In this hands-on review for best vacuum cleaner in India, we test 8 of the top-selling models to recommend the best out of them.
Choosing the right vacuum cleaner is important as it ensures effective cleaning, compatibility with different surfaces and an overall user-friendly experience. For example, not all vacuum cleaners are apt for carpets and for cleaning pet hair. Some have better access underneath beds, while some struggle.
A canister vacuum cleaner offers best performance, while a cordless vacuum cleaner has best maneuverability. Similarly, a wet and dry vacuum cleaner is the most versatile, while a robot vacuum cleaner is hands-free. So, the selection you make ultimately depends on your specific requirements.
For this article, we bought some of the best vacuum cleaners for home in India and put them through numerous tests to find the one suitable for your needs. Before getting to our test process, here are our top recommendations.
Our Top Recommendations
If you are looking for a sturdy, well-built vacuum cleaner with excellent suction power, cleaning prowess, and durability, then Philips Powerpro FC9352/01 is an apt choice to consider. It works well on both hard flooring like tiles and wood and on carpets. The vacuum cleaner can effectively remove all types of debris like pet hair, sand, dust, etc. Accessories like round brush and crevice tool are attached on to the vacuum cleaner. So, it is always within access. The dust bowl is large and easy to clean. But the vacuum cleaner is noisy. Also, as it consumes 1900 watts of power, it uses a 16A plug, which makes it inaccessible to many homes. Even so, considering its top-notch performance, we recommend Philips Powerpro as the best vacuum cleaner for home in India.
Yet another option with good suction power and a durable design similar to Philips Powerpro is AmazonBasics Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner. It is less expensive and less noisy. One of its major advantages is that it comes with variable suction power, which makes it easier to clean keyboards, curtains and other delicate surfaces. The drawbacks are that it isn’t really effective on pet hair and carpets. It can be considered best budget-friendly vacuum cleaner for home in India.
If a wet and dry vacuum cleaner is what you have in mind, Agaro Ace 1600 Watts Vacuum Cleaner is a good choice. It comes with sufficient accessories and a separate floor brush for wet vacuuming. It is quite powerful and extremely good at cleaning different types of dirt and debris. The price too is moderate. But, Agaro Ace too is very noisy.
Table of Contents
- Our Top Recommendations
- Which Are The Best Vacuum Cleaners In India?
- How We Tested?
- Best Vacuum Cleaners In India
- Philips PowerPro FC9352/01 Vacuum Cleaner
- AmazonBasics Cylinder Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
- Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX Vacuum Cleaner
- Inalsa Spruce Vacuum Cleaner
- Eureka Forbes Supervac 1600 Watts Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
- Agaro Ace 1600 Watts Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner
- Black+Decker WDBD15 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner
- Inalsa Dura Clean Plus 2-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner
- How To Choose A Vacuum Cleaner?
- Price Comparison Of Vacuum Cleaners
- How To Use A Vacuum Cleaner?
- How To Maintain Your Vacuum Cleaner?
- Vacuum Cleaner FAQs
Which Are The Best Vacuum Cleaners In India?
|Philips Powerpro FC9352/01
|Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX
|Eureka Forbes SuperVac
|Agaro Ace Wet and Dry
|Inalsa Dura Clean Plus
How We Tested?
We checked sites like CNET and Wirecutter to understand the parameters generally used for testing vacuum cleaners. Then, we modified some of them to suit Indian circumstances. To simulate smaller debris, we used sand and for larger debris, we used rice.
As many people with pets use vacuum cleaners, we got pet hair from a local pet groomer and used it for our tests. We spread a particular quantity of all these and spread them on tiles, wooden floor, low pile carpets and upholstery. Then, we passed the vacuum cleaner once over this debris and measured the quantity suctioned and what was left behind. This helped us make an objective analysis of the suction capacity of various models. We also measured the noise from near the vacuum cleaner and about 10 feet away to get a proper understanding of how the household would feel when the vacuum cleaner is running.
Then, we use the vacuum cleaner for several days in a regular 1200 sq. ft apartment where two small kids live. This means there is no dearth of mess, dirt, and dust on the floor. Using it in an apartment also gives a good idea about the ease of use, maneuverability, ease of cleaning the dust bowl, and other aspects. This along with the objective tests give a good idea about the performance of the vacuum cleaner. Keeping these aspects in mind, here are our top picks of vacuum cleaners in India.
Best Vacuum Cleaners In India
Philips PowerPro FC9352/01 Vacuum Cleaner
|Excellent suction performance for removing dust, small debris and pet hair.
|Well-designed providing easy access to the accessories.
|Cleans edges effectively.
|Doesn’t clean a pile of large debris effectively.
|16A plug makes it inaccessible for some people. Philips could have optimized power consumption to make it apt for 6A.
With sturdy built quality and excellent suction power, Philips PowerPro FC9352/01 is one of the best vacuum cleaners in India.
One of the main advantages of this vacuum cleaner is that the crevice tool and the round brush are attached as part of the vacuum cleaner. So, it is always within reach when you want to use them.
In addition to the regular floor brush, the vacuum cleaner has a turbo roller brush too, which is effective at removing dirt and debris from carpets and for pet hair.
It works efficiently on carpets, wooden flooring and hard floorings like tiles, marble and granite. The vacuum cleaner works efficiently to remove fine dust, sand and other smaller debris. It works adequately on large debris and pet hair too. But sometimes, the vacuum cleaner tends to push away pile of large debris instead of suctioning it. You can overcome this by lifting and placing the floor brush on the debris- a minor inconvenience, but effective.
Comparatively, the vacuum cleaner is heavier than other options we have tried. But, the large wheels and 6 metre long cord makes it easy to maneuver. The wand made of steel is extendible, which makes it easy to reach the ceiling and underneath the bed. But, it is heavy and your hands may ache within a short while when cleaning the ceiling.
Being a bagless vacuum cleaner, you can easily eject the debris from the dust bowl and even wash it with water. The filter too can be cleaned this way. But, just that it needs to be dried before use again.
One of the main disadvantages we felt was that the vacuum cleaner uses a 16A plug as it consumes 1900 watts of power. This not only makes it noisy, but also makes it difficult to use in many homes where 16A plug points are not available throughout the house.
The vacuum cleaner makes around 80-85 dB noise, which makes it one of the noisier options on the list.
Despite the flaws, the excellent suction power, cleaning prowess and built quality makes it one of the best vacuum cleaner for home in India.
AmazonBasics Cylinder Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
|Variable suction capacity makes it easier to use on delicate surfaces.
|Integrated accessories holder ensures easy and quick access to all accessories.
|Effective on different hard floorings.
|Difficult to drag the floor brush at its maximum suction capacity.
|Not effective for pet hair.
If Philips Powerpro seems too expensive for you, then AmazonBasics Cylinder Bagless Vacuum Cleaner is a comparatively inexpensive option worth considering. Both these vacuum cleaners have many features in common.
Just like Philips, AmazonBasics too is a bagless vacuum cleaner. Here, there are opening from two sides, which makes it far more easier to clean. Then, the accessories can be fixed to a holder and then hung on the stainless steel wand, which makes it easy to access. Further, it too has a stainless steel extendible wand to easily reach ceiling.
There are many points of differences between the two brands too. First of all, AmazonBasics vacuum cleaner comes with variable suction capacity. So, you can adjust the suction depending on the level of dirt and type of surface. When the dirt is less or when you need to clean curtains, keyboard or any such delicate surface, you can set the suction to a low level. Secondly, its noise level is much lower than Philips, measuring just about 77dB. Further, while Philips comes with a turbo floor brush, you get a brush dedicated for wooden flooring. Comparatively, AmazonBasics is lightweight than Philips too. But, the cord measures just 5 metres in length.
Coming to performance, AmazonBasics isn’t as effective as Philips PowerPro. It is excellent on hard flooring, but not the best on carpets. It works effectively to remove dust and small debris, but isn’t the best for cleaning pet hair. Both the vacuum cleaners clean edges and corners of the room properly. We find it excellent and easy to use on a day-to-day basis.
Yet another noticeable flaw is that when you set the suction higher than 75% of its maximum capacity, it becomes difficult to move the floor brush of the vacuum cleaner. The vacuum created becomes so strong that you have to exert force to push the floor head.
Overall, being more compact and budget-friendly, AmazonBasics is an excellent option for those who want a less noisy, inexpensive and durable vacuum cleaner for hard floors.
Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX Vacuum Cleaner
|Fairly good suction capacity.
|Compact and light-weight.
|Built quality isn’t the best.
|Not effective for pet hair.
Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX is one of the best-selling vacuum cleaners in India. It is pretty lightweight and compact compared to the previous options. While the previous options are bagless, Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX is a bagged vacuum cleaner. Fortunately, you get 3 extra bags with the vacuum cleaner.
The accessories you get along are an upholstery brush and a crevice tool. But unlike the previous options, they are not integrated. So, you need to store them in the drawer and take them as and when you need them, which is not really convenient. Further, the built quality of the hose and the body isn’t the best too. Around 2.5% of users who reviewed on Amazon stated that their vacuum cleaner stopped working around past a year.
Talking about performance, the vacuum cleaner offers excellent suction and dirt removal on hard floors. It can clean dust and debris effectively. But, it is not very effective on pet hair and on carpets. Even the edges of rooms are not cleaned effectively. You will have to pass the floor brush repeatedly over the same place to clean edges thoroughly. Also, its cord measures just 3 metres, which is insufficient.
The vacuum cleaner is moderately noisy measuring about 82 dB.
Also, the dust collected in the bag tends to leak inside the chamber. So, cleaning up isn’t the easiest. However, as the body has filter, this dust doesn’t escape back into the room.
Despite the flaws, if you are looking for a budget-friendly vacuum cleaner for hard flooring like tiles, granite and marble and if you don’t have a pet, Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX will be an apt choice to consider.
Inalsa Spruce Vacuum Cleaner
|Good suction power
|Cleans dust, sand and other small debris effectively.
|Not effective for pet hair and larger debris.
|The wand is not long enough to reach ceiling.
Inalsa Spruce is pretty similar to Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX. Aesthetically, they are both pretty much the same. They both have the same power consumption of 1200 watts. Even performance wise, they are pretty much similar. They work well on hard floor and small debris. But, is not the best on carpets and for cleaning pet hair. However, its cord is longer measuring around 4 metres.
The main point of differentiation is that Inalsa Spruce comes with a blower attachment. This attachment needs to be fixed in the filter slot in the vacuum cleaner’s body to convert it into a blower. It works effectively for a while. But, the manufacturer suggests not using it for a long time as it could overheat the appliance.
The other accessories, ie, the upholstery brush and the crevice tool are effective. But, the crevice tool is foldable by design. The edges have bristles when opened. Unfortunately, it keeps collapsing and closing when you brush it against different surfaces. This makes it not so easy to use.
A major disadvantage we found with Inalsa Spruce is that its wand and hose together measures about 225cm. This isn’t enough to reach the ceiling. So you won’t be able to properly clean the cobwebs on the ceiling with this vacuum cleaner.
Despite these flaws, the budget-friendly price, blower function and adequate performance on hard flooring makes it a good choice to consider.
Eureka Forbes Supervac 1600 Watts Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
|Excellent performance on hard flooring
|Ease to use and maneuver, thanks to lightweight floor brush and tube.
|Accessories can be attached to the vacuum cleaner’s tube for easy access.
|Not ideal for carpets.
|Cannot reach ceiling as the wand( tube) is not extendible.
Priced at around Rs. 6000, Eureka Forbes Supervac is a bagless vacuum cleaner that lies between AmazonBasics and Philips Powerpro in terms of performance and price.
The vacuum cleaner is bagless and has HEPA filter that prevents dust from entering back into the room. It consumes 1600 watts of power and has a 6A plug. A distinguishing feature is that just like AmazonBasics Cylinder, the suction power is adjustable.
The large wheels, lightweight wand and 5.15 metre long power cord makes it fairly easy to maneuver and user-friendly too.
Coming to the performance, the vacuum cleaner works perfectly on tiles and other hard floors. Be it sand, larger debris or even pet hair, the vacuum cleaner removes it all without pushing it away. But, sometimes it is difficult to push the vacuum cleaner on carpets and rugs. So, you have to put the suction power at 50-75% It removes 80-85% sand, 95% of pet hair and just 70-75% of large debris on first pass. Comparatively, Philips Powerpro does a better job as it has a roller brush specifically designed for carpets and rugs.
When you compare it with AmazonBasics Cylinder, you find it is easier to move Supervac’s floor brush. In AmazonBasics, the vacuum created between the floor brush and floor is too strong that you sometimes struggle to push it around. While AmazonBasics come with a dedicated floor brush for wooden floor, you don’t get them with Supervac. But then, both cleans wooden floor effortlessly that it doesn’t make a huge difference. You get the same accessories in both options- a crevice tool, furniture brush and a round brush.
If you can splurge a bit, we would highly recommend Supervac over AmazonBasics Cylinder as it is easier to use, making it one of the best vacuum cleaner for home in India.
Agaro Ace 1600 Watts Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner
|Excellent suction power
|Easy to maneuver
|Fairly easy to use
|Dust escapes from the cloth bag when cleaning the dust barrel.
|Sometimes larger debris gets stuck inside the floor brush
Agaro Ace 1600 Watts Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner has a sturdy built quality and excellent suction power. It has a 21 litre dust barrel which has a cloth bag on top to prevent dust from escaping back into the room. When wet vacuuming, you need to remove this cloth bag and use a squeegee floor brush that comes with the vacuum cleaner.
The power cord is about 5 metre long. But like most other wet and dry vacuum cleaners, it is not retractable. The stainless steel wand is extendible. Along with the hose it is around 240-270 cm long. This is enough to reach the ceiling.
The accessories you get along are a round brush with bristles for upholstery, crevice tool, squeegee brush for wet vacuuming and a floor brush for dry vacuuming.
The vacuum cleaner works effectively to remove sand, dust, and other debris from different types of flooring. It is effective on both hard flooring and carpets. Even pet hair can be removed with a few passes. However, it does have a tendency to push larger debris instead of suctioning them up. The round brush and crevice tools are helpful in cleaning upholstery, window sills etc.
It can clear wet spills easily provided it is very thin and fluid. If you try cleaning viscose spills like sauces, jam or honey, large smudges are left behind on the floor even after several passes.
One of the main disadvantages of the vacuum cleaner is that it is extremely noisy, making about 96dB of noise. Also, it isn’t really easy to clean the dust barrel. A lot of dust gets accumulated behind the cloth bag. And this spills back to the floor when you try cleaning the cloth bag. Further, you should dry all the parts after wet vacuuming. Else, the steel drum may rust and other parts may be susceptible to mold.
Despite the flaws, it is one of the best mid-segment wet and dry vacuum cleaners you could opt for.
Black+Decker WDBD15 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner
|Lightweight and easy to use
|Fairly good suction power
|Wet vacuuming is not effective enough
|Slightly shorter cord length
|Cannot reach the ceiling with the wand
Black+Decker WDBD15 is yet another option that comes at a similar price range. The vacuum cleaner has a slightly lower suction power of 16 KPa, while the former option from Agaro has 21 KPa. But this doesn’t affect its performance. We will get into its details soon.
The vacuum cleaner comes with 2 accessories- an upholstery brush and a crevice tool. Comparatively, it has a slightly smaller power cord that is 4.6 metres long. Its body and accessories are made of strong and durable plastic. So, unlike Agaro, you needn’t worry about steel rusting.
The vacuum cleaner comes with a separate dust bag for dry vacuuming. When wet vacuuming, you need to remove this dust bag and the HEPA filter. Else, they will get drenched and become prone to mold.
Yet another advantage of this model is that it has a water outlet at the bottom of the dust barrel, which makes it easier to clean.
Coming to the cleaning performance, the vacuum cleaner is fairly effective at cleaning sand, dust and other smaller debris from hard flooring and carpets. It can clean up larger debris like rice too. But sometimes struggles to catch paper bits and large piles of dirt. Pet hair can be cleaned completely with a few passes. It is also quite effective at cleaning the edges and corners of the room.
Though it has a slightly lower suction capacity, it doesn’t really affect its performance too much. In fact, it has an advantage as the excessive suction makes it difficult to drag the floor brush on the floor.
But, unlike Agaro Ace, you don’t get a separate floor brush for wet vacuuming. This reduces its effectiveness. Like Agaro, you can clean up water spills. But thicker fluids leave dirty smudges on the floor. Also, cleaning the floor brush after wet vacuuming is a hassle.
Talking about the noise levels, it makes around 90dB of noise. Though lesser than Agaro Ace, it isn’t that pleasant either. Yet another disadvantage is its smaller wand which cannot reach the ceiling.
Though there are flaws, compared to Agaro, its dust barrel requires slightly lesser maintenance. Also, it is fairly effective at cleaning, making it a good option to consider.
Inalsa Dura Clean Plus 2-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner
As the name suggests, the vacuum cleaner can be converted into a hand held vacuum cleaner for cleaning upholstery, window sills, cars etc, and as an upright vacuum cleaner for your floor. It uses 800 watts of power and has a suction power of 16KPA.
First of all, we tried using it as an upright vacuum cleaner. Despite the budget-friendly price, its performance was promising. The vacuum cleaner was able to completely remove sand, rice, cocopeat and pet hair from tiles and wooden floor. On carpets, it cleaned about 90% of sand and 80% of pet hair on the first pass. With a few subsequent passes, the vacuum cleaner was cleaned to satisfaction. The best part was that it was easy to maneuver the vacuum cleaner on carpets too. Usually, the carpet kind of gets stuck on the floor brush due to high suction. But that was not the case.
That being said, you cannot use this as a regular vacuum cleaner for deep cleaning your home because of its extremely limited run-time. The manufacturers state that the vacuum cleaner should be run for just 12 minutes at a stretch, after which it needs to be given 3 minutes of rest. So, you can use it for stairs, studio or a small office room and not for elaborate clean up.
The vacuum cleaner comes with a 5 metre long power cord. This is usually enough given its limited functionality. The noise level of the vacuum cleaner is moderate. It makes a muffled noise and though it measures about 88-90 dB from near, it drops down to about 75-77dB at a 10 feet distance. So, the noise won’t bother you too much when it is used in another room.
The flexible hose makes it easy to reach nook and corners of room, cupboard and cars as a hand-held vacuum cleaner. It comes with 2 attachments- a round brush and a crevice tool, which makes it easy to use on a wide variety of surfaces.
Coming to the built quality, its just average with the the lock and dust bowl made of poor quality plastic. Even the accessories are just about average.
Overall, it is a budget-friendly option with excellent maneuverability and performance that make it an apt choice for limited spaces.
How To Choose A Vacuum Cleaner?
Type of Vacuum Cleaner
First and foremost aspect you need to decide when choosing a vacuum cleaner is the type of vacuum cleaner you need.
A canister vacuum cleaner is large and bulky. But they are versatile with a lot of accessories, very powerful and the dust bowl is large. Also, they are noisy and compared to cordless vacuums, difficult to maneuver.
A wet and dry vacuum cleaner, as the name suggests, can removes both dry and wet waste. They have large dust barrel with 10-30 litre capacity, making them ideal for large houses and even commercial establishments. But, they need proper maintenance, especially after using it for wet vacuuming. You need to ensure the parts are kept dry. Else, they may be prone to mold. Also, they are loud and difficult to maneuver like canister vacuum cleaners. Most options do not have retractable cord either. So, you have to hang it on the vacuum cleaner body.
Cordless vacuum cleaners are easy to maneuver and comparatively silent. But, they are not as powerful as canister vacuum cleaners. Their dust bowl need to be emptied every other day. Also, unless you splurge on options like Dyson, the battery life may be subpar.
Robotic vacuum cleaners are extremely easy to use and hands-free. But, be ready to spend a pretty penny. Inexpensive ones do not have mapping capacity. They just move all over the space and clean. But, ones with mapping capacity ensures better coverage without missing any area. However, most options with mopping feature do not work optimally. So, it is better to opt for ones with just dry vacuuming feature.
Considering that most people opt for canister and wet and dry vacuum cleaners, we have limited to them in this article.
Cleaning capacity is obviously the most important aspect to consider when buying a vacuum cleaner. However, this isn’t something you can understand from the specifications. Rather, you have to test and find it out. From testing several vacuum cleaners we find having the highest suction power doesn’t really mean the best cleaning performance. Because when suction is excessively high, like what you find at the maximum setting of Amazon Basics, it becomes difficult to drag the floor brush. Also, sometimes the floor brush pushes away the debris instead of suctioning them up. So, floor brush design is a pretty important aspect that defines cleaning efficiency.
Type of Flooring
If your home has just tiles, then you are in for luck as most vacuum cleaners do a decent job on them. Of course, some options offer better performance than others and we talk about them in the detailed review. But, if you have carpets, you need a superior vacuum cleaner with roller brush and strong suction power. Similarly, some vacuum cleaners come with dedicated floor brush for delicate hard wood floors.
The next important aspect is maneuverability. This is especially important for canister and wet and dry vacuum cleaners as you have to tug along the bulky body. Ideally, it shouldn’t weigh too much and should have large wheels that make it easy to move. Equally important is having long cords. It should be at least 5 metres long so that you don’t have to constantly change plug points while vacuuming.
If you use your vacuum cleaner for just floors, you are grossly underutilizing it. A vacuum cleaner can be used to clean cobwebs from the wall and ceiling; for cleaning upholstery and curtains; shelves in the cupboards; keyboard and so on. But, it is important to have the right accessories for them. Most options come with a crevice tool and a round brush. Additional accessories you get are furniture brush, pet hair tool, extendible wand and hose; wet vacuuming brush with wet-and-dry vacuum cleaners; wooden floor brush; roller brush for carpets and so on. Hence, it is important that you choose vacuum cleaners with accessories necessary for your specific requirements.
Noise level is an important consideration if you have pets, small kids or if you are particularly sensitive to sound.
Canister and wet-and-dry vacuum cleaners are generally noisy. But they offer superior cleaning performance. Certain options come with variable suction power and are less noisy. While most vacuum cleaners make around 80-90+ dB noise, vacuum cleaners with variable suction power usually make just 70-80dB noise. And if you are particularly sensitive to noise, opt for cordless vacuum cleaners.
Vacuum cleaners require regular maintenance. The dust bowl should be cleaned after every 3-4 uses. You should periodically clean the filters too. In terms of maintenance, it’s important to note that bagged vacuum cleaners generally require more prompt attention compared to bagless ones.
Bagless vacuum cleaners are generally easier to clean and have larger capacity. As the dust bowl is transparent, there is always a visual reminder to clean it. Bagged vacuum cleaners have smaller capacity and its performance gets affected drastically if you don’t clean the bag. In fact, it is highly advisable that you clean them after every use.
By comparison, wet and dry vacuum cleaners require less maintenance if you use them for just dry-vacuuming. As they have large dust containers with 10-30 litre capacity, you can use it for weeks before discarding the dust and debris. However, wet and dry vacuum cleaners should be cleaned thoroughly after wet vacuuming. Else, steel may rust and plastic may become prone to mold growth.
Effective filtration system prevents dust captured in the dust bowl from re-entering the room. Look for HEPA filtration system, which ensures better filtration. They capture even minute dust particles larger than 0.3 microns, ensuring better air quality.
Price Comparison Of Vacuum Cleaners
One common question that often arises when purchasing a vacuum cleaner is the distinction between a cheap and an expensive vacuum cleaner. Here is our comparison of budget-friendly and expensive canister vacuum cleaners-
In our experience, we have found that cheap vacuum cleaners have poor built quality. The wand and other accessories are made of poor quality plastic. The wand is mostly not extendible. So, you cannot use them to clean ceilings. Further, most cheap vacuum cleaners come with bag which you may have to replace after a while. We have also noticed that dust escapes from the bag into the chamber, which makes it difficult to clean. They have poor filtration system too. Cheaper vacuum cleaners often have short power cords too, reducing their user-friendliness. If you are looking for a vacuum cleaner to last for just 2-3 years or less, a cheaper option would serve you well.
Expensive vacuum cleaners have excellent built quality and are durable for 5-7 years or more depending on how well you maintain them. They are mostly bagless, which means you don’t have to spend on spares. Moreover, bagless vacuum cleaners are easier to clean and better for those with dust allergy. These vacuum cleaners have better suction power and work efficiently on carpets and hard floors. Further, they have enough accessories to clean different surfaces. With long power cord and large wheels, they are easier to maneuver. More importantly, expensive vacuum cleaners are equipped with HEPA filters that prevent dust and other minute particles from entering back into the room.
How To Use A Vacuum Cleaner?
- First of all, prepare the area by keeping away toys and any large debris that cannot be suctioned with a vacuum cleaner.
- Fix the right attachment on to the hose. If you are cleaning the floor, use the floor brush designated for the purpose. Carpets similarly have different floor brush, so does wooden floor. Upholstery, shelves, nets etc require different accessories that come with the vacuum cleaner.
- Inspect the vacuum cleaner to ensure the dust bag, filter, attachments etc are properly secured.
- Then, stretch the power cord and plug it to a centrally located plug point in case you are using a canister or wet-and-dry vacuum cleaner.
- Drag the floor brush up and down the floor cleaning a section at a time. Remember to clean the edges and corner of the room thoroughly. For carpets, you may have to pass the floor brush repeatedly over the same area for thorough cleaning. If there are larger debris that doesn’t get suctioned, lift and place the floor brush on top of the debris to remove it.
- To clean nets and shelves, use round brush which comes with bristles. Upholstery attachments are for curtains and sofas, while crevice tools are for window sills and edges of wardrobes.
- After cleaning, remove the dust bag/bowl and discard the debris. It is highly recommended that you clean the dust bowl after every use for better hygiene. If not, at least clean it after every 2-3 use. Else, the suction power may suffer.
- Retract the cord, hang the hose+wand on the body and keep the vacuum cleaner in a corner of the room.
How To Maintain Your Vacuum Cleaner?
- Ideally, clean your vacuum cleaner thoroughly once a month for improved performance and durability.
- Get rid of debris in dust bag/bowl and wash it thoroughly. Remember to remove the filter too and wash it gently in soapy water. Avoid washing machine or using scrubs as it may damage the fibres in the filter.
- Using a small scissors, remove any fur or hair that may have been entangled in the floor brush bristles or roller brush.
- Vacuum cleaners have a washable filter on the air outlet. Remove and clean it thoroughly in soapy water. Dry it completely before putting it back in the vacuum cleaner.
- In case you have a wet-and-dry vacuum cleaner, use health faucet in the bathroom to clean the hose. Ideally, clean the hose and dust barrel every time you use it for wet vacuuming.
- Wipe the exteriors with a plain cloth to remove any dust or smudges. If required, use a mild cleaning solution or glass cleaner. Use damp cloth, but never wet ones to clean the exteriors.
Vacuum Cleaner FAQs
If you are looking for a versatile, durable vacuum cleaner, then Philips Powerpro is among the best option suitable for all types of floors. But, it is a tad expensive. A more budget-friendly option would be AmazonBasics Cylinder Bagless Vacuum cleaner, which is a good option provided you don’t have pets and use them on hard floors alone.
From our observation, suction power is not the sole factor that decides the efficiency of a vacuum cleaner. Rather, it is the design of the floor brush. If suction power is too high, it would create a strong vacuum that makes it difficult to move the floor brush on the floor.
The most important aspects to look for when choosing a vacuum cleaner is design, cleaning efficiency, maneuverability, ease of cleaning dust bag/bowl, cord length and suitability for different types of surfaces in your home.
AmazonBasics Cylinder is the best vacuum cleaner under Rs. 5000 that we recommend. With variable suction, low noise, dedicated floor brush for wooden flooring and several other accessories, it is an excellent budget-friendly option to consider.
Most vacuum cleaners come with an effective filtration system that prevents dust from entering back into the room. However, it doesn’t clean the air. Rather, it cleans various surfaces and prevents dust from those surfaces contaminating the air. A vacuum cleaner cannot clean the impurities already present in the air. For that, you need an air purifier. That being said, a good vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter prevents settled dust which vacuum cleaner captures from entering back into the room. Something which cheaper vacuum cleaners fail to do.
Vacuum cleaners are generally safe, as long as you follow the instructions in the manual.
Canister vacuum cleaners are the most common type of vacuum cleaner used in India. Other types are wet-and-dry vacuum cleaners, cordless vacuum cleaners, upright vacuum cleaners and robotic vacuum cleaners.