If you are looking to buy the best vacuum cleaner for yourself, first you need to know what defines the best. There are so many different types of vacuum cleaners available in the Indian market, and they are marketed so professionally that it will be no little surprise if you find one device that is ordinary. But the fact is that not all devices are good enough for the purpose they are designed. This review article is intended to introduce you to what we consider to be the best in the class.
Criteria on Which Our Selection is Based
In selecting the present set of vacuum cleaners we have drawn upon certain criteria that are a token of genuine quality. These include…
- Technological innovations
- Brand reputation
- Price &
- Customer reviews
As it is, vacuum cleaner is simply not something that is meant for cleaning anything and everything. For instance, a handheld vacuum cleaner will not help you clean the spider-webs that are hanging in the corners of your room. You need something like a stick vacuum cleaner for cleaning the ceiling.
The point is, there are different types of vacuum cleaners available in the market which are designed to serve specific purpose.
Having said that, it must be added that there are also products that are all-purpose. Our selection of vacuum cleaners has been meticulously subjected to these criteria and, therefore, we dare say that they won’t betray your trust.
Best Vacuum Cleaner in India for Year 2023
1. Philips PowerPro FC9352/01 Compact Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
- Powercyclone 5 technology
- 9 m radius of action
- Strong suction
- Turbo brush
- Multi-clean nozzle
- Active lock
- Air filter system
Hardly anyone would disagree about it that all the worth of Philips PowerPro FC9352/01 lies in the brand name itself. All the technological enhancements that you find in this product or any other from its vast product line, are just an objectification of the respect that this brand name commands.
Coming to this vacuum cleaner, it is certainly the best overall device that you can find in its category. It features powerful 1900W motor that lends it tremendous suction capacity.
But the suction capacity is one thing and the ability to deal with all kinds of situations that you may come across while cleaning operation is on is another. These are amply dealt with through multi-clean nozzle. And if, in case, it leaves out something, there is another cleaning head with soft brush at its end that would finish it off. No less assistance is derived from the mobile cleaning head that is provided for it.
As for PowerCyclone 5, it takes place in a chamber, so no worries. It specifically concerns itself to dust which is driven by strong swirling airflow right into the chamber that is meant specially for it.
The Activelock does a great job in connecting and disconnecting the nozzle to the telescopic tube.
Its air filter system is such that it filters 99.9% dust particles, pollen, pet hair, dust mites, etc. For those who are allergic to dust will find it a real boon to them.
But, there is, at least, one thing that you may not like about this product. It is the noise level, and it is due to the powerful motor used in it. On the one hand, it makes this device highly efficient, on the other, it produces 82 dB sound. When we speak normally, the volume that we have is approximately 60 dB. That should give you fair idea about it.
Taking all into consideration, PowerPro FC9352/01 is a device that strikes perfect balance between price and utility.
2. Dyson V12 Absolute Pro Cord-Free Vacuum
- Intelligent optimization of power and run time
- Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
- Optional click-in battery pack
- Torque cleaner head
- LCD screen display
- Twice the suction of any other vac
Dyson V12 Absolute Pro Cord-Free Vacuum is a formidable device. When it is around, you dare not risk being philosophical to say, “Man is dust and to dust he will return.”…Because anything that is dust or subject to dusty destiny, is bound to end up in its dust-bean in no time. Its Hyperdymium motor V12 beats any other vacuum cleaner in terms of powerful suction, driving at the rate of 125,000 rpm.
It has many features that most vacuum cleaners in India don’t have. For instance, it comes with three different modes, namely, Eco, Auto and Boost. These are intended for answering different cleaning situations.
The device has a Dynamic Load Sensor (DLS) that senses what kind of surface it is dealing with and accordingly changes the motor speed. And if need for it arises, the swappable batteries are there to double the run time.
The LCD screen on the device displays the performance when the device is on, power mode, run time, filter maintenance reminder and blockage report. This has two-fold advantages. On one hand, you can watch the results of its operation; on the other, you can find out the status of the device.
Its patented cyclone technology is capable of sucking in the microscopic particles and assign then to their rightful place in the dust-bean. The dust-bean can be easily emptied with a point-and-shoot technique, and all that remains is to hang it on the charging dock.
Finally, it can be converted into a hand-held device.
Indeed, Dyson V12 Absolute Pro Cord-Free Vacuum is a premium pick from an exclusive selection of best vacs you can find in India…It won’t be far from truth to say that it is better than the best.
3. Irobot Roomba 692 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
- 3-stage cleaning system
- Ability to learn your cleaning habit and recommends schedule for it
- Voice enabled
- Dual multi-surface brushes
- Adaptive navigation
- 25 months warranty on appliance and 12 months on battery from the date of purchase
Irobot Roomba 692 is the best in the category of robotic vacuum cleaners. It is quite cheap and includes almost all the features which are necessary for cleaning your house without your involvement in it any way.
You have more than one option for operating it. Either you may summon Alexa to do what you want it to or you can press the on/off button to start it or you tap into its IoT capacities to control its operation remotely through a dedicated app.
When it proceeds on its way to clean your floors, if the surface changes due to carpet or something, it automatically adapts itself to it.
Because it doesn’t give an opportunity to establish virtual wall, this device does run against wall and furniture, and when it runs, at times it may scatter dust. If it is scattered in the open, it is sure to pick it up again as it is crisscrossing the floor of your rooms. But if it is scattered under something which is so low that it won’t allow this robot a free passage to get under to gather it, then the dust will get rid of it.
The 3-stage cleaning system is good enough for all kinds of surfaces and all types of debris. It features dual multi-surface brushes for the purpose.
Finally, it so cares for you that it learns your cleaning pattern and suggests schedule for it. It even offers you suggestions regarding the task of cleaning!
4. Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX 1200 with Reusable Dust Bag
- Canister vac
- Dust bag full indicator
- Automatic cord winder
- Suction control
- Easy operability
- 1 year warranty on product
Quick Clean DX 1200-Watt vacuum cleaner is just another Eureka Forbes offering that cherishes healthy living.
This canister vac has 1200W motor. It’s powerful and efficient in picking and sucking dust from any type of surfaces. It is accompanied by as many as six pieces of accessories for versatile cleaning.
You can easily move it around in your house and reach every nook and corner of it thanks to the three swivel wheels it has. All the debris that you gather in with it ends up in a dust bag. When it is full, the dust bag full indicator informs you it’s time to empty it. The bag makes it quite easy to empty.
The automatic power cord winder relieves you of the trouble of winding it. You must have experienced how bothersome it is to wind a cord around any electrical device, and shove it in its place. More often than not, when you open that storage facility to get out something else, you find it unwind in such a way that it comes in your way of taking out the other things that you want. It hurts the sense of order.
This device comes with an in-built storage for power-cord. When you want to use it, just pull it out; and when you are done cleaning with it, just press a button and it pulls in the power-cord in the same way that slurp noodles hanging from your mouth.
Indeed, Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX 1200-Watt Vacuum Cleaner is the best budget pick.
5. Karcher WD 3 Multi-Purpose Vacuum Cleaner
- Vac cum blower
- Wet and dry cleaning
- All-purpose device
- Parking position
- On-board accessory storage
- Sturdy bumper
Multi-purpose…The term amply suggests the defining element of Karcher WD 3. You can use it both for wet and dry cleaning. Its 1000W capacity should be considered good enough for the purpose, though not the best in its category. It is as good as a vac when it comes to using it as a blower.
Though it can be used for all purposes, it comes with but 2 attachments. If you want more, you will have to buy them separately. That’s quite disappointing.
Its dust-bean has 17L capacity which is very capacious. Along with the dust-bean, you also have a dust bag which also is big enough to last for months. The problem is that it is a paper bag which is not reusable. While doing wet cleaning, you have to remove it.
There is no need to be impressed to read that it has on-board accessory storage. Unlike many other products, the storage area is not in-built and well-covered. Power-cord, accessories, etc are parked on the back side quite visibly. It surely doesn’t look good for the accessories to be so visible. But it does serve its purpose.
To make a long story short, Karcher WD 3 returns value for money.
6. Inalsa Vacuum Cleaner Wet and Dry Micro WD10
- Vac cum blower
- Wet and dry cleaning
- Option to choose bag or bagless
- 14KPA suction power
- Safe buoy technology
- Easy to use
- 4 different cleaning tools
- 7 m cleaning range
Inalsa Vacuum Cleaner Wet and Dry Micro WD10 is a compactly built and light-weight machine. It is made from impact resistant polymer tank which makes it absolutely durable.
The combined length of the power cord, the hose pipe and the attachment enables it to reach anywhere in your house.
As for cleaning, there is provided a 1000W motor generating 14KPa suction and 4 different types of tools for cleaning. You can do both wet and dry cleaning with it.
It comes with one sponge filter and one cloth filter – both are reusable. If you like, you can have a bag as well.
One good feature for wet cleaning is the Safe buoy technology. If the container of the device is filled with dirty water to such an extent that, if further intake is not stopped, it would harm the motor, then this Safe buoy automatically stops sucking water.
Inalsa Wet and Dry Micro WD10 is one of the cheapest devices in its category, and also efficient. It has all that is required for thorough cleaning.
7. BLACK + DECKER WDBD 15 – High Suction Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner
- 15L capacity
- Wet and dry cleaning
- 16 KPa suction power
- HEPA filter
- 1 year warranty from the date of purchase
When it comes to the point of efficiency, BLACK + DECKER WDBD 15 is as good as any device that belongs to its category. It is designed for heavy-duty performance with 1400W capacity motor for 16KPa suction and 15L capacity tank.
It comes with two filters of which one is HEPA. You cannot ask for more in order to preserve the quality of air in the room it is used for.
It also has a washable bag. You just have to remove bag, filters, etc for wet cleaning. It can be used as a blower as well. There is given a separate opening for it, and the same attachment that works for vacuum cleaning also works for blowing.
In short, BLACK + DECKER WDBD 15 is a vac you can trust.
8. Eureka Forbes Wet and Dry Ultimo 20-Litre Vacuum Cleaner
- 1400W capacity
- Wet and dry cleaning
- 20L capacity
- Double filter including HEPA filter
- Auto stop
- 2000 mm suction WC
- Vac cum blower
- 1 year warranty on product
Eureka Forbes Ultimo is for you if you are looking for a vac with powerful suction for deep and swift, wet and dry, cleaning. It is sure to last long with its steel tank and strong polymer upper part that covers it. The latter also holds the motor, filters, etc.
The tank has 20L capacity. You hardly need that much storage; nevertheless it is there.
What’s more, it not only sucks, it also blows. And when both the functions have reached their logical end, there is Auto stop for it.
It comes with 1 year warranty but if you use it with care, it will justify the tagline of Eureka Forbes: YOUR FRIEND FOR LIFE.
9. KENT Force Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner 2000-Watt
- Advanced forced technology
- 24 KPa suction capacity
- Low noise
- Metal telescopic tube
- Different cleaning tools
- 2000W power
- 1 year warranty on product
KENT Force Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner 2000-Watt reflects the integrity of purpose in its design as well. It’s transparent…One reason for it may be that it really has quite a few things worth showing. It would have been hypocritical to hide them.
So, it DOES show them but without boasting…Although it features a 2000W capacity motor, it is surprisingly quiet in its operation. The Cyclonic Force is to be found in its action on dust. The Advanced Forced technology makes optimum use of the 24KPa suction power.
While the device keeps all types of surfaces clean, the filters do their bit in keeping the environs of your room allergen free and hygienic.
10. Eureka Forbes Compact Vacuum Cleaner with Washable HEPA Filter
- 700W motor
- 5 KPa suction
- 6 pieces of accessories
- Washable HEPA filter
The very first impression this Eureka makes is that of compactness. If you are to look at it without accessories, you may feel whether you’d be able to reach high places in your house for cleaning. But when you fix the whole range of accessories provided with it, you’ll be surprised to find out its reach.
The 700W capacity motor may be less powerful than those used in other products that are reviewed here, it is absolutely adequate for the basic cleaning of upholstery, fan and other small tasks.
And the same HEPA that we find in high-end devices is here.
It is, indeed, the best mini vacuum in its price range.
Best Vacuum Cleaner in India – A Buying Guide
Cleanliness is next to godliness…If you believe in this old saying, it is a measure of how important cleanliness is to you. Vacuum cleaner is one of the ways in which you can maintain it. This buying guide will help you find the best one for you.
The good thing is that you have a truly impressive choice of vacs in Indian market, choices that include both the homegrown and foreign brands. They are so good they wouldn’t allow even the ghost of uncleanness in your house…Because they don’t have the limitations that the manually done work has.
Indians have been using the traditional method of using a broom and a mop to clean the house. While it did serve purpose, it was not without certain drawbacks. In the very first instance it was very time consuming, esp. when the house is big and over-furnished.
Secondly, it didn’t clean the house up to the mark for various reasons. By experience you know that when you broom the house, the dust may rise and is born in the air. Only the large dust particles you are able to gather in the dust pan and dump into the dust bean. The tiniest particles which are born in the air settle down on the floor and when you mop it, it forms stronger bond with the floor of your house. That is the reason why when you walk on it with wet feet, the marks of your feet will be visible after you are done with the mopping.
And if there is fallen hair, you cannot gather it with broom; because the motion of air it produces when you sweep the floor, scatters it. Most of the part it gathers under the furniture. When you mop the house, your mop may gather a bunch of fallen hair only to stick it somewhere else. When the next time you broom your house, it appears again from under something.
But if you clean the floor of your house and articles of furniture with a vacuum cleaner, you won’t fail to mark the difference it makes. The biggest advantage of using it is that when you clean with it, you can reach places that you can never if you try to do it manually. The space under a cupboard, the crevices where the back and the seat cushions of your sofa or chairs meet, the spaces covered under the platform of your modular kitchen, shelves, cabinets, etc are easily reached using different kinds of cleaning heads that are provided for it.
While cleaning the floor surfaces, the dust particles, hair, etc are not allowed to scatter all over place but are sucked into its dust-bean. It thoroughly cleans your house. You can never expect to achieve such a result from manual work. And, you’re not only able to clean thoroughly but also faster.
Technical Aspects of Vacuum Cleaner
Vacuum cleaners show remarkable variety in the way they are designed. But when we consider their technical side, most of the part it remains the same. The basic technique that is used in it is to generate tremendous negative pressure with the help of a motor. This pressure sucks the dust through different kinds of cleaning heads that are provided with it and all the debris end up in the dust-can of the device.
Another important feature in a vacuum cleaner is the release of filtered air into your room. This operation is very important in order to maintain the negative pressure in the device. For this purpose, there is introduced in it what we call exhaust vent.
As already stated earlier, different types of nozzles or cleaning heads are provided for pulling in different types of wastes. For instance, if you are to clean a bare floor, there is one kind of nozzle for it; and if you are to clean a floor that is covered with a carpet, there is another kind of nozzle provided for it.
And if you are to reach into the crevices that are found where the back cushion meets the seat cushion in a sofa or any piece of furniture like that, then there is provided a different type of nozzle for it. To put it briefly, this device comes with all sorts of cleaning heads that would answer all sorts of situations conceivable.
There are devices that offer a bag in the container where dust is gathered. Some feature a canister only, no bag. The thing is that problem is not solved with the gathering of dust into the canister. If you remember, we talked about exhaust vent for maintaining negative pressure inside a device. However, if the air that is released into your room is not filtered, the quality of air in it is compromised. For air filtration, there is provided many different types of filters.
Now, let’s deal with a different type of vacuum cleaner that does not repeat the same technology that we hitherto discussed. It is the robotic vacuum cleaner. It shows marked difference in its design and the technology that is used in its make. The very term robotic considerably clarifies what is unique about it. It is something that is automatic…something that does things on its own. Here, it is the cleaning work that it is automated for. It features sensors for sensing different situations and act accordingly for better performance.
Types of Vacuum Cleaner
Having discussed the technological aspects of it, it’s now time to consider the different types of vacuum cleaner that you find displayed in showrooms and online galleries. They grab your attention with their unique designs. We shall briefly discuss them here.
Canister vac: This type draws its name from the canister that is used for collecting the dust in.
This canister is truly capacious and holds a lot of debris. But even more important than the capacity of the canister, it is known for its strength. The upright VC is the only type that can compete with the canister in this respect. Its performance is truly impressive.
Upright vac: It is called upright because of its design. It’s upright…And the reason why it is so is that all the main parts of it are aligned with its handle. Handle, hose, wand, cleaning heads, dust canister – all these parts don’t come separately. When you look at it, you see all the parts incorporated in one unit.
But there are problems with its design. When all parts are brought together in one unit, it becomes very heavy. You cannot use it like other vacs having a wand and a nozzle that you can easily lift up with one hand and stretch it to shelves, corners of the ceilings, etc. Neither you can thrust it under things like cupboards, cabinets, etc. You have to drag it along the surfaces of the floor to be cleaned. It is here that you cannot find any fault with it.
Handheld vac: This type closely resembles the upright one but doesn’t share the same problem that we find in the latter simply because it is a hand-held device. It is quite light. It runs on chargeable lithium-ion battery. Because it runs on chargeable battery, it does not last as long as many other corded devices do. But it has the advantage of being carried with you without any difficulty and you can easily clean car seats, cabinets, furniture, upholstery, etc. Extremely light and portable – these are the main advantages of this type.
Stick vac: This type is the most versatile and handy of all for several reasons. This is because it can reach and clean all, from the floor of your house to the ceiling. It is extremely light and can easily be handled.
Its accessories include all types of nozzles for collecting different types of debris from all types of surfaces, bare or covered. Also, it features some really useful technologies like Jet Cyclone and turbo action brush. The former doesn’t allow dust to gather in the filters whereas the latter, with its swiveling cleaning head, can move at 180˚in order to facilitate reaching different places in a house. This cleaning head features a detachable roller that features brush on a roller that can pick and gather dust, hair, dander, etc that is deeply embedded in carpets and textile surfaces.
A digital inverter motor has such a powerful suction capacity that nothing can escape it. The only problem with it is that it has a dust-bean that is a lot smaller than the upright and canister vacs.
Pet vac: It is meant for gathering pet hair and dander from the surfaces of your floor and furniture. Even if the floor is bare, using this vacuum cleaner will not let these types of debris to disperse in spite of incredibly fast-turning brush rolls that are in place for picking hair and dander firmly grounded in carpets or upholstery.
Robot vac: This is a smart machine, capable of cleaning all that it is required to without your involvement. To look at it, because of its covered body, it looks like a weight machine. Even the digital display looks not very detailed.
You can easily control it through a dedicated app that you download on your smartphone. Just like any smart device it requires internet connection in order to pair it with your phone and go through the set-up part. Once you are done with it, you can operate the vacuum cleaner via the app even when you are not at home. That is the highlight of this type.
There are devices that also support Alexa. It is, in fact, a very good feature; because you can operate is just by giving voice command to Alexa. It is even easier than using the app for the purpose.
Due to a number of sensors that it features, it does not bump against wall or articles of furniture. And yet if there are places in your house where it may get stuck, you can setup virtual barrier for it. It senses it perfectly to avoid the danger area, so to say. And if you like, it can also do wet cleaning.
Another extremely utile feature is that you can fix time for it to start doing the cleaning work. If you are using it for the first time, you may find its working like that of a toy. It’s quite amusing. It is only when you empty the dust-bean that you realize how particular it is about its responsibility.
Finally, it runs on chargeable battery. Once there arises the need for recharging it, it automatically hurries to the charging dock that is provided for the purpose.
Things to Consider Before Buying a Vacuum Cleaner
In the section dedicated for different types of vacuum cleaners, you had inkling into the pros and cons of different types. It cannot be that any given product has only the pluses and no minus. Therefore, this section is required. It would inform you about what you should look out for while buying a vacuum cleaner.
These are the things…
- How much energy it requires and duration of its operation
- A device features bag or just the dust-bean for gathering debris
- Whether it requires a power cord or runs on chargeable battery
- What kind of suction type and capacity it has
- Does it create a lot of noise or silent
- Is it durable
- How easy it is to use
- What type of filter it has and what advantage it holds out to you
- Effectiveness against pet hair and dander
- How costly it is
- What brand offering it is
- How much customer rating it has succeeded in garnering
This is the factor that influences the buying decision of many. The good news is that there is available in the market a wide choice of devices based on this particular criteria. All you have to do is to do some research to find out which product is best in the price range that you set for it. It is very much possible that you get something in a given price range that comes with better tech-specs than others. Be prepared to spare time to compare different products.
But, talking in general terms, the price of the vacuum cleaners start at a price well below Rs. 2000/- and it can range up to Rs. 60000/-. The price is a good indicator of the qualitative excellence of a product, which is resultant of the materials, technologies and innovations used in it. This simply does not mean that products that come with a low price tag are not good. The term good has a relative meaning. So what is good for you may not be good for others.
Best Vacuum Cleaner for Home – Frequently Asked Questions
What makes a good vacuum cleaner?
A real good vacuum cleaner should have Powerful suction, HEPA filter, Easy to use, Easy to clean, Ability to clear all types of debris, Durability, and Truly functional nozzles. Though the purpose may remain the same, different devices may have different ways to solve it, and that’s important.
Which is better? A bag or bag-less vacuum cleaner?
This is a difficult question to answer; because both types of vacuum cleaners have their advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide after weighing the pros and cons which one suits you.
If you go for a vac with bag, you have the advantage of the dust gathering in the bag. It does not allow its content to spill out. Therefore, it is quite effective in trapping the allergens inside it and in disposing its content off. Some brands also chemically treat their bags in order to kill microorganisms, bacteria, etc. The thing is that this bag needs to be changed at some point of time. If you don’t mind doing this, then it is for you.
But, if you are a kind of person who considers it to be a headache, then it, surely, isn’t for you. You better go for a bagless solution. But the problem with the bagless solution is that the debris is collected straight in the canister and you need to clean the dust-bean at regular intervals. Neither it is as effective against allergens as the bagged vac is.
How often should you change the bag?
It is time to change the bag when you find the suction of your device weakened.
Which types of vacuum cleaners are best for hard floor?
Any vacuum cleaner that is suction-only cleaner is good for hard floor. Many products feature a roller having brush to pick dirt from a surface and then it is sucked into the dust-bean. It is useless mechanism for hard floors; since it would only scatter the debris through the whiff of air that the rotation of the roller produces. And, also, there is a chance the bristles damage the surface of the hard floor.
But if a device offers you a nozzle that does not feature roller with bristles but a flat polymer cleaning head that has soft bristles that are strategically spaced on it so that the dust may be trapped and pass through those bristles and sucked into the canister.
Another useful type is called the air turbo. Another useful type of vac is the canister. It is even better if it has HEPA filter.
Are robotic vacuum cleaners effective?
Robotic vacuum cleaners are certainly effective, especially if your rooms are large and furnished with care so that they are not cluttered. Moreover, they are good for dry cleaning. For wet cleaning, they don’t produce the kind of results that you have if you do it manually or with the help of other vacs which are designed both for wet and dry cleaning.
Are HEPA filter vacuum cleaners worth it?
Yes. Because the devices making use of HEPA are quite effective in removing the dust particles (as tiny as 0.3 microns) from the air that the exhaust vent throws out again into your room.
The vacuum cleaners reviewed, here, are from the best brands that are available in India. They are selected in a way that each type available in the market is being amply represented. They are best in their category. Go for it…You won’t regret it.
Or, you may go through our buying guide and know how to determine the qualitative excellence of a vac, no matter what type it is. Follow it closely. If you do, it will lead you to what serves your purpose in the best possible way.
Last update on 2023-02-05 / Images from Amazon