If you suffer from a sore back or trouble bending over, vacuuming might be the most problematic household chore for you. Bending over to drag along a canister or tilting your body to accommodate a handle that's too short can really take a toll on your body.
With today's selection of upright vacuums, these toils can become a thing of the past. Adjustable-height handles and flexible turn angles can make cleaning day feel like a stroll in the park. The models that are bagless - an added advantage - make for even less fuss, as the dust container can easily be popped out, dumped, rinsed, and popped back in. Easy peasy, right?
There are a lot of models out there that fit this description, and it can be hard to pick out which are the winners. Buzzrake collected many opinions from across the web, analyzed them, and found the products users find are the best for a bad back. This analysis revealed some interesting insights about these vacuums:
- Ease of use: users find upright, bagless vacuums incredibly easy to use. Not only are the good for the back, they have intuitive features and easily adjustable settings.
- Lightweight: the best vacuums for your body's needs will usually weigh under 10 lbs., which is the lowest weight category for vacuum cleaners. This makes for easy lifting in case you need to schlepp the vacuum up or down the stairs.
- Small capacity: smaller dust tanks makes for lighter loads.
- Price: these vacuums won't break your back, but they might break the bank; an easy to use vacuum that is lightweight and back-friendly doesn't come cheap. The average price of top-rated products in this category is around $240, with some costing around $550.