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Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Canister Vacuum Cleaner Review: a Dyson vacuum for condo, hardwoods and other hard floors


If you are looking for a small and lightweight vacuum for cleaning small condo with mostly hard floors and few low pile rugs, then this compact Dyson canister vacuum cleaner DC26 Multi floor meets your needs. But if you have mostly carpets or a large house, this vac is not a good choice. Read DC26 Multi floor reivew below.
Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Vacuum Cleaner
Dislikes about Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Vacuum:

  • Because its brush bar is air driven, it is not powerful enough to clean carpets well, especially high pile carpets.
  • Dirt bin is small, only 0.15 gallons, it would be full in a few minutes if you do not clean your room often.
  • Power cord is too short, length is only 16.5 feet. If you do not use extention cord, you probably have to change outlets a few times.
  • Exhaust air blows out at your face while you carry it.
  • Awkward placement of hose.
  • Not that stable.
  • On/Off switch is not located on the handle.

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Likes about Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Vacuum:

  • Small and has powerful suction.
  • Great for cleaning hard floors such as hardwood floors and tile floors.
  • The dirt bin is easy to remove; emptying the bin is a snap, just pressing one button.
  • Can reach under furniture and narrow areas.
  • The telescopic wand can be adjusted for different height users.
  • Easy to switch heads.
  • This unit is not loud.
  • Easy to connect and detach hose and attachments.
  • Can be used to clean cars.
  • Filters are washable.
  • 5 years warranty.

Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Vacuum Specs, Features and Details
Design: Canister
Use: Good for hard floors
Weight: 12 Pounds
Price: Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Vacuum Price is $399.99 at dyson.com (July 31, 2011)
Power Source: Corded
Cord Length: 16.5 Feet
Suction Power: 160 airwatts (what is air watt)
Tools: Combination Accessory Tool: debris nozzle converts to a brush tool for cleaning; Articulating Hard Floor Tool cleans narrow areas.
Anti-static Carbon Fiber Brushes: Made from pure carbon fiber, designed to pick up dust from hard floors.
Bag Type: Bagless
Bin: 0.15 gallons clear bin
Filter: HEPA Filter traps microscopic allergens.
Dimensions(HxWxD): 10.5 x 8.27 x 12.6 inches
Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty
Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Vacuum Manual: Download User’s Guide

Dyson Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: Dyson DC35 Multi Floor Review

This Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner DC35 Digital Slim Multi Floor is good for quick home pick ups, car cleaning, and other small cleaning jobs. It of course cannot replace your regular vacuum. This vacuum works on multi floors, it comes with a rechargable lithium-ion battery which offers a max of 15 minutes run time; it has a long wand to help clean high and low areas; and it also has a motorized floor tool to pick up dirt from bare floors and carpets. Below are the Dyson DC35 Multi Floor review and specifications.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: Dyson DC35 Multi Floor Dyson Digital Slim DC35 Multi Floor Dyson DC35 Multi Floor

Cons of Dyson DC35 Multi Floor:

  • Expensive, for the money you can buy a somewhat good upright vacuum.
  • A little heavy as a hand held vacuum, can be hard on your wrist.
  • Many customers complained about the "trigger" on/off switch. You have to push the button continually while vacuuming, this can cause soreness in your hand and wrist.
  • About the battery. A max run time of 15 minutes is OK, but you have to charge it for more than 3 hours before using. You’d better get an extra battery if you need to use it to vacuum more than 15 minutes. (The Dyson DC35 battery costs $70+). Or you can go and get a corded one.
  • With the wand and motorized head, it can’t stand upright by itself, you have to place it flat when you want to take a break during your vacuuming.
  • Suction power decreases when you use the wand and motorized head.
  • You cannot use it while charging.
  • It does not work well on high pile rugs and carpets.
  • Small bin capacity, has to be emptied quite often.
  • The wand gets scratched easily.

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Pros of Dyson DC35 Multi Floor:

  • Bin is easy to empty, just press the red button to empty.
  • Flexible. You can use the vacuum with the detachable aluminium wand or without it, you can use it to vacuum hard floors, rugs/carpet, stairs, ceiling fans, upholstery, ceiling fans, etc.
  • Motorized floor tool with carbon fiber brushes works well on hard floors, low pile rugs and carpets.
  • It has good suction, pretty powerful for a battery powered vacuum.
  • It is cordless, you can use it to clean your car.
  • Build quality is good.
  • The long aluminium wand does help reach high areas and tight spaces.
  • Can gets under furniture.

Dyson DC35 Multi Floor Specs, Features and Details
Design: HandHeld
Surface Type: All Floors, Stairs, Upholstery, Car.
Brush On/Off Switch: Yes
Weight: 4.96 Pounds
Price: Dyson DC35 Multi Floor Price is $299.99 at dyson.com (July 12, 2011)
Power Source: Cordless, Battery Powered
Battery Type: Rechargeable, fade-free lithium-ion battery.
Suction Power: 28 air watts in standard mode, 65 air watts in max mode. (what is air watt)
Bag Type: Bagless
Bin: 0.09 gallons clear bin
Filter: Standard filter, needs to be washed at least each month.
Tools: Combination accessory tool with debris nozzle which converts to a brush tool for dusting, crevice tool for cleaning tight areas like in-between furniture.
Cleaning Path Width: 8.5 inches
Dual Power Mode: 15 minutes of suction in standard mode, 13 minutes when using motorized floor tool, 6 minutes in max mode.
Detachable Long-reach Aluminium Wand: Reaches high & low areas, and gets into gaps.
Dimensions: 44.1 x 9.1 x 11.8 inches
Warranty: 2 Year Limited Warranty
Dyson DC35 Multi Floor Manual: Download User’s Guide

Shark Cordless Hand Vac SV70 Review – a bagless hand vacuum with brush for pet hair

Shark SV70 is a 14.4V cordless and bagless hand vacuum cleaner. It comes with a detachable brush which is specially designed for pet hair cleanup. Because the brush is motorized but not suction powered, it works well while picking up pet furs. Customers say this vacuum is also able to clean litter, dry food scraps, crumbs, dust on hard surfaces, couch, upholstery, autos, and also good for other small quick vac jobs. But the run time is so so, forget those jobs which will take more than 15 minutes.
Shark SV70 - 14.4 Volt Cordless Bagless Handheld Pet Vacuum

Below are some pros and cons of Shark SV70:

Pros:

  • Fairly good suction.
  • Picks up pet hair without a problem.
  • The brush is motor powered, offers better performance than suction powered hand vacuum cleaners.
  • When it is new, the vacuum can last 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Easy to clean, the filter is washable.

Cons:

  • Some customers complain that the lifespan of this vacuum is only a few months.
  • The run time declines quickly after a couple months of usage. This may be because of the memory effect. The vacuum is powered by Ni-Cd battery, the run time of this kind of battery usually drops significantly after some time of use.
  • No mounting charger, only attached to a power outlet.

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Shark SV70 Manual:
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Shark SV736N Review – a handheld cordless Shark pet vacuum with Motorized Brush for dogs and cats hair

This shark cordless hand vacuum works on most surfaces, picks up crumbs, dust, cat litter, pet hair without any problem. Its moterized brush works as advertised, excellent for pulling out embedded pet hair from rugs, carpets, couch, and so on. However, this unit use Ni-Cad battery which may have charge memory problem, this can reduce battery life. If you want to maintain peak performance of this shark hand vac, battery needs to be maintained carefully.
Shark Pet Vacuum SV736N - 15.6-Volt Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner with Motorized Brush

Pros and cons of Shark SV736N:
Pros:

  • The motorized brush works well for picking up pet hair and other stuff embedded in carpets, area rugs, fabrics, and furniture. And it is easy to assemble and take apart.
  • Dust cup is transparent, you can know how much mess has been picked up and when to empty it.
  • Crevice tool fits on easily and has good suction.
  • Has a charging indicator, while charging, the light will shine green.
  • Suction is very powerful for a cordless hand vac, can be compared to a corded vacuum with mediocre suction.
  • Easy to clean the dust cup.
  • It’s fairly light and portable, good for cars.

Cons:

  • The battery is the biggest con. This hand vac is powered by ni-cd battery that may suffer from a "memory effect", it does require proper maintance (it should be fully discharged and fully recharged, you can find instuction in the manual), or the battery life will get poor. Some comsumers complained that the battery started to drain quickly after a few months of use. It would be better if the battery is lithium battery.
  • While using the motorized brush, the battery will drain fast.
  • You have to charge it at least 20 hours before the first 3 use.
  • Long hair will wrap around the brush, you need to manually remove those long pet and human hair.
  • No mounting rack.
  • Filter needs to be cleaned often.

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Shark Cordless Hand Vacuum SV736N Specs, Features and Details
Model: SV736N
Design: Hand Held
Surface Type: Upholstery, Carpet, Car, Stairs, Hard Surfaces. Best for pet hair on carpet.
Weight: 6 lbs
Power Source: Cordless, Battery Powered
Battery: Rechargeable 15.6 volt NiCd battery
Detachable Motorized Brush: For deep cleaning such as removing ground-in dirt and pet hair from carpet.
Filter: Removable and washable filter.
Bag Type: Bagless, no need to buy replacement bags.
Charging Indicator: LED charging indicator
Tools: Comes with attachable Crevice Tool for cleaning narrow and other hard-to-reach places.
Twister Cyclonic Technology: Provides stronger suction.
Dimensions: 10 x 4 x 6 inches
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty
Shark SV736N Manual: Manual Download
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Hoover BH50015 Review – hoover battery operated vacuum cleaner for hard surfaces, keyboard, upholstery

Hoover Cordless Hand Vacuum BH50015 comes with a 18-volt lithium-ion battery which offers longer run time and better suction than most of the cordless hand vacuum cleaners on the market. It works well on picking up little messes on hard surfaces. For carpets with dog and cat hair, not good, the brush tool does not help much.

Hoover Cordless Hand Vacuum BH50015

Here are the review of Hoover BH50015 hand vacuum:
Pros:

  • This hand vac has good suction to clean up dirt, crumbs, dust, minor debis, and other small messes on window sills, hard surfaces like hardword stairs, and other places. Does best on hard surfaces.
  • Its lithium-ion battery is better than other types of betteries like NiCad. It has better run time and more power. It can run for roughly 15 minutes on a charge, and the fade free feature makes it constantly run at full power until it is totally drained.
  • The battery is easy to remove to recharge and put back.
  • This portable vacuum is light, weigh less than 4 lbs, you can carry it around to vacuum stuff easily.
  • It comes with a led display to show how much battery life that remains.

Cons:

  • Main defect 1: about the brush and crevice tool. They do not stayed in place well, just keep collapsing and hanging down.
  • Main defect 2: about the dirt cup. This is another annoying thing. It is awkward to open the dust container, there is no grip handle, the plastic is slippery, you probably have to sit down, put the hand vac between your knees, and open it with 2 hands.
  • The nozzle is a little small, less than 3 inches.
  • No mounting system, not convenient to store.
  • High price.

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Hoover LiNX Cordless Hand Vacuum BH50015 Specs, Features and Details
Model: BH50015
Design: Hand Held
Surface Type: Hard Floor Stairs, Bare Floors, Window Sills, Keyboards, Upholstery, etc.
Weight: 3.3 lbs
Power Source: Cordless, Battery Powered
Battery: 18 Volt lithium ion battery
Fade Free Lithium-Ion Battery Power: The interchangeable battery runs at its peak performance until it dies.
Nozzle Width: 2.75 inches
Bag Type: Bagless
Hoover BH50015 Price: It is priced at $129.99 at Hoover.com
Filtration: Cyclonic Action Filtration
Tools: It comes with Dusting Brush and Crevice Toolfor cleaning upholstery and tight places. However, these attachments are not useful. The Crevice Tool is not long enough, and the brush doen’t lock in place well.
Ergonomic Design Handle: Hoover claims that the Ergonomic Design is for ease of use. But some users complain that their wrists and hands get sore while using the vacuum.
Energy Star Charger: The battery charger is ENERGY STAR qualified, save you energy and money.
Battery Fuel Gauge: Displays battery life status.
Dimensions: 17 x 5.75 x 7.75 inches
Warranty: 2 Year Limited Warranty
Hoover BH50015 Manual: Instuction Manual Download
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