As a busy mother with two overactive kids, a house with stairs, and a number of tight corners, cleaning up has been more of a nightmare than it’s supposed to be.
Up until about a year ago, I only used a canister vacuum cleaner, which although got the job done, was a hassle to use and carry around the house, especially when I had to carry it up the stairs. That was until my sister recommended me to try out these backpack vacuum cleaners instead.
I was skeptical at first because I thought they were only meant for commercial purposes. After doing my research, I discovered why they were perfect for my situation, and I’ve never looked back since.
Here’s a quick review of the best backpack vacuums currently available:
1. Hoover C2401 Shoulder Vac Pro
I’ve been using this vacuum for the past 5 months and I have to say, it’s amazing. The Hoover C2401 is an excellent cleaning machine that’s also extremely lightweight (9.2 lbs.), which is great for carrying up the stairs to clean the upper rooms. It also did a fantastic job cleaning my hardwood floors.
Vacuums such as this are designed for both commercial and residential use, which means that it was built to be extremely durable and efficient.
I can easily clean behind large immobile objects throughout my house, and even in the tightest corners. It can easily pick up the most deeply entrenched dirt and debris from all surfaces, including my thick stair carpets.
I’ve been able to easily vacuum up to 6 quarts of dirt before having to empty it out. It also has the capability to weed out allergens, dust particles or any other microscopic issues in the house.
The carrying system for most of these backpack vacuum cleaners are designed to ensure that the weight is evenly distributed across your entire body, which helps to prevent back problems due to frequent, or consistent use.
Another great thing about this machine is that it’s extremely quiet. I never have to worry about waking up the kids when I put them down for a nap and decide to do a little cleaning. The only downside was the price, but for the comfort and ease of use I got from it, it was worth every penny.
2. ProTeam Super Coach HEPA
The ProTeam Super Coach HEPA backpack cleaning machine comes packed with a variety of cleaning options and has a waist strap to prevent back injuries and strains.
The shoulder straps have extra cushioning and are adjustable to eliminate shoulder pain that could develop otherwise. It’s built for commercial use but can also be used at home. It has floor, dust, upholstery, and crevice tools along with a micro filtration bag, a 10 quart canister, and an inbuilt heat sensor to ensure that it stays cool to the touch.
An ideal machine for fast, convenient cleaning. Definitely worth checking out, especially if you’re busy all the time and need something to cut down your cleaning time.
If you’ve never tried backpack vacuum cleaners before, you don’t even know what you’re missing out on. Go ahead and give it a shot, and then let us know what you think.
3. Sanitaire EUKSC412A
Although the Sanitaire EUKSC412A was designed more for commercial use, it’s still a viable option for home use. This backpack machine is affordable and makes vacuuming a breeze. It comes standard but with a number of amazing options, and is very lightweight to ensure that you do not strain your back.
Included is a 16 inch hose, a crevice tool, three extension wands, a 12 inch floor and carpet cleaning tool, and a brush for hard floors.
The disposable dust bags have to be bought separately but are easily available at various retail stores. It’s a very convenient cleaner with a ton of options and comes at a very pocket friendly price.
4. Pro-Team MegaVac
This backpack cleaner practically cuts your cleaning time in half. It’s also extremely lightweight (9 pounds when the canister is empty) and very easy to carry.
The powerful motor can pick up large amounts of dirt and debris without wearing out your flooring or carpeting, and the canister can accommodate a large amount of the waste before it has to be emptied.
The 50 foot extension cord, static dissipating hose, and Intercept micro filters ensure that your messy house cleaning is done in the shortest time.
It’s a real time saver, relatively light to carry around, but slightly expensive.
5. Oreck XLPRO6A XL 6 Quart
Another excellent cleaning machine I found during my search was the Oreck XLPRO6A. This cleaner comes from a very reputable company, and is extremely light weight. Its ergonomic design ensures that the weight is distributed evenly during use. Its unique design enhances comfort, efficiency and ease of use.
It comes with a 50 foot power cord which gives you great mobility, without having to worry about untangling the cord. It also means you don’t have to jump from one power outlet to another each time you move switch location. You can also secure the attachments on the waist belts making cleaning relatively easy and fast.
Built for both commercial and home use, it’s durable, convenient and non-strenuous. Again, the only big downside is the price, but it’s definitely a worthwhile investment if you have the funds for it.