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This is a no-frills upright vacuum designed to clean large areas of both carpet and bare floors. It is a commercial unit but is frequently used by owners for residential cleaning as well. It is very lightweight and quite powerful. In addition the U2000R-1 has an ”industrial” length 40 foot power cord, but like many commercial machines it is loud. Most owners feel the vacuum provides good value for your dollar.
The Hoover UH72450 generally retails for between $180 and $230 so it is not at a particularly low price point. Consumer ratings are good but not stellar. The vacuum generates powerful suction, has HEPA filtration, is very maneuverable, includes a turbo tool and carries a lengthy 5-year warranty. But the lack of height adjustment creates some problems for folks with thicker carpet and area rugs.
The Bissell Zing bagged canister vacuum (model 4122) is a fairly simple machine and it doesn’t come with a lot of frills and features. It is also very inexpensive at around $50. Owners are giving it great reviews and feel that it is lightweight, maneuverable and easy to store. It is a good fit for a smaller home or apartment but it performs better on bare floors than carpet.
Let’s cut to the chase. The Miele S6270 Quartz is a great vacuum IF you have lots of bare floors to clean and a few area rugs or a small amount of low pile carpet. It is not the best machine for a home or apartment with lots of carpet - especially medium to high pile carpet. The floor tool has no brushbar which limits its performance on deeper carpet. Aside from this the Quartz is lightweight, very quiet and powerful. It also has effective filtration, variable suction and is well built.
The Dirt Devil AccuCharge (model BD10045RED) is a cordless handheld vacuum powered by a 15.6V NiCd battery. Consumer ratings are fairly good and the handheld is reasonably priced. Run time is in the neighbourhood of 10 minutes and the AccuCharge system not only helps save energy but it also decreases charging time. It is easy to operate and maintain but it is a bit noisy and some folks also feel that it is heavy.
Just released the middle of this year the Bissell PowerGlide Pet upright is getting pretty good ratings from consumers. It also comes with a lift-off feature that allows for portable cleaning. Far from being a gimmick this feature has proved to be an asset when cleaning stairs or cleaning overhead. Unfortunately the vacuum does not have HEPA filtration or manual height adjustment but it does carry a lengthy 5-year limited warranty.
Dyson touts the new Hard DC56 as the first machine that uses a wet-wipe and vacuums at the same time. There may be a reason for this – it is hard to get this configuration to be effective. Overall we’d have to say that this machine has been something of a disappointment to consumers, and even to some die-hard Dyson fans. It is expensive, leaves streaks and the vacuum component, when used with the wipe plate, is a bit weak. All is not lost however as the machine is useful for light cleaning of smaller areas, and the handheld component works well.
Oreck is famous for its simple yet effective bagged vacuum cleaners. The Oreck Touch, however, deviates from this formula as it is bagless. This move is somewhat understandable given the recent popularity of bagless machines. But the move has only been partly successful. The touch has very powerful suction and its large wheels, swivel neck and weight distribution make it highly maneuverable, but a number of owners report that the unit is heavy and the dust canister a little small.
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