1-Hoover Windtunnel T-Series
A great vacuum from this long-standing brand, the T-Series Windtunnel is lightweight and very easy to use. It has an automatic rewind for the cord and has 5 levels of height adjustment so you can go from linoleum to hardwoods to carpet and everywhere in between. It has no-scuff bumpers so you don’t need to worry about leaving marks on your baseboards, and it comes with a HEPA filter to help keep pet dander, fine dust, mold and pollen out of your home.
2-Bissell CleanView with OnePass
While it’s a bit on the heavy side, this Bissell is still an amazing workhorse. It has 5 different height adjustment levels to clean all types of floors, and the weight makes it work especially well on carpet, even those with deep pile. It has washable filters and is bagless and also offers a wide cleaning path so you won’t need to make as many passes to get your floors clean.
3-Shark Navigator Freestyle
The only cordless vacuum on our best vacuums under $100 list, the Freestyle Navigator is very convenient. It has 2 speeds for different types of floors and also has swivel steering, making it easy to navigate around corners and furniture. It also has a very low profile so you can get under furniture and beds without a big hassle.
Another highly rated vac from Bissell, the Rewind has some high-end features you’d never expect to get if you’re on a tight budget and can’t spend over $100 on a new vacuum cleaner. First, it has an automatic cord rewind so you don’t have to wind it up yourself. It also has a clean carpet sensor to let you know if your carpets are still dirty or if you’re good to go. Dual edge cleaning means it gets up nice and close to baseboards, and the HEPA filter will help keep those fine particles that irritate allergies out of your home.
5-Dirt Devil Breeze
One of the best budget vacuums on the market today, the Dirt Devil Breeze has the price of a sweeper or stick vac but the performance of an upright. It offers cyclonic filtration and also has an automatic height adjustment so you don’t need to manually change anything when going from carpets to hardwood or bare floors. It is small and lightweight and has a HEPA filter to keep the air clean.