Vacuum Cleaner Advisor Reveals
Roughly two-thirds of US households share their homes with animals; there are over 170 million cats and dogs in the US alone. As lovable as these little fur balls are, they shed a lot of hair, which can be a real challenge for their human owners. Enter the pet vacuum cleaner, a vacuum designed to pick up hair from carpet, bare floors, upholstery, etc. But the truth is that many of these machines are simply not up to the task. To help, Vacuum Cleaner Advisor has just published its latest list of the best pet hair vacuum cleaners. In this year’s list, the group has highlighted the best full size, stick, and handheld pet vacuums.
Manufacturers who made the cut in 2017 include Dyson, Shark, Miele, Bissell, and Hoover. Selection criteria included level of suction, filtration capabilities, brushroll power source, number & quality of pet hair tools, cleaning reach, ease of debris disposal, length of warranty, and more.
Top honors this year go to the Dyson Ball Animal 2.
The popular Shark Rotator NV752 TruePet comes in second place. This unit is less expensive than the Dyson and is very popular with owners, having garnered impressive consumer ratings. It includes two pet hair tools (Pet Mini Motorized Brush & Pet Upholstery Tool) and, like the Dyson, has both HEPA level filtration and a sealed system. Vacuum Cleaner Advisor tests have shown this unit to work well on pet hair removal from both carpet and hard surfaces. In addition, the NV752 adds cleaning versatility with its ability to operate as an upright vacuum, a canister vacuum, and to some extent even a handheld vacuum.
At number three is the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog canister vacuum cleaner. Miele makes a quality machine and their units are no stranger to Best Vacuums lists. The Cat & Dog is manufactured in Germany and is a sturdy machine with a superb fit and finish. Pet hair pickup with the motorized carpet cleaner head is first-rate, and the vacuum also comes with charcoal layers in the filter which help to neutralize odors – a great feature for homes with pets or smokers. For those who don’t like the auditory assault from the average vacuum, this European machine is also fairly quiet.
Other rankings include the following:
Best Full-size for Pets:
Best Stick Vacuums for Pets:
Best Handheld Vacuums for Pets:
Visit vacuum-cleaner-advisor.com to see the complete 2017 Best Pet Hair Vacuum List which includes reviews, videos, specifications, costs and buying tips. Vacuum Cleaner Advisor has been providing expert vacuum cleaner reviews and ratings for all the top brands since 2007.
Reprinted from Floor Care & Central Vac Professional, August 2017