Dirt Devil Ultra Swivel Glide Review

Dirt Devil Ultra Swivel GlideThe Dirt Devil Ultra Swivel Glide vacuum is an upright model with specially designed casters, which allow it to turn effortlessly. In this review of the Dirt Devil Ultra Swivel Glide vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the positive and negative aspects of this model, then decide if it’s worth buying. Currently, you can find this unit on sale for around $70, which is a very reasonable price. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on this model: Micro Fresh filtration, patented swivel casters, 12 amp motor, 25 ft power cord, a headlight, 5 height adjustments, stretch hose with extension wand, crevice tool, dusting brush, and it’s also very lightweight. At this price level, you really can’t expect a whole lot of extra features on a vacuum. However, this model has a pretty decent line-up.

Alright, onto the negative aspects of the Dirt Devil Ultra Swivel Glide vacuum. First off, I don’t like that it doesn’t have a brush roll on and off switch. This makes it a little too messy to clean bare floors well. On carpet it does great, however it can be a little hard to push on high pile carpets. I’ve also noticed that this model can get pretty noisy at times. Overall, I’m pretty impressed with suction power and agility of the Dirt Devil Ultra Swivel Glide. By no means is it on the same level as a Dyson, but this vacuum cleaner does a fine job of cleaning up smaller spaces. I’m giving it a 3.8 / 5 star rating.

Hoover Agility Review

Hoover AgilityThe Hoover Agility vacuum is an upright model, which is also fairly inexpensive. Currently, you can buy it for as low as $90 – even though the list price is $120. In this review of the Hoover Agility vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the positive and negative aspects of this model, then decide if it’s worth buying. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on this unit: dual cyclone technology, 5 height adjustments, a 12 ft hose with wand, headlight, crevice tool, dusting brush, powered hand tool, and a couple on-board tools. I wouldn’t say this vacuum is packed with the greatest features, but it at least covers most of the basics. I do like that it has a couple extra tools, such as the powered hand one.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Hoover Agility vacuum. First off, the cord is not all that long, and it doesn’t have an auto cord rewind feature. Another issue I have with this model is that it has no brush roll on and off switch. Without the switch, it tends to spread dirt around on bare floors. Also, the materials used to make it are not the highest quality. I’m not saying it’s going to break after your first time using it, but it does seem to be cheaply built. Lastly, the suction power is only so-so. Overall, the Hoover Agility seems to be a slightly above average vacuum cleaner. If you can get it very cheap, it could be a good bargain. However, if you are going to spend $120, I think there are plenty of higher quality models out there. I’m giving it a 3.8 / 5 star rating.

Bissell Lift-Off Revolution Pet Review

Bissell Lift-Off Revolution PetThe Bissell Lift-Off Revolution Pet vacuum is an upright model, specifically geared towards animal owners. It’s not the most attractive unit out there, but neither is it the ugliest. In this review of the Bissell Lift-Off Revolution Pet vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the positive and negative aspects, then decide if it’s worth the $170 price tag. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll get with this model: Pet TurboBrush, powerful 12 amp motor, HEPA filter, easy-empty container, detachable canister, telescoping extension wand, 7 surface height settings, and a couple multi-use tools. While this vacuum does have a couple nice additional features, I think it’s also missing a few.

OK, now I’ll go over the negative aspects of the Bissell Lift-Off Revolution Pet vacuum. As I just mentioned, there are a couple features I would like to have seen: dirt sensor, dual edge cleaning, headlight, automatic cord rewind, and an on-off switch for the brush roll. Without the brush roll switch, this model becomes a carpet-only unit, which is very unfortunate. A couple other things I don’t like: the hose is not that stretchy and it can be a little loud. Overall, I wouldn’t consider the Bissell Lift-Off Revolution Pet a bad vacuum cleaner, but I would only recommend it to pet owners with a fully carpeted house. I’m giving it a 3.8 / 5 star rating.

Eureka Whirlwind Plus Review

Eureka Whirlwind PlusThe Eureka Whirlwind Plus vacuum is an upright model, which you can buy new for as low as $110. I like that this unit is pretty stylish, because a lot of cheaper models are not. In this review of the Eureka Whirlwind Plus vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth buying. Here’s a quick list of the features you can expect to get with this model: a comfort-gripped oval handle, HEPA filter, an easy-empty dust cup, height adjustments, powerful 12 amp motor, 30 ft power cord, turbo Power Paw tool, a 15 inch cleaning path, and a telescoping duster with several attachments. Even though this is a cheaper vacuum, I like the fact that it comes with a fair amount of extra attachments and tools.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Eureka Whirlwind Plus vacuum. First off, it’s a little heavier than I would have liked – around 20 lbs. Also, since the power cord is longer, an automatic cord rewind feature would have been much appreciated. Another thing is that the brush roll does not have an on and off switch. This can be a real pain for cleaning up bare floors, since a lot of times dust just scatters when you have the brush roll on. Lastly, the Eureka Whirlwind Plus vacuum cleaner has some parts that look cheaply made. I don’t know that they’ll break, but they look kind of flimsy. Overall, I think it’s a fine model, especially in this price range. I’m giving it a 3.9 / 5 star rating, because it has some issues, but it’s still a nice little unit.

Electrolux Ergorapido Ion Review

Electrolux Ergorapido IonThe Electrolux Ergorapido Ion vacuum is a stick model, which can also convert to a hand-held unit. Currently, it’s price right around $200 – so, in this review of the Electrolux Ergorapido Ion vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses then decide if it’s worth the higher price tag. My first impression of this model is that it’s very stylish, thin and it looks very practical for small jobs. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on-board: a battery indicator light, 10 inch cleaning path, LED headlight, very agile swivel head, cyclonic technology, brush roll attachment, a 2-stage filter system, 18 volt battery, and it’s also Energy Star qualified. And as I mentioned earlier, the hand-held vacuum can be detached from the main stick.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Electrolux Ergorapido Ion vacuum. First, it only has a maximum of 30 minutes use time. To be fair, this amount of time is considered pretty good amongst cordless models – yet, it’s still a pretty short battery life. Another thing is that it doesn’t like to suck up anything bigger than a popcorn kernel. Lastly, the dirt canister fills up pretty quickly, which is the reason it can be so thin I suppose. Overall, I really don’t have many issues with the Electrolux Ergorapido Ion. I like this vacuum cleaner a lot, and you won’t find many stick models with more features than this one. It’s hard not to like such a sleek and stylish unit – which is why I’m giving is a 4.2 / 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.

Hoover Windtunnel Air Review

Hoover Windtunnel AirThe Hoover Windtunnel Air vacuum is an upright model, which claims to clean the air going through the filter, so there won’t be a loss of suction power. In this review of the Hoover Windtunnel Air vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the $200 price tag. The exterior looks pretty nice, and somewhat reminds me of a Dyson. I love the fact that you can lay the unit at a 180 degree angle, which really helps to get under beds and furniture. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll get on this model: a deluxe stretch hose with extension wand, 30 ft power cord, fingertip power controls, telescoping handle, rotating brush roll with an on and off switch, and a cyclonic technology which helps clean the air moving through the filter. This cyclonic action is supposed to keep it from losing suction, and I think they accomplished this to some degree. I also like the fact that this vacuum weighs only 12 lbs. This is light enough to drag up and down stairs with ease.

Now I’ll go over the negative aspects of the Hoover Windtunnel Air vacuum. One thing I don’t like is the number of attachments that come with this unit. Basically, all you get is a stretch hose and the wand attachment – which isn’t much to speak of. I also wish it had an automatic cord rewind, but I suppose it’s not that big of a deal. Lastly, I think the main reason this model is so light is because it’s made with pretty cheap materials. I don’t think it will fall apart or anything, but you can tell it’s not made with the highest grade materials. However, I don’t mean to sound too pessimistic about the Hoover Windtunnel Air vacuum cleaner, because it’s really a good little unit. It has great suction, is very stylish, lightweight, and has a fair amount of features. Overall, I’m giving this model a 4 / 5 star rating.

Oreck XL Element Review

Oreck XL ElementThe Oreck XL Element vacuum is the most basic version in the popular line. The good thing about being the most basic model, is that it’s also the cheapest – right around $300. In this review of the Oreck XL Element vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the higher price tag. One thing that I really like about this model is that it actually comes with a small hand-held unit as well. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on this unit: single speed motor, 25 ft power cord, a headlight, 13 inch cleaning path, HEPA quality filter bag, microban protection, a 3 year warranty, ergonomic handle, and you can get 1 free tune-up. Another thing I like about this vacuum is that it only weighs 9 lbs. Since it’s so lightweight, it’s really no problem to carry it up and down stairs.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Oreck XL Element vacuum cleaner. Probably the biggest complaint people have with this line of products is that it doesn’t come with many attachments. I know this is why they include the hand-held model, but it really doesn’t have the suction power of the full upright. Also, the 13 inch cleaning path is a little narrow for my liking. It’s alright, but can take a little longer to clean up bigger rooms. Another thing I don’t like is the fact that you have to buy expensive replacement bags. This is one of the main attraction to bag-less systems. Lastly, I think this model is a little pricey for what you get. I know it does a spectacular job at basic cleaning, but it’s still a lot of money to put out for the Oreck XL Element vacuum cleaner. Overall, I’m giving this model a 4.2 / 5 star rating.

Miele S 7210 Twist Review

Miele S 7210 TwistThe Miele S 7210 Twist vacuum is a full size upright model with a current price tag of nearly $450, which is actually a good amount lower than the MSRP. In this review of the Miele S 7210 Twist vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the very high price. The sleek exterior looks pretty nice, but I wouldn’t say it’s the most attractive unit out there. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on this model: swivel-neck design for easier turning, 39 ft power cord, HEPA and Air Clean filters, automatic carpet height adjustment, a 12 ft stretch hose with four attachment tools, ergonomic handles, and an anti-tipping device. Another cool thing about this vacuum is that it has a two-motor system. One is for the very powerful brush roller bar, and the other is for vortex suction. If you get the chance to test it out, you’ll also notice how solidly-built it is.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Miele S 7210 Twist vacuum. One drawback to owning this unit is that you have to buy very expensive replacement bags for it. On average, they seem to be about 3 times more expensive than most of the competition’s replacement bags. This model is also a little louder and heavier than I would have liked – but, neither is excessive. Last thing I have to complain about is the high price. I know you generally get what you pay for, but I think you could probably find something cheaper than the Miele S 7210 Twist vacuum cleaner, which could match up pretty closely to this unit. However, I still think this is one of the best models out there. I’m giving it a 4.5 / 5 star rating.

Eureka Capture Plus Pet Lover Review

Eureka Capture Plus Pet LoverThe Eureka Capture Plus Pet Lover vacuum is a sleek upright model, which definitely caters to animal owners. This model is currently priced around $100, which is pretty reasonable. In this review the Eureka Capture Plus Pet Lover vacuum cleaner we’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s a good buy or not. As far as styling goes, it looks nice and is very curvy. However, I’m not sure if everyone will like the bright yellow exterior – although, I don’t mind it. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on this unit: a powerful 12 amp motor, flip bottom dust cup, sealed HEPA filtration system, 5 height settings, 30 ft power cord, Pet Power Paw brush, pet hair upholstery and dusting brush, a motorized brush roller with an on and off switch, large rubber wheels, dual-edge cleaners, and a stretch hose. Overall, it’s a good amount of features for a vacuum of this price. However, that doesn’t guarantee they all work well – but, we’ll go into that next.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Eureka Capture Plus Pet Lover vacuum. Probably the biggest complaint I’ve come across is that it tends to suck stuff up and then shoot it back out the back. Not only that, but it seems to have trouble picking up larger stuff at all. You can disregard one person saying this, but I’ve come across a lot of buyers who’ve had this exact same problem. One thing I do have to mention, it doesn’t seem to have these problems on carpet. In fact it does a very good job on carpet, with the exception of an occasional hair clogging. I wish this model had automatic cord rewind, especially since it’s a longer 30 ft power cord. Lastly, the Eureka Capture Plus Pet Lover vacuum cleaner is a little heavy, so you may have trouble going up and down stairs a lot. Overall, I’m kind of in the middle with this model. I really like some features, but there’s a couple issues that really worry me. With all that in mind, I can only give this model a 3.3 / 5 star rating.

Bissell Rewind SmartClean Review

Bissell Rewind SmartCleanThe Bissell Rewind SmartClean vacuum is an upright model, with a main goal of shortening the amount of time you spend cleaning your house. In this review of the Bissell Rewind SmartClean vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model, then determine if it actually does save time and if it’s worth the $130 asking price. As far as looks go, I would say it’s pretty average – not a real eye-catcher, but not ugly either. As the name suggests, this model has an automatic power cord rewind. It definitely does save some time over hand winding the cord, so they’re on the right track. Now I’ll take a look at some of the other features this model has: Helix system that removes small dust particles, a HEPA media filter, SmartClean system for better cleaning efficiency, a 15 inch rotating brush, 25 ft power cord, clean filter indicator light, dual edge cleaning, 5 vacuum height adjustments, easy-empty dirt container, headlight, and a few multi-use tools. This is a fair amount of features for a model in the $130 price range. And true to it’s main mission, it does have a couple time-saving features.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Bissell Rewind SmartClean vacuum. One thing I don’t like is that the brush bar does not have an on / off switch. This can make cleaning up bare floors a bit of a hassle. Also, it seems like the dirt container gets filled up very quickly. I’ve read that this was a problem with a couple other users as well. Another thing is that the cord can seem a little short, especially if you don’t pull it all out before you start cleaning up a big room. Lastly, I wish the Bissell Rewind SmartClean vacuum cleaner had microban protection and a heater, but those are more of a luxury I suppose. All in all, I really do like this little machine. I’m giving it a 4.1 / 5 star rating.

iRobot Roomba 572 Pet Series Review

iRobot Roomba 572 Pet SeriesThe iRobot Roomba 572 Pet Series vacuum is a robotic model which is geared specifically towards pet owners. This new model comes with a $500 price tag. In this review of the iRobot Roomba 572 vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this models strengths and weaknesses, then determine if it’s worth the very high cost. The styling on this little machine is simply gorgeous, so I do have to give them that. Here’s a quick rundown of the features found on this unit: a remote control for manual steering, three interchangeable bins, two virtual walls, a compact home base, a rotating bristle brush, suspension system for transitioning from bare floors to carpets, on-board scheduling for up to 7 preset times to clean, and it also includes some extra brushes and filters. This is actually not a bad set of features on this little vacuum. As usual, I think the best feature on this robotic model is the fact that you can program it to clean while you are gone.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the iRobot Roomba 572 Pet Series vacuum. First thing has to be the very high price tag, which I think will drive away a lot of potential buyers. It also seems to be a little noisy on hard floors. Another thing that can be kind of annoying is that for best results you really have to pick up the whole house to make a wide open area for it to clean. If you don’t do this, it will run down the battery pretty quickly, and won’t get as much done. All in all, I think the iRobot Roomba 572 is great for users with a large open floor plan, with not many objects in the way. However, it’s definitely not for everyone. On the other hand it does a good job at cleaning, and is very convenient for busy people. Taking all this in to consideration, I’m giving this vacuum cleaner a 4.2 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Review

Dyson DC35 Digital SlimThe Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum is basically a very high-end stick model, which can also be converted into a hand-held. It has a very unique look to it, because it is so thin. In this review of the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the $300 price tag. Here’s a quick rundown of features found on this unit: a digital motor with root cyclone technology, detachable long-reach wand, crevice tool, dual power mode with different suction strengths, hygienic bin emptying, constant floor contact, a motorized floor tool, and it’s also Energy Star qualified. Another cool thing about this vacuum is that it has a fade-free battery – meaning, it doesn’t lose power at the end of the battery life. Plus it charges about 3 times faster than most of the competition.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum. First off, the $300 price tag is sure to keep most potential buyers away. It has to be one the most expensive stick / hand-held models out there. Another issue I have with this model is that the battery life is far too short. If you have it on max suction power, the battery life is a measly 6 minutes. To be fair, any cordless model you buy has a very short battery life – and this is no exception. I also don’t like the fact that you have to hold down the trigger button in order to clean. I suppose they do this to conserve battery life, so I understand somewhat. Lastly, the dirt container on the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum cleaner is pretty small, so you’ll have to empty it almost every time you use it. All in all, I really do like this little model a lot. It has it’s faults and is very pricey, but you just can’t help from liking it. I’m giving it a 4 / 5 star rating, even with it’s issues.

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.

Hoover Windtunnel Pet Bagged Review

Hoover Windtunnel Pet BaggedThe Hoover Windtunnel Pet Bagged vacuum is a nice looking upright model, which is geared specifically towards the multitudes of animal owners. In this review of the Hoover Windtunnel Pet Bagged vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model – then decide if it’s worth the $150 price tag. As I mentioned earlier, I think the exterior on this unit looks pretty good. But, it doesn’t quite have the finesse of a Dyson. Here’s a quick rundown of the features found on this model: an air powered pet hand tool, pet upholstery tool, a stretch hose with extension wand, a hands off clean-drop bag release system, fingertip power controls, a motorized brush roll with on and off button, 5 height adjustments, 30 ft power cord, HEPA media filter, a headlight and this vacuum also has the patented Windtunnel technology. On paper, this model has almost everything you would need to get that pet hair out of your house. Next, we’ll see if everything works as well as it sounds.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Hoover Windtunnel Pet Bagged vacuum. First off, when you are using the hand-held pet tool, the stretch hose tends to shrink in size. So in reality, you only have about 6 ft of hose instead of 12. Another thing is that the push button power switch can be a little hard to press. A couple more items I don’t like about this model: you have to buy bags which can get expensive, only one short extension wand is included, and the suction power is just above average. All in all, I do still like the Hoover Windtunnel Pet Bagged vacuum cleaner. There are definitely better models out there, but most of them are double or triple the price of this one. At the $150 price point, you won’t find a much better unit than this – which is why I’m giving it a 4.3 / 5 star rating.