Are you fed up of finding little specks of dust around your house? Is using the broom a little too tedious? Well, what you need is a vacuum cleaner to make your home spot-free.
A vacuum cleaner sucks all the dust around your house into a bag which can then be emptied out. Plus they even work with wet dust and can even feature a blower function. But vacuum cleaners seem so heavy and expensive to use? Of course not.
Modern vacuum cleaners are small and come in different budgets so you always will have something that fits you.
Buying a vacuum is simple you must first know what type of vacuum cleaner you want- the conventional one which has a bag and connects to the mains or a portable one for your furniture and tables. Read the buying guide at the end to know which one to buy and what to look for before buying a vacuum cleaner.
Figuring out which vacuum cleaner you should get? Well, that's what we are here for. To help you find the best vacuum cleaner we went through many Youtube channels where they tested several of India’s top vacuum cleaners and we read through verified amazon reviews and read reviews on the internet.
Best Canister Vacuum cleaner
The Karcher WD3 vacuum cleaner provides you with everything that you need in a cleaner. It has excellent suction power (1000W) which is enough to suck and hold a 1-litre water bottle. Plus it works for both dry and wet cleaning, comes with reusable bags and a 17L rust-free plastic container for wet cleaning. It has a blower function that can blow away dust from your windows and from outside your house.
The Karcher WD3 vacuum cleaner is powerful and stylish, forgive us but this looks too much like a minion, add a jumpsuit and it's the same!.
It has an onboard storage facility where you can store all your tools and attachments on the machine itself. With this machine, you get 2 extension tubes, 1 crevice tool, one hose, 1 carpet brush and 1 wet cleaning brush.
We loved the variety of the attachments as they let you tackle different areas and objects in your home. It also provides plenty of space for debris, rubble and liquids as it has 17L dust container capacity.
With a motor power of 1000W, the force is strong with this one. The Karcher WD3, in fact, can even suck and hold a 1L water bottle easily, which you won't actually be doing but it's a good way to show how powerful it is.
There were many positive comments in the verified review section of Amazon stating that the suction power is excellent. It has a blower function at the backside which can be used for blowing dust.
After the usage, it is very easy to clean in both wet and dry cleaning. It is comparatively less noisy at 75dB and doesn’t heat up quickly during usage. It has a 5m long wire and it weighs around 5.8kg but there is no need for carrying because you have 4 smooth wheels for movement.
Karcher has a 1-year warranty and they have service centres in main cities but if you are in a suburban area, Karcher will arrange for some service but you need to carry the product with you to the service centre.
The Karcher Vacuum is larger than our other picks and is suited for people with a large home. Its superior bag size and power makes it a very good tool for getting rid of dust easily.
Priced at Rs.6199 the Karcher is priced steeper than the others but with its wet and dry cleaning capability, special thick plastic container for wet cleaning and powerful cleaning it is no doubt one of the best vacuum cleaners in India.
Powerful dust suction
Large dust collecting bag
Service network is not as widespread
Where to buy it?
Replacement dust bags
Budget Canister Vacuum cleaner
If you want a vacuum cleaner for cleaning only your dry dust and are happy getting your floors mopped then the Panasonic MC-CG303 is the best buy for you. It has a compact size despite having a great suction power of 1400W. It comes with a powerful blower function and a dust bag capacity of 1.2L which is reusable.
The Panasonic MC-CG303 is a compact and trendy looking vacuum cleaner which comes in 2 different colours red and blue. It has a premium build quality and can be stored even in very congested places.
It doesn’t have onboard storage like our best pick Karcher but it is very compact. You get attachments like 1 upholstery, 1 crevice, 2 extension tubes, 1 hose and 1 brush for the carpet and floor tool. It does have one little niggle, it can only be used for dry cleaning and the dust bag capacity is only 1.2kg, which is way less than our best pick.
But don’t let the diminutive size fool you as it has a 1400W suction motor for dry cleaning, it's the small package good things come in. When comparing Karcher it’s motor makes quite a lot of noise but doesn’t hurt your ears. The product also doesn’t heat up a lot and you can use it for a long time.
It has a powerful blower at the backside of the machine and a 5m long wire which is more than sufficient for indoor and outdoor cleaning. This product weighs just 3.3kg which is easy to carry and it has 3 wheels that help you to move the machine easily without carrying.
It also has a helpful cord winder feature which winds up the wire with just the press of a button. It has a dust bag indicator that indicates when the bag gets full.
We loved the after-sales service as they send over a technician to your place to rectify the issues. The product has a 1-year warranty. They are also comparatively the quickest and most efficient service where your problem gets solved within 4 days. This approach is much better than taking products to the service centre.
The Panasonic Vacuum cleaner is a much smaller vacuum cleaner that's for people who only want dry cleaning. Also despite its power, it doesn’t have a large bag so it’s more suited for smaller houses.
Priced at nearly Rs.4900, the Panasonic MC-CG303 dry vacuum cleaner offers great cleaning prowess, cute design, blower function and a ton of accessories which make it one of the best budget vacuum cleaners for your home.
Compact and lightweight design
Powerful dust suction
Useful cord winder
Good service network
Noisier operation than the Karcher
No onboard storage
Only for dry vacuum cleaning
Where to buy it?
Best Handheld Vacuum cleaner
If you are planning to buy a budget and portable vacuum cleaner then get the handheld Eureka Forbes Vacuum cleaner. This is very easy to carry as you have been provided with a shoulder strap belt that makes it convenient to use at home. The dust bag capacity is about 500 gms and it has a blower function which would be useful for blowing the dust out from your house.
The Eureka Forbes Super Clean is an excellent portable vacuum cleaner with its a cute red colour shell and a convenient handle. Eureka Forbes also provides you with a shoulder belt so that you can either carry the machine or hang it on your shoulder and perform the cleaning.
It has an 800W suction motor which is good enough to clear out the dirt from your sofa but it is much louder than the canister vacuum cleaners like the Karcher WD3
The vacuum cleaner comes with multiple accessories like 2 extension tubes, one crevice, one carpet glide, one brush and one hose. It has a dust bag capacity of about 0.5kg and can be used only for dry cleaning.
Like all our recommendations even this one has a blower function that can be used for many useful purposes. It has a 5.5m long wire so you can use it all around your car and house. It comes with a belt plus it is very light to carry too.
While the product has a 1-year warranty, Eureka Forbes has better service coverage in the Southern part of India with it is lacking in the Northern part.
The Eureka Forbes vacuum cleaner is of the portable type which means it's a great small vacuum cleaner to use around your home to clean furniture and other such stuff. It's not huge in terms of storage but good for giving your sofa a good dusting.
This product was one of the cheapest here at just Rs.2699 and with its pleasing design, portable usage and powerful cleaning it is no doubt the best portable vacuum cleaner out there.
Shoulder belt provided
Good service network
No built-in battery for true wireless usage
Tiny dust bag
Only for dry vacuum cleaning
Louder than the other two
Where to buy it?
Buying Guide to the Best Vacuum Cleaner for Home
There are many types of vacuum cleaner options available in the market. Although not all types are effective at cleaning. In this section, we will tell you which is effective for whom.
The common types are Canister, Handheld, Upright, Central, Robotic and Stick vacuum cleaner. In India, however, we’ve found canister and handheld types are most popular.
Stick vacuum cleaners have a motor inbuilt on the stick and this makes them cumbersome to use anywhere else but the floor. The design also doesn't allow you to clean the room corners properly.
Next comes the Robotic vacuum cleaner. It does the cleaning on its own with inbuilt sensors but this makes them very costly. Robot Vacuum Cleaners are priced anywhere between Rs.30000-Rs.40000. Also, they are not perfect with most of them often getting stuck under a table or a chair.
Next, we have upright which stands in the middle of the stick. But upright is a little heavy and can be used only on the floors. Plus they produce more sound.
Then you have Central vacuum cleaners which are very big and cover more space are priced higher.
The Canister is best suited for you when you perform regular cleaning and if you want perfect cleaning with higher dust storage capacity.
The Handheld would be the best one for you, if you perform vacuuming rarely or if you’re looking for a perfect vacuum for your car and you’re on a budget.
Once you understand the type of vacuum cleaner you need, the next is the dust storage. In a vacuum cleaner, the dust is stored in two ways: either inside a bag or inside a container. Bagless vacuum cleaners are more expensive than Bagged ones.
The advantage of using Bagged vacuum cleaners over Bagless is it doesn’t spread the dust particles in the environment and moreover it is cheaper than Bagless.
Most of the Bagged Vacuum cleaners are easy to clean when compared to bagless and some disadvantages of Bagged Vacuum cleaners are you need to replace the bag when the bag life is over.
Here are some useful tips to know once you get yourself a new vacuum cleaner:
While performing wet cleaning remove the dust bag from the machine and perform it.
After performing wet vacuuming let the filter dry for about 24 hrs and then you can use it for dry vacuuming.
Spotlessvacuum states that filter clogs up because of higher suction power so try cleaning the dust bag in regular intervals or use a handkerchief in the front that can act as another layer of filtration for protecting your filter.
For handheld vacuum cleaners, you must empty your dust bag during regular intervals.
Canister vacuum cleaner sucks more dust than handheld
Handheld vacuum cleaners produce slightly more sound and are designed mostly for use in cars
Still, have some doubts about vacuum cleaners? Check out our FAQs section below.
- Is there a blower?
- How many attachments are available?
The attachments vary according to the vacuum cleaner.
- Does it work on battery?
No, all our picks need to be connected to the mains
- Is it a wet vacuum cleaner?
Only the Eureka Forbes vacuum cleaner from our list misses out on wet cleaning
- Can it clean car seats?
- Is the power cable long enough?
Yes, you get a 5 metre (16 feet) long cable with the vacuum cleaners
- Is the bag reusable? Are the bags and filters available?
This depends on the model. Yes, you do get replacement parts and accessories
After looking at different types of vacuum cleaners, the best one for you depends on how you want to use it.
If you use a vacuum cleaner very often and want a perfect cleaning with both wet and dry capabilities to get the Karcher WD 3 Vacuum cleaner. It offers the best cleaning experience of the three, has the largest dust bags and in general, is superior across the board.
If you want only a dry vacuum cleaner to choose Panasonic MC-CG303 that can give you perfect cleaning. Plus its smaller and more affordable than the Karcher making is it a great budget canister vacuum cleaner.
If you’re a person who uses vacuum cleaner rarely for home use and you need it for your car use you can choose Eureka Forbes Vacuum Cleaner.
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