Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Simply marvellous vacuum. Love it! 10/10
Combinations of carpet, lino and tiles. this little workhorse does it all with ease, speed and efficiency.
I recommend everyone who wants real clean floors to get one of these little wonders.
Purchased in October 2019 at TASMANIAN VACUUM CLEANER COMPANY for $1,290.00.
Tried Dyson crap had 3 sebo one lasted 22 years still working their is by far the best vacuum if give a 10 plus
Carpet and wood and tiles and we have lets brilliant. Power head exceptional ease of use great picks up finest dust great on tiles best part it is just great
Purchased for $1,299.00.
- Airbelt K3 Premium
- Verified purchase
The floating vacuum Cleaner
3 months ago I put carpet in 4 bedrooms, rumpus room and hallway with 100% wool carpet (very expensive) and I wanted to use the right vacuum cleaner to vacuum the carpet without causing any damage. I was recommended by the supplier of the carpet to purchase the SEBO K3 Premium Vacuum Cleaner. I was reluctant at first not because of the price (around $1100), but because it’s not a product that is advertised, and all you hear from TV is the Dyson. I decided to try this SEBO Cleaner, and what a great surprise. The cleaner glides over the carp...et, smooth running efficient and does a great job. The only downfall is you have to change bags, it is not a bagless Cleaner, but if this Cleaner is doing the job and helping to extend the life of the carpet, it is worth it. I would thoroughly recommend this cleaner 100%.
Finally a vacuum that works.
I have been using various vacuums over the past 15 years including Hoover, Wertheim, Electrolux, Miele and Sauber. They all had their pros and cons but none were as efficient as the SEBO K3 Premium.
I've got a mix of Tiles and Wool Loop Carpets. Most the vacuums I've had were good on hard floors but this is the first one that has done a really deep clean on my Carpets, and they look great afterwards and feel clean too.
The SEBO K3 is a very sturdy vacuum that has a low centre of gravity so doesn't tend to tip over like some of the others, and I love the bumper protection around the outside that protects my walls.
I'm extremely impressed with this vacuum and will be recommending it to all my friends.
two years and still going strong
I'll admit that I was talked into this purchase and was not entirely sure when I bought it as it was very expensive compared to other vacuum cleaners.
I'm glad I did. This is just a really consistent, workhorse vacuum cleaner. We have no troubles with it. Our last two - miele and nilfisk - both died after a few years and the nilfisk had constant issues from the start.
I have to say I'm extremely happy with this thus far. It works a treat in a busy family household with a dog. I would recommend the Sebo vacuum.
Purchased in May 2017 for $1,100.00.
Best machine for picking up pet hair
It has the best powerhead in the market compared to it's rivals. I've tried hoover, Miele, Electrolux but nothing beats Sebo. The pickup is phenomenal and the bags are huge
Purchased in April 2019 for $1,549.00.
The best vacuum cleaner I've ever used!
Our carpets have never looked so clean. It's a light grey carpet, so between 3 kids and my cat, the mess was always evident! The carpet would look so dirty after just a week with our old vacuum cleaners (Dyson & Electrolux), but it takes about 2-3 weeks for the carpet to start looking grubby again when using the Sebo. We're not the biggest fans of vacuuming, but both my hubby and myself actually enjoy using this vacuum cleaner!
Comfortable to hold - and not too noisy at all. I was concerned about the noise, but discussing this info with the Seb...
Purchased in December 2018.
Too many design faults
I have a large house with a mix of carpet, polished floors and tiles. The powerhead DOES vacuum the carpet well and if you have just carpet and a one level house you could be happy with this model. To vacuum anything but carpet you have to change the head of the vacuum which is annoying and the powerhead is too large to vacuum stairs. If you try to use the powerhead on tiles it just flings the dust/dirt around the room. The design faults include the retractable cord - which retracts at the slightest nudge and then pulls the cord out of the wall.... Absolutely infuriating! On the handle of the vacuum is a sliding dial - this adjust the level of suction you get but they've placed it right where your hand holds the vacuum so one minute you are vacuuming away and the next you've nudged the dial and there is almost no suction - seriously the dial belongs on the body of the machine (if needed at all - I mean who wants a vacuum that doesn't suck?) and I couldn't agree more with the reviewer who mentioned the electrical cord which runs up the inside of the vacuum handle and blocks all the dust getting into the bag. I have NEVER needed to prod and poke at fluff and dust as much as I do with this vacuum (and no I am not sucking up paper and sticks or leaves just normal household dust). I have left it a year to leave a review as I have really been trying to like this machine having done so much research (esp. Choice) and spent so much money but I would never buy another.
- Airbelt K3 Premium
- Verified purchase
Excellent quality and performance
Quality - tick, performance - tick, on-board tool storage - tick, easy bag change - tick, filter - tick. Very happy with this machine purchased from vacshop.com.au and would deal with them again. Easy to manouever, cleans well including corners and the powerhead is an amazing bit of kit.This is excellent at removing pet hair and gobbles up all those dust and fluff bunnies. Does Not appear to be tiring to use and the power cord has excellent reach. Thoroughly recommended. What, no sixth star!!! Have to settle for five then.
Purchased the SEBO K3 white vacuum at Harvey Norman Auburn 12 Nov 2017.
At the risk of sounding like an ad, the HN staff were wonderful. Particularly AJ who was so understanding and very patient. He even recommended that I use the terminal to do some product research. Very helpful.
My 17yr old Nilfisk still goes strong. It has a ‘suction’ powered head (non-electric). When the bag is empty this does an OK job. 5 years ago we moved into our current house. It has a much more powerful in the wall system. We have successfully used the Nilfisk ‘suc...
Excellent quality and does the job it is intended to do!
Vacuuming carpet and tiled areas, this machine works extremely well. Particularly the power head on carpets over a large family home. Vacuum is easy to handle and versatile. Very pleased with the suction performance. Choose this vacuum as it is a bagged vacuum cleaner. Other factor in our selection was the Choice Magazine review and recommendation for price and function.
We bought the K3 Airbelt Premium with the turbo head. Works beautifully on our carpet, they've never been so clean. We have 2 cats and the head picks up everything. If you're reading the reviews trying to decide whether the high price is worth it, go out and buy one. You won't regret it, worth every cent.
Finally a vacuum that is impressive and works brilliantly. Great on carpets and tiles. You can actually see that the carpet is clean because it feels clean. Great for allergy sufferers as it removes 99% of allergens. Everything you need to clean is easy to find on the vacuum. I suffer with shoulder and neck problems so I need a machine that is light. This vacuum fits the bill perfectly. The power head that I use on the carpet is heavy to pick up but I just attach the handle and move to where I want to go. It works brilliantly on carpets bec...ause I don't need to exert myself pushing it. Yes, it has a bag but this bag goes a long way. We have a dog and she drops so much fur and I vacuum once a week maybe twice sometimes and I have only just changed the bag this week. The machine was bought in February. We have carpet and porcelain tiles throughout our 4 bedroom house. The suction is great and the ease of changing all the attachments is so quick and easy. This vacuum is powerful but not loud. I thought at first the telescope handle could have been longer as I am 175cms but once trying, it's fine. I am not finding that I am bending over at all. It has taken me 3 vacuums to find my perfect one now but I am absolutely impressed with this brand and all its qualities. Yes, it was over $1,000 but worth every cent. It has also won many Choice awards. Vacuuming for me used to be a chore but now I love to actually vacuum and see and feel the results.
I have a cat and dog and the vacuum cleaner picks up there fur effortlessly. It is a pleasure to vacuum as I previously had a Dyson but found I had to vacuum over an area several times but not any more. I recently purchased the floor polisher and it brings my laminated floors clean and shiny without washing them
Purchased the Sebo K3 in November 2016. It is very quiet, and works very well with its powerhead on thick carpets. I have carpeted areas and polished wood floors, in a house area of almost 900sm. It is very poor on wood, using the parquet head. The primary problem is that the hose has an electrical wire through it (to power the powerhead), which means the hose blocks very rapidly with anything other than just plain dust. In turn, this causes extreme heating in the unit, to the extent of the casement melting. So its real usage is limited to the...carpeted areas. Thats ok, despite the high cost. What is also annoying is that Harvey Norman would only supply bags a full carton at a time...being a quantity of 48. The vac has an excellent reputation, but it is limited. For what it cost, I could have purchased 19 of Aldi's $80 bagless cyclonic vacs...which in hindsight may have been the smarter option. But if you are set on buying one, be ready to clear the hose and attachments after each room.Or watch it melt...
Amazingly efficient and easy to use
I bought this to replace my Dyson DC23 Turbo which was too heavy and cumbersome to use and a nightmare to clean. By comparison this fantastic machine is light, easy to use and a dream to empty. It cleans really well on my wool carpet and my wooden flooring and picks up all of the dog hair. It packs away neatly in my small hall cupboard and whilst the turbo head is noisy, it's quieter than my Dyson was and I love it.
Best vacuum ever invented for pet owners! Worth every cent.
I purchased the top of the line electrolux vacuum allegedly designed for pet hair but it was rubbish. The pet hair kept getting tangled in the rollers on the vacuum head and it simply did not pick up all the pet hair even if I went over and over the same spot. I returned it after several weeks.
I then searched high and low for an alternative and narrowed it down to the Sebo (German made, fairly new to Australia) or the Dyson. I took a bag of pet hair to Harvey Norman and tested each out and the Sebo won by miles.
To put it in context,...I have 3 dogs and a cat that live inside. After 2 days you can quite literally see tumbleweeds of fur flying down the hall. I have a large 4 bedroom house with combined carpet and tiles. With all previous vacuum cleaners, even after I thoroughly vacuumed, you could still see pet hair on the carpet. However, my Sebo K3 Premium is amazing. I've now had it for over 6 months and it is used 3-4 times a week to vacuum the whole house, and it is still operating as it did when it was brand new. The huge head is surprisingly easy to maneuver and gets right to the edge of things and the strong suction means even something lodged against a skirting board is picked up by Sebo.
They say it is - Used in the WHITE HOUSE, BUCKINGHAM PALACE and the VATICAN! I say it is the BEST!
With its power head engaged it runs by itself, never ever have I seen a better suction for all floor surfaces, be it wall to wall carpets, rugs or parquetry. It is light and easy to use even on stairs. Can’t fault it! And then there is its long power cable, you never need a second power point.
- Airbelt K3 Premium
- Verified purchase
A bloody fantastic machine - well built & powerful suction
I previously owned a Sebo Automatic X3 Upright and had for years. Works beautifully. Recently upgraded to Sebo K3 barrel machine. Unpack the box, the parts clicks onto each other and turned the machine on. The power brush literally drives away sucking up the dust/dirt from carpet - WOOHOO! I just couldn't believe it. All I had to do was to hold & guide the handle. Super quiet machine too. I would recommend this superb well built machine and so powerful too. I got it from Nayla.com - they are from Blacktown NSW. The machine arrives next day by courier. AMAZING.
Faultless machine- vacuuming is a pleasure
I started shopping for a new vacuum cleaner after my 10 year old Dyson's powerhead quit for no apparent reason and I could not justify the expense of a new one on a vacuum that is quite outdated.
After much research on various comparison websites and speaking with retailers, all eager to sell their own brand, I kept coming back to the Sebo K3 Premium based on reviews as well as the type of floors I would be using it on.
I am in a regional area and received the vacuum by post. At first glance the body looks quite small with a large, moder...ately heavy powerhead, which I like. Upon putting the machine together I could tell it was a quality unit with the precision and ease that the components clicked together. I tried turned on the vacuum with the powerhead attached to clean a large living room rug that retains much of my dog's coat. Usually this is an onerous process of slowly moving the vacuum over the pile repeatedly. The Sebo (with the power head set to the appropriate height) moved effortlessly removing almost all the hair on the first pass. I continued vacuuming and the rug was as clean and hair/dander free as I had ever seen it. The brush motor is so powerful that the unit actually moves forward under its own power, of course height adjustment will vary the force transfer. The rest of the house was a pleasure to clean and the hard floor tool proved effective. The Sebo has a variable power setting and whilst researching the unit I thought this was a gimmick, however I found myself having to turn the power down slightly on the hard floors to compensate for the closer seal the hard floor tool has on the hard surface.
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Questions & Answers
From the reviews above it appears that the Sebo Airbelt K3 Premium has problems with hardwood floors. Our home is mostly hardwood with some wall to wall carpet and some area rugs. Please advise about hardwood floors.
Hi Sam, the SEBO K3 Premium comes standard with an ET1 Powerhead for deep carpet cleaning and two additional hard floors tools, one of which is specific for wood floors. We suggest using the appropriate floor head for the job at hand. If we can assist with anything, please contact us on 1300 MY SEBO (69 7326). Regards, SEBO Australia.
I have currently a Miele S8790. Great machine, however....as of late the HEPA filters seem to either not be made well or the rubber seals get distorted when in use, and it seem to not be making an overall airtight deal when closed. It’s about a year and a half old, and my issue is whenever I vacuum, my air purifiers seem to increase in power meaning there’s more particles in the air than should be. I’ve read much about SEBO and their products, and I’m wondering if any owners have severe hay fever as I do, and it seems the Miele isn’t standing up to what it used to. And I’m tempted to try out this SEBO to see if it’s better. Better as in quieter, better performance, cheaper to maintain (filters, bags et al) than the Miele and most importantly, better for my extreme hay fever. Can anyone provide any feedback in this regard?
I had the cat and dog Miele vacuum but gave it the flick as I had read so much about the Sebo and found my Miele just wasn't working as well as it should have been. The filters on my Miele had to be cut to exactly fit the little box and I don't think they did much with filtering anything at all.
I am one very satisfied customer of the Sebo. Although it has bags, they last for ages. When I bought the machine in February, they had a bag in the machine and a spare bag in the box. I do vacuum alot and it was only today, that I have put in a new bag from the box I bought. So impressed.
The filters are much easier to change in the Sebo and you only need to change them after using 16 fitter bags or if you notice that it looks dirty. As I have said, I have only used 2 bags so far and checked the filter and it's still white and clean.
I don't find the Sebo noisy at all and it's performance is fantastic. I suffer from post nasal drip cough and have noticed a big decrease in symptoms since using this machine. My husband suffers with some sinus problems and this machine certainly eases the problems with vacuuming.
My only downfall for this machine would be the Power Supply Cable. The Miele has a push button which retracts the cord back in but with the Sebo you need to have the whole power cord out and then give it a little pull near the machine, then the cord goes back in automatically. I found that I do have to guide the cable with my hand to give it a smoother retraction back into the machine.
You can get a demonstration of a Sebo and have a try of it too. I only got a demo as I wanted to make sure it wasn't too heavy as I have shoulder and neck problems. I am happy to say, it is easy to use and not heavy at all.
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