Shopping for a vacuum in this day and time can be as overwhelming as going down the cereal aisle at the grocery store and trying to choose a cereal. There are many different brands, makes, and models. Their performances vary. Their features vary. Their accessories vary. Their price ranges vary. There are a lot of variations to take into consideration when shopping for a vacuum and making the decision to invest in a vacuum that will meet your home and family needs. A vacuum is a mainstay for every family that is used on a regular basis to provide a clean-living environment for everyone.
There are two vacuums that stand out a bit more than your old school bag vacuum due to their water-based technology. Those vacuums are the Rainbow and Sirena brands. The Rainbow and the Sirena brands do have a lot in common and that is why it is important to research and compare so that you can have a better understanding of what sets them apart. Comparison shopping can take a lot of personal time, energy, and effort which can take away from other important responsibilities in your life. However, it is important to invest some time in doing so. Included in this article will be valuable information that will help you gain knowledge regarding both brands and what they have to offer.
Rainbow vs. Serina: BACKSTORY
I will start with the Rainbow vacuum because it has been around since 1936. The Rexair Company is the developer and the manufacturer of the Rainbow vacuums. Their innovative ideas designed a product that would improve the indoor environment. The Rainbow is a registered brand of Rexair and is manufactured with top-quality materials. It is an American made product and is manufactured in Rexair’s state-of-the-art manufacturing and technology center located in Cadillac, Michigan. It carries with it an ISO 9001:2015 QMS which is an international standard that is dedicated to Quality Management Systems. The QMS specifies requirements for organizations that desire to demonstrate consistency in providing for their consumers a product that meets their needs and follows statutory and regulatory requirements. Also, it helps the company meet the need of them desiring to enhance their customer satisfaction through effective application to include a process of continual improvement. Simply put they desire to continue to be innovative for the benefit of the customer.
The Sirena SIONA Full Home Cleaning Systems is owned by a Canadian company, is a product that is manufactured in China, and is sold in the United States and 30 other countries. The Sirena vacuum is Canadian-designed and engineered and features a state-of-the-art water-based filtration system. It is sold in the United States mainly using a system of independently owned vacuum cleaner specialty stores primarily Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service.
These two companies have two different backstories but have developed and manufactured products that enhance the home environment by the way they clean. Let us look at features that are similar and that set them apart. The features that will be our focus are their attachments, buyer’s guide, certification, and customer satisfaction.
The Rainbow and Serina Vacuuming Systems have quite a few similar qualities. They both are an 8-in-1 Total Home Cleaning System that eliminates germs and bacteria, sanitizes the home, promotes allergy relief, keeps carpets safe and clean, gets rid of pet hair, eliminates the unsanitary repetitive use of a mop and broom, eliminates spreading dirt in the air, and eliminates the waste of vacuum bags.
Both systems use a water-based technology and HEPA filtration. HEPA is an acronym for High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters that can trap 99.97% of particles that are as small as 0.3 microns. They both purify and aromatize the air. They have unlimited run time and are eco-friendly. Now for their differences.
- Basin size varies depending on Series – ranges between 2 to 4 quarts
- Weight varies depending on Series – Averages 17 pounds
- Registered Hurricane Motor with 1.5 HP
- 70 CFM Suction – The system moves 70 cubic feet of air every minute
- Distributed in 12 countries – Known worldwide
- Cost: Depends on Series and package purchased – Averages $3000.00
- Basin holds 3.5 liters of water
- Weight: 15 pounds
- Two-speed motor
- Suction Power: 1000w
- Sold in 30 countries
- Cost: $889.00
The standard Rainbow vacuum cleaner comes with the following items:
- stainless steel wands
- 8-foot hose
- attachment caddy
- wet pick-up extractor head
- floor and wall brush
- dusting brush
- upholstery tool
- crevice tool
- confined space cleaner and inflator tool
- pet grooming tool
- aero-fresh bag
- refrigerator coil cleaner
The above-listed items are for your standard and basic Rainbow vacuum package. They do have combination packs that allow you to choose from quite a few accessories so that you can personalize your vacuum for your specific family and home care needs for an added cost. The accessories are as follows:
- Power Nozzle
- Aquamate Carpet Cleaner
- Rainbow Mate
Each of these accessories perform specific tasks and can be added to your Rainbow package and help you build the perfect vacuum for your cleaning needs.
The standard Serina vacuum cleaner comes with the following items:
- power nozzle
- crevice tool
- upholstery brush
- floor brush
- inflation tool
- dusting brush
- extension wand
- wet and dry hose
- elbow wand
Serina provides bundle packages with their added accessories to include a specific accessory and replacement item(s). These include the following items:
- Turbo Brush + Fragrance Pack + HEPA Replacement Filter
- Twister + Fragrance Pack + HEPA Replacement Filter
- Twister + Fragrance Pack + HEPA Replacement Filter
These accessory items can be purchased separately as well but the bundle packages are highly economical.
Rainbow has Independent Authorized Distributors and only allow those distributors/dealers to sell the Rainbow vacuum cleaning systems. They have built a reputation of quality, performance, and customer satisfaction and have invested many years in the development of the product which is supported by Rexair LLC. Caveat Emptor – “Let the Buyer Beware!” only an authorized Rainbow distributor can sell an authentic Rainbow.
To purchase a Rainbow vacuum you must first find an authorized distributor. Rainbow is a personal brand that continues to operate off in-home demonstrations. They have an 80-year direct selling reputation and feel it is more personal to be invited into an individual’s home to find out specifically what their home cleaning needs are and to help put together a vacuuming and cleaning package to meet the need.
Serina can be purchased on-line or you can go to one of their independently owned vacuum cleaner specialty stores such as Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service. There are no in-home demonstrations or sales. You can purchase a Serina vacuum on-line and they provide financing options that allow you to pay over-time. They run special sales with added benefits. If there are any issues with the product they cover the shipping costs in both directions. They provide service within 48 hours of receiving the product and the Serina Vacuuming System carries a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.
The Rainbow Vacuuming System is certified asthma and allergy friendly. Through independent testing, it has been scientifically proven that the Rainbow vacuum removes allergens from carpeting and contains them in the water basin.
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers certified the Rainbow is a proven air cleaner and reduces air pollutants.
The Serina Vacuuming System has a GOLD rating certification by the Carpet and Rug Institute and was given the Seal of Approval and Green Label for Certified Vacuums. Eco-friendly.
The European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation certified the Serina vacuum to be allergy-friendly and quality tested.
Certified Space Technology – The Serina vacuum uses the same materials and technologies that were originally developed for space exploration.
There are a lot of comparisons between the Rainbow Vacuuming System and the Serina Vacuuming System. These products mainly have positive reviews especially from individuals who suffer from allergies, asthma, and upper respiratory issues. When researching a product, the customer reviews are essential in helping you make a better decision whether to purchase or not. Let us review some customer’s reviews of both products.
Rainbow Vacuuming System Top 5 Customer Reviews
- Power brush stopped working – 2 stars
- I love my Rainbow – 4 stars
- Hands down the best vacuum ever – 5 stars
- Packed properly for Panama – 5 stars
- Excellent cleaner, great for allergies, and durable! – 5 stars
Some of the reviews, though positive, did comment regarding the weight. They gave positive reviews and loved the product but some of them were up in age and stated, “It being heavy.” They overlooked the heaviness because of the air quality that it provided.
Serina Vacuuming System Top 5 Customer Reviews
- Who knew? – 5 stars
- The power nozzle stopped working – 1 star
- Works like a Rainbow for less money – 4 stars
- Wife loves it! – 5 stars
- Exceptionally good vacuum – 5 stars
There was a comment from a customer making everyone aware of the importance to purchase from an authorized distributor for the 10-year manufacturer warranty to remain valid.
In comparing the Rainbow and the Serina Vacuuming Systems they both appear to be good products. The standouts for the Rainbow are being an American-made product, reputation, customer focus, and quality control. The standouts for the Serina are quality, economical cost factor, and ease of buying. When choosing your next vacuum purchase these are two vacuums to put on the top of your list for consideration.