Review: Shark Rotator ADV LA502 DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum

Review: Shark Rotator ADV LA502 DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum

Shark Rotator LA502 ADV DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum Review

One of the latest Shark upright vacuums is the Shark Rotator ADV LA502. It has most of the technologies we pointed out in our Shark Vertex AZ2002 Review. So, expect outstanding performance from this powerful vacuum – whether you have bare floors, carpet, or mixed floors.

As you’ll see, there is plenty to love about the Shark Rotator ADV LA502 model. Not only is it a perfect vacuum for dust, dirt, debris, and pet hair, but it is also great for someone looking to upgrade their current possession.

Also, it comes with a few tools for above-ground vacuuming. We’ll get to the specifics later. Moving on…

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Shark Rotator ADV LA502 Review: Main Features

Well, to understand what you get with this thrilling vacuum, we need to take a look at all the technologies behind its performance. As we go through the features, you’ll be able to understand what the technical terms such as PowerFins mean.

Shark Rotator LA502 ADV DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum Review

1. Multi-floor cleaner via DuoClean technology

If you have a mixture of bare and carpet flooring, you must be very careful not to buy a vacuum that is meant for hard floors only. Luckily, the Shark Rotator ADV LA502 is a fantastic option for both.

The floor nozzle has two brushrolls hence the term DuoClean. One brushroll has soft bristles and targets bare floors while the other ensures that carpets and rugs get the deep-clean they have been longing for.

Also, advanced swivel steering allows you to avoid obstacles effortlessly as you vacuum the floor. Besides, it is lighter than most upright vacuums.

2. PowerFins brushroll

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PowerFins DuoClean technology

Previous Shark vacuums with DuoClean technology have a soft roller and a second roller that has tough bristles. However, these bristles may lead to tangling of hair especially for models that lack Zero-M anti-hair wrap technology. They may also scratch delicate floors.

To sort this problem out, Shark vacuums now have a PowerFins brushroll which has gentle ‘fins’ instead of tough bristles. These fins ensure that you no longer have to pull out tangled hair from the brushroll.

So, unlike with most vacuums, expect to find lots of human and pet hair in the dirt canister – long and short hair. Without a doubt, this vacuum is ideal for pet owners as well as those who shed lots of hair.

3. Lift-away technology

Lift-away technology means that you can detach the canister from the wand to ease above-floor vacuuming. Also, it helps you to reach under furniture, which is usually a tall order when using upright vacuums. Vacuuming stairs and other above-ground areas also becomes a walk in the park.

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Lift-away

Unlike Shark Vertex AZ2002, however, the lift-away feature is not ‘powered’. This means that power is not delivered to the floor nozzle once you detach the pod. Therefore, if you really need this feature, you may need to look at other options such as the AZ2002.

On a more positive note, the pod is lighter than that of most previous models. So, the vacuum is even more appealing to petite individuals as well as older users.

4. Power source

Like most of its peers, this vacuum is corded. So, you need to plug it into the nearest power outlet before you start vacuuming. The advantage is that you are not limited by a battery, and you can vacuum for as long as there is no power outage.

The 25-foot power cord is enough to vacuum medium to large rooms comfortably. However, it can be a bit stressful if you live in a small apartment. Also, the lack of automatic cord rewind means that storage can be cumbersome.

5. Suction

We have to talk about this trait even though Shark vacuums rarely disappoint. They are known to be some of the most powerful cleaning tools on the market. And the Shark Rotator ADV is no exception.

Dust, dirt, pet hair, dander, and debris are no match for this upright vacuum cleaner. Whether you’re vacuuming carpets, bare floors, rugs, furniture, or upholstery, expect to be amazed by what you see in the dirt can.

The vacuum is so powerful that it pulls itself forward as you vacuum carpets. So, you don’t need to use a lot of force to push it along the floor. However, this can be a challenge when you’re pulling the vacuum backward.

6. Filtration

A good vacuum cleaner can be the perfect addition to your air purifier and other efforts towards eliminating pollutants from your indoor air. While standard filters do a commendable job, HEPA filters are the best. They trap particles as small as 0.3 microns in diameter.

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HEPA filter

This way, almost 100 percent of dust particles, pollen, and other allergens will no longer be blown out as you vacuum.

Thankfully, Shark has its customers’ best interests at heart. Apart from having a HEPA filter, the Shark Rotator ADV LA502 utilizes Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology to reinforce its effectiveness in handling allergens.

So, this is a very good pick for anyone who wants to keep winning the fight against allergies and asthma. However, be careful when emptying the dirt canister so that the contents do not blow onto your face.

7. LED headlights

Sometimes, we tend to leave dirt and dust in areas that do not get much light, especially in corners and under furniture. But with bright LED headlights on the floor nozzle, this will no longer be an issue. The lights illuminate the floor so that nothing is left behind.

8. Attachments

This unit doesn’t have tons of attachments, but whatever you get will be sufficient for your above-floor needs. Shark packs a crevice tool, a pet multi-tool, and a self-cleaning pet power brush together with the vacuum so that you can easily take care of upholstery, furniture, drapes, baseboards, stairs, and so on.

Shark Rotator LA502 ADV Review - self-cleaning pet power brush

The self-cleaning pet power brush, in particular, is fantastic for picking up pet hair and dander from the carpet, cushions, stairs, and upholstery.

9. Dirt disposal

As is the case with all Shark uprights, this unit is bagless. So, you will not incur the extra cost of purchasing vacuum bags. Also, you can see the level of dirt to ensure that you don’t take too long before emptying.

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Clear dust cup

The dirt canister is very easy to empty and clean, while its 0.89-quart capacity is sufficient for most homes. Besides, you don’t want to leave dirt, no matter how little, inside the vacuum for too long. This could lead to the emission of unwanted and potentially harmful odors.

Shark Rotator LA502 ADV Upright Vacuum Review: Features & Specs Summary

If you need to know every aspect of the Shark Rotator ADV, below is a quick overview of all its features:

  • Type: upright vacuum, bagless
  • Color: silver
  • Weight: 12.3 pounds
  • 25-foot power cord
  • Hose length: 6 feet
  • Power rating: 910 Watts, 10 Amps
  • Cleaning path: 9.5 inches
  • DuoClean PowerFins
  • Self-cleaning brushroll
  • Lift-away technology
  • LED headlights
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal technology
  • Washable HEPA and foam filters
  • Dust cup capacity: 0.89 quarts
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 10 x 12 x 46.5 inches

Shark Rotator ADV LA502 Review: Pros & Cons

There are many good things about this modern vacuum cleaner. However, nothing is perfect in this world. Below, we take a look at both sides of the coin…

What we love about the Shark Rotator ADV LA502

  • The vacuum produces incredible suction
  • It works well on bare floors, rugs, and carpets
  • Hair tangling on the brushroll is a thing of the past
  • Excellent filtration system
  • It’s not expensive
  • Tackles pet and human hair like a champion
  • It’s very easy to assemble and use
  • Compared to other uprights, it is relatively light
  • LED lights help to illuminate dark spots
  • Maneuvering around obstacles is a breeze
  • Comes with attachments for above-floor vacuuming
  • It has a sizeable dirt cup that is easy to empty and clean
  • Lift-away technology allows you to reach tight spots such as under furniture
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • Relatively quiet when compared to most vacuums

What we don’t like about the Shark Rotator ADV LA502

  • The lift-away feature is not powered, so the brushroll stops running once you detach the pod
  • A 30-foot power cord would be better especially for vacuuming large rooms
  • Because the vacuum practically pulls itself forward on carpets. While this is a good thing it may need a bit more effort to pull it back

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Verdict – should you buy the Shark Rotator ADV?

All factors considered, this vacuum has a lot to offer. It has strong suction, cleans all floor types, and is very easy to maneuver as you vacuum. Besides, the price is attractive considering that it is a pretty new model. It is also very good for vacuuming pet hair – picks it all up without tangling.

On the other hand, the power cord could use a few more feet to enhance convenience for those with large rooms. Also, powered lift-away would have been a welcome feature given that it is available in other Shark vacuums.

That being said, the pros outweigh the cons by far. So, we recommend this vacuum for anyone looking for a great partner for cleaning their floors, walls, ceilings, fans, stairs, upholstery, baseboards, and so on. The places you could vacuum using the Shark Rotator ADV LA502 are limitless.

Therefore, you can consider the vacuum for whole-house cleaning and you won’t be disappointed. Besides, it’s quite a looker! In the coming months, it will surely find its way into the best Shark vacuum list.

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Vacuum Cleaner Gift Ideas for New Year’s 2021

Vacuum Cleaner Gifts for the New Year

If you didn’t buy your loved one a vacuum cleaner as a gift for Christmas, this is the chance to make it up to them. A few weeks ago, we presented a few vacuums that could make the perfect gift for the December holidays.

While the same vacuums can still be perfect for the New Year, we tried to find alternatives just to give you a wider selection to choose from. Today, we look at the best vacuum cleaners that you can buy as gifts for your friend, significant other, or family member.

Some may ask whether a vacuum is a good present. Will the other party feel that I think their house stinks? Absolutely not! As a matter of fact, buying such a practical gift as a vacuum cleaner could prove to be the best present you gave them.

Every time they pick it up to clean, they’ll be thinking about you. Besides, modern vacuum cleaners are very sleek and will enhance their home décor. Also, for tech-lovers, a robot vacuum will definitely make them happy.

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A Comparison of the Best Vacuums to Buy Someone this New Year’s

Before we describe why we love each vacuum, here is an overview of their features:

New Year’s Gift Ideas for People Who Love Vacuum Cleaners

After going through dozens of products, we have settled on nine vacuum cleaners that fit the bill. Out of these options, whichever you pick is certainly gonna rock their world. These are the best vacuums you can buy someone as a New Year’s gift:

1. Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty XL RV1001AE Robotic Vacuum

Vacuum Gifts for New Year - Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty XL RV1001AE Robotic Vacuum

First on the list is a robot vacuum. We pick robot vacuums as the top gifts because they have a lot to offer, and that makes them easily likable – just like any other regular present. Robot vacuums have that ‘cool’ factor because of technological advancement.

We picked the Shark IQ for several reasons. First, it is one of the few robotic vacuums that empty themselves into external bins (in this case, a Clean Base). Other vacuums that are pioneers in this technology are the iRobot Roombas i7+ and s9+.

This is an awesome feature because robot vacuums usually have very small dust cups. So, getting a vacuum that can spare you the manual emptying for up to a month is a huge plus.

There are many other features that your giftee will enjoy and explore as they start using the Shark IQ. These include home mapping and room selection, multi-floor vacuuming, cleaning schedules, and recharge and resume capability.

When it comes to the operation of the robot, you can either use a smartphone or voice control via Alexa or Google Assistant. Also, it is fantastic for pet owners because the brushroll actively prevents tangling.

The downside of this robot is that you can’t set up virtual no-go zones. Instead, you dictate where the vacuum should or shouldn’t go using boundary strips. While this is not a huge let-down, we hope that this feature is available in the newer models.

Click here to see its current price.

2. Neato Robotics D7 Connected Laser Guided Robot Vacuum

New Year Gift Ideas for Someone Who Loves Vacuum Cleaners - Neato Robotics D7 Connected Laser Guided Robot Vacuum

What if you want to buy your favorite person a robot vacuum but you don’t have almost 1,000 bucks to spare? Well, there are plenty of budget robot vacuums out there. And one of the best options is the Neato Robotics D7 Connected.

By ‘budget’ we don’t necessarily mean it’s cheap. Remember that since robot vacuums rely so much on technology, getting a very cheap one may mean that you forego so many features that the best robot vacuums possess. Simply put, it costs about half as much as the Roomba s9+, but you’ll not get it at a throw-away price.

While it lacks self-emptying capability, it has so many features that will wow your loved one. You can set up virtual no-go zones and it can store multi-floor cleaning plans. Also, it uses LaserSmart technology to navigate the floor and map out the rooms and can be controlled using Alexa or Google Assistant.

Beyond all the smart features, the vacuum does a commendable job cleaning bare floors as well as carpets. Besides, the D-shape design ensures that it picks up dirt along walls and in corners that are usually neglected.

Also, it has a very large dust bin measuring 700ml. That is very rare in robot vacuums, with some having tiny 300ml bins. So, despite the lack of a self-empty base, it can take a while before you have to empty the bin.

Click here to see its current price.

3. Shark Vertex HZ2002 Corded Ultralight DuoClean PowerFins Stick Vacuum

New Years Gift Ideas for Someone Who Loves Vacuum Cleaners - Shark Vertex HZ2002 Corded Ultralight DuoClean PowerFins Stick Vacuum

A stick vacuum can also be a great New Year’s present. Moreover, a corded stick vacuum is ideal for those with large rooms or houses. Unlike cordless vacuums, you can vacuum for as long as you wish – as long as there’s power.

One of the latest corded stick vacuums is the Shark Vertex HZ2002. Apart from the sleek design, the most impressive feature is the PowerFins brushroll. Instead of using conventional bristles, the vacuum uses a soft roller in conjunction with a PowerFins brushroll to clean bare floors and carpets.

Also, as the vacuum picks up pet hair, the PowerFins brushroll continuously prevents tangling. So, gone are the days of having to pull out hair that is wrapped around the brushroll; or having to use a pair of scissors to cut it out.

Also, in terms of design, a strip of eye-catching LED headlights on the floor nozzle offer both aesthetics and illumination so that no dust is left untouched.

Besides, you can quickly convert the Shark Vertex HZ2002 into a handheld vacuum for quick cleanups. So, vacuuming above-ground surfaces such as upholstery, shelves, cushions, drapes, and stairs will be a walk in the park.

A few attachments are also available for this purpose. These include a self-cleaning pet power brush, a crevice tool, and a dusting brush.

Click here to see its current price.

4. Eureka Stylus Lightweight Cordless Vacuum Cleaner NEC380

Vacuum Cleaner Gifts for New Year - Eureka Stylus Lightweight Cordless Vacuum Cleaner NEC380

If the person you intend to gift loves to vacuum freely without being disturbed by a power cord, a cordless stick vacuum can be a lovely idea. The Eureka Stylus NEC380 is one of the best out there.

Not only does it have the capability of corded vacuums, but it also offers convenience. You can move from one room to the other or up and down the stairs as you clean without worrying about the nearest power outlet. The battery can last for up to 45 minutes!

Also, it is superbly designed and anyone would love it as part of their appliances. The colors sure do improve the interior décor of any room. Being lightweight and compact, you can also move it around very easily. Storage is a breeze, too.

When it comes to picking up small messes, you don’t need an extra vacuum because it can swiftly be converted into a handheld vacuum. You also get a crevice tool and 2 in 1 dusting brush to help with above-floor vacuuming.

Lastly, the vacuum is suitable for all types of flooring – hard floors and carpets.

Click here to see its current price.

5. BLACK+DECKER dustbuster Handheld Vacuum for Pets (HHVK515JP07)

Vacuum Gifts for New Years - BLACK+DECKER dustbuster Handheld Vacuum for Pets (HHVK515JP07)

If you buy a vacuum for anyone who already has one that is fully functional, they’ll not return it to you, for sure. But I can guarantee you that they will just pretend to be happy – I’m sure they would have loved something else.

So, find out if they already have one. If they already have an upright or a canister vacuum, you can get them a handheld vacuum to complement it. See, a handheld vacuum is essential for cleaning up small messes on the go, and they’ll definitely enjoy it.

Our pick among tens of handheld vacuums on the market is the BLACK+DECKER dustbuster. Not only is it beautifully designed, but it is also very powerful when picking up dust, dirt, debris, and pet hair. Besides, it is very light and compact making it very easy to use, carry from one point to the next, or store.

Also, the fact that it is cordless offers unmatched convenience. It can also be a very good gift for someone who needs to vacuum their car interiors once in a while.

Click here to see its current price.

6. Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS Commercial Upright Vacuum Cleaner XL

New Year Gift Ideas for Someone Who Loves Vacuum Cleaners - Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS Commercial Upright Vacuum Cleaner XL

While this unit lacks a HEPA filter, it is great at fighting allergies. Because it is a bagged vacuum, emptying is mess-free unlike when you empty a bagless vacuum. So, the risk of dust and other allergens blowing up on your face as you empty is well taken care of.

Another amazing thing is that the Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS is one of the best vacuums for arthritis sufferers. First, it is very light and easy to use. Secondly, the handle is ergonomically designed with fingertip controls.

Also, it has a very long power cord (35 feet) meaning that you don’t need extension cords even when vacuuming large rooms. The power it generates picks up all manner of dirt from the floor with ease. Besides, it easily transitions from carpets to hard floors and vice versa.

The only thing we don’t like about this vacuum is the lack of attachments. While they may not be 100% necessary, such tools help a great deal when vacuuming above-floor surfaces such as upholstery, window sills, bookshelves, and drapes.

Click here to see its current price.

7. Hoover MAXLife Pro Pet Swivel HEPA Media Vacuum Cleaner UH74220PC

Vacuum Cleaner Gifts for New Years - Hoover MAXLife Pro Pet Swivel HEPA Media Vacuum Cleaner UH74220PC

Another upright vacuum you can buy someone as a New Year’s gift is the Hoover MAXLife Pro Pet. It is not only very powerful, but it is also great for pet owners. It picks up all kinds of dirt and pet hair from hard floors as well as carpets.

Another thing that we like about the vacuum is the design. The red color tends to go with the current holiday season. Even though Christmas will already have passed, the vacuum’s style is still very much aligned to the holiday mood.

Also, the vacuum can be a good pick for anyone struggling with allergies and asthma. A sealed allergen system coupled with HEPA filtration ensures that close to 100 percent of pollutants are trapped inside the vacuum. So, after vacuuming, indoor air remains clean and fresh.

Lastly, you get a few attachments for above-ground vacuuming. These include a dusting brush, a pet upholstery tool, and a crevice tool.

Click here to see its current price.

8. Kenmore 700 Series Bagged Canister Vacuum

New Years Gift Ideas for Someone Who Loves Vacuum Cleaners - Kenmore 700 Series Bagged Canister Vacuum

Champagne goes well with the holiday season, especially New Year’s. So, if you buy someone a champagne vacuum, not only will it look good, but it will also blend into their current celebratory mood. Kenmore 700 Series’ color is champagne – says it all, really.

Away from the beauty, this is one of the best vacuums for pet owners. It has powerful pet attachments that deal with pet hair and dander like nobody’s business.

Also, the filtration system is top-notch. Using HEPA bags, the vacuum ensures that allergens are not blown back into the circulation. Besides, bagged vacuums are known to handle allergens better. As you empty, simply take out the bag and throw it into the trash – no interaction with dirt at all.

Swivel steering makes using the vacuum very easy. Also, you can adjust suction depending on which flooring you’re dealing with. So, whether the soon-to-be owner has bare floors or carpets, it will be a fabulous present.

In fact, Kenmore vacuums are ideal for plush carpets.

Click here to see its current price.

9. Eureka WhirlWind Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner NEN110A

Vacuum Cleaner Gift Ideas for New Year - Eureka WhirlWind Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner NEN110A

Last but not least, we have this compact bagless canister vacuum – the Eureka WhirlWind. This unit is pleasing to the eye, but more importantly, it generates powerful suction to vacuum carpets and hard floors effectively.

Also, it is easy to maintain, unlike most canister vacuums which require the purchase of replacement bags. It is also very light and easy to move from one point to the other. Besides, it has a large dirt capacity meaning that you don’t have to empty it often.

While the vacuum is corded, the cord may be a pain point if the room is large (it’s only 16 feet long). However, the power cord automatically retracts into the vacuum making storage a breeze. Besides, if the rooms are large, one can use an extension cord.

Click here to see its current price.

Verdict

After the end of a tough year, anyone would be delighted to receive a present. It can be a good sign that the next year will be much better. However, we are used to receiving ordinary gifts. But we can try and give someone a present that they’ll live to remember.

A vacuum cleaner is one such gift. Every time they pick it up to vacuum the floor or stairs, they’ll be thinking about you. But how do you choose the right vacuum among dozens, maybe hundreds of options?

It is quite an uphill task, but if you know their tastes and preferences, whether they already have a vacuum and their flooring type, you’re good to go. Also, if allergies are a nuisance, you can target a bagged vacuum with HEPA filtration and you would have solved a problem albeit in part.

After careful research, we identified nine vacuums, any of which would be a terrific gift. However, the Shark IQ robot vacuum takes the cake. It uses advanced technology and empties itself, giving the user up to 30 days of hands-free cleaning. Besides, it’s way cheaper than the Roomba s9+.

As a reminder, these are the best vacuums to buy someone as a New Year’s gift:

  1. Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty XL RV1001AE Robotic Vacuum
  2. Neato Robotics D7 Connected Laser Guided Robot Vacuum
  3. Shark Vertex HZ2002 Corded Ultralight DuoClean PowerFins Stick Vacuum
  4. Eureka Stylus Lightweight Cordless Vacuum Cleaner NEC380
  5. BLACK+DECKER dustbuster Handheld Vacuum for Pets (HHVK515JP07)
  6. Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS Commercial Upright Vacuum Cleaner XL
  7. Hoover MAXLife Pro Pet Swivel HEPA Media Vacuum Cleaner UH74220PC
  8. Kenmore 700 Series Bagged Canister Vacuum
  9. Eureka WhirlWind Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner NEN110A

Happy New Year 2021!!!

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Vacuum Cleaner Christmas Gift Ideas 2020

Vacuum Cleaner Christmas Gift Ideas 2020

Vacuum Christmas Gift to Buy for Family and Friends

Christmas is around the corner…and as Santa goes around giving presents, you may also want to buy your friend, mom, brother, sister, dad, or your significant other a special gift. Believe it or not, a vacuum cleaner can be an awesome Christmas gift.

Today, we’ll try to point you in the right direction on which vacuum to buy for your friends or family. However, it will help you a great deal if you have a slight idea of what the person of interest loves and also the flooring type they have installed in their home.

Also, if you can, find out if they already have a vacuum, and which one they own. You don’t want to buy someone a present that they already have, and which has probably annoyed the hell out of them already.

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Why a Vacuum Can be a Fantastic Christmas Present

Well, who buys a vacuum cleaner as a present, let alone as a Christmas gift? You’re likely to have been asking yourself that question several times already. However, rest assured that it’s not an idea out of this world.

People have been buying each other vacuum cleaners as gifts for various occasions over the years, for several reasons:

  • A vacuum is a practical gift. It’s something that they’ll use often around the house, and it will always remind them of you. Therefore, it’s very critical to choose a vacuum that will not break down after a couple of uses.
  • While some vacuums are expensive, there are plenty of affordable options on the market. You can even buy a vacuum for 30 bucks. So, if you’ve had a tough year and you don’t have much at your disposal, you can still get your loved one an awesome Christmas gift. Besides, you can get plenty of offers and deals around this time.
  • Most people like ‘cool’ gifts, especially attractive or techy ones (yes, even adults). Ever heard about robot vacuums? I’m sure you have if you don’t own one yourself. A robot vacuum can be the perfect Christmas gift because it ticks so many boxes in the ‘ideal’ holiday gift checklist.

That said, you can now confidently go ahead with your quest for the best vacuum cleaner to buy as a Christmas gift.

Comparison of the Best Vacuum Cleaner Christmas Gifts

Before we briefly review each vacuum and why it can be a great present, here’s a quick overview:

9 Top Vacuums to Buy Someone this Christmas

There are tens of vacuums on sale, but finding the ideal gift can be a nightmare, especially on short notice. After thorough research, these are the best options that we recommend:

1. iRobot Roomba s9+ (9550) Robot Vacuum

Vacuum Cleaner Christmas Gift to Buy for Family and Friends - iRobot Roomba s9+ (9550) Robot Vacuum

As mentioned above, a robot vacuum can be the perfect gift for your friends or family. Presently, iRobot Roombas dominate the market, and none is more advanced than the s9+.

Not only does it have the capabilities of the predecessors, but it also empties itself! So, it is completely hands-free, until the Clean Base is filled up – which can take up to 2 months. This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves technology. And living in a clean house, of course.

The robot vacuum comfortably cleans bare floors as well as carpets. Also, its D-shape allows it to vacuum along the edges well. Being an intelligent vacuum, be sure that it can map out where to clean and get the job done without your intervention – even when you are not at home.

You can instruct the vacuum via your smartphone or even via Alexa. Besides, you can schedule cleaning to match your diary.

One thing that may scare you about this robot is the price. It’s more expensive than most robot vacuums, but it’s definitely worth it. However, there are cheaper Roombas that can equally be a good gift. A good example is the Roomba i3+.

Click here to see its current price.

2. ILIFE V3s Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner Christmas Gift to Buy for Family and Friends - ILIFE V3s Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Roombas have become a household name in the robotic vacuum space. But let’s be honest, some Roombas cost an arm and a leg. But when you have a lot of people to buy gifts, the cheaper the better.

Fortunately, there are many Roomba alternatives. A good example is ILIFE V3s Pro. Not only is it affordable, but it is also very effective for vacuuming hard floors. Also, you can use it for low-pile carpets. If your giftee has thick (high-pile) carpets, however, you may want to look elsewhere.

Other than that, this robot has so much to like. It has sensors that prevent it from bumping into obstacles and falling off stairs. Besides, it recharges itself and you can schedule cleaning.

Unfortunately, once it goes back for a recharge, you have to manually restart it. Also, you have to empty the small dust bin every time (no self-empty) and it lacks the voice-control feature of the Roomba s9+.

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3. Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner Christmas Gift Ideas for Family and Friends - Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Away from the robot vacuums now. Over the last few years, everyone has been trying to make gadgets and tools as small as possible. Even buyers are shifting towards smaller and sleeker devices. One keen manufacturer, Dyson, has taken note of that.

Of course, the company still manufactures upright vacuums, but you can sense that there is more dedication to Dyson’s flagship cordless vacuums. The latest in the line of these cordless stick vacuums is the Dyson V11 series, and any of the three V11 versions can be a great Christmas present.

Little separates Dyson V11 Animal, Torque Drive, and Outsize (see our Dyson V11 comparison here). However, Dyson V11 Torque Drive interests us more for a few reasons.

First, you can use it for all floor types – bare floors, carpets, and rugs. Secondly, it comes with lots of attachments that come in handy when cleaning above-floor surfaces such as walls, stairs, upholstery, drapes, furniture, and even car interiors.

Secondly, you can convert it into a handheld vacuum for quick pick-ups of small messes. Besides, the vacuum has an excellent filtration system hence it is ideal for fighting asthma and allergies.

Click here to see its current price.

4. Eureka Flash Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner NES510

Vacuum Christmas Gift to Buy for Family and Friends - Eureka Flash NES510 Stick Vacuum Cleaner

This is a very good alternative to the Dyson V11, especially cost-wise. It is not only affordable, but it’s also one of the most versatile vacuum cleaners on the market.

First, you can use it for hard floors as well as carpets. Then, you can quickly convert it into a handheld vacuum cleaner to pick up small messes on the go. Besides, you get a couple of tools that will help in cleaning upholstery, shelves, drapes, stairs, and other above-ground surfaces.

Another advantage is that the floor nozzle has bright LED headlights that illuminate the floor so that no dust is left uncollected. This feature also adds to its attractive design that makes the Eureka Flash a tremendous Christmas gift.

Lastly, while the Dyson V11 Torque Drive allows you to vacuum as long as the battery is charged, the Eureka Flash is the opposite. Being a corded stick vacuum, you can vacuum as long as there is no power outage.

Click here to see its current price.

5. BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum

Vacuum Cleaner Christmas Gift Ideas for Family and Friends - BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum

Now, what do you buy someone who just recently bought a vacuum? Or someone whose vacuum is still in good shape? Find out if they have a handheld vacuum. If not, this little champ, BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser, can be the ultimate Christmas gift.

There are tons of handheld vacuums, but this one is among the best. First, it is very light and compact. Despite its small size, it has a surprisingly large dirt cup (700 ml). Also, the design is quite awesome and would look good in any home.

Another advantage is that it has three attachments that are useful when it comes to vacuuming upholstery and the like. These include a crevice tool, an upholstery tool, and a motorized brush. Overall, it is very strong, especially when dealing with pet hair.

Also, it offers the user cordless convenience because it is battery powered. Even though the runtime is limited, it is suitable for its intended purpose.

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6. Miele Classic C1 Turbo Team Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Christmas Gift Ideas for Family and Friends - Miele Classic C1 Turbo Team Canister Vacuum Cleaner

If you’re looking to gift someone who struggles with allergies, this is a perfect pick. It uses an AirClean FilterBag to ensure that all allergens are trapped inside the vacuum. Also, bagged vacuums are generally better at handling pollutants such as dust, because emptying is mess-free.

Aside from that, Miele Classic C1 Turbo is quite powerful and effectively vacuums hard floors, low pile carpets, and medium pile carpets. Also, you get a range of attachments for above-ground vacuuming. These include a dusting brush, an upholstery tool, and a crevice tool.

We picked this option out of the best Miele vacuums because it is quite powerful and will be easy on your pocket. So, buying this for one of your friends or family members will leave room for other beneficiaries of your good heart :).

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7. Shark Vertex AZ2002 DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum

Vacuum Cleaner Christmas Gift Ideas for Family and Friends - Shark Vertex AZ2002 DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum

For lovers of upright vacuums, the Shark Vertex is a great gift. Being one of the latest Shark vacuums is a clear sign that it packs the best features and technologies. And this is true based on our findings.

First, it is very powerful and can clean all types of floors – hard floors, carpets, and rugs thanks to Shark’s DuoClean technology. Secondly, the PowerFins brushroll leaves your floors neat and tidy by picking up all types of dirt. At the same time, hair is actively removed preventing tangling.

So, unlike most vacuum cleaners which use regular bristles, your loved one will seldom turn the floor nozzle upside down to pull out tangled pet and human hair. The floorhead also has LED lights which help to illuminate dirt and dust in the darker spots of the room. Besides, they add to the beauty of an already sleek vacuum.

Lastly, this unit uses Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology alongside HEPA filtration to capture and trap almost 100 percent of allergens. Therefore, it is a superb choice for someone who has to deal with allergies and asthma.

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8. Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner Christmas Gift to Buy for Family and Friends - Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum Cleaner

What’s a Christmas list without a Dyson upright vacuum?

While we indicated earlier that Dyson has so much attention on the cordless vacuums, the Dyson Ball Animal 2 is still one of the best upright vacuums that you can buy. Therefore, it is a good alternative to the Shark Vertex, especially if you intend to gift a Dyson enthusiast.

When vacuuming, the floor head automatically adjusts its height to match the surface. So, it is a great option for carpets, vinyl, or hardwood.

Apart from powerfully picking up dirt and dust, it’s also great for pet hair. Besides, it has exceptional filtration and would be a great choice for allergy sufferers. It is also one of the few vacuums that have been certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

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9. Bissell Symphony Pet Steam Mop and Steam Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner Christmas Gift Ideas for Family and Friends - Bissell Symphony Pet Steam Mop and Steam Vacuum Cleaner

A vacuum-mop combo is also a terrific gift to buy someone. Only a few exist, but we feel that the Bissell Symphony is better than most.

Please bear in mind that since it is a vacuum and steam mop, it is not the best pick for someone who has carpet flooring. However, it is perfect for hardwood, marble, linoleum, granite, and ceramic floors.

It is also very light and the design is attractive. Therefore, it would add to the aesthetics of your loved one’s house this Christmas.

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Verdict

This list is by no means exhaustive, but we feel that these are some of the best vacuums to buy as Christmas gifts for your loved ones. If the one you want to wow this Christmas already has a vacuum, you can buy a handheld vacuum to complement the existing one.

Otherwise, any of the remaining eight options will be a worthy present. The one vacuum that fits the bill in terms of attractiveness, latest technology, and hands-free cleaning is the iRobot Roomba s9+. Not only does it have smart features, but it also empties itself into a Clean Base that can collect up to 60 days’ worth of dirt.

In summary, these are the Christmas gift ideas for friends and family who love vacuum cleaners:

  1. iRobot Roomba s9+ (9550) Robot Vacuum
  2. ILIFE V3s Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner
  3. Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
  4. Eureka Flash Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner NES510
  5. BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum
  6. Miele Classic C1 Turbo Team Canister Vacuum Cleaner
  7. Shark Vertex AZ2002 DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum
  8. Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum Cleaner
  9. Bissell Symphony Pet Steam Mop and Steam Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner Christmas Gift Ideas for Family and Friends

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