The best inexpensive vacuum would depend heavily on what is meant by “inexpensive”. Well, in this case I’m referring to vacuums which are under $100. A lot of people end up buying the high-end (expensive) models, just because they think they must work better if they cost more. Well, this is not always the case. In fact, I think these two models below are better in a lot of ways than some of their high-end competitors – yet, cost under $100.
The Hoover U5140-900 Tempo is one of the best inexpensive vacuums because of its suction, lightweight & low dust emissions. It also comes with an allergen filter, which isn’t quite as good as HEPA – but it’s definitely worth having. It doesn’t do super well on hard floors, but is great for carpets. This vacuum costs around $75, depending on where you get it.
The Hoover S2220 Flair stick vacuum made our list of top inexpensive vacuums because of its small lightweight form, its ease of use in tight places & also it is fairly quiet. Of course, the $50 price tag is very attractive as well. Being a stick vacuum, you can’t expect it to do everything, but it does a great job with smaller spaces.
I realize these 2 choices are both Hoovers. There are other brands which make a good budget vacuum cleaner, but Hoover just happens to make some of the best inexpensive vacuum on the market today. Overall, my top choice would be the Hoover U5140-900 Tempo. It’s a great all-around performer, and is well under the $100 range.