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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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JUST PUBLISHED - Our 2014 picks for the Best Canister Vacuums.
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.
We’ve looked at several Oreck upright vacuums in the past and we’ve run into some pretty good machines - some even made our list of best upright vacuums. So we wanted to see what Oreck was doing with respect to canister vacuums. The Oreck Quest MC1000 is unfortunately quite underwhelming. Consumer ratings are low and many owners feel the machine is cheaply made and not well designed.
The Electrolux Precision EL8807A is a bagless upright with fairly average consumer ratings. Highlights of the machine include an easy-to-use hose and wand assembly, and a unique brushroll cleaning system. The Precision is designed for both carpet and bare floors and it includes a couple of tools that increase cleaning flexibility. However some owners report being concerned about the extent of plastic used in the unit's construction. Also the limited number of height settings make movement and cleaning on carpet a bit tricky.
The DC65 is Dyson’s latest upright vacuum and is the replacement for the DC41. This is a full size upright and consumer ratings to date are fantastic. The DC65 animal is very powerful and the suction, amplified by an active base plate system in the nozzle, is tremendous on both bare floors and carpet. The vacuum also performs well on pet hair and it comes with Dyson’s tangle-free turbine tool. The vacuum is expensive however and the price is often over $500. It is also a little on the heavy side at over 17 lbs.