The beauty of the canister vacuum? If you have, say, 20 inches of storage space, you can keep your dust-busting, allergen-eliminating machine well out of sight. While the upright vacuum is another option (see our post
10 Easy Pieces: Compact Upright Vacuums for Small Spaces), most of us at Remodelista prefer the canister style for the sake of storability. Here are our 10 favorites; just in time for that New Year/New You spring cleaning job.
Above: The Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction Vacuum is designed for cleaning both hardwood floors and carpeted surfaces, including low-pile and area rugs, with a rocker foot pedal to switch between surfaces. (It also works for drapes and upholstery.) The canister body of the vacuum measures 9 3/4 by 16 3/4 by 9 inches with a retractable cord; $299.95 at Williams-Sonoma. Read why contributing editor Izabella Simmons and her husband Brandon love their Miele so much in Why I Love My Miele Vacuum. Above: For UK readers, the Nilfisk (GM80P) HEPA Vacuum Cleaner is heavy duty, an industrial vacuum cleaner that comes with a HEPA filter exhaust kit and has a steel canister body. It’s available in the UK; £1,260 at Clean Room Shop. Above: The Sanitaire Mighty Canister Vacuum with Allergen Filtration (SC3687A) is easy to carry with a small canister and a range of different vacuum heads that attach to the Sanitaire nozzle; $149.99 at Walmart. Above: The Oreck Venture Pro Multi-Floor Bagged Canister Vacuum has, according to the manufacturers, a “powerful bagged performance keeps dirt and debris from escaping back into the air for cleaning on hard floors, carpet, and above floors.” The vacuum measures 9.8 by 12 by 20 inches and has a retractable cord; $299 at Walmart. Above: The Dyson Ball Multi-Floor Canister Vacuum Cleaner is designed with all its key components inside the central ball for a low center of gravity and thus, greater stability. The Dyson cyclones capture dirt and reconfigure air channels to “reduce turbulence and preserve air pressure, so the inner cyclones can extract more microscopic particles and expel cleaner air.” The Dyson, measuring 14.5 inches high by 19.9 inches wide and 10.2 inches deep, is $299 at The Home Depot. Not sure if it’s for you? See our post The Great Vacuum Debate: Dyson vs. Miele. Above: Spotted on our favorite German design outpost Manufactum, the Sebo Airbelt Excel Epower Vacuum Cleaner for use in the EU has a threefold hospital-grade filter system that is said to retain the smallest dust particles; almost 100-percent of allergens. The canister measures about 10 by 12.5 by 16 inches. It’s €264 at Manufactum or £269.90 at John Lewis in the UK. Above: The Kenmore Elite 21814 Pet & Allergy Friendly CrossOver Canister Vacuum is designed to switch seamlessly between floor surfaces and mechanics are housed in an aluminum canister body. The HEMPA filtration is certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, includes a motorized pet hair tool, and measures 27.8 by 17.9 by 14 inches; $379.99 at Amazon. Above: Another vacuum for UK use, the Kärcher WD2 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner is a compact (17 by 13 by 14.5 inches) multi-purpose vacuum that works for both wet and dry surfaces; £58 at John Lewis. Above: The Bosch Vacuum Cleaner (BGN21800) in Magic Black Translucent operates on an 1800 watt motor with a big dust bag capacity in spite of its compact size. The vacuum measures 10 by 11 by 14.5 inches. For retailer information, visit Bosch to locate a nearby store. Above: A Remodelista favorite, the Metropolitan Professionals Canister Vacuum is pint-sized (it measures 21.2 inches long by 7 inches wide and 9 inches tall) and looks decent with a chrome canister and black hose. It starts at $851.49 through sellers on Amazon. For more see our post A Design-Worthy Hand Vacuum (Finally). Above: The Electrolux Bagged Vacuum (EL4015A) Silent Performer Canister in Maroon is designed with 360-degree motion technology for maneuverability and comes with a 3-in-1 crevice tool, a dusting brush, and an upholstery nozzle. It measures 17.5 by 11 by 9 inches and is $330 at Amazon. Above: A vacuum from John Lewis in the UK, the John Lewis & Partners 14C Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner operates with 700 watt power and is designed with a rewindable cable for keeping things compact. It measures 16 by 10 by 8.5 inches and is £59.99 at John Lewis.
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