Best Vacuum Cleaners
While there are many types of vacuum cleaners available, only some may be suited to for your living situation. The factors most likely to influence your purchasing decision are the size of your home and the type of flooring you have. If you have allergies or pets who shed, you will want a powerful upright or barrel vacuum. Which type of filter/s you choose, and whether you opt for a model with a bag or a bin mostly come down to personal preference.
Here are the basics on vacuums. More detailed information can be found in our Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide below.
|Type||Main Features||Best For||Average Prices|
|Barrel vacuum cleaners||Interchangeable heads for any surface. Easy to get under furniture and into crevices. Bulkiness is their main drawback.||3+ bedrooms, any carpet type, pets, multi-storey homes||$350-$500|
|Upright vacuum cleaners||Most powerful vacuum type - best for a thorough clean of any carpet or rug. Their rigid form allows mobility in spite of their weight - although stairs can pose a problem.||3+ bedrooms, any carpet type, pets, tough cleaning jobs||$400-$500|
|Stick vacuum cleaners||Lightweight, cordless, and easy to store! However, limited power means they’re best for low-pile carpets or hard floors only.||1-2 bedrooms, low-pile carpet, spot cleaning, secondary vacuum, limited storage space||$200-$350|
|Handheld vacuum cleaners||Handy to store in your kitchen or garage for small, unexpected spills, or getting dirt out of your car.||Spot cleaning, car cleaning, secondary vacuum||$150-$200|
|Robot vacuum cleaners||Automated, can extend the time between more thorough vacuums. Struggles with thick carpet.||Use in conjunction with regular vacuuming, hard flooring, surface debris||$700+|
- Build Quality4.7 (112)
- Value for Money4.5 (116)
- Ease of Use4.7 (116)
- Cleaning & Maintenance 4.6 (116)
- Noise Level3.9 (112)
- Pet OwnerYes (68) · No (47)
- Award Winner 2021
Robot Vacuum CleanersXiaomi Roborock S5 Max
Praised most for its outstanding, hassle-free cleaning and mopping performance, the $999 Roborock S5 is one of budget brand Xiaomi’s most premium offerings.
Price (RRP) $999.00
- Build Quality4.7 (168)
- Value for Money4.4 (168)
- Ease of Use4.7 (169)
- Cleaning & Maintenance 4.6 (169)
- Noise Level3.9 (166)
- Pet OwnerYes (113) · No (58)
Robot Vacuum CleanersXiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum (1st gen)
The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum (1st gen) has been replaced by the Roborock S50 (2nd gen), which continues its predecessor's legacy by winning the 2019 and 2010 ProductReview Awards for best robot vacuum.
Price (RRP) $399.00
- Build Quality4.5 (37)
- Value for Money4.4 (37)
- Ease of Use4.2 (37)
- Cleaning & Maintenance 4.4 (37)
- Noise Level3.8 (36)
- Pet OwnerYes (21) · No (17)
- Award Winner 2021
Stick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersXiaomi Roborock H6
If you’re seeking a premium-quality vacuum cleaner for the price of a budget one, the Xiaomi Roborock H6 is the ideal choice.
- Award Winner 2020
Stick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersDyson V11 · includes 6 listings
This latest Dyson handheld vacuum cleaner has already impressed reviewers with the outstanding build quality and helpful ease-of-use.
Price (RRP) $1,099.00 to $1,249.00
Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners and Handheld Vacuum CleanersDyson V7 · includes 7 listings
If you’re set on buying from the Dyson cordless and stick series but don’t have the cash to splurge on the latest models, the V7 is a suitable compromise that offers similar features to the latest models – but without the high price tag.
Price (RRP) $299.00 to $699.00
Price fromBing Lee
Stick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersDyson V11 Outsize · includes 2 listings
The Dyson V11 Outsize is equipped with a motor that spins up to 125,000 rpm. It also has a 150% bigger bin and 25% wider cleaning head the Dyson V11 Absolute Extra, and a 60 minute battery life.