while you are vacuuming as it pulls back all the time. Having to keep the "on" button pressed all the time is just plain ridiculous - why not a sensible "on and off" button?

The comment about a dust cloud when emptying is also quite true and you have to be very careful not to get the dust on your carpet whilst removing the containers. It is all too easy when pulling them from the GTECH to tip them allowing the dust to fall out.

February 28, 2015 | Unregistered Commentertrekker

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