What's the best Canister Vacuum Cleaner?

Hi there,

I would like to thank you for stopping by my canister vacuums guide website. I'm Michael, and since you are reading this it probably means you are already exhausted trying to find the canister vacuum cleaner.

Just so you know a little bit more about me, I sell electronics for a living. One reason for this is that I love technology advances and having them on hand gives me the opportunity to test each device in particular. With tons of vacuum cleaners manufactures, models and features available on the market, people find themselves overwhelmed with the decision for choosing the right one. Advising people on what model will suit them best is something I really love to do.

A few months ago I realized that customers usually discover just after buying a product that it doesn't suit their home (different floors, a lot of space, etc.). Everyone understands that buying the wrong vacuum means spending time and money inefficient. Before you buy any product be sure it will fit your needs, and of course be sure you get the best value for the money you spend. Canister vacuum cleaners are obvious not all equal in any term you might think about!! Think twice or even more and buy once!

Why canister vacuums?

Well, this is supposed to be a tough question, but I can answer it very easily after my entire experience with all types of vacuum cleaners. Generally speaking, upright vacuums are less expensive than any other types, but unfortunately you will need to drag the entire cleaner in order to clean any surface. Also, some of them are quite heavy and noisy, and unfortunately when it comes to corners or difficult accessible areas you might be forced to start moving furniture around your house in order to be able to clean the designated area. Thus, canister vacuum cleaners are the perfect chose when it comes to clean your entire house. They usually have a reasonable price, offering a very good clean generally on almost all surfaces (well...this is about to be discussed in our reviews). But, their main advantage is related to their maneuverability, I mean you can use them to clean any corner, under the furniture, stairs and difficult accessible spots. Generally, canister vacuums are lightweight, easy to handle, not too noisy and, they have wheels so you don't need to carry them.

Our approach

If you reached this site this means you are on the search of a vacuum cleaner and for sure you've already spent a few hours searching it. I'm sure you said: It's a jungle out there!! How can I find be best one? Yes, I know... things are quite complicated. Together with David we always look to analyze each model in an objective manner by following what's going on in the industry, filter the right data, and of course in the end to present it to you.
First of all we identified the bestselling canister vacuums on the market, then we divided them based on everyone's possible need, regarding cases like pet hair, commercial, special, etc. are involved. But, as there is always a but you will see that some of the most sold canister vacuums are not always the best choice. That's why we've decided to define a set of variables based on which I will give our own marks and then you can decide yourself, and I'm sure you will, based on my final mark to buy a new canister vacuum cleaner.
Here you can check our current 2018 Comparison Chart that includes the most sold canister vacuum cleaner devices so far:

Our rating system

Generally you will see that parameters considered for rating, will almost all be covered, but based on their specific categories you will discovered that some extra parameters are required in order to give the best objective rating. Here are a few of the main variables that were took into account when rating the canister vacuum cleaners.
  • Suction power
  • Motor power/amperage
  • Accessories
  • Special features
  • Value for the price
  • Weight and dimensions
  • Filtration system and dust capacity
  • Usability
  • Warranty
  • Customers reviews
For each variable I give marks from 0 to 100, then computing the final mark. Based on their categories in which a cleaner is included, the mark may vary according to that specific category considered.

Already decided after reading all these?

Well...I hope you did. You can also read our complete reviews and for sure you will then have a final decision.
Many parameters are involved when searching to buy a new vacuum cleaner, but... all you need to do is to follow some simple guidelines and you are done. I can't tell which one to buy since I don't know your budget, for which types of floors and/or carpets you are doing to use it, probably you also have pets and things gets more complicated then, but if you need some little help just send me an email and I try to give you more tips based on your needs.
I will try to update the site as much as possible, with new models since new technologies are on the way from factory already.
One last thing I should say, is that you must know that in most cases you get exactly what you paid for. Just try not to ask too many things and durability from a very cheap product. Think twice or even more before pressing the buy button. You will also see that I've created a definitive guide to choose the most suitable vacuum cleaner based on everyone's different needs and you should take a look at them, it will worth your effort and time, I can guarantee this!

Have a clean house!

Michael C.