Meg Massie - AOL Shopping
The only thing worse than spending all your time doing housework is spending all your money doing housework. Cleaning is unpleasant enough without being expensive, but when you look at the price tags on some vacuum cleaners, the whole idea can be downright miserable. On the other hand, if you can find a good discount vacuum, you can get a deal on a machine that can make your chores a little more bearable. Some of these discount vacuums are even robotic, so you'll hardly have to do any work at all. These five discount vacuum cleaners won't do all your housework for you, but they'll help.Please note: Average prices based on AOL Shopping availability at press time.
Discount Vacuum #1Hoover Tempo U5140900Average Price: $78
At well below $100, the Hoover Tempo
is a discount vacuum cleaner that will save you money and hassle. It's got a 15" wide cleaning path and a headlight to illuminate its way across your floors, but the best thing about this discount vacuum -- besides the price! -- is that it's bag-free. Instead of bags that you have to buy and replace frequently, the Tempo has a dirt cup that you simply pop out and empty into your garbage. Discount Vacuum #2iRobot Roomba Discovery 4210 Vacuum Average Price: $167
If you really, really hate vacuuming, then you will love the Roomba vacuums from iRobot. The Roomba Discovery
is a robotic discount vacuum cleaner that does all the hard work for you. Just turn it on and it starts working. The Roomba is low to the ground, so it can maneuver under tables, couches, and beds, and works on hard and carpeted floors. With a robotic discount vacuum, you can have spotless floors all the time with next to no effort on your part.Discount Vacuum #3Dirt Devil Scorpion 0886 VacuumAverage Price: $23
For a dorm room or apartment, all you really need is a good handheld discount vacuum. Dirt Devil has been making discount handheld vacuums for years, and the Dirt Devil Scorpion
is ideal for simple vacuuming chores. This discount vacuum is one of the cheapest handheld models available, but it works as well as any.Discount Vacuum #4Shop-Vac Wet/Dry 9620600 VacuumAverage Price: $64
If you need an industrial strength discount vacuum, try the Shop-Vac Wet/Dry 9620600 Vacuum
. As the name suggests, this vacuum is suitable for wet or dry cleanup jobs, and it comes with lots of extra tools including extension wands, a special liquid nozzle, and a crevice tool. This super powerful discount vacuum is quieter than you'd expect, too -- in fact, it's near silent when operating.Discount Vacuum #5Dyson DC25 All Floors Ball Vacuum Average Price: $488
Dyson doesn't make cheap vacuums, but they make the best ones, and any Dyson you can find for under $500 is a discount vacuum. The Dyson DC25 All Floors Ball Vacuum
is one of their most popular models, and you'll love it. It's not a robot -- you'll still have to push it yourself -- but it steers so smoothly you might even think it's fun. It works on all floor types, and you'll be amazed at how powerful, smooth, and fast this vacuum is.