FILTER QUEEN VACUUM MODELS
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Filter Queen Vacuum Model Differences -
Here at Great Vacs we are frequently asked about the age and model sequence of Filter Queen vacuums. This page is just designed to cover model sequence and some of the differences we have personally seen having rebuilt and serviced thousands of Filter Queens over the years. For more specific information you will need to contact Health Mor (Filter Queen).
Disclaimer - Great Vacs is not in any way associated with, retained by, contracted by, or remunerated by Health Mor/Filter Queen or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, or related companies, nor do we represent the Health Mor/Filter Queen Company on any level. This information has been gathered for information purposes only. For official and technical information you will have to contact Health Mor/Filter Queen.
About the Filter Queen Vacuum. Filter Queen is one of the highest quality canister vacuums made, in our opinion. They have been manufactured for a long time. To sum up a Filter Queen vacuum, I would use three words - filtration, reliability, and power. Their filtration always seems to be way ahead of the competition. Doctors even prescribe Filter Queen vacuums to patients with bad allergies. Another nice thing that I like about Filter Queen vacuums is they are very quiet. So if keeping your air clean and you want a quality vacuum that is designed to last for decades consider the Filter Queen Vacuum.
As we talk about the models below of Filter Queen there are 2 things that I have noticed about the different models. 1 is that as time goes on vacuum motors, in general have become more efficient and powerful. So with each model of Filter Queen that comes out in general, the newer models are more powerful. The 2nd thing I have noticed is that Filter Queen typically likes to call their models the "Majestic" model. Which can be confusing as they have come out with several models over the years. So in this guide I refer to the different models as a color as well as that helps you understand the different models better.
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|Filter Queen Vacuum- Brown. Speaking of lasting for decades here is the first Filter Queen model we ever saw or worked on. I don't know its exact age but I would estimate (as of 2017) that these are about 45 to 50 years old. They are to old for us to work on and sell (we don't service or sell them more) but its crazy as we sometimes see these still working no problem. It speaks volumes about the Filter Queen brand and how good of a vacuum they make.|
|Filter Queen Majestic Vacuum- Silver. With this model the biggest changes I noticed were the color, and the name Majestic was put on the vacuum. It was a great model and still had the non-pump style hose with the longer wand. We sill sell/service this model but they are getting old enough that we don't see them a lot. This was a workhorse model but there was one thing I did not like as much as the newer models. That is the hose and wand. The hose was not a gas pump style so the wand had to be made extra long. Over time where the hose went into the main wand the hose tends to break. Also this vacuum was made before selling online took off so this vacuum is hard to ship with its extra long wand. You have to ship the wand in a separate box or make the box your using to ship the vacuum a lot bigger. Since UPS and FED EX now charge on box size (instead of weight) this model is more expensive to ship. So if you decide to buy one of these online sometimes you can get the next newest model for almost the same price. That being said if your considering buying another plastic disposable vacuum at your local big box store because your on a budget then I suggest getting this model instead.|
|Filter Queen Triple Crown Vacuum- Red. They made some good feature changes with this model. They shortened the main wand (cheaper/easier to ship) and added the pump-style hose (big improvement). This is a nice feature on the hose as if you want to turn off your electric power nozzle you just flick the switch on the hose (right where your hand is). They changed the color and with this model there were two color styles of powerhead, black and chrome. I also noticed more power with this model than previous models.|
|Filter Queen Majestic Vacuum - Green. I don't know why but this is still my favorite model. However, to be fair I am old school. When I look at a car I would rather have manual windows/doors vs Electric. Less to go wrong I guess. That is how I personally look at vacuums. Sometimes less is more and I would rather they be powerful, simple, and powerful. That is how I feel about this model. I felt like it was the perfect balance of advanced powerful motors yet simplicity and dependability. They changed the color (which I liked a lot) and all the powerheads were black. The tools were black on this model as well. They made a Defender (see below) and a powered upholstery tool for this model as well. One of the big improvements they made is they used a different motor that was a lot more powerful than previous models. This was the last model where they used the pump hose the the metal wand coming out of it (which I liked because I personally thought they were more dependable).|
Filter Queen Majestic - Blue. They made some nice changes on this model. They changed the powerhead, hose, main wand, and tools. The biggest change they made is they are larger for more airflow and power. It seemed to me that this model had a little better performance than the previous models. So the 3 models below of "Blue" and all the models after. The only downside I saw is they made the hose more "plastic" vs. metal like the previous green model (which me being old school liked the old hose design a little better) but these were also more powerful. On these 3 models besides color and logo design I did not notice much of a difference. So under this "Blue" category there are actually 3 different models.
75th Anniversary Blue Model - First model of Blue Model and super popular. These always sell out as soon as we get them in.
360 Blue Model - Not as popular, as they had some problems with the main wand. However, if you ever have problems with the wand just contact Filter Queen as they are usually very good about replacing it and standing behind their products.
360 SS Blue Model - Another popular model with no problems that I could see.
|Filter Queen Majestic - Black. As of the writing of this article (updated in 2017) this is the current new model. It is more of a black color and actually looks very nice. It is similar to the Blue models above where it is powerful, quiet, and dependable. Overall a very good vacuum.|
|Defender. The Defender is a home air-purifying system. It is awesome! It is quieter than a vacuum and is great for allergy sufferers. What I like about the Defender Air Purifier is its size and power. Most Air Purifiers are to small and the filters quickly fill up with dirt. The Defender has a crazy large HEPA filter (and carbon filter wrap) which can hold a lot of dust/dirt before needing to be replaced. Also recently some companies have come out with some replacement filters which are a lot less expensive so they are not expensive to maintain anymore. We sell those replacement filters and have not noticed any differences but according to Filter Queen they suggest buying their genuine version for best results. The only other air purifier that is as powerful with as large of filters that I have seen is the Prolux Enfinity. You might consider that as well as it uses a brushless motor (no carbon brushes to wear out which means you can run it 24/7). Both of these Air Purifiers are stand alone units and just plug into any 120 volt outlets and you don't have to buy the vacuum to use the air purifier. Even if we don't show any for sale in our store we usually have a few Filter Queen Defenders kicking around. We always put new filters in them and if you are interested just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can sell you one. Like all Filter Queen vacuums and air purifiers if you want a brand new one you should contact Filter Queen as that is the only way to buy them new.CLICK HERE to Shop For Filter Queen Vacuums & Air Purifiers.|
As far as recommendations, I would say that age is not a big factor because of how long they last. I would go for model features, looks and what you can fit in your budget. I personally like the Filter Queen Green or newer models. If you still have any questions you may email us at email@example.com or view our Filter Queens on our site.