Best Cyber Monday Deals on Vacuums
The best deals CR experts have found on top-rated canister, handheld, stick, robotic, and upright vacuums
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.
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
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.
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
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
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