- Performance and ease of use are the most important factors among customers of both canister and upright vacuums.
- On average, there is only a $23 gap in price between canister ($244) and upright ($221) vacuums.
- Suction power is the highest-rated attribute among both canister and upright vacuum customers, and is the only attribute to receive a rating above eight (on a 10-point scale).
- When considering an upright or canister vacuum, focus on your needs. Based on the layout of your home, floor types, and specific needs (e.g., pets and allergies), determine which type and brand of vacuum will be best for you.
- There is a significant price difference across brands. Rather than making a quick decision for the short term, invest in a vacuum for the long term to ensure your needs are met and to maximize the cost of use over time.
- Do not assume a vacuum with more features is necessarily better. It is more important to purchase a vacuum that meets your specific needs.
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