Designed for pet owners, thanks to the large dirt cup that doesn't fill up quickly, on-board tools that are constructed to remove pet hairs on upholstery and stairs, and the HEPA filtration system that traps allergens. Brush roll can be turned on and off to clean carpet and hard flooring. Boasts the brand's WindTunnel 3 technology that provides powerful suctions.
Priciest model on our shortlist. Some reports of faulty models that stopped working after regular use. Dirt cup can be messy to clean.
Electronic brush roll is good for carpets or hard wood floors. Cordless design makes it easy to use anywhere in the house. Slim design makes it easy to store. Extreme recline handle allows you to get underneath furniture without moving it.
The battery lasts around 30 minutes, so it's not great cleaning for an entire big house at one time.
Affordable, yet comes with features users love in a vacuum, including HEPA filtration system, lots of on-board tools, a long cord, and an easy-to-clean dirt cup. Cord rewind system keeps the cord neat and tangle-free. Not too loud when running.
Tubing clogs easily. The vacuum occasionally shuts off for unknown reason. Misses some pet hairs.
Versatile, as it has a brush roll that can be turned off for cleaning hard flooring. Features swivel steering that makes it easy to maneuver around objects, plus a large dirt cup so you can accomplish a lot of vacuuming before you have to empty it. Has a sealed allergen system to keep dirt and dust out of the air, and tools that are made to remove pet hair.
Delivers impressive suction at first, but it tends to decrease with repeated use. Some reports of lemons.
Lithium rechargeable battery powered. Battery lasts for 30 minutes. Easy to remove and clean dirt cup holds 1.5 liters of dirt and debris. Comes with a 2-in-1 dusting tool that is designed to get into the smallest areas. Weighs less than 10 lbs. Comes with a five-year warranty.
Works best on hardwood or tiled floors. Not suggested for very plush, thick carpeting.
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An upright vacuum is as much a part of the American household as apple pie. Hoover has been a respected manufacturer of upright vacuums for over 100 years. When you are looking for the best, features such as swivel steering and smart floor technology are top choices in a Hoover upright vacuum, along with deep-cleaning power and versatility. A bevy of attachments with telescoping reach makes cleaning easier and more effective, as does a stretch hose that lets you cover a wider area before swapping outlets. Hoover's removable canister option turns your upright into a portable vacuum that can clean stairs, walls, ceilings, and get at other hard to reach places. If you have pets, Hoover has a number of "paws & claws" rated vacuums.
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