This article was originally featured in the April 2022 issue.
I was once asked what my favorite room in the house was and I got a surprised look in return when I boldly stated it was the garage. Of course the garage is my favorite room. After all, it’s where I spend a lot of my free time and no offense to my wife, but it’s really the only place where I feel I have a hundred percent control (don’t even get me started on the drapes in our living room).
I live a clean and orderly life, so having a portable and cordless vacuum is a must for both my garage and my truck. The vacuum of choice for me is the WORX Nitro 20V 2.1 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum because it provides a quick and convenient way to clean floor mats, consoles and truck beds and doesn’t take up a lot of space. Simply put, it’s surprisingly small and compact, yet performs like a full-size giant shop vac. Plus it’s also handy for other quick pick-ups around the shop or in my home and it especially comes in handy when cleaning up wet spills on floors and other surfaces.
The driving force behind the Nitro 20V is a maintenance-free, high-efficiency brushless motor that, according to the manufacturer, runs 50 percent longer and provides 25 percent more power than a comparable brushed motor. This high-tech, brushless motor is equipped with an intelligent Power Share PRO battery, which features cell-cooling technology to improve tool performance and extend runtime.
Weighing in at less than 7 pounds, it’s actually quite impressive how much suction power this portable vacuum has and it also features a high/low power setting. Its stretch hose extends to 6.5 feet and comes with a wide-mouth attachment and crevice-tool. The vac also has a rinsable HEPA filter and the entire unit is covered by the WORX three-year limited warranty.
To get started, the complete WORX Nitro 20V 2.1 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum with battery and charger retails for $199.99. You owe it to yourself to invest in something that will keep your favorite room in the house looking good. And because I’m not always in my favorite room in the house, I also ordered a 12-volt charger because this vac travels well.