Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide
Purchasing a vacuum can be difficult and time consuming. They go beyond the brand, or what advertisement want us to think. With so many options the old, scary and loud vacuum cleaners have turned into trendy, “fashion statements”. This Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide is aimed to help you buy the vacuum cleaner that is the most suitable for you. Our overall comparison chart helps make the decision easy!
How to Choose
To help you make your decisions, we have outlined different type of vacuum cleaners, their best features, and pros and cons. While it may seem that there is not much to look at each of the five types of vacuum cleaners have their own pros and cons.
Main things that need to be considered in purchasing vacuums is price, durability, noise, bagless?, and looking at the pros and cons compared to other vacuums.
The Five Options
There are five main types of vacuums and we have gone more in detail about each one on there pages (click the name)
- Upright Vacuum Cleaners
- Canister Vacuum Cleaners
- Stick Vacuum Cleaners
- Handheld Vacuum Cleaners
- Robotic Vacuum Cleaners
Which one of these are right for you?
Upright Vacuum Cleaners
Upright Vacuum Cleaners are the tradition design of vacuum cleaners. They are still the most popular type of vacuums used in homes. There are many designs, and features to choose from. Ones that are bagless and ones with bags, aswell as many popular products from different major companies. These type of vacuums are also usually cost less than canister vacuums
- Have a wide cleaning swath than canister vacuum cleaners
- Better at cleaning (more power, as well as deep-cleaning) carpets
- Can tend to be noisy compared to other options
- Can weigh 20 pounds or more
The Upright Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide compares the top ten upright vacuums in more depth where we look at Price, Ratings, and Pros and Cons
The current best selling upright vacuum cleaner is the shark navigator professional lift-away
Canister Vacuum Cleaners
Canister Vacuum Cleaners are the ones that consist of a canister which is connected to a flexible hose. Their main advantage is maneuverability, and flexibility. Many canister vacuum cleaners have options to add power heads which can make them just as powerful as Upright Vacuum Cleaners
- Better for cleaning non-carpet floors, upholstery, and drapes.
- They are easy to handle on stairs
- Less noisy than upright vacuums
- Can be bulkier than upright vacuums
- Harder to store because of the hose as well as the canister
The Canister Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide compares the top ten upright vacuums in more depth where we look at Price, Ratings, and Pros and Cons
The current best selling upright vacuum cleaner is the new Miele Complete C3
Stick Vacuum Cleaners
Stick Vacuum Cleaners are for smaller capacities compared to upright models. They weigh much less, and provide a lower suction power. Overall they are good for cleaning bare floors, and surface dirt.
- Lightweight and convenient
- Low prices compared to conventional upright and canister vacuums
- Low suction for overall cleaning needs
- Small dirt capacity
The Stick Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide compares the top ten upright vacuums in more depth where we look at Price, Ratings, and Pros and Cons
The current best selling Stick Vacuum cleaner is the Bissel Lift-Off
Handheld Vacuum Cleaners
Handheld Vacuum Cleaners are for messes that need to be picked up conveniently and quickly. They are both cordless and corded. These come in a wide range of price ranges and are good to clean small places such as bathrooms and cars.
- Handy and light
- Easy to clean tight locations
- Lack of power
The Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide compares the top ten upright vacuums in more depth where we look at Price, Ratings, and Pros and Cons
The current best selling Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is the Dyson V6 Trigger
While they look neat, they can be expensive and not practical. But the category is growing and there is many good vacuums on the market.
- They are automatic
- They aren’t light
- Easily programmible
- Lack of power
The Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide compares the top ten upright vacuums in more depth where we look at Price, Ratings, and Pros and Cons
The current best selling Robotic Vacuum Cleaner is the Neato Botvac Connected