Searching for a new vacuum cleaner, and are lost? Can you sacrifice a month's rent for that new Dyson? What's better for you - a canister vacuum? A robotic vacuum? Where do you go to buy them? Is there some sort of special vacuum cleaner store that can make all these decisions for you? Well, no. But, we have made your decisions easier for you!
Keep on reading for our thoughts on which vacuum cleaners you should buy from where and for how much.
These are great if you need to get into the nooks and crannies of your home. A separate canister means you can easily vacuum stairs or under furniture. They're also lightweight and flexible, but dragging a canister behind can be awkward for some. You might also need to change vacuum heads more frequently, especially if going from a carpet to bare floors.
- The Superstar: The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Canister Vacuum costs a whopping $799.99, features true HEPA filtration, and will probably clean your house quicker than you can say 'how much does that cost?!'
- The Steal: The Bissell Power Force Bagless Canister Vacuum costs only $66.98 and is the perfect starter canister vacuum, sure to last a couple moves.
Though not as easy to use, upright vacuums are the far more popular choice. They are great for larger open spaces and usually have larger dust bags that require less changing. They also tend to be cheaper, but are less maneuverable, heavy and hard to carry, and require more storage space.
- The Superstar: The Hoover WindTunnel 2 High Capacity Bagless Upright Vacuum provides HEPA filtration, a rinsable filter, and compacted storage for $239.99.
- The Steal: The Bissell PowerGroom Rewind Pet Vacuum is lightweight, with automatic cord rewind and a washable filter, retailing for $129.98.
The ultimate home helper, the robot vacuum is great for the working professional, the busy mom, the pet owner, or anyone who doesn't have time to vacuum and can let this little guy roam free! In exchange for being so easy to use, robot vacuums have smaller dust bags that require more frequent changing, and are often one of the costlier vacuums on the market.
- The Superstar: The iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot will give you the best of what robotic vacuum cleaners have to offer, like auto navigation, the iRobot Home app, automatic recharging, and much more, but for $999.999.
- The Steal: The bObsweep Standard Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop has HEPA filtration and a 1L dustbin, while costing $299.
They're cordless and will clean your apartment just as well as any corded vacuum. Cordless stick vacuums can maneuver around your furniture easily and are perfect if you're working on a smaller space that can be cleaned in just one charge. The downside is that they might not last as long as other vacuums and you're paying extra for not having to deal with a cord.
- The Superstar: The Dyson V7 Motorhead can replace any corded vacuum in your collection, but only if you have $499.99 to spare!
- The Steal: The Dirt Devil 360-Degree Reach Power Pro Stick Vacuum has tools for stairs, upholstery, and pivoting, and costs $169.99.
This little handy vacuum is perfect if you don't need a powerful machine, and are only dealing with small messes. They're probably the cheapest vacuums on the market, but won't be effective on any spill larger than your glass of milk.
- The Superstar: The Bissell Multi Hand Vacuum includes a dusting brush and a built in attachment for reaching those hard-to-reach places, for $224.99
- The Steal: The Black + Decker Dustbuster Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum has a washable filter and a crevice tool for only $44.98!