Vacuum Cleaner Reviews 2017This time, you’re looking for something that actually does suck! Vacuum cleaners have gone from ugly, clunky things you hid in the closet or laundry room to sleek, lightweight multifunction cleaning devices that clean the air while they suck anything from pet hair to ground-in dirt from carpets and hard floor surfaces.

Your biggest obstacle to choosing a new vacuum might be deciding what else you want it to do besides, well, vacuum. You’ll also have to decide if you want a canister-style model, or an upright vacuum. Many best vacuum cleaners today are bagless, which means you don’t have to purchase the disposable containers that capture and hold what the vacuum pulls in. Consider the cost and availability of these vacuum bags when making your decision.

Weight and portability are also important considerations. Do you live in a multilevel home? It may be easier to get an upright vacuum up and down those stairs. The tradeoff is that canister vacuums often feature more attachments to aid with cleaning a variety of surfaces.


1. Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional with Dust-Away & 2 Microfiber Pads (NV356E)

This upright vacuum cleaner also has a detachable canister that lets you vacuum things other than your floors. A button push detaches the canister. It’s also equipped with a HEPA filter. This sealed canister system traps dust and allergens that vacuuming stirs up. There’s a shut-off button for the rolling brush so you can move between carpets and bare floors. Additional attachments help with dusting.

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2. Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Sprint Quick Vac Bagless Lightweight Corded Upright UH20040

The Hoover brand name has been around so long that you might have heard your mother say she was going to hoover the floors instead of vacuum them. This upright bagless model is lightweight and compact, so it’s a good choice for apartment dwellers. It features a rinsable air filter. The 23-foot long power cord gives you plenty of reach, and the cleaning wand extends your upper reach to 7 feet.

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3. BISSELL Zing Bagged Canister Vacuum, Purple, 4122 – Corded

This bagged canister vacuum is light enough to be held by its comfortable handle while you walk and vacuum, so it’s a wise choice for homes with multiple levels or lots of stairs. The multi surface floor nozzle quickly configures for bare floors, rugs, or carpets. No need to hassle with the electric cord when you’re done. Push a button and it automatically rewinds.

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4. BISSELL CleanView Bagless Upright Vacuum with OnePass Technology, 1330 – Corded

Tired of having to go over the same area multiple times to clean it? This vacuum cleaner features what Bissell calls “OnePass Technology.” The brush design and powerful suction should let you do it with just a single pass. The bagless canister empties from the bottom. A washable foam filter lets you decide when it’s time to make sure you’re keeping household allergens under control.

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5. Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum, Blue

This is the workhorse you’ve seen used by housecleaning departments in hotels. Oreck makes the commercial version of this vacuum cleaner available to consumers because of overwhelming demand. At only 8 pounds, it’s extremely lightweight but rugged. The low profile lets you get under beds, tables, and desks without resorting to attachments.

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6. Dyson 206900-01 Ball Multi Floor Upright Corded Vacuum, Yellow and Iron

You go one way. The wheels on the vacuum cleaner want to go a different way. Talk about frustrating. Dyson has solved this problem by replacing wayward wheels with a giant ball. The vacuum pivots on it, making sure that the self-adjusting cleaner head is always positioned for optimal cleaning. A HEPA filtration system traps allergens and bacteria inside the vacuum.

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7. Hoover Vacuum Cleaner T-Series WindTunnel Pet Rewind Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum UH70210

Got pets? This Hoover upright bagless vacuum cleaner helps you keep ahead of pet hair. Don’t let the size fool you. The handle folds away for compact, easy storage. Pet hair is difficult to remove from carpeting, so this vacuum cleaner features 5 height adjustment positions. A hand tool lets you take care of pet hair on other surfaces, too. Patented technology traps dirt in the canister for easy disposal.

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