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Best Vacuums for Stairs

Published on October 17, 2009, by in Best.

Best vacuum for stairsFinding the best vacuums for stairs can be difficult. There are a few variables which could affect your decision on which vacuum is best for your stairs. First is whether your staircase is a hard surface or if it is carpet. Next is how many stairs you have. Some vacuum hoses or cords will not be long enough for you. There’s also the questions of how loud the machine is, how heavy it weighs & how good it is at getting into the small stair crevices. Below is a list of 4 of the best vacuums for stairs. They aren’t in any specific order – they all have their benefits, you’ll just have to pick the one that works best for your specific situation.

Dirt Devil M0105 Bagless – this handheld vacuum cleaner has one of the most powerful suctions of any handheld vacuum available. It works especially well at picking up pet hair on stairs, and works best on carpets. The cord is fairly long, but you may have to replug it in at the landing. Also, this machine is quite loud. The end of the vacuum is great for the flat part of the stairs, but you may have a harder time getting the smaller crevies.

Eureka 71B Bagless Handheld – this makes our list as one of the best vacuums for stairs because of the build quality, the suction power, its ability to pick up pet hair & the on-board tools work great for crevices. I think the biggest down-side of this vacuum is how heavy it is. It’s not bad if you don’t have a lot of stairs, but if have 2 or 3 flights of stairs – you’ll definitely get tired arms. Of course, the heaviness is mainly because it’s built of heavy quality material.

Electrolux Oxygen3 Canister vacuum – this machine is great because it works well on both hardwood & carpet stairs. It comes with a couple attachments which work great for the small crevices. It’s also not very heavy, so you can drag the canister right up the stairs with you. One problem some people have is that the hose tends to buckle. The wand could be a little less flexible as well.

Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister – this vacuum has great suction and great tools. It can get in the crevices very easily. As the name suggests, the upright is quite lightweight. The canister on the other hand, can get a little heavy for some people. It’s still a lot lighter than most competitors. One other benefit to this vacuum is that it’s a lot quiter than other models.

So, there you have it. These are some of the best vacuums for stairs, so if that is a priority in picking your next vacuum, I would give one of these a try. Good luck!

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