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Compare Sanitaire Vacuums Cleaners

Sanitaire offers many different vacuum styles and models, all designed for different needs and cleaning situations. We have divided the vacuums into 5 different categories to help you differentiate between the models with ease. Quiet Clean, CRI Certified, Standard, Canister and Backpack. If you need any further assistance deciding on a model, please call our toll free number to speak with an associate 1-877-819-6857.

The Sanitaire Quiet Clean Comparison Chart

New Sanitaire Quiet Clean Commercial Vacuum cleaners are both CRI and LEED certified. This means these cleaners limit air / noise pollution and get the carpet cleaned right the first time around. Some models even feature HEPA filtration, ideal for restaurants, schools and hotels.

  sanitaire sc9180 vacuum sanitaire sc5845 vacuum sanitaire sc5815 vacuum sanitaire sc889 vacuum sanitaire sc5745 vacuum sanitaire sc5713 vacuum
Model SC9180 SC5845 SC5815 SC889 SC5745 SC5713
Price $340.00 $255.00 $260.00 $225.00 $239.99 $236.95
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HEPA Filtration X X X X X X
Motor Power (amps) 11.3 10 10 6.5 10 10
Bag / Dust Cup Bag Dust Cup Bag Bag Dust Cup Bag
Dust Capacity (qt) 4 3.5 4.5 6.1 3.5 4.5
On Board Tools Dust Brush Wand, Crevice & Dust Brush Wand, Crevice & Dust Brush - Wand, Crevice & Dust Brush Wand, Crevice & Dust Brush
Dual Motor Multi Speed Cleaning X - - X - -
Brush Roll Wood Wood Wood Chrome Steel Wood Wood
Operating Sound Level (dB) 67 69 69 69 69 69
Cord Length (ft) 50 40 40 50 40 40
Cleaning Path (inches) 13 15 15 12 13 13
Watts / CFM Airflow 1380 / 119 1200 / 135 1200 / 135 840 / 145 1200 / 135 1200 / 135
Weight 20 18 18 16.2 17 17

The Sanitaire CRI Comparison Chart

The CRI seal of approval means that a vacuum cleaner has passed the cleaning standards set forth by the “Carpet and Rug Institute”. To receive this certification a vacuum cleaner must clean at a high level while protecting the carpet from damage, a task not met by all vacuum cleaners.

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Model SC888 SC688 SC9050 SC785
Price $239.95 $185.00 $175.00 $150.00
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Filtration Synthetic Allergen Synthetic Allergen
Motor Power (amps) 7 7 5 6.5
Bag / Dust Cup Bag Bag Bag Bag
Dust Capacity (qt) 6.1 6.1 6.6 3
On Board Tools - - - Dust Brush
Operatiog Sound Level (dB) 79 79 78 79
Brush Roll Chrome Steel Chrome Steel Wood Wood
Cord Length (ft) 50 50 30 30
Cleaning Path (inches) 12 12 12 12
Watts / CFM Airflow 840 / 145 840 / 145 600 / 120 780 / 78
Weight 18 18 10.7 14

The Sanitaire Standard Comparison Chart

Sanitaire has been leading the commercial vacuum industry for many, many years. Found in countless hotels, office building, schools, cleaning companies, ect….they are known for their powerful suction and durable all metal motors.

  sanitaire sc899 vacuum sanitaire sc887 vacuum sanitaire sc886 vacuum sanitaire sc684 vacuum sanitaire sc689 vacuum sanitaire sc679 vacuum
Model SC899 SC887 SC886 SC684 SC689 SC679
Price $309.00 $210.00 $239.95 $179.00 $165.00 $145.00
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Motor Power (amps) 7 7 7 7 5 5
Dust Collection Shake Out Dust Cup Shake Out Shake Out Dust Cup Shake Out
Dust Capacity (qt) 18 1.9 18 18 1.9 18
Brush Roll Chrome Steel Chrome Steel Chrome Steel Chrome Steel Wood Wood
Operating Sound Level (dB) 79 79 79 79 78 78
Cord Length (ft) 50 50 50 50 30 30
Cleaning Path (inches) 16 12 15 12 12 12
Watts / CFM Airflow 840 / 145 840 / 145 840 / 145 840 / 145 600 / 120 600 / 120
Weight 18 18 15.8 15.4 14 12.2

The Sanitaire Canister Comparison Chart

Canister vacuum cleaners have long been a favorite friend of house cleaners and businesses alike. Much lighter and smaller, canister vacuums can often reach into small tight cleaning spaces where upright vacuums struggle to clean. These vacuums notoriously outperform their counterparts on hard surface flooring.

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Model SC3700 SC3683
Price $215.00 $139.95
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Filtration Allergen Allergen
Motor Power (amps) 9 10
Dust Capacity (qt) 4 2.6
Floor Brush Hard Flooring / Carpet Hard Flooring / Carpet
On Board Tools Dust Brush, Crevice Tool Dust Brush, Crevice Tool
Operatiog Sound Level (dB) 68 71
Cord Length (ft) 32 20
Hose Length (ft) 8 7
Cleaning Path (inches) 11 10
Watts / CFM Airflow 1000 / 65 1200 / 135
Weight 11.5 10

The Sanitaire Backpack Comparison Chart

Growing in popularity, backpack commercial vacuum cleaners allow users to strap the cumbersome “body” of the vacuum to their back while only handling the wand and hose. Users can therefor clean rapidly and diversely increasing their efficiency.

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Model SC535 SC530 SC412
Price $399.00 $375.00 $299.95
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Filtration HEPA Micro Allergen HEPA / Synthetic
CRI / LEED Certified X X X
Motor Power (amps) 11.5 11.5 11
Dust Capacity (qt) 10 10 6
On Board Tools Dust Brush, Crevice Tool, Hard Floor and Carpet Tools Dust Brush, Crevice Tool, Hard Floor and Carpet Tools Dust Brush, Crevice Tool, Hard Floor and Carpet Tools
Hose 5' x 1.5" 5' x 1.5"  
Harness Load Dispersion Load Dispersion Standard
Operatiog Sound Level (dB) 69 69 69
Cord Length (ft) 50 50 50
Cleaning Path (inches) 14 14 12
Watts / CFM Airflow 1380 / 120 1380 / 120 1380 / 120
Weight 11.5 11.5 10.711.5