At Vacuumtester.com we conduct daily research in the world of vacuum cleaners. We test vacuum cleaners according to a defined research methodology, with tailor-made measuring tools and compare models to find out which one is best for your needs.
But now there's ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that answers your questions at lightning speed. I decided to ask ChatGPT what the best vacuum cleaner in the world is right now.
ChatGPT: “There is no single best vacuum cleaner”
The chatbot starts off with a relatively safe answer: “There is no single “best” vacuum cleaner that suits everyone's needs, as it depends on individual preferences and circumstances,” according to ChatGPT.
I fully agree with this. Also with the factors that the chatbot then names:
- Type of vacuum cleaner
- Floor type
- Noise level
These are exactly all the factors I examine in my vacuum cleaner reviews. What ChatGPT does not mention, but is just as important are the following factors:
- Included accessories
- Dust capacity
- Working range
The chatbot labeled some vacuum cleaner brands as popular: “Some popular and highly-rated vacuum brands include Dyson, Shark, Miele, and Bissell.
Read vacuum cleaner reviews and do research
Although many jobs are under pressure due to the possibilities of artificial intelligence – think of artists due to the introduction of the AI art generator DALL-E – my profession as a vacuum cleaner tester does not seem to be in danger yet.
ChatGPT recommends reading reviews and doing proper research before buying a vacuum cleaner: “It's recommended to read reviews and do some research before making a purchase to ensure that the vacuum cleaner you choose is right for you“, according to the chatbot from OpenAI.
Maintenance? Follow the manufacturer's recommendations!
Of course you could ask a chatbot a lot more about vacuum cleaners. For example, how often you need to replace and/or clean the filters. Here too, the AI-based chatbot has no clear answer: “It's important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for filter replacement and maintenance to keep your vacuum running smoothly and to ensure that it's effectively removing dirt and debris from your home“.
And that is important, because not all HEPA filters are washable and the replacement frequency of filters can differ per vacuum cleaner. If you replace the filters too late, this will have a negative effect on the cleaning results.
What is Vacuumtester.com?
I conclude my interview with ChatGPT by asking what Vacuumtester.com is. The AI chatbot seems to give a safe answer by using the word ‘may' very often: “Vacuumtester.com may be a website that provides reviews and information on various vacuum cleaners. It may have articles or blog posts that help consumers make informed decisions when purchasing vacuum cleaners“.
Conclusion: Chatbot not yet a decision aid for vacuum cleaners
While AI chatbots can be helpful for many questions with factual answers, when it comes to vacuum cleaners, the decision is highly dependent on individual needs. ChatGPT may not have access to all the necessary information to provide a tailored recommendation.
Therefore, it is still crucial to read reviews and conduct thorough research before making a vacuum cleaner purchase. As Vacuumtester, I'm here to assist you in this process and provide valuable insights to help you make an informed decision. You can also check out our page featuring the best vacuum cleaners of the moment. I have personally tested all of these vacuums on the key factors that determine their performance.