20 Best Vacuums Of 2020 — At All Price Points

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There are all sorts of vacuum cleaners out there — compact, robotic, upright, handheld, and more. But what are the best vacuum cleaners? Ultimately, what is “best” is what works for your own needs and household.

For example, if you have lots of carpet or lots of rugs, upright vacuums are a good choice. But for people with lots of stairs, something with a canister is probably easier to maneuver.

Canisters are also good on hard surfaces, and handhelds are great for lighter tasks, such as spilled cereal. And the robotic options? Well, that’s fun to set it and forget it. Of course, if you're dealing with lots of pet hair or dust, that’s another thing to consider. Here are some great contenders, from all different price points for all areas of your home.

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1. Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

The Dyson V8 animal offers cord-free hassle-free cleaning for up to 40 minutes. Powered by the Dyson V8 motor, this machine has the most powerful suction of any cordless vacuum. Whole machine filtration captures allergens and expels cleaner air than the air you breathe.

(Walmart, $249.99-$399.99)

2. iRobot Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt Disposal

Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal holds 30 bins of dirt, dust and hair. Power Lifting Suction delivers 10X the air power for improved pick up performance. Ideal for homes with pets.

(Target, $1,099.99)

3. Bissell ICONpet High-Powered Cordless Vacuum

A 22V Lithium Ion Battery provides cordless convenience with three cleaning modes, up to 50 minutes of cordless cleaning, and convenient, quick-charging wall-mount tool storage, and a Tangle-Free Brush Roll that minimizes pesky hair wrap, tackling hair up to eight inches long.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

4. Roborock S6 Vacuum

The S6 will make keeping a clean home effortless, with automated vacuuming by just opening an app. High-precision laser navigation system maps each room of your home in real-time with ability to set up virtual barriers, and automatic carpet pressurization mode allows it work just as strongly on carpets as it does on hard floors.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

5. Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional

A lightweight 2-in-1 Lift-Away upright vacuum with a detachable canister for portable cleaning power. With the push of a button, Lift-Away technology allows you to lift the canister away and easily clean in hard-to-reach areas. This vacuum is also equipped with a completely sealed system and a HEPA filter to trap dust and allergens.

(Target, $219.99)

6. Hoover WindTunnel Upright Corded Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner

The WindTunnel Air Bagless Upright has all the power you need to tackle everyday dirt and debris with Multi-Cyclonic filtration. Recline the handle all the way to the floor to clean under furniture without rearranging your room, then use the built-in wand and attachable stair hose for effortless above floor cleaning. And the bagless design means no mess.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

7. Bissell Cleanview Bagless Upright Vacuum

The Bissell Cleanview is engineered with OnePass technology that has powerful suction, plus an innovative brush design that cleans on the initial pass. With a multi-cyclonic system for powerful, thorough suction and a lightweight design that's easy to push and carry, it's the perfect combination of form and function.

(Target, $99.99)

8. Eureka Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Lightweight Stick Vacuum

The 3-In-1 design with onboard crevice tool allows you to customize your vacuum for your needs. At only 4 pounds, you can take the Eureka blaze anywhere. Powerful 2 amp motor picks up particles like dust and pollen, while the washable filtration system captures the debris and improves air quality.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

9. Black+Decker Ultra Lightweight Upright Cleaner

The Black+Decker Airswivel Ultra-Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner features 170-degree swivel steering. The patented technology needs only one motor, allowing for maximum maneuverability and ease of use. XL dust cup requires less frequent empty of dust cup between uses.

(Target, $34.99)

10. Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner

The R300 robot vacuum lets you easily start clean, schedule and customize cleaning preferences with remote control. Auto-adjust cleaning head auto increase suction power and adapt its height to seamlessly clean from hard surface floor to medium-pile carpet for a spotless clean home.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

11. MOOSOO Vacuum Cleaner Corded Stick Vacuum with HEPA Filter

This vacuum includes a brush and crevice nozzle, and is perfect for marble, tile and hardwood floor. It picks up all surface debris and deeply embedded dirt, such as cat litter, dog food crumbs, pet hair. Its suction is so great that it can suck up your phone.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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12. Dirt Devil Endura Reach Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

The Endura Reach is packed with powerful suction to tackle dirt anywhere in your home with the power of the improved Endura filtration system. A compact design with a quick-release wand gives you 10ft of extra cleaning reach.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

13. Meva Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Powerful suction Canister Vacuum Cleaner with mini compact lightweight design has swivel steering, which makes maneuvering around furniture a breeze. Telescopic wand and floor roller accessories allow you to reach any area with ease.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

14. Hoover T-Series WindTunnel Rewind Plus Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum

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Hoover’s WindTunnel is great for fighting embedded dirt and features a powerful Hand Tool for precision cleaning, a rinsable filter, a HEPA filter, and on-board tools. Comes with No Scuff Bumper which protects furniture as you clean along edges or underneath. 

(Walmart, $89.98)

15. Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum

Tineco A10 Brushless Motor provides ultra-quiet powerful suction and can easily convert to a handheld, satisfy your multi-purpose cleaning requirements with floor-to-ceiling accessories. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

16. Homasy 2 in 1 Stick Vacuum & Handheld Vacuum

It can be used at full length or the handheld or the handheld with floor brush, making it awesome for hard-to-reach spots, and can easily switch to a handheld vac at the touch of a button. Provides an impressive 12Kpa of power, providing a deep, thorough clean without compromising on the maneuverability.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

17. Oreck Commercial XL Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Upright vacuum cleaner with 12-inch-wide cleaning path for cleaning low pile carpets than typical canister vacuum cleaners and takes up less space for storage. Automatic floor adjustment enables the vacuum cleaner to move between carpets and hard surfaces without changes to manual settings.

(Walmart, $156)

18. iwoly V600 Vacuum Cleaner

V600 stick vacuum with powerful vacuum is equipped with the floor head for both hard floor and carpeted surfaces. The body of this 2-in-1 stick and handheld vacuum is only 3.3 pounds and has an adjustable extension tube to add an extra 17-28 inches.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

19. Houzetek Bed Vacuum Cleaner with Roller Brush

300W high-power motor and high frequency vibration up to 1200 cycle/min, three rows of S-type brush thorough clean them all. Intelligent electronic control, 6 stage filtration system, and HEPA Filter suck in 99.9 percent of particles as small as 0.3 microns to release the fresh air.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

20. Shark Navigator DLX Upright Vacuum

Shark Navigator has Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology and a HEPA filter. It has extra-large-capacity, easy-to-empty dust cup, swivel steering, and brushroll shutoff.

(Target, $159.99)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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