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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Kenmore 31150 Elite Pet Upright

The Kenmore Elite 31150 is a full sized upright vacuum cleaner that is designed to rid your home of pet hair, dust, and other microscopic allergens that can trigger asthma or allergies. It requires the use of bags but they seal up quickly upon removal and do a much better job of holding the dirt than most similar sized bagless models. It offers a good combination of affordable price, cleaning performance, and decent mobility. When you compare the Kenmore to other vacuums that cost many times more you will find that it has as much or even more ability for just about any situation you need it for. And to save your arms and back, the 31150 is self propelled so you can move along at a decent pace with little effort.

When they say that pet hair doesn’t stand a chance against this machine they really mean it. The 31150 Elite is built with an even more powerful inducer motor than their prior cleaners to provide upwards of 20% more power. This helps pull embedded dust particles from the deepest carpet fibers, leaving the floor much cleaner than before. The more dander and animal odor you can remove the fresher the air will feel, and the healthier the indoor environment will be.
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Dyson Ball Multifloor 2

The Dyson Ball Multifloor 2 is their all purpose upright vacuum that is equipped for just about any type of floor including carpet, tile, laminate, and more. It has a slimmer design than their other full sized vacuums and it is very lightweight. This makes it easy to use for extended periods, even if you have to carry it up and down the stairs. They seemingly designed this model with a goal of making it easy to maneuver around without sacrificing the power or filtration that has made their brand so popular today. The 2nd iteration of their popular “Multi-floor” has largely succeeded as it is a solid cleaner with a relatively low purchase price, at least as compared to other similar uprights.

One of the features that Dyson is known for is suction power. The Multifloor 2 comes with their Radial Root Cyclone™ technology that forces the air through specially designed channels around the center of the internal assembly. This helps separate the dust from the air so it cannot drop and clog anywhere along the way. The result is maximum suction for an extended period of time which is something that other bagless vacuum cleaners struggle with.
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Hoover Windtunnel 3 Pet Bagless Upright

The latest generation upright from Hoover is their Windtunnel 3 Pet, specifically designed to tackle the unique challenge of keeping a home with one or more pets clean. Animals shed their hair often, but their hair isn’t the only problem. Dander, or dead skin cells also flakes off their bodies and triggers indoor allergies in many people. It takes the right combination of filtration, suction power, and attachments to rid your home of these allergens and that is what this new Hoover is all about.

The suction power starts with their Windtunnel™ technology which creates 3 air channels to lift and remove deeply embedded dirt particles from high pile carpets. And their multi-cyclonic interior design solves one of the biggest problems that bagless vacuums suffer from…clogging and loss of suction power over time. The air is passed through 13 cyclones to filter out dust and other debris before it gets to the filters. This results in much less buildup inside and keeps the cleaner operating at peak performance for extended cleaning sessions.
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Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Canister

The Dyson Cinetic “Big Ball” is a revolutionary canister vacuum and represents a big step forward in their technology. Their vacuums have always been bagless which cuts down on the maintenance costs quite a bit. Replacement bags can really add up in your budget which is one of the big advantages of owning a Dyson. And up until now you would still be required to occasionally wash the HEPA and other filters to keep them operating at peak condition. This isn’t a difficult thing but it does take some time and effort, but their all new Cinetic models don’t even require this small step. You can pretty much just use it and put it away without worrying about it clogging up over time.

Another advantage to this model is it will fix itself should it topple over. As anyone who has used a canister vacuum cleaner knows they can sometimes tip over as they are pulled around corners. The low center of gravity and large Ball design allow it to easily just pick itself back up so you can continue on. It’s a really unique quality and one that other manufacturers are sure to copy in the future. Until then it is another reminder that Dyson is a company that remains deeply vested in technological improvements.
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