10 Best Vacuum Cleaners of 2021 – Comparison and Guide

We all love having our house always readyA floor where we can walk barefoot with comfort and the feeling that we live in a healthy environment.

We agree right?

But then comes the harsh reality: lack of time overwhelms you and tasks pile up. Total, that not always (rather almost never) is everything as you would like.

Do not panic! You need a vacuum cleaner in your life.

The quality of cleaning that a vacuum cleaner gives you will not be achieved in any other way. Sweeping with a broom serves to collect half of the dust and spread the other half, so forget about if you are allergic or have a baby at home. A vacuum cleaner solves it. You just have to decide between the different types on the market: sled, cordless , smart robot , and wet / dry vacuum.

Top 5 Best Vacuum Cleaners: Editor’s Pick

Don’t worry, we’ll help you decide. We have compared the different types and models and we show you the most successful ones in 2020. After knowing what current vacuum cleaners offer you, you will never want to hear about sweeping your house again!

What will you find in this guide?

10 Best Vacuum Cleaners Review:

Here is the list you were looking for: the best vacuum cleaners selected from all the types available , analyzed and chosen taking into account their technical characteristics and their value for money.

All these models are worthy of being in this top 10. It’s up to you to decide after weighing their pros and cons, and take a look at our comparison .

10. Karcher Wd3/Mv3 1000-Watt Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner

A powerful vacuum cleaner, suitable for liquids and with a large tank: perfect for vacuuming outdoors or pet hair.

The model is simple, but with a great suction power that gives it its 1000 W, a huge 17-liter tank and A + efficiency. That is precisely why it is a vacuum cleaner highly valued by those who have pets and want to keep the house free of hair.

Its great suction capacity takes everything ahead, that is why it is the vacuum cleaner you would like to have for extraordinary cleaning , such as the storage room or the garage. It will also be useful for some outdoor work , in garden areas or similar.

Does that mean it is not a household vacuum cleaner? Not! It serves you at home. Although it is bulkier than other models , the carry handle and four wheels make it much easier to move around . It also has a “park” position to momentarily support the tube without having to bend down and then continue working.

Apart from the accessories that come with the vacuum cleaner, it should be noted that the brand’s catalog also offers various cleaning kits . With a special filter we can clean the ash from fireplaces or barbecues, as well as coarse dirt. It also has a blowing function, very useful for clearing floors that cannot be vacuumed, for example gravel.

Don’t expect sophistication from this Kärcher WD3, but a good level of functionality for both indoors and outdoors .

  • Very cheap.
  • Powerful.
  • Cash for liquids.
  • Large capacity tank.
  • Its volume.
  • Use consumables: filter and paper bags.

9. Bigbuy Rowenta Compact Power Cyclonic Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

Powerful, quiet and handy: the basic sled vacuum cleaner to have at home.

The Rowenta house proposal that is having the most success this year , in its range of sled vacuum cleaners, is the Rowenta Compact Power Cyclonic: a simple model but that more than meets what we ask of a domestic vacuum cleaner.

The 750W of power announced by the manufacturer are well used, with a very good performance on hard floors .

It has an amazing suction capacity , so much so that it can even cause something of a “suction effect”, especially when vacuuming carpets. To balance we have to open the tab on the handle and let it lose some power. It works, but perhaps a power regulator would be appreciated to improve this aspect.

Although it is not one of the quietest models on the market (79 dB), it is not particularly annoying while you are working either.

The device is in addition to cyclonic technology and therefore is bagless . Its tank is not very large (1.5 liters), but it responds perfectly to daily cleaning. Despite its 5 kg of weight, it has a more compact appearance than other similar models and is easy to handle , thanks to its two large rear wheels.

It comes equipped with a brush that works for all types of floors and includes a short brush for upholstery and another for grooves . Enough for basic cleaning.

All in all, the Rowenta Compact Power Cyclonic is a good sled vacuum to have at home, at a more than reasonable price.

  • Good price.
  • Powerful vacuum.
  • Pretty long cable.
  • The aspiration is so powerful that it can generate a “suction cup effect”.

8. Taurus – Electric brooms and handheld vacuum cleaners Taurus

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A very versatile, cordless, bag less vacuum cleaner. Ideal for quick cleaning without much effort.

This Taurus does a good job in all fields and, although it does not reach excellence in any, for the price it has it can be considered more than enough.

Without a doubt, one of its strengths is the weight: only 2 kilos, which makes the Taurus Ultimate Lithium one of the lightest vacuum cleaners on the market , easy to handle with one hand.

It also includes a very practical extra: it has lighting on the motorized brush so that we can put it in dark areas , under furniture for example, and see well the dirt we want to vacuum.

Another interesting point: if the tube is removed, we are left with a comfortable handheld vacuum cleaner to use, for example, for car sofas; a functionality that other broom vacuums lack.

The power (22.2 V) is just enough. Perhaps if we are going to use it for very demanding cleaning, it will be a bit short, but it is enough for the daily maintenance of a house . If you have pets, you may want to find a higher power.

Of course, the Taurus Ultimate Lithium doesn’t have a bag , but a Cyclone System, which is what Taurus calls its cyclone vacuums. The tank is easily emptied and has a HEPA filtration system .

  • Very light.
  • It becomes a handheld vacuum cleaner.
  • Light brush for dark areas.
  • Power something just to clean thoroughly.
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7. Hoover BH50020PC Linx Signature Stick Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Hoover BH50020PC Linx Signature Stick Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
  • NEW ITEM AVAILABLE: Linx product line will be discontinued from the...
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: At 10 pounds this vacuum cleaner is easy to clean effortlessly
  • MULTI FLOOR CLEANING: Easily transition from carpet to hardwood floors

An articulated cordless vacuum cleaner, practical for cleaning under furniture and quite quiet.


The Bosch Athlet is one of the quietest in its range (66 dB). It works without cable and its 25.5 V gives it an autonomy of up to 60 minutes of use , something that is fulfilled by sucking in the minimum of power; at medium power it can be about 40 minutes.

The suction response is very correct and even collects a certain size debris well. It also vacuums pet hair, albeit within the limitations of a non-high-end vacuum.

It is quite light (3 kilos) and handles well with one hand. Its 900 ml tank is enough for more than one cleaning day . A detail that is very comfortable is the articulated brush, which will allow us to slide the vacuum cleaner under the furniture and put it almost horizontal without having to bend down.

To facilitate cleaning the mechanism, the brush rollers are removable . It is practical, although the round shape of the brush makes the hairs curl and removing them can be a bit cumbersome, especially if you have pets at home.

It also has a very practical sensor that turns on to warn us when the power of the air decreases due to the dirt in the filter .

The Bosch Athlet also parks in an upright position , so it is perfect for homes where there is little storage space.

  • Articulated brush for low areas.
  • Silent mechanism.
  • Large capacity tank.
  • Less autonomy than it promises.

6. Rowenta RH8857 / Air Force Extreme 18V Lithium

Cordless vacuuming, very efficient thanks to its triangular brush, perfect for all corners.

It is a good choice for spaces whose maintenance does not exceed 45 minutes of autonomy given by its 25.2 V. The time for a recharge, of about ten hours, is somewhat high , but nothing that cannot be solved with a little planning. Another superior model, the Vision Pro , achieves 65 minutes of autonomy and reduces the recharge time to 6 hours. This vacuum cleaner responds perfectly to what is expected of it: a device of correct power with a very comfortable handling so that you do not get lazy to start cleaning.

Like other similar vacuum cleaners, it does not use a bag . In return, it has a tank with a medium capacity of 500 ml, which is very easy to empty .

The handling of its 4.2 kg may be a bit tiring for us if the cleaning takes a bit longer. In return, the brand makes vacuuming easier thanks to a triangular-shaped brush that goes into all corners and we have a completely vertical and stable parking position that is wonderful.

If its 82 Db seem excessive, we can always go to other Rowenta that have improved this aspect , such as the Extreme Silence , which manages to work at a maximum of 77 Db.

All in all, this Rowenta Air Force Extreme is comfortable and features adjusted to its price .

  • Good price.
  • Correct autonomy time.
  • Triangular corner brush.
  • Its 4.2 kg can become heavy if you use it for a long time.

5. iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Kit with Replacement

iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Kit with Replacement
  • iAdapt Navigation uses a full suite of sensors to navigate and adapt to your...
  • 3 Stage Cleaning System agitates, brushes and suctions floors
  • Conveniently schedule up to 7x per week, or just press CLEAN on the robot

A robust, efficient robot vacuum cleaner without technological complications for daily maintenance.

Roomba is already a classic of robot vacuum cleaners . It has been on the market for many years and has earned the trust of consumers because it offers reliable, efficient and durable devices.

One of the best-selling models is the 605, a basic that is presented as a very robust and durable device , capable of working on all types of surfaces.

It comes equipped with two brushes: the first picks up dirt, the second picks it up . A third brush is used to clean the edges . It adapts to all types of floors automatically, also carpets. And it looks like it does a good job with pet hair . When she’s done, she returns to base and recharges.

The operation is very intuitive . It does not need to be programmed, just press the “clean” button to start moving around the house, avoiding furniture and slopes (such as stairs) thanks to its sensor system.

This model does not map the house , that is, it moves randomly, so you may see it pass more than once through the same place or leave a small area without vacuuming. This is solved simply by letting it work longer. If we are interested in limiting the cleaning area, we can buy a virtual wall, an invisible wall (infrared) that prevents the robot from moving forward .

  • Technologically simple.
  • Good suction capacity.
  • It is designed to last.
  • It is not programmable.
  • It does not map the house.

4. Bosch BGS 5SIL66A Relaxx’x Vacuum Cleaner Filter Hepa Filter HT-SF0036

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One of the quietest vacuum cleaners on the market.

With its 66 dB, the Bosch Relaxx’x is one of the most discreet models on the market . If you close the door, the next room will hardly know it’s working. If you are bothered by the characteristic noise of vacuum cleaners , if you have a baby you don’t want to disturb or a skittish pet, you have an option that delivers what it promises.

Filtering is another strong point. For one thing, it has a 100% washable HEPA filter, so it saves us spare parts. On the other hand, the Bag less sensor is activated when the dust decreases the air flow and starts a self-cleaning of the filter system .

The performance of its 700 W is good, with a suction power of 100 V that is quite effective even when vacuuming pet hair . It may be a bit short in the case of rugs , so if your house is carpeted you may be interested in a more specific vacuum cleaner.

It has a large 3-liter tank, and is therefore a vacuum cleaner of a certain volume that will need a large place to store it . The brushes are also slightly larger than other models and together weighs 7 kilos, so you need space.

In return, the wheels that it incorporates greatly facilitate mobility . The extra-long cable (11 meters) already seems designed to have the greatest possible radius of action without moving the device.

If you have space and don’t mind a big vacuum, this Bosch Relaxx’x could be your model.

  • Very quiet.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Excellent filter system.
  • It takes up a lot.
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3. Kärcher SE 4002 – Staubsauger – Boden staubsauger

Kärcher SE 4002 - Staubsauger - Boden staubsauger
  • Item Weight:8 Kg
  • Volume:4 litres
  • Voltage:220 volts

A vacuum cleaner that works for everything but with an extra: incredible results in upholstery cleaning.

For this, the tank has two 4 + 4-liter tanks, one for dirty water and the other for clean. It is not too much capacity, if the cleaning is long you will have to empty and / or refill to continue working. You do not have the option of heating the water , but we recommend that you try to pour it already hot and you will see how the effectiveness increases. To all the advantages that wet and dry vacuum cleaners have , the Kärcher SE 4002 adds a very interesting functionality: it is ideal for cleaning textiles of all kinds: carpets, rugs, mattresses, sofas …

For upholstery it is very practical . It has a 2-in-1 system that allows you to spray and vacuum in the same gesture , without changing the nozzle. It is important to emphasize that as it has a lot of power , no less than 1400W, it is capable of removing a large part of the humidity. It does not leave fabrics one hundred percent dry, but drying certainly goes a long way.

Apart from this function, it is otherwise a high-performance multipurpose vacuum cleaner both to work dry (for that we have to use a filter and bag) and wet, practical both for use inside the house and outside, in the garage or the garden.

This type of vacuum cleaner, without being industrial, combines power with a good size and is highly recommended for intensive cleaning, since it is very solid and works connected to the network .

This Kärcher SE 4002 is ready to withstand whatever you put in front of it .

  • Excellent for textiles.
  • Good drying function.
  • Powerful also as a dry vacuum cleaner.
  • If you are just looking for a vacuum, there are other cheaper options.

2. Robot vacuum cleaner with Xiaomi Mi Robot laser targeting system,

Robot vacuum cleaner with Xiaomi Mi Robot laser targeting system,
  • Map generation, path planning
  • Brushless motor, the maximum air flow 0. 67m3 / min, 1800Pa maximum wind...
  • Cover an area maximum 250 square meters; 96mm Slim design enables this Robot...

The smart vacuum cleaner: program it from your smartphone and forget about cleaning.

The Xiaomi MI is efficient and silent . It has the capacity to vacuum floors of up to 250 square meters, with good suction power. The filter and the 0.42-liter dust container are located at the top, making the appliance easy to clean .Xiaomi, better known for its mobile phones, began some time ago to introduce other types of smart devices to the market. Their foray into the field of vacuum cleaners has started directly with vacuum robots and they offer high-end technology at very competitive prices, with a minimalist design that is the brand of the house.

Once connected , the rooms can be mapped and the device works in an organized manner, leaving no corner without vacuuming. Also, the sensor works great and does not trip on furniture . It moves very smoothly.

Cleaning can be done without an internet connection , but it is interesting to do it to get more out of it. The brand would lack an adaptation to the Spanish market a little more worked: the instructions only come in Chinese and you have to search the internet to get a tutorial to help you start it.

As we have said, it is not essential to break your head with this because the vacuum cleaner works the same, but not doing it is wasting all the technological possibilities that this Xiaomi MI Vacuum V1 offers us, which are not few.

But if you still want more, you can take a look at the Xiaomi MI Vacuum 2 (Roborock S50) , a 2-in-1 robot with vacuuming and scrubbing functions.

  • Effective vacuuming.
  • Connectivity
  • Management from the App (in English and Spanish).
  • The instructions are in Chinese.

1. Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum, Yellow

Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum, Yellow
  • Capacity (volume) - .47 gallon. Self-rights when toppled - other vacuums fall...
  • HYGIENIC dirt ejector - Drives Out trapped dust and debris as you empty. No need...
  • Carbon fiber turbine head - carbon fiber filaments pick up Fine dust. Stiff...

A sled with good mobility and the magic of the cyclonic vacuum.

Among the Dyson sleds, the Big Ball Multi floor 2 stands out : a model with “only” 170 W of power. This, which in any other brand would be insufficient, translates into an effective vacuum cleaner thanks to the brand’s own double cyclonic vacuum system .

The power combined with a pneumatic brush adapts to all types of floors and has a “suction cup” effect to wash away even the microscopic particles.

This empty effect, however, can be uncomfortable to handle if you have carpet or many rugs, because you need a lot of force. The box also includes a multifunction accessory and another for corners and stairs.

Mobility, which is something to look at in sled vacuums, is not an issue. The “Ball” models incorporate a design that greatly facilitates handling , since the machine rotates on itself thanks to a central ball. It is very stable, dodges obstacles and moving it does not require extra effort.

In addition, the Dyson Big Ball Multi floor 2 adds an anti-tip system that makes it straighten only when it falls, thanks to its round shape.

Altogether it is heavy, just over 10 kg. It is clearly designed to drag it along the ground, but if you grab it with your hand to reach higher places, you will notice it. The idea is not to do it: for that it has the extra long handle, extendable up to 1,250 cm.

In general, it gives an excellent result and its 1.8-liter tank empties easily, with a single gesture, without you having to touch the powder at any time.

Perhaps its 80 dB makes it a little louder than we would like , but the Dyson Ball Multifloor 2 makes up for this small excess with efficiency and functionality.

  • Great suction power, like all Dysons
  • 360 ° articulated handle
  • Anti-tip system
  • The price: the brand is paid
  • It weighs and takes up a lot

Our Recommendations

The most complete vacuum cleaner: Kärcher SE 4002

This Kärcher has won us over for one reason: it can handle just about anything . That is, if you want a really versatile vacuum cleaner you have to pay attention to this model.

Dust from a drill sucks up the same as coarse dirt or a water leak in the garage . You can also collect the ashes from the fireplace or barbecue and use its blowing function to clear terraces or the garden .

But what makes the difference is the spray function that allows us to clean upholstery, carpets and mattresses in depth . Not only vacuum, but perform a soapy cleaning and leave the fabrics practically dry.

What is the “but” of this model? You need space to store it , so if you live in an apartment, don’t even contemplate it. It is a vacuum cleaner for large houses and better with outdoor space, because that is where you are going to get the best of it.

Now if space isn’t an issue, this vacuum is a fantastic buy – it does it all .

Best cheap vacuum cleaner: Rowenta Compact Power Cyclonic

It is a fairly powerful vacuum cleaner that allows us to work on all types of surfaces with good performance, even on carpets. It comes with a set of interchangeable brushes to fine tune the result. This sled from the house Rowenta meets everything we can ask of a vacuum cleaner, and is the cheapest we can find on the market without sacrificing the quality of the product.

Although it is a little heavier than other similar models, it compensates for it quite well, improving mobility thanks to a front wheel that rotates completely and allows the vacuum cleaner to accompany us as we move . We assume that to compensate for the weight, it comes with an extra-long cable that makes the job much easier.

The cyclonic technology is also a plus. And cleaning the dust bin is very easy.

The truth is that the Rowenta Compact Power Cyclonic has all the basics that we can ask from a vacuum cleaner , and the price for those features is quite tight.

Best value for money vacuum cleaner: Rowenta Air Force Extreme

The handling is really comfortable: without cables, without a bag, with adequate autonomy for cleaning the whole house, as long as you do not live in a three-story chalet. The suction is correct.We decided on this Rowenta broom vacuum cleaner because it has a little bit of everything without breaking the bank . The Air Force Extreme is the vacuum for those who don’t like to vacuum , because it will leave you with no excuses.

Surely there will be devices with greater power, but for a normal vacuum it is enough . And the triangular-shaped brush head allows you to reach the small gaps.

It is very appreciated that when you let go of it it stays standing , because it makes the task easier and avoids having to constantly bend over.

In short, a vacuum cleaner that is not one of the cheapest but does not mean an excessive outlay. An excellent value for money that will solve the issue of home maintenance in the simplest way possible.

Best vacuum cleaner: Dyson Big Ball Multi floor 2

First of all in the rounded design, with an anti-tip system and a smooth ride on any type of ground. But also: We have to surrender to the elegance and efficiency of Dyson, this time with a sled vacuum cleaner that convinces us a lot because the quality of the brand is noticeable in its differences with the rest of the models.

  • Excellent suction power with only 170 W of consumption!
  • 360-degree articulated handle so you don’t force your wrist at any time
  • Three interchangeable brushes. The main one creates a “suction cup effect” that traps all the dust.
  • Of course, you don’t need a bag. Its tank is extra large and easy to empty

It is a little expensive? Well, let’s say that the Dyson Big Ball Multi floor 2 is not the cheapest, but the user experience also goes beyond the other models. Who can afford it, will enjoy it.

Guide to buying the best vacuum cleaner

Tell the truth: you would love to keep your house clean on a daily basis, but at the same time, you don’t want to spend your little free time on unrewarding household chores like sweeping.

Up date! Today’s vacuum cleaners are a true revolution . You will be amazed at what you can find on the market today: lightness, power, autonomy, connectivity …

Welcome to the new world of vacuum cleaners.

Types of vacuum cleaners. Which is yours?
How do you know what type of vacuum to choose? Good question, because there are not only many models, but very different ones , with a range of features that you will have to analyze.

Do not worry, we will give you some useful tips to find the best vacuum cleaner for you.

To start, you have to know the four types of basic vacuum cleaners that you can find, each of them with specific advantages. We are going to introduce them to you:

1. Sled vacuum cleaner: classic, powerful and for everything

Sled vacuum cleanerWe say that it is classic because its shape is the most familiar, but the renewal is also noticeable in the vacuum cleaners “of a lifetime” .

Although the models vary, the sled vacuum cleaner is a device with wheels, armed with a flexible tube, another telescopic and at the end an interchangeable brush (they usually bring several).

The motor, the tank, the filter… Everything is located in the “body” of the vacuum cleaner, which is the heaviest part and that we have to move with us while we vacuum .

Before, everyone had a paper bag as a deposit that was extracted as soon as it was full. Today that option still exists but we have news: cyclonic vacuum cleaners, capable of extracting dirt from the sucked air and accumulating it in a tank .

In general, the main advantage of the sleds is that they have more power than the wireless models and more versatility of uses. It is a strong vacuum cleaner, capable of withstanding a long cleaning day.

On the other side of the coin, they are heavier and handle worse . Although they have wheels, the cable is sometimes a nuisance and you have to walk pulling it and changing the plug when we vacuum the whole house. They also take up more storage space , which is especially important in small apartments.

2. Broom vacuum cleaner: comfort ahead

Powerful vacuum cleanerThey are also called upright vacuum cleaners . You recognize them because their shape mimics that of a broom . The dust container, as well as the motor, is usually in the central part, although some models accommodate it in the upper part, at hand height.

They are comfortable because the position in which we vacuum is much more upright and, therefore, more natural. If the machine is light we can even handle it with one hand.

We also like that they don’t have cable . That allows us to move around the house freely. We can reach higher areas better and put the vacuum cleaner more easily under beds and sofas.

More cool stuff: some models can easily be turned into a short, handheld vacuum cleaner , very useful for vacuuming car seats.

They also have complementary brushes to be able to adapt to different surfaces. And the best: they store vertically, like brooms , and take up much less space than other models. If we have little space, it is what we need.

Where is “the but”? Usually all these advantages are achieved in exchange for sacrificing power and suction capacity . Although the models are improving rapidly and offer good performance, vacuuming with a battery is less energetic than vacuuming directly from the mains.

3. Wet / dry vacuum cleaner: no limitations.

You will distinguish them by their particular shape, like a small bucket with wheels . They work with cable, plugged into the mains , and have a flexible tube followed by a rigid one finished in a brush, similar to sled vacuum cleaners .

What is its main advantage? It doesn’t matter what you put in front of them. These vacuum cleaners take it all and are therefore extremely practical. From fine dust to coarse residue, dry or wet dirt. They also spire liquids directly .

That is why they serve, on the one hand, as a domestic vacuum cleaner to use for daily vacuums. And on the other, as a vacuum cleaner for garages, basements, or in general places where it is common to find thicker dirt , spills or puddles of liquid that should be removed.

They are vacuum cleaners that also have a wide range of versatility . There are models that have the option of spraying water for cleaning textile materials of all kinds: mattresses, sofas, car upholstery, carpets …

Another function that can be very interesting is blowing, that is, instead of sucking in air, they expel it . It will be useful if we have a terrace, for example, and we want to remove the fallen leaves.

There are also models that vacuum ashes . It is convenient to review the list of accessories that can be purchased separately because we can expand functionalities.

The biggest downside is that they are bulky , but if you need a wide range of options, you have room to store it and you don’t mind working with cable, a wet / dry vacuum cleaner may be what you need.

4. Robot vacuum cleaner: one more in the family.

Robot vacuum cleaner with petYes, they are those in the shape of a lentil that walk alone on the surface of the house “sweeping” what they find in their path. If yours is to definitely forget about the vacuuming issue , what you have to do is delegate that function to a robot.

Although it may not seem like it, they have been on the market for almost twenty years . What happens is that since their incorporation represented a radical change in the very concept of aspiration (and, it must be said, they needed a margin of technological improvement and lower prices) we had to take time to assimilate that they had come to stay .

This is how they work in general lines: they are loaded on a base and when you indicate it they begin to circulate through the assigned space while they vacuum. They have systems to avoid obstacles and not fall down stairs. They climb onto the rugs to vacuum them. They do their work and return to base to recharge.

Who can resist that?

The difference between some models and others is in the precision with which they perform all these tasks, that is, the technology they apply. The possibility of programming, connectivity, navigation patterns, management through applications … In this field the most important differences between models are marked and that is where the most interesting advances will be developed.

In general, don’t expect a deep cleaning from a robot , but possibly the floor of your house will be cleaner than ever because it will perform daily and methodical maintenance . Come on, you’ll forget about it.

I buy myself a vacuum cleaner. What do I have to take into account?

There are issues common to all models and others that interest you depending on which one you want to buy. We are going to review the most important ones so that you have them in front of you when choosing.

1. Power

Vacuum cleaner on living room carpetIt will give you the measure of its suction capacity. In principle, a vacuum cleaner with more watts will have a higher efficiency . It’s what interests you, right?

It depends.

The power is what in principle tells us if the vacuum cleaner is going to have “strength” or not. However, it is convenient to see if the manufacturer specifies what the suction capacity is . Depending on the brand, the power may be better or worse used. And beware that it affects electricity consumption .

Another nuance: keep in mind that high suction power can be difficult to handle depending on what circumstances. In those cases it is essential that they have a good regulator , beyond the tab that some bring in the tube, to let a little air escape and loosen the pressure.

2. Size, weight, mobility

The space you have to store your vacuum cleaner at home is a determining factor that will already limit your options. If you have little space, upright vacuums and robots are the best option .

For a large house without storage problems you can consider more bulky models.

And how much does it have to weigh? Like everything, it depends. How big is your house? Do you have more than one floor or slopes? Keep in mind that moving the vacuum cleaner is work and weight counts . If you have to go up and down steps with a heavy vacuum cleaner, you may end up storing it in a closet so you don’t use it anymore, no matter how great a machine it is.

In any case:

  • If you buy it with cable, see how many meters it offers you because that will mark the radius of action without having to go looking for plugs around the house.
  • If it has wheels, check the size and turning angles. The larger, the easier it will be to scroll.
  • Check the measurements of the handle. You are especially interested if you are a tall person. A device that is too small will make you work by bending your back, and trust us, it’s not a good idea.

3. With bag or without bag

Where will your vacuum cleaner collect dust ? There are several tank systems for sucked dirt.

  • Bag: the most traditional way . Dirt accumulates in a paper bag which, as soon as it is full, must be removed and replaced with another. They usually last a long time, although it is not advisable to force because as soon as they are filled they begin to block the air passage. They must be changed carefully so as not to release dust during operation.
  • Cyclonic: it is the newest system. The sucked air forms a whirlpool that separates the dirt particles and deposits them in a small container . Clean air is expelled from the other side. They do not have a large capacity, but on the other hand, they empty very easily and are ready again.
  • Water: they have an interior tank that we will have to fill for each use. The advantage is that we can work for a long time simply by changing the tank and there is no need to buy spare parts . In return, the appliance must be left clean and dry before storing.

4. Filter

Without a good filter, a part of the dust that we aspirate will not end up in the tank, but will return to the air in the room, thus making our vacuuming less efficient.

You should know that some devices have HEPA filters (High Efficiency Particle Arrester). It is an air filtering system that ensures a greater capacity to trap all the dust micro particles. And it ensures that the air we return to the room is clean, something essential for people with allergy problems.

5. Noise

Especially if you live in a small apartment, the sound of a vacuum cleaner running can be torture, so the number of decibels that the manufacturer marks is an important reference.

There are brands that put special emphasis on this point and have released silent models . Not that they have no sound, but at least they don’t look like a jet plane. Most likely, by closing the door you don’t even know that it is working.

6. Battery and autonomy

In the case of cordless vacuum cleaners, it is a fact that you have to look at . The higher the voltage, the greater the autonomy . Although most of the models that you are going to find are above 20 V, note the same. We do not recommend buying below that.

The manufacturer will give you an estimate of the operating time. Keep in mind that it will always be an optimistic figure, that is, using the device at low power and in the best possible conditions. If you increase power, calculate that you will reduce the autonomy time.

Important: that it has a charge indicator so as not to be left with the vacuum halfway.

7. Comfort

This word has to be at the end of your search because it is essential. You have to find a vacuum cleaner that you are comfortable with.

That the grips to work are ergonomic, that the device moves easily, that you do not break your back every time you have to vacuum, that it has a comfortable handle to transport it, that you do not get lazy to take it out of the closet … Details of this type they will make your life easier.

If you buy a balanced machine, that has a bit of everything you need and that is comfortable and easy to handle … you can put a 10.

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