Sebo Vacuum Buyers Guide

Welcome to our Ultimate Sebo Vacuum Buyer’s Guide! If you’re in the market for a new vacuum and have come across the name “Sebo”, you may be wanting more information but can’t find it. We’re here to help. In this guide, we break down the key points that you need to know to make an informed decision about purchasing your next vacuum cleaner.

Are Sebo Vacuums Worth It?

One of the most common questions that we get every day is “are Sebo vacuums worth the money?” This is a super understandable question considering these premium vacuum cleaners will typically run between $499 and $1,579 – an eye watering sum when compared to other vacuums found in department stores. The short answer is a resounding “yes”.

Sebo vacuums (and all other premium vacuum cleaner brands) have a life expectancy that other vacuum brands cannot match. If you are sick and tired of replacing your vacuum every 2-4 years, dealing with constant maintenance, and not having adequate performance, a premium vacuum cleaner like Sebo will be a life saver. For more information, watch our video series down below or read our article on the value and performance you can expect from your Sebo vacuum.

Choosing Between an Upright or Canister Vacuum

When deciding between a canister and upright vacuum, it’s essential to consider your cleaning preferences and the layout of your home. Canister vacuums typically offer greater maneuverability and versatility, making them ideal for navigating around furniture, stairs, and tight spaces. They are often lighter and easier to carry, making them a practical choice for multi-level homes.

On the other hand, upright vacuums are renowned for their efficiency in cleaning large carpeted areas. They are generally easier to store and maneuver across expansive floor surfaces, requiring less bending and reaching.

Ultimately, the choice between a canister and upright vacuum depends on your specific cleaning needs, household layout, and personal preferences.

Sebo Canister Vacuums

Sebo canisters offer several advantages over the more traditional upright vacuum. First, canister vacuums always include a long hose and wand setup, making them ideal for above the floor and stair cleaning. Additionally, Sebo canister vacuums typically offer more versatility on different flooring surfaces. Canisters allow you to change the power head out for a parquet tool for bare floor cleaning or even an air-driven power head for more delicate carpeting.

However, there are some drawbacks to consider. Canister vacuums may require more effort to maneuver than upright models, especially on carpeted surfaces. Some users find the separate canister and hose setup less convenient than the all-in-one design of upright vacuums, particularly when it comes to storage and quick access. Despite these drawbacks, for many users, the versatility and cleaning capabilities of canister vacuums outweigh the negatives.

Sebo D4

  • 40ft cord
  • 1.5 gallon bag
  • Swivel hose
  • $1,349 – $1,529
  • 7 – 10 year warranty

Sebo E3

  • 25ft cord
  • 0.92 gallon bag
  • Non-swivel hose
  • $1,049 – $1,229
  • 7 – 10 year warrany

Sebo K3

  • 25ft
  • 0.80 gallon bag
  • Non-swivel hose
  • $849 – $1,029
  • 7 – 10 year warranty

Keep in mind that all of the models above also have sub-models with different features, warranty, and tools. The price ranges shown above are for powered nozzle canisters. Other, non-powered vacuums will have a lower price.

If you want more information on the exact differences between the models, check out our article on Sebo canister vacuums. In short, each model can have either a “powered” nozzle version, and air-driven nozzle version, or a straight suction model. 

For most people, the powered nozzle is the most reasonable choice, especially if you have any wall-to-wall carpeting or pets. Additional tools and warranty length are included at the higher price. Check out our other article if you’re curious about the individual weight’s of each Sebo canister.

Which Sebo Canister is Best?

If you’ve decided that you want a Sebo canister vacuum, how do you decide which one is best for you? Well, lets break down some of the pros and cons for each model:

The Sebo D4 is objectively the best canister in terms of features. With by far the largest cord length (40 foot) and the largest bag size at 1.5 gallons. In my opinion, it’s also the easiest to use with its 180 degree swiveling hose and is nearly impossible to tip over with 4 swivel wheels. That being said, the Sebo D4 is heavier than the other canisters at around 15lbs and the price is nothing to sneeze at.

The Sebo E3 is the middle of the line Sebo canister vacuum and has a lot of really nice features. While the cord length and bag size is smaller than the D4, it is still very maneuverable and relatively hard to tip over. If weight and price is a major concern for you, the E3 might be the best choice.

The Sebo K3 is both the smallest and least expensive Sebo canister vacuum. This is also one of Sebo’s older designs and to be frank, it shows in certain aspects. For example, the bag will almost never fill up all the way, and the machine does have a tendency to tip over. More over, the Sebo K3’s hose does not sit in the center of the vacuum like the other canisters. Instead, it sits slightly to the side of the machine, causing it turn wildly to the left when pulled. Honestly, we recommend upgrading to the E3 or D4 unless weight and price are the biggest concerns for you.

While this is a quick rundown of the canister vacuums offered by Sebo, it’s important to keep in mind that I am not the person vacuuming your house. You are. The best way to make sure that you are getting the vacuum most suited to your needs it to go into a local Sebo dealer and try them out yourself!

Sebo Upright Vacuums

Sebo’s upright vacuums are the more traditional style of vacuum cleaners that most people use. Their all-in-one design, with the vacuum head and dirt collection system integrated into a single unit, makes them convenient to use and store. Upright vacuums are generally easier to maneuver across expansive floor surfaces, not requiring pulling a canister vacuum behind you. Additionally, many upright vacuums come with features such as adjustable height settings and brush roll controls, allowing for customized cleaning on different types of flooring.

However, there are some drawbacks to consider. Upright vacuums tend to be bulkier and heavier than canister models, which can make them more challenging to use on stairs and in tight spaces. Additionally, upright vacuums may not be as versatile as canister models when it comes to cleaning upholstery, curtains, and other above-floor surfaces. 

Despite these drawbacks, for many users, the ease of use of upright vacuums make them a preferred choice for their cleaning needs.

Sebo X7

  • $1,049 – $1,149
  • Automatic height adjustment
  • Quick Pull Wand
  • Boost mode for high traffic areas
  • 7 – 10 year warranty

Sebo Felix

  • $699 – $834
  • Manual height adjustment
  • No tool wand (hose only)
  • Swivel head
  • 7 – 10 year warranty

Sebo Dart

  • $549
  • Manual height adjustment
  • No tool wand (hose only)
  • Non-swivel head
  • 7 – 10 year warranty

Just like Sebo’s canister vacuums, their upright vacuums have a variety of different sub-models that differ slightly. Unlike the canisters, all of Sebo’s upright vacuums have powered nozzles which makes it much easier to decide on a model. The differences in the prices above are between “standard” Sebo models and “Onyx Edition” models.

The Onyx Edition models of the X7, Felix, and Dart include extra accessories and an upgraded warranty.

Which Sebo Upright Vacuum is Best?

If an upright vacuum is better for your home than a canister vacuum, which one should you get? Here are some pros and cons for each of Sebo’s upright vacuums:

The Sebo X7 is objectively the best Sebo upright in terms of feature set. It has automatic height adjustment that will ensure your brush roll is always at the best height for the floor you are currently vacuuming. This is super nice if you have a ton of different flooring types like carpet, area rugs, hard floor, tiles, etc. It also means that you are not bending over all the time to change the height like with the other two models. The X7 also has the best odor control with a charcoal filter, a headlight for darker areas, and a tool wand that makes it much easier for above the floor cleaning.

That being said, the Sebo X7 does not have a swivel which some people might not enjoy, and it is also the most expensive upright by a couple hundred dollars.

The Sebo Felix is probably Sebo’s most popular vacuum cleaner due to its diverse feature set and relatively modest price. It has a swivel head which many people love, it can be turned into a weird (but sometime useful) handheld type vacuum, and is lighter weight. The two main cons to the Sebo Felix (and the Dart) are the tool hose which is short and can tip the vacuum over, and the manual height adjustment which can become a pain sometimes. Overall, however, the Felix is a great choice for many people!

The Sebo Dart is a great vacuum if you are on a budget, but it lacks some of the most enticing features of the Felix and the X7. For example, the Dart does not include a swivel head, meaning it is locked in place (hence the name Dart). In addition, it lacks the variable suction control offered on the Felix which makes in much harder to use on any thicker carpeting. However, for the price, it is a great option if your home is primarily lower pile area rugs and bare floor.

For a full comparison between the Sebo’s upright vacuums, check out the videos below:

Sebo Dart vs Felix

Sebo X7 vs Felix

Sebo Vacuums vs. Miele Vacuums

Another questions we get all the time is about the differences between Miele and Sebo vacuums. This is a great question, and the differences are stark. Both brands are great options that will perform better and last longer than most other vacuum brands. In our opinion, Sebo does seem to offer more value per dollar than Miele.

You tend to get a longer warranty, a longer lifespan, and less expensive repair and maintenance costs when compared to Miele. Miele does include better filtration when compared to Sebo, and their bags and filters may be more easily available online – although at a much more expensive price than Sebo’s.

If you would like to know more, check out our article that dives deeper into the differences between Miele vs. Sebo vacuums and watch our video below.

Filtration and Bags

Another important aspect to consider when purchasing any vacuum is the filtration level and bag costs. Thankfully, Sebo makes it relatively simple and we’ll explain everything you need to know here.

Sebo Filters

Every Sebo vacuum comes standard with “S-class” or hospital grade filtration. If you want to learn more, check out our article on Sebo’s S-class Filtration. Essentially, S-class filtration is very, very, very slightly less effective at removing particles than standard HEPA filtration. However, this is almost certainly not something that negatively impacts filtration to any significant degree.

Moreover, Sebo does allow for HEPA filtration on certain vacuums, such on their X series upright vacuums and their K series canister vacuums if you wanted to further increase filtration.

Sebo Vacuum Bags

Sebo makes buying bags for your vacuum super easy. Every package of bags for your Sebo will come in an 8 pack and cost $34.99. You are able to purchase bags here, essentially anywhere else online, or at your local Sebo dealer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Sebo vacuum cleaners are particularly effective at removing pet hair. Sebo’s are equipped with powerful motors and lots of attachments, such as turbo brushes and flexible crevice tools, that are designed to effectively remove pet hair from carpets, upholstery, and other surfaces.

The length depends on the model, but they typically range from 5 – 10 years.

You can search Sebo’s website using their dealer locator tool to find your closest dealer.

Each Sebo model can be purchased as an “Onyx Edition” machine. These machines includes extra tools and an extended warranty.