The Best Vacuum Cleaner Of 2016
Through conducting our reviews and researching consumer reports we have sought to find the best vacuum cleaner of 2016. We have compiled the following “Super 8” list as our result and we hope it will be useful to you.
The “Super 8” list is a combination of:
– in-house tests our vacuum cleaner experts carried out on these vacuums
– and the information we dug up based on consumer reviews written by customers at some of the top consumer websites like Amazon.com and Epinions.com among others.
This means that our list of winners is totally genuine and unbiased.
Only those dirt monsters that shone through cleanly in our tests as well as had lots of sparkling reviews and ratings managed to find a place on our exclusive list.
Our “Super 8” list comprises of 2 vacuum cleaner models, each spread over four different price categories to help make your choice and daily life easy.
Best Vacuum Cleaner Under $150
Bissell CleanView Deluxe 1322
The Bissell CleanView Deluxe is a bagless upright model with automatic cord rewind.
This model boasts multi-level filtration that helps to reduce household allergens. It also has very powerful suction for a machine in this price range, and it leverages a multi-cyclonic system for a deep clean.
It has a lightweight design that makes it easy to maneuver. The CleanView Deluxe extends ease-of-use beyond maneuverability with it’s bottom opening dirt tank.
With this model you also get a few handy additional features like a TurboBrush tool, fingertip on/off button, and dirt-filter indicator light. On top of the nice features, this machine comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
Amazon reviews give the Bissell CleanView Deluxe an impressive rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. The consensus is that this machine excels at picking up all kinds of litter, including pet hair. When the gunk gets sucked up and fills the tank, consumers appreciate the bottom-emptying feature as well.
All things considered, the Bissell CleanView Deluxe 1322 is the victor for the best vacuum cleaner under $150.
Shark Navigator DLX NV70
The Shark Navigator DLX NV70 is also a lightweight upright model. It has bagless dust collection, and this machine’s HEPA filter plus Shark’s Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology captures and holds over 99.9% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum.
Besides the lightweight design, this model provides extra maneuverability with swivel steering. This model also includes a stretch hose and on board extension wand – designed for cleaning high and hard-to-reach spaces. The Navigator DLX also includes a wide upholstery tool for handling furniture.
Amazon reviewers gave the Navigator DLX a 4.6 star rating, and were impressed by the machine’s suction power. Consumers like that this model is easy to maneuver, that the dust bin is easy to empty, and that the filtration system works well.
Consumers do not appreciate that this model is a bit top-heavy. The machine is also lacking automatic cord rewind, making it a little less convenient than the Bissell CleanView. For these reasons, the Shark Navigator DLX NV70 takes second place for the best vacuum cleaner under $150.
Best Vacuum Cleaner $150-$250
Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional
The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional is a lightweight and powerful upright vacuum cleaner. The bagless Navigator is loved by consumers for its effective and efficient cleaning of hard flooring surfaces like wood, linoleum, tiles, stone etc.
The Navigator has an adjustable suction power feature that gives you the flexibility to choose the suction ability based on the cleaning area. Use less suction to clean lightweight rugs, and more suction to clean the carpets.
Since the hallmark feature of a good vacuum cleaner is to really clean dirt, dust, lint, pet dander, hair, big and small food crumbs etc, as per the reviews the Shark Navigator handles all types of debris well. We were particularly impressed with this vacuum’s ability to collect pet hair effectively.
The use of HEPA filters further enhances the Navigator’s attractiveness as it contains nearly all particles that the vacuum sucks up. The lightweight design also makes this model exceptionally maneuverable.
Our Vacuum Wizard team gave the Navigator a four star rating, while Amazon reviewers award it a whopping 4.6 stars overall. Considering all the factors, the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional has earned the name of the best vacuum cleaner between $150 and $200.
Hoover Air Steerable Bagless Upright UH72400
The runner up in the $150-$250 category is the Hoover WindTunnel Air, a lightweight sweeper that can be moved around without any trouble. It weighs just 12.5 pounds.
For those of you who are plagued with back problems, the Hoover is an excellent choice as it doesn’t strain your back while you vacuum your home.
Further, the Air WindTunnel’s low-profile design allows for cleaning under furniture without needing to move it or crouch into any awkward positions.
Hoover’s WindTunnel technology allows for effective vacuuming without blowing the dirt about, while it’s powerful suction pulls out even the most adamant debris and pet dander.
The Air also lists HEPA filtration and Hoover’s Level 3 AllergenBlock Technology in its asset column. A convenient 30 foot long power cord, bottom-release dirt cup, and telescopic handle are additional features that consumers appreciate.
This model has garnered an impressive 4.2 star rating from Amazon; the rating is the average of over 1200 reviews. Consumers are very pleased with this machine’s versatility in handling all household terrain, from hard floors to carpet to area rugs. The easy movability and low-profile design of the machine is also a source of praise.
The Hoover Air is just slightly less-beloved than the first place Shark Navigator, but it is no doubt a worthy runner up in the under $250 category.
Best Vacuum Cleaner $250-$500
Dyson Ball Multi Floor DC65 Upright Vacuum
A Dyson had to be on the list somewhere. The Dyson brand has become the standard by which to measure other machines in the vacuum industry. The DC65 Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum is the kind of superb machine that keeps Dyson leading the pack. This machine is truly top-notch.
Beginning the list of advantages of this model is suction power. The Dyson Ball upright vacuum cleaner has the strongest suction of any vacuum, making it highly effective for cleaning all types of surfaces.
On top of the outstanding suction power, the Dyson Ball features a self-adjusting cleaner head that automatically adjusts to seal in suction across carpets and hard floors. That’s pretty amazing!
Dyson has also undergone pains to ensure this machine captures as much debris as possible. Dyson’s most advanced Radial Root Cyclone technology captures more dirt and microscopic dust compared to other vacuums.
Whole Machine HEPA filtration is another hallmark of this model. Dyson boasts that “no other vacuum expels cleaner air,” and that the vacuum is certified asthma & allergy friendly.
Maneuverability for this machine also deserves to be mentioned. Leveraging Dyson’s ball technology makes for easy steering, even into difficult places.
Consumers appreciate this machine’s ability to get their homes really clean across all surfaces, as well as its ergonomic design.
It’s no surprise with all the outstanding features of this model that it has been named the best vacuum cleaner in the $250-$500 category.
Shark Rotator TruePet Powered Lift-Away NV752
Shark is really making quite an impression on our list. The Shark Rotator TruePet Powered Lift-Away NV752 is a snappy 3-in-1 vacuum that transforms from an upright into Lift-Away Pod with powered brush roll into a portable canister. Talk about versatility!
The Rotator has Shark’s Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology and HEPA filtration to keep your home as clean as possible.
Also to be praised are the many attachments that come with this model. Most notably, the Rotator is accompanied by a Hard-Floor Genie attachment for bare floor cleaning. The included microfiber pad is washable and reusable. Other accessories include the TruePet mini motorized brush, dusting genie, dusting brush, pet upholstery tool, and accessories bag.
A convenient 30-foot-long power cord plus a 12-inch-wide cleaning path make for a generous cleaning radius as well.
Consumers have given this model a whooping 4.7 star rating. They like that this machine can be used for multiple purposes due to its 3-in-1 nature and its great suction power.
Best Vacuum Cleaner $500 & Up
Miele Dynamic U1 Cat and Dog
The Miele Dynamic U1 Cat and Dog tops our premium category. This German-made upright is not only made to perform, but is made to perform for up to 20 years. Miele prides itself on its machine’s durability.
This model is purposefully crafted to ensure maximum cleanliness wherever it is pushed. It features a unique electrobrush that mold to the contours of your floor, and automatically adjusts for different carpet depths and surfaces. The result is an even, consistent suction that you don’t have to worry about.
The filtration for this machine is also excellent. The Dynamic U1 Cat and Dog houses Miele’s AirClean Sealed System. The AirClean Sealed System is comprised of an AirClean FilterBag and Active AirClean Filter that captures and retains 99.9+ percent of dirt, dust, and allergens. The Active AirClean Filter additionally has active charcoal layers to neutralize pet odors.
Maneuverability is also outstanding in this model due to its SwivelNeck Technology and ability to glide smoothly when pushed. This is even more impressive considering this model is by no means lightweight, weighing just of 20 pounds.
This machine also comes with several accessories, including a a dusting brush, an upholstery tool, a crevice nozzle, and a Mini Turbo Brush that removes pet hair from furnishings.
Consumers have been thoroughly impressed with the Dynamic U1 and have awarded it 4.7 out of 5 stars. For all of these reasons, the Miele Dynamic U1 Cat and Dog has earned the spot of best vacuum cleaner in the $500 category.
Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright
The upright, bagless Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors does a great job cleaning hard surface flooring and carpet.
This model has the patented Dyson Root Cyclone Technology which is designed to never lose suction strength. The machine also comes with a variety of attachments and a hose that can stretch over fifteen feet.
The Dyson DC25 vacuum cleaner has a dust-free exhaust. The Dyson Ball model never loses suction, and it doesn’t kick out dust after it sucks it up. The vacuum filters the dust in a cyclonic chamber, and then runs this air through the washable HEPA filters. The result is incredibly clean air after vacuuming.
Like other Dyson models, the ball technology adds to the maneuverability of the machine. One area in which the DC25 excels in particular is its ability to get a great edge clean.
Consumers have awarded the Dyson DC25 4.4 out of 5 stars. Praise comes from how well the machine functions on all surfaces in the home, and also how easy it is to move around.
All things considered, the Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors is an admirable runner-up for our premium category.
You can read the in-depth Vacuum Wizard review of the DC25 here.