Best Vacuum Cleaners of 2023
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Best Vacuum Cleaners of 2023

Mar 31, 2023

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Spring cleaning is easy with products this good.

A clean home is a happy home, and these vacuum cleaners will get you one step closer to that goal. Each of the 10 options below can help you get spotless floors—especially when combined with our other favorite cleaning products—no matter how intense the mess is.

When picking the right vacuum cleaner for you, it's important to take into consideration how big of a space you need to clean (and how much storage space you have). Compact stick vacuums are lightweight to carry and ideal for saving closet space but often have smaller dirt bins. Upright and canister vacuums are clunkier and heavier to maneuver, but their dirt cups are typically larger, and these products sometimes have a bit more power. Stick vacuums are usually better on hardwood floors, while upright and canisters tend to perform better on carpet.

You can also choose how many bells and whistles you want on your vacuum. If you have a pet or tend to shed a lot yourself, get a vacuum that specializes in hair pickup (tangle-free vacuum rollers are seriously wonderful for that). Some vacuums are versatile—they can convert from upright versions into handheld ones and often include extended wands for hard to reach spots, too. The niftiest new vacuums are cordless and rechargeable, meaning you don't have to lug around a power cable and constantly unplug and replug when moving rooms.

Below, find the 10 best vacuum cleaners for keeping your home neat and tidy.

It's got a hefty price tag, but this product is pretty much the holy grail of vacuums. For starters, it's cordless, meaning you won't have to lug around a heavy cable and continuously find new outlets. It's also a stick vacuum, which is more lightweight and less clunky than alternatives (not to mention it can reach farther under beds and sofas). Beyond that, this cleaner works—there are three different heads, including one that specializes in picking up hair and another that uses a laser to detect microscopic dust.

This is a solid all-around vacuum cleaner, but it’ll do wonders for pet owners who need all the help they can get for cleaning fur. Here's why: The tangle-free brush ensures that hair doesn't get stuck in the head's roller, and two of the included accessories are designed to zap even more fur in hard to clean spots. Plus, the height can be adjusted for different carpet levels, meaning this vacuum will work on high-pile and bare floors alike.

Sometimes you need a vacuum that will get the job done quickly. This handheld cleaner is great to have on hand (literally) for small messes, hard to reach corners, and annoying nooks and crannies. It's cordless and rechargeable, so you don't need to worry about being too far from an outlet, and it also has a rotating nozzle that makes cleaning awkward spots even easier. Pro tip: Use this vacuum for hard-to-clean car messes.

The Roomba vacuums are a classic—and for good reason. They’re robots, so you can set them on a course and they’ll clean your home without you lifting a finger. This one is even better: It's self-emptying, so you don't have to deal with cleaning out the dirt bin every time you use it.

Old-school canister vacuums (the kind with a big body that you lug around with you) are super durable and great for cleaning awkward spots like stairs. But they’re quite a handful to carry around. This newer take on the classic is much more user-friendly. It's lightweight and has wheels, so it's easy to cart between rooms, and features a bagless design to be less wasteful. Plus, the power cord is retractable, making this vacuum even easier to store.

This vacuum is great for small starter apartments or dorms (especially when trying to stick to a tight budget). It's extremely compact, so it won't take up too much storage space, and the smaller dirt cup won't be an issue if you only need to clean a small place. Reviewers say it cleans surprisingly well, too, making it great value for the size and price.

When it comes to standard upright vacuums, this is a great go-to. Reviewers note that it's extremely powerful but still decently quiet, and they especially love the LED light that will brighten up dark areas you’re trying to reach. It's also versatile: You can change it to a handheld vacuum for spots like stairs and under furniture. If you’re in need of an all-around good vacuum that’ll work on hard floors and carpet—and can clean a whole house easily—go for this one.

This vacuum is the slightly more budget-friendly version of the Apex—but will still give you a ton of cleaning power. Reviewers say the suction is strong and it's lightweight for carting around. Plus, the dirt cup is larger than usual (great if you want to cover a lot of ground without stopping to empty it). The main downside is it's a little clunky, so this one is best for those who don't have many hard to reach spots.

If you want a basic upright vacuum that will perform well on floors (including carpet), this is a great cleaner to add to the mix. It has strong suction, according to reviewers, especially for the price. It also works particularly well with picking up pet hair. It is a little bulkier than other options, but this vacuum is a solid choice if you don't want to spend a lot, only need to clean your floors, and don't care for all those fancy bells and whistles.

If your heart says Dyson but your wallet isn't on the same page, try out this cheaper dupe. It's cordless and rechargeable, although some reviewers say the battery life isn't as long as it could be (especially when used on maximum power). But no cord and the fairly lightweight body makes it easy to maneuver. Plus, the LED light helps with finding all the hidden dirt and dust, and you can swap it to handheld for hard to reach areas. While the Dyson might be a better pick for those with larger houses, this Tineco vacuum is perfectly fine for smaller homes and apartments as well as those without pets or major messes to clean.

Cassie Hurwitz (she/her) is an assistant editor at Oprah Daily, where she covers everything from culture to entertainment to lifestyle. She can typically be found in the middle of multiple books and TV shows all at once. Previously, Cassie worked at Parents, Rachael Ray In Season, and Reveal. Her love language is pizza (New York slices, Chicago deep dish, and otherwise).

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