Canister vacuums

Advantages: Cylinder, better than upright when cleaning floors, stairs and furniture, and its accessories make it easy to clean curtains and upholstery. Most are quieter, and some with separate drive heads make them easier to use.

Disadvantages: In general, these vacuum cleaners are more cumbersome than stick vacuum. The configuration of the hose and extension tube makes it more difficult for the cylinder vacuum cleaner to be stored in the closet.