The vacuum cleaner is a common household appliance that is feared by our furry friends and beloved by us. They serve an important role in maintaining the overall cleanliness of our homes. When you think of vacuum cleaners your mind might picture a corded bulky box with a tube attachment.
But as times have changed, so have vacuum cleaners in Malaysia. In the current Malaysian home appliance market, vacuum cleaners come in all shapes and sizes, there are even robotic vacuum cleaners that can function autonomously without your supervision!
Given that there are so many choices when it comes to the types and makes of vacuum cleaners in Malaysia, choosing the perfect one for your household and needs can be a challenge. This article was written to help you choose the best vacuum cleaner for your home!
In this article, we will be going over what to look for in a vacuum cleaner and what makes it the best, followed by our list of the best vacuum cleaners in Malaysia, and lastly some frequently asked questions.
Qualities that are featured in the best vacuum cleaner (Malaysia)
In this section of the article, we will be looking at some factors to consider when buying a vacuum cleaner as well as what is the best feature to look out for.
The types of vacuum cleaners include upright vacuums, canister vacuums, upright vacuums, corded stick vacuums, handheld vacuums, robotic vacuums, and central vacuums. Each of these vacuum cleaner types has its pros and cons, but we won’t be going into detail on them in this article. However, we will elaborate when we talk about our picks for the best vacuum cleaners in Malaysia.
From our testing, upright and canister vacuum cleaners tend to do better in terms of cleaning pet hairs. If you do not own a pet, then you can feel free to continue down the list.
Bagged or Bagless?
Bagged vacuum cleaners are not as cost-effective in the long term as bagless vacuum cleaners. If you do intend to purchase a bagged vacuum cleaner, you will have to factor in the cost of buying new bags now and then. On the other side, we also have the option of bagless vacuum cleaners.
Bagless vacuum cleaners are preferred as they only require cleaning of the filter every once in a while ( an exception to this is bagless vacuum cleaners that use HEPA filters). However, if you have asthma or allergies, a bagless vacuum might not be for you as you will have to empty the bin manually.
To cord or not to cord
Well, this depends on your preference. In our testing, we found cordless vacuum cleaners easier to use as they did not have a clunky wire hanging around. But we also found that cordless vacuum cleaners might not be the most reliable in all circumstances.
A corded vacuum cleaner also does not require charging, which can be a hassle if you tend to forget to charge your wireless vacuum cleaner.
When it comes to noise level, we have noticed that the canister-type vacuum cleaner is quieter than most others. Overall, most vacuum cleaners produce some amount of noise and it is hard if not impossible to find. Even the quietest vacuum cleaners we could find produced a noise level of 70dB of noise.
Allergies (Bagless only)
We have decided to include this as some consumers are not aware of this and it has caused them a lot of discomfort down the road. We advise that you buy a bagless vacuum cleaner with HEPA (High-efficiency Particulate Arresting) filters. These filters are designed to reduce the number of allergens that are released into the air as you vacuum. The main downside of this filter is the pricing.
For those without allergies, a simple micro filter would do just fine. Microfilters are not the most efficient at keeping dust out of the house as they do release some back into the air when in use. The benefits of a microfilter are the price point and reusability. Most micro filters are cheaper than HEPA filters with some companies even offering reusable models.
Additional settings & accessories
Additional accessories are always a great thing with any home appliance. Some examples of additional accessories a vacuum cleaner can have include upholstery brushes, crevice tools, soft bristle brushes, and even rolling brushes. These attachments make vacuuming different surfaces and debris easier.
When it comes to settings, the best vacuum cleaners will have many suction settings that will allow you to adjust the amount of suction power you need for the task at hand. This function is especially useful if you intend to clean delicate surfaces such as sofa cushions or when you want to clean rough surfaces such as a rug.
The last point in this section is the weight of the vacuum cleaner itself. If your vacuum cleaner is too heavy, it might be a hassle to move it around. The weight of vacuum cleaners can vary depending on the type of vacuum cleaner you choose.
Best Vacuum Cleaner Malaysia 2021
When it came to selecting the best vacuum cleaners in Malaysia, we had a tough time as there were so many amazing options to choose from. But alas we had to narrow it down to our top 8 products. This list contains products mainly found on popular online retail stores like Lazada and Shopee.
The list is in no particular order and we will still advise you to test out the actual product in store where possible to get the best feel of the vacuum cleaner.
1. Philips PowerPro Compact Vacuum Cleaner Malaysia
Royal Philips of the Netherlands, more commonly known as Philps, was established in 1891. They were formerly known for producing quality electronic products but are now focused on the health technology sector. This is not to say that they do not still produce quality products. If they didn’t, you would not be reading the introductory section to this product!
This vacuum from Philips has an 1800-watt motor that can generate 360-watt of high suction power. This vacuum cleaner features a compact and lightweight design. Coming in at about 4.5kg, with dimensions 41 x 28.1 x 24.7cm (L x W x H), it is easy to move around your home and should make your cleaning experience less of a hassle.
The high suction power of the vacuum cleaner can be attributed to Philips’ PowerCyclone 5 technology. This innovative design by Philips maximizes airflow and performance by separating dirt from the air in a single go. The air enters the PowerCyclone fast thanks to the air inlet design.
The curved airpass can accelerate the air in the cyclonic chamber to help separate the dust from the air. The dirt separated is then dumped into the dust bucket of the vacuum cleaner. Speaking of the dust bucket, Philips has designed it with ease of use in mind. The easy-to-empty design is great as it allows you to empty the dust bucket with one hand hygienically.
When speaking about accessories, this vacuum cleaner comes with a multitude of useful attachments. Straight out of the box you’ll get a crevice tool, a multi-clean nozzle, and an integrated brush. If you’re worried about the attachments falling off, worry not as the vacuum cleaner is designed with an effective ActiveLock system that is easy to use and secure.
This vacuum cleaner from Philips has proven itself during our testing and we must say that it has surpassed our expectations when it comes to performance. The HEPA filters are amazing and make this appliance suitable if anyone in your home has allergies.
2. PerySmith XTREME Series X10
When in the realm of home appliances, PerySmith is a brand that has solidified itself as a reliable name. They are known for producing high-quality products at a reasonable price. As such, we have searched through the PerySmith catalog for a vacuum cleaner. After further testing, we have decided that this vacuum cleaner deserves a place on this list.
The PerySmith Xtreme Series X10 vacuum cleaner features a 19.5kPa suction power accompanied by the power consumption of 1000-watts. Despite having a strong suction power, the noise produced by this vacuum cleaner only measures 72 dBA. Furthermore, this vacuum cleaner is extremely lightweight (only 1kg). This is amazing given that it has a Robust BUNA durable body. The appliance itself is handheld and it does feature a detachable nozzle.
Being a bagless vacuum cleaner, the main concern is the type of filters used. You’ll be glad to know that this device also uses HEPA filters (0.25 microns). But this vacuum cleaner from PerySmith also comes with additional multi-stage filtration which guarantees dust will not escape into the surrounding air.
Upon first unboxing, you will notice that the device comes with 4 attachments (aluminum telescopic tube, 4-way floor brush, crevice nozzle). These attachments make this vacuum cleaner versatile enough for most scenarios in the home. The dust bucket of this appliance can store up to 0.8-liters of dust. This is rather small and will need frequent emptying to function efficiently.
This product has garnered over 5700 ratings on Lazada with an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars. It also has a fairly low price point for a product of its quality. The only drawbacks of the product are the low dust bucket capacity and that it is corded. Being corded isn’t bad in a functional sense, but it does limit its portability.
3. Electrolux CompactGo Cyclonic Stick Vacuum Malaysia
The third entry on our list is this vacuum cleaner from Electrolux. It has received over 1400 ratings on Lazada with an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars. Most buyers have mentioned that the product itself is reliable and is indeed quite compact. As such, we couldn’t resist testing one when making this list.
The outer shell of the vacuum comes in a vibrant yellow and depending on your taste, can be a drawback as it is the only color variant found on Lazada and Shopee. But aside from color, the product itself weighs in at 4.5kg and has dimensions 36.4 x 27.8 x 26.8cm (H x W x D). It features a handle and three wheels for portability. The tube that comes included with the appliance is made of chrome and comes in 2 pieces.
This vacuum cleaner has a power rating of 1500-watts and features a cyclonic filtration system. Much like the previous 2 entries on the list, this filtration method is effective at filtering out dust particles. This product also features washable foam and HEPA filters. As mentioned before, HEPA filters are the most efficient at removing dust particles from the air. Being washable, this vacuum cleaner becomes somewhat of an investment since you won’t have to buy new filters.
When it comes to accessories, this appliance comes with a combi crevice and brush and an upholstery nozzle. This combined with the easy-to-clean dust bucket makes this appliance incredibly user-friendly. Most reviews also reflect our experience with it as they have mentioned that the dust bucket is remarkably easy to clean.
Overall, we find this product a good in-between option for someone looking for a high-powered vacuum cleaner and a compact portable one. If you have a rather limited amount of storage place in your home, this product is great as well.
4. PerySmith 700W Handheld Storm Series PS7000
The fourth entry on this list is another product from PerySmith. This product from PerySmith features a 700-watt power output and has a suction power of 10kPa. Much like the previous entry from PerySmith, this vacuum cleaner is of the handheld variety, making it rather intuitive to use.
This vacuum cleaner also uses a cyclonic filtration system under a different name (Cyclonic MotorStorm cleaning technology). We say that it is under a different name because it seemed to perform similarly to the previous PerySmith vacuum cleaner. This filtration technology paired with a 0.3 micron HEPA filter makes this appliance incredibly efficient at removing dust from the air.
A vacuum cleaner with a removable handle is perfect for those looking for a flexible option for cleaning. A shorter handle could make handling easier depending on which part of your home you are cleaning.
We have decided to add this product to the list because it serves as a great value for money option. With a price point of the only RM79 at the time of writing, it serves as a great option for those on a budget but still want a vacuum cleaner of decent quality and performance.
5. Midea Handheld Stick
The next product on our list comes from Midea. Boasting many similarities to the previous entry on our list, this product from Midea has rated incredibly high on Lazada. It has over 8000 ratings with an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars. This impressive rating is also paired with over 2000 written reviews by satisfied customers. As such we had to include this product in our list.
Coming at a similar price point to the previous product at RM82, this one also features a 2 in 1 function with a detachable handle. Weighing 1.8kg with dimensions 13.5 x 25.4 x 110cm (D x W x H). The product itself is on the heavier end but that should not deter you from purchasing it unless you think you’ll struggle with an appliance of that weight.
This product from Midea comes with 2 attachments (a multi-functional brush, crevice tool). Perhaps one of the most intriguing features is its ability to produce the only 69dBA of noise, this is in between a quiet office and a telephone ringing.
With a dust capacity of only 0.5-liters, this product is more suited towards smaller to medium-sized houses. If you are a college student living in a dorm room, this would be perfect. For those who own larger houses, this might not be the product for you.
The Midea vacuum cleaner is a must-have option for those looking for a budget option and who do not mind a smaller dust capacity. The product itself has proven reliable and easy to clean and should not cause problems down the road. Even if it does, you can always use the 1-year warranty.
6. Bossman Kaden Handheld K1
Bossman Kaden is a Japanese brand that has made its way into the Malaysian home appliance market. We have decided to include this product as we found that it brings some decent traits relative to the price point.
Coming in on the higher end of suction power (18kPa) for a handheld vacuum cleaner, this product also boasts incredible build quality. The Bossman Kaden vacuum cleaner comes with a power input of 850-watts and produces noise levels at 72dBA. If you are looking for a budget stick handheld vacuum cleaner, this is the perfect product for your home.
Looking at the accessories, it comes with the bare essentials that are needed (telescopic tube, floor brush, crevice nozzle). These attachments might not be unique to this very product, but you will notice that they are in every product on this list. If your home is on the larger side, this product is not for you as it only has a dust capacity of 0.8-liters.
7. Electrolux 2-In-1 Allergy Ergorapido Handstick Vacuum Cleaner
The first cordless entry on this list is this vacuum cleaner from Electrolux. Unlike the previous entry from them, this vacuum cleaner is not bound by cords or bulky dust buckets. This makes it a product that is truly portable and can be moved from room to room without having to constantly worry about snagging the power cable.
But as a drawback to being cordless, it does have a battery that has to be recharged every so often (after 48 minutes of runtime specifically). Weighing in at about 2.5kg and with dimensions 26 x 15 x 107cm (D x W x H), this is a compact vacuum cleaner that can fit anywhere in your home.
This vacuum cleaner comes with a double filtration system that might not be as effective as HEPA filters. As such if you have asthma or any allergies, this vacuum cleaner might not be right for your home (though they have mentioned an allergy filer). This product from Electrolux comes with a multitude of accessories.
It comes with a 2-in-1 crevice/ dusting brush, an upholstery nozzle, a car kit long hose, a car kit long crevice, and a mini bed pro nozzle. Another stand-out feature of the Electrolux vacuum cleaner is the Dustspotter LED. These are essentially LED headlights for your vacuum cleaner that help illuminate the floor while you vacuum.
This might be the best vacuum cleaner for you if you are looking for a cordless vacuum cleaner. The only drawback of it is the price point.
8. Panasonic 18L Tank Vacuum Cleaner Malaysia
The last product in this list of the best vacuum cleaner (Malaysia), is this product from Panasonic. This appliance from Panasonic features a detachable drum and an input power of 2100-watts. This product is rather large and weighs in at about 8.2kg, making it the heaviest vacuum cleaner on this list.
Being such a hefty appliance, it has a dust capacity of 21-liters (also the largest on this list). This product will suit all your vacuuming needs in your home before you’ll need to empty out its drum. You read that right, the dusk bucket of the bagless vacuum cleaner is the entire drum itself. Panasonic has made it easy to remove and clean which is always a plus when dealing with cleaning appliances.
Whatever your home may need, this product can deliver as it also comes with the essential crevice and upholstery attachments. This product might not be right for you if you are looking for a more portable option as it can be quite hard to lug it around given its overall mass and size.