Well, it's American-made but is the high price of a Simplicity vacuum cleaner justified and should you buy either its canister or upright models? It all depends on want you're looking for. To some it might be the best vacuum cleaner while others should look else where.
There's no getting away from the fact that a Simplicity vacuum cleaner is expensive. For its price you could go and buy the best model of Hoover, Dyson or Eureka vacuum cleaner. And, if you buy one of these brands, you'll be getting one of the best vacuum cleaners on the market. They all offer models that are sleek in design, packed full of the latest wizardry and have received many favorable vacuum cleaner reviews. By comparison Simplicity canisters and uprights can seem old fashioned. There isn't a cyclonic version and there's no bagless one either. So, how does it justify its high prices and what's so great about its machines?
First, you need to look at the materials used in the components of a Simplicity vacuum cleaner. If you take a serious look you'll find a lot of metal on a Simplicity vac. For instance, the Simplicity upright vacuum cleaner comes with a metal wand, stainless steel base plate, a reinforced metal pedal and even a polished metal cord hook. There's also metal were the eye can't see; under the hood. What the use of all this metal tells you is that these machines are built to last. Try comparing another brand, like the Eureka upright vacuum cleaner, and you'll notice the difference. The Eureka comes with substantially more plastic.
Another thing your dollar buys you is a generously sized motor in every machine. Some brands are all style and no substance, not so with a Simplicity vacuum cleaner. The company ensures that its cleaners are among the most powerful on the market.
Another thing you're paying for is the use of innovative technology. For instance, on some of the upright models you get a Tandem Air System. This means the vacuum comes with not one but two motors. The first is where all upright motors are, just above the head so there's no loss of suction. The second motor is placed higher up. Its job is to provide power for the onboard tools and to facilitate the highly efficient filtration system on the vacuum. But there's more to it than you might think. The two motors don't work independently; they work synchronously for optimal performance.
Also, many models of Simplicity vacuum cleaners come with HEPA filters – some are 100% sealed units, which are guaranteed to remove 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns in size. Vacuums fitted with this type of HEPA filter not only clean your carpet; they also clean your air.
The warranty on Simplicity vacuum cleaners is very good. There's a minimum 2 year warranty on its cheapest models with more expensive ones coming with 6 years. Compare this against the warranty offered with a Eureka upright vacuum cleaner – most come with only a 1 year warranty.
So, is the Simplicity the best vacuum cleaner on the market? They aren't the lightest or the prettiest but they do offer excellent suction power and they are solidly built. Whether you think the price tag is justified will depend on what you want from a vacuum cleaner and if you're willing to pay for power and durability.