Thanks to the patented Ball™ technology, this vac boasts excellent maneuverability, easily runs into turns and gets into hard-to-reach spaces, despite its relatively heavy weight.
The hose holder is a bit flimsy.
The leader in home cleaning, the Dyson Bug Ball is a game-changer that will bring your household cleans to a quality new level. Distinguished by impressive suction power, it is perfect for hard floors and soft carpets alike while as many as 19 cyclones will capture the tiniest particles for the cleanest output air.
Turbine head, Combination tool, Stair tool
Carbon fiber turbine head, Non-washable lifetime post-motor filter, Whole-machine HEPA filtration
Telescopic tube, Flexible hose
2-Tier Radial Root™ cyclone technology, Ball™ technology for easy steering, Hygenic dirt ejector, 360° wand articulation
A long power cable together with a rather long flexible hose and a telescopic tube ensure a wide cleaning radius up to almost 30 feet. Meanwhile, thanks to a practical locking system, the cleaning nozzle securely attaches to the tube and won't fall off during cleaning.
It's somewhat inconvenient to roll over the floor.
This Classic C1 Pure is an affordable and practical vac for efficient and no-hassle dry cleaning. It can be used for cleaning large areas and applied to all types of flooring. Thanks to its well-thought-out design, all attachments are easy to store on board.
Upholstery tool, Crevice tool, Dusting brush, AllTeQ combination floorhead
Telescopic tube, Flexible hose
~ 6 feet
6-setting suction control via Rotary Dial, Locking system for floorhead and handle, FilterBag™ change indicator, VarioClip for accessories
7 years on motor and casing
1 year on parts and labor
Controls on the vac's body and the handle make it possible for you to operate the device with the maximum convenience. On-board tool compartment saves you the trouble of looking for a separate place for their storage.
The vacuum is noisy during operation.
In addition to all features you expect a good vac to possess, this one from Kenmore boasts innovative Power Flow technology and 2-motor system to provide unbeatable cleaning results on any surface.
Crevice tool, Dust/Upholstery brush, Bare floor tool
3 HEPA filtres
Telescopic tube, Flexible hose
~ 6.5 feet
2-motor system, Power Flow technology, 2 motor speeds, Auto cord rewind, 4 height adjustments
You can control the suction power with just one finger, as the switch is located on the handle. There are also 3 modes available for more efficient cleaning (hard floors, carpets, and upholstery).
You'll find it hard to remove the hair twirling around the separator.
The EUREKA NEN110B is an efficient, compact, lightweight, and maneuverable vacuum cleaner that will come in handy for anyone. Thanks to the Cyclone filtration system, this device will not only clean debris from surfaces, but also filter the air from pollen and dust.
2-In-1 integrated crevice tool, Dusting brush
Cyclone filtration system, Washable filter
Telescopic tube, Flexible hose
~ 12 feet
Integrated airflow control on the handle, 3 settings (carpet, upholstery & hard floors), Automatic cord rewind, Dust cup one-button release
1 year limited
This vacuum cleaner will save you the need to buy replaceable bags since it accumulates the waste in a plastic container (Easy Empty™ Dirt Cup) easy to remove, discard, and clean.
There are only two nozzles in the set.
The Bissell Zing cyclonic vac has everything necessary for getting your home cleaned fast, efficiently and hassle-free. Ensuring high performance during dry cleanups, the unit will also remove dust particles and allergens from the air thanks to its three-stage filtration system.
Crevice tool, Dusting brush
Telescopic tube, Flexible hose
4 feet 8 inches
Multi-surface cleaning, Variable suction control, Auto height adjustment, Easy Empty™ dirt cup, Caster wheels
Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor
Vacuum Cleaning at Its Best
A reputed brand (and a well-known trade name in the cleaning industry), Dyson is highly rated and appreciated by its customers and for a good reason. Backed by decades of experience and their own research, in Dyson, they managed to develop a whole number of their own technologies that bring home cleaning to a quality new level. The Dyson Big Ball canister vacuum encompasses the best of the branded innovations to make your household clean-ups as easy and efficient as possible.
The suction power is the main aspect that defines the unit performance, and the Big Ball really shines in this aspect. The patented 2-Tier Radial Root™ cyclone technology with as many as 19 cyclones in a combo with a 12-amp motor delivers truly immense suction to pick up all sorts of dirt and debris. Add to this a motorized turbine head with stiff nylon bristles and carbon fiber filaments and you get yourself the tool that can beat out dust both from both high-pile carpets and thinner rugs as well as effortlessly remove all sorts of particles from hard floors. Apart from the cleaning head, the package includes a combination tool for dedusting upholstery and getting into tricky spaces and a stair tool for vacuuming stairs. Besides, the handle itself is articulated for better control and maximum effective cleaning results.
Notably, thanks to the bagless technology peculiar of Dyson's vacs, all wastes go directly to the collection bin, featuring hygienic bin emptying mechanism to keep your hands away from the dirt. Meanwhile, the whole-machine HEPA filtration system ensures that the exhaust air comes out perfectly clean and fresh, containing neither the tiniest dust particles nor allergens or germs. So, if you have pets and some of your family members are sensitive to dust, pet dander or hair, with the Dyson, you can improve your home environment and live a healthier life.
...With the Tiniest Design Details Considered
At a glance, you’ll notice that the Dyson Big Ball greatly differs from typical canister vacs that often appear rather bulky and awkward. The design innovation applied in this model is the Ball™ technology when all core unit components are hosted in a ball housing. Not only does it contribute to excellent maneuverability, but also it allows the vacuum to effortlessly turn on the spot and even pick itself up should it run onto an obstacle and topple over. So, even though it weighs about 18 pounds, it is a breeze to handle and steer due to its smart design.
To continue, the model boasts a 10-feet hose and a 21-feet power cable that make it a perfect choice for cleaning open spaces, larger areas, and rooms with limited access to electric sockets without the need to use an extension. Other than that, a well-thought wand-to-hose connector with a roller ensures comfort and convenience when cleaning as well as prevents the hose bending and damages.
To wrap it all up, the Dyson Big Ball will meet the most demanding household needs. Distinguished by the high-quality build, it is worth every cent you’ll pay for it and will serve you for years to come.
|Last updated price||$450.34|
Miele Classic C1 Pure
Solid Cleaning Power
If you seek a functional, reliable, and straightforward-to-use canister vac for your home needs, you won’t go wrong with the Miele C1 Classic. The Miele brand stands out for its excellent design quality and thought-out functionality. And the vacuums from the Classic series are also distinguished by consistently high suction and solid cleaning power, despite their pretty compact dimensions. The C1 Classic is not an exception.
The branded Miele Vortex motor ensures flawless operation without stalls and failures and packed in a perfectly sealed egg-shaped body, it delivers consistently high suction (even though the motor power of 9.5 amps is rather average). It’s notable that the motor accelerates to the maximum speed gradually, which allows it to prevent overheat and overcurrent and as a result, to prolong the unit service life.
Thanks to powerful suction and 6 speed settings, this model from Miele does a great job on any type of surface and any kind of debris. It will efficiently capture both fine dust and light small dirt particles and some bigger and heavier debris like pet litter, cereals, sugar, dry crumbs, etc. The speeds are selected using a dial knob and vary depending on the cleaning surface and cleaning job at hand. Thus, you get speed settings for curtains and fabrics, cushions and upholstery, hard floors, rugs, and carpets.
Besides, the package includes a number of attachment accessories to achieve perfect cleaning results when accomplishing different cleaning tasks. The AllTech combination floorhead is a universal attachment that can be used on both hard floors and low- to medium-pile carpets. Thanks to its stiff brush bristles, it can get deep into the carpets, removing hair and stuck dirt, while a retractable brush strip and a metal plate ensure that it smoothly glides over them. Small rubber rollers, meanwhile, prevent scratching woods and linoleum. A smaller dusting brush with soft bristles should be used on delicate surfaces while upholstery and crevice tools will do an easy job of cleaning couches, sofas, beds, and armchairs, letting you pick up dust and dirt in all tricky and hard-to-reach nooks and corners without breaking a sweat.
Well-thought Design for All Sorts of Premises
Functional and high-performing, the Miele C1 Classic will be a great choice for different premises, mostly thanks to its well-thought design. The unit is pretty compact and boasts a slim profile. Besides, owing to the Miele innovative VarioClip, it allows for the neat storage of all accessories onboard of the device. That way, the vacuum takes minimum storage place and is pretty easy to navigate around and in between the furniture, which makes it ideal for city apartments, studios, and small houses. At the same time, the Miele C1 Classic will have no problems covering pretty large cleaning areas. It comes with a fairly long power cable which together with a long flexible hose and a telescopic tube provide a cleaning radius up to 30 feet. So, the vac will prove to be a helpful assistance in big houses featuring large rooms and open areas as well.
All things considered, the Miele C1 Classic canister vac is one of those vacuums that won’t lose suction over time and will faithfully serve you for years. Reliable and versatile, it is ideal for home use and dry cleanups of all types of surfaces.
|Last updated price||$299.99|
Genius Lies in Simplicity
While the specs of the Kenmore canister vacuum aren't anything special, it boasts a multi-surface performance, giving it an edge over many of its similar peers. To specify, the device comes with a high-capacity 2-motor 12-Amp system and utilizes the innovative Power Flow technology that allows it to easily cope with just about any surface that comes its way.
However, you'd not want to use a device if it wasn't convenient, would you? With the Kenmore 8121, you have nothing to worry about. The unit has easy-to-use controls that allow you to rewind the cord and turn the appliance on/off with just one touch. It also has an on/off switch on the handle so you can shut it off quickly without actually having to bend over like most other vacuum cleaners. Other Kenmore 81214's handy features are:
- A considerable 24-foot power cord
- 4 height adjustments for a comfortable use of shorter and taller users alike
- On-board storage of attachments
The appliance is equipped with one of the best HEPA filter systems, which catches the tiniest dust and allergen particles, providing you with clear air. So, if you or your family members suffer from allergy or you have a pet, opting for this model is a smart decision. The best thing is, the Kenmore 81214 isn't expensive and costs less than most of its rivals while offering the same features and performance.
Quite often, we run into problems with handling a device only because it's new and we don't actually know how to use it properly. Sounds familiar to you? If so, let's take a look at the most common issues you might encounter while using the Kenmore and how to fix them.
- The vac doesn’t start. Check if the appliance is connected to the socket. If it is, make sure the circuit breaker/fuse operates properly.
- Poor cleaning performance is usually the result of poor suction power. Otherwise, it can also happen due to a full filter bag, a clogged filter, or a damaged hose. Check their state and clean/replace them if necessary.
- The cord rewind option doesn’t work. Most likely, the cord is pinched. To solve this issue, unwind the cord and try to use the auto rewind option again.
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Moves Around Smoothly
More cleaning and less struggle; the Eureka canister vacuum cleaner fits this phrase to a ‘T’. It’s multisurface, lightweight, and filters air on the level.
Make the most of the 3 settings for this powerful cleaner: hard floors, carpets, and upholstery. Eureka can cover the entirety of your house or apartment, including wood floors, carpets or rugs, kitchen tiles, and linoleum. With its compact size, this is a perfect solution for smaller living spaces that have an eternal storage problem. All you need to do is push a switch and choose the right cleaning mode.
If you don’t want to overstrain your hands and back, great news: this cleaner is less than 8 pounds in weight, and it’s easy to move around (and under) the furniture and stairs. The head turns and twists with practically no issues, and the unit can roll over its own cord like nothing happened. (And by the way, the cord rewinds automatically.)
Navigating this handy cleaner will be a total breeze with the long telescopic wand. It’s made of metal, reliable, and durable; no worries about the assembly either, as the wand and handles plug into each other seamlessly and with an audible snap.
Clean Any Way You Like
Thanks to the Cyclone filter system, this vacuum cleaner offers upscale air filtration. Not only will your surfaces be as clean as new, but you also won’t be stifling due to the dusty air. As for the airflow itself, you can easily control it right there on the handle. Absolutely no need to bend down and control it from the unit.
Switching to the crevice tool is almost seamless too, as it is integrated into the handle. Your house won’t swallow it, and it will always be right there at your fingertips. Just separate the handle and the hose to install the crevice in the place of the dusting brush.
Eureka comes with a bagless design and a 2.5 L dust container. It’s not the biggest you can get, but then, emptying the container frequently is a better strategy overall. It’s easy to open and dump the contents, so you won’t be struggling here.
Now to the maintenance of this unit. The filters and dust cap are washable, so your only task will be to rinse them with water when needed. The only cleaning issue with this model is that you’ll have to work hard to remove the hair twirling around the separator.
Overall, this versatile and user-friendly vacuum cleaner will be a great find for house/apartment owners.
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Get the Benefit of Cyclonic Power
Usually, when it comes to the performance of a vacuum cleaner, the general principle is: the higher the power of the vacuum cleaner, the higher the cleaning efficiency. However, modern technologies often break the standards and achieve the same cleaning results at relatively low power rates. This is true of Zing canister vacuum from Bissell, which will impress you with its high cleaning performance and a fairly low price.
What makes this model stand out is a cleaning technology. Unlike many other canister vacs, the Bissel Zing boasts the cyclonic technology, typically found on more expensive top-rated modern vacs. Due to this, it sucks dirt and dust into the collection chamber, where a fan creates an air vortex or cyclonic action, reminiscent of a tornado effect. This is a much more efficient way of separating debris from the air than the direct suction method found on most canister vacs. Spinning in the high-speed airflow, heavy particles hit the walls of the chamber and settle to the bottom, while fine dust and harmful allergens are retained by the filter.
The Bissel Zing features a three-stage filtration system, so you can rest assured that the air coming out from the vac will be fresh and clean. In a way, it will even help clean up your living environment. In addition, the cyclonic technology ensures consistently powerful suction. Thus, despite the rather average motor power of only 9 amps, it will deliver a suction rate comparable to more powerful vacuums. The Bissel Zing works great on hard floors as well as carpets and soft floors. And the flip switch on the floorhead ensures smooth transitions between different types of floors without losing power.
Speaking of Bissell's design, it also differs somewhat from conventional canister vacs. The model is fitted with large wheels, which makes it very easy to maneuver. At 8 lbs of weight, It is also much lighter than many other models in the line, which is great when you need to move from one room to another and go up and down the stairs.
No Bag - No Messy Maintenance
One more benefit that brings points to the Bissell Zing is a bagless construction. A collection bin functions as a dirt cup. It is removable and when you need to discard the wastes, there is no need to drag the bag and shake it to empty the dirt and dust, which is a pretty messy and unpleasant task. With Bissell, you simply detach the dirt cup with an easy movement, open an Easy Empty lid in the bottom holding the dirt cup above the waste bin and let the debris fall out into the bin. Your hand won’t even get in contact with the waste. The filter installed inside the dirt cup is also removable and can be easily washed when needed.
Overall, if you need a budget-friendly and high-performing vac for dry home cleanups, the Bissell 2156A has everything to ensure quality, quick, efficient, and comfortable cleans.
|Last updated price||$59.00|
What Is a Canister Vacuum?
Unfortunately, it is impossible to get rid of house dust once and for all. No matter how often you clean your house, eventually dust comes back anyway, layering your furniture, floors, windows, drapes, and other surfaces with tiny particles that spread around the space. Dust is transferred by the air and comes in through open windows, doors, as well as small cracks in walls you barely can see. Believe it or not, but you yourself are also a source of dust since dust consists of a huge variety of components including hair and skin flakes people and pets shed. Does this mean there's no effective way to combat dust at all? No, it doesn't. Even though dust will not be removed forever, with a Canister Vacuum Cleaner keeping your house clean won't be that daunting anymore!
A canister vacuum cleaner (also known as a cylinder vacuum) is one of the most demanding types of vacuum cleaner. It is widely spread around Europe and has earned recognition in the USA thanks to its high maneuverability, allowing it to easily get under the furniture, reach stairs, and clean vertical surfaces. The main advantage of canister vacuum cleaners is that they come including a whole set of additional attachments, which you can change to perform different tasks. On top of that, the best canister vacuum cleaners have filtration systems that help minimize the amount of harmful airborne contaminants in the air by trapping them inside the dust container, thus keeping your house clean, healthy and bacteria-free. This feature is especially appreciated by customers who own pets.
In case you haven't yet made up your mind as to what type of vacuum cleaner will suit you better, make sure to learn the benefits of cordless cleaners and carpet cleaners. Just like canister vacuums, these are designed to simplify your cleaning chores and make your life more enjoyable.
What Features to Compare
You should decide on the type before purchasing a vacuum cleaner. Modern vacuums are designed for both dry and wet cleaning. In general, there are three main types of vacuum cleaners.
- Vacuums with the Cyclonic technology and plastic dust cups (also called bowls or canisters) are considered to be the best. Such appliances never lose their suction power. No filters and dust bags to replace - no extra expenses. For example, Dyson vacuums not only remove dust from various surfaces but also capture microscopic dust particles as small as 0.5 microns. They are perfect for allergy or asthma sufferers.
- Vacuum cleaners with dust bags are great for dry cleaning. They accumulate dust and dirt in reusable or disposable dust bags. For example, vacuums with disposable bags are considered to be more hygienic because they protect consumers from touching the dust while removing it. Furthermore, these devices are environmentally friendly because they don't need any chemicals for cleanups. Note, please, that the capacity of disposable dust bags is higher than that of reusable bags.
- Wet/dry suction cleaners perform a wider spectrum of functions than most dry vacuum cleaners do. For example, they can easily remove the stains of spilled coffee from any surfaces. Moreover, they are also appropriate for removing dirt and dust from carpets, soft furniture or laminate. Such devices can even remove pets' excrement from upholstery and neutralize unpleasant odors. It should be added that these vacuums can easily remove tough stains with a push of a button. All you need to do is apply a wet/dry suction cleaner on the stain or spot and choose a cleaning cycle. That's all!
The performance of a Canister Vacuum Cleaner cleaner primarily depends on a vacuuming speed and dust cup capacity. Air filtration is also very important. Suction power has a direct impact on the vacuuming speed. Consequently, the higher suction power the vacuum has, the more thorough and the faster cleanup it will perform. Note that you will have to clean a large dust cup less often than a small one.
Canister Vacuum Cleaner cleaners not only perform a cleanup of your apartment but also purify the air that you breathe. Thus, all models are fitted with filters. Every Canister Vacuum Cleaner model has a washable coarse-mesh filter that captures large particles of dust. It should also be mentioned that the HEPA filter is considered to be the most effective one since it captures up to 99.97% of dust, bacteria, and germs. Such air filtration will be appreciated by allergy sufferers. Moreover, the construction of a wet/dry suction cleaner includes a water reservoir and an aqua filter. Thus, this device performs not only an effective cleaning of your apartment but also humidifies the air. Superb!
Nozzles also have a significant impact on the performance of a vacuum cleaner. For example, a turbine head is designed to remove pet hair from your carpets or furniture. A crevice tool is appropriate for vacuuming soft furniture while a brush roller can easily remove dust from household appliances. An accessory kit often contains the variety of other nozzles that help customers remove dust even from the most hard-to-reach areas.
Also, you should consider extra features that make the use of the appliance more convenient. By this we mean adjustable handles making the cleaner more flexible, automatic unwind system, the length of the cord. It is important to make sure the vac will reach everywhere without inconveniencing you and also, it should be easy for you to roll it, so pay attention to all these aspects when making a choice.
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