As 2021 comes to a close, you may find yourself of a mind to do some cleaning to head into the new year with a fresh start. If so, you'll definitely want to make sure you have a vacuum cleaner that meets your needs. To help you in your quest for a clean home, we've put together an expert-picked list of the best vacuum cleaners of 2021.
This TriFlex HX1 Cat and Dog cordless stick vacuum from Miele featuring powerful Vortex technology is ideal for pet owners, thanks to its additional handheld brush. In addition, its 3-in-1 design makes it highly adaptable. You can attach the vacuum's PowerUnit to either the top or the bottom, allowing you to reach under furniture or across large spaces nearly effortlessly.
You can also use the vacuum in compact mode by detaching the PowerUnit from the suction wand. This allows you to reach hard-to-access spots to clean up any spills, dust, or debris.
Also making your vacuuming experience more pleasant is this unit's 11-in. wide XXL Electrobrush with its BrilliantLight LED headlight, which illuminates the spots you're trying to clean. With this unit's HEPA lifetime filter, you can remove 99.999% of microscopic particles and allergens, allowing you to breathe easy.
When your dust container is full, dump its contents quickly and easily thanks to Miele's Twist2open feature, which allows you to empty the container with just one twist.
This Jetbot Mop by Samsung comes with 27 W of suction power. It's able to clean surfaces easily with the help of its Dual Spinning Technology, through which two spinning pads help it move, turn and clean simultaneously. This robot vacuum is designed for use on tile, vinyl, laminate, or hardwood.
Thanks to Samsung's advanced technology and smart sensors, this robot vacuum can easily navigate obstacles as it cleans. Since the spinning pads extend out from under the unit, it can even clean edges and other hard-to-reach areas of your home. In addition, its automatic water dispenser and double solution tanks allow this vacuum to clean and mop, dispensing only enough water or cleaning solution to keep the pads moist, for up to 50 minutes without needing to be refilled, saving you time and effort.
This unit's long battery life allows you to clean for up to 100 minutes at a time, so you can really get your home to sparkle. And with 8 cleaning modes to choose from, you're sure to find just the right one for your needs. It even has hand-mode, allowing you to manually clean any areas you would like, including walls.
Last on our list of the best vacuum cleaners of 2021 is this CordZero™ A9 Kompressor® Stick Vacuum from LG. This unit's Smart Inverter Motor™ provides you with a powerful cleaning option for all types of flooring. Its 2-in-1 combination tool allows you to choose between using a brush or a hard nozzle for your cleaning needs.
One standout feature on this unit is its Kompressor™ lever, which compresses dirt, dust, and pet hair in the bin to create 2.5 times more capacity. Quick-release batteries allow you to keep cleaning for up to 120 minutes, so you don't have to prolong your vacuuming session longer than necessary.
Maintenance is a piece of cake with this vacuum: both the filters and the cyclone system are washable, so you can keep your unit running smoothly with minimal hassle. Easily turn the vacuum on or off as well as choose from various power levels, including Turbo mode, with a single touch of the thumb.
This vacuum is Wi-Fi enabled, so you can check its status on your smartphone using LG's ThinQ® app.
Is a stick or upright vacuum better?
This really depends on what your needs are. Upright vacuums are good for cleaning large surface areas in as little time as possible. Stick vacuums are better if you need to vacuum in hard-to-reach places or maneuver in places like stairs.
How often should you buy a new vacuum?
Vacuums tend to last around eight years. You may want to buy a new one sooner than that if you find that your vacuum cleaner is no longer picking up dirt and debris as it should.