If you’re reading this post, you are most likely on the hunt for the best vacuum — for YOU! I hear you, I feel you, and I know the search is rough. But I’m here to make it ALL easier! I have tried SO many vacuums (seriously, SO. MANY.) — and I’ve come to find that there are certain ones that are best for certain locations, situations, and messes! Depending on your lifestyle and what you’re looking for (crumb saver from your littles, small apartment clean up, “no time for that” work life) I promise I have a recommendation for you.
Google is FULL of advertisements and hundreds of vacuum suggestions, but let’s be REAL. Which vacuums are really tried and true, best of the best? I personally have made it a point to try tons of vacuums over the years and all of my suggestions below are what I would send to my best friends and family members. These are the best vacuum cleaners I’ve ever used, and if you keep reading, you’ll find a couple deals, too!
Table of Contents
- Vacuum DEALS!
- Is it okay to buy refurbished?
- Best Overall: Cordless Vacuums
- Dyson V11 Cordless – my top pick
- Dyson V8 Animal Cordless – goldilocks
- MOOSOO Cordless Vacuum – affordable pick
- Robot Vacuums – for cats, dogs and clean freaks
- Sweeper – the biggest bang for your buck
- Pick the best for YOU!
Okay before we get into the nitty gritty, there are some amazing deals happening right now on a few of my TOP FAVES that I need you to know about!
- The Dyson V11 Outsize Origin+ Cordless Vacuum (my #1 pick!) is for 27% off! $599.98 (retail $819.96).
- The Dyson V8 Animal Cordless (refurbished) is 58% off at just $209.99 (reg $499.99).
- The MOOSOO Cordless Vacuum is on sale for ONLY $83.99 (reg $122.21) at 31% off!
- The iRobot Roomba 980 Cleaning Robot (refurbished) is 50% off making it $299.99 (reg $599.99)! Plus, use code PAYLESSCR for 10% off at checkout!
- The Ecovacs Deebot Robotic Vacuum (renewed) is 27% off! You’ll get it for only $139 (reg $192.99) If you want a good deal on a new one, then you can get it here for 29% off, making it only $199.99 (reg $279.99).
Is it okay to buy refurbished?
What does refurbished mean? This means that it’s been opened or a minor flaw has been repaired, but it’s gone through a rigorous process to deem it ready for resale! My experience with buying refurbished items has been flawless. I’ve literally never bought anything refurbished and had a bad experience – including everything from electronics to hair products. Buying refurbished is often an incredible (and super smart) way to save on an item that’s a little bit of a splurge!!
Best Overall: Cordless Vacuums
Cordless vacuums are AMAZING if you have a big house or a small apartment, LOTS of floor to cover or even just small weird or hard to reach places (esp if it’s one that converts to a handheld!). They’re my top pick because they’re versatile, reliable, quick and easy to use, and so much better than your grandpa’s clunky 1970s vacuum that I feel like we all kept using for decades.
Dyson V11 Cordless – my top pick
I had been wanting to try this Dyson V11 Cordless Vacuum for forever because it’s basically the Bentley of cordless vacuums. It is the most powerful cordless vac, and if you’re wanting to invest in the only vacuum you’ll ever need, THIS is the one!
This is MY FAVORITE because it holds its charge for a super long time, it works like a DREAM, shows the battery level at the top, converts to a handheld, and is an absolute powerhouse.
When you purchase this Dyson V11 Outsize Origin cordless vacuum, the whole package comes with a mini soft dusting brush, combination tool, mini motorized tool, crevice tool, stiff bristle brush, wand storage clip, mattress tool, up-top adapter, AND extension hose. WHEW! Such a great deal!
This traps 99.99% of particles, dust, and allergens as small as 0.3 micron in boost mode (loooove) and the cordless charge lasts for 60 minutes! Like I said, if you are looking to invest in the best of the best when it comes to cordless vacuums, look no further!
Dyson V8 Animal Cordless – goldilocks
This Dyson V8 Animal is a great alternative if you’re looking for something like my top pick, but you want a middle of the line investment. You can carry it everywhere, and it makes vacuuming a cinch. I know the reservation with cord-free vacuums is the power; will it work as well as my traditional vacuum? The answer is a resounding YES!! I am so impressed with how powerful this lightweight vacuum is. The cleaning head is designed for all surfaces, it converts to handheld AND boasts a HEPA filtration system.
You won’t have the battery display at the top, and the charge doesn’t last as long. But if you can live with those things, this really is an amazing vacuum.
MOOSOO Cordless Vacuum – affordable pick
The MOOSOO Cordless Vacuum is a GREAT option if you need a new vacuum and you’re on a budget or if you need a second vacuum. The price point allowed us to justify purchasing a second vacuum so we can have a dedicated upstairs vacuum and a downstairs one. To be able to not worry about my kids breaking the vacuum or scraping up the walls transporting it up and down the stairs was well worth the very small investment.
This is also a great option if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a newlywed couple, a grandparent who lives alone in a small place who just wants a basic but very lightweight vacuum, or someone whose vacuum just broke and they need the least expensive option that will give them the MOST bang for their buck!
At well under $100, you’re saving hundreds of dollars while still getting a very similar experience to what you’d get with a Dyson cordless vac.
How does it compare to the Dyson?
The MOOSOO vacuum is seriously SO SIMILAR (and in some ways better!) than the Dyson vacuum. And it’s a fraction of the price!
- Dyson: 30 mins runtime
- MOOSOO: 40 mins runtime
- Dyson: weighs 5.29 pounds
- MOOSOO: weighs 3.3 lbs
- Dyson: washable HEPA filter system
- MOOSOO: washable HEPA filter system
- Dyson: requires 3.5 hours charge before use
- MOOSOO: requires 5 hours to fully charge
- Dyson: hold button down to vacuum
- MOOSOO: on/off button (does not need to be held down)
In researching this totally amazing and under-the-radar vacuum, I discovered that it has earned thousands and thousands of really amazing, super positive four and five-star reviews. People really love this vacuum, and we LOVE IT too!
Robot Vacuums – for cats, dogs and clean freaks
If you have little hands that touch your floors (hello – ME!) or if you have animals that leave a trail of hair or fur every single day that you just cannot seem to keep up with, or if your love language is a floor so clean you could eat off of it, then a robot vacuum is going to be your new best friend. I don’t know if I’d go so far to say you could replace your regular vacuum with one of these, especially if your’e that in love with a clean floor. But if a well-kept surface to meet your feet makes your heart sing, a robot vacuum needs to be something you splurge for or save for or at the very least, put on your “Dear Santa” list for this year.
iRobot Roomba Cleaner – the OG
We absolutely love using robotic vacuums just to help keep our floors clean all the time! It is such a useful little household helper. You can schedule it to run each day, or just press CLEAN and it will automatically get to work!
This iRobot Roomba would be perfect for a family with dogs or small babies who crawl around on the floor or an older person or people who hate vacuuming-really anyone!
Roomba vacuums have established themselves as the “authority” because they really were the first to make robot vacuums cool, and they’re the authority in their space.
You’re definitely paying a little for the name but I will say that the performance lives up to its reputation too! Basically, if you go with this one, you will not be disappointed. Check the reviews if you need a second or third or 70th opinion.
Ecovacs DEEBOT Robotic Vacuum – my pick
This Ecovacs robotic vacuum has mega crazy high ratings and I totally bought it for that reason. This one is cordless, has WiFi connectivity, and works with the app AND Alexa, and will run up to 120 minutes!! It’s is also one of the TOP RATED and top recommended from Consumer Reports, which is why I decided to go with it in the first place.
If you’re in the market to buy a robotic vacuum right now, this is the one I would recommend. I also love that it’s all white so that it’s not an eye-sore when it’s doing its thang!
Sweeper – the biggest bang for your buck
No I’m not talking about a swiffer, or a broom and dust pan (although, as a mom of 4, you’ll never catch me without one of those in my house!). I’m talking about the all-mighty and penny-pincher powerful pick, the Bissell Perfect Sweep Rechargeable Carpet Sweeper. These remind me of all the times I’ve helped clean the chapel at our church because they always seem to have one of these! They’re GREAT because you don’t have to plug them into a wall, but instead of being $100 or $400 or $600, you can buy one for a mere $39.99. The price can vary, but this is usually what you’re looking at!
I have mixed feelings about these. I think they’re AWESOME. But I also think they’re less than durable. I’ve bought these a couple times and they seem to last my family and my kids who are HARD on vacuums, with their daily/weekly chores, under 6 months. So yes, they’re great! But if you calculate how many of those I’d have to continue buying to keep our house clean, vs. the one-time purchase of almost ANY of the other vacuums listed above, I’m definitely getting a better LONG-TERM investment for my money with almost any of the other vacuums in this post.
Still, it’s a super duper pick if you just need something on another level, maybe you own a small studio for work or a space you need to be able to clean, or an Airbnb you don’t want anyone to steal a nice vacuum from, or you’re sending a kid to the college dorms and you don’t want a nice vacuum disappearing when they inevitably have roommates “borrowing” everything they own!
There’s a reason this little budget buy has earned a majority of 5-star reviews of the 8,000+ people who have taken the time to review it!
Pick the best for YOU!
Finding the best vacuum for YOU doesn’t suck, right?! Seriously though, I hope this post has helped you decide which is the best addition to your cleaning supply family. Let me know in the comments which one you’re going to go with; I love them all for different reasons!