Looking for the best vacuum cleaner for your home in India? Here are the top picks in various designs and price ranges to help you choose the best.
The complete countrywide lockdown due to Covid-19 was unprecedented, to say the least. With maids out of reach, most Indian households have been grappling under the pressure of managing household chores, office work and kids. It has indeed made one realize that whether you have a maid or not, it is advisable to invest in a vacuum cleaner without fail and a dishwasher if you can afford them.
A vacuum cleaner indeed makes it easier to clean the floors as well as windows, crevices and other hard to reach areas that maids often ignore. So, if you are wondering how to choose the one best suitable for your needs and which are the best options, here are our top picks and buyers guide to choose the best vacuum cleaner.
One of the best vacuum cleaners in India is undoubtedly the Dyson V8 cord-free vacuum cleaner. It is powerful, extremely easy to handle and versatile. You can spot clean a mess or deep clean your entire home including sofa, window crevices and ceiling with ease using Dyson V8. Of course, there are newer versions like the V10 and V11. But they are more expensive and not as value for money option like V8.
Now, if you are looking for a canister vacuum, then Philips PowerPro FC9352/01 Compact Bagless Vacuum Cleaner is the best choice. It is versatile, powerful and comes with a variety of attachments to clean various surfaces.And if you are looking for a budget-friendly option, Inalsa Spruce is a pretty good option.
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Which are the Best Vacuum Cleaners In India?
|Dyson V8||100 AW||Best Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner|
|Karcher WD 3||200 AW||Best Wet N Dry Vacuum Cleaner|
|American Micronic-AMI-VCD21-1600WDx||Not Available||Best Wet N Dry Vacuum Cleaner|
|American Micronic AMI-VCD15||Not Available||Best Wet N Dry Vacuum Cleaner|
|Panasonic MC-CL163RL4X||255 AW||Best Canister Vacuum Cleaner|
|33Kpa||Best Canister Vacuum Cleaner|
|Inalsa Spruce||180 AW||Best Budget Friendly Vacuum Cleaner|
|Eureka Forbes Euroclean X-Force||220 AW||Best Budget Friendly Vacuum Cleaner|
|KENT Wet and Dry||18 Kpa||Best Wet N Dry Vacuum Cleaner|
|KENT Wizard Cyclonic||20 Kpa||Best Wet N Dry Vacuum Cleaner|
Types Of Vacuum Cleaners And Their Functions
If you are looking for a lightweight, easy to handle vacuum cleaner that can take care of a spill up and deep cleaning with equal ease, then a stick vacuum cleaner would be the best choice for you. Options like Dyson are popular in this segment. But they are expensive.
On the other hand, canister vacuum cleaners, which is the most common type is best suited for cleaning floors, ceilings etc. Most of them come with ample attachments that make them pretty versatile. They come in the bag as well as in bag-less models. In India, we usually find bagless models where dust is collected in a dirtbag that can be cleaned and reused.
Bagged models have a disposable bag for collecting dust and debris. When the bag is full, it is discarded and a new bag is used. These types of vacuum cleaners have recurring costs as you need to buy the bags often.
Eureka Forbes is the most popular in this segment. Options like Panasonic, Philips and Black+Decker are also fast gaining popularity.
Wet and Dry vacuum cleaners are used mainly in commercial settings. As the name suggests, it can clear up wet and dry spills and dirt in a go. It could also be useful for cleaning balconies, utility areas and home garages. Karcher is the most popular brand in the segment. Note however that wet and dry vacuum cleaner doesn’t have a mopping feature.
Nowadays, you also get to buy robotic vacuum cleaners which manoeuvre on their own to clean up the entire home without any supervision. They are just starting to get popular in India and their efficiency is still debatable.
So, after going through the top models available in the Indian market today, we have shortlisted some of the best vacuum cleaners for specific purposes.
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Best Vacuum Cleaners In India
Best Stick Vacuum Cleaner in India
I own the previous version of this vacuum cleaner, the Dyson V6. The new version Dyson V8 is upgraded, making it especially suitable for those with pets.
My home used to be a total mess every morning, with tissues lying on the floor and cats fur on my sofa, bed and dust everywhere as our home is located in a very busy area. It used to take a lot of time for me to clear the dust and debris, but still, it was never perfectly clean.
Cleaning has been quite effortless with the purchase of the Dyson V8. Being cordless, this appliance especially proves to be quite useful for those older people. My mother-in-law handles the device on her own and being an asthma patient, its deep cleaning prevents her from getting asthma attacks. With its powerful suction power of 100 AW and its lightweight of 2.3 kg, this amazing device has been a boon.
The best part is that it is well balanced and sleek. So, it almost acts like a handheld vacuum cleaner for reaching difficult places of the house and ceilings. Be it carpets, rugs or sofa, cleaning is pretty thorough, thanks to the five extensions and direct drive cleaner brush.
After charging for 3.5 hours it gives you 30 minutes of fade-free suction.
The after-sale service in most cities is prompt. Being an offering from a reputed brand like Dyson, you can rest assured of its quality. Though a tad pricey, it is one of the best options for those who want their home to be completely dust-free.
Now, if the budget is not quite a problem, and you would rather invest in a high-quality vacuum cleaner, we would highly recommend the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro Cord-free vacuum cleaner. It has far better suction capacity, an LED display that shows how much time it can last on the battery; easy bin emptying without having to touch the collected dust and debris. Overall, it is quite an amazing option. However, it is one of the most expensive vacuum cleaners available in the Indian market today.
- Cord-Free with docking station
- Comes with four additional attachments: 1. Combination Tool, 2. Crevice Tool, 3. Mini Motorised Tool, 4. Mini Soft Dusting Brush
- 30 minutes of fade-free suction.
- Hygienic dirt ejection mechanism.
- Perfect for ceilings, upholstery and windows.
Best Wet And Dry Vacuum Cleaner in India
My mom usually spends a great deal of timing dusting and mopping the home. Moreover, it was causing her back pain very often. But last time I went home, I was surprised to see the surroundings spick and span and her back pain reduced considerably.
It turns out she was using the Karcher Wet and Dry Vacuum cleaner that makes cleaning quite an effortless chore. Be it floor surface, ceiling fans, windows or ventilators, this vacuum cleaner cleans it all easily, thanks to various attachments and nozzles that come along that can be attached directly to the suction hose.
Compared to Dyson V7, it is quite budget-friendly. Owing to the patented filter removal technology, you need not change the filter even though it takes care of sweeping and mopping in a go. Thus it helps you save time and effort considerably.
The performance and solid structure are quite impressive too. Its design is compact and elegant. The 17-litre container provides plenty of space for liquids, debris and rubbles. Being light-weight of about 5.5 Kg, even elderly people can handle it on a regular basis with ease. Its power consumption is also on the lower side. Thanks to the ergonomic carry handle with wheels, the device can be easily moved around.
Kacher WD vacuum cleaner, however, is not without flaws. Being a bagged vacuum cleaner, you will have to spend money periodically for buying paper bags. Also, its tall but thin design is easy to tip. The length of power lead is 5 meter, which is manageable when used indoor homes or small offices, but if used outdoor, an extension is definitely required.
Once the filter gets wet, you need to wait for it to dry before using it on dry debris ( though you can use it the other way around). There’s an option of buying a new filter and switching them, but this defeats the purpose of the cartridge filter.
Even with the minor flaws, the positives far outweigh, making it one of the best wet and dry vacuum cleaners available.
- Wet and Dry Vacuuming without cartridge replacement
- Has blower function
- Easy cable and accessory storage
- 17 litre capacity
- Comes with Hose Pipe, Extension Hose – 0.5m*2, Crevice Nozzle, Cartridge Filter and Dust Bag.
Best Vacuum Cleaner For Allergy Sufferers In India
American Micronic-AMI-VCD21-1600WDx-Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner with Blower Function, 1600Watts, 21-litres, Stainless Steel Drum
My brother was on a hunt to find a good vacuum cleaner that can eliminate dust and dust mites completely from his home so that he can keep his 8-year-old son free of dust allergy. I suggested going for the American Micronic AMI-VCD21 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner, which was recommended by one of my friends.
Thanks to the HEPA filter it completely eliminates allergens and even minute dust particles making the surroundings clean and fresh. The excellent blower function clears dust in difficult to reach corners of home and window crevices effortlessly. It has six different accessories – hose pipe, floor carpet brush, crevice nozzle, wet brush, and upholstery nozzle with two extension pipes, that helps you clean every nook and corner with ease.
Though light in weight, the vacuum cleaner’s durability is not compromised at all, thanks to its stainless steel body. As it comes with a washable and reusable dust bag, you won’t have any recurring expenses too.
Yet another advantage is that it has a 21-litre stainless steel tank, so you needn’t clean the dust bag frequently. Also, the vacuum cleaner shuts down on its own when voltage fluctuates drastically, thus protecting your device from damages due to power surges.
The minor flaws are that it does not have variable speed settings or dust level indicators. But given the budget-friendly price, it is not a deal-breaker.
- Stainless steel body
- HEPA filter and washable dust bag
- Dirt bag has a capacity of 21 litres
- Includes 5 Feet Flexible Hose Pipe, 2 x 1.5 Feet Extension pipes, Floor-cum-carpet brush, Wet brush with two separate mouths, Upholstery nozzle, Crevice Nozzle and Washable dust bag.
- Versatile for ceiling, hard floor, carpet, sofa, vents and windows.
This Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner is similar to the previous 21 L model from the same brand- American Micronic, but of a smaller capacity of 15 L and with plastic covering over the stainless steel drum that prevents static.
The vacuum cleaner equipped with a 1600 W motor has a HEPA filter and blower function to wipe out even minute dust particles with ease. The high suction power makes it easy to get rid of dry as well as wet debris with ease. Be it tough stains, pet hair or dirt, the vacuum cleaner removes it all, thanks to the impressive airflow rate and water-lift capability.
Talking about the structure and accessories, the vacuum cleaner comes with a reusable/ washable dust bag and different attachments comprising a Hose pipe, 2 Extension Pipes, Floor cum Carpet Brush, Wet Brush, Upholstery Nozzle and Crevice nozzle.
On the flip side, the hose length could have been a tad longer for easy reach of ceilings. The power cord is not retractable, making it a bit difficult to store too.
- Dust bag has a 15 litre capacity
- Comes with Hose Pipe, 2 Extension Pipes, Floor cum Carpet Brush, Wet Brush, Upholstery nozzle, Crevice Nozzle
- HEPA filter for better cleaning
- Has Blower Function
Best Canister Vacuum Cleaner in India
This offering from Panasonic is a highly powerful vacuum cleaner that cleans with ease.
The vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter has 2000 W input and is extremely efficient at sucking dry dust and debris. A particularly interesting feature is the “ Air Dust Catchers” that captures dust up to 30 cm from the floor surface— this relieves babies, toddlers and pets from breathing problems due to dust. It also has a variable power control option so that you can adjust the suction power according to your need.
This bagless vacuum cleaner has a transparent dust collection container of 3 L capacity, which is easy to clean, thanks to the quick-release button.
Being lightweight you can manoeuvre the vacuum cleaner easily. The retractable power cord makes it easy to store too.
The main drawback remarked by the users is that it has just 2 attachments— a compound brush and a nozzle. Also, the power cord could have been longer.
- HEPA Filter
- Dust bag with 3 litre capacity
- Comes with Metal Extention Wand and Crevice Nozzle
If you are looking for a bagless canister vacuum cleaner, then this option from Philips could be really good. What we liked the best about it is that you can dispose of the collected debris easily without touching it- this makes it quite a good option for those who have a dust allergy.
The vacuum cleaner undoubtedly has a very good suction power of 33kPa. Most users are very satisfied with the efficiency. To further ease the cleaning process, you get various attachments like a crevice tool, integrated brush, on tub clip, turbo brush and multi clean nozzle. The crevice tool is used for cleaning corners and window rails/channels. Using the integrated soft brush, you can clean up the dust on tabletops, furniture and other plain surfaces. The turbo brush can be specifically used for cleaning carpets.
As the filtration system uses a high-grade H13 HEPA filter, you can be rest assured that even minute dust and allergens are effectively captured.
An important aspect to take care of while buying a vacuum cleaner is that it has to be portable. Manufacturers claim that the Philips PowerPro FC9352/01 weighs about 4.5 Kg. It isn’t exactly lightweight. But comparatively, it is easy to manoeuvre.
As mentioned, disposing of the collected debris is also fairly easy as it is all collected in a separate bin with a lid that can be opened and disposed of into your garbage bag using a single hand. This design seems pretty close to what we see in the Dyson Vacuum Cleaners.
Talking about the drawbacks, first of all, there aren’t as many attachments as you find in other Canister Vacuum Cleaners of a similar price range, like the Eureka Forbes EuroClean XForce for example. Next, there is just a single suction power level. So, you can’t really use it to clean delicate surfaces like keyboards or curtains. Also, a few customers say that the 2 pin plug comes off the plug point at the lightest tug. This can, however, be overcome if you use a suitable adapter.
Philips generally command high customer satisfaction from its customers and this vacuum cleaner also follows suit with 1000+ customers giving it a 5-star rating.
- Lightweight with 6m long cord
- Accessories include Crevice tool, Integrated brush, On tubeclip, Turbo brush and MultiClean nozzle
- 4.5 Kg weight.
- 82dB noise level
Best Budget-Friendly Vacuum Cleaner in India
- Highly budget friendly
- Very light weight and portable
- Short hose and wand
- A bit too noisy
Extremely budget-friendly, this dry dusting vacuum cleaner is a great choice for those who are looking to clean a limited space or for occasional deep cleaning.
The vacuum cleaner has 1200 W power and has fair suction strength for cleaning floors, ceilings, sofa, carpet and rug. However, do not expect it to have the strength and efficiency of a 1600 W power vacuum cleaner from American Micronic or a 2000 W powered Panasonic MC-CL163RL4X.
As it comes with a variety of attachments like Crevice Nozzle cum Upholstery Brush, Sofa Brush, Multi Brush for Carpet/Floor, cleaning versatile surfaces is effortless. The dust bag full indicator gives you a heads up when it is time to clean the bag. And the bag is washable and fairly easy to clean too.
However, its blower function is not as efficient as you would expect it to be.
Weighing 2.8 Kg, the vacuum cleaner is quite easy to handle. The 360-degree rotating wheels add to the convenience. A drawback, however, is that it can reach up to a maximum height of around 8ft.
Overall, this is one of the best budget-friendly options available in India.
- Washable dust bag
- Light-weight with 2 Litre capacity
- Accessories include Flexible hose pipe with Curved Hand Grip, Crevice Nozzle cum Upholstery Brush, Sofa Brush and Multi Brush for Carpet/Floor.
- Blower Function
Those who are looking for a compact, versatile vacuum cleaner for an apartment would be interested in this upright vacuum cleaner from Eureka Forbes. With 15 feet long wire, it can be used in a small space comfortably.
The vacuum cleaner is suitable for tiles, wooden floors and carpets. In addition, it can be used as a handheld vacuum cleaner for upholstery, window crevices and other surfaces. Weighing less than 2.5 Kg, it is easy to use and move around too on floors. But, it might not be suitable for cleaning ceilings or wardrobe tops as the weight isn’t balanced.
Talking about the cleaning efficiency, it has fairly powerful suction. Eureka Forbes claims that it has a HEPA filter, even minute dust particles get sucked into the machine. Also, it is bagless- hence, there won’t be any recurring cost either.
Talking about the drawbacks, after-sales service is not exactly smooth. Other than the crevice attachment, there aren’t any attachments that you get. Also, cleaning under the sofa and bed isn’t possible.
But given the budget-friendly pricing, the lightweight and ease of use, it is an option quite worth considering.
- Versatile and Lightweight
- Can quickly convert to handheld vacuum cleaner
- Bagless technology
Most Versatile Vacuum Cleaner in India
- Has numerous attachments
- Fairly lightweight and portable
- Good after-sales service
- A bit too noisy
Eureka Forbes is one of the age-old brands that is known for its purifying appliances like water purifiers, vacuum cleaners etc. Their products are of pretty good quality and are known to be quite durable. Perhaps the best part is the prompt after-sales service in almost every cities and town in India.
This dry dusting vacuum cleaner with 1400 W motor and 3 L dust bag has quite powerful suction and one of the best in class filtration system that ensures dust-free surroundings. The blower function is also quite powerful. In addition, the dust indicator gives you heads up to clean the bag so that the suction power is not affected.
Thanks to a plethora of attachments, you can clean anything from rugs, sofas, window crevices and floors to cars interiors and keyboards with this vacuum cleaner. Don’t worry, the three suction modes, namely low, medium and high helps clean delicate things like keyboards without causing any damage, thus making it one of the most versatile vacuum cleaners available in India
Apt for both homes and small offices, the unit is quite manoeuvrable, thanks to the lightweight of 5 Kg and large wheels. Storage is also pretty easy as it can be kept in “sitting” and “standing” positions.
A drawback, however, is that the unit is a tad noisy.
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- Excellent suction
- Large dirt bin- So you don’t have to dispose off often.
- Cleaning HEPA filter and dirt bag is a bit cumbersome.
- Steel body tends to accumulate static charge.
One of my close friends is blessed with 3 messy kids. You can imagine the level of the mess at her home. But she manages it all like a super mom, thanks to this Kent Wet & Dry Vacuum Cleaner.
Equipped with state-of-the-art technology that picks up both wet spills and dry dirt; a highly efficient motor with strong suction force; a 10-litre dust collection capacity and a HEPA filter, it helps ensure clean, dust-free and spotless surroundings with minimal effort. In addition, it has a highly powerful blower function that makes it easy to remove deeply embedded dust from carpets, sofa and rugs. It also has various attachments for removing dust from crevices, corners and hard to clean surfaces.
Talking about the manoeuvrability, the vacuum cleaner has a lightweight of about 5.8 Kg; 5-metre long power cord and comes with rubberized wheels and that make it easy to move the appliance around when cleaning.
Talking about the drawbacks, sometimes the steel tank accumulates static charge and gives electric shock. Being a bagless vacuum cleaner, it is a bit difficult to clean and empty the tank. The HEPA filter also becomes very dusty and soiled making it hard to clean. But the positive is that it shows the high efficiency of the filter.
On the whole, it is one of the better vacuum cleaners for those suffering from dust allergies and asthma.
- Budget friendly pricing
- Excellent suction
- Has various attachments
- Suction level cannot be adjusted
- Tends to get heated up after 30 minutes of use.
Equipped with cyclonic technology, the Kent Wizard Cyclonic Vacuum cleaner is a budget-friendly option for those who are looking for dry vacuuming. The strong suction and foam filter ensures minimal discharge of dust. Being lightweight, the vacuum cleaner is handy and easy to use.
It also has various attachments like, Flexible hose, Aluminum telescopic tube, Floor and carpet brush, Wide mouth brush and Crevice tool which helps clean every nook and corner with ease.
Talking about the drawbacks, it is a bit too noisy. Also, it doesn’t have speed control and might get heated up after continuous use of more than 20-30 minutes.
For those who love to look at the nuances before buying, here is an in-depth guide that will help you understand the jargons related to vacuum cleaners.
How To Choose A Vacuum Cleaner
First of all, let us take a look at the different types of vacuum cleaners.
Types of Vacuum Cleaners
Canister Vacuum Cleaner
These are the most common type of vacuum cleaner used for homes. They are versatile, technologically enhanced and offer outstanding performance on carpets and wooden floors as well as above the floor surfaces. They come with a separate canister which is connected to the wand.
- They are powerful with better suction and flow rate.
- They can be used on versatile surfaces like floors, ceiling, stairs, on curtains etc.
- They are bulky and will need a bit of dragging around.
- Storing also requires considerable space.
Upright Vacuum Cleaner
These are not quite common in a typical Indian household but are rather one of the best options for carpeted areas like office spaces. It is built-in upright position and comes in with a revolving brush roll to provide agitation. They excel at cleaning carpets. But if you want to clean smooth floors, you can turn off the revolving brush.
- Very powerful and helps with a deep cleaning of carpets and rugs.
- Comparatively easy for storage
- Being heavy, they are difficult to push around.
- They are not as versatile as a canister vacuum cleaner as it cannot be used on different surface or ceilings.
Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
Ideal for cleaning cars and window crevices, they can be held by hand to suck up dirt and impurities from tiny or difficult to reach out places.
- They are portable, small in size, lightweight, easy to use and carry.
- They are easy to maintain and store.
- As it has low power and capacity, you can’t use it for rigorous deep cleaning.
- The cordless versions generally have limited run time.
Stick Vacuum Cleaners
These Vacuums comes with a stick-like handle and are most manoeuvrable and versatile due to their cordless design. These are light in weight, can reach out every nook and corner. Stick vacuums come in with a hygienic release button that effortlessly deposits dust and debris into your chosen receptacle. They also have powerful and consistent suction.
- Being cordless, it is easy to manoeuvre and can reach difficult places effortlessly.
- They are quite hygienic and mostly bagless.
- Being battery powered, they have comparatively low runtime.
- Some of the brands have a low battery life which means recurrent expense for maintaining the device.
Robot Vacuum Cleaners
These vacuum cleaners are programmed to carry out duties that would be performed by humans. These vacuums are good for those with very busy lives. This smart device performs the cleaning tasks as programmed. Its sensors track the dust even at places that are hard to reach.
- They are Hands-free, and some models come with a remote control making it great for busy people.
- They are a bit unreliable as it can miss spots that need cleaning the most.
- Programming can be time-consuming and unclear as many models are not straightforward to setup.
Now, let us take a look at other factors to be considered while buying a vacuum cleaner.
Before you decide on a product, it’s better to finalize the price range so that you do not waste your time and efforts in finding a product that is outside your budget.
While handheld vacuum cleaners are inexpensive, they may not be quite efficient for daily household cleaning. Robotic vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, are quite expensive and may not suit everyone’s budget. Some of the better options are upright vacuum cleaners, canister, stick and wet & dry vacuum cleaners.
No one likes to pay high electricity bills after buying a new appliance. So ensure that you check out the details on electric consumption before finalizing a product.
Cordless vacuum cleaners generally have rechargeable batteries. They need around 3 hours for full recharge and can be used for 30 minutes at a stretch in full efficiency.
Durability and Warranty
A thorough check on the quality of fabrication and shelf life will give you a fair idea about the durability of the product. Ideally, buy products only from reputed manufacturers and avoid run by night operators who import and dump from China.
The manufacturer’s warranty period gives a view of the trustworthiness of the product. Higher the warranty period, the higher the expected durability.
Performance & Maintenance
The efficiency of the product does matter. Before finalizing any product make sure that you do not have to pass several times on the same areas for cleaning or dust suction. Check out on the engine power – higher power usually means more suction power. Ideally, the motor should have at least 1200 W power.
Also, ensure that the filters and bags are easy to clean.
Handling & Easy Accessibility
The Vacuum Cleaner you buy must be easy to handle and should be able to easily access the difficult corners of your house. It should be of manageable weight to avoid back pain due to heavyweight handling. Also, ensure that the power cord has ample length and large wheels for easy manoeuvrability.
Filtration system for Vacuum Cleaners is not always the same. Some will be more efficient and prevent the release of dust, pollens and allergens in the air. High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA filter) is strongly recommended for people suffering from asthma or for the ones who are allergic to dust as dust particles are not released back into the air when HEPA filter is used.
Check out on a low noise level Vacuum cleaner for a pleasant low sound experience. Ideal noise level of vacuum cleaners can be ranged between 72 dB to 80 dB.
Bagged or Bagless
Both types of vacuums work similarly and have the same ability to suck the dirt and debris.
Bagged Vacuum Cleaners comes with a disposable bag to eliminate dust and debris which gets collected in the Vacuum Cleaner after its usage. These bags can be replaced when it gets full. Canister vacuum cleaners are usually bagless, while upright vacuum cleaner comes with disposable or reusable bags.