My husband has always been the kind of person who will do hours of research before buying, well, almost anything really. He wants to know every spec for a product, how its price compares to similar products, how many 5-star reviews it has, etc. before he’ll even consider clicking the “Add To Cart” button. I’m much too impatient to follow in his footsteps for the most part. But when it comes to things I use every day, I’m willing to put in the work to ensure I end up with a quality product!
I did just that a couple of years ago when I needed to replace my old vacuum. After a lot of research and deliberation, I ended up with not one, but two vacuums that I absolutely love. I always find it valuable to learn about quality products from people who actually use them, and I try to share my own experiences when I can! So to that end, today I’ll be sharing my two cents about the best vacuums, including both corded and cordless varieties. If you hate your vacuum or are looking to upgrade, I hope you’ll use today’s post as a starting point for your search!
The Best Corded Vacuum: Shark DuoClean Rocket Corded Ultra-Light Vacuum
While I was drawn to this vacuum initially because of the price, I quickly realized it was much more than just a budget-friendly model! I’ve had bulkier vacuums in the past that turned vacuuming into a strenuous workout, but this one is lightweight and easy to maneuver. In fact, it’s so light that the powerful 500-watt motor practically propels this vacuum across the floor for you!
Not only is it easy to use, but it’s also great at picking up dirt, dust, hair, bits of food, and other floor debris. In addition to a regular bristle brush, this vacuum also has an added soft brush roll that helps pick up dust. The soft brush always leaves my hard floors looking really shiny!
The vacuum comes with a handy hook that I have mounted in my laundry room so it’s always close by when I need it. This vacuum has definitely made keeping my floors clean a less strenuous (and, dare I say, more enjoyable!) task. I love all the useful attachments that came with it, like the dusting brush, crevice tool, and hard floor attachment. It’s great to know that no matter what surface I need to clean, my handy corded Shark vac can handle it all! Check it out on Amazon here.
The Best Cordless Vacuum: Shark ION Rocket Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum
*Note: I bought this vacuum a couple of years back, so I don’t know if many stores are still selling this exact model. But it looks like most retailers are currently selling a model called the Shark IONFlex DuoClean, which looks very similar to the one I own! Amazon has it listed for $199.99.
At first glance, it may seem silly to own two different vacuums. But as our living area, dining room, and kitchen all have hard floors, that adds up to a lot of little messes! I knew a cordless vacuum would really help me keep things clean. So I added this Shark ION to my collection, and now I have the flexibility I was looking for!
My cordless vacuum stands on its own and is easily stored in small spaces. The battery life is plenty long for quick cleanups, and it’s easy to charge. All I have to do is plug it in when I’m done!
Another useful feature of this cordless vac is that it makes a great handheld vacuum too! All you have to do is take the roller brush off. I use the handheld configuration to clean crumbs off the couch, dust my blinds, suck cobwebs out of high corners, and more!
I would seriously recommend this lightweight cordless vacuum to anyone! It’s the perfect helper for cleaning up everyday messes. And because it’s so easy and convenient to use, I never hesitate to pull it out and use it. I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth out of this vacuum (and my corded one too!) Check it out on Amazon here.
What’s the best vacuum you’ve ever used?