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Canister Vacuum Reviews
Canister Vacuum Performance
Canister vacuum reviews indicate that users expect a lot from their vacuums. Cleaning ability is a must-have and comes up most frequently in reviews, and ease of use is also a top priority.
Cleaning Ability.Cleaning performance seems to be the most important factor for consumers, based on canister vacuum reviews. In a review on Amazon, a user writes of being satisfied with the suction power on the Dirt Devil 082700 but grumbles about the attachments. However, a user posting a review on Walmart says the attachments on the Dirt Devil 082700 Vision work well for task-specific cleaning, such as ceiling fans and hard-to-reach spots.
While an upright vacuum may be a better choice for tough jobs, such as high-traffic carpets, canister vacuum reviews say models like the Kenmore Magic Blue 24195 are ideal for hard surfaces and light carpet duty. Some low-cost upright vacuums also perform quite well as pet hair vacuums. The Dirt Devil 082700 Vision excels at pulling dog hair off baseboards, according to a review on Buzzillions. In a review on Epinions, a user reports successfully putting the pricier Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Canister S3765040 up against the dander and hair onslaught of two dogs and five cats -- no easy cleaning task, that's for sure.
Some cheap canister vacuums disappoint. Users on Amazon say the Bissell Zing 10M2 has adequate suction, but anyone thinking of using the vacuum for carpet should consider another model. One user also complains that only the very center of the head picks up dirt. More worrisome, though, is a review posted at Target that reports the plug catching on fire; it took the user four attempts to get in touch with Bissell, and the user opted to exchange the vacuum rather than wait months to find out whether the problem was with the vacuum or the outlet. (Despite all this, the user gave the Bissell Zing 10M2 four stars -- go figure.)
Quietest Canister Vacuums.Vacuums are inherently noisy. High-end canister models from makers such as Miele and Bosch are known to be among the quietest canister vacuums but can carry price tags of $1,200 or more. Closer to our price range, however, Electrolux has found a nifty way to insulate the sound in the Electrolux UltraSilencer Green EL6984A without skimping on performance. The result is one of the quietest canister vacuums on the low end. In canister vacuum reviews on Amazon, one user calls it silent, while another comments that it's extremely maneuverable and quiet. A cheaper canister vacuum that also stands out on this front is the Kenmore Magic Blue 24195. Several users comment on its unexpectedly quiet operation on the Sears website. Users of the Bissell Zing 10M2, on the other hand, complain in reviews on Amazon that the vacuum emits a loud, high-pitched whine.
Ease of Use.A potpourri of features helps make canister vacuums user-friendly. A change-bag indicator light, featured on the Eureka Maxima 972B, saves the bother of checking how full the bag is. Well-designed wheels enhance maneuverability, especially if they don't leave trails on the floor, says a satisfied owner of the Dirt Devil 082700 Vision in a review on Buzzillions. The bagless Dirt Devil Vision also scores points in a review on These Vacuums Suck, where a user says the dirt cup is easy to take apart and clean. A user posting a review on Amazon says the relatively small container on the Dirt Devil Vision must be emptied after each use, but the user doesn't consider that a hassle. In a review at Target, a user says the same of the Bissell Zing 10M2. Users of the Kenmore Magic Blue 24195 gripe in canister vacuum reviews on the Sears site that the bag is too small. One consumer writes on Viewpoints that bags for the Eureka Maxima 972B are inexpensive and easy to change.
Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Canister S3765040 Review
Bissell DigiPro Bagged 6900 Review
Bissell Zing Canister Vacuum 10M2 Review
Eureka Maxima 972B Review
Kenmore Magic Blue Canister Vacuum 24195 Review
Dirt Devil 082700 Vision Review
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