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Sunday, 28 June 2015
Vacuum Cleaner Advisor
Well-researched and detailed vacuum cleaner reviews. 

Find the best vacuum for your cleaning needs before you buy. Check out our detailed and unbiased reviews.  With so many manufacturers and so many models to choose from, getting the right vacuum cleaner for the right job requires research.  At vacuum cleaner advisor we do that work for you!  We use many sources, dig deep for information and specifications, and also tap into what consumers report.  This data is compiled into articles and tables to help you make the best possible buying decision.

From canisters, to uprights, to stick vacs we cover all the bases.  And we score every machine that we review.  Happy reading...

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Shark Rotator TruePet NV652

Saturday, 21 March 2015
Shark NV652

Avg. consumer rating = 93/100 

The Shark Rotator TruePet NV652 is getting top notch reviews and ratings from owners.  The TruePet is a 3-in-1 vacuum cleaner and it operates as an upright, a canister, and to some extent a handheld.  It has powerful suction and comes with a host of features and accessories including a pet tool with a motor-driven brush.  The hose however, is a bit stiff and can sometimes tip the vacuum when it is stretched, and some owners feel that the dust canister is a bit small.


Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy Upright

Sunday, 01 February 2015
Dyson Cinetic Big Ball
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Avg. consumer rating = 87/100 

We recently got our hands on the new Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy upright vacuum cleaner.  Dyson is known for pushing the boundaries of technology and this machine is no exception.  Not only is it bagless, but it also has no filters to clean or replace. All you have to do is empty the dust canister once in a while. 


Hoover Sprint QuickVac UH20040

Friday, 28 November 2014
Hoover UH20040
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Avg. consumer rating = 81/100 

This is a compact, lightweight vacuum that is designed for smaller homes.  It is bagless, has washable filters and is inexpensive.  It also has respectable suction, and this, combined with the aforementioned characteristics, elicits reasonably good ratings from owners.  However, owners who are not aware that this machine is about 2/3 full-size sometimes report being disappointed. They highlight that the unit has less power, a shorter power cord, and a smaller dust canister than expected.


Miele Alize Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Sunday, 28 September 2014
Miele Alize Vacuum Cleaner
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Avg. consumer rating = 96/100 

The Alize is a fantastic canister vacuum but it is important to understand what you are buying before you purchase.  Miele makes a wide range of canister vacuums each with a host of different features and attachments.  The Alize is a great machine for cleaning smooth surfaces like hardwood floors, tile or vinyl.  It is also effective on flat weave rugs and low pile carpet.  However with its existing set of attachments it may not be the best choice for homes with lots of carpet (especially medium to deep pile carpet). 


Sebo Automatic X4 Upright Vacuum

Saturday, 28 June 2014
Sebo X4
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Avg. consumer rating = 93/100 

The Sebo X4 is a bagged upright vacuum cleaner designed and manufactured in Germany.  It has hospital-grade filtration and is approved by the British Allergy Foundation. It is well-built and reliable but expensive.  The X4 is noted for being powerful, capable on both carpet and bare floors and excellent at pulling up pet hair.  It is a tad on the heavy side however and the machine, while highly effective, looks a bit dated.


Dyson DC39 Animal Canister Vacuum

Sunday, 08 June 2014
DC39 Animal
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Avg. consumer rating = 87/100 

Never has a vacuum cleaner elicited so many I love it and I hate it consumer comments at the same time.  There are many 5 star ratings but also quite a few 1 or 2 star reviews.  Owners praise the vacuum for its strong suction, ability to pick up pet hair, easy maintenance, and low profile nozzle, however there are also comments that the dust canister has to be emptied frequently, the hose is short and the nozzle is hard to move on bare floors. 


Hoover Air Cordless Upright Vacuum BH50140

Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Hoover Air Cordless Upright Vacuum
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Avg. consumer rating = 87/100 

The Hoover Air Cordless Series 3.0 was just released in April of this year.  It is a cordless, lightweight upright that is somewhere between a stick vac and a full size vacuum - perhaps best described as a mid-size, cordless upright.  It comes with 2 long-life batteries so run time is excellent and the machine is very easy to maneuver.  The hose and wand assembly is awkward however and a few owners report that the tools are not particularly high quality.

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