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Vacuum cleaners are the best. These incredible machines help you keep your home or workplace clean and tidy. Reduce the number of small particles and dust accumulation and help you maintain good health. However, with so many different brands, models and types, it can get a bit confusing when you start shopping. Thanks to our extensive knowledge and experience, our cleaning professionals know what characteristics a proper machine should have. We have selected the best of the best of each different type, so you don’t have to waste time in extensive research.

It is hard to choose the right vacuum cleaner for your needs. With so many options, you can easily get flustered, so let’s first look at the different types of machines, look at their strong and weak sides and pinpoint the best performers in each category.

1. Upright Vacuum Cleaners

Upright vacuum cleaners are most popular in the US and Great Britain. They are light, simple to use and suitable for most households. Due to the fact they don’t have a long hose and a canister, upright vacuums are easy to manoeuvre, meaning you can clean faster.
However, since they are a bit bulky, it might be difficult to reach tight or high places like the corner of the ceiling or under the sofa.

2. The Best Upright Vacuum Cleaners for 2022

2.1 Shark Anti Hair Wrap NZ801UKT Upright Vacuum Cleaner

With an incredible 5 star rating on Amazon, this is hands down a truly remarkable machine. The Anti Wrap technology will ensure the brushes stay clean and save you time picking up and untangling hairs and fibres. The vacuum cleaner is easy to use even in the hard to reach places. It comes with different attachments that will help you remove dirt and debris not only from your carpets and bare floors but from upholstery as well. According to its manufacturers, the Shark Anti Hair Wrap “captures and traps 99.9% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum, not releasing them back into the air you breathe.”

2.2 Miele Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog Vacuum Cleaner

It is the perfect upright vacuum cleaner for all pet owners. The machine is powerful, removes all traces of hairs and fibres and doesn’t spew dust or debris. Miele Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog performs equally well on carpeting and bare floors. It is relatively light with – 10 kg (22 lbs) and a pretty long cord – 12 m (40 ft). It can be a bit bulky and hard to handle compared to the other models on the list, but it’s a small price to pay considering what you get in return.

2.3 Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo 2475 Upright Vacuum

Specifically designed with pet owners in mind, The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo upright vacuum is equipped with a cyclonic cleaning system and a bristled brush head that can easily remove hairs and debris. The rotating brush heads and dual layers of bristles allow you to clean both hardwood floors and carpets. The vacuum cleaner has a comfortable weight of a little more than 6 kg, making it easy to move around the house. The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo is ideal for people who suffer from asthma or allergies as its Smart Seal Allergen System catches even the smallest of particles. It is an overall solid vacuum machine with which you get more than what you have paid for.

2.4 Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly 31150 Vacuum Cleaner

Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly 31150 perform exceptionally on bare floors and carpets and has one of the most powerful air suction flow on our top list. The Power Flow design of the vacuum cleaner ensures it performs outstanding even with a full bag. In addition, its Infrared Dirt Sensor detects which part of your carpet has accumulated the most dirt, and a LED light informs you where to focus your cleaning efforts. The Pet HandiMate™ hose and wand attachment will remove any hairs and debris left from your furry friends and will leave your floors looking sparkling.

2.5 Dyson Small Ball Allergy Upright Vacuum Cleaner

The design of this upright vacuum cleaner is pretty unique, however, it enhances the functionality of the model. Easy to navigate, equipped with lots of different attachments, the machine can work on any type of suffice, equally good. Bear in mind, the Dyson is noisy, which can bring its fair share of discomfort to the household.

2.6 Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Tempo

The WindTunnel technology these vacuums possess will create a powerful suction lifting the dirt and debris from all types of flooring and carpeting. Thanks to its long cord the model is easy to manoeuvre around the home. Granted the Hoover is a bit on the heavy side, but it is easy to store, has a certified HEPA filtration system and comes with various attachment heads.

Image Shark NZ801UKT vacuum cleaner Miele Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog PowerLine vacuum BISSELL Pet Hair-Eraser Slim Corded Vacuum Cleaner 2897 Kenmore Elite 31150 Pet-Friendly Dyson Small Ball Allergy vacuum Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Tempo Vacuum
Brand Shark Miele Bissell Kenmore Dyson Hoover
Model Powered Lift-Away with Anti Hair Wrap Technology Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog PowerLine Pet Hair Eraser Turbo 2475 Elite Pet Friendly Small Ball Allergy WindTunnel T-Series Tempo
Model Number NZ801UKT 9840170 2475 31150 CUR583948 UH30301
Price* £327.41 $699 (~£502) $239.24 (~£176) £722.89 £239.95 $149.99 (~£110)
Weight 6.5 kg 9.7 kg 6.2 kg 9.5 kg 9.7 kg 9.04 kg
Dimensions 117 x 26 x 30 cm 38.6 x 26.4 x 115 cm 113 х 40 х 33 cm 8.7 x 40.6 x 37 cm 93 x 29.5 x 23 cm 80.59 x 42.01 x 32.41 cm
Power / Wattage 750 W 1500 W 850 W 1200 W 700W 1200W
Energy Efficiency Class** A F n/a n/a A n/a
Cord Length 8 m 12 m 9.1 m 10.7 m 9.4 m 9 m
Maximum Reach 10 m 14 m 11 m 12 m 13.8 m 11.5 m
Surface Hard Floor and Carpets Hard Floor, Upholstery, Carpet Carpet, Hard Floors, Stairs, Tiles Hard Floor, Upholstery, Carpet Hard Floor, Upholstery, Carpet Hard Floor, Carpet, Dual action
Transform to Handheld YES NO NO NO NO NO
Dirt-collection Bagless Bagged Bagless Bagged Bagless Bagged
Capacity 0.83L 6 L 0.75 L n/a 1.2 L 3 L
HEPA Filter Similar – Shark’s Anti-Allergen Complete Seal YES Similar – Smart Seal Allergen System with Febreze YES YES YES
Noise Level 80 dB 80 dB ~76 dB 74.2 dB 80 dB 81 dB
Attachments • Upholstery tool
• 2 in 1 duster crevice tool
• Pet power brush
• Furniture nozzle
• Crevice nozzle
• Turbo brush
• 2-in-1 Pet brush
• Crevice tool
• Pet TurboEraser®
•Combo tool (Dusting/Crevice)
•Pet Handi-Mate
•Telescoping wand
• Combo tool
• Stair tool
• Mattress tool
• Soft dusting brush
• Air Powered hand tool
• Crevice tool
• Dusting brush
Special Features • DuoClean technology
• Anti-hair wrap
• Powered Lift-Away technology
• Ideal for pet owners
• SwivelNeck technology
• Automatic height adjustment
• LED headlight
• Active AirClean filter
• AirClean sealed system
• STB 101 mini Turbobrush
•Cyclonic pet hair spooling system
•Tangle-Free brush roll
•Hands-free empty dirt tank
•3D Inducer Motor™
•Infrared dirt sensor
•5-position height attachment
•Power Flow technology
•Flawless floor transitions
• Easy to manoeuvre
• Direct-drive motor
• Radial Root Cyclone™ technology
• Three suction modes
•One-click hygienic bin emptying
• Certified asthma and allergy friendly™ by Allergy Standards Limited
• Wind Tunnel® technology
• HEPA media filter
• Bag check indicator
• 5-Position height adjustment
• Powerful reach

*The prices are as of January 2022 according to Amazon.
**The Energy Efficiency Class is applicable only for models sold in the EU. If you are purchasing your machine online many US models don’t have this information available.

The upright vacuum cleaners that were outshined in terms of performance and fell from our top 6 list are the Vorwerk Kobold VK200 and the Eureka NEU182A PowerSpeed. That said these are still some of the best machines on the market and are definitely amongst the best 10 upright vacuums. So here is a short review for both of them.

Vorwerk Kobold VK200
The vacuum cleaner is truly a state of the art as it changes its cleaning settings automatically. Its sensors detect when you move from a bare floor to a carpet, and the brushes adjust accordingly in merely 0.7 seconds. Powerful and stylish, the Kobold VK200 is on a higher price scale, so it’s definitely not for everybody.

Eureka NEU182A PowerSpeed Upright Vacuum Cleaner
This is our budget option, and we are quite happy with our pick. The Eureka is not only lightweight (4.5 kg/10 lbs) but has a surprisingly big dirt containing capacity – over 4 litres. The vacuum cleaner is not that noisy, runs well both on carpets and bare floors and comes with the standard set of attachments. The model is equipped with a long crevice tool and has 5 height adjustment settings. The Eureka NEU182A is a great addition to every household, as it is easy to manoeuvre to reach even the tightest of places.

See their specifications here: The Best Upright Vacuum Cleaners for 2021

3. Canister Vacuum Cleaners

Also known as cylinder vacuum cleaners, these machines are usually easy to navigate and can uphold large quantities of debris and dirt. They can be bagged and bagless. The latter can be with or without a water filter, depending on the brand and model. The canister vacuum cleaner is very convenient when you have to tidy hard to reach places as the machine has many different attachments.
Some models can be quite heavy, and it can be hard to store them.

4. The Best Canister Vacuum Cleaners for 2022

4.1 Miele Complete C3 Vacuum for Soft Carpet

The overall winner in the canister division, the Miele C3 vacuum proudly has worn its Good Housekeeping seal of approval since 2019. The model is yet to be outshined and is by far the best of the best even in 2022. Its remarkable performance can explain the big price tag, but we assure you it is worth it. Equipped with the obligatory HEPA filtration system and the unique “soft carpet” suction technology, the model is great, both for small and large spaces. The C3 is designed to carefully remove dirt and debris from delicate fibres, so you can rest assured, your silk or Persian rugs won’t suffer any treading or damage.

4.2 Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog

The Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog is another award-worthy model from the German company Miele. With an airflow of more than 100 km/h, this powerful vacuum can extract even the smallest particles from your rugs. The innovative dust separation feature traps the dirt inside, not allowing it to spread out when you are emptying the dust container. Thanks to its special ComfortClean self-cleaning function, the machine can automatically clean its filters and ensure a consistent high cleaning performance. Ergonomic and reliable, the Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog is ideal for every home.

4.3 Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister

We can’t skip another big frontrunner – the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister, advertised as the perfect machine for pet owners. With its bagless design, easy to manoeuvre corpus, big wheels and innovative brush, this cleaner is suitable for all types of properties. It performs excellent when it comes to pet hair removal. However, keep in mind, it can stumble a bit with larger debris like slipped cereal or soil. Nevertheless, you can quickly overlook these – just think about its reusable filters and impressive suction capabilities. You can easily clean a small mansion without having to empty the dirt holder.

4.4 Henry HVR160 Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner

Looking like a cute cartoon character Henry doesn’t rely solely on its looks. The machine has great dirt containing capacity, sufficient cord length (10 m/22 lbs), and on top of that, the model has an energy rating of A, which makes it quite eco-friendly. This vacuum cleaner is perfect for small households and performs well on all types of flooring and carpeting. And to top it all, Henry has a spectacular 5-star rating on Amazon.

4.5 Bissell Zing Canister 2156A Vacuum

Extremely budget-friendly and easy to use, this model is a great solution if you own a small-sized property. This bagless model captures most of the flying dust particles and is equipped with washable and reusable filters. Its dirt cup has a capacity of only 2 litres which should be sufficient for a studio apartment.

4.6 Eureka Mighty Mite 3670G Corded Canister Vacuum

The Eureka Mighty Mite 3670G is compact but don’t be fooled, with a suction power of 12 amps, it is extremely powerful for its size. The vacuum is lightweight and can be manoeuvred effortlessly. On top of that, the blowout function lets you use it outside to clean your deck from leaves and small debris. The triple filtration bag system keeps allergens and dirt safely locked inside its bag. The Eureka Mighty Mite 3670G can deep clean your carpets, upholstery, stairs and bare floors. A small flaw of the vacuum is that it doesn’t have an automatic rewind feature. Thus, its cord can get in the way sometimes. Overall it is a solid machine that is worth its price.

Image Miele C3 Complete SoftCarpet Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Cylinder vacuum Henry HVR160-11 vacuum Bissell Zing Canister 2156A-cr vacuum Eureka Mighty Mite 3670G
Brand Miele Miele Dyson NaceCare Bissell Electrolux
Model C3 Complete SoftCarpet Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog Cinetic Big Ball Animal Cylinder Henry HVR160-11 Zing Canister Eureka
Mighty Mite 3670G
Model Number 10995580 11696410 CY22 902395 2156A-cr ‎3670G
Price* £279 £399 £229.95*** £96.75 $61 (~£45) $126.28 (~£93)
Weight 8.4 kg 8.7 kg 7.7 kg 7.5 kg 3.4 kg 5.26 kg
Dimensions 57.8 x 38 x 31.8 cm 30.5 x 51 x 31 cm 39.9 x 30.81 x 34.7 cm 34 x 34 x 32 cm 35.6 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm 22.86 x 44.45 x 29.54 cm
Power / Wattage 890 W 890 W 600 KW 620 W 1140 W 1400 W
Energy Efficiency Class** A A+ A+ to C A n/a n/a
Cord Length 8.5 m 7.50 m 6.4 m 10 m 4.5 m 6 m
Maximum Reach 12 m 11 m 10.7 m 12 m 6 m 9 m
Surface Carpet and Floor Carpet and Floor Carpet and Floor Carpet and Floor Bare Floor and Low Pile Carpets Bare Floor and Low Pile Carpets
Dirt-collection Bagged Bagless Bagless Bagged Bagless Bagged
Capacity 4.5 L 2 L 1.6 L 6 L 2 L 2.5 L
Noise Level 50 – 68 dB 75 dB 84 dB 47-72 dB 77 dB 74.5 dB
Attachments • HEPA AirClean filter
• AirClean filter bag type GN
• Crevice tool
• Upholstery brush
• Dusting brush
• Parquet twister floor brush
•Upholstery nozzle
•Crevice nozzle
•Turbobrush STB 305-3
•Mini turbo brush STB 101
• Combo tool
• Stair tool
• Tangle-free turbine tool
• Stiff bristle brush
• Combi floor tool
• Dusting tool
• Crevice tool and brush
• Mattress tool
• Multi-surface floor tool
• Crevice tool
• Dusting brush
•Crevice tool
•2-in-1 upholstery/dusting brush
Special Features • AirClean sealed system
• Miele-Made vortex motor
• Electro plus floorhead
• Pure suction floorhead
•Comfort clean function •Thermal fuse
•Click2Open collection container with transparent dust collection
• Carbon fibre turbine floor tool
• Self Righting
• Hygienic bin emptying mechanism
• Cinetic Tips
• Innovative self-seal tab
• Side suction for edge to edge cleaning
• Adjustable floorhead
• Easy empty dirt cup
• Automatic cord rewind
• Air flow regulator
•Blower port functionality
•Triple filtration bag system
•Quick release handle

*The prices are as of January 2022 according to Amazon.
**The Energy Efficiency Class is applicable only for models sold in the EU. If you are purchasing your machine online many US models don’t have this information available.
*** Last recorded price

Now let’s check some models that couldn’t squeeze in the top 6 for 2022 but were finalists in our 2021 list due to their well-made design and versatile functionality.

OVENTE Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum
The most budget-friendly of our top contenders with the OVENTE, you receive far above for what you have paid. The cleaner performs well both on rugs and bare floors. It has a certified HEPA system and is extremely easy to manoeuvre. Thanks to the 360’ swirl function on the hose, you can easily reach all of the tough spots in your home. The LED indicator will alarm you when it is time to empty the canister. The vacuum is easy to maintain the only thing you should consider is its weight. Due to it being so light, you can easily roll it over when cleaning the stairs. Other than that, the OVENTE will be a great asset to your household.

Kenmore Elite 600 Series 81614 Vacuum Cleaner
Equipped with a HEPA filtration system, user-friendly design, large dirt-collecting capacity and innovative attachments, the model is not relatively expensive. The motorised Pet PowerMate tool will remove all traces of hairs and fibres from your carpets and upholstery. Suitable for all types of carpeting and flooring, the machine has an 8.5m (28ft) retractable cord and is ideal for a medium-sized property.

See their technical specifications and features here: The Best Canister Vacuum Cleaners for 2021

5. Stick Vacuum Cleaners

Also called cordless vacuum cleaners, these machines are powered by batteries and don’t have an electrical cord. The newer models are quite powerful, with long-lasting battery life, so you can easily clean the whole house in one go. Due to their design, they don’t take up much space. In addition, have some of the vacuum attachments common for the cylinder machines like crevice or upholstery tools.
Unfortunately, their dust-holding properties are limited since the canister is pretty small. You will need to empty it frequently during the vacuuming process.

6. The Best Stick Vacuum Cleaners for 2022

6.1 Dyson V11 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson vacuums have always been amongst the best when it comes to Stick models, and the V11 Absolute is no exception. This intuitive machine can flip its suction levels depending on the surface it is used on. With a running time of up to 60 minutes and a custom certified asthma and allergy friendly™ system, the V11 is a must for every home. The machine can be easily converted into a handheld vacuum with only one click, so you can successfully clean even your car.

6.2 Miele Triflex HX1 cat and dog

Miele’s first stick vacuum is really remarkable with its powerful turbo function and 3 different types of configurations – stick, upright and handheld. This versatile model is suitable for all kinds of floors and carpets, and much like its canister big brother does the job outstanding. The dirt cup is easy to clean and has a relatively good capacity of 0.5 litres. The battery can last for up to 30 minutes, depending on the setting (17 min for the turbo). The cordless design is easy to navigate, light, and not to mention – stylish. If you are looking for a fast way to sweep the dust and dirt, you should definitely consider the Miele Triflex HX1 cat and dog.

6.3 LG CordZero™ A9 Kompressor Stick Vacuum

Equipped with LG’s newest Smart Inverter Motor™ the A9 Kompressor stick vacuum can provide superior suction power across all floor types. It performs equally well on carpets and bare floors and can effortlessly remove pet hairs and dirt. The two lithium-ion batteries offer 120 min of run time – enough to clean your home without worrying that you need to recharge the machine. It transforms into a handheld vacuum with a push of a button. Using the Power Punch nozzle attachment, you can get rid of the mites and embedded dust in your upholstery, mattress and pillows. The vacuum has a SMART functionality. The built-in WiFi connects to the LG ThinQ app, where you can trach cleaning history, run diagnostics and more. The LG CordZero™ A9 Kompressor is a smart choice in more ways than you think.

6.4 Beko Powerclean VRT94929VI Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

The Beko Powerclean VRT94929VI cordless stick vacuum is developed primarily for the UK market, and as such, it is one of the best machines you can buy on the Island. Its PerformCyclone Technology allows you to clean all types of surfaces fast and easy. The innovative design and the ActiFlex ergonomic, bendable suction tube helps you vacuum all of the hard-to-reach places in your home. The Beko Powerclean can offer you 45 minutes of run time in one charge, which is enough for a thorough sweep of the floors and carpets. Last but not least, the SelfStand feature lets the vacuum stay upright unsupported, so you can easily pick it up. There is not a single flaw we could pinpoint, and for that price, the Beko Powerclean VRT94929VI is a catch.

6.5 Shark Vertex Ultralight HZ2002 Corded Stick Vacuum Cleaner

The Shark Vertex Ultralight HZ2002 is the only corded stick vacuum on our list, but this doesn’t take out from its outstanding performance. The strong suction power combined with the DuoClean® PowerFins provides the ultimate deep clean experience your rugs and carpets need. The Shark Vertex Ultralight HZ2002 is ideal for pet owners as its self-cleaning brush roll effortlessly removes pet hairs with no hair wrap. The vacuum is comfortable to manoeuvre and can fit easily under couches and sofas.

6.6 Tineco Pure One S11 Stick Vacuum Cleaner

The Tineco Pure One S11 brings a new meaning to the term “smart”. Thanks to its iLoop™ Smart Dust Sensor, the vacuum can detect embedded dust and dirt particles and automatically adjust its suction power in real-time. You can check with the all-in-one LED display to see the current working status and cleaning controls. In addition, the vacuum has a Smart app integration. You can use the Tineco app for real-time monitoring, see the cleaning history and reports, get maintenance reminders and more. Pricewise the Tineco Pure One S11 is one of the cheapest stick vacuums on our list, but performance-wise it scores way beyond our expectations.

Image Dyson V11 Absolute vacuum Miele Triflex HX1 Cat and Dog vacuum LG A9 Beko Powerclean VRT94929VI Shark Vertex Ultralight HZ2002 vacuum Tineco Pure One S11
Brand Dyson Miele LG Beko Shark Tineco
Model V11 Absolute Triflex HX1 cat and dog CordZero™ A9 Kompressor PowerClean™ Vertex Ultralight Pure One S11
Model Number V11 41MML030GB A927KGMS VRT94929VI HZ2002 S11
Price* £799 £579 $599 (~£440)** £299.00 £531.94 £299
Weight 3.09 kg 3.64 kg 2.7 kg 2.8 kg 4.1 kg 2.6 kg
Dimensions 25 x 26 x 129 cm 22 x 28 x 115 cm 26 x 27 x 112 cm 27 x 32 x 112 cm 26.01 x 26.01 x 114.99 cm 22.1 x 26.5 x 110.7 cm
Power / Wattage 610 W 170 W 200 W 450 W 680 W ‎450 W
Cord Length n/a n/a n/a n/a 9.1 m n/a
Suction Power 185 AW ~ 170 AW 140 AW 165 W n/a 22 Kpa
Battery Type 1 Li-Ion battery 1 VARTA Li-Ion battery  2 Li-Ion batteries 1 Li-Ion battery n/a 1 Li-Ion  Battery
Nominal Battery Capacity  2800 mAh 2500 mAh 2000 mAh 2500 mAh n/a 2500 mAh
Battery Run Time 60 min 60 min 60 min 45 min n/a 40 min
Charging Time 4.5 hrs 4 hrs 4 hrs 4 – 5 hrs n/a 4 hrs
Surface Carpet,
Hard Floor,
Hard Floor,
Hard Floor,
Hard Floor,
Hard Floor, Low pile carpet, Stairs Carpet,
Hard Floor,
Transform to Handheld YES YES YES YES YES YES
Dirt-collection Bagless Bagless Bagless Bagless Bagless Bagless
Capacity 0.76 L 0.5 L 1 L 0.9 L 0.3 L 0.6 L
HEPA Filter Similar Technology YES YES YES YES YES
Noise Level 82 dB 80 dB 84 dB 83 dB 76-78 dB 72 dB
Attachments • Quick-release mini soft dusting brush
• Mini motorised tool
• Combo tool
• Wand storage clip
• Soft roller cleaner head
• Crevice tool
• Torque Drive motorhead
• Charger
• Power unit
• Battery
• Handle
• Wand powerhead
• Docking station
• Upholstery tool
• Crevice tool
• Dusting brush
•Power punch nozzle
•Crevice tool
•Combination tool
•Telescoping wand
•Portable charging stand
•Universal power nozzle
•Extra filter
•Crevice tool
•Upholstery tool
•Dusting brush
•Pet (Mini Turbo) brush
•Soft brush
•Extra battery
•Dusting brush
•Crevice tool
•Self-cleaning pet power brush
•Onboard storage clip
•Mini power brush
•Full-size LED multi-tasker power brush
•Crevice tool
•2-in-1 Dusting tool
Special Features • Intelligently reports in real-time
• 3 cleaning modes
• Unique battery power management system
• ‘Point and shoot’ hygienic bin emptying
• Drop-in docking
• Click-in battery pack
• Washable filter
• 3in1 design
• Triflex HX1’s Vortex technology
• BrilliantLight LED headlight
• Extremely flexible
•Kompressor® technology
•Washable cyclone and filters
•Smart Inverter Motor™
•Portable charging stand
•5-Step filtration system
•Filter monitoring
•Battery monitoring
•PerformCyclone technology
•ActiFlex function
•LED headlights
•DuoClean® PowerFins
•LED user interface
•Self-cleaning pet power brush
•Advanced swivel steering
•iLoop™ Smart sensor
•4-Stage filtration system
•All-in-one LED display
•Smart App integration
•Smart battery management
•Smart noise optimisation

*The prices are as of January 2022 according to Amazon.
** According to the manufacturer

Here are the top stick vacuum cleaners for 2021 that didn’t make it into our 2022 list:

Its user-friendly design, HEPA filtration system and cleaning capabilities far exceed the expectation, especially when you see the price tag. Labelled as one of the best budget stick vacuums on the market, the JASHEN V16 is light, easy to navigate, performs relatively well on all kinds of surfaces and is exceptional when it comes to removing pet hairs. Yes, it can get cluttered with bigger chunks of debris, but its filtration system successfully catches the smaller air particles. The model is great for people with dust allergies, pets and small children.

Samsung Jet™ 90 Pro Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
With a runtime of 60 minutes from a single charge and an additional mop attachment, this stick vacuum cleaner is worth every penny. This energy-efficient machine is not only extremely quiet but has a certified HEPA filtration system. If you are looking for a trustworthy cordless vacuum, the Samsung Jet™ 90 Pro is for you.

Shark Anti Hair Wrap with Flexology
A fast solution for all pet owners, the Shark stick vacuum can easily remove hairs and fibres. Depending on its setting and the surface you are cleaning, the model can work from 30 to 80 minutes with one change of the batteries (you will receive two with the initial purchase.).

Tineco A11 Hero
If you are looking for a light stick vacuum with an impressive deep cleaning capability, a long-lasting battery with multiple attachments, the Tineco A11 Hero is the one. It easily converts into a handheld cleaner when needed, and the additional tools make it ideal for tidying both your property and your car. The battery life is close to 40 minutes (20 if you use the turbo option), which gives you enough time to thoroughly vacuum your carpets. Its sole flaw may be the lack of a sufficient filtering system, so you will get some floating dust from time to time.

You can check the technical specification and features of these stick vacuum cleaners here: The Best Stick Vacuum Cleaners for 2021

7. Robot Vacuum Cleaners

Time and effort-saving, robot vacuum cleaners are perfect for homes with no or minimal carpeting. You can use them to maintain the cleanliness in your home and use a “big” machine only once in a while. Generally, robot vacuum cleaners are not suitable for deep carpet cleaning, as they are not powerful enough to extract the embedded dirt. If you own fluffy rugs or wall-to-wall carpeting you might want to look for another type of machine.

The robot has different sensors for navigating its way on the floor and avoiding bumping into furniture. Altho it can get stuck sometimes, the robotic vacuum is a quiet and useful solution.
Keep in mind that you have pets, especially breeds with long hairs, you need to frequently clean the robot’s brushes.

8. The Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners for 2022

8.1 Neato D7

Neato D7 is the epiphany of smart cleaning. The robot is equipped with so many innovative systems and surprising features that you won’t need any other vacuum ever again. The multiple floor mapping function, the Zoning cleaning and the No-Go Lines will ensure the floors and carpets will be vacuumed how and when you want. This little guy can remove dust and dirt from every corner and thigh space in the room, as it is quite manoeuvrable. With the impressive 120 min of battery life, the Neato D7 is suitable for large and small properties. Not to mention how fast it recharges – max 3 hours.

8.2 Dyson 360 Heurist

The 360 Heurist is only the second generation of robot vacuum cleaners Dyson has created, but it has already 20% more suction power than its predecessor – the 360 Eye. With its unusual design, the small machine can pick up dust and dirt from all corners of the room. However, it might find it hard to squeeze under the couch due to its height. Nevertheless, the Dyson 360 Heurist can easily learn and adapt to the layout of your home by doing personalised mapping and zoning. Once you connect it to your phone via the Dyson Link app, you can set schedules, monitor its performance, set up rules and more. In addition, this vacuum is great for people with allergies or asthma as its exquisite filtration system can capture particles as small as 0.3 microns.

8.3 iRobot Roomba S9 Plus

If you want to spend a lot on a robot vacuum, you need to at least choose one worthy of your money, so get yourself a Roomba S9+. We promise you won’t be disappointed. This smart little machine is extremely self-sufficient. It can go up to 60 days without you having to clean it manually. The Roomba does everything by itself. When it feels the battery is low – it goes to the docking station. When it needs to unload – it has an automatic dirt disposal system. If the robot decides it hasn’t done a good enough job in a specific area, it will go back and redo the whole section. Honestly, that is not even half of its innovative built-up functions, and for that reason, the iRobot Roomba S9 Plus is one of the top 3 robot vacuums for 2021.

8.4 iRobot Roomba j7

The Roomba j7 is another impressive robot vacuum cleaner developed by iRobot. The j7 model is significantly less expensive than the S9+ but still has a lot to offer in terms of functionality. The Roomba j7 is equipped with PrecisionVision Navigation to ensure it recognizes and avoids pet waste and other objects. This smart robot has the brand’s iconic superior zoning and mapping functionality. The edge-sweeping brush combined with power-lifting suction guarantees all hard-to-reach places on the floor will be properly cleaned.

8.5 Roborock S6 Max V

Here we have a robotic vacuum that will fulfil the dream of a heart-free home every pet owner has. The Roborock S6 Max V is relatively powerful and removes hairs, fibres and debris from carpets with ease. It is also equipped with two front cameras that help it recognise different objects and avoid them. The vacuum is certified by TUV Rheinland as a safe home device that will protect your data and privacy.

8.6 Ecovacs Deebot T8 AIVI

You will not only receive a great vacuum cleaner, but this robot has a mop function as well. However, that is not all that it has up its sleeve. The Deebot T8 AIVI has a microphone, a WiFi camera, a complex navigation system, including mapping and obstacle identification. Keep in mind that with so many features and programs, the mobile app gets overwhelmed at times, but that is the risk of having a multipurpose robot vacuum cleaner.

Image neato d7 robot Dyson 360 Heurist iROBOT ROOMBA S9+ robot roomba j7 Roborock S6 MaxV vacuum Ecovac DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI vacuum
Brand Neato Robotics Dyson iRobot iRobot Roborock Ecovacs
Model D701 Intelligent Robot Vacuum 360 Heurist ROOMBA S9+ ROOMBA j7 S6 MaxV DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI
Model Number 945-0296/D701 DYS-5042335 9158+ 7150 S6 MaxV OZT8AIVI
Price* £449.99 £1,299 £1,834.70 £699.99 £645.99 £649.00
Weight 3.4 kg 2.5 kg 3.7 kg 3.4 kg 3.6 kg 4.7 kg
Dimensions 32 x 34 x 10 cm 312 x 23 x 24.2 cm 31.2 x 31.2 x 8.9 cm 33.8 x 33.8 x 8.6 cm 9.6 x 35 x 35  cm 50.6 x 42.4 x 18 cm
Energy Efficiency Class** A+++ A A A n/a n/a
Suction Power 2000 Pa 20 AW (~2000 Pa) 2500 Pa 2000 Pa 2500 Pa 1500Pa
Battery Type Li-Ion battery Li-Ion battery Li-Ion battery Li-Ion battery Li-Ion battery Li-Ion battery
Nominal Battery Capacity 4200 mAh 6600 mAh 3300 mAh 2410 mAh 5200mAh 5200 mAh
Battery Run Time 2 hrs 1.15 hrs 1 hrs 1.15 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs
Charging Time 3 hrs 2.45 hrs 2-3 hrs 2-3 hrs 5 hrs 6.5 hrs
Barrier-cross Height 19 mm 15 mm 20 mm 16 mm 20 mm 20 mm
Surface Hard Floor, Carpet Carpet, Hard floor, Wood, Laminate Hard floor, Carpet, Dual action Hard floor, Carpet, Dual action Hard Floor, Carpet Low-pile Carpets, Hard Floors
Capacity 0.7 L 0.3 L 0.6 L 0.5 L 0.3 L 0.4 L
Controller Type Voice / App Touchpad Control/App Control Google Assistant /  Amazon Alexa Voice assistant / App Control Voice / App / Touch App / Voice / Button
Mobile App Neato App Dyson Link app iRobot Home App iRobot Home App Roborock App ECOVACS HOME
Noise Level 69 dB 60 – 70 dB 65 – 68 dB ‎77 dB 67 dB 67 dB
Special Features • Laser SmartTM technology
• Zone cleaning
• Virtual no-go lines
• Turbo mode
• Multiple floor plan mapping
• Scheduled cleaning
•360° intelligent •SLAM navigation system
•Full-width brush bar
•LED light ring
•8GB of flash memory
•Dyson digital motor V2
•Bluetooth® wireless technology
• CLEAN BASE – Automatic dirt disposal
• vSLAM navigation
• Smart mapping
• Keep out zones
• Learning capabilities
• Imprint link technology
• Braava M6 robot mop
• 3-Stage Cleaning System
• Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes
• Dirt Detect Technology
• Clean Base® Automatic Dirt Disposal
• PrecisionVision Navigation
• ReactiveAI
• Intelligent mopping
• No-mop zones
• Lidar navigation
• Multi-level mapping
• Robotic mop
• On-demand live video stream
• AIVI™ technology – Maps your home with 4x accuracy
• Powerful OZMO Pro Oscillating mopping system
• Carpet detection
• Map generated by the app
• Voice report
• Time scheduling
• Continuous cleaning
• Advanced map function
• DustBin detection
• Water level adjustment

*The prices are as of January 2022 according to Amazon.
**The Energy Efficiency Class is applicable only for models sold in the EU. If you are purchasing your machine online many US models don’t have this information available.

Here are the robot vacuums that were outshined in 2022 by newer and better-performing models.

Samsung POWERbot R7040
This little robot performs very well both on carpets and bare floors and is easy to maintain. The SmartThings app allows you not only to control the vacuum but also to see status and history reports. Samsung POWERbot R7040 has great customer reviews as people are prising it to be easy to maintain and capable of dealing with all sorts of debris and pet hairs. We have to agree with them and add that the robot’s design allows it to reach all corners of the room, so the high reviews come with no surprise.

Eufy RoboVac 11S
If you are searching for a reliable robot cleaner on a budget, you found it. The Eufy 11S is silent, cleans with ease all sorts of debris from pet hairs to different sized crumbs, and the built-in cliff function prevents it from falling off stairs. Maybe its biggest con is that the robot doesn’t work on WiFi. However, this also is its biggest advantage, as your home will be safe from outside hacking and interference. The cleaner comes with an easy to use remote control that allows you to switch it on and off and choose different programs. For its price (around £190 depending on the seller) and above-average performance, the Eufy 11S is a must-have.

Get a good look at the technical specifications of our last-year finalists here: The Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners for 2021

9. Handheld Vacuum Cleaners

They are perfect for a quick clean. You can easily remove pet hairs from the couch, dust from your curtains or even use them to tidy your car. Handled vacuum cleaners are especially useful for households with children as they are light, easy to store and navigate, relatively quiet and have sufficient battery life.
You can’t rely on them to get the whole house spotless, as they are not designed to clean large spaces. Some models have a cord, which can be an obstacle if you want to vacuum your car upholstery.

10. The Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaners for 2022

10.1 Black+Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L

The Dustbuster is a great budget solution for every property. The nozzle extends and protests, so you can vacuum every corner of the room, but that is not the most attractive feature. Its battery can last up to 18 months when not being used. It can automatically switch itself and preserve the remaining charge. So even if you haven’t used it a month or two, you can put the Dustbuster into action at any given moment. The strong suction can clean equally-well carpeting, upholstery and bare flooring.

10.2 VacLife H-106 Handheld Vacuum

With VacLife H-106, you definitely get more than you have paid for. This small, light weighted machine is quite powerful for its size. It performs well on all kinds of surfaces and is comfortable to use when cleaning your car. Parents prefer the VacLife H-106 as it can be easily picked up and used by a child. The super bright LED light helps you clean even the darkest corners, and with a run time of 20 min, this handheld vacuum is ideal for a quick clean. It can remove debris and spilt liquids equally well, and is completely waterproof.

10.3 Dyson V7 Trigger

This is yet another excellent Dyson machine you need to have at your home. It can not only deal with liquid spills, but thanks to its mini motorised tool, it can remove pet hairs and debris with ease. The battery can hold up to 30 minutes, which is quite impressive. The Dyson V7 is light, easy to handle and navigate. You can clean practically everything with it. The vacuum has a one-touch emptying mechanism that makes maintaining it pretty effortlessly.

10.4 Vax Gator 10.8V Handheld Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

The Vax Gator 10.8V is exactly what you need to perform a quick spot clean. The vacuum is designed to be easy to use and carry with no additional attachments needed. The built-in crevice tool can reach any place in your home or car. Everything in the Vax Gator 10.8V is designed to be simple but on point. The gator mouth opens when you need to empty the dust cup, releasing the dirt straight to your bin so you don have to do anything.

10.5 BLACK+DECKER 20V Max Flex Handheld Vacuum (BDH2020FL)

Most stick hovers can convert into handheld ones, but the BLACK+DECKER 20V Max Flex is the first handheld vacuum on our list that can transform into a stick cleaner. And that is only the beginning. With a suction power of 24 AW and a run time of 20 minutes, this little machine can deep-clean every surface – from the ceiling, lighting fixtures and corners to stairs, upholstery and carpeting. The 20V Max Flex can effortlessly remove dirt, dust and pet hairs while its 3-stage filtration system traps even the smallest particles.

10.6 Gtech Multi MK2 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

The Gtech Multi MK2 is a cordless lightweight handheld vacuum that is a great addition to every home. With a run time of up to 20 min and the impressive suction power of 2kPa, this vacuum can clean even the dirtiest places in your car and home. It comes with multiple attachments that can help you remove dust and debris from every corner, including the ceiling. The battery’s 4-stage LED display will conveniently let you know when it’s time to recharge.

Image Black & Decker CHV1410L vacuum VacLife H-106 Dyson V7 trigger vacuum Vax Gator 10.8V BLACK+DECKER 20V Max Flex Gtech Multi MK2
Brand Black & Decker VacLife Dyson Vax Black & Decker Gtech
Model Chv1410l H-106 V7 Trigger Gator 10.8V 20V Max Flex Multi MK2
Model Number Chv1410l VL106 231770-01 H85-GA-B10 BDH2020FL ATF059
Price* £64.82 £46.99 £269.79 £39.99 $102.55 (~ £76) £148.10
Weight 1.18 kg 0.8 kg 1.71 kg 1.3 kg 1.45 kg 1.5 kg
Dimensions 43.8 x 14 x 19.7 cm 34.2 x 12 x 14 cm 31.6 x 13.1 x 20.6 cm 9.5 x 38.5 x 14 cm 37.8 x 27 x 16.5 cm 38.6 x 24 x 12.1cm
Energy Efficiency Class** A n/a А A n/a А
Voltage 16 V 12.6 V 21.6 V 10.8V 20V 22 V
Power 23 W 75 W 99.92 W 100 W n/a 44 W
Suction Power  15.2 AW n/a 21 – 100 AW n/a 24 AW 2kPa
Battery Type Li-Ion battery Li-Ion batteries Li-Ion battery NiMH battery Li-Ion battery Li-Ion battery
Battery Run Time 15-30 min 20 min 30 min 15 min 20 min 20 min
Charging Time 4 hrs 3 – 4 hrs 3.5 hrs 12 hrs 4 hrs 4 hrs
Surface Carpet,
Hard Floor,
Hard Floor
Upholstery, Car Interiors
Upholstery Upholstery, Stairs, Car Interiors Carpet
Hard Floor
Upholstery, Car Interiors
Carpets, Hard Floor, Stairs, Upholstery
Capacity 0.6 L 45 ml (for liquids) 0.6 L 0.3 L 0.5 L 0.4 L
Noise Level 83.5 dB ~78 dB 66.5 – 89 dB ‎78 dB 83 dB 65 dB
Attachments • Flip-up brush
• Crevice tool
• Washable filter
•Rubber Jar tool
•Dust Brush Tool
•Crevice tool
•Extension hose
• Combo tool
• Flexi crevice tool
• Crevice tool
• Mini motorised tool
• Extendable hose
• Stubborn dirt brush
• Soft dusting brush
• Mattress tool
• In-car charger
n/a •Stick Vac Floor Head
•Pet Hair Brush
•2-in-1 Nozzle / Brush Tool
•Long Crevice Tool
•Charging Base
•Washable Filter (Model PVF110)
•Multi MK2 Small Power Head
•Multi MK2 Crevice Tool
•Multi MK2 Dusting Brush
•Multi MK2 Extension Tube
Special Features • Smart charge technology
• Rotating slim nozzle
• Cyclonic action
•LED Light
• 2 Tier Radial™ cyclone
• No-touch dirt emptying
• Quick-release tools
•Built in crevice tool
•Easy empty
•Cyclonic action
•3 Stage filtration system
•LED Lights
•Easy-Empty Bin

Dyson V7 Trigger HEPA System

*The prices are as of January 2022 according to Amazon.
**The Energy Efficiency Class is applicable only for models sold in the EU. If you are purchasing your machine online many US models don’t have this information available.
*** Depending on where it is sold the Dyson V7 Trigger has or is missing a HEPA filter. Thankfully it is easy to spot which modification you are looking at. Check the image on the right.

Last but not least, let’s see the 2021 finalist that didn’t make it into our 2022 list:

Dirt Devil Scorpion
The only corded handheld vacuum we believe deserves to be on the top is the Dirt Devil Scorpion. It is light, has powerful suction and multiple attachments. This red guy can get your upholstery thoroughly cleaned in mere minutes. Pet hairs are also not an obstacle to it. The cord is long enough (5m/16ft) you can use the machine comfortably in your home or garage. Due to its design and built-up extension, you can easily remove dust and debris from the tightest spots.

Iris Ohyama IC-FAC2 Mattress and Furniture Vacuum Cleaner
The IRIS is light, portable and proficient when it comes to upholstery cleaning. You can use it equally well on sofas, curtains, mattresses and all sorts of cushions. The machine is powerful enough to successfully remove dust mites, pollen and other household allergens. It is a corded model, so it has its limitations, but overall the IRIS is suitable for a fast cleaning session.

Bissell 33a1 Pet Hair Eraser
Designed for pet owners, the Bissell is powerful enough to remove hairs, fibres and debris from all types of surfaces. The rubber nozzle will collect every last bit of dust and treads. The cord is both its biggest advantage and disadvantage. You don’t rely on a battery to do your thorough cleaning. However, your movements are quite limited as the model is not portable.

HoLife HM036E
It is a cordless handheld vacuum that has a special attachment allowing it to clean liquids. It excellently performs when cleaning bare floors and removes dust and debris from carpets relatively well. The machine is equipped with a HEPA filter and is easy to maintain. The battery can last up to 20 minutes on the highest setting, so you will have enough time to eliminate the mess. The absence of a cord makes it perfect for vacuuming your car, and it comes with lots of different attachments.

You can see the tech specification and features of these top 2021 handheld vacuum cleaners here: The Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaners for 2021

These were our top picks for 2022. Chose your vacuum cleaner wisely and don’t make any rash decisions. We will continue to regularly check the newest models and compare their features to bring you the best ones. 

But now, tell us, are you agree with our lists? Do you own any of the vacuums we reviewed? We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

Stephanie Cooper

Stephanie is a content marketing specialist for Top Cleaners for the past several years. She has extensive experience working with cleaning companies and knows her audience. Stephanie creates engaging and useful content helping the customers of Top Cleaners with their struggles and providing them with the most accurate insight.