Electrolux, Oreck, Hoover, Eureka, Kenmore, Dyson, Dirt Devil... with so many vacuums on the market, it can be confusing as to which vacuum to buy. Here are step by step directions on how to buy a vacuum.

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Step 1

Begin by deciding on the style of vacuum cleaner you would like. Canister style vacuums consist of a long hose and canister with a bag and motor. The long canister makes it easy to clean curtains, stairs, fans and hardwood floors. Electrolux is one of the most popular canister cleaners and Sears Kenmore is another. Upright models are easier to move around and work very well on carpeting. Some offer a bare floor settings. Most uprights come with a variety of attachments to vacuum other surfaces. Oreck, Eureka and Hoover are some brands to look at when you buy a vacumm cleaner.

Step 2

Next consider your budget. Vacuums come in a wide range of prices ranging from a low of around $40.00 to over a $1,000. Price depends on materials and features of the cleaner. More expensive models may have dirt sensors, be self propelled, offer better filtration etc. Do not feel you have to buy a vacuum cleaner that is the most expensive. Often a less expensive model can do the job just as well.

Step 3

Ask friends for recommendations and read reviews of vacuums on sites such as Amazon.com.

Step 4

Use the model you are considering. Try it out in the store if possible or purchase it and see how well it works. Evaluate the quality of materials and how well it cleans. Keep your receipt so you can return the vacuum if you are not happy with it.

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