There’s no better feeling than coming home to a clean house. But keeping it that way can be another story. Between our hectic jobs, overscheduled social life, trying for ‘me’ time and some resemblance of an exercise routine, housework can often be last on the list of priorities.
Choosing the best vacuum cleaner that suits your needs is one of the first and easiest steps you can take to ensure you get that clean house feeling more often. With the help of Mike Eagle, Floorcare Category Manager we’ve created a guide to help you find the right one for your home.
When to choose a cordless vs robot vacuum cleaner
If you’re after versatility and a deep clean, a cordless vacuum is the way to go. The major benefit of being cord-free is that it won’t just clean your home but can also be used to clean other spaces such as the car and your mattress. However, if you’re after a vacuum that will do all the work for you without you having to be there, a set-and-forget robotic vacuum may be better suited.
Electrolux UltimateHome 900 Handstick vacuum
Best vacuum for pet owners
Pet owners will understand the daily struggle of pet hair everywhere. Keeping a house fur free when you’re turning up on the couch, floors and your clothing is hard, but not impossible. Enter the Electrolux Well Q7 Animal with its patented BrushRollClean technology. The days of pulling out tangled hair and fibres from your vacuum brush are over, simply press the pedal for 5-10 seconds and the internal blade will cut the hairs and allow you to continue cleaning without any manual interruptions.
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Consider your home layout
When your living space is large, it’s extra important to choose a vacuum that’s easy to maneuver and has ergonomic features. An ergonomic handle combined with a maneuverable nozzle, for example, eases the strain on your wrist.
Some vacuum cleaners have an extra-long cord, so you don’t have to stop and change sockets as often – handy if you have a large home. If the size of your home demands a lot of vacuuming, choose a vacuum cleaner with good dust pick-up – that makes vacuuming more efficient and easier.
In addition, when possessing a house with a large floor area, you should consider equipping a robotic vacuum cleaner. It can reduce your cleaning time and you then only need to care for other areas that it is not able to reach like desktops, shelves, windowsills, and more.
For smaller pokey places, the versatile Electrolux UltimateHome 900 comes with a high-performing PowerPro Multi-surface nozzle that thoroughly cleans any type of floor.
Consider how frequently you need to vacuum
Do you find yourself reaching for the vacuum nearly every day? The UltimateHome 900 handstick vacuum is a great solution for everyday use, it has a quick release that lets you grab it from the charging station easily with the kitchen often the most convenient place to have the vacuum handy. You can grab and go when you want a quick clean, or if it’s something more comprehensive, the Pure Q9 has a run time of 53 minutes*. The nifty ultra-low weight Well Q7 also comes with all accessories and attachments stored onboard the body, meaning you can easily change the attachments as you move through your home.
Disclaimer *Run time-based on low power setting.
Consider the surfaces you’ll be vacuuming
Getting the best cleaning performance on different types of floors is all down to the nozzle. If you have carpeted areas, a motorised nozzle with a rotating brush is best, as it agitates the carpet pile and helps loosen dust and dirt.
Hard floor nozzles with soft brushes are ideal for wooden and tiled floors, it is efficient yet easy on the floor to prevent scuff marks.
The combination of “regular” nozzles has settings for both carpet and hard floors.
Choose a vacuum cleaner with a nozzle that suits the types of floors in your home. If needed, combine it with another nozzle.
The best vacuum for allergies
The indoor air can cause many problems if you suffer from asthma or allergy symptoms. Make sure the vacuum cleaner you choose is efficient, is air-tight so particles do not escape it, and has a true cyclonic dust container with up to 5 step filtration system that removes effectively small dust particles. Electrolux PureQ9 and the new Electrolux Well Q7 with the highly efficient, sealed 5-step filtration system remove up to 99.9% of dust particles* to help keep your home hygienic and healthy.