Choose a Simplicity Vacuum: Stick, Upright, or Canister?

So you’re shopping Simplicity vacuums, but you just can’t decide if you want a stick vac, upright, or canister vacuum? We can help you make an informed choice that’s right for your home!


We love the Simplicity brand. While they haven’t been around as long as some of the other major players like Dyson and Miele, they’ve made a name for themselves for building affordable vacuums without sacrificing quality. In fact, earlier this year we declared the Simplicity S65 Stick Vacuum to not only be the best stick vac of 2020, but the holy grail of vacuum cleaners - with more suction, more battery power, and less than half the price of a Dyson stick vacuum!


So if you’re looking for a new vacuum cleaner, Simplicity might be just right for you! Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of a stick, upright, and canister vacuum cleaner and the various models they carry.


Simplicity Stick Vacuums


Cordless stick vacuum cleaners are your convenient, easy to store, easy to maneuver powerhouse vacuums. They have amazing suction and batteries that will last upwards of an hour. On top of all that, they easily convert into a handheld vacuum for getting down and dirty in small areas such as your car, or to clean up small messes. They’re also bagless so you don’t need to keep buying new bags every month, but this also makes them less ideal for those who have bad allergies.


Simplicity A-Go-Go Cordless Bagless Vacuum Cleaner


The Simplicity A-Go-Go Vacuum Cleaner is cordless and bagless. This convenient stick vacuum cleaner is only 7 pounds and has a HEPA filter to trap all the harmful particles in your home’s air. This model also has a spinning brush roll with two power settings, making for a great clean on carpeting or area rugs. It also comes with a lithium-ion battery that has a 50 minute run time and includes a wall-mounted charging stand. 

Simplicity S65 Cordless Multi-Use Bagless Vacuum Cleaner


Our pick for the best stick vacuum of 2020! This cordless, bagless stick vacuum is the perfect addition to your cleaning arsenal. This lightweight vacuum has 2 flooring attachments - a specialty hard flooring dusting head with foam bristles that will not damage any hard flooring, and a separate carpeting attachment complete with a spinning brush roll that will clean low-medium carpeting and area rugs. This machine also comes with a pet handheld turbo attachment, an upholstery tool, and a crevice tool with an integrated dusting brush. With two speeds, an easy to reach on / off switch, and included extension wand and corner adaptors, you will be wondering how you ever lived before this vacuum!


Simplicity Upright Vacuums


For deep cleaning power, you can’t beat an upright vacuum cleaner. These units are ideal for a truly deep clean on your carpets and rugs, and sealed filtration systems are able to capture more particulate matter from blowing out with the exhaust. They include brush rolls that are amazing at digging deep into your carpeting and extendable wands to clean your furniture and hard to reach places. While harder to store and less maneuverable than a stick vacuum, you’ll have confidence knowing that you’re capturing the most dust, dirt, and pet hair possible.


Simplicity Spiffy (S60) Mini Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner


The Simplicity Spiffy S60 Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner is a bagless mini upright. This model is lightweight, weighing only 9 pounds, and is easy to use. It handles low pile carpeting and all types of hardwood flooring, and is great on stairs!


With two speeds to choose from, a squeegee for hard flooring, and rubber wheels that won’t scratch your floor, it’s an incredibly versatile vacuum. 


Simplicity Freedom (S10CV-4) Upright Bagged Cordless Vacuum Cleaner


The Simplicity Freedom Cordless Vacuum is Simplicity's first CORDLESS, bagged upright! The battery life of this upright is a full hour, and will not lose suction power as its battery drains making sure that you are always getting the deepest clean on your carpeting. This unit also boasts the Gold Seal of Approval: The Carpet and Rug Institute gave this vacuum a Gold Seal of Approval for its ability to remove soil, contain dust, and retain carpet quality. 


Simplicity (S20EZM) Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner


The Simplicity S20EZM Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner is a HEPA filtered vacuum with an extra-long reach and lots of suction power. Since this upright is bagged it will filter your home’s air by capturing up to 99.99% of particles for a true deep clean.


This model has onboard tools so your cleaning attachments are always within reach for easy use and storage. This model is great for mixed flooring homes as you can adjust the brush roll to 5-height settings to accommodate any pile carpeting. The brush roll of this model cannot be turned off, but it is safe enough to vacuum hard flooring without scratching or damage. 


Simplicity (S20PET) Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner


The Simplicity S20 Upright Vacuum is made for pet owners and is great at removing pet hair from all pile carpeting and all hard flooring - but even if you’re not a pet owner, this is a powerhouse upright vacuum. A 5-height setting adjustment on the brush roll accommodates any length of carpet. A HEPA filter allows for the highest level of filtration for your home’s air. Paired with an extra-long hose and a handheld pet upholstery tool, you can clean not only your upholstered surfaces but stairs, cars, pet towers, mattresses - the possibilities are endless! 

Simplicity Canister Vacuums


And lastly, the humble canister vacuum is in-between a stick vacuum and an upright - lightweight and maneuverable, with top-tier-filtration systems you can’t quite get in a stick vacuum, but slightly less power than an upright. 


Simplicity Sport Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner (S100)


The Simplicity Sport (S100) Canister Vacuum Cleaner is 4.5 pounds of cleaning wonder. This model has a carrying strap to easily sling over your shoulder, and carry around from task to task. This unit comes with two wands for an extra-long cleaning length, and attachments to reach those hard to reach cleaning areas such as baseboards, crown molding, collectibles, picture frames, and automobiles. The Sport also comes with Simplicity's micro tool kit attachment kit so there are no crevices or spaces you cannot reach. 


We love this unit as a supplement to your upright vacuum for those quick pick-ups and deep down thorough cleanings. This lightweight machine allows you to clean anything in your path.


Simplicity Jill Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner


The Simplicity Jill Bagged Canister Vacuum Cleaner is the ideal lightweight canister. This model comes standard with flooring attachments and three cleaning accessories and is best suited for hard flooring and low pile carpeting/area rugs. This model is only 9 pounds, with high powered suction. The three cleaning accessories can be clipped onto your metal telescoping wand for easy storage and accessibility. The vacuum is ideal for someone looking for a lightweight, easy to use canister.