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Canister Vacuum Proves More Efficient

Jan 2, 2008
The canister vacuum is the only real alternative to upright vacuums in the category of floorcare. Canister vacuums are so named because of the vacuum motor located in a drum, or canister, which is also where the dust and dirt is deposited.

From the canister unit there is a hose which attaches to the various vacuum accessories. These include such things as a wand, beater bar, or rotating brush and are most often used to clean upholstery and carpeting.

A canister model usually has wheels attached to the bottom of the drum which allows it to move easily. Rather than pushing the unit, as with upright vacuums, canister vacuums are pulled by the hose and attachments. The movement of the unit is free and easy as the vacuum operator moves around. This results in a much easier method of facilitation because the user does not have to push and pull on a heavy unit that includes the motor, as is the case with uprights.

Most people consider a canister vacuum to be more versatile than upright vacuums, as they are very much a multi-purpose tool. This is because of the the lower cost and the simple and straightforward design.

It is only in the United States where upright vacuums outsell the canisters. This is mainly because it is the upright version of vacuums that people in the US are more familiar with having in their homes.

But, in the rest of the world, it is the canister brand that is the more common cleaning device. Perhaps it is because of the lower cost which is often more important in other areas of the world. In Europe, which overall has a culture that is much less inclined to purchase "disposable" products, the canisters are valued because they provide more years of dependable use.

Another reason that the canister model is preferred in other parts of the world is because of how they can be used on multiple surfaces and for multiple purposes. This makes them a more versatile cleaning device as they can be used for carpeting, as well as floors. Canisters are also considered to be better at vertical surface cleaning tasks.

A canister one will clog much less frequently than an upright vacuum. This is because they use a straight tube and a non-convoluted hose which provides for a clear path into the dust bag of the vacuum.

In upright vacuums, the dust must pass through a series of curves and connections that both reduces the airflow and creates more friction, which in tun reduces the suction power and the cleaning performance. A frequent complaint about the upright vacuum cleaner is that it is prone to clogging, which not only reduces efficiency, but requires time and effort to clear and maintain.

In most instances, it will cost more to buy a canister vacuum, but over time the additional upfront cost will be made up for in lower operating costs. Because they have more powerful motors, the time needed to clean is reduced which also uses up less electricity.

They have fewer moving parts to break so the maintenance costs are low. Also, they tend to use vacuum bags with a larger capacity, so they do not need to be changed as frequently.
About the Author
Mike Selvon has some great vacuum cleaner parts articles for the hobbist, where you can find out more tips on the canister vacuum. We appreciate your feedback at our vacuum cleaner review blog.
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