Best Vacuum Cleaners
Dyson Ball Animal 2
Eureka NES210 Blaze
BISSELL Cleanview 2486
Shark Navigator NV356E.
1. Shark NV501.
With a dust cap capacity of 1.3 quarts, this is a powerful upright vacuum cleaner with a lift-away pod for when you need easy cleaning of stairs and above-floor areas.
It’s an extremely lightweight vacuum and operates quieter than most other vacuums.
The rotator technology has enhanced swivel steering and helps get a better deep carpet cleaning. The easy to maneuver machine can easily be guided throughout your home and around obstacles giving you complete control.
Alongside the vacuum cleaner, you get premium pet tools and ergo cleaning accessories so you can reach those hard to reach places.
The vacuum cleaner comes with anti-allergen complete seal technology and a HEPA filter to trap dust inside the vacuum and not let any allergens escape.
The Rotator professional requires just 1 button to separate away from the cannister and reach those places that hard to get to.
The NV501 is a great vacuum cleaner for pet hair and it ranks as one of the best vacuums on our list.
2. Dyson Ball Animal 2.
This extremely powerful bagless upright vacuum is versatile and great for getting to all those difficult to reach places. The ball technology allows you to easily maneuver the vacuum around your home.
With a large .55-gallon capacity this vacuum is able to collect all the dust and dirt from around your home.
The self-adjusting cleaner head is perfect for sealing in suction on surfaces such as wood, carpet, and tiled floors.
The machine is sealed with a HEPA filtration system, this ensures that allergens and bacteria are trapped and do not escape. This is a great feature for allergy sufferers.
The bin is very easy to empty with just a push of the button, which is very convenient.
Alongside the bagless vacuum cleaner you get a free stair tool, turbine tool and combination tool included.
In our cleaning tests it handled cleaning bare floors, carpeted stairs and other carpeted surfaces with ease. It even cleaned up some wet spills we had without causing any issues.
The Animal 2 is definitely not a budget vacuum, but it’s worth every penny. Dyson comes out with a new vacuum every so often, but for 2021 this is the right vacuum cleaner for most.
3. Eureka NES210 Blaze.
The dimensions of this stick vacuum cleaner are 6 x 10 x 44 inches and it weighs around 3.97 pounds.
Being a much lighter vacuum than our other picks it’s a great vacuum to pick up and get those little pieces of dirt and dust around your home, it might not be as powerful or have a large canister to trap dirt, but it does a great job whizzing around and picking up small pieces of debris.
It has a 3 in 1 design so you can customize the vacuum to your needs.
With the swivel steering system, you can maneuver this vacuum all-around your home with ease and its performed much better than other stick vacuums in this department.
The motor is powerful and is great at picking up dust, pollen and more. The filtration system is great and helps improve air quality in your home.
Overall it’s a great little vacuum and is perfect for those on a budget that need a stick vacuum that can be versatile and deal with small cleaning jobs. It has the size of a cordless vacuum cleaner but instead comes with a long cord so you can reach all around your house.
4. BISSELL 2252.
The dimensions of this vacuum are 13 x 14 x 44.5 inches and it weighs around 18.6 pounds.
With a triple action brush roll, this vacuum is perfect for getting all of that stuck embedded dirt and that difficult to get pet hair.
Often times when we use vacuums on hard floors like wood or tile, the debris scatters everywhere, but BISSELL has scatter-free technology that helps minimize this greatly.
With complete edge to edge cleaning, this vacuum is able to get dirt from one edge of the brush roll to the other.
The filter is detachable and washable, this helps you clean out the old trapped dust and debris.
The multi-cyclonic system helps to ensure great performance with no loss of suction even after years of use.
Alongside the vacuum, you get some extra tools such as a pet hair corner tool which is designed to get that hard to reach pet hair. Crevice tools and more.
The vacuum is great for bare floor jobs and it’s great for tight corners and it’s one of the best vacuum cleaners on the market.
5. Eureka PowerSpeed.
The dimensions of this bagless vacuum cleaner are 13.4 x 14 x 44.5 inches and it weighs around 14.55 pounds.
This powerful vacuum is great for those that need a cleaner that will pick up that stubborn and heavy debris. With a dynamic motor and brush roll, it’ll make easy work of your dirty carpets or littered hard floors.
For an upright vacuum, it is lightweight and it is easy to move around your home. It’s designed to have the power and maneuverability to clean your entire home.
With a height adjustment feature, you can protect your floors and make sure they don’t get scratched.
The Eureka Powerspeed comes with an extra-large capacity dust cap that holds a lot of dirt and dust, so you don’t have to spend time emptying it out regularly.
Alongside the vacuum cleaner, you also get a few accessories such as a quick-release handle, a 7-inch-long crevice tool, a dusting brush and more.
6. BISSELL Cleanview 2486.
Being another BISSELL Cleanview vacuum it does have very similar features to the previous cleaner we reviewed, however, this one does not have the swivel feature.
It still has the scatter free technology and it has a powerful suction that allows it to clean everything on the first pass.
With a large capacity and the ability to empty it with just a push of the button, the BISSELL Cleanview is a great vacuum for everyday use.
The vacuum has onboard storage and you can store any accessories such as the TurboBrush tool, dusting brush and more on the vacuum.
7. MOOSOO XL-618A.
Being a lightweight cordless vacuum, the XL-618A is great for taking for those small jobs all-around your home. It’s extremely convenient and versatile, requiring no power cord saves you a lot of time and gives you the maximum control of being able to clean every corner of the house in a very short amount of time.
The vacuum comes with some cool features such as an LED dust searchlight that helps you pinpoint pockets of dust around your home.
The cordless vacuum performs great on all floors from hardwood to carpet.
The vacuum can be easily mounted on the wall mount and with powerful lithium-ion batteries, you get a strong suction. Alongside this, you get a cyclonic filtration system that captures allergens and helps purify the air, which you dont find in other cordless vacuums.
8. Bissell Zing.
The dimensions of the BISSELL Zing canister vacuum are 14 x 11 x 12 inches and it weighs around 10.23 pounds.
This vacuum is great for multi-surface cleaning and its easy to clean both hardwood floors and carpets at just the flip of a switch.
The dirt cup is extremely easy to empty, and it won’t get messy.
The design is made to be extremely lightweight and maneuverable, similar to a cordless stick vacuum but with more power. The BISSELL Zing canister vacuum is perfect for entire home cleaning and getting into all of those crevices, with such a low weight.
The dirt cup has a capacity of 2 liters which is more than enough for most.
Most canister vacuums struggle to compare with the Zing. It has great overall cleaning performance, whether you want to clean bare floors, low pile rugs or just quick clean ups, the Zing handles it all.
A canister vacuum cleaner like the Zing is also great for handling dust mites, carpet fibers, fine particles and flat rugs. It performs much better than a regular vacuum for a low pile carpet.
9. Shark Navigator NV356E.
The dimensions of this vacuum are 15 x 11.4 x 45.5 inches and it weighs around 13.7 pounds.
This is a great professional upright vacuum that has immense amounts of power and will make cleaning a breeze. The powerful deep cleaning of this vacuum is great for pets with embedded hair and dirt in the carpet and it’s also great for hardwood floors with its powerful suction.
When testing the vacuum on my frustrating pet hair, it was able to extract it with ease. It’s one of my top 3 upright vacuums and for a traditional vacuum it does a great job for us pet owners.
The extra-large capacity dust cup means you can clean your entire home before needing to empty, saving you time and work.
The anti-allergen complete seal makes sure that no dust or allergens escape.
The overhead can be lifted away to reach those high up places or stairs.
What are some things to check before buying vacuum cleaners?
- Size of the vacuum
- Is it good for pet hair
- Does it work with certain floor types
- True HEPA filters
- Anti-Allergen seal
- Power settings
- Adjustable height
- Swivel head
What vacuum types are there?
- Bagged vacuums
- Bagless vacuums
- Robot vacuums
- Canister vacuums
- Upright vacuums
- Handheld vacuums
- Cordless vacuums
- Traditional vacuums
What type of vacuum should I go for?
This varies by what you need. A handheld vacuum is great for car cleaning and small jobs. A powerful upright vacuum with a good HEPA filter is fantastic for handling pet hair and cleaning high pile carpet. A cordless vacuum will help you clean quickly and easily, the maneuverability and lightweight build of the product makes it quick and simple.
What attachments come with vacuum cleaners?
Attachments vary between each brand and product. The common ones are:
- Upholstery tool
- Crevice tool
- Rotating brush
- Brush rolls
- Charging base
Is a robot vacuum worth it?
Robot vacuums are great for those without much time to clean. A robot vacuum cleaner can clean your entire floor whilst you focus on other work. The main issue with robotic vacuums such as the iRobot Roomba, is the low dirt capacity. Also a robotic vacuum might have an auto mode, but it still needs manual emptying. If you want to find the best robot vacuum then see our post here.
Cordless vacuum cleaner vs handheld vacuum
People often struggle to pick between these two. Handheld vacuums offer you a cordless design, but a much smaller capacity, less power and a more compact size. Cordless options give you a standard upright vacuum with a stick design and good battery life. If you want something to clean your whole house, go with cordless vacuums, if you want something to catch a few stray hairs go for a handheld vacuum cleaner. Both do an excellent job with tight spaces, low furniture and get to hard to reach areas.