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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.
Before you commit to a product, narrow your options down to a vacuum that fits your needs. For instance, are you best getting a Canister or an Upright, or do you want to go cord free?
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 most homes.
1. Best Cordless Vacuum Under $100 - ROOMIE TEC 2-in-1 Handheld Vacuum
The Roomie Tec 2-in1 Cordless Vacuum comes from a brand that we haven't reviewed before here at Home Vacuum Zone.
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 cordless stick, but it is a fantastic vacuum for under $100.
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.
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.
2. Best Upright Vacuum Under $100 - Shark Navigator Deluxe
The Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 is another great Shark product that doesn’t come with a hefty price tag. 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.
This is an upright, corded vacuum that is recommended mostly for carpeted areas. It comes with a pet hair cleaning attachment to remove excess shedding from tough surfaces. It is a little bit heavier than the Shark Rocket Powerhead, but still comes in under-average and won’t strain your back.
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.
There is an upgraded version of this model that comes with added bonuses if you’re willing to spend a little extra. The Shark Navigator DLX - NV70/80 includes swivel steering, a 16" extension tube, and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology to reduce exposure to debris.
The majority of people who have purchased this vacuum are highly impressed with its durability considering it is a cheaper Shark model.
3. Best Canister Vacuum Under $100 - EUREKA Mighty Mite
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 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.
Eureka Canister Vacuum Advantages
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.
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