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Top Rated Bagless Vacuum Cleaners - 2017

Model Type Avg Rating / 100
Shark Rotator NV752 TruePet Upright Vacuum 94
Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum 94
Dyson DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum 94
Dyson V8 Absolute Stick Vacuum 94
Shark Rotator with DuoClean NV801 Upright Vacuum 94
Shark Rocket Powerhead AH452 Stick/Upright Vacuum 94

In the above table an effort has been made to highlight machines currently available


Avg. consumer rating = 80/100 

The Hoover Air Lift Deluxe is another upright that provides the popular lift away canister feature (similar to those we have seen with the Shark Lift Away and Bissell Lift Off vacuums).  Consumer ratings are average but the unit isn’t too pricey and it does perform well on carpet.  It also includes a host of tools and the swivel nozzle is remarkably maneuverable.  However it is a hefty machine and quite a few owners report having issues with the vacuum weight.  The Air Lift canister itself is also on the heavy side but it is a great feature for cleaning stairs and getting into hard to reach areas.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 94/100 

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is one of the latest upright vacuums in the Dyson stable.  The term “Animal” is intended to highlight its capabilities in households with pets, however there may be another reason.  This vacuum cleaner is something of a beast.  It is hugely powerful and also a bit of a handful to wield.  Is this is a good thing?  Well, for the most part it is good but in some cases it isn’t.  The machine’s colossal suction ensures top notch cleaning of pet hair, bare floors, carpet, etc. but the weight of the vacuum makes it a little cumbersome despite the added maneuverabiity of “Ball Technology”.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 79/100 

The Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind upright vacuum (model UH71250) is getting fairly average reviews and ratings from owners.  The vacuum is on the heavy side and some folks find it bulky and a bit of a chore to move and maneuver.   Also, the power cord, while auto-retract, is a bit short which can be frustrating when cleaning a large area.  On the plus side it does excel at picking up pet hair and is a relatively affordable vacuum cleaner.  In addition it comes with a HEPA filter that includes a layer of carbon for odor elimination.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 89/100 

The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Canister Vacuum model NR96 is getting very solid reviews and ratings from owners.  This is the first canister vacuum we have seen with the lift away feature - a feature that allows you to carry the motor/dust-canister assembly with one hand and the hose/wand with the other.  Owners like the lift away feature in their uprights and they also like it in this canister.  The vacuum also has HEPA filtration, a retractable power cord and a low profile nozzle.  In addition, it performs well on carpet, bare floors and pet hair.   The unit is on the small side however and this is reflected in the smaller nozzle and the dust canister.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 94/100 

The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed with DuoClean Technology (model NV801) uses the latest in upright vacuum technology from Shark.  We’ve used this vacuum for a number of weeks and have also run it through several tests - so far we have been impressed.  It is great on bare floors, effective on carpet, and capable on pet hair.  DuoClean technology does appear to add to the cleaning ability of the vacuum.  This is also a lift-away machine which really adds to its versatility.  In terms of drawbacks, we would have liked a longer hose and the unit does have a rather narrow cleaner head.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 92/100 

The Shark Rocket Complete TruePet with DuoClean (HV382) is an interesting vacuum. In many ways it adheres to typical vacuum design but in some ways it does not. First, it is something of a hybrid between a stick vac and an upright. Second, it has 2 brushrolls in the main nozzle, and comes with an odd looking “under-appliance” wand. Differences aside, does it work? In our testing & analysis the vacuum works quite well. It is versatile, has great suction, includes useful tools, and has a long power cord. But it does have a few drawbacks - there's no HEPA filter and it won't stand on its own.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 86/100 

The Bissell 1984 Air Ram vacuum is a cordless, bagless upright.  Its extreme light weight and swivel steering make it very maneuverable and easy to lift.  It is designed for carpet and bare floors and most owners are pleased with the suction power.  The dust canister is easy to empty and also has a feature to push dust/debris out.  It has a respectable run time of about 30 minutes on a charge.  It is not great on deep pile carpet however and it does not come with a HEPA filter.  Also, the Air Ram is compact and it may be better suited for a small home, dormitory or apartment.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 80/100 

The Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet (model UH72630PC) is a popular vacuum cleaner that Hoover refers to as "Our Best Cleaning Bagless Upright".  Consumers report that it has tremendous suction and that it cleans bare floors and carpet well.  It also excels at pulling up pet hair from upholstery and carpet.  In addition, it has an exceptionally long cleaning reach due to a lengthy power cord and stretch hose.  However, the vacuum is heavy, hard to maneuver, and can be difficult to push or pull on carpet.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 85/100 

Is the new Cruise cordless vacuum Hoover’s answer to the Dyson V8?  Judging from the design and features it certainly looks like this is what Hoover intends.  But is it a good alternative to the popular Dyson stick vac?  Well, yes and no.  Consumers are very pleased with the vacuum’s light weight, long run time and affordability (it is a fraction of the cost of a Dyson).  It is also a 2-in-1 vacuum and the ability to quickly convert to a handheld unit is an asset.  However there are reports that the suction is not very strong and that the cleaning head isn’t that easy to control.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 94/100 

The Shark Rocket PowerHead model AH452 is something of a hybrid between an upright and a stick vacuum.  It is fairly lightweight (for an upright) and has some unique design features including placing most components in the cleaner head and interchangeable brushrolls. Consumer ratings are excellent and owners like the strong suction, easy operation & maintenance, and also the performance on bare surfaces and carpet.  It does not come with a hose or attachments however and this reduces the machine’s ability to be an all-around vacuum cleaner.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 72/100 

The Bissell 1535 OptiClean canister vacuum is adored by some owners but disliked by others.  Folks who are happy with their machine point to its light weight, ease of use, and compact size, however those less enthusiastic allude to problems with suction, poor performance on carpet, and limited cleaning reach.  Overall consumer ratings for the 1535 are a little disappointing but the vacuum is quite affordable.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 87/100 

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser (model 1650A) is a bagless, corded upright vacuum cleaner.  As the name suggests it is designed for households with pets and while it can also be used on bare floors, it excels at removing pet hair from carpet.  Specialized features include an effective tangle-free brushroll, a system that separates hair from debris which helps when emptying the dust canister, a Febreze filter for removing pet odor, and a sealed filtration system.  These all work fairly well and result in a good pet hair vacuum, however this machine is quite heavy and the hose & wand assembly is a little short.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 76/100 

The Black and Decker Air Swivel Lite (model BDASL202) is a very lightweight, bagless upright vacuum cleaner. It is also compact and easy to maneuver.  The suction is good, it performs well on pet hair, and the machine is affordable.  It does have some issues however.  A number of owners have reported that it just stops running for no apparent reason and it either has to be repaired or replaced – there doesn’t seem to be an easy fix.  In addition, there are several instances of the belt breaking.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 94/100 

We just got our hands on the Dyson V8 Absolute cordless stick vacuum and have been running the machine through its paces.  For the most part, we’ve been impressed.  The V8 is a lightweight vacuum that is both a stick vacuum and a handheld.  It is maneuverable, easy to empty and very powerful for a cordless (in High Power Mode).  It includes an assortment of tools in addition to 2 specialized cleaning heads; one for carpet and one for bare floors.  It also sports a HEPA filter and a new hygienic system for removing debris from the dust canister.  Is it better than the still-popular Dyson V6 Absolute?  In our opinion, in many ways it is.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 75/100 

The Hoover WindTunnel 2 Rewind bagless upright vacuum (model UH70825) is a very affordable machine and can often be found for under $100.  It is fairly basic and comes with HEPA filtration and several tools.  But its claim to fame is the retractable power cord – something not very common in uprights.  This is a feature that consumers are very pleased with.  However the vacuum itself doesn’t get stellar reviews from owners and it is a bit on the heavy side.  It also has no brushroll on/off control and it has an annoying propensity to clog and to shut off.

 

 

 Avg. consumer rating = 73/100 

The Hoover WindTunnel 3 Pro Pet model UH70931PC is a bagless upright that comes with several pet related attachments. It also includes a HEPA filter with carbon for odor removal, and an auto retractable power cord.  However it is notorious for overheating and many owners feel it is not that well built.  While the vacuum seems fairly popular, consumer comments and ratings would suggest it is not a great buy.

 

 

 

Shark NV682 Pros ConsThe Shark NV682 is a popular bagless upright vacuum cleaner and it has achieved a very high score on our site, placing it near the top of our Vacuum Cleaner Finder tool.

We have done a very detailed review of this machine which can be found here – Shark NV682 Review – but we thought it would be helpful to put together a short article with 2 quick videos highlighting the vacuum’s pros and cons.  A video is worth a thousand words.

 

 

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 92/100 

The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed (model NV682) is a 3-in-1 vacuum cleaner. It can be configured to operate as an upright, a canister and a handheld.  It has plenty of great features including HEPA filtration, a sealed system, a 30 foot power cord, 2 floor cleaning nozzles, and a very lengthy 7-year warranty. The NV682 is a good looking vacuum and is easy to use and maintain – it is bagless and all 3 filters are washable. The NV682 is lighter and smaller than its big brother the NV752 and as a result is easier to move but also has a shorter hose and smaller dust canister.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 86/100 

The Bissell Aeroswift 1009 is a small, compact vacuum cleaner and is good for those with an apartment or small area to clean.  This is also a very affordable unit and we’ve seen it available for $50-$70.  It includes an optional Febreze filter which helps eliminate odors and also leaves behind a fresh, clean smell after vacuuming. The size of the machine is both a pro and a con.  It is lightweight and easy to carry but it also has a short hose/wand and the dust canister is quite small resulting in the need for frequent emptying.  It also does not come with HEPA filtration.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 90/100 

The Shark Navigator Deluxe NV42 is quite popular.  It is also reasonably priced and can generally be found for under $150. Owners like the fact that the machine has strong suction and performs well on both carpet and bare floors.  In addition, it works well on pet hair and is fairly quiet.  However It is advertised as lightweight but is really more of an average weight if compared to most uprights today.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 90/100 

This is a simple, inexpensive vacuum cleaner that is getting some good reviews and ratings from consumers.  It is very similar to the Bissell CleanView 9595 but has a new brushroll designed for better pickup (according to Bissell).  The vacuum is very reasonably priced and is usually under $100.  It is also capable on pet hair, carpet and hard surfaces, and it has strong suction.  However the brushroll cannot be turned off and the power cord is a bit short.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 84/100 

The Eureka Airspeed Unlimited Rewind (model AS3030A) is a bagless upright vacuum cleaner.  It performs fairly well on carpet and bare floors and the powered brushroll has on/off controls.  In addition, it comes with a retractable power cord and 5 nozzle height settings.  Consumer ratings are reasonable but common complaints include that the machine is rather loud and that it suffers from poor build quality.  The MSRP on this vacuum is about $130 but you should be able to find it for under $100.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 73/100 

The Dirt Devil Vigor model UD70222 is a lightweight, inexpensive, bagless upright vacuum cleaner.  It is fairly plain but it does have a headlight and also HEPA filtration with carbon to help alleviate odors.  It suffers from several issues however.  The power cord is short, it tips easily when using the hose, and it requires frequent filter cleaning and dust canister emptying.  It also carries a 1-year limited warranty.  Consumer ratings are not spectacular.

 

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 83/100 

The Electrolux UltraFlex EL4335A has been getting some good consumer ratings. This bagless canister vacuum has a washable HEPA filter and a sealed system which make it ideal for those suffering from allergies or asthma. It is also designed for bare floors and low-to-high pile carpet, and comes with specialized bare floor and carpet nozzles. The pros outweigh the cons with this vacuum, however there are a few issues such as the narrow cleaning path width and smallish dust canister.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 77/100 

The Bissell 1534 is a cordless, bagless vacuum that is somewhere between an upright and a stick vac. If you are expecting an upright then you will feel this vacuum is very lightweight. If you are expecting a stick vac then you may feel the 1534 is on the heavy side. As it is not entirely a full size vacuum it isn’t a good fit as the sole machine for a large home (canister fills quickly and narrow cleaning path width). This, like most compact vacuums, is best for quick, smaller cleaning jobs. If you know what you are buying this vacuum can be a good choice.  If you expect something else you may be disappointed.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 84/100 

The Bissell 1161 Hard Floor Expert is a bagless canister vacuum designed for cleaning hard surfaces such as tile, wood or linoleum. It can also clean carpet but is only useful on very low pile carpet and area rugs.  The 1161 is also lightweight so it is easy to maneuver and carry, and it is compact so it doesn’t require much storage space. Its small size may limit its practicality in larger homes however, and the short power cord frustrates some owners.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 80/100 

The Hoover Air Cordless Series 3.0 was just released in April of this year.  It is a cordless, lightweight upright that is somewhere between a stick vac and a full size vacuum - perhaps best described as a mid-size, cordless upright.  It comes with 2 long-life batteries so run time is excellent and the machine is very easy to maneuver.  The hose and wand assembly is awkward however and a few owners report that the tools are not particularly high quality.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 55/100 

Oreck is famous for its simple yet effective bagged vacuum cleaners.  The Oreck Touch, however, deviates from this formula as it is bagless.  This move is somewhat understandable given the recent popularity of bagless machines.  But the move hasn't been particularly successful.  The touch has very powerful suction and its large wheels, swivel neck and weight distribution make it highly maneuverable, but a number of owners report that the unit is heavy and the dust canister a little small.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 94/100 

Ranked as our best upright for 2016 and our 2nd best vacuum for dealing with pet hair, the Shark Rotator NV752 Powered Lift-Away TruePet Vacuum delivers solid performance and is popular with consumers.  Owners give it consistently high ratings, and cite its powerful suction, 3-in-1 capabilities, and easy maneuverability as reasons.  It also comes standard with a host of useful attachments and tools.  However, like almost any vacuum the NV752 is not quite perfect and there are some issues.

 

 

Shark NV652

Avg. consumer rating = 93/100 

The Shark Rotator TruePet NV652 is getting top notch reviews and ratings from owners.  The TruePet is a 3-in-1 vacuum cleaner and it operates as an upright, a canister, and to some extent a handheld.  It has powerful suction and comes with a host of features and accessories including a pet tool with a motor-driven brush.  The hose however, is a bit stiff and can sometimes tip the vacuum when it is stretched, and some owners feel that the dust canister is a bit small.

 

 Avg. consumer rating = 94/100 

The DC65 is Dyson'’s latest upright vacuum and is the replacement for the DC41.  This is a full size upright and consumer ratings to date are fantastic.  The DC65 animal is very powerful and the suction, amplified by an active base plate system in the nozzle, is tremendous on both bare floors and carpet.  The vacuum also performs well on pet hair and it comes with Dyson’s tangle-free turbine tool.  The vacuum is expensive however and the price is often over $500. It is also a little on the heavy side at over 17 lbs.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 91/100 

We recently got our hands on the new Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy upright vacuum cleaner.  Dyson is known for pushing the boundaries of technology and this machine is no exception.  Not only is it bagless, but it also has no filters to clean or replace. All you have to do is empty the dust canister once in a while. 

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 73/100 

The Eureka AirSpeed ONE (AS2013A) is inexpensive and rather cheaply made but it has tons of suction. This is a bagless upright where compromises have clearly been made in an effort to offer a unit that can be found online (at some retailers) for as low as $55.  The power cord is short, the fit and finish isn’t great and the dust canister is small.  However the unit is very lightweight and consumers report that the suction is rather astounding.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 81/100 

This is a compact, lightweight vacuum that is designed for smaller homes.  It is bagless, has washable filters and is inexpensive.  It also has respectable suction, and this, combined with the aforementioned characteristics, elicits reasonably good ratings from owners.  However, owners who are not aware that this machine is about 2/3 full-size sometimes report being disappointed. They highlight that the unit has less power, a shorter power cord, and a smaller dust canister than expected.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 78/100 

The Electrolux Precision EL8807A is a bagless upright with fairly average consumer ratings.  Highlights of the machine include an easy-to-use hose and wand assembly, and a unique brushroll cleaning system.  The Precision is designed for both carpet and bare floors and it includes a couple of tools that increase cleaning flexibility.  However some owners report being concerned about the extent of plastic used in the unit's construction. Also the limited number of height settings make movement and cleaning on carpet a bit tricky.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 73/100 

The Hoover UH72450 generally retails for between $180 and $230 so it is not at a particularly low price point.  Consumer ratings are ok but not stellar.  The vacuum generates powerful suction, has HEPA filtration, is very maneuverable, includes a turbo tool and carries a lengthy 5-year warranty.  But the lack of height adjustment creates some problems for folks with thicker carpet and area rugs.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 84/100 

This is a very inexpensive canister vacuum cleaner and consumer ratings are quite good.  But the machine is far from perfect.  It is best suited for smaller area cleaning and it does not excel on carpet.  Also the fit and finish are not exemplary and a number of owners complain that it feels cheap and “plasticky”.  Having said that, for its low price tag it does deliver with respect to bare floor cleaning and many owners praise the unit for being lightweight and having strong suction. It is sometimes seen online for less than $65.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 77/100 

The Bissell PowerGlide Pet upright is getting some respectable ratings from consumers although not all of them are thrilled.  It comes with a lift-off feature that allows for portable cleaning.  This feature, far from being a gimmick, has proved to be a real asset when cleaning stairs or cleaning overhead.  Unfortunately the vacuum does not have HEPA filtration or manual height adjustment but it does carry a lengthy 5-year limited warranty.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 92/100 

The Shark Rocket is a relatively new vacuum cleaner and is somewhere between a stick vac and an upright.  It is similar to the Dyson stick vacs, like the DC44, except the Dysons are smaller, lighter and cordless while the Rocket has a power cord. Dysons are also more expensive.  Consumer ratings are very good for the Rocket.  Owners like that the machine has strong suction, is fairly maneuverable, and is effective at dealing with pet hair.  But it is a bit top heavy and can be hard on the wrist.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 92/100 


The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Rotator is yet another vacuum cleaner from Euro-Pro that is getting great consumer reviews - other popular Euro-Pro vacuums include the Shark Navigator and the Shark Lift-Away.   The Shark Rotator is an upright, a canister and it also has a portable component. In addition, it has powerful suction, a brushbar with on/off controls, several useful tools, and a 5 year warranty. Criticisms of the machine are limited to secondary concerns such as the average fit and finish and headlights that only provide moderate illumination.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 65/100 

This bagless upright is fairly popular but that is likely because it is inexpensive.  It can be found online for between $50 and $70.  Consumers do not give this vacuum cleaner very high grades.  Many owners feel that, despite the low price, it still isn’t worth the money, and they cite the need to frequently clean the filter, the short hose, and the small dust canister as reasons.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 84/100 

This modern looking Hoover upright is very maneuverable and lightweight.  It is also bagless and has cleanable filters.  Owners generally like the UH72400 finding it easy to assemble and to move up and down stairs.   On the downside the unit has a smallish dust canister so emptying is frequent, and it does not come with an air powered hand tool – a popular tool that upright owners often use for cleaning stairs and upholstery.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 88/100 

The Dyson DC50 Animal is the latest upright in the Dyson stable.  Consumer ratings are quite good to date, but bear in mind the vacuum has only been on the market in the US for a few short months (at the time of this writing).  The DC50 is compact compared with previous Animal uprights and this results in a very lightweight and maneuverable machine.  The vacuum also uses Dyson Ball Technology and includes several tools, such as the new tangle-free turbine tool.  Owners report that the DC50 is effective on pet hair but some feel the dust canister is too small and that it is perhaps a bit too expensive.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 81/100 

If you want an inexpensive lightweight canister vacuum for bare floors then the Eureka AirExcel may fit your needs.  But if you have lots of carpet to clean this machine is probably not the best choice.  Owners like the unit’'s powerful suction, relatively quiet operation and retractable power cord but lament the lack of a brushbar in the nozzle which impairs its performance on carpet..

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 69/100 

The Electrolux Access T8, model EL4071A, gets very average reviews and ratings from consumers.  It is one of the lowest rated Electrolux vacuums we have investigated.  The main drawbacks are its limited effectiveness on carpet and short power cord.  These two shortcomings are an issue for quite a few owners and comments bear this out. It would only be fair, however, to point out that under the right circumstances – a smaller home with mostly bare floors for example - the T8 does appear to perform adequately.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 88/100 

This bagless upright gets pretty good consumer ratings and is not too expensive.  It has most of the usual features and includes HEPA filtration, several nozzle height settings and a turbo tool.  It also carries a 3-year parts and labor warranty which is quite good in this price range.  However the brushbar, while motorized, does not come with an on/off switch and some folks may not like this when cleaning bare floors.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 75/100 

The Dirt Devil EZ Lite canister vacuum - model SD40010 - gets some good consumer ratings and some bad consumer ratings. But there are enough bad ratings to make one wary. It is well-liked for its light weight, easy maneuverability and bare floor cleaning capabilities, but it does not excel on carpet and many owners find it hard to push. There are also quite a few grumblings regarding poor suction and the difficulty of cleaning the dust canister.  Given the frequent “"I love it"” and “"I hate it"” owner reviews the EZ Lite seems something of a gamble.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 69/100 

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 66T6 gets very average ratings from consumers.  It is something of a “love it” or “hate it” machine with a number of owners giving it 5 stars out of 5 and a similar number rating it 1 or 2 stars out of 5.  Detractors feel that the suction is poor, the power cord is too short and that the vacuum just doesn’t perform on carpet.  Those that like the 66T6 highlight its light weight, pet hair removal capabilities and retractable power cord.

 

 

 Avg. consumer rating = 90/100 

The Dyson DC40 Multi-Floor is one of the more recent Dyson upright vacuum cleaners.  It uses Dyson'’s latest version of radial root cyclone technology which provides better airflow, and it has updated Dyson Ball Technology.  The Ball Technology now has more components inside the Ball and less clutter outside.  The DC40 is one of the more lightweight Dyson uprights yet it still manages to generate a respectable amount of suction. Owner ratings are excellent and most folks feel that the DC40, while expensive, is worth the money.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 81/100 

The Bissell Healthy Home (model 16N5F) –gets fairly good reviews from owners.  It is a bagless upright machine and can generally be found online for under $200USD.  It has HEPA filtration, a 30 foot power cord and includes several tools that store on board.  It also has 7 nozzle height settings and carries a lengthy 5-year warranty.  Some owners report, however, that it is a bit heavy and that the turbo brush gets bogged down if pressed too hard into the carpet.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 74/100 

This is an inexpensive, bagless upright that used to get get good consumer ratings. However updated ratings are rather poor.  It is fairly basic but still comes with a number of nice features like HEPA filtration, a carbon filter for odor removal, several height settings, a headlight, and a number of tools and attachments. Owners almost unanimously feel that this unit has powerful suction but some comment that the hose is short and that the vacuum is a bit loud.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 89/100 

The Bissell CleanView 9595 is a fairly inexpensive bagless upright but it still includes a nice array of tools and it carries a 2-year warranty.  The “OnePass” idea seems like marketing noise to us but owners do report that the unit has solid suction and good pickup. The power cord, hose and extension wand are all on the short side however.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 79/100 


Consumer ratings for the Hoover Windtunnel Air UH70400 run the gamut from 5 stars to 1 star.  For some owners the unit'’s respectable suction, easy-to-empty dust canister, light weight and maneuverability make it a great fit for their cleaning needs.  But others cite problems with removing and reattaching the hose, limited ability on pet hair, and small vacuum size as issues. This is indeed a fairly compact and light vacuum cleaner and this combination often has both pros and cons.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 87/100 

Never has a vacuum cleaner elicited so many “I love it” and “I hate it” consumer comments at the same time.  There are many 5 star ratings but also quite a few 1 or 2 star reviews.  Owners praise the vacuum for its strong suction, ability to pick up pet hair, easy maintenance, and low profile nozzle, however there are also comments that the dust canister has to be emptied frequently, the hose is short and the nozzle is hard to move on bare floors. 

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 90/100 

In the past few years Euro-Pro has produced a number of vacuum cleaners that have become consumer favorites.  Existing owner feedback suggests that the new Shark Lift-Around may be the next favorite on the list.  This is a portable, canister-like, bagless machine that is designed to make vacuuming of hard-to-clean areas easier.  Owners like its extreme light weight, portability, powerful suction and cleaning flexibility.  On the downside it really isn’t a vacuum designed for large floor area cleaning.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 71/100 

Consumer ratings vary widely for the Hoover C1660-900 Hush Commercial vacuum.  Some owners report that it is powerful, has an easy-to-empty dirt canister, and is a capable vacuum cleaner.  Others, however, feel it is not entirely worthy of the “commercial” designation, citing a short power cord and handle.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 84/100 

The Bissell Rewind Premier Pet (model 67F8) is geared towards households with pets and it gets mostly good reviews from owners.  Consumers like the automatic cord rewind feature, the easy assembly and the ability of the vacuum to pull up pet hair.  Most also highlight that the machine has great suction and is reasonably priced.  The most significant area of discontent however is the unit's weight.  A number of owners note that the vacuum is a little heavy and in some instances can be a chore to push.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 78/100 

The Panasonic MC-UL915 is quite recent, having been introduced in April 2010.  This is a bagless upright with a long power cord and HEPA filtration. Consumers generally like the machine but ratings are not as high as some other uprights. The MC-UL915 is a feature-rich machine that is usually available for just over 200USD.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 73/100 

The LG LuV250C is a compact bagless upright vacuum cleaner.  It is popular with some owners but not with others.  It is well designed and it has strong suction, a motorized brushbar, a long power cord and an easy-to-empty dirt canister.  It also uses LG’s Kompressor technology which allows the canister to hold up to 3 times more debris.  Some owners comment however that the exhaust air can blow dust away from the nozzle.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 84/100 

The Dirt Devil Dynamite M084650 is very reasonably priced and it receives mostly good grades from owners who are impressed with its strong suction, HEPA filtration, light weight and compact size.  It can be found online for between $50 and$60 (at certain retail outlets) and is great for quick pick-ups and small area cleaning such as apartments. Due to its compact size however, it may not be the best choice for vacuuming large areas.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 92/100 

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Pro (NV356E) is getting top notch reviews.  As a matter of fact, over 5000 consumers on Amazon - at the time of this writing - have so far given this vacuum 4.6 stars out of 5.  This machine is similar to the Shark Navigator Lift Away (NV350) but it comes with a special professional dusting bare floor tool, and there are a few other differences as well.  Most owners praise this unit for its strong suction, light weight, maneuverability, large dirt canister and Lift-Away feature.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 72/100 


We previously looked at another Eureka Pet Lover vacuum, the 3684F canister, and it subsequently ended up on our list of Best Vacuum Cleaners Under $100.  In this review we are investigating the more recent Eureka Pet Lover Deluxe upright (model 8811AVZ).  It has been getting reasonable reviews and consumers report that it has strong suction, is reasonably priced, and is very good at removing pet hair.  However a few owners find it rather loud and it also does not have brushbar on/off controls.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 73/100 

The Eureka SuctionSeal - model AS1104A  - is a bagless upright that uses special moving plates under the nozzle to increase suction. Owners generally agree that this approach works and that the vacuum generates powerful suction at the floor surface.  The AS1104A can be found online for about $160, making it a reasonably priced upright.  Consumer ratings are ok,– but not stellar. Owners like the pet power tool, the low profile nozzle and the ability to clean right up to baseboards. However it is somewhat heavy and can be difficult to maneuver and carry.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 85/100 

The Dyson DC17 Animal gets good customer ratings -– and there are many ratings available as this is a popular machine.  Consumer comments indicate that it does indeed work very well on removing pet hair from most surfaces.  It can be a bit heavy for some folks however.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 75/100 


The Bissell 22C1 Cleanview Helix is one of three Bissell Cleanview Helix vacuums on the market today.  It is Bissell’'s mid-range Helix machine with the 82H1 being the entry model and the 21K3 being the top end.  All of these are bagless uprights with HEPA filtration and a number of other features.  The 22C1 gets reasonable reviews and is available for under 100USD.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 82/100 

The Eureka Airspeed Gold is a relatively inexpensive bagless upright vacuum that provides strong suction through Eureka'’s Airspeed technology.  It comes with a number of attachments and is also getting good reviews from owners.  Consumers like the unit'’s powerful suction and easy-empty dirt canister but the vacuum is a bit heavy and several owners note that the filters need to be cleaned frequently.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 88/100 

This is another Shark Navigator vacuum cleaner that is getting great consumer ratings.  The Shark Freestyle cordless stick vacuum (model SV1100) is capable on both carpet and bare floors and is effective at pulling up the likes of pet hair, dry cat food and kitty litter.  The unit is light, powerful and carries a long charge -– a critical feature in a battery operated machine. It is fairly bare bones however and doesn'’t include any attachments nor does it convert to a handheld like a number of other stick vacuums.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 88/100 

The Dyson DC41 is a fairly new product from Dyson (at the time of writing).  It is their latest Ball Upright vacuum cleaner and reviews are quite good to date.  The DC41 has undergone significant redesign to optimize performance and the result is a very powerful machine with automatic nozzle height adjustment (and a few more upgrades).  Consumers like the long power cord and the machine'’s ability to pick up pet hair, but some find that the vacuum profile makes it difficult to get under furniture.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 64/100 


The Bissell PROlite (17G5 series) gets a wide range of consumer ratings.  It is a bagless, upright vacuum cleaner with automatic height adjustment.  It is liked for it’s stylish looks, easy assembly and strong suction while detractors indicate that the attachments do not stay in place, the power switch does not always work and the power cord is too short.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 54/100 

Hoover has a number of cyclonic canister vacuums on the market and the Hoover SH40060 is one of the least expensive.  It is not widely available and you won’t see it for sale on too many online retail websites (but it can be found at the likes of Amazon, Walmart and a few others).  It comes with a lot of features and is noted by owners for having strong suction, washable filters and a powered brushbar.  However it does have some issues.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 78/100 

There isn’'t much consumer input on the LG Kompressor Plus PetCare LcV900B canister vacuum but the input that can be found is generally not too bad.  Owners are pleased with the machine's powerful suction, washable filters and easy-to-empty dirt canister.  It also gets good marks for having controls on the handle and being very effective at pulling up pet hair.  It does tend to be a little on the heavy side however.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 71/100 


This vacuum cleaner seems to evoke a number of emotions from consumers.  Comments range from “"wonderful"” to "“you basically get what you pay for”" to "“do not buy this vacuum”".  It is a relatively inexpensive machine with a unique v-shaped base, the idea of which is to channel the dirt into the main suction area of the vacuum.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 75/100 

The LG LuV400T is a very interesting vacuum cleaner with a tremendous range of features and tools.  Some of the more atypical features include vacuum RF controls from the wand and a special dust compacting system that allows you to get up to 3 times more dirt in the canister before emptying is necessary. Consumer ratings are not bad and the vacuum is also Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.  The cost for this machine tends to be similar (or slightly less) than a Dyson.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 84/100 

Consumer ratings for the Dyson DC23 TurbineHead Canister Vacuum are good -  not stellar - but typically greater than 4 stars out of 5.  For a Dyson it is not too pricey (depending on where you purchase) and it is said to have strong suction, work well on bare floors & rugs, and to be aesthetically pleasing (a lot of folks mention this).   On the other hand it is not as effective as the Dyson DC23 Motorhead on carpet due to its air driven brushbar.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 81/100 


This machine seems to have all the key vacuum cleaner features as well as very strong suction.  It is also not as expensive as some of the other Dyson uprights, however many consumers love this machine or hate it.  It does not get the very consistent high ratings of the Dyson DC25 Animal for example.   Owners are pleased with the powerful suction, long cord and large dirt canister however there are numerous comments regarding the less-than-stellar wand design and the noise generated when vacuuming on short carpet.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 59/100 

Consumer reviews are on the low side for the Hoover S3865 Platinum Cyclonic Bagless Canister Vacuum.  Despite this, the Hoover.com site states that is has been rated as a “Best Buy” by Consumers Digest.  Comments from those who have purchased the vacuum indicate that it does a great job cleaning both hard surfaces and carpet and that the unit has very strong suction.  However it is quite heavy and the power cord is short.

 

 Avg. consumer rating = 84/100 

The Bissell Rewind SmartClean 58F8 is another reasonably priced Bissell vacuum that is getting good consumer reviews and ratings.  It can be found online at some sources for under $150 and it comes with HEPA filtration, a retractable power cord, an array of attachments, and a carpet clean sensor that many folks really like.  It is also a bagless machine with a respectably long warranty for the price.  Some people, however, have commented that it is a little heavy, although it is only just slightly heavier than your average upright.

 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 79/100 

This is a lightweight and maneuverable canister vacuum with a motorized brushbar making it capable on both carpet and bare floors.  Owners like that it is quiet, powerful and even has multiple suction settings.  However some consumers wish the UltraActive Deepclean EL4300A had more on-board storage for attachments.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 88/100 


The Shark Navigator (model NV22) is a popular and well-liked vacuum cleaner, but there is now a new model under the Navigator name called the NV350 Lift-Away, and it is getting good consumer ratings.  The Lift-Away is similar to the Shark Navigator NV22 in many ways (strong suction, not too expensive, 5-year warranty) but it is also very lightweight and it comes with a detachable canister. 

 

Avg. consumer rating = 80/100 

The Electrolux Nimble looks great on paper and has good features but some owners struggle with certain aspects of the machine.  As a result, consumer ratings are not as high as one might expect.  The machine does have its proponents and some folks swear it is better than a Dyson but there are a number of detractors who feel that it is too heavy, hard to push on carpet and the plastic used in the construction of the machine isn’t sturdy enough.

 

Avg. consumer rating = 65/100 


This is the first LG vacuum cleaner we have reviewed but we had been noticing that the LG Kompressor Pet Care Upright Vacuum was selling well and getting some decent reviews.  It uses Kompressor technology which is an interesting approach to storing and disposing of vacuum waste, and one which many consumers appear to like.  Consumers like the long power cord, the washable filters and the Kompressor technology.  On the downside some consider it a bit heavy.

 

 

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