Vacuum cleaners are somewhat a necessity nowadays for household cleaning. Varieties of vacuum cleaners come in different sizes and serve a variety of purposes from domestic cleaning to large-scale cleanup. The following are the most popular types of vacuum cleaners found in households.

  1. Canister Vacuum Cleaners

A canister vacuum cleaner consists of a long wand with the vacuum head and a separate unit of a dust receptacle that collects that dust; the two are connected by a flexible hose, which also serves as the path of the collected dust towards the receptacle. The canister, or the dust receptacle, is mounted on wheels, making it convenient to pull the vacuum cleaner around the room. With its flexibility and lightness but with its ability to operate full cleaning, it can be best used for cleaning carpets, bare floors, stairs, upholstery, draperies, furniture and surfaces under it, walls, and even ceiling corners. You can read more about canister vacuum cleaners on

  1. Upright Vacuum Cleaners

This traditional vacuum cleaner is characterized by its ability to stand in an upright position, just as its name suggests. An upright vacuum cleaner has the vacuum head, the dust receptacle, and the handle attached together to form a single cleaning device. It has a powerful tilt-and-push design, with rotating bristles that provide an effective heavy-duty cleaning through sweeping and vibration, and powerful fan that sucks in the dirt and debris.  It is best used for deep cleaning of carpets.

  1. Stick Vacuum Cleaners

Also called electric broom, stick vacuum cleaners is a lightweight type of upright vacuum cleaners. They are handy, and most models are cordless and battery operated. However, this type lacks the ability and suction power to perform heavy-duty cleaning, and is for easy and quick cleaning touchup uses only such as cleaning the kitchen after a meal.

  1. Handheld Vacuum Cleaners

Small-sized, lightweight, and portable, handheld vacuum cleaners are designed for a light and quick surface cleaning. They are best used for cleaning car’s interior and removal of pet hairs on upholsteries. They may come with an electric cord or cordless with rechargeable batteries, with or without rotating brushes.

  1. Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

Robotic vacuum cleaners are the cordless, automatic and smart vacuum cleaners that can be operated with minimal physical assistance. Cleaning instructions and settings varying in the intensity of cleaning, the number of circuits around the room, and automatic-off switching can be set by the owner. The vacuum can be controlled using a console, a remote control, or through an app on smartphones for the latest models. With its advanced electronic sensors, the vacuum itself can find its way out of tight spots, extension cords, walls, furniture, and other obstacles in the room. Its compact size without any handles and dust bags enables it to operate beneath beds, chairs, and furniture.

  1. Central Vacuum Cleaners

Central vacuum cleaning systems are meant for those who can commit to installations. A dust receptacle is pre-installed on a selected location in the house such in the basement or garage. Then, channels of hose and wall outlets are run and specially installed across each room. When cleaning, the flexible hose attached to the vacuum head is simply connected to the wall outlet for that particular room, and the dust will be deposited into the dust receptacle somewhere in the house. This type of vacuum is best for people with physical limitations and respiratory conditions.


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