While a vacuum is an essential home cleaning tool, it can either save you cleaning time or cause you frustration and more effort than you bargained for. What may appear as a good deal can and often turns out to be anything but.
After many years of vacuum ownership that included various brands and price tags, we both came to the same conclusion. A quality vacuum – one that saves you time and effort, as well as operating and repair/replacement costs, is the most frugal way to go.
And you don’t need to spend a thousand dollars or more to get a quality vacuum – it does not guarantee great performance or long vacuum life. Been there, done that and learned from those needless purchases.
If you’re looking for a whole-home vacuum that will do a good cleaning job, you can find one around the $500 price range and sometimes less. While a lower price tag might be appealing, will it deliver efficient performance and how long will it last. If you have to replace a $150 vacuum every couple of years, you’re not really getting good value for your money.
We love a clean home and consider a vacuum essential. What we’ve found extremely frustrating with some vacuums, is how some models have a pick and drop technology. Enough suction to grab, but not to hold it. Such performance is a waste of time and effort. And vacuums that return all kinds of dust to the room as you vacuum, are not worth our time, money and health. A good vacuum should clean efficiently.
The Dyson DC39 Ball Canister has all the cleaning features I look for in a vacuum. Powerful suction, it handles well, has durable parts and is backed by a 5-year warranty. Plainly put, it offers the homemaker good value for the money.
My hubby considers himself the vacuum expert in our home. After all, he knows more about machines in general, vacuums a lot, has spent more than four decades fixing our various units, plus he was a vacuum sales person for a spell. He knows vacuums and wanted to review the Dyson DC39. You can read his review here: Dyson DC39 Ball Canister Vacuum Review.
I also know what I want in a vacuum – you can read my review on About.com.
If you’re in the market for a new vacuum, remember that a low price tag doesn’t always signal a smart frugal purchase. There’s a lot more to consider when buying this essential home cleaning tool if you want to get the best value.