Stick Vacuums are usually affordable and compact in design making them perfect for cleaning small apartments. They are very light and most of them can be converted to handheld designs.
Handheld designs are usually lightweight and ideal for cleaning quick messes easily. They usually eliminate the hassle of dragging around a full size design around the house.
Upright full-size designs are comfortable to use since they eliminate the need to bend over and are ideal for cleaning larger areas.
Canister designs are able to clean floor areas that are difficult for other designs to reach, for instance under low beds and furniture.
The following models are great for those on a budget.
Bissell CleanView 9595A Model
Bissell 9595A model is an upright lightweight design featuring One-Pass technology. It is a bagless design and offers relatively quiet operation. It features cyclonic system and has 12-amp motor which delivers super-strong, powerful suction. It also has a unique brush design and easily picks and removes pet hair. The brush rotates downwards to clean and remove debris during the first pass. This model comes with high-quality attachments to provide effective and faster cleaning. These attachments include extension wand, turbo-brush tool, twist & snap hose, crevice tool, and upholstery tool/dusting brush. The turbo-brush tool is ideal for cleaning furniture, stairs and upholstery.
Other features include multiple levels of filtration to reduce allergens, a dirt tank and easy-to-clean foam tank filter. The dirt tank has a capacity of 2.27 L and is easy to empty via the bottom opening. You can easily adjust the height of the brush roll when cleaning bare floors or carpet. Its power cord is 25-feet long. It weighs 15.1 lbs and is easy to maneuver. It is designed for 120 volts.
EasyClean Eureka Hand-Held Corded Unit
This Bagless Hand-held unit is perfect for cleaning sofas, car upholstery and carpeted stairs. It comes with 2 motors. 5.5-amp motor delivers powerful super strong suction while the other motor powers the revolving brush. Among its onboard accessories are 20-feet electric cord, a riser visor, revolving brush roll, crevice tool, a stretch hose, dust cup and washable filter. The plastic riser visor is ideal for cleaning horizontal or vertical stair and upholstery surfaces. The revolving brush picks dirt from rugs and bare floors. The crevice tool cleans hard to reach surfaces.
It weighs 5 pounds. The cord wraps around the unit for easier storage. The removable dust cup is easy to empty. This unit is lightweight and small in size. It easier to carry around the house and can easily be stored in a closet.
Hoover Sprint Quick Vac
This Hoover Sprint QuickVac is a bagless upright model. It features multi-cyclonic technology that captures more fine particles. It comes with 3-position height adjustment settings allowing you to clean different floor types with ease. It comes with a multi-use tool featuring a crevice tool and dusting brush. It also comes with a reusable filter including HEPA filter that are easy to rinse out. It also comes with a removable wand for easy cleaning of high surfaces and ceiling.
It has 5 feet cleaning hose for extended reach. It has a convenient foot pedal on and off switch. The power cord is 23 feet long. It has a system-check indicator to alert when the filters have to be changed or cleaned. It is lightweight and weighs 12.75 lbs.
Bissell Zing Canister Vacuum
The Bissell Canister model is a bagless vac for cleaning multiple surfaces including above-floor surfaces. It has a 9-amp motor that provides powerful suction. It offers 3-levels of filtration to be able to capture more particles. It comes with multiple re-usable and washable dirt-cup and post-motor filters. Other included features and attachments are air flow regulator, adjustable floor wand, dusting brush, dirt cup, crevice tool, 15-feet retractable cord and automatic cord rewind button.
This unit effectively cleans tight spaces including under the bed and furniture. It works well on hardwood and tile floors. It is very easy to empty the dirt cup. It is designed to be used with 120v. It weighs 5.5 pounds. It is compact, lightweight with wheels to maneuver up the staircase.
Quick-up Eureka Cordless Model
This Eureka Quick-up Model is a cordless stick-vac. It is a bagless design which also converts to a handheld design for cleaning above –the-floor surfaces. It comes with 6-volt, rechargeable battery that lasts for 15 to 20 minutes. It is designed for quick clean-ups. It comes with a telescopic comfortable handle, washable filter and wall mountable charger. It also comes with a dust cup and on/off brushroll system. The brushroll cleans area-rugs and low-pile carpet floors. It provides a 10-inch wide cleaning path.
It weighs 4 pounds and is easier to store out of the way in an upright position. It is easier to assemble and offers quiet operation.
Armor Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum
This Armor utility-vacuum is designed to pick up dry and wet debris. It is cleans surfaces on the car, garage or in the house. It has a powerful 2 horsepower motor which provides adequate suction power to pick up all the pet hair and dirt. In addition to cleaning, it can also be used as a blower. Other attachments/features include crevice tool, reusable cloth filter, utility nozzle, reusable foam sleeve, deluxe auto nozzle, 2.5-gallon storage tank, detail brush and blower nozzle.
The power cord is 10-feet long and also has a 6 feet hose. It comes in a compact design that is easy to carry around.
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