Canister vacuums clean the house more effectively than the regular bag vacuums and are the most recommended type of vacuums for people suffering from allergies or asthma because many models are compatible with HEPA filters. Of course, you’re only going to get the best clean by getting the best vacuum you can afford, which is where this list comes in.
- 1 Best Canister Vacuums
- 1.0.1 1. Bissell Zing Bagless Canister Vacuum
- 1.0.2 2. Panasonic Bagless “Suction” Canister Vacuum Cleaner
- 1.0.3 3. Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum
- 1.0.4 4. Sanitaire SC3683A Detail Cleaning Commercial Vacuum
- 1.0.5 5. Hoover SH40070
- 1.0.6 6. Panasonic MC-CL9333 ‘Jet Force’ Canister Vacuum Cleaner
- 1.0.7 7. Electrolux Ergospace Bagged EL4103A Canister Vacuum
- 1.0.8 8. Dyson DC39 Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner
- 1.0.9 9. Miele S121 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner
- 1.0.10 10. Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Compact Canister Vacuum Cleaner
Best Canister Vacuums
1. Bissell Zing Bagless Canister Vacuum
The Bissell Zing Bagless Canister Vacuum isn’t the most powerful vacuum on this list but it comes in first place because it’s got several useful extra features and it’s the most powerful canister vacuum you can buy for less than $50. It offers three separate layers of filtration: a fine dust layer, post motor layer and a dirt cup.
Other features include an automatic cord rewind, air flow regulator, washable filter, dirt cup filter, and a crevice tool for getting into even the hardest-to-reach corners.
2. Panasonic Bagless “Suction” Canister Vacuum Cleaner
Featuring an 11 ampere powerful motor, the Panasonic Bagless “Suction” Canister Vacuum Cleaner is one of the best canister vacuums you can buy for less than $100. It comes with a HEPA filter that’s ideal for people with allergies or asthma and a 360 degree swivel hose that extends all the way out to 6 feet so you can easily clean under furniture. A crevice tool and 8 inch nozzle allow you to reach into the few spots the regular hose can’t access.
The only drawback of this canister vacuum is that it isn’t particularly good for cleaning carpets.
3. Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum
Another excellent vacuum you can purchase for less than $100, the Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum has a 12 ampere motor and a hose that extends almost to 6 feet. It also comes with a crevice tool and a bare floor nozzle for cleaning difficult areas.
Other features include a power touch handle, fingertip controls, automatic shutoff, a 20 foot power cord, and a dusting brush.
4. Sanitaire SC3683A Detail Cleaning Commercial Vacuum
The Sanitaire SC3683A Detail Cleaning Commercial Vacuum is designed to efficiently clean any surface including carpets, rugs and hard floors. It comes with telescoping handles and a crevice tool so you can reach under furniture and into hard-to-reach corners. The 10 ampere motor is enough to clean just about any area efficiently.
Designed for use with an optional HEPA filter, the Sanitaire SC3683A is ideal for anyone with allergies or asthma. The entire filtration system is completely sealed so no dust will leak out.
5. Hoover SH40070
Based on wind tunnel technology and manufactured by a brand that’s become almost synonymous with the word “vacuum”, the Hoover SH40070 features a multi power nozzle and a 3 suction channel which will pull up all the dirt in your house, even if it’s been embedded in the fibers of your carpet. An ergonomically designed handle makes cleaning comfortable no matter how large your house is.
You’ll also get an excellent warranty lasting a full 3 years when you buy this vacuum, one of the best warranties in the industry.
6. Panasonic MC-CL9333 ‘Jet Force’ Canister Vacuum Cleaner
This lightweight vacuum features high quality wheels that make it easy to move across the floor and an 11 inches cleaning surface. It also comes with adjustable suction settings including lighter settings for cleaning things like drapes. Two filtration systems are used: a Jet Force cyclone system and a HEPA filtration system.
A 6 foot swivel hose and 24 foot cord make this vacuum easy to maneuver around your entire house without having to stop frequently to switch outlets. You’ll also get a crevice tool to help you reach into the few corners the main vacuum can’t get into.
Last but definitely not least, the Panasonic MC-CL9333 is impressively quiet for a vacuum.
7. Electrolux Ergospace Bagged EL4103A Canister Vacuum
The Electrolux Ergospace Bagged EL4103A Canister Vacuum features a turbo nozzle which is perfect for pulling dirt and debris out of carpets. It also comes with a 3-in-1 cleaning tool that allows you to easily clean stairs, flat surfaces, and crevices. A HEPA filtration system makes this vacuum another ideal choice for people suffering from allergies or asthma.
A telescoping wand handle, 9 foot swivel hose, and 21 foot power cord give this vacuum unparalleled reach. When you’re done cleaning up the hose wrap system makes this vacuum easy to store as well.
8. Dyson DC39 Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner
Featuring a HEPA filter, transparent bin, and Dyson Cyclone technology, the Dyson DC39 Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner is one of the most powerful and efficient vacuums on the market. It features a Triggerhead Tool which allows you to easily switch between the different suction settings for hard floors and carpets. You’ll also get a combination tool and a stairs tool so you can clean all the difficult surfaces in your home.
The Dyson DC39 Animal Canister Vacuum Cleaner comes with a 5 year Parts and Labor warranty.
9. Miele S121 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner
The Miele S121 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner is extremely lightweight and has a telescoping wand handle that gives it a 29.5 foot cleaning radius. It has 6 different suction settings for different surfaces and it comes with three tools: a crevice nozzle, a dusting brush, and an upholstery tool.
Auto-closing filter bags seal in all dirt so you don’t risk making a mess when you change the filter but this model is not HEPA compatible.
10. Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Compact Canister Vacuum Cleaner
If you’re prepared to invest a significant amount of money to get the best vacuum you’ll ever own this is the one you should be spending money on. The Dyson D26 Multi Floor Compact Canister Vacuum Cleaner features the same patented Dyson cyclone technology that makes all their vacuums great. It’s also got the smallest canister of any Dyson vacuum, making it incredibly lightweight and easy to use.
The Dyson DC26 uses washable filters as well as a HEPA filtration system. A 10 foot hose and 16.4 foot cord give this vacuum a reach of 26.4 feet and make it easy to maneuver under furniture or into corners.
You’ll also get a great 5 year parts and labor warranty when you buy this vacuum.
The Bottom Line
Canister vacuums are a little more expensive and if you want the best you have to be prepared to spend a lot of money but you can get a good one for as little as $50. In the end the vacuum that fits your budget will almost always fit your home as well.