Updated 1 Feb 2017

Nilfisk

Meteor

Bottom line: This bagless turbo-head canister cleaner is an OK performer and it’s excellent at pet-hair removal. But it’s poor at carpet cleaning – and it’s noisy.

Meteor
Consumer score
62
Avg price

$350

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Test results

Overall score
OK
62
Carpet cleaning
Poor
2.9/10
Corners and edges
Very good
8.1/10
Pet-hair removal
Excellent
10.0/10
Ease of use
Good
7.8/10

Good points

  • Very good corners-and-edges cleaning.
  • Excellent pet-hair removal.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has HEPA filter.
  • Good range of tools with on-board storage.
  • Very good long wand.

But

  • Poor carpet cleaning.
  • The bin is messy to empty.
  • Irritating high-pitched noise.

How we test

Overall score includes:
Carpet cleaning: 40%.
Corners and edges: 15%.
Pet-hair removal: 15%.
Ease of use: 30%. Assessed head movement, versatility around low furniture, tools and general versatility, mobility, ease of removing dustbin, and ease of using the controls.

Carpet cleaning, corners and edges, and pet-hair removal are tested using the power or turbo head (where supplied).

Key data

Model

Avg price
$350
Type
Canister standard
Head type
Turbo

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Specifications

Noise (dBA)
73
Reach (m)
9.0
Weight (kg)
7.4
Bag/bin
Bin
Bag/bin volume (L)
2
Battery type
n/a
Battery voltage
n/a
Claimed charge time (hours)
n/a
Running time (minutes)
n/a

Features

HEPA filter
Yes
Variable power
Yes
Hand-held option
No
Wand suction control
Yes
Crevice tool
n/a
Upholstery tool
n/a
Dusting brush
n/a
Programmable time
n/a
Programmable day
n/a
Return to charge
n/a
Remote control
n/a
Stairs detect
n/a
Virtual wall
n/a
Wall mountable
n/a
Adjustable head
n/a

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Notes
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Availability
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