Pakistan’s hot, dry climate makes dust a fairly big problem for many households. It gets in your carpets, rugs, bedsheets, pillows, countertops and furniture; you name it. But while you can clean flat surfaces with a mop or brush, getting the dust and dirt out of sheets, rugs, etc., is less straightforward.
So to help keep your house clean, hygienic, and germ-free, you might want to consider investing in the best vacuum cleaner in Pakistan. Of course, what’s “best” for one household might not be for another, so it’s really important to consider your needs before choosing a vacuum cleaner. And that’s what we’re going to help you out with today.
In this article, we’re going to take a quick look at the different types of vacuum cleaners, before exploring our top picks for the best vacuum cleaner in Pakistan. We’ve reviewed powerful canister and upright vacuums for deep cleaning needs, and more convenient, lightweight cleaners like handheld and stick options.
What are the different types of vacuum cleaners in Pakistan?
While there are four main types of vacuum cleaners – upright, canister, handheld, and stick – you’ll also come across the more high-tech “robot” vacuum cleaners, which basically run on their own. However, in Pakistan, canister vacuum cleaners are the most common, and stick, and handheld cleaners are also fairly popular.
Upright and canister are the most powerful vacuum cleaners; they’re the ones you’ll want for deep cleaning and taking care of rugs, carpets, and the like. Upright models have bulkier builds, but they’re easier to store. Canisters are more mobile because they have two parts, but they take up more space when you try storing them.
Handheld and stick (cord and cordless) vacuum cleaners are light, convenient to use, and really easy to store. But they’re not nearly as powerful as upright or canister ones. So, handheld and stick cleaners are suited for basic needs, like cleaning up something after it drops or sucking dust off your countertops. Handheld cleaners are also popular for cleaning cars thanks to their mobility. But, these cleaners aren’t really ideal for deep cleaning.
What is the best vacuum cleaner in Pakistan? Our top 4 picks at a glance:
Best overall: Philips Bagless FC9351/01
A compact, lightweight design, durable build quality, and exceptional suction power are a few reasons why the FC9351 is the best vacuum cleaner in Pakistan. If you’re not on a tight budget, then it’s a great combination of performance and convenience. Read Full Review
Best large-capacity: Dawlance DWVC 7500
With a monstrous 15L dust capacity, a sturdy, durable build, and powerful suction, Dawlance’s DWVC 7500 is one of the best large-capacity vacuum cleaners in Pakistan. It offers both wet and dry suction and includes electrocution protection. Read Full Review
Best budget: Dawlance’s DWVC 770
Dawlance’s DWVC 770 is a compact and impressively quiet canister vacuum cleaner with enough suction power for most everyday needs. It offers a modest 1.8L dust capacity and great build quality for its price. Read Full Review
Best for cars: Black and Decker PAV1200AV
Black and Decker’s PAV1200AV is a compact handheld vacuum cleaner that’s really easy to store and use. Its brush and crevice tools help you customize your cleaner to reach tough spots, and the cyclone spin technology delivers consistent suction power. Read Full Review
Our top 4 picks for the best vacuum cleaner in Pakistan
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1. Philips Bagless FC9350/01
Suction Power: 360W
Airflow: 37 l/s
Weight: 4.5 kg
Exhaust Filter: Allergy H13 Filter
Dust Capacity: 1.5L
Warranty: 2 years
Phillips has a reputation for manufacturing excellent household appliances, and the bagless FC9351 vacuum cleaner doesn’t disappoint. The machine offers great value for money – you get a compact, lightweight design without any compromise on suction power. It offers exceptionally powerful suction, making it ideal for deep-cleaning needs, like taking care of carpets, rugs, pet hair fall, etc.
Philips has also included its patented PowerCyclone 5 technology, which separates dust from air by encouraging air circulation. This means the vacuum delivers consistently powerful suction.
The FC9350’s special MultiClean nozzle seals the cleaner close to any floor’s surface, making sure it’s properly cleaned. The handle also includes a built-in soft brush, making it conveniently available for when you need it to clean upholstery, furniture, or even flat surfaces. Philips has also included a crevice tool to help you clean tough spots, like the spaces between sofa seats or underneath your furniture.
Some people are (rightfully) wary of bagless vacuum cleaners, but Philips has designed the FC9351 to be very easy to empty. Just press the grey button to slide the container out of the body and proceed to empty the dust into your bin. The container has a 1.5L volume, which is enough to clean around two rooms before you need to empty the container.
Overall, if you’re looking for a powerful canister vacuum cleaner with a solid build quality and compact design, then the Philips FC9350 cleaner is a great option. It retails at around 62,000 PKR (and you can purchase it through installments on Daraz), and it’s backed by a 2-year guarantee.
2. Dawlance Vacuum Cleaner DWVC 7500
Suction Type: Wet & Dry Suction
Weight: 4 kg
Exhaust Filter: Hepa 12 Filter
Dust Capacity: 15 L
Warranty: 2 years
With a sturdy, durable build and a monstrous 15L capacity, Dawlance’s DWVC 7500 is a customer-favorite large-capacity vacuum cleaner. While its suction power isn’t as strong as the Philips FC9350, it’s still quite impressive – the cleaner supports up to 1600W max power. The DWVC 7500 also supports wet and dry suction, so it’s not just ideal for cleaning dirt and dust, but spills too.
Thanks to its 5m cord and rubber-coated wheels, the DWVC 7500 is really easy to move and manoeuvre. Dawlance has topped the model off with some useful additional features, including a blower function, a dust full indicator, and a fiberglass body to protect you from electrocution when you use the wet function.
Overall, if you’re looking for a large, durable vacuum cleaner at a reasonable price, the DWVC 7500 is a safe bet.
3. Dawlance Vacuum Cleaner DWVC 770
Weight: 4 kg
Exhaust Filter: Hepa 12 Filter
Dust Capacity: 1.8L
Warranty: 2 years
If you’re looking for a powerful canister vacuum cleaner on a budget, then the DWVC 770 offers great value for money. The cleaner has a compact design that makes it easy to store, and two wheels for maneuverability. It’s much smaller than the DWVC 7500 — the 770 offers a 1.8L dust capacity, 5m long cable, and 700W power. It’s powerful enough for simple, everyday cleaning needs, and much quieter than larger, more powerful canister vacuums.
We were pleasantly surprised to see that the DWVC 770’s build isn’t designed purely from plastic; Dawlance has included a metal telescopic tube, which is far more durable. Retailing at just under 27,000 PKR, the DWVC 700 is an affordable vacuum cleaner that doesn’t compromise on quality or performance. It’s also backed by Dawlance’s two-year brand warranty.
4. Black and Decker PAV1200AV Car Vacuum Cleaner
Suction Pressure: 360mm/water
Weight: 1.68 kg
Airflow: 1060 I/min
Dust Capacity: 440 ml
Black and Decker’s PAV1200AV model is a reliable car vacuum cleaner for everyday needs. It’s great for cleaning up crumbs or sucking dust off surfaces, and the combination of a 5 M-long cord and a lightweight, compact design makes it easy to clean nooks and corners. Black and Decker has also included a brush tool for cleaning tight spots and a long crevice that helps you access hard-to-reach areas, like under the seats or below the dashboard.
For a compact, handheld vacuum cleaner, the PAV1200AV offers decent suction power. If you’re using it regularly to keep your car clean and to prevent dust build-up, then it’s a great choice. But if you want a vacuum cleaner for one-off deep cleanings, then you might need something more powerful.
Handheld cleaners like the PAV1200AV are compact and easy to use, but their suction power isn’t comparable to a canister or upright cleaner’s. Black and Decker has included ‘cyclone technology’ – it spins dirt away from the filters to maintain a consistent suction power – so it’s still more powerful than many comparative handheld cleaners. But canisters are still much stronger. So if you want an exceptionally powerful cleaner, it’s best to look at the canisters we’ve reviewed.
Otherwise, if you need a reliable handheld cleaner that you can keep in the boot and use whenever something drops in your car, or when dust makes its way in, then the PAV1200AV is the best car vacuum cleaner in Pakistan. It retails at around 14,000 PKR, which isn’t cheap, but it’s worth it for the comparative performance and quality. The much cheaper handheld cleaners usually offer pathetic suction power, so we don’t recommend those models.
How to choose the best vacuum cleaner in Pakistan
When you’re trying to choose a vacuum cleaner, you’ll find that the main factors to consider include: suction power, build quality, design (compact or not), attachments, dust capacity, multi-surface capabilities ( does the cleaner offer wet and dry suction?), and, of course, your budget. There are definitely additional factors you could consider, like the inclusion of a full dust indicator, but these are more “nice-to-haves” than necessities.
In general, you’ll always have to compromise on at least one of the factors we’ve mentioned. For example, a vacuum cleaner with an exceptionally large dust capacity may not have a compact design. And a really cheap handheld vacuum cleaner may lack the suction power you need to clean properly.
So, it’s important to carefully consider your needs and prioritize what’s important accordingly. We personally prioritize suction power. In hot, dry climates like Pakistan’s, dust is a bit too common. And while you might have household help for cleaning your floors, dust and dirt still pile up in places like your furniture, carpets, rugs, etc. So we favor vacuum cleaners in Pakistan that sport exceptional suction power, because they’re ideal for deep-cleaning.
But if you don’t need a vacuum cleaner for deep cleaning, then suction power might not be as important to you as, say, a compact design or easy manoeuvrability. The best vacuum cleaner for one buyer may not be the best for another. So in our review, we’ve tried to include vacuum cleaners that appeal to buyers with different preferences, and we hope you find one that’s right for you. Good luck!