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While there are so many vacuum cleaners on the market today to choose from in any price range, the vast array of choices can really be dizzying if you’re trying to choose the best one for your particular household. With prices ranging from under well under $100 to well over $400, there are so many to choose from. To make your choice easier, we’ve compiled the top 10 vacuum cleaners to answer that ever-so-important question, “What is the best vacuum cleaner?”
With 3 models to choose from (the Animal Complete, Animal and Multi Floor), you can’t go wrong with any of these choices. They are not only all the best vacuum cleaner, but all 3 offer the best suction of any cleaner on the market today and offer options for basic household cleaning as well as those abodes with pet hair and the associated dander that must be dealt with. The Dyson DC 65 (all 3 models) is certified Allergy and Asthma friendly, so you know they take care of all the microscopic particles in your home that can make you sick or sneeze from allergies.
Each model also comes with a variety of handy tools to get any job done. This combined with its amazing power, 5 year warranty, not to mention an extra-long cord, sleek design and durability, the DC65 models are the best vacuums available and truly rate number one of our top rated vacuums of 2016.
Yes, this popular model proves the Shark brand has true staying power. With a ‘no loss of suction’ design, a variety of helpful tools and good suction, this one remains a customer favorite. In reviews, it receives very high praise, and it’s well deserved.
At an affordable price tag less than half of a new Dyson, it is truly a contender. It also has an advantage in that it’s actually 3 vacuums in one. Incorporated are the main upright and a lift away that can be used as either a canister vac or a handheld.
This new and popular Hoover vacuum truly puts a fresh face on an old brand. With many of the features you’d find in a more expensive model, this one manages to do it all… and without a cord to get in the way.
Unlike many cordless models, this one has true staying power, as it solves the problem of short battery life. With 2 high power lithium batteries included, you can expect to use it for nearly an hour before the batteries die. This means you won’t get stranded with only half the job done.
With a slightly smaller footprint and a little less suction than the DC65, the Dyson DC40 is still one great machine. With a price significantly less than the DC 65, it is an incredibly good value to get the Dyson brand and performance. This is a machine that’s heavy enough that user reviews rate it very high in digging into even the deepest shag and deep pile carpets, getting them very clean without doing damage. Due to its innovative design, you can easily go from those carpets right to your hardwood floors with no extra work or buttons to push.
At a price slightly less than the Rotator for those on a budget, the Navigator doesn’t cut corners. It only has a few less features but overall is still a good value for the money. For this reason, not only does it make our top ten ratings list, it also remains a steadfast best seller.
Like the Rotator, it also comes with a variety of tools to tackle any job, and it also has a lift away canister that can be used as a handheld with or without the extension hose to clean stairs, ceiling fans, windowsills or get into any corner you need to clean.
While it’s the only machine on our list to use disposable bags, as opposed to the rest, which are bagless and just requiring regularly emptying of the dirt container, the Oreck XL 2100RHS is a great little vacuum. By little, we mean it only weighs 8 pounds! In spite of its light weight, it works as well as any full-sized upright. Though it’s not a vacuum that comes with attachments, you’ll find it does a great job of general cleaning and will take care of everything from hardwood floors (without leaving scratches) to every type of carpet.
The Hoover Windtunnel 3 Pro Pet is the newest addition in the Hoover line, and in review after review, it is loved most for its ability to suck up all kinds of pet hair and dander on floors and furniture. With a variety of handy attachments included AND an automatic cord rewind, this one has certainly earned its rank. At a price point under $200, it’s certainly one of the best in its class.
The Shark Rocket Ultralight, while not cordless like the Dyson everyone seems to want to compare it with, is still a good machine. It is especially loved in user reviews from those buyers who live in a smaller apartment or home or are looking for a solution for their RV or camper. With a variety of attachments and a wall mount included (Yes, you can hang it right on the wall!) and at a good price point, it’s a great option for those on a budget who need a lightweight but durable model with decent enough power to get the job done.
When answering what is the best vacuum, we wanted to include options in every price range, because not only those with a big budget deserve to have a clean house(!) The third Hoover on our list, this one is a holdover from 2014 without a doubt, but it still deserves a place in our top 10. Overall, it’s a fantastic vacuum for under $100, in fact it’s one of the best. With a lightweight profile, extra-long 8 foot hose and some nifty basic attachments included, it will get the jobs done you need. While you’ll find it doesn’t quite have the suction of a more expensive model, it really is a good value for the money.
The most inexpensive on our list, the Bissell is a great starter vacuum. If you have a limited budget or are just getting started, this is a great first choice. Its bagless cleaning does a decent job on most surfaces (especially carpet), and it even has a turbo brush tool included in the low price.