Best Vacuum Deals Right Now From Bissell, Eufy, Shark, and Other Popular Brands

Consumer Reports highlights the best sales on highly rated models

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If you’re looking for a new vacuum, you’re likely to find plenty of discounts, regardless of the kind you want. But the key to getting the best deals on vacuums is finding a model that will perform well, which means looking at more than just price. There are loads of brands out there, and not just from the big names like Dyson and Shark, which can make the search for the right model a little tricky.

We take into consideration a variety of factors when highlighting vacuum sales. This includes a model’s performance in CR’s tests, its reliability based on data from our member surveys, and the size of the discount compared with the original list price and the current “street price” (i.e., the typical cost of the product).

Below, you’ll find the best deals on canister vacuums plus handheld, stick, robotic, and upright models that perform well in CR’s tests. Some are better for handling pet hair, while others may be just right for high-pile carpet or bare floors. Look for the right combination of features that fits your needs at a price that fits your budget.

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Canister Vacuums

Kenmore Pet Friendly Canister Vacuum

Impressive cleaning, lots of airflow for tools, and fairly quiet running help make this bagless canister a top pick. It’s also a great choice for picking up after cats or dogs. Key features include manual carpet pile-height adjustment, suction control, a brush on/off switch, and a retractable cord. One caveat: Handling this vacuum’s 23 pounds takes some muscle.

You’ll need to check the box for the on-page $20 coupon to get the full savings.

CR’s test results: Kenmore 22614 canister vacuum

Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly Ultra Plush Canister Vacuum

This Kenmore Elite vacuum is indeed friendly to pet owners, earning a top score 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. Strong airflow through the hose makes it a good choice if you use attachments often. Kenmore canisters earn average scores for predicted reliability and owner satisfaction in our member surveys.

You’ll need to check the box for the on-page $30 coupon to get the full savings.

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

Handheld Vacuums

Black+Decker DustBuster ION Handheld Vacuum

Despite its impressive performance, the lack of an indicator light on this cordless handheld vacuum makes it difficult to know whether it’s fully charged when plugged in or about to die when you’re using it. That said, it earns a spot on our list of best handheld vacuums of 2021 because it’s top-notch at cleaning bare floors and pet hair, and earns almost as good a score for carpet. The crevice tool and dust brush are separate and not combination tools like those on other Black+Decker handhelds.

CR’s test results: Black+Decker DustBuster Ion HHVI315JO42 handheld vacuum

Black+Decker Flex Handheld Vacuum

With a hose built into the design, the compact, cord-free Black+Decker Flex makes it easy to suction up debris in hard-to-reach places, like under a car seat or behind your washer. It earns a high score in our emissions test, which means there’s less dust and debris in the air when you vacuum. It also comes with a rubber pet-hair attachment that helps remove more hair because it doesn’t stick to the rubber and goes directly into the suction tube. The dustbin is slightly difficult to remove, and you might have to reach inside to extract all the gunk when emptying this model over a trash can.

CR’s test results: Black+Decker Flex BDH2020FL handheld vacuum

Robotic Vacuums

Ecovacs Deebot 711 Robotic Vacuum

The Deebot 711 makes a great choice if you have mostly hardwood floors (it excelled in CR’s bare-floor tests) and don’t want to spend too much. But if your home is carpeted, and especially if you have pets, this isn’t the best choice because its test scores in those categories are middling and lackluster. The Deebot 711 can be controlled via a smartphone app, giving you an easier way to start a cleaning cycle.

CR’s test results: Ecovacs Deebot 711 robotic vacuum

Eufy RoboVac 11S Robotic Vacuum

The Eufy RoboVac 11s cleans carpet well in our tests and leaves very little pet hair. It does even better on bare floors. Though it’s not the most efficient cleaner—testers note that it sometimes scatters debris—it eventually gets the job done, operates quietly, and has a cliff sensor, so it won’t tumble down stairs. This robotic vacuum isn’t WiFi-enabled and can’t be used with a smartphone app. It usually sells for about $230, but with a small discount and an on-page coupon, you can get it for about $60 off now.

CR’s test results: Eufy RoboVac 11S robotic vacuum

Eufy RoboVac 30C

This powerful and quiet robotic vacuum originally sold for $300, but at $110 less than usual it’s an enticing deal. The slim model can fit under most furniture, and it does a great job at picking up debris but requires a longer-than-most run time to get the job done. Plus, it can talk to Alexa and Google Assistant to start cleaning cycles with voice commands.

CR’s test results: Eufy RoboVac 30C robotic vacuum

iRobot Roomba S9+

One of the latest iRobot models to hit the market, the S9+ is pricey, but it delivers. Most retailers are selling it for $1,100, but Walmart has a lower price right now. This vacuum earns top scores down the line in our performance tests, and it’s the best of the best where edges and bare floors are concerned. This is also a self-emptying model that empties its dustbin into a dirt bag, no hands required.

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

Stick Vacuums

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Corded Stick Vacuum

This basic corded Bissell vacuum lives up to its name by acing CR’s pet-hair tests. But it struggles to contain fine dust particles, earning subpar scores on our clean-emissions test. A sizable dustbin cuts down on the number of trips you make to the trash can. The 27-foot power cord is a bit shorter than the standard 30 feet but is long enough that you probably won’t have to keep changing outlets as you move around the house. At a little more than 9 pounds, this vacuum is on the heavier side for a stick model.

CR’s test results: Bissell Pet Hair Eraser stick vacuum

Dirt Devil Power Stick Corded Stick Vacuum

This well-priced slim stick vacuum is no slouch when it comes to cleaning carpet and bare floors, and picking up pet hair, earning top marks for all three tasks. The corded model gracefully glides along edges, picking up dust as it goes. It operates quietly, but its emissions aren’t as dust-free as with some of the other stick vacuums we’ve tested.

CR’s test results: Dirt Devil Power Stick SD12530 stick vacuum

LG A9 Kompressor Cordless Stick Vacuum

The LG A9 Kompressor is one of CR’s top picks for stick vacuums this year. It aces our carpet, bare-floor, and pet-hair tests and leaves nothing behind when you vacuum along the edges of a room. It’s not quite as quiet as other models we’ve tested, but the sound won’t bother you during short bursts of cleanup. It runs for almost a full half-hour on one battery charge. Better yet, it comes with two batteries.

CR’s test results: LG A9 Kompressor stick vacuum

Shark Vertex Ultralight Corded Stick Vacuum

The “ultralight” moniker for the Shark Vertex Ultralight HZ2002 refers to its light hand vac mode (our testers weighed it at 2.9 pounds). The Shark aced our tests for carpet, bare floors, and pet hair, and has scores for cleaning edges that are almost as impressive. Although not as versatile as a cordless vacuum, this model has a 30-foot cord that’s long enough so that you won’t have to constantly map out your electrical outlets.

CR’s test results: Shark Vertex Ultralight HZ2002 stick vacuum

Upright Vacuums

Shark Navigator Bagless Upright Vacuum

A Target exclusive, the Shark Navigator Powered Lift-Away NV586 has a 26-foot cord and weighs about 16 pounds. It receives superb scores in both our pet-hair and bare-floor tests, though it doesn’t fare as well on carpet. Our testers found that this vacuum handles well but is noisier than other uprights.

CR’s test results: Shark Navigator Powered Lift-Away NV586 (Target) upright vacuum

Shark Vertex DuoClean Upright Vacuum

The 17-pound bagless Shark Vertex DuoClean has plenty of bells and whistles. Testers like the Duo brush roll, which is great for carpet and bare floors. The vacuum also picks up pet hair especially well, earning a top score on that test. It has exceptional suction power and does a solid job containing small dust particles in the dustbin. The lift-away canister makes it easy to clean out-of-the-way places.

CR’s test results: Shark Vertex DuoClean AZ2002 upright vacuum


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Samantha B. Gordon

I am an avid writer, editor, and consumer with an unusually deep love for finding amazing deals on amazing products, especially when those things can make my life, or yours, a little easier. When I'm not critiquing deals to find the best of the best, you can find me crafting on a barstool with a fancy cocktail or editing a science fiction novel (also with a cocktail). Follow me on Twitter (@sam_the_editor).