The best cordless vacuums: What to know before you buy
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The best cordless vacuums: What to know before you buy

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Speaker 1: Cleaning is so much easier with a cordless vacuum, especially when you're chasing kids and pets. I will show you some of the best vacuums and the three things you need to know before you buy one, because once you upgrade, you never want a corded vacuum. Again, I know it's weird to talk about cordless vacuums [00:00:30] as life changing technology, but when you ditch the cord, you could do so much more with your vacuum. You just grab it snap in a stick And you go anywhere. That's so awkward. Speaker 1: Today's cordless models are pretty powerful and also pretty light. Best performers usually weighs somewhere between six to eight pounds. The design [00:01:00] is such that you can get around of furniture easily, clean the stairs faster, go up high with the help of attachments and even clean the car. But what makes it great is also its biggest downside. It's the battery. You have to charge it and how you charge. It's gonna factor into how you will store the vacuum more on that in a minute. And that battery life means you may not be able to clean a whole home [00:01:30] in one charge. If you have a big house with a lot of carpet, but for the most part, you can count on getting about 20, maybe 30 minutes of carpet cleaning with a good model. Speaker 1: If you're shopping around for a cordless back, there are three big factors you need to consider to find which type is right for your home. Let's start with the biggest one cost in C net's, cordless vacuum tests. The pricey Dysons always lead the pack. These are sleek and powerful machines that have lots [00:02:00] of high tech features, lots of accessories, and they get great scores when clean up all sorts of debris. But all that vacuum glory comes at a premium price. The V 15 detect is listed for $700, but Hey, did I mention it has a laser beam to help you see dirt. Speaker 1: If you don't need lasers, you can shave all off a bit of the cost by going for an older Dyson model. The V 11 torque drive is a slightly less [00:02:30] powerful machine than the V 15, but it is similar in design and it has its own cool sensors and power saving smarts. Now I like Dyson, but when you look at other cordless machines and put them to the test of how much dirt into they pick up, they come in close behind Dyson and they cost hundreds less. Some names you may not have heard of before, like Musu and tin co another brand that scored high marks is shark sharks. Rocket pet pro cordless model is going for about [00:03:00] $300 as of this recording. And from a quick glance, it seems pretty similar and designed to the Dyson, but there are other factors you need to weigh when you're picking a cordless vacuum, besides price, let's move on to charging and storage because that may determine the design that's right for you. Speaker 1: And the easiest thing is just to have your vacuum in a place that's plugged in and ready to go when you need it, Dysons come with a wall for recharging. You just slip the main canister unit into a wall [00:03:30] dock between cleans, which connects to an outlet. Now I have an outlet in my closet, so that works great for me. But if you don't, maybe you'll put it in a garage. You may not wanna hang it out in the open. If you can help it, dirty dust bins don't really make for good home decor, shark, cordless vacuums take a different approach to storage. The rocket pet pro stands on its own when you shift around the parts, but other models like the vertex have a flexible joint that can fold down for now, [00:04:00] both require you to plug in the cord. So you'll still be looking to park it near a power outlet after every clean. Speaker 1: However, there is another option for some models, you could just pop out the battery and charge it separately and then slide the battery back in just like that. It's really key when picking a, a cordless vacuum to make sure it has a replaceable battery over time. You'll likely want to buy a new one. If it becomes less effective. And after three years with my dice [00:04:30] in V 10, I had to buy a new battery. Maybe this third point is obvious, but think about what kind of cleaning you are doing to know what features will be helpful. And which features will be annoying to you. Speaker 1: If you have pets or kids or a lot of carpet, yes, you will need something powerful with a big dust bin, you'll be using it often. So that's why charging becomes part of the storage routine. I should note, there are other types of designs [00:05:00] out there with low, less powerful machines. I think the shark wa vac has an interesting design. It's a super lightweight stick, about two pounds. It has a little charging station. It comes in a bunch of colors, but it has this really small Dustin. And it gets you about 15 minutes of battery life. Things like this are more practical for small, mostly hard floor apartments, light jobs around the house. So keep in mind what kind of power you want or need for your space. Speaker 1: [00:05:30] Now about that cleaning job, Dyson has a ton of attachments to get the job done. And if you have both hard floors and carpet, you're gonna be switching out between the different cleaner heads for different jobs. And you probably need to get a bin to put all the accessories in one interesting perk about the Dyson V 15, is that the machine can detect how much dirt it's picking up and the size of the dust particles. So then it displays it for you on this LCD screen. [00:06:00] And I honestly don't care what crowd I just picked up. That's just gross, maybe a little TMI, but thanks for the report. The fun feature on the V 15 is for hard floors. There's a cleaner head that has a green laser light. You can turn on to help you see dust particles that you may have left behind. Speaker 1: If it's dark in the room, you really can feel gross about how much dust and weird grim is on your floor. So yay for that. So the V 15 S tech will confirm how clean or credit your floors are, but overall [00:06:30] Dysons have great steering and can pivot anywhere. I have no trouble getting under any tight spaces and under, and from my experience, they're durable now to power your Dyson. It's not a switch on, it uses a finger trigger. You have to hold it down to use it. And I like it. But folks with arthritis in their index finger may want a design. More like the shark, which uses a switch to stay on [00:07:00] shark does have this trigger here, but it has a different purpose. The trigger is only pulled in short bursts. We need an extra suction boost. Speaker 1: Cleaning is easy for most models. You're just gonna hover it over a trash camp, pull lever and pow, just dump it out. Simple as that. And you will need to be washing out a filter, but before you buy anything, check, if it's the kind of model where you could just wash [00:07:30] out the filter, or if you need a stock up on a few spare filters, it could be a little confusing to know which models are best for you when they all have their own design. Quirks. Dyson has its cool gimmicks with fancy LCD screens. Some of the newest models tell you how much battery life is left. So there's no guessing game. Dyson also has a ton of accessories, but maybe switching between cleaner heads is annoying for your situation that may have you leaning towards something [00:08:00] like the design of sharks vertex. It has both a soft roller and normal brush head in one base. And the vertex has another perk. The stick can be bent. The idea is that you can get under furniture without bending your back as much, pull it aside. The little things like that, and the best ex experience really comes down to getting a powerful machine that is light and has a battery that gets you at least 20 minutes on the carpet before needing a recharge going cordless makes cleaning [00:08:30] your home so much easier. You just better be good about charging it.

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