This segment has been put together by a panel of vacuum repair and sales experts with over 200 years of experience between them.
What is the difference between a Vacuum and an Appliance?
Once upon a time when you bought a vacuum it lasted a decade and was a trusted appliance. Chances are you've borrowed one of those appliances from grandma or mom when your all plastic vacuum bit the dust after only 2 years or less of use. Even though you may have paid $200-$600 for that new Dyson, Shark, or Hoover doesn't mean it will last a decade. (Those are known as plastic throw away vacuums. Filter costs are very expensive and typically difficult to clean out.) Appliances on the other hand clean much deeper into the carpet, protect your carpet/furniture investment, and promote an allergy free environment. Appliances typically last over a decade and are very maintenance friendly. Yes, Appliances still exist in the vacuum industry and are made by companies such as SEBO and Simplicity. Typically these units have metal components or are made out of industrial ABS plastics. These products offer money back guarantees and will last many, many, years. These are manufactured for the consumers that are tired of buying vacuums. Additionally, they are perfect for households with pets, kids, and allergies.
What is the best bagless vacuum?
The best bagless vacuum is a canister Serrina or Rainbow (Both are water filtration units). The best bagless upright vacuum is the Dyson Kinetic. (Note: the panel does not recommend any bagless vacuums for consumers with allergies, or thick carpet)
What is the best vacuum for households with long hair?
Hands down, SEBO X or Felix style vacuums. These units offer brushroll removal features and automatic shutoff gear drives that eliminate the need to replace belts.
What is the most effective and easiest way to shampoo carpets?
The preferred method for cleaning carpets is dry cleaning. This method avoids using water and is much lighter and easier to use. (Additionally, pet urine or specific stain remover can be used with this method.)