It’s hard to make Miele’s combination of engineering excellence, outstanding fit and finish and industry-leading filtration any better, but Miele has found a way with the limited edition Miele Fresh Air vacuum cleaners.
This is the single most important thing to remember when learning how to vacuum carpets and hardwood floors. No matter how strong the suction is, the vacuum cleaner needs time for that suction to work. So use a slow, deliberate back and forth motion. Especially on carpets and rugs, if you vacuum too quickly, you may pick up surface dirt, but nothing is collected from deep in the pile. The brush needs time to loosen deep-down dirt and the vacuum needs time to collect it.
Clear the Path
Do a scan of the floor and remove all objects that may be larger than the diameter of the hose opening (usually 1 1/4”) are removed. Paper, large leaves from houseplants, Lego blocks and other small items can get stuck in the hose, reducing suction and causing the motor to overheat and even burn out.
After upright or canister, the most important decision you make about your vacuum cleaner is whether it is bagless or uses a dustbag. In our opinion, if you have allergies, asthma or are concerned about the quality of your indoor air, the answer is simple: get a vacuum with a dustbag.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with bagless vacuums. The better ones do an excellent job of cleaning. But allergy and asthma sufferers will want to consider all the dust they will be exposed to when maintaining the bagless vacuum. No matter which bagless vacuum cleaner you use, it still comes down to removing a container of dust and allergens and crud that you so carefully removed from your home, and dumping it into something so you can throw it away. Continue reading Bag or Bagless – Which Vacuum Is Better?
1. Room Size Specifications Rate the Water Tank, Not the Machine
The room size specification on a humidifier typically reflects the size of the room that can be adequately humidified with one refill every 24 hours. So you can use a machine rated for a room smaller than you have if you’re willing to refill it more often. Continue reading Four Things to Know Before Buying a Humidifier
We get asked a lot whether it’s better to use liquid or powder detergent. We sell both, and that’s because liquids and powders don’t differ much in performance. The main ingredients are the same; the main difference is whether they are provided in powder or liquid form. So, for the most part, it’s a matter of personal preference and convenience. Continue reading Which Detergent Is Better: Powder Or Liquid?
When was the last time you cleaned your iron? A lot of people never bother, but cleaning your steam iron on a regular basis will give you better results while extending the life of the iron. Learn how to clean an iron with some simple tips from Best Vacuum. Continue reading How to Clean an Iron
We’re gratified by the reception of our Allergy Relief Workshops, and want to thank everyone who took the time to come by. We also want to thank Herman Pihltrad, president of Blueair US, for a really informative presentation on portable air purifiers and indoor air quality.
Hardwood floors are becoming the first choice for many homes. The beauty of fine hardwood adds a subtle yet distinctive look to the design of any room. Equally appealing is the seemingly easy care offered by hardwood. But “easy care” doesn’t mean “no care.” Learn how to clean hardwood floors below.
Hardwood floors need to be cleaned regularly, to remove dust and dirt particles before they can scratch and dull the finish. Regular vacuuming will do the trick, but you need to be sure you’re using a soft-bristled floor tool designed for dusting floors. Otherwise you risk dulling the finish or even scratching the floor as you vacuum. Continue reading Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors