Types of Vacuum Cleaners - Menu
Match Your Tasks and Cleaning Style
Which type of vacuum cleaner should you purchase? An upright or canister? A cleaner with one motor or two? This overview of the various types and how to match your tasks and cleaning styles is well worth reading.
Traditional Upright Vacuum Cleaner
The traditional upright vacuum design has been around for many years. Its unique design enables it to perform better and more efficiently than most modern uprights.
"Clean Air" Upright Vacuum Cleaner
The "clean-air" design is very common in modern uprights with on-board attachments. Learn why this newer design is so widely used and how it can produce better attachment performance.
Two-Motor Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Two heads are better than one. Learn why two motors are often better than one when used in the upright design. This article discusses the performance and versatility gained with this upright design.
Two-Motor Power Team
The two motor design really shines when it comes to canisters with power nozzles. Learn why they clean carpets so much better than canister vacuums which use only air flow and "elbow grease."
Canister Vacuum Cleaner
There is still a place for the standard canister vacuum cleaner. Do you have a good upright but need something for efficient attachment use? Compact canisters are quite popular to team with
Hand Held Vacuum Cleaner
A convenient hand vacuum might be just the thing for cleaning your stairs, upholstery or car. Roam freely with cordless ones or clean more effectively with corded ones. Learn the benefits and shortcomings of both.
Electric Broom Vacuum Cleaner
Kitchens and dining rooms experience their share of spills. Why drag out the full size vacuum when a lightweight electric broom will fill the need? Like hand held vacuums, these come in cordless and corded varieties.
Wet/Dry Utility Vacuum Cleaner
Every household should have one of these convenient utility vacuums to pick up those unexpected wet spills and some large debris. Learn how these vacuums are uniquely designed to handle these special tasks.
Central Vacuum System
Learn what makes central vacuum systems so popular in Canada and why they are gaining ground in the United States. This article also describes various designs and how they affect the system performance.
Steam (Hot Water) Extractor
When a carpet's fibers look dull, reach for a "Steam" cleaner or carpet scrubber. These are handy to have in your home for routine carpet cleaning. Learn about the various household types and their unique benefits.
Index of Related Articles:
- Be Wise when Purchasing a Vacuum Cleaner
- Types of Vacuum Cleaners - Menu (You Are Here.)
- Match Your Tasks and Cleaning Style
- Traditional Upright Vacuum Cleaner
- "Clean Air" Upright Vacuum Cleaner
- Two-Motor Upright Vacuum Cleaner
- Two-Motor Power Team
- Canister Vacuum Cleaner
- Hand Held Vacuum Cleaner
- Electric Broom Vacuum Cleaner
- Wet/Dry Utility Vacuum Cleaner
- Central Vacuum System
- Steam (Hot Water) Extractor
- Vacuum Cleaner Performance Aspects - Menu
- Vacuum Cleaner Performance Checkup
- Identifying Good Performance Factors
- Filtration Efficiency: HEPA, Micron, etc.
- Dustbag Performance and Filtration Efficiency
- Power of the Vacuum Cleaner Suction Motor
- Air Flow Through the Vacuum Cleaner System
- Cleaning Nozzle Design Considerations
- Effects of Vacuum Cleaner Brushing Action
- Loss of Vacuum Cleaner Performance
- Vacuum Cleaner System Components - Menu
- Removing Allergens from Your Home - Menu
- Specifications that can Mislead You - Menu
- Glossary of Terms
- Manufacturer Contact Information
- Visit Other Interesting Sites
Canisters & Power Teams
- Miele Complete C3
- Miele CX1 Blizzard
New Bagless Vacs
- Miele Complete C2
(S5 Style Case)
- Miele Compact C2
Revised April 2017
- Miele Compact C1
(S4 Style Case)
- Miele Classic C1
- Miele Compact C2
Retired April 2017
- Miele S2 Canisters
- Miele S5 Canisters
- Miele S4 Canisters
- Miele S500i & S600i
- Miele S300i Series
- Miele S200i Series
- Miele Complete C3
- SEBO Canisters
- Sirena Canisters
- Sanitaire Canisters
- Panasonic Canisters
- Eureka Canisters
- Hoover Canisters
Parts & Misc. Supplies
Detergents & Solutions
- Central Vac Inlets, Elbows, etc.