The Best Vacuum Cleaner Under £100
Nowadays the choice of vacuum cleaners can be mind boggling. With names like "uprights, sticks, cylinders and handhelds, along with the seemingly irresistible rise of every kind of robot model, the sheer range of vacuum cleaners on the market seems to know no bounds.
However, trying to find the most suitable vacuum cleaner for the home, whether dealing with deep pile carpets, laminate floors, hard floors, stairs or pet hair, shouldn't be stressful.
There are many vacuum cleaner manufacturers that will provide extremely impressive looking devices for several hundreds of pounds, but there is a large range of quality models for under £100.00 too.....
The Best Vacuum Cleaner For Under 100 Pounds In 2020 (Editor's Choice) is
The Hoover "Breeze Evo Pets" TH31BO02 .
The Hoover "Breeze Evo Pets" is an upright style vacuum cleaner. Coming from a member of the "Blue Blood" appliance manufacturers, Hoover, there are some extremely simple features that have been well thought out and included into the design of this vacuum cleaner.
Generally speaking, upright vacuum cleaners do not offer the same flexibility as the relatively new 2-in-1 models, but they are far more powerful and effective at cleaning floors. Especially in the case of the Hoover "Breeze Evo Pets".
With its very generous 3 litre bagless dust bin, the Hoover "Breeze Evo Pets" allows continuous cleaning without stopping to empty the bin every so often. In addition, being corded means that there is no time limit to cleaning before a battery needs to be recharged.
One of the best features of this vacuum cleaner is its very long 7m cord which is about 1m longer than its nearest competitor, making it possible to clean very nearly every part of a large room without changing plug sockets.
Probably the most common problem with modern upright vacuum cleaners is the relatively short flexible hose that most manufacturers provide with the machine. This problem usually manifests itself when it's time to vacuum clean the stairs, often having to drag the cleaner part way up to be able to reach the top of a standard 13 step staircase.
However, the most outstanding feature of this Hoover upright vacuum cleaner must be its 4.5m flexible hose. Being about 1m longer than its nearest rival's hose, the "Breeze Evo Pets" can easily reach to the very top of a standard set of stairs without having to lift the machine part way up the staircase. It is made even easier with the "Breeze Evo Pets" having a long 7m cord.
The 300W electric motor, while not being the most powerful in the review, provides a good suction, and with an adjustable brush bar this upright vacuum cleaner is able to clean both deep pile carpets as well as floors with ease. However, the Hoover "Breeze Eco Pets" is the loudest of all the machines under test with a maximum sound level of 85dB. It must be said though, that 85dB is not actually very loud and is considered as the normal level for a vacuum cleaner (www.uomhealth.org).
Optimally using a 300W motor gives this vacuum cleaner an eco-rating of A+ to G, with an annual electricity consumption of 22kW (based on average use).
As with most quality vacuum cleaners, the Hoover "Breeze Evo Pets" includes a crevice tool for reaching the hard out of the way areas. Along with this useful attachment is the dusting brush which designed to clean blinds, upholstery, cushions and skirting boards without risking any damage.
Hoover have included a mini turbo brush specifically designed to remove embedded pet hairs without damaging material or carpet pile. With its rotating brushes the "Breeze Evo Pets" is able to make impressively short work of what used to be an almost impossible task: pet hair removal.
It's recommended that the HEPA filter included in this vacuum are regularly cleaned. Filter removal and cleaning are very straight forward, and should be done at least once a month.
Modern vacuum cleaners generally require assembly before use, and the Hoover "Breeze Evo Pets" is no exception. However, assembly is minimal and the instructions are clear, simple and in English.
With its stainless steel build, this hoover machine is quite heavy. Weighing in at 5.2kg it is one of the heavier machines in this review, however because of its long hose and electric cord it poses almost no problem in its manoeuvrability.
Hoover provides a 12-month guarantee on this machine. However, buyers must register the product to qualify for this warranty.
- Large bin capacity (3L)
- Long power cable and extended stretch hose
- Perfect for pet hair removal
- Adjustable brush bar to fit different floor types
- Eco Friendly A+ grading with a very low annual consumption of 22kW.
- Quite noisy.
- Very short warranty.
Jajibot Cordless Vacuum Cleaner 12000Pa.
The Jajibot Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is a very lightweight compact designed 2-in-1 easy to handle cleaner aimed at those who prefer stick vacuums and restricted to a budget.
At only 2.3kg, this stick vacuum is amongst the lightest on the market. While being lightweight and compact in its design, its 2 mode suction power of 9000pa -12000pa is powerful enough to thoroughly clean a studio flat or a small house.
The Jajibot vacuum, despite its high suction power is remarkably quiet, with a sound level of 75dB when running at full power.
It must be remembered that the Jajibot vacuum is cordless and runs on a single 22.2V Lithium battery which must be recharged. With a run time of between 25 to 40 minutes between charges. With a recharge time of 4.5 hours, cleaning time is very limited. However, the suction power does not fade when the lithium battery power level is low or beginning to run out. There is an inbuilt LED battery level indicator which will show the battery requires charging.
The Jajibot Cordless Vacuum Cleaner comes with an inbuilt battery management system that offers protection to the machine and the battery from damage. The charging dock also works as a wall mount for easy storage.
This stick vacuum can be used in two different ways. It can work as an upright to clean floors and carpets; or it can be detached so it can be used as a handheld vacuum for working on sofas, curtains, ceilings, as well as a car interior.
It is important to note that this Jajibot cleaner comes with the HEPA filter that will ensure the dust particles and allergens can not get back into the room. Besides that, there is a 3-stage filtration system that is fully sealed that will separate the clean air and dust. The HEPA filter is detachable and very much washable, with this being done after each use, which was felt to be a little excessive.
The Jajibot Cordless Vacuum Cleaner includes a host of accessories such as, duster brush, hard floor brush roller, carpet brush roller, crevice tool and flexible hose.
A 2 year warranty comes with this Jijabot appliance.
It is fair to say that Jajibot vacuum cleaner would suit someone living in a studio apartment or a small house and has no pets, . Since it is has a very limited running time, the Jajibot Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is not in the running for being the amongst the best vacuum cleaners for under 100 pounds
- Compact and lightweight
- Can be used as a handheld vacuum.
- Offers two suction power modes
- Charging dock acts as a wall mount and accessory holder
- Not suitable for a large house or a house with heavy-shedding pets.
- Very small capacity 0.5 litre dust bin.
- Maximum running time is 40 minutes.
- 4.5 hours recharge time.
- HEPA filters to be washed after every use.
Vax "Mach Air" Upright Vacuum Cleaner.
The Vax "Mach Air" vacuum has an input power of 820w. To be able to put this in a clearer perspective, the wattage of older, powerful vacuum cleaners was at least 1600W or more, meaning the Vax "Mach Air’s" motor is twice as efficient as most of the older models on the market; reducing energy costs, and being more environmentally friendly.
At just 1.3m long the Vax "Mach Air" s flexiblehose is relatively short compared to the other models in this review.. The hose is more than suitable for hard-to-reach areas such as under sofas, beds and between car seats.
Vax has been highly innovative when it comes to the extension tube which fits on to the machine's flexible flexible hose. The long stemmed handle is hollow and doubles as the extension onto which fits all the included accessories, such as the crevice device and dusting brush.
The "Mach Air" is a HEPA-certified device and the filter traps harmful allergens or dust mites, as well as acting as an air purifier. The HEPA filter also helps to eliminate unpleasant odours from floors and carpets.
Weighing 4.9kg, the Vax"Mach Air" is not exactly light weight, and does make make handling somewhat cumbersome, especially where cleaning a staircase is necessary. While the cord is 7m long, the flexible hose is just 1.3m in length, making it necessary to lug the "Mach Air" up the stairs so that the top stairs can be reached and cleaned.
The bagless dust bin has a capacity of 1.5 litres, which is on the whole, the average size for a vacuum of this type. Emptying is by a simple push button release, which takes the bother of fitting a new bag when the old one is full.
As seems to be the norm with all Vax products, the company covers the "Mach Air" by a 2 year warranty.
In terms of cleaning performance the Vax "Mach Air" was somewhat let down by the shortness of its flexible hose and industry standard size dustbin. In terms of quality the Vax "Mach Air" is more middling as opposed to higher echelon.
- Two-in-one tool attachment (duster brush and crevice tool)
- Powerful multi-cyclonic motor.
- Handle and stem double as the extension.
- Its weight. This is a relatively heavy machine, making it cumbersome to handle.
- Very short flexible tube. limiting above floor cleaning as well as affecting handling.
- Industry standard dustbin.
The Muzili H20-120 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner.
The Muzili "H20-120" is what is known as a 2-in-1 stick vacuum, and a s stick vacuums go, it is a well regarded product. However, while being so well regarded, is this very lightweight vacuum cleaner suitable for everybody?
Weighing only 2.96kg, the Muzili "H20-120" is amongst the lightest in this review. Quite a fete of engineering when Mazili have equipped this cleaner with a 120W, 35000rpm brushless motor which produces 4500pa to 9000pa of suction, more than enough to suck dust, dirt as well as embedded pet hair from even the deepest pile carpet.
Powered by a 22.2V 2.2Ahr lithium-ion battery, the Mazili "H20-120" vacuum has a run time of just 35 minutes. While 35 minutes may probably enough to clean either a small flat or small house, the Mazili "H20-120" will struggle to clean an average family home in one session. To fully recharge the 22.2V will take between 4 to 4.5 hours, making any cleaning of an average home almost impossible to do.
Battery levels can be closely monitored as the battery indicator is a green LED display clearly visible on the handle. It must be added that even at lower battery levels there is no reduction in motor speed or suction power.
While extremely effective of sucking dirt up from almost all surfaces, the dust collection bin that the Mazili vacuum cleaner uses has a relatively small capacity of 0.55 litres. While small, this dust bin eliminates the use of dust bags. and the need to buy them on a regular basis.
To avoid any sucked up dust or allergens to be ejected back into the room, the Muzili "H20-120" is fitted with HEPA filters, which are very simple to remove, and are fully washable. It must be emphasised that only completely dry HEP filters can be used with this vacuum cleaner.
Being a 2-in-1 means that the H20-120 can be used as a smaller handheld device, making easy work of furniture, and car interiors, when using the included accessories of a crevice device and dusting brush.
The Muzili charging station is a single wall mountable piece that also doubles as a storage rack for both the H20-120 vacuum as well as the accessories.
Operating at a noise level of 70dB, this Muzili vacuum cleaner is the quietest vacuum on test despite it having the highest performance motor.
The Muzili "H20-120" stick vacuum cleaner comes with a two year guarantee.
While being one of the best stick vacuum cleaners on the market, the Muzili H20-120 a quite a heavy price tag and is in fact the most expensive of all the appliances in this review. This vacuum cleaner does not represent value for money, especially when its limitations are taken into account. While ideal for a small flat, it is definitely not robust enough for a family home.
- Extremely quiet.
- Powerful suction between 4500pa and 9000pa.
- Very lightweight.
- Can be used as either a stick or handheld vacuum.
- Its price tag. Simply not value for money.
- Maximum run time of 35 minutes before needing to be charged.
- Charge time of 4 to 4.5 hours.
- Small 0.55 litre capacity dust collection bin.
The "Amazonbasics" Upright Vacuum Cleaner.
Once in a while a generic brand comes onto the market and people find it to be as good as , if not better than some of the leading brands. The "Amazonbasics" is a major case in point. The "Amazonbasics" is a fairly straight forward cylinder vacuum, and the only place people can get it is Amazon.
Powered by a 700W motor, the "Amazonbasics" corded vacuum has an "A" grade energy efficiency rating . The motor generates the most powerful suction of all the vacuums under test, with many owners saying that the suction power is so powerful that the "Amazonsbasics" can be very hard to push, even on a hard floors, despite there being two settings for carpeting or hard floors. This could have been aleviated by having an adjustable brush bar, but for some reason has been omitted by the manufacturer.
With a large capacity 3 litre dust collection bin, this cylinder vacuum is quite able to effectively clean all areas of a family home including a complete 13 step staircase, thanks to having a crevice device, duster brush, a 3m flexible hose and a generous 6m cord.
As with all modern vacuums this upright cleaner is equipped with a fully washable HEPA filter, ensuring that no allergens and dust are ejected back into the once cleaned room.
The "Amazonbasics" cylinder vacuum weighs in at a very heavy 7.2kgs., making it by far the heaviest and least nimble of vacuums. Coupled with its extraordinary suction power, this vacuum is a real struggle to manoeuvre , even for the strongest among us. a short cleaning session with this monster would be the same as an hour in the gym.
Amazon's foray into the generic vacuum cleaning market has produced a cleaner that, although powerful and value for money, leaves the very bitter taste of real disappointment. There are no spare parts such as belts available for this vacuum, once something breaks, it can not be replaced.
This vacuum carries a 1 year warranty.
While being very popular, the "Amazonbasics" vacuum leaves much to be desired, from overly powerful suction to the complete lack of available spare parts, this very definitely not one of the best vacuum cleaners under 100 pounds.
- 3 litre dust collection bin.
- 6m cord.
- 3m flexible hose.
- Its weight of 7.2kgs.
- Complete absence of spare parts.
- Overly powerful suction power.
What To Look For In A GOOD Vacuum Cleaner.
before it was judged to be the best vacuum cleaner under 100 pounds, the Hoover "Breeze Evo Pets" had to satisfy a series of criteria, not all of them based on facts and figures, but on things such as ease of use, quality of build and cleaning performance.
While not always possible to carry out all of these little tests in a show room, the following are some important factors to consider when purchasing a vacuum that has a price tag of under 100 pounds.
Whether considering either a handheld vacuum cleaner or a stick version, battery life is one of the vital factors to weigh up. While some batteries may last just for 10 or so minutes on maximum suction mode, there are others that will last for up to 40 minutes. Either way, actual cleaning can be limited by the battery's life before recharging.
The recharge time for cordless and handheld vacuum cleaners can usually take anything up to 4 hours. Again cleaning time can be hampered by repeatedly having to recharge the battery. However, the problem can be simply resolved by either buying a stick vacuum with more than one battery included, or to buy an extra battery, which could be very expensive
Dust Collection Bin Size.
It goes without saying that the larger the dust collection bin is the less it needs to be emptied. Regardless of being bagged or bagless the bin's size is expressed in litres. Bin capacities will of course vary depending on which model is purchased. The largest bin capacity will be found on cylinder vacuums and ideally should be greater than 2 litres. Generally speaking, dust collection bin sizes for cordless and hand held vacuum cleaners are markedly smaller, with capacities of 0.5 litres and 0.3 litres respectively being the most common sizes.
Vacuum Cleaner Weight
Manhandling a vacuum cleaner that weighs over 3kg can be extremely tiring even after a short while. A cordless stick design will go some way to reduce the strain, as its centre of gravity is at close to floor level rather than at handle and motor height. This shift in the centre of gravity makes the cleaner easier to handle , putting less strain on arms and lower back.
Rotating Brush Component
Without a rotating brush, the cleaning head will feel if it is stuck to the floor, as there is effectively no gap between the two surfaces. A rotating brush head lifts the cleaning head away from the floor surface, so suction is felt around the cleaning head, drawing dust etc off the floor, or out of the carpet pile.
The rotation effect of the brush is excellent or dislodging embedded pet hair as well as human hair.