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We’ve assembled this Walmart guide to the Best Vacuum Cleaners to help you find the right one for your home with these high-performance options from some of the world’s best vacuum makers.

If you’re like me, you love the way your home looks after it’s vacuumed, but you’re not a huge fan of the chore itself. Manufacturers have all taken note, and they’re making lighter, more powerful vacuums with many new convenient features.

We love our cat, but she sheds so much hair she ought to be bald! Pet-hair-removing vacuums make quick work of animal fur. Is bending down hard on your back? An upright model may be easier for you to use. If allergies or asthma are an issue, choose a model with a HEPA filter. Perhaps you have a mix of carpet and hardwood. We’ll show you the best cleaning options for multi-floor homes. Walmart Canada presents the Best Vacuum Cleaners 2019 in each category, so you can choose one (or more!) that’s right for your lifestyle.

Best Vacuum Cleaners 2019 at Walmart:

  1. Robotic vacuums and mops
  • iRobot Braava Jet 245 Mopping Robot
  • bObsweep Pethair Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop
  • iRobot Roomba 618 Vacuuming Robot
  • Shark ION ROBOT 720 Robotic Vacuum with optional scheduled cleaning
  • iRobot Roomba 960 Wi-Fi Connected Vacuuming Robot
  1. Stick vacuums
  • Bissell 3-in-1 Lightweight Vacuum
  • Shark Rocket Zero-M Corded Ultra-Light Stick Vacuum
  • Hoover Cruise Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum
  • Bissell CrossWave All-in-one Multipurpose Cleaner
  • Bissell CrossWave All-in-one Multipurpose Cleaner
  • Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Cordless Vacuum
  1. Upright vacuums
  • BISSELL Powerforce Bagless Upright Vacuum
  • Shark Rotator Professional Lift Away Vacuum Cleaner
  • BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Upright Vacuum
  • Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum
  1. Canister vacuums
  • BISSELL Power Force Bagless Canister Vacuum
  • Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum Cleaner
  • Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog bagless canister vacuum
  1. Carpet cleaners/deep clean & spot cleaners
  • BISSELL Little Green Portable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
  • BISSELL TurboClean PowerBrush Pet Carpet Cleaner
  • Hoover Spotless Portable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
  • Hoover Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro Deep Upright Carpet Cleaner
  • BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Deep Cleaner Cleanshot
  1. Steam mops
  • Shark Light and Easy Steam Mop
  • H2O Mop X5 Elite
  • Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop System
  • BISSELL PowerFresh Pet Lift-Off Steam Mop
  1. Hand vacs
  • Black + Decker Quick Clean Cordless Hand Vacuum – BLACK+DECKER HNVB115J10
  • Shark Cordless Pet Perfect Lithium Handheld Vacuum
  • Dyson V7 Trigger Handheld Vacuum

1. Robotic vacuums & mops

While it’s not quite Rosie from The Jetsons, a robot vacuum and/or mop can take much of the chore off your hands. Wake up to clean floors by programming the robot to work at night or while you’re at work. Robots know how to avoid obstacles and can even prevent themselves from falling down the stairs. Convenience at it’s best.

iRobot Braava Jet 245 Mopping Robot

iRobot Braava Jet 245 Mopping Robot

This tidy appliance is made for hard flooring. The low-priced iRobot Braava jet mopping robot thinks while it cleans, automatically selecting wet mopping, damp sweeping or dry sweeping. It tackles dirt and stains in hard-to-reach places, like under kitchen cabinets and around toilets. Comes with a spare Lithium Ion battery for more cleaning time.

bObsweep Pet Hair Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop

bObsweep Pet Hair Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop

Size matters when you have the biggest dustbin in the industry. This bObsweep robotic vacuum and mop is specially made to help trap pet hair with a one-litre capacity. It sweeps, vacuums, mops, UV sterilizes, and HEPA filtrates to remove allergens and dust mites. This model cleans all types of floors, is programmable and remote controlled.

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iRobot Roomba 618 Vacuuming Robot

The name Roomba from iRobot is so synonymous with a great robot vacuuming experience, it’s become a verb! Roomba your rooms with the hard-working, yet simple-to-use sensor-filled robot. Push a button and say so-long to dust, pet hair and larger debris like pieces of cereal. Automatically returns to dock to charge when it needs it.

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Shark ION ROBOT 720 Robotic Vacuum with Optional Scheduled Cleaning

A market leader in upright vacuums, Shark is putting their technology in this remote-controlled robot. Its self-cleaning brush roll captures short and long hair, dust, dander, and allergens. Dual-spinning side brushes pull in debris from edges and corners. “Ease of a robot. Performance of a Shark.”

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iRobot Roomba 960 Wi-Fi Connected Vacuuming Robot  

This premium Roomba from iRobot talks to its virtual assistant friends including Google Smart Home Assistant. Connect it to your Wi-Fi and schedule it from anywhere with the iRobot HOME app. Works on carpets and hard floors. This Roomba will map its surroundings to clean an entire level of your home. Loads of features and automatic recharging. It will keep working until the job is done!

2. Stick vacuums

If you live in a small place and aren’t concerned with pet hair or a toddler’s tossed food, a stick vacuum might be right for you. Most include a hand vac that simply pops off the main body. Check out these terrific sticks for your next cleaning fix.

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BISSELL 3-in-1 Lightweight Vacuum  

Powerful, convenient and inexpensive—BISSELL’s lightweight 3-in-1 stick vacuum gives you options! Use it as-is on carpets, area rugs and hard floors. It has a removable floor nozzle for use on stairs. And it easily converts to a hand vac for upholstery and countertops. Everything about it is designed for ease of use, including its bagless Easy Empty dirt cup.

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Shark Rocket Zero-M Corded Ultra-Light Stick Vacuum

Shark’s ultra-light stick features the Zero-M Cleaner Head that aims to prevent a dreaded hair wrap on the brush roll. Works on carpets and bare floors with powerful LED lights on both the hand-held and floor nozzle to spot any dust bunnies that are hiding out of sight.

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Hoover Cruise Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum

Cordless, steerable and ultra-light, the Cruise by Hoover features a bottom-release dirt cup. Another button allows an easy transition from hard floors to carpet or area rugs. Quick-release brush roll helps make cleaning easier, and the reusable easy-rinse filter is designed to last. Includes a handheld vacuum, crevice tool, dusting brush, upholstery tool, charger, reusable filter, 22v Lithium Ion battery and wall mount.

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BISSELL CrossWave All-in-one Multipurpose Cleaner

It’s a stick vacuum, but it’s so much more. There’s no need to rent a floor washer or haul a bunch of machines around. This model vacuums and washes your flooring surfaces and switches seamlessly between them with the click of a button. BISSELL’s dual action brush roll scrubs and picks up dry debris at the same time. The two-tank system keeps the cleaning solution and dirty water separate.

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Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Cordless Vacuum

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is an improved version of its previous Animal Cordless Vacuum. With a 40% bigger bin, the V10 is ready to take on any type of flooring. Featuring three power modes and a HEPA filter, it also transforms into a handheld vacuum. It comes with several tools for specific cleaning jobs, including a mini-motorized tool for pet hair and ground-in dirt. It reaches under low furniture and is light enough to point up high to unsightly cobwebs and dust. A point-and-shoot hygienic dirt ejector empties the unit before it goes back into the docking station to charge up for next time.

3. Upright vacuums

Uprights are popular because of their versatility. They clean virtually all types of flooring and come in bagged and bagless styles. Also, uprights can be easier on the body because you don’t have to hunch over or bend while using them. We have one on each level of our two-story home!

BISSELL Powerforce Bagless Upright Vacuum

BISSELL Powerforce Bagless Upright Vacuum 

This lightweight, yet powerful vacuum by BISSELL is designed to remove embedded dirt and hair, and lots of it! The large capacity dirt tank allows for more room-to-room cleaning. Includes a full set of onboard tools and a washable filter.

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Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner

This Shark is three vacs in one: a powerful upright, a Lift-Away pod for portable cleaning and a canister vacuum. Ultra-quiet technology allows for operation anywhere, anytime. The premium Rotator power nozzle comes with headlights and a brush roll shutoff, to seamlessly travel carpets and bare floors. This model includes a pet power brush, crevice tool, canister caddy, and a straight suction nozzle as well as an extra-long 30-foot power cord.

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Upright Vacuum

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Upright Vacuum

Pet hair, kitty litter, runaway kibble—none of them stand a chance against BISSELL’s Pet Hair Eraser Upright. Features include height adjustment, swivel steering, tangle-free brush roll and SuctionChannel Technology designed to pick up hair edge-to-edge. Use the quick-release wand and specialized pet tools to pick up pet hair anywhere. SmartSeal Allergen System with Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator Filter helps trap allergens inside the vacuum. It also helps eliminate pet odours as you clean.

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Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum

Dyson says its Ball Animal 2 Upright has the strongest suction power of any vacuum. It’s tough enough to clean an entire house where pets and children do their best to mess it up! It is designed with reconfigured bristles to dig deeper into the carpeting. The instant-release wand cleans up high and under furniture. Comes with several tools.

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4. Canister vacuums

Forget the heavy, cumbersome canisters of years past. Today’s models are lighter, easier to maneuver and get into more difficult spaces. In its recent report, Consumer Reports recommends a canister vacuum for bare floors, because they can be less likely than other models to disperse debris.

BISSELL Power Force Bagless Canister Vacuum

BISSELL Power Force Bagless Canister Vacuum

Great for apartments and condos, this compact, modestly-priced bagless canister vacuum by BISSELL has three-stage filtration, with washable, reusable filters. Multi-surface cleaning and automatic cord rewind add to its conveniences.

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Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Strong suction and self-righting. If Dyson’s Big Ball topples over, it straightens itself up! Its new hygienic bin-emptying mechanism ejects dust and dirt. It cleans nearly every type of floor and has a five-year warranty on parts and labour.

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Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog Bagless Canister Vacuum

This model is your go-big-or-go-home option in canister vacuums. (Or should that be, go big AND go home?) It’s loaded with features, quiet and contains a HEPA 13-lifetime filter. This Miele vacuum takes aim at dog and cat fur with a large operating radius and internal air velocity of more than 100 km/hr to separate fine dust from not-as-fine hair and other debris. Dust has a hard time escaping with the downward-facing, Click2open container.

5. Carpet cleaners/deep clean & spot cleaners

Why rent, when for a reasonable price you can own a carpet shampooer and spot cleaner? Messes happen, and with your own machine, you’ll be better prepared to clean them up. Most of these cleaners come with trial-size samples of the manufacturer’s cleaning solution, so you’re good to go.

BISSELL Little Green Portable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner

BISSELL Little Green Portable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner

Your home, the car, the RV—BISSELL’s Little Green Portable can go wherever you need powerful cleaning ability for upholstery, carpets, curtains and more. The water tank is removable for easier filling and cleaning. Includes a bristled stain brush to help loosen tough stains.

BISSELL TurboClean PowerBrush Pet Carpet Cleaner

BISSELL TurboClean PowerBrush Pet Carpet Cleaner

For smaller spaces, BISSELL’s lightest upright (12 pounds) is designed to roll and remove the messes your pets leave behind on carpets and area rugs. It has a 4-Row Rotating DirtLifter PowerBrush and powerful suction to help loosen and remove tracked-in dirt. Its collapsible handle makes the machine compact for easier storage.

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Hoover Spotless Portable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner

This portable machine from Hoover combines powerful suction and hygienic deep cleaning tools to help remove carpet and upholstery stains virtually anywhere. Hoover’s patent-pending Self-Clean Technology flushes the hose clean after each use to help prevent odours and bacteria growth.

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Hoover Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro Deep Upright Carpet Cleaner  

The Max Extract by Hoover is engineered to remove water, dirt and grime with pressurized cleaning, and has heated drying. It features a double chamber nozzle to power wash surfaces with even suction across a wide path. Patented Hoover SpinScrub brushes gently loosen dirt and clean all sides of carpet and upholstery fibres. Hoover describes it: “It’s like treating your carpet to a deep, massaging salon shampoo.”

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Deep Cleaner Cleanshot

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Deep Cleaner Cleanshot

Got set-in, long-neglected stains? This model may be the machine for you! BISSELL’s exclusive clean-up system includes a pre-treater to help remove spots and stains. Deep Clean Mode tackles stubborn stains and carpets dry in about an hour with the Express Clean Mode. The lightweight and maneuverable ProHeat 2X Revolution Deep Cleaner has a low-profile foot designed to get under furniture.

6. Steam mops

Water and heat combine to give hard flooring surfaces a deeper clean. That’s the beauty of a steam mop. As the steam loosens dirt, the mop head picks it up, and the floor can dry more quickly than with traditional mopping. Steam also helps kill bacteria and germs. So let’s get steamed!

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Shark Light and Easy Steam Mop  

With swivel steering, a telescoping handle and an ergonomic design, the Shark Light and Easy Steam Mop is designed for quick cleaning around furniture. The natural mopping motion delivers super-heated steam in 30 seconds and features on-demand variable steam that dries almost immediately. Safe for all hard floors including hardwood.

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H2O Mop X5 Elite

Use this steam mop from H20 on bare floors, carpets, upholstery, windows and clothing to help rid your home of most germs, dust mites and even bed bugs. This model features a variable steam setting and 360° pivoting head.

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Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop System

Want to avoid constantly having to get rid of dirty old floor pads? Using washable, dual-sided Dirt Grip pads, Shark’s Steam Pocket Mop blasts tough, greasy, stuck-on messes from sealed hard floors. Electronic steam control provides the right amount of steam for each cleaning task.

BISSELL PowerFresh Pet Lift-Off Steam Mop

BISSELL PowerFresh Pet Lift-Off Steam Mop

Versatility is this BISSELL steam mop’s middle name. Its Lift-Off POD and 13 specialized tools allow you to clean surfaces above your floors, including counters, sinks, grout and windows. Have you got tough, sticky pet messes? No problem. The exclusive flip-down EasyScrubber is engineered to remove them while scent discs help to remove pet odours.

7. Hand vacs

Sometimes, you don’t want to haul out the vacuum when there’s a small spill. Or perhaps you want to spiff up the interior of your car quickly. That’s where a hand vac comes in, well, handy! With a cord or cordless, a hand vac helps you get rid of a bothersome little mess so you can get on with your day.

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Black + Decker Quick Clean Cordless Hand Vacuum – BLACK+DECKER HNVB115J10

Compact, light and cordless, this Black + Decker hand vac has strong suction and a see-through bin so you can easily tell when it’s getting full. Twist open to empty. Both the bowl and filter are washable.

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Shark® Cordless Pet Perfect Lithium Handheld Vacuum

Handheld and cordless, this Shark hand vac is designed for all surfaces. Its specialty is removing pet hair and ground-in dirt. This model includes a Detachable Motorized Pet Brush, crevice tool, a motorized brush and a direct suction option. It is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery for long life.

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Dyson V7 Trigger Handheld Vacuum

Dyson’s powerful cordless hand vac boasts 30-minutes of fade-free suction power per charge. This model includes combination and crevice tools as well as a mini motorized tool for pet hair and ground-in dirt. Lifetime washable filters mean there’s nothing else to buy.

Whether you live alone or with a huge family and a zoo’s worth of pets, there’s a vacuum that’s perfect for you. We hope we helped you find it with Walmart Canada’s Best Vacuum Cleaners.

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