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Vacuum Cleaner Ratings Summary

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Score Product Price Our Take
73
$300
Editors' Choice Award
Earning the top score in our test, the Rotator with DuoClean is for those that want the very best
71
$180
Best Buy Award
Delivering a superb performance across the board and retailing for a great price, the Navigator Lift-Away is our favorite when it comes to getting the most bang for the buck
70
$500
The Ball Animal 2 from Dyson delivered a second-tier performance at a top-tier price
69
$350
Editors' Choice Award
The Kenmore was unmatched when it came to cleaning carpet
68
$400
For those with a strong preference towards canister vacuums, the Miele Compact C1 is the best of the best
63
$180
Earning high marks across our test and selling at a great price, the Deluxe is a great pick when shopping on a budget
62
$500
The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball did well in our tests, but not well enough to justify its exceptionally high price
59
$50
Best Buy Award
For those that don't want to spend a ton of money, you can't go wrong with the Bissell Zing
59
$90
The Eureka did an acceptable job, but was a little pricey for its performance
53
$200
Regardless of the infomercials, the Oreck XL failed to excel in our tests and we don't really recommend it
48
$100
You could get a much better vacuum for the same price
47
$70
If you are shopping on a budget and primarily have to pick up pet hair, then the QuickVac is a decent choice
45
$80
Earning the lowest score of the bunch, the 9595A wasn't our first choice, or second choice, or third choice