What should you look for in a Vacuum cleaner?

by Sarita Gill, Sep 2019

So we all need a vacuum cleaner in the house, but which one should you buy? These days, there are plenty of options available and while tv marketing always shows us the big hitters, which ones are actually the best?

Well it depends on you and your needs. For example, I live in a house with plenty of wooden flooring, so a cordless vacuum is ideal. I don’t need all the added power that a huge corded monster has to offer as the floor won’t put up much resistance. If I had a carpet though, well that’s a different situation entirely… Or is it?

Recently, Dyson announced that it will no longer be developing new corded models, focussing its attention on cordless. This goes to show that the power offered by cordless vacuums is increasing and you may not need a corded option again. But chances are you’re reading this because you want to pick up a new vacuum right now and as powerful as some of the cordless options can be, that power can come at a hefty price.

Should you go bagged or bagless? Personally, I stick to the bagless option, though they do tend to be allot messier. If you suffer from allergies, then a self-sealing bagged option is best for you. Obviously a bagless cleaner is cheaper to run but you still have to remember to clean the filters once a month or so. Although, some of the new Dyson’s have no filter at all.

So if you’re in the market for both power and reasonable price then a corded classic like the Henry from Numatic might be what you’re looking for. If you want the best of both worlds but don’t want to splash out on the latest and greatest, then perhaps pick up a powerful and cheap corded option along with a low-end wireless machine will do the trick. Alternatively, buy the best and don’t look back.

I’ve tried and tested the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute and I can tell you without a shadow of doubt that this machine really does live up to the hype. This thing can do everything that a corded one can do. It includes multiple accessories allowing you to clean both the carpet and hard flooring with minimal effort. That’s not to mention attachments for the stairs and upholstery. In low power mode it can last up to 60 minutes on a single charge but if you need a bit more power, there are two more levels above that.

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