If you are on a budget and don’t want to break the bank buying a vacuum cleaner, then we are here to help. After looking through various options and testing several options on the basis of performance on different flooring, ease of use, maneuverability and noise, here are some of the best vacuum cleaners under Rs.5000 that you can buy. Most of the options we have shortlisted are canister vacuum cleaners. Cordless vacuum cleaner cost a pretty penny and often are not available at a budget-friendly price. But, you do get some options of upright vacuum cleaners which are easier to use, but with limited run time. Before we go further, let us first look at our top recommendations.
Our Top Recommendations
Our top recommendation is the Amazonbasics Cylinder Bagless Vacuum Cleaner. With sturdy built quality, sufficient attachments and excellent cleaning prowess, it is an option that you will love. It is the only option at this budget with variable suction power. As a result, you can use it on even delicate surfaces. Further, the vacuum cleaner makes far less noise than other comparable options. It works excellently on hard floors, but can be a bit disappointing on carpets.
Now, let us take a detailed look at the other options we recommend under Rs.5000
Which Are The Best Vacuum Cleaners Under 5000?
|Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX
|Inalsa Dura Clean Plus
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Best Vacuum Cleaners Under Rs.5000
AmazonBasics Cylinder 1600 Watts Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
Priced at around Rs.4000, AmazonBasics Cylinder is the most expensive option on this list. However, given the excellent built quality, bagless design and performance, it is well worth it.
The vacuum cleaner, as mentioned is bagless. The dust bowl has an easy opening to discard the collected debris. On the other side, there is a filter that prevents dust from entering into the motor and further, another filter at the air outlet to ensure only pure air goes out of the vacuum cleaner.
The wand is stainless steel and extendible. So the hose+wand together measures up to 285 cm. This makes it easy to clean ceiling and curtains. In addition to the regular floor brush, you get four attachments with Amazonbasics Cylinder vacuum cleaner. They are a round brush, furniture brush, crevice tool and a floor brush for wooden flooring. The power cord measures around 5.1 metre.
One of the main advantages of the model is that its suction power can be adjusted depending on the level of dirt and delicateness of the surface. Also, the vacuum cleaner’s noise is fairly less making just around 70-76dB.
Coming to the performance, the vacuum cleaner works well on hard floor removing fine dust and large debris with ease. But, it doesn’t work that well on carpets and rugs. Further, it isn’t the best option for cleaning pet hair either.
One of the main drawbacks we felt was that the vacuum cleaner creates a very strong suction with the floor. As a result, it is sometimes difficult to move the floor brush. You can overcome this to an extend by reducing the suction power of the vacuum cleaner.
Overall, with excellent built quality, easy to clean dust bowl and sufficient accessories, it is definitely the best option under Rs.5000
Inalsa Spruce 1200 Watts Vacuum Cleaner
Inalsa Spruce is comparatively less expensive at around Rs. 3000. It is a more basic option that is apt for just hard flooring.
The vacuum cleaner has a 1200 watts motor. Its power cord measures around 4 metres, which is lesser than what AmazonBasics offer.
Along with the vacuum cleaner, you get a crevice tool and a round brush ( upholstery brush). An advantage of this vacuum cleaner is that it has blower function. However, you cannot use it for more than 5-10 minutes at a stretch, else, you may overheat the motor.
This is a bagged vacuum cleaner, unlike AmazonBasics. So, the quantity of debris it can hold is far lesser. Also, sometimes dust leaks into the chamber, making it a hassle to clean. Fortunately, it has an indicator that alerts you when the dust bag is full.
One of the disadvantages of this model is its short wand. The hose+wand together measure just 235cm, which isn’t enough to reach the ceiling.
Coming to the performance, the vacuum cleaner works fairly well on hard floors cleaning sand and other smaller debris with ease. But, it doesn’t work well on carpets and on pet hair.
The round brush works well on flat surfaces in the shelf and on upholstery. But, the crevice tool has a tendency to fold down and stop working properly.
Cleaning the dust bag is also a hassle. They are washable. Even so, you may have to replace them every 6-12 months, depending on the usage frequency.
Overall, it is an apt choice if you are looking for a vacuum cleaner to use occasionally for cleaning the rooms, shelves and other parts of your home.
Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX 1200 Watts Vacuum Cleaner
Priced at around Rs. 3500, Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX is an option that is pretty similar to Inalsa Spruce. It too comes with a 1200 watt motor, but a shorter cord measuring just 3 metres.
The accessories you get are the same- a crevice tool and a round brush. In addition, you get two extra dust bag. So when washing one, you still have a spare to use. But, unlike Inalsa Spruce, you do not have blower function in Eureka Forbes.
The performance is pretty much like Inalsa spruce- good on hard floor and average on carpets. But, an advantage here is the wand+hose measures 275cm which is enough to reach the ceiling.
The noise level of both vacuum cleaners are almost at par, at around 80-83dB.
Inalsa Dura Clean Plus 2-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner
First of all, this is not a regular vacuum cleaner you can use to clean your complete house. Rather, it is a handy option for cleaning just a room, stairs or deep clean your shelves and windows. This is because, it has a limited run time of just 12 minutes. The manufacturers say running for longer stretches may affect the durability of the motor as it will get overheated.
The vacuum cleaner has a comparatively small dust bowl measuring just around 0.8 litre. So, you need to clean it up after every use. You can use the vacuum cleaner as an upright vacuum cleaner for floors and stairs and as a handheld vacuum cleaner for cleaning window sills and inside your cupboards and kitchen shelves. Its power cord measures around 5 metres.
The best part of the vacuum cleaner is that it is easy to use. Be it regular tiles or marble floor or even carpets, the vacuum cleaner is easy to move around. This is mainly because the weight of the vacuum cleaner is concentrated close to the floor brush and not at the handle. So, it is easy on your arms, making it an apt choice for senior citizens.
The floor brush is easy to move on all types of surfaces. Its suction capacity is also adequate. It can clean up dirt, sand and large debris and even pet hair from hard floor and carpets with ease.
If only the vacuum cleaner had longer run time, we would have recommended it as the best option under Rs.5000
To wrap up, if you are looking for the best budget-friendly option under Rs.5000, opt for AmazonBasics Cylinder Bagless Vacuum Cleaner. If on the other hand you are looking for something for quick clean up in small space and are ok with limited run time, you could opt for Inalsa Dura Clean Plus 2-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner.