Our Review Process – How We Review Vacuum Cleaners

Welcome to Vacuum Empire, where we help you choose the best vacuum cleaner for your needs. Our team of vacuum cleaning experts and mechanical engineers work tirelessly to provide comprehensive and unbiased reviews, tests, and ratings for a wide variety of vacuum cleaners.

This page will explain our methodology and the criteria we use to review and rate vacuum cleaners.

How We Rate Vacuums

We follow a rigorous process to ensure our reviews are accurate and reliable:

  1. Research: Identify popular and newly released vacuum cleaners on the market.
  2. Purchase: Acquire the vacuum cleaners for testing, ensuring no manufacturer bias.
  3. Test: Conduct a series of tests on each vacuum cleaner.
  4. Analyze: Evaluate the results and compare them with other vacuum cleaners.
  5. Score: Assign scores to each vacuum cleaner based on our scoring system.
  6. Review: Write comprehensive reviews detailing the pros and cons of each vacuum cleaner.

Scoring System

We use an 8-category scoring system to evaluate and rate vacuum cleaners. Each category is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score possible. The categories are as follows along with what factors or features we consider:

Price and Value

  • Affordability of the vacuum cleaner
  • Quality and performance relative to the price
  • Long-term savings on maintenance and consumables
  • We always try to provide a budget, value and premium option in our reviews as we understand everyone is working to different budgets

Cleaning Performance

  • Ability to pick up various types of debris (e.g., pet hair, dust, and large particles)
  • Performance on different surfaces (e.g., carpet, hardwood, and tile)
  • Suction power consistency
  • Edge cleaning capabilities

Filtration System

  • Efficiency in trapping dust and allergens
  • HEPA filtration and/or other advanced filtration technologies
  • Air quality improvement
  • Filter lifespan and replacement costs

Maintenance and Care

  • Ease of emptying the dustbin
  • Frequency of filter and brush roll cleaning/replacement
  • Availability of replacement parts
  • Warranty and customer support

Battery Life / Power Usage

  • Runtime for cordless vacuum cleaners
  • Charging time for cordless vacuum cleaners
  • Energy efficiency for corded vacuum cleaners
  • Presence of battery life indicators

Attachments and Accessories

  • Variety and usefulness of included attachments
  • Compatibility with third-party accessories
  • Storage solutions for attachments and accessories
  • Quality and durability of included attachments

Weight and Manoeuvrability

  • Vacuum cleaner’s weight and ease of transportation
  • Steering and manoeuvrability around obstacles and tight spaces
  • Ability to clean under furniture
  • Ease of use on stairs and multi-level homes

Noise Level

  • Overall noise generated during operation
  • Comparison with other vacuum cleaners in its class
  • Presence of noise-reduction features or technologies
  • Impact of noise on user comfort

Customer Reviews

  • Are there any comments alluding to quality issues or support issues
  • We thoroughly examine both favorable and unfavorable reviews of all products we endorse online.
  • We frequently contact these customers to gain a deeper understanding of their experiences, which we then incorporate into our content.

Testing Process

Our testing process is designed to simulate real-world scenarios, making our reviews practical and relevant for our readers. We thoroughly assess each vacuum cleaner’s performance on a variety of surfaces, such as low-pile carpets, high-pile carpets, hardwood floors, and tiles, to gauge their adaptability and versatility.

We use a range of debris, including fine dust, pet hair, and larger particles like cereal, to test each vacuum cleaner’s ability to tackle everyday messes. Our testing environment is carefully controlled to ensure consistency and accuracy in our results.

Throughout the testing process, we focus on suction power, edge cleaning, and the vacuum’s performance when transitioning between surfaces. We also evaluate any unique features or settings that may impact its performance.

By performing these comprehensive tests, it allows us to provide readers with insightful reviews, enabling them to make informed decisions when selecting the perfect vacuum cleaner for their needs.