Vacuum Cleaners

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
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
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
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 stars User rating out of 2 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
3 stars User rating out of 2 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
Electrolux UltraPower Studio
REVIEW

Electrolux UltraPower Studio

If you're looking for a simple stick vacuum with exceptional performance, save some money and get the $180 Hoover LiNX. The $500 Dyson DC59 is a great high-end option if you want a variety of brush attachments and other special features.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 27, 2014
Hoover BH50010 Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
REVIEW

Hoover BH50010 Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

The Hoover Linx isn't fancy, but it will clean your floors better than most of the other stick models we tested. Combine that with its reasonable price and you have one of our favorite vacuums to date.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 26, 2014
3.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Shark Rocket
REVIEW

Shark Rocket

The Shark Rocket combines adequate cleaning power with a broad array of cleaning extensions into a recommendable, affordable, lightweight vacuum. Only its cord holds it back.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 21, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Gtech AirRam
REVIEW

Gtech AirRam

The AirRam doesn't perform well enough or offer enough cleaning options to justify its price.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 11, 2014
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Neato XV-21
REVIEW

Neato XV-21

The XV-21 is a great all-around robot vacuum and a viable Roomba alternative, but among Neatos, we'll stick with the brainier, similarly priced XV Signature Pro.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 27, 2014
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Infinuvo Hovo 510
REVIEW

Infinuvo Hovo 510

If you have hardwood floors (and no pets), you'll likely be more than happy with just how well the Hovo performs. Just don't expect Roomba-level design or smarts.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 21, 2014
Panasonic MC-UL429 JetForce Bagless Upright Vacuum
REVIEW

Panasonic MC-UL429 JetForce Bagless Upright Vacuum

Spend a little more and get much better performance with other vacuums.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 22, 2013
Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Bagless Upright
REVIEW

Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Bagless Upright

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 21, 2013
Dirt Devil Dash Upright Vacuum
REVIEW

Dirt Devil Dash Upright Vacuum

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.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on November 20, 2013
4 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Eureka AirSpeed SuctionSeal PET AS1104A
REVIEW

Eureka AirSpeed SuctionSeal PET AS1104A

If the price feels right, you like options, and you don't have a pet, the Eureka could be a great option.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2013
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
iRobot Roomba 880
REVIEW

iRobot Roomba 880

The Roomba 880 is the most well-rounded, capable bot we've encountered so far, but the $449 Neato Robotics XV Signature Pro still wins the pet hair performance test on all flooring surfaces.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 11, 2013
3.5 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Bissell PowerGlide Deluxe Pet Vacuum
REVIEW

Bissell PowerGlide Deluxe Pet Vacuum

If you want a vacuum cleaner that performs on par with, if not better than, luxury vacuums without paying a luxury price, the Bissell is a great option.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 11, 2013