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Do you want to buy a new vacuum cleaner and don't know how to find your way around various models and accessories? The ideal solution depends on various factors, such as personal cleaning needs, the size of the house and how many floors it is distributed over, as well as obviously the type of floor. So let's see how to choose the new appliance by considering all the main aspects.

Do you want to buy a new vacuum cleaner and don't know how to find your way around various models and accessories? The ideal solution depends on various factors, such as personal cleaning needs, the size of the house and how many floors it is distributed over, as well as obviously the type of floor. So let's see how to choose the new appliance by considering all the main aspects.


There are many models on the market, however, the most common types for cleaning the inside of the house are undoubtedly the electric broom and the towing vacuum cleaner.

The ELECTRIC Broom is a very agile and handy tool, which is well suited to homes full of furniture and hard-to-reach spaces, wooden floors and curtains, and is easy to store. Many models are cordless, so having no wires they become practical to carry for those who have the house arranged on several levels. However, the dust container is smaller than other types of vacuum cleaners, so the purchase of an electric broom should be carefully considered if the house to be cleaned is very large. Very often the electric broom has a very low energy consumption.

Summarizing the disadvantages of the electric Broom are:

  • Being able to operate easily only on low surfaces
  • Internal capacity much lower than those in tow
  • Less power than other models
  • The TRAILER VACUUM CLEANER is instead made up of a hose with a suction brush connected to an oval container that can be towed around the house thanks to the presence of wheels.
  • It is quite light but slightly more difficult to transport than the electric broom, especially in the case of stairs in the house, since you have to drag the container. It is therefore important to choose the appliance model based on the size of the wheels: a compact model is usually smaller and more agile, less powerful and often with small wheels to keep the size of the product contained. If you have a house with many obstacles (carpets, cables, toys), the large wheels are advantageous, which despite their larger footprint are able to bypass any object more easily.

The tow type often has a strong suction capacity (which often also means greater electrical consumption) and in most cases it has a much higher capacity than electric brooms, which makes it suitable for very large homes. Generally, tow vacuum cleaners are equipped with a kit of brushes for cleaning different objects inside the house, such as carpets, curtains and textile coverings, and with the special nozzles and the telescopic tube they reach even the most difficult corners.

Some examples of the accessories available for certain products are:

  1. universal brush: for large and smooth surfaces, carpets, natural fibers and rugs
  2. crevice tool: for the narrowest gaps
  3. triangular brush: for corners
  4. brush with retractable bristles: does not scratch the surface (for parquet and delicate hard floors)
  5. turbo brush: for carpets, rugs, hair, pet hair and hard-to-vacuum particles
  7. Both in electric brooms and in trailed vacuum cleaners we find different dirt collection systems, among the most common are:

With Bag:

Most common type in which dirt is conveyed into a bag, usually made of paper. A spy informs us when the bag is full so that it can be easily thrown away and replaced. It is an advantageous and hygienic system from the point of view of maintenance because when the bag is full it is taken and thrown away without any dispersion of dust in the environment and without having direct contact with dirt. In addition, vacuum cleaners with this collection system are generally cheaper and have a larger liter capacity. However, in the long run it can be expensive because the bags have a cost (on average 70 cents each) and are more prone to running into technical problems.

With Tank:

In some new generation vacuum cleaners, the dirt is conveyed into a container, generally made of plastic, with a warning light that signals when it is time to empty it. Compared to the bag, it is certainly more advantageous in terms of environmental impact and convenience, but in the operation of emptying the container there is always some dispersion of dust in the environment; so having the possibility it would be advisable to empty it outdoors. The bagless vacuum cleaner is usually of the cyclonic type, but it can also be steam or water.

Ground Discharge:

Very rare type that has special sockets to attach that convey the dirt into large centralized containers.


In addition to these two main categories, there are also a series of models for more specific situations and contexts that are better suited to particular needs.


Type of vacuum cleaner in which an air cyclone inside the box generates a centrifugal force that separates the dirt that enters the appliance from the air.

There are two types: monocyclonic and multicyclonic. The monocyclonic has only one cyclone, and has an inverted conical structure in the container that manages to capture about 75% of the dust, while the multicyclonic is formed by several cones that generate a greater number of cyclones and approximately manage to separate 95% of the dust.
Cyclonic vacuum cleaners have all the advantages of the bagless collection system, also thanks to the cyclone technology there is no loss of suction inside the appliance since the air flows more easily. However, they are types with a higher cost and requiring more complex maintenance.


Compared to the more classic technology, water-based vacuum cleaners are particularly suitable for allergy sufferers: in fact, these devices can retain dust and smallest particles without dispersing them; they also have the ability to absorb liquids. The disadvantage is that of having a product that requires constant maintenance, not to mention that the water filters wear out faster and the spare parts are higher in terms of price.

Usually they are specific models, also for garage cleaning or in any case more complex, but there are others with more classic features, which can be particularly useful for housework such as:

  • cleaning of balconies and terraces
  • drying small leaks of water in the house
  • cleaning of bathrooms, kitchens, cellars, or environments often rich in liquids on the ground
  • In addition to this, the vacuum cleaner with water filter is more powerful and therefore also noisy, it has a higher energy consumption, but a lower accessory kit; the trailed vacuum cleaner is thus preferable for home use, given its greater versatility and lower consumption.


The steam vacuum cleaner uses a steam generator that works alongside the more well-known water vacuum cleaner technology. It is not a real vacuum cleaner, but it is used above all for a very thorough cleaning guaranteeing cleanliness and hygiene and it is also particularly useful if you have allergy sufferers at home, since the heat it generates manages to eliminate 90% of dust mites.
It first uses water to "soften" the dirt, which is dissolved later with the high temperatures generated by the appliance, detached with the pressure exerted and finally collected by a special cloth.
Depending on the type of accessories supplied, a steam vacuum cleaner can do a more or less versatile job: not to be confused with the water one, it allows you to clean tiles, stoves, mattresses, rugs, carpets, or in general shiny surfaces or padded fabrics. With some of the most sophisticated and complete models, you can polish gold, unclog sinks or degrease car rims.


Generally a bin is a large-sized vacuum cleaner, solid and heavy, but equipped with wheels for movement, the hose is flexible as if it were a tow vacuum cleaner. What distinguishes it as a structure from household models is the large capacity of the container, so much so that it is able to suck up oils and liquids. In this family of vacuum cleaners there are semi-professional models used for example on construction sites, or domestic ones, suitable for outdoor environments such as courtyards or garages.


Small in size, they are very easy to handle and are used for quick jobs such as vacuuming crumbs from tablecloths, sofas, cars (in which case they can be powered electrically via the cigarette lighter socket). These appliances do not have a noticeable suction capacity or long battery life, but they are very practical and certainly useful.


Vacuum cleaners are completely autonomous household appliances, which clean floors and carpets without the constant presence of man. Considering that these appliances are battery operated, and therefore, depending on the models, they have a certain autonomy and relative charging time, it is necessary to consider well their characteristics based on the spaces of the house in which they will have to work, both as regards the surface and the type of furniture present.
In general it can be said that a robot takes about an hour to clean an area of ​​30-50 m2, and many economic models have only an hour of autonomy and charging times ranging from 3-4 hours upwards, so for very large homes you will probably have to invest in a more expensive appliance with a longer battery life. Lithium batteries generally ensure a higher rate of work over time, and consequently raise the price of the vacuum cleaner considerably.

Also Consider for Example:

The size / height of the robot in relation to the furnishings of your home
If you have light carpets make sure that the robot is able to climb on them, not all types of wheels allow it
If you have stairs in your house, check that the robot has a suitable sensor

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