Figuring out which vacuum cleaner you should get? Well, that's what we are here for. To help you find the best vacuum cleaner.

For finding the best vacuum cleaner for you we have done a lot of research. We went through many Youtube channels where they tested several of India’s top vacuum cleaners, we read through verified amazon reviews and read reviews on the internet. Here’s our best pick.

Best Canister Vacuum cleaner

Karcher WD 3 Multi-Purpose Vacuum Cleaner

The Karcher WD3 vacuum cleaner provides you everything that you need in a cleaner. It has excellent suction power at 1000W which is so powerful that it’s able to even suck and hold a 1-litre water bottle. You can use it for both dry and wet cleaning. It comes with reusable bags and a 17L plastic container for wet cleaning which is rust free. It has a blower function that can blow away dust from your windows and form outside your house.

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Budget Canister Vacuum cleaner

Panasonic MC-CG303 1400-Watt 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.

Best Handheld Vacuum cleaner

Eureka Forbes Super Clean Dry 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. 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.

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Why trust us?

We spent over a day researching by reading reviews to find the best Canister and handheld Vacuum cleaners.

We started off with our preliminary groundwork and went through over 2000 verified reviews of Amazon and Flipkart. In addition, to find the best we went through other people’s reviews and Youtube videos. We even rang up all the companies that we shortlisted to understand the after-sales service.

How we selected?

First, we went through recommendations by other websites and the most popular products on Amazon and Flipkart to shortlist an initial set of products. After shortlisting, we went through their specifications and features to find and set up rules for our selection. These are the rules we set for shortlisting the products:

  • The Vacuum cleaner should have blower function.
  • It should have more than 1 L of dust capacity for a Canister model and more than 300 gms dust capacity for a handheld model.

We were left with 6 products - 4 Canister and 2 handheld Vacuum cleaners,

  • Karcher WD 3 Vacuum Cleaner
  • Philips FC8474/02 1.5-Litre Powerpact Compact Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
  • Panasonic MC-CG303 1400-Watt Vacuum Cleaner
  • AMERICAN MICRONIC -1000 Watt - AMI-VC1-10Dx-Red
  • Black & Decker VH780 780-Watt Multi-Use Vacuum and Blower
  • Eureka Forbes Super Clean Dry Vacuum Cleaner

Best Canister Vacuum cleaner

The stylish and colorful: ​Karcher Multi-Purpose Vacuum Cleaner

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 can be used for both wet and dry cleaning and comes with a special thick plastic container for wet cleaning. The container being made of plastic shouldn’t give in to rusting. 

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.

Accessories included with  ​Karcher Multi-Purpose Vacuum Cleaner

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 heats 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.


  • 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.

    After sales service

    Karcher has 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.

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    Budget Canister Vacuum cleaner

     compact and poweful: ​Panasonic MC-CG303 Vacuum Cleaner

    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, its the small package good things come in. When compared with the 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.

    After sales service

    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 a service centre. 

    Best Handheld Vacuum cleaner

    Eureka Forbes Super Clean Dry Vacuum Cleaner

    The Eureka Forbes Super Clean is an excellent vacuum cleaner for your car because of its compact handheld functionality. It can also be used for household purpose. 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.

    This product was one of the cheapest here at just Rs.2699 and 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.

    All accessories of Eureka Forbes

    It has an 800W suction motor which is good enough to clear out the dirt from your car or your sofa but it is much louder than the canister vacuum cleaners like the Karcher WD3.

    Closer look at Eureka Forbes

    Blower insertion hole

    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.


  • There were many comments stating that it heats up after 20 minutes of prolonged usage, so make sure to have a cup of chai while it cools down.
  • Since it is a handheld vacuum cleaner and the dust bag is small try to empty your dust bag during regular intervals.

  • After sales service:

    While the product has a 1 year warranty, Eureka Forbes has a better service coverage in the Southern part of India with it is lacking in the Northern part. 

    After sales service

    Here Panasonic does a better job while compared to the other products that we shortlisted. You have over 500 Panasonic service centres all over India and if you face any problem they will send a technician to your house to rectify it. You get a 1-year warranty and if the product is not under warranty the person comes to rectify it but you need to pay the service charges.

    Next comes Karcher which is a fast-growing company that has service centres in main cities like Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai etc but if you are in rural areas you need to courier the product. Even when you are in the main city and have a service centre, you need to take the product to the service centre and get it rectified.

    Eureka Forbes is a well-known brand in a Vacuum cleaner that provides many service centres in the southern part of India like (Chennai, Bangalore, Mysore, Madurai, Erode, Coimbatore) but lags in the Northern, Eastern and Western part of India. Even if you live in these cities, you need to take the product to your respective service centre and rectify the issue.

    Which type of vacuum cleaner for whom?

    There are nearly 6 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 6 types are Canister, Handheld, Upright, Central, Robotic and Stick vacuum cleaner. In India, we’ve found canister and handheld are more popular.

    Stick vacuum cleaner has 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 are a little heavy and can be used only on the floors. Plus they produce more sound. Lastly, the Central vacuum cleaners which are very big and cover more space are priced higher.

    So, the two best options would be Canister and handheld vacuum cleaner. 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.


  • Canister vacuum cleaner sucks more dust than handheld
  • Handheld vacuum cleaners produce slightly more sound and are designed mostly for use in cars

    Bagged Vs. Bagless

    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.

    Final thoughts

    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 get the Karcher WD 3 Vacuum cleaner. If you want only a dry vacuum cleaner to choose Panasonic MC-CG303 that can give you perfect cleaning.

    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.