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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
- Presence of 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 VacIn the final category of our list of the best vacuum under $100, 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.