Your vacuum cleaner is (probably) the most essential appliance in your household that is used at least weekly, if not daily. You can rely on it to remove dust, chase away crumbs in the crumb dungeon, and pick up even the most stubborn pet hair embedded in couch cushions. Other things like allergens, dried mud, and even some DIY leftovers (if you have the right vacuum cleaner) won’t be a challenge for these versatile devices.
Here’s the key though: you need to get the best vacuum cleaner for the job. If your vacuum cleaner has lost suction, it won’t do you any favors. if your vacuum cleaner loses power frequently, you’re not going to get the job done in the time you need, and if your vacuum cleaner is becoming more of a hindrance than a help, then it’s probably time to seriously consider buying a new vacuum cleaner.
Fortunately for you now is the perfect time. You will be spoiled for choice on which cordless, upright or robot vacuum to choose from and there will be some key factors that go into this decision that will guide you in choosing your new vacuum cleaner.
1. Change of seasons
The first day of spring is March 20, 2023, which means you’ll be thinking about spring cleaning your home. Thoroughly cleaning the house will include grabbing your vacuum cleaner.
With this; now is the time to remove airborne allergens that settle on surfaces (especially wallpaper), lift dust and dirt that has accumulated in often-forgotten areas of the home, and deep-clean carpets and rugs.
Many vacuums, even upright and canister vacuums, can be converted into something a little more portable to reach shelves and sweep stairs. They also often come with a suite of tools such as a crevice tool, a brush tool, and a layer tool. Some may even have a separate pet tool for dealing with stray hairs at home.
A vacuum cleaner is really incredibly versatile. Get a good one and you’ll soon want to use it every day.
2. Presentations of new products
Now is the time to launch new vacuum products. If you haven’t been eyeing a vacuum cleaner you like for the past few months, then your dream vacuum cleaner could be just around the corner.
So far this year we’ve had the release of the Roidmi X300 which our reviewer gave four out of five stars for its strong suction, removable battery and decent capacity bin. We’ve also pegged it as a ‘smart vacuum’ with its floor detection, light-sensitive attachments and its ability to detect and adapt to which attachment is being used.
Other new vacuum cleaners for 2023 are the Proscenic P12 which is already on Amazon USA for $399.98 (opens in new tab) and will be on Amazon UK until March 16 and the Dreame H12 Pro – a wet and dry vacuum – available to buy from Amazon US for $499.99 (opens in new tab) and soon on Amazon UK.
If you want to improve that vacuum cleaner you already have, then accessories like these brand new scented cases (opens in new tab) for Henry Quick (UK only) will leave your home smelling fresh and clean.
3. Discounted old models
When we say “old” we are not talking about decades. We are talking about two years or even two months. With the cost of living affecting households, brands are also feeling the pressure. This means they will try to tempt you with some (very) interesting offers.
The Shark Stratos, for example, is a line launched by the brand towards the end of 2022. The Shark Stratos upright vacuum impressed us during the review with its power, versatility and odor neutraliser. Currently on sale at Shark US for $299 (opens in new tab) (from $429) and at Shark UK for £329.99 (opens in new tab) (from £429.99) seems like a good deal to us and you get a 5 year warranty which is $59.80 / £65.99 for the year. This is much cheaper than a professional cleaner.
Prefer a robot vacuum cleaner? No problem: cool robot vacuums are on sale too, like the Karcher RCV 5 which was £549.99 and is now £449.99 from the Karcher website (opens in new tab). It is not currently available to our US readers, although we hope it will be soon. Besides, this isn’t the only bot to consider.
The newly reviewed Dreametech L10s Ultra has a marginal savings of $50 when purchased from Amazon US (opens in new tab). That doesn’t seem like much, but considering what this robot vacuum can do – which includes self-emptying and self-cleaning – we think it’s an investment worth making.