Hoover PowerDrive – Purpose Built Pet Vacuum

The Hoover PowerDrive is a full sized upright vacuum that is built for picking up pet hair in carpets. Even though it is bagless it comes with a fully sealed HEPA filtration system that traps and contains 99.9% of allergens down to 0.5 microns in size. This is especially important for homes with multiple pets as they tend to shed often and leave dander all over the floors. Not only do you need powerful suction (which we will cover below) but you also need to be able to keep whatever microscopic organisms you pick up safely inside the vacuum cleaner. Hoover has always been known for doing just that.
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Miele Blizzard CX1 – Full Sized Bagless Canister Vacuums

The Blizzard CX1 is a bagless canister vacuum lineup that consists of 5 different models. Miele has always been known as a company that builds high-end bagged vacuums with supreme filtration that is almost unmatched in the industry. They have many vacuums in the upright, canister, stick, and even robotic categories so the Blizzard slides into an already robust offering of canisters. This really makes sense because many homeowners don’t want the extra expense of bags so there is a need for developing bagless models but they had to perform as good as their bagged counterparts. Did Miele succeed with this?
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Dyson V10 Cyclone Vs Their V8 Cordless

Dyson has really revolutionized the cordless stick vacuum industry. Their V series models offer tremendous cleaning ability and much longer run time than homeowners were used to. This is due to the latest lithium ion battery technology powering the suction for upwards of 40 minutes at a time on their popular V8 vacuums. This was category leading and a big reason why their V6, V7, and V8 were among the best selling cord-free models you can find.

In typical Dyson fashion they decided to raise the bar even more and release a more powerful, longer running stick vacuum cleaner. The Dyson V10 Cyclone is their first lightweight cordless model that has similar power to a full sized (corded) upright but with complete portability. It is set to completely transform the way homeowners clean on a regular basis. Gone are the days when you have to rely on a big and heavy upright or canister to clean your carpets. That’s right, the V10 is not designed solely for hard floors at all. Let’s do a quick comparison in each category to see how it stacks up to the previous “king of the hill”, the V8.
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Bissell SpinWave Hard Floor Mop

The Bissell SpinWave is a fully powered mop that gets your hard floors like tile, sealed wood, and laminate clean without needing to scrub. The biggest concern homeowners have with smooth flooring is keeping it clean without damaging the surface at all. There are a lot of quality cleaners for doing this but the SpinWave stands above them in a few key areas. Saving time and energy is important for those living in a busy household and that is what this model was designed to do.

Before there were machines like the SpinWave if you wanted to get your floors looking like they were when they were first installed, you would be on your hands and knees scrubbing the surface. This was time consuming and difficult to say the least. Fortunately you don’t need to do that any more as technology has bridged the gap for you. This Bissell is a fully powered mop that has specially designed pads, spinning in such a manner as to quickly remove grime and caked on dirt from any hard floor. How does the SpinWave make it look so easy?
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Bissell PowerEdge Pet Corded Hard Floor Vacuum

The PowerEdge Pet is a lightweight stick vacuum from Bissell that is purpose built for removing all types of debris from just about any hard floor surface in your home. It is ideal for homes with one or more pets, or really any household with high traffic areas as those seem to be a magnet for filth. It is a corded model so it doesn’t have the portability that other cordless brands do, but it is lightweight and has 20 feet of cord to work with. This makes it easy to carry around from room to room, and even up multiple flights of stairs if needed.

They state that it will pick up pet hair, dust bunnies, and other debris from tight corners on your smooth floors without requiring the use of attachments. This is not an easy task but is made possible by the unique design of the vacuum head. It is shaped in a V and has what Bissell calls ‘rubber wipers’ underneath that direct larger items towards the center of the suction path. The rubber is also designed to attract fine particles along the outer edge of these arms so nothing is left behind. This shape also lets you use the PowerEdge around furniture legs and other common items that you will encounter while cleaning around your home.
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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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