Best Cyber Monday Deals on Vacuums

The best deals CR experts have found on top-rated canister, handheld, stick, robotic, and upright vacuums

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To pinpoint this year’s best Cyber Monday deals on vacuums, we scoured store circulars and websites of major retailers—Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and more—for sales on CR’s top-performing vacuum cleaners.

By and large, just like last year we didn’t find bargain-basement prices. As of this week, we’ve found deals in each of the vacuum categories we test.

Below, listed in alphabetical order by type, are the best deals available now. We’ll continue to update this list as more items go on sale.

Unsure of which type of vacuum you need? Check out our full vacuum ratings and recommendations and read our vacuum cleaner buying guide.

Canister Vacuums

Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly UltraPlush 81714

The Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly UltraPlush 81714 is indeed friendly to pet owners, earning an Excellent in our test for removing pet hair. It’s also a champ at cleaning bare floors and a solid performer at cleaning carpet, making it a smart choice if you have a combination of flooring. It makes the grade in our emissions test, but in terms of noise, there are quieter choices.

CR’s test results: Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly UltraPlush 81714 canister vacuum

Robotic Vacuums

iRobot i7+

You can save $200 today on the relatively new iRobot Roomba i7+ at several retailers. This model comes with a self-emptying dustbin and mapping technology. In our tests it excelled at both carpet and bare floors but was so-so when it came to picking up pet hair. This is the deepest discount on the i7+ that we’ve seen so far.

CR's test results: iRobot i7+ robotic vacuum

iRobot Roomba 960

Though this vacuum isn’t the latest generation, it has held strong in the top tier of our ratings for three years. The sale price is $200 less than what you’d typically pay—and the lowest we’ve seen to date. This model earns a standout rating in our bare-floors test and also does a superb job cleaning carpet, though you might have a little difficulty cleaning pet hair out of the brush roller.

CR’s test results: iRobot Roomba 960 robotic vacuum

iRobot Roomba S9+

A recent debut from iRobot, the S9+ is the most expensive robovac in our ratings—even on sale. But it’s top-tier in terms of performance. It has a self-cleaning bin at its docking station. If you or someone you live with has allergies, that self-emptying bin can help eliminate excess particles re-entering the air in your home. Most robotics are quiet when they clean, but our testers note that this model is exceptionally quiet. It's also fantastic at picking up pet hair.

CR’s test results: iRobot Roomba S9+ robotic vacuum

Samsung Powerbot R7040

The Powerbot R7040 is one of the best robotics on the market. It aces our carpet and bare-floors tests, and earns an Excellent rating in our ease-of-use assessment. It can be programmed using the Samsung Smart Home app on a smartphone. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on the R7040, and because this model has been around for a few years, don’t expect to see it for much longer.

CR’s test results: Samsung Powerbot R7040 robotic vacuum

Stick Vacuums

Dyson V8 Absolute

The Dyson V8 Absolute aces all our main cleaning tests—carpet, bare floors, and pet hair—and operates quietly and cleanly. It weighs just under 6 pounds and easily zooms along the edges of a room, leaving no debris behind. Though our members who own Dyson stick vacuums express high satisfaction, the brand earns one of our lowest ratings for predicted reliability.

CR’s test results: Dyson V8 Absolute cordless stick vacuum

Dyson V11 Torque Drive

A number of retailers are selling the newest Dyson stick vac for less than its sticker price of $700. It packs more battery run time than its predecessors—up to 43 minutes—and earns our top rating for cleaning carpet, floors, edges, and pet hair, as well as for clean emissions. It's also one of the quieter models in our ratings.

CR's test results: Dyson V11 Torque Drive

Hoover Onepwr Blade Max

The cordless Hoover Onepwr Blade Max is an impressive performer in CR’s tests, earning top-notch scores for cleaning bare floors and removing pet hair, and it holds its own on carpet. Plus it zips along the edges of a room, leaving little to nothing behind. The battery has a run time of just over 26 minutes, is replaceable, and can be used with any tool in Hoover’s Onepwr suite of products.

CR’s test results: Hoover Onepwr Blade Max cordless stick vacuum

LG Cord Zero

The cordless lightweight LG CordZero A9 gets top marks on all CR performance tests, including an Excellent rating for bare floors. It’s pricey, though—even on sale. It comes with two brushes, one soft roller for hard surfaces and a brush for carpets. The LG is equipped with two batteries, so you can charge one while vacuuming with the other. The charging stand is self-standing, so there’s no need to hang it on a wall.

CR’s test results: LG CordZero A9 cordless stick vacuum

Upright Vacuums

Dyson Ball Animal 2

The 17-pound Dyson Ball Animal 2 has impressive results in CR’s lab tests for carpet cleaning. It aces our bare-floor and pet-hair tests, too. Emissions are clean, so this vacuum won’t spew debris back into the room (although emptying the bin can stir up some dust). It comes with attachments that help you get into tight spaces. In our brand reliability survey, Dyson uprights score well for predicted reliability and owner satisfaction.

CR’s test results: Dyson Ball Animal 2 bagless upright vacuum

Shark Apex DuoClean Zero-M Powered Lift-Away AZ1002

The bagless 17-pound Shark Apex DuoClean Zero-M Powered Lift-Away AZ1002 is packed with bells and whistles, yet it underperforms in CR’s most important test, earning just a Good rating for cleaning carpet, a score that trails many uprights. That said, it cleans bare floors and pet hair especially well, it has exceptional suction power, and its emissions are free of debris. But it’s not the quietest upright in our tests.

CR’s test results: Shark Apex DuoClean Zero-M Powered Lift-Away AZ1002 bagless upright vacuum

Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501

If you have mostly bare floors, the Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501 is for you; it earns an Excellent rating in our test for bare floors. It’s not bad on carpets, either, earning a Very Good rating in that test. This Shark is easy to maneuver and keeps dirt trapped inside. But it’s not the best bet for households with pets; in our tests it struggles to vacuum up pet hair. It weighs 17 pounds and has a 30-foot cord. You’re saving quite a bit off the list price, so it’s worth a look.

CR’s test results: Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501 bagless upright vacuum

Mary H.J. Farrell

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Haniya Rae

I​’m interested in the intersection between design and technology​—whether for ​drywall or robotic vacuums—and how the resulting combination affects consumers. I’ve written about consumer advocacy issues for publications like The Atlantic, PC Magazine, and Popular Science, and now I’m happy to be tackling the topic for CR. For updates, feel free to follow me on Twitter (@haniyarae).