Finding a cheap vacuum cleaner that is half decent (at least) is not easy and is still out of reach for some. We all ultimately want to get the best vacuum cleaner (opens in new tab) our money can buy, but we’re all working with different budgets.
With the cost of living crisis gripping the global economy, finding money to buy an appliance may not be at the top of the agenda and indeed, it may just not be possible to buy a vacuum cleaner due to other expenses going out every month.
Thankfully, vacuum cleaners come in all shapes and sizes, and therefore budgets. A Dyson vacuum cleaner is one of the most expensive of its kind; you can expect to pay up to $749.99 / £629.99 for the Dyson V15 Detect. Rest assured; not all vacuum cleaners cost this much. In fact, you can pick up a decent vacuum cleaner for a fraction of this price.
It may not come with all the bells and whistles such as an LCD screen which shows all the grose things your vacuuming or an LED-lit floor head, but for $200 / £150 you can get a vacuum cleaner that does a very good job of vacuuming the floor.
If you have pets, then we advise that you keep a look out for pet-specific vacuum cleaners as they often come with an attachment that you can use to tackle stray hairs, as well as a HEPA filter which is pretty essential if you suffer from allergies such as pollen, dust and hayfever.
If you have a car that you’re unable to park on the drive, then a dedicated car vacuum, handheld vacuum cleaner or cordless vacuum cleaner would be the vacuum cleaners to hone in on.
Below we’ve found some intriguing deals that get you a cheap vacuum cleaner for even cheaper than usual. Worried that ‘cheap’ means poor quality? We can vouch that the vacuums included in this little round-up of Dyson alternatives are good – very good, in fact -since we have hands-on experience with many of them. For those we haven’t, we’ve vetted reviews left by other customers. Keep scrolling to see where you can get your hands on a cheap vacuum cleaner, now.
Why do I need a vacuum cleaner?
If there is one appliance you need in your home, it’s a vacuum cleaner. Regardless of whether you land on the best cordless vacuum cleaner (opens in new tab) or the best upright vacuum (opens in new tab) cleaner, one of these will help to keep your home clean – your carpets, rugs, staircase, and upholstery will thank you for it.
The suction of a vacuum cleaner will remove small debris and particles from the surface and in between the fibers. It’ll also help to provide some relief to allergies such as pet dander and hayfever with many vacuum cleaners becoming more readily available with a HEPA filter that captures those potentially harmful particles.
What can I buy instead of a Dyson?
Dyson do it all; cordless, upright, handheld, vacuums for pets and hard floor vacuums. There aren’t many brands of vacuum cleaners which cover such a vast selection of vacuum cleaners, and indeed other household appliances.
On a budget, we can recommend that the following five vacuum cleaners are the best Dyson alternatives:
- Alternative to Dyson cordless vacuums: Our vote goes to the Shark WandVac System (opens in new tab), which is also know as the Shark Lightweight 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum WV361UK in the UK.
This can be used as a handheld vacuum cleaner with various attachments, or as a stick vacuum cleaner. It will set you back $259.99 / £179.99 which we know is still a considered amount but it’s still cheaper than a Dyson.
- Alternative to Dyson upright vacuums: In the US, the Shark Navigator (opens in new tab) is our top choice over a Dyson. We love, love, love the self-cleaning brush roll and it’s really very good for pet owners.
In the UK, we’d recommend the AEG QX6 (opens in new tab) which is a handheld and upright vacuum cleaner in one. With this one, we especially like how versatile it is, as well as being easy to use.
- Aternative to Dyson handhelds. Known as the Shark UltraCylone (opens in new tab) in the US and the Shark CH950UKT (opens in new tab) in the UK, it’s a versatile vacuum cleaner for pet hair that will make light work of all dust, crumbs and dirt as well as stray hair.
- Alternative to Dyson vacuum for pets. The Henry Pet200 (opens in new tab) is a cylinder, bagged vacuum cleaner that will vacuum large and small debris as well as keeping allergies at bay. It’s a solid vacuum cleaner to have around the home, one that is also reliable and relatively heavy-duty.
This is priced a lot more in the US so we would recommend the Bissell CleanView (opens in new tab) if you’re on a really tight budget which is a bagless upright with impressive suction.
- Alternative to Dyson hard floor vacuums: Rodimi S1E. This is a really lightweight vacuum cleaner that is easy to take up and down the stairs, and use across carpets and hard floors. We’re really impressed with it.
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