Rating of vacuum cleaners Kirby: the best models of the manufacturer + user reviews

Evgenia Kravchenko
Checked by a specialist: Evgenia Kravchenko
Author: Julia Kolesnikova
Last update: June 2019

For home cleaning, the market offers a wide variety of household appliances. These products differ among themselves in a set of useful functions and features. Among the cleaning equipment, the Kirby vacuum cleaner stands out, whose individual models are as expensive as the equipment of famous brands.

You will learn all about the “home cleaners” of this brand from our article. We will talk about popular models of the American manufacturer, which you can purchase in our country. We’ll show you what characteristics you should pay attention to and how to make a purchase that you won’t have to regret.

A little about the company and methods of sales

The company's production facilities are located in the USA. This fact can please many connoisseurs of first-class American technology. But not so simple.

Over a hundred years of sales are carried out directly by distributors. Most of the equipment sold was sold directly to customers at home.

Demonstration of dirty filters
During the home show, distributors demonstrate the performance of branded equipment. A mandatory element of direct sales of these vacuum cleaners is cleaning

Kirby vacuum cleaners are one of the best-selling in Russia and other CIS countries. However, such devices are simply impossible to find on store shelves. Based on the foregoing, we can make a bold conclusion that this equipment is also sold directly by distributors, in the vast majority of cases.

Acquainted with rated household vacuum cleanersthat are sold in Russia by online retail outlets will help with the article we recommend.

Rating of popular models Kirby

To understand whether you need to spend your money on the purchase of vacuum cleaners of this company, it is worth evaluating the best models of vacuum cleaners that they produce. This is Kirby's best-selling technique. The main characteristics of the devices and the nuances of their use will be evaluated.

Place # 1 - Kirby Avalir 2

The company's new product, which has been produced since the beginning of 2017. It is an improved version of the previous model. The buyer is offered an apparatus for dry and wet cleaning.

Key features and capabilities:

  • power consumption - 780 W;
  • supply voltage - 220 V;
  • the presence of a turbo brush - yes;
  • filter - MICRON MAGIC HEPA;
  • wet cleaning - yes.

A distinctive feature of this device is that during operation, air passes through seven types of filter elements.

Among the advantages of technology that consumers have highlighted are low power consumption, stylish design, and the ability to clean smooth and carpeted floors. In addition, the design provides for illumination of the working area, and the engine is designed to work for at least one thousand hours.

But there are also disadvantages. First of all, the huge cost of the unit should be allocated - over 100 thousand rubles. It can fluctuate significantly, depending on the distributors.

If you buy directly from the USA, you will have to face the following troubles:

  • the engine is designed to be powered by a voltage of 110 V. It is necessary to buy a voltage converter or change the motor;
  • the goods will be delivered in a few weeks;
  • will have to pay in advance.

If you buy from distributors selling the device at home, then the problem with the engine disappears. Such equipment has already been adapted for demonstration and power supply from the domestic power supply network. But you should definitely ask what exactly in the design has been changed.

The most expensive is replacing the engine. True, there have been cases when cheap voltage converter boards were mounted in the design of American vacuum cleaners. Such boards cost up to $ 10, but sellers raised the price by hundreds.

Vacuum cleaner Kirby Avalir2 with company packaging
The design of the case is more developed, in comparison with the previous model: the inserts have acquired a blue color, the sharp corners of the structural elements have been removed

The second question also arises: in what condition is the device being demonstrated? His price is very impressive, so I would not want to overpay for used equipment.

Distributors have time to conduct several demonstrations per day. Accordingly, such equipment is no longer new. Therefore, you need to make sure that you have a warranty on the household appliance.

Kirby Avalir 2 is suitable for those people who can give several tens of thousands of rubles for dubious equipment. It is very rare that distributors take branded units for repair under warranty.

It is necessary to take into account the high cost of all details. Their price is high due to the fact that they are produced and brought to our country from the United States. Therefore, you should not purchase this device for those who are not ready to accept the disappointment of the purchase. They’d better think it over in advance, what brand of vacuum cleaner more profitable and wiser to buy.

Place # 2 - Kirby Avalir

This vacuum cleaner has been produced since 2014. It is a rarer model, as it is gradually being superseded from the market by Kirby Avalir 2 and cheaper devices of this brand. Buying this product offline or online is quite problematic. It can also be found at distributors who will demonstrate the unit in operation.

Key features and capabilities:

  • power consumption - 640 W;
  • supply voltage - 220 V;
  • the presence of a turbo brush - yes;
  • filter - HEPA;
  • wet cleaning - yes.

Of the distinctive features of this model, it is worth highlighting a large set of accessories and a separate box for storing them. So, in the kit there are many nozzles: washing, airbrush, massage, inflatable, for dust, walls, etc.

Users praised the ability to control the suction power, the presence of an electric brush and nozzle for cleaning floors, as well as the ability to expand functionality by replacing the hoses that come with the kit.

There are also disadvantages. The price, although lower than that of the previous rating model, remains unavailable to many buyers - about 60 thousand rubles.

Vacuum cleaner Kirby Avalir
The vertical vacuum cleaner has sufficient compactness. This allows you to place it in small utility rooms.Thanks to the rubber coating of the wheels, the equipment moves silently

Also, reviews indicate the uselessness of most of the nozzles that come with the kit. And the device’s power is not enough to completely clean the dust from carpets, furniture and soft toys.

It should be noted the high cost of all components. Because of their price, Kirby Avalir can be called expensive to maintain. Branded filters are sold in a set of 5 pcs. and they will cost about 2500 rubles.

This technique is suitable for those who appreciate the versatility of equipment and American build quality. Otherwise, the device does not justify itself. For the money you can always find more powerful, durable, quiet and compact washing vacuum cleaners.

Place # 3 - Kirby Sentria 2

Sentria 2 is one of the most common devices of this manufacturer. Despite the fact that this model was produced for only two years - from 2012 to 2014, they are still sold by various distributors. The price is at the level of 40 thousand rubles, which is significantly lower than the cost of previous rating models.

Key features and capabilities:

  • power consumption - 700 W;
  • supply voltage - 220 V;
  • the presence of a turbo brush - yes;
  • filter - HEPA;
  • wet cleaning - yes.

Among the visible advantages of a household appliance, users rated it positively: a stylish aluminum case, a large number of different nozzles, good dust suction power at low power equipment. In addition, according to the manufacturer, filters trap about 95% of all minor contaminants.

Not without flaws. So, users note the slowness of the device. Despite the presence of a turbo brush in the kit, it does not make cleaning much easier. The decent weight of the equipment also affects. A fragile girl or child will not be able to fully clean the room with such an aggregate.

Vacuum cleaner Kirby Centria 2
The whole set is made in a single color version. Perfectly fits into the home interior. The length of the wire is enough to remove even a large room

Sentria 2 is hardly a quiet device. The engine, although low-power, but very noisy. One nuance was also observed when using this model: if you attach the nozzle tightly to the floor, the engine starts to overload.

Rubber clutch belts can become very hot from this. Due to the heating, a sharp smell of burnt rubber begins to come from the vacuum cleaner.

Nevertheless, distributors of equipment give a guarantee for this vacuum cleaner for 3 years. Consumable components and basic parts are cheaper than other models of the rating, but it is more difficult to find them. Message boards with used spare parts can help in part.

This is a more affordable unit for Russian citizens. But its price is unreasonably high, as for the proposed functionality. However, due to the large number of nozzles, using this equipment you can inflate children's balls, produce a certain amount of foam and clear the sewage blockage.

Place # 4 - Kirby Sentria

This is one of the best selling vacuum cleaners. It was produced until 2012, but it is actively sold all over the world to this day. It has the appearance of a classic cleaning device with a vertical housing.

Key features and capabilities:

  • power consumption - 560 W;
  • supply voltage - 220 V;
  • the presence of a turbo brush - yes;
  • filter - HEPA;
  • wet cleaning - yes.

In the kit there are several nozzles with which you can not only remove any surface, but also inflate rubber toys, balls and balls, polish smooth floors, and clean the interior of the car. Among other advantages, users noted: low power consumption, a stylish case made of polished aluminum, an engine with a 3-year warranty.

Among other things, the bristles of the nozzles are made of horsehair. This is an antistatic material that allows safe cleaning of the electronics and the use of the unit as vacuum cleaner for computer.

Of the unpleasant qualities of the device, the weight is 10.5 kg, the price is 30 thousand rubles for a used model and low engine power.

Vacuum cleaner Kirby Centria
The kit includes additional rubber drive belts. The manufacturer provides for the possibility of their rapid wear during improper operation of the vacuum cleaner.

This vacuum cleaner is suitable for those who prefer to dry and wet with a single device. Many buyers are impressed by the large number of functions of a vacuum cleaner. Dust bags are relatively cheap.

Basically, it is recommended to buy it for owners of houses, hotels and other multi-room premises. Buying such a vacuum cleaner for a small living space does not justify itself.

Features of buying Kirby vacuum cleaners

As you can see, according to key characteristics, all models of Kirby vacuum cleaners that are available for purchase, practically do not differ from each other. It offers a variety of functionality, design, design.

Therefore, you must first measure the price of equipment with its capabilities. In the devices of this brand, the capabilities of technology are clearly overrated by manufacturers. And distributors, wanting to get rich, inflate prices at times.

Vacuuming Kirby
A large number of nozzles, tubes and a list of all operating modes really impress many buyers. And the visual operation of the vacuum cleaner with the possibility of independent testing pushes to buy

All prices indicated in the article are approximate. There are cases when distributors exalted the cost of equipment much higher than indicated.

Therefore, before buying, you need to pay attention to the following points:

  • Price. It may, within reasonable limits, deviate from the one specified in the article;
  • The condition of the vacuum cleaner. Often used machinery is sold under the guise of a new one;
  • Suitability for use in the Russian Federation. It concerns the engine and its rated voltage;
  • Possibility of service. In our country, it is difficult to find a service workshop whose employees were trained and received permission to repair equipment with the specified American logo.
  • Purchase of spare parts. With the purchase of spare parts and system nodes for replacement, there will definitely be problems.

Many official representatives offer the opportunity to purchase these goods on credit. If such a transaction is planned, then you should carefully study the attached documentation, in particular, the item on the cost of equipment, taking into account the price for obtaining a loan and interest on the outstanding balance.

It is advisable to fill out such documents with the participation of a lawyer or an expert in the financial industry. Considering that the cost of the most modern vacuum cleaner is more than 100 thousand rubles, it is better to spend a few thousand rubles on the competent documentation.

Due to the fact that most of the units of this brand are sold by salespeople, it is worth considering several nuances. Sales are usually carried out by experienced people. They use various methods of advertising their product. Especially effective are aggressive tricks.

Such sellers constantly put pressure on the buyer, preventing him from sensibly evaluating the characteristics of the equipment and the appropriateness of investing.

Complete Kirby Vacuum Cleaner
A vacuum cleaner and a set of nozzles looks presentable. In order not to make a mistake in the choice, you should independently evaluate its effectiveness before purchase. Also, do not forget to study the documentation

Cases are known, such distributors held demonstrations for several hours. As a result of their actions, people gave the last money for products that are not worth it. It is especially worth paying attention to the following categories of the population: the elderly, adolescents, pregnant women, and people with mental illnesses.

Since these categories of people are at home most of the time, they are potential customers of distributors. Wanting to receive dividends from the sold equipment, sellers can significantly exaggerate the capabilities of devices and emotionally insist on buying.

To avoid unnecessary investments, do the following:

  • let distributors into your home only in the presence of other family members;
  • immediately ask for documents proving the official existence of the company;
  • ask as many questions as possible about the technical capabilities of the device and ask to confirm the words with data from the documentation for the equipment.

It should also be remembered that demonstrating the capabilities of a vacuum cleaner at home does not oblige you to buy a household appliance.

Conclusions and useful video

Before you buy, you should still review the reviews of the owners of this equipment. To objectively evaluate the capabilities of vacuum cleaners, it is better to watch this video. It will help make the investment more reasonable:

Devices from Kirby are quite suitable for use in everyday life. From the proposed rating, anyone can find equipment for cleaning the room. The cleaning equipment has a good appearance and a well-designed housing design.

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  1. Ilona

    Technique Kirby has long been famous for good quality. If the vacuum cleaner has such a cost, then it means it is good. For all that, he also has many additional accessories in the form of brushes. Therefore, such a vacuum cleaner, in my opinion, is suitable for a large private house or for large offices. For a small apartment, it is better to buy a robot vacuum cleaner or an ordinary powerful vacuum cleaner.

    • Sasha

      Ilona, ​​you shouldn’t mislead people without a shopping experience at all, it’s far from always that what is expensive will be good. At least often you need to overpay for a brand, although the quality will be the same level. Well, I do not quite agree that this vacuum cleaner is better suited for a large house, and an ordinary powerful model is better for an apartment. After all, its structure is just convenient to walk quickly and not to bother much.

  2. Alexei

    Too aggressive marketing. Personally, I think that breaking into a house and sucking in a vacuum cleaner for one hundred thousand, spreading a grandmother for a loan, this is the limit. Kirby’s company passed him a very long time ago. Now I associate them only with the word scam. No matter how good vacuum cleaners they sell.

  3. Denis

    Thanks for your article - a very interesting selection of material. In turn, I want to say that we are professionally engaged in Kirby vacuum cleaners, but we do not sell them home, as representatives do. We work with clients who already have such a vacuum cleaner - we bring consumables - bags and chemicals directly from the USA, and we can also bring the vacuum cleaner itself.

  4. Nikolay

    Dear users of Kirby vacuum cleaners. Today, an employee of the Kirby technical center came to us for a standard technical inspection of the vacuum cleaner (once a year). The employee asked to wash and clean the side covers from the main brush from dirt.

    I went away and left him for just a few minutes. After which, after returning, the employee informed me about the malfunction of one of the bearings of the main brush (although before that there were no problems with it).During a technical inspection, the main power cord was damaged (namely cut) last time! This time, the plastic bearing race was bent into two halves and the inside of the bearing race was also bent! Since the bearing is in the seat and the cage and the inside of the bearing could not fall out and fold into two parts (in half) and lie inside the cover. This could happen only with the help of a person (in this situation, a technical service employee). When visiting, the technician expediently damaged (in my absence) the brush bearing!

    Be careful! During maintenance at your place do not leave an employee unattended! And I ask the management of the company to pay attention to this!