If you want the best vacuum cleaner on the market, you should find one that breaks down dirt and dust, shines your floors and carpets, filters the air that pumps out and, most importantly, does not add extra stress to what's already a boring job.
It happens that some of the best vacuum cleaners like to do all the hard work for you and because there is so much choice nowadays, we are here to point you in the right direction.
We have tested all these machines in our own dusty accommodations to find the best vacuum cleaner of 2018, so you know that you get the best of the best recommendations.
With these vacuum cleaners it is easier than ever to absorb unwanted dust and dirt – and of course, the less time you spend on cleaning, means more time to enjoy your home with family and friends.
In the past few years, the best vacuum cleaners you can buy have become smarter, lighter, and easier to use, and with this list, finding the best vacuum cleaners 2018 would not be a chore. We can tell first hand that these vacuum cleaners suck, and we mean that as a good thing.
[Update: Two more Shark vacuum cleaners have been added to our list: the Shark ION Robot 750 and the Shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean. Both vacuums offer incredible power and truly eye-catching designs. We wish the battery life on the DuoClean was longer and the bin in the ION Robot 750 bigger, but aside from these drawbacks, both are worthy considerations for adding to your cleaning collection.]
As you read through the list, you will find that many of the best vacuum cleaners of today have stumbled away the enormous cord that always stumbled, and instead have a wireless design.
As a sign of how outdated, coordinated vacuum cleaners have become, Dyson, one of the world's largest manufacturers of vacuum cleaners, has sworn to stop assembling vacuum cleaners together after releasing the wireless Cyclone V10 (which is on our list ).
Not only are vacuum cleaners much slimmer today than the monstrous vacuum cleaners of old, but some even have their own brain: choose a robot vacuum cleaner and you do not have to lift a finger. You can even switch them off when you are not at home.
Whether it is a lightweight cordless, a super powerful stand or "who needs people?", Super advanced robot cleaner you are looking for, these are the best vacuum cleaners TechRadar has used. Now no more excuses – it's time to clean house!
Dyson Cyclone V10 absolutely
Power supply: : Battery, battery Weight: 5.9 lbs / 2.6 kg Baking size: 0.75L | Duration:: Up to 60 minutes
Battery runs out quickly at the highest level
Dyson's latest wireless vacuum cleaner is so good that the company no longer produces new vacuum cleaners. That's how confident Dyson is that the Cyclone V10 and the devices that follow will meet all your cleaning needs.
Simply put, the Cyclone V10 is the best vacuum Dyson has ever made. Dyson redefined its cyclone technology to produce more suction power than ever; the new V10 digital engine is 20% more powerful than the previous V8, and we can ensure that it sucks a lot (we mean that as a compliment).
You will notice some crucial changes between the V10 and older V models. For example, the bar is now at the front and all attachments can be connected directly here. The design ensures greater suction efficiency, according to Dyson. The V10 is also smarter than ever and can even detect differences in altitude, air pressure and temperature and adjust for maximum performance.
Prices and models differ per region, but you pay for the boosted extraction of the Cyclone V10. And although the Cyclone V10 is more powerful than ever and has a more energy-efficient battery than previous models, it will put on the highest level to empty the battery in about five minutes. At the lowest setting, however, you get up to 60 minutes of use and that should be enough for your daily mess.
Read us full Assessment of the Dyson Cyclone V10
Power supply: : Battery, battery Weight: 4kg | Baking size: 0.33L | Suction power: 25.2AW
Different cleaning modes
Heavier than some competition
Do not you want Dyson? This one Shark IF250UK is a cheaper and reasonably decent alternative to some of the top Dyson products on this list. It is another wireless cleaner that can work 22 minutes in a row from a single charge – but the best thing is that there are two batteries in the box, so you can simply swap mid and get a total of 44 minutes.
We really like the design of the Shark IF250UK, although it is a bit on the heavy side. It comes with Shark's Flexology technology, which means you can bend the robot halfway, so you can reach those hard-to-reach places like under your couch without having to sit on your hands and knees.
It is not as lightweight as the Dyson mentioned above, but we still found it easy enough to wear and suitable for wear.
This thing is also powerful. If you own a pet, you can get a special edition version with built-in functions for cleaning pets, but in an animal-free house we found the Shark IF250UK easily cleaned when using the maximum suction mode.
For a lower price than the Dyson V10 the Shark IF250UK is a very good choice for your next vacuum cleaner: it is just as powerful as the competition and easy to use to boot.
Read it full Shark IF250UK rating
Dyson V8 absolute
Power supply: : Battery, battery Weight: 2.16 kg Baking size: 0.54L | Suction power: 22AW (115AW in MAX mode)
Portable and modular
The Dyson V8 Absolute, formerly the best battery vacuum experience that could buy money, is still a top class vacuum cleaner with battery power, even if the Cyclone V10 has dethroned it as the best. It is also an absolute joy to use.
First the design. With a detachable extender pole and equipped with six different heads for different surfaces and sockets, the V8 Absolute is lightweight and easy to run through the house. With the suction motor in the handle of the pistol grip, you can also easily clamp a head directly onto the main unit, changing the whole thing into a portable cleaner – perfect for going up the stairs or unloading the car.
A full charge gives you about 40 minutes of use, which is really impressive for a wireless cleaner – although the mileage will vary as soon as you start to use the motorized heads, or turn on the MAX mode of the V8 Absolute. However, you will rarely need it – for a handheld this cleaner will even compete with an upright device to suck up dirt. The big bin will also contain a lot of waste before it has to be emptied – another convenience that is not often seen in a wireless car.
But the best thing is that it is really fun to use. The sci-fi aesthetics makes it one of the few gadgets for "white goods" that you enjoy showing in the house, with the transforming design as convenient as it is smart. It is worth saving the money for.
Gtech AirRam MK2
Power supply: Battery (wireless) | Weight: 3.5 kg Battery live: 40 minutes
Lightweight, easy to carry and move
Easily accessible container
Bin is small
No tools & # 39; s for attachments
The Gtech AirRam MK2 combines the flexibility of a wireless vacuum with strong suction performance and ease of use, making it an excellent choice for people who are looking for a vac that they can quickly whiz through the house.
It is super easy to setup out-of-the-box and after the first time charging (it takes four hours to fully charge from flat), you are ready to leave. However, the need to charge can be quite a job, especially if there is accidental spillage and you want to clean it up quickly, only to discover that the AirRam MK2 is empty. You could use it if it is plugged into the wall, but with such a short charging cable supplied that would be totally impractical.
An hour on the charger gives you a short burst of force to tackle a leak, but if you plan to do a general cleaning, you want a trap, which gives you about 40 minutes of use – similar to what you would come from Dyson & # 39; s V8 Absolute.
Although charging can sometimes be a bit clumsy, it means that you are never tied to a cord while using the Gtech AirRam MK2, and that is where it comes in its own right. The lightweight and highly maneuverable body allows you to move around your house quickly and efficiently.
Meanwhile, Gtech's Airlock technology automatically adjusts the head for different types of floors, and the suction power is generally very good – without offering the best offer.
The collector is also a bit on the small side, but it is incredibly easy to empty and makes sure that you do not get your hands dirty, with the removable cylinder with a sliding lever that pushes all the nasties outside.
The vacuum cleaner is easy to carry on and off stairs, but without a hose or fittings you can not easily kick stairs or clean other hard-to-reach parts of your home. The price tag makes it a more low-threshold option than the Dyson, so if you have a small budget it is worth looking at.
Dyson Light Ball Multi Floor
Power supply: With wire | Weight: 6.9kg | Cord length: 9.4m | Suction power: 90AW
Impressive, continuous suction
Multifunctional tools included
Heavy to carry stairs
Cord is annoying
If you want serious suction from your vacuum cleaner, Dyson is the market leader. His cyclone technology has long been touted as the best sucker in the area, and on the Light Ball Multi Floor we can safely say that this thing is great. In a good way.
With 90AW suction the Dyson Light Ball Multi Floor tackles carpet, wooden floors, laminate and more. Every pass eats dust, hair and other particles in your carpets, not just those who were on top of it.
We were surprised and impressed by the amount of stuff that it picked up around our house during the first few trips – clearly our previous vacuum was not that effective.
When the big bin gets full, it's just a simple press of a button from the body of the Light Ball and then a second press of a button to put the contents in the trash – although the big flag that opens at the bottom, you need have to tilt the cylinder accordingly.
In addition to acting as a standard upright cleaner, the Light Ball also comes with a built-in hose and tools that allow you to tackle difficult-to-reach places, ceilings and stairs with relative ease.
It is still a bit of a beast to climb up and down stairs, and occasionally the long cord of 9.4 m gets in the way, so you would want this to be a wireless vacuum – but the consideration will be inferior sucking.
If you are looking for a vacuum cleaner that gives your floors a serious good appearance, then the user-friendly, extremely manoeuvrable and surprisingly quiet (given the suction power) Dyson Light Ball might be something for you.
Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner
Power supply: Battery Weight: 2.4 kg Baking size: 0.33Lm | Suction power: 20AW
Not the most thorough clean
With AI smarts getting better and more and more robotics at home, the science-fiction dream of a small robot helper to tinker about the house quickly became reality. The Dyson 360 Eye is the first attempt by the vacuum cleaner company in space and makes a good record of itself.
After a relatively painless app-driven set-up process, the camera-equipped Dyson 360 Eye can navigate through your home, weaving around obstacles on a cleaning routine that you re-establish through the app.
Given the small size it is surprisingly well able to absorb the waste in your house, and when the battery is almost empty and it is time to recharge, the 360 Eye will intelligently return to its charging station without some warning.
It is a premium product that uses a high asking price that can best be used as a supplement to your usual cleaning instead of as a replacement. With the 360 Eye doing a round every day, you will find that your home will need a "deep clean" vacuum seat with your own hand much less often.
But there is still room for improvement if the company ever makes a second generation – the large opening makes it difficult for the 360 Eye to fit under furniture, a larger bin would reduce the need to empty it, and a larger battery would give it a better chance to complete an entire house flight in one go without a charging session.
The limitations of the broader product category that are taken into account, this is a solid luxury cleaning product, regardless.
iRobot Roomba 980 robot vacuum cleaner
Power supply: Battery Weight: 3.94 kg Baking size: 0.6Lm | Suction power: 33AW
Relatively low clearance
Difficult app management
Struggles with cables
Dyson is not the only company that works with robotics in the home environment, and many appreciate iRobot and are Roomba 980 vacuum cleaner also very.
A disk with little space and dirt that is sucking is just as intelligent enough to do his work in the house without many questions from his human owners. The Roomba 980 smartly maps your home for problem locations, kicks in a high-power mode when carpets are identified and weaves around chair legs and other possible obstacles.
With a battery life of two hours, it will have a longer cleaning cycle than the Dyson before it goes back to its charging station.
Other smart features of the Roomba 980 are the battery-powered "Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barriers", which point to the robot which area should be avoided if it is placed over a doorway, and a more detailed control of the cleaning procedures via the app.
The Roomba 980 also has room for improvement, with its app not always terribly intuitive, and the robot itself sometimes tangled in cables.
It is again an expensive luxury for cleaning and making the choice between this and his Dyson rival will be difficult. But for those who can afford it, the Roomba 980 is another excellent cleaning convenience.
Read us full iRobot Roomba 980 review
Eufy RoboVac 11
Power supply: Battery Weight: 3.02kg | Baking size: 0.6Lm
Low price compared to competition
Many cleaning settings
No associated app
Limited battery life
You may never have heard of the name Eufy, but this more affordable robot vacuum cleaner offers a fantastic value and comes from the sister brand of Anker, which comes closest to a concept in the world of portable chargers.
The problem is that, unlike the two above vacuums, you can not connect the RoboVac 11 to an app – and therefore your robot cleaner can not control or set to go when you are not in the house.
Instead, everything is activated via a remote control that comes with the RoboVac 11 in the box. You can set it on a timer so that the robot is automatically on its way once, but it is not as convenient as an app to do it from anywhere in the world.
There is also no assignment technology built in and instead the RoboVac 11 will find its way to your house until the battery is empty. It uses infrared sensors to prevent furniture from colliding with the house, but it can be quite frustrating if you sit and see it working – it does not clean as efficiently as some other cleaning agents.
With a bin of 0.6 lm this can be cleaned several times. We have found that the battery lasts almost 90 minutes in automatic mode and a little less if you use the maximum current exhaust.
The Eufy may not be the most efficient or powerful robot vacuum cleaner on the market, but given the super low price, it is impressive how much you get with the RoboVac 11.
Read us full Eufy RoboVac 11 review
Neato Botvac connected
Power supply: Battery Weight: 3.94 kg Baking size: 0.6Lm
Wrong his own height wrong
Marks very easily
Although not as well known as Dyson or Roomba, with the Neato Botvac Connected, Neato has succeeded in making a vacuum cleaner that will certainly give the others a boost for their money.
With a height of 10 cm it can easily be shaken under most pieces of furniture and the room is mapped by means of laser guidance. It is very satisfying to see which furniture pieces can navigate under and around.
A bit frustrating, it does not seem to play a role in the small protruding circle on top of the unit where the Neato logo is housed, and is now and then caught on items that he just tidies up.
You can control the Neato Botvac Connected with your phone, set routines for when you want to clean it and even pause in the middle of the break. There are also handy buttons on the device itself: one for & # 39; spot clean & # 39; who will do a room, or & # 39; house clean & # 39; that your whole house will do before it returns to its base station.
At 0.7 lm the bin size is larger than both the Dyson 360 and the Roomba, but it is still small compared to a standard vacuum cleaner and must be emptied clean if you have a large (or particularly dirty) house.
There is the option to keep the Neato clean in Eco or Turbo mode, which gives you a quieter or deeper cleaning, depending on your preference. From the moment we're working on it, the deeper cleaning mode offers a very thorough cleaning level – although it always lacks areas where obstacles need to be moved, so you still need to use a vacuum cleaner once in a while.
Shark ION Robot 750
Powerful extraction in a beautiful and intelligent package
Dimensions: 12.6 "x 12.6" x 2.6 "| Weight: £ 5.51 Power: Battery
Excellent cleaning options
Has problems getting on thick clothes
We have been testing the robot vacuum cleaner of the Shark ION Robot 750 for quite some time and it continues to impress us.
The first thing that struck us is the design; this is not a boring black puck, but rather a sleek machine with beautiful accents and a mix of gloss and matte elements that distinguish it from the competition.
As far as performance is concerned, the Shark ION Robot 750 cleans up like a dream. We were surprised that it was picked up Which a lot of dirt in our house, and was even able to pick up larger pieces of debris that were simply brushed aside by other robot vacuum cleaners.
It has a good feeling for the environment, rarely collides with things or gets stuck. It is also fast; you will be surprised to see it on the other side of your living room if you turn around for a moment.
We wished the trash was a little bigger because it ran out pretty quickly, but we also have two dogs, so that's it a lot of of dirt, hair and other waste to knock on. The lifetime of the battery is long and during testing we never touch it.
Shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean
A super powerful wireless vacuum cleaner
Weight: 3.8 pounds Bin Capacity: 0.3 dry quarts Power: Battery
Super powerful suction
Very short battery life
The Shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean is a beautiful beast: it is a beautiful shade of metallic blue and shiny black, and is so powerful that you might be a bit surprised.
We love how this vacuum can be switched from hardwood floor cleaning to carpet at the touch of a button. Thanks to the detachable motor you can also use it as a handheld, ideal for cleaning furniture. It comes with an assortment of attachments for different types of cleaning, such as a head specially designed to clean dust.
It is a bit on the heavy side when you slide in the lithium-ion batteries, so you will definitely get a workout if you use this vacuum. But you will clean up a lot of surface because it moves so quickly and efficiently.
The trash can is big enough, so you must have enough space to clean a large room or a few smaller ones before you have to throw them away.
The biggest disadvantage of the IONFlex 2X DuoClean is the battery. It does not take long, probably almost 10 minutes or so, before you have to exchange another one. The good news is that the batteries are rechargeable – the bad news is that they need much longer than 10 minutes to fully recharge.
That means you will probably find that you have quickly burned two batteries, and then have to wait a few hours before they are fully charged again. You can use one after it has only been charged for a short time, but do not expect it to last very long.
Yet this wireless vacuum has a lot to offer, so it's worth thinking about your cleaning collection.