Cylinder: Lightweight and versatile, and are particularly good for cleaning beneath furniture, curtains and cobwebs. Can be tiring when used on large expanses of deep-pile carpets.
Upright: Suitable for homes with significant wall-to-wall plush carpeting. In recent years, several features have been added to uprights that make them better at cleaning hard floor surfaces as well as above-floor cleaning (e.g. drapes and stairs). Uprights have a variety of tool configurations, from no tools to a complete set of on-board tools. On-board tools will make an upright heavier but eliminates the need of having a separate vacuum cleaner for above floor cleaning.
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The power consumption in watts (W). Generally the more powerful the motor the better the cleaning performance, but for a more reliable indication of a vacuum cleaner's cleaning ability - it is important to consider its suction power.
How the vacuum cleaner contains dirt and dust.
Number of litres (L) of dirt and dust that the dust bag can contain.
The vacuum cleaner's radius of action, which is measured from a wall socket to the mouthpiece. The longer the radius is, the further can one reach when vacuuming without having to switch between different wall sockets.
Generally, the lighter a vacuum cleaner is - the smaller and also louder is its motor. A larger vacuum cleaner often has a stronger motor and suction power.
Though the development of vacuum cleaners is pushing down the total weight. A normal weight is ranging between 5-9 kilos (kg).