Best Vacuum Cleaner

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The vacuum cleaners that perform best in my test

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The Tineco Pure One S15 is a user-friendly stick vacuum suitable for various usage scenarios.
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Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
8.5
Design
9
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Bagless vacuum with the highest measured suction power in my research.
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Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
9
Design
8.5
Stick vacuum with Dyson performance, but much more budget-friendly.
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Original price was: $299.99.Current price is: $219.00.
Suction performance
8
Cleaning result
8
Usability
7
Design
7.5
Bagless canister vacuum that performs well on all floors. One of my favorites!
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Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
9
Usability
8
Design
8
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The quietest vacuum I've ever tested (<60 decibels). One of the best silent options.
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Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
9
Design
7.5

Here is what Vacuumtester is all about: searching for the best vacuum cleaner. Every vacuum cleaner we highlight has undergone a thorough review: we have examined every important characteristic of a vacuum cleaner using our own measuring instruments and research methodology.

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Currently, the Miele Boost CX1 emerges as the top vacuum cleaner in the test. This canister vacuum performs well on all types of floors and has tremendous suction power. If you prefer a stick vacuum, then the Samsung Bespoke Jet is the best choice at the moment. A more affordable alternative is the Dyson V15 Detect, but it does not have a mopping function.

Key considerations

What you should know about the different types of vacuums

When it comes to a vacuum cleaner, there are various types to choose from. You may prefer a cordless stick vacuum, a compact handheld vacuum, or a traditional wheeled canister vacuum. But, which model should you buy? That completely depends on your wants and needs, which is why we highlighted multiple types above.

 

To assist you in choosing the right type of vacuum cleaner, we have created a helpful infographic.

infograhpic about different vacuum cleaner types

Choose for a:

Regardless of the vacuum cleaner model, it is always important to pay attention to the characteristics that you find important. As the above infographic demonstrates, choosing a stick vacuum cleaner can be a smart choice if you are looking for the best lightweight vacuum cleaner, but not if you want to buy the quietest vacuum.

Best Vacuums we've featured

8.5Expert Score
Best Canister Vacuum

The Miele Boost CX1 is a super powerful vacuum cleaner. It delivers excellent performance on every floor type, from carpet to hardwood floors. It even comes with a special parquet brush. It is a bagless and maneuverable vacuum cleaner: you can easily empty it over the trash bin.

Pros
  • Powerful
  • Suitable for all floor types
  • Maneuverable
  • Bagless
Cons
  • Not particularly quiet
  • Heavy
8.1Expert Score
Best Stick Vacuum

The Dyson V15 Detect, also known as the "Dyson with green laser," is a powerful cordless stick vacuum cleaner. The green laser technology makes dirt on the floor more detectable. It features excellent filtration capabilities, capable of filtering allergens from the air. With this vacuum cleaner, you can enjoy up to 60 minutes of cordless vacuuming.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Cordless
  • Easy to maintain
  • Versatile
  • Laser technology makes dirt highly visible
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not quiet

Samsung Bespoke Jet

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8.4Expert Score
Best Stick Vacuum with Mop

If you want to not only vacuum your floors but also simultaneously mop them, the Samsung Bespoke Jet is an excellent choice. This versatile vacuum cleaner comes with a wide range of accessories, allowing you to use it for various applications. The vacuum cleaner can easily be switched to a vacuum-only mode, for instance, when you want to vacuum a carpet.

Pros
  • Equipped with mopping function
  • Stylish design
  • Automatic emptying system
  • Self-cleaning brushes
  • Abundance of accessories
Cons
  • Takes up a lot of space
  • Expensive

How was the ranking determined?

When we talk about a ‘vacuum cleaner', it's still uncertain which type of vacuum cleaner you have in mind. A cordless stick vacuum, a compact handheld vacuum, or a powerful upright vacuum? Although there are significant differences between the various types of vacuum cleaners, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, the research process for determining the best vacuum cleaner per model is quite similar.

 

As you have seen above, we have listed the best choices for each type of vacuum cleaner. We arrived at these choices by conducting comprehensive tests on all types of vacuum cleaners. In our tests, we first examine the build quality of the vacuum cleaner: is it made of sturdy materials that can withstand some impact? Or does it feel “cheap”?

miele classic c1 design

 

Additionally, we evaluate the suction performance. Regardless of the type of vacuum cleaner, we test all models on different types of flooring. We do this in customized floor bins, where we test the vacuum cleaners with various types of dirt. We also consider suction power and airflow, using these data to rank the vacuum cleaners based on their suction performance.

 

suction performance henry quick

I have tested the Henry Quick on different floor types with different sizes of dirt. © Vacuumtester.com

 

In addition to suction performance, we delve into the user-friendliness of a vacuum cleaner. This includes evaluating the noise level, weight, versatility, and maintenance of the vacuum cleaners.

 

suction power kpa tineco pure one s11

The Tineco S11 during the test on various floor types. © Vacuumtester.com

 

Once we have obtained a good understanding of the vacuum cleaner's quality, we can match it with the price. Does it offer a good price-to-quality ratio?

For each aspect of our reviews, we assign a rating to the vacuum cleaner. The average rating determines how the vacuum cleaner is ranked within specific research categories! If you want to learn more about our research process, you can read more about how we test vacuum cleaners on our website.

What I would like to point out

When purchasing a new vacuum cleaner and you're not sure which model to choose, it's important to determine exactly what you'll be using it for. Firstly, consider the surface area where you'll be using the vacuum cleaner. Then, you can ask yourself what kind of dirt the vacuum cleaner should be suitable for, such as pet hair, cat litter, or general debris.

 

By asking yourself these questions, the chances of making a wrong purchase are reduced.

Why you can trust my research?

At Vacuumtester.com I take my vacuum cleaner research very seriously. I have actually tested every vacuum cleaner that I highlight on my platform. After ten years of experience and dozens of gestures of vacuum cleaners, you can accept my unfiltered opinion.

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It is important to know that Vacuumtester.com is a completely independent platform: I do not sell vacuum cleaners myself and am not affiliated with a webshop. Every vacuum cleaner I've tested I bought with my own money. With this I guarantee my independence and I have complete freedom to publish honest reviews. Read more about Vacuumtester.

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5 Comments
  1. Hey Robbert, I find your graph very interesting. It's just a shame that you left out the robot vacuum cleaner. I'm actually curious if there are “quiet versions” of those too and, if so, what trade-offs are involved. Are they, for example, less powerful?

    • Reply
      Robbert Tigchelaar July 5, 2023 at 12:47 pm

      Hi Peter,

      Thank you for your response! In my graph, I mainly focused on vacuum cleaners that you have to operate manually. The weight of a robot vacuum cleaner, for example, is less important in that case.

      Apart from the graph, I can tell you that there are indeed “quiet” robot vacuum cleaners available. In fact, a robot vacuum cleaner is often much quieter in terms of noise level compared to other models. Interested in the best options? Take a look at the guide on the quietest robot vacuum cleaner!

      Greets,

      Rob

  2. I am searching for the best vacuum cleaner for my house when I came across your
    post. Awesome you have reviewed all the vacuum cleaners
    comprehensively and your post helped me a lot. Thanks, keep it up.

  3. Thanks Sidra, replies like your really keep us going strong!

  4. We need help finding the best vacuum for twice weekly use in a large 10,000 square foot home with a combination of carpet and hardwood and stone floors. We like the flexibility of the lightweight cordless stick vacuum cleaners but have found that they break down within a couple years (or less). The last one Shark Vertex Pro barely lasted a year. We are following filter cleaning instructions. Can you advise on durability of these lightweight options– are they not intended for this frequency of use for the size of space we have. Do we need a different type of vacuum? Any insights and recs are much appreciated.

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