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.
The CNET Appliances team has reviewed all kinds of upright vacuums, stick vacuums, and robot vacuums. Here are the stand-outs within all three categories.
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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 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 newest stick vacuum adds a powered brush roll to help it agitate dirt and compete with uprights at fine particle pickup.
Hoover's $300 Air Cordless struggles to match the power of our favorite uprights.
Available as a full-size upright piano or a more compact keyboard, the One syncs with your phone or tablet and uses clever LED lights to help you learn to play.
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This Hoover is tough on dust and allergens.