Best Dyson alternatives 2023: Jump Menu
1. The list in brief ↴
2. Best overall: Shark Vertex Pro
3. Best upright: Shark Stratos
4. Best cordless: Shark Vertex Cordless
5. Best budget: Levoit VortexIQ ONE
6. Best smart: Tineco Pure
7.Best for pet hair: Bissell ICONPet
8. Best for allergies: Samsung Jet Automatic
9. Best bagged: SEBO X4
10. Best robot: iRobot Roomba j7+
11. How to choose
12. How we test
13. Meet the team
14. Our final verdict
There’s a lot to love about Dyson vacuums – except for the price tag. While Dyson have been our go-to vacuum brand for years, and makes some of the best vacuums in the world, there's no denying the cost. The Dyson V15 detect might be our favorite, but I always cringe a little when I recommend it to people. $900 is a lot of money to spend just to have a clean floor.
What's more, alternative vacuum brands often claim high-quality, premium design, and useful features. However, without testing them for yourself, it seems like paying a little less comes with a large compromise on quality.
That's why, after our roundup of the best vacuums on the market, we called on our team of experts to assemble the strongest alternatives to Dysons.
From cordless to handheld, we tried, tested, and assessed each vacuum for suction power, noise levels, dust bin capacity, run time and how they work for pet hair and allergies. If you want a clean home at a lower price, or just want something a little different, these are your best options.
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The quick list
If you're after the quick headlines for every Dyson alternative, here's a summary of what you need to know. There's lots more in-depth detail further down this article. If you see one you like, click on the jump links to take you to the right place.
The best Dyson alternative overall
Unrivalled in suction power, this is still one of the most compact and straightforward vacuums on the market. It performs like a Dyson for a couple hundred dollars less.
The best upright alternative
Essential for big homes with pets, this corded, upright vacuum can tackle any surface and any mess. It performs like it should cost twice the price.
The best cordless
Lightweight and agile, this older cordless vacuum cleaner is still one of our favorite models. It's extremely useful in any home, large and it's great value.
The best budget
If you're looking for a brilliant basic model, this is the one. The standard suction power is exceptionally good, although it does falter on more complicated tasks.
The best smart
Equipped with dust-sensing technology and a clever LED screen, this smart vacuum gives plenty of cleaning feedback, though it has some quirks to bear in mind.
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Best for allergies
The best for allergies
An elegant, ergonomic, and lightweight model, this is a vacuuming dream. The base station will effortlessly charge and empty your vacuum.
The best bagged
The industrial aesthetics of this vacuum might not appeal to everyone, but this cleaner is powerful and effective, if expensive.