To me, vacuuming is a frustrating chore, which is why I have a robot vacuum. But I know there are plenty of people that need (and enjoy) a good, traditional vacuum to keep their homes clean. There are many different kinds of vacuums, from upright to handheld, so we’ve rounded up the best of all sizes.
Canister Vacuum: Bissell Hard Floor Bagless Canister Vacuum
One look at this machine and you know it’s a powerhouse of cleaning ability. It has an 18” cord so you’re not overly-tethered and it’s lightweight for easy carrying from room to room.
Stick Vacuum: Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute
This 2-in-1 vacuum easily switches from stick to handheld and will run for up to 40 minutes. It comes with multiple heads for whichever type of floor your home has, from hardwood to area rug. The V10 motor helps pick up dust and dirt that you probably didn’t even know was there.
Upright Vacuum: Eureka PowerSpeed Bagless Upright
This classic upright vacuum is lightweight (only about 10lbs) and easy to maneuver. It includes a handful of quality accessories, too, like a crevice tool for corners and an upholstery tool so you can actually clean your couch.
Lift-Away Vacuum: Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional
With a HEPA filter and one-touch lift away capabilities to turn this into a handheld vacuum, this is a great all-in-one-option. It has swivel steering for easy handling and a brush shutoff for when you switch from rug to hardwood.
Robot Vacuum: iRobot Roomba i3+
Scouted Editor Jillian Lucas thinks a robot vacuum is the only way to go—specifically this one. She writes, “ The Roomba i3+ has floor tracking sensors, Reactive Sensor Technology, and Dirt Detect sensors, which means it covers every square inch, every time it runs. It makes walking around barefoot so much more enjoyable. The grippy, rubber rollers catch hair and somehow it doesn’t get stuck to the point of having to take scissors to a massive hairball (speaking from past experiences). It’s also Alexa-compatible, so I can just tell Roomba to go home.”
Hand Vacuum: Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Cordless Hand Vacuum
Perfect for the pet owners out there that need to control the hair, this handheld vacuum packs a punch. It has powerful suction and comes with a crevice tool for cleaning small spaces like under the driver’s seat or in corners.
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