Vacuum cleaners come in all shapes and sizes and each offers different features and capabilities—from convenient cordless designs to futuristic robot options. We’ve found some of the best vacuum cleaner models across a variety of categories to help you find one that’s perfect for your budget and needs.
Best cordless vacuums
The powerful Dyson V8 cordless vacuum offers up to 40 minutes of suction time from one full charge. It’s a great choice if you need something that can clean the whole house and the car as well. The vacuum’s additional accessories make it the Swiss Army knife of cleaning; the mini soft dusting brush means you can easily dust surfaces, while the crevice tool lets you get into those normally hard-to-reach places, like between the couch cushions.
Coming in at under 3 kg, the V8 is lightweight and comfortable to use, and the included docking station means it won’t take up too much storage space.
Designed with animals in mind, the V8 Animal model is a great choice if you have shedding pets at home, too.
One of the brand’s newest cordless stick vacuums, the Dyson V11 is a premium choice. It features a powerful motor to allow for strong suction, as well as a six-stage filtration system that effectively captures dust and particles without leaking them back into the air.
At just over 3 kg, the V11 is slightly heavier than the Dyson V8. However, it does offer a longer suction time of up to 60 minutes from a full charge.
Best traditional vacuums
Miele Blizzard CX1
The high-performance Miele Blizzard CX1 is bagless and has a washable filter which means it requires minimal upkeep. The filter is also certified as suitable for allergy sufferers and the Miele vacuum features a hygienic emptying system that reduces the amount of fine dust in the air when you empty it.
Dyson Big Ball Cinetic
With the trademark Dyson silhouette, the Dyson Big Ball Cinetic offers great function and a sleek look. It boasts powerful suction, a large bin, and a hygienic emptying system. Plus, a no-filter design means there’s less upkeep than for other vacuums.
The Big Ball Cinetic is also designed to automatically turn upright when it gets knocked over—undoubtedly a much-needed feature for many of us.
Best robot vacuums
iRobot Roomba 980
The iRobot Roomba 980 is one of the mid-range offerings in the brand’s extensive robot vacuum cleaner range. This vacuum offers total convenience, cleaning an entire level of your home with just the push of a button. It can clean continuously for 120 minutes and, at 3.6-inches tall, it can fit underneath most furniture.
The vacuum cleaner can also be operated through a dedicated iRobot app.
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo
Vacuums in the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo range not only vacuum your floors for you but mop them at the same time too. The vacuum cleaners feature electronic water controls that know the right amount of water to use, plus they have sensors to detect what kind of surface they’re on so you won’t be left with wet carpets.
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