First of all, if you need to know, What is Vacuum Cleaner?
All vacuum cleaners suck! But which one sucks the most?
There are a lot of great vacuum cleaners available these days but selecting the best one for your personal use is kind of tricky.
The best vacuum cleaners of 2018 aim to narrow down your search whether you need a vacuum cleaner for your office or for your small New York sized apartment.
Do you really need the most powerful vacuum cleaner when you only have one room in college?
All of these questions are really normal these days because our needs and situations differ a lot.
I live in a very dusty neighborhood and I do need the most powerful vacuum cleaner around to clean the cheap carpets I have. That may not be the case for you though.
Thankfully, the vacuum cleaner manufacturers are really clever and have made a cleaner for almost any condition and situation.
Best Vacuum Cleaners 2018
We selected a wide variety of vacuum cleaners that not only offer basic vacuuming functionality but also excel at a certain area.
|Weight||Noise Level||Cord Lenght|
|1st Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2|
|2nd Dyson Ball Multi Floor|
|3rd Shark Navigator Lift-Away |
|4th Kenmore Elite 31150|
|5th Dyson V7 Motorhead|
The Head Turner
|6th iRobot Roomba 690|
|7th Bissell 9595A CleanView|
|8th Bissell Pet Hair Eraser|
|9th BLACK+DECKER BDH2000PL|
The Cordless Cleaner
|10th Craftsman 12004|
That being said, let’s check out the best vacuum cleaners of 2018 and see what they have to offer.
1. Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 – Our Top Pick
Of course, there are other factors that we considered before giving it our top pick. It’s unique design, great maneuverability and powerful suction makes it one of the best vacuum cleaners of 2018 with ease. It easily passed our patented “Dancing with the Vacuum” test and came out with flying colors thanks to its extreme maneuverability.
The Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 is an all-purpose vacuum cleaner that stands upright. It is capable of cleaning any type of surface without any problems, from hardwood to laminate and from marble to tile, the vacuum cleaner has no trouble at all sucking up dirt. One of the best things about this vacuum cleaner is its slim design that allows it to be highly moveable and lightweight. Even if you use the vacuum for extended periods of time, you won’t feel fatigud, this means you’ll go on for longer and cover a lot more ground in one go.
It ships with their patented Radial Root Cyclone that guides the air through specially designed channels all around the center of the assembly. What this means is that you’ll find no dust clogging or drops during usage. During our testing, we found absolutely no problems when it came to sucking up dirt.
The ball part of the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 is a stylishly designed polycarbonate sphere that houses most of the internal components. This means the heavier motor and electronics stay closer to the ground and keep the center of gravity lower. It also doubles as a support wheel for the vacuum cleaner and allows for some of the best maneuverability in the business.
The Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 is surprisingly lightweight due to its unique design and quality materials used in construction. While it is not as light as a handheld vacuum cleaner, it certainly is very easy to handle during extended periods of usage. If you’re buying it to use it daily across your house, it won’t let you down at all.
When it comes to movement and maneuverability, the upright vacuum cleaner is remarkable to say the least. When you compare it to a typical upright vacuum cleaner, steering the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 is significantly easier. You will need to force it to move in the direction you want, it seems as if it understands the flicks of your wrist and follow them wherever you want.
Despite being lightweight and highly agile, the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 comes with some of the best suction in the business. It will make short work across multiple floor types and won’t even break a sweat.
2. Dyson Ball Multi Floor Vacuum – Second Place
Despite being a little older than the latest Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 Vacuum, the predecessor is still one amazing vacuum cleaner.
Dyson Ball Multi Floor Vacuum covers all your vacuuming needs across multiple floor types. It has powerful cleaning features and possess an uncanny ability to immediately adapt to different surfaces. The Dyson Ball Multi Floor Vacuum claims to be a powerful vacuum and during our usage we found that statement to be true. Of course, just being powerful doesn’t mean anything especially when it comes to a vacuum, so it’s great that Dyson actually added some additional benefits to it.
The Dyson Ball Multi Floor Vacuum is a bagless and upright vacuum cleaner from Dyson. It is capable of cleaning hardwood, tile, carpets and hard floors. This model also comes with the cyclone system that enables the vacuum to suck dirt without getting clogged. The vacuum cleaner comes with a motorized brush bar as well as a self-adjusting pad to dig out deeply rooted dust particles and take them away.
Thanks to its unique ball design, the vacuum cleaner is easier to steer around most of the surfaces. We did find some resistance when using it on a plush carpet and it’s due to its powerful suction.
The included extension hose makes it easier to access hard-to-reach places and siphon dirt. It also makes it pretty easy to clean under furniture and over curtains.
The Dyson Ball Multi Floor Vacuum comes with a 35 foot cord. While it’s not the longest length we’ve seen, it is still very respectable and won’t restrict your movements.
3. Shark Navigator Lift-Away – Upright Performance
Shark Navigator Lift-Away provides powerful performance with an affordable price tag making it an easy recommendation.
This vacuum cleaner is a smartly priced powerhouse that does something unique. It is a successful marriage between a canister vacuum and an upright vacuum, and surprisingly, it works really well. The vacuum cleaner has great certified filtration and comes with a sealed system. This ensures that any dust this vacuum cleaner sucks up will remain in the container until you clean it out.
One of the best things about this vacuum is its ability to convert between an upright vacuum and canister vacuum. The handle you see in the upright position is actually a wand to be used in the canister position. This is a nifty little trick which saves space and allows the Shark Navigator Lift-Away to be versatile. The vacuum cleaner comes with 2 crevice tools, a turbo brush tool, and adjusting brush. It weighs only 12.5 pounds and the canister weight is 7.5 pounds. The vacuum cleaner is designed really well so you won’t have any trouble transporting it.
The Shark Navigator Lift-Away can transform from an upright vacuum to a canister one without the need of any tools. This makes it one of the most versatile vacuum cleaners on the list.
The vacuum cleaner is also lightweight and easy to maneuver around, you won’t feel tired after using it at all.
The swivel handle on the Shark Navigator Lift-Away allows you to easily maneuver it around furniture and tight spots.
4. Kenmore Elite 31150 – Sleek Cleaner
The Kenmore Elite 31150 a well-balanced vacuum cleaner that provides exceptional cleaning power especially at this price point.
The Kenmore Elite 31150 is a remarkable device simply because it has incredible raw power, it easily rivals vacuum cleaners that are way more expensive. The vacuum is capable of cleaning a variety of different surfaces, hardwood floors, carpets, and marble are no worries at all.
One of the features of this vacuum cleaner is its ability to propel itself automatically.
This means you don’t need to strain your back hunching over the vacuum cleaner and pushing it around the whole house. The vacuum cleaner comes with a suite of standard accessories, there is a telescopic wand, a crevice tool, a pet specific brush and a 33 foot long chord. This means it’s an overall great package that you can maneuver around a large area without the worry of it unplugging itself.
As it’s an upright vacuum cleaner, you’re probably worried that its heavier weight would make it a lot harder to move around the office. Thankfully, the vacuum cleaner comes with self-propelling powers so you don’t have to spend almost any effort pushing it on.
The vacuum cleaner is above 20 pounds so it is a little heavier to carry around. You don’t have to worry about pulling it backwards as the propulsion system also supports that.
The propulsion system on the Kenmore Elite 31150 makes it one of the best vacuums to use. Despite being heavier, the propulsion system saves you from putting any strain on your back.
Even though it’s a midrange vacuum cleaner, it comes with a surprisingly strong suction power. It is able suck up even large chunks of dirt without any problems or concerns.
The Kenmore Elite 31150 provides a surprisingly great vacuuming experience. The strong suction power combined with a convenient propelling system makes it a “propelling” option.
5. Dyson V7 Motorhead – The Head Turner
One of the first things you’ll notice about the Dyson V7 Motorhead are its ravishing looks. The purple and pink color of the vacuum cleaner makes it one the most eye-catching vacuum cleaners on the market. Dyson already had our attention but this one really ran away with it.
The 2nd thing you’ll notice about the Dyson V7 Motorhead is that it’s a cordless vacuum cleaner. The vacuum comes with a wall mount that charges the vacuum cleaner but also act as a storage space. It also handles the modular tools as well. All you need to do is to plug the wall mount into an electric outlet and the vacuum will be charged within an hour. As for battery timings, the vacuum is capable of running 30 minutes before running out of juice which is more than enough to clean one or 2 rooms if you are efficient.
We were a little skeptical about the performance of the cordless Dyson V7 Motorhead however, it really surprised us with its suction power. While it’s not as strong as its big brothers, it is still very respectable and will be able to make short work of any dirt on your floors or carpets.
There is absolutely no denying that Dyson V7 Motorhead is one amazing looking vacuum cleaner. With its stark color selection to its looks, it is definitely one of the best looking vacuum cleaners around.
As it is a cordless vacuum cleaner, it is able to go almost anywhere you want to take it. Want to clean the car seats in the garage? You can do so with ease without having to worry about power outlets.
When it comes to design, Dyson made sure that the Dyson V7 Motorhead has a lovely home to live in. The wall mount doubles as a charging dock as well as a storage space for the vacuum and the accompanying tools.
6. iRobot Roomba 690 – Automated Cleaning
By now you’ve already heard about iRobot Roomba and what it does. It’s an automated vacuum cleaner that doesn’t require you to lug it around while cleaning. The higher-end models are very impressive and work great, however, the iRobot Roomba 690 does its job well but cannot match up to them. But that is understandable, especially when you consider the price. The vacuum cleaner comes with Wi-Fi as well as the ability to control it with an app. This makes it a truly mobile vacuum cleaner.
The vacuum comes at 7.4 pounds which is surprising considering its size however as you are not going to be pushing it around, is not much of a problem. A dustbin is located on the back of the vacuum and it is removable. On the bottom you’ll also find different kinds of sensors that allow the iRobot Roomba 690 to detect edges and work its way around the room.
Getting the iRobot Roomba 690 ready is surprisingly easy. First you’ll need to pull out a yellow plastic tab from the battery on the main unit by flipping the vacuum over. Then you simply plug in the dock, place the iRobot Roomba 690 on it and let it charge. The vacuum will take around 3 hours to get a full charge. Meanwhile you can easily download the iRobot app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Simply follow the on-screen instructions and pair your iRobot Roomba 690 with the smartphone and that’s it.
One of the best things about iRobot Roomba 690 is its ability to roam around a room without the need of human input. Sure you can control it by the app but it is miles better than lugging a 20 pound vacuum cleaner around.
The iRobot Roomba 690 companion app is well-designed and offer a large degree of control over the unit. It is intuitive and offers easy access to all the features.
The iRobot Roomba 690 can be used with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, this means you’ll be able to command it using voice over any of these virtual assistants. This gives off a truly futuristic vibe which is epic to experience.
7. Bissell 9595A CleanView – Budget Cleaner
If you’re looking for a capable vacuum cleaner for a very affordable price, then the Bissell 9595A CleanView certainly one of the best choices.
Bissell 9595A CleanView uses a cyclonic system that allows it to long-lasting and powerful suction. In our testing we found it to be fairly true, especially when we consider the price the vacuum is selling, the highly unscientific “suction to power” ratio was satisfactory.
Inside you’ll find a multilevel filtration system which basically is a foam filter that you’ll need to clean from time to time. It works respectably well and we didn’t face any problems during our testing. When it comes to the weight, it is around 15 pounds which is lighter than most of the upright vacuum cleaners we tested but it is still heavier. You also be getting a one-year warranty from the manufacturer which is good.
The Bissell 9595A CleanView comes with all the necessary accessories that you’ll need to clean your home. There is a hose, a dusting brush, a crevice tool, a turbo brush, and tube extension.
The Bissell 9595A CleanView comes with a very uniquely designed brush that combined with high suction power cleans a lot on one single swipe. In our testing it did work really well so we have absolutely no complaints about that.
Emptying the dirt Tank is fairly easy, all you need to do is press the button and that’s it.
The Bissell 9595A CleanView is an incredible value especially when you consider how powerful this sucker really is.
8. Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld – Pet Care
Dogs are amazing, cats are too I guess (this line was forced on me by the editor). But they tend to leave a lot of fur and hair around the place. That can be a real pain to clean. And not all vacuum cleaners are well equipped to handle pet hair and may struggle to do so. Thankfully, you can get an inexpensive vacuum cleaner that is dedicated to vacuuming pet hair from almost any surface.
The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld is a relatively inexpensive vacuum cleaner that allows you to easily pick up hair and dander that your pets leave behind. The vacuum cleaner comes with a flexible rubber nozzle that can easily contour around chairs, sofas, tables, and even monitors. The lightweight design combined with a very ergonomic handle makes it fairly easy to maneuver. Although it is a corded vacuum cleaner, we had absolutely no trouble taking it on tiny cleaning trips.
The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld is a no brainer buy if you have pets. You don’t even need to think about using a brush manually now, all you need to do is get this tiny little vacuum cleaner to do the job for you.
The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld is extremely lightweight and doesn’t even stress your arm during usage. This is partly thanks to the very well-balanced weight distribution as well as a great ergonomic handle.
Despite being so small in size, the vacuum cleaner is able to provide great suction. You won’t have any trouble sucking up hair and dander from your sofa.
The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld is a fairly easy recommendation. Even if you already have a bigger vacuum cleaner at home, this will come in handy especially when you have pets.
9. BLACK+DECKER BDH2000PL MAX – The Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Accessing hard-to-reach areas is always a problem for a tradition vacuum cleaner, even if it comes with a wand it is still cumbersome to reach those pesky corners. This is where the BLACK+DECKER BDH2000PL MAX comes into play.
The BLACK+DECKER BDH2000PL MAX is a cordless vacuum cleaner that comes with a 20 V lithium-ion battery that will last you a long while during usage. This also makes the vacuum cleaner a lot handier than other models. It is a perfect companion to clean hard to reach areas, behind the cabinet, under the car seats and even top of the bookshelf. Everything is easier thanks to its handy and portable design.
The BLACK+DECKER BDH2000PL MAX comes with a great rubber flap that keeps the debris from falling back out. The foldable nozzle makes it easy to clean areas that are above your eye level. The vacuum cleaner has 35 air watts which is a very respectable number. It also ships with 3 stage filtration system and a washable filter which will surely save operation costs down the line.
You can also peek inside the translucent dirt cup so you’ll know when it’s time to empty it. The vacuum cleaner also comes with a two-year warranty and has a replaceable battery making it a good investment.
The small size of the BLACK+DECKER BDH2000PL MAX makes it a lot easier to store. You won’t need a lot of space to store this vacuum cleaner.
As the vacuum cleaner uses lithium-ion battery, it can hold a charge for a considerably lower time than a nickel cadmium battery. There is also very low power fade throughout the charge cycle.
The BLACK+DECKER BDH2000PL MAX comes with a replaceable battery so even if it degrades over time, which it will eventually, you’ll be able to simply replace it without any problems.
10. Craftsman 12004 – Old Fashioned
The Craftsman 12004 is one of the best vacuum cleaners of 2018 when it comes to cleaning large offices, workspaces and shops.
If you own an office or a shop of considerable size, you may want to invest in a vacuum cleaner that doesn’t require emptying every 15 minutes. It would be highly counterproductive to buy one of the smaller tanked vacuum cleaners and run around between electrical outlets and the dustbin. This is exactly why the Craftsman 12004 is one of the best vacuum cleaners for large areas.
The Craftsman 12004 is a medium-sized shop vacuum that works really well without costing a lot. It comes with a 3 HP motor and an extremely long hose so you don’t have to lug it around everywhere you go. Instead, you can use it 17 feet of reach to clean almost everything. All you need to do is plug it in, place it in the middle-of-the-room and you can cover a lot of area. Unless you want to clean Walmart or the high school basketball court, the 17 feet reach is more than enough for a most of your needs.
The vacuum cleaner weighs around 12.8 pounds, however it is not annoying at all. This is all because of the exceptionally long reach the vacuum cleaner provides. The vacuum cleaner comes with a durable 6 gallon collection tank that is also very easy to move around.
The Craftsman 12004 comes in 4 different attachments as well as a storage rack to store them safely. There are 2 extension wands included in the package which is a really practical inclusion.
By now you’ve already heard that we are fans of the 7 foot hose Craftsman 12004 comes with. It would have been even better if the power cord was even longer but we are not complaining here.
With a 6 gallon capacity tank, you won’t have to empty it often.
1. Vacuum Cleaner – The Conclusive Buyer’s Guide
We are just regular folks living regular middle-class lives. Cleaning is a big part of our lives and despite wishing technology was there to automatically clean everything, we have to do it ourselves. Personally I don’t know much about vacuum cleaners but after testing around 15 of them, I can confidently say I know how they work now.
I’ve been using the same vacuum cleaner since college so I didn’t feel the need to upgrade at all. However, after trying out the latest vacuum cleaners around, I’m tempted to make the jump. We are definitely not vacuum cleaner experts, far from that, however, we are very observant and we know when the vacuum cleaner is doing its job are not.
So in short, we are tech lovers who love to try a new electronics a lot. And for the last 15 days, we’ve been carrying dirt to the office to test vacuum cleaners. Yes, it is a very glamorous job.
2. What Should You Get a Vacuum Cleaner?
Because you deserve a break, that’s why. You already work really hard, you don’t need to sweep the floor as well. I mean sure, you can technically do it but why do it when there are so many amazingly powerful vacuum cleaners to the job for you. A consumer grade dirt sucker is way easier to use than a broom.
All you need to do is plug it in, and start cleaning. And after you’re done just throw the dirt away, responsibly, and in not in anyone’s face (didn’t happen to me). Vacuum cleaner makes short work of picking up dirt and hair off your carpet. It makes it so much easier to simply wipe the magical vacuum cleaner wand and be done with the cleaning.
3. What Type of Vacuum Cleaners Are There?
There are several types of vacuum cleaners available these days and they all have their own unique features to boot. Selecting the best one for you can be a little bit tricky if you don’t know what all of them do. So we will list different kind of vacuum cleaners so that your decision can get a little bit clearer.
3.1 Bagged Vacuum:
A bagged vacuum cleaner comes with replaceable bags or filters. While replacing them continuously can cost a lot of money over the years, they are generally considered more hygienic than other vacuum cleaners. They are also really great for allergy sufferers because the bags are capable of containing dust and allergens securely inside. Usually a bagged vacuum cleaner comes with HEPA filters to restrict the allergens from spreading throughout your house.
3.2 Bagless Vacuum:
Bagless Vacuums are cheaper to maintain over time simply because they don’t have any parts that need to be replaced consistently. They are also very easier to empty because thanks to a tank that collects the dust. Also, if you happen to suck in anything valuable through the vacuum, it is generally easy to simply open up the tank and retrieve it. You won’t have to keep an eye on the bag because there is no need to, if the tank gets filled up you simply empty it and continue vacuuming.
3.3 Canister Vacuum:
Canister vacuums are powerful machines that provide a lot of suction power. If you have a whole heap of places to clean and most of them are hard to reach places, then we highly recommend you go with a canister vacuum. Cleaning stairs, under the furniture or above the cabinets is a lot easier with a canister vacuum. Although a canister vacuum is a little harder to maneuver.
3.4 Upright Vacuum:
An upright vacuum is considerably affordable and portable than a canister vacuum. They are not generally heavy and very easier to store. If you need a handy yet respectably powerful vacuum cleaner for your floors, an upright vacuum is a good choice, especially if you don’t have a lot of space for storage.
3.5 Ball Vacuum:
A ball vacuum helps you move the vacuum around without much effort. They are incapable of tipping over easily and can also reach around corners and under tight spaces without much problem. Sure you’ll need to put a little bit of force to move them around, but it is not a lot when compared to brush vacuums.
3.6 Brush Vacuum:
Usually brush vacuums are equipped with motorized brushes and they are really great at cleaning carpets and rugs. They also typically come with the capability of cleaning bigger areas but they can be a little bit cumbersome to move around. Thankfully they are usually outfitted with hoses to access hard-to-reach places.
3.7 Robot Vacuum:
If you want an automated cleaning servant, a robot vacuum is what you are looking for. A robot vacuum cleaner is capable of cleaning your floors automatically without much input from you. It can start up and roam around cleaning the floors and can go back into its docking station automatically.
See here how robotic vacuum works.
3.8 Handheld Vacuum:
These are typically small vacuums that are used for tiny cleaning jobs. Many of them come with dedicated pet related tools and brushes to help you collect pet hair.
Learn benefits of Handheld Vacuum.
3.9 Cordless Vacuum:
Just as the name implies, a cordless vacuum is operated by a battery and needs to be charged before usage. These are also portable vacuum cleaners that you can take anywhere with you. They make cleaning hard-to-reach places a lot easier.
By now you already know that a powerful vacuum may sound impressive but it may not work best for you, or a handheld vacuum may seem very useful but it won’t be able to clean carpets effectively. The best vacuum cleaners of 2018 aims to help you decide what kind of vacuum cleaners suits your personal need the best. We really hope this list will help you in decision-making and you’ll get a vacuum cleaner that not only suits your requirements but also your budget.
If you have any suggestions, questions or queries, feel free to drop a comment below, we always love to hear from you.