List of vacuum cleaners

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An early electric vacuum cleaner by the Electric Suction Sweeper Company, circa 1908, predecessor of the Hoover vacuum cleaner (1922).

This is a list of vacuum cleaners and vacuum cleaner manufacturers. A vacuum cleaner is a device that uses an air pump to create a partial vacuum to suck up dust and dirt, usually from floors, and optionally from other surfaces as well. The dirt is collected by either a dustbag or a rigid cartridge, which may be emptied and reused. Vacuum cleaners are used in homes as well as in industry, and exist in a variety of sizes and models.

Vacuum cleaners[edit]

Robotic vacuum cleaners[edit]

A 700 series Roomba

A robotic vacuum cleaner is an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner that has intelligent programming and a limited vacuum cleaning system. Some designs use spinning brushes to reach tight corners. Others combine a number of cleaning features (mopping, UV sterilization, etc.) simultaneous to vacuuming, thus rendering the machine into more than just a robot "vacuum" cleaner.

Manufacturers and specific models include:

Upright vacuum cleaners[edit]

Upright vacuum cleaners are an "all-in-one" unit, with the motor, dust collector, and cleaning head are all attached.


  • Shark Navigator
  • Dyson Ball
  • Vax Mach Air
  • Vax Air lift
  • Shark Lift Away
  • Vax Air Strecth
  • Vax Air

Stick vacuum cleaners are a lighter and sleeker variety of upright vacuum cleaner, typically with no bag. Models include:

  • Shark Rocket
  • Dyson V-series


  • Hoover Windtunnel

Canister vacuum cleaners[edit]

Canister vacuum cleaners separate their motor and dust collection system. These two components are frequently connected by a hose.


  • Dyson Big Ball


  • Panasonic MC-CG902
  • Oreck XL2100RHS

Handheld vacuum cleaners[edit]

Handheld vacuum cleaners typically do not have a bag, rather most have a cup or cylinder for dust collection.

  • Shark Wandvac
  • Dyson V7
  • Vax Blade
  • Dyson V8
  • Dyson V10
  • Dyson V11

Vacuum cleaner manufacturers[edit]

An Electrolux vacuum cleaner
A Numatic International Henry-brand vacuum cleaner
A Kirby G5 vacuum cleaner

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Robot (products), JP: Tsukamoto Aim, archived from the original on 2013-04-10, retrieved 2014-08-25.
  2. ^ "Cana-Vac Central Vacuum Buyer's Guide". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Cana-Vac Central Vacuum Buyer's Guide | Cana-Vac Systems". Cana-Vac Systems Inc. Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  4. ^ "About Shark". Shark. Retrieved 22 February 2020.

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