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The 7 Best Vacuums (that don’t suck!)

The 7 Best Vacuums (that don’t suck!)

Vacuums are one of those household items that you hate to spend money on but need to have.

One of the worst things you can do is purchase a cheap vacuum expecting it to last a long time. These are the first to break, smell, or barely have any suction.

So, If you have come here to finally invest in a long term vacuum, we have everything you need to make a decision.

You don’t necessarily need to drop thousands of dollars for a vacuum. Here are your best options that will deliver the cleaning efficiency you deserve.

#1 iRobot Roomba S9

iRobot Roomba S9 (9150) Robot Vacuum- Wi-Fi Connected, Smart Mapping, Powerful Suction, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Works with Clean Base

The mother of all vacuums, the Roomba! This bad boy does it all!

The Roomba lifts dirt, dust, and pet hair from all floor types and has an incredibly powerful suction.

To top it off, it is as smart as they come. The Roomba learns the layout of your home and cleans in completely straight lines. If its running low on power, it returns itself to it’s charger and will resume cleaning where it left off after its charging session. Whoa!

The more it cleans, the more it learns. The S9 works with Amazon Alexa and you can easily set borders if you don’t want it to access an area of your home.

My favorite feature is the Alexa voice activation. Since the Roomba learns your home, you can simply say, “Roomba clean under the dining room table” and it does! My Children don’t even do that!

It is one of the priciest vacuums on the market but the value and quality you receive make it a great deal! There is a reason why it is so popular!

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#2 iRobot Braava M6 Mop

iRobot Braava Jet m6 (6110) Ultimate Robot Mop- Wi-Fi Connected, Precision Jet Spray, Smart Mapping, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Multiple Rooms, Recharges and Resumes (+7 Extra Dry Sweeping Pads)

Bonus Buy: The Roomba works seamlessly with the iRobot Braava M6 Mop. They work in tandem to sweep and mop your home and can be purchased as a set!

The option to buy as a set with the Roomba is a great value. It runs around $500 if purchased separately.

Similarly to the Roomba, it is alexa enabled and can charge itself and continue its job post charge.

This set is a must for large areas of hardwood, tile, or LVP floors.

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#3 Dyson V11 Animal Cordless

Dyson V11 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Purple

If you haven’t used a cordless vacuum yet you are missing out!

Dyson is the king of cordless, stick vacuums. This version is the V11 Animal. This means it is the best for large homes with pet hair (and long-haired mommas)!

This vacuum seamlessly adjusts to all floor types and has two modes of suction. On a full charge, it can run for up to 60 minutes. A slightly shorter run time when on max mode.

Dyson also claims that it can capture particles as small as allergens and bacteria.

These vacuums can cost anywhere between $400-$800 depending on the model and functions. However most land around the $450 price point.

If this is too expensive you can shop for a past model or purchase a certified refurbished model.

I personally have used a factory new and refurbished Dyson stick vacuum in the past and I could tell no difference.

Note: You can find my updated review on the Dyson v15 Detect here!

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#4 Bissell Crosswave Max Cordless (Wet & Dry)

BISSELL CrossWave Cordless Max All in One Wet-Dry Vacuum Cleaner and Mop for Hard Floors and Area Rugs, Black, 2554A

No more getting on your hands and knees to clean up spilled milk! With this bad boy, you can vacuum wet messes and dry messes!

Talk about a multipurpose product!

This vacuum has a 30 minute cordless run time and features a 2 tank system to keep your clean water and formula separate from your dirty water and dry dubris.

It has a cool edge system that allows for this vacuum to pick up all the pet hair and dust that collects around cabinets and baseboards.

It also has a self cleaning function. It will clean its brushes while on the charging station!

Added perk alert! Every Bissell sale helps save homeless pets via the Bissell Pet Foundation. We LOVE a good cause!

If you have trouble figuring out exactly how this vacuum goes from sucking up dirt, to wet messes check their product videos on amazon.

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#5 Bissell Spinwave Cordless

Bissell Spinwave, 2307 Cordless Hard Mop, Wood Floor Cleaner and Buffer

Let’s talk mops for a second. The Bissell Spinwave is a powered mop with two scrubbing pads to scrub any hard surface.

This beauty really gives you a ton of value for the price. It is available cordless ($150) or with a cord ($99).

It uses the same Bissell formula as the crosswave however this product doesn’t have any suction, it is strictly a mop.

I have found the spinwave to be an awesome addition to my cleaning closet. We have a large dog and toddlers running around spreading drool, juice, and who knows whatever else on to our hardwood floors.

While vacuums can pick up most dubris, we are still left with water marks and sticky patches. The Spinwave is great for removing the spots quickly and easily.

The two spinning pads work for you. No more forcefully pushing a mop or swiffer trying to get up the gunk.

I recommend all families have this on hand!

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#6 Shark IQ Robot Vacuum

Shark RV1001AE IQ Robot Self-Empty XL, Robot Vacuum with IQ Navigation, Home Mapping, Self-Cleaning Brushroll, Wi-Fi Connected, Works with Alexa, Black

This baby is the competitor to the Roomba. It has the smart navigation and room mapping capabilities as well as a few additionals.

The Shark IQ has a self-emptying function and can hold up to 30 days of dirt and pet hair! It also claims to remove any hair wraps as it goes. Any person with a long-haired family member knows what a pain this can be!

This sleek vacuum is commonly listed for under $500, and you may find additional deals on past versions.

Like the Roomba, it can be controlled using a smart phone and your cleanings can be schedule for when you sleep. Nothing beats waking up to a clean home!

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#7 Dyson Ball Multi-Floor Origin

Dyson Ball Multi Floor Origin Vacuum Cleaner: High Performance, HEPA Filter, Upright, Bagless, Height Adjustment, Telescopic Handle, Self Propelled, Rotating Brushes, Fuchsia + HDMI Cable

This is the Dyson that first sparked the interest of those who now love the brand!

It has so many features Its hard to find a place to start. It has a crazy strong cyclone suction. It’s bagless, self propelled, HEPA filtered, and easy to control thanks to the ball technology.

It is available in multiple colors. Has a one button hygienic emptying capability, and it has a quick release wand to reach those high up areas.

You have probably seen this vacuum in every store for the past few years. There is a reason why it is still relevant and loved by many.

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There are a ton of vacuums on the market today and every awesome vacuum have a million generic versions copying it.

These are the 7 best vacuums that you can rely on for years to come. They may have a higher price tag, but as someone who has learned that hardway, you get what you pay for.

I have bought so many cheap vacuums in the past that have all ended up in a dumpster within a few years (If they even survived that long).

I now feel that spending a little more money for a better quality product that will last is a better investment for my family.

These are my top 7 vacuums that dont suck, but still suck if you know what I mean. 🙂

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Lindsay Reed

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