Welcome to Vacuum Cleaners Digest
We review and focus on the best vacuum cleaners made by each brand, vacuums that we would feel confident buying or selling ourselves. Every vacuum cleaner that has been rated or reviewed on this website ranges from very good to outstanding. It doesn't make much sense to read or write about vacuum cleaners people should avoid or that you can't buy online anyway. It's boring enough to read an article or review about a really good vacuum that a consumer may want to buy. Why the make the process of researching a vacuum any more difficult, sleep-inducing, or confusing than it already is.
As the competition in the vacuum cleaner industry grows, the features, overall quality and performance continue to improve and become more affordable. With more choices available now than ever before, finding the best vacuum cleaner (or at least a really good one) continues to get a little bit easier.
The choices start with the type of vacuum cleaner you are looking for. You will need to determine whether you need a commercial, upright, or canister model. Each type has its own benefits and uses for the consumer to match to there needs. The type of surfaces your are going to be cleaning and the frequency will narrow down the viable options and guide your toward a select set of vacuums to choose from.
Upright vacuum cleaners are the most popular. Uprights are very convenient choices for homes with a lot of carpet, whether it's wall to wall or scattered through the residence. Lightweight models generally don't have attachments on board, and require you to buy a small, portable canister. Regular sized uprights commonly have your standard crevice tool and some kind of brush or upholstery nozzle for cleaning furniture and tough to reach areas. You will also have the choice of a bagless upright vacuum (Dyson, Bissell, Dirt Devil, Fantom) or a bagged upright (Kirby, Oreck, Eureka, Hoover)
Canister vacuums are much easier to navigate around a room and the better models can clean carpet or hard surface floors. Canister vacs are a great choice for people with mixed flooring surface in the home. Canister vacuums are generally easier to maneuver under and around furniture. The better models may feature superior filtration, more suction and make less noise when they run. Miele and Sebo make high end, powerful canister vacuums with very low emissions.
Heavy duty commercial vacuum cleaners are best for office or industrial environments. Commercial vacuums are generally more rugged and can take a little more physical wear and tear. Some manufacturer, like Sebo make upright models that can be used commercial or residentially. Sanitaire and Oreck also produce popular commercial models.
As far as stick vacuums go, Dirt Devil and Hoover seem to be the most popular right now. The big decision to make is whether you want to go cordless. Corded models generally pick up a little bit better, but cordless are much easier to move around with.
Our vacuum cleaner reviews and ratings are based on years of experience working in the industry. We review everything from the most basic to the most fully featured vacuums available right now. We consider the performance, power, ease of use, and durability, and features of each vacuum we evaluate on this site so you can make the best purchasing decision. Find the best vacuum cleaner for your home is not easy when money is a factor and it is always is.