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Avoid All Vacuum Brands, Except These 8

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Everyone understands the excitement you get from those crisp, clean vacuum lines after a good cleaning. Obviously, some vacuums do it better than others.

Vacuums are no small investment, particularly if you want one that lasts forever. While it often depends on what you’re looking for (pet hair pick-up, attachments, handheld) we decided to check into the brands that make the vacuums rather than the specific vacuum. To help you feel good about the next time you buy a vacuum, we’ve created a list of eight brands that make long-lasting, quality products, and listed them here in no particular order. To choose our top eight, we checked vacuum ratings on Consumer Reports, the r/BuyItForLife thread, and the Vacuum Specialists blog, along with our personal experience with both cordless and handled vacuums.

8. Bissell

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Bissell is a company devoted to providing cleaning products for those with pets.
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Extra options for those dealing with pet hair
  • Wet/dry vacs available

Passionate About Pets

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Bissell donates a portion of their proceeds to pet charities.

Bissell is passionate about pets and donates a portion of every purchase to pet charities. The company claims that every product is designed with pets in mind. Bissell partners with other companies like Woolite, Sanitaire and Febreze to help you improve the air quality, smell and cleanliness of your house.

We like Bissell for its 30-day money-back guarantee and its selection of wet/dry products. The company has basic carpet cleaners, steam and hard floor cleaners, air treatments and cleaning formulas. They also offer handheld, canister, robotic, stick and cordless, and upright vacuums.

7. Kenmore

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Kenmore may be known more for their home appliances, but they also make a great vacuum.
  • Limited warranty
  • Claims to capture 99.97% of dirt
  • Trademarked technology for allergens

Technology to Remove Allergens

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Kenmore has a specific technology they claim removes more allergens from the air.

Kenmore has been around for more than 100 years, and by the early 2000s, almost one-third of homeowners in America owned a Kenmore product. The company claims to be a leader focused on reliability, innovation and trustworthiness.

Kenmore makes a lot of high-quality products, including hard floor and steam cleaners, wet/dry vacuums, carpet cleaners, stick and cordless,  pet-friendly, canister and upright vacuums. What really caught our eye was the company’s AllergenSeal technology. In this vacuum, the air path is completely sealed, stopping allergens from re-entering the air once you’ve vacuumed them up. The company claims this technology allows the vacuum to trap 99.97% of particles.

6. Levoit

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Levoit customers report that the cordless vacuum has a strong battery.
  • Easy to carry
  • Strong battery
  • Limited warranties

Can This Vacuum Clean for You?

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Levoit claims to have created technology that can sense debris and adjust for different types of flooring.

The company focuses most of its efforts on air purifiers and only makes a few vacuums. The good news is that when they do it, they do it right, so you can rest assured you’re getting a quality vacuum.

Levoit vacuums are both cordless, ideal options for those who have to vacuum large areas and don’t want to move the plug regularly. This also means you’re not running over the cord every time you vacuum. Their high-end cordless vacuum is equipped with technology that the company claims can detect debris and adjust suction levels to match. We like this idea because some areas need more pressure than others, and the vacuum claims to adjust accordingly.

5. Black + Decker

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Most people think of tools when it comes to Black + Decker, but they also make valuable cleaning products.
  • Lots of handheld options
  • Vacuums specifically for car clean-up
  • Free 60-day returns

The Inside and Outside Vacuum

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When you want to detail your car, Black + Decker has a vacuum designed to help you do so.

Black + Decker makes everything from cocktail makers to string trimmers. The company has its hand in all kinds of home improvement technologies, but we like their vacuums because they come in so many handheld options. They’re ideal for inside and outside because they fit into those small spaces, and we like them because they’re great for detailing a car at home.

The company also has a list of cordless/stick vacuums, portable car vacuums, sweepers and accessories. While Black + Decker spread their products across a vast array of categories, they do vacuums right.  

4. Samsung

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From phones to TVs to vacuums, Samsung is invested in a little bit of everything.
  • Come in different colors
  • Claims to improve the air quality
  • Battery lasts forever on cordless models

Samsung Understands Technology

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Samsung vacuums come in different colors for those who want variety.

From electronics to cleaning products to TVs, there’s nothing Samsung doesn’t have its hand in, and some products don’t have great reviews. You’ve most likely heard most of their cell phone technology, but we did some deep diving into their vacuums to see how they hold up against other brands.

Samsung claims their vacuums save time and energy, are easier on floor and carpets, improve air quality, are easy to use and keep the corners of your house clean. This may seem like a small thing, but we like that their vacuums come in several colors, and they offer rebates that allow you to get up to 36% back.

3. Eureka

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Eureka products have been around for more than 100 years.
  • Strong suction
  • Backed by a century of research
  • Dedicated support team for vacuums

Come Home to Clean Vacuum Lines

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Eureka offers a robot vacuum that handles the cleaning without any effort on your part.

Eureka has been making vacuum products since 1909. They’ve researched the technology for over 100 years and focus their products on power, versatility and innovation. Eureka has a clean promise, meaning they pledge to only sell products that offer value, quality and performance.

Eureka is one of the only options we looked at that caught our eye because of the robotic vacuum product. While this technology has a long way to go before it’s perfected, we can say from our own experience that it’s delightful to come home to clean vacuum lines that your robot created. Other top-rated products from the company are the lightweight and versatile Innova Stick Vac, the upright DashSprint and the Mighty Mite canister vacuum.

2. Shark

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Shark offers wet/dry vacuum options for cleaning every floor in the house.
  • Versatile design
  • Compact storage
  • More budget-friendly robot option

From Hair Care to Cleaning Up Messes

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Shark also offers hair care products such as hair dryers and stylers.

Shark is another company that has their hands in almost every type of technology, both indoor and outdoor. They offer a 60-day money-back guarantee and additional warranties. While their products are expensive, this gives you comfort that they stand behind their quality.

Shark offers hair care products like hair stylers and blow dryers, air purifiers and fans. Their vacuums are legendary, and we’re mesmerized by their ability to clean up wet and dry messes. They offer wet dry, handheld, robot, cordless, stick and upright vacuums, as well as a variety of floor and carpet cleaners and accessories.

1. Dyson

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Dyson has a 30-day return policy if you aren’t happy with their products.
  • Price match promise
  • 2-year warranty
  • 30-day money-back return policy

Accessories, Batteries and All You Can Hope for in a Vacuum

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Dyson sells a variety of accessories to make cleaning your home easy.

Another company that’s expanded into hair care and headphones, Dyson is one of the most popular vacuum brands around and it’s easy to see why. They offer a price match promise to ensure you get the best price, have a 30-day money-back return policy and a 2-year warranty on everything, including parts and labor.

Dyson claims to have the most powerful robot vacuum on the market with extensive sensory technology. Their cordless and wet and dry vacuums are favorites with consumers all over the country. While a Dyson vacuum is a big investment, we loved the guarantees they place behind their products.

A Long List of Options

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Choose from handheld, wet/dry, cordless and many other types of vacuums with each of these brands.

We found that most companies offer some sort of money-back guarantee, so you’re safe to try almost any of these products. Because they come in so many options, do your research to narrow down the type of vacuum you want (cordless, wet/dry, handheld) before making a decision. We feel you can’t go wrong with any of the brands listed above.





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