What do you look for in a vacuum cleaner? I know my biggest challenge is finding a lightweight, powerful and relatively quiet model. My must have list is rather long, but if you know what you want, you will be happy with your choice! My favorite choice is one that my husband likes so he will vacuum. 🙂
- Stick or broom vacuum cleaners are light but tend to provide less suction.
- Canister vacuum cleaners offer the convenience of a stick vacuum cleaner, but with more suction.
- Handheld vacuum cleaners may be good for occasional use for smaller jobs.
- Upright vacuum cleaners: tends to offer the most power but may be heavier.
- Central vacuum system– light weight but doesn’t tend ot have as much suction.
My personal favorite is the Upright vacuum. Ithas to have a long power cord, easy on/off swith, bagless with easy to empty canister, setting for wood floors, and attachments to make the hose long enough to reach cobwebs and get under the refrigerator. It must be lightweight and easy to manuever.
I have at least 2 dogs and 2 cats everydayl We own a Pet Resort so we have even more dogs some days. Having powerful suction is the only way to get rid of all that shedded hair. And…I love a vacuum that comes with a pet grooming attachment. My lab loves to be vacuumed! She is the heaviest shedder. The Border collie thinks the vacuum needs to be rounded up and he just spends the whole time biting the head.
If you have allergies, be sure to get a good HEPA filtration system and change your filters regularly. Some models have filters that are easy to clean and some just need to be replaced.
My parents have Central vacuum system and they love it. No big cannisters to lug around, no bagless canisters to empty, no need to worry about power cord length.
Miele Vacuum Cleaners come in upright and cannister with many different choices for attachments and weight. Be sure to check them out and see how they rate on your list of must haves.
Which vacuum do you perfer?