The perfect vacuum for you is one that takes into account your individual needs. All vacuums are designed to pick up dirt, but some will do it better than others. The best way to find the right vacuum for you is by comparing the various features of each model to decide which features are most important and which features might be superfluous. In this article, we will examine some of those key features and how they relate to your unique search criteria.

One of the most important things to look for when comparing vacuums is the size of the dirt tank. Ideally, you would like to have a vacuum that has a large dirt tank so you don’t have to stop and empty it too often. Of course, a bigger dirt chamber will also be heavier which could be inconvenient for some people. If you prefer lightweight vacuums, consider looking at models with smaller dirt chambers but with multiple attachments that allow you to empty the chamber more easily.

While most vacuums use suction alone to remove dirt from carpets, some more advanced models will use a combination of suction and brushes to clean the grime and filth from your carpets. Vacuums with brushes will also be much more effective at cleaning up pet hair. The downside is that vacuums that rely on brushes are not so effective at cleaning hard floors and it could be difficult to clean tight corners. With that said, here are some of the best vacuums to buy this year.

Dyson DC25 Ball All Floors Vacuum Cleaner

This model from Dyson is touted as the “best vacuum ever made” and it’s easy to see why. This vacuum is not only extremely powerful but also surprisingly lightweight and easy to operate. One of the best features of this vacuum is the removable ball which allows you to pivot the body of the vacuum to reach hard-to-reach areas.

The ball of the vacuum makes pivoting it over hard-to-reach areas so easy that you actually forget you are doing it. The large dirt collection bin is also easily removable. In ten years of vacuuming, I have never had a problem with the dirt collection chamber emptying too quickly. Plus, if there is ever a problem with it you can just remove the bin and replace it with one from another vacuum model of your choosing.

Kirby Ultimate G Diamond Edition Vacuum

The Kirby brand is probably the most well-known vacuum manufacturer on the market. Their powerful vacuums with powerful attachments mean that this company can handle just about any cleaning task you throw at them. If you have pets or lots of carpeting, you will definitely want to consider purchasing a Kirby vacuum. One of their best models is the Ultimate G Diamond Edition which boasts diamond Brite filtration and a 100-foot cord for maximum reach.

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum

If you have animals, pet hair will be a major problem in your home. This vacuum is designed to eliminate pet hair by sucking it up using its dual helix technology. The best part about this vacuum is that it also comes with an automatic pet hair tidy tool that works by simply walking over the area where you want the vacuum to work. Since this model uses blow technology, it will also effectively clean up spills and crumbs from tables and counters.

Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away

The Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away features a patented technology that allows it to clean carpets while also removing dirt, dust, and leaves from your hard floors. This model also comes with a convenient crevice tool. The lift-away design makes this vacuum versatile enough to use both on hard floors as well as on carpets.

  1. Hoover Wind Tunnel T-Series Pet Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum

The Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Pet Rewind is a bagless model designed to handle both the dirt and hair accumulating on hardwood floors as well as on your carpets. It features a telescoping handle, an adjustable HEPA media filter, and a cord rewinder. The cord rewinder combined with the rubber wheels makes this model extremely easy to push around.

Kenmore Progressive Upright 7.0l Super Lift-Off

This vacuum from Kenmore has a 12amp motor, dual filters and uses a HEPA media filter to remove dust and allergens from your home. The self-adjusting height handle makes this vacuum very easy to use on both carpetings as well as hard floors. The self-adjusting height handle also makes it easy to push the vacuum around without worrying about exhausting yourself.

Electrolux Gold E-WAV310

This vacuum cleaner from Electrolux features a 20-foot cord, a HEPA media filter as well as two-speed settings. The vacuum also has an ergonomic design which makes it simple to use while vacuuming. Best of all, it has a built-in pet hair extractor which makes it easy to pick up even the tiniest of hairs off carpets. The lithium-ion battery offers long-lasting power.

Dyson DC28 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

This cordless vacuum from Dyson isn’t really designed to perform deep cleaning tasks, but it does work well as a secondary vacuum. This vacuum isn’t very powerful and it will only pick up loose dirt and debris. This model can also be used to clean up pet hair or clean hard-to-reach areas. It uses a rotating brushbar for cleaning carpets.

Dirt Devil Breeze Bagless Hand Vacuum

This lightweight, easy-to-use hand vac is the perfect solution for quick cleanups. This model comes with a washable filter and a crevice tool. The dirt cup is also easily removable so you can empty it in just seconds. This model will pick up most types of dirt including pet hair and even small pieces of food.

Shark Rotator Lift-Away Professional Corded

This vacuum from Shark features a 30-foot cord, a HEPA media filer as well as a crevice tool. The lift-away design makes this vacuum very easy to use on both carpets and hard floors. The self-adjusting height handle makes it easy to use on hard floors as well as carpets and the telescoping wand makes vacuuming under small spaces simple.