Most Popular Vacuum Cleaner Brands
People often choose vacuum cleaners according to the 'Brand', not according to the specifications, features, or price.
Many brands manufacture very similar models with very similar weight, power, suction, air filtration, cable length (if present), battery voltage and dirt bin/vacuum bag capacity, price, and similar.
Choosing among such vacuum types, brands, and models often means going into many details and overthinking, which in the end means choosing according to personal preferences.
Note that smaller brands want to become large ones and thus are trying to produce high-quality appliances at acceptable prices - their products are often cheaper than similar products of renowned, large(r) brands.
On the other hand, large brands are large because they produce good products at acceptable prices.
Generally, if you are not certain about two products, check our Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide, our vacuum cleaner Reviews and Recommendations, and if you are not sure yet, go for a more reputable brand.
Note that there are many vacuum brands on the market, if we would have to pick just 5 most popular brands, that would be:
Bissell is one of the most popular manufacturers of vacuum, carpet, and steam cleaners and their accessories.
Bissell's products are very often among the top of various 'the best of' lists and with a good reason - good quality at affordable prices.
Dyson is the manufacturer of full product lines of vacuum cleaners, fans, hairdryers, air heaters, air purifiers, etc.
Dyson vacuums are often far from being the cheapest in their class, but they are designed and manufactured to be the best, and they are often really the best, in terms of performance. In terms of the actual price, don't expect Dyson to be cheap, since even certified refurbished models come with a nice price tag.
But, what you pay is what you get.
iRobot is a manufacturer of popular robot vacuums, robot mops, and robot pool vacuums, designed to keep the home clean.
Although robot vacuums alone can't keep the entire home clean, iRobot Roombas have set standards regarding robot vacuum cleaners and practically all other robot vacuums are being compared with the Roombas first.
Miele manufactures various household appliances, vacuum cleaners included.
Their canister vacuums are known to be tough, durable, resilient to use and abuse, they do their job and can last for ages.
However, they are also far from being cheap, at least initially. But in the long run ...
Their uprights, stick, robot, and other vacuums are not as popular as their canister vacuums.
Anyway, people having Miele vacuums, when they have a chance to buy a new vacuum cleaner, rarely change the brand.
Shark is one of the most popular vacuum brands, not only in the US but also in the world.
They produce a full line of vacuum cleaners, carpet washers, polishers, and other cleaning tools, appliances and accessories, for both commercial and home use.
Shark units are often on top of many 'the best' and comparisons lists with good reasons - good quality and warranty at acceptable prices.
Again, choose your new vacuum cleaner according to your individual needs and preferences.
For example, the author of this article has as the main home vacuum cleaner Panasonic corded bagged canister vacuum (10+ years old and whatever it vacuums, it still works) and as the second vacuum cleaner Electrolux convertible 2-in-1 cordless bagless unit. And they do their job well :)
Vacuum Cleaners Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Here are some of the most popular Frequently Asked Questions about vacuum cleaners and their brands:
What are the top 10 vacuum cleaners?
This is rather hard to answer - vacuums differ by type, size, suction strength, power source, dirt disposal, level of air filtration, etc.
Also, which vacuum cleaner is actually the best, depends on the user - some users, for example, find out Dyson cordless units to be excellent, others prefer Miele canister models, and others prefer robot vacuums.
For more about this topic, feel free to check our:
and other Articles and Guides.
Which is the best brand of vacuum cleaner?
Again, this is highly individual - most popular brands are popular because they manufacture good products at affordable prices. However, new brands must offer even better units at great prices, if they want one day to become one of the "most popular brands"
What vacuum cleaner is better than Dyson?
Dyson manufactures excellent cordless vacuums, which are one of the strongest on the market.
Their price is also one of the highest on the market.
But, they are also known for their upright and canister vacuums, too.
Which brand is better than Dyson is hard to tell - again, it is all about the user and the user's personal needs and preferences.
What is the strongest vacuum cleaner on the market?
Dyson V15 is a cordless vacuum that develops 200+ Air Watts, with some Dyson corded units developing 300+ Air Watts.
But, they are also some of the most expensive units in their classes...
Which vacuum lasts the longest? What is the average life of a vacuum cleaner?
One that is not used at all :)
Seriously, the average vacuum cleaner's lifespan depends on the unit use and the quality of maintenance.
Even the best and most expensive units may fail if they are not maintained properly.
But, on average, vacuum cleaners may last 6-9 years.
Why do vacuums lose suction over time? How do I make my vacuum suction better?
Over time air filters get dirty, dust bags get dirty, tangled hair and lint slow or completely stop the brushrolls, and similar.
In order for a vacuum cleaner not to lose the suction, the vacuum cleaner must be maintained properly - so, whenever You get a new vacuum cleaner, read the Owner's Guide/manual thoroughly and get accustomed to your new vacuum. And if required, reread the manual from time to time, if You are not 100% sure about something...
Is Hoover vacuum a good brand? Oreck? Tineco?
Yes, they are all good brands that offer good models - some of their models are perhaps even better than the models offered by Bissell, Dyson, iRobot, Miele, and/or Shark.
But, when looking for a new unit, read also the reviews of other users that have already tried certain models in real-life situations and choose according to your own needs and requirements.