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The 7 Best Vacuum Brands - Spring 2023 Reviews

Best Vacuum Brands

Whether you're looking to replace your old vacuum or are shopping for your first one, it can be hard to know which is right for you. There are a lot of vacuum manufacturers on the market right now, each offering different design types, features, and specs that may be limited to their models. Some brands even focus on specific products like robot vacuums or vacuums for commercial use. However, there isn't one definitive answer for the best vacuum cleaner brand that would fit your needs. Still, sorting by brand can be helpful in terms of determining which companies offer the kind of vacuum you want.

We’ve tested vacuums from over 25 different brands, and below are our recommendations for the best vacuum cleaner brands. The recommendations aren’t ordered by rank or position; the first brand listed isn’t necessarily our top pick, and the last brand isn’t the worst. Instead, we’ve listed the brands by use or specialty, keeping brands with similar audiences together to make it easier to find what best suits your needs. If you're looking for more vacuums, check out our recommendations for the best vacuums, the best laminate floor vacuums, and the best vacuums for carpets.

  1. Dyson

    Dyson is a British manufacturer well-known for making vacuums. They also sell other home appliances like fans and hair dryers. They make colorful, stylish-looking vacuums that use a patented root or digital cyclone motor design, which relies on centrifugal force for its suction power and sets Dyson vacuums apart from other brands. Their vacuums use a bagless design and often come with lots of accessories. They're usually cordless stick/handheld models, but they also make canister and upright models. They're usually made entirely of plastic, meaning they often don't weigh much, but sometimes feel flimsy.

    The Dyson V15 Detect is the best Dyson vacuum we've tested. It delivers excellent overall performance on bare floors and carpets, though its strong suction force can cause it to drag around some lighter rugs. It can also automatically adjust its suction power mode depending on the surface you're on. An LED screen displays the size and number of particles you've vacuumed up, the vacuum's current suction power mode, and a real-time estimate of the remaining charge. If you're looking for something lighter, the Dyson V12 Detect Slim is worth a look, though it has a less potent suction motor. Conversely, if you value the virtually indefinite runtime of a corded vacuum, the Dyson Ball Animal 3 is a solid option. Like the V15, pushing it around on some carpets can be a hassle due to its strong suction force.

    See our review

  2. Shark

    Shark is an American company that manufactures vacuums, mops, and irons, though they're owned by SharkNinja, which produces a variety of home appliances like blenders and coffee makers. Shark vacuums come in a wide range of models and designs, including various vacuum types. You can find vacuums of all sizes with most combinations of features like corded or cordless and bagged or bagless. Also, they come at a wide array of price points, so you can find a vacuum that fits your budget. Some Shark vacuums have a self-cleaning brushroll, which helps detangle hair that can get stuck as you clean. However, their build quality is generally not the best since they often feel plasticky. Fortunately, most Shark vacuums tend to have few recurring costs.

    The Shark Stratos Cordless is the best Shark vacuum we've tested. It sits at the top of Shark's lineup of cordless stick vacuums, and as such, it features an extremely broad range of convenience features. The Clean Sense IQ system uses a built-in infrared sensor to automatically adjust suction power depending on how much debris is on the ground. It also delivers strong performance on bare floors as well as carpeting. Its other headlining feature is its odor-neutralizing system, which uses a replaceable cartridge that emits a pleasant scent as you clean. Battery life tops out at up to an hour on a single charge, which is pretty decent as far as cordless vacuums go. If you don't want to worry about keeping a battery topped up, the Shark Stratos UltraLight is a very good corded alternative, though it lacks the cordless model's automatic power adjustment system. Alternatively, if you don't mind the added bulk of an upright vacuum and need the extra power and debris capacity, the Shark Stratos Upright is another good choice.

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  3. Miele

    Miele is a German manufacturer that makes a variety of home appliances, including ovens, dishwashers, coffee machines, and vacuum cleaners. They mostly make canister vacuums but offer other types, like stick/handheld vacuums and even a robot vacuum. They usually come in several variants for different purposes, like a certain surface type or debris. They offer models that use a dirtbag as well as bagless vacuums. Miele is among the best vacuum brands you can buy from, as the majority of their product lineup offers premium build quality, strong performance, and general ease of maintenance.

    The Miele Complete C3 is the best Miele vacuum we've tested. Thanks to its powerful 1200W motor and seven levels of suction adjustment, this high-end canister vacuum delivers strong debris-pickup performance on almost every surface. A multitude of variants for different needs and budgets are available, ranging from the base C3 Calima model with an air-driven turbo head and parquet cleaner to the flagship C3 Brilliant, with a set of easily accessible handle-mounted controls, an automatic power adjustment mode, and additional sound insulation for its already quiet motor. Regardless of the model you go for, build quality is excellent and user maintenance is remarkably simple. If you're looking for a cheaper Miele canister vacuum, the Miele Classic C1 is a good choice, though it doesn't have an onboard storage compartment and feels slightly robust. In addition, only pricier C1 variants like the C1 Cat & Dog or C1 HomeCare come with an electrosocket for compatibility with powered heads. If you don't want to deal with the hassle of a power cord, you could also look at the Miele Triflex HX1, though its battery life isn't especially long.

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  4. Samsung

    Samsung is a South Korean multinational that builds a wide range of consumer electronics, including a popular range of televisionsmonitorssoundbars, and headphones. They also offer a range of cordless stick vacuums under the 'Jet' moniker. All Jet stick vacuums use the same basic design, tend to be noticeably lighter than most alternatives, and have a five-stage filtration system. However, they differ in bundled attachments, battery capacity, and suction motor potency. Samsung is also one of the few manufacturers to offer a self-emptying station for their cordless stick vacuums to reduce hands-on maintenance requirements and a dedicated mopping floorhead for dealing with stains.

    The Samsung Bespoke Jet is the best Samsung vacuum that we've tested. It has a more potent 210AW motor than other Jet stick vacuum lineup models, allowing for excellent debris-pickup performance on bare floors and carpeting. Its headlining feature is its all-in-one charging rack/self-emptying station; when the vacuum is docked, debris is sucked from its dustbin into a dirtbag inside the charging rack, reducing hands-on maintenance requirements. Unfortunately, this vacuum's dual brushroll is somewhat unwieldy compared to the single-brushroll floorheads bundled with the cheaper Samsung Jet 90 Complete, so it isn't as maneuverable as cheaper peers. If you're looking for something even more budget-friendly, the Samsung Jet 60 is another great option. However, it has a less powerful 150AW suction motor and a lower-capacity battery.

    See our review


    BISSELL is an American manufacturer of budget-friendly vacuums for the home. They also own Sanitaire, which produces vacuums intended more for commercial use. They offer a variety of vacuum types so you can find the one best suited for your needs. While their lower price point tends to be most noticeable in their plasticky and sometimes flimsy build quality, this material helps keep them lightweight and portable. Many of their models also have a bagless design, so you don't have to worry about replacing this part unless it's damaged. However, they don't usually have a HEPA filter to help trap allergens and lack power adjustment features.

    The BISSELL PowerForce Helix is the best BISSELL vacuum we've tested. Despite its affordable price point, this vacuum offers strong overall cleaning performance on bare floors and carpet. Its floorhead offers five levels of surface adjustment, which is rare for a model at this price point and enables you to adapt to various surface types on the go. Unfortunately, despite its relatively lightweight plastic construction, it's a hassle to maneuver in tight spots due to its bulky design and fixed-angle floorhead. If you're looking for something more maneuverable and need a vacuum with mopping capability for stains on bare floors, the BISSELL CrossWave Cordless Max is worth considering. However, it's much pricier than the PowerForce and not nearly as effective on carpeted surfaces.

    See our review

  6. Eureka

    Eureka is an American-founded vacuum manufacturer currently owned by Chinese multinational Midea Group. The company mainly focuses on building various vacuums, including stick, canister, and upright models, most of which are focused on the budget-friendly side of the market. In general, their offerings deliver strong performance and a decent array of convenience features for their price point, though build quality is seldom a strong suit.

    The best Eureka vacuum we've tested is the Eureka Mighty Mite. This bagged canister vacuum is primarily intended for light-duty workshop cleaning, with an easy-to-maintain, compact, lightweight design. However, it's also well-suited for household cleaning, as it delivers fantastic performance on bare floors and is very effective for dealing with debris on low and high-pile carpeting, even with just a straight-suction floorhead. Still, if you have a lot of dense carpeting, go for an upright model with a powered floorhead like the Eureka FloorRover, though it's less maneuverable and feels quite flimsily built. Alternatively, if you want a bagless canister vacuum, the Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister is worth a look, though it has a shorter range than the Mighty Mite.

    See our review

  7. Tineco

    Tineco is a Chinese vacuum manufacturer specializing mainly in cordless vacuums, though they do offer a range of corded models and wet/dry appliances for clearing away stains on hard floors. Their conventional cordless stick vacuums offer a wide selection of attachments and features for the price, with pricier models featuring the brand's iLoop dirt detection sensor, which increases the suction motor's power output when passing over an area with a high concentration of debris. Unfortunately, build quality tends to fall slightly short of more established brands.

    The best Tineco vacuum we've tested is the Tineco PURE ONE S11. If you spring for the top-tier Tango variant, you'll get a soft roller floorhead and a multi-surface floorhead, resulting in a strong performance on many surface types. As part of the manufacturer's 'Smart Vacuum' lineup, it can automatically adjust its suction power mode when passing over large amounts of debris. Unusually for a vacuum of this type, you can pair it with your smartphone via the Tineco Life app, which allows you to monitor its battery life, change its suction power mode, or check the replacement interval for its filters. If you'd like to spend less, the Tineco PURE ONE X is a solid option, though it has a less powerful suction motor. While its max battery life of 70 minutes outlasts the S11's maximum runtime of 40 minutes, the pack isn't designed to be removable or replaceable.

    See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Apr 20, 2023: Ensured all main picks are still available and remain the best choice for user requirements.

  2. Feb 21, 2023: Replaced Shark Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away with Shark Stratos Cordless as 'Best Shark Vacuum Pick'.

  3. Dec 23, 2022: Added Eureka Mighty Mite as 'Best Eureka Vacuum' and Tineco PURE ONE S11 as 'Best Tineco Vacuum'

  4. Oct 26, 2022: Replaced Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H with Shark Cordless Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away as 'Best Shark Vacuum'. Replaced BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro with BISSELL PowerForce Helix as 'Best BISSELL Vacuum'. Replaced Roborock S7 with Roborock S7 MaxV as 'Best Roborock Vacuum'. Added new 'Best Samsung Vacuum' and 'Best Wyze Vacuum' categories.

  5. May 30, 2022: Replaced Roborock S6 MaxV with Roborock S7 as 'Best Roborock Vacuum' category pick due to current availability.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best vacuum brands and the best vacuums available to buy for most people in various price ranges, from seven different vacuum manufacturers.

If you'd like to choose for yourself, here is the list of all our vacuum reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no vacuum is perfect for every use, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.