I have a pretty snazzy vacuum cleaner. Being pretty snazzy, though, means it's pretty big and bulky. So big and bulky, in fact, that my husband has to do all the vacuuming because lugging that thing up and down the stairs of our three-story house takes muscle (and motivation) I don't have for sucking up the dirt, dust, and animal hair that needs to be sucked up on a regular basis.
Because of how cumbersome our current vacuum is, I was pretty jazzed when I was contacted about testing out one of the all-new Samsung Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaners for free.
The new Samsung Bagless Canister Vacuums come in three models: Black — "Perfect for deep clean" (MSRP $299); Electric Blue — "Superior cleaning power for best carpet clean" (MSRP $349); and Champagne — "Perfect for pet owners" (MSRP $449). We are pet owners and our current snazzy vacuum cleaner is a made for pet owners, so I was offered the Champagne model for review:
And review it we did, using the Champagne Samsung Canister Vacuum to cover all our vacuuming duties for two full weeks.
When the bagless canister vacuum first arrived, here are some of the features listed on the box that Jim (our primary vacuumer) and I were most jazzed about:
- Tackles pet hair on all surfaces, reduces pet dander with sealed HEPA filtration, and eliminates pet odors with the anti-odor carbon filter
- Auto dust sensing automatically adjusts the amount of suction power
- Newly designed Super Multi Chamber System delivers improved efficiency with longer lasting suction power than conventional vacuums
- Reduced noise level
- Radio-frequency handle control
- Slim design that makes it easy to use, carry and store
- Attachments: Mini turbo brush, 2-in-1 on handle (crevice and dusting), 12" bar floor Parquet brush
Right off the bat, Jim was quite impressed with how quick and easy it was to get the Samsung Canister Vacuum operational and ready to roll.
And it was so quiet! Typically when Jim vacuums, I just figure he's in another world and I'll save anything I want to say to him for when he's done. And he is essentially in another world, as he honestly can't hear over the roar of the vacuum. Not the case with the Samsung. It was so quiet—even at the highest turbo sucking setting—that Jim could happily hear the stereo play as he vacuumed here, there, and everywhere.
It was indeed everywhere, too. Because we have a lot of wood floors throughout our house (with the basement family room being the only fully carpeted space), we have many large floor rugs. Vacuuming can be a real pain because each time you transition from a rug to the wood floor, you have to be sure to change the height of the vacuum as well as turn off the brush so you don't tear up the wood floors. On our current vacuum, that means bending up and down, up and down to change those things.
On the Samsung Canister Vacuum it's super simple because all controls are in the ergonomically designed handle and are changed with just a flick of a finger. In the video below, you can see how simple it is. Notice the lights on the brush attachment—when they're lit, the brush is on; when not lit, the brush is off.
Such an easy transition from rug to floor. Of course, there was no transition on the fully carpeted area in our family room, and the Power Brush performed perfectly well throughout.
With the different attachments, the Samsung Canister Vacuum easily took care of some of the more challenging spots in our house.
The one I was particularly thrilled about was the Parquet floor brush, as it easily slid under our baseboard heat registers (we have a boiler heating system). Those hard-to-reach spots typically generate lots of dust bunnies; the Samsung easily sucked the makings of bunnies-to-be right up.
The most impressive thing about the Samsung Canister Vacuum overall, Jim and I agree, is the incredible sucking power. This thing really sucks. In an awesome and powerful way. At any of the three levels. In fact, we vacuumed with our current vacuum just a day or two before receiving the review model, and when we first revved up the Samsung, we tested it on what we thought was a clean rug only to find that the rug was far from clean. The Samsung dustbin (which attaches and detaches quite easily) immediately filled up with dust and animal hair.
Another feature we loved was how quiet it is. Really. It's surprising how something so powerful can be so quiet. I'm a fan of quiet, so for me, that was a true highlight.
This may sound odd, but Jim was quite impressed with the way the cord reels right back into the canister by simply pushing a button. He usually has to wind around the little do-hickeys on the machine to wrap up the cord for storage. So that seemingly small feature actually loomed quite large for my hubby.
The Samsung Canister Vacuum is indeed pretty light and easy to tote from room to room and up and down stairs. It would have been helpful, though, if those attachments used quite frequently (which is all of them, for our house) had a storage spot on the canister. Carrying them around wasn't an easy task and usually required going back down the stairs for the one left behind as the one vacuuming moved to another floor.
The only other design change we thought would be nice would be for the extension rod to stand by itself when the Power Brush is attached. There is a way to stand the canister vertically and push the Power Brush into place to make it stand, but that's mostly for storage reasons. It's when moving a chair out of the way or changing the outlet where the cord is plugged in that it would be convenient for the Power Brush to stand on its own.
Overall, the Samsung Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner was easy to use, powerful, quiet, and a super machine for ridding our home of the tremendous amount of hair and dander left behind by our two cats and two dogs—as well as the mini messes made by humans, too.
Disclosure: I was given the Samsung Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner free for a two-week trial period. Opinions are those of the reviewers (Jim and me) and were not influenced in any way.