Keeping your home or office clean is job that requires certain tools. Mops, brooms and sponges are all certainly important selections. But the number one tool in many people’s cleaning arsenal is none of these. It’s the vacuum cleaner.
Since their very beginnings in 1860, vacuum cleaners have been a pivotal cleaning tool because of their ability to perform a specific task that no other household item does. For years, the best vacuums have evolved, taking on new shapes, designs, features, and even more refined cleaning functions. We break-down today’s top ten vacuums so you know exactly what you’ll be getting inside that sparkly new box.
1. Hoover Platinum Combo Kit
Certainly, the fact that this offering from Hoover includes two vacuums gives it some points from us. But the quality level and dependability of this kit are what truly place it on our list. The upright vacuum runs with 12-amps of power, is maneuverable, has quality, lit controls, and is built to last. Much of the same can be said for its smaller counterpart, the accompanying portable canister vacuum cleaner. Hoovers specialized wind-tunnel air-flow technology works well all the way around. On top of it all, rest assured with Hoover’s 5-year attached warranty.
2. Sebo X5 Upright
The lesser-known Sebo does very well with its high-performance, X5 Upright model. An extra wide, 15″ cleaning deck, great suction, HEPA-filtration, and double brush rolls make this model a real winner. Testing concedes that this model’s lifespan is typically 15 to 20 years under strenuous conditions. Also enjoy a healthy array of attachments and adjustable height on the deck.
3. Dyson DC44 Digital Slim
Dyson’s DC44 Digital Slim is all about versatility. Its long-neck, take-with-you design is a fusion of upright and portable vac. The power and suction reliability gleaned from this battery-driven vacuum are astounding. Vacuum the floor, ceiling, between furniture, or anywhere else with this amazing hybrid.
4. Miele S5281Callisto
Miele’s Callisto S5281 comes in at number one on our review list. With a 1200-watt, German-made, vortex motor and such an extremely lightweight frame, this vacuum cleaner is a nearly perfect balance of power and light maneuverability. In addition to its amazing power, the Callisto is a very quiet canister vacuum cleaner. Other great perks include a proven 20-year average life-span, a 90-degree swiveling brush attachment for wand-cleaning, canister-containment, sealed HEPA system for allergy and asthma sufferers, adjustable electric power-head, and more.
5. Dyson DC25 Ball
Coming in a tight second-place, the Dyson DC25 is a true cleaning machine. Its unique root-suction design ensures that suction and strength loss are virtually impossible to achieve. And although it is an upright, the DC25 broke the mold with its highly maneuverable, ball design. The DC25 is capable of quality vacuuming on any floor surface and comes with other perks such as complete HEPA-filtration, versatile onboard attachments, and peace of mind with a 5-year Dyson parts and labor warranty.
6. Shark Navigator NV22L
Even though there are plenty of top vacuum cleaners to choose from that cost much more, the Shark Navigator NV22L proves that price is not always an indicator of quality. Powerful suction and great maneuverability are the NV22L’s main design focus. Power-brushes, adjustable reach, comfortable grip, canister-capture, crevice tools, 5-year warranty, and even a stylish look – what else could we ask for?
7. Miele S7 Salsa
Does Salsa make you think of a great vacuum? Perhaps not, but it should. The Miele S7 Salsa is high-end performer. The Salsa provides powerful cleaning in a stability-enhanced, stylish upright. Its maneuverability and ergonomics are impressive, along with its low-clearance deck and automatic floor adjustment system.The full line of expected accessories comes on-board as well as a bright, front LED-light.
8. Miele S7210 Twist
Get those floors clean in no time without a hassle with the S7210 Twist. The Twist is powerful and very versatile with a patented swivel-neck design and dial-in speed control. Other perks that we love include a handy height adjustment, the special CleanAir filtration system, and the very well designed crevice and brush tools.
9. Electrolux Ergospace Green Vac
The Ergospace Green by Electrolux is a well-made economy vacuum cleaner. This canister vac is surprisingly comprised of 100% recycled materials and is a great demonstration of quiet power. The motor station features an extra long hose and a reliable automatic cord rewind. The Ergospace Green is also easily maneuvered and worked with, ultimately proving that environmentally friendly can mean well-built also.
10. Panasonic MC-CG917
Yes, Panasonic makes vacuums. And pretty good ones at that. We can certainly say that of the economy MC-CG917, sliding in to conclude our list. For a portable vac, this one is relatively loaded with features: power nozzle, built-in overload protection, good on-board tools, a powerful motor, 28-foot cord with reel, and more. The MC-CG917 runs great, has power, is ergonomic, and just that good to make our list.
That wraps up our top-ten vacuum list. Whether you’re in the market for the best lightweight vacuum cleaner, the top upright vacuum cleaner, or a great canister vac, you’re sure to find what you need on this list. Which one will you pick?