Vacuum Cleaners With The Best Suction

*This post may contain affiliate links, for which we earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Our Affiliate Disclosure is located in our Top Menu.

In our article My Vacuum Cleaner Has No Suction, we talk exclusively about the importance of suction performance.  We also share a tonne of helpful tips and tricks to improve the suction strength of your vacuum.  If you’ve just come from there then great, you must now be ready to find out what our top picks are for vacuum cleaners with the best suction.

If you haven’t read the article then you’ve obviously been guided by your fingertips to read about our our top 5 picks on suction performance and durability so here goes!

The Top 5 Vacuums That Really Suck

#5 Bissell 9595A CleanView

 Key Specifications:                                                               

Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 13.5 x 44 inches
Weight: 6.8kg
Dust Cup Capacity: 2.2L
Bag Type: Bagless
Suction Technology: OnePass Technology & Multi-Cyclonic suction
Vacuum Type: Upright



If you need a vacuum with a budget-friendly price tag, I recommend you take a look at the Bissell 9595A CleanView.

This modest and economical vacuum cleaner has many features that will make cleaning around your house an extremely trouble-free experience.  The Bissell 9595A CleanView vacuum is equipped with ONE PASS Technology which means it contains a 12 amp motor and rotating floor nozzle that collects dust and debris in ‘one pass’.

It is also equipped with a Multi-Cyclonic suction mechanism that traps dirt and debris for extended performance, promising you no loss of suction.

This vacuum features five different height levels allowing you to adjust your cleaning experience to your hardwood floors and/or high plush carpet surfaces.

All in all, the Bissell 9595A CleanView is, without doubt, a great bargain for you.

#4 Dyson Cinetic Big Ball

Key Specifications:   

Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 15.7 x 13.7 inches
Weight: 8kg
Dust Cup Capacity: 2.6L
Bag Type: Bagless
Suction Technology: Big ball technology
Vacuum Type: Canister

This top of the line vacuum cleaner by Dyson delivers a never-lose-suction promise thanks to it’s cinetic cyclone technology.  In other words, the cinetic tips oscillate up to 5000 hertz, separating microscopic dust that typically clogs all your other vacuums.

It is equipped with a powerful motorized brush that digs deep into your carpets and hardwood floor surfaces, removing dust and allergens for you with excellent results.  Another point for you to consider is that it uses cones to spin air and separate dust particles and allergens from the waste making it much more efficient and healthier for you and your home.  In fact, the dust separation in this vacuum is so efficient that there are no dirty filters for you to wash.

It also has a self-adjusting head that seals in suction, delivering you maintenance-free performance.

Dyson almost guarantees no loss of suction for you year after year because of its extremely awesome dust separation mechanism.

#3 Miele Electro+

Key Specifications:                    

Product Dimensions: 16.7 x 9.6 x 9.1 inches
Weight: 18.5kg
Dust Cup Capacity: 3.5L
Bag Type: Bagged
Suction Technology: SEB 228 electro plus.
Vacuum Type: Canister



The Miele Electro + offers you six levels of suction power to cater to various surfaces found in your home such as floor surfaces, upholstery, and curtains.

This vacuum offers 3 unique floor nozzle systems delivering amazing performance and power in your cleaning process.

For example:

1.The straight suction nozzle system is designed for hard surface floors and low pile carpeting.

2.The Turbo Floor nozzle system (which is a perfect option for removing dirt and pet dander) is primarily driven by the air movement of your vacuum.

3.The power nozzle system (which is powered by an electric motor) is a perfect fit for thicker pile carpeting and areas with regular foot traffic.  With this motor, you can conveniently turn the revolving brush off using the switch located on the hose.

The Miele Electro + is also equipped with 2 filters, an exhaust filter to prolong the life of the motor, and a HEPA filter that works to capture and trap dust particles and allergens from the air.  As you now know, these filter features support suction performance.

It is also compatible with the SEB 228 power-driven electrobrush which is a larger power nozzle with a higher RPM motor and a shorter, stiffer bristle.

#2 Hoover Linx Cordless

Key Specifications:               

Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8 x 25 inches
Weight: 4.5kg
Dust Cup Capacity: 1L
Bag Type: Bagless
Suction Technology: Windtunnel technology.
Vacuum Type: Upright



For a Cordless model with an affordable budget, the Hoover Linx Cordless vacuum cleaner is definitely one of the best vacuum cleaners available because of its promise to offer 3 times the power of any other vacuum cleaner on the market.

How?  The Hoover Linx Cordless vacuum cleaner uses Windtunnel technology creating 3 channels of powerful suction to lift and remove surface debris and deeply embedded dirt from your floors and upholstery.

The power brush in this vacuum comes with an automatic height adjustment, and a wide vacuuming path and edge bristle delivering superb suction performance, and a great cleaning experience!

And so, the Hoover is our second pick when considering its suction performance and budget-friendly price tag.

#1 Shark APEX Upright Vacuum with Duo-Clean

Key Specifications:

Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 12.2 x 46 inches
Weight: 7.7kg
Dust Cup Capacity: 1.4L
Bag type: Bagless
Suction Technology: Zero M self-cleaning brushroll delivering nonstop hair removal.  11 inch cleaning pad width.
Vacuum Type: Upright



Topping our list is none other than the Shark APEX Upright vacuum cleaner.  This vacuum packs a punch with its advanced cyclonic technology and duo-clean head.  The canister detaches to extend its performance for all those hard-to-reach places.  With advanced anti-allergen complete seal technology plus HEPA filter, the Shark APEX upright vacuum promises you a deep clean every time.

Suction Performance.  Make It Your “Go To”.

There you have it, a complete guide on why suction performance is important, and how looking after your vacuum can promote optimal suction performance.

Your needs and budget will play a large part in the vacuum that you ultimately choose to buy. My advice is, don’t sacrifice suction performance for the cheaper price tag. Save up.  When you opt for suction performance, you will make cleaning less of a pain and more of a joy! OK maybe joy was the wrong word….more of an experience!

Happy vacuuming X


  1. Hi Gina,

    We seem to forget the basics of a vacuum cleaner for regular maintenance, I going out to check mine out right now.
    Great timing about to through my stick vac out
    Thanks Shaun

  2. I hate it when my vacuum cleaners looses it’s suction. Sometimes we forget that regular maintenance for our vacuums will go along ways. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Hi Gina, great post was very well written and easy to read. Great advice, it took me years to finally find a good vacuum with consistent suction and power. Thanks

    Take care


  4. Thanks for your detailed article!

    I have a bagless vacuum cleaner and I noticed the last time I pulled it out of the cupboard that my lodger has let the canister get well beyond the full line. It was quite a chore to get all of the dog hair and fluff out because it was so far up – is there anything else I should do on the maintenance side other than clean the filters after this?

    Thanks again for post.

    1. Hi Lisa! Are you talking about the part where the canister meets the hose? If so, clogging could be caused by a number of factors, including as you say, a full canister. However, the first rule of thumb is to avoid sucking up large items as they can get lodged quite easily in the hose.

      If you are still experiencing a loss of suction/performance after following the steps in this article, it is worth getting your vacuum serviced (which I try and do once a year).

      I hope that answered your question Lisa!

  5. Wow, I need to throw mine out I think… past its use by date lol…

    Thank you I am currently looking into a new vacuum and pleased I found your post before I did, now the guy won’t be able to sell me something I don’t need haha.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *