Such as, should you get a corded or cordless vacuum? Will it last you a lifetime? What is the after-sale service like? You might also probably be wondering if a lower budget model will meet your requirements. The quality and cost range of modern vacuum cleaners vary vastly. At the end of the day, when everything is said and done, when it comes to vacuum cleaners, you get what you pay for.
Buying a cheap vacuum cleaner will cost you more in the long run, not to mention the frustration that comes with a vacuum cleaner that keeps on breaking. Many people also think that the only difference between vacuum cleaners is the price. Even fewer people know the difference between the types of vacuum cleaners on the market.
In this blog post, we will be covering some of the benefits of investing in a top of the range vacuum. We will similarly cover the different types of vacuum cleaners and each one’s unique features and benefits.
Buying a vacuum that lasts can be tricky, and most people are brand orientated when shopping around. Instead of focusing on functions such as lifespan, suction power or compactness, people miss the more minor details, which are the most important. When it comes to vacuum cleaners on the market today, there are thousands of models and brands, all of which feature different functions. There are four main types of vacuum cleaners which we will briefly discuss below.
Just like the name suggests, handheld vacuums are small enough to be held in your hand. They make a great addition to any household because they are perfect for those hard-to-reach places where a big vacuum can’t reach. There are several kinds of handheld vacuums, each with different functionality and price tags. When you need to clean those tight places, a handheld vacuum cleaner will be your best friend.
Canister vacuums are in the middle between an upright and a stick vacuum cleaner. It consists of a wheeled body and features a slightly slender frame than stick canister vacuum cleaners. The benefit of canister vacuums is the fact that their suction power is strong, and they are easy to move around. The main motor is hidden in the canister, and so are the filter and dust bag. Most households and commercial businesses use canister vacuums because of how easy it is to clean with them.
As the name suggests, upright vacuum cleaners stand upright, and it’s probably the most popular type of vacuum cleaners. When most people picture a vacuum, an upright vacuum comes to mind first. This type of vacuum provides the most potent suction; therefore, it cleans the best and is easy to use. Most upright models feature a range of settings, such as the ability to work on carpet surfaces as well as bare floors. It is a great tool to have when you quickly want to clean throughout the house.
In terms of suction power, stick vacuums don’t offer a lot of it, but they are great for getting to those impossible spots where even a handheld vacuum can’t reach, such as between a wall and a fridge. Another benefit of stick vacuums is that they are lightweight and very manoeuvrable, making them a pleasure to clean with. Stick vacuums typically feature a smaller motor and canister with a shaft-like handle.
Before you go out and buy the latest and greatest vacuum cleaner on the market, ask yourself a few questions to better understand what type of vacuum you would need. Things to consider would be bare floors and carpets. If you have a lot of bare floors in your house or office, you would be better off with vacuums that provide a number of attachments. A canister vacuum would be your best bet in this case as it cleans floors without struggle and it doesn’t scratch the tile or wooden floors.
The cleaning requirements change a little if you have carpets in your house or office. For carpets, we recommend an upright vacuum cleaner because of its suction power and cleaning ability. Here you don’t need to worry about scratching any surfaces. You will remove all the unseen dirty particles you typically find in carpets. Upright vacuum cleaners have all sorts of features and extra’s to help you keep your environment neat and clean.
Bagged vacuum cleaners have been around for a while now. When buying a vacuum cleaner, consider the benefits of bagged vacuum cleaners compared to bagless ones. However, just like bagged vacuums, bagless vacuums contain filters that need to be cleaned regularly.
One downside of a bagless vacuum is that it can be pretty messy too and they lack the superior suction power of bagged vacuums such as the Kobold VT300. This vacuum is extremely efficient and combines the latest technology with versatility. It also features a 360 swivelling and is ranked energy efficient class A.
On the other hand, bagged vacuums are better at deep cleaning, which is advantageous if you have a lot of carpets or rugs in your house. A machine like the Kobold Tiger vacuum is considered a cylinder vacuum and comes with a filter bag. The results when compared to cheaper vacuum cleaners simply can’t be compared. It’s only when you see it for yourself that you realize why people invest in a Kobold vacuum cleaner.
The power of bagged vacuums allows enough suction to pull out micro dust particles and store them in a bag. One downside of bagged vacuums is that they can be bulky and heavy. Luckily that’s not the case with the Kobold VK200 vacuum cleaner. Even though it’s a bagged vacuum, Vorwerk Kobold has managed to elegantly design a machine that has powerful suction but is not too heavy or bulky.
A positive takeaway from bagless vacuum cleaners is that they are very environmentally friendly. They allow you to dispose of waste directly from the machine. Bagged vacuums, on the other side of the coin, generate a lot more waste. If you live with pets that shed a lot of fur, you are likely to dispose of vacuum bags more than households without pets.
And the life cycle of a quality vacuum can be up to three to five times longer than that of disposable vacuums and cheaper brands. Meaning the environmental impact of more affordable vacuum cleaners is much higher.
Because the features vary from one machine to the next, it’s best to test the components or ask the salesperson about the features before you commit to buying any vacuum cleaner. A tip from us to you is that a motorized brush vacuum generally cleans carpets better than a vacuum powered by suction.
Buying any quality vacuum blindly is like not test driving a new car. When you pay premium prices, you ought to at least try it out and see for yourself. Alternatively, you can contact Kobold SA for a demonstration either at your house or in our retail outlet.
Vacuum cleaners will seem louder in any room with an echo, but they shouldn’t be so loud that you need hearing protection. When shopping, ask the salesperson to switch it on so you can gauge the level of noise it produces. As an added tip, canister vacuums tend to be a lot quieter than other models.
Who doesn’t love a good old fashion sale where you get to save some money and walk away with a brand new top of the range vacuum cleaner? If you keep an eye on the Kobold SA website, you might be surprised by the promotions that we are running.
The name Vorwerk stands for top quality and innovation. That’s why Kobold products have gained high recognition from design experts in the field. Kobold prides itself in delivering exceptional customer service, which includes after-sales service and training. Hopefully, after reading this guide, you have a better understanding of what to look out for when shopping for a new vacuum cleaner.
Remember, if you can, ask the salesperson to give you a demonstration in-store and ask them about the features of the machine so you can make a sound decision on what kind of vacuum cleaner you would need. We stock a wide range of vacuum cleaners for different cleaning purposes. But that’s not all. We also stock a wide range of vacuum accessories which consists of filters, vacuum bags, detergents and towels.
As well as brushes and other parts that you might need. If your machine has been struggling to perform lately, it might be time to book a service. Our friendly and experienced servicing team will inspect and repair your machine in no time. All you need to do is get in touch.