The 8 Best Vacuums at Walmart

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Our Top Picks
"This upright model combines power with maneuverability for an all-around great product."
"The benefit of this machine's canister design is that it’s highly versatile."
"This low-profile robotic vacuum cleans every inch of your home without hassle."
"This model from Hoover includes numerous features that help sweep away pet hair."
"This mighty little machine packs a ton of high-powered suction into a tiny package just over 2.5 pounds."
"This slim model's battery provides up to 40 minutes of powerful suction."
"This upright vacuum performs well across all surfaces, but really shines when removing embedded dirt."
"The felt treads on this canister vacuum's wheels won’t leave a mark on your floors."

When it comes to ultra convenient, one-stop shopping, few retailers can compare to Walmart. Specifically, the megastore is a great source for home goods, from on-trend decor to lovely bathroom fixtures to vacuums. For our purposes here, we'll focus on the great options to be found in the latter category.

Walmart stocks a wide variety of manufacturers, including affordable household names like Hoover, luxe brands like Dyson, and cutting-edge companies like Eufy. Whether you prefer a canister model or are concerned about removing allergens from your home, Walmart carries a vacuum that will meet your needs.

Here, our picks for the best vacuum cleaners available at Walmart now.

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Best Upright: BISSELL PowerForce Helix Bagless Upright Vacuum

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It’s great for surfaces of all types, working to remove even deeply embedded dirt and hair. A high-capacity tank means you’ll spend less time emptying out its contents—and since the filter can be washed, you won’t have to replace it often. At a little over 13 pounds, it’s lightweight enough to clean all around your home​ and includes a brush, extender and crevice tool to clean in those hard-to-reach corners.

The BISSELL PowerForce Helix vacuum has surprisingly powerful suction for being on the smaller side. Plus, the canister is well-designed, making it easy to empty out dirt into the trash without accidental spills (a common issue with some bagless vacuums).

"The machine might feel like a toy, but it’s a toy with powerful suction that you can see."—Joy Merrifield, Product Tester

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Best Canister: Eureka Lightweight Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum

Eureka Lightweight Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum

Canister vacuums are designed differently than their upright cousins, with a cleaning nozzle linked to the vacuum by a hose. Eureka’s Mighty Mite canister vacuum is compact and lightweight at 8.5 pounds but includes a powerful motor that effectively cleans any surface. The benefit of the canister design is that it’s highly versatile, making it easier to clean above the floor than it would be using an upright vacuum. Eureka includes two extension wands, a crevice tool and an upholstery brush with the main vacuum, so it’s a breeze to take its cleaning power wherever you need it.

You can’t beat this vacuum for the value, and it can clean everything from the furniture to the walls. It’s particularly good on staircases​ since you can carry it from step to step with little effort.

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Best Robot: Eufy RoboVac 15T Robot Vacuum

Eufy RoboVac 15T Robot Vacuum

For lighter, hands-free cleaning, the Eufy RoboVac 15T is a solid pick. Like other robotic vacuums, this model roams around your home cleaning up hair, dirt, and dust without your help. At less than 3 inches tall, it can get dust bunnies under dressers and couches, and can run for up to 100 minutes at a time before it needs to dock and recharge.

While this option doesn't have some of the newer features of other vacuums, like floor mapping or smart home compatibility, it's a good choice to keep your floors tidy in between deeper cleans.

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Best for Allergies: Hoover Total Home Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum

Hoover Total Home Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum

If you suffer from allergies, pet hair is basically your kryptonite. And as hard is it can be to stay on top of the buildup, a vacuum designed with your needs in mind is a great way to fight back against fur. Hoover’s Total Home Pet vacuum includes numerous features that help sweep away pet hair, like a brush roll that you can activate for carpets and turn off for hardwoods. It also comes with various multipurpose pet hair tools to help lift even the most stubborn fur, as well as an odor-absorbing filter to keep pet-related smells to a minimum.

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Best Handheld: BLACK+DECKER Dustbuster Handheld Vacuum

BLACK + DECKER CHV1410L 16V Cordless Lithium Hand Vac

Who says you need a huge, closet-filling vacuum to take care of the toughest dirt? Black & Decker’s Dustbuster packs a ton of high-powered suction into a tiny package just over 2.5 pounds. It’s great for cleaning high-up shelves, inside cabinets, in your car—and, well, pretty much anywhere else. The bowl and filter are fully washable and easy to empty, while a simple brush attachment makes it easy to transition to cleaning upholstery.

The Dustbuster holds its charge for a long time (it takes about four hours to reach full power), and handles easily thanks to its light weight. The flip-up brush is also surprisingly multifaceted—it should come in handy for cleaning baseboards.

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Best Stick: Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson V8 Absolute Cord-Free Vacuum

A cordless stick vacuum like Dyson’s V8 saves on space but doesn't skim on power. For as long as 40 minutes at a time, this model removes dirt from hard floors and rugs alike. The mini motorized tool is particularly useful when it comes to dredging up tracked-in debris and pet hair.

The V8 is a breeze to use, saving you time on quick messes while providing an intensive clean, thanks in no small part to its whole-machine HEPA filtration system, which efficiently traps allergens and expels fresh air. Then, when the time comes to empty the dust cup, you can do so with the push of a single, hassle-free button.

"The Dyson V8 Absolute also has the option to toggle between maximum power and regular power modes, delivering the extra boost we needed to pick up tough messes. Just keep in mind that should you use the MAX power setting, it significantly decreases the vacuum’s battery life."—Camryn Rabideau, Product Tester

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Best for Carpet: Hoover Elite Rewind Plus Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Hoover Elite Rewind Plus Upright Vacuum Cleaner

When cleaning an area rug or carpeted room, you don't just want your vacuum to remove surface-level dirt but embedded debris, as well. You can trust the Hoover Elite Rewind vacuum to tackle both tasks, thanks to its powerful, adjustable suction technology that's designed to lift away messes, even from high pile carpets. In its wake, this model leaves carpets and floors deeply clean: Its HEPA media filter and AllergenBlock System traps 97 percent of dust, dander, and other irritating particles. And, its large dust cup ensures less frequent emptying and longer cleaning times.

The 25-foot power cord helps users clean whole rooms from one outlet and, when cleanup is over, it seamlessly retracts back into the vacuum's stand. An assortment of tools comes with the vacuum itself, including a pet turbo tool, dust brush, and crevice tool. The cleaning hose extends up to 12 feet to clean high-up areas or under furniture. Whether you're dealing with a fully carpeted second floor or a heavily trafficked area rug, you can rest assured that this Hoover will thoroughly clean it.

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Best for Hardwood: Bissell Hard Floor Expert Canister Vacuum

Bissell Hard Floor Expert Canister Vacuum

While a normal vacuum can usually tackle both carpet and hardwood, you might want to look into a product that specializes in one or the other, especially if most of your home is one floor type. Bissell’s Hard Floor Expert Canister Vacuum offers a powerful clean without damaging your floor, with felt treads on the wheels that won’t leave a mark and a switch that lets you control the level of suction. The bristles of the brush are also softer than what you’ll find on other models. And as with other canister-style vacuums, it’s lightweight, maneuverable and cleans up easily—the tank opens from the bottom, reducing the potential for mess.

The Bissell’s Hard Floor Expert vacuum is easy to carry around and does a great job of cleaning hardwood floors without marking them up. The telescoping wand also makes it easy to clean upholstery, shelves, and other above-floor areas.

Final Verdict

The BISSELL PowerForce Helix Bagless Upright Vacuum (available at Walmart) should be your first choice if you’re looking for a reliable upright vacuum. Thanks to its consistent suction and high-capacity tank, it can clean all areas of your home efficiently and without hassle. The Eureka Lightweight Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum (available at Walmart) is another great option if you’d rather clean your home with a canister model. This little machine is compact but powerful, with a wide variety of attachments and lightweight design that makes whole-house cleanups easy.

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