Comparing the Sebo E3 vs E2

Sebo E3 vs E2 - E3 Onyx
Sebo E3 vs E2 - E2 Turbo

If you have been looking for a new Sebo canister vacuum, chances are you have come across the Sebo Airbelt E3 and the Sebo E2 Turbo. While these machines do look similar, they have some very important and impactful differences that will impact which vacuum is best for your home. With that in mind, we created this article to break down the Sebo E3 vs E2 so that you know which machine you should invest in.

Similarities Between the Sebo E3 and E2

Both the Sebo Airbelt E3 and the Sebo E2 Turbo have some key similarities that are sure to impress. Knowing the features that you will have no matter which machine you choose will help you decide which machine is a better fit for you. So, here are what the Sebo E3 and the Sebo E2 have in common:

Easy Retract Cord Reel – The Sebo E Series canister vacuums have a 25ft cord that retracts back into the vacuum with a simple push of a button. This saves you the trouble of having to wrap your cord around hooks.

Long Warranty – Both the Sebo Airbelt E3 and the Sebo E2 Turbo have super long warranties. Depending on which version of the Sebo E3 you go for, Onyx edition or “standard”, you will receive a 10 year warranty or a 7 year warranty. The Sebo E2 Turbo also comes standard with a 5 year warranty, meaning that these canisters both have some of the best warranties around, just like the rest of Sebo’s line of vacuum cleaners.

High Filtration – The Sebo E3 and E2 both includes Sebo’s hospital grade S-Class filtration. This great filtration system means that you will keep the air you breathe free from allergens, pollen, and dust. Both of these vacuums are a perfect fit for allergy sufferers or people with asthma.

Bagged Vacuums – Each of these vacuum cleaners require Sebo vacuum bags to ensure that every piece of debris and speck of dust is hygienically stored away.

Full Bag Indicator – With the full bag indicator that comes standard with the Sebo E3 and the Sebo E2 makes it super easy to know when you have a clog or when it’s time to change out your bag.

Tools – Both canister vacuums come with a ton of tools that help you clean better than ever before. The Sebo E3 and E2 come with a crevice tool, dusting brush, and upholstery tool. It is important to note, however, that the Sebo Airbelt E3 Onyx Edition comes standard with several additional tools. These include a handheld turbo brush, a 9ft extension hose, and a 24in flexible crevice tool.

Differences Between the Sebo E3 vs E2

Now that you know what the Sebo Airbelt E3 and the Sebo E2 Turbo have in common, we can break down the key differences between the vacuums. There are some huge feature and performance variations between the E3 and E2, so keep your floor type and home situation in mind while reading.

Electric vs Air Driven – By far the biggest difference between the Sebo E3 vs E2 is the fact that the Sebo E3 has an electric, motor-driven power nozzle while the Sebo E2 Turbo has an air driven power nozzle. This leads to some massive performance differences on carpet and with pet hair. The Sebo E3 is going to clean much more thoroughly and push much easier on carpets, and even clean more efficiently on bare flooring. For the cherry on top, the included electric power nozzle with the Sebo Airbelt E3 is the awesome ET-1 power head that is loaded with features.

No Clog Hose – The Sebo E3 has a no clog hose assembly that makes a clogged hose a thing of the past because the hose gets wider as it gets closer to the base of the machine. The Sebo E2 Turbo has a standard canister hose that is more prone to annoying clogs that require a ton of effort to get out.

Variable Suction Control – The Sebo E2 Turbo only has an on / off button on the machine itself. The Sebo Airbelt E3 has convenient controls on the handle of the vacuum, including on / off and a suction control slider. This makes cleaning more delicate material way easier.

Height Adjustment – Because the Sebo E3 has an electric power head, you are able to adjust the height of the brush depending on what floor type you are cleaning. You can raise it for high pile carpet and lower it for bare floor. The Sebo E2’s turbo nozzle is a one size fits all.

Easy Maintenance – With the electric ET-1 power head that comes included with the Sebo Airbelt E3, you are able to remove your brush roll with the push of a button. This is a great feature for homes with pet hair or people with long hair. On top of that, you also get a quick and easy unclog door that allows you to clear obstructions without the use of tools. In contrast, the Sebo E2 Turbo is nowhere near as easy to maintain from home, and it generally recommend for professional service.


Sebo Airbelt E3 Onyx

If you have any level of medium to high pile carpeting, then the Sebo Airbelt E3 is a must. With its electric power head, it will clean carpeting much easier and more thoroughly than its E2 counterpart. If there are pets in the home, the Sebo E3 is going to be much better for you when compared the Sebo Airbelt E2 Turbo.

Sebo Airbelt E2 Turbo

If your home is predominately bare floor or very low pile carpet, than the Sebo Airbelt E2 will work for you. While we still recommend the powered nozzle for better cleaning, you should be okay with the Sebo E2. Additionally, if you have any pets, we strongly encourage the Sebo E3 as it will be much less of a hassle to maintain.

Our Video Comparing the Sebo E3 vs E2

If you want to see both of these machines in action, check out our video below. Here, we break down everything that we discussed in the article, plus a little more.