Other Vacuums - Reviews and Recommendations
Upright vacuum with stretch hose is an excellent choice as the main vacuum cleaner for home or apartment.
However, there are many situations where cleaning tasks are done faster and more easily with other vacuums, for example, cleaning a car or a boat, or cleaning in emergencies and similar.
Also, don't forget perhaps the most important factor - personal preferences. Some people simply like 'classic' uprights or canisters or stick vacuums (or some other type of vacuum cleaner) and they don't want to change it.
Here is the list of 'other vacuum' reviews and recommendations, ordered according the added or modified date:
Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier is large air purifier suitable for single rooms with up to 390 square feet (~36 square meters). It is true HEPA air purifier capturing 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles.
Thanks to activated carbon prefilter, it removes common household odors and harmful gases and other pollutants.
Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet Carpet Cleaner, FH50251 model is large, sturdy and powerful carpet cleaner, designed for washing large carpeted areas quickly. It features strong suction motor, two separate tanks, automatic cleaning detergent mixing system, different cleaning modes, carpet drying using heated air etc.
Hoover FH50251 Power Scrub Elite Pet Carpet Cleaner is very similar to Hoover FH50150 Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer - FH50251 is newer and improved model over very popular FH50150 carpet washer.
Bissell 1311 BOLT ION XRT is bagless, 2-in-1 cordless vacuum cleaner powered with strong and durable 25.2 V lithium battery. Bissell 1311 is 2-in-1 unit, easily transforming from lightweight stick vacuum cleaner into handheld unit and back.
It also features so-called EdgeReach Technology and additional cleaning tools, enabling the unit to thoroughly clean wall edges and other surfaces commonly found at home.
Dyson Ball Multifloor Canister Vacuum is large and powerful canister vacuum cleaner, designed for cleaning various floor and elevated surfaces. It is bagless unit, with excellent true HEPA air filtration and very low maintenance costs.
If you prefer canister vacuums over uprights, consider this model - after all, it comes with respectable 5 year limited warranty.
GermGuardian AC4825 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier is one of the best and most popular air purifiers on the market. And it is also rather stylish unit that can fit almost anywhere and comes at the great price. GermGuardian AC4825 is suitable for medium sized rooms with the area of up to 155 square feet (~14.4 square meters).
Bissell Pet Stain Eraser Cordless Portable Carpet Cleaner, model 2003, is what its name says - a portable carpet cleaner suitable for cleaning smaller carpeted and upholstered surfaces like stairs, smaller carpets, seats, cushions and similar. It is cordless unit powered with lithium ion battery which provides around 15 minutes of operation on full charge. Bissell 2003 Pet Stain Eraser is suitable for both regular cleaning and the cleaning in emergencies.
Shark S3501 Steam Pocket Mop is very popular, cheap and durable steam mop, designed for domestic use. Shark S3501 is very simple steam mop with no scrubbing system, no automatic steam control, and no detachable water tank, but it comes with dual sided microfiber cleaning pad, good water tank capacity and it does its job very well. Also, it comes at very affordable price. It is one of the most popular steam mops on the market for many years.
Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer, model FH50150 is very popular and affordable carpet washer. Hoover FH50150 owe its popularity to its affordable price, good warranty for domestic use, dual tank design, SpinScrub technology, flexible cleaning hose and other attachments, allowing the user to clean various carpeted surfaces like carpets, area rugs, stairs, seats, upholstery and other surfaces that permit such cleaning.
Honeywell HPA300 True HEPA Whole Room Air Purifier with Allergen Remover is excellent high capacity, but also affordable air purifier, suitable even for large rooms. Thanks to the combination of active carbon filter and true HEPA air filter, Honeywell HPA300 captures 99.97% of 0.3 microns and larger microscopic allergens, mites, dust pet dander etc. and removes odors and harmful chemical compounds from the air that passes through the filters and exhausts practically clean air.
Bissell 1940 and 19404 are two very similar steam mops - they are simple to use, robust and affordable and in the end, very popular steam mops. They are designed for cleaning hard floor surfaces like tiles, stone, vinyl and similar, but they can also be used for cleaning certified sealed hardwood floors.
Like all other steam mops, one should be very careful with steam cleaning wooden floors using these steam mops.
Dyson V6, V7, V8 and V10 cordless vacuums are strong and very capable convertible, bagless, cordless vacuum cleaners, able to do plenty of work on a singe battery charge. Dyson V10 is the latest model, offering excellent air filtration, strong suction, durable battery, and performances that in general are very close to the corded units. But, it is also the most expensive model.
Electrolux EL3230A Ergorapido PetCare Stick Vacuum Cleaner is versatile 2-in-1 cordless, bagless vacuum cleaner. It is powered with 18V lithium ion battery, providing fade-free power for up to 30-35 minutes, helping the unit to be used as the main vacuum cleaner in smaller homes and apartments.
Thanks to its design, it can be used as both stick and handheld unit and can be used for cleaning both floors and elevated surfaces with cleaning accessories in the form of the Crevice Tool, the Brush Tool and the Motorozed PetCare Upholstery Nozzle.
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier is top of the line, three-in-one air purifier. It combines the functions of true HEPA air purifier, with a cooling fan and a air heater in one single unit.
Note: it is not 'portable' AC unit, it is 'just' cooling fan!
Also, it comes with many other features, including both manual and automatic operation, Wi-Fi connectivity and control via Dyson's App, long lasting HEPA air filter, stylish looks etc.
Bissell 3624 SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner is compact and portable spot carpet cleaner that combines strong vacuum suction, manual scrubbing action, and cleaning solution for cleaning stubborn and deeply embedded dirt and tough stains.
Bissell 3624 is designed to clean carpets, area rugs, upholstery, stairs, car interiors, and similar surfaces.
Electrolux EL3020A UltraPower Studio is cordless and bagless upright vacuum cleaner. Electrolux EL3020A is powered with high capacity 25.2V lithium ion battery, providing almost 60 minutes of operation at lower power setting. Even better, unlike some similar rival models, Electrolux EL3020A comes with fully detachable battery pack - very important not only for replacing an old battery, but also for users who want to clean larger area and require quick battery replacement.
Single fully charged battery can clean rather large area on a single battery charge, making this model excellent choice as the main vacuum cleaner in smaller to medium size homes and apartments.
Eureka 3684F Mighty Mite Pet Lover is bagged, corded, canister vacuum cleaner. It is lightweight and very affordable vacuum, excellent as an entry level home or apartment vacuum cleaner, or as second vacuum cleaner for quick cleanups. Thanks to strong suction, good air filtration and cleaning tools designed for cleaning various and often stubborn pet hair and dirt, it is often used as vacuum cleaner by pet owners.
Bissell 2133 Bolt Pet Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is well designed and affordable bagless, cordless, handheld vacuum cleaner. It is powered via 16V lithium ion battery providing very good suction and excellent operating time for cordless unit in this class.
Bissell 2133 features good air filtration, relatively large dirt bin and a set of cleaning tools suitable not only for pet owners, but for everyone who wish to keep their home cleaner.
iRobot Roomba 690 is entry level and very affordable robot vacuum cleaner. It is based on the older, but proven iRobot Roomba 650, also very popular robot vacuum. iRobot Roomba 690 is Wi-Fi enabled unit and can be controlled via iRobot's Home App. Also, it is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.
The use of Home App is just optional, since the Roomba 690 will do its job automatically after pressing 'Clean' button. However, Home App provides many options that are otherwise unavailable.
Hoover CH30000 PortaPower Lightweight Commercial Canister Vacuum Cleaner is a bagged, corded, and very compact canister vacuum cleaner which also doubles as an air blower, adding to its versatility. Thanks to flexible stretch hose, available cleaning attachments and long power cable, it can clean various types of debris from large area using just single wall power outlet.
Shark ION Rocket Ultra-Light Vacuum IR101 is cordless and bagless convertible Shark Rocket vacuum cleaner. It easily converts from lightweight upright/stick vacuum cleaner into handheld vacuum cleaner (and back), providing the user with the cleaning tool capable of cleaning various surfaces from the floor to the ceiling.
Thanks to its lightweight design and lithium ion battery, it can be used as the main vacuum cleaner in smaller homes and apartments and as second vacuum cleaner in larger homes and apartments for in-between cleanups and in the emergencies.
Hoover BH52210 Cruise Ultra-Light Cordless Vacuum cleaner is affordable bagless, cordless 2-in-1 vacuum cleaner. It can be used as ultra-lightweight stick vacuum cleaner and as handheld vacuum. Thanks to available attachments it can be used for cleaning various surfaces commonly found at home and thanks to the 22V lithium ion battery, it can clean large area with a single battery charge.
Eufy RoboVac 11, RoboVac 11+ and RoboVac 11c Robotic Vacuum Cleaners are very popular mid-range robotic vacuum cleaners. They are suitable for cleaning bare floors and low-pile carpets, have good suction and air filtration, decent size dirt bin. Also, they are lightweight units and should they get lost around the house, they are easy to return to the charging station. With their low profile, they can clean easily under sofas and beds.
Bissell Zing Rewind Bagless Canister Vacuum, Model 6489 is very popular and affordable bagless canister vacuum cleaner.
It is designed to clean bare floors and low-pile carpets, but can be used for cleaning high-pile carpets and area rugs as well.
Thanks to the long flexible cleaning hose and wand, it can easily clean stairs and other elevated surfaces.
Black+Decker BDH2000L is cordless, handheld vacuum cleaner powered with 20V (18V!) lithium ion battery. It is affordable unit, suitable for fast cleanup tasks at home, both regular and in emergencies. Black+Decker BDH2000L comes with builtin crevice and brush tool, helping the user to clean hard to reach areas and various types of dirt.
Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner is large, sturdy and powerful bagless, corded canister vacuum cleaner. It has excellent suction, long reach, high capacity easy-to-empty dirt bin, large number of versatile cleaning tools and is suitable as the main vacuum cleaner even in large houses and apartments. But, it also comes with nice price tag ...
Bissell CrossWave 1785A is all-in-one multi-surface wet-dry vacuum cleaner. This multi-surface floor cleaner machine combines spinning brush roll, cleaning solution and suction to clean and wash various surfaces, including bare floors and area rugs - Bissell CrossWave 1785A is designed to vacuum and to wash dirty floors at the same time.
Oreck XL2100RHS Commercial XL Commercial Upright Vacuum Cleaner is upright, bagged, corded, commercial vacuum cleaner. Oreck XL2100RHS features an automatic cleaning head height adjustment system which helps the unit with transition from hard floors to carpets and back, speeding up the cleaning process. Dirt is collected in large and cheap disposable hypoallergenic vacuum bags with antimicrobial agent.
BLACK+DECKER HFVB320J27 Eggplant Lithium Flex is cordless, bagless handheld vacuum cleaner powered with power fade-free 2 Ah lithium ion battery. It is lightweight and very affordable unit suitable for quick cleanups at home from the floor to the ceiling, thanks to the flexible hose and available cleaning attachments.
Hoover FH40165 FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner is wet and dry hard floor cleaner. It is suitable for cleaning surfaces like sealed wood and laminate, tiles, vinyl, marble and other bare floors. Unit is based on so-called 'Multi-Purpose Spin Scrub' technology featuring four removable counter-rotating brushes which gently scrub bare floors from all angles. Unit comes with two different brushes: the 'SpinScrub Wood Floor Brush' and the 'SpinScrub Tile and Grout Brush'. Also, Hoover FH40165 comes with two tanks, one for cleaning solution and second for dirty fluid.
Bissell 2039A SpinWave Powered Hard Floor Mop is designed for quick cleaning of bare floors like tiles, linoleum, vinyl, sealed laminate and hardwood floors, etc. It uses a pair of rotating microfiber pads and a cleaning solution, which is a mix of tap water and a cleaning formula. To avoid streaks and marks on shiny floors, distilled water can be used instead of tap water.
SharkFLEX DuoClean HV390, HV391 and HV392 as corded, ultra-light, bagless upright vacuum cleaners. They include several innovative Shark's cleaning technologies including folding cleaning wand and main cleaning head with two different cleaning brushes. The main difference between SharkFLEX DuoClean HV390, HV391 and HV392 vacuums is in available attachments.
Deik SVC1021-C is very affordable and versatile specialized car vacuum cleaner. Unit is powered via 12V cigarette lighter adapter and uses energy stored in the main car battery. Since it draws 'only' 7 Amps, single cleaning even of larger SUV or truck can't discharge car's battery significantly.
Deik SVC1021-C comes with the set of additional cleaning tools, helping the user clean even the most awkward and hard to reach surfaces in the car.
Housmile 3071C Robotic Vacuum Cleaner is a small, lightweight and very affordable robotic vacuum cleaner. It is suitable for cleaning of the bare floors and low-pile carpets, between the cleaning tasks of the main home vacuum cleaner, which it can't replace. Housmile 3071C doesn't come with some advanced features larger robotic vacuums might have, but such vacuums do cost a lot more.
Shark Rocket HV380, HV381 and HV382 are ultralight, corded, convertible upright/stick and handheld vacuum cleaners. They come with DuoClean and several other Shark's cleaning technologies that improve and speed up cleaning.
Main difference between these models is in available cleaning attachments, color and of course, their price.
Deik VC-1518-US 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is lightweight, convertible, bagless vacuum cleaner. It is versatile unit that can be used as upright/stick and handheld vacuum cleaner and can be used as the second vacuum cleaner at homes and apartments for quick cleanups and in emergencies. It could be used as the main vacuum cleaner in smaller home and apartments, if only it had little bit stronger suction.
Shark Rocket DeluxePro HV321, Shark Rocket TruePet HV322, and Shark Rocket DeluxePro HV323 are ultra-light convertible upright vacuums, suitable for cleaning entire home and apartment from the floor to the ceiling. Although they don't come with the strongest motor on the market, thanks to the design and available attachments, their suction and air filtration is good and they clean various debris from different surfaces.
Main difference between these three models is in the color and available attachments.
Deik ZB1516 is cordless, bagless, convertible vacuum cleaner. It easily converts from upright/stick vacuum cleaner into the handheld unit. Thanks to the wand, cleaning power head, crevice tool and upholstery cleaning tool, it can be used for cleaning various floor types and other surfaces commonly found at home.
Shark Rocket HV30* are convertible, lightweight, corded bagless vacuum cleaner. They can be used as ultra-light upright vacuums and as strong, corded handheld vacuums. These models are suitable as main vacuums in smaller homes and apartments, can do their cleaning job well and they come at very affordable prices. In large(r) homes and apartments they are excellent cleaning tools for quick cleanups when required.
Deik EV-660 is convertible 2-in-1 cordless, bagless vacuum cleaner. It can be used as lightweight upright vacuum and as powerful handheld vacuum cleaner. It is powered via strong and durable lithium ion battery providing up to 30 minutes of operation on a single charge. Deik EV-660 is suitable for various cleaning tasks in homes and apartments, including the cleaning of the bare floors, low- and medium-pile carpets, stairs, upholstery etc. It can be also used as the main vacuum cleaner in smaller homes and as excellent emergency vacuum cleaner.
Bissell Zing 4122 and 1668 are very affordable and versatile bagged canister vacuums. They are able to clean various types of floors and elevated surfaces and are suitable as the main vacuums for smaller homes and apartments. If they fits your needs, they can be used as the main vacuums even in larger homes and apartments. Model 1668 is somewhat newer, and it differs in several details from 4122 model, but their general characteristics are very similar.
Shark IONFlex DuoClean and 2x DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuums is a group of convertible, bagless, cordless vacuum cleaners. They are powered via onboard lithium ion, power fade free batteries, providing plenty of power and very good operating time. DuoClean main cleaning nozzle enables these vacuums to be used as the main vacuum cleaner in smaller homes and apartments and thanks to the numerous cleaning attachments, these vacuums are suitable for cleaning various surfaces from the floor to the ceiling.
Bissell 1547 is corded, bagless, canister vacuum cleaner optimized for cleaning bare floors.
It comes with two cleaning nozzles and two cleaning attachments, enabling the unit to also clean low-pile carpets and various other surfaces from the floor to the ceiling, for example stairs, furniture, upholstery, bookshelves etc.
Shark Rotator SV1112 is very popular lightweight, cordless, bagless, upright vacuum cleaner. Thanks to the large capacity battery, wide cleaning path and few other features, Shark Rotator SV1112 is suitable as the main vacuum cleaner in smaller homes and apartments. Also, it can be used in larger homes and apartments as second vacuum cleaner for quick cleanups, where large, heavier, corded unit is an overkill.
iRobot Roomba 980 is a high-end Roomba robot vacuum cleaner model. It comes with many features not found on other robot vacuum cleaners, but it also lacks some of them. Having such a capable, autonomous unit can save plenty of time and keep the home clean.
Shark SV780 Cordless Pet Perfect II Hand Vac is cordless handheld vacuum cleaner, suitable for quick cleanups and in emergencies. It is very versatile unit with surprisingly many cleaning attachments for the vacuum in its price range - great choice for people with pets and kids.
Shark V2930 (10") and V2950 (13") Rechargeable Floor and Carpet Sweepers use motorized brush roll to sweep any size or type of debris from bare floors and low-pile carpets.
Since they use motorized brush, they are much more efficient than manual carpet sweepers and can clean larger area in less time.
Note: they are carpet sweepers, they are NOT vacuums!
Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction, Turbo Team and HomeCare PowerLine Canister Vacuums are new generation of Miele's classic, very compact canister vacuums, with all the major benefits of such vacuums at affordable price. Their main features include excellent suction, various cleaning tools and attachments, ergonomic design etc.
Bissell 1985 vacuum cleaner is cordless, bagless, handheld vacuum cleaner, suitable for cleaning various types of dirt from different types of surfaces. Thanks to the available cleaning tools, Bissell 1985 is versatile unit, excellent as second vacuum cleaner in homes and apartments.
Black & Decker BDH1200FVAV 12V Flexi Automotive Vacuum is dedicated car vacuum cleaner, powered via 12V car cigarette adapter. Since it uses car's battery for operation, it doesn't depend on its own battery or on mains power. It is lightweight and affordable unit, with very good suction and air filtration.
Eufy HomeVac Duo 2-in-1 is affordable and lightweight cordless vacuum cleaner, which can be used as cordless handheld vacuum and as lightweight upright or stick vacuum cleaner.
Thanks to the durable lithium ion battery, rotating brush bar and good suction, Eufy HomeVac Duo can be used as an excellent second vacuum cleaner in larger homes or even as the main vacuum cleaner in smaller homes and apartments.
Miele Classic C1 Olympus, Capri, Delphi, Titan Canister Vacuum Cleaners are, as their name suggests, classic canister mid-range vacuum cleaners. They provide everything one can expect from units of this type in their class - strong suction, good air filtration, various cleaning tools, dirt bags, and generally, good cleaning from the floor to the ceiling.
Eufy HomeVac Upright-Style Vacuum Cleaner is lightweight, cordless upright/stick vacuum cleaner. It has slender design, no power cord and full swivel head, enabling it to easily clean hard to reach areas, including under and around the furniture, along the edges, in the corners, stairs and similar. And it comes at great price for such unit.
Oreck Commercial XL Pro 5 Canister Vacuum, Model BB900DGR is small, lightweight and rather strong, portable canister vacuum cleaner. It uses disposable vacuum bags, enabling the user to get rid of the dirt in a fast and clean way.
Due to the small dimensions, shoulder strap and a handle, some users even consider it as a handheld unit.
Eureka Easy Clean Hand Vac, Models 71B, 71C and 72A, is a group of corded hand held vacuums, suitable for cleaning various hard and carpeted surfaces. Thanks to the power cord, these vacuums are very strong for their size and can be used as great second vacuums in homes and apartments.
Dirt Devil BD30025B Model is, as its full name says, cordless vacuum cleaner, powered by 16V lithium ion battery. It is ergonomically designed handheld vacuum cleaner, well suited for cleaning in emergencies and for smaller daily cleaning tasks at home or apartment.
Dirt Devil BD30025B comes with onboard crevice tool and powered stair and upholstery tool.
Housmile Mattress Vacuum Cleaner is handheld, corded vacuum cleaner optimized for cleaning and sanitizing mattresses, upholstery, pillows, carpets and similar surfaces combining suction, vibrations, UV light and hot air.
Unit is small, portable, has excellent HEPA air filtration and comes at affordable price.
Bissell 1984 AirRam Cordless Vacuum looks like robust carpet sweeper, but it is in fact a cordless upright/stick vacuum cleaner, powered by 22V lithium ion battery.
Thanks to professional class lithium battery which provides fade-free power all the time, according to the manufacturer, Bissell AirRam can operate up to 30 minutes on a single charge.
Shark Rocket HV292 is corded, bagless, handheld vacuum cleaner. It comes with several cleaning tools and thanks to the corded operation, it provides excellent suction for such a small vacuum with no time limit.
Black+Decker BDH2000PL vacuum cleaner is cordless, handheld vacuum cleaner, powered using 20 V lithium battery. Thanks to its innovative, pivoting design, it is very compact unit, with excellent suction for cordless unit, good air filtration and dust bin of decent size. For short, excellent addition to any kitchen or other living space that require emergency vacuum cleaner.
BISSELL 3106-Q Featherweight Lightweight Vacuum is corded, bagless, convertible stick vacuum cleaner. It is very affordable unit, excellent choice for small homes, apartments or similar places.
It is multi-purpose vacuum cleaner suitable for cleaning carpets, hard floors, upholstery, hard to reach areas, elevated surfaces, etc.
BD CHV1410L is excellent and very popular cordless, handheld vacuum cleaner. Unlike its predecessors, this model is powered by lithium ion battery, offering more energy at the same weight and at slightly higher price.