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Buying The Best Vacuum Cleaner For Home

Buying The Best Vacuum Cleaner For Home

What to look for when buying the best vacuum cleaner for home

I want to buy the best vacuum cleaner for my house. The one that we owned conked out some years ago and somehow we never thought of buying a new one, until now. There are a lot of questions in my mind. Should I go for a dry vacuum cleaner or a wet one? What model should I choose? And above all, what specifications should I look for while making the final buy decision. The vacuum cleaner price will be a concern, It usually is for us Indians as we want value for money. As usual, my search begins online and that is when I started to get confused. As usual, there were too many options to choose from; a popular e commerce website listed nearly 31 brands and so many models that my head starts to spin! So I decided to talk to the expert, in this case, Bharat, who is the operations manager at Broomberg, a professional cleaning company, who is an authority on all things cleaning, including vacuum cleaners.

So here is what I learnt from Bharat.

Handheld vs Heavy Duty

Several handheld or compact models were available. These are useful when one has to clean sofas or vacuum dust and dirt from a small area or when portability is necessary. These types of vacuum cleaners are pretty handy but not so useful when it comes to cleaning a house. Recommended if you are the obsessive type.

Wet vs Dry

Bharat recommended that I buy a wet vacuum cleaner as it can be used for both dry as well as wet cleaning. This is great in case you have spilled liquids on your floor or want to wet clean a carpet. This type of vacuum cleaner has a filter that should be removed when using it for wet cleaning. This is very important, your vacuum cleaner can get badly clogged if you use it on a wet floor with the filter still in place.

Vacuum cleaner power

This is the most important factor that needs to be considered while buying a vacuum cleaner online or otherwise. Motor power is measured in watts. For domestic use anything above 1200 watts is good.

Service is important

Regular servicing is very important. Look for a brand that offers good after sales support and on site servicing.

Vacuum cleaner brands

According to Bharat the best vacuum cleaners in India are manufactured by Taski, Karcher, Eureka Forbes and Black & Decker.

Disclaimer: These recommendations are based on personal preferences based on experience. We as a cleaning company are in no way endorsing these brands.

Vacuum cleaner best practices

buying the best vacuum cleaner for home

As I have already mentioned, Bharat is pretty passionate about anything related to cleaning. So passionate in fact that he also gave me some additional gyaan about best practices when using a vacuum cleaner

Check the filter regularly

Key to keeping your vacuum cleaner is good condition is to regularly clean the filter. This is what prevents dust from entering the motor.

Keep dust bags clean

Empty dust bags regularly and in case they are made of cloth, wash them as well.

Switch off for long life

Domestic vacuum cleaners do not have a heavy duty motor that tend to overheat if used continuously. It is a good idea to switch off the motor for 2 to 3 minutes after being in use for 15 – 20 min.

I hope that these recommendations and tips are useful and help you choose the best vacuum cleaner for home. In case you have something to add, do let us know and we’ll include it next time this post is updated.

Vacuum cleaner Image Credits: By Albin Olsson (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

About Ashutosh Bharadwaj

When he was a kid; Ashutosh read that the most interesting people have little or no idea about what they are going to be when they grow up. Now, inspite of being an Adult, Ashutosh is still hung up on that thought.


  1. Manali Parashari

    I really like this blog because with the help of this blog I got to know about best vacuum cleaner….

  2. Really useful and informative checklist for buying the best vacuum cleaner. True to say, I didn’t know so much about vacuum cleaner before reading this great article. Thanks a lot for sharing this. Eagerly waiting to get more from you.

  3. thanks a lot for sharing a such informative check list for buying the best vacuum cleaner.

  4. I am for not using a vacuum cleaner. Lets live natural and use brooms!

  5. Great instruction. My house turns into a big house to me now, And my kids are still too young to be aware of how messy their rooms are. I’m thinking of buying a vacuum cleaner for myself, I though the lighter a vacuum cleaner is, the better it is. But through your article, I’ve totally changed my mind. thanks a lot.

  6. Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum , this is one I’m using it now for cleaning. This dustbuster can remove any spot and find dust at the same time.

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