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    Best Holiday Vacuum Deals Right Now

    Consumer Reports highlights the best sales on highly rated models from iRobot, Eufy, Tineco, Shark and more

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    Illustration of a vacuum within a Black Friday sales tag. Illustration: Consumer Reports, Getty Images

    If you’re looking for a new vacuum, this is a great opportunity to get one for a low price. More than a few of the top models in our ratings at some of their lowest prices of the year, matching or coming close to what we saw during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

    We take into consideration a variety of factors when highlighting vacuum sales. This includes a model’s performance in CR’s tests, its predicted reliability based on data from our member surveys, and the size of the discount compared with the original list price and the current “street price” (i.e., the typical cost of the product).

    Below, you’ll find the best deals available now on canister vacuums plus handheld, stick, robotic, and upright models that perform well in CR’s tests. And if you don’t see a model that fits your needs don’t worry. We’re keeping an eye on everything all month long. Check back often for the latest offers on models that perform well, and take a look at CR’s Deals hub for the latest.

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    Robotic Vacuums

    One of the latest iRobot models to hit the market, the Roomba S9+ is pricey, but it delivers great performance across the board. The vacuum earns top scores down the line in most of our cleaning tests, and it does nearly as well cleaning carpets. This is a self-emptying model that empties its dustbin into a bag, no hands required. And like some of its brandmates, the S9+ earns top marks for data privacy and data security.

    Why it’s a good deal: Outside of a flash sale over the summer, this is the lowest price we’ve seen for this model all year.

    The affordable Eufy RoboVac 11S struggles to thoroughly clean large areas. But it’s nimble, making it a great option for cleaning a few rooms at a time. One of the shortest and lightest robots that CR has tested, it drives under furniture and wiggles away from hazards like power cords and carpet fringe better than most robots we’ve tested. It’s also quiet, and the cleaning performance is respectable for its price. Eufy makes a handful of robots very similar to the 11S, but this is the most basic model, and one of the few robotic vacuums still available that doesn’t connect to the internet.

    Why it’s a good deal: You can get this vacuum for the second-best price we’ve seen. It was only $100 at Eufy for Black Friday, but this is still a great discount. If you’re shopping at eufy, which is curretnly backordered, use the discount code WS24BF11S.

    Like the Roomba s9+ (above), the Roomba j7+ is smart enough to learn your home’s layout and then offer up all sorts of control over when, where, and how it cleans. It may  actually be one of the smartest robots, period, as it’s designed to recognize and avoid hazards around your home like pet waste, stray socks, and other items that can snarl a robot in its tracks. Its cleaning performance isn’t as strong as that of the Roomba s9+, but it’s a much nimbler navigator overall and arguably more pleasant to use. The Roomba j7+ comes with an auto-emptying dock; the robot-only Roomba j7 is also available during this Prime Day event.

    Why it’s a good deal: This discount matches the lowest we’ve ever seen on this robot vac.

    The Shark AI Self-Empty robotic vacuum earns top scores for both pet hair and bare floors, but it isn’t a good candidate for carpet. Once it’s docked, a vacuum built into the docking station automatically sucks the contents from the bin into a bagless container. The upside of this system is that unlike competitors’ models, you don’t need to purchase bags; the downside is that emptying the bin could trigger allergies. Shark robotic vacuums earned a high score for reliability but only a middling score for owner satisfaction.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is only $10 more than the low price we saw for Cyber Monday. Its usual sale price is closer to $500.

    The Samsung Jet Bot AI+ VR50T95735W is an all-around champ in our robotic vacuum tests, receiving high scores for its ability to clean carpet, bare floors, pet hair, and the edges of walls and corners. It also offers impeccable navigation and receives a high rating for ease of use. It comes with a self-emptying dock and features WiFi connectivity with smartphone control via the SmartThings app.

    Why it’s a good deal: Robotic vacuums tend to be expensive, and this is your chance to save $400 on this high performer.

    The iRobot Roomba i3 Evo is a great option for homes of any size because it navigates in a grid pattern and keeps track of the spots it has and hasn’t cleaned. Maintenance and repairs are easy to perform at home, and iRobot has a track record for keeping spare parts available for every Roomba model it has sold. The Roomba i3+ Evo’s cleaning performance is strong. The brushless, rubberized rollers are great for pet hair; it earns an excellent rating on that test. It’s also great at avoiding bot-snarling hazards like power cords.

    Why it’s a good deal: While Amazon had this vacuum for $50 less during Cyber Monday, this is still a significant discount.

    iRobot Roomba i4+

    An upgraded version of the Roomba i2 (and essentially identical to the Roomba i3+), this Roomba i4+ deal will be available throughout the Prime Day event. The i4+ can learn the layout of one level of your home, after which you can use a companion app on your phone to command it to clean specific rooms, while skipping others. It also comes with a dock that automatically empties the robot’s dust bin into a vacuum bag, which can hold one to two months’ worth of debris.

    Why it’s a good deal: This robot vacuum was cheaper back in June, but this is still a pretty deep discount.

    Stick Vacuums

    The Tineco Pure One S11 cleans impressively in all our major tests and has many features to boot. An LED panel shows how much battery life you have left as well as the suction level, which varies when you switch from bare floors to carpet. A sensor detects the amount of debris and adapts the suction power accordingly. If you’re so inclined, you can connect to a Tineco app that indicates cleaning performance, such as battery life, on your smartphone. In CR’s tests, it ran for 22 minutes per charge when using both the high and low settings.

    Why it’s a good deal: If you need a vacuum now, this is a good discount for this model. It was selling for under $300 during the recent Amazon sale and may get cheaper around Black Friday.

    Miele has a sterling reputation for its plug-in vacuums, and the Triflex HX1 is its first cordless model. It earns top-notch scores on almost all our tests. The coolest part, though, is that you can put its parts together in two different styles: A modern stick-type setup, with the weight at the top and a long shaft that can reach into cramped areas, or a more traditional upright configuration, with better balance but a bulkier middle.

    Why it’s a good deal: This brand doesn’t go on sale often, so take advantage of this discount before it’s gone.

    The LG A9 Kompressor lands near the top of our list of worthy contenders. It aces our carpet, bare-floors, and pet-hair tests and leaves nothing behind when you vacuum along the edges of a room. It’s not quite as quiet as some of the cordless stick vacs we test, but it won’t bother you during short bursts of cleanup. It runs for almost a full half-hour on one battery charge. Better yet, it comes with two batteries.

    Why it’s a good deal: It’s almost half off, a hefty discount.

    This lightweight, cordless Samsung stick vac excels at all CR’s tests. We especially like that the digital display allows you to check the power level, the battery life and maintenance issues such as clogging. In CR tests, it runs for about 36 minutes per charge on low power and 7 minutes on high power.

    Why it’s a good deal: For about 13 percent off you get a reliable vacuum with all the bells and whistles.

    The lightweight Samsung Jet 75 Complete aces our testing across the board. The brand touts an advanced filtration system to collect dust and allergens that was successful in emissions tests. The display gives notifications such as power level and battery life. In CR tests, one battery for the Samsung Jet 75 runs for about 43 minutes per charge on low and 10 minutes on the high setting.

    Why it’s a good deal: You won’t want to miss this deal if someone in your household suffers from allergies.

    The Shark Vertex Pro IZ662H was a sharp performer in CR’s tough tests. It cruised through our tests for carpet, bare floors, and even pesky pet hair. And it didn’t leave anything behind along the edges. It’s packed with features, and testers liked the duo clean power head with both bristle and soft rollers. (The roller also uses bristle guards and a combing device to remove hair automatically.) More pluses: It has a flexible wand to streamline its profile for better under-furniture clearance, and it folds for compact storage. In CR’s tests, one battery for the Vertex Pro ran for about 42 minutes per charge on low and 12 minutes on high.

    Why it’s a good deal: You save 38 percent on a vacuum from a very reliable brand, and it’s super easy to store.

    This powerful, high-end Dyson vac features a laser light on its soft roller powerhead that reveals the dust in its path. The laser feature works best in low light or on dark flooring. A sensor detects the sizes of particles that are picked up, and a chart on the display shows the particle count size. In CR runtime tests, the vacuum runs for about 70 minutes per charge on low mode and 8 minutes on high mode.

    Why it’s a good deal: Dyson vacs tend to be pricey, and fans wait for discounts like this one.

    The cordless Samsung Jet 90 vac scores highly in all CR’s tests and is more powerful than some of its competitors. Our testers like the sleek and solid stand and the digital display that allows you to check the power level, the battery life and maintenance issues. In CR tests, it runs for about 44 minutes per charge on low power and 10 minutes on high power.

    Why it’s a good deal: At almost $600 it’s still not cheap—but you are saving over $80 and getting a capable vacuum from a good brand.

    Canister Vacuums

    The versatile Kenmore Pop-N-Go BC4026 makes an impressive showing on both our bare-floor and pet-hair tests, leaving little to nothing behind. It also earns a Very Good rating for carpet cleaning. The Pop-N-Go name refers to how easy it is to attach the floor brush, and our testers like the way this vacuum maneuvers around and under furniture. Emissions are clean, and this vacuum has robust airflow, making it a good choice if you often use your attachments to clean upholstery.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is a more modest discount than Wayfair’s site indicates; the same model is selling for about $319 at several other retailers.

    Handheld Vacuums

    We’re used to seeing iRobot vacuums in our robotic ratings. But the iRobot H1 H121020 hand vac is the first to break into our handheld ranks. It performs well overall and is especially good at cleaning bare floors and picking up pet hair, earning top scores. The rotating brush attachment makes good contact with surfaces, helping boost its pickup scores. It has a trigger that allows you to turn the vacuum on and off, or you can lock it and let the iRobot run. The battery lasts for about 17 minutes when running on high. It weighs just over 3 pounds, which is about average for the handhelds we test.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is the best price we’ve ever seen for this model, beating the previous low by $25.

    The cordless Black+Decker DustBuster Ion HHVI315JO42 is top-notch at cleaning bare floors and pet hair and earns strong scores for carpet. The crevice tool and dust brush are separate and not combination tools like those on other Black+Decker handhelds. Note: Despite its impressive performance, the lack of an indicator light on this cordless model makes it difficult to know whether it’s fully charged when plugged in or about to die when you’re using it.

    Why it’s a good deal: This model is a multi-tasker that’s a steal at its usual price—at a discount, it’s even more appealing.

    Upright Vacuums

    The 17-pound Dyson Ball Animal 2 has impressive results in CR’s lab tests for carpet cleaning. It aces our bare-floor and pet-hair tests, too. Emissions are clean, so this vacuum won’t spew debris back into the room (although emptying the bin can stir up some dust). It comes with attachments that help you get into tight spaces. In our brand reliability survey, Dyson uprights earn middle-of-the-road scores for predicted reliability and owner satisfaction.

    Why it’s a good deal: Dyson sales are few and far between, and this price is about $15 more than the lowest we’ve seen all year.

    Very similar to Shark’s Navigator NV352, the pricier Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501 has better balance and is easier to steer. It also comes with a handful of helpful extra tools, including a headlight built into the cleaning head, plus an extra-wide upholstery cleaning tool to save time.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is nearly $100 off the regular price.

    One of the many Sharks in our vacuum ratings, the Shark Rotator Lift-Away ADV DuoClean LA500 rises almost to the top of our bagless upright ratings, acing our tests for bare floors and pet hair and earning a Very Good rating in our carpet-cleaning test. The “Lift-Away” in the model name refers to the fact that you can lift the collection bin away from the main handle and use it as a canister. This comes in handy when cleaning stairs and reaching into corners for cobwebs. Airflow is ample, and the Shark comes with several attachments.

    Why it’s a good deal: The original price is reasonable, and the discount makes it even more of a bargain.

    The 17-pound bagless Shark Vertex DuoClean has plenty of bells and whistles. Testers like the Duo brush roll, which is great for both carpet and bare floors. The vacuum also picks up pet hair especially well, earning an Excellent rating on that test. It has exceptional suction power and does a solid job containing small dust particles in the dustbin. The lift-away canister makes it easy to clean out-of-the-way places.

    Why it’s a good deal: At almost half off the usual price, it’s worth a look.

    The 17-pound Shark Apex DuoClean Zero-M Powered Lift-Away AZ1002 is bagless and has micro-filtration, as well as a detachable handheld canister and a 30-foot cord. This high-end Shark is laden with bells and whistles, yet it underperforms in CR’s most important test: Its carpet-cleaning score is just good, a score that trails many uprights. That said, it cleans bare floors and pet hair especially well and has exceptional suction power, and its emissions are free of debris.

    Why it’s a good deal: This may not be the best price we’ve seen—Amqzon had it for nearly $$200 off for Black Friday—but it’s still a significant discount.