How would you define the best vacuum cleaner? Is it the one that does the best job? The most powerful one? Or maybe the one with the highest quality parts? The best vacuum cleaner isn't just one of those things, it's all of them. It's also not too loud, easy to use and worth its cost. We collected thousands of user opinions about vacuums from across the web, to find out what qualities people really care about in a vacuum. Based on each product's opinions, Buzzrake calculated an overall score for each product. The products with the highest scores are the ones users find to be of highest quality, that do a great job and have plenty of suction, are powerful, quiet enough, easy to use, lightweight, and worth the money. What have we discovered?
- Canister models are still very much in. They are also still some of the best ones out there.
- Hoover, a household name in vacuum cleaner for decades now, is still rocking the scene.
- Bagged models get higher overall scores on average than bagless models.
- Users prefer models with a high capacity for dust collection (at least 0.6 gallons).
- Vacuums come in a variety of price categories, and expensive doesn't beat cheap (and vice versa). Samsung, one of the chart toppers for highest overall scores, has vacuums that retail at $320 on average, while Oreck - not too far behind - has an average retail price of $150 per model.
The models below have the highest overall scores among all vacuums on the market. You can't go wrong with these.