A vacuum cleaner is a machine that uses an air pump to create a vacuum that sucks up dirt and dust, often from floors. Vacuums can be used on other surfaces as well. The dirt that is sucked up by the vacuum is collected by either a cyclone or dust bag. There are many different types of vacuum cleaner, including bagged and bagless models. They come in a variety of sizes, ranging from huge stationary industrial appliances that can handle several hundred gallons of dust to domestic central vacuum cleaners to small battery-operated hand-held devices.
If you are operating on a budget, you can’t go wrong with the Numatic Henry (Product Code: HVR200-A2). It has a robust build quality, a 10.5-yard power cable, and a 2.4-gallon capacity bagged cylinder cleaner. The large bag means it doesn’t need to be emptied very often. This machine does struggle at getting edges clean, but it costs a fraction of what the more expensive machines cost. If you are looking for a cordless machine, the Dyson (Product Code: DC59) is a great option. It has both normal and handheld modes and has a twenty minute battery life. It is extremely versatile, light, and easy to operate. It cleans almost as well as corded vacuum cleaners, although the low battery life is a bit of a limitation. Sticking with the Dyson brand, the Animal model (Product Code: DC54) is one of the best bagless cylinder models on the market. It is extremely effective and fast, and doesn’t use a standard filter, meaning all you have to do is empty it. Lastly, the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Powerline is an exceptional bagged cylinder model. It is especially good at vacuuming up pet hair, which is a common problem for pet owners. It has a built-in pet odor filter that reduces odors while you clean. It also works well on hard floors. The Miele Compact C2 Cat & Dog is the same basic design, only smaller and more compact.
Pros & Cons
When it comes to vacuum cleaners, the main difference in models comes down to bagged versus bagless. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of vacuum cleaners. Obviously, the biggest benefit of bagless models is that you do not lose suction when your bag fills up. You also don’t need to buy bags, which can reduce costs. Another difficulty with bagged models is that they can send dust back into your room when you empty them. You can also choose between upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners. Essentially, it comes down to personal preference-cylinder cleaners are easier to store, but they can be difficult to use and should not be used by people with back problems. A good upright model will move around your floors incredibly easy, although it can be difficult to get into corners or under furniture.
Vacuums can be cheap or incredibly expensive depending on the model you want to buy. If you have pets and want a model that handles pet hair exceptionally well, the Dyson Animal (Product Code: DC54) costs over $400, but is one of the best models on the market. For those operating on a budget who still want high performance, the Numatic Henry (Product Code: HVR200-A2) costs less than $100. For a more intermediate price, try a lower-end Dyson (Product Code: DC59), which rings in at around $300.