Different vacuum cleaners work in different ways. That’s why you should pick the right vacuum that fits your exact needs. Here are the most popular types of vacuum cleaners today.
Robot vacuums map the area and move around to clean the area. You can also control robotic vacuums with a remote or program the unit to clean when you are not home. Robotic vacuums are ideal for in-between cleaning touch-ups. However, the cleaning power of robotic vacuums cannot compare to that of full-size vacuums. You also need to remove obstacles in its path so that it can work properly.
e.g. iRobot Roomba i7
This robot vacuum is Pulls in stubborn dirt and messes with a Premium 3-Stage Cleaning System and 10X the Power-Lifting Suction. It can learn where & when you normally clean & suggesting personalized schedules so you can focus on everything else.
Canister vacuums have a tank and a long hose, which you can use to dust and clean various types of surfaces. It has a motorized brush roll head that can remove debris from carpets. It comes with several attachments that you can use to clean walls, ceiling corners, furniture, and curtains. Canister vacuums are particularly useful for cleaning stairs because of their compact body and long hose. However, canister vacuums are bulky to store.
Handheld vacuums are small and portable units that can be used to remove dirt and crumbs on tables, upholstery, tight corners, floors, and car interior. You will find cordless and corded models. Corded vacuums usually are usually equipped with a car adapter. However, if you’re after convenience, you should go for a cordless model. Unlike full-size vacuums, handheld vacs lack onboard attachments. However, many handheld vacs come with dusting brushes and small crevice tools that you can use to clean hard-to-reach areas.
Upright vacuums have a tilt-and-push design and high suction power, making it ideal for deep-cleaning carpet. Bagless and bagged models are available. You will also find cordless models, but their batteries may not last long. Upright vacuums usually have fewer attachments than canister vacs. These units are also heavier to pull or push than the nozzle of a canister vacuum.
Stick vacuums are lightweight units that use light suction and a rotating brush to whisk dirt into a bag or dust bin. These models are perfect quick touch-ups because their low-profile heads can move around furniture without any problem. Some stick vacuums can be converted into a handheld vacuum by simply disconnecting the wand. Cordless models are more convenient to use than corded units, but their battery life can be short.