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What is the build quality of a (stick) vacuum?

The build quality of a (stick) vacuum has a lot of influence on its lifespan and its use. The better the quality, the longer your vacuum will last. The following is true for stick vacuums: the higher the build quality, the less often you have to use your regular vacuum. How do we determine this build quality? This article will tell you all about it.

In short - canister vacuums

When rating the build quality of regular canister vacuums, we look at the following specifications:

  • Material of the wheels: plastic wheels don't last as long as rubber wheels and give scratches.
  • Material of the vacuum hose: a synthetic vacuum hose is more durable than a plastic one.
  • Parking mode: this prevents the vacuum hose from regularly falling on the ground.
  • Handle: important when lifting the vacuum.
  • Operation via handle: means you won't have to bend over as much and reduces the chances of damage.
  • Telescopic tube: allows you to adjust the tube to your height.
  • Motor filter: protects the motor against dust particles that are flying about.
  • Swivel wheels: allow you to easily move the vacuum around the house.
  • Bumper guards: prevent damage to furniture and the vacuum itself.
  • Anti static vacuum hose: prevents the vacuum hose from being damaged in bends.

in short - Stick vacuums

When rating the build quality of stick vacuums, we look at the following specifications:

  • Parking mode: allows you to release the stick vacuum without it falling over.
  • Telescopic tube: allows you to adjust the stick vacuum in height.
  • Motor filter: protects the motor against dust particles that are flying about.
  • Dust cup can be emptied hygienically: reduces the chances of dust staying behind.
  • Self-cleaning suction brush: prevents dirt and dust from staying in the brush.

Build quality outline

top-notch build quality vacuums

Top-notch build quality

You buy a top-notch vacuum because you want it to last for years. These vacuums last longest because the chances of damage aren't very high. A vacuum with top-notch build quality has at least 70% of the abovementioned specifications. These vacuums distinguish themselves from the rest with their operation via the handle, their bumper guards, or swivel wheels.

Top-notch stick vacuums distinguish themselves from the rest with a self-cleaning suction brush, or a height-adjustable telescopic tube.

Mid-range build quality

Vacuums with mid-range build quality have at least 50% of the specifications. They can't be operated via the handle, but they do have rubber wheels. With a mid-range vacuum, you have a good vacuum at your disposal for your daily vacuuming needs, but you have to replace this vacuum sooner than a top-notch vacuum.

Mid-range stick vacuums aren't height-adjustable, but they do have a parking mode and a motor filter. This significantly reduces the chances of drops and damage in the motor.

Basic build quality

Vacuums with basic build quality are equipped with less than 50% of the specifications. Their wheels and vacuum hose us made of plastic, and the vacuum may not have a parking mode or a motor filter. The lifespan may be lower, but the price is too. If you don't use the vacuum very often, basic build quality is more than enough for you.

Basic stick vacuums are stick vacuums that you use 'on the side'. These don't have a parking mode and their dust cup isn't very easy to empty.

Conclusion

Are you looking for a reliable vacuum or stick vacuum? Opt for a product with at least mid-range build quality. This reduces the chances of damage and extends its lifespan. If you want a vacuum with a really long lifespan, opt for a vacuum with top-notch build quality. If you don't use the (stick) vacuum very often or if you don't mind having to replace it often, a basic build quality will be good enough for you.


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