Last updated on October 26th, 2018 by Garrick Dee
Hi I’m Garrick, founder of Best Cordless Vacuum Guide and I’d like to say thank you for dropping by.
Like most of you, the first thing I look at before buying something online is reviews. By reading what other people say will help me gauge whether or not a product is good or not.
And if you’re spending more than $400 for a vacuum, you want to make sure that it’s good.
How can this site help me find the right cordless vacuum?
You can find a lot of reviews from merchant sites like Amazon and Walmart but information is lacking.
These online stores don’t tell you much about the strengths and weaknesses of a vacuum and where it’ll standout unless you comb through pages of reviews (if the product is popular).
There are also blogs such as this that are run by individuals or large corporations that present information in an easy to digest manner.
ConsumerSearch and TopTenReviews are two of the top dogs out there. But these sites don’t focus on a single product niche like mine. If you look at their site, they cover a wide range of products and even services.
Looking for something more specific?
I’ve got you covered since we have guides that have product recommendations for pet hair, hard floor and stairs.
Not just cordless vacuums
You’ll also notice that my blog does not just feature cordless cleaners, I also talk about corded vacuums. Technology has been improving leaps and bounds. The traditional upright vacuum that can only clean floors 5 years ago can now also be as versatile as a cordless stick vacuum.
Companies like Shark have stepped up their game in terms of innovation.
Who do I help?
Life as we know it right know is fast paced. Who has the hours to spend doing research just to find the right vacuum cleaner?
This means shoppers are left to…
- Rely on word of mouth from their friends or family
- Choose based on manufacturers advertising
- Rely on sponsored posts that are biased toward a certain product (that’s why I don’t accept sponsored posts here)
Relying on these sources would make it incredibly difficult to make a smart choice.
Why should you trust us?
Anyone can look up the specs and read reviews of one particular product. If you’ve used the product before, you might be able to determine if the product is good or not based on that alone.
The biggest challenge for a lot of consumers would be comparing two or more products. It is a time consuming and tiring process that can take days on end.
More often than not consumers end up settling for “good enough” options that may not suite their needs.
This is were our blog comes in.
I would spend 40 to 50 hours researching, writing and compiling data just in order to write a single comparison article.
Getting accurate information is top priority and I look for it from various sources. This includes reviews, product sites, videos to determine which product or products are the best options for consumers.
How did you come up with the top 5 lists?
First thing I do is check the most popular products and check the reviews. Then we go online and search for bloggers who may have used the product. Next phase is video reviews to see if there are performance tests done.
Usually for the top brands like Dyson and Shark, there are plenty on YouTube.
From there I do research and write individual reviews for each of the products in the list. If the product is good enough, I’ll add it to the top 5 list.
Recently I’ve been fortunate enough to field test several products like the ILIFE and Xiaomi robot vacuums. I’ve also purchased a Dyson V6 Mattress and a Bissell portable carpet cleaner for my personal use.
How do I determine the best?
Saying that one single product is “best” would be grossly irresponsible because everyone’s need is different.
A $400 cordless wouldn’t be the best for someone can’t afford such. Or a cheap, underpowered stick vacuum won’t cut it for someone looking for a decent tool to clean their dining room floor.
So the best will ultimately depend on needs. What I do is layout all the facts based on specs, research and reviews (written and video) then rank them from the best to least.
It’s a painstaking process that can last for days on end with all the research done.
How do I make money?
Best Cordless Vacuum Guide is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
The majority of vacuums (and carpet cleaners) I review can be found in Amazon. I’m also a participant of the GearBest affiliate program.
You”ll notice that we include Amazon and GearBest links I talk about in the articles.
Whenever you click the links and make a purchase I receive a small percentage of the purchase price from Amazon (and GearBest).
And even if this means that I would like you to purchase stuff from Amazon through my links, I have no bias towards any of the products I review.
My goal is to be here in the long term so there’s no point in me trying to make a quick buck.
How do you know if the reviews are credible?
For both positive and negative I look for detailed reviews from verified buyers that highlight both the strengths and weaknesses of the product in a way that is helpful to a potential buyer.
Also I look for people that have experience in leaving concise reviews that explain in detail what they liked and disliked in a product. I usually ignore the short one-liner reviews (e.g. this is the best or this is crap…) that don’t add real value to the discussion.
About Garrick Dee (The Man Behind This Blog)
I’m Garrick, the man behind all of the reviews you read in this blog. If you’re interested in a little personal background, here’s my story.
Even though my home doesn’t have a square meter of carpet on it, I still found the need to have a vacuum cleaner.
Dust seems to always find its way on the table, keyboard and all the hard to reach areas around my home.
I found myself looking for something more efficient to clean dust and dirt around my home.
This eventually led me to start this blog because I couldn’t find a site that would detail how it would perform, what to expect with in terms of battery life, features, pros and cons, charging time and other vital information.
My goal is to give you information that you can easily digest that’ll answer questions about your needs at home and base YOUR decision on these rather than buying something because of the brand name.