In general, canister vacuum cleaners are more versatile, lighter, and easier to
maneuver. Canister vacuum cleaners also provide smoother transitions between
different types of flooring. Upright vacuums are best suited for homes with carpet in every room. Upright vacuums
have long been a mainstay here in the United States and provide some of the best cleaning for carpeting areas. Some with dual motors, or the ability to disengage
the brushroll, can make uprights suitable for smooth floor cleaning as well.
simple answer is "Yes". Vacuum cleaners with dust bags are generally healthier for allergy sufferers because the bag keeps the dust out of the
air. However, not all bags are created equally. Some bags have large pores which allow allergens to escape the bag.
Dust bags from Miele, Electrolux,
and SEBO offer high levels of filtration and allow for hygienic disposal.
However, as long as care is taken when emptying the dust bin, bagless vacuum cleaners, like Dyson vacuums, have much to offer allergy sufferers. If you have
allergies and use a bagless vacuum cleaner, we recommend that you empty the dust bin outdoors. We also suggest that you either have someone else empty it for you or wear a
Not necessarily. The amperage of a vacuum cleaner's motor measures electrical current, not performance or suction power. The performance of the vacuum cleaner
depends on the overall design, the filtration, and the air flow. Air flow is measured in CFM (cubic feet of air per minute), and vacuum cleaners with high CFM
ratings have more suction power.
A turbobrush is air-driven, while a powerbrush is driven by electricity (usually an independent motor in the brush attachment itself).
We recommend that allergy sufferers vacuum at least twice a week, but you may want to vacuum more frequently if you see dust build-up in high-traffic areas or if you have
It takes seven or eight passes of the vacuum to effectively clean a heavily soiled piece of carpet. This number can go down depending on the model used.
With some of the Miele vacuums, you can clean in two passes, but this will vary depending on how soiled the carpet is and whether or not pet hair is present. Sometimes pet
hair can be stubbornly entangled in carpet fiber.
Our best-selling vacuum cleaner is currently the Miele Titan though
several models are very close (Miele Capricorn, Miele Twist,
and Miele Polaris.
Our best-selling vacuum attachment is currently the Eureka Power Paw.