Finding The Best Vacuum Cleaner

Finding The Best Vacuum Cleaner

Most people enjoy having clean floors in their homes. Unfortunately, finding the right vacuum cleaner that works well and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg can be a bit of a challenge. The folks at decided to master the challenge of finding the best overall vacuum cleaner for you.

They put 19 of the most popular, best selling upright vacuum cleaners to the test, and managed to narrow the field to 4 of the best performing models on the market today. They used the following test criteria to reach their final decision:

Best Overall Winner

The Hoover Air Cordless Lift – This vacuum cleaner took top spot for a multitude of reasons.

  • Fantastic suction power! It picked up 100% of the different testing materials in just 2 passes (1 front and 1 back.) The reviewers used a combination of Cheerios, sand, ground cinnamon and talcum powder to represent both large and fine particle debris.
  • At a mere 12 pounds, it is easy to move from room to room.
  • It is very maneuver in tight spaces.
  • It does a good job picking up debris found in corners.
  • It is battery-operated so there is no cord to get in your way while cleaning.

Top Three Runners Up

  • The Oreck XL Classic – Chosen as the Best Performer for Carpets. It’s the loudest of all vacuums tested but has great cleaning power.
  • The Samsung VU7000 Motion Sync – Chosen as the Best Performer for Bare Floors and for allergy sufferers. It is heavy to maneuver but it comes with a top class advanced HEPA Filtration System.
  • The Bissell CleanView 9595A – Chosen as the Best Budget Pick. At $79.00 on Amazon, this vacuum was the least expensive model tested that gave good cleaning performance.

Vacuum Cleaner Tips To Keep In Mind

  • Most vacuum cleaner filters should be replaced, on average, every 3 to 6 months.
  • Stick-style vacuums work best for small spaces and when used for above-the-floor cleaning tasks.
  • Canister vacuums work bests when used for furniture and spaces that can be difficult to reach.
  • Lithium batteries (like the ones often used in cordless vacuums) generally need to be replaced every 2 to 3 years.
  • Vacuum cleaners can range in price anywhere from $50 up to more than $1,000

Little Known Vacuum Cleaner Facts

  • The average person will spend up to an hour a week, over the course of a lifetime, using a vacuum cleaner.
  • If you attempt to vacuum up damp dirt or mud, it will clog the roller brush and reduce its cleaning effectiveness.
  • Using a vacuum cleaner that doesn’t have a “Bare Floor” option on floors, can result in premature wear and tear on floor finishes.
  • A vacuum cleaner’s performance has more to do with air flow ability than it does how many amps it has.

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