Vacuum Cleaners

Samsung Powerbot VR9000
REVIEW

Samsung Powerbot VR9000

Top-of-the-line models from Roomba and Neato each clean better than the PowerBot while costing hundreds less. We're sticking with those.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2015

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Dyson v6 Absolute
REVIEW

Dyson v6 Absolute

As usual, Dyson produced a competent product that costs too much. At $600, the Absolute isn't worth the upgrade over the Linx or even over other Dyson sticks.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 12, 2015
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Bissell Bolt Ion Cordless Vacuum
REVIEW

Bissell Bolt Ion Cordless Vacuum

The Bissell Bolt Ion is a bad vacuum. It costs a reasonable $180, but it's such an ineffective pain that I wouldn't recommend it at any price point.

2 stars Editors' rating on February 3, 2015
Black & Decker 36V Max Lithium Stick Vacuum with ORA Technology
REVIEW

Black & Decker 36V Max Lithium Stick Vacuum with ORA Technology

The Black & Decker Lithium Vacuum is mediocre and tedious to use. It needs to be better than that to be worth its $300 price point.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 27, 2015
Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Allergy
REVIEW

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Allergy

Dyson reinvents the wheel with the Cinetic series, and though the filterless approach works, it doesn't add enough practical convenience to justify the price jump over similarly capable competition.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 22, 2015
Dirt Devil Lift & Go
REVIEW

Dirt Devil Lift & Go

Contrary to its appearance as a real bargain, usability issues and subpar cleaning performance mar this Dirt Devil.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 10, 2014
Dyson v6 Motorhead
REVIEW

Dyson v6 Motorhead

Dyson's v6 Motorhead competes well enough as a high-end stick vac, but poor battery life and a tendency to clog with large particles hold the v6 Motorhead back from replacing your full-size upright.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 1, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Hoover Air Cordless
REVIEW

Hoover Air Cordless

Hoover's Air Cordless ushers in a welcome new vacuum category, but it still needs some work to match the performance of our most highly rated uprights.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2014
iRobot Scooba 450
REVIEW

iRobot Scooba 450

iRobot's Scooba 450 isn't perfect, but it's a solid, albeit pricy, choice for small space cleaning.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 9, 2014
Techko Maid Smart Maid RS118
REVIEW

Techko Maid Smart Maid RS118

With no real smarts and relatively little actual cleaning power, this sad robot is borderline useless.

2 stars Editors' rating on May 9, 2014