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Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide

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Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide

When it comes to deciding on which vacuum cleaner to buy, you’ll need to consider what’s right for your home. Start by thinking about your budget, lifestyle, floor type, cleaning needs and house size; then consider other factors – like features – before making a purchase. Luckily, our vacuum guide is here to help. Here’s everything you need to know about cordless vacuum cleaners and modern robot vacuums.

Types of Vacuum Cleaners

When shopping for a new vacuum cleaner, it’s helpful to know the differences between various models, and think about how these are going to clean your home efficiently and effectively.

Cordless Vacuum Cleaners

Cordless vacuum cleaners are a sound option for almost any type of home, though those with multiple floors will really appreciate how easy these are to carry up and down stairs, without being tethered to a plug socket.

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Conventional Cordless Vacuums vs The Samsung POWERstick™

Like conventional cordless vacuums, Samsung’s POWERstick™ models are lightweight, with most types coming in at just 2.8kg. They’re ergonomic too, with an adjustable Telescopic Pipe which you can lower or extend, to suit your height and reach every nook and cranny. With an impressive suction power of up to 200W*, a Digital Inverter motor and Jet Cyclone technology, the POWERstick™ provides deep cleaning on a range of surfaces. A Spinning Sweeper, which is available on selected models, even doubles up as a “mop” for hard floors.

* Suction tested based on IEC62885-2 Cl. 5.8, tested at the inlet of the non-accessorized tool, at the Max mode. Based on SLG (Schubert Leiter Geratesicherheit) tests. This bagless and cordless vacuum cleaner features an easy-to-wash dust bin too. And with a five-layered HEPA filtration system, it can capture fine dust; an ultra-fine dust filter traps 99.999%** of micro dust, including 0.3~10µm*** sized particles and allergens.
** Tested based on IEC62885-2, Cl. 5.11, Max mode. Based on SLG (Schubert Leiter Geratesicherheit) tests.
*** 0.3~10µm size is the particle size which is generally invisible to human eyes, such as pollen, mould. What’s more, POWERstick vacuums are designed with a long lasting battery, offering up to 1 hour**** running time. And with a stand-alone charging dock (the Z Station), you won’t need to drill or mount anything to your wall.
**** Stated run time applies to the minimum power level with a non-motorised tool attached. An extra battery will be sold separately.

Should I Buy a Robot Vacuum?

You can schedule some robot vacuums, so that they can start cleaning your home remotely*. As such, they’re a great option for anyone who’s pressed for time or away from home frequently. Light and slim in design, a robot vacuum can easily slip under furniture too, accessing those hard-to-reach places. As such, floor cleaning robots could be a life-saver for anyone with mobility issues, or for those with low-level furniture.

* Requires SmartThings App available on iPhone and Android. A Wi-Fi connection is required. Light and slim in design, a robot vacuum can easily slip under furniture too, accessing those hard-to-reach places. As such, floor cleaning robots could be a life-saver for anyone with mobility issues, or for those with low-level furniture.

Additional Features

Selected robot vacuum cleaners come with a host of additional features that can make cleaning even easier.

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Features to Look Out For

Cordless vacuum cleaners – including selected POWERstick models – are available with these features:

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Suction Power and Energy Efficiency

All vacuum cleaners made or imported in the EU must have a motor of no more than 900w. There has been no evidence to suggest that vacuums with lower wattages are worse at cleaning; most Samsung models offer an environmentally friendly 200w, with a Turbo Mode function for trickier areas. Vacuum cleaners are given an energy efficiency rating, with the most efficient models achieving an A grade.

Water wash the filters and dust bin.

Vacuum Cleaner Maintenance

Just like any other appliance, you should take steps to keep your vacuum cleaner in good condition by carrying out simple maintenance.

  • You’ll need to empty and clean out the dust bin whenever you notice that it’s getting full or a little grubby.

  • You should also remove and wash the filters regularly, to ensure that the motor suction continues to work efficiently.

  • Removing hairs from the brushes will enable them to spin faster, cleaning your home more efficiently.

Whether you’re after a high-tech robot vacuum or want a simple-to-use cordless model, get the housework done and dusted with a vacuum cleaner from Samsung.