Top Ten Vacuum Cleaners of 2012 According to

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As the year’s end approaches, online vacuum cleaner company looks back on what proved to be 2012’s best available vacuum cleaners.

Every year marks a new window of time during which households across the world replace a broken vacuum, upgrade to a better vacuum, add a vacuum to their cleaning arsenal, or try out a new style of vacuum cleaner. Whatever the motivation for each vacuum cleaner purchase may have been, the vacuum cleaner market trends and tendencies are undeniable and shed some light on the best choices from each year’s offering of vacuums. So, after twelve more months of being the centerpiece of online vacuum cleaner commerce, has looked back on the year 2012 to decide which vacuums deserve a spot in the top ten list.

Coming in at first is the Miele UniQ, the highest-rated of the new Miele S8 canister vacuum series. Equipped with Miele’s most powerful and technically superior power nozzle SEB236, active HEPA filtration, remarkably quiet operation, and even a deluxe lighting system that illuminates the belly of the canister and the surrounding floor, it’s no wonder why the Miele UniQ brings home the gold.

Following close behind the UniQ is another Miele and another member of the famed S8 series. Taking second place on’s top ten list is the Miele Kona, another high quality canister. While Miele splits each of their canister series into electrically-powered power nozzles and air-powered turbo nozzles, the Kona comes with the high quality tools, active HEPA filtration, and a high power motor.

Another manufacturer has bragging rights for third place. The Electrolux UltraSilencer DeepClean, one of Electrolux’s best contemporary canister vacuums, has the most efficient Electrolux power nozzle, the quietest operation of any modern vacuum cleaner, HEPA Filtration, and an immensely powerful vacuum motor.

Coming in at number 4 is the Perfect PowerTeam Canister vacuum, all throwbacks to different stages of the traditional Electrolux lineage. The Perfect C103 exhibits the durability, power, and efficiency that you can trust.

The Electrolux JetMaxx is fifth on the list, a lighter version of the Electrolux UltraSilencer with a similar power nozzle, high suction motor, and HEPA Filtration, and yet it weighs only 11 pounds.

In sixth comes the Miele Twist, the top-ranking upright vacuum according to, and a powerful and versatile machine with no real competition. Called the Twist because of its ergonomically pivoting torso, the Miele Twist can lay down flat on the ground to reach underneath furniture, beds, bureaus, and chairs, and offers optional HEPA Filtration and a 12 amp motor.

The compact Electrolux T8 Access canister vacuum follows the Miele Twist at number seven, a high-powered but small and lightweight bagless vacuum released in 2012 by Electrolux. Available with a number of accessories such as a dusting brush, floor tool, crevice tool, and telescoping wands, the T8 is an ideal vacuum for almost any needs, and is the most affordable Electrolux vacuum cleaner.

A Panasonic vacuum comes in at number eight, the Panasonic MC-CG902 canister vacuum, with its fourteen inch cleaning path width, HEPA Filtration, and multitude of onboard cleaning tools. The power nozzle has four height adjustment settings and a 12 amp motor for maximum cleaning capabilities.

Number nine introduces the Bissell CleanView Helix upright vacuum, an affordable upright vacuum with HEPA Filtration and the notable Helix cleaning system. The CleanView Helix has four adjustable height settings, a 12 amp motor, and offers bagless cleaning, all while weighing only 16 pounds, incredibly light for a powerful upright.

Finally, squeezing in at tenth place is the Shark Navigator NV22L, a lightweight upright vacuum ideal for cleaning up after pets and capable of cleaning thick, deep pile carpets and hardwood floors by using the brush roll on/off switch. The twenty-four inch crevice tool leaves basically no household mess out of reach, no matter how inaccessible it may seem to other vacuums.

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