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JUST PUBLISHED - Our 2014 picks for the Best Canister Vacuums.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.