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This is the final chapter in our "Best Vacuum Under" series, following our recent reviews of the Best Vacuums Under $300 and the Best Vacuums Under $200. If budget is your main decision driver in purchasing a vacuum cleaner then these articles are sure to help you find something suitable. We'll refresh these articles periodically so that the site stays up to date and reflects our view of the best vacuums in the market.
Everyone wants a clean home, but not everyone wants to fork out for a premium-brand vacuum cleaner. Sometimes the need to be economical can impact the quality of your options. If this sounds familiar to you, take a look at some of the best budget-friendly vacuums that still perform to standard.
As a general rule of thumb, upright vacuums are better for carpeted areas and canister vacuums are designed for bare surfaces like hardwood.
For our best under $100 vacuums, we've chosen one of each plus a corded stick vacuum so there's a good option here for all preferences and types of homes.
1. Best Cordless Vacuum Under $100 - ROOMIE "Vincent" 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum
The Roomie Vincent 2-in1 Cordless Vacuum comes from a brand that we haven't reviewed before here at Home Vacuum Zone. RoomieTec had been making vacuums under various brand names since 1999 before establishing the Roomie vacuum brand.
People who already own this model have very little negative feedback on it. Weighing in at just 2.1 pounds, it is extremely lightweight (one the lightest we've ever reviewed) and easy to maneuver.
Naturally, its suction power and filtration is not comparable to more expensive cordless vacuums such as the Dyson V10 or V11 cordless sticks. Furthermore, the attachment tools that come with the Roomie Vincent are limited compared to more premium models.
However, it is a fantastic vacuum for under $100.
This vacuum is available from Amazon (link) and Walmart but you can also purchase it direct from the RoomieTec website. So be sure to check the best deal so you can pick this up for under $100. Also, if you register the vacuum on the RoomieTec website you can pick up free extended warranty!
Let’s take a more in-depth look at what this budget vacuum from Roomie Tec brings to the table:
This Roomie Tec cordless is not only a bargain price, it is also a breeze to clean. The brushroll on the vacuum is removable so you can clean them off if they start collecting debris. In addition, you can use the vacuum without the brush roll if you choose. There is also a pop-up dust cup that can be released with the flick of a switch for easy emptying.
The Roomie Tec cordless vacuum was designed for both hardwood and carpets (but performs best on hard floors). It is like a mini upright stick vacuum in design, and is equipped with powerful suction to tackle thicker surfaces (max mode).
The brushroll included at the time of purchase is suitable for all floor types, letting you use this vacuum all around your home. In addition it comes with a 2-in-1 Crevice Tool that doubles up as a dusting brush for upholstery. Given that this is a budget vacuum the limited tool attachments compared to more premium models should be expected.
Premium Features in A Budget Priced Vacuum
There's so many features on this vacuum it is surprising that it is less than $100. From the LED headlights, to the easy swivel design and the fold down storage, there is a lot of value on offer.
Super Lightweight cordless Convenience
Many people won't give up their full sized upright vacuum for a cordless but purchase a second vacuum for quick clean ups. This vacuum is lightweight, compact, versatile and cordless so it is a great option for that. Or if you have a smaller home or apartment this might be all you need - feedback suggests this can clean a 3 bed 2 bath home in a single charge.
The video below provides a brief review of the main features and functions of the Roomie Tec 2-in1. Be sure to watch this before making your decision!
2. Best Upright Vacuum Under $100 - Eureka PowerSpeed
The Eureka PowerSpeed is a lightweight upright vacuum that doesn’t come with a hefty price tag. It has powerful suction from the 960W motor and a wide cleaning path of 12.6".
Furthermore, it comes with an upholstery tool, dusting brush, and crevice tool, giving you all the attachments you need to clean the out-of-sight spaces in your home. Together with the cleaning wand and hose, the vacuum provides for 7 feet of above-floor cleaning reach.
The Eureka PowerSpeed is suitable for all floor types. It has 5 height adjustment settings to work on hardfloors and all carpet pile heights. Additionally, it comes with a pet hair cleaning attachment to remove excess shedding from upholstery and other above floor surfaces.
One of the drawbacks of this budget vacuum is that the brush roll is not an anti-hair wrap design such as those found on more premium models such as Dyson or Shark. As a result the floor brush may be get tangled by hair. To prevent this becoming a problem we recommend doing some simple vacuum maintenance every 2 weeks. If the roller and belt are not cleaned for a long time, it may cause malfunction, and more serious vacuum repair might be required.
Cordless vacuums are great for mobility, but even some of the more expensive models have trouble holding power. This option is great for someone who doesn’t have a lot of clutter in their home and can manage running a cord in-between rooms because it won’t lose suction.
The majority of people who have purchased this vacuum are highly impressed with its durability considering it is a really cheap vacuum. It is not easy to find a quality upright vacuum under $100 and the Eureka PowerSpeed is the best we can find. However depending on where you purchase it you may find it slightly more than $100.
Check out this video review of the Eureka PowerSpeed to see this great budget vac in action. This is a thorough review that looks at all the features of the vacuum and tests its suction and filtration performance. The filtration is compared to the Bissell Powerforce Upright Vacuum and found to be much better.
3. Best Canister Vacuum Under $100 - EUREKA Mighty Mite 3670M
The Eurekea Mighty Mite Bagged Canister Vacuum is a solid alternative to the two other vacuums that we've featured in this review. It is also the only bagged vacuum on this list. Bagged vacuums do offer some advantages versus their bagless counterparts and with this vacuum the advantage is its filtration.
This vacuum is nice and compact, so it is ideal for a college dorm, studio, or smaller rooms in a home like a bathroom. It is best suited to hard floors rather than carpets but can be used on all floor types. It will store easily because it doesn’t take up a lot of space. It also features HEPA filtration (captures 99.7% of dust) and odour elimination, which is remarkable at this price.
It also includes:
This vacuum is not the best match for large homes. Although it has great suction power, the dust cups are relatively small and will fill up quickly in a big space. Pet owners would also be better off spending slightly more on a canister vacuum designed for pet hair performance.
One of the major perks of this Eureka is that the cord is retractable. When you’re finished cleaning around the house, you simply push on a button to “rewind” the cord back into the vacuum. The cord length is not as long as on premium canister vacuums, so you may have to switch outlets if you are cleaning multiple rooms at once.
On the downside, this model is not ideal for carpets since it is a canister vacuum (better for hardwood). There is a floor attachment for multi-surface cleaning with a 2 step height adjustment, but this is best suited to hard floors, low pile carpets and area rugs. The tools that come with it are fairly small which limits their capacity. If your home is covered in carpet, you should probably look at the upright model reviewed above or one of these great options.
The video below demonstrates the Eureka budget canister vacuum on different carpets and hard flooring. Additionally, you can see the Eureka in action cleaning stairs and above floors using the hose, extension wand and attachements.
Last update on 2023-09-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API