Probably the best kept secret when it comes to cleaning floors is the Riccar vacuum cleaner. Manufactured in Middle America in St James Missouri the company makes some of the highest quality vacuums that money can buy. Unlike so many of its competitors that have shifted production overseas RICCAR makes a strong durable piece of cleaning equipment that is the best performing vacuum in the world. You will not find them in the big box stores like Target, Wal-Mart or Sears. The only place you can purchase them is through one of there authorized dealers. Most homeowners have never heard of Riccar vacuum cleaners.
Riccar vacuum cleaners are by no means cheap. Costing between $300 to $1000 they are not purchased by the average homeowner. However many people feel that they are a good investment into your home or office. A local vacuum cleaner store owner compares the Riccar to a Porsche automobile in terms of cost and features. The high performance motor and clean air bypass work with an all metal beater bar roller system to reach deep into the carpet lifting the dirt up and out. The motor is however very loud which also why the local vacuum cleaner dealer compares it to a high performance automobile. He further stated that a lady who loves her Riccar vacuum wears ear protection due to the vacuums loud noise. He also said the lightweight models were much loader than the heavier more expensive model. Riccar vacuums are also lighter in weight and very maneuverable making them perfect for small stature adults to use. The filter system on Riccar vacuum cleaners uses a bag system that really keeps the allergens and dust in the bag. Lets face it bag vacuums beat bag less vacuum when comes to keeping the air clean in your home. Many people feel buying bags is a problem but you can purchase Riccar bags online if you do not want to purchase them from you dealer.
Over all we felt the Riccar vacuum cleaners were too expensive for the average homeowner to purchase. We watched a demonstration of its cleaning power and were impressed on how it cleaned carpets. It is light weight and easy to push around and its bagged filtration system was excellent. However it is noisy and irritating to be around when it is running. We were told that the design that allows the vacuum to clean so well is reason it is so loud. Basically less air restriction means more powerful suction. Never the less it is still louder that we like. If you have carpets and can afford it the Riccar vacuum cleaners are just the ticket for getting them clean, just wear some ear protection while using them.