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Editors' Choice Award
Claiming the top spot and easily earning the Editors' Choice award, the APEX is our favorite vacuum we have tested so far
Delivering a solid performance across our tests, the Rotator is one of the better vacuums we have seen
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
The Ball Animal 2 from Dyson delivered a second-tier performance at a top-tier price
Editors' Choice Award
The Kenmore was unmatched when it came to cleaning carpet
Top Pick Award
For those with a strong preference towards canister vacuums, the Miele Compact C1 is the best of the best
Earning high marks across our test and selling at a great price, the Deluxe is a great pick when shopping on a budget
The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball did well in our tests, but not well enough to justify its exceptionally high price
Best Buy Award
For those that don't want to spend a ton of money, you can't go wrong with the BISSELL Zing
Regardless of the infomercials, the Oreck XL failed to excel in our tests and we don't really recommend it
While the AirSwivel delivered a decent showing, we were far more impressed with other budget models
Earning the lowest score of the bunch, the 9595A wasn't our first choice, or second choice, or third choice