Dirt Devil Vision Canister

Dirt Devil Vision CanisterThe Dirt Devil Vision Canister vacuum is a bagless model with a pretty stylish red and silver exterior. This model is also designed specifically with pet owners in mind. In this review of the Dirt Devil Vision Canister vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth buying. You can currently get this unit for around $125. Here’s a rundown of the features you’ll find on-board this model: a 6 ft stretch hose, auto cord rewind, HEPA filter, a turbo brush carpet nozzle, crevice tool, dusting brush, upholstery brush, aluminum wand, 20 ft power cord, and variable speed controls. The non-marring wheels on this vacuum are pretty neat, and it’s easy to push around as well because it’s fairly lightweight.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dirt Devil Vision Canister vacuum. One thing that’s pretty annoying about this model is that the filters are pretty expensive and harder to find. I also don’t like how short the power cord is. The 6 ft stretch hose helps with the reach, but you still have to plug it in multiple times for larger rooms. I don’t really care for the carpet pet hair attachment that comes with it. I think this model does much better on bare floors than on carpet – especially trying to get hair that is embedded deep into the carpets. Last issue I have with the Dirt Devil Vision Canister vacuum cleaner is that some parts seem to be made of pretty cheap plastic. Other than those couple issues, this unit is quite a little workhorse. For its price range, there really aren’t many models that are much better than this one. Overall, I’m giving this model a 4 / 5 star rating.

Eureka ReadyForce – The Slim Canister

Eureka ReadyForceThe Eureka ReadyForce vacuum is a canister model with a slim, yet attractive red exterior. Currently, you can buy it for around $60, which isn’t a bad deal. In my review of the Eureka ReadyForce, I’ll go over this unit’s positive and negative aspects, then decide if it’s worth buying. As you can imagine, this cheaper model does not have a lot of extra features on board. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect when you buy this unit: automatic cord rewind, allergen filter, suction control switch, crevice tool, dusting brush, upholstery nozzle, and it also comes with a spare bag. At 16 lbs, this canister vacuum isn’t super light – but it’s definitely lighter than most of the competition.

Alright, now we’ll move onto the negative aspects of the Eureka ReadyForce vacuum. One thing that I’m a little leery about is the cheap plastic exterior. It’s something I would expect on a cheaper unit, so it’s not such a huge deal – plus, I haven’t come across anyone that says it broke. The 16 ft power cord is just a little too short for my liking as well. A couple other things I wish this model had: edge cleaners, adjustable handle, and a better filter. For what it is, the Eureka ReadyForce is a wonderful little vacuum cleaner. In fact, at this price level you’ll be hard pressed to find a better canister model out there. It does a wonderful job at what it was designed to do, and because of that I’m giving it a 4.5 / 5 star rating.

Dirt Devil Jaguar Power Pak

Dirt Devil Jaguar Power PakThe Dirt Devil Jaguar Power Pak is a canister model with specially designed Motor-guard technology and a 12 amp motor, to give it some extra power. In this review of the Dirt Devil Jaguar Power Pak vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s positive and negative aspects, then decide if it’s worth buying. Currently, you can buy this model for around $180 – which is probably on the expensive side for what it is. Here’s a rundown of the features found on it: automatic cord rewind, HEPA filter, bag indicator light, variable speed controls, motorized brush roll with on and off switch, Motor-guard technology, 12 amp motor, crevice tool, dusting brush, swivel casters, upholstery brush, and an 18 ft power cord. This vacuum actually has a decent amount of useful features. The styling isn’t the most attractive, but you can’t go too wrong with an all-black exterior.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dirt Devil Jaguar Power Pak. First off, the power cord is entirely too short. I know the hose and wand help lengthen the reach, but it’s still not that great. A couple users have had problems with the head of this model getting clogged up, and the brush roll not functioning properly. I would say these issues are probably more of a fluke than anything – but, still something to think about. Another thing you have to worry about is trying to suck up a lot of pet hair. This model tends to get clogged up pretty easily, especially if you have large amounts of fur. Lastly, I think the Dirt Devil Jaguar Power Pak vacuum cleaner feels a little bulky, and the styling is a little out-dated. Overall, I’m not quite sure what to make of this model. It has some great features, and does a fine job of cleaning up the house – but, then there are some issues with it as well. I’m giving this unit a 3.7 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC23 Animal – Pet Owners Dream

Dyson DC23 AnimalThe Dyson DC23 Animal vacuum is a canister model, which is made specifically for pet owners. The super compact size makes this model very easy to store. In my review of the Dyson DC23 Animal, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the $500 price tag. Since this unit is so small, it can feel a little awkward handing over this much cash – so we’ll dig a little deeper and see why someone would want to pay so much for such a small canister model. For one thing, this manufacturer has perfected the art of making their units look sleek and stylish. As far as features go, here’s what you can expect with this model: HEPA filter, telescoping wand, a 21.67 ft power cord, pet hair power brush, 12 amp motor, mini turbine head, crevice tool, lifetime filter, retractable cord, brush tool, stair tool, brush on and off switch, and non-stop suction. It’s also a huge bonus that this vacuum comes with a 5 year parts and labor warranty.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC23 Animal vacuum. One thing that I’ve noticed about this model is that it can be rather noisy. It’s not extremely noisy, but just enough to be able to hear it throughout the house. I also wish the wand extension was a little longer. Sometimes you find yourself bending over a little too often. Lastly, I wish the head picked up better along the edges. You especially notice this problem on bare floors. Overall, the Dyson DC23 Animal is a very nice little vacuum cleaner. It does have a couple issues, but that’s to be expected. I’m giving this model a 4.2 / 5 star rating.

Electrolux EL6988E – Oxygen Canister

Electrolux EL6988EThe Electrolux EL6988E is a canister model, also known as the Oxygen. You can currently get it for around $300, so it’s definitely on the higher end. In this review of the Electrolux EL6988E vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this canister model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth spending the extra money. As far as looks go, I think this unit is beautiful. They did a wonderful job at making it attractive – both in design and color combination. Here’s quick rundown of features found on this model: a telescoping wand with three attachments, HEPA filter, headlight, 3 floor height adjustments, retractable cord, V belt technology, fingertip controls, electronic dust bag indicator, and it weighs just 13 lbs. Another nice thing about this vacuum is that there’s a separate motor on the power head system, which gives it a lot of extra power. This is especially useful for deep cleaning carpets. The HEPA filter works great – which I guess is the reason behind the naming of this model.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Electrolux EL6988E vacuum. A couple things I notice right off the bat – I wish the bag was larger and that the cord was longer. Along with the bag being small, you have to buy them at a pretty regular pace, which can end up being a good deal of money. Another thing is that a few of the parts seem a little sub-par, which is often the trade-off for a lighter model. Lastly, the head is just a little too big to get under some couches, etc. Overall, I think the Electrolux EL6988E vacuum cleaner does a spectacular job at what it’s designed to do. There are just a couple flaws I wish the company would address, but this is the case with almost any unit. I’m giving this model a 4 / 5 star rating.

Hoover Elite Cyclonic

Hoover Elite CyclonicThe Hoover Elite Cyclonic is a canister vacuum, which is actually quite stylish. Currently it’s priced around $200, so it’s not super cheap. In my review of the Hoover Elite Cyclonic, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s a good buy. As I just mentioned, I think they did a wonderful job on the exterior – it looks very stylish and the colors are great. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll get with this unit: motorized brush roll, headlight, retractable power cord, stretch hose, telescoping wand with multiple attachment tools, 12 amp motor, 25 ft power cord, HEPA filter, fingertip controls, and an easy-empty dirt container. What I really like about this vacuum is that it has a fairly long power cord, as well as a decent stretch hose. This gives a lot of breathing room, instead of having to re-plug the cord in every 20 ft.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Hoover Elite Cyclonic vacuum. Unfortunately, there are a good number of owners of this model out there who’ve had problems with it breaking down. The break down issues range from the cyclonic action no longer works properly, to the stretch hose clogging up. If these incidents were more random, I wouldn’t have a problem. However, there are many owners of this model that have had these types of issues. Also, when it does break down, customer support hasn’t been top-notch. Maybe the manufacturer is working to fix the problems on the Hoover Elite Cyclonic vacuum cleaner – however, I can’t give this model a very good recommendation as is. Overall, I’m giving it a 3.2 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Review

Dyson DC26 Multi FloorThe Dyson DC26 Multi Floor vacuum is a compact canister model with a retail price of $400, although you can find it on sale for $320 pretty easily. In this review of the Dyson DC26 Multi Floor vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then we can decide if it’s worth the premium price. As far as looks go, this model has all the style and appeal that any unit from this manufacturer has. I really can’t see how the canister could get any smaller than it is – otherwise, you would have a dirt cup so small that it would need changed 4 times every cleaning. Here’s a rundown of the features you’ll find on this unit: an air-driven brush bar, washable HEPA filter, 10 ft wand and hose, 9.2 amp motor, clear collection bin, easy-empty dirt container, carbon fiber brush bar, articulating floor tool, large canister wheels, and a 16.5 inch self-winding power cord. As you can see, there are not a lot of extra tools that come with this vacuum. I’m sure the main reason for that is because there’s not a lot of extra room to store them.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC26 Multi Floor vacuum. While I think the suction power is sufficient, it’s not quite in the same league as the bigger upright models. Also, it doesn’t have many tools, as I mentioned above. Although, the articulating floor tool is pretty useful. Another thing about this model is that it doesn’t do that great on high pile carpet, it does a much better job on the shorter carpets and bare floors. It would also be nice to have the power controls on the wand as well. Overall, I really like the Dyson DC26 Multi Floor vacuum cleaner. It’s on the pricey side, but I’m still giving it a 4.3 / 5 star rating.

Dirt Devil Tattoo Review

Dirt Devil TattooThe Dirt Devil Tattoo vacuum is a canister model with several different prints to choose from. To be honest, they look more like vector designs – but that’s not a bad thing. In this review of the Dirt Devil Tattoo vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model and decide if it’s worth the $90 price tag. I actually think it’s a great idea to try to turn a boring, every day appliance into a hip, eye-catching machine. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll get with this model: a 20 foot power cord, automatic cord rewind, 11 inch nozzle width, a powerful 10 amp motor, dusting brush and crevice tool. Obviously, the feature set on this vacuum is not too extensive – but, it at least covers the basics.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dirt Devil Tattoo vacuum. One complaint I have is that the bag and canister area is very small. This model is definitely meant for smaller living spaces. On the other hand, being smaller makes it easier to store. Another thing I’m not too fond of is the suction power, which really isn’t that great. It does much better on bare floors than carpet – so that’s something to consider if you only have carpet. All in all, the Dirt Devil Tattoo vacuum cleaner is a nice little unit for very small spaces, but don’t expect it to replace your powerful upright model. As it is, I’m giving it a 3.8 / 5 star rating.

Oreck Edge Review

Oreck EdgeThe Oreck Edge vacuum is a brand new upright model, which is said to be the most powerful and quietest currently made by this manufacturer. In this review of the Oreck Edge vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the nearly $800 price tag. I have to admit, this is probably the most stylish model that this manufacturer makes. OK, here’s a rundown of the best features you’ll find on this unit: a 30 ft power cord, variable speed controls, quick wand tool, a gliding head, HEPA quality filter, a long-lasting belt, it only weighs 13 lbs, and it’s also said to be the quietest and most powerful upright vacuum made by Oreck. Besides those features, you also get a separate hand-held unit included with the purchase. This little unit alone is worth a fair amount of money, and it also comes with a few tools.

Alright, now we’ll move onto the negative aspects of the Oreck Edge vacuum cleaner. To be honest, there is not a lot I don’t like about this model. There are only three things that come to mind: the $800 price, the head is a little too bulky, and the fact that you have to purchase bags. I think the price is going to be way over most people’s budget, and I think it’s just a little too high for what you get. The head is fine in most instances, but it may not fit under low beds or furniture too well. And the fact that you have to buy bags just adds to the cost of owning the Oreck Edge vacuum. Overall, I just can’t help from liking this model though. It’s so beautiful and does an excellent job that I’m still giving it a 4.5 / 5 star rating.

Hoover Duros Review

Hoover DurosThe Hoover Duros vacuum is a canister model currently selling for around $150. The name suggests power and durability, but we’ll see if that’s actually true. In this review of the Hoover Duros vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth investing your money on. As far as features go, here’s a quick rundown of what to expect: a 360 degree swivel feature, 18 ft power cord, brushed edge cleaning, three height adjustments, headlight, dusting brush and crevice tool, auto cord rewind, a 14 inch head, an allergen-reducing bag filter and also a bag indicator light. This isn’t a bad set of features on this vacuum – and, I really like the 360 degree swivel feature. Also, it only weighs 22 lbs, which is a little below average for a canister model.

Now, onto the negative aspects of the Hoover Duros vacuum. I’m not really sure what the manufacturer meant by it’s name, but unfortunately it is not very durable. The exterior materials seem a little cheap, and some users say their units actually broke. A couple other things: I think the wand is a little too heavy, the tool caddy is a little weak, and the power cord is too short. All in all, the Hoover Duros vacuum cleaner is lacking in some areas. However, the suction power is good and it does have some other nice features. Even with it’s issues, I’m still giving this little model a 3.5 / 5 star rating.

Eureka Complete Clean Review

Eureka Complete CleanThe Eureka Complete Clean vacuum is a canister model with a stylish exterior and a somewhat decent price tag of around $160 – depending where you buy it. In this review of the Eureka Complete Clean vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s actually worth the price. As far as looks go, I think they did a pretty good job at making it attractive. Here’s a quick rundown of features you’ll get on this unit: a motorized brush roll with a on and off switch, telescopic wand, true HEPA filter, automatic cord rewind, a flip-bottom dust cup, and powerful cyclonic technology. This vacuum also comes with a couple extra on-board tools -  a crevice tool, dusting brush and upholstery nozzle. While I wouldn’t consider this to be a lot of features, it does at least cover the basics and then some.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Eureka Complete Clean vacuum. First off, I don’t like where the on-board tools are stored. Also, this vacuum is a little heavy at around 25 lbs. Another thing I don’t like is that the head is a little clunky and hard to control. The dirt also tends to get compressed into the canister, so you have to pull it out sometimes. Last thing I don’t like is that the power cord is a little too short for my liking. Overall, I’m not sure what to think of the Eureka Complete Clean vacuum cleaner. I do like a lot of features on this model, but there are quite a few things I’m not a big fan of as well. Because of that, I can only give it a 3.8 / 5 star rating.

Bissell OptiClean Review

Bissell OptiCleanThe Bissell OptiClean vacuum is a bagless canister model with cyclonic technology. The exterior of this model is pretty nice looking, but in this review of the Bissell OptiClean vacuum cleaner, I’ll dig a little deeper to see if it’s actually worth the $100 price tag. Here’s a rundown of features you’ll find on this unit: telescoping wand, crevice tool, dusting brush, upholstery tool, HEPA filter, an easy empty dirt container, variable suction control, retractable power cord, washable pre-motor filter, and this vacuum only weighs 16 lbs. The number of on-board attachments is pretty impressive for a mid range model.

OK, onto the negative side of the Bissell OptiClean vacuum. First off, it doesn’t do that great of a job on thicker carpets. However, if you have mostly bare floors you should be fine. Another thing I don’t like is that the hose is pretty short, which can make it tough to reach certain areas of the house. Also, I can tell the build quality isn’t that great on this model. I suppose it’s to be expected from a cheaper unit, but it’s still disappointing. I also wish it had a rotating brush in the head, which would help clean carpets a lot better. Overall, I think the Bissell OptiClean vacuum cleaner is fine. I think the main group of people who would consider it, should have mostly bare floors. Overall, I’m giving this model a 3.5 / 5 star rating.

Hoover Blue Elite Cyclonic Canister Review

Hoover Blue Elite Cyclonic CanisterThe Hoover Blue Elite Cyclonic canister vacuum is a bagless model, which is currently selling for around $200. The styling on it is tremendous, I really like the color scheme. In this review of the Hoover Blue Elite Cyclonic canister vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model, then decide it it’s actually worth the price tag. First off, here’s a rundown of features you can expect to find on this unit: extra long hose, back-saver wand, 25 ft power cord, HEPA filter, motorized brush roll with fingertip controls, easy empty dirt container, retractable power cord, headlight, crevice tool, a flat out head, and it has a 13 inch cleaning path. Overall, this is pretty good feature set.

OK, now I’ll go over the negative aspects of the Hoover Blue Elite Cyclonic canister vacuum. First off, emptying the canister can be messy and a pain. Another thing is that it’s on the heavier side, at 25 lbs. In my opinion, the attachments aren’t that great either. A couple users have had problems with the retractable power cord. Also, there are a few people who say the suction power goes down after a few months of use. While I think the last two claims could be true, I also would consider them somewhat of a fluke, since most users don’t have problems with these things. Overall, I think the Hoover Blue Elite Cyclonic canister vacuum cleaner is a decent enough model, although nothing too special. I’m giving it a 3.8 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC21 Stowaway Review

Dyson DC21 StowawayThe Dyson DC21 Stowaway vacuum is a very stylish canister model, with a $500 price tag. The price can be justified if it truly is a spectacular model. In this review of the Dyson DC21 Stowaway vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this unit and then decide if it’s worth the price. As with most models from this manufacturer, I think it looks spectacular. The actual unit is small, even though it’s not really that light – it weighs just over 23 lbs. Here’s a rundown of the best features found on this model: powerful Root Cyclone technology, a motorized brushbar, HEPA filter, 13 inch cleaning path, lifetime washable filter, brush cleaning tool and back-saver wand, edge cleaning, an easy empty dirt container, effortless steering, and a couple attachments. Of course, the whole reason this vacuum is called the stowaway is because the hose and wand compress and wrap around the unit. After you compress it all together, it doesn’t take up much room at all in the closet.

Now, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC21 Stowaway vacuum. One thing I’m not a big fan of is the 16.4 ft power cord. This is way too short, even though the hose and wand help extend that length some. Another thing is that the hose tends to get kinked up easily, which totally kills the suction. Actually, I’m not all that impressed with the quality of the hose either. Also, the canister doesn’t seem to pivot very well, and at times can be hard to drag behind. Lastly, the Dyson DC21 Stowaway is a little too heavy for my liking. This makes it a little tougher to drag behind and also to take up and down stairs. Overall, I’m giving this vacuum a 3.8 / 5 star rating.

Dirt Devil Easy Lite Canister Review

Dirt Devil Easy Lite CanisterThe Dirt Devil Easy Lite canister vacuum is a stylish, yet fairly inexpensive model – at just $90. I think the charcoal and red colors blend well together. In this review of the Dirt Devil Easy Lite canister vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the price tag. First off, here’s a rundown of the best features on this unit: HEPA filter, motorized brush roll, it does edge cleaning, has a telescoping wand, a few on-board tools, and it’s fairly lightweight at just 15 lbs. The suction on this vacuum is surprisingly good. And, it’s nice that it works on multiple surfaces. The fact that this model is fairly cheap is definitely an asset to this model as well.

OK, let’s move onto the negative aspects of the Dirt Devil Easy Lite canister vacuum. Well, I just mentioned that it works on multiple surfaces, but it can be very difficult to push on thicker carpets. This can be back-breaking work if you’re house has wall to wall shag. Another issue I have with this model is that the power cord is only 20 ft long. I know the wand helps lengthen that amount, but it’s still pretty short. Also, I think the exterior is made of pretty cheap materials. Overall, I’m a little undecided on the Dirt Devil Easy Lite canister. It’s wonderful on bare floors, but not that great on carpet. For the price, it’s a decent model. I’m going to give it a 3.8 / 5 star rating.