Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum

The Dyson 360 Eye was designed from the start to NOT be your typical robot vacuum cleaner. Just like their larger models the Eye was built on the premise that more suction power is always better. In fact, their testing showed that it had twice the suction as the other top robotic vacuums sold today when picking up dust on multiple floor types. While this might not be something you would expect from a robot it is important because you want it to be effective during use as it typically won’t be making multiple passes over the same areas unless programmed to. The Dyson engineers wanted it to be much more efficient than other similar priced brands.

It’s hard to believe but Dyson engineers actually started working on the designs for a robot cleaner in 1999. They wanted to build a machine that cleaned properly on a regular schedule with no intervention on the owner’s part. It’s pretty obvious that this is no simple feat so they put time into the effort over the years, incorporating the improvements found on their more popular vacuums into what would eventually become the Eye. Just under 300 different validation tests were run to make sure it not only picked up dirt on many different surfaces but also that it would hold up under many years of typical use. It may have taken 17 years to hit the market, but in 2016 the first Dyson robotic vacuum rolled off the assembly line.
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Hoover Fusion Pet Cordless Vacuum

The Hoover Fusion Pet is a lightweight upright vacuum cleaner with a surprising amount of built-in technology. Like other modern cordless models it has a long lasting lithium ion battery that not only holds a charge much longer than prior generation batteries but also keeps the power constant. This is important because you don’t want your vacuum to slowly lose suction and cleaning ability as the charge fades, which was a big problem in the first generation cordless vacuums.

The biggest reason you would buy the Hoover Fusion is its’ versatility. It was designed to clean just about any surface, with the exception of medium to high pile carpets which are better suited to full sized vacuum cleaners. But if you need to clean hard floors like tile, hardwood, laminate, or even area rugs then a fast charging cordless makes a lot of sense. The modern household has many different types of flooring which is why just about every major vacuum brand has at least one portable model in their lineup. Many of them also can transform from stick to handheld, with the ability to use several different cleaning attachments.
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Shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean

The IONFlex 2X from Shark is a unique vacuum in that it provides the convenience of ‘on the go’ cordless cleaning while combining that with Shark’s DuoClean technology found in other models. DuoClean is a head design that works great on fine dust as well as large debris like rocks, food chunks, and dirt without changing the head or attachment. The lightweight design of the Ion Flex means you can move it around your home without difficulty and the different configurations (more on those below) make it easy to clean just about any type of floor, furniture, or high corner. It seems like today’s vacuums are all moving towards this type of flexibility since homeowners want to spend less time cleaning, and don’t want to buy multiple cleaners. And since Shark has always been on the forefront of technological advancements it is no surprise at how capable it is.

The 2X means you get 2 lithium ion batteries as well as a charging station that plugs directly into the wall. Each battery is removable so you can charge one while you are vacuuming your home using the other. This is a huge advantage over other cordless brands that only give you a set amount of time on each charge. You essentially have unlimited time as you can keep rotating (and charging) each battery.
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Miele Scout RX1 Robotic Vacuum

The Red Scout RX1 robotic vacuum from Miele is fully updated with modern technology to help it traverse your home on autopilot cleaning your various floor surfaces. With their improved Smart Navigation system that combines various sensors and electronics it is much more precise and reliable, learning your layout much quicker than before. Testing shows an improvement of around 1/3 in terms of efficiency over prior models so it will not only do a better job picking up dirt and dust, but also work at a quicker pace. And it doesn’t matter if you have hard floors or low pile carpet, it will transition from one to the other with no problem.

Miele has long been known as one of the best brands in not only the vacuum cleaner industry but also the home appliance space. Their vacuums get top ratings for filtration, power, and durability as they are tested to last the equivalent of 20 years of typical use. While they are mostly known for their canister and upright vacuums, their latest robot vacuum has all of the technology you would expect from Miele. It hasn’t been around as long as the offerings from Roomba and other other top brands but it is just about on par with them in terms of performance. Here is a rundown of the features.
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Panasonic MC-CL945 Plush Pro Canister Vacuum

The Panasonic MC-CL945 Plush Pro is a full sized canister vacuum with a quiet yet powerful motor. You can easily carry it around the home which is important if you have multiple levels to clean and storage is easy as it has a compact design. Their Plush Pro model is the right choice for just about any carpet and it even works well on hard floors like tile, linoleum, and wood. Canister vacuums aren’t typically recommended for high pile or thick carpeting but the MC-CL945 is not your typical offering. It has several key features that make it one of the best choices.

Thick carpets are cleaned with very little effort. There are dual vents strategically placed on top of the nozzle that automatically open and close. This provides more airflow at the surface to help keep the cleaner moving and to also help agitate embedded dirt particles. Panasonic also designed their ‘Zero Turning Radius’ design that makes it easy to move the machine around your furniture or other items. Canisters can be a little tough to maneuver and they have a tendency to tip as they turn, but this Panasonic spins with little effort.
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Miele Swing H1 QuickStep Stick Vacuum

The Miele Swing H1 QuickStep is a lightweight upright stick vacuum with stylish design and surprising performance. Similar to their other larger vacuums it is built to produce strong suction via a high flow of air without the excessive noise that other brands put out. And also like their popular canister lineup the Swing H1 works just as well on hard floors like tile, laminate, and hardwood as it does on carpeting. A variety of configurations and attachments means you will have the right setup for any surface. While you won’t want to use it exclusively for large carpeted homes it is an ideal choice for smaller apartments, kitchen spaces, offices, and even campers since it is so portable.

Some of the highlights of this model include a fully sealed filtration system with optional HEPA filter, 1000 watt motor with dual speed settings, and their newly designed FiberTeQ Combination floor tool that performs well on low to medium pile carpets and smooth floors. It is easy to transition from one room to another via different floor settings and for those thicker rugs there is also an optional PowerBrush. When deep cleaning is necessary it is recommended to use spinning brushes as they will agitate embedded dust particles so they can be pulled into the machine.
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