Vacuum cleaners come with certain features that one has to look out for when they’re sourcing for a new one. In this article, we are going to go through some of the important features of vacuums and also review some vacuum cleaners that are amongst the best to be found on the market today.

On/Off Brushroll

This is one of the favored features on a vacuum. The brush roll is great when are vacuuming carpet, but it can damage kinds of surfaces and rugs. Coming with an option to turn off the brush roll is a great option because increases the usability of the vacuum cleaner.

Retractable Cord

This option appears more on canister or smaller upright vacuums as compared to full sized uprights. Some come with retractable cords that automatically retract into the vacuum cleaner, although their length is usually shorter.

Adjustable Height

Height adjustment allows one to bring the height to their suiting, and it can either be automatic or manual. Automatic height adjustments will automatically rise for high pile carpets and lower for lower pile carpets and solid floors.

Electric Hose

This is especially important for canister vacuum cleaners and they attachments can either be air or electric powered. Electric powered attachments are more powerful at cleaning, but for them to work the hose itself must be electric to provide power to the electric attachments. For more powerful cleaning and suction, look for an electric hose and electric attachments.


Cordless vacuum cleaners can either be handheld or stick, and they’re more likely to be small vacuum cleaners. They’re usually made for small spaces or quick messes, and therefore need to be charged after a short period. One can use vacuum wherever it is needed without worrying about a cord.

Those are some of the features that one should look out for when they’re shopping for vacuum cleaners. The same reviews can also be found here,

Features of Vacuum Cleaners

Shark Rocket DeluxePro Ultra-Light Upright (HV323)

This is one of the best when it comes to lightweight vacuums. It provides deep cleaning for carpets and hard floors and it has steady suction. It comes with a 5-year limited warranty and floor-to-ceiling cleaning. Furthermore, its modular design means you can convert it to just about any vacuum type you want, from full-length to handheld.


  • LED Lights
  • 2 x capacity dust cup compared to the original Shark Rocket HV300
  • 2 power speeds for either carpets or hard floors
  • Quick release pedal to easily convert to a handheld for above floor cleaning


  • Strong suction
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Excellent attachments included in the kit


  • Can’t really stay upright by itself

Vonhaus 600W 2-IN-1 Corded Upright Stick Vacuum Cleaner

This vacuum has both HEPA and sponge filters as well as a 1.2-liter dustbin and it also comes with 130 Watts of air power.  It comes with a long (18ft) power cord and a shoulder strap for easy carrying. The vacuum easily converts from a stick vacuum to a handheld vacuum.


  • Great at sucking up dirt from edges and corners
  • Can stand on its own
  • Telescoping handle is very easy to manipulate


  • Intended for mainly hardwood floor cleaning
  • Attachments can get clogged up if particles are too big (popcorn-size, for instance)

Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum SH20030

This is a corded stick vacuum with cyclonic suction technology, and if comes with a swivel steering, extreme recline, and a powered brush roll built into its design.


  • Very easy to set up
  • Cleans edges quite capably
  • See-through dirt cup is easy to check


  • Doesn’t come with accessories
  • Dirt cup could be larger

Bissell Poweredge Pet Hard Floor Corded Vacuum, 81L2A

This vacuum comes with a V-shaped bar that helps it capture dirt more efficiently than regular vacuums.  It is designed to cope specifically with hard floors and pet fur.


  • Very good at cleaning up pet fur
  • Can be used and carried one-handed
  • Has no bristles to get things like stuck in


  • On the noisy side
  • The foam filter occasionally clogs up, and it has to be washed clean

Shark Navigator Freestyle SV1106 Vacuum

This is a bagless and cordless vacuum with a swivel steering and a motorized brush on the head.  Its battery comes with a precision charger that allows you to charge it in just a few hours.


  • Cordless design makes it easy to move around
  • Excellent at picking up pet hair
  • Works on both carpet and hard floors


  • Could turn more smoothly
Model Weight
Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Vacuum HV323 8.6lbs (3.9kg)
VonHaus 600W 2-in-1 Corded Upright Stick Vacuum 6.2lbs (2.8kg)
Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum SH20030 7.9lbs (3.6kg)
BISSELL PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Corded Vacuum, 81L2A 7.5lbs (3.4kg)
Shark Navigator Freestyle SV1106 vacuum 7.5lbs (3.4kg)


There you now have it, the features to look at when buying vacuums and some of the best vacuums that are available on the market. The ball is now in your arms and it is up to you to choose the one that works best for you.