Your vacuum cleaner is (probably) the most essential appliance in your household that gets used at least every week, if not every day. It can be relied upon to remove dust, banish crumbs to the crumb dungeon, and lift even the most stubborn pet hairs embedded in sofa cushions. Other things like allergens, dried mud and even some DIY waste (if you have the right vacuum cleaner) won’t be a challenge for these versatile devices.
That’s the key, though – you need to get the best vacuum cleaner for the job. If your vacuum cleaner runs out of suction, it won’t do you any favors; if the vacuum cleaner regularly loses power, you won’t get the job done in the time frame you need, and if your vacuum cleaner is becoming more of a hindrance than a helper, then it’s probably time you gave some serious thought to buying a new vacuum cleaner.
Lucky for you, now is the perfect time. You will be spoiled for choice as to which cordless vacuum cleaner, upright vacuum cleaner or robot vacuum cleaner to choose from, and there will be some key factors that go into this decision to help you with your new vacuum cleaner choice.
1. Change in seasons
The first day of spring is March 20, 2023, which means you’re going to start thinking about spring cleaning your home. A thorough house cleaning involves grabbing your vacuum cleaner.
With that; now is the time to clear air allergies that settle on surfaces (especially upholstery), lift dust and dirt that has accumulated in the often-forgotten areas of the house, and thoroughly vacuum carpets and rugs.
Many vacuum cleaners, even upright vacuums and canister vacuums, can be converted into something portable to reach shelves and vacuum the stairs. They also often come with a range of attachments such as a crevice nozzle, brush nozzle and mattress nozzle. Some may even have a separate pet tool to deal with stray hairs around the house.
A vacuum cleaner is really incredibly versatile. Get a good one and soon you’ll want to use it every day.
2. New product launches
Now is the time for the launch of new vacuum products. If you haven’t followed a vacuum cleaner you like in recent months, your dream job opportunity may be just around the corner.
So far this year we’ve had the launch of the Roidmi X300 which our reviewer gave four out of five stars for its powerful suction, removable battery and decent capacity dustbin. We’ve also paired it with a ‘smart vacuum cleaner’ with its floor detection, light-sensitive attachments and its ability to sense and adjust which attachment is being used.
Other vacuums new for 2023 include the Proscenic P12 which has already launched on Amazon USA for $399.98 (opens in new tab) and will launch on Amazon UK on March 16, and the Dreame H12 Pro – a wet and dry vacuum cleaner – on sale from Amazon US for $499.99 (opens in new tab) and soon on Amazon UK.
If you want to enhance that vacuum cleaner you already have, use accessories like these brand new fragrance capsules (opens in new tab) for the Henry Quick (UK only) makes your home smell fresh and clean.
3. Discounted older models
When we say “old,” we’re not talking about decades; we are talking about a few years or even a few months. With the cost of living impacting households, brands are also feeling the pinch. That means they will try to entice you with some (very) interesting offers.
The Shark Stratos, for example, is a series that the brand launched at the end of 2022. The Shark Stratos upright vacuum blew us away during the review with its power, versatility, and odor neutralizer. Currently on sale on Shark US for $299 (opens in new tab) (from $429) and on Shark UK for £329.99 (opens in new tab) (from £429.99) this seems like a good deal to us, and you get a 5-year warranty, which works out to $59.80 / £65.99 for the whole year. That is so much cheaper than a professional cleaner.
Prefer a robot vacuum cleaner? No problem: freshly released robot vacuum cleaners are also being marked down, such as the Karcher RCV 5 which was £549.99 and now costs £449.99 from the Karcher website (opens in new tab). It’s currently unavailable to our US readers, though we hope it will be soon. By the way, this isn’t the only robot vacuum cleaner to consider.
The recently reviewed Dreametech L10s Ultra has a $50 incremental savings when purchased from Amazon US (opens in new tab). This doesn’t seem like much, but when you consider what this robot vacuum cleaner can do – including self-emptying and self-cleaning – we think it’s a well-worth investment.