Taking care of the floored and carpeted surfaces in your house can be a challenging task, especially if you have a large house or worse still – you’re working with inadequate tools. The thing is, cleaning large carpets, small area rugs, tiles in the bathroom, and then a wooden floor represents a complex series of chores that can be a complete nightmare to get through, but if you wield the proper tools, you have a much higher chance of completing this stress-free. Better still, if you had one cleaning contraption with which you could address all of these cleaning tasks, you would be able to not only do the job more quickly than otherwise, but you would also save money by not having to buy a new appliance for every individual cleaning job.
In this article, we’re going to talk about commercial vacuum cleaners – a commonly-found breed of these cleaning contraptions that you can use to take care of multiple different surfaces. Indeed, if you get a powerful enough model that you can attach a bunch of accessories on whenever you want, you can take care of a wide variety of cleaning tasks with ease. So, what we’ve prepared here for you is a list of the fifteen models currently available on the market, a brief buyer’s guide to help you learn more about the features that these vacuum cleaners come with, as well as a section where we explain the difference between different types of commercial vacuums. We’ve also included a couple of paragraphs highlighting the most important consideration factors you need to pay attention to when buying a commercial vacuum cleaner. Last but not least, there’s also a Q&A section towards the end, where we’ve answered some of the most commonly-asked questions about these cleaners. Right then folks, without further ado, here’s the deal.
Vacuum Buyer’s Guide
When it comes to choosing the vacuum cleaner for your needs, one of the most important parameters to look into would certainly be what sort of surfaces can the model you’d opt for potentially clean. The thing is, even though many models allow you to clean stuff across different surfaces, some of them are better suited for specific surfaces than the others, so if you mostly have hard floors in your house – getting a model designed to take care of hard floors should be your priority. If you have mixed surface floors, then getting a model with multiple attachments can be the best option for you.
Dust Cap Capacity
As far as the dust capacity of a vacuum cleaner is concerned, one of the first parameters you should take into consideration would be the size of your home. Of course, the larger the home, the bigger the dust capacity you will need, so in case you have a small to medium-sized home, you wouldn’t need anything larger than an upright model. On the other hand, if you have a larger home or you perform cleaning on a regular basis, you might be better off getting a larger backpack model or an industrial-grade vacuuming contraption. (These tend to have extra-large dust canister capacities, so you won’t have to empty these out too often while vacuuming around your house.)
The availability of accessories represents one of the most important parameters if you’re buying a smaller vacuum cleaner that you plan to use on multiple surfaces. The thing is, these accessories are made so that they can adhere to a variety of surfaces and can take on different cleaning tasks. For example, many vacuum cleaner models come complete with a special pet brush, a crevice tool, extension wands, hard as well as soft bristle brushes, upholstery tools, and other ones. Separate extensions that you can fit onto the vacuum cleaner head that you can use to clean your car upholstery are also something that you can expect to find with many vacuum cleaner models. The bottom line, if you have many different surfaces in your home you hope to clean, then getting a model with some of these accessories can be a fix-all option for you. (Sure beats having to but a separate vacuum cleaner for rugs, tile, upholstery, and other surfaces you have in your home.)
Other than suction, filtration would be an important aspect of vacuum cleaner design that you should never take for granted. Namely, while many vacuum cleaner manufacturers go to great lengths to ensure great filtration for their models, some do seem to be better than the others in this respect, so to speak. Generally speaking, what you want to be looking for would be HEPA filters – a special breed of filters that can get rid of up to 99% of all impurities from the exhaust air before it reenters the room you’re in. Other than these HEPA filters, you may also want to look out for multi-stage filtration. The thing is, if your vacuum cleaner filters the exhaust air on multiple levels, there’s a good chance that the resulting filtration will be thorough. (Also, if you tend to suffer from allergies on a regular basis, getting a model with multiple stages of filtration can be a great way to ensure these allergies of yours won’t get worse every time you pick up the vacuum cleaner.)
Types of Brush
Last but not least, (as long as this section is concerned, at least) the types of brush your vacuum cleaner comes with can be of great importance for the performance of the contraption itself. You see, no matter how good a suction a vacuum cleaner model has, if the brushes aren’t strong enough to pick out the debris from within the fibers of the carpet you’re cleaning, for example, you risk wasting a good chunk of that suction power without sucking in the dirt and other particles with the nozzle. On the other hand, softer brushes can be great for hard floors, and particularly for sensitive surfaces such as cork and hardwood.
Best Vacuum Cleaners – A List of 15 Best Models
1. EUREKA – Whirlwind Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner
Coming from a company well-known for its excellent vacuum cleaners, this EUREKA Whirlwind bagless model represents a sturdy cleaning tool you can use to tackle a wide variety of messes across different surfaces in your house. Weighing in at less than 8 pounds, this vacuum model falls into the category of lightweight cleaners, so it’s perfect for families, small to medium homes, and for all sorts of cleaning tasks. It’s not only the weight of this model that makes it easy to move around, though. This model also boasts swivel steering, which facilitates moving this thing around every nook and cranny around your furniture. Not only that, but this model also boasts a telescoping wand, which you can use to extend the handle and so reach areas in your home that would otherwise be impossible for you to get to.
- Integrated airflow control
- A large, 3-liter dust container
- Comes with a crevice tool
- Features a dusting brush
- Automatic cord rewinder
- Washable filter
- Swivel steering
- Some users complained about the ON/OFF button (it can be difficult to keep the thing on at times because the button can get stuck)
- The hose is made out of cheap plastic, which can get damaged fairly easily
2. Shark – Navigator Lift-Away Professional
Featuring the staple Shark lift-away function, this Navigator model can be an excellent choice for people who expect simple functionality out of their vacuum cleaner. All you need to detach the canister of this vacuum cleaner would be to press a button and that’s it. Once you’ve done emptying it, simply pop it back on, turn on the cleaner, and you can continue vacuuming. As far as this model’s ability to get rid of potentially dangerous pollutants, the folks at Shark made sure that the thing they’ve built-in will be up to the task of preventing dust and whatever it is that you’ve picked up during your vacuuming session from reentering your room. Thanks to the HEPA filter onboard, you can rest assured that this vacuum cleaner will get rid of up to 99% of all pollutants from the air inside before it leaves through the exhaust.
- Lift-away function for easy emptying of the dust cup
- Powerful HEPA filtration
- Lightweight and versatile
- Works both on hard floors and on carpets
- Some users reported problems with the rotating brush
- A bit pricey
3. Bissell – Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet Upright Vacuum Cleaner
If you have pets and are looking for a cleaning tool that can help you get rid of their droppings, this model from Bissell may be just the tool for you. Thanks to its powerful brush, this vacuum can penetrate deep into the fibers of the carpets you’re working on and so extricate the small foul-smelling particles of urine, feces, and hairs our pets leave behind them. It’s not only the brush that makes this Bissell model pet-friendly, as folks at Bissell pride themselves in their policy where they donate a fraction of each and every vacuum cleaner to pet sanctuaries. So, if you want a powerful vacuum cleaner for taking care of pet messes AND you fancy contributing to getting stray dogs and other animals find a new home – you might want to go for a Bissell model. Aside from its main brush, you’ll also get a special pet hair corner tool, as well as a pet turbo eraser tool, so with this vacuum cleaner on your side, you’re pretty much all set for getting rid of pet-related messes from off your floor.
- Bissell is a part of a pet-saving charity
- Features swivel steering
- 27-foot power cord
- Comes with a powerful triple-action brush tool
- Automatic cord rewinder
- Edge-to-edge cleaning for a more complete cleaning experience
- Pet hair corner tool
- Pet turbo-eraser tool
- Some customers complained about poor suction
- The rotating brush cannot be shut off
4. Oreck Commercial – Commercial Upright Vacuum Cleaner XL
Featuring a simple design, and a powerful motor providing strong suction, this Oreck Commercial upright vacuum represents a mighty vacuum cleaner you can use for a variety of cleaning tasks. A big part of the appeal of this particular model would certainly be its wide cleaning path, which helps you clean your carpet or a hard floor in fewer sweeps than you would need with a vacuum cleaner with a cleaning head that’s not as wide. Another thing that makes this model recommend itself is its ergonomic grip, which means less hand and arm fatigue while using it. What’s more, this model is a recipient of the special acknowledgment from the Arthritis Foundation, so if you happen to have arthritis, or just tend to tire easily when vacuuming around your house, getting this model can be a bull’s-eye. As far as the cleaning brush this model comes with is concerned, the folks at Oreck decided to install a powerful brush roll featuring double-helix brushes. This thing spins at 6,500 RPM, so there’s no way that many dust particles and other pollutants are going to escape its sweeping path.
- A wide, 12-inch cleaning path
- Easy-to-use handle
- ON/OFF switch located in the handle
- High-speed balanced brush roll
- The brush spins at 6,500 RPM
- Recommended by the Arthritis Foundation for people with arthritis
- Comes with protective bumpers
- Doesn’t come with any attachments
- Can be quite loud
5. Vacmaster – Beast Professional Series Wet/Dry Vac with Cart
With the appearance of a barrel with a hose and a bunch of other additional parts hanging around it, this model from Vacmaster boasts excellent suction as well as excellent durability. When we say ‘durability’, we mostly mean the tough stainless steel tank that will last you for years. (Even if you have to change a couple of parts along the way such as the hose, the tank will continue working just fine.) Now that we’ve mentioned the hose, we could also say that this thing’s made out of high-quality premium material, which makes it kink-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about it getting damaged too much. As far as the accessories are concerned, with this model you’re getting a utility nozzle, a floor nozzle, a professional floor brush, as well as a crevice tool and two extension wands, too. Add to that a special accessory bag, air, and noise diffuser and you get a well-rounded vacuum cleaner offer you can’t say ‘no’ to.
- Durable stainless steel tank
- Comes with an integrated hose
- 20-foot power hose
- Features two extension wands
- Accessory bag
- High-performance motor
- Extra-large Drain Port
- A tad expensive
- Some users reported problems with a wonky hose that won’t stay attached as it’s supposed to
6. Hoover Commercial – Lightweight Backpack Vacuum
Weighing in at less than 10 pounds, this model from Hoover Commercial can be a great tool for you if you fancy carrying your vacuum cleaner as a backpack while cleaning around your house. To further ensure that carrying this thing on your back won’t be straining, the folks at Hoover Commercial included a special harness designed by professional chiropractors, so the weight will be distributed evenly on your back. Other than the chiropractor-designed harness, this model also boasts quiet operation, which is an important thing to take into consideration for vacuum cleaners in general, but especially for backpack models. (Because having a large backpack that produces loud noises from hell the entire time you’re using it can’t be that much of a great solution.) Since you’ll be having this thing on your back while vacuuming, being able to move around the room without having to switch the power outlets is fairly important, and the designers at Hoover thought about this too. Thanks to the 48-foot power cord attached to this thing, you won’t have to worry about re-plugging this thing in and out of electrical sockets as long as you have a small-to-medium-sized apartment or house. (Even if you have a larger house, you won’t have to re-plug this thing too often.)
- Lightweight design
- Chiropractor-designed harness
- 48-foot long power cord
- Comes with an accessory pack
- Quiet operation
- HEPA filtration
- Not that effective with high-pile carpets
- Cannot pick up liquids
7. Oreck – Professional Upright Vacuum Cleaner
If you’re looking for a sturdy bagged vacuum cleaner you can use for a wide variety of cleaning tasks, this model from Oreck represents an excellent example of a well-made cleaning contraption perfect for a small to medium-sized home. One of the most sought-after features of this model would certainly be its self-adjustment property, which means you can move between carpeted and non-carpeted surfaces with ease. You don’t need to manually change anything or make any other alterations – all you need to do is move across the surface you’re working on with ease and that’d be it because this vacuum will adjust itself to the surface below. As far as the handle on this model is concerned, it was praised by the Arthritis Foundation for its ergonomic properties. What’s more, this model is also a recipient of the Ease-of-Use Commendation by the same Arthritis foundation, so if you happen to have this disease, or you simply like your vacuum cleaner handles to be comfortable and easy to use, getting this model from Oreck can be the thing for you.
- Automatic adjustment when moving from carpets to hard floors and vice versa
- Recommended by the Arthritis Foundation for its comfortable handles
- High-speed brush roll
- Double helix brushes spinning at 6,500 RPM
- Slip-resistant cogged V-belt
- Comes with a special cord guard
- Requires some assembly
- Some users may not appreciate the bagged design
8. Roomie Tec – Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Featuring a unique and beautifully-designed 2-in-1 build, this model from the Roomie Tec company can be a great solution for a person looking for a vacuum cleaner that can be used as either a handheld model or as a regular upright one. With this thing in your hands, you can easily tackle any cleaning task in your house, no matter how tough-the-reach the spots are that you need to take care of. Some of the surfaces you can clean with this thing include stairs, carpets, furniture, car interiors, as well as different soft furnishings, area rugs, and hard surfaces, of course. Since this model is cordless, all of its electricity comes from a 2,200mAh battery, which will work like a charm but only for about 23 minutes, which is not that great of running time. That said, during those 23 minutes, you will enjoy uninterrupted cleaning, so you won’t have to worry about sudden power dips and other issues.
- 2-in-1 design allows you to switch from upright model to a handheld one easily
- Can be used to clean a variety of surfaces
- Comes with an instruction manual
- Powerful suction enables you to clean a variety of surfaces
- Features 6 LED lights for better vision in low-light circumstances
- Short battery running time
- Some users reported problems with their batteries dying prematurely
9. Bissell – Garage Pro Wall-Mounted Wet Dry Car Vacuum
As our entry number 9, we’ve got a curious contraption that represents one of the rare cases where a vacuum cleaner-making company manufactures a model specifically meant for garages. The way you use this model is to hang it on the wall of the garage, attach the hose to it, and then simply move around the place and clean it as you see fit. The benefit of such a design would be the fact that you don’t have to push or pull the vacuum cleaner, nor do you have to carry it on your back (which is the case with backpack vacuum cleaner models). Another great thing about this model is that it allows you to pick up with its nozzle both wet and dry messes, so you won’t have to wait until the mess your pet just created dries up before you can clean it. Also, this means you can easily pick up a series of other nasty pollutants from off your garage floor, including leaves, dust, as well as various spillages.
- Picks up both wet and dry messes from off the floors of your garage
- Can be converted to a blower
- Comes with a 4-gallon dirt tank
- Excellent 2-stage filtration
- Features a wall-mounting kit
- Extension wand
- Works on both wet and dry messes
- Not that useful for rooms in your house outside of the garage
- Some users reported the quality of the hose
10. Sanitaire – Commercial Shake-Out Bag Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Representing a lightweight vacuum model that you can use to take care of your indoor floor situation, so to speak, this model from Sanitaire offers solid performance and a sturdy design that can last you for years to come. As far as the way this model functions are concerned, the central part of its designs would be the bag. Namely, this heavy-duty dust container can be reused indefinitely, as long as you properly empty it every time. When it comes to emptying the bag, all you have to do is shake it, as the name of this model suggests, until all the dust and pollutants have left it, so to speak. (Of course, you may want to do this over a trash can or outside.) An interesting feature added by the folks at Sanitaire would definitely be the handle, which features a special automatic locking system. You can control it with a foot pedal if you want to lower it enough so that you can go below the furniture with it.
- Comes with a Tietex fabric shakeout bag
- A powerful 11-Amp motor
- Automatic locking system (can be operated with a foot pedal)
- CRI seal of approval for its excellent indoor quality and soil removal
- Lightweight design
- Some users may not like the bagged design of this model
- A bit pricey
11. Miele – Grey Classic C1 Pure Suction Canister Vacuum Cleaner
With the appearance of an electric shaving apparatus, this vacuum cleaner from Miele represents a compact and easy-to-use cleaner you can use for a wide variety of maintenance tasks in your home. Ideal for vacuuming hard floors, this model will not fail to satisfy your cleaning needs for a wide variety of cleaning scenarios. Even though this model performs the best on hard floors, you can just as well use it on other surfaces. What’s more, the folks at Miele took into consideration the nature of different surfaces you might want to use this model on, which is why this vacuum cleaner comes with 6 different suction power settings. With these, you can easily take care of upholstery, carpets, hard floors, car seats – you name it. As far as filtration is concerned, you can rest assured that the air that comes out of the exhaust of this vacuum cleaner will be thoroughly treated, so to speak, before it reenters your room.
- High suction power provided by the 1,200-Watt motor
- 6 different suction power settings
- Comes with three stages of filtration
- 7-year warranty on the motor and the casing
- 1-year parts and labor warranty
- Some users complained that cleaning high pile carpets can be tricky
- Some users disliked the plastic tube attachment part
12. ProTeam – Backpack Vacuums Super CoachVac Commercial Vacuum Cleaner
In case you’re interested in owning a vacuum cleaner you can wear as a backpack and use to get rid of a wide variety of pollutants from off your floors, this model from ProTeam can be just the thing you’ve been looking for. What you get with this rather chunky vacuuming contraption is a large capacity canister which can enable you to clean the floors and carpets in your house to your heart’s content without having to empty it out all the time. As far as hard surfaces are concerned, this ProTeam model comes equipped with a special Xover floor tool, allowing you to glide smoothly across parquet, tile floors, and whatever other hard surfaces you have in your house. Also, this attachment’s hard surface prowess translates fairly well on low-pile carpets, so you can just as well use it for these. (The only thing you should pay attention to would be not to use it on high-pile carpets because it will get stuck and you won’t be able to push it around as easily – so, don’t even try it.)
- Large capacity canister
- Four-level advanced HEPA filtration
- Low-noise operation
- Comes with an extra-long 50-foot power cord
- Features a special Xover all-purpose tool
- Ergonomic design
- A tad expensive
- Some users have reported issues connected with the hose breaking off easily
13. Vacmaster – 8-Gallon Certified HEPA Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum
For all of you in need of a powerful industrial-grade vacuum cleaner, this Vacmaster contraption can be an interesting option to look into. Thanks to its 4 stages of filtration, this thing will be able to suck in the messes on your floors but not allow the dusty air to reenter your room once it’s gone inside this cleaner. Since this model is industrial-grade, so to speak, it comes with a long 30-foot power cord, so you can push this thing around toward any nook and cranny of your house, without having to re-plug it all the time. Also, there’s the 10-foot crush-proof hose, so you’ll have plenty of reach with this model on your side, so to speak. When it comes to the collection bag on this model, the folks at Vacmaster made sure that it’s a tear-resistant bag that you can reuse for an indefinite time in the future, provided you take good care of it, of course.
- 4-stage filtration
- 10-foot crushproof hose
- Comes with a 30-foot power cord
- Tear-resistant bag
- Rear storage caddy
- Crevice tool
- Some users complained that this model isn’t stable enough (falls over too easily)
- Some of the tools have different diameters (might require you to buy additional extension tubes)
14. ProTeam – ProVac FS 6 Vacuum Backpack with HEPA Media Filtration
Coming from a company called ProTeam, this backpack vacuum cleaner represents a powerful cleaning tool you can use for taking care of a wide variety of cleaning tasks. Thanks to its powerful suction, thorough filtration, as well as a number of accessories it comes with, this model can be a great choice for people with large apartments, professional carpet cleaners, as well as for companies looking to buy a professional vacuum cleaner they could use for taking care of large work areas. As far as its primary purpose is concerned, though, the manufacturers claim that it’s the residential cleaning, so if you only want to take care of your home and your home happens to be a bit larger, you may want to consider getting yourself this model. What you’ll get together with it in terms of accessories would be a 12-inch power nozzle, a crevice tool, a dust brush, as well as an extension wand.
- Comes with an adjustable harness
- Powerful HEPA 4-stage filtration
- Power nozzle tool kit
- 50-foot extension cord
- Crevice tool
- Soft dusting brush
- Two-piece wand
- Cleaning under furniture can be tough (because the vacuum head is too tall)
- Some users did not like the plastic joint that connects two parts of the extension wand (because it feels too wonky)
15. Sebo – Airbelt D4 Premium Canister Vacuum with ET-1 Powerhead
Featuring a relatively small size but quite a heft vacuuming power output, this model from Sebo represents a compact and easy-to-use model perfect for smaller apartments and homes. The cleaning head on this model is probably one of its most prominent highlights as its advanced build enables you to steer it with ease to whichever direction you’d like to go while vacuuming. This maneuverability is further enhanced by the fact that this model comes with a 40-foot power cord that, together with the hose, and the rest of this vacuum cleaner, gives you a cleaning radius of about 50 feet. So, with this thing on your side, you can rest assured that you will be able to cover your rooms easily without having to re-plug the power cord all the time. Another interesting feature the folks at Sebo decided to build in this model would certainly be the LED indicator which tells you if the suction is working. This way, you can always tell if the vacuum cleaner is working well in case there is no suction at the vacuuming head due to a stuck sock or something.
- Excellent steering capability
- LED power indicator
- 40-foot power cord
- Comes with 3 additional on-board tools
- Features a patented air-belt bumper
- Compact size
- Rubber-coated wheels
- Probably not the best option for larger houses
- Some users reported that using this model can be a tad physically demanding
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16. Prolux Ion Cordless Battery Powered Bagless Stick Vac
For 24 minutes per charge, the Prolux Ion Cordless Battery Powered Bagless Stick Vac/Vacuum/Electric Broom will give you the powerful suction you need to get the dirt and debris off the floor. It can handle carpet too, so if you have rugs you want to clean, this vacuum can handle it. A light weight at six pounds, this unit is easy to move around and its swiveling floor nozzle rotates 180 degrees. This is a feature not found in other vacuums in its class. The Prolux comes with a dusting brush/upholstery tool, floor head, LED lights, and a crevice tool. It has a detachable part that becomes a hand held unit for small area cleaning. This is a bag-less vacuum cleaner. It does have a filter to eliminate the worry of dust. The warrantee covers two years for the motor and one year for the rest of the vacuum. Customers found this unit easy to assemble. They like the versatility of this cordless vacuum and its ability to clean in many different areas. One person mentioned the LED lights located on the front of the unit that helps them see in darker areas of their home.
17. Hoover (BH50120) Air Cordless WindTunnel-3 Upright Vacuum Cleaner
The Hoover (BH50120) Air Cordless WindTunnel-3 Upright Vacuum Cleaner is a full size vacuum that has many appealing features. A 50 minute clean time average use is what you will get from the two lithium batteries that come with this unit. They estimate that you could clean a home with 2500 square feet without recharging or losing suction. This vacuum weighs less than ten pounds, and touts its design for maneuverability. There is a five year limited warrantee that comes with this Hoover cordless vacuum. Included with this unit is a washable easy rinse filter, a LithiumLife charger (with two lithium batteries,) two specialty tools and a hard brush roller. Customers love the cordless design and find the suction to be adequate with this unit. One user who must be in a wheelchair says the vacuum is lightweight and easy to use. They are happy with the design and charge of the batteries and find that this Hoover works well on hard floors, especially when it is needed to clean up pet hair.
18. Dyson (V6) Absolute Cordless Vacuum
Specialized design and Dyson go hand in hand. This vacuum – Dyson (V6) Absolute Cordless Vacuum has a special soft roller cleaning head for use with hard floors. Its digital motor V6 claims to have powerful suction. You get about 20 minutes of use on a charge with the Dyson Absolute Cordless Vacuum. It has HEPA filtration to keep about 99.97 percent of particles out of the air. Part of the special design of this unit is the balance, so that you can lift it to clean high, and low places. It comes with a mini tool that is motorized for cleaning ground in dirt and pet hair. Dusting can be done with the gentle mini soft dusting brush. This vacuum does convert for hand held cleaning tasks. Part of its design includes a push button system for emptying the dust chamber. Users will find the docking station that comes with this Dyson cordless to be convenient to storing the vacuum when not in use. Customers love the docking station and find that the unit works well during the 20 minute charge. Hard floor cleaning is celebrated with this vacuum as one user sang its praises for picking up everything from dust to crumbs to pet hair. Another person commented about the wonderful customer service provided by Dyson when they encountered a small problem with their vacuum.
19. VonHaus 2-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
This vacuum cleaner gives users a 15 minute window to clean on one charge of its battery. The hand held unit – VonHaus 2-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is detachable so that customers can spot clean or use it on upholstery, in the car, or hard to reach areas. It has a powerful brush and cyclonic vacuum for excellent suction. Its head swivels 180 degrees, has a dust tank for easy emptying and comes with a small brush head and crevice nozzle. You can leave the charging station free standing or mount it to the wall for easy storage. The VonHaus has a rubber handle which makes it more comfortable to use. Customers like the charging station and find the dust cup to be a great size for storing the debris that the vacuum picks up. It is easy to assemble and when other customers tested its ability to clean really dirty areas and carpet mats, they were pleasantly surprised at the suction and good performance of this vacuum.
20. BISSELL PowerEdge Pet 81L2T
You can purchase the BISSELL PowerEdge Pet 81L2T individually or in a pack of 2, depending on how much of your home you need to clean and what specific tasks you plan on performing. Thanks to the special V-shape design of this vacuum’s head, cleanup will be several times easier than it would be on a standard vacuum. This is because large debris goes down the center of the suction path, while smaller debris is filtered down the sides of the V. Swivel steering on this vacuum ensures that you can maneuver into all those tight places of your home without running into anything. It also has a 20-foot power cord so that you won’t feel restricted as you try to clean a given area of your home. Finally, the dirt cup is very easy to empty, so you shouldn’t have to worry about making a mess all over the place when you are removing the dirt from the unit. Customer like the fact that this vacuum can pick up cat litter, pet hair, and other stubborn debris off your hardwood floors with ease. They also like the lightweight functionality associated with this vacuum, because it is very easy to maneuver all around your home without getting too tired from excessive use.
21. Dyson DC40 Multi-Floor Vacuum
Thanks to the Dyson cyclone technology inside the Dyson DC40 Multi-Floor Vacuum, you can pick up more dirt and debris from your hardwood floors than you would normally be able to with a standard vacuum. In fact, the radial root cyclone technology maximizes the overall power of the vacuum so that it doesn’t lose any of its suction while you are operating it. One of the best features associated with this vacuum is its self-adjusting cleaner head, because this saves you from having to manually adjust controls and settings when you alternate between carpets and hard floors. Finally, the ball on this vacuum increases the unit’s maneuverability so that it can turn sharp corners with ease. Consumers like the fact that you can alternate between many different types of floors while using this vacuum without experiencing any sort of a problem and without causing damage to that floor type. Users also like the overall levels of suction offered by the vacuum, as it is able to handle picking up large amounts of debris with ease.
22. Dirt Devil Dash UD70250B Vacuum
Anyone looking for the best cordless upright vacuum for hardwood floors may want to consider the Dirt Devil Dash UD70250B. This device provides a direct suction path from every edge of your floors so that you can clean even the tightest of corners that tend to be missed by standard vacuum cleaners. The washable microfiber pad helps lift up nay dust that gets left behind by your other devices. After each use, you can throw the pad in the washing machine to clean it if you desire. Thanks to the Dual cyclonic filtration and the Dirt Lock technology on this vacuum, any embedded dirt and debris in your carpets will instantly be lifted to the surface, picked up, and removed. There is an on-demand cleaning wand on this device that helps you switch to cleaning above-ground surfaces in seconds so that you can clean your entire house with ease. Users like the overall levels of power associated with this vacuum, as well as its relatively small size. They also like the fact that there are numerous attachments that come with this vacuum, so you can choose the one that will help you clean any part of your home at any given time.
23. Eureka Quick-up Cordless 2-in-1 Stick Vacuum, 96H
If you want the perfect vacuum cleaner that has 2-in-1 functionality, then the Eureka Quick-Up 96H may be the perfect choice for you. This device lets you clean multiple types of floors with ease, and it can convert from a stick vacuum to a handheld vacuum for above-ground cleaning purposes if need be. You can turn on the vacuum’s brushroll function when on carpets to get deep down into the carpet fibers and pick up any dirt or debris that you may be dealing with. The brushroll can then be turned off when you transition from your carpets to hard floors so that the floors don’t get scratched in any way. There is a 10-inch cleaning path on this vacuum, so you can pick up quite a bit of debris with ease. You can even remove the handle on the vacuum for easier storage if you need to, so you don’t have to worry about this vacuum taking up too much space. Many people like the sheer amount of pet hair that this vacuum is able to pick up in a short span of time. They also like the lightweight functionality the vacuum offers, as this makes it very easy to maneuver all around the house without causing you to get fatigued in any way.
24. Rowenta RH8559 Delta Force Lightweight Cordless Bagless Cyclonic Energy Star Rated Stick Vacuum
Perhaps one of the best cordless stick vacuums for hardwood floors is the Rowenta RH8559. This device is available in a wide array of colors, so you can choose the one that you like the best or that you think will fit in with the rest of your décor. There are three different filtration systems that are used on this vacuum, which means that the filter will stay cleaner, and more dirt and debris will be picked up with this vacuum than would be with a standard vacuum. Thanks to the ergonomic handle on this vacuum, you can hold onto it and push it all around your house for a very long time without getting too tired from using it. The unit is also bagless, so you don’t have to worry about buying replacement bags every so often. Finally, you can use this vacuum on almost all floor types without experiencing any sort of a problem—so it should keep on running efficiently for quite a while. People like the high levels of power that this vacuum offers, because it can pick up more dirt and debris than a standard upright vacuum can, and it can do so in a shorter span of time. Users also like the fact that this vacuum is relatively quiet, so it shouldn’t disturb most people in your home—no matter what time of day or night you choose to use it.
25. Electrolux Ergorapido Brushroll Clean 2-in-1 Stick/Handheld Vacuum
You can purchase the Electrolux Ergorapido EL1061A individually or in a set of 2, depending on what you plan on doing with the vacuum and how large your home is. This device is great at removing hair that has gotten tangled up in your carpets, and it also has an on/off brushroll function that you can use as you alternate between your hardwood floors and carpets. This particular vacuum cleaner has a 2-in-1 functionality: you can use it as a stick vacuum if you so choose, or you can disconnect the center part and use it as a handheld vacuum for cleaning your above-ground surfaces. The LED headlight on the front of the vacuum helps you see where you are going in dark areas, and it also illuminates the debris that you need to pick up so that you will have more accuracy when using this device. You also get several onboard tools with this unit, so you can get an even more complete clean in your home than you would otherwise be able to. People like the detachable handheld vacuum cleaner, because you can easily remove it and clean areas above the floor, then reconnect it when you are finished. They also like the overall battery life that it offers, because it should help you clean most parts of your home without a problem. Ten Featured Vacuums For Thick Carpets
26. “Navigator” by Shark
A lot of vacuums that are designed for thick carpets are not as versatile as they should be. It can be difficult for them to get into small spaces where you might need the vacuum to reach the most. The Navigator, by Shark, solves this problem by containing swivel steering on its head which allows you to reach spaces that you couldn’t normally reach. The most important part about this is that it does not compromise the power of the vacuum itself. Another really good thing about the Navigator is that it is versatile in its power. You can turn the brush roll off in case you are faced with a carpet that is not as deep. The Navigator can clean shallow carpets as well as hard surface floors when the brush roll is turned off. This makes it a suitable choice if you want one vacuum for one room with multiple kinds of floors. However, you will not have much success cleaning a large room with the Navigator. While it is very lightweight, The Navigator’s dust cup capacity is only a little over one quart, so if you intend to clean a large room with diverse floors with the Navigator, prepare to empty out the dust cup quite a bit.
27. Soft Carpet Upright Vacuum Cleaner by Soniclean
Something that a lot of vacuums that are designed for thick carpets struggle with is that they can be too rough on said carpets. This can lead to the carpet being damaged, especially if you use the vacuum for long periods of time. Soniclean solves this problem with their vacuum cleaner in two ways. First, the brush roll is significantly softer than most other vacuum cleaners. This ensures that carpets do not get damaged when the brush goes over them. There is no sacrifice to power because of this, either. Soniclean’s vacuum cleaner contains a sonic bar that produces upwards of 200 vibrations per second, ensuring that your deep carpets will be thoroughly cleaned. You will also not have any issues when pushing Soniclean’s vacuum. It contains something called an “EZ-Push” vent system that ensures smooth navigation among your carpet every time. This is especially useful since most vacuums that are designed for thick carpets struggle with this. Unfortunately, the head of Soniclean’s vacuum cleaner will not allow you to get into small, hard-to-reach spaces. The head’s design is rather dated and the neck does not swivel either. This makes Soniclean’s vacuum cleaner designed for large rooms only.
28. “Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet” by Bissell
If you are looking for a powerful vacuum that is pet-friendly, look no further than the Cleanview by Bissell. Not only will the Cleanview dig deep into carpets to remove anything and everything, it contains scatter-free technology. This is especially useful because a lot of vacuums that are this powerful have a big problem with scattering. You will not encounter this problem with the Cleanview. The Cleanview contains all the properties of a heavy-duty vacuum, but it is also easy to navigate because of the way the neck swivels. Very few vacuums of this size do not contain this feature and it is a good thing that the Cleanview does. Another fantastic thing about the Cleanview is how long its cord is. Being 27 feet, you will be able to clean a large room without any problem with the Cleanview. The cord also rewinds automatically, meaning that you do not need to worry about the cord being tangled or anything. Carrying the Cleanview around will be very difficult and it is not suitable for multiple rooms, let alone multiple rooms on different floors. Weighing 16 pounds, it is one of the heaviest thick carpet vacuums in existence.
29. “WindTunnel 3” by Hoover
A lot of the more powerful vacuums for thick carpets lack side tools or attachments. Most of the time, all you get is the vacuum cleaner itself with nothing else. Fortunately, Hoover’s WindTunnel 3 is not only just as powerful as any other vacuum for thick carpets, but it also contains the attachments you need. It comes with an extension wand, crevice tool, pivoting dusting tool, and a “pet turbo” tool which can pick up pet hair that is especially difficult to get out. The reliable WindTunnel technology of the WindTunnel 3 ensures that the deepest of carpets can be cleaned, but you can also transition from deep carpets to hard surfaces with it as well. This is done with the simple push of a button if you need to remove the brush roll. Even the largest of rooms can be totally covered with the WindTunnel 3, as its cord extends right around 30 feet. If you are looking for a vacuum that can operate in your living room and your kitchen, you’ll find a match in the WindTunnel 3. However, do not expect to be able to carry the WindTunnel 3 around easily. Weighing nearly 20 pounds, it is designed to stay in one area and one area only.
30. “Rotator TruePet” by Shark
Very few vacuums are designed for use in all kinds of spaces, are pet friendly, and can clean deep carpets. At most, they can do one of those three things. The Rotator TruePet, by Shark, can do all three of these things, and can do them pretty well. It contains settings for your carpet or your hard floor that you can easily switch between. The brush motor is strong enough for some of the thickest carpets. And the best thing about the Rotator TruePet is that you can remove the canister so you can clean areas that are hard to reach. All of this makes the Rotator TruePet one of the most versatile vacuums for thick carpets in existence. These fantastic features do not take away from the effectiveness of the Rotator TruePet, either. Its brushes are equipped with anti-allergen seal technology and HEPA filters to ensure that your floor is perfectly clean. If you are not familiar with vacuums that contain multiple parts, you might struggle a bit when using it. Because nearly every part of the Rotator TruePet comes off to clean areas to hard to reach, it will take some getting used to if you are not used to it.
31. “Cleanview Rewind” by Bissell
It can be difficult to empty out dust cups or dirt tanks when it comes to vacuums that are capable of large-scale cleaning. If they are not difficult to remove, they do not possess the capacity that they claim. Fortunately, the Cleanview Rewind by Bissell does not have this problem. Its dirt tank can carry up to 1.5 quarts and it is very easy to remove. This will allow you to clean very large rooms with it. Because everything from Bissell is pet friendly, you will not need to worry if the Cleanview Rewind is pet friendly or not. Its signature triple action brush roll will loosen, lift, and remove any and all forms of dirt from any carpet while not being harmful to any pets. Different than most vacuums of this size, you also enjoy swivel steering with the Cleanview Rewind. This gives you the convenience to clean in spaces that would be much more difficult to reach if you tried to clean them with any other vacuum. The Cleanview Rewind is a heavy-duty vacuum, and this can be troublesome if you want a vacuum for multiple rooms. Because it weighs nearly 20 pounds, it is not easy to carry around.
32. “Ball Animal 2” by Dyson
It can be difficult to find a vacuum that not only works well on thick carpets, but is also made specifically for places with pets. The truth about most vacuums that are pet friendly is that they are often not as powerful as they could be. Sure, they do their job of getting pet hair out of carpets, but they usually can only get pet hair out of carpets that are not very thick. The Ball Animal 2 by Dyson fixes this, and does so decisively. It contains HEPA filtration throughout the machine and also contains radial root cyclone technology to pull out anything in any carpet. Another thing that the Ball Animal 2 contains is ball technology. This allows for near perfect steering and will allow you to reach the most difficult spaces when cleaning. You also get a smattering of different tools at your disposal with the Ball Animal 2. You get a turbine tool, a hardfloor tool, a combination tool, and a dusting brush all available as attachments. This makes the Ball Animal 2 one of the most versatile vacuums that can be used for thick carpets. However, the plethora of tools that the Ball Animal 2 comes with can make the vacuum overwhelming to use. You will need to get used to using the different tools in order to get the most out of the Ball Animal 2.
33. “Elite” by Kenmore
If you are looking for a vacuum that can clean any kind of floor surface in practically any kind of way, you will want to pay close attention to what Kenmore’s Elite has to offer. Pet hair and other particles stand no chance against it, as its motorized attachment lifts it off of the carpet with no effort. It has a tool that makes it possible to clean stairs. And because the vacuum stick is attached to a canister, there is not much that is out of reach. This makes it a lot more effective when it comes to cleaning spaces that you can’t reach with an upright vacuum. Another thing about the Elite that allows you to clean almost anywhere is the telescoping aluminum wand that you can use as an attachment. This is a wand that extends ten feet that you can use for any tight space that you can think of. These things make it possible for the Elite to clean almost any floor surface in any kind of way. However, the Elite utilizes a canister design. Unlike traditional upright designs, you will need to move this canister along with you as you vacuum your floor. Although the attached vacuum stick can extend, it will not extend far enough if you are tasked with cleaning a large room.
34. “Dynamic” by Miele
Anybody who is looking for a vacuum that can take on a very large room with carpets that are extra thick should look no further than the Dynamic by Miele. Taking the form of a traditional upright vacuum, the Dynamic holds nothing back as it is guaranteed to yank up anything and everything from a carpet. How does it do this? It is done by utilizing 1200 watts of power. This is much more powerful than most other vacuums that are designed for thick carpets. It will perform well no matter how thick your carpet is. Another reason why the Dynamic is designed for a very large room is because of the length of its cord. At an impressive and astounding 39 feet, you will encounter no problem when using it in a large room. Being one of the largest vacuums for a thick carpet, carrying it around will be very difficult. This is because it weighs 20 pounds. Combine this with the fact that it resembles a classic upright design and you have a vacuum that will be uncomfortable to carry around. Maneuvering through small spaces can also be difficult for the Dynamic. While it does contain swivel neck technology, this does not prevent its massive head from getting in the way of certain things.
35. Cordless, Extendable Vacuum Cleaner by INSE
It can be difficult to find a vacuum cleaner that can not only clean thick carpets, but is also cordless and easy to carry. One of the best things about INSE’s vacuum cleaner is that it is cordless. This makes it easy to carry around and also makes it ideal for use in multiple rooms. The battery does not take too long to charge, either. It will take four hours at most for it to charge, and that is when the battery is completely exhausted. Because the design of INSE’s vacuum is not upright, this makes it very easy to clean any space no matter how small. This also makes it light and much easier to use than its upright counterparts. Something you need to understand with INSE’s vacuum is that because it is much smaller in size, it will struggle when tasked with cleaning a large room. The battery does not last long and if you intend on using it for lengthy cleaning operations, you will need to charge it a lot.
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41. 14’’ Weighted Butterfly Pool Vacuum Head by US Pool Supply
Butterfly pool vacuum heads offer quite a bit when you need to vacuum a pool that is curved. The sides of the head easily glide across the sides of the pool and you will be able to clear particles easily this way.
Connecting US Pool Supply’s vacuum head to a hose is easy as well. It clips on and contains a swivel connection, which makes it even easier to move around. This makes US Pool Supply’s vacuum head a good choice, especially if you need it for a public pool where different staff members need to use it.
US Pool Supply’s vacuum head will struggle a little bit when it is used on pools with a pebble finish. This is because the bristles on the bottom of it move a little more rough on these surfaces compared to the standard surfaces that most pools contain.
You will also need to be a little more careful using US Pool Supply’s vacuum head. The head has a tendency to pop off of the hose, falling off just as easily as it comes on. This can make for a frustrating experience at times. While it is easy to use, US Pool Supply’s vacuum head is not really designed for frequent use because of this.
42. “Pro Vac” Residential and Commercial Pool Vacuum by Pentair
Cleaning bigger pools can be a herculean task if you are using a common pool vacuum. Doing this can take hours, especially if you possess a vacuum head that is not really designed for large pools.
This problem is decisively solved with the Pro Vac, by Pentair. The head of the Pro Vac is extremely long and this will cover a lot of ground, making it perfect for large pools.
The Pro Vac’s head also contains a swivel attachment which allows it to cover ground along the sides of the pool as well. You do not need to yank the entire pool vacuum off the bottom of the pool in order to clean the sides of it.
There are a couple of things that prevent the Pro Vac from being perfect. First, the vacuum head is so wide that it tends to sacrifice power for area. Although it covers a lot of ground, you’ll need to take some extra time to make sure it cleans everything.
The swivel attachment is also a double-edged sword. While you do not need to yank the vacuum off the bottom of the pool to clean the sides, the swivel attachment also makes it difficult to pull the unit off the bottom of the pool when you are finished.
43. Pool and Spa Vacuum Head by Milliard
Most pool vacuum heads lack versatility.
While nearly all of them hook onto a vacuum hose, they can usually only connect to either a 1.25’’ or 1.5’’ vacuum hose, Milliard’s pool vacuum head can connect to hoses of both sizes. This allows you to use it for a good array of pool vacuum hoses.
Milliard’s pool vacuum head is also very easy to use and move all around the bottom and sides of the pool. This is made possible by the air relief valves that it contains. This makes it different and much more effective than other pool vacuum heads.
It is a shame that a lot of pool vacuum heads do not last as long as they should. Fortunately, Milliard’s pool vacuum head does not have this issue. It is made from ABS plastic while allows you to use it for a very long time. If you are tired of needing to replace your pool vacuum head constantly, you’ll want to consider Milliard’s pool vacuum head.
However, like with most other butterfly designed pool vacuum heads, Milliard’s vacuum head is not designed for larger pools. The head itself is only 13 inches around and does not produce a lot of power, so if you are tasked with cleaning a large pool with it, prepare to take a lot of time.
44. Deluxe Air Relief Vinyl Liner Swimming Pool Vacuum by Poolmaster
A common problem that many pool vacuums possess is that they are only set on one suction strength. This can be troublesome if you are faced with a situation that calls for a little bit more or a little less strength.
Poolmaster’s pool vacuum solves this by containing two air relief valves that allow you to adjust the suction strength. This will allow you to be matched up where other pool vacuums struggle to match up to different situations.
The tension spring that Poolmaster’s vacuum comes with also makes it stand out in a good way. It is made of stainless steel, which makes it very easy to keep the vacuum level with the floor of the pool. This will make things very easy if you are vacuuming a large pool.
The nylon bristles on Poolmaster’s vacuum head are well intentioned, but there is far too much space in between them. You will find yourself cleaning whatever particles you encounter off of the head constantly and this can be a challenge.
Another questionable part about the bristles of Poolmaster’s pool vacuum is that there are too many of them. There are bristles on the side as well as the underside and since they are all spaced very far apart, you will need to clean in between practically all the bristles after use.
45. 14’’ Flexible Spa and Pool Vacuum Head by Milliard
It can be difficult for a pool vacuum head to stay on a pool floor. Because of the constant buoyancy of the water, you will find that you will need to apply a more than necessary amount of force in order to keep the head on the floor.
Milliard’s pool vacuum head solves this problem by containing weighted wheels. These keep the head down. This means you will not need to force the vacuum head to the pool floor if you experience too much buoyancy.
The body of Milliard’s pool vacuum head is also curved, which also does a good job of keeping a constant suction which also makes cleaning the bottom of a pool much easier than with other pool vacuum heads.
Milliard’s pool vacuum head also comes with a handle adapter. This will allow you to connect it with any standard pool extension pole. This allows for a lot more versatility than what other pool vacuum heads offer.
The only glaring issue with Milliard’s pool vacuum head is that its port connection only adjusts to one size: 1.5 inches. This prevents it from being perfectly versatile.
46. Professional Flexible Pool Vacuum Head by FibroPool
If you are looking for a pool vacuum head for large vacuums that require a lot of area to be cleaned, you’ll want to consider FibroPool’s pool vacuum head.
Measuring 14.4’’x10.5’’x2.25’’, FibroPool’s pool vacuum head is able to cover much more area of your pool than most other pool vacuum heads will. This is essential for very large pools.
Something else that makes FibroPool’s vacuum head suitable for large pools is the fact that it has a flexible, thermoplastic body. This allows it to glide along every corner of the pool, from the floor to the sides. Again, this is excellent for large pools.
The last thing that makes FibroPool’s vacuum head ideal for large pools are the weights that are connected to it. These weights allow the head to be decisively affixed to the floor. You will not need to worry about it leaving the pool floor at all.
Because it is so heavy, it can be difficult to maneuver FibroPool’s vacuum head. Between the size of the head and the weights that are on the head, you will not have an easy time moving it around when compared to other pool vacuum heads.
The urethane wheels on the bottom of FibroPool’s vacuum head are well intentioned, but there is a good chance that they might scratch the surface of some pools.
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47. Dirt Devil – Simpli-Stick Vacuum Cleaner
With a name such as ‘Dirt Devil’, the company producing this Simpli-Stick vacuum cleaner certainly has a unique way of marketing themselves. In the spirit of the enfant terrible style of this vacuum cleaner, so to speak, the manufacturers have also decided to paint it red, for an additional diabolical reference.
Other than its cheeky name and color, this model is also somewhat of a shapeshifter. Namely, thanks to a clever design choice on the part of the Dirt Devil folks, this model can be used in at least three different ways – as a handheld model, as a regular stick vacuum cleaner, or as an enhanced extended handheld model. Each of these shapes has a cleaning purpose behind it, so you can rest assured that using this model, you’ll be able to take care of a wide variety of messes. (Whether they’re on your floor, on your sofa, or your curtains high up.)
- 3-in-1 design (works as a handheld, extended handheld, or regular stick model)
- Comes with a crevice tool
- Rinsable filter
- Lightweight build
- Can clean rugs and hard floors
- Some users have reported overheating problems
- Some users have complained about poor quality filters
48. EUREKA – Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Handheld & Stick Vacuum Cleaner (Dark Black)
If you’re looking for a good-looking, versatile, and adaptable vacuum cleaner that is also easy to carry and move around, this model from EUREKA may be just the thing for you. When it comes to the actual weight of this thing, it doesn’t surpass 4 pounds, so you can rest assured that you’ll be able to take it with you wherever you go.
As far as the surfaces you can use this thing are concerned, this model can easily work on carpets, area rugs, hard floors, as far as other not strictly flat surfaces such as your sofa’s upholstery, for example. (Of course, you would need a special sort of attachment to use it, but once you put them on, you will be able to do wonders with it.)
The filtration system on board is of a washable kind, so to speak, so you won’t have to replace it all too often. When it gets so dirty that it no longer performs its function, you can just take it out of its slot, simply clean it up, and then just pop it back in place again.
- Works well on different surfaces
- 3-in-1 design (stick vacuum, handheld, and stair vacuum)
- Swivel steering
- Comes with a crevice tool
- Washable filter
- Some users have complained about poor suction
- Some users have complained about short filter life
49. VonHaus – 2-in-1 Stick & Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
Here we have another shapeshifting model, so to speak. Whether you’re into handheld vacuum cleaners or good ole stick models, this model will be able to deliver. All you have to do to make this otherwise stick vacuum cleaner into the smaller handheld variant is to simply detach it from its base and that’s it – you’re free to vacuum cleaner to your heart’s content.
The dust cup on this model can take in 1.3 liters, so you can rest assured you can use this model for a long time before you’d need to empty it. Once it does fill up, you can simply detach it from its base and then chuck its contents right into the trash bin of your choice. So, no additional cleaning of the cup required. (Unless something’s stuck on its walls, of course, Then you might want to get rid of the culprit before it gets stuck even harder.)
- A powerful, 130-Watt motor
- Can be used as either a handheld or stick vacuum cleaner
- A large, 1.3-liter dust cup
- Excellent filtration system
- 19.5-foot quick-release power cord
- Crevice tool
- Comes with a shoulder strap
- Has certain overheating issues
- Some users have complained about poor power output
50. Shark – Rocket Ultra-Light Corded Bagless Vacuum
Boasting a futuristic design that’s also quite lightweight, this model from Shark can be an excellent solution for a person in need of a simple-to-use contraption that you can maneuver around your house swiftly and easily. To be specific about the weight, it’s under 8 pounds, meaning that a child would be able to use it easily without assistance.
Similarly to the products from above, this Shark model can also do wonders when it comes to changing its shape and thus – purpose. Namely, if you need to clean tough-to-reach spots and have no idea how to get to them, you can change this thing into a handheld vacuum, perhaps stick an attachment on it, and then move into the area of interest with an air of confidence, so to speak.
When this model is in its stick shape, you have the option to switch between two settings: 1) carpet and 2) hard floor. This subtle feature is readily available to you because it’s close to fingers as you’re holding the handle of this thing.
- Weighs under 8 pounds
- Can convert into a handheld vacuum cleaner
- Comes with a micro kit for cleaning tough-to-reach areas
- Swivel steering
- Some users have reported troubles with poor customer service
- Some users were dissatisfied with the warranty
51. EUREKA – Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Lightweight Stick Vacuum (Blue)
If the last vacuum cleaner model was lightweight, this one could then fall into the category of super-lightweight cleaning contraptions. Sitting pretty at under 4 pounds, this model can do wonders on multiple different surfaces. Not only that, but this EUREKA Blaze vacuum cleaner also possesses the ability to switch between three different modes of functioning. So, this model, too, can turn into a handheld, stair vacuum, or it can remain in its stock stick shape.
One of the engineering solutions that makes this model a joy to push around would certainly be the swivel steering, which allows you to simply and easily maneuver with this thing around and underneath furniture, as well as reach awkwardly-positioned areas.
Among other features of this model, it’d be interesting to point out the 18-foot power cord, which gives you more reach when cleaning larger areas. Also, there’s the extra-large dust cup, which ensures you won’t have to empty the accumulated trash every five minutes.
- Functional 3-in-1 design (handheld, stair, and stick cleaner)
- Weighs under 4 pounds
- Swivel steering
- Works on all types of surfaces
- 18-foot power cord
- Extra-large dust cup
- Some users reported short filter life
- Some users have reported poor suction
52. Shark – Rocket Duo Clean Ultra-Light Corded Vacuum Cleaner
Boasting a powerful brush that can tackle a wide variety of messes with ease, this Shark model can truly do wonders for a person who tends to create a lot of mess on their floor. In comparison to the original Rocket model from Shark, this updated one has the dust canister, which is two times larger than the previous one.
When it comes to its mess-tackling prowess, so to speak, this vacuum cleaner does it thanks to its mighty dual brush roll, which can take on everything from microscopic dust particles, to fallen M&Ms and other bigger chunks of trash.
To help you out clean your floor swiftly and thoroughly, no matter what the lighting situation is, the folks at Shark made sure to include a pair of handy headlights on the suction head of this model. This way, you can rest assured that you miss a single stray granule of dog food or whatever else might have snuck under your bed.
- Comes with an extra-large dust cup
- Fingertip controls for the intensity of suction
- Powerful LED lights for cleaning under furniture or in a poorly lit environment
- Works well on multiple surfaces (carpets and hard floors)
- Fairly expensive
- Some users reported problems with the warranty
53. BESTEK – Corded Stick Vacuum Cleaner
With a handle that looks as though it’s been nicked off an umbrella, this BESTEK corded stick vacuum is a slim vacuuming contraption that is easy to move around and use for cleaning your house or apartment. This model, like so many before it, also boasts the 2-in-1 design, allowing you to switch between the handheld or the stick vacuum mode of use, depending on what sort of surface you’re dealing with.
When it comes to filtration, this model boasts an excellent HEPA filter that can take care of a wide variety of pollutants including dust, dirt, grime, and others. So, no matter how polluted your floor is, you can rest assured that this filter won’t allow the microscopic particles to reenter your living area after they’ve been processed through the exhaust system of this contraption.
Thanks to the simple design of the suction head on this model, you can use this vacuum cleaner for cleaning tasks on various surfaces. Whether it’s area rugs, carpets, or some sort of a hard floor – this BESTEK vacuum cleaner will be able to tackle it all with ease.
- 2-in-1 design (handheld + stick vacuum)
- Comes with a crevice tool
- HEPA filter
- Works on several different surfaces
- Washable dust holder
- Lightweight build
- The power cord could have been a bit longer
- The filter needs to be cleaned regularly
54. Hoover – Linx Bagless Corded Cyclonic Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner
When it comes to the ability to reach far-off areas in your home without the need to re-plug or otherwise reset your vacuum cleaner, this model from Hoover surely scores highly on the movability list. This is mostly thanks to the rather long power cord that measures some 20-feet in length. So, when you plug this thing in, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to clean the surrounding area of some 25 or so feet.
This would be because the vacuum cleaner itself can be fairly easily extended thanks to the extreme recline handle. This feature will not only give you more reach but will also ensure you’ll be able to pick up debris and other matter underneath furniture and other tough-to-reach areas in your home.
Another interesting thing about this model would be the edge cleaning bristles, which are designed to clean the areas around the edges, where most vacuum cleaners can’t reach. (Unless a special attachment is equipped, of course.)
- Powerful cyclonic suction
- Extreme recline handle for more reach
- Bristles can clean around the edges of furniture and walls
- Can clean multiple floor surfaces (carpets and hard floors)
- 20-foot power cord
- Some users reported certain clogging issues
- Fairly expensive
55. Bissell – PowerEdge Pet Hardwood Floor Bagless Cleaner
If you require a powerful, easy-to-use, and budget-friendly stick to upright vacuum cleaner crossover, this model from Bissell can be just the thing you were looking for. Similarly to the model from just above, this Bissell vacuum cleaner also boasts a particularly long power cord, enabling you to cover more room with it without having to re-plug it every five minutes during your cleanup session.
Other than that, there’s the incredible V-shaped suction head that enables you to quickly and efficiently gather around the dust and other pollutants on your floor and get rid of them then and there. The trick with the V-shaped head is that it makes the debris and dust move toward the inner part of the head, rather than scattering them around as you push the vacuum cleaner forward.
There’s one thing that we should mention here, though. This model will NOT work on carpets, because it has a special rubber squeegee at its bottom. (It would get stuck all the time, and you wouldn’t be able to even push this vacuum cleaner over a carpet, to begin with.) The squeegee itself serves to gather around the debris on hard floors so that the suction head can suck them in easily.
- V-shaped suction head
- There’s a squeegee at the bottom of the suction head
- Lightweight design
- Swivel steering
- Easy-to-empty dust cup
- Some users have complained about the quality of the filter
- Can’t work on carpets
56. Dirt Devil – Vibe 3-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner
One of the most important parameters for a vacuum cleaner would be the power of its motor. The more powerful the motor of a vacuum cleaner, the more suction it will be able to produce once you turn it on, of course. Well, this model comes with a motor that wields some 240 Watts of power – which is more than enough to help you get any cleaning task done, regardless of the surface.
An interesting feature of this model would be the brush roll, which can be turned either on or off. There’s a special ON/OFF switch for this purpose, which you should choose between when you’re cleaning carpets or hardwood floors. The brush should be ON for carpets, and OFF for hardwood floors, to avoid damaging them along the way. Understandably, the folks at Dirt Devil decided to include this brush in the design of this model, so that you can use it to penetrate deeper into the fibers of your carpets.
- 240-Watt motor
- Lightweight design
- Comes with a brush roll that can be turned either ON or OFF
- Easy-to-empty dirt cup
- Can turn into a handheld vacuum
- Some users reported problems with the rotator brush (not too many RPM’s)
- Some users complained about the dust container falling off at times
57. Bissell – Lightweight 3-in-1 Corded Lightweight Stick Vacuum
Here we have yet another multifunctional vacuum cleaner coming from the Bissell company. This time around, we’re talking about the Bissell 3-in-1 lightweight stick vacuum that can do wonders for a wide variety of purposes. To be precise, you can use this Bissell model on carpets, stairs, bare floors, upholstery, and other items.
If you’re still wondering where the 3-in-1 stuff is coming from, the thing is that you can use this model as a stick vacuum cleaner in its initial form. Get rid of the handle and the suction head, and you have a compact handheld model you can use for taking care of upholstery and other hard-to-reach areas. Get rid of the handle but leave the suction head, and you’ve got a perfect vacuum cleaner for stairs.
Other than this shapeshifting feature, this model is also fairly lightweight even when fully assembled, so you won’t have to worry about getting too strained when using it, so to speak.
- Can be used on multiple surfaces
- 3-in-1 design
- Easy-to-remove dust cup
- Doesn’t have a swivel head
- The power cord could have been longer
58. Dirt Devil – Simpli-Stick Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum (Dark Blue)
Last but not least, as our entry number 12, we’ve got a Dirt Devil model that’s pretty much the same as the model occupying the spot number one. The main difference would be the color of this model, which is dark blue. So, what you get from this vacuum cleaner when it comes to the technical specifications, would be a lightweight contraption that you can use as either a handheld model or the standard stick vacuum cleaner.
Weighing in at less than 4 pounds, this model can be described as an ultra-lightweight vacuum cleaner. (If you use it as a handheld model, it weighs even less, of course.) Since this model is corded, the folks at Dirt Devil made sure to equip it with a manual cord wrap, allowing you to keep the cord tidily scooped up with the rest of this contraption, so that it doesn’t take up any extra space. This means you can store it pretty much anywhere in your house or apartment without it being in the way.
- Lightweight design
- Weighs under 4 pounds
- Comes with smooth-rolling wheels for easy maneuvering
- 16-foot cord
- Manual cord wrap
- Crevice tool
- The filter is not washable
- It could have been a bit more powerful
Types of Vacuums
Another Type of Vacuum is seam vacuum. This type of commercial steam vacuum cleaner is used to steam carpet floor mainly. Also the home owner who adopt pet on their house also use this machine.
Representing one of the most commonly found types of vacuum cleaners, upright models are a breed of cleaning contraptions that have the cleaning head at the bottom that comes with wheels, while motor and the canister are placed in the elongated top part which finishes with the handles. (This is why they’re called upright vacuum cleaners, of course.) They are typically corded, but there are some models that are battery-powered. As far as the surfaces are concerned where these work the best, carpeted areas and hard floors are where these will perform the best. The downside to these is that they tend to be heavy, so they cannot be used to clean upholstery, and then also don’t typically come with many attachments other than perhaps a couple of extra brushes.
As their name suggests, upright vacuum cleaners are models that you carry on your back. In order to make the operation as simple as possible for the ‘carrier’, so to speak, the manufacturers of these models typically make sure that they are ergonomically built and that they have a special harness that fits the users back. When it comes to the type of surface these models can tackle, you can count on all sorts of hard floors and carpeted surfaces, as well as stairs, upholstery, and other areas where other types of vacuum such as upright models cannot get to. Another thing that makes backpack models so effective would be the accessories these come with, so if you get one of these, you can rest assured that you will be able to cover a wide variety of cleaning tasks when different surfaces are in question. That said, the flipside to backpack models would be that they tend to be more expensive than other types of vacuum cleaners (partly because many of the backpack models are considered as professional models and partly because of their size), and also – some people may find it difficult to carry them on their backs. (Older people, folks with back injuries, etc.)
Wet & Dry Models
As every homeowner knows all too well, not all messes are dry, so if you’re dealing with a wet spillage or any sort of mess where there’s a lot of liquid involved, what you may want to do is get wet/dry model to take care of it. The way this work is fairly easy – everything’s the same as with the ordinary ‘dry-only’ models, but with the wet ones, you also get the ability to pick up spillages and wet messes together with the dry stuff. Of course, these models tend to feature special protection around the motor that can prevent water damage, but otherwise, they’re quite similar to the regular vacuum cleaner designs. So, if you need a vacuum cleaner for taking care of both wet AND dry messes, getting one of these models would be the best overall solution.
Canister vacuum cleaners combine the efficiency of having a big dust canister with the convenience of moving it on wheels. So, it can be considered a crossover between backpack models and an ordinary upright vacuum cleaner. Thanks to the fact that these rather chunky contraptions can be moved about fairly easily, the manufacturers of these typically sell them together with a variety of accessories, as well as long hoses, and extension wands. This makes them perfect for different cleaning tasks such as carpet cleaning, hard floor cleaning, and you can use these to even take care of draperies and other fixtures. As far as their source of power is concerned, most canister vacuum cleaner models are corded.
Representing a special breed of small vacuum cleaners, handheld vacuums can be, as their names suggest, carried around easily and used for cleaning different surfaces directly. (meaning – without a hose or any sort of special nozzle) Generally speaking, handheld vacuums can be used on virtually all surfaces but they are best used for upholstery, car seats, stair carpets, as well as other similar surfaces that are otherwise tough to reach. What’s more, while not many manufacturers produce hoses and extension wands for these types of vacuum cleaners, you can find some models that do come with these, so if you want to have a bigger reach with your handheld model, you can get a model that does come with some of these additional parts. When it comes to their power supply, handheld vacuums are typically corded, but there are many models out there that are battery-powered.
Last but not least, robot vacuums represent another subcategory of commercial vacuum cleaners. They are made to be either fully-autonomous or semi-autonomous and can be used to clean hard floors and carpeted surfaces. Due to their design limitations, these are not a good option for cleaning upholstery and car seats. They also don’t do that well on stairs, also because of their design. That said, if you have a house with large areas with no furniture and you’re too lazy to vacuum these yourself, getting a robot vacuum cleaner can be an excellent option.
Vacuum Cleaner Advantages and Features
If you happen to suffer from allergies (or perhaps some of your family members do), getting a vacuum cleaner with excellent filtration would be an important factor to take into consideration. The thing is, the better a vacuum cleaner is able to single out potentially harmful and allergy-triggering particles into the air through their exhaust system, the better it will be at preventing these from compromising your indoor areas. As far as the filter you want to be looking out for here, HEPA filters tend to be the best at fighting off allergies, so look out for this label in the description of your vacuum cleaner before buying it.
Vacuum Head Height Adjustment
This especially goes for the folks who have multiple surfaces to take care of in their homes, such as carpets and hard floors. Many vacuum cleaner brands out there make their vacuum heads in such a way that you can adjust their height, so as to make them more effective at sucking in the dirt from off the floor easily. Although this is a fairly simple feature, it can truly mean the difference between being able to clean multiple different surfaces and having to use various attachments for this purpose – which is not as convenient. Ergonomics While vacuuming isn’t necessarily the most physically demanding sort of chore, doing so for prolonged periods or passing over a high-pile rug a couple of times can mean you have to put your back into it. This is why ergonomics matter when it comes to vacuum cleaners – especially if you’re using these contraptions on a daily basis because you do this professionally. A well-made backpack harness for backpack vacuum models, or handles that come with padded rubber coating can mean the difference between getting tired twenty minutes into your cleaning session and completing an entire floor of your house without as much as getting winded.
Vacuum cleaners aren’t well-known for their quiet operation, but there are still some models out there that are noticeably quieter than some of the others. The thing is, vacuum cleaners which aren’t that loud are typically a rarity, so when the manufacturers do put out a model that is less loud than its peers, so to speak, you can expect to see this piece of info in the description of the vacuum cleaner. What you want to look for is a tag that says something like ‘low-noise operation’, or ‘quiet operation’. It would be smart to also check in the comments to see the experiences of the folks who already own the vacuum cleaner in question.
One of the most common obstacles that vacuum cleaners ‘face’ in their cleaning path, so to speak, would come in the shape of, what else – furniture. And, walls. So, if you don’t want to risk chipping your furniture by pushing a vacuum cleaner into it, you may want to try to find a vacuum cleaner model that comes with a special protective bumper. These bumpers are typically a small rubber stripe that is placed on the edges of the vacuuming head, so when you’re pushing it around on your carpets and hard floors, you don’t damage the furniture you run into. Advantages of Industrial Vacuum Cleaners
While industrial-grade vacuum cleaners may be bigger, heavier, and more expensive than their ordinary counterparts, if you plan on using them for years and even decades to come, it certainly makes sense to buy the industrial ones. The thing is, industrial-grade models are made to last because they are typically made for professional cleaners, while the commercial models are made for home use. Nowhere is this distinction more visible than when it comes to the materials used. The industrial models are made out of high-quality steel and have heavy-duty durable hoses, while commercial models are typically made out of plastic.
Another important department where industrial vacuum cleaner models beat their commercial counterparts would be the filtration. Since industrial-grade models are used for picking wet and dry messes, as well as a wide variety of potentially harmful substances, they have powerful filters which are there to ensure that the exhaust air is as clean as possible when it leaves the body of the vacuum cleaner. To be fair, commercial models also don’t lag too badly behind the industrial ones in this respect, because many of them come with powerful HEPA filters. While these cannot tackle dangerous chemicals and other specific industry-related pollutants, when it comes to dust, grime, and other nasty stuff that can be found on your living room’s floor – these tend to do fairly well.
Useful for Larger Areas
Using a small handheld vacuum cleaner for cleaning your kids’ room and your car’s upholstery can be a perfect way to get rid of small messes and small areas. That said, when it comes to larger areas where you have to cover the length and width of a football field or more, having a large and powerful industrial vacuum cleaner on wheels you can move around easily is the thing you want to have at your disposal. Not only do industrial vacuum cleaners give you more suction, but they also don’t overheat as easily. Also, they have larger suction heads, so you can cover a larger surface when cleaning.
As we already mentioned earlier, industrial vacuum cleaners are built to last. It is thanks to their sturdy bodies and parts made out of high-quality materials that these contraptions can survive for as long as they can survive – which is often decades. This is not a coincidence, of course, as industrial vacuum cleaners are used to tackle heavy messes and all sorts of potentially harmful chemicals, so they have to be tough to be able to do it all, so to speak. So, if you compare commercial vacuum cleaner models with their industrial counterparts, you will see that the industrial ones are tougher, more durable, and have a longer overall ‘lifespan’.
Long Operation Hours
Another positive aspect of industrial vacuum cleaners would be the fact that you can use them for hours and hours on end without risking overheating and other problems which you can usually see with commercial models. This is mostly due to the fact that industrial models have stronger builds which can take quite a lot of punishment, so to speak, and still continue vacuuming even if they’ve been turned on for a couple of hours already. Thus, these models tend to be an excellent choice for professional cleaners and people who have large surfaces to take care of on a regular basis.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) What is a commercial vacuum?
- Commercial vacuum cleaners are cleaning contraptions made to answer to the needs of most homeowners. Of course, small business owners and anyone who has some sort of small house or apartment they need to clean can also benefit from using a commercial vacuum cleaner.
They are typically smaller than industrial-grade models, are made out of mostly plastic parts, and come with a variety of accessories so that you can use them to clean different surfaces.
2) What is the best lightweight commercial vacuum cleaner?
- This depends on what sort of type of vacuum cleaner you’re looking for.
- As you probably already know, there are several types of vacuum cleaners out there (upright, canister, handheld…), and each of these categories pretty much has some models which can be considered lightweight.
- For example, companies such as Hoover, Bissell, Oreck, and Shark, have certain models that may be considered lightweight.
3) Is a 12-Amp Vacuum good for commercial use?
- Generally speaking, most commercial vacuum cleaners tend to be below 12 Amps or have exactly 12 Amps of power, so a 12-Amp vacuum cleaner is more than enough to make an efficient and powerful vacuuming contraption.
- If you only have your home to take care of and don’t need to clean large industrial areas, a vacuum cleaner model with 12 Amps would be more than enough for you.
4) Are vacuums with bags better?
- It all depends on what you prefer.
- Vacuum cleaners with bags tend to be easier to empty out, but then the fact that they have these bags means you’ll have to buy more down the road.
- On the other hand, the canister models tend to require a bit more maintenance, but you don’t have to worry about buying more bags in the future.
5) Do ‘bagless’ vacuums have more suction?
- Not necessarily.
- The thing is, the suction power of a vacuum cleaner mostly comes down to how powerful the motor onboard is, so there are both ‘bagged’ and ‘bagless’ vacuum cleaner models out there with powerful suction.
6) Why do vacuums lose suction?
- There are several reasons why this happens.
- One reason would relate back to the motor. If the belt is broken, the vacuum will have less suction and may even stop working completely. Other reasons include a clogged bag, some sort of obstacle around the rollers, or simply a clogged hose.
Q: Is it possible to vacuum a carpet too much?
A: The short answer to this question is “yes.” The long answer is that if you vacuum a carpet too much, you will run the risk of damaging the carpet. Understand that the brushes in the vacuum do pull at the carpet itself and if you do this too frequently, it is possible to damage the carpet by tearing it or warping it in some way.
Q: How often should I vacuum a new carpet?
A: The answer to this depends on a few factors. It depends on how much traffic the carpet encounters as well as if you have pets that track dirt. If your carpet encounters a lot of traffic, you should probably vacuum a new carpet every month. If your carpet does not encounter a lot of traffic, you could probably stand to vacuum the carpet once every three months.
Q: Can a vacuum damage a carpet?
A: Vacuums can indeed damage a carpet if it is being employed too frequently or if the vacuum is too strong. Since the most powerful vacuums utilize a lot of heat, this heat can certainly affect a carpet in a negative way. When you vacuum your carpet, make sure the vacuum is set on a power level that matches up with the thickness of your carpet.
Q: Should you dust before or after vacuuming?
A: Dusting before vacuuming is a good idea because if you do not dust before vacuuming, you will let excess dust into the filter or the dust cup of your vacuum. If you dust before vacuuming, you will prevent your vacuum from being loaded with too many particles from the surface that you are vacuuming.
Q: Is it OK to vacuum a new carpet?
A: Vacuuming a new carpet is a good idea, but if your carpet was just put in, you should probably wait a little while before vacuuming for the first time. This is because when a carpet is fresh, it is still sensitive to the brush action of most vacuums. If you vacuum a carpet right after it is put in, you will run the risk of damaging it. Therefore, while it is alright to vacuum a new carpet, you may want to wait awhile. All in all, whether it’s cleaning your living room, your kids’ room, or your car’s seats and some upholstery here and there, getting a commercial vacuum cleaner to help you do the job would be the best course of action. We hope this article helped you find the best commercial vacuum cleaner model for your needs, and we wish you a merry and hassle-free purchase.