Vacuum cleaner buying guide
When deciding which vacuum cleaner to buy, consider what’s right for your home. Start by thinking about your budget, lifestyle, floor type, cleaning needs and house size; then factor in things like features. In this vacuum guide we give you everything you need to know about modern cordless vacuum cleaners and modern robot vacuums.
Samsung POWERstick™ vacuums
Like conventional cordless vacuums, Samsung’s POWERstick™ models are lightweight, with most types coming in at just 2.8kg.
Designed for modern living
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.
Deep cleaning technology
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.
Sweep and mop features
A Spinning Sweeper, which is available on selected models, even doubles up as a “mop” for hard floors.
Easy to clean
Our bagless and cordless vacuum cleaner features an easy-to-wash dust bin too.
A five-layered HEPA filtration system captures fine dust; an ultra-fine dust filter traps 99.999%** of micro dust, including 0.3~10µm sized particles and allergens.***
POWERstick vacuums are designed with a long lasting battery, offering up to a 1-hour run time.**** Plus, its stand-alone charging dock (the Z Station) means you don’t need to drill or mount anything to your wall.
* 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.
** 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.
**** Stated run time applies to the minimum power level with a non-motorised tool attached. An extra battery will be sold separately.
Features to look out for
Cordless vacuum cleaners – including selected POWERstick models – are available with these additional features:
Should I buy a robot vacuum?
Robot vacuums are great for people short on time or away from home frequently. You can schedule some robot vacuums, so that they can start cleaning your home remotely*.
Clean hard-to-reach places
Light and slim in design, a robot vacuum can easily slip under furniture too, accessing those places normally difficult to reach, like underneath low-level furniture, making them potentially indispensable for anyone with mobility issues.
*Requires SmartThings App available on iPhone and Android. A Wi-Fi connection is required.
Selected robot vacuum cleaners come with a host of additional features that can make cleaning even easier.
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.
Empty and clean out the dust bin whenever you notice it’s getting full or a little grubby
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
¹ Source: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/vacuum-cleaners/article/how-to-choose-the-best-vacuum-cleaner.
² Source: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/vacuum-cleaners/article/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-vacuum-cleaners-energy-label.
³ Source: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/vacuum-cleaners/article/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-vacuum-cleaners-energy-label.