Vacuum Cleaners

Eureka Brushroll Clean Upright Vacuum with SuctionSeal AS3401A
REVIEW

Eureka Brushroll Clean Upright Vacuum with SuctionSeal AS3401A

Though not as maneuverable or as well-rounded as the competition, the Eureka Brushroll Clean with SuctionSeal is a great carpet cleaner with a couple of nice extras at a budget-friendly $200 price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 27, 2015
Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away NV652
REVIEW

Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away NV652

With a remarkable amount of flexibility afforded by its well-implemented features, the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away is as easy to use as any full-size upright we've tested. To top it off, it cleans almost as well as vacuums that cost twice as much.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 6, 2015
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
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
Soniclean VT Plus
REVIEW

Soniclean VT Plus

With decent performance and a price of just $200, this vacuum might make sense for value-minded minimalists, but you'll need to look elsewhere for something more modern or feature-rich.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 3 votes
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
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Moneual Rydis H67 Pro
REVIEW

Moneual Rydis H67 Pro

If you want a no-fuss floor cleaner, stay away from the Moneual Rydis H67 Pro.

1.5 stars Editors' rating on May 15, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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
iRobot Braava 380t
REVIEW

iRobot Braava 380t

For $300 (or £260) the Braava might be tempting, but consider holding out for something smarter, more powerful, and with more features.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 7, 2014
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Yujin Robot iCLEBO Arte
REVIEW

Yujin Robot iCLEBO Arte

Even with all of its extra features, skip the Yujin Robot iClebo Arte if stellar performance is your top goal.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 1, 2014
3.5 stars User rating out of 7 votes
Neato Botvac 85
REVIEW

Neato Botvac 85

Neato improved on its already-impressive robot vacuums with the BotVac line. Roomba 870 fans might find that Neato's BotVac 85 offers similar features and performance, but you get more accessories (like three filters rather than the 870's two) and much shorter run times.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 23, 2014
3.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Dyson Ball Allergy
REVIEW

Dyson Ball Allergy

The DC41's design disappointed us, and the Ball Allergy's isn't any better. Despite the strong performance scores, this pricey Dyson is still difficult to recommend.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 10, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung VU-F7000 Motion Sync Bagless Upright Vacuum with Fully Detachable Handheld
REVIEW

Samsung VU-F7000 Motion Sync Bagless Upright Vacuum with Fully Detachable Handheld

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 4, 2014
2.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Electrolux Ergorapido Power
REVIEW

Electrolux Ergorapido Power

If you're set on an Electrolux stick vacuum, I recommend the Ergorapido Power over the worse-performing UltraPower Studio, but the Hoover Linx offers superior value and performance.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 1, 2014
1 star User rating out of 1 vote