The 5 Best Dyson Vacuum Dupes, Retail Experts Say
You can keep your home just as clean with these more affordable options.
Your vacuum may not be your most prized possession, but anyone who owns a Dyson knows how much easier they can make it to complete household chores. The reliable, well-designed appliances have become wildly popular for making it easier to tidy up the kitchen, get dirt out of the living room, and keep your home looking tidy. But all of that high performance also comes with a pretty high price tag that puts them out of most budgets. Fortunately, there are some options that offer plenty of the same functionality at a fraction of the price. Read on for the best Dyson vacuum dupes, according to retail experts.
Black+Decker Powerseries Extreme
Dyson has become something of a household name thanks to the success of its products. But in the wake of its popularity boom, other trusted companies have brought their own versions to the market, including the Black+Decker with its Powerseries Extreme.
According to Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst with DealNews.com, the model comes highly recommended and is decently rated with 4.1 stars on Amazon from nearly 6,500 reviews. "This is a very recognizable brand as well, so if you're a little hesitant to purchase the no-names that may be getting attention, this is a good compromise," she says.
She also notes that while the price may vary depending on where you're shopping, it's usually around $156. The low price is remarkable given its capabilities.
"The great thing about this model is that it's ideal for hard surfaces or carpet, so it can pull double duty better than some upright models," she says. "The battery supposedly has a runtime of 55 minutes, so it may be best for smaller carpeted areas or homes with one or two carpeted rooms as opposed to those that are mostly carpet."
ZokerVacuum Cordless Vacuum
Shopping online can make it challenging to know what you're getting when it comes to quality—especially when you're looking for a deal. But experts say the ZokerVacuum Cordless Vacuum stands out as a reliable option from a lesser-known brand.
"This ZokerVacuum features a detachable battery and comes with three extra attachments for different types of cleaning," says Samantha Landau, consumer expert at TopCashback.com. "Reviewers noted that this vacuum is easier to use than a similar Dyson vacuum as you do not have to hold the button down when using."
The best part? The ZokerVacuum retails for $189.99 on Amazon, while Dyson's options start at $949.99—meaning it'll cost you $700 less.
Kenmore Brushless Cordless Stick Vacuum
Not all modern vacuums are made equal, but just like any other appliance, how well they work isn't always tied to how much they cost. Fortunately, the Kenmore Brushless Cordless Stick Vacuum can still provide performance at a lower price than the Dyson.
"This is another very recognizable brand and comes in around $179.99, which is still definitely affordable as far as these household appliances go," says Ramhold. "It's another model suitable for all floor types, so it's especially great for quick cleaning jobs in between larger deep cleans to keep things tidy."
She points out that the model is lightweight at less than six pounds, but that may come at a cost: The battery runtime is only 40 minutes.
"But it does boast the EasyReach wand feature to help get into tighter spaces, and the capacity is supposed to be decently large to prevent having to make frequent stops to empty the vacuum while using it," Ramhold says.
Shark Stratos Cordless Vacuum
Dyson may be one of the most respected vacuum brands on the market, but it's far from the only option. Products like the Shark Stratos Cordless Vacuum show how quickly alternatives to the high-priced brands have kept up with the competition.
"Shark is a rival brand for Dyson, but often their products are much cheaper with the same vacuuming capabilities," says Landau. "Shark's Stratos Cordless Vacuum—which claims to have the most powerful suction of any Shark product—currently sells for $499.99, with 4.2 stars on the company's website and reviewers mentioning a long battery life and strong suction. Compared to similar options from Dyson, you're saving over $400—plus, you're still getting a highly reputable brand-name product."
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Eureka Lightweight Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
The trend in vacuums may be moving away from bulky bags and cumbersome cables, but the Eureka Lightweight Cordless Vacuum Cleaner shows some legacy companies aren't trapped in the past.
"Yet another recognizable brand, this model also has 4.1 stars on Amazon, but that comes from more than 25,000 reviews, so there's some weight behind these ratings for sure," says Ramhold. "This vacuum weighs 6.4 pounds and actually has three different modes with different runtimes to help you keep things neat—MAX, MID, and Eco-Handheld," which will give you 10, 20, and 45 minutes of runtime, respectively.
It's also much more affordable than a Dyson, priced at around $150. "This particular model offers a 'headlight' and lays completely flat to make it easier to clean in dark spaces under furniture," she says. "And there are fingertip controls to easily change modes even mid-vacuum."