What's the cheapest vacuum?
What Are the Cheapest Vacuum Cleaners?
In case you're wondering what's the cheapest vacuum, we found several models available at major retailers that count as downright cheap.
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Introduced less than a year ago, the Dirt Devil Extreme Quick Vac Cyclonic Bagless Upright Vacuum, UD20010 is the cheapest vacuum in an upright configuration. It has an MSRP of $69.99, but you can buy it on Amazon for $57.21. The nine-pound unit is compact but as fully appointed as a regular-sized vacuum. Features include cyclonic cleaning, reusable filter, and a clean-release dirt cup for easy emptying. There's a telescopic handle and an automatic adjustment for carpets or bare floors. Our Cheap Vacuum Cleaners guide suggests more options for standard vacuum cleaners with low price tags.
What's the cheapest vacuum in the canister segment? Here we found the Bissell Zing Canister Bagless Vacuum 10M2 with an MSRP of $49.99, just a notch below the base price for the Cheapism range, which is explained in detail in our Cheap Canister Vacuums guide. This model was launched about a year ago and is available on Amazon at the initial price. This 12-pound is bagless vacuum uses a four-stage filtration process, and works on both carpets and floors. It comes with an extension wand and crevice tool.
For the handheld category, what's the cheapest vacuum turns out to be the DataVac - P.C. Handheld Vacuum, initially $39.95 but now $26.20 on Amazon. It draws 110 volts and claims to have four times the power of the battery-powered versions of handheld vacs. Weighing in at less than a pound, the DataVac comes with a filter, two dust brushes, and a crevice tool. Check out our Cheap Handheld Vacuums guide for more options.
Robotic vacuums, a recent innovation, are expensive. But we persevered in our efforts to identify the cheapest vacuums and found one with an MSRP of $219 that debuted earlier this year. This price point sits below the cheap price range of $300 to $600 that we identified in our Cheap Robotic Vacuums guide. Better yet, this Roomba 440 Cordless Robot Vacuum is now available on Amazon for just $199. It cleans with rotating cleaning brushes and switches modes for carpets and floors. The eight-pound battery-operated device detects spills and obstacles; when near a wall or a piece of furniture, it shifts direction.