✔️ With or without bag: Both types clean well in the Good Housekeeping Lab Test. Bagless models feature a dust cup and filter assembly that requires frequent emptying and cleaning. The advantage is that you don’t have to stock up on bags or worry about running out of them. However, they can be difficult to clean and empty, and they may not be the best option for those with dust allergies. A bagged vacuum cleaner is easier, cleaner, and great for allergy sufferers because all dust and allergens are sealed in the dust bag. All you have to do is throw the bag away when it’s ⅔ full.
✔️ Power: Decide if you want a vacuum with a cord, which may limit how far you can vacuum before you need to find another outlet, or if you prefer wireless power, whose battery life takes between two charges monitoring in between. You can also opt for a robot vacuum that will clean for you and recharge itself when needed, but the charging base must remain connected to an electrical outlet and shouldn’t move so the robot knows how to get back to it after cleaning.
✔️ ACCESSORIES: The handy accessories that come with your vacuum cleaner are just as important. Electric nozzles can help you clean rugs and rugs more efficiently, while crevice tools can help you reach difficult spots where dust tends to accumulate, like behind a sofa or dresser. There are also tools like mini turbo brushes that work wonders when it comes to removing pet hair from furniture.
✔️ Space: If you live in a small apartment, you might consider a corded vacuum or one that doesn’t require much battery life; if you have multiple floors, you’ll need longer run times and larger sets dust cup. If you have stairs, you need a vacuum that can easily go up and down every step while picking up dirt and dust. If you have a lot of carpet in your bedroom, an upright vacuum or one with a rotating brush roller will do the best job, while a vacuum with soft bristles or a brush roller that can be turned off is better for hardwood floors.
BEST ROBOT VACUUM CLEANER
IROBOT Roomba s9+ Robot Vacuum
You—and your home—deserve the best. With 40X the Power-Lifting Suction*, our most powerful cleaning system, and advanced technologies, the s9+ cleans thoroughly—even into corners and along edges. It empties itself into the Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal that holds months of debris. Its learning never stops, as it offers up personalized cleaning recommendations that work around your life, pollen seasons, and peak pet-shedding times—so that it’s always one step ahead of the mess. *(compared to the Roomba 600 series cleaning system).
BEST ROBOT VACUUM AND MOP
ROBOROCK S7 Robot Vacuum and Mop Cleaner
Founded in July 2014, Roborock specializes in the research, development, and production of products that make peoples lives more comfortable. We design our range of robot vacuums, and our cordless stick vacuum to work so effectively that people are empowered to spend more time on the things they love and less time on chores.
Roborock S7 – A Sonic Sea Change in Robot Cleaning
To shift dried-on dirt, vacuuming isn’t enough. You have to scrub. Roborock S7’s sonic technology scrubs floors up to 3,000 times per minute. Eliminating dried-on marks that some robots may leave behind, from coffee to muddy footprints and more. Combined with Roborock’s first auto-lifting mop, powerful mopping is yours with a whole new level of convenience. Then add an all-rubber main brush and 2500Pa HyperForce suction, and you have a true deep clean machine.
Roborock S7 – Serious Smart Technology
Roborock S7’s VibraRise system is the first in the world to combine intense sonic mopping with automatic mop lifting, it has 2500PA HyperForce suction, and can clean for up to 180 minutes on one charge. Roborock S7 makes cleaning effortless, so you can live the easy life.
S7’s VibraRise mop lifts when a carpet is detected, so you can mop hard floors and vacuum carpets in a single clean. It also raises when cleaning is finished to avoid spreading dirt, and when docked so you can say goodbye to ugly plastic mats and dirty streaks. It brings you an effortless clean, makes your life easier than ever. Roborock S7 Robot Vacuum and Mop is ideal for tackling the challenges of all kinds of messy homes.
BEST HANDHELD VACUUM CLEANER
WORX 20V Cordless Cube Compact Vacuum Cleaner
A powerful-for-its-size portable vacuum that you don’t have to plug-in. It’s a clean person’s dream. You can take it anywhere, making it the perfect car or office vacuum. (When is the last time you vacuumed your office chair?) And with the crevice nozzle and brush attachments, you can dive in-between those couch cushions, and clean every last crumb out of your kitchen, too. It provides 10Kpa (Kilopascal) of suction. For reference, that’s about half the power of a standard upright vacuum. But the 20V Portable Vacuum from Worx is about 1/6th the size of one of those uprights, so it’s got plenty of power for its size. Besides, it’s not meant for regular vacuuming tasks, anyway. You’re never going to bring your full-size out to the car or into the office. That’s what this portable vacuum is for. And like your full-size, it’s only meant for dry debris. That makes it easy to empty and clean. Its tank capacity is 6 oz (that’s a lot of crumbs). It lasts up to 15 minutes on a single charge, which is a lot when you’re only doing spot cleaning and shorter chores. And its washable HEPA filter cleans the air as you vacuum, instead of kicking the debris back outside. The included 20V 2.0 Ah Max Lithium battery and charger gives you freedom from the cord and can be used on any other Worx 20V tool in the PowerShare family.