By now, you're likely plenty familiar with upright vacuums. Invented in the early 1900s, this innovative prototype eliminated a user’s need to stoop down while vacuuming the home, giving people everywhere relief from pesky post-cleaning back pain.
Though there are seemingly unending options for cleaning your floors these days, with canister, cordless, and robotic vacuums making their way onto the scene, the traditional upright models you've come to know and love remain your carpet's best friend.
For starters, they come equipped with motorized, rotating brushes that will work their way down into rugs for a throughly deep clean. They're also easy-to-use and store, with many transitioning to hardwood use at the click of a button.
There's one model in particular that seems to outshine all the rest, however — at least if its No. best-selling status on Amazon for the upright category and 1,400+ five-star reviews are any indicator!
Say hello to the upright vacuum of your dreams — the Eureka PowerSpeed Lightweight Upright Vacuum 180.
Amazon's Best-Selling Upright Vacuum Cleaner
You’ll likely have heard of the brand Eureka, but did you know that it was one of the first vacuum companies to debut the upright model?
Since then, Eureka has consistently been one of the top go-to vacuum brands on the market. In fact, the Eureka NEU 180B is currently the No. 1 commercial indoor upright vacuum cleaner on Amazon — and it costs less than $60!
Weighing in at just 10 pounds, this power-speed upright is a breeze to carry around the house or even up the stairs.
Thanks to its five-level height adjustment settings, it’s suitable for cleaning carpets, rugs, hardwood floors, and tiles, and comes with an array of cleaning accessories — an extra-long crevice tool, a dusting brush, an upholstery tool, and a detachable steel hand — allowing you to get at every nook and cranny of the house with ease. “Great suction,” writes one happy buyer. “Made of plastic to be lightweight yet still durable and the hose and attachments all work fine. I also enjoy the attachments being right on the vacuum so they don't get lost.”
It also reclines to a near-laying down position when needed, so you can reach under couches and other dust-concealing furniture.
Better yet, the Eureka NEU 180B is bagless, so you won’t have to fiddle around with those annoying — and often messy — containers. Instead, dirt is collected in a special collecting cup, which holds an impressive 2.6 liters, meaning you can vacuum to your heart's content without having to break for cleanup. The cup is also transparent, so you'll know exactly to tell when it does finally need to be emptied — simply remove the dust cup, throw the contents into the trash, and give it a rinse.
“I love this vacuum,” reads one of Amazon's many five-star reviews. “The dirt holder is super easy to dump and clean. It's great not having to deal with bags.”
Needless to say, this economical vacuum is quickly becoming a household favorite: “I'm a middle-aged woman and this is the best vacuum I've ever used,” Dana wrote. “It is very powerful but also lightweight and easy to maneuver! I used to dread vacuuming because my other Eureka was heavier and cumbersome. This one glides around SO easily. … All I can say is the way it sucks up everything on my carpets and bare floors is amazing! Dust, human hair, dirt, everything ... I find myself vacuuming more often now and actually enjoying it!”
A vacuum that makes you like the process? Sounds like a fantasy to us, but at $60, we're certainly willing to try!
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