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How To Choose The Best Vacuum Cleaner in Kenya


Let me make this clear owning a vacuum cleaner is not a luxury but an essential home appliance esp. if you have pets or children. Doing house chores in the house can be a little tiresome, we can agree to that, right? The thought of having to choose where and when to start cleaning your house can be argh! Over-whelming. Worry no more there is a modern solution for that. It’s time to invest in a vacuum cleaner.

This article will guide you in knowing more about vacuum cleaners, types of vacuum cleaners, factors to consider when buying a vacuum cleaner, and the best vacuum cleaners in Kenya.


This is an appliance used to remove dirt and dust from carpets, upholstering furniture, and floors. They work by sucking or blowing, making cleaning easy and more comfortable.  


Is a vacuum cleaner worth it? Below are the benefits of having one:

  • Cleaning pet hair
  • Cleaning carpets, floors, and cars
  • Cleaning sofas
  • Dusting surfaces
  • Removing cobwebs
  • Cleaning air vents


There are different types of vacuum cleaners depending on the purpose, size, and price, if you were to differentiate them using the purpose the two main categories would be:

A. Wet and dry vacuum cleaners

These are vacuum cleaners used to clean liquid or solids.

B.Dry vacuum cleaners

These are vacuum cleaners that cannot clean any liquid, only dry matter.

They are both categorized into the following:

1. Canister vacuum cleaner

Kenwood Dry Bagless Vacuum Cleaner-VBP80.000RG

This type comes with a canister and a long wand or hose attached to it. They are used on hard floors, sofas, or cars. They are highly known for their flexibility, motor control, and versatility, making them ideal for cleaning areas like corners.

2. Upright vacuum cleaner

Kenwood wet-dry 0.5L vacuum Cleaner

These types are designed to be used in an upright position, balancing on the power head/power nozzle (the part that sucks), and the handle are all attached as parts of the same unit, they are usually lightweight and slim. They are mainly used for hardwood floors and carpets.

3. Stick vacuum cleaners

Electrolux vacuum cleaner ZB3501EB

These are vacuums without a cord. They work on a battery that you charge regularly and are often lighter than a corded vacuum. They are ideal for quick clean-ups of spills and messes.

4. Handheld vacuum cleaners

Oraimo ultraCleaner H2 cordless handheld vacuum Cleaner

They have a cleaning head, dirt storage, and vacuum generator integrated into a compact housing, allowing the cleaner to operate while being held in one hand.

5. Robot vacuum cleaners

Eufy Robovac G10 Vacuum cleaner

It has a limited vacuum floor cleaning system combined with sensors and robotic drives with programmable controllers and cleaning routines with a rotating brush. Unlike other vacuum cleaners, these robot vacuum cleaners work without being operated by a person.


There is a lot to consider when buying the best vacuum cleaner. These are our main factors to consider:

1. Budget/price

If you are working on a budget you might pick a vacuum cleaner with just the basic accessories.

2. Maneuverability

Unlike the traditional vacuum cleaners that have a long cord which sometimes can be hard to fold, most modern vacuum uses lithium batteries which you can charge and use for hours without connecting to the electricity. The lithium battery vacuum cleaner is lighter making it easy to maneuver while cleaning around the house.

3. Accessories

Depending on the use e.g. If you have pets in the house you might need one with accessories that would go in between cushions.

4. Noise

If you have pets, or children or live in an apartment then Vacuum cleaners with the lowest noise level should be your choice.

5. Filtration system

Some might have high-quality filtration systems such as Hepa filters that will filter the air in your home when removing dust particles.

6. Function

If you want to scrub your floors with water you will have to go for the wet and dry vacuum cleaner. For commercial purposes, you might consider a vacuum cleaner with a large capacity tank.


1. Windsor heavy-duty commercial vacuum cleaner 100 liters


Silent motor, with powerful suction

Heat-resisting machine head, sturdy and durable, waterproof and antistatic

The large capacity tank with the flexible axle, equipped with a drainage hose

Equipped with complete accessories, easy assembly

Nice appearance high flexibility and stability with a large wheel plate and base

Suitable for large-scale workshops, factories, stores, and other kinds of cleaning field

100l capacity

Warranty: 12 Months

2. Electrolux 14.4V vacuum cleaner ZB3501EB

Electrolux vacuum cleaner ZB3501EB


  • Power rate 14.4V,
  • Li-ion Battery,
  • Double filtration,
  • 4 hrs charging time,
  • Quick-release brush roll
  • Controls; Manual and buttons
  • Main color; Black
  • Main material; Plastic

3. Total Lithium-ion dry vacuum cleaner-TVLI2006

Lithium-ion vacuum cleaner


  • Voltage:20V
  • Pressure(KPa):>9 Kpa
  • Capacity:0.8L
  • Power(W):120W
  • Multiple cyclones
  • Pure copper wire motor
  • HEPA filter
  • Charge volts:220V-240V~50/60Hz
  • Charge time:1.2H
  • Working time:>35min low speed level
  • Working time:>18min high speed level
  • 1 pcs 2.0Ah battery pack
  • 1 pcs charger for 2.0Ah battery pack
  • 1 pcs metal tube

4. TLAC Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner 30 liters


  • Dual Usage
  • Wet and dry vacuum cleaner
  • Blow and suction function
  • 3 accessories attachments: Floor brush/sofa brush/ crevice nozzle
  • Washable HEPA filter
  • 30 ltrs Drum Capacity
  • 5mtr cable length
  • Connection tube and flexible hose
  • 1500 Watts
  • Voltage 220-240V
  • 13A top plug (3 Pin standard)

Warranty: 12 Months

5. Ramtons Wet And Dry Vacuum cleaner RM/553


  • Wet and Dry
  • 1400 Watts motor
  • Stainless steel 21 Liter tank
  • Caster Wheeled
  • 5M Power cord
  • Blower port design
  • Top carry handle for portability
  • Swiveling casters provide ease of movement in any direction
  • Accessories: 1.5MX32MM hose telescopic metal tube
  • Floor brush
  • Water brush upholstery nozzle
  • 2 in 1 dusting brush
  • cloth bag
  • Hepa filter, foam filter.

6. Electrolux 1600W vacuum cleaner Z1231

Electrolux 1600W vacuum cleaner Z1231


  • Power output of 1400 – 1600W,
  • 1L dust bin,
  • 2-in-1 performance nozzle,
  • lightweight and flexible tube,
  • easy cord storage
  • Controls ; Manual & buttons
  • Main color Green
  • Main material; Plastic

7. TLAC dry vacuum cleaner-JL-C4001


  • Cyclone technology
  • Dry vacuum cleaner
  • Bagless design
  • 1800 watts
  • Washable HEPA filter
  • High Dust Cup capacity
  • Automatic cord rewinding
  • 5mtr cable length
  • Stepless control
  • 5 stages filtration
  • Orange in Colour
  • 13A top plug (3 Pin standard)
  • 3 accessories attachments: Floor brush/sofa brush/ crevice nozzle

8. Generic Portable 12V Car Vacuum Cleaner Handheld Wet And Dry-120W

Portable 12v car vacuum cleaner


  • Sucks up both wet and dry spills in seconds.
  • 120W / DC 12V strong suction can suck ash eraser crumbs hair wastepaper or cookie crumbs rice etc.
  • The air outlet is helpful for vacuum heat dissipation.
  • Ergonomic design handy and lightweight easy to store.
  • 5m operating cable to meet different needs.
  • Description:
  • The filter can reduce secondary pollution by conveniently attaching and being washable.
  • Occupy a tiny place easy to empty.


It all depends on what you want the vacuum cleaner for, but based on the features above most of them will have the same characteristics and can be used in almost all scenarios. For household use its capacity is not as important example if you want to vacuum your curtains, a 0.5l capacity can be enough to vacuum all the dust.

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