5 Best Vacuum Cleaners – Latest 2019 Models

​If you are looking for a new vacuum cleaner to replace an existing one or as a first vacuum for your home, then you want to know what the current trends are. In this article we will review some of the top vacuum cleaners for 2019. You may wonder why there are certain models included in this list that are older models and that is because they have continued to remain popular among consumers throughout the last year, so they made our list too. We had a look at upright vacuums, canister vacuums, stick vacuums, cordless vacuums and handheld vacuums to ensure that we covered the range of choices so that people are aware of the variety and versatility of choices that they have for vacuums.

1. Shark DuoClean NV803 Upright Vacuum

A close second to the Dyson Ball Animal 2 (and at a lower price), has to be the Shark DuoClean NV803. This is not claiming to be the most powerful vacuum, but it certainly comes close. There are quite a few other very attractive features on the Shark DuoClean that could easily win you over.

The reason why this vacuum has been dubbed the DuoClean is because of its remarkable rollers, maybe the best there is. It combines the tough deep cleaning abilities of a bristle brush with a soft roller that’s perfect for large debris and polishes your hard floors as it cleans. Moving from carpet to hard floor cleaning is made very easy with finger tip touch controls to change the brush roller action.

The Shark DuoClean NV803 is also one of the top choices in vacuums for people with allergies and it includes high-grade HEPA air filtration. Dynamic swivel steering and powerful LED lights make for easy cleaning under furniture and you can see perfectly what’s going on down there.

Shark vacuums are fantastic when it comes to attachments. You get a great selection with the vacuum, including the usual duster/crevice tool, pet multi-tool as well as a pet power brush and a low-reach (under appliance) wand that makes it as easy to clean low areas as it does high ones. In addition to this, Shark has an almost endless range of optional extras for all their vacuums, so you can customize your Shark DuoClean to do so much more. It also comes with a bag for storing your attachments.

Shark is certainly one of the top appliance manufacturers and, get this; when you buy the Shark DuoClean NV803 you get an incredible 7-year warranty. I’d say that this is a good indication as to the quality of their products. Should be a popular shark model this year.

2. Shark Navigator ZU561 with Zero-M Anti-Hair Wrap Technology

We all have our own idea as to what constitutes the best vacuum cleaner. In my opinion, the Shark Navigator ZU561 ticks just about all the boxes. Okay, it’s not the most powerful vacuum cleaner in the Shark range and, without the DuoClean brush roll, it’s perhaps not the best when cleaning both carpets and hard floors equally well. The Navigator ZU561 makes up for this in its price and incredibly lightweight design. In most respects, it has the features and abilities to not only compete with some of the very best vacuum cleaners, it leaves many far behind. This includes machines that cost a whole lot more.

Despite having a smaller 800W motor, this Shark Navigator model is surprisingly powerful and competes quite well when compared to their 1200W models. It utilizes their Zero-M technology that removes hair wrap from the brush roll on the go. Even though this is a relatively compact vacuum cleaner and weighs only 13-pounds, it has a larger than average dust cup – 2.2 ounces.

Shark lift away mode gives you the best of all worlds in one vacuum. As an upright vacuum, it’s nimble and makes light work of thoroughly cleaning carpets and hard floors. With a click and clip, the Navigator can be converted into a very easy to use handheld canister vacuum. The 25-foot cord adds to this convenience.

Shark vacuums are renowned as being amongst the best for people with allergens and this one is no different. Complete Seal, HEPA, anti-allergen filters leave the air in your home almost completely free of the smallest dust particles and allergens. If a lightweight machine with full adaptability and perfect air filtration is what you expect, then the Shark Navigator ZU561 may well fit your description of the best vacuum cleaner.

3. Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum

We all have our own idea as to what constitutes the best vacuum cleaner. In my opinion, the Shark Navigator ZU561 ticks just about all the boxes. Okay, it’s not the most powerful vacuum cleaner in the Shark range and, without the DuoClean brush roll, it’s perhaps not the best when cleaning both carpets and hard floors equally well. The Navigator ZU561 makes up for this in its price and incredibly lightweight design. In most respects, it has the features and abilities to not only compete with some of the very best vacuum cleaners, it leaves many far behind. This includes machines that cost a whole lot more.

When talking about the best vacuums (whether it’s for 2019 or any other year), Dyson will usually be at the top of the list. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is, by no means a cheap vacuum cleaner. Dyson appliances will never be cheap. The aim here is not to try and build the cheapest vacuum but, rather, to aim for the best.

Some may not agree, but most people in the know will argue that Dyson vacuums are the best. The guys at Dyson claim that the Ball Animal 2 has the strongest suction of all vacuums. I have no way of telling whether this is true or not.

Shark lift away mode gives you the best of all worlds in one vacuum. As an upright vacuum, it’s nimble and makes light work of thoroughly cleaning carpets and hard floors. With a click and clip, the Navigator can be converted into a very easy to use handheld canister vacuum. The 25-foot cord adds to this convenience.

The scientific testing that they quote reads: “Suction tested ASTM F558” – don’t ask me what this means, but it must count for something. What I can make of this, it seems that the suction at the head, in terms of the dust that is collected, beats all other upright vacuums. Regardless of how they’ve tested this machine in the lab, it’s a mighty powerful beast. When you use it, you’ll never run out of power, even sucking up heavy debris with the dust cup close to full. For all intents and purposes, we can assume that their claim of the best suction power is probably true.

What makes Dyson vacuums particularly impressive to me is their fantastic air filtration system. They use HEPA filters which, on its own, is impressive but not unique. There are many vacuums that use filters of this caliber and are not necessarily as expensive the Dyson. Dyson does, however, takes the prize for their radial root cyclonic technology. This removes minute dust particles and allergens before they even enter the dust cup. The result is superior air quality and a reduced build up of dirt in the filters. The air filtration ability of the Dyson Ball Animal 2 is of such a high standard that it’s been approved by the Asthma and Allergy Association of America.

The suction head adjusts automatically to the floor surface. This means that transitioning from carpet to hard floors is effortless and the cleaner head will maintain maximum suction throughout the home. Another feature that makes for effortless cleaning is the quick release wand and hose. The extra length of the hose will also make your life much easier.

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is certainly the best vacuum for families with young kids and pets. Not only does the incredible suction power make light work of the toughest debris, but the tangle-free turbine tool cleans up pet hair like few other attachments can.

Emptying the large capacity dust cup is a breeze. The dust cup remains completely sealed when unclipping it from the vacuum, it has a cover at the bottom that opens when you press down on a finger operated release clip. So this means that you won’t have dust escaping until you empty it by holding it over the trash can and press the release button. It’s perfectly hygienic and superbly convenient.

To look at the Dyson Ball Animal 2, you’d say it has a space age design. When you go into all the technical genius that’s gone into this design, you’ll quickly realize that this powerful vacuum is way ahead of its time. The Dyson reputation and a fantastic 5-year warranty two more reasons why you’ll want to consider this vacuum as your number one choice, despite its rather hefty price tag. This is the latest Dyson upright vacuum currently.

4. Bissell 20431 Powerglide Lift Off Pet Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum

We all have our own idea as to what constitutes the best vacuum cleaner. In my opinion, the Shark Navigator ZU561 ticks just about all the boxes. Okay, it’s not the most powerful vacuum cleaner in the Shark range and, without the DuoClean brush roll, it’s perhaps not the best when cleaning both carpets and hard floors equally well. The Navigator ZU561 makes up for this in its price and incredibly lightweight design. In most respects, it has the features and abilities to not only compete with some of the very best vacuum cleaners, it leaves many far behind. This includes machines that cost a whole lot more.

Not only is this one of the best vacuum cleaners on the market, but the Bissel Powerglide Lift Off comes at a very reasonable price. If you consider all the amazing features on this machine, it truly is an extraordinary deal.

The two in one lift off canister makes it one of the most versatile upright vacuums. You can easily remove the canister and use it as a portable hand held vacuum cleaner, ideal for cleaning the stairs and other hard to reach areas. Even when using it as an upright vacuum, it has the advantage of swivel steer technology that makes it really easy to maneuver around furniture and other obstacles. It even has an LED light on the crevice cleaning attachment to help you see more clearly when cleaning in dark corners.

Some may not agree, but most people in the know will argue that Dyson vacuums are the best. The guys at Dyson claim that the Ball Animal 2 has the strongest suction of all vacuums. I have no way of telling whether this is true or not.

It has a triple action roller brush that can be switched on or off, making light work of any floor surface. With a 30 Ft power cord and extended wand for extra reach, there isn’t a corner of your home that you won’t reach with the Bissell Power Glide Lift Off. It has really fantastic attachments and pet owners will appreciate the array of pet hair removal attachments and design features. It also keeps the air in your home fresh and smelling great with the Febreez pet odor eliminator. It’s very effective at removing allergens from the air, trapping them inside the vacuum, a system they call SmartSeal.

With a 5-year limited warranty, you can buy the Bissell Powerglide Lift Off with complete confidence. The combination of powerful cleaning, an impressive array of attachments and really reasonable price, make this a good pet friendly vacuum.

5. Dirt Devil Razor Pet Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum

We all have our own idea as to what constitutes the best vacuum cleaner. In my opinion, the Shark Navigator ZU561 ticks just about all the boxes. Okay, it’s not the most powerful vacuum cleaner in the Shark range and, without the DuoClean brush roll, it’s perhaps not the best when cleaning both carpets and hard floors equally well. The Navigator ZU561 makes up for this in its price and incredibly lightweight design. In most respects, it has the features and abilities to not only compete with some of the very best vacuum cleaners, it leaves many far behind. This includes machines that cost a whole lot more.

Not everyone has a fortune to spend on a vacuum cleaner. If you’re willing to forgo some of the bells and whistles that you’ll find on the top end machines, the Dirt Devil Razor might be the ideal vacuum for you.

It provides a great level of suction power from a convenient, lightweight machine. The spin4pro roller brush is designed to clean any floor surface effectively and will match up very well to some of the best vacuum cleaners, even those that cost a lot more.

It has a detachable canister and 10 Ft wand for convenient cleaning in any area of the home. You get all the basic attachments – a crevice cleaning tool that has a brush attachment for dusting and cleaning upholstery. It also has a Turboclaw pet cleaning tool – a bonus for pet lovers.

The three stage filtration system will remove dust from the air very effectively and should control most allergens. While the Dirt Devil Razor may not be as impressive as the other vacuum cleaners in this review, it offers outstanding value for money. For an affordable machine that can hold its own amongst the best vacuum cleaners, it deserves a big thumbs up.

Guide on Choosing the Best Vacuum Cleaner for Your Needs

​What are the important features of a good vacuum cleaner, and what features can you skip? What matters most when you’re looking for a good vacuum cleaner?

Quality Brushes

A good vacuum cleaner needs brushes that pull pet fur and everything else out of the carpet and feed it into the suction path. More importantly, it needs to do this without getting tangled on pet fur, lose its ability to deep clean carpets due to debris sticking to the brushes and not get clogged with goop it comes across like sticky food stains.
If you have hardwood floors, you’ll want the ability to turn off the brushes when shifting between flooring types. You don’t want to assume automatic height adjustment will take care of this, and then realize you’ve scratched up the wood floors.

Note that if you have loop carpeting, you have to be able to turn off the beater bar or else the brushes will rip up the carpet.

Good Suction

High suction is more important when for a carpet cleaning vacuum than one that deals with hard floor surfaces. The thicker the carpet, the stronger the suction needs to be to get debris at the root of the carpet.

Height adjustments have little impact if you have low to medium thickness carpet. Height adjustment and suction controls do matter if you’re shifting from low carpets to berber rugs or thick pile throw rugs, when you need to be able to adjust the height and suction of the vacuum simply in order for it not to get stuck on the thickest carpets. If you have very thick carpets like shag or frieze, a good choice is to move to a canister vacuum with powerful suction. Then you only have to move the vacuum head and wand and can manage to clean the whole floor.

Value

​The cheapest vacuum cleaners tend to break on impact or fall apart quickly. The most expensive ones may have good performance or might rival the suction and tool selection of vacuum cleaners a third the price. A good vacuum cleaner does a good job without costing a fortune.

Features That Don’t Matter As Much

If you have a vacuum with strong consistent suction, suction controls that let you increase the power on demand are irrelevant.

Pet specific branding doesn’t matter much when it comes to carpet cleaning quality. This is because many pet specific vacuums actually do a poor job on thick carpets, and a few clog on pet fur even if it is pulled up from low rise carpet. If you do have pets and carpets, look for vacuums that do a good job picking up everything – including pet hair – from carpets and don’t clog on wads of pet fur in the hoses or around the brushes.

Noise levels are high no matter what vacuum cleaner you choose unless you pick up a battery powered one, and battery powered stick vacuums simply can’t clean carpets for more than ten minutes unless you have it on low power on the low carpets often seen in doctor’s offices.Many vacuum cleaners charge you more when the vacuum cleaner comes with a suite of tools. You may get a crevasse tool, upholstery brush, extension wand and more. What matters more is if the vacuum cleaner can clean along the edges as well as it does the area directly in front of the vacuum cleaner. Ideally, the vacuum cleaner has brushes or its main suction head designed to clean along the baseboards as you vacuum the edges of a room instead of having to break out special tools to clean those areas.Bagged and bagless vacuums both have their advantages. Bagless vacuum cleaners have an edge over bagged vacuums in that they maintain good suction up until the dust cup is full. However, large capacity canister vacuums and high capacity bagless vacuums provide both good suction throughout the cleaning session and last a long time before needing to be emptied. (And if you have multiple shedding pets, you need a canister vacuum or high capacity bagless vacuum, because a medium sized bagged vacuum will fill up with pet fur quickly.) At the lower end of the price range, though, bagless vacuums are more convenient as long as they have good suction overall. Cheap bagless uprights, such as those that cost less than $150, typically cannot handle thick carpets like shag or frieze.

Robotic vacuums are all the rage, but none on the market handle thick carpet well. Most can handle hardwood floors and low rise carpet fine but still need to be emptied regularly and can get stuck on carpet transitions. Skip the robot vacuum except for light generic cleaning and buy a full sized canister or upright vacuum that can deep clean your carpets.

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