Best Deals on Vacuums and Robotic Vacuums Right Now
Consumer Reports highlights the best sales on models with high ratings
While Amazon Prime Day may be officially over, it’s still pretty easy to snag a good deal on a vacuum right now.
CR’s experts have hunted through deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, cross-checking them with our comprehensive ratings of robotic, stick, and canister vacuums to highlight the best sales on highly rated cleaning machines happening now.
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Eufy 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.
CR’s test results: Eufy RoboVac 11S
Eufy RoboVac 30C Robotic Vacuum
This powerful and quiet robotic vacuum usually sells for $250, but right now the Amazon price matches what we saw on Black Friday.
The slim model can fit under most furniture and does a great job at picking up debris. But it requires a longer-than-most run time to get the job done. It can talk to Alexa and Google Assistant to start cleaning cycles with voice commands.
CR’s test results: Eufy RoboVac 30C
iRobot Roomba e5 Robotic Vacuum
This Roomba isn’t as “smart” as the top-of-the-line iRobot Roomba i7+, but it performs well cleaning carpet and bare floors. It’s also a champ at navigating a room, then returning to its base for recharging. It has a convenient carrying handle. If you prefer a model with a remote, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
CR’s test results: iRobot Roomba e5
iRobot Roomba I7+ Robotic Vacuum
The top-of-the-line Roomba i7+ costs considerably less than usual right now at a few retailers. It cleans floors efficiently, moving fast and gathering up a lot of debris on a single pass. When it returns home, it has an automatic process to empty the vacuum’s contents into the dock, meaning it can run more cycles than most robotic vacuums before you need to step in and empty the bins. And because it’s smart, you can start a cleaning cycle from your phone, via IFTTT, or with voice commands to an Alexa or a Google Assistant speaker. Our testers note that pet hair has to be manually removed from the brush.
CR’s test results: iRobot Roomba i7+
Tineco Pure One S11 Cordless Stick Vacuum
Of the Tineco stick vacs that sit at the top of our ratings, this is lowest in terms of price—and the highest in terms of performance in our tests. The Tineco Pure One S11 cleans impressively in all our major tests and has many features to boot. An LED panel shows how much battery life you have left as well as the suction level, which varies when you switch from bare floors to carpet. A sensor detects the amount of debris and adapts the suction power accordingly. And in CR’s tests, it ran for 22 minutes per charge when using both the high and low settings.
CR’s test results: Tineco Pure One S11
Kenmore 22614 Vacuum Cleaner
Impressive cleaning, lots of airflow for tools, and fairly quiet running helped make this bagless canister a top pick. The Kenmore 22614 is 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 took some muscle. Make sure to click the $40 off coupon box to get the full discount.
CR’s test results: Kenmore 22614