The special construction of the brushroll prevents hair wrapping and tangling. Thanks to this, the vac requires from little to none maintenance.
The filtration system could be better.
If you want to keep your home clean but do not fancy spending too much time and effort on it, this powerful vacuum cleaner is what you need. This model has all necessary cleaning attachments, comes with a long hose, and provides great suction power to cope with all types of debris.
Washable foam filter
Turbo Brush with No Loss of Suction technology (12" cleaning path), Extension wand, Crevice tool, Dusting brush, Upholstery tool
5-foot cleaning hose, 25-foot power cord with cord wrap
The brush tool comes with a no-scuff bumper that protects furniture as you clean along the edges or underneath.
Air Powered Turbo tool requires constant cleaning.
This is a super smart vacuum from the renowned manufacturer. Fitted with a System Check Indicator, Cord Rewind, and 5-position carpet height adjustment, it is extremely easy to use. An excellent option for all-around cleaning.
Motorized brush (13.5" cleaning path), Extension wand, Air Powered Turbo tool, Upholstery tool, Crevice tool
8-foot cleaning hose, WindTunnel™ technology, 5-position carpet height adjustment, System Check indicator, 25-foot retractable power cord
The vacuum has a 2.3-Qt dust canister, which is more than in many similar models.
The cord isn't retractable.
The Bissell 9595A vacuum cleaner is great for performing thorough cleanups in big houses. While its actual dimensions are rather small, its dirt bin capacity is large enough to not require frequent emptying. An ideal choice for those who look for a maneuverable yet high-performance vacuum cleaner.
Washable foam filter, Non-washable dust filter
Turbo Brush tool with OnePass™ Technology (13.5" cleaning path), Telescopic tube, Crevice tool, Upholstery tool
6-foot cleaning hose, Nozzles and hose are convenient to store, Adjustable recline angle
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.
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)
The dirt cup is equipped with the EasyEmpty™ lid, which allows you to quickly release the canister from debris and dirt by pressing one button only.
The wheels roll loudly.
This portable and powerful bagless canister vacuum cleaner will appeal to owners of multistory houses, since it's extremely lightweight, and it has a convenient handle that makes it very easy to move from one spot to the other.
3-stage filtration system
Multisurface floor tool, Extension wand, Crevice tool, Dusting brush
EasyEmpty™ Dirt Cup, 16-foot retractable power cord
The Shark Navigator Deluxe upright vacuum is definitely one of the most powerful bagless vacuum cleaners on the market! This little beast uses Shark “Never Lose Suction” technology and delivers consistent super-strong suction to pick up dirt, dandruff, hair, dust, and larger debris like crumbles. But if you want to lessen the suction a bit, you can always use a suction release valve.
Its original motorized brush is just 9.25 inches. In comparison to other upright vacs, the brush is quite narrow, still, it's very maneuverable and easily gets into tight places. It also has a brushroll on/off feature and can be conveniently used on bare floors and carpets alike. Customers are extremely happy with its cleaning performance on carpets including high-pile ones, plush rugs, bath mats, etc.
This upright has two settings, medium and high, which makes deep cleaning of any surface a breeze. Even on the highest setting, the vac is pretty quiet, meaning it's a good option for apartments. And the large dustbin allows for cleaning an entire room regardless of dirt granule size. And even when the collection chamber is almost full, you won't experience the loss of suction. The box also includes a turbo pet hair nozzle, crevice tool, swiveling brush attachments, and a cleaning wand. The magic wand is great for doing stairs, while the ultra-narrow crevice tool can reach debris even in the window sills. And with a turbo pet hair nozzle attached, the vac can suck up all pet hair off the furniture. So, if you're looking for a good vacuum with super-strong suction to perform deep cleaning, the Shark Navigator is a good fit.
This upright literally takes several seconds to assemble. All you need to do is attach the handle using a screwdriver. That's it! The vac also comes with installed pre-motor and post-motor filters. They both are washable, and it's advisable to clean the pre-motor filter once a month and the post-motor filter once a year. Over time, washable filters are going to save you lots of money on the replacement, however, note that they aren't HEPA filters and can't trap allergens. Overall, the construction of the cleaner is very sturdy, and an incredible 5-year warranty proves this.
The Hoover UH70120 is another nice vacuum at a decent price. Equipped with a large motor brush and thanks to the use of the patented Dual Path WindTunnel Technology and Cyclonic Technology, this vac can deliver the kind of efficiency you're unlikely to have experienced before. While many other vacuum cleaners require lugging the item to and fro all the time, the Hoover UH70120 will need to trip only a few swipes across a carpet to clean it of all dirt and debris. Plus, it can lift the pile a bit, making your rugs look and feel a lot cushier. Even though some customers wish it would be possible to turn the brush off for cleaning bare floor, we still regard it as a decent product and strongly believe it's worth your close consideration.
The vacuum comes with all standard bits including an extension wand, dusting brush, crevice tool and Air Powered Turbo Tool (miniature vacuum). And you'll definitely like the fact that all these attachments are placed on board, so you will never have to go and search for them. With one single press of a button, you'll be able to detach the hose and pull the attachments from the vacuum body. The hose is 8 foot long and the power cord is 27 foot long, so you can clean high places and large areas without a need to change the plug or use extension cords. Plus, the cord can be retracted into the vacuum, which is a nice touch. No longer will you need to wrap up such a long cord manually. The cord rewind lever is just under the dirt bin. Another good design feature is that the dirt container isn't only easy to use (opens from the bottom) but also easy to empty. The vac is fitted with a System Check indicator which notifies you when the dust bin needs emptying so you can maintain its peak performance.
While the list of the features we've mentioned above seems good enough already, the benefits of the Hoover UH70120 do not end there. In addition to smart sensors notifying the user of the need to check its filtration system, the vac enjoys an advanced HEPA filter that can trap up to 99.97% of dirt, dust, and pollens. Though not washable, this kind of filter requires low maintenance and can be cleaned by simply tapping out the accumulated dirt.
We also like that the brush tool can be easily adjusted for cleaning carpeting or hardwood floors. The vac has a 5-position height adjustment dial making it easy to extend the handle for cleaning different surfaces. Also, it comes with a no-scuff bumper feature, which allows you to protect your furniture when cleaning along the edges, for example.
Summing up, we can say with confidence that the Hoover WindTunnel UH70120 upright vacuum is a very decent choice if you're looking for a reasonably-priced yet smart and effective cleaner capable of handling all flooring types perfectly.
With One Pass
It’s not a secret that people expect a bagless vacuum cleaner to clean floors thoroughly and quickly so that cleanup won't be a tiresome chore. With those needs in mind, Bissell has released a vacuum cleaner that successfully combines effective performance, moderate price, and compact, lightweight design. The Bissell 9595A Vacuum has a 12-Amp motor and a wide cleaning brush, which allows it to grasp quite a lot of dirt during one single path. This brush rotates down into the carpet so it can clean much deeper with one pass. Along with a brush tool, the Bissell 9595A Vacuum packs a number of other attachments for cleaning on different surfaces. So, the package contains a powerful, motorized mini brush for removing dirt and debris from furniture, stairs, car interior, and more; a Dusting brush with soft bristles for cleaning delicate surfaces such as curtains and upholstery; and an ultra-narrow crevice tool for reaching into every nook and cranny of your house. All of these nozzles are easy to attach and detach. One thing that might downplay the benefits of the Bissell 9595A Vacuum a bit is that it's not particularly quiet. Not like its operation is too loud, but you might find it tough to watch TV, for example, or talk to your husband or child.
Like we said before, the Bissell 9595A Vacuum is compact and lightweight and you'll be able to use it for an extended period of time without feeling fatigue. It has a long hose and its handle can be adjusted to fit nicely any cleaning job. Compared to many other upright vacuum cleaners from the midprice range, the Bissell 9595A outstands most of them due to its usability features and cleaning performance. It works literally at the word "go" and does the cleaning in the twinkling of an eye.
Simple to Use
Not only is this cleaner ultra functional and quick, but it's also very unpretentious in terms of maintenance. Both the post-motor and pre-motor filters are easy to access and clean. The sponge filter in which the dirt accumulates washes out easily and dries quickly, either. The dirt bin is convenient to empty with one single press of a button. The capacity of the bin is 2 L, and that's more than in most similar models, which means you'll be able to cover more area with less frequent interruptions.
To reiterate our point, the Bissell 9595A CleanView is a stellar option if you live in a big house and want your vacuum cleaner to be lightweight, effective, and high-performance. Featuring all needed attachments, it allows for cleaning on all types of floors and does the job in mere minutes.
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A Perfect Entry-level model
The Ovente ST2010 is one of the best entry-level canister bagless 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.
Affordable Yet Powerful
The Bissell 2156A Zing Bagless vacuum is a canister-type cleaner from midprice range that is ideal for basic jobs around the house. For less than $50, the vacuum cleaner features a well thought-out construction and packs quite a powerful performance enough to remove mess from any surface. Due to the Cyclonic technology, the Bissell 2156A Zing Bagless vacuum works well both on hard floors and on carpets. For situations when you need less power, there's a switch that will allow you to reduce the suction.
This cleaner is supplied with a multi-surface floor attachment, crevice tool, and a dusting brush. Although this kit is rather basic, it is more than enough for vacuuming hard floors, rugs, carpets, upholstery, curtains, and for reaching debris under furniture and in tight crevices. The hose of the vac is 6 foot long, which is long enough to reach the very bottom corners, as well as to extend to the very top corners of the house. Though the retractable power cord isn't very long, you can solve this issue with an extension cord.
The dirt cup is large in size and can hold a lot of dirt so you won't need to empty it too often. For hassle-free emptying, the canister comes with an Easy Empty lid which you will be able to release with a quick press of a button. These features make it much more convenient to use.
So Easy to Maneuver
The portable, lightweight design of the Bissell 2156A, along with a swivel steering feature, makes maneuvering around the house a snap. It's extremely compact and almost featherweight at 8 lbs. Additionally, the usable handle makes the item super-easy to hold when you need to vacuum cobwebs on the ceiling, windows, fan blades, etc. And thanks to the swivel steering, the vacuum trails behind you without tipping over. Large wheels roll smoothly even over small obstacles. For neat storage, the vacuum has a little bracket molded into the body and a bracket on the handle. So, instead of laying the hose and handling down on the floor, you can make them stand up. A very nice design touch.
All in all, if you need an inexpensive canister vacuum that can handle most surfaces and will be easy to use, the Bissell Zing 2156A bagless vac can be a good choice.
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, as spilled dust might trigger allergy reactions.
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.
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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