Which Vacuums Do I ACTUALLY Use?


Here are all the vacuums I mentioned in this video in order:
Riccar Cordless R10CV: https://riccar.com/product/cordless-supralite-r10cv
Shark Vertex on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3n7y4Jg
Shark Apex Zero M on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3b0C63F
Dyson V11 Torque Drive on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JBnAUy
Dyson V11 Outsize on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rMwqQx
Ecovacs T8 AIVI robot Vacuum on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3hzQd19
Irobot i7+ on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3hzRRzE
Shark Navigator NV352 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3866wiR
Shark N803 (Discontinued)

This is a behind the scenes look at which vacuum cleaners I use in my home and at Vacuum Wars HQ.

This was not a sponsored review. I try to buy all the products I review these days myself. If I ever do sponsored review, I will verbally make that clear in the video itself. If you don’t hear me mention anything its because its not sponsored.

Here is a list of our favorite vacuums
Our favorite upright vacuum on Amazon: https://amzn.to/38Uvhhg
Our favorite budget upright vacuum on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2X0Ks39
Our favorite robot vacuum on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3b0F0Fq
Our favorite mid-level robot vacuum on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JA8qyT
Our favorite budget robot vacuum on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MpFiLY
Our favorite cordless stick vacuum on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Mqjm3j
Our favorite carpet cleaner on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3o1zVjX
Our favorite mid-level carpet cleaner on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ojOakt

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Hey everybody welcome to vacuum wars where each week I test and review vacuums this week, I thought it would be fun to answer a question that I get all the time which is which vacuums do I actually use. I obviously have a lot of vacuums and could theoretically choose anyone that I want at any price so in this video I’ll, take you behind the scenes and show you which ones I actually use before. I answer that, though, I should point out a few things.

I actually use about seven vacuums on a regular basis, both at home and at the vacuum war studio, because I have so many to choose from. I find that I use specific vacuums for specific jobs which we’ll see in a moment. I also wanted to mention that, of these seven or so vacuums they change all the time as new ones come out and I’ll mention a few things about that as we progress as well.

So links in the description to everything, I’ll mention and let’s get started, I’m going to start off by talking about which vacuums I use at vacuum: wars, studios where I’m always doing some kind of messy test with vacuums and robot vacuums, one vacuum. that’s seen a lot of use at the studio since I bought it almost a year ago. Is the recar super light cordless r10cv? I use this one for resetting my deep clean test where I embed exactly 100 grams of sand into medium pile carpet to see how good vacuums are at getting deep down debris in carpets.

This is a test where It’s absolutely critical that I get all the sand out of the carpet from the previous test. To make sure I have accurate results. Recar corded vacuums are expensive, but amazing with carpet agitation and they have a ton of power when I tested their cordless version. The r10cv, I was pretty skeptical, but it has the same great agitation as the recorded vacuums and it has a ton of power for a cordless.

It still has its limitations to be sure – and I don’t use it for much else besides this, but it has become my go-to vacuum for when I need carpet cleaned and I need to be absolutely sure it did the job. I also used the new shark vertex at the vacuum war studio, mostly for picking up the big messes that other vacuums leave behind. I used to use the shark apex 0m for this purpose, but since the vertex came out and after our review of the vertex I realized it was basically the slightly better version of the apex.

I have retired my shark apex. I actually gave it to my mom and started using the vertex instead anyway, since most vacuums can’t pick up everything I throw at them in the various tests, there is inevitably a big mess left behind at least once or twice a week. The vertex is the vacuum that I turn to when it has to be picked up. It’s the vacuum of last resort, It’s the one I turn to when It’s too big for anything else.

I can also trust it if It’s picking up after a major hair tangle test, because It’s one of the best at resisting hair tangles as well. I will also occasionally use it to clean the whole studio, but mostly that job falls to whatever the current best dyson. Cordless is which, in this case is the dyson v11. I use my dyson v11 cordless vacuum, a lot like the vertex.

Actually, in fact, I prefer to use the v11 for cleaning up after and resetting the stage if the mess from the previous vacuum isn’t too big, because the v11 is cordless and thus more convenient than the vertex. I also use the v11 to clean the whole studio. More often than not, mostly again because It’s convenient It’s light, It’s cordless, but I really do love using dyson, cordless vacs, I think in general they are the best in terms of build quality power and battery life.

I used to use robot vacuums to clean the studio in the past, like the robo rock s5 and, more recently, the robo-rock s5 max, which I think are great all around robot vacuums. But these days I only use robot vacuums at home since the studio setup changes too much, and I could be in the middle of some large test with stuff all over the floor for some video shoot. So I just find It’s better just to vacuum the studio without robots. So that brings me to the vacuums I use at my home, and here again there is more than one I’ll start off with the one that I’ve mentioned recently: the echovax t8 aivi robot vacuum with the auto empty bin.

This is currently the top of the line. Robot vacuum from echovax, which has all the bells and whistles, including the front, mounted camera and A.I. obstacle avoidance system. We use it on the upstairs level of our house for vacuuming as well as mopping, and it seems like we’ll continue to do so until something better comes along, which it almost always does. The upstairs has a lot more difficult areas to navigate around, so it was important to have one that we could highly customize the map with using lots of no go and no mop lines to keep it out of certain areas.

One update from that review is that I had said in that review that the auto empty bin was not emptying the cat hair from our two cats, because the bin was so full of hair that it was getting stuck in the little doors of the bin and That I would try some things over time and report back well after using it regularly. We have found that we have to set the schedule to run three times a week so that the cat hair doesn’t build up that much if we do that it empties the bin automatically every time, but if it runs any less than three times a week.

The hair will get stuck in the bin like before, we’ve been remodeling our downstairs and have recently started using another auto empty robot vacuum there. In this case It’s the irobot roomba i7, plus, which I actually prefer even over the more expensive roomba s9 plus. I think I’ve gotten pretty spoiled by these auto empty bin systems at this point and irobot really does make one of the best. It seems. I also like the i7 for a big rug downstairs, because roombas are just so good with deep cleaning carpets. I also wanted something that had app zones which roombas do they call them keep out zones.

Irobot has recently updated a lot of things on their app, which we’ll talk about in a future video, but the bottom line is that we use the roomba i7 plus downstairs. I run it twice a week with no issues emptying the bin so far, I’m really not sure if that’s because the auto empty bin is better than the echovax with hair or because only one of our cats likes to go downstairs I’ll test that out. At some point, one of the more interesting things I think about this video is that the upright vacuums we use at the house are the same ones. We’ve been using for years, the shark navigator lift away nv352 and the shark lift away speed with duoclean nv803.

These are the ones that we used when we ran our cleaning business and I guess we just saw no reason to upgrade. The navigator has been through a lot. It doesn’t have the original hose, as you can see, but other than that, It’s in pretty good shape. We use the navigator lift away mostly for above floor cleaning or for stairs. It’s also the go-to vacuum for carpets.

It’s interesting really It’s by far the cheapest vacuum in this list, and maybe It’s the sentiment or something, but It’s still the one I grab more often than not the rotator speed is the vacuum that we fell in love with for vacuuming hard floors when we were cleaning a lot of huge cabins, which had mostly hard floors, the combination of that duo, clean roller and its lightweight design, where it gets the name speed from makes it nearly perfect for that application.

The downside, besides the fact that It’s now discontinued, is that It’s basically terrible for hair wrap and shark. If you’re listening, I’ve been waiting patiently for two years for you to come out with a power, lift away, speed with duo clean and your anti-hair wrap technology.

Jason Smith

Former Marine, IT Guy & Builder of Websites.  I have 5 US states left to visit. I enjoy hot springs, adventures, hiking, photography, sci-fi, wine, coffee & whiskey.  I am fluent in sarcasm, name that tune, & speak in movie quotes.  I spend most of my time building websites, fixing computers, metal detecting, magnet fishing and gaming occasionally.

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