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Best Vacuum Cleaners

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Over the years, I’ve struggled to find a vacuum that I really like. I mostly want really good suction and simplicity (I can’t stand it when there are a million attachments). Basically, I want a vacuum that…will suck stuff up.

So I did a poll on the BAFM Facebook community page, and there were some clear stand outs. There seems to be some vacuum brands that people really like, but I’ve also included some of the other mentions — some brands I had not heard about before. There are a few brands in the top 5 I expected, but there were some that surprised me.

Below are the results form the poll.

1. Miele

Miele was the stand out. To be honest, I haven’t loved any vacuum I have tried, but the one I liked the most was a Miele (followed closely by Nilfisk). There are quite a few great models available from Miele, but the Miele 10502220 Blizzard CX1 Cat and Dog Bagless is highly rated (and it’s bagless too). Click the link below for more info.

Miele 10502220 Blizzard CX1 Cat and Dog Bagless

A cheaper option, but still very highly rated is the Miele 11696400, Classic C1, Lotus White. Click the link below for more info:

Miele 11696400, Classic C1, Lotus White

2. Shark

Another top favourite vacuum for many people was the Shark brand. I had not heard much about this brand before. The DuoClean model was mentioned quite a few times, and it has a high rating (although pretty $$). More details in the link below:

Shark AZ2002 Vertex DuoClean

Another highly rated option is the Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaner which is cheaper than the Duoclean.

Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaner

3. Dyson

Dyson is a well-known vacuum brand that was mentioned many times as a favourite. There are different models, but the stick vacuums options seem to be popular. I am not convinced of the Dyson-fan-train, but there must be something to them because they are so popular. It seems that some people have vacuums for different things, and the Dyson is brilliant if you’re looking for a quick run around vacuum option. The stand out model was the Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Stick Vacuum Cleaner, and you can find out more details below:

Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Stick Vacuum Cleaner

4. LG

I would not have picked this one to be in the top 5, but there you go! I kind of associate LG with whitegoods but they do vacuums too. The LG Cordzero was the stand out model. It looks very slick and classy. I can imagine this looking nice in the corner of the kitchen. Find out more on the LG website here:

LG CordZero A9 Handstick Vacuum

5. Numeric Henry

Another brand I had not heard about. I’m already here for it because it has a cute face. And it looks simple enough, in that it just looks like a vacuum without all the fancy-pance billions of attachments. Find out more here:

Numatic HVT160 Henry Vacuum

6. Tineco

Another brand I didn’t know existed, but the Tineco stick vacuum options seem pretty solid, and they do lots of things. The best rated Tineco Pure ONE S12 PRO EX Smart Cordless Stick. More info here:

Tineco Pure ONE S12 PRO EX Smart Cordless Stick

They also have cheaper options, like the Tineco Pure ONE S12 PRO EX Tineco A11 Hero Cordless Lightweight Stick. More info:

Tineco Pure ONE S12 PRO EX Tineco A11 Hero Cordless Lightweight Stick

7. Rainbow Cleaning System

These vacuums are only purchased through distributors, which I find frustrating. But they are bagless, and seem really sturdy. Read more about it here:

Rainbow cleaning system

8. Hoover

I associate this brand with retro. It’s interesting how some brands stick in your mind as associated with a certain time period. The thing is, Hoover is A LOT more affordable than many other vacuum options, but they seem to still rate very highly. I find myself being moved. The Hoover Smartwash is probably the most popular of the models. Read more here:

Hoover Smartwash Automatic Carpet Cleaner

9. Bissell

Never heard of them before. And there was a mixed response about these machines. Someone mentioned it was noisy, but the Bissell Crosswave model had some raving fans. More info here:

BISSELL CrossWave

10. Vorwerx Kobold

This is another brand sold through distributors. It’s made by the same brand who does the Thermomix. They have a few different models, but the one with the mop attachment seemed to be the most popular with the community. Heads up though, it’s just under $2K! The cordless version is cheaper, and more in line with other top brands at around $1,300. More info here.

Kobold® Cordless Vacuum (VB100) and 2-in-1 Vacuum Mop Attachment (SPB100) bundle

11. iRobot Roomba

So many people rave about the robotic vacuums, and this model was mentioned highly. I like the idea of a vacuum that will just do its thing, but I wonder how deep it cleans. Regardless, if it does the work for me and does an ok job, I’d be happy with that. The highest rated model was the iRobot Roomba. This one is currently on sale too, and under $500 (AU). More info here:

iRobot Roomba e5 Robot Vacuum

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