The need to clean the floors of the house often clashes with the fatigue of the operation, which, however, using the right tools, can be less dense and faster. One of these tools is the cyclone vacuum cleaner, the result of technological development in the sector.
When there is a fight against the dust that lurks on the floor, the broom is not enough. Targeted and robust action is needed. A work that can be accomplished and brought to fruition only by using an excellent cyclonic vacuum cleaner, which, if possible, avoids throwing back what it has sucked up from the ground.
Here we had listed out the best cyclonic vacuum cleaners that are present below.
Things to Consider Before Buying Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaners
How a Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner Works?
The operating principle of a cyclonic vacuum cleaner is straightforward and consists of separating the collected dirt, complete with its kit of mites and bacteria, from the air.
Schematically, the mechanism takes place in this way:
• Dust and dirt are sucked into a cyclonic box
• At the entrance of this box there is a propeller which activates a centrifugal force capable of separating the dust from the air
• Residues end up in the box.
At the end of the cleaning operations, the cylinder in which the dust is collected must be emptied into the garbage bin.
Types of Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner
There are three types of bagless vacuum cleaners, with different characteristics and functions:
• with non-cyclonic filter
• with monocyclic filter
• with a multi-cyclonic filter.
The non-cyclonic filter is removable and clearly visible. It is easily recognized because it is generally positioned inside the cylinder.
The monocyclic vacuum cleaner has a cyclone filter, i.e., an inverted cone structure, whose design allows the air to rise like in a vortex. In this way, about 75% of the dust can be captured.
The multi-cyclonic vacuum cleaner can instead have a variable number of cyclones and therefore manages to suck more dust, approximately in the order of 95%. In fact, it allows you to capture even the tiniest particles of dirt, dissolving them thanks to a system called Airvolution System.
Advantages and Disadvantages of A Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner
The cyclonic vacuum cleaner, if compared to the traditional one, can have advantages and disadvantages, so the choice must be made according to your personal needs.
These are the main advantages:
• allows you to save on the periodic purchase of spare bags
• consequently has a less environmental impact, because there is no need to dispose of them
• there is no loss of dust because the air flows more efficiently, while with bags it is not perfectly retained
• energy consumption is usually lower. Therefore there is also a saving in the bill
• as for the traditional one, it is possible to find the HEPA filter, ideal for allergy sufferers.
On the other hand, it also has some disadvantages:
• the initial cost is higher
• the container is smaller and therefore it fills up faster (the capacity is usually about a liter and a half, compared to 2.5 – 3 of the traditional ones)
• maintenance is more complex
• sometimes it can be noisier, precisely because of its particular functioning.
Maintenance of A Cyclone Vacuum Cleaner
To allow the vacuum cleaner to continue to function regularly, the filter must be periodically cleaned. This will prevent dirt from sticking to it. The vacuum cleaner with a non-cyclonic filter requires regular cleaning: in fact, the filter must be washed every time the appliance is used.
The cyclone filter, on the other hand, gets less dirty and does not need this frequent manual washing. Finally, the multi-cyclonic screen requires practically zero maintenance.
However, it must be admitted that cyclone aspirators break more complicated than those with a bag. In fact, in the latter, the packs can leave dust residues that cause scale and malfunctions.
How to Choose a Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner?
If you have decided to buy a cyclonic vacuum cleaner, I suggest you take a look at the technical data sheets of the various models, to evaluate their different characteristics:
• as you can see, the dimensions are among the most varied, so the choice will depend on the size you want to carry around the house and the space available to store it
• similarly for the weight, you must evaluate the need to move it, considering which in some models can reach 8 – 10 kg
• the power, usually around 300 – 500 Watt Air, determines the suction capacity and is clearly higher than that of common vacuum cleaners
• the price can vary between 200 and 700 Euros approximately.
The advice is to direct the purchase towards a model that does not exceed 4 – 6 kg, so that it is easily transportable, with excellent suction power and with a noise level around 70 dB, so as not to be too annoying.
How to Use a Cyclone Vacuum Cleaner?
The first thing to understand is what is so special about cyclone vacuum cleaners. Why is it so well seen by so many people? First of all, there is no problem with the bag that must contain the sucked dirt. But the real strength is another and we explain it immediately.
This technology works in such a way as to separate the dust from the air, an operation that takes place inside what is technically called a cyclonic cassette. Inside this box, a small cyclone is formed (precisely), and, using the centrifugal force generated, the separation of the dust from the air takes place.
The Types of Cyclonic Systems
After having seen in general what cyclonic technology is and how it behaves, it’s time to make a distinction that will help to choose well which device is more convenient to buy.
The cyclonic system is divided into two types: one more effective than the other in the process of separating dust from the air. But let’s see these systems in detail.
Monocyclonic technology manages to separate up to 75% of the dust from the air. It is undoubtedly a good result, but as we will see in a moment, there is better. The monocyclic system, as the name suggests, is based on a single cyclone that is generated around a unique conical structure.
This structure is located inside the cyclonic cassette and is inverted. The multi-cyclonic system, on the other hand, is characterized by the presence of more inverted cones thanks to which more cyclones are generated. In this way, 95% of the dust can be separated from the air.
With or Without Wires?
When preparing to buy a vacuum cleaner, regardless of whether it is cyclonic or not, the dilemma concerns the choice between a model with an electric cable or without.
It is clear that the absence of the cable allows greater freedom of movement, but then you have to deal with the batteries that are discharged and that need several hours to regenerate.
But this is not the main problem either, or at least it is not for us. In our view, the question to consider is another: a battery-powered vacuum cleaner cannot have the power of one with an electric cable.
So if you are looking for something particularly compelling, which aspires well to the last speck of dust, without having to treat the same area a couple of times, you must accept the limitation of movement due to the need to keep the appliance hooked to the power outlet.