Not glamorous, not something that most people agonize over, but something we all buy sometime or other. The household vacuum cleaner.
So how do you choose and what are the criteria? Price for sure, cleaning efficiency for another, and these days energy efficiency. Noise can also be a factor, as can ease of use. We’ve prepared a list of the top 10 vacuum cleaners of 2015.
Table of Contents
- 1 Hoover Tempo WidePath Bagged Upright, U5140900
- 2 Eureka Lightweight Easy Clean Upright Vacuum Cleaner, 166DX
- 3 Dirt Devil Dynamite Plus Bagless Upright Vacuum with Tools, M084650RED
- 4 Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright Vacuum Cleaner
- 5 BISSELL Cleanview Helix Deluxe Upright Vacuum, Bagless, 21K3
- 6 Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
- 7 Shark Navigator Vacuum (NV22L)
- 8 Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Plus Bagless Upright, UH70120
- 9 Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010
Hoover Tempo WidePath Bagged Upright, U5140900
The key advantages of this cleaner are a long power cord and cost. It is inexpensive and does what it advertises. It cleans the carpet. The 25 meter power cable allows the owner to clean a larger area without unplugging the unit.
An ergonomic plus is the textile bag made from an Allergen Media that will trap 99% of the dust sucked up from the floor.
Easy to use, easy to clean, easy to dispose of the dirt and dust. If you are looking for an inexpensive vacuum that does the trick, then consider this one.
Eureka Lightweight Easy Clean Upright Vacuum Cleaner, 166DX
The cheapest in the list, it is better value to buy another when it breaks down rather than have it repaired. On the plus side, it is light and easy to use and works on most surfaces. It does what it claims and sucks up dirt and dust. Being bagless makes it even easier to use and clean.
On the debit side it is a bit noisy.
Dirt Devil Dynamite Plus Bagless Upright Vacuum with Tools, M084650RED
A light and powerful bagless vacuum cleaner, it weights a mite under 8 pounds. It is easy to use and is maneuverable because of its lack of weight. An HEPA filtration system feeding into a dirt container traps all sorts of allergens and is easy to clean. You get goodies in the box, a full range of accessories, easily assembled when needed.
Overall, it is compact and powerful vacuum cleaner that comes at a reasonable price.
Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright Vacuum Cleaner
The Dyson DC25 is a powerful ball format vacuum cleaner with the suction engine placed in the ball on the bottom half of the unit. It is a bagless design, easy to clean,and an internal storage bin retains the dirt and dust. Efficient and powerful it does the job.
Easy to operate and manoeuvre it has one major failing which keeps it out of the top 3. And that’s the price. It is expensive.
BISSELL Cleanview Helix Deluxe Upright Vacuum, Bagless, 21K3
I remember as a small boy the BexBissel door to door salesman selling my grannie a push me, pull you floor cleaner. Not a Vacuum cleaner, but one operated by pulling and pushing it back and forth across the floor. Kept me fit as a little laddie. There’s been two world wars since then, and it’s still going strong. Bissel have a proud history of assisting with domestic cleanliness, at least in my family.
The Dyson was very expensive, and the Bissell is much more affordable, usually coming in at under $100. What’s more it has a three year warranty, rather than the more common 1 year offered by other manufacturers. It has tremendous suction, its bagless and it comes with a comprehensive range of accessories. An easy emptied internal container captures the dirt and dust.
I might just be a bit sentimental, but this is the one that I would buy if I were on a budget.
Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
Once again, the Dyson DC33 is towards the upper end of the price range, but that can be explained by the attention to detail in the design and build of the product. It has the same design as the DC25, a more powerful engine and comes with a fuller range of accessories. Once more, it is a bagless design, easy to clean, and an internal storage bin retains the dirt and dust.
The look is stylish and modern, but the one drawback is the weight, a full 17 pounds. You will have a tired arm after dragging the DC33 around for a bit. If you have a budget of over $200 for a vacuum, then this is an excellent pick.
This vacuum fits neatly into the mid range, in technology, facilities and price. It looks interesting, but is quite bulky in use. It is a standard bagless design, easy to clean, and an internal storage bin retains the dirt and dust.
It features the “Never Loses Suction” technology that the manufacturer claims means that suction power will be the same after a few years use. They also claim that the operator can clean a larger surface area in a shorter period of time than with competitive models.
Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Plus Bagless Upright, UH70120
The Linx is claimed to be among the lightest vacuum cleaners on the market. The combination of utility and price earned it the number two spot on the list.
Hoover claim that even though it is cordless, it is as equally powerful as its mains powered cousins. It is maneuverable and easy to operate. A serious downside is that being cordless, it needs to be fully charged and usage is limited to the battery life
Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010
Top spot is given over to yet another Hoover vacuum. Hoover state that it is a premium cleaner at an entry level price. It has a powerful motor, the “WindTunnel” which Hoover claim outpowers cleaners three times the price.
It is a standard bagless design, easy to clean, and an internal storage bin retains the dirt and dust.
A good recommendation.