Some brand names of popular vacuum cleaners include Eureka, Hoover, Miele and Oreck. Other vacuum cleaner brands that often get good reviews for performance are Electrolux, Kenmore and Dyson. A newer brand associated with vacuuming is Roomba, a brand of robotic vacuums made by the company iRobot.
Vacuums come in a wide range of styles, including traditional upright vacuums, stick vacuums and bagless vacuums. Canister vacuums have a large enclosed canister that holds material vacuumed up off a floor, while compact units hold sucked-in materials inside the main body of the vacuum. Units with built-in HEPA filters reduce indoor air pollutants in the home. Robotic vacuums move across the floor on their own at pre-scheduled intervals to suck up pet hair and small debris without any human involvement. Cordless vacuums operate on a battery, eliminating the need to maneuver around a power cord, but they don't run for long periods of time. Hand-held vacuums are designed to handle small spot cleaning. Many vacuum brands include a few different styles in their product lineup.
Some vacuums come with attachments that let the user clean upholstery, curtains, carpet or rugs. Crevice tools and long hoses can reach into corners and along the edges of each stair in a staircase.