Shark SharkFLEX DuoClean Lightweight Vacuum

The Shark SharkFLEX™ (HV391 model) is a very powerful and lightweight vacuum cleaner designed for cleaning the modern home. Today’s homes have a variety of floors as well as other surfaces like sofas, chairs, and window coverings that all collect dust. Plus many families have pets which tend to shed their hair and dander all over the house. This presents a problem that vacuums of a few years ago were not equipped to deal with. These traditional cleaners were large and clunky making them difficult to move into tight spaces. This is where an innovative company like Shark can really shine.

The SharkFLEX operates in a variety of modes to handle these various surfaces. You can use it in standard upright mode for larger, more open areas with either carpets or hard floors. Handheld mode is perfect for quick messes or tight spaces where you just cannot fit a large vacuum head into. Take the Shark into your car as well, giving you the ability to keep the interior free from dirt and dust on a regular basis. The unique MultiFLEX technology lets you bend the wand at an angle so you can slide the cleaning head under items that you previously could not. This feature alone provides a degree of cleaning that no other brand can boast but there is much more.
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Is The Bissell Symphony All-In-One The Best Choice?

The ‘All In One’ Symphony is a uniquely designed cleaner from Bissell that makes cleaning your hard floors a lot easier than before. It is currently the only machine that will first vacuum the floor and then steam it at the same time, with no extra effort on your part. It’s a big time saver over the traditional method of using a broom and mop. Plus there are no harsh chemicals to dull the finish of your hardwood or tile, only steam from the water will touch the surface. Bissell isn’t really a company that is known for innovation in the industry but the Symphony is changing that perception for sure.

You can actually use it 3 different ways which make it quite versatile. It can be used as a vacuum alone, a steam cleaner, or like mentioned above it can be used as both at the same time. This is a nice feature since there will be times when you just want to hit the floors for a quick shine, or to remove some grime that is spread on. And likewise you might have a small spill that is much more convenient to power the vacuum through instead of getting a broom out of the closet. Once you get used to the different ways to effectively use it you will appreciate this feature more than others.
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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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