The Shark is a very good vacuum with solid construction and intuitive design. Other models may have performed better, but none of them can match this sweeper's value for the price.
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.
The Neato Botvac Connected is better at cleaning floors than any other robot vacuum on the market, and it costs less than its app-enabled rival, the iRobot Roomba 980. If you're willing to live without remote controls, you can save some money by sticking with the previous generation of Neatos -- but we think this one's worth the splurge.
For $300 (or £260) the Braava might be tempting, but consider holding out for something smarter, more powerful, and with more features.
If the price feels right, you like options, and you don't have a pet, the Eureka could be a great option.
The Chinese-made cleaner has a 55-minute cleaning time and multiple brush heads at a low price.
The updated $300 price of the newly named v6 makes it stand out as one of the best stick vac buys we've tested.
With no real smarts and relatively little actual cleaning power, this sad robot is borderline useless.
The cyclonic vacuum cleaner from the French cookware and appliance company isn't as good as Dyson's stick cleaners. But it's pretty decent.
Black & Decker's Smartech vac packs plenty of tricks into a reasonably priced package.
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.
The BotVac's design diverges a bit from Neato's classic XV line.
If price-point isn’t a factor and you’re looking for a robot vacuum to help you maintain multiple flooring types in your home, the Roomba 790 is an effective, low-maintenance purchase.
The $149 Moneual Rydis UV-C Vacuum Cleaner U60 is certainly not the most expensive handheld vacuum, but it has a few cool features that might make it worth your while.
The Electrolux Pure i9 sees and avoids potential obstacles while it cleans your floor.
Vacuum and mop floors at once with the Ozmo 930.
The Bosch Roxxter robot vacuum has a camera that keeps an eye on your home when you're away.
The Ergorapido is a nice-looking, easy-to-use vacuum that's in the wrong line of work. It's a vacuum cleaner you'll enjoy taking out of the box, then want to put back into the box once it starts struggling to actually clean your floors.