Thanks to Self-Clean Technology ™, you no longer have to manually clean the Brushroll from hair and wool. This process can be performed automatically, you only need to press a button.
The replaceable HEPA filters are quite pricey.
The UltraFlex ™ from Electrolux is the revolutionary appliance that will bring vacuuming to a whole new level. Thanks to the unique EasySteer ™ Swivel brush, you'll be able to access hard-to-reach spots with minimum effort.
HEPA-Filter, 2 foam filters
Powerhead with Brushroll Clean Technology™, 3-in-1 tool (dusting brush, crevice tool, and upholstery tool), Bare floor tool, Telescopic wand, Hose
Variable power regulation, DustSpotter LED lights, 180-degree EasySteer™ swivel, Automatic cord rewind (21 ft)
Constant Multicyclone ™ technology compresses the dust inside the container and prevents it from getting outside. As a result, the air in the room will become much cleaner after vacuuming.
Jet-Drive turbo brush isn't motor driven.
This vacuum cleaner boasts six various attachments and an incredibly quiet performance (even if you use it at the maximum suction power). So, if you decide to perform spring cleaning, this mighty one won't disturb your family members.
HEPA-Filter, Anti-odor filter
Jet-drive turbo brush, Eco floor nozzle, XL parquet nozzle, XXL upholstery nozzle with Claw-Collect system, Furniture and crevice tools, Telescopic wand, Hose
Variable power regulation, Constant Multicyclone™ technology, Automatic cord rewind (20 ft)
A powerful 12-Amp motor along with adjustable power allows you to choose the optimum suction level depending on the surface you clean.
Some users say that the nozzles are lacking in quality.
Dirt Devil engineers have created a really versatile model that allows you to stretch from floors to ceilings and to clean everything in-between. It's reasonably-priced yet not less functional than its more expensive counterparts.
Floor nozzle, Crevice tool, Dusting brush, Telescopic wand, Hose
Variable power regulation, Automatic cord rewind (20 ft)
The dirt canister has a high capacity of 2.1 quarts, so you won't need to empty it too often. And the patented Easy Empty ™ system allows you to quickly clean the canister.
The power cord is rather short.
Are you looking for a cheap and easy-to-use vacuum cleaner that even a child can handle? Then get this Bissel bagless vacuum. It's very compact and lightweight (just 8 lbs), so carrying it around the house will be an easy job.
3-Stage filtration (Dirt cup filters and post-motor filter)
Floor nozzle, Crevice tool, Dusting brush, 2 extension wands, Hose
Automatic cord rewind (15 ft)
The unique Sofa Pet Brush is ideal for owners of long-haired pet breeds. It effectively removes pet hair from upholstered furniture, leaving no hairs at all.
The dust container is not that capacious and requires frequent emptying.
The small Ovente vacuum hides a powerful motor inside. With this vac, you'll be able to quickly clean all your rooms from dust, dirt, debris, and pet hair. It will also effectively trap all allergens thanks to the advanced HEPA filtration system installed.
Floor nozzle, Crevice tool, Dusting brush, Sofa Pet Brush, Telescopic wand, Hose
Automatic cord rewind (16 ft)
What Is a Bagless Vacuum Cleaner?
Just like their bagged counterparts, bagless vacuums have great suction power and can easily trap all the dust and debris from your floors inside a canister. They often have clear chambers that allow you to see when the canister needs to be emptied out and whether the appliance is gathering dirt or not. Plus, if you accidentally vacuum something valuable, you can notice this and open the chamber to get your item back. However, the main benefit is that they don't use bags that might be too costly and fiddly. Thus, the bagless vacs are quicker to empty and less expensive to maintain. You won’t need to buy replacement bags, which will save you money in the long run. The only thing you should do is to clean their filters once a month. Some filters have anti-bacterial protection to reduce dust mites and allergens. Also, bagless models can send dust back into a room when being emptied. That's why those with allergies should opt for bagged vacuums or choose models with anti-bacterial protection and be very careful when emptying the chamber in order not to spill anything.
What Features to Compare
Suction power influences the vacuuming speed directly. The higher suction power a vac has, the faster cleanup it ensures. However, less wattage doesn’t necessarily mean less suction power. So, check both these features before purchasing a vacuum cleaner. An average energy consumption makes around 0.27 kWh to vacuum a 100 sq ft area at full suction. Still, some high-end models consume even less power, so if you want to save on electricity bills, consider the energy-efficiency class as well.
Nozzles also influence the performance of a vac cleaner. For example, a wall/floor brush is good for cleaning bare floors and walls. The turbine head can remove pet hair from your carpets or furniture. The crevice tool is handy for removing dust from drawers, furniture, and air-conditioning vents. The brush roller can get dust out of household appliances, while the dusting brush cleans blinds, lampshades, and moldings. For upholstered fabrics, mattresses, and curtains, you can use the upholstery attachment. An accessory set might also include other nozzles that will help you remove dust from the most hard-to-reach areas.
Dust Canister Capacity
Also, pay attention to the dust capacity. If you have a large house or apartment that requires lots of cleaning, it's better to choose a model with a high capacity in order to empty it less often. For many vacuums, the amount of dust picked up might diminish as the container fills up. Therefore, we suggest that you empty the canister as often as possible.
It's very important to choose a model that will retain dust in the canister and won't let it escape back into the room. Cheap vacuum cleaners capture less than 10% of tiny allergen particles, while the best models retain more than 99%. If you or your family members suffer from allergies, consider these ratings carefully. The HEPA filter is known to be the best on the market since it captures up to 99.97% of bacteria, dust, and germs.
Some vacuums might have extra features allowing them to perform more functions. Certain vacs can even dry carpets or act as a steam mop. For comfortable use, many models come with long cords up to 50 feet. A vac with a long cord will be handy if you're short of power outlets around your house or you need to clean stairs. The cord length of an average vacuum varies from 15 to 50 feet.
The Best of the Best
The Electrolux EL4335B is truly the best bagless vacuum cleaner on the market. This sleek and attractive vacuum is baсked with lots of handy features that will make vacuuming a hassle-free process. It offers a 3-level height adjustment so that you can clean all floors, including hardwood, low to high pile carpets, hard floors, and plush carpets. The telescopic wand is also adjustable in height to suit users of any height. The vacuum has large wheels which glide smoothly on any surface and don't leave marks. Thanks to the large rear wheels and a low center of gravity, the EL4335B vac easily gets into the tightest corners and turns around furniture. And a 21-foot cord along with an 8-foot hose and telescopic wand ensures 33 feet of cleaning reach, which is quite enough even for vacuuming stairs. With all this, the Electrolux bagless canister vacuum is pretty light and compact. It weighs just 11.6 lbs and measures 13 x 11.5 x 20 inches. So, the vac is very easy to get around, go up/down stairs, and roll from room to room. And thanks to either horizontal or vertical parking options, you can store it in your closet neatly.
The vacuum features an adjustable suction power, which allows you to choose a suitable suction for cleaning both though and delicate areas. Yet, the vacuum produces rather low noise level (70dB) even at the highest settings. Needless to say, the lower suction diminishes the sound. The zest of this model is its Brushroll Clean Technology. This is a self-cleaning function which will help you remove tangles from the brushroll with just a touch of a button. The function can be easily turned on/off depending on the surface you vacuum.
The vac has a dustbin capacity of 0.4 gallons, which allows you to vacuum up to 1500-2000 sq ft. The bin has a slim design and is pretty easy to empty. It has a convenient bottom opening that lets you empty the bin with the minimum amount of dust escaping into the air.
The Electrolux bagless canister vacuum features HEPA filter that can remove up to 99.97% of dust and allergens. Besides the HEPA filter, the vac is also fitted with two washable foam filters. The whole filtration system is completely sealed, ensuring that all sucked air will pass through it before exhausting back into the environment.
This vacuum has a low profile nozzle that fits perfectly under your bed or furniture. Also, it comes with several additional attachments.
- The crevice tool will help you reach the hard-to-get places like in-between furniture;
- The dusting brush will remove the finest dust particles from delicate surfaces;
- The upholstery nozzle will be good for extracting pet hair from upholstery;
- The bare floor nozzle can suck up dirt, hair, debris, and dust from hardwood floors.
No Odors! No Dust!
The fact that this bagless vac is produced by German company speaks for itself! The Severin brand has been producing super-reliable products for over 125 years now, and no wonder that the hoover we've got for you boasts great suction power and brilliant build quality. The unit is equipped with a 25-foot cord and is light enough to easily maneuver around the house and access hard-to-reach places. The metal wand is very robust, even when it's extended to its fullest length, it's still pretty sturdy.
Although the vac boasts great suction power, it's very quiet. The soft sound design significantly reduces the noise level while vacuuming. Even at the highest suction level, the device works as silently as possible. Thanks to adjustable power regulation, you can customize the unit for vacuuming both delicate furniture and hard-floors or carpets (the Jet-Drive Turbo brush will be very useful for deep-cleaning of carpets).
Thanks to Constant Multicyclone technology, the vac absorbs dust consistently good with no particles escaping from the bin. With the anti-odor active carbon filtration system and the HEPA 14 filter, the appliance is perfect for pet owners and those who suffer from allergies. The vac will reduce pollen, mite allergens, spores, mold, and odd odors to almost 100%.
Overall, this Severin bagless vacuum is an excellent cleaning device. It does a terrific job for cleaning stairs, under the bed, hard flooring, carpets, and upholstery! And it's definitely a worthy choice for allergy sufferers and families with kids and pets.
This little guy is supplied with a wide variety of additional tools including XXL upholstery nozzle with Claw-Collect-System, XL parquet nozzle for hard floors of all types, Jet-Drive turbo brush for deep cleaning of carpets and mattresses, Eco floor nozzle, furniture nozzle, and crevice nozzle. Two later ones come in a soft textile bag, which is a nice touch.
Although the Jet-Drive turbo brush is not motor driven (it uses the suction flow), it does a stellar job for cleaning matrasses, carpets, and pesky entry rugs. Two big floor attachments are perfect both for hard surfaces and carpets. The floor nozzles glide along any surface smoothly without drag or resistance. An extra large upholstery attachment with a "Claw-Collect" system capture pet hair, fibers, and dirt quickly and efficiently. As you see, this German vac with multiple heads will leave no surface untouched.
Dirt Devil SD40010
This Dirt Devil bagless vacuum is a stunning choice for a daily use. Its price point is on target with its performance. The vac is not that functional as its more high-end (and pricey!) counterparts yet it does the job perfectly. It's suited mainly for hard floors but it can also work well on low- and medium-pile rugs. And although the vac is a bit bulky, it still makes vacuuming hard-to-reach stairs and treads very manageable. Thanks to the premium stretch hose and telescopic handle, no dirty areas of your house will escape from this canister vacuum. The hose can stretch up to incredible 45 inches allowing you to clean even ceilings. The vac has a speed control and variable suction to let you clean every spot of your house. This vac handles carpets, hard floors, furniture upholstery, and many other surfaces. And the powerful 12-amp motor provides enough suction to trap dust, dirt, and sand equally well.
The bagless design means that you won't need to spend money on replacement bags - you should just empty its bag and wash it after each use. The canister features a HEPA filter that helps the vac pick up not only dust, dirt, and pet hair but allergens as well. This will protect you and your family members from asthma and allergy attacks. So, if you need a healthy and versatile bagless vac for a reasonable price, the Dirt Devil EZ Lite Canister Vacuum SD40010 is the best bet.
Forget about Clogs
If you use the Dirt Devil SD40010 vacuum unproperly, you might experience poor performance and loss of suction. That's why we would like to give you the following information. Besides the gray HEPA filter, there is an additional pre-filter inside the plastic collector you should pull out and empty. For this:
- Open the bottom of the dust collector and empty it.
- Next, look up inside - you'll notice a black cylinder inside a clear receiver.
- Hold the bagless collector in your left hand and then turn the collector upside down. The pre-filter will be on your right. That is where all the junk (that might lead to clogs!) builds up.
- Twist the black cylinder counter-clockwise, pull it out, and then clean. Such debris as hair and fibers can lurk there and lead to loss of the vac's performance.
- Also, clean the little perforations at the top of the black tube.
- Reinsert the pre-filter and twist it clockwise. That's all! You vacuum will work like brand new.
Very Small yet Very Powerful
The Bissell Zing bagless canister vacuum cleaner is an extremely affordable device for basic cleaning jobs around the house. It costs less than $50 yet it's well-designed and doesn't feel cheaply made at all. It's very compact and almost featherweight (just 8 lbs) for comfortable moving and storage. Plus, the usable handle adds to the convenience of transportation. You can easily pick the vac up and carry it around the house. With this Bissell bagless vacuum, traveling upstairs and downstairs will be much more comfortable.
This model is supplied with an extension wand, adaptable floor attachment, crevice tool, and dusting brush. The set is pretty basic yet it allows you to vacuum floors (hardwood/tile/laminate), carpets, reach dirt under furniture, and clean the upholstery. The hose is approximately 5-foot long and right on its handle, there is a slider which controls the airflow. By opening and closing it, you can easily adjust the suction for your cleaning needs. You can attach 2 extension wands (2 feet each) to make the hose about 9 feet in total. However, the retractable power cord is not that long, it makes just 15 feet.
This little vacuum cleaner offers plenty of suction power. It can easily pick up pet hair clumps and even pieces of dry pet food. The clear canister is not very capacious and requires frequent emptying. However, this is a hassle-free process, since the canister easily comes off and goes back on. With dirt cup filters and post-motor filter, the vacuum ensures three-stage filtration to make the air in your room clearer. The multi-filter system is reusable and washable. So much performance for such a little machine!
Here, we will cover some maintenance questions and explain how to keep the container and filters clean to prolong their service life.
Emptying the Dirt Container
- At first, press the tank release button.
- Pull handle and lift a dirt container away from the Zing vacuum.
- Holding a dirt container over your trash bin, press the Release button on the back bottom of the canister.
- Snap bottom into place after emptying the container.
Cleaning Pre-Motor Filter
- Pull handle to lift the dust canister away from the vacuum.
- Press the Release button on the back of the tank.
- Acess the Pre-motor filter through the bottom of the tank. Twist left to separate it and pull out.
- Lift away a filter screen from the filter.
- Clean the filter and the filter screen using mild detergent, then rinse them, and squeeze out excess water.
- Allow the filter and its screen to air dry for 24 hours.
Cleaning the Post-Motor Filter
- Turn unit to the back to find the post-motor filter cover.
- Press the tab on top of the cover to open it.
- Remove the post-motor filter cover from the unit.
- Clean the filters with mild detergent, rinse them, and squeeze out excess water.
- Allow filters to dry for 24 hours before reassembling.
A Perfect Entry-level model
The Ovente ST2010 is one of the best entry-level canister vacuum cleaners on the market. It's a nice little item for household applications. Packed with 1200-Watt motor, this cyclonic vacuum has a great nonstop suction that is equally proficient for cleaning floors and low-pile carpets. Just in one pass, you'll be able to deep clean any floor surface around your house. Thanks to an additional extension for vacuuming corners and other hard-to-get spots, you'll be able to get dust webs from your ceiling corners or vacuum dust from under bookshelves easily.
The vac is powerful enough to suck the pet hair or sand out of a rug. And owing to a built-in HEPA multi-level filtration system, it effectively traps 99.97% of dust, allergens and other airborne particles of 0.3 microns and larger. Almost no dust and dirt particles will escape through the exhaust vent. This advanced HEPA filtration system is especially useful for those people with asthma and allergies.
The dust canister is transparent, so you can check the amount of the collected dirt at any time. Even if the canister is half-full, this won't influence the suction level. The vac has a smart design and when the dust container or filters become full, it'll inform you with an LED light alert. Once the light is on, you should empty and wash a canister or filters before the next use.
The vac is supplied with a premium set of attachments: floor brush, sofa/pet brush, and a combination crevice nozzle/bristle brush. The Ovente ST2010 is a simple vacuum that can easily lift off the finest dust particles from various surfaces in your house.
The Ovente Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum is very light, easy to roll around, and not too loud. Being just 11.5 x 15.5 x 10 inches, it can reach tight corners and get under/around the furniture with ease. The stainless steel metallic wand can be further extended to provide you with more cleaning flexibility. It can be adjusted for cleaning walls and even ceilings without straining your back. The telescopic wand is lighter compared to most upright vacuum cleaners. Plus, the 360° swivel hose ensures better maneuverability and prevents tangling.
For easy storage, the ST 2010 canister vac features an automatic cable rewinder function. The power cord itself is 15'8.5". Of course, it's not the longest cord but it's sufficient for small apartments and homes. After all, you can always get an extension cord, just keep in mind that this vac draws 12 Amps. All in all, if you need a lightweight and maneuverable device to clean your rooms, get this.
Did you know?
The Predecessors of Vacuum Cleaners were Human-powered
Ives McGaffey patented a carpet-cleaning machine that used a simple fan to blow air into a container in 1869. Seven years later, Anna and Melville Bissell created the Bissell Carpet Sweeper. The machine included rollers and bundles of hog bristles tied together. It had no powered suction - the rolling bristles did the job. It needed two people to operate it.
The Arrival of a Powered Vacuum Cleaner
The first powered vacuum cleaner was patented by Hubert Cecil Booth on August 30, 1901. This invention ran on gasoline and was known as “Puffing Billy”. However, it was extremely bulky and required horse-drawn carts to move from one home to another. The first portable upright vacuum was invented in 1908 by William Henry Hoover.
Almost in Every Household
98% of American families have a vacuum cleaner.
Nowadays, you can buy a vacuum cleaner fitted with sensors which will inform you whether a surface has been cleaned properly or not. You can also buy high-end vacuums capable of handling water and other liquids with no problem at all.
The First Robotic Vacuum
The first robotic vac debuted on the BBC in 1997. It was named the Hammacher Schlemmer Electrolux Trilobite after an extinct arthropod that lurked on the ocean’s floor and sucked up bits of nutrition. Just like the arthropod, the vacuum Trilobite used ultrasonic sensors to navigate through a house and catch every bit of dirt. The first robotic vacuum could even indicate when its dustbin was full and the charge level was low. Nowadays, robotic vacuum cleaners work fantastically, still, they can't keep the house as clean as regular vacuum cleaners do.
A Piece of Art
Rambo Amadeus, a Belgrade songwriter, makes performances which involve playing on different household appliances, and vacuum cleaners are among them. This isn't the only example of household appliances being used as part of the art. Today you can find a countless number of sculptures and installations created out of deconstructed vacuum parts. Not only that, you can actually go visit one of the numerous museums of vacuum cleaners that can be found almost everywhere in the world. The first thematic museum related to vacuum cleaners was opened in St.Hames, Missouri.
15 Years on Invention of a Bagless Vacuum
James Dyson started invented a bagless canister vacuum cleaner in 1979, but the first bagless cyclonic vacuum cracked the market in 1991 in Japan. Not only did it take Dyson 15 years, it took him 5,127 attempts to succeed in creating the first vac. Be appearance the newly invented bagless vacuum cleaner looked much better than conventional models and unlike them, it could maintain 100% suction power and 100% of time as it was deprived of a dust bag. So despite James Dyson spent so long on creating such a unique hoover, the waiting was worth it.
William Henry Hoover has bought rights to produce the first portable vacuum powered by a motor, hence, the name. He was so successful in selling this product because he offered a 10-day free trial.
Q: What are the main benefits of bagless vacuums?
A: Bagless vacuums really have some standout characteristics which set them apart from their bagged counterparts.
- They are less expensive to maintain because they don't require replaceable bags. You just need to empty the canister of a bagless vac when it's full. And the clear chamber allows you to see when it needs to be emptied.
- They are more eco-friendly option since they don't use bags. Bagged hoovers use more than a hundred bags over a lifetime, and every bag needs some resources for its production and transportation. So, if you want to live a bit greener, a bagless model is your choice.
- The bagless vacuums don't lose suction like it often happens with their bagged counterparts. As the bag fills, a bagged vacuum cleaner has a tendency to slowly lose suction. Bagless hoovers still have a good suction even when the canister is almost full. Plus, since the canister is transparent, you know when it's time to empty it.
Q: Does a powerful motor always provide more suction?
A: Not at all. The amperage of a motor measures just an electrical current, not the suction power. The performance depends on the design, the air flow, and the filtration system of the device. Vacuum cleaners with high airflow level have more suction power. Air flow is usually measured in cubic feet of air per minute (CFM).
Q: How should I clean the dust container?
A: Usually, bagless vacuums have a marker indicating showing when it's time to empty the container. Just empty the container when you reach this marking. Also, you should clean the unit after each vacuuming session in order not to let dirt and debris settle within the container. You can wipe the dust container with a damp cloth or rinse it out with water, however, don't immerse it fully in the water.
Q: Are bagged vacuums really better for allergy sufferers?
A: Typically, yes. The bag keeps the dust out of escaping into the air. However, not all bagged vacuums are created equally well. Some models have bags with large pores which allow allergens to penetrate back into the air.
Q: Do I need a HEPA filter?
A: If you suffer from asthma, allergies, COPD or other respiratory conditions, you should definitely get a vac with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter with a sealed system. Tha vacuums with a HEPA system remove not only dirt, hair, debris or dust but also dander, dust mite allergens, pollen, and germs that might cause allergic or asthmatic respiratory reactions. A HEPA filter traps up to 99.97% of 0.3-micron particles and larger.
Q: My vacuum is losing suction, what can I do?
A: First of all, you should check the filters of your vacuum. Clogged or dirty filters are the #1 reason for losing suction. Wash the filters, let them air dry, and try again. If your vacuum is still losing suction, probably it's time to change the filters.
Q: How often should I change filters?
A: Vacuums (and their filtration system) differ from model to model. Check the manufacturer's instructions and don't forget to clean filters timely. However, note that not all filters are washable. Consider this before purchasing as well.
Q: Do I need to remove debris from the roller?
A: Of course, you need. You should clean both the bristles of the roller and the internal roller compartment itself. Cleaning the roller will extend the life of your vacuum cleaner and help it run better. Getting to the roller compartment might be tricky, and it's better to refer to the manual.
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