Vacuuming isn't just about moving the machine back and forth on the carpet; it needs to be moved around from room to room and maneuvered around and under furniture.
If you live in a house with multiple floors or suffer from back pain, toting a vacuum cleaner around might be the most annoying part of the chore. Looking at a product's weight might not be enough to determine how easy it is to lug around; if it's awkwardly-sized it can feel heavy even at 6lb.
Users from around the web mention their experience with lifting and toting around their vacuums. Buzzrake collected and analyzed these opinions to find out what makes some vacuums easier to carry around than others.
Users find that canister vacuums are easier to carry than upright ones, though this is not surprising, due to their shape. Users find that Oreck, Dirt Devil and Metro Vacuum models are best designed for multi-floor vacuuming, while Panasonic and Miele models are the hardest to schelp.
Check out Buzzrake's Top 5 lightweight models. These top choices not only receive great scores for their mobility, they also receive very high overall scores for a slew of other attributes, such as quality, performance, ease of use and noise level.