The most impressive upright, stick, and robot vacuums from the models we've tested so far.
The DC41's design disappointed us, and the DC65's isn't any better. Despite the strong performance scores, this pricey Dyson is still difficult to recommend.
If your cleaning needs are limited to dust and other small stuff, this Samsung is stellar, but plenty of other uprights deliver better performance and usability for less.
Dyson's DC59 competes well enough as a high-end stick vac, but poor battery life and a tendency to clog with large particles hold the DC59 Motorhead back from replacing your full-size upright.
Dyson's newest stick vacuum adds a powered brush roll to help it agitate dirt and compete with uprights at fine particle pickup.
Samsung adds vacuum cleaners to its repertoire at CES 2014
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Hoover's $300 Air Cordless struggles to match the power of our favorite uprights.
Spend a little more and get much better performance with other vacuums.
If you have primarily carpets in your home and want a sub-$200 vacuum cleaner that can help with your allergies and get pet hair and fine particles out of your carpets, the Hoover would make a good addition to your cleaning lineup.
If you're spending money on something, you want it to work. Sadly, the Dirt Devil Dash Upright Vacuum doesn't perform well enough to make it worth $119, especially when other sub-$200 vacuums outperform it by leaps and bounds.
This Hoover is tough on dust and allergens.