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If your current vacuum is so old and terrible that it seems like it's just spreading around dirt and debris rather than sucking it up, it's time for an upgrade. Although there are a ton of vacuum options out there from a variety of different brands, our elite go-to is Dyson. They're powerful, quiet, and look super sleek.

Have a variety of floors and want to go from hardwood, to carpet, and over to tile at the push of a button? There's a Dyson for that! What if you have pets or want to go completely cordless for an easy car cleanup? We have you covered, and we've broken down the best Dyson models for you to make the process of shopping for a vacuum cleaner suck a lot less. You can choose from a bunch of different models; some are ideal for carpet, others work well with hard floors. No matter what you want, there's something for everyone!

Shop our picks for the best Dyson vacuums so far in 2018, and discover exactly which model is best for your needs and budget. Happy shopping!

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1. Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 Upright Vacuum — Check Price

Best Overall

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Pro: It's easy to maneuver and turns on a dime

Con: Its ball design makes it difficult to slide the vacuum under furniture

Bottom Line: Whether you have hard floors, carpets, or pets, this Dyson offers unrivaled performance, a distinct design, and an outstanding warranty.

When it comes down to it, a vacuum needs to be reliable, durable, and powerful. This bagless Dyson is all that and then some. We think it's the best vacuum you can buy for its superior suction, well-thought-out design, and outstanding 5-year warranty. The Dyson Ball is one of the few vacuums that effortlessly switches between hard flooring to carpets without the need to adjust any settings. Plus, it weighs just under 16 pounds, has two convenient carrying handles, and its unique ball design provides fluid maneuverability, making it easy to glide around corners.

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One of its greatest features is the telescopic wand. It has a long-reach hose that lets the vacuum work like a canister model. This comes in handy for vacuuming hard-to-reach places like the ceiling fan or stairs. As an added bonus, you get plenty of attachments. Dyson includes an upholstery tool, a dusting brush, and a crevice tool. We liked that you can store most of these tools directly on the vacuum, which makes them easily accessible. The Dyson is equipped with a 3.2-liter bin, which easily empties with the press of a button, with no need to touch the dirt. The vacuum is certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, too, but it is bagless, so you're temporarily exposed to dirt, dust, and allergens when emptying the bin.

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2. Dyson V8 Absolute Cord-Free Vacuum — Check Price

Best for Hard Wood

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Pro: Offers a long 40-minute battery life

Con: Expensive

Bottom Line: Hands down the best stick vacuum money can buy.

While they aren't meant to replace traditional vacuums, a stick vacuum is a great investment for your home — especially if you have wood floors. This Dyson stick vacuum simply can't be beat. It offers unmatched suction and 40 minutes of battery life, and it's perfect for spot cleaning. It's powerful and extremely convenient for vacuuming cars or removing pet hair from your floors and furniture. When you're finished, you just clip it to a wall mount where it'll charge and await your next mess.

The vacuum is quiet and easy to empty, and it weighs just 5 pounds, so it's light and comfortable to hold, even as a handheld vacuum. Our only complaints are that the wall mount doesn't include screws, and you need to keep your finger on the power button the whole time you're using it. Dyson includes several attachments with it, but our favorite is the soft roller cleaner head that perfectly removes fine dust and large debris from hard floors. You also get a combination tool, crevice tool, mini motorized tool, and soft dusting brush, so whether you're sweeping up dust bunnies, cobwebs on your baseboards, or crumbs, one of its many attachments will have you covered.

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3. Dyson Big Ball Multifloor Canister Vacuum — Check Price

Best for Carpets

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Pro: Superior suction that's capable of removing the finest dirt and debris from the thickest of carpets

Con: Loud

Bottom Line: When it comes to thick carpet, this vacuum excels at removing dirt much better than most.

For homes that primarily have carpet, we recommend this canister vacuum from Dyson. It's a heavy-duty carpet cleaner that combines strong suction with a sleek, functional design. Its carbon fiber turbine floor tool helps suck up thick pieces of dirt that's buried deep within carpet fibers, and we love that it's bagless. Removing debris from its half-gallon bin is a breeze, and it doesn't require you to touch any waste when dumping it out, either. It has a generous and retractable 20-foot-long cord and a 5-foot-long hose that comes in handy for cleaning furniture and along baseboards.

Weighing 17 pounds, the vacuum is heavier than most other Dyson cleaners, but considering other canisters weigh over 20 pounds, it's actually lighter and easier to maneuver. However, it's still difficult to transport up and down stairs. Fortunately, it's self-righting, so if you accidentally topple it over, it picks itself right back up. Additionally, this vacuum is certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and it uses a HEPA filter to remove pet dander, pollen, and dust found in your home, making it a great pick for allergy sufferers.

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4. Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Vacuum — Check Price

Best for Pet Owners

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Pro: Dyson offers a myriad of attachments, making this cordless model even more versatile

Con: You can only use its max suction setting for 7 minutes

Bottom Line: This stick vacuum is great at cleaning couches and sucking up pet hair wherever else it may be, thanks to a cordless lightweight design, long battery life, and powerful motor.

Dyson’s latest stick vacuum, the Cyclone V10, is a pricey but powerful pick. It has been redesigned to be easier to handle and feel lighter than its predecessor, despite having a 40% larger bin and a more efficient battery. Stubborn pet hairs won’t stand a chance against the vacuum’s included mini-motorized tools, which help ensure your shaggy friends don't leave your home a mess. Dyson includes a combination tool for cleaning surfaces, a crevice tool for hard-to-reach places like cages, a soft dusting brush, and a mini motorized tool for pet hair and ground-in dirt. The latter is perfect for removing fur from furniture, thanks to its spinning bristles.

Plus, the vacuum’s new motor works hard to remove even the finest dust and debris. It offers 20% more suction power than the previous V8 Animal, making it plenty strong enough to suck up spilled pet food and torn-up remnants of your pup's favorite chew toy. It features a fully sealed filtration system to capture allergens, and a hygienic ejector that doesn't require you to touch the waste — a blessing for those moments when you use the vacuum to clean up whatever disgusting mess your pet is responsible for.

The vacuum's battery lasts for an hour on its regular suction mode, and you can expect around 30 minutes of suction time when using a motorized head. Besides its expensive price, the only other downside is that the battery life for the V10’s max suction setting is around 7 minutes.

When you're done cleaning, the vacuum clips onto and charges via a convenient wall mount. It takes 3.5 hours for its battery to recharge.

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5. Dyson V7 Trigger Cord-Free Handheld Vacuum — Check Price

Best Handheld

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Pro: Extremely powerful suction

Con: Expensive

Bottom Line: If you're willing to drop nearly $200 on a handheld vacuum, the Dyson V7 Trigger can't be beat.

Get 30 minutes of uninterrupted vacuuming with this cord-free handheld vacuum from Dyson. It's the strongest handheld vacuum money can buy, and it includes three different tools to suit your cleaning needs. The mini motorized tool is great for furniture, while the combination tool will definitely come in handy for cleaning your car. Plus, Dyson throws in a crevice tool for those hard-to-reach corners. If you want even more attachments, Dyson sells another model that costs a little bit extra.

You'll be pleasantly surprised with how much suction power this small machine provides. It effectively sucks up dirt and crumbs of all sizes. Plus, its dirt ejector doesn't even require you to get your hands dirty. We love the lightweight design and appreciate that this model takes a departure from other handheld models for a fresh, sleek look.

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