Whether you are frugal, or you have a tight budget for buying new appliances, it is possible to find good deals in your price range. This holds true with vacuum cleaners. Some are very expensive but there are good name brands with excellent reputations to choose from.
Vacuum cleaners are not all built the same, so thinking about what you need the vacuum to do and the area you have to clean are important considerations before you purchase this important cleaning tool. Vacuum cleaners also come with different attachments that are good for expanding your cleaning options.
Best Hardwood and Carpet Vac under $200
This vacuum – Shark (NV356E) Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum comes with two brush roll options: standard and premium. Both are available for under $200. The Shark boasts a technology design that will never lose suction.
It has a HEPA filter and technology that seals in allergens. Swivel steering makes it easy to maneuver this lightweight cleaner with an extra large capacity canister. This canister can be lifted off the unity and carried to wherever you need to clean.
This vacuum is good for cleaning both bare floors an carpet. It is powered by 1200 watts and has a 30 foot cord length. It weighs 14 pounds and comes with special tools to clean pet hair and dander.
Customers like the price of this unit in the context of what it can do. They like the power of the Shark Navigator and compliment the dust cup and HEPA filter. One customer was impressed with the feel of the brush moving over the carpet. They felt it moved almost as if it were self-propelled. Another customer was concerned about the fact that there was not a bag required for use, but then found no problem with cleaning out the dust container.
Best Affordable Vacuum for Cleaning Pet Hair
This vacuum – BISSELL (9595A) CleanView Upright Vacuum with OnePass Technology claims to have a special brush design that will pick up more debris in the first pass, by rotating down into the carpet. Powerful and long lasting suction is created by its cyclonic system.
This is also a bag-less vacuum with a dirt tank that is easy to empty, has a filtration system with multi layers, and a foam tank filter that is easy to wash. The BISSELL CleanView comes with a “Turbo Brush” tool for use on upholstery, stairs, furniture, and more.
This unit weighs 15.1 pounds. Customers find this vacuum cleaner easy to assemble, with the only tool you need being a Phillip screwdriver. Other features customers are pleased with are the easy to empty dirt cup, and the height adjustment for the brush. Maneuverability is another feature customers are impressed with on this unit.
Best Upright Vacuum Cleaner for the Money
This vacuum cleaner – Hoover (UH70120) WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Plus Bagless Upright comes with a height adjustment for the brush that has 5 settings. This Hoover WindTunnel T-Series vacuum advertises special and consistent suction with its WindTunnel technology.
With the 27 foot cord that rewinds, you will be able to maneuver large spaces or clean small rooms without constantly unplugging and re-plugging the unit. It has a permanent HEPA filter and a washable “rinse clean” filter.
This Hoover vacuum weighs 16.5 pounds and includes a crevice tool, extension wand, powered hand tool, and an upholstery/dusting brush. Customers are happy with the power exhibited by this vacuum.
They find it cleans pet hair and handles hardwood floors excellently. One customer was shocked about the amount of dirt and hair this unit collected after its first use. They were also pleased at the quiet volume during use and the maneuverability.
Best Lightweight Vacuum for the Elderly
Even though this unit – Eureka (AS2113A) AS ONE Bagless Upright Vacuum only weighs eight pounds, it is touted to be built to last. Technology with the name “Air Speed” makes this vacuum move more air and remove dirt and debris from the floors as it goes for a deep clean.
The filter is reusable and washes clean easily. The Eureka AS ONE contains tools on the body of the vacuum, that are good for crevice cleaning, upholstery, and furniture. There are five settings for different carpet or hard floor surfaces. This unit contains a 13 foot cord for a good reach across rooms.
Its 13 inch cleaning path also means that you will be able to clean a greater area. Customers were impressed with the quick assembly of this unit. It is lauded for being a simple but strong vacuum cleaner. One customer likes the fact that the Eureka is lightweight and easy to move around.
Another customer liked the on-off button being located on the vacuum by your feet. Another customer was very impressed by the suction on this unit.
Consider the features that are most important when you are researching and purchasing a new vacuum cleaner. Unit suction, power cord reach, height settings, and tools available are all important features to compare with your cleaning needs.