The end of financial year – which falls on June 30 – can prove to be an ideal time to look out for sales on household appliances, including vacuums and steam mops. Many retailers tend to start selling off their current stock to make way for the new during this time, so if you’re looking to upgrade your vacuum or steam mop, read on for a list of leading brands and what they have to offer in the cleaning department this EOFY sales times.
Who has the biggest discounts?
Aussie shoppers typically spend an average of $350 on vacuum cleaners and $130 on steam mops, according to our research. We’ve provided you with a list of models you might want to keep an eye on.
|Bosch BGL3PWERAU ProPower||Barrel Vacuum||$299||$207|
|Electrolux ZB3104 Ergorapido Series 4||Stick Vacuum||$249||$209|
|Vax VX24 Fresh Combi||Steam Cleaner||$279||$269|
|Bissell 1977F Symphony Pet||Vacuum and Steam Cleaner||$369||$339|
|Dyson V7 Motorhead||Stick Vacuum||$599||$449|
|Miele 10797820 Complete C3 Cat & Dog Power Line||Barrel Vacuum||$749||$549|
|Neato 48210 Botvac D85||Robotic Vacuum||$1,199||$839|
Source: Appliances Online and David Jones, May 2019
Bosch BGL3PWERAU ProPower Vacuum Cleaner – $207
Bosch is a German appliance company with a number of vacuums on offer. The Bosch 2200W ProPower vacuum has a recommended retail price of $299 but can be found for much less this EOFY sales time. It has a gross weight of 6.9kg and 4L dust bag capacity. Some of the accessories included with this model are a ‘2 Way Silent Carpet/Hard Floor Brush’, a hard floor nozzle with soft bristles, upholstery nozzle and a crevice tool
This Bosch vacuum is boasted for its washable HEPA hygienic filter, potentially ideal for allergy sufferers. Other design features include four swivel wheels for confident movability, an 8m cord with an automatic cable rewind and electronic variable suction control.
Electrolux ZB3104 Ergorapido Series 4 2-in-1 Stick Vacuum – $209
For a stick vacuum option, you might consider the Electrolux Ergorapido Series 4 ($249 RRP) with 14.4 volts of suction power. It has a 2-in-1 design, allowing you to use it as a handheld for small messes or a stick vacuum for the rest of the house. It has a gross weight of 4.2kg and features a 180 degree swivel nozzle for nice movability. It’s equipped with LED lights to help see dust in the dark areas such as underneath your couch or bed. Accessories included a crevice tool and a dusting brush for the hard-to-reach areas.
It’s boasted for its BrushRollClean Technology, claiming to use an internal blade to remove entwined hairs and fibres, before they are sucked up into the vacuum. With the Lithium TurboPower battery, it’s stated to offer up to 30 minutes of run-time. In addition, its LED battery indicator shows when its time to recharge the unit.
Dyson V7 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum – $449
Dyson is known for its unique vacuum designs and technology, and when it comes to cordless stick vacuums, the Dyson V7 model ($599 RRP) with 30 minutes of run-time might just be one to consider. Its main selling point is its remapped electronic motor and two tiers of cyclone chambers claiming to deliver powerful suction.
The design also features a simple button release system to empty the vacuum, so no need to touch the dirt according to Dyson. It weighs in at 2.4kg. Accessories featured with this unit include a combination tool, crevice tool and docking station as well as its ‘Direct Drive’ cleaner head. With two power modes, you can switch between Powerful mode for standard cleaning and Max mode for up to 7 minutes of high power cleaning.
Miele 10797820 Complete C3 Cat & Dog Power Line Vacuum – $549
This Miele Complete Cat & Dog Power Line Vacuum has a recommended retail price tag of $749 but may be found for less than $550 this EOFY sales time. It features thermal protection and a plastic strip to protect furniture and appliances against accidental collisions.
Miele’s cylinder vacuum cleaner is claimed to provide a large operating radius, with a 7.5m cord length, plus a comfort cable rewind that has a single-touch control. The vacuum provides 2000W of power and is a hefty 8.8kg in weight. It’s boasted for the multi-stage filtration system that ensures clean air while vacuuming as well as helping to neutralise those unpleasant odours, ideal for pet owners. It comes with a complete range of accessories, including a stainless steel telescopic tube, upholstery nozzle, crevice nozzle, dusting brush and a park system on both sides for storage.
Neato 48210 Botvac D85 Robotic Vacuum – $839
If you’re after a robot vacuum, then Neato might be your next best friend. Combining a unique design with powerful suction, the Neato D85 Robot Vacuum apparently delivers exceptional cleaning results with automatic operation, according to the brand. Through its LaserSmart Mapping, the Botvac Connected will scan each room to identify the most efficient route. Its D-shaped chassis further allows this vacuum to clean corners and close to walls.
It features an LCD screen, allowing you to start, stop, pause and schedule cleaning. It comes supplied with boundary markers for areas you don’t want the vacuum to access, plus it automatically returns to its charging station when power runs low. It’s claimed to be ideal for homes with pets with a 50% larger brush compared to its predecessors.
Steam Mop Sales
Vax VX24 Fresh Combi Steam Cleaner – $269
Vax is the UK’s best-selling floor care brand, offering its Fresh Combi Steam Cleaner for under $300. It features a 10-piece accessory kit for all your cleaning needs and a variable steam function to tailor the steam to the specific floor type you’re cleaning. With a 0.3L water tank capacity and a 20-second heat up time, it’s stated to provide up to 15 minutes of steaming time. It also has a separate detergent tank with 0.2L capacity.
The unit is designed with a built-in scrubber brush that pops out to remove any tough stains, according to Vax. It comes with two microfibre cleaning pads and an accessory bag.
Bissell 1977F Symphony Pet Vacuum and Steam Cleaner – $339
Bissell aims to provide innovative solutions and offers a wide range of steam mops to choose from. An advantage of steam mops is that they use the power of steam to sanitise floors, so they won’t require chemical cleaners. The Bissell 1977F Symphony unit combines a pet vacuum with a steam cleaner, giving you two appliances in one. It’s fairly lightweight, weighing 4.8kg.
The model is designed with washable mop pads and easy touch digital controls, allowing you to switch from high steam to low steam and the vacuum function. It features Bissell’s Drop-IT technology for easy maintenance when emptying the unit.
Should you buy a vacuum or steam mop this EOFY sales time?
There are plenty of bargains to score around this end of financial year time. Well-designed vacuums and steam mops are not cheap, so if you get the opportunity to save a few bucks, it’s worth thinking about. The models we’ve listed above are just some of those on the market, so keep your eyes peeled for other big savings. However, some of the brands we’ve listed generally perform well in our customer research, so you are likely in safe hands.
A few important considerations to think about before buying a vacuum or a steam mop is the weight of the appliance, its manoeuvrability and the additional accessories it comes with, allowing you to clean a variety of messes around the home. A good vacuum or steam mop can last for years, so it pays to have a good think about your needs and budget before getting out the credit card.
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