The 11 Best Canister Vacuums

With the many vacuums out in the market, cleaning has never been easier or more enjoyable. You can now vacuum your floors comfortably and listen to music because the intrusively loud noise has been done away with. You do not have to bend over again and again to change the gears because the nozzle is now conveniently placed. Most importantly, capturing hair, dust, dander and any other stubborn dirt is easier than ever. Canister vacuums are perhaps the best thing that has happened to homeowners.

However, this does not entirely mean that all canister vacuums have the same features. While some have the edge in being lightweight, some are much better at picking dust, some do not make noise, and amazingly, others check all the boxes. To help you choose, here is our list of the top 11 canister vacuums you should.

Kenmore 81614 Bagged Canister Vacuum w/Pet PowerMateKenmore 81614 Bagged Canister Vacuum w/Pet PowerMate

Made by one of the most reputable appliance companies, the Kenmore 81614 is by far the best canister vacuum in terms of functionality, convenience, and aesthetics. It has a telescopic wand and 28-foot power cord, which is a terrific combination, as this ensures you have the most extended coverage. It effortlessly checks off the convenience box, thanks to its well-placed attachment reach of over 10 feet, and its handle control, which prevents you from always having to bend. The vacuum also has an automatic cord retractor, and all you have to do after finishing up is simply press the button, and the deed will be done.

With the two-floor nozzles, you can have good coverage on the floor as well as have an easy reach to the small and hidden areas on upholstery. Most importantly, this vacuum has a HEPA filter, which means it’s proven to help those with air quality sensitivities, like asthma, because it removes the most amount of dust and pollen from the air.

Additionally, being a bagged vacuum, the Kenmore 81614 is high on hygiene and requires minimum maintenance. However, one downside to the machine is that it has quite a heavyweight, but this is a result of the powerful motor. It is also louder compared to other canister vacuums.

If you need an appliance for quick clean-ups, be sure to invest in a reliable handheld vacuum from our list.


Miele Complete C3 MarinMiele Complete C3 Marin

If expense is not one of your worries and all you need is a well-functioning, high-quality, and durable canister vacuum, then the Miele Complete C3 Marin is what you need. Despite having a 1,200-watt motor, this vacuum functions so quietly, you can vacuum in the middle of the night without waking anyone up. With the five different height adjustments, you will easily capture dirt from the bare floors as well as the high-pile carpets. It also works perfectly well on upholstery, and the inclusion of the parquet head and electro brush makes reaching hidden places almost effortless.

Note that the device makes the adjustments itself. As you move across different surfaces, it automatically detects the changes and switches to the right setting. This machine is made from high-quality materials and will last you a lifetime or longer, which explains the high price.

It also has a HEPA filter, making it a healthy choice if you have any air quality allergies. Even better, you do not have to squint anymore to see and remove dust from dark places because the device has an LED. However, since the vacuum is a compact unit, it has small bags, and you might find the frequent changing to be a little too inconvenient.


Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister VacuumDyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister Vacuum

Dyson is not one to disappoint, and it has made no exceptions with this canister vacuum. First off, the vacuum features two-floor tools, a stiff bristle brush, a stair tool, and a combination nozzle. It rotates in three different directions and gets a 360-degree reach for every corner of your house. The 35-foot power cord makes it even easier to move, and the exceptional maneuverability facilitates effortless turning and pushing. Thanks to the cyclone technology, the vacuum has the best suction, and it captures the tiniest dust particles. Additionally, with its carbon fiber filaments, you will have no trouble picking up pet dust and small furs.

Also featured on the vacuum are 36 Dyson Cinetic tips which, prevent it from clogging by separating the microscopic clog-prone dust. This saves you from the trouble of cleaning the filters after you are done with the task, as it is done automatically. While the Dyson Cinetic vacuum is more expensive than most vacuums, it comes with a 5-year warranty, which is more than can be said for most vacuums. Also, being bagless, you will escape the hidden costs of bags.


Bissell Zing Bagged Canister VacuumBissell Zing Bagged Canister Vacuum

The Bissell Zing is the best low-budget, highly functional canister vacuum you’ll find. Despite its affordability, the vacuum does not perform any less effectively, and it provides some of the best suction. The device is also lightweight, and you will have no trouble moving it around. While it offers the best results on low-pile carpets, you can also use it on upholstery, bare floors, rugged surfaces, and curtains. The easily-adjustable metal telescopic wand will allow you capture 99.9% of all the dirt.

However, on the downside, the absence of wheels on the vacuum forces you to carry it from one room to another, which is not very convenient. You might also find the plastic material a little low on quality, but this does not affect its functionality in any way.


Bissell Hard Floor Expert Multi-Cyclonic Bagless Canister VacuumBissell Hard Floor Expert Multi-Cyclonic Bagless Canister Vacuum

This Bissell bagless canister vacuum works the best on hard surfaces without causing any damage to them. Its multi-cyclonic technology, plus the 9.2-amp motor rating both aid in doing a decent job at sucking up everything from dust to hair to pet fur and debris. Its unmatched maneuverability is remarkable, and you will have no trouble reaching the far ends of your floor. The telescopic wand also complements its functionality, and you will have an easy time reaching the hidden corners of your floors, ceiling, drapes, or stairs.

Even after you are done with the cleaning, you will have no need for bending to retract the cord since a flip of the button on the handle will do precisely that for you. This Bissell Bagless also operates quietly despite its high motor rating. It is also lightweight, and you will not need much effort to move it from room to room. However, you might find its single-suction setting quite inconveniencing, especially if you have various floor types. The vacuum is also prone to clogging.


Eureka Mighty MiteEureka Mighty Mite

This is actually the second lightest canister vacuum and the lightest canister as far as regular sizes are concerned. Its light weight makes it ultra-portable as well as easily pushable. Even with its small size, this canister vacuum has a motor power of 12 amps and will give you a reasonably large coverage area. Its 20-foot cord allows you to effortlessly adjust it to different heights without necessarily having to bend over. In addition to dirt, this device also does a great job at capturing pet fur and dander, with a capture rating of 99.97%.

As you clean, you can also use the blower port to blow out debris from your house. The vacuum also has a dust bag that is always airtight and helps keep debris out. With this, you do not have to buy a separate car vacuum or cleaner since you can easily use it in your car. You also don’t have to worry about it over-heating because it has an auto shut-off to protect it. The device also has two extension wands, a crevice tool, a floor tool, and a dusting brush, all stored inside it.


Oreck CommercialOreck Commercial

Most canister vacuums weigh between 15 and 20 pounds, with even the Eureka at 8.6, so this makes this Oreck’s 5 pounds unbelievable! It is one of the most effective, highly functional, small-sized canister vacuums we’ve seen. You can literally carry the vacuum on your shoulder without any trouble, and this makes its lack of wheels a no-problem design feature. The main aim of designing this small size canister vacuum was to facilitate easy use and moving around, and judging from its features; it has hit its target.

However, the small size of this canister vacuum does not make it any less effective, and you will be surprised at just how large its coverage is. It has a two-stage bypass motor, which gives it higher power than most normal sized vacuums with single-stage motors. It also has a 30-foot power cord, allowing you to simultaneously adjust the heights as you go on with your cleaning. Additionally, the adjustable extension wand, together with the 4-foot hose, performs perfectly in reaching the higher places you might want to clean, like the vents, curtains, and ceilings. Unfortunately, this canister vacuum might not be your best pick if you are running on a tight budget.


Electrolux EL4335B Corded Ultra-flex Canister VacuumElectrolux EL4335B Corded Ultra-flex Canister Vacuum


Just as its name suggests, this vacuum cleaner is super flexible, and you can use it on any surface type, be it bare wood or plush carpet. With a simple press of the on/off brush roll switch, you can easily transition between different floor types. Though the vacuum is not very lightweight, you will have no trouble maneuvering around furniture or corners, thanks to its large rear wheels. The wheels also facilitate moving the vacuum from one room to the other.

The coverage of this vacuum is 33 feet of cleaning radius, which is incredible, all credit to the hose and the telescopic wand. You will also find this vacuum amazingly versatile as it features a floor brush, a crevice tool, an upholstery brush, and a dusting brush. The better news is that this device has a HEPA filter, which means you can comfortably use to reduce air-related allergies. And it operates very quietly. One disappointing feature though is the power cord, which is only 21 feet. While this is not terrible, a vacuum of this standard needs a longer cord.


Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Canister VacuumMiele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Canister Vacuum

This is a new Miele canister vacuum designed especially for capturing dog and cat fur and dander. However, it is not exclusive to pet fur because it does an equally good job with dust and hair. It has a SEB-228 Powerhead, which is perfect for deep cleaning and picks up both large and small amounts of dirt and pet fur.

Like most Miele vacuums, this one is also uniquely designed, with a compact size, making it perfectly lightweight. Its compactness not only eases its storing options but also lessens the effort you need to push it around. With its Electro Plus Electrobrush, this vacuum will give you the best performance on medium to high carpeted surfaces.

The parquet twister smoothly allows you to rotate the head brush to up to 180 degrees, and the conveniently featured Footswitch Control will enable you to direct the machine to whichever direction you want it to clean. Also, thanks to the parquet twister, this brush can access any area, including below furniture, around chair legs, and even against kick jams.

Also, the machine allows you to adjust it to five different height levels and reach the areas you want with ease. With the featured HEPA filter, you do not have to worry about any airborne allergens. Lastly, this vacuum is quiet, operates on motor power of 1,200-watts, and is very durable.


Ovente Bagless Canister Cyclonic VacuumOvente Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum

This canister vacuum is one of the quietest. It operates on both hard and carpeted surfaces. It also has a HEPA filter, which allows you to rid your home of most allergens. The filter is 99.97% efficient, and it traps particles as tiny as 0.3 micrometers, leaving your house free and clear of any airborne nuisances.

Your work is made even easier by the on/off step button, the 360-degree hose swivel that facilitates smooth rotation, the telescopic wand that enables you to reach the hidden and hard-to-reach places, and the automatic cable rewinder. You will also get other convenient attachments, like a crevice nozzle and a floor brush. These attachments come in handy; for instance, you can use the crevice nozzle to clean corners, curtains, and furniture.

Besides, the vacuum does not require any special maintenance. All you have to do is empty the compartment and clean it with water. Lastly, compared to other vacuums of its nature, this Ovente is reasonably priced and, even better, you will not incur any hidden costs since it does not use any bags.


Hoover Quiet ForceHoover Quiet Force

Last is the Hoover Quiet Force, which is the quietest canister vacuum cleaner. Its standard noise output is only 68 dB, and 78 dB for high settings, so this is the softest a vacuum can be. Besides being this quiet, the Hoover Quiet Force also has excellent performance, and it will offer you superb filtration.

The device is bagged and, therefore, it is very high on hygiene as well as easy to maintain. Plus, the featured HEPA filters are washable, so you will be able to save on replacement money. You will also appreciate the conveniently designed 5-speed Suction Control, which allows you to set the motor speed according to your needs.

This vacuum also includes Hoover’s WindTunnel 3 Technology, which ensures high performance and efficient dirt-sucking by creating three channels of suction. These channels lift both the surface debris and the deeply engrained dirt to leave your floor sparkling clean.