Best Vacuum Cleaner Winners and Reviews 2018

“I don’t care if it’s a Shark or a Dyson… I simply don’t want yet ANOTHER vacuum cleaner that sucks…or errrr, doesn’t suck…”

best vacuum cleaners 2018 reviews consumer reports ratings and winnersThat above seems to be the battle-cry for those out there in the wild shopping for a new vacuum cleaner.

It’s overwhelming at all the vacuum cleaner choices we have – and all the various price ranges.  Anything for under $100 all the way up into the thousands.  Cray-cray-CRAZY!

To help cut through the confusion, I am creating this page for my 2018 Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide, Reviews, and Resources.

My #1 Pick for BEST Vacuum Cleaner 2018

The hubby bought me this AMAZING vacuum for Christmas this year – and it is fantastic!

It’s lightweight, goes from carpet to hardwood and ceramic tile floor flawlessly and it certainly sucks up the dirt I didn’t even realize my floors and carpets had left behind after using another vacuum cleaner.

Let’s face it, when you’re decluttering your life, you NEED a really good vacuum cleaner, right?

I am VERY happy with this vacuum cleaner my husband bought me – it sure helps me keep my house clean (and – believe it or not – it’s actually FUN to vacuum with!)

Best Vacuum for the Money 2018

Hands down, no doubt…. THIS vacuum cleaner is the best for your money.

My Other Picks for Best Vacuums 2018

BISSELL 9595A Vacuum with OnePass - CordedBISSELL 9595A Vacuum with OnePass – CordedGet More InfoDirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner Simpli-Stik Lightweight Bagless Corded Stick and Handheld Vacuum SD20000REDDirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner Simpli-Stik Lightweight Bagless Corded Stick and Handheld Vacuum SD20000REDGet More InfoVonHaus 600W 2-in-1 Corded Upright Stick & Handheld Vacuum Cleaner with HEPA Filtration - Includes Crevice Tool & Brush AccessoriesVonHaus 600W 2-in-1 Corded Upright Stick & Handheld Vacuum Cleaner with HEPA Filtration – Includes Crevice Tool & Brush AccessoriesGet More InfoShark Navigator Lift-Away Professional with Dust-Away & 2 Microfiber Pads (NV356E)Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional with Dust-Away & 2 Microfiber Pads (NV356E)Get More InfoBISSELL Zing Bagged Canister Vacuum, Purple, 4122 - CordedBISSELL Zing Bagged Canister Vacuum, Purple, 4122 – CordedGet More InfoShark Navigator Freestyle Cordless Stick Vacuum (SV1106)Shark Navigator Freestyle Cordless Stick Vacuum (SV1106)Get More Info

It’s that time of the year when I like to do a big round-up post of all the best vacuum cleaners available for the current year.

It takes a lot of time to put it all together, but instead of making you wait until it’s 100% complete, I will start it and edit as I collect new reviews, consumer reports, and feedback.

Best Vacuum Cleaner for 2018?

This is a tough one – to pick ONE best vacuum for 2018 since everyone has different needs from a vacuum.  I’m still looking into it, but as of this moment, it’s coming down to a Shark or a Dyson.

Sidenote: I obviously made my final decision after using THIS wonderful vacuum!

Best Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Lots of great places to get vacuum cleaner reviews.  Start here to begin your research.

Best Vacuum for Hardwood Floors

I have a good bit of hardwood flooring in my house so I look forward to this best vacuum category.  These are my current picks for best hardwood vacuums.

Best Vacuum for Pet Hair

I also have 2 cats, so any vacuum that is tough on cat hair is a winner in my book.  Here’s why Dyson’s are so great for pet hair.

Best Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

I currently use a bagless – I tend to prefer bagless vacuums – however there are some new vacuums out now in 20187 that have AMAZING HEPA filters that I’m going to look into.  My research started here.

Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners

This is also a tough category to pick just one winner, but for MY house, I love this lightweight vacuum cleaner.

Best Vacuums for Stairs

Stairs, oh how I hate vacuuming thee!  But, this category must be decided also.  This is the best vacuum for carpeted stairs.

Consumer Reports on Vacuum Cleaners

Naturally, the gold folks over at Consumer reports have plenty to say.

Overall Best Vacuum for Carpet

Again, a tough category, but I’ve got it narrowed down to my choice for best.

Top 10 Vacuum Cleaners Under $300

Finished this category already – see the Top Vacuum Cleaners Under $300 here.

Best Vacuum for Tile Floors

I don’t think my vote will change from the tile floor vacuum I picked for 2017.

Best Value – Best Vacuum for the Money

Some amazing deals on top-rated vacuums out there – gonna see which low-price sticks and gets my “Most Affordable” award.

Best Handheld Vacuum for Pet Hair

I don’t do much with handhelds because I have bad hands and a wicked case of Tennis Elbow in both arms.  My vote will remain the same with this being the best handheld for pet hair.

Upright Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Again, I’m back to the Shark vs Dyson debate (see my results here).  These are rated best by consumers here.

Best Cordless Vacuum Cleaners

Here are my 2017 best cordless picks – I’m not sure that will change for 2018.  Here are more winners in the cordless category.

Best Vacuums for Dorm Rooms and Small Spaces

This post covers the best vacuum cleaner for a dorm room, small apartment, or other small living spaces.

Best Lightweight Vacuums for Seniors

This post outlines the overall best lightweight vacuums for seniors/the elderly.

Best Vacuum for Arthritis

Read: Best Vacuum and Mop for Those With Bad Hands (this is all personal experience with this one).

Best Vacuums for Allergies

Read this post to learn which are best for allergy sufferers.

Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guides