Vacuums that'll keep the peace in the house

Based on 2,204 opinions

Do you have a child or a pet that get particularly nervous about the vacuum? This isn't uncommon, and can turn vacuuming into a real nuisance of a chore. While it's virtually impossible for a vacuum to be entirely silent, technology has definitely improved in recent years, making some machines significantly quieter than they used to be. But how can you pick out the quieter ones from the rest? You can't really assess this from looking at the product online; brands are likely to advertise their products as quieter, but that is an advertising ploy. The best way to find out is to ask people or read product reviews online. Buzzrake has gone ahead and collected thousands of user opinions about vacuums, analyzed them, and extracted this information for you. The guessing game is over: this information is based on user experience, and not brand marketing. Here's what users have to say about the quietest vacuums on the market:

  • Canister models are quieter than upright ones. We're not sure why, but users find that upright models have less satisfactory noise levels overall.
  • Bagless models models are noisier. That's some bad news for those of us who like the convenience of just popping out the dust container and shaking it out over the trash. Bags = quieter.
  • Cordless models are noisier, too. Why is it that all the technological innovations for vacuums that are supposed to make life easier, equate to louder machines? Sigh.
  • The bigger the dust capacity, the quieter the machine. Users find that models with at least 0.6-gallon dust containers tend to be quieter.
  • Miele makes the quietest vacuums. Followed by Samsung and Electrolux. Users report that Black & Decker are the noisiest.
  • Vacuums that are quiet, also tend to be of high quality and users feel that they are truly getting their money's worth with these machines.

You can't go wrong with one of the Top 5 listed below; they are the models users find the quietest.

Quietest Vacuums