Vacuum cleaners are the most practical solution to preventing hordes of dust bunnies from invading your space. Choosing the best vacuum and carpet cleaner all in one for you is made harder by the mind-boggling range of products available on the market.
There are multi-purpose vacuum cleaners. Then there are voice-activated robot cleaners with hard floor and carpet cleaning capabilities. Some are robots, others are battery-operated devices you push around yourself. Some have electrical cords, others are cordless.
All newly manufactured vacuum cleaners seem to be bagless these days. The removable dust cup now makes even dirt disposal kinder to the environment.
Research and innovation have made some amazing advances in vacuum-cleaning technology. Tackling dust, dirt, cheerio-sized debris, pet hair, and other allergens is more efficient than ever.
Let's dive into the world of robot, combo, and heavy-duty vacuum cleaners to help you choose from the best products on the market. Read on to discover which nine we recommend, and why.
Ecovacs DEEBOT 500 Robot Vacuum Cleaner
The Ecovacs DEEBOT 500 is a robot vacuum cleaner with powerful suction. It has a maximum runtime of 110 minutes. Suitable for both hard floors and carpets, this self-charging robot model is particularly good at per hair removal.
Black in color for maximum discretion, this machine comes with app controls but also works with Alexa.
The DEEBOT 500 is equipped with two side brushes and one main brush. In Auto mode it sweeps, lifts, and vacuums the entire floor. It also has a Spot mode for a specific small area and an Edge mode.
This device works with Alexa & Google Assistant voice commands. ECOVACS Smart App comes with more than five advanced features including direct control, scheduling, status updates, cleaning modes, and accessories status. It is capable of increasing its suction power by up to twice the normal rate for mess that needs more work.
Its noise level is 65.6 dB, and the dustbin capacity is 520 ml. Runtime when fully charged is 110 minutes, and the auto-return and charging function means your robot is always ready for the next cleaning session.
Other basic features include anti-drop and anti-collision sensors, automatic software updates, durable protective bumpers, a high-efficiency filter, an anti-scratch finish, a large easy-to-empty dustbin, and large wheels for climbing thresholds and the differences between the hard floor and carpeted areas.
The DEEBOT 500 comes with a standard one-year warranty, a charging dock, two dual-length side brushes, a high-efficiency air filter, a remote control with battery, and a bespoke cleaning tool. Customer support is available.
Pros and Cons
Wipe things like cat vomit or other offensive substances off the surfaces programmed for vacuuming. If you do not, the robot vacuum cleaner is likely to smear the substance on the floor and continue vacuuming.
If your pet hairs are very long, or your pets shed an undue amount of hair, then you will have to clean the brushes about every two weeks.
Customers without internet love the remote control which has all the same functions as the smart IoT option. Others report that the Ecovacs DEEBOT 500 works incredibly well even without a programmed layout. This is great news for those who are tech-averse.
Eufy by Anker, BoostIQ RoboVac 11S
At a height of only 2.85 inches, the eufy by Anker, BoostIQ RoboVac 11S is a super-slim robot vacuum cleaner with 1300Pa suction. It is quiet, self-charging, operated by remote control, and suitable for hard floors and medium-pile carpets.
The RoboVac 11S got a mention in Tom's Guide in his “Best robot vacuums of 2019” review.
This robot vacuum cleaner has been re-engineered for slimness, quiet operation, and increased suction power. It boasts BoostIQ Technology. This means that it automatically increases suction power within 1.5 seconds when extra vacuuming strength is needed to focus on cleaning dirtier patches.
In tests, this device vacuumed for up to 100 minutes on hardwood floors with consistent, powerful suction at a volume no louder than an operating microwave.
It features an anti-scratch tempered glass-top cover for protection, infrared-sensor for evading obstacles, and drop-sensing technology to avoid falls. It automatically recharges so it is always ready to clean.
The RoboVac 11S comes with a remote control (2 x AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, a cleaning tool, an extra set of high-performance filters, four side brushes, five cable ties, a quick-start guide, and a 12-month warranty.
Pros and Cons
There is a newer model of this item: the eufy by Anker that incorporates version 2.0 of their smart dynamic navigation system that has ramped up its suction to 2000Pa and operates via Wi-Fi, and is great for boundary strips, carpets, and hard floors.
The battery life of the RoboVac 11S will be shorter if you have heavily carpeted areas. You might only get one hour worth of vacuuming before the robot returns to the docking station to recharge.
This model is very popular and had a huge number of positive reviews, although the device does need regular cleaning to do its job properly, and it does not possess mapping technology.
iRobot Roomba 675
The iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum cleaner is Wi-Fi enabled and features Alexa voice control. It is a self-charging machine that is good for cleaning up pet hair and works well on both hard floors and carpets.
The iRobot 600 series is a good introduction to making home cleaning smarter. It operates on the loosen, lift and suction principle now common among robot cleaners. Aside from the dual multi-surface brushes it has an edge-sweeping brush that cleans in corners and along edges.
Voice-activated cleaning is an option via Google Assistant and Alexa, and the device's HOME app also offers you personalized cleaning schedules once it has "learned" your cleaning habits.
Its advanced sensors allow the Roomba 675 to navigate around furniture and under it, and along edges. Thanks to its cliff detect sensor, it will not fall down the stairs. It also has sensors that detect dirt, so high-traffic areas of your home get a more thorough clean.
The auto-adjust cleaning head also senses whether it needs to adjust its height when it moves from carpets to hard floors and vice versa.
The Roomba 675 operates for up to 90 minutes and docks and recharges automatically. iRobot's products all carry a warning to ensure you are purchasing an authentic product from an authorized dealer, so, buyer, beware!
Pros and Cons
This is an excellent machine to deal effectively with pet hair, and customers are really impressed with this function. It operates without Wi-Fi if need be and will dock itself after cleaning.
The cliff sensors are an advantage. The maximum transition height (from hard floor to carpet) is ⅝" (1.6 cm). If the pile of your carpets is higher, the robot cleaner will not be able to clean them.
There are some negative reviews revealing app installation problems (and not enough instructions or troubleshooting) and connecting it to Wi-Fi. Others have reported that the Roomba 675 cleans randomly and fails to clean entire areas, with a lack of thoroughness in others.
Shark Navigator Freestyle
This upright, freestyle stick model is both cordless and bagless. Available in either white or gray, the Shark Navigator Freestyle features a two-speed brush roll and an extra-large dust cup. It currently ranks #5 in upright vacuum cleaners and #12 in commercial indoor vacuum cleaners.
Flexible navigation is one of the best features of this product. The swivel steering mechanism makes it easier to maneuver the head around furniture. Suitable for both hard surfaces and carpet, the amazing thing about this vacuum cleaner is its motorized brush that lifts embedded hair and dirt from carpets before suction.
There are two available speeds for the brush roll to take care of the different needs when cleaning carpeted areas and the bare floor. You can switch between speeds via a step-on button while vacuuming.
Aside from being cordless, this battery-operated machine weighs only 7.5 pounds. That's light enough to lift with one hand. The design of the extra-large dust cup makes it possible to empty without having to come into contact with the dirt.
Remember to put the vacuum cleaner back on charge after use. That way, it will be fully charged and ready to use next time.
Included with your purchase are a 10.8V battery (that ensures extra runtime) and a charging base. It comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Pros and Cons
Measuring 10.5 x 9.6 x 46 inches, the handle is 2-3 inches longer than most upright vacuums on the market, which is great for taller people, and for the extra reach it provides.
We recommend you buy extra filters for this appliance. You will want to protect the motor of this powerful little sucker! Even the reviews mention often just how much dirt this vacuum clear picks up compared to other brands.
Reviews are mixed. Some complain that it could be more robust and more durable, while many others call it the best vacuum cleaner in the universe, love the way it can get under furniture, the freedom cordless vacuuming affords, and the satisfaction of emptying a whole lot of dirt into the trash after vacuuming.
Bissell 22543 Cleanview Swivel
The Bissell 22543 Clean View Swivel is a corded electric vacuum cleaner with a clear-view one-liter dust cup so that you can see dust and dirt levels easily. It has an automatic cord rewind feature and is most suited for use on carpets and pet hair removal.
The swivel head and specially shaped attachments are two of the best features of this vacuum cleaner. Combined with the special attachments that reach closer to the edges, the triple-action brush roll and scatter-free technology ensure efficient removal of pet hair. The 27-feet-long power cord automatically rewinds.
The Cleanview Swivel comes with two replacement drive belts, integral to the functioning of the brush roll. You should check it regularly and replace the drive belt if worn or broken. The replacement filter you will need for this model is Style 12141.
This bagless vacuum cleaner is designed to remove allergens from your home, and by all accounts, it does this expertly. Interchangeable per hair and crevice tool attachments make sure of that.
Pros and Cons
The purple color of this household tool is a trendy selling point. One more extraneous detail is that Bissell supports a homeless pet foundation, and $10 is donated to saving pets with every purchase you make.
Despite appearing larger than many of its type, this vacuum cleaner is easy to assemble and has great maneuverability. Its suction power is praised, as its ability to clean up pet hair. If your household cleaning needs a heavier-duty vacuum, this is certainly one to consider.
The only apparent disincentive to purchase this product would be that the machine itself needs a little TLC. So, if you are not into changing drive belts and ensuring your filter does not require replacing, then this vacuum is not for you.
ONSON Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
The wall-mounted, battery-operated ONSON Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is well suited to hard floor, tiled floor and carpet use. It comes in two colors: red, or blue. With a high-efficiency 120W motor with 11Kpa suction capacity and a great filtration system for removing particulates from the air, this wall-mounted, battery-operated vacuum cleaner is a little gem of a machine.
Despite being pint-sized, this vacuum cleaner can indeed serve your whole home cleaning purposes. It comes with washable and recyclable filters. The machine fully charges within four to five hours to give you just over half an hour's running time in standard (7Kpa) mode.
The floor brush has LED lights to help you spot dust in dark corners. Tech points include the V-shaped brush head, and a four-stage filtration system. And it is cordless and stores neatly against the wall while recharging.
A separate extension turns this vacuum cleaner into a hand-held device ideal for cleaning soft furnishings.
Pros and Cons
Positive reviews highlight the swivel head, and the head's smaller size and LED lights as advantages. It is easy to use, easy to clean: some people have their kids using it.
On the downside, there are a few reports of problems with the charger. Yet many more praise the durability of the charger and the great battery life when vacuuming. Other advantages are that the ONSON Cordless is relatively quiet and takes up very little space when stored.
JASHEN V16 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
The Jashen V16 cordless vacuum cleaner has a set of impressive features. It boasts a 350W motor with superior suction, is battery operated, and cordless. It is suitable for hardwood flooring, carpets and rugs, and is great for pet hair.
This product comes with a one-year, "worry-free" guarantee, and customer service, if required. There are five different suction strengths from Min to Max on the dial, as well as a battery level indicator and a filter cleaning alert.
It uses 7-cell lithium-ion batteries that give you a runtime of 40 minutes. The battery is removable and can be charged separately. Many customers purchase a second battery pack, thus ensuring a longer runtime.
It has two full-size LED power brushes, which can be changed depending on the floor type, and additional pet-brush attachments are also available. The LED headlamp boasts light sensor control, and automatically turns off or on as required. It also uses a 4-stage sealed filtration system that reportedly captures 99.99% of the fine dust.
Wall-mounted storage makes the vacuum cleaner easy to store. It has a handheld extension useful for cleaning soft furnishings. The battery can be charged separately or together with the vacuum.
Pros and Cons
While the Jashen V16 does indeed offer a host of features, some people might find this vacuum cleaner too maintenance-heavy. In other words, this high-performance machine appears to need slightly more TLC than other vacuum cleaners which do not offer as many bells and whistles. That said, some people use it inside and on their outside verandahs, and rate it highly.
On the upside, this vacuum cleaner falls into the ultra-quiet range. It gets other wows because of the cool, wall-mounted docking station, maneuverability, and easy switch of accessories. It would seem that this product sells at a good price and gives superior quality.
Hoover MAXLife Pro Pet Swivel
The bagless, upright Hoover MAXLife Pro Pet Swivel focuses on pet hair removal and air quality in the home by making use of a HEPA (high-efficiency particular air) system. The dual action (hard floor and carpet) UH74220PC weighs 17 pounds, and despite being technologically advanced, follows the look and feel of the traditional Hoover.
The Hoover MAXLife comes with multi-purpose pet tools to tackle stubborn pet hair and dirt on a variety of surfaces and hard-to-reach areas. This machine is designed for durability with the minimum of maintenance. It offers good navigation capabilities and maneuverability.
It has an on/off option for a second brush roll that ensures that no mess is left behind. This aligns well with its technological advantage of incorporating HEPA media filtration that vastly reduces allergen particles in the air. It also features an odor-minimizing filter.
The extra-large dirt cup adds the convenience of fewer trips to empty it when doing a mega-clean of your home.
Pros and Cons
If you or your family suffer unduly from allergies, this is the machine for you. On the downside, this vacuum cleaner is heavy, and not everyone is keen to carry 17 lbs up a flight of stairs, for example.
One big plus is that this machine is built to last, hence the MAXLife part of its name. This trusted brand should run as new for three times longer than comparable products on the market because it was designed for people who don't like changing filters very often but expect everything to work perfectly. You'll love all the special-purpose attachments that come with this model.
Rug Doctor FlexClean All-in-One
From the experts of DIY deep-cleaning carpet systems for the home, the Rug Doctor FlexClean All-in-One floor cleaner does just that. This vacuum is designed to clean stains on hard and carpeted flooring. This machine has space for 9 oz. of floor cleaner solution and is designed to extract both old and new stains from carpets and other surfaces.
With a capacity of 1.5 gallons, the Rug Doctor FlexClean is an all-in-one floor cleaner. It washes and extracts grime, grease, and grit from carpets and sealed hardwood floors. It does this in a single, seamless operation and provides a powerful clean.
The clear-view design or this large, swivel-head machine on sturdy castors handles like a vacuum cleaner despite its extra deep-cleaning features. It is hassle-free and easy to maneuver. Its deep-cleaning component serves to eliminate odors and gives your home that new look and feel again.
There are three different spray rates for the cleaning fluid, adapted to the surface you're cleaning.
Pros and Cons
This is machine is possibly far too large for the average two-bedroom apartment, since it would be underutilized. It is, however, ideal for the larger home that also has heavy traffic, and for people who entertain a lot of visitors. Why call in the professional carpet cleaners when you have a dream machine like this?
Negative reviews say the noise level is quite high, and dirty water management is something that not everyone enjoys. There are many positive reviews, however citing ease of assembly, and its excellent deep-cleaning capabilities that are useful for dealing with puppies and incontinent pets, as well as getting rid of the grime that has been in your home for years.
Choosing the Best Vacuum and Carpet Cleaner All In One For You
As you can see from the products above, your choice of vacuum cleaner will depend on your lifestyle, size of home, and how much involvement you want with your vacuum cleaner.
While preparing this product review, it was surprising to note that some homeowners have more than one vacuum cleaner. If you have a large home, and a lot of time to spend on cleaning it, this could be one way to approach how you choose what is best for you.
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Ultimately, the best vacuum and carpet cleaner all in one for you will be the one that is best suited to your needs. For example, if your home has mainly hardwood floors, with only one or two carpet spaces, then buying a carpet-only vacuum cleaner would not be a wise decision.
If you have a small apartment, there is no point in purchasing a large, unwieldy vacuum cleaner, especially if you already have limited storage space. And perhaps it goes without saying that if your life is Alexa-free, then the toss-up between voice-controlled and remote-controlled robot vacuum cleaners falls away.