If you're reading this page, then you must be on the market for vacuum or steam cleaner. Am I right? Great! You've come to the right place.
The problem I see with most vacuum review pages is that they don't explain the differences between the different types of vacuum (Robot, HEPA, Upright, Canister, etc.) or when you might want one or another. And what's worse... they try to sell you on a certain vacuum cleaner, but don't realize that what you really need to clean your carpet is a Carpet Steam Cleaner.
In this guide we want to help you figure that out! We won't be recommending you specific models, but redirecting you to the different pages depending on what type of vacuum (or steam cleaner) you might need. There is where you'll find our reviews and links to Amazon, where you'll be able to buy them.
These are the 7 different things we'll be talking about on this page:
I put Carpet steam cleaners first, because I honestly think that owning a Carpet Steam Cleaner is one of the wisest investments any carpet owner could make. It can help you save so much time and money... I just don't get why not everybody has one!
Check our post on The Best Carpet Steam Cleaners of 2021! I'm sure you'll be surprised at what these machines can do for you!
Somepeople don't want to choose between the different types of vacuums. They simply want the best they can get. That isn't an approach I would recommend, because I honestly think that there's a difference between the different types of vacuums.
But if you simply want to know what the best vacuum cleaners are in my opinion, and the vacuums that I recommend over and over again, then this is the post for you: Best Overall Vacuum Cleaners 2021!
This is very self-evident, but Robot vacuums are extremely useful for those people who don't have a lot of time but like to have their homes clean. I think that not a lot of people realize how HUGE a change a robot vacuum can make until they've had one.
If you're considering one, get one! They're amazing! And we're not in 2018 anymore. There are very very good robot vacuums at very affordable prices. Check out the Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners of 2021!
HEPA vacuums are great! Their filters are unmatched and they'll clean your house like no other vacuum can. However, they're more expensive than regular vacuums. That's why I only recommend HEPA vacuums to people who have allergies or people who have children in their home. Check out the Best HEPA Vacuum Cleaners 2021!
If that's the case, then get a HEPA vacuum! It makes a huge difference!
Some pet owners say that HEPA vacuums work better for them. But to be honest, I'm not sure if it makes that much of a difference. I think they're saying that because HEPA vacuums are better overall. And so, they feel that difference. But I don't think that owning a pet is too strong a difference to spend the extra money.
That being said, if you want the best filter no matter what, HEPA vacuums are the way to go!
I would definately recommend an upright vacuum cleaner to anyone who needs to clean thick carpets and rugs. These vacuum cleaners have a motirized brush that makes them very efficient. And the transition between hardwood floors and carpets are simply perfect. Also.... upright vacuum cleaners tend to be a little bit cheaper than canister vacuum cleaners.
The only problem they have is that they can be quite heavy and make more noise than canister vacuum. But these vacuums are a classic for a reason... they work!
Canister vacuums are (at the same price point) more powerful that upright vacuum cleaners. But that's not why people buy them... most people buy them because they're easy to carry while cleaning your house.
The downside is that most canister vacuums need a lot of assemly before actually using it. And storing these vacuums isn't as easy because of the hose.
I would recommend canister for overall use, and upright vacuums for carpets and rugs. But it's also a matter of preference... some people simply like one or the other. Honestly... you'll find amazing vacuums either way.
Last but not least, we have to talk about upholstery cleaners. Everytime I go to one of my friend's homes, I can tell if they own an upholstery steam cleaner. Once you've used one, there's no going back! They work like a charm.
If you've never cleaned your couch, this is a product you should totally check out!
I hope you loved this page as much as we enjoyed writing it! If you still have any questions, please let us know! We have a section called Ask an Expert where we answer any question that our readers might have. If we can help, we'll be happy to do so!
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My name is Mary and I'm a mother of 3! I worked for a big company for 10 years until I decided to stay at home to take care of my family. Every since cleaning has become sort of my hobby and profession at the same time. I write about vacuum cleaners, steam cleaners, etc. I just find it a lot of fun!