Best Vacuum Cleaners for 2019

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  • $480 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Features
    • 7 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 10 Performance
    Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum
    Best Wi-Fi robot vac

    Neato's new high-end robot vac is an expensive automated cleaning indulgence at $700, but it edges out the Roomba-equivalent with better performance and smarter app control.

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  • $1,048 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 9 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    iRobot Roomba 880
    Best non-smart robot vac

    iRobot's $700 Roomba 880 is an excellent machine. While its navigation pattern may seem random, there's some advanced functionality happening behind the scenes. It even comes with Virtual Wall Barriers that act as "invisible fences" for your Roomba.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 9 Maintenance
    Neato XV Signature Pro
    Best affordable robot vacuum

    Neato's $450 XV Signature Pro may cost less than the Roomba 880, but it performed about the same. For a straightforward bot with excellent performance, this Neato is worth a look.

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  • $138 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Design
    • 9 Usability
    Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum
    Top performing stick vacuum

    The understated $180 Hoover Linx stick vacuum may not look exceptional, but it performed even better than the Dyson DC59 during our testing. Pet hair, fruity Cheerios, and sand and sawdust were no match for this surprising debris-collecting machine.

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  • $152 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Performance
    • 10 Features
    • 8 Design
    • 8 Usability
    Shark Rotator Pro Lift-Away
    Best upright versatility

    The $200 Shark Rotator Pro Lift-Away isn't your typical upright. It can transition seamlessly from upright to canister vac. It also comes with a wand and multiple brush attachments so you won't ever lack the appropriate accessory for the job at hand.

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  • $708 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Performance
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Design
    • 8 Usability
    Electrolux Ergorapido Power
    Unrivaled upright maneuverability

    While the $230 Electrolux Ergorapido Power didn't lead in performance, it offers something special: amazing maneuverability. Accordion-style tubing helps this vacuum get around obstacles with ease.

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