Table of Contents
- 1. Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Upright Vacuum
- 2. Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum Cleaner
- 3. Bissell PowerEdge Pet Hardwood Floor Stick Vacuum
- 4. Black & Decker Dustbuster 15.6-Volt Cyclonic Hand Vac
- 5. Bissell Cleanview With OnePass, Upright
- 6. Eureka EasyClean, Corded
- 7. Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum
Making sure that your home is tidy is of utmost importance for health. Choosing a quality vacuum doesn’t have to break your bank mind you. There are a bunch of great vacuums right around the $100 range.
Take note that there are plenty of low quality vacuums out there. When looking for an affordable vacuum cleaner, it is important to look for specific features that won’t make you regret your buying decision. Buying a trusted brand name also helps.
- Good suction power to be able to handle pet hair, large debris and thick carpets if you have them
- Warranty is an important insurance in case something happens
- Long power cord that removes the need to keep finding wall sockets to plug into
- Attachments and tools, which will allow it to clean different surfaces and objects
Because there are now so many different types of vacuums available, we break down our review into each class (upright, canister, stick, hand) and pick the best product for that class. My picks for the best vacuums under $100 are:
Among the best selling cleaning items due to its affordability, the Hoover UH70120 has a number of features that make it the best upright vacuum under $100. This model offers good value for money as it comes with powerful suction to ensure that you won’t need to take many passes over an area just to pick up all the dirt.
It comes with a nice variety of features that are often found in the more expensive models including the convenient retractable cord. Because the power cord is 27 feet long, keeping it organized becomes an added task without the retractable feature.
Maintenance is simple as cleaning out the dirt bin is easy and the filtration system can be washed and reused again. It does come with HEPA filters, which helps rid the surrounding air of allergens, making it a better environment for those who are sensitive to dust, have asthma or allergies.
It is a bagged vacuum so you’ll need to open the canister and replace the dirt bag every now and then. Replacements cost around $7, so they will be more expensive compared to bagless cleaner models in the long run. On the other hand, using bags does help keep collected dirt sealed in as opposed to many dirt containers that will let dust fly around when you go dump the contents over the garbage can.
The Eureka Mighty Mite packs good power for its small size, using a 12 amp motor to power the diminutive 11 by 3 by 15 inch device. As a bonus, it is a multi-purpose tool with a blower that’s located in the rear of the canister. By switching the host from the front to the back of the machine you’ll be able to use it to blow away leaves and other items.
Distinct in design, its head is shaped in the form of the letter V. This allows it to get into areas that the more common flat vacuum heads can’t. The shape of the head also allows for particles and debris to slide towards the middle where the suction is strongest. This way, dust doesn’t get blown away nor pushed towards the sides.
For pet owners, the rubber underside is made of material that attracts pet fur. Bagless, it has a long 20 foot cord, and tips the scale at 7.5 pounds. Put together it does a good job on tiles, bare floors and wood.
Black & Decker CHV1510 Dustbuster Hand Vac is the handheld Dustbuster from Black & Decker. Actually, this product costs less then $50, making it very affordable. While it isn’t best suited to handle large floor surfaces, it definite can go where a lot of the other types of vacuums can’t, in the nooks and crannies that often retain dust and dirt.
The design of the CHV1510 moves away from the traditional style of the Dustbuster. Instead it has a long, thin nose that you can squeeze into different small spaces.
Because of its portability and suction power, it is one of the best vacuums for cars. Cleaning car seats is easy while the long nose lets you get in under the dashboard and seats.
For a small device, it surprisingly has onboard tools, including a crevice tool and brush.
At only 15 pounds., the Bissell Cleanview is a lightweight vacuum that includes both incredible suction and an advanced brush system to make the most of that power. The OnePass brush doesn’t just flail around on top of your carpet. Instead, it rotates down into the carpet to get the dirt other vacuums miss.
And while other vacuums lose suction as a function of the amount of dirt trapped in the cylinder, the Cyclonic air system keeps suction at the same levels for a lot longer. Of course, eventually you will need to empty it out, and the large dirt reservoir opens and empties without getting ever your hands dirty.
The TurboBrush tool helps clean dirty stairs, furniture, tricky upholstery and more. Allergies are always a concern, but multi-level filtration system gets more of those extremely fine particles out of the air and keeps them trapped in the vacuum.
And at the end of the day, the Cleanview cleans up like a champ thanks to a washable foam tank filter. Keep it rinsed out, and you will never have to worry about setting those dust allergies off again.
If you’re looking for the power of an upright vacuum packed into the compact body of a handheld, focus your search on the Eureka EasyClean. You won’t waste another day hauling around a giant vacuum and it really opens up your cleaning options to go around the entire house and even hit all those small places you normally don’t think about with this one device. The power plant behind the EasyClean generates an astonishing 5.5 amps of suction.
The vacuum actually has 2 separate motors. The first is solely responsible for driving the revolving brush, while the other is entirely dedicated to creating suction. The big upside is there’s not a tradeoff in power if you turn the brush on or vice versa. If you have a couple floors in your house with a central staircase, you’ll be surprised how many rooms you can clean without unplugging and moving the cord.
This is because the cord is about 20 feet long. The device is also handy for cleaning your car and out in the garage where outlets are not as common. Included accessories are an on-board crevice tool for getting down deep into the crumbliest couch cushion areas, and a “riser visor” for focusing suction on small carpeted areas like stairs. This vacuum is ready for your whole house and it’s a dream to fire up when you’ve got a smaller mess and just want to spot clean. In fact, with more spot cleanings, you’ll hardly ever have to do a full clean.
The Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum is a positively tiny, extremely narrow vacuum with huge, full-size power. Holding the handle feels like a small vacuum broom until you flip the switch and this Hoover fires up, ready to zip through your entire apartment in record time. If you have a combination of hard wood floors, tile and low pile carpeting throughout your house, this Hoover can fly over it all without any fiddling or adjusting. The cyclonic action and a really deep-cleaning powdered brushroll combine to clean through everything. The head can swivel for getting around all your furniture and odd-shaped spots in the room. This vacuum’s edges pull in the biggest chunks, like spilled cereal in your kitchen or cat hair that has drifted into a corner. With the extreme recline handle, you can get completely underneath furniture without moving anything out of place, so those areas below the couch and the bed can finally be spotless without any heavy lifting. If you hate unplugging and relocating your cord to reach different areas of your house, this Stick Vacuum has a big 20 foot cord which ends up covering quite a bit of ground. It is good, too, for cleaning in your garage, your car, or your back porch where outlets are few and far between. Finally, at the end of a long cleaning session, the dirt cup pops out and dumps into the trash with minimal effort. With just one push of the bottom release, everything comes out with a whoosh.