Ratings Overview - Vacuum Cleaner

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 Shark Rotator with DuoClean
Receiving the top score overall, the Shark Rotator with DuoClean earned the Editors' Choice award and the title of best overall vacuum. This model does an outstanding job at cleaning carpet, as well...  read more >
$300

Editors' Choice Award
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Carpet Cleaning - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Handling - 7 of 10
7
Hard Surface Cleaning - 9 of 10
9
Pet Hair - 8 of 10
8

 Dyson Ball Animal 2
There is no question that the Dyson Ball Animal 2 is an overall great vacuum. However, it was not the best, earning the runner-up position. Unfortunately, the Dyson Ball Animal 2 is priced like it...  read more >
$500

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Carpet Cleaning - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Handling - 7 of 10
7
Hard Surface Cleaning - 7 of 10
7
Pet Hair - 9 of 10
9

 Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly
Scoring near the top of the pack, the Elite Pet Friendly vacuum cleaner by Kenmore earned our second Editors' Choice award for this category. This model has a solid performance in most metrics, but...  read more >
$350

Editors' Choice Award
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Carpet Cleaning - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Handling - 4 of 10
4
Hard Surface Cleaning - 6 of 10
6
Pet Hair - 9 of 10
9

 Miele Compact C1 Turbo
Earning the fourth highest score of the entire group and the highest score of the canister models, the Miele Compact C1 Turbo is an excellent, albeit very pricey, vacuum. This model did well across...  read more >
$400

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Carpet Cleaning - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Handling - 6 of 10
6
Hard Surface Cleaning - 7 of 10
7
Pet Hair - 9 of 10
9

 Shark Navigator Deluxe
Earning the Best Buy award, the Shark Navigator Deluxe is a great vacuum at an even better price. It performed well across the board and retails for less than half the cost of every model that beat...  read more >
$180

Best Buy Award
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Carpet Cleaning - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Handling - 6 of 10
6
Hard Surface Cleaning - 6 of 10
6
Pet Hair - 9 of 10
9

 Dyson Cinetic Big Ball
Similar to the Dyson Ball Animal 2, the Cinetic Big Ball is an excellent vacuum. However, this model also comes at a premium price that doesn't quite align with its performance. This model did great...  read more >
$500

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Carpet Cleaning - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Handling - 7 of 10
7
Hard Surface Cleaning - 6 of 10
6
Pet Hair - 9 of 10
9

 Eureka Mighty Mite
The Eureka Mighty Mite is a decent little canister vacuum, but finished towards the bottom of the pack. This model performed identical to the Bissell Zing in our tests, but cost almost double. The...  read more >
$90

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Carpet Cleaning - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Handling - 8 of 10
8
Hard Surface Cleaning - 6 of 10
6
Pet Hair - 2 of 10
2

 BISSELL Zing
A great option for those on a tight budget, the Bissell Zing earned a Best Buy award for its reasonable performance at an economical price. This little bagged canister vacuum did quite well across...  read more >
$50

Best Buy Award
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Carpet Cleaning - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Handling - 7 of 10
7
Hard Surface Cleaning - 6 of 10
6
Pet Hair - 3 of 10
3

 Oreck Commercial XL
This run-of-the-mill, upright vacuum of infomercial fame performed quite poorly in our test, finishing towards the bottom of the pack. On top of that, we felt the Oreck XL was disproportionately...  read more >
$200

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Carpet Cleaning - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Handling - 6 of 10
6
Hard Surface Cleaning - 4 of 10
4
Pet Hair - 8 of 10
8
The Bissell Zing Rewind.

 BISSELL Zing Rewind
The Bissell Zing Rewind is a tiny, bagless canister vacuum that retails at a relatively lower price. This model is definitely not one of the top vacuums of the group, but it can be a good option if...  read more >
$70

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Carpet Cleaning - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Handling - 6 of 10
6
Hard Surface Cleaning - 4 of 10
4
Pet Hair - 3 of 10
3
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 Hoover WindTunnel 2 High Capacity Upright
The Hoover WindTunnel is an uninspiring vacuum that earned the second lowest score of the entire group. This model didn't do particularly well at cleaning anything besides pet hair. This model was...  read more >
$100

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Carpet Cleaning - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 4 of 10
4
Handling - 5 of 10
5
Hard Surface Cleaning - 2 of 10
2
Pet Hair - 8 of 10
8

 BISSELL 9595A
This unimpressive upright vacuum scored the worst in our tests of the entire group. It performed very poorly in our cleaning tests, is mediocre at handling, and only really excels at collecting pet...  read more >
$80

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Carpet Cleaning - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Use - 4 of 10
4
Handling - 5 of 10
5
Hard Surface Cleaning - 3 of 10
3
Pet Hair - 8 of 10
8
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