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The Miele Complete C2 Limited Edition canister vacuum is a favorite with owners. It gets very good ratings and comments and is a great fit for homes with bare floors, low pile carpet and some area rugs. The machine is not such a good fit for those with deeper pile carpet. It is a quiet, well built vacuum with variable suction and an auto-rewind power cord. However genuine Miele bags are not cheap and some folks feel that the power cord is too short resulting in the need to frequently plug and unplug the vacuum when moving from one area to another.
The Pet Hair Eraser Cordless Hand Vacuum (model 1782) is designed for households with pets. It comes with several tools one of which is a motorized brush tool that excels at pulling up pet hair from carpet and upholstery. The vacuum is not too loud and is also quite lightweight. However, it doesn`t come with a stand and it takes about five hours to fully charge the battery when it is out of juice.
In our most recent interview we speak with John Long of Pittston, Pennsylvania. John is an avid collector of all things Hoover, especially vacuum cleaners, and has traveled across the country in his pursuit of elusive vintage machines. John is also the Vice President of the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club and he makes annual pilgrimages to North Canton, the birthplace of Hoover.
We took the opportunity to ask John some questions about vacuum cleaner collecting and Hoover...
The Hoover C2401 backpack vacuum gets fairly good reviews and ratings from owners. Many feel that its efficient design reduces cleaning time and that the machine is something of a workhorse. It is also considered by most to be quite comfortable to wear. It comes with a HEPA filter and also excels on bare floors, but is not particularly good on carpet (no brushroll). In addition, the unit comes with a reusable bag but this requires frequent cleaning and emptying.
In this infographic we highlight the top 10 upright vacuum cleaners on the market in 2016. We’ve reviewed all of these vacuum cleaners and found them to be the best of the uprights. Brands include Shark, Miele, SEBO, Dyson, Bissell, Oreck and Hoover. Prices range from below $100 to close to $800. Shark has managed to get 3 machines in the top 10 list while Oreck has 2. You can see the key vacuum features of each vacuum in the infographic.
You can also see our detailed writeup on these upright vacuumshere.
We recently had the opportunity to discuss vacuums with a passionate collector from Pennsylvania. Robert Alexander Taber, or just “Alex” as he prefers, has made vacuum cleaners his life. As a child, when other children were playing with toy cars, Alex was pulling apart vacuum cleaners.
At the early age of 17, when standing outside an Electrolux office looking at the new machines, he noticed a help wanted sign. Shortly thereafter he began selling vacuums for Electrolux. In 1975 he started selling for Kirby and worked with them for over 20 years.
Alex is now retired and lives on a farm in Pennsylvania but the vacuum obsession still runs strong. He is the founder of the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club and continues to work on his private collection. In our discussions with Alex it is apparent that he is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to vacuums and is also something of a historian on the topic.
We asked Alex some questions about vacuums and collecting.
In this infographic we highlight the top 10 canister vacuum cleaners on the market in 2016. We’ve reviewed all of these vacuum cleaners and found them to be the best of the canisters. Brands include Miele, Electrolux, SEBO, Bissell, Hoover, Eureka and Dyson. Prices range from below $100 to close to $1000. The list of canister vacuums is dominated by Miele which has managed 4 placements in the top 10. You can see the key features of each vacuum in the infographic.
You can also see our detailed writeup on these machines here.
The Shark NV682 is a popular bagless upright vacuum cleaner and it has achieved a very high score on our site, placing it near the top of our Vacuum Cleaner Finder tool.
We have done a very detailed review of this machine which can be found here – Shark NV682 Review – but we thought it would be helpful to put together a short article with 2 quick videos highlighting the vacuum’s pros and cons. A video is worth a thousand words.
This is a rather futuristic-looking bagged canister vacuum cleaner designed for both bare floors and carpet. It is fairly quiet and it has strong suction, a retractable power cord, two cleaning heads, and suction controls. It is also equipped with HEPA-level filtration. However, consumer comments and ratings to date are not particularly encouraging. The ergonomics seem lacking and owners often complain of awkward features and tools that do not perform as well as expected.
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I'm Nigel Russco, a 50 year old professional engineer originally from the west coast of Canada. I love to review vacuums and I’ve been doing just that since 2008.
I make every effort to write unbiased, intelligent vacuum cleaner reviews and I provide average consumer ratings for each and every vacuum cleaner I investigate. My ultimate goal is to ensure you find the best vacuum for your cleaning needs.
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